The Centre is home to a wide range of regular activities, from a lunch club to a Pilates class via the village theatre group…
The Art Group runs on Thursdays from 2.00-4.00pm.
At Pilates classes on Thursdays 8.50 -9.50am and 10.00-11.00am and Wednesdays (at Leintwardine School) 6.30 – 7.30pm Janie Cremer will get you to contort yourself into positions you didn’t think were physically possible! Graceful, lithe, elegant…. these are just a few of the words which don’t apply to the ungainly but enthusiastic participants. Never mind: we have great fun – and it really does you good!
For more information, check out janiecremerfeelgood.co.uk or call Janie on 01547 540103 or 07989 748 685
Evergreens is a Club for older people which meets, usually on the last Wednesday of the month in the Reading Room (behind the library), where we have a speaker, often with local interest, and then enjoy afternoon tea together. Alternatively we enjoy a coach trip to “far flung” places, for example, a seaside venue in August.We are affiliated to the WRVS but not committed to joining that organisation.There is a membership of about 30, but we are always keen to welcome new members who find themselves at a loose end on a Wednesday afternoon.
For more information and to join contact Jane Allen-Brown 07816 156944.
FIRST SATURDAY COFFEE MORNINGS
The First Saturday Coffee mornings take place on the first Saturday of every month (unless otherwise indicated), starting at 10.00am through till 12.00pm in the main hall of the Leintwardine Centre. Not only can you get a cup of coffee or tea and a slice of excellent cake, you can also buy local produce, bric-a-brac, books, handmade jewellery and a wide variety of other things, depending on who turns up on the day. If you have something you’d like to sell, you can rent your own table for £6 per session. Please contact Kim Smith to find out more.
The Library and the History Society in the adjoining Reading Room building are open during First Saturdays.
All proceeds go into the fund for maintaining and improving the facilities of the Leintwardine Centre.
The Lazy Lunches are held once a month, on the third Wednesday. The Centre is open from 12 noon and food is served ar 12.30pm. They’re for the 55+ age group. The cost is £5.50, which includes a main course, pudding, coffee or tea and biscuits.
Contact Eileen Tavernor on 01547 540 365 for more details or to book. Booking is essential.
LEINTWARDINE HISTORY SOCIETY
Leintwardine has a flourishing history society which organises regular talks and visits and is a mine of information about the village and its long and fascinating history.
The LHS Visitor Centre and office, now housed in the former Library, is open on Tuesday mornings and on the first Saturday of each month from 10.00am to 12.00pm.
For more information about the Society, contact the secretary, Geraldine Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or check the Leintwardine History Society website
THE LEINTWARDINE PLAYERS
The Leintwardine Players came into existence informally in early 2011, as a play reading group. In October 2011, the Players were formally founded. Membership is £20 per person, per calendar year – January to December. Half price for under-18s. Members are entitled to:
- Free entry to/participation in play readings (There are usually 6 or 7 a year, at £4 ea.)
- A vote at general meetings of The Leintwardine Players
- Take part in Leintwardine Players productions (eg producing, performing)
- Access to subsidised workshops, training and/or other activities
These usually take place on the third Thursday of the month except for July and August when we all have a holiday! They are open to anyone and people who just want to listen are very welcome. Some play readings are rehearsed while others are read straight off the page. Either way it can be a really entertaining evening. Non-members are very welcome and entry is free.
Recent play readings
These have included: God of Carnage by Yasmin Reza, An Inspector Calls and They Came To A City by JB Priestley, Last Tango In Leintwardine by David Tristram, Flare Path by Terence Rattigan and a rehearsed adaptation of Twelfth Night.
In 2011, we staged a potted pantomime called Forty Winks Beauty as part of a Christmas variety show. In June 2012, as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Leintwardine, we gave a fully-staged and costumed reading of highlights from The Importance of Being Earnest. And at Christmas 2012, we jointly produced a Victorian Christmas Music Hall with our friends from Adforton and in 2018, to celebrate the centenary of the 1918 Armistice, we presented A Leintwardine 1918 Christmas Celebration.
If you would like to know more, or to join, please contact the Chair, Zoe Morgan.