Village Hall

Ashwellthorpe Village Hall is available for private bookings
including Wedding Receptions

Following a successful Wedding Reception in July 2010 when the bridal party were very happy with the Hall and its facilities, the Village Hall Committee have agreed to offer the Hall for similar events at a flat rate of £100 for the day (if drinks are on sale, you will have to get a Special Events Licence from South Norfolk District Council)

To make a booking or for any other details, contact the Caretaker: Jacque Ives on 01508 481710

ASHWELTHORPE VILLAGE HALL EVENTS DATES – JANUARY to APRIL 2017

Some early dates for your new 2017 diaries:

SATURDAY 21 JANUARY 2017

QUIZ  ‘n’ CHIPS EVENING – 7.00 p.m. for prompt 7.30 p.m. start- Box Office  01508 489464 (more details later)

 

FRIDAY 27 JANUARY 2017

BINGO – Eyes Down at 7.30 p.m.

 

FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2017

“I, Daniel Blake” – 7.30 p.m. – Box Office 01508 489619

Courtesy of Village Screen and Creative Arts East, the Village Hall is showing the new Ken Loach (screenplay Paul Laverty) film, with Dave Johns, Hayley Squires and Sharon Percy. Certificate 15. Duration 1hr. 40 mins.

 

FRIDAY 31 MARCH 2017

“Deep Water Horizon” – 7.30 p.m. – Box Office 01508 489432

Courtesy of Village Screen and Creative Arts East, the Village Hall will be showing this dramatisation of the April 2010 disaster when the offshore oil drilling rig exploded and created the worst oil spill in US history. With Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell, the film has a PG 13 certificate. Duration 1hr. 47 mins.

 

FRIDAY 28 APRIL 2017

“A United Kingdom” – 7.30 p.m. –  Box Office 01508 481712

Courtesy of Village Screen and Creative Arts East, the Village Hall will be showing this true story of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana and his love for and marriage to a white English woman in the late 1940s. Starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, the film is directed by Amma Asante (screenplay Guy Hibbert) and has a PG 13 certificate. Duration 1hr. 51 mins.

 

VILLAGE SCREN & CREATIVE ARTS FILM NIGHT at ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL

ANOTHER DON’T FORGET! – FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 

As advertised already, the film is “Florence Foster Jenkins” starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant and fuller details about the film can be seen on the Events Calendar. The show starts at 7.30 p.m and tickets £4.00 in advance  are available from Box Office 01508 481712

AUGUST 2016 QUIZ ‘N’ CHIPS REPORT

Another packed Village Hall of hopeful quizzers gathered for this annual August quiz evening with questions put together and marked by Ray and Susan Jenkins – 14 tables each with a maximum of 6 quizzers. A lot of hard work was put in by Ray to put together the varied rounds of questions – this year there were themes to each round, varying from families, always the bridesmaid i.e. second, tv programmes and   geography, to two picture rounds with an extra anagram-type feature, and a music round. Added to all these was a nerve-racking “Wipe Out” round of ten questions scoring 4 points for each correct answer which, if just one question was wrong, led to the loss of all the points scored in that round! Most of the fourteen teams took extreme care to answer only the questions to which they “positively” knew the correct answer so as not to incur the penalty. But, I believe every team got the very first question wrong – which river is USA’s longest?;  “positively” putting down the answer Mississippi, when the correct answer is Missouri* – and, therefore, all teams got zero points.

Sue had her work cut out with the marking and verification of all the teams’ efforts and provided the results in reverse order (and I apologise if I have misheard the names and they are slightly wrong): 14 – Hector’s Harem; 11 – Second Family, Hens and Sheep, Hopeful Quizzers; 10 – Six of the Best; 8  Terry’s Boys, The Crabbies; 6  They Haven’t a Clue; 5  – Packer’s Thinkers; 4 – Gee Gees; 3 – Absolute Beginners; 2 – Up Dawson’s Creek; with the winners being The Generation Gap on 161 points (Carole and Richard Bradford, Louise Chadbon , Gavin Robbie, Gordon and Jennifer Robbie). A case of six bottles of wine was the prize for the winners.

Nick de Spon was the MC on the night, but Margaret Neilson was the ticket organiser/seller and collector of the fish and chips etc. which were all hot and very tasty. A raffle was held which raised £117 and a tankard collection organised by Ray for his 2016 Charity – Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspapers – raised £118.68p. A big thank-you to Ray and Sue for their splendid quiz and for the fun, good spirit and enjoyment it gave all the quizzers. There’ll be another one in January 2017.

*The Missouri is 2,341 miles in length and the Mississippi 2,320 miles.

 

QUIZ ‘N’ CHIPS NIGHT at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall

ATTENTION ALL QUIZZERS!

At the time of going to press, there are still about two quiz tables  (maximum of six people each table) for the Quiz ‘n’ Chips Night at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall on Saturday 13 August 2016. Doors open at 7.00 p.m. for Eyes Down at 7.30 p.m. prompt. Tickets are £8.00 each including the fish or sausage or vege burger and chips and must be booked in advance so that the correct food can be ordered. Please contact Box Office on 01508 481712 as soon as possible if you want to take part.

AUTUMN SEASON FILMS at ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL

Dates for your Diary

The films to be shown in the Autumn Season Village Screen in conjunction with Creative Arts East, at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall are:

FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2016     “Florence Foster Jenkins” starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant

FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER 2016           “Leaning to Drive” starring Patricia Clarkson and Sir Ben Kingsley

FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2016       “The Man who Knew Infinity” starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons

Synopses of these films can be seen on the Leisure > Events Calendar Page

All will have a 7.30 p.m. start and tickets will be available nearer the time

ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL and the EDP COMMUNITY CHEST FUND

DON’T FORGET TO SAVE THE COMMUNITY CHEST FUND VOUCHERS FROM THE EASTERN DAILY PRESS NEWSPAPER DURING THE WHOLE MONTH OF MAY 2016 

DETAILS ON COMMUNITY INFORMATION > FUND-RAISING PAGE

COMMUNITY CHEST BID FOR FUNDING by ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL

You may remember the appeal made in January 2016 by the Ashwellthorpe Village Hall Committee for Community Chest tokens to be collected from the Eastern Daily Press newspaper scheme in the hope of gaining a grant towards the purchase of new chairs for the Village Hall. Unfortunately this bid was unsuccessful but with 2000 tokens collected by villagers and friends, it is good to hear from Carol Bushell, Chair of the Committee, that the spare tokens from this bid were passed to two local playgroups giving them enough to make their applications – both were successful and each was awarded £200 towards their projects.

The Village Hall is now going to make another application for funding for the chairs and, therefore,

during MAY 2016 can you help by once again collecting these Community Chest tokens. The Chest box will be in the Village Hall or tokens can be posted through Carol’s letterbox at 117 The Street, Ashwellthorpe. 

Many Thanks.

DAVE ELLIS and BOO HOWARD GIG at ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL

SATURDAY 16 APRIL 2016 – DOORS OPEN 7.00 P.M. for 7.30 P.M. START

DON’T FORGET – This week is the last chance to book your tickets in advance, at the cheaper price of £8, for the Dave Ellis and Boo Howard Gig at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall on Saturday 16 April. These advance tickets are available from Brian on 01508 489464 or from Jarrold and Sons Ltd. in Wymondham. Tickets will be £9.00 on the door if all not previously sold.

GIG at ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL – SATURDAY 16 APRIL 2016

SATURDAY 16 APRIL 2016 – BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW

DAVE ELLIS and BOO HOWARD will be performing at the Village Hall from 7.30 p.m. on Saturday 16 April 2016 together with a support group “Gameplan”. Doors open at 7.00 p.m. and tickets are available now from Brian at Box Office 01508 489464 or from Jarrolds in Wymondham at a cost of £8.00 in advance, but £9.00 on the door on the night.

YOGA at ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL

This Yoga group, run by Pauline, has been running for some time now, but there are a few places if you want to exercise in this way. Every Tuesday evening during school term time from 6.00 to 7.15 p.m. at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall. Cost £6.00 per class. Contact Pauline on 07902079862 or wildfish1@btinternet.com

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