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Mike Patching – High Sheriff Award

Mike Patching is recognised for his outstanding contributions to the local community

Untitled_21038740314_lMike is to be awarded Oxfordshire’s High Sheriff Award in recognition of his significant and lasting contribution to community life in Horley and with schools in the local area.

The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire issues awards each year to people who have made a difference  to their community over many years, and whose contribution has not been recognised in some other formal way.

The Parish Council put Mike’s name forward for this award for his valuable work over the years. Some of the many activities and projects includes:

  • Chairing the Michael Hardinge Trust , and the overall management of the Old School with all the fund raising and community efforts that this Horley Charity provides under Mike’s stewardship. These included the Summer BBQ with live music, the Children’s Concert, Summer Games, nature competitions and many more child centred events and activities.
  • Working with local schools to provide educational visits and trips about nature and the countryside for children both in  school and around Horley. Also assisting in cycling proficiency testing amongst other things.
  • Supporting Horley Footlights, where Mike has helped on and off stage in all aspects on putting on a production.
  • Support for the Cricket Club keeping the pitch in peak condition for summer matches and maintaining their mowing equipment and organising the annual Children’s Games there.
  • Providing regular updates in the Horley Views magazine  on the Michael Hardinge Trust and a features on nature and the countryside every season.
  • Contributions to the team that created the Horley Circular Walk.
  • Support for the Church and Ladies Guild in organising the Summer Fetes and Christmas Markets, Chamber Music Festivals and Barn Dances, as well involvement in special projects such as the Bells Restoration and other community efforts to ensure the use of our very special Grade 1 listed church St Etheldredas.

The office of High Sheriff is a ceremonial role involving a mix of charitable and community functions. It is the oldest secular office in the country outside of the monarchy but without the extensive powers it used to have. It is unfunded, voluntary and non political. The current High Sheriff 2015/16 is Tom Birch Reynardson. There will be a formal award ceremony in Oxford on 29 February which Mike will attend.

Congratulations Mike, very well deserved and thank you for all your efforts over the years;  it is very much appreciated. We hope you will share your pictures of the ceremony and what this award means to you and Sue.

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1 More Sleep To Horley’s Ironstone Chamber Music Festival

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Ironstone Concerts

IRONSTONE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

St Etheldreda’s Church, Horley  11th, 12th September 2015.

By now  you should have received a flyer through your door to advertise a wonderful weekend of music making here in Horley! A very professional team of musicians led by violinist Lucy Gould and her sister, ‘cellist Kate Gould has been assembled to play in the great acoustic of our Church. To add to that line up they have invited Craig Ogden, who is one of the foremost classical guitarists here in the UK! The first concert on Friday 11th Sept at 7.30, will include music by Schubert & Mendelssohn and Craig will join the string players for the entertaining Guitar Quintet by Boccherini, and a piece entitled Tango Sensations by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla.

Next day Saturday 12th at 12:30 Craig will give a one hour lunchtime recital in which he will play pieces as diverse as…

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What’s New – September 2015

WHAT a September we have in store for our beautiful medieval church with not one but

Two marvellous events:

Ironstone ConcertsNext weekend Friday 11th and Saturday 12th the Ironstone Chamber Music Festival and a Choral Mass at the Sunday Service. Organised by Chris and Tessa Howell, If you haven’t already done so you can still get you tickets 

msndThen on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th a Horley Footlights production of Midsummer Night’s Dream, see the 5 reasons not to miss … once again produced and directed by Tessa Howell – see the “fly on the wall” report (… more to come) with all the  backstage gossip !

Both events as you can see are brought to us by Mr & Mrs Howell, thank you Tessa and Chris for everything you bring to our village.

Other Village News –

Superfast Broadband has arrived in Horley welcome to the 21st Century !

See the Parish Council minutes for the latest developments following the last meeting and remember to check the Notice Board page for general information you maybe interested in.

Also remember you can always see what Lucy submits to the  Banbury Guardian, these pages are updated regularly as are the photo’s and headers. I’ve started to include photo’s of Horley Views from Facebook and if you have any you would like to share you can always email them to horleyviews@outlook.com . We really enjoy feedback and are happy to include your ideas, information or memories that you would like to share.

So let us know…….. Di (Marriot) & Deb (Fox)

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1 More Sleeps To Horley’s Ironstone Chamber Music Festival

Ironstone Concerts

IRONSTONE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

St Etheldreda’s Church, Horley  11th, 12th September 2015.

By now  you should have received a flyer through your door to advertise a wonderful weekend of music making here in Horley! A very professional team of musicians led by violinist Lucy Gould and her sister, ‘cellist Kate Gould has been assembled to play in the great acoustic of our Church. To add to that line up they have invited Craig Ogden, who is one of the foremost classical guitarists here in the UK! The first concert on Friday 11th Sept at 7.30, will include music by Schubert & Mendelssohn and Craig will join the string players for the entertaining Guitar Quintet by Boccherini, and a piece entitled Tango Sensations by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla.

Next day Saturday 12th at 12:30 Craig will give a one hour lunchtime recital in which he will play pieces as diverse as Bach to George Harrison and Django Reinhardt.

The final concert will be 7.30 pm on Saturday 12th September and will feature amongst others the marvellous String Quintet by Schubert, probably never played in his lifetime, and not published until 20 years after his early death.

When you hear this work, which is one of our “Desert Island” selections, we hope you may marvel at its sheer beauty!

To finish the weekend on Sunday 13th at 11.00 am we shall present a Choral Mass by Mozart.

TICKET PRICES

Season Ticket Booking InformationEvening Concerts – Adults £15 : Under 18s & Students £10

Guitar Recital – Adults £10 : Under 18s & Students £5

Season Ticket (all three concerts) £35 (saves £5) / Under 18s and Students £20 (Saves £5)

PRE-BOOKING ADVISABLE

For further information and to order tickets email howelltessa@hotmail.co.uk;   Tel:- 01295 738313. Post-concert suppers at £10 per head and Sandwich pub lunch at £5 per head can also be pre-booked.

Michael Hardinge Trust have kindly agreed to pay for children from Horley.

Further details see www.ironstonechambermusic.com

We hope to see you…

Tessa & Chris Howell

Ironstone Chamber Music Festival – Horley Concerts

Friday 11th September at 7.30 pm, Saturday 12th September at 12.30 pm and Saturday 12th September at 7.30 pm, see full detail here www.ironstonechambermusic.com

See What’s New – March

IMG_2894Whaoooooooo #‎Spring  has sprung!!!

The daffs and tulips are budding up nicely, and although it’s still very cold the sun is bursting through so it feels promising. I absolutely love this time of year, you notice everything, each new bud and change. Just like our website which is really starting to bloom with over 50 pages, 75 published posts and all included in the calendar. We’ve included useful links, a photo gallery and now have 181 people following the posts by email, blog, twitter and facebook.

When I started the newsfeed (blog) last August I knew we needed something to include all the village activity in between the quarterly printed editions of Horley Views. Little did I know how it was going to take off, especially when I was joined by Di Marriott. Now with Di running our new village website we have one online place for all our latest news, upcoming events and information.

So What’s New for March……

*New Page*  for the  RED LION  also see the current and upcoming events:

  1. The Six Nations England Rugby matches up to 21st March
  2. Saint George’s Beer Festival from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 April, your chance to sample the 9 X Award Winning Real Ales both via Calendar. and on the Red lion page (scroll down)

*New Page* for the CHURCH with separate sub pages for:

  1. Ironstone Benefice – Lent Films- 2015 – Thursday nights from 26th February to 26th March
  2. Ironstone Chamber Music Festival 2015 – Dates are 11th, 12th and possibly 13th September

*New to * HORLEY GROUPS has new two additions Yoga Fusion  and HHH Gardening Club .

Plus the long awaited 2015 production from Horley Footlights with the latest news and dates (1st to 4th July)  A Midsummers Night Dream

The Latest News from Horley Footlights: msndAlthough we are still short of two men (anyone interested?), rehearsals for the summer production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” have started. So far, the fairies have learnt a dance and know what they are going to wear (!) and are now embarking on getting to grips with the music, under the inspired direction of David Kyle. The “Mechanicals” are practising being sillier than usual, and Oberon, Titania and Puck are already showing promise at being quixotic, feisty, and impish. At the time of writing, the Athenian Nobility have had one very productive rehearsal and I have high hopes for them– that is, if we can find the missing male lovers! Tessa Howell

HORLEY CORRESPONDENT  – remember you can see what Lucy sends into the Banbury Guardian each week by looking here on a Monday, plus activities outside the village that you might be interested in.

CALENDAR –  everything we are informed about (or notice) goes in it, remember to scroll down to find more information on the current and upcoming events like : Chipping Norton Literary Festival  April 23rd-26th being promoted by our very own Jenny Smith.

Want to share anything or have any suggestions just email us at horleyviews@outlook.com.

Regards Di and Deb