Words At The Whitaker As You’ve Never Heard Them Before

The Spoken word is essentially an oral artform that presents words in a number of ways that includes any kind of poetry recited aloud, including hip-hop, jazz poetry, poetry slams, traditional and dialect  poetry readings,  and can include comedy routines and ‘prose monologues’.

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The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery are running a ‘Spoken Word Weekend’ on the 16th, 17th and 18th June and leading up to the weekend they are holding a competition where they are inviting people to submit original pieces of work. There are three categories that provide opportunities for all ages.

The Whitaker hold regular Spoken Word events on the second Wednesday of the month from 7.30pm which provides you with the opportunity to perform or simply experience and be moved by stories and poetry in an intimate a relaxed atmosphere.

For further information, please check out The Whitaker at http://www.thewhitaker.org

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Fabulous Fudge Flavours For All The Family

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Bricknell Sweets is a well established family run sweet shop based at 33 Burnley Road East, Waterfoot, that sells traditional, retro and American sweets, as well as fantastic creations including sweet cakes, trees. Recently, they have branched out into a new and unique confectionary. FUDGE! They have developed a range of fudges that are unique and hand-made and are proving very popular. Flavours include Malteser, Caramac, Peanut Butter, Kinder, Pretzel and Jaffa Cake. Each jar contains approx 800 grms of delicious fudge. If you want a specific flavour just let them know and they will make it for you.

For further details of their range of fudges and other confectionary, you can contact them at contact@bricknellssweets.com  or check out their Facebook page

 

 

 

 

 

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Bacup Rocks At The Kandy Corner Shop

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There’s a new business starting up in Bacup that is guaranteed to bring back childhood memories of the many sweets that we all grew up with and loved. Kandy Corner has an extensive menu of sweets on offer including  Yogurt Covered Raisins, Sarsaparilla Drops, Chocolate Nibbles , Toffee Nibbles and chocolate lick, Coconut Mushrooms, Lion Midget Gems, Sports Mixture, Fruit Gums, Poor Bens and Liquorice Tablets just to name a few.

An exclusive product only available at the Kandy Corner sweet shop is ‘Bacup Rock’ with a unique wrapper label designed by Diane’s 13 year old daughter Millie. This will be revealed at the Grand opening at 10.00am on Good Friday 14th April.

Kandy Corner can be found on the corner of Bank Side Lane and Market Street in Bacup Town Centre

Your support and enthusiasm shown through Facebook has been overwhelming, so be there on Friday to welcome this brand new business to Bacup, see if they have your favourite and pick up your little stick of Bacup Rock.

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Kandy Corner Brings Sweet Childhood Memories To Bacup

17522887_1364866156869874_1694166236457130116_nKandy Corner’s interior ready to welcome you

There’s a new business that is guaranteed to bring back childhood memories of the many sweets that we all grew up with and loved. Kandy Corner has an extensive menu of sweets on offer including  Yogurt Covered Raisins, Sarsaparilla Drops, Chocolate Nibbles , Toffee Nibbles and chocolate lick, Coconut Mushrooms, Lion Midget Gems, Sports Mixture, Fruit Gums, Poor Bens and Liquorice Tablets just to name a few.

Kandy Corner can be found on the corner of Bank Side Lane and Market Street in Bacup Town Centre, and will be having its grand opening at 10.00am on Good Friday 14th April.

Your support on Facebook has been overwhelming, so be there on Friday to welcome this brand new business to Bacup, see if they have your favourite and feast on childhood nostalgia.

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MEXX Is To Bring A Taste Of Mexico To The Valley

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The latest addition to the awesome Rawtenstall food scene has been announced.  Danny and Beth Solazzo, owners of Artisan, one of the best live venues in the Northwest, Mark Smith organiser of Rawtenstall Farmers Market / Christmas Market and self proclaimed foodie and amazing chef Ranny Thand  of Spicy Jack Deli are coming together to create a brand new North American / Mexican inspired eatery and bar to Rawtenstall.

Danny acknowledges that “there’s lots of hard work over the next few weeks to make our vision a reality but we can’t wait to welcome you all to MEXX Cantina very soon”.

Danny also wants to reassure customers of Artisan that there will be no changes at Artisan as it is so well loved just as it is, but with MEXX Cantina  located just a few doors down, the potential collaboration will enable some other ideas to come to fruition.

Check out Facebook for further details on when MEXX Cantina will be opening

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Bacup Pride To Launch Flowerpot Power At Bacup Easter Festival

 

pot-darlek            An example of Settle of just what’s possible at the Bacup Flowerpot Festival

Bacup Pride will be launching the town’s first ever Flowerpot Festival on Easter Saturday. You can visit the Bacup Pride stall on the market, during the Bacup Easter Festival. Inspired by this same event in Settle, individuals, businesses and organisations are invited to make figures out of flowerpots over the next few weeks, to create a trail in and around the town. Bacup Pride member Pat Smith said ‘We visited Settle last year and the figures were great, more importantly it brought people in to explore the town whilst following the various festival trails. We certainly explored areas of Settle that we didn’t know about, so we thought why not bring this to Bacup?’

flowerpotobrontosaurusAnother example of Flowerpot Power from Settle

Bacup Pride members will be on hand at the Easter Market to publicise the Festival and to explain easy ways to construct the figures. Pride member Andrew Walmsley said ’We’ve already had great fun experimenting with how to make some figures, the Settle festival organisers have been a great help in sharing their expertise, I’m sure families will enjoy letting their ideas run riot with what it’s possible to make from Flowerpots!’. The trail will be launched at Bacup Carnival on Sunday 25th of June when all of the figures will be in place, they will stay up throughout the summer giving families a fun and free activity for over the summer holidays. For more details ring Pat on 07751 380 392, Email  bacuppride@gmail.com or find Bacup Pride on Facebook where there is a link to photographs from the Settle event.

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Wonderful Things Are Really Living Up To Their Name This Easter

Initially based at St Mary’s CE Primary School in Rawtenstall, the organisation is now extending into other areas of Lancashire, providing an unusual selection of experiences for children aged 4 to 11 years at a very reasonable price.

The launch of Wonderful Things was in August 2013 with A Week of Wonderful Things – a week of summer activities with a different theme every day, ending with a celebration dinner to share the children’s week with families, friends and community. Take a look at our gallery page to see some of the great times had by children and watch our video of the week’s activities. They have provided many activity days since then and has helped in aspects of Rossendale life such as the Rossendale 60s Festival. Its youth volunteer programme has involved high school children, including Duke of Edinburgh Award pupils. They provide support for the younger participants and run their own activities too. Check out the latest projects! 

WT Easter 3rd to 13th April 2017 Rossendale

WT Easter activities 3rd to 7th April 2017 Chatburn

WT Easter activities 18th to 21st April 2017

For further information, why not check out their web site at http://www.wonderfulthings.org.uk

 

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