A quarterly newsletter for Chapel Lawn and the Redlake Valley.

Copy deadline for each issue is 15th of the month of pubication i.e. January, April, July and October

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Many thanks for your support to ensure that St Mary’s Church continues to flourish, and we look forward to seeing you at future fundraising and church events.


Winter 2020

Dates for your Diary

More information will be provided as it becomes available

29 March 2020

Flicks in the Sticks - Official Secrets

18 April 2020  2:30 pm

Matinee Flicks in the Sticks - Shaun the Sheep


* All films start at 7.30pm and cost £4.50 (children £3.50)  Tickets are available on the door.  Refreshments, including beer, wine, ice creams, popcorn and snacks are available at every film.

Flicks in the Sticks  For more information about ‘Arts Alive’ and ‘Flicks in the Sticks’ and for up-coming events in the area click here

For information about, or suggestions for live shows in Chapel Lawn please contact

Marion Cox on 07964 710983

For access needs, more details about the films or requests for particular films in the future e-mail

Christine Rogers or phone her on 01547 530258

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1 January 08

Coronavirus and the Village Hall

Arts alive and Flicks in the Sticks events have been cancelled until further notice.  We apologise for this eventuality, but the health of our community comes first.

STATEMENT from Arts Alive/Flick in the Sticks

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The Trustees of Arts Alive have been monitoring the situation of the global pandemic of coronavirus (Covid-19) and closely listening to the Government’s advice. We are conscious that our live events and Flicks in the Sticks screenings attract an audience demographic that is being viewed as a vulnerable group at this time. We therefore feel that we have a responsibility as an organisation to do everything we can to keep our staff, network of promoters and audiences as safe as possible. With community at the heart of our work, their safety and wellbeing is of the upmost importance.

It is with great sadness then that we have made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone all Arts Alive and Flicks in the Sticks events for the rest of the season until end of August 2020.

We will use this time to plan our autumn season in the hope that the current situation is under control by then.

This is a very difficult time for everyone, and the arts sector will certainly feel the impact in the coming weeks and months. We hope to have your support for our community events in the autumn. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.

Ian Kerry

Executive Director

Arts Alive and Flicks in the Sticks.

Saturday 28th March

Flicks in the Sticks*

7.30 pm Village Hall

Official Secrets

15 | 1h 52min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Director: Gavin Hood

Writers: Gregory Bernstein (screenplay), Sara Bernstein (screenplay)

Stars: MyAnna Buring, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode

Official Secrets poster CANCELLED

Saturday 18th April

Flicks in the Sticks*

7.30 pm Village Hall

Shaun the Sheep - Farmageddon

U | 1h 26min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When an alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep goes on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organization can capture her.

Directors: Will Becher, Richard Phelan

Writers: Jon Brown, Mark Burton (story by)

Stars: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Chris Morrell

Shaun the Sheep poster CANCELLED

Saturday 16th May


Box of Frogs is Birmingham’s Premier Improv group.  It was founded, and is run by, Jon Trevor.

Expect the unexpected as quick-witted players conjure up hilarious spontaneous songs, sketches and scenes on the spur of the moment. Performing entirely without a script, half-a-dozen players and a musician will create a night of “Whose Line Is It Anyway” type comedy, with improvised songs, stories and silliness

Tickets Adults £10 (over 16’s only), Tel 07964 710983, or

Arts Alive Live Comedy