Our July screening at the Dersingham Village Cinema will be West Side Story, a classic tale of romance and tragedy, loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but set in the gritty surroundings of 1950’s New York. It’s certainly one of the great musical films of the 20th Century and one not to be missed.
Friday 29th July, doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets at £5 are available on the door and include one free drink. All profits from the Village Cinema go to raise funds for the new Village Centre.
Please note that West Side Story replaces the planned screening of Eddie the Eagle.
Unfortunately the talk by David Reeve on the 21st July has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. If you have already bought tickets please ask at the Parish Council office for a refund. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Our popular screenings of films that may not be the very latest releases, but they are ones that many of you have asked for, continue on Friday 24th June 2016. 7.30pm at St Nicholas Church Hall, doors open 6.45pm.
The film is A Royal Night Out, which is described as a grown up fairy tale for those whose hearts go pitter-pat at the mere mention of anything to do with the Royal Family! On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.
As with all Village Cinema events, any profit will go to the fund for the new Dersingham Village Centre.
As there have been one or two changes to the programme, here are the posters for the next three Village Cinema showings. We are sorry that A Walk in the Woods will not now be shown, due to the very high cost of the necessary licence.
At the Village Voice Live evening on the 1st March a little bit of history was made as the first ever draw took place for the prizes of the new Village Centre fundraising lottery.
The three lucky winners were Mrs H. Judd, Mr D Groome, and Mrs S. Reay who shared a total prize fund of £75. Hopefully the lottery will grow and grow over the coming months as more people buy tickets and boost the income. If you haven’t subscribed yet, please do! You can get a form from the Parish Council office or from various shops around the village, or just download one here.
To raise public awareness of the plans for the new Dersingham Village Centre there will be an open day in St Nicholas church hall on Saturday 12th March. Come along and see what it’s all about, what the new Centre will be used for and how you could help with fund-raising. 11am – 3pm Saturday 16th March 2016.
Two great films coming up soon at the Dersingham Village Cinema. In April ‘A Walk in the Woods’ tells the tale of writer Bill Bryson’s trek along the Appalachian Trail, accompanied by a rather accident prone friend. If you’ve read any of Bryson’s books you will know that this is going to be hilarious, and it is. Plus it stars Robert Redford, what more needs to be said! But sorry, we are not now going to show it because the distributor wants too much money.
If historical drama is more your cup of tea then don’t miss Brooklyn, showing on Friday 29th April. The film stars Saoirse Ronan and Julie Walters, with Ronan narrowly missing out on the best actress Oscar this year. Set in 1952, it tells the story of a young Irish woman’s immigration to Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within them for her. This was originally scheduled for 27th May but will now be shown on the 29th April. The May film will be the Bond spectacular, Spectre.
Both films start at 7.30pm, and proceeds from ticket sales will be shared between St Nicholas Church and the new Village Centre fund.
A not to be missed treat, this charming film is the real life (well more or less) story of how an itinerant travelling bag lady in an ancient van came to stay in the front garden of Alan Bennett’s house in a very well to do London suburb. As one would expect from Bennett the writing is superb as he depicts both her and his own life, often warts and all. It just goes to show that, if you are a kind and well meaning person as Alan Bennett obviously is, you can well, just get lumbered!
As with all village cinema presentations, the show will take place in St Nicholas church hall, which in due course will hopefully be replaced by the new Village Centre. Funds raised from the cinema are divided between the Centre fund and the church, so you’ll be supporting good causes as well as having a good evening.
7.30pm on Thursday 31st March 2016. Don’t miss it!
In our last post we mentioned that the Village Centre Lottery is now up and running and welcoming your contributions to our fundraising efforts. It’s not a one way street either, there are cash prizes to be won!
If you would like to play the Lottery then you can download an information sheet, which includes an application form, from this link.
A very Happy New Year to all Dersingham residents, and may 2016 bring you good health, peace and prosperity.
Here at the Village Centre working group we are hoping for good news in 2016 as we await the result of our bid for funding from The Big Lottery. We had hoped that our stage 2 bid would have been approved by now, but it seems that, like so many things in life, the Lottery are running late! So it may be February before we have a result.
Meanwhile, we are fundraising around the village, as we will need to add substantially to any monies received from the Big Lottery. We have our own lottery up and running now – the Dersingham Centre Lottery, where members each pay a £5 monthly subscription to purchase a number. All numbers are entered into a monthly prize draw, with 30% of the sales being distributed as prizes. The remaining 70% of subscriptions will go to the new Village Centre fund. If you would like to subscribe, preferably annually or in quarterly instalments, please contact the Parish council office, or complete the form in the December issue of Village Voice magazine.