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No Finer Life in Ubley

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Tuesday 6th March
Ubley Parish Hall will be alive with the memories of Elizabeth, a Somerset land girl, from 1940 to the present day: ‘No Finer Life’ - a play by The Archer’s Graham Harvey, reflecting our timeless relationship with the land and national identity. Tickets include after show discussion with Graham Harvey.

On the night of Tuesday 6th March, Ubley Parish Hall will be alive with the memories of Elizabeth, a Somerset land girl, from 1940 to the present day. CPRE Avonside will be hosting a performance of ‘No Finer Life’ - a play by The Archer’s Graham Harvey, reflecting our timeless relationship with the land and national identity.

To book tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/no-finer-life-tickets-41185254204 (there is a small admin charge) or call CPRE Avonside on 07854 741130. Tickets cost £12 and all profits go towards supporting the work of CPRE Avonside. Ubley is near Chew Valley lake and is within easy distance of Bristol and Bath.

The Archer’s Graham Harvey, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero and an enduring romance. What inspires a young Somerset land girl to set off in search of a best selling author in the darkest days of war? The production moves between the 1940s and the current day, reflecting that our relationship with the land and issues of national identity, are timeless. The show features new live music performed by award winning composer, Alastair Collingwood, composer of numerous TV and West End scores. Elizabeth is played by Rebecca Bailey, and the show is directed by James Le Lacheur, who has recently spent a year in London’s West End in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The play was last seen locally at Yeo Valley HQ in Blagdon, in 2017. We are delighted to offer the opportunity for more people to see this 4.8/5* performance. We are grateful to Yeo Valley for their support.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK2GrXB8UpI

Unfortunately our local countryside and farmland is under threat from unprecedented levels of house and road building. CPRE Avonside are hosting this play to raise funds to help continue the fight for a beautiful and thriving countryside that can be enjoyed by everyone. We want to make sure that we get the right homes built in the right places and that our transport infrastructure is sustainable. It is vital that we don’t damage the landscape and natural beauty that draws so many people to the West of England to live, work and visit.

Current pressures on our local area include the four West of England Councils’ grand plan (The Joint West of England Spatial Plan) which sets out areas for mass development in North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire over the next 30 years. CPRE want to see an improved approach to house building that prioritises affordable housing on previously developed land, and enables people to live and work in an area without having to commute long distances or be reliant on a car.

Of local concern is further future expansion of Bristol Airport. CPRE Avonside is making the case for minimising the airports sprawling car parks, replaced by well-planned access with good public transport links. Local tranquillity is threated by disturbance from the increasing number of flights; and we are greatly concerned by poorly conceived new road proposals through unspoilt landscapes, which encourage greater use of private cars and further isolate those who cannot, or choose not, to drive.

We will also be supporting the national charity in its efforts to influence the future of farming following the UK’s impending departure from the European Union.

To do all this, we need the support of the people who cherish what makes Avonside special - its landscape, rural character and communities, as well as its thriving cities[i]. So if you are out in Ubley on the 6th March enjoying the true tale of a local resident, know you are also standing up for our countryside, today and for future generations.

Coming to the Bristol and Bath area

Tuesday 6th March 2018, 7.30pm

Ubley Parish Hall, The Street, BS40 6PJ

All profits to CPRE Avonside. Charity no. 1078047

BOOK HERE https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/no-finer-life-tickets-41185254204

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