Open Streets Art Market
On Sunday 28 May the Open Streets is taking place, from 1pm-4pm. There will be activities for the general public happening in/around Town Hall Square, Green Dragon Square and Market Place.
The May event has an art theme and there is a call for artists to get in touch if they would like to display and sell their art at Leicester Market on the day. There are a number of artist places still available. To express interest, please contact the organiser (Travaz): email@example.com
Groby Sings at the Movies
Thornton Tea with a Twist – 3 x T’s
New dates for the next 6 months
When: – 2pm – 4pm Wednesday afternoon
Where: – Thornton Community Centre
Who: – Everyone welcome
10th & 24th May
14th & 28th June
12th & 26th July
9th & 23rd August
13th & 27th September
Shirley Garlick 01530 230422
for more information
or if you have a couple of hours
to spare to help out.
The Thornton ~ Beer, gin and music festival
St Peter’s, Thornton – Churchyard Working Party
Hello lovely people
There is a churchyard working party this Saturday (29th) 10 until 12 noon.
It would be great if you could join us.
One of the jobs is to split up some of the snowdrops and plant.
All the usual jobs too.
Just bring any tools you would like to use, some stout gloves and a drink.
Do hope some of you can join us.
Love to you all
Coronation of King Charles III – Ring for the King
St Peter’s Church, Thornton has 12 bell ringers and they will be ringing the bells on the morning of the Coronation at Thornton, Markfield, Copt Oak and Ibstock.
St Peter’s – Thornton – 9.15am to 10am
St Michael’s and All Angels – Markfield – 10.15am to 10.45am
St Peter’s – Copt Oak – 11am to 11.30am
St Denys – Ibstock – 12noon to 12.30pm
St George’s Day Celebration
To celebrate St. Georges day this year, Friends of St Peter’s church organised an Open Evening on Monday 24th of April at St Peter’s Church, Thornton, followed by a Pie Night at the Bricklayers Arms.
The church was open between 6pm and 7.15pm for members of the public to watch the Bell Ringers rise and fall and ring various methods on the church bells.
Over 20 people turned up on the night to listen and watch, and some participated by way of chiming or ringing a bell.
The evening continued with 49 villagers and bell ringers filling the Bricklayers Arms for an evening meal – delicious pies of all types to suit everyone – followed by a ‘singalong’ to old favourites, Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem etc., ending with a rousing rendition of God Save the King.
Thank you to landlords Paul & Becky for opening the pub especially for us, for decorating it with flags and bunting, and entering into the spirit of the evening providing the music on screen and the song sheets.
There was the obligatory raffle – which raised £95 and Paul & Becky donated £144.55 from the cost of the meals – making a total raised for FOSP of £239.55
A very good night was had by all.
Thanks to Eric Roberts (Tower Captain, St Peter’s Church) for organising the evening.
Coronation Weekend in Thornton
Thornton Tea with a Twist
Is back at the Community Centre at 2pm Wednesday 26th April.
Work on the Centre’s toilets has been completed until phase two in August.
Please come along for a cuppa, cake and a chat.
Everyone is welcome.