The Origin of Species is a similarly uproarious show (with some interesting scientific facts too!) for young and old alike. It tells the incredible story of how Charles Darwin came to discover the secrets of evolution and why it took him over twenty years before he plucked up the courage to publish his remarkable idea.
It’s a show packed with big theories, terrible puns, brilliant physical comedy and six cracking original songs about everything from blasted boring barnacles to the perils of marrying your cousin.
First published in January 2016. The Queniborough Gazette is our community newspaper and is delivered free to all residents.
Happy New Year and a great start to 2016
Biffa Award Success
We are really excited and pleased to be able to tell you all that we have been successful in our application for a Biffa Award grant to fund the much needed Village Hall roof replacement.
It was the perfect Christmas present after our year of hard work when on December 23rd we were able to accept the formal offer of a £38,000 grant from Biffa Award. The grant will enable us to replace the roof and forms a major part of the ongoing Hall refurbishment programme. If everything goes according to plan, we aim to have the roof replaced over the Easter period so that it will cause the minimum of disruption to our regular users.
Biffa Award is a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across UK. The programme administers money donated by Biffa Group Ltd through the Landfill Communities Fund.
The annual event! The 2015 Queniborough Beer Festival had 17 real ales on offer, all in great condition and sourced from local breweries, the featured County of Yorkshire and others on a Rugby World Cup theme. By popular vote of the festival goers, Queniborough’s own (very micro) Q Brewery took the Gold Award again, this time for their Rucking Flanker, the Silver Award for their 4Q and the Bronze Award for their QIPA! The Saturday evening performers were Andy Robins, Ben Jammin and Chris Quinn.
Join Holy Moly & The Crackers for an evening of high-energy music, tall tales and hard liquor. The perfect collision of rowdy music, dancing, storytelling and drinking, the wrangling folk band lead you through the tale of Willie O’Connell whose love affair with whiskey leads him away from home and into the path of malt soaked Scots, wild women and old American moonshiners.
If The River Was Whiskey is an evening filled with singing, laughing, dancing and drinking as the six piece band take you on a thrilling and hilarious journey.
Rag Mama Rag create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound with a dazzling range of instruments.
Ashley Dow on guitars, ukulele and vocals and Deborah Dow on harmonica, washboard, percussion and backing vocals, provide skilled musicianship and sounds that will have your feet tapping.
With a scintillating mixture of ’20s and ’40s Blues based music, including Mississippi Blues and East Coast Ragtime, Ashley and Deborah perform a stunning set ranging from slow melodies to fast paced rocking tunes, with superb finger picking for good measure!
Saturday 29 November 2014 at 7:00 pm
“A spiced up creole stew of the best folk/roots melodeon led music from the seas and woodlands of the British Isles, flavoured with the fiddle and guitar driven melodies of the rivers and mountains of Appalachia all the way down to the accordion pumping rhythms of the hot and steamy swamps and bayous of Cajun and Creole Louisiana. Plus some of our original delightful compositions to add pepper to the gumbo. All delivered with our own wry humorous take on life, love and music.”
The annual event! The 2014 Queniborough Beer Festival had 18 real ales on offer, all in great condition and sourced from local breweries, the featured County of Norfolk and the 2014 Champion Beer of Britain from Yorkshire. By popular vote of the festival goers, Queniborough’s own (very micro) Q Brewery took the Gold Award for their Q Hop. Charnsters Gold from Charnwood Brewery received the Silver Award and Ridgemere Bitter (again from Q Brewery) the Bronze Award. The Saturday evening performers were Chris Bramley, Becca O’Hara, Jake Manning and Neal Hancox.
At 4pm every Saturday, from 1976 to 1988, tens of millions of Britons, and countless more world-wide, were in the grip of an extraordinary sports phenomenon: watching two fat men (aka Shirley Crabtree and Martin Ruane) pretend to fight each other. This is their story.
This ‘British Heavyweight Champion Comedy’, by the writers of New Perspectives’ hit play ‘Those Magnificent Men’, brings back to grunting, grappling life these two hugely popular battling behemoths and the bizarre world they bestrode. With an “all-star cast of thousands”, including Dickie Davies, Paul McCartney, Chris Tarrant, Frank Sinatra, Princess Margaret, and Greg Dyke, this ambitious, touching, hilarious two-hander conjures up a whole nation during its most colourful era.
Eighty ex-employees and friends came together in the Queniborough Village Hall on Saturday 21st April to celebrate, for the last time, the famous Auster Aircraft which was built and flown from Rearsby Aerodrome for 30 years between 1938 and 1968.