Heartbreak Productions have been touring the country for over 25 years with their inimitable style of open air theatre events. Each production boasts a small but perfectly formed, multi-talented cast who interact seamlessly to encourage audiences to immerse themselves into a world of storytelling and enjoy these vibrant unique performances. They will be returning to Warley Woods on Thursday 2nd August at 7.30pm with The Railway Children.
Attention passengers! We are sorry to announce that all services out of Giggleswick Station are delayed!
Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on platform one as they pass the time by sharing the classic tale of The Railway Children. Living by the railway line, the children spend quite a bit of time watching the trains and making some unexpected friendships. There is the old gentleman who regularly takes the 9.15 train and helps them solve the mystery of what happened to their father, and the Russian immigrant who teaches them that compassion and understanding cross all boundaries.
All aboard! Full steam ahead! Find your travel companions and take your seats (bring your seats actually, and a picnic) for Heartbreak Productions’ outdoor adaptation of The Railway Children, a classic children’s tale by Edith Nesbit.
The performance takes place in the open air. You need to bring your own seating – chairs or rugs. The performance will go ahead whatever the weather, unless it is unsafe.
Running time: 2 hours and 20 mins inclusive of a 20 minute interval
Recommended age: 6+
The show at Warley Woods is sponsored by Fastsigns
Tickets also available at the shop in Warley Woods: open 7 days a week until 7pm during the week and 6pm at weekends. No payment card payments possible at the performance area.
Warley Woods, managed by Warley Woods Community Trust, is among a record-breaking number (1,883) of parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award.
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the tenth year running from Keep Britain Tidy. This Award recognises and highlights that local people are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality. The Community Trust has been managing the site for 14years now and its staff and volunteers are very proud of its track record of high standards. In this special year for Humphry Repton – we think he, and Samuel Galton Junior who commissioned him to design Warley Woods, would be very proud of how it looks.
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme. Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”
Warley Woods Community Trust will be proudly flying its new 2018-19 Green Flags at both entrances shortly.
Thanks again to Sandwell MBC for the funding to offer local juniors FREE golf sessions during August, each child can select up to 3 FREE sessions to attend. Call 0121 429 2440 to book.
The annual ‘Warley Day’ golf competition will be taking place on Saturday 16th June. As this is a special event with over 100 players on the golf course throughout the day, the car park is being kept just for golfers and café customers. There should be spaces to park on the road on Barclay Road and Abbey Road for anyone wishing to use the park.
The weather forecast looks promising and there are lots of things going on apart from the big event, including a mini crazy golf competition, the competitive putting competition, a fish & chips supper and fabulous raffle prizes.Thanks very much for your help.
The golf course will reopen at 4pm.
We recently asked members of the Trust if they would like to suggest names for our family of carved bears. Barclay Bear, our mascot, popped down to see them last night and to tell them the names that had been chosen
Daddy Bear is called Samuel, after Samuel Galton who bought Warley Woods as farm land and changed it into a the beautiful landscape it is today. Galton Road is named after him.
Mummy Bear is called Lucy, after Samuel’s wife. She was called Lucy Barclay before her marriage and was from the banking family. Barclay Road is named after her.
Our boy bear, standing in front of his dad is called Alexander, after Alexander Chance who spearheaded the campaign to save Warley Woods from being built on and for it to become a public park for the people. Alexander Road is name after him.
Our girl bear, who stands in front of her mum, is called Abi – officially Abigail, but Abi after the house that stood in Warley Woods until 1956. Abbey Road is named after the house.
Thank you to everyone who entered the competition. We have some more informal pictures of Barclay’s antics at the naming ceremony on our Facebook page.
Charity number: 1092754