New tech for the Hall

The new village hall audio/video system with fixed ceiling projector, wall mounted speakers and integrated hearing loop with dvd system, together with microphone, hdmi and iPod capability has now been installed in a floor mounted cabinet.

The hearing loop sound system has been tried, tested and approved by members of the community with hearing devices.

So please join us for our next village hall film night on Saturday 9th November @ 7pm

Coming Soon

The Parish Council meet at 7:00pm on 4 November.  The agenda has been posted under the “organisations” menu on this page.

On the evening of 9 November we have the first film night of the month. The showing is of the classic Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. The film combines drama, humour and pathos and the lead actors, who include Jessica Tandy and Cathy Bates, carry it off beautifully and it was nominated for two Oscars and acclaimed by public and critics alike.

It tells the story of a Depression-era friendship between two women, Ruth and Idgie, and a 1980s friendship between Evelyn, a middle-aged housewife, and Ninny, an elderly woman. The centerpiece and parallel story concerns the murder of Ruth’s abusive husband, Frank, and the accusations that follow.

 As usual doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start to the film.

Lunch Bunch

The students of Avalon School aka The Lunch Bunch will be returning to provide lunch to anyone who can get along between 12 and 2:00pm on November 14. They always do some fab food so do please come along and support these lovely young folk. 

The HUB Cafe and Christmas Craft Market opens its doors on 23 November at 10:30am and continues, offering great brunch and lunch options, until 1:00pm.  Always a lovely way to meet up with friends and neighbours.

The second film of the month is Wild Rose. Doors open at 7:00pm on 23 November with the film starting at 7:30pm. The bar will be open with hotdogs; snacks including ice cream, popcorn and crisps; tea and coffee also available. This film has a 15 rating.

WILD ROSE tells the complicated story of Rose-Lynn, a woman on a quest to become a country music star, while also grappling with the responsibilities of being recently released from prison and a young mother of two children.

The celebrated songwriter Harlan Howard famously defined country music as “three chords and the truth”. Screenwriter Nicole Taylor takes this punchy mantra and tattoos it on the arm of her heroine, an ex-con single mum, living in Glasgow but dreaming of Nashville. “I should have been born in America,” insists the indomitable Rose-Lynn, as she cuts an unruly swath through pubs, clubs and prison bars, reminding us that “Johnny Cash was a convicted criminal”. But beyond such bravado, it’s the power of music to pierce the heart that is the focus of this uplifting, bittersweet film, painting a picture of hardscrabble lives lent lyrical voice by the magic of country. {Mark Kermode}

Starring Jesse Buckley and supported by Julie Walters and Sophie Okonedo with sterling musical contributions from Allie Bain, Phil Cunningham and  Neill McColl. Look out for the cameo appearance of Bob Harris.

On Sunday, 24 November the Sedge Moors Twinning Association are holding an afternoon Tea Dance from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in the village hall. A light tea will be served and tickets will be available from Roger and Jan Harding on 723037. Price £6 to include light refreshments. Get your tickets by 20 November please.

The AGM of the Village Hall Committee will be held on 25 November at 7:00pm in the Village Hall. All are very welcome to attend. (HIIT) will begin earlier to allow for this meeting)

The November Church Coffee Morning will be held on the 30th and will be held in the Village Hall as there will be a range of local artists and crafts folk who will be exhibiting their wares in order that you can do a bit of early Christmas shopping. Doors open at 10am and stay open until midday. All are very welcome to drop in for a cuppa, a biscuit or a nice slice of homemade cake. 

The church are also holding a Quiz Evening on the evening of 30 November. Village Hall doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start. £8 for each team of 4 (max). Mince pies and light refreshments and hot drinks will be available/ Bring your own drink and glasses.  Tickets from Tina (723606) or Ruth (722914)

YOGA Dates for November are: Tuesdays (7:00pm to 8:30pm): 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. Fridays (9:00am-10:30am): 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29thChristmas

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