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Hayle Down Your Way February 18 2016



Column for February 18 2016




Hayle U3A has the following programme this week.  Today, Thursday February 18, at 10am there is History and Writing; then at 2pm the Social event "Behind the Scenes at the Chelsea Flower Show and nearby Places of Interest along the river Thames" with Alan and Anne Cox takes place. On Tuesday February 23 at 10am there is Art. All sessions except Writing are held in the Philip Smith annexe to the Hayle Day Care Centre.  The Writing is held in Hayle Library.


Hayle flower club is having its 30th birthday party at the Old Quay House Lelant at 12noon for 12 30pm on Wednesday February 24. The demonstrator for the afternoon is Donna Ayres.


Taxi Tehran.  Thursday February 25 at 7.30pm.

The Thursday film this month is the award-winning joyride of Taxi Tehran. Iranian director Jafar Panahi was banned from film-making in 2010 - this is his third film since then, made in secret and smuggled out. Panahi rigged a taxicab with cameras and drove around picking up fares, striking up conversations, and filming the results. Some of the people may be actors, and others are well-known figures such as a distributor of prohibited Western DVDs, a human rights lawyer. One is Panahi's niece, who is making a film of her own during the ride. It's a cheerfully raised fist of defiance: brave, but also witty and surprisingly uplifting, and saying more about the Iranian people and life in Tehran than the news ever can.

(82 min. Rated 12. Persian, with English subtitles.)

As ever, at the Passmore Edwards Institute, house lights down at 7.30pm and home-baked refreshments after. Tickets at £5/£4 for members, reserve on 01736 752319, or book online at



Riding for the Disabled South West Cornwall Group operates out of Old Mill Stables, Lelant.  They run a 200 Club (the same as a 100 Club only more prizes ...) and welcome more participants.  Ring Stella on 01736 874955.  The winning numbers for the February 2016 draw were £50 no.105, £23 no.51, £16 no.150, £14 no.78 and £12 no.113. Date for the diary: the annual Novelty Dog Show is on June 26 at Old Mill Stables. 


On Friday February 19, Stations of the Cross in St Elwyn's at 7pm. On Sunday February 21, the Second Sunday of Lent, the Parish Eucharist will be celebrated by the Reverend Sharon Clifton at 9.30am. On Tuesday February 23, St Elwyn's Feast is at 7pm. Bishop Tim will be presiding and preaching. Following the Service there will be a shared supper. On Wednesday February 24, Said Eucharist will be celebrated by the Reverend Sharon Chalcraft at 10am. Lent lunches at Phillack Church hall 11.30am to 1pm every Wednesday until Easter.


St Joseph's Church in Hayle is part of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Holy Family. Father Philip celebrated the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday February 13 with readings from Isiah - Corinthians and gospel by Luke.

There will be Mass on Friday February 19 at 10am followed by Stations of the Cross.

Mass on Ash Wednesday will be at 12noon in Hayle.