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
    Menu:

    • 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

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

Chair Yoga – book your space

(Posted on behalf of Charlotte Ridley)

Our first Chair Yoga session last Friday was a great success, and the class was almost full.  If you are hoping to come along to future sessions, please note that the maximum capacity for this class is 10 people, so priority will go to those who have pre-booked. Any remaining spaces will work on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment please contact Charlotte to book your space – email: charlotte@living-yoga.co.uk or text 07367 757124

More details about the class at https://www.living-yoga.co.uk/classes

Village Hall News update & September 2021 Events

As most of you know, we were finally able to reopen the hall towards the end of July after prolonged closure due to Covid.  Our regular weekly activities – art club and the library café – have resumed and it’s been a joy to see old friends meeting up for the first time in over a year. The monthly Villagers group normally takes place on a Thursday afternoon, but this month hosted an entertaining evening talk open to all, about Vivien Drake, a former Dallington resident with theatrical connections. Another well attended talk took place in August on the wartime history of Dallington Forest and other woodlands, and as you can see we have a full programme lined up for September.

Events in September
(Please note no Art Club or Library Café on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August)

Saturday 4th10-12Library Cafe
Monday
6th10-12
Art Club
Monday 6th2-4 Library Cafe
Thursday 9th2-4Villagers Group
Games afternoon
Friday 10th11-12Chair Yoga
New weekly beginners course, starts 10th September More details
at https://www.living-yoga.co.uk/classes 
Monday13th10-12Art Club
Monday13th2-4Library Cafe
Friday17th11-12Chair Yoga
Friday 17th7-9 QUIZ NIGHT 7pm start
Entry £5 to include refreshments (bring your own wine)
Monday20th10-12Art Club
Monday20th2-4Library Cafe
Friday24th11-12Chair Yoga
Monday27th10-12Art Club
Monday27th2-4Library Cafe

Please note that we are retaining some precautions to keep the hall ‘covid safe’,  including provision of hand sanitiser, extra ventilation and limiting numbers for each event.

In order to encourage more people to come forward with new ideas, the Management Committee have agreed to use some grant money to enable us to waive hall hire fees until the end of the year for groups or one-off events that are of potential interest and benefit to the community as a whole. Please get in touch with the booking secretary Karen Gillingham  on 01435 831563 if you are interested in booking the hall.

Talk Thursday 19th August 2021

“Dallington, Vivien Drake and some of the stars of yesteryear”

Thursday 19th August at 7.00 pm in Dallington Old School Village Hall

Laura Vakil and Tim Lord will be sharing memories, music and stories of Dallington in the postwar years.  Laura’s grandmother Vivien Drake, who lived at Pantons in The Street following a career on the London stage, had numerous theatrical visitors and was an active member of the Dallington Amateur Dramatic Society.  Free entry.  Refreshments available. Everyone welcome.

Art Club starts again Monday 26th July

photo of art club
During school holidays, accompanied children are welcome to join in too.

Happy to report that the Art Club will  re-open this week, having been closed for over a year due to Covid restrictions.

We meet on Monday mornings (10-12) in the Old School village hall in The Street. We are a sociable and informal group with very varied levels of  experience, ability and confidence. So whether you are a complete beginner or want to develop your existing skills, do come along.

Tutorial advice and feedback is available if you want it but everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace and to try out different materials and techniques. If you already have your own projects, you are welcome to work on these individually while enjoying the friendly company.

To find out more, please just come along on a Monday morning or contact Pauline Ridley on 01435 830152 or email p.ridley@brighton.ac.uk

Sunday Bell Ringing

(Posted on behalf of Diana Day) The bell ringers met up last week to see if there was support for some ringing to begin again at St Giles Church, Dallington. I’m pleased to say that we rang on Sunday and hope to ring again in two weeks time. This follows the pattern set before, of ringing for 2nd and 4th Sundays. Practices are not possible at present and will not resume until the Autumn at the earliest. One of the ropes broke and the bell has set itself, so this has to be tipped over, safely. This will probably be done on Wednesday, you will just hear the bell ringing until it stops by itself when fully down. Diana Day

Village Hall re-opening soon!

We are finally reopening! After many months of waiting for national restrictions to be lifted,  we can finally announce (fingers crossed) that Dallington Old School Village Hall will re-open for bookings from  Monday July 19th. (All booking enquiries to Karen Gillingham on 01435 831563.) Continue reading “Village Hall re-opening soon!”