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Jen’s Tailored Events : Wedding Fayre – Sunday 1st March 2020

If you are getting hitched real soon then why not pop down to the Bonded Warehouse on Sunday 1st March from 11.00am until 3.00pm to get some tips from local Wedding suppliers who can help to make your special day really special.

Free Prosecco and Goody bags to the first 25 Brides to be.

 If you are interested in demonstrating your specific wedding service at this event please contact Jen’s Tailored Events on 07578 817097 and not the Bonded Warehouse.

Free entry. Free parking.

 

Flood Averted (just!)

The Bonded Warehouse (housing a partly assembled Santa’s Grotto) had a narrow escape last Thursday night due to the River Stour bursting it’s banks – the flood water reached half way across Canal Street judging by the tide mark of mud and was coming up the road drains. There was no more than 2 inches of clearance under the bridge across to the old Evans & White factory and beyond the bridge the area cleared by the land preparation work was a wide flooded plain. Thank goodness for all the land preparation work for the new development which has probably saved us from a big and chaotic flood.

We are in debt to Ann Pollard, one of our Trustees (and a moored boater) who asked a volunteer (John Ganner) and her husband Gareth to attend site at lunchtime to put the defence barrier in the basement – they were both soaked due to the heavy rain and we are very grateful to them indeed in taking this action.

The stable block on the opposite side of Canal Street from the warehouse  was subject of water ingress but there was no major damage caused though it is a bit whiffy as it gradually dries out. The photograph shows just how far the water reached – ironically impacting the freshly repaired and painted end door of the stable block which serves as access to the bar on Open Weekends – another touch up job to add to the list. The basement of the Bonded Warehouse was checked on the Friday morning and everything is fine other than just a very small amount of mud was showing on the inside of the door – Santa continues !! Phew !!

 

Flood Averted (just!)

The Bonded Warehouse (housing a partly assembled Santa’s Grotto) had a narrow escape last Thursday night due to the River Stour bursting it’s banks – the flood water reached half way across Canal Street judging by the tide mark of mud and was coming up the road drains. There was no more than 2 inches of clearance under the bridge across to the old Evans & White factory and beyond the bridge the area cleared by the land preparation work was a wide flooded plain. Thank goodness for all the land preparation work for the new development which has probably saved us from a big and chaotic flood.

We are in debt to Ann Pollard, one of our Trustees (and a moored boater) who asked a volunteer (John Ganner) and her husband Gareth to attend site at lunchtime to put the defence barrier in the basement – they were both soaked due to the heavy rain and we are very grateful to them indeed in taking this action.

The stable block on the opposite side of Canal Street from the warehouse  was subject of water ingress but there was no major damage caused though it is a bit whiffy as it gradually dries out. The photograph shows just how far the water reached – ironically impacting the freshly repaired and painted end door of the stable block which serves as access to the bar on Open Weekends – another touch up job to add to the list. The basement of the Bonded Warehouse was checked on the Friday morning and everything is fine other than just a very small amount of mud was showing on the inside of the door – Santa continues !! Phew !!

 

Coal and Canal Presentation Evening – 15th November.

A night out with a difference is being held down at The Bonded Warehouse on Friday 15th November at 7.30pm – tickets bookable direct from Brian Langtry only please on the advertised number or simply turn up on the door.

“Coal and Canals” is an exciting new production using film, narration and songs performed by the five piece group “The Zouch Band”. It tells the stories, heritage, history and culture of these two seminal industries documented by complementary song and spoken word – how they were born, developed and died.

The show is entirely self contained, being performed with verve, energy and emotion involving the audience in the  unfolding important story lines. It is performed by playwright, director and film-maker, Brain Langtry, founder and long time member of one of the Black Country’s  favourite “folkies” Giggetty.

Tickets £10 – to reserve you place at what is likely to be a popular show call Brian directly on 01530 416251 or buy them on the door.

 

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema Showcases “The Thing” – Wednesday 22nd April CANCELLED

Join Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema  for a screening of John Carpenters, The Thing, at Stourbridge’s new home of Horror cinema!

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema returns to The Bonded Warehouse, the new home of Stourbridge Horror cinema! Join us in a paranoid huddle in the haunted walls for a special screening of John Carpenters horror masterpiece, The Thing.

Ticket includes glass of scotch to sip suspiciously, and all ticket holders will be entered into a raffle to win a bottle of J&B Original Scotch Whisky. Further spooks and surprises tba…

BUY TICKETS ONLINE NOW:   www.friendlyneighbourhoodcinema.co.uk

£12.50 Standard Ticket

£15.00 Includes glass of scotch

Entrance from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

Please note: Unfortunately there is no disabled access to the screening area due to heritage listing of the building, apologies! This screening is ages 18+ due to BBFC film rating.

Free Parking in areas designated for use by Bonded Warehouse Patrons only. 

 

 

Street Food Affair – Friday 6th September

This  event  takes place at the beautiful and historic Bonded Warehouse, a short walk from Stourbridge town centre. Following on from much success  we are inviting people to join us again on Friday 6th September 4.00pm – 9.00pm.

The event will take place come rain or shine outside on the cobbled street.

Street Food Affair is held on the cobbled street of the Bonded Warehouse and brings together the community for a summer evening with delicious Street Food, bars , live entertainment from amazing local musicians and the Twilight Art, Craft and Vintage Market.

A small entrance fee of £1 for adults with the kids going in free.

Wherever possible Street Food Affair also aims to support local businesses and musicians. We would encourage any local food traders, musicians, artists and makers to get in touch via our website at http://www.streetfoodaffair.co.uk/to explore how we can work together at this and future events.

 

Free Canal Walking & Cycling event by Sustrans – 1st June.

Come and explore the local Stourbridge Canal Arm by taking part in the free Sustrans led walk and bike ride starting at the Bonded Warehouse on Saturday 1st June.

The walk sets off at 11.00am for approximately 2 hours and the bike ride starts at 1.30pm again for about 2 hours.

Sustrans believe that the local canal network offers an excellent place for the community to explore and get in touch with nature whilst being active and staying healthy. You will be able to discover hidden habitats in the local community whilst travelling on part of the areas industrial heritage.

These activities are funded by Transport for West Midlands supported by Active Black County and delivered by Sustrans, with the aim of raising awareness of the improved canal towpaths in the Black Country.

Led rides: Participants are required to bring their own bike. The route will be mostly along canal towpaths, so hybrid/mountain bikes are appropriate. Participants are also advised to bring a mobile phone, water, and weather-appropriate clothing and footwear. Adult participants are responsible for the safety of their own bikes. Children must be accompanied by an adult and are required to wear a helmet at all times, unless parental consent is given in writing. Children’s bikes must be roadworthy and safe. Infants carried on the ride must be able to support their upper body (typically over one year old). Please bring refreshments if you think you will require them on the ride. Participants should declare any medical conditions to the ride leader in advance. Riders with acute conditions may need to provide information in case they require assistance on the ride.

Led walks: Participants are advised to bring a mobile phone, water, and weather-appropriate clothing and footwear. Walkers should declare any medical conditions to the walk leader in advance. Those with acute conditions may need to provide information in case they require assistance on the walk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring refreshments if you think you will require them during the session.

For information on both of the events and to reserve your place, visit the Eventbrite website:

The led walk is here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/explore-the-canal-tickets-60047465586
and the Cycle ride is here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/explore-the-canal-by-bike-tickets-60047644120

If you have any questions regarding the events or for any additional information please contact: Mitchell.robinson@tfwm.org.uk

Macmillan Coffee Morning – 26th September 2019

A Macmillan coffee morning will be held at no 2 Canal Street, the Stourbridge Navigation Trust  Board room, on Thursday 26th September 11.00 am – 12.30 pm. The Boardroom is upstairs in the office block directly opposite the Bonded Warehouse itself.

Everyone is welcome to attend this local contribution to what is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. People all over the UK  host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan who do good work in understanding the support people with cancer need to live their lives as fully as they can. From the moment of diagnosis and whenever we’re most needed,  they there to help people find their best way through. Their  help is totally focused on each individual person, so everyone receives the support that’s best for them.

There will be lots of home-made cakes on offer to enjoy over a cup of coffee.

A  craft group that hire the Boardroom on a weekly basis are hosting it and Heide the Trust Manager will also be helping them provide an enjoyable session in aid of a very worthwhile cause so please pop in if you are passing by and indeed if you want to bake a cake to donate to the event that would be very much appreciated. Free Carparking !