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Wed, 24 May 2017 10:17 by Parish Council
The second in a series of free Saturday lunchtime storytelling sessions for children of all ages will take place in Hinckley's Argents Mead bandstand on Saturday 3 June.
Each session promises stories told in an entertaining way that will appeal to the whole family, by professional storytellers who can captivate an audience with their tales. All sessions will take place between 12noon and 1pm.
The second story session is with Graham Langley. Described by 'The Times' as 'a storyteller for the 21st century', Graham's colour, energy and enthusiasm have captivated audiences worldwide. With a unique flair for imagination and adventure, he brings storytelling to life. Graham regularly works with schools, libraries and museums as well as performing in clubs and at festivals across the country. More »
His fun and fabulous tales are suitable for children of all ages – even grown-up ones!
John Coward, Assistant Town Centre Manager, said: "Our first storytelling session in May was very well received and we look forward to welcoming Graham to captivate us with a series of short and entertaining stories for all of the family to enjoy."
- Storytelling sessions continue monthly on 1 July, 19 August and 2 September from 12 noon until 1pm. All sessions are free and are suitable for children of all ages. No booking is necessary. » Less
Wed, 17 May 2017 15:52 by Parish Council
A POPULAR FOOD FESTIVAL is returning to Hinckley this Bank Holiday weekend, 27-29 May.
Feast Hinckley, which has been organised by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Hinckley BID and Event Inspire, promises to be the biggest and best food festival in Hinckley town centre yet, with a large array of local, regional, national and international food vendors offering their wares across Market Place, Castle Street and Argents Mead. More »
The food lovers event, which runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, will offer demonstrations from chefs in a special demo kitchen in Argents Mead along with free musical entertainment and plenty of activities to keep children happy along with a huge array of delicious foods and drinks to tempt every palate.
There will be an inflatable assault course open from 11am - 3pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday for just £1, Smudgy the Clown will be entertaining children and there will be Music in the Mead performances in Argents Mead bandstand on Saturday 1-3pm and on Sunday and Monday from 2-4pm.
Visitors are reminded that parking is free all day on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday in all of Hinckley's council run car parks.
This year's Feast will feature local bars and restaurants including Ponchinellos, Elbow Room, FAB Noodle and Rossini's as well as Hinckley's Market and Farmer's Market traders who will be showcasing the very best in local produce and delicious dishes.
The event has also attracted interest from regional, national and international street food traders and mobile bars which will be bringing their wares to the town.
Food on offer will include traditional Italian pizzas and pastas, noodles, jams, chutneys, pickles and preserves, homemade cakes, handmade fudge and sweet treats, hot potatoes with traditional and exotic flavourings, Mexican cuisine, steaks and gourmet burgers, Caribbean jerk chicken and curried mutton rice, organic fruit and vegetables, handcrafted cheeses, freshly prepared meats, local pork pies and mustards and pestos, with plenty of choice to tempt everyone including gluten free and other special dietary options.
Visitors can opt to drink speciality teas, coffees and hot chocolates, delicious fresh juices, smoothies and shakes as well as an array of alcoholic drinks for adults including rum and fruit punch served in pineapples, bottled craft beers, speciality gins, wines and ciders.
Food and drink traders confirmed so far are: Coffee Rio, Ponchinellos, Elbow Room, FAB Noodle, Rossini Restaurant, Eat Lean, The Ginger Barista, Hetties Homemade, Homemade by Linda, Beth Bakes, JKM Hot Potatoes, Picks Organic, Mexibros, The Old Brick Café, Taste d'Vibez Jerk Chicken, Riverford Organic fruit and veg, Savannah Catering, Fowlers Forest Dairies, Love Food, Hate Waste, Springfield Catering, The Bakewell Tart, The Baron, The Tipple Truck, Sainsbury's and The Pork Society with more traders being added every day.
Wed, 17 May 2017 14:34 by Parish Council
ONE of the highlights of the civic year took place at the council's annual meeting last night (16 May) when a new Mayor of the Borough was installed for the next 12 months.
Councillor Ozzy O'Shea, who represents Ratby, Bagworth and Thornton Ward, accepted the chain of office from the outgoing mayor, Councillor Richard Allen, before a council chamber that was packed with special guests.
Cllr O'Shea, who is married to Jenny, was first elected onto the council in 2007. The couple recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and have four children and nine grandchildren. More »
Cllr O'Shea served in Leicestershire Police for 31 years before retiring. However, his retirement was short lived for the next day he went back to work as a civilian in the Force's operations room and was soon promoted to supervisor. Cllr O'Shea job-shared his position after being elected a councillor in 2007 so he could dedicate more time to his community. He finally retired in August 2016 after serving a total of 43 years with Leicestershire Constabulary.
During his year of office he will be supporting Motor Neurone MND and the Police Widows and Dependants charity for those officers killed on duty.
His chaplain will be Rev Robin Pollard of St Peters Catholic Church, Hinckley.
Away from the council, he served 28 years as a school governor at Alderman Richard Hallam Primary School in Leicester. He has been a keen caravanner for the past 35 years and enjoys walking.
During the annual meeting Councillor Jan Kirby and husband Mike were chosen as the Deputy Mayor and Consort. » Less