In last month’s White Lion newsletter, we gave notice that the Annual Members Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 27th June at 7pm in Comrades Hall. We hope that as many members as possible will attend.
We also advised that the deadline for receipt of nominations to stand for election to the Management Committee is Saturday 20th May. The deadline is set due to the time that is needed to prepare and issue election papers in advance of the Members’ Meeting.
Any members wishing to stand for election should submit their nomination either by email to email@example.com or in writing and handed in at the White Lion.
Our congratulations to His Majesty who will be crowned King, alongside his Queen Consort by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday, 6th May 2023.
The White Lion will be open from 10am on Saturday with the Coronation Ceremony being screened from 11am.
Weather permitting, you are also invited to a picnic in Bernards’ Place at 1.30pm – 4.30pm, more details HERE.
On Sunday, 7th The White Lion will be open from 12 noon and will be screening the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle from 8pm in the evening.
Across the country, many events are taking place to mark Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort’s Coronation celebrations. Last week, the Department for Culture Media and Sport commissioned a short film for primary school-aged children, explaining the history and significance of the Coronation….
Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are gifting all children of the Parish aged 16 years and under with a souvenir coronation mug. For those children attending Broadwindsor School, Councillor Rowland Hibbard, Chairman of the Parish Council will be presenting mugs at school on Friday 5th May. For children who do not attend Broadwindsor School, mugs will be available to be collected at two Coronation Events:
• Sunday 7 May, from 2.00 pm – Blackdown House will be hosting a Coronation Event for Blackdown and Burstock residents.
• Sunday 7 May, 3.00 pm-5.00 pm – DrimptonVillage Hall will be hosting a Coronation Cream Tea. (Please note that it is a booking only event as seating is limited, contact Viv on 01308 868005)
In addition, a small number of mugs will be available from Broadwindsor Community Stores from the week commencing 8th May for those who have not been able to collect from the above. Please do get in contact with the Clerk if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
This month, the Moon will be Full at 18.34hrs on Friday, 5th May.
Frequently referred to as the Flower Moon, other names attributed to this Moon which is full of the promise of summer are:
Leaf Budding Moon
Egg Laying Moon
Field Making Moon
Moon Of The Shedding Ponies!
Black Moon is not a well known astronomical term. In recent years, the term has been made popular by social media, astrologers, and followers of the Wiccan religion. It occurs at the time of the New Moon. You cannot see it! The sky is completely dark. A Black Moon frequently is used when the following occur:
2nd New Moon in the same month – the most common type, occurring approximately once every 29 months.
3rd New Moon in a season of four New Moons – occur about once every 33 months.
No New Moon in February – occurring approximately every 19 years. This can only happen in February, as this is the only month which is shorter than a lunar month. When this occurs, both January and March have two New Moons, instead of just one., By this definition, the next Black Moon will occur in 2033,
No Full Moon in February – also occurring approximately every 19 years. In this instance, there are two Full Moons in January and March, also known as a double Blue Moon. The next Black Moon by this definition will occur in 2037, while the last one was in 2018.
At 7.30pm at the Comrades Hall on Friday, 19th May, Broadwindsor’s Community Film Club will be showing…
Directed by Oliver Hermanus and starring Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood and Alex Sharp, Running time: 2hrs 4mins.
In 1950s London, a humourless bureaucrat decides to take time off work after a shattering health diagnosis. It dawns on him he has not been living his life to the full. Amidst the fog of his paperwork and his loneliness at home, he yearns to find fulfilment before it’s too late. He is encouraged in his search by two younger colleagues – the vibrant Margaret (Aimee Lou Wood) and idealistic new recruit Peter (Alex Sharp) and a hedonistic stranger, Sutherland (Tom Burke), encountered during a desperate trip to the seaside.
A re-imagining of Akira Kurosawa‘s ‘Ikiru‘ written for the screen by Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro. Living serves as a heart-rending reminder to value what it is to live.
This Saturday there will be no dinner service but, from 7pm, a finger buffet will be provided by Kerry & Clive who have been excelling all expectations since starting at Easter 🙂
A press release issued yesterday has Chairman Rick Dyke commenting “It’s certainly been an eventful twelve months.“. Thanking the Stafffamily and the many volunteers, Rick went on to say “We’re delighted that Kerry and Clive have joined us, and we’re excited about the next stage of the White Lion’s progress into a pub that is widely renowned for the quality of its food.”
Ending on a cautionary note, Rick continued “As with the hospitality trade generally, we have seen electricity costs skyrocket over the past year. To make matters worse, the electricity companies view the trade as a bad risk with many reluctant to even quote, whereas those who do quote clearly see it as an opportunity to charge what they like. Despite this, support from central government is negligible. Somehow, these spiralling costs need to be met and ultimately, this has to be by the paying customer. This is where the warm welcome becomes even more vital because without it and the atmosphere it helps generate, what future does the British pub have?”
On King Charles III Coronation weekend, please book now to avoid any disappointment…
As there are no major celebrations of King Charles III’s Coronation in the village, weather permitting in Bernards’ Place, neighbours in West Street will hold an ad hoc picnic as a get together following the Coronation Ceremony.
You’re invited to join in, bring a picnic or order food from Clive & Kerry at The White Lion and celebrate with other members of our community. 1.30pm – 4.30pm, Saturday, 6th May 2023.
On St. George’s Day, in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, citizens will receive the following alert:
This is a test of Emergency Alerts, a new UK government service that will warn you if there’s a life-threatening emergency nearby.
In an actual emergency, follow the instructions in the alert to keep yourself and others safe.
Visit gov.uk/alerts for more information.
This is a test. You do not need to take any action.
Wales will receive the alert in Welsh as well as English.
Parishioners will be familiar with village residents Phil & Lauren Rosenburg performing a selection of lovely songs at last years BFG Jubilee celebrations. We are fortunate to look forward to an evening’s acoustic performance from them both with their guest Andy Smith performing classic Rock & Pop songs from the 1960’s to the present day.
Doors open (and the bar*) at 6.45pm on Friday, 28th April at The Comrades Hall. The performance begins at 7.30pm.
At 7.30pm at the Comrades Hall on Friday, 21st April, Broadwindsor’s Community Film Club will be showing…
Moonage Daydream (15)
A cinematic odyssey exploring David Bowie’s creative and musical journey. Running time: 2hrs 15mins.
Moonage Daydream had its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival on 23rd May 2022. From Oscar nominated film-maker Brett Morgen, Moonage Daydream is an immersive cinematic experience; an audio-visual space odyssey that not only illuminates the enigmatic legacy of David Bowie, but also serves as a guide to living a fulfilling and meaningful life in the 21st century.
Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances and music, Moonage Daydream is the first film, officially sanctioned by the Bowie estate, to explore Bowie‘s creative, musical and spiritual journey, guided by Bowie‘s own narration.