Category Archives: the new hall

Up and Running

Yes, the new Dersingham Village Centre is fully open. We had a great day on Saturday with hundreds of local people looking round the hall and taking part in the event. We’ll post some photos here soon. For the reminder of this week the Centre will be open to visitors who would like to see the new building. A pop-up cafe will be in operation.

22nd – 26th October – Pop In Week – come along and see classes in action and look round the new building. Anytime from 9.30am till 4.30pm . Our pop-up cafe will be in operation throughout the week.

20th – 27th October – Art Trail Taster Exhibition – see the work of local artists who are members of the Dersingham Art Trail. This show will be a taster for our Art Trail opening on the weekend of 1st and 2nd December. There is also a display of photography by the Hunstanton Camera Club.

26th October – Tea Dance – 2.30 pm – 4.30pm – £5 per head includes tea and cake. Tickets available on the door.

27th October – Ceilidh & Barn Dance to celebrate our wonderful new Hall.   Live music with Ceilidh band Whirligig. Get a group together and share a table. 7.00pm – 11.00 pm – ticket price £9 (includes food). Tickets are now on sale at Dersingham Post Office, but hurry, the event is almost sold out.

For more information email enquiries@dersinghamvillagecentre.org.uk

The Village Centre is Open!

Village Centre LogoYes, we’ve already had our first events in the new Centre, including a highly successful Coffee Morning in aid of Tapping House Hospice. But the big day is Saturday 20th October, when the Centre will be officially opened by Cllr Nick Daubney, the Mayor of King’s Lynn.

Open Day and Activity Market Place – Saturday 20th October 11.00am – 4.00pm. From ballet to flower arranging, computers to bridge, whatever takes your fancy there will be an opportunity to sign up, learn more or just chat to course organisers.  Or you can just have a look round the new hall. By all means suggest other classes, your feedback will be very welcome.  Official opening at 11.00am by the Mayor of King’s Lynn. There will be refreshments available throughout the day and some special activities for children.

More about the new Village Centre

Village Centre Logo

Yes, we’re up and running, but the official opening date is next Saturday 20th October, when the new building will be opened by Cllr Nick Daubney, Mayor of King’s Lynn. This will be followed by a week of special events, when you can drop in and see the new Centre, have a cuppa in the pop up cafe, and find out more about what’s going on.

List of events

Saturday 20th October – Open Day and Activity Market Place – 11.00am – 4.00pm – from ballet to flower arranging, computers to bridge, whatever takes your fancy there will be an opportunity to sign up, learn more or just chat to course organisers.  Suggest other classes, feedback very welcome.  Official opening at 11.00am by the Mayor of King’s Lynn.

Sunday 21st October – Charity Community Lunch – 12.30 – 2.00pm – £12 or as much as you want to give, for a 3 course lunch.  All profits will help the Village Centre Charity. To book, call in to Dersingham Post Office and put your contact details on the list there.

22nd – 26th October – Pop In Week – come along and see classes in action and look round the new building. Anytime from 9.30am till 4.30pm . We hope to have a pop-up cafe in operation throughout the week.

20th – 27th October – Art Trail Taster Exhibition – see the work of local artists who are members of the Dersingham Art Trail. This show will be a taster for our Art Trail opening on the weekend of 1st and 2nd December.

26th October – Tea Dance – 2.30 pm – 4.30pm – £5 per head includes tea and cake. Tickets available on the door.

27th October – Ceilidh & Barn Dance to celebrate our wonderful new Hall.   Live music with Ceilidh band Whirligig. Get a group together and share a table. 7.00pm – 10.30 pm – ticket price £9 (includes food). Tickets are now on sale at Dersingham Post Office.

For more information email enquiries@dersinghamvillagecentre.org.uk

Opening of the new Village Centre

Village Centre LogoIt’s here – this coming week will see the first users of the new Centre.  We’ve been working very hard to get everything ready and we have our fingers firmly crossed that there are no teething troubles.  These initial classes and groups will road test the new building, and we say a big thank you to everyone involved.

The official opening date is Saturday 20th October, see the details below. This will be followed by a week of special events, when you can drop in and see the new Centre, have a cuppa in the pop up cafe, and find out more about what’s going on.

List of events

Saturday 20th October – Open Day and Activity Market Place – 11.00am – 4.00pm – from ballet to flower arranging, computers to bridge, whatever takes your fancy there will be an opportunity to sign up, learn more or just chat to course organisers.  Suggest other classes, feedback very welcome.   Refreshments available.

Sunday 21st October – Charity Community Lunch – 12.30 – 2.00pm – £12 or as much as you want to give, for a 3 course lunch.  All profits will help the Village Centre Charity. To book, call in to Dersingham Post Office and put your contact details on the list there.

22nd – 26th October – Pop In Week – come along and see classes in action and look round the new building. Anytime from 9.30am till 4.30pm . We hope to have a pop-up cafe in operation throughout the week.

26th October – Tea Dance – 2.30 pm – 4.30pm – £5 per head includes tea and cake. tickets available on the door.

27th October – Ceilidh & Barn Dance to celebrate our wonderful new Hall.   Live music with Ceilidh band Whirligig. Get a group together and share a table. 7.00pm – 10.30 pm – ticket price £9 (includes food). tickets are now on sale at Dersingham Post Office.

For more information email enquiries@dersinghamvillagecentre.org.uk

Ceilidh and Barn Dance Tickets

poster for ceilidh and barn danceAs part of the opening celebrations for the new Village Centre we are having a repeat of our highly successful Ceilidh that we ran last year. This time, of course, it will be held in the main hall of the new Centre!

The date is Saturday 27th October and tickets cost £9 in advance from Dersingham Post Office, or £10 on the door. That includes some hot food and there will be a licensed bar. Don’t miss it, get your tickets now!

Our Opening Week Events!

Village Centre LogoYes, we’re opening the new Dersingham Village Centre soon and there will be a celebratory week long series of events. Kicking it all off will be Open House on Saturday 20th October, 11.00am – 4.00pm. Borough Mayor Cllr Nick Daubney will be in attendance, and there will be an Activities Market Place where you can find out all about the various courses and activities that will be taking place in the new Centre and how you can join them! Refreshments will be available throughout the day, so pop it in your diary – Saturday 20th October.

During the week following the opening there will be a rolling programme of events and you’ll be able to drop into the new Centre, have a look round and maybe a cuppa at the pop-up cafe. More details soon.

Tiles for sale!

As part of the build of the new Village Centre we have quite a few left over roof tiles, quite a few being around 1500. These are handmade pin tiles, circa 1910, brindle colour. Size 10.5 x 6.5 inches. Buyer to arrange collection.

Sensible offers for these tiles are invited and all proceeds will go to the new Centre. If you’re interested please contact the Parish Council office at 2a Post Office Rd Dersingham. Tel: 01485 541465 or email clerk@dersingham.org.uk

pin tile photo

Annual General Meeting

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Dersingham Village Centre Association will be held at Dersingham Social Club, Lynn Rd,  at 6.00pm on Tuesday 29th May.

Anyone interested in the new Village Centre is welcome to attend, you can join the DVCA on the spot. Membership is free and available to all Dersingham residents over the age of 18. This is an opportunity to hear progress reports on the Centre and to raise any points that concern you.

The film screening  will take place after the AGM at the usual time of 7.30pm. The film this month is Breathe, the story of a young man’s fight against polio.

Into the New Year and the build continues

A rare moment of sunshine enabled me to take a few photos of the progress that’s being made on the building of our new Dersingham Village Centre. As you can see, on the 12th January the steelwork went into place, thanks to the big orange crane! You can also get an impression of the overall size of the new building from the wooden struts that show where the blocks and bricks will go.

We still need your support, so do please join our Lottery or use one of the other fundraising methods, such as buy a brick. All the details can be found on the Fundraising page of our website. Thanks!

Photos of the Village Centre construction on 12th January 2018