A quarterly newsletter for Chapel Lawn and the Redlake Valley.

Current and back issues of the Redlake are available from Becky Sherman.

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If you would like to contribute to the Redlake, please email Jeremy with your contribution.  Copy deadline for each issue is 15th of the month of publication i.e. January, April, July and October

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* 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

Chapel Lawn Mailing List  If you would regular updates about events planned for Chapel Lawn please contact Christine Rogers

Live Shows  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

Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 October 2021


A Celebration…


It has been decided that this event should be postponed until 2022

‘On Tuesday evening, the organising committee for this event decided unanimously to postpone it until 2022, the reason being the rise in cases of Covid-19 and associated hospitalisation and deaths set against the fact that much of what was planned was to take place in indoor settings.

Planning for the event began before the Delta variant took off, but the prospect of greater transmission and worsening statistics nationally and locally gave us concerns that our small community could prove vulnerable to a large influx of visitors.’


Bob James (Chairman) 01547 530395  e-mail

Patrick Cosgrove (Secretary)  01547 530347  e-mail

Christine Oakley, 01546 530585  e-mail


Watch this space for posters with how to book, but if you can help in any way, e.g., with publicity, serving teas, car park marshalling etc, do please get in touch.

James Middleton, 01547 530247  e-mail    

Simon Jameson 01547 528546  e-mail  

Sarah Jameson 01547 528546  e-mail

Who to contact:

Owdyado Theatre return with three more surprising stories of the macabre and mysterious in Twisted Tales Vol. 2.

Deep in space the crew of the Fortuna are searching for extra-terrestrial life but the ship is malfunctioning, a strange infection is spreading through the crew and time is running out...

As acclaimed sci-fi author Edward R Matherson lays on his deathbed, a bloody battle of wits is taking place in his kitchen over the secret of the universe...

Jamie's life is in turnaround. He's lost his job, he's desperate for love and his only companion is a malfunctioning Alexa unit. She's supposed to make his life easier. But the question is - who is serving whom?

Inspired by cult series The Twilight Zone and Inside No.9, this series of dark comedies is co-written by Daniel Richards and Charlotte Bister (A View from the Edge) as well as distinguished Cornish writers Brett Harvey (Brown Willy, Weekend Retreat) and Jon Welch (Spillikin). Get ready for an anarchic night of hilariously dark theatre! Suitable 14+

Saturday 16 October

 Owdyado Theatre with Twisted Tales Vol. 2

Village Hall 8.00 pm     

Tickets: Adults £12  Booking essential 07964 710983

Saturday 18 December

Box of Frogs Improv Comedy

Village Hall 8.00 pm

Tickets: Adults £12  Booking essential 07964 710983

Box of Frogs is Birmingham's premier improvisation group.

They perform high-octane improvised comedy fun based entirely on your suggestions!

And in 2022:

12 March 2022 8.00 pm  Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure Adults £12; Children £6

Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure is a riotous improvised spoof chock full of innuendo and lashings of puns, all in the style of the Nation’s favourite author, Enid Blyton.

Thursday 30 September

‘El Huevo Ultimo’

A Mexican Food at the Redlake Valley Village Hall.

7.00 pm

Burritos, Nachos & Oaxacan Mole

Suggested donations £6-7/dish

Please contact Faith Limbrick for booking.

Coronavirus,the Village Hall, Arts Alive and Flicks in the Sticks

JULY 2021

The Village Hall is fully open again and events are being planned for the community. We are taking bookings if anyone wishes to hire the hall. Although restrictions have been lifted we recommend that hall hirers continue to take sensible precautions to prevent the spread of Covid 19, especially taking responsibility for limiting numbers to avoid overcrowding.


Flicks in the Sticks

We plan to resume screenings in the Autumn and will be in touch with regulars before then to decide on the films.

Friday 1 October

Harvest Supper

7.00 pm

Harvest Service in the Church followed by Harvest Supper

Also in the Village Hall

Art Classes every Wednesday 10-12 am

Contact Gretchen Ind


WI Tuesday 10 August 7 pm and every 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Contact Christine Rogers if you would like to come and try out a meeting or find out more.

01547 530258  e-mail

Use the Website

If you would like me to put your Chapel Lawn event on the What’s On page, feature an article or news item on the News Page or have a dedicated page for your organisation or group, please email me with the information.

Either send text in the body of an email or as a word document and pictures in the largest format your email can manage.

I cannot use PDF’s except as a link for viewers to download and print their own posters or leaflets.

Thank you,

Becky Sherman

I run this website voluntarily, so if there is a delay, please forgive me or if I seem to have forgotten, please remind me!

Saturday 25 September

Macmillan Coffee Morning

10.30 am to 12.30 pm in the Village Hall

£1 entry includes coffee, tea and biscuits


Cakes and local produce


Bric-a-brac and books

Plus a raffle

Donations of items to sell on the stalls and raffle prizes would be very much appreciated.  Items can be left at the village hall Fri 24 Sept, 3.00 pm or Sat 25 Sept 9.30 am

“Every penny raised helps us be right there for people living with cancer”

For more information contact Karen Limbrick 01547 530002 or Di Cosgrove 01547 530347

Coming Up…


Thursday 7 October          ‘Wetland Wander’

This will be with Alison Jones, the Advisor for Farming in Protected Landscapes with Shropshire Hills AONB. It will be from 10.00 to about 12.00 am at Stags Head, New Invention, SY7 0BS where Sarah & Simon Jameson bought a field next to their house at auction in September 2018. Since then they have been managing the land for biodiversity, including the creation of a strip of wetland by deculverting a large land drain, planting trees and enhancing the hay meadow for wildflowers. The wetland project was funded via the Shropshire Hills AONB with the Woodland Trust and Environment Agency. They have planted nearly 1000 trees with help from the AONB and Woodland Trust. One of the ponds was enlarged via the Shropshire Wildlife Trust Shropshire Ponds project. There is more information here: We Bought a Field  

To book a place phone Sarah Jameson on 01547 528546 or email. There is a small charge of £3 to offset publicity and other associated costs.

Wild Food Foraging Walk on Friday 8 October

This will be run by Rob Rowe, a well-known south Shropshire naturalist who has now run quite a few foraging and plant hunting days, searching for edible and medicinal species. This combines Rob’s botanical skills with his love of names and story and is a good way of engaging people and drawing them in to the natural world on our doorstep. Rob has lived and botanised in South Shropshire for 40 years and during that time has conducted plant surveys for many organisations including the Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Natural England, the National Trust, the Woodland Trust, Caring for Gods Acre, and local Community Wildlife Groups. He has also helped set up the Marches Meadow Group and the Middle Marches Community Land Trust and is currently helping with a hedge project with CPRE Shropshire, the Countryside Charity who are also supporting this event. Walkers will be searching the hedgerows for seasonal edibles and stopping en route for a hedge-laying demonstration. The starting point is the Chapel Lawn Village hall car park, SY7 0BW, at 10.00 am. Appropriate clothing and footwear for the time of year is required. Again, there is a small charge of £3 to offset publicity and other associated costs. If you would like to attend, please phone Patrick Cosgrove on 01547-530347/07757-559409 or email

Apple-pressing on Saturday 9 October.

This will be with the Kemp Valley Apple Group and will be outside Chapel Lawn Village hall, SY7 0BW,  from 11.00 am until about 4.30 pm. Apples can be juiced and also pasteurized which means that the juice will last for 12 months or more. As well as your apples (and pears can be mixed in), you will need to bring along clean bottles and plastic containers. Plastic containers of any size are suitable for immediate consumption or for freezing juice.  75 cl wine bottles with screw lids are necessary for pasteurising. Pressing – 50p/litre. Pasteurising 40p/bottle. This is astonishing value compared with shop prices. In order to avoid having to wait too long when you arrive, please book in advance with Sara Randall on 01588 680096 or email. Payment will be by cash on the day.