Painswick Activities and Events
Each village has its own event organiser and a varied program of events and
activities to suit all interests. Please see below for news of all our events
activities at Painswick Village.
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10.30am Transport to Marlborough for Shopping and Lunch (at a venue of your choice) return at 3pm
Marlborough is a market town and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire on the Old Bath Road, the old main road from London to Bath. It boasts the second widest high street in Britain, after Stockton-on-Tees.
3pm Westbrook singers will perform in the Auditorium with songs from the shows, such as Les Miserable, Oklahoma and My Fair Lady.
2.30pm Depart. Today’s Richmond Ambling group will depart by mini bus to Stroud for a gentle stroll along the canal, finishing with a coffee at a cafe by the lock. Please book at Reception if you would like to go.
Fortnightly, Music Maestro Stephen Witcombe performs in the Lounge at 2.30pm. Also here on 17th April.
12noon Depart to Pub lunch at The Gumstool
The Gumstool Inn is a traditional English country pub – cosy, cheerful, friendly and warm! Serving real ales and excellent food.
Join Jenny in the Lounge at 2.30pm for a fun game of balloon tennis.
Marie Curie is one of the Richmond Northampton chosen charities for the year. Hazel Kitchener a resident at Northampton had the idea to knit Easter Chicks for charity. Chris Rayatt the Head of Activities then organised his knitters to embark on this kitting project.
Ann Nutt aged 99, helped Chris to sew the eyes on half of them and Chris sewed them all up added eyes to the rest and all the beaks.
Chris Rayatt (Head of Activities) said “Many of our Residents have been knitting together. Lots of Residents who used to knit for their children and grandchildren said they dusted off their needles and started knitting again. It’s been fantastic to be part of a very worthwhile cause.”
Claire Fry (Senior Village Adviser) said “this has been a wonderful Easter experience; the interest on social media has been phenomenal, we sold out of chicks within a week. Marie Curie is close to many people’s hearts, we even had a lady living in London requested 6 on face book, her response: Thank you so much. I will send you a cheque tomorrow but I will send a donation to Marie curie as well as I lost my lovely Dad to cancer nearly three years ago and my mum to dementia last September. I had Marie curie care for my mum as well in her final days. Thank you again.
A total of 158 chicks were knitted, selling @ £1.50 each, raising a total of £290.00 as many people made an extra donation as it was for Marie Curie.
3pm We welcome back to Richmond, talented harpist Jemima Phillips to the Auditorium for another beautiful recital.
Easter Sunday Trivia in the care home lounge at 2.30pm with Lisa
3pm – 4pm Zoolab return to the Auditorium with another selection of creepy crawlies for you to learn about and handle if you dare!