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Beenham Village Events

Beenham Village Events (BVE) is a community organisation constituted under the auspices of Beenham Parish Council for the purpose of organising social and fundraising events for the benefit of residents of the parish of Beenham. The group has helped to organise many popular Summer Festivals and village Christmas Tree celebrations. Most of the events on this page are organised or coordinated by BVE; others are taking place in Beenham and we hope that local people will participate and enjoy them.

Events in 2024

The BVE committee is looking at events for this year and will publicise them in due course. The monthly Villages' News magazine has a list of activities each month. Please do support the events and offer to help in preparing and running them. What a great way to meet others and enjoy our beautiful village.

Beenham Scarecrow Festival
This year you can choose whatever you would like to make for our Scarecrow Festival. It can be on any theme, realistic or abstract, fantasy or factual, and we hope to have a really exciting variety of scarecrows to enjoy this summer. Maybe you’ll be inspired by the Paris Olympics, or perhaps you’ll create a favourite character from a nursery rhyme, a fairy tale or a TV show – it’s up to you!

If you would like to take part in the Scarecrow Festival, all you need to do is to make your scarecrow, and ensure it is able to survive life outside for at least a week or so. Then display it by the 12th May in time for the judging which will take place over the following few days. The winners will be announced at the Band on the Rec on 21st June.

If you would like your scarecrow to be included in the judging for the John Thurley Cup, please email me your name and address, with “scarecrow” in the subject box, by 11th May. It would be helpful if you could also email a photo of your scarecrow once it is in position. And please don’t send your entry via Facebook!! Thank you!

Lesley McEwen lesleymcewen@btinternet.com

Beenham in Bloom
It is time to start planning for the BVE Beenham in Bloom competition. Grow your own flowers or visit a local garden centre to make your own display. There will be one adult 'Best in Village' category an two children's categories. Judging will be in mid July. Contact Pat Owen by email patowen0@hotmail.com by Friday 28 June to enter.

Great music on The Rec
Free event on Friday 21 June at 7:30pm. Bring your family and friends, blankets and chairs to enjoy an evening of music on the recreation ground. BBQ provided by The Six Bells and Dave's ices for ice creams.

Band on the Rec poster

Fun concert in Beenham church
A fun concert will e performed in St Marys church, Beenham by the Belle Canto trio on Sunday 30 June at 6pm.

Open day in Greyfield Wood Sunday 19 May
Please join us at Greyfield Wood for our Open Day on Sunday 19 May between 2pm and 5pm. Walks will be organised and the Directors will be around to answer questions and to point out key features and developments. And of course, plenty of tea and cakes to enjoy.

Save the Dates - Events at the Victory Hall
The Victory Hall is used throughout the year for many events and club activities. This year additional funds are needed to do repair work on the roof. (*These are some of the events that will help to raise the money).

24th May - Floral Rebellion, Willow Birdfeeder Workshop
Take a first step into the craft of willow weaving and take home something you have made for your garden birds, incl. refreshments. Suitable for beginners, over 18’s only. Contact Steph: 07410898560 or steph@floralrebellion.co.uk to book.

7th June - Valuation Evening with Simon Jones of Jones and Jacobs Auctioneers *
Half time refreshments, Club Bar open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Early bookings taken to avoid disappointment, Tickets £10 Contact Nola: 0118 971 4822 or nolesandfrank@hotmail.co.uk for further information or to book.


27th June - Chilli Con Carne produced by Messy Kind, theatre in the round performance
Brand new three-hander romantic drama by Sarah Vickers. Club Bar open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets available: www.messykind.com

23rd November - Barn Dance played and called by Inisheer Folk Band *
Club Bar open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Early bookings taken from 1st November. To avoid disappointment, Tickets £10. Contact Nola: 0118 971 4822 or nolesandfrank@hotmail.co.uk for further information or to book.

Decorate an Easter Gate
Beenham Village Events invited villagers to take part in a project to Decorate an Easter Gate again this year. All that was needed was to add some colour to the gate or front door in time for Easter. Some decorations were with ribbons or bows, and some were cut-out cardboard Easter eggs and Easter bunnies. It was an attractive way to celebrate the season!

Beenham Church Pancake party with pancake races, silly games and quizzes. Also yummy pancakes to fill and eat. Tuesday 13 February 2:45 to 3:30 in the Victory Hall.


Supporting your BVE
BVE has a committee and enlists the support of other people, either to join the committee or to provide assistance in running events. For further information please contact please contact Pat Owen via e-mail patowen0@hotmail.com or by phone 0118 961 5860 or 07947 478840.

Regular activities in the Village
Beenham's Afternoon Tea Party is held on the last Tuesday of each month and is popular with all age groups within the village.  Come along to Beenham Club, Picklepythe Lane from 2 to 4pm for a chat, a cup of tea and a delicious slice of cake.  If you need a lift then phone Pat on 0118 961 5860 or 07947 478840 and something will be arranged.

Greener Beenham
We all know how important the wider environment is to our health and well-being. Beenham residents are supporting a number of initiatives:

Take those difficult to recycle items along to the monthly market in the Victory Hall

Buy your eggs from local egg producers at the Victory Hall on Saturday mornings 10am to 1pm

In November 2020 Greener Beenham started their campaign to help local flora and fauna in the Parish.  Phase one saw a group of willing volunteers planting small saplings - provided by the Woodland Trust - of Silver Birch, Rowan and Field Maple. We managed to plant clumps of narcissi around the green along Church View, opposite the junction of Stoneyfield and Back Lane and Mallard Way.
The Green Team includes Jane Liming, Pat Owen, Janette Hammond, Helen and Chris Apsey, Nathaniel and Cassie Hart; please support the idea of planting trees and wild flowers in our open spaces.

pictures of tree planting in Beenham

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