Calendar of Events - 2023

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Community Choir

The choir meets in the Barton Under Needwood Village Hall in Crowberry Lane DE13 8AF on Thursday evenings from 7.30-9.00 pm.

Remembrance Sunday 12th November

 We wish to continue our support for the village remembrance of the two great wars and are pleased that Peter Wilson has volunteered to lay our poppy wreath at the war memorial this year alongside all the other village organisations.   


Singing around the tree – 2nd December

The village Christmas Tree, outside the Shoulder of Mutton, will be lit on Saturday 2nd December and we have been asked to sing again this year. Please arrive at 5.30 pm.  


December 9th 2023 - Community Choir Christmas concert at the village hall.  


Christmas Party – 14th December

Pre-Christmas end of term party, including some singing, in the village hall, more details to follow.  


Carol Singing round the village – 21st December

We will sing around the village on Thursday 21 December, starting at 7 pm, more details later.  


Rehearsals Start date 2024 

Choir rehearsals will recommence on Thursday 11 January 2024.  


Easter 2024, break up 21st March and return 11th April


Last summer meeting 18th July 2024


Live and Local

Kellys Heroes

25/11/23 Kelly’s Heroes 

Kelly’s Heroes are an East Midlands folk band who formed in 1983 with a repertoire encompassing fast and furious Celtic songs and tunes, gentle ballads and quality contemporary numbers, as well as some original material. Along with their vocals, their instrumentation includes guitar, button accordion, melodeon, bodhran, fiddle, flute and whistles. Stand by for a lively night.

24/2/24 Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

A welcome return for one of the UK’s favourite folk duos, husband and wife Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman. They bring a variety of songs and stories, based in tradition, presented in an intimate, friendly style. With a simple setup of guitar, piano and vocals they present an evening of pure emotion, shared experience and sheer joy in what they do. Together they are a class act of imaginative song writing and musicianship, twice winning the coveted “best duo” at the BBC Folk Awards (2013 & 2016).

6/4/24 The Best of George Egg

Returning to the Live and Local menu for 2023/2024 by popular demand, George Egg cooks food while making you laugh. In the last half-decade, he’s toured three shows (‘Anarchist Cook’, ‘DIY Chef’ and ‘Movable Feast’) and cooked over a thousand dishes, all of them in front of a live audience, none of them with a kitchen. The show is totally different from anything else offered by Live and Local. It's live gourmet cooking in the most unconventional ways, while performing a comedy show-cum-lecture. It's inspiring and teaches the audience divergent and lateral thinking and it completely spans genres.