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[01/25/14] Excellent start to the Studio Gallery Open Day in Church Street - it will be open until 6pm.
Fantasy artist Lee Vincent is among those showing at Studio Gallery Alcester. There is a chance to see his amazing work at the Open Day in Church Street tomorrow (Jan 25).
And so to Studio Gallery Alcester ... a collection of Alcester artists who are sharing the myalcester space in Church Street.
Among them are Peter Kotka, Cheryl Weaver, Phil Webb and Liz Fletcher and they are staging an Open Day at the gallery tomorrow (Saturday, January 25) from 11am to 6pm when they will be talking art and working on various masterpieces!
We believe the gallery to be the first of its kind in the area - a writer and artists sharing a town centre space where people can drop in and see work in progress.
We are all very excited and hope you will be too - so please spread the word.
After spending some time on other projects, I'm back to inject new life into myalcester. For the time being I will be adding things solely to this Facebook site - if the interest is there and the funds are available then I may relaunch the newspaper.
Thank you to everyone who has been asking about the site - it's been touching to hear how much it has been missed.
One major change is that a new business has grown from the meagre myalcester office in Church Street ... but more about Studio Gallery Alcester a little later on.
In the meantime please let me know about events in town - myalcester was established to give Alcester a voice and to shout about all the great things happening in our town.
[04/04/13] And while we are sad to say farewell to the lovely Crowns & Coronets - we will have a new resident in the myalcester.co.uk window from later today ... come along and see for yourself!
We have the story and a few pictures from the weekend's Heart of England Town Criers' event - see them here ... http://myalcester.co.uk/winning-town-crier-devotes-title-to-mentor-bill-malin/
myalcester.co.uk NEWLY-CROWNED champion town crier Paul Gough dedicated his fifth Heart of England success to good friend Bill Malin who died earlier this year.
Town criers gather ahead of the annual Easter competition in Alcester. Come and support a great British event.
[03/30/13] Oh yez, oh yez, oh yez ... Alcester prepares for the annual Heart of England Town Crier event by bringing the sun out! http://ow.ly/jAvQ1
"It could have been quite a boring building but instead we have something for the town to be proud of.” - Dr Richard Lambert speaking about Alcester's new health centre. http://ow.ly/jzNao
myalcester.co.uk THE long-awaited opening of the Alcester Primary Care Centre takes place next week following a formal handing over of the keys by developers Benniman.
So happy to be working with our new friends from Crowns and Coronets - a local business creating delightful knitwear for little ones. And it's all made out of yak down and bamboo ... honest it is!
Head along to see their window display at 18b Church Street where you can also grab one of their brochures (as long as the office is open!)
[03/13/13] Sad to say farewell to @Cremetti display but delighted to have Crowns and Coronets @crownsandcorone taking over our window for Easter
Alcester said a fond farewell to popular former councillor Bill Malin today. The sun shone and the town criers' guard of honour was a touching and colourful tribute at the entrance to St Nicholas Church.
This makes interesting reading - such a pity that Alcester didn't make the 12.
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I meant to add this to my previous offering - I hope photographer Laurence Cremetti doesn't mind but the picture just seems to speak volumes.
So sad to hear that former councillor, town crier and high bailiff Bill Malin passed away this morning.
In the many years I have been writing about Alcester, Bill was always a pleasure to deal with - always professional, always polite.
He will be missed by many in the town and our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Interesting to note that within a minute of posting plans for a proposed McDonald's in Alcester on Twitter it gets retweeted! At this rate the story could prove more popilar than our Olympic coverage!
Take a look at myalcester.co.uk for the full story.
Hoping to get back to some sort of normailty tomorrow and have my fingers crossed that all our schools will be open for business.
The white stuff also ensured that I missed Sunday's Court Leet parade and service so any pictures warmly received.
Our occasional myalcester photographer Laurence Cremetti is staging a photography course at Alcester's Church House for those looking to get the best from their compact cameras.
Spaces are limited and the course will be spread over two evenings. For further details take a look at the link below.
cremetti-commercial.com Because I often find myself in crowds, I see many people using compact digital cameras. They pay from £50 to £300 or so for a new one, yet results are often...
[01/18/13] Heavy snow and schools closed can only mean one thing - snowmen! Send us your pictures and I will post the best on the website.
[01/17/13] Yesterday saw a number of meetings relating to myalcester's work with the Alcester and Arden Food Festival. We will help to promote the event but also looking at one or two fresh options.
Busy day for the myalcester team.
A visit and tour of the new health centre was followed by a look around Alcester's Jubilee Pavilion to see latest improvements - all a bit of a shock as there was no floor down the last time I went in the summer! Looks like we could soon be having films inside and fences outside.
Anyway - here's a picture from the photoshoot at the health centre where children from Our Lady's and St Nicholas' schools buried a time capsule.
There are more details on the website.
Photographer Laurence Cremetti records some of the scenes from this year's event in his own inimitable way. There are more of his pictures at myalcester.co.uk
A reminder of what's going on in town tonight! Road closures for Henley Street, Church Street and High Street come into place at 5pm.
Well done to Maggie Payne for writing her book 'From Links to Chains' - read all about it here http://myalcester.co.uk/?p=1145
myalcester.co.uk Maggie Payne, wife of councillor and former mayor Eric Payne, has lived in the town her whole life and wrote ‘From Links to Chains’ after being persuaded to put her memories into writing.
[11/30/12] Latest stories on the myalcester.co.uk website include a golfing grocer, a What's On update and our own photographer who has a major Cotswolds exhibition.
[11/28/12] Our 'For Sale' section has gone live with the first three adverts now online. Buy ... buy ... buy!
[11/27/12] Exciting times at myalcester.co.uk. Website has been tweaked, Alcester Grammar School newspaper project has been launched and reporter Ciaran Thomas has joined us.
[11/23/12] Have just been hearing about the car swept down river after trying to get through Coughton ford earlier today. It was a small family car - not that a 4x4 would have had much chance! Three people had to be rescued by fire crews who had inflatables at the scene. Please take note and don't ignore the 'Road Closed' signs!
[11/16/12] On a more positive Children in Need note - I can vouch for the pork baps being served up in Bulls Head Yard car park. The cupcakes looked tempting too ... and all for charity!
There have been reports of people knocking on doors with a yellow bucket saying "Children in Need".
One sighting was in Seymour Road where a young lad with a dark skinned man knocked on the door, and on the other side of the road there were other people. The other incident was in Augustus Drive where the a young boy came to the door but there was an older man on the street. They could be the same people or there could be more than one group.
The police have been notified but should they come to your door, please notify the police immediately. Numbers for Warwickshire Police are 999 (emergency including crime in action), 101 or 01926 415000.
[11/13/12] An updated 'What's On' guide has been added to the myalcester.co.uk website. Next up is a 'For Sale' section!
[11/11/12] Very proud Dad watching on as youngest helped lay wreath at Haselor Church this morning on behalf of the school. Sad to miss Alcester parade and service but a special day.
Cheryl Weaver's amazing pictures in the myalcester.co.uk window. Part of the 'Window on Alcester' initiative.