Coming soon in Rugby: poetry competition, support for EU workers, climate lecture, countryside walks - The Rugby Observer

Coming soon in Rugby: poetry competition, support for EU workers, climate lecture, countryside walks

Rugby Editorial 8th Nov, 2019   0

THE LOCAL final of the National Schools Poetry Competition 4 Peace (NSPC4Peace) takes place on Saturday (November 9) at the Benn Hall.

NSPC4Peace 2019, with the support of local charity Benn Partnership Centre (BPC), has invited budding Rugby poets aged seven to 16 to compose a poem on the theme of peace.

All participants will attend the local final, hosted by Israeli singer-songwriter and competition founder Tally Koran.

She will choose three poems to go through to the national final in London. The overall winner will see their poem put to music and sung by Tally.

The event is open to all. Entry is free for under-17s, or £5 per adult.

Visit for more information on the competition. Call Gita Natarajan at the BPC on 01788 553033 for more information about the local final.

Visit for tickets.

EU WORKERS are being offered help to register to stay in the UK after it leaves the EU.

The Benn Partnership Centre (BPC) in Railway Terrace is offering digital support so EU workers and their families can register with the EU Settled Status Scheme.

The scheme requires EU workers to register to continue living in the UK beyond June 30, 2021.

The BPC is offering help to those without the access, skills or confidence to complete the online application form.

Computers are also available for those who can complete the process on their own.

Call ‘We Are Digital’ on 03333 445 675 to book an appointment at the BPC.

Visit for more information on the EU Settled Status Scheme.

THE CLIMATE emergency and poverty will be the subjects of The Rugby Interfaith Forum’s annual public lecture, which takes place on Tuesday (November 12).

The lecture, titled Our Common Home, will be delivered by Christine Allen, Director of the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD).

It takes place at Rugby School’s Collingwood Centre in Oak Street from 6.30-9.00pm.

Tickets cost £7.50, including a vegetarian soup, dessert and hot drinks.

Tickets must be reserved in advance. Email [email protected] to reserve.

THE RUGBY Ramblers group is organising a six-mile walk around Flecknoe on Saturday (November 9). Meet just before 9am in the car park of The Orchard Centre, Lower Hillmorton Road. Contact Kay or Richard on 07811 543880 for more information.

On Sunday (November 10) walks around Ufton are planned with a choice of 10-mile or 14-mile routes. Meet in Barby Road, opposite the Temple Speech Room, just before 8.30am and bring a packed lunch. Contact Stewart on 01788 891740 (14 miles) or Rodney on 07785 393598 (10 miles) for more information.

A four-mile walk around Hunningham is planned for Wednesday (November 13). Meet in Sainsbury’s car park near the recycling area just before 10am. Contact Chris on 01788 574299 for more information.

Further walks at Badby, Crick and a battlefield tour at Ratley are planned for the rest of November. Visit for more information.

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