Chay Coulbert talk – Friday 28th June 2019 in the Community Space. 7pm for 7.30 start.

‘My War of Ideas’

“Chay Coulbert Served for 7 years in the Royal Marines Commandos and completed 2 tours of Afghanistan with the Special Forces Support Group, suffering a life changing injury at the end of his second tour. Tasked with gathering intelligence Chay was able to have many conversations with village elders and Taliban sympathisers throughout Helmand province. Chay has a great passion for philosophy and can provide a powerful insight into the ideas that drove him to war, the ideas his enemy fought for and the ideas which pushed him through his recovery and still drive him today.”

Don’t miss this one. Proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support and Shirley Sports & Social Association. This event will be limited to 25 tickets at £5.00 each from Bill or Debra Leeney.

Refreshments will be available.

Film Night – March 2019

It’s Film Night on Friday 29th March at St. Michael’s church in Shirley from 7pm for a 7.30 screening.

The film tells the story of three brilliant African-American women at NASA who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

Refreshments will be available; we hope to see you there.

The first Film Night of 2019

Friday 25th January in St. Michaels’ church, Shirley at 7pm for a 7.30pm showing. In this film you are invited back to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi. This musical sequel is based on the songs of a famous Swedish 70’s band.

Road Closure Reminder

Just a quick reminder that Derby Lane will be closed in Shirley from 8th to 10th January, from its junction with Back Lane for a distance of 180 metres in a north easterly direction (that is, out of the village towards Derby). A diversion via Church Lane and Hall Lane will be in place.

The full text of the Road Closure Order is available here.

Forthcoming events

Just a quick reminder that on Friday 19th October we are running a University Challenge game, in conjunction with the Shirley Parochial Church Council, at St Michael’s church from 7.30pm.

Everybody is welcome, either to spectate or even to take part.

Kite Flying

It was good to see a local family at the Sports Field today, taking advantage of perfect kite-flying weather. Great idea for the school holidays…

Our first dog walk

The first Paw Party dog walk took place tonight and was a great success! Thanks to all who took part. It was an enjoyable experience for humans and canines alike. Keep an eye on the Calendar for more Paw Party events – the next walk is on Tuesday 24th July.

Paw Party

Not long now till our first Group Dog Walk from outside the Saracen’s Head to the Sports Field. We hope the walks will be a regular event and we’re planning to hold them once a fortnight. The first walk will be on Tuesday 10th July and is planned to start at 7pm, although we might delay the start a bit if the weather is still very warm. Keep an eye on this blog, or the Calendar on this website for details. Water will be available at the field and we’re hoping to have some doggy paddling pools too.

We also hope to hold a Paw Party Event at the field on Saturday 2nd September. This will have a “Scrufts Dog Show”, fun and games plus food and drink.

We hope you can join us – you don’t even need a dog – all are welcome.