Village Hall report – 13 January 2021

logo with ext and door Jan 2019Since our last report on 2 Dec 2020, the coronavirus situation has very sadly worsened, and the whole country is now in another lockdown, without as yet an end date.

That means, of course, that our Village Hall remains closed.

When the lockdown does end, it is likely that we will return to the tier system, and so it may take a while longer before we reach a low enough tier to be able to re-open the Hall and hold meetings, pilates classes or even village lunches and teas again.

We fully recognise that the Hall’s primary purpose is to provide a community hub for local activities, and we will open again, with all necessary covid-secure precautions, just as soon as restrictions are eased and we, as Trustees of the Hall, consider it safe for all users.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Village Hall as soon as is feasible and to showing you how smart the Hall looks after its redecoration!

Please check with the Booking Secretary at admin@lurgashallvillagehall.org if you are considering organising an event at the Hall later this year.

Thank you again for your understanding and support.

Lurgashall Village Hall Management Committee

13 January 2021

 

Village Hall report – 3 November 2020

logo with ext and door Jan 2019The Village Hall Management Committee is very sorry to say that the Hall will have to close again for the England-wide covid ‘lockdown’ from Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December.

We were pleased and proud to have made the Hall a covid-safe environment for users and hirers since August, but once again events have overtaken us and we now have to comply with government requirements to close the Hall to all users.

Thank you to all those who have fully and willingly complied with our covid guidelines to help make our Hall a safe place to meet in the last few months.

The Hall has just been given a major ‘makeover’, for which we have the three Dillon-Thiselton decorator brothers to thank.  So, when we come out of lockdown and are able to re-open the Hall, we will once again ensure that the Hall will be safe for users and hirers to enjoy the newly re-decorated space.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Village Hall in the new year, as soon as government guidelines allow us to re-open.

Please check with the Booking Secretary at admin@lurgashallvillagehall.org if you are considering organising an event at the Hall in 2021.

Thank you again for your understanding and support.

Lurgashall Village Hall Management Committee

3 November 2020

 

Lurgashall Village Hall has a ‘makeover’!

For the last couple of months our Village Hall has been undergoing a ‘makeover’ at the very skilled hands of decorators Martin, Francis and Colin Dillon-Thiselton.

Inside and out, the hall is now gleaming!

During the work, pilates classes and other meetings were able to be held in the hall as usual, and we are very grateful to the Dillon-Thiselton brothers for accommodating our users and hirers so well.  Thanks, too, go to caretaker Anna Wilson for ensuring that all covid-related precautions and cleaning requirements were taken care of so that the hall was spotless and as covid-safe as possible for each event.

Sadly, just as the work came to a successful end, the government announced another covid lockdown, for the month of November, and so the hall will have to close again.

Who knows when we will be able to resume activities at the hall..? But we look forward to welcoming our community back to the hall as soon as we hear that it is safe to do so.

3 Nov 2020

Tribute to Sue Lambot, Hon. Secretary to Village Hall Committee

In late September the village lost a dear friend and colleague with the sudden and tragic death of Sue Lambot due to a stroke.

Sue and her husband Andrew came to live in Lurgashall in 1995, and Sue soon became involved in many village activities.

In 2002 Sue was invited to become the Hon. Secretary of the Village Hall Committee, and together with the then Chairman, she oversaw the full refurbishment of the Village Hall in 2004/5 and many other improvements since.

Despite trying to ‘retire’ from the role a few years ago, she found herself irreplaceable and was finally persuaded to continue her work to maintain and enhance the Hall’s standards, including achieving the Level 2 Hallmark Award for Quality for the Hall.

Her amazing organisational skills, her quiet authority and her tireless willingness to help and guide others have steered the Hall to become the vibrant commuity hub that it is today.

The Village Hall Committee offers its most sincere condolences to Sue’s family.  She will be missed beyond words…

 

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

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’

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’