What was the Winter Concert (postponed due to the snow) was duly resurrected and took place on Saturday 7th April, becoming The Spring Concert. Despite losing our Junior Club performers, who were away on their Easter holidays, we had a great evening’s entertainment from Drinkstone residents, with a couple of artists from outside the village who came to support us. The performers all gave of their best to give us a great evening, and the Friends of The Hut Theatre did stalwart work front of house so the evening ran smoothly. A huge thank you to all performers and helpers. These community evenings are always enjoyable and the door and raffle took a total of £215. Together with the Book Quiz that raised a further £92 we were able to add £397 to the kitty for a new stage. Good work everybody! Hopefully we will have our stage before the end of the year.
We took some photos – see here – they are a little grainy because it was dark in the hall.
The Drinkstone Circle Dancing Group celebrated its third birthday on 15th February.
The photo below is of six of the original group – which now has a membership of 24.
The group meets weekly in the Village Hall. Circle Dancing exercises not only the body, but the mind as well, with music and dances from around the world. All this and great fun, too.
Visitors and new members are welcome to come and join in – 10.00am on Thursdays.
Contact Jen Larner – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wrenn Charity once more funded the annual Seniors Lunch, which was again provided by Home Farm Catering. Around 80 people sat down to a wonderful meal. The only change was that this was a New Year lunch not a Christmas one – with not a Christmas pudding or mince pie in sight! Here’s the photos
Luci Skinner, Woottens of Wenhaston – Seasonal Planting
We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to our first meeting of 2018.
We all watch gardening programmes and marvel at how the experts have something interesting in their gardens throughout the year, then feel depressed at our own sad plot. Help is at hand. Luci is the owner of Woottens and is RHS trained. Her passion for plants is contagious and she regularly speaks to local gardening clubs. Everyone welcome. Visitors pay on the door.
19:30 in the village hall.
Lyn and the committee
It was a full house for A Christmas Carol performed by the Spinning Wheel Theatre Company. The event was run by The Hut Theatre in conjunction with Creative Arts East. Can there really have been only three actors? The set was ingenious, the acting was amazing and the whole evening was a resounding success. Watch out for future productions by the Hut Theatre and remember to buy your tickets early – there was a waiting list for tickets by the time the day came and a number of people were disappointed!
Monday 20th November
Drinkstone Village Hall. 7.30pm to 9.30pm latest
Monet @ Giverny – an illustrated talk by Caroline Holmes
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no birds, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds – NOVEMBER. Cheer up – we’ve got something lovely for you. Caroline is a lecturer and speaker, nationally and internationally, and also an author including her book “Monet at Giverny”. This talk is like magic on canvas and guaranteed to make a great impression.
For full programme, click here.
Gardening Club Committee
Chairperson: Lyn Hannant 01449 736245/ email@example.com
Treasurer: Daphne Youngs 01449 737423/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme Secretaries: David & Rosemarie Ford 01449 737829/ email@example.com
Draw: Lindi Belfield 01449 737293/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Subscription: £12 Visitors: £5 per meeting