Dersingham Open Gardens and Art Trail

Our annual Open Gardens and Art Trail event will take place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Sunday and Monday 26th – 27th May, 11.00am – 5.00pm each day.

This year over fifteen gardens will be open and there will be nine art studio locations. Many of the artists will be opening their gardens too, so you can have two treats at one location!

As an added bonus this year, there will be a Gardeners’ Forum in the Village Centre, at 2.00pm on Sunday 26th. Hear advice from experts of a myriad of garden-related topics, such as tree surgery, ponds, lawn care, and garden design. Each talk will last about ten minutes, with an opportunity for ‘Q&A’ afterwards. On Monday, also at 2.00pm, a floral demonstration is planned.

Tickets for the event cost £5 on the day from the Village Centre, or £4 in advance from Dersingham Post Office. Either way, you will want to start from the Village Centre in Manor Road where you will collect your programme and map of the locations. Refreshments will be available in the Centre and at several individual gardens.

Fingers crossed for good weather, it looks as if it’s going to be another great event!

Open Gardens poster 2019

 

Coming to the Village Centre this week – 20th – 26th May

Here’s a list of the various events and activities that are taking place in the Village Centre during the coming week. Please note that this is compiled from the bookings we have and does not guarantee that a particular event will take place. Some event listings have a link to More Details or at least a contact phone number or email address. Otherwise, for more information please email us at contact@dersinghamvillagecentre.org.uk and we will endeavour to respond. The list does not include private bookings of the Centre.

Monday 20th May

8.15 – 8.45am HIITS – Main Hall – More Details

9.00 – 10.00am Yoga – Main Hall – More Details

10.00am and through the morning. Coffee Club – drop in for a cuppa – In The Hub

10.30 – 11.30am Exercise class for over 50s – Main Hall  More Details from Shelley Ross 01485 533273.

11.45am – 12.45pm Fit ‘n Dancing – Main HallMore Details

1.00 – 1.45pm Body Control Pilates – Main HallMore Details

3.30 – 8.00pm Rollason Stage School – Main HallMore Details

Tuesday 21st May

10.00am – 2.00pm Lavender Lace Makers – Garden Room – More Details from Lyn Hallifax m.hallifax@btinternet.com

12.45pm Community Friendship Lunch – The Hub –  £5 per person, to book telephone 01485 540644.

2.00 – 4.00pm Painting on Silk, Art Workshop with Jane Buswell – Garden Room – More Details

3.00 – 5.00pm Carpet Bowls – Main Hall – More Details from Jenny 01485 543201 or David 01485 543678.

4.00 – 5.45pm Rollason Stage School – Garden RoomMore Details

Wednesday 22nd May

9.00am – 3.00pm Dersingham Day Centre – Garden Room – More Details from Ann Saunders 01485 542885.

10.00am – 12.00noon Just Harmony well-being choir – The Loft – More details from Sue Snushall. Email s.snushall@sky.com

10.30 – 11.30am Ballet for All – Main Hall – More Details

3.45 – 7.15pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

5.45 – 6.30pm Body Control Pilates – Main Hall – More Details

7.00 – 8.00pm Jazzercise – Main Hall – More Details from Hilary Mayes hilary@jazzercise.net

Thursday 23rd May

10.00 – 10.45am Body Control Pilates – Main Hall – More Details

11.15am – 12.15pm Ballet for All – Main Hall – More Details

2.00 – 4.00pm Painting Flowers, Art Workshop with Jane Buswell – Garden Room – More Details

4.00 – 5.30pm Rollason Stage School – Main Hall – More Details

5.30 – 7.00pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

5.30 – 9.30pm Dance Classes with Take the Lead Dance School – Main Hall – More Details from Val Kershaw info@taketheleaddance.co.uk

Friday 24th May

4.30 – 8.00pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

Saturday 25th May

9.00am – 4.00pm Rollason Stage School – Main Hall – More Details

Sunday 26th May

11.00am – 5.00pm Dersingham Open Gardens and Art Trail – Tickets and Refreshments – More Details

This week at the Village Centre – 13th – 19th May 2019

Here’s a list of the various events and activities that are taking place in the Village Centre during the coming week. Please note that this is compiled from the bookings we have and does not guarantee that a particular event will take place. Some event listings have a link to More Details or at least a contact phone number or email address. Otherwise, for more information please email us at contact@dersinghamvillagecentre.org.uk and we will endeavour to respond. The list does not include private bookings of the Centre.

Monday 13th May

8.15 – 8.45am HIITS – Main Hall – More Details

9.00 – 10.00am Yoga – Main Hall – More Details

10.00am and through the morning. Coffee Club – drop in for a cuppa – In The Hub

10.30 – 11.30am Exercise class for over 50s – Main Hall  More Details from Shelley Ross 01485 533273.

11.45am – 12.45pm Fit ‘n Dancing – Main HallMore Details

1.00 – 1.45pm Body Control Pilates – Main HallMore Details

3.30 – 8.00pm Rollason Stage School – Main HallMore Details

7.00pm Dersingham Parish Council Annual Meeting – Garden Room

Tuesday 14th May

10.00am – 2.00pm Lavender Lace Makers – Garden Room – More Details from Lyn Hallifax m.hallifax@btinternet.com

2.00 – 4.00pm Painting on Silk, Art Workshop with Jane Buswell – Garden Room – More Details

3.00 – 5.00pm Carpet Bowls – Main Hall – More Details from Jenny 01485 543201 or David 01485 543678.

4.00 – 5.45pm Rollason Stage School – Garden RoomMore Details

7.30pm Village Voice Live ‘Wildlife of the Snettisham RSPB Reserve’ – Main Hall – tickets £5 on the door, including tea, coffee and cake.

Wednesday 15th May

9.00am – 3.00pm Dersingham Day Centre – Garden Room – More Details from Ann Saunders 01485 542885.

10.00am – 12.00noon Just Harmony well-being choir – The Loft – More details from Sue Snushall. Email s.snushall@sky.com

10.30 – 11.30am Ballet for All – Main Hall – More Details

3.45 – 7.15pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

5.45 – 6.30pm Body Control Pilates – Main Hall – More Details

7.00 – 8.00pm Jazzercise – Main Hall – More Details from Hilary Mayes hilary@jazzercise.net

Thursday 16th May

10.00 – 10.45am Body Control Pilates – Main Hall – More Details

11.15am – 12.15pm Ballet for All – Main Hall – More Details

4.00 – 5.30pm Rollason Stage School – Main Hall – More Details

5.30 – 7.00pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

5.30 – 9.30pm Dance Classes with Take the Lead Dance School – Main Hall – More Details from Val Kershaw info@taketheleaddance.co.uk

Friday 17th May

2.00 – 4.00pm Bingo & Buns, Fund-raising for Tapping House Hospice – Main Hall – More Details

4.30 – 8.00pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

Saturday 18th May

9.00am – 4.00pm Rollason Stage School – Main Hall – More Details

10.00am – 2.00pm Lavender Lace Makers – Garden Room – More Details from Lyn Hallifax m.hallifax@btinternet.com

Sunday 19th May

2.30 – 6.30pm Private Booking

7.00 – 8.30pm St Nicholas Youth Group – Garden Room – More Details contact the Church on their website stnicholasdersingham.org.uk

Call for Stalls – Midsummer Fair

Would you like to sell your wares at the Dersingham Village Centre Midsummer Fair? If so, the organisers are looking for unusual and quirky stalls to add to those already registered. The date is Saturday 29th June. Alex Dixon, who is organising the fair says:

“We have a good selection of stalls booked, varying from gifts, local artists, furniture painting demos, handmade cards, to glitter tattoos and children’s items . We also have cupcakes and Indian snacks and chilled takeaways.
There is still space for a few more stalls though, the more unusual the better.”
 If you are interested please contact Alex Dixon 07981 294052 email info@fadetogreynorfolk.co.uk
Midsummer Fair poster

Jane Buswell Art Workshops – Silk Scarves and Flowers

Jane Buswell’s art workshops continue their programme over the coming weeks. You can either choose flower painting in watercolour and/or acrylic, or you can opt to hand paint a silk scarf or cushion cover. You can see some photos from both the workshops below.

Booking for these workshops is essential, so email Jane at JaneB57@aol.com or telephone 07787 787240 or 01485 542962. The Flower painting workshops cost £15 per workshop including all materials and refreshments. The silk painting workshops are in groups of two and cost £40 for the two sessions. Again, all materials are included.

Dates for flower painting are Thursday 23rd May, Tuesday 4th June, Thursday 20th June, 2.00 – 4.00pm. Hand painting on silk are Tuesday 14th and 21st May;  Tuesday 11th and 18th June.

Flower Painting workshop photo

Silk Painting photo
Painting on silk
Silk painting photo 2
More views from a silk painting workshop

 

A Great Day for Antiques!

Our Antiques or Collectables day was a great success, as you can see from the photos of the owners waiting to have their treasures valued! Around £600 was raised for the two charities, the RNLI and East Anglian Air Ambulance, so a big thank you to everyone involved, including of course TV’s Flog It and Bargain Hunt experts Thomas Plant and Caroline Hawley, who were on hand to give expert advice.

Antiques Day photo 1Antiques Day photo 2

Lottery results May 2019

There are three prize winners each month in our Village Centre fundraising lottery and you might be one of them! But you have to be in it to win it, so if you’re not already subscribing to our fundraising Lottery, please go to the fundraising page on our website and sign up. It’s really important to keep the money rolling in, because the Centre costs a substantial amount to run and there are still many additions and improvements that we want to make, for the benefit of all users.

The May draw took place in the Dersingham Village Centre on Tuesday 7th May 2019, at our popular Community Lunch. The winning numbers were:

1st prize, number 35 winning £30.75
2nd prize, number 55 winning £20.50
3rd prize, number 10 winning £10.25

Notice of Annual General Meeting

View of the Village CentreThe month of May is the time when the Dersingham Village Centre Association (DVCA) has its Annual General Meeting. This year the AGM will be at 6.00pm on Tuesday 28th May, immediately before the screening of the monthly Village Cinema film, which this month is Scully.

The meeting is open to all residents of Dersingham and the surrounding villages. Everyone is welcome to attend, to ask questions and make comments. The DVCA is the charitable organisation that is responsible for the day to day running of the Centre, including the handling of bookings, cleaning, and the organising of community and fundraising events.  If you wish to ask a question, please give at least 24 hours notice of it. You can email contact@dersinghamvillagecentre.org.uk or written questions can be put in the DVCA letterbox at the Centre. They can also be posted to Dersingham Village Centre Association , 83 Manor Road, Dersingham, PE31 6LN.

Please note that the DVCA is responsible for the running of the Centre as it is today. We are not able to answer any questions about the history of the transition of the hall from the Church to the Parish Council, nor about any aspects of the actual build or the costs of the build. All those matters are the responsibility of Dersingham Parish Council.

Copies of the minutes of last year’s AGM will be available on the night. Or, you can request a copy in advance by emailing us. The Agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. To consider Apologies for Absence
  2. To review the Minutes* of the 2018 Annual General Meeting (Tuesday 29th May 2018)
  3. Chairman’s Report on the first 8 Months of Operation & Activities prior to Opening in 2018
  4. Treasurer’s Report for the 2018/19 Financial Year
  5. Appointment of Independent Scrutineer/Assessor of Accounts for 2019/20 Financial Year
  6. Nomination of Management Committee for 2019/20
  7. O.B.

Please give details of Any Other Business to the Chairman at least 24 hours in advance of the AGM. See the contact details above.

  1. Provisional Date of Next AGM
    (2020 AGM – Tuesday 26th May 2020, 6pm, Dersingham Village Centre)

Coming this week to the Village Centre – 6th – 12th May

Here’s a list of the various events and activities that are taking place in the Village Centre during the coming week. Please note that this is compiled from the bookings we have and does not guarantee that a particular event will take place. Some event listings have a link to More Details or at least a contact phone number or email address. Otherwise, for more information please email us at contact@dersinghamvillagecentre.org.uk and we will endeavour to respond. The list does not include private bookings of the Centre.

Monday 6th May

8.15 – 8.45am HIITS – Main Hall – More Details

9.00 – 10.00am Yoga – Main Hall – More Details

10.00am and through the morning. Coffee Club – drop in for a cuppa – In The Hub

10.30 – 11.30am Exercise class for over 50s – Main Hall  More Details from Shelley Ross 01485 533273.

1.00 – 1.45pm Body Control Pilates – Main HallMore Details

3.30 – 8.00pm Rollason Stage School – Main HallMore Details

Tuesday 7th May

10.00am – 2.00pm Lavender Lace Makers – Garden Room – More Details from Lyn Hallifax m.hallifax@btinternet.com

12.45pm Community Friendship Lunch – The Hub –  £5 per person, to book telephone 01485 540644.

2.00 – 4.00pm Flower Painting Art Workshop with Jane Buswell – Garden RoomMore Details

3.00 – 5.00pm Carpet Bowls – Main Hall – More Details from Jenny 01485 543201 or David 01485 543678.

4.00 – 5.45pm Rollason Stage School – Garden RoomMore Details

Wednesday 8th May

9.00am – 3.00pm Dersingham Day Centre – Garden Room – More Details from Ann Saunders 01485 542885.

10.00am – 12.00noon Just Harmony wellbeing choir – The Loft – More details from Sue Snushall. Email s.snushall@sky.com

10.30 – 11.30am Ballet for All – Main Hall – More Details

3.45 – 7.15pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

5.45 – 6.30pm Body Control Pilates – Main Hall – More Details

7.00 – 8.00pm Jazzercise – Main Hall – More Details from Hilary Mayes hilary@jazzercise.net

Thursday 9th May

10.00 – 10.45am Body Control Pilates – Main Hall – More Details

11.15am – 12.15pm Ballet for All – Main Hall – More Details

2.00 – 4.00pm Silk Painting Workshop with Jane Buswell – Garden Room – More Details from Jane janeb57@aol.com

4.00 – 5.30pm Rollason Stage School – Main Hall – More Details

5.30 – 7.00pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

Friday 10th May

4.30 – 8.00pm Rollason Stage School – Garden Room – More Details

7,30pm General Knowledge Quiz – Main HallMore Details

Saturday 11th May

9.00am – 4.00pm Rollason Stage School – Main Hall – More Details

6.00 – 7.00pm Private Booking

Sunday 12th May

900am – 5.00pm Private Booking

7.00 – 8.30pm St Nicholas Youth Group – Garden Room – More Details contact the Church on their website stnicholasdersingham.org.uk

Antique Valuation Day

Have you got Antiques or Collectables hiding in your loft or tucked in a drawer? Get them valued for a small donation to the RNLI and East Anglian Air Ambulance at our Valuation Day, tomorrow Sunday 5th May 10.00am – 4.00pm.

TV’s Flog It and Bargain Hunt experts Thomas Plant and Caroline Hawley will be on hand, so you can be assured of expert advice!

Antiques Valuation Day poster