FOR a magical hour on Tuesday, members of the Garden and Nature Club were transported from cold and wet West Malvern to the plains of the Serengeti and the wonder of the Ngoro Ngoro crater in Tanzania through the amazing photographs of former safari guide, Mike Wilkes.

From a close-up of a tortoise drinking to hippo sumo-wrestling, from a portrait of a buffalo after his mud bath to a lizard crunching an outsize grasshopper, his pictures – and the amusing tales that went with them – kept the audience in wonderment and laughter.

Free the Music is the intriguing title of a journey into the freedom and joy of singing to be presented in St James’ Church on Saturday, February 8, at 7.30pm. Well known from their previous visits to the village, Colla Voce is a Worcester-based vocal group. Tickets £5 on the door or phone 567328.

For anyone who had been planning to go to the cricket club quiz at the Brewers Arms this has now been postponed until next Saturday, February 1. Enquiries to Sue at the Brewers on 01684 568147.