Work has started on transforming the +800 knitted poppies into the panels that will decorate the war memorial on 11th November in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.
A small group of ‘stitchers’ met on Saturday afternoon in the village hall to start sewing the poppies onto panels so that Cath McGregor’s very striking (and carefully measured!) design can be realised.
If you would like to lend a hand, there will be another stitching session on Saturday 20th October in the hall at 2pm. And if you have any finished poppies lurking in your knitting basket, please could you either let Cath have them asap, or leave them in the box in the hall.
On 11th November, after the service at the war memorial, the FVA will be serving tea and coffee in the village hall. There will be a display of WW1 Memorabilia, and if you have any appropriate family WW1 momentos that you would like to add to the display, please either bring them on the day, or contact Alistair Grier in advance. Items do not need to have a connection to Fearnan – it’s the stories behind them that count.
Many thanks to all those who contributed, in cash, in kind, or by eating lots of cake, to the Macmillan Coffee Morning organised by the Hall Committee. The final sum raised was £250.
The next FVA Coffee Morning is on Tuesday 30th October at 10.30 in the village hall – that’s the day before Halloween, so things might just get a bit spooky and anything could happen!
We have news of 2 events at the Big Shed. The first is a concert by Plaid Song – The Life, Songs & Times of Lady Nairne (1766-1845), on Sunday 25th November at 19.30.
Perth-based duo Plaid Song (Syd House and Nicola Cowmeadow) will perform the songs of Caroline Oliphant, better known as Lady Nairne, and tell the story of her remarkable life.
Lady Nairne was a Jacobite and a contemporary of Robert Burns. She wrote many of Scotland’s best known songs including Charlie is My Darling, The Rowan Tree, Will Ye No’ Come Back Again, Caller Herrin’ and The Hundred Pipers.
Tickets are £10 on the door and £5 for children. BYOB, tea and coffee available.
The second Big Shed notice is a reminder that there is a yoga class with Emma Burtles at the Big Shed every Friday from 10.30 till 12.00. The class costs £6 and there’s no need to book.
You don’t need any yoga experience and you don’t need to bring any equipment. The class is fairly gentle and it’s not competitive – you just do what’s right for you. It’s great for developing flexibility in the joints and good balance, as well as stronger muscles.
And finally, before you arrange that beehive hairdo or dig out your flares, cheesecloth shirt and cuban heels, the 50s and 60s Night, due to be held in the village hall on Saturday 27th October, has been cancelled to allow work on the hall kitchen to be completed.