OUR EXCELLENT CATERERS - from the traditional Tudor Rose Tea Rooms in Alcester - have there a lovely bakery section with temptingly delicious cakes on display.
They'll again be catering in 2010. On the programme in green, is shown the type of food available at each mealtime. The Our Superb Caterers page is accessed at the top.
A variety of food will thus be provided at the hatch during most of the long weekend:-
On SAT. LUNCHTIME & SUN. EVE, filled hot jacket potatoes were available; also baguettes or rolls. HOT MEALS FOR FRI EVE, SAT EVE & SUN LUNCH. Home cooked, with VEGETARIAN or MEAT CHOICES. Enjoy Amanda's homemade soup with a crusty roll. Salads available: especially for warm, sunny days.
On MONDAY, a first class and quieter day, we order a WAITRESS SERVED HOT LUNCH in the hall.
If ever your food need/preference might be missing, explain to Amanda at the hatch for the next day.
Waitress Service in the Memorial Hall: - only forMonday's Lunch.
Not showing here the splendid hot lunch, since André enjoyed his prior to taking this photo.
Try to allow your visit to enjoy the gentler pace on Monday. Delicious catering. This alone is worth sampling atGreat Alne Long Weekend in theVillage Memorial Hall!
Eatbefore you set out? Bring sarnies?WHAT?
Morespace during Monday allows better individual attention from the dance tutors; a sit-down meal; and we conclude walking in Oversley wood amongst the bluebells. Copyright; André 2007. Also: Photo titled at the top of page. Stitchwort & bluebells flower beside the path in Oversley Wood. On Monday's walk.
The Alne Hills are nearby: Walking (despite interesting obstacles) is always popular.
A group set out to walk each day.
Additionally, on Sunday, there's a group cycling through the lanes. Destination Meg's.
(What for?? Click "What else goes on in top titles")
Copyright; Tony Heaton 2004
Why Great Alne Long-Weekend happens:
Why Great Alne Long-Weekend happens:
1) To foster International contacts. And in general, to promote friendship and understanding.
2) To give opportunities, especially for dancers and musicians to try-out skills. Especially it's for you to try skills with which you may not yet be familiar.
So when you attend a particular dance or workshop, come earlier, to sample something new. Perhaps instead, stay longer, or bring an instrument to try a few tunesin a music workshop. Don't be discouraged by abilities of others. Great Alne is an opportunity for discovery & exchange.
3) Great Alne Long Weekend hopes to foster young participants' fulfillment through folk activities. And hopes to encourage all to come in the tolerent spirit of others sampling something different.
Leaders are not paid. Many regular contributors find fulfillment participating in the workshops of others.
Each year, travel is subsidised for a teacher well trained in International Dance, usually from the Netherlands, to bring material "new" to the dancers and musicians. That normally means dances of recent choreography with their local traditional styles & music, collected from a range of countries.
(André finds much joy in partaking. Having organised 25, he may manage a few more yet. Thanks are due to many helpers who've given time to share the organizing, running responsibilities & workshops.
CLICK on picture above. James Eisner accompanies a song. Copyright; Tony Heaton 2004
Particular thanks in 2008 were to Linda & David for their lovely decoration of the Memorial Hall - put up especially for 2008's Silver Celebratory Year.
If I may get some PICS.(from YOU?)(PLEASE send André pics, if you have any!) -
Then it should be possible for everyone to view the 2008 decorated hall soon, here on this website.
Caravan or mobile home. £2/person/night for all overnights at Gt Alne. (under 16s free). If you wish to bring a Tent,First telephone please. 01789 488 568.
Walking near Gt Alne Church. Copyright; James Hobro. 2005. You may contact 0121 777 3722 should you seek any further accommodation ideas. Also ring this number to contact André & with general enquiries about the event (it has BT 1571).
Note:YOU are responsible for your own safety when dancing, walking, cycling etc. Parents are responsible for safe & sensible behaviour of their children at all times. Personal items.(If these need to be left in the hall, then) either in view in front of the stage, or at the very back of the stage. Please, NOT at hall sides where they may cause falls. Sides of this hallare NOT a safe place for personal items, or to set-up chairs. Please take back any stray chair as you leave it. Dancers FALL over obstacles!
A Bulgarian OrphanageDraglishte orphanage is near Rila in the Macedonian Region.
Accommodates children mainly left by their families because they showed early learning limitations. (Most would have been placed there after initially being abandoned at an early mother and baby clinic.) The horrendous Eastern European State Orphanages are gradually closing, or receiving a few very basic improvements. Considerable transformation of Draglishte is due mainly to voluntary help from just 2 couples in the UK. £157 was raised at 2008 Gt Alne Long Weekend from the sale of Pam's tasty home-made marmalades and chutneys.