The Ambler

Amble's Community Newspaper: News & events from Amble in Northumberland – The Kindliest Port.

What’s On – Dec 2012 /Jan 2013

Rotary Carols and Collections
“Santa Claus” and his helpers will be visiting various parts of the district for the annual Rotary Club Christmas collection in aid of local charities and worthy causes.
All collections will be between 5.30pm and 8pm
Wednesday     Dec 12      Hadston South and Hauxley
Monday     Dec 17    Amble Middle
Wednesday     Dec 19     Amble East
Thursday     Dec 20      Amble South
Friday         Dec 21      Warkworth
Saturday Dec 22 between 9am and 12.30pm on Queen Street


Meg’s eggsellent memories
Memories of her first panto in Cumbria with husband-to-be Mike 35 years ago will come flooding back as Meg Dixon again takes the stage for Mother Goose – this time in Warkworth.
The 1977 production was put on by the Brewery Players in Kendal and helped cement the relationship of the twenty something am-drammers.
Meg, who is directing the Warkworth show as well as performing, said: “I have to admit that romantic nostalgia did have something to do with my choice for this year’s village drama group panto.”
The couple will not be reprising their roles of Mother Goose and Queen Goose from the ‘70s; Mike will be the Evil Wizard whilst Meg is Anne of the comic trio Anne, Widdy and Coombe.
“The cast has been working very hard and I’m confident that our show will achieve the very high standards of Warkworth pantos over the years.
“There will be the usual villains to boo, heroes to cheer and fun and mischief aplenty,” said Meg. “So don’t miss out on an eggsellent show with the real eggs- factor.”
Mother Goose by Gavyn Lugsden will be staged at Warkworth Memorial Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 13th, 14th and 15th December at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday. Tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 for children, and are available now at N&F Young of Amble and Warkworth Village Store. Discounts are available for groups of ten or more (postal applications only – see www.warkworthdrama.org.uk ).


Lush acoustic collection
Autumn and Winter warming music from the Muckle LUSH Acoustic collective:  Saturday December 15th:  Live music at the Tanners Arms, 2-4 Hotspur Place,  Alnwick  8.30pm till late. Admission free.
The tinseltastic LUSH Acoustic Christmas party featuring the Kings of Christmas ‘We Steal Flyers’ (Derek and Shaggy) and a sleigh full of jingle bells from the LUSH Acoustic crew: It’s Christmas… skiffle folk and all sorts of festive fun!


 

ALF coffee morning
ALF will be holding their Christmas Coffee Morning on Sunday, 16th December 10am – 1pm, in the RNLI Boathouse.
For sale: home-baked cakes and scones, hot soup, mince pies, tea, coffee and juice Christmas Tombola. Also showing a film of lifeboat crews in action and, shouts permitting, a closer look at the station’s two lifeboats. Please come along and enjoy a festive morning with us. With your support in 2012 we were able to raise £4,500 to supply our crew with new Lifejackets, which have been in use for some time.

Sunday 27th January 2013 is RNLI’s National SOS Day. 10am – 1pm,  everyone welcome. This year’s national fundraising campaign around the UK and Ireland will be to raise sufficient funds to cover the cost of running all of the lifeboats stations for one week. Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers (ALF) will be taking part in this campaign and all of our current fundraising will be aimed at reaching our target of £5000.
ALF committee members would like to wish you all best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
Eleanor CassidyVice Chairman Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers  ALF


Christmas Services

Trinity Methodist Church
 Wednesday 19th December 2.15pm – Women’s Fellowship Carol Service
Sunday 23rd December 10.30am – Carol Service
Monday 24th December 11.30pm – Midnight Communion
Tuesday 25th December 10.30 – Family Service
Sunday 30th December 10.30 – Sunday Service

St Marks URC Amble
Treefest
You are invited to supply a decorated Christmas tree (no taller than 5 feet, no wider than 3 feet and, if possible, with lights) and put it up in church on Saturday Dec. 22, between 12 and 2pm.
Members of the public will be able to view the trees during the afternoon, and they will remain on display until January 6, when you are asked to remove them after the service.
You can use this as an advertising opportunity, taking part in a community event, or just a fun thing. To take part, please let me know by Sunday December 16.
Sue Swanston (secretary), 2 Burnside, Tel: 01665711177
E-mail: sue_pergirl2@hotmail.com

Christmas concert by The Bailiffgate singers
Friday December 14 at 7.30pm Tickets £6 at the door or from church members.
Raffle and light refreshments. Proceeds to choir and church.

Christmas services 2012; Everyone welcome.
Saturday December 22 2-4.30pm Treefest. Christmas crafts, Coffee and mince pies.   Donations to church funds
Sunday December 23 10.30am – Community carol service for children of all ages.
Tuesday December 25 10.30am – Christmas day service
Sunday December 30  No service at St Mark’s
10.30am service at Saint James URC Alnwick
Sunday January 6   –  9.45am Family communion service

Christmas at St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church
St. Cuthbert’s Church services for Christmas
Sunday December 16 –  6 pm Carols by candlelight    Traditional carols and bible readings
Sunday December 23 – 9.30am : Crib blessing and Christmas story
Christmas Eve 6 pm:    Christingle  A service for all especially children
Christmas Eve  11.30pm   Midnight Communion
Christmas morning 9.30 am  Communion: a short family service

Sacred Heart RC Church
Christmas Eve 6.30pm
Christmas Day 10 am.

Hauxley Chapel
December 16  Rev. Lynda Coulthard, Carol Service.
December   23  Rev. Dr. Diane Westmoreland.
December   24 Christmas Eve, 11.30pm  Midnight Communion, Rev. Barrie Cooper.
December  25 Christmas Day. NO SERVICE.
December 30  Rev Ron Forster.
January  6  Rev. Lynda Coulthard. Covenant Service.
January  13   4pm Area Service, Elsdon Avenue
Methodist  Church, Seaton Delaval.
January  20   3pm Christian Unity service, Sacred Heart, Amble
January  27   Rev. Dr. Diane Westmoreland, Homelessness Sunday, (Holy Communion).
February  3   Rev. Paul Cleever-Thorpe.
February 10   Mrs Lillian Dixon.
February 17   Rev Keith Harbour.
February 26   Rev Dr Diane Westmoreland (Holy Communion)
Low Hauxley Chapel:Sundays at 4pm.


Out of the Trees music festival
‘Out of the Trees’ is a day-long music festival in Warkworth.  Now in its 8th year it has hosted some of the best music the North East has to offer.  The line-up this year promises to be breathtaking, eclectic and original, with sets already confirmed from The Lake Poets, Natasha Haws, Sootytern, and Grandfather Birds.
Saturday December 29
Afternoon venues are The Hermitage and Masons Arms. The evening session will be in the Village Hall with mulled cider and mince pies. The festival’s proceeds go to charity, with this year’s Out of the Trees continuing its support of grassroots African charity SPOWE Uganda, and organisers are hoping to also raise enough to support a local charity.
For tickets, full line-up, timings and transport information please see www.outofthetreesfestival.com


Zumba with Cath and Kym
Want a new way to exercise, spend time with friends or just have a good old dance: Well Zumba Fitness may be right up your street – literally!! Join us for a fun way of exercising in disguise! £3 per session
Radcliffe Club, Amble – Mondays 7.30-8.30pm
Christ Church, North Broomhill – Tuesdays 7.00-8.00pm
Westfield Park, Longhoughton – Thursdays 8.00-9.00pm
Contact us via Facebook – zumbacathkym
Or mobile – 07514727961/07969247345


NWT
Northumberland Wildlife Trust Coquetmouth Group.
January meeting  Monday January 21
A talk by John Steele entitled Changes in the Upper Coquet Valley.  Admission £1.50 including tea and coffee
St Marks URC Hall at 7.30pm. All welcome.


What is history?
WEA course on differing aspects of history.  Who is right? Who is being prejudiced? A course of 8 lectures and discussions on Thursdays led by Tony Barrow.
Starts January 10  2013  –  10am – 12noon
At St. Mark’s Church hall, Wellwood Street.  All welcome.


WFA next meeting
The WFA has only one more formal meeting this year, on 26 November, when Derek Gladding will deliver his talk ‘Pointers to the Great War: The Balkan Wars, 1912-1913’
Held at Alnmouth Ex-Servicemen’s Club, WFA meetings now start at 7:15 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. As always, visitors and new members are always made most welcome. The suggested minimum donation is £1 to include a light buffet supper
There’s no formal meeting in December and the first 2013 talk will be by me, on 28 January – ‘Dutiful: British Junior Officers on the Western Front, 1914-1918’


Mobile Library Routes
The county’s mobile library service has been improved recently, hopefully providing residents, who live in villages without a permanent library, with a better service. Residents were consulted and the new service arranged to accommodate their wishes.
This includes regular fortnightly stops, longer stops in central locations, regular stock changes and a new Saturday service in some areas. Fortunately we still have our library in Amble, but Warkworth will benefit from the improved mobile service.
For further information contact a librarian in your local library or call the council’s customer contact centre on 0845 600 6400

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