From the 3rd to the 18th March next year, Chipping Norton will be holding its 105th annual Music Festival. The Festival’s mission is to “promote confidence through performance” and is an opportunity for artists young and old to perform to an audience and adjudicator, and receive constructive feedback and guidance.
The schedule of categories is now published on the website www.cnmf.org.uk and is also available in Chipping Norton at the Jaffé & Neale bookshop, and people have until January 20th 2017 to sign up. Last year over 1,000 people took part and the event is a showcase for musical ability and professionalism in the Cotswold. Some categories of performance such as senior choirs can be oversubscribed, so groups are encouraged to book early to secure their place. The full syllabus of events within the Festival can be found at www.cnmf.org.
What a great December evening in Chippy to kick off Christmas – a fine Christmas market with 60 stalls, all the clubs and charities on display, kids’ rides, the snow bubble, Town Hall light display, amazing lanterns, choirs and more. Well done to the Christmas in Chippy team for all the hard work and for giving visitors and everyone in Town a seasonable boost of cheer…..and Happy Christmas from all the News team.
Our town has reached the finals of the ‘Great British High Street of the Year’ Awards for the second year running – and the voting campaign is cranking up again.
Our friends at Experience Chipping Norton are campaigning to propel Chippy to number one and win the mantle of Best Small Market town in the UK.
You can help by voting at Chippy2Win.com, you can vote every day but hurry, deadline is the 18th of November.
Experience Chipping Norton are also seeking for volunteers to help with different tasks, if you are interested in helping please write Shaun an email.
Being crowned best Small Market Town of the Year, will give our businesses and residents a massive boost as well as winning £10,000 in prize money to improve Chippy. A GB win would shine a national spotlight on our town, granting us a prestigious title that can never be taken away.
Chippy News Team
Popular Over Norton Youth Club needs more leaders.
Could anyone interested in helping to keep this valuable and much-needed resource operating please call Mark Cooper on 07773 484623.
There will also be a meeting at the Club at Over Norton village hall on 12th October at 6pm for those keen to be part of the team.