(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 email@example.com 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
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 ||4th||10-12||Library Cafe
|Monday ||6th||2-4 ||Library Cafe
|Thursday ||9th||2-4||Villagers Group
|Friday ||10th||11-12||Chair Yoga
New weekly beginners course, starts 10th September More details
|Friday ||17th||7-9 ||QUIZ NIGHT 7pm start
Entry £5 to include refreshments (bring your own wine)
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.
“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.
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!”