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Village Hall report – 20 September 2020

logo with ext and door Jan 2019Events are gradually returning to the Hall although it may be many months before it can be ‘business as usual’.

Monday evening Pilates classes have returned successfully and local organisations are once again holding their meetings in the Hall.

All events operate under the Hall’s Covid-secure guidelines.  Socialising is controlled by adherence to social distancing and the wearing of facemasks, except when exercising, eating or drinking.

The new ‘rule of six’ has caused general public confusion, but for community buildings such as ours, it only limits the number of people attending in a single bubble; it does not affect the total Covid-secure numbers taking part in an event.  These are currently:  18 people seated banquet style; 25 people seated theatre style; 30 people standing.

The Trustees are grateful to those hirers and event organisers who are prepared to work with us to bring activities back into the Village Hall.  These are comments from two recent organisers:

‘…we felt very safe and there was plenty of space for the attendees, with social distancing….’

     ‘…the floor markings worked really well; we were all able to           comfortably fit with the appropriate distance around us…’

More Good News:  The Hall is currently undergoing a makeover.  Thiselton Decorators are busy repairing and re-painting the exterior of the Hall; they will then move inside and complete the programme of full re-decoration.

Macmillan Cake & Produce Sale – Friday 25th Sept, 3pm

 

 

 

Macmillan needs our support more than ever so that it can carry on supporting us…

The Village Hall has taken part in Macmillan’s ‘Biggest Coffee Morning’ for many years (usually with tea!).  This year will have to be a bit different whilst Covid-19 rules apply.

New for 2020

Cake & Produce Sale – Friday 25 September – 3 pm–4:30 pm – outside at the front of the Village Hall

Please bake some cakes, share the bounty from your garden or allotment and bring along your marmalade, chutneys and jams.  Then treat yourself to the fruits of someone else’s labours!

If you are unable to come to the Cake & Produce Sale, there will be a Macmillan collection box in the Village Shop from 21–25 September for your donation.  Thank you.

ALL IN SUPPORT OF MACMILLAN

Film Night will be back in October

After a summer break – and now that the Village Hall is once again open for business (with all necessary covid-related precautions) – we are looking forward to welcoming you all back to our monthly Film Nights, starting on Wednesday 7th October.

We will kick off the return of Film Night with The Good Liar – postponed from April when we all went into lockdown.

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from a novel by Nicholas Searle, The Good Liar is at its sparky best when stars Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen are on screen, waltzing smoothly through a plot that feels like a Russian doll of deeper and deeper deceptions.

More about the plot in next month’s issue, but meanwhile, please put 7th October in your diaries.

Note:  Seating will be spaced to observe the 2m distancing rule.  There will be hand sanitiser to use on entry.  We request that face coverings are worn.  Most importantly, please do NOT attend if you are anyone you know has symptoms of the virus.

Doors open at 7.00pm                     Film starts at 7.30pm

Admission: £5.00                              Cash Bar, Interval Ice Creams

 

Lurgashall Village Hall is open for business!

Good News!

 The Village Hall is open for business (as at 19 August) …

…but only for those activities currently permitted by Government – and even those will need to follow strict social distancing & hygiene guidelines.

All this will become clearer as the weeks go by, but it is a rapidly changing landscape so please check with the Booking Secretary at admin@lurgashallvillagehall.org if you are considering organising an event at the Hall.

The re-opening story so far….

The Village Hall Management Committee has taken all steps necessary to ensure that the Hall is as Covid-19 safe as possible and it will continue to be maintained to a very high standard.

From the outset, hirers and users will have new responsibilities too.  These are set out in a Covid-related Addendum to our standard Terms & Conditions.

As Trustees, the Village Hall Management Committee has the right to approve those events which meet all Government rules and the Hall’s Covid-19 safety criteria – and to decline those which do not.

To sum up….  Lurgashall Village Hall is open for business – but it’s not quite ‘business as usual’ yet.

Lurgashall Village Hall Management Committee

19 August 2020

Village Hall AGM – Tuesday 7 July 2020, 7pm – by ‘zoom’

logo with ext and door Jan 2019The  Village Hall ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING for 2020 will take place via ZOOM – a video meetings’ platform – on:

 TUESDAY, 7 JULY at 7pm

 

To take part in the meeting, email admin@lurgashallvillagehall.org  as soon as you can prior the date and time of the meeting. Copies of all the relevant papers will then be sent to you.  Finally, you will receive an email ‘invitation’ which will enable you to join the meeting.

The AGM is an important public opportunity to look back on the Village Hall year and to present the independently examined financial statements. The year under review started with the successful construction of the annexe, but by the close we were all facing the challenges of Covid-19.

This has been a very significant year in the Hall’s history, so please join us for this on-line AGM.  Latest news on this meeting and the Hall’s status will be published on this website.

Film Night – “Judy” – Wed. 4 March 2020

Judy poster

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through.

Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.”

Starring Oscar and BAFTAwinning Renée Zellweger, BAFTAnominated Jessie BuckleyRufus Sewell and Michael Gambon.

 

Doors open at 7.00pm      Film starts at 7.30pm

Admission: £5.00              Cash Bar, Interval Ice Creams

 

Next on…Wed 1st April – ‘The Good Liar’

And in the pipeline…‘Sometimes, Always, Never’; ‘Little Women’;

‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’

Film Night – “Two Men went to War” – Wed. 5 February 2020

Two Men went to War (2002)This heart-warming comedy drama tells the true WWII story of two members of England’s Army Dental Corps, Sgt. Peter King (Kenneth Cranham), a World War I veteran who wishes to die fighting, and Private Leslie Cuthbertson (Leo Bill), a wet-behind-the-ears trainee.

Inspired to leave their posts and sneak into occupied territory in France, the two dentists go on a personal mission to fight the Germans.   On the way they find friendship and ultimately learn that, to be a true hero, all intentions must come from the heart.

 

Doors open at 7.00pm      Film starts at 7.30pm

Admission: £5.00              Cash Bar, Interval Ice Creams

 

Next up…

Wed 4th March – ‘Judy’

Open Day at Lurgashall Village Hall, Sat. 25 January 2020

Open Day2020 small adLurgashall is lucky to have a well-equipped and well-maintained Village Hall for parties, meetings, monthly lunches and teas, rehearsals, talks, exhibitions, film nights, classes and more.

In the past year the new extension has been built, housing a much-needed furniture store room and a new archive/small meeting room.

Please drop in any time 11am – 4pm to have a look at all the Hall has to offer, and see how the village history Archive project is progressing. We will also be showing old film clips and images of life in Lurgashall throughout the day.

Tea and cake and a warm welcome await!

Everything but the kitchen sink! Equipment for hire

Did you know that Lurgashall Village Hall hires out its furniture, crockery, cutlery, glassware and almost anything else (but the kitchen sink!) that you might need for your party, picnic or big family Christmas?

Wedding party June 2017

Have a look at our list of equipment for hire and our charges.  Our rates are very reasonable indeed.

To find out more, please go to our Booking page or contact the Booking Secretary on 07796 162304 or email admin@lurgashallvillagehall.org

Film Night – “Green Book” – Wed. 8 January 2020

Green Book posterDr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx.  Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

This is the true story of a remarkable friendship.

The film won three Oscars in 2018 – for Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali, and Best Film.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC-_Gon2p9M

 

Doors open at 7.00pm      Film starts at 7.30pm

Admission: £5.00              Cash Bar, Interval Ice Creams

 

Next up…

Wed. 5th February – ‘Two Men Went to War’

Wed 4th March – ‘Judy’