Jubilee Weekend Events June 2-5 2022

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Here is the list of Dallington events taking place over the Jubilee Weekend.  These can also be found on the main Jubilee 2022 page for reference.   Any updates will  be posted here  (you can also sign up for email alerts for all village news items and announcements) .

Thursday 2 June Platinum Jubilee Beacons 7.30-10.00pm Dallington Recreation Ground

photo of field with tree, table and sugar loaf folly in background

This is is the first community event of the national four-day Jubilee Weekend. All local residents are invited to join the opening of festivities with a special evening event at the  Dallington Recreation Ground from 7.30pm to share a barbecue.


Dallington beacon burning

Then, along with hundreds of beacons around the country, the Dallington Beacon will be lit at 9.45pm.(You can find out more about the national beacon events at https://www.queensjubileebeacons.com/ )

Saturday 4th June “Dallington Celebrates”  10 am  – 4pm
Dallington Old School Village Hall 

On Saturday 4 June, Dallington Old School Village Hall will host an exhibition “Dallington Celebrates” alongside the monthly community Library Café which will be open until 4pm on this day.    Come and see a display of historic photographs and souvenirs from village events over the past seventy years, share your own stories and memories and enjoy delicious home made  cakes. Refreshments will be served throughout the day. Please get in touch if you have any photographs to share, particularly from previous Jubilee events.

We will also be inviting visitors to view the newly refurbished Billiards Room, take part in a fun competition (“How many snooker balls can you pot in 5 minutes?”) and find out how to book the room to play with your friends.

Sunday 5th June St Giles Church 11am
Jubilee Thanksgiving Service and Songs of Praise

Photo of Dallington Church TowerCongregation-led Service of Thanksgiving and Songs of Praise, followed by celebratory refreshments


Sunday 5th June 3-6pm Picnic  Fun & Games
Dallington Recreation Ground

photo of field with tree, table and sugar loaf folly in backgroundA village celebration and get together –  everyone is welcome. Bring your own picnic and share the fun with friends and family. There will be games and we hope a village photograph of all present via a drone – a wonderful opportunity to record more memories of the people living here today.

The last time we had an all village photograph was during the Millennium Celebrations (a copy of this will be included in the display hall display on Saturday





Village Hall Events February 2022

Apologies for late posting for this month’s events in the hall, and a particular reminder for tomorrow’s Saturday morning library cafe – don’t miss the bacon sandwiches!

  • Saturday 5th February (& first Saturday of every month) Library Cafe 10-12
  • Monday 7th February and every Monday
      • Art Club 10-12
      • Library Cafe 2-4pm
  • Every Friday: Chair Yoga 11-12 (email charlotte@living-yoga.co.uk if you are interesting in joining the next series of sessions )
  • Friday 25th February Quiz Night 7.00 for a 7.30 start. Tickets £5 per head (on the door or book in advance) to include light buffet refreshments. Please bring your own drinks.
    To book tickets in advance or for further information contact Bobbie Steel or Jane Messer (07766434847)

Sunday February 6th Celebration Platinum Jubilee

(Posted on behalf of Bobbie Steel)

Celebration of the 70 years of the reign of Her Majesty the Queen.

This coming Sunday, February 6th at 11am there will be a service in St. Giles Church to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of our Queen.
There will be no member of the clergy present, members of the congregation will contribute readings and reminiscences
After the service there will be celebratory refreshments.
Do come and take part on this very special day.

Village Hall Events January 2022

Here is the provisional list of Village Hall events in January – though this may be subject to change if the government announces further Covid restrictions. Please look out for further announcements

Please also note that due to Bank Holidays some of our regular activities will start in the second week of the month.

Saturday 8th December (& first Saturday of every month) Library Cafe 10-12

Monday 10th January and every Monday
Art Club 10-12
Library Cafe 2-4pm

Every Friday Chair Yoga 11-12
(email charlotte@living-yoga.co.uk if you are interesting in joining in January )

Thursday 27th Dallington Old School AGM 7.00 pm All residents welcome

Brightling Cafe this weekend

(Posted on behalf of Katrina Blench)
Saturday 27 November 10am-12 noon
Brightling Village Hall

This the last Brightling Cafe of the year. Expect a seasonal flavour with stalls run by local artists and makers offering paintings and cards, pom-poms, gift tags and paper crafts and woven willow bird feeders and wreaths for those special gifts you have been looking for.

There is an advent calendar for one lucky person, help yourself to a secret Santa book and you can make a paper snowflake to take home. There will be mulled apple juice and mince pies with the usual coffee and tea to enjoy.

Judy from Asselton Cakes and Preserves will be selling her homemade cakes, quiches, marmalades and special treats and you can order your Christmas goodies from her too.

It’s not too late to book a table to sell your wares contact katrinablench@hotmail.com


Dallington Village Hall Events December 2021

Events in Dallington Old School Village Hall

  • Every Monday up to & including 20th December
    • Art Club 10-12
    • Library Cafe 2-4pm (in addition to the usual tea and books, Christmas cards designed by the Art Club will be on sale every week)
  • Every Friday up to & including  17th December
    Chair Yoga 11-12 (email charlotte@living-yoga.co.uk )
  • Saturday 4th December (first Saturday of every month)
    Library Cafe 10-12
  • Thursday 9th December 2-4 pm
    Come and make a Christmas Wreath with Frances Gorringe & Pauline Ridley. Materials will be provided, but please bring any decorations you would like to include. £5 per head – proceeds to village hall.
  • Thursday 16th December  12-4pm
    Village Hall Christmas Lunch

    • Soup and French bread
    • Cold meats and quiche with jacket potatoes and salad
    • Selection of desserts
    • Cheese and biscuits
    • Tea and mints
    • Drinks included
      Cost £5 per person Tickets available from Karen Gillingham 01435831563 or Pauline Ridley at the Library Cafe

Winter Solstice Celebration 21st December 2021

The Dallington Winter Solstice Celebration is back!

It will take place on Dallington beacon burning
Tuesday 21st December
at The Sugar Loaf Field (Dallington Recreation Ground) from 7pm for lighting the beacon at 7.30pm.

Refreshments will be provided, including jacket potatoes, mince pies, soft drinks and mulled wine.

For anyone concerned about going into crowded spaces, please be reassured that we will be outside as much as possible. We hope the weather will be kind – but the beacon will be lit whatever the weather!


Village Hall Events November 2021

(Using a different format for listings as the table used for the last two months doesn’t display correctly in email alerts)

We now have a Village Hall Bookings Calendar at https://dallington.org.uk/village-hall/village-hall-booking/  where you can see forthcoming events. Here’s a summary:

  • Monday 1st November and every Monday:
    Art Club 10-12 and Library Cafe 2-4pm
  • Friday 5th November and every Friday
    Chair Yoga 11-12 (limited places please email charlotte@living-yoga.co.uk or call 07367 757124)
  • Saturday 6th November (and first Saturday of every month)
    Library Cafe 10-12
  • Tuesday 16th November Parish Council 7.30pm
  • Thursday 18th November Villagers Group 2-4pm

Brightling Cafe this Saturday

We’ve been asked to pass on this notice about the Brightling Cafe on Saturday 30 October 10am-12 noon, at Brightling Village Hall.
Judy from Asselton Cakes & Preserves will be selling her homemade cakes, quiches and marmalades. Treat yourself to coffee or perhaps a Halloween hot chocolate with marshmallows and a slice of cake, then try your hand at pumpkin bowling. Bring a pumpkin or borrow one of ours … there will be wine for the winner.
And for children some biscuit decorating – make them really scary then eat them!

If you have any surplus produce for the MAD (Made And Donated) community table or have anything you want to sell bring it along on the morning – no charge to sell (no cakes please – Judy’s sells those).