Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow, 18th January

Back in October our community sported ten artists in the Art Trail. This month one of those involved, Caroline Barker, will be at Harbour House in Kingsbridge as Artist in Residence. Caroline who makes mini books and linocut works will be busy working and chatting to people there from January 22-28th . Examples of her work will also be on sale, please call in an support Caroline over those days.

Peta has a lot of new lines in the village shop for the new year, please call in and see what’s available, and there are also  craft packs and books available in the shop.

Helen’s Sound Meditation Session was so sucessful that she has planned another one for next month. Twenty people enjoyed the last one and February’s session will be held on February 10th in the village hall at 4.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come and join in, bring your own mat to lay on, chairs are available for those who can’t use the floor level. The session is about relaxing to bells and drums and just absorbing the atmosphere.

Kingsbridge Jazz at Aveton Gifford kicked off their new seasson with a wonderful night with Roger Marks and his Cornish Armada Jazz Band. The band have been popular at Jazz Festivals all over the country and have a wonderful. lively New Orleans style of music. It was a great night and the band played lots of favourites songs including a wonderfully unique arrangement of The Isle of Capri which was very well received in the room. The club meets at the Fishermans Rest on the first Tuesday of each month. Also available is the Early Bird Menu, starting at 6pm for Jazz club members and guests, more details available from the pub on 550284.  Next months band will be Hotsy Totsy, an all female outfit playing wonderful jazz from the 1920’s and 30’s era. The girls play a wide variety of instruments and execute some fab harmony and crisp vocals in general. All this will happen on February 5th , Jazz at 7.30pm and Early bird stating at 6pm. The club welcomes guests and anyone who wishes to join the club as a member will be most warmly welcomed.

Last Sunday St Andrews welcomed a number of children into church to join in with some lovely activities illustrating the theme of the weeks Bible readings. The children were in the care of Caroline and Mary, and some of their parents joined in too. The youngsters proudly showed off what they had made to the congregation at the end of the service. This week St Andrews will have a Communion Service with Rev Neil Barker, which starts at 11am.Everyone is welcome. This Saturday sees the start of  Prayer for Christian Unity week, this years theme being Only Justice, and there are special prayers for each day on the Churches Together, Britain and Ireland website – and of course look out for events in churches near you this coming week.