take pART -- During takepART Week, from Saturday until July 22nd, there will be a concert and two consecutive exhibitions at St Edward's Church. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be an exhibition of graphic art and ceramics by students of John Beddoes School. This will be open to the public from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and from 10am until 5pm on Sunday. On Sunday at 5pm, there will be concert in the church given by Wyre Forest Young Voices. Tickets are now available. For further information contact Mrs Hilary Howcroft on 01547 520080.

The following weekend there will be an exhibition of work by Knucklas Art Group. This will be open to the public between 10am and 5pm on Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21, from 10am to 5pm, and on Sunday, July 22, from 11am to 5pm.

ROTARY CLUB -- Knighton and District Rotary Club continues with a full schedule of activities. At the end of May, Owen Niall from Australia gave an interesting and informative talk on his work as a urologist. Rotarians Brian Morgan, Ernie Gunner and Roy Williams, together with their wives, represented Knighton at Llandrindod Wells Rotary Club's 70th anniversary celebration.

A car boot sale on June 10 raised £70 for the charity fund. The club has donated £200 to the Inner Wheel which will be used for the Chernobyl Children's benefit. Club raffles raised £35 for charity. Retiring President Brian Morgan thanked fellow Rotarians for their support during his term of office. The new president, Rotarian Ernie Gunner, formally took office at the handover ceremony at the Baron of Beef, Bucknell, on July 4.

The Rev. Andrew Pearce will speak on 'The role of a Parish Priest' at the evening meeting on July 18.

BAPTIST CHURCH -- On Sunday, July 15, the Rev. Paul Credle will take Holy Communion at 11am. Mr J. Price and Mr H. Wear will be stewards.

CONCERT -- Wyre Forest Young Voices, a choir of young people aged 11 to 18 from the Kidderminster area, conducted by Mr Geoff Weaver, will be in concert at Knighton Parish Church this Sunday at 5pm. They will be supported by Knighton Church in Wales Primary School Junior Band. Entry is £3 by ticket, or £3.50 on the door. For £5 you can obtain a double ticket which will give you admittance to the next concert at St Edwards, which will be given by the Wye Wind Instrumental Quintet, supported by Wells Clarinet Group on Saturday, August 11, at 7.30pm.

MORRIS MORNING -- Knighton Amnesty International Group is organising the Knighton Morris Morning in The Narrows, the upper part of High Street, this Saturday, the first day of take pART week. From 11am, children aged five to 11 years will make Morris costumes from materials provided, and at 12 noon there will be informal dancing with music provided by Leintwardine musicians. Admission is free. For further information contact Jean Salt on 01547 530497.

PASTELS -- John Rice will demonstrate the use of pastels at the Tower House Gallery, High Street,on Tuesday, July 17, and Thursday, July 19, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. This is a take pART event.

TALK -- Stuart Williamson will give an illustrated talk called 'A Sculptor at Madame Tussaud's' at the Acropolis, 40 Market Street, Knighton, on Friday, July 20, at 7pm. Also at the Acropolis on Sunday, July 22, at 2pm, there will be another chance to delve into Knighton's film archive. These are both take pART events.

WEDNESDAY CLUB -- Knighton and District Wednesday Club met at the social room of St Edward's Close in June. Mrs M. Chapman, Mrs M. Cox and Mrs W. Davies were helpers. Mr R. Price, Mrs B Davies, Mrs G. Moss and Mrs M. Payne won prizes in the raffle.

At a further meeting on July 3, Mrs I. Leeson, Mrs M. Chapman and Mrs W. Davies were helpers, and Mrs M. Payne, Miss V. Pugh, Mrs M. Chapman, Mrs M. Upton, Mr I. Leeson,. Mrs V. Parker-Smith and Mr R. Price won prizes in the raffle.

The outing to Slimbridge on June 13 was much enjoyed by members. There will be an outing to Llandudno, via Llangollen, on Wednesday, July 25, which will leave the Bowling Green Lane Bus Station at 9am. The fare will be £7.50. Telephone 01547 528305 for bookings and further information.

TOWN FORUM -- Councillor Roger Bright was elected chairman of Knighton Town Forum at the recent annual meeting in Knighton Community Centre. Dr Bob Hyde was elected vice-chairman, Sarah Branford secretary and Lesley Wooton treasurer.

AGE CONCERN -- Cool shadowiness in the Sir Francis Edwards Centre (on the site of The Cottage, Bridge Street) on a Monday too hot to enjoy, while George Linaker showed slides of castles, gardens, rivers and bridges in Wales, proved an ideal way for those in later years to laze away too humid a summer day. And better still - the slides were followed by cups of tea and cakes.

All this was the afternoon part of Age Concern Mondays, now in operation from 10.30am to 3.30pm. A whole day, or part of the day -- take your pick. Coffee or tea and a cake costs 50p. Lunch costs more for those who wish to stay. Mornings are usually spent meeting friends, playing games -- Scrabble is a great favourite) cards if any wish to pay whist, or dominoes -- take your pick.

Afternoon can be al fresco of as programmed, an organisers would be pleased to hear from the elderly how they themselves would like to spend the day or half-the-day. A good contact number is the centre itself -- 01547 520494.