Rather later in the year than anticipated, but Dersingham will open over twelve gardens this coming weekend 5th and 6th September, from 11.00am – 5.00pm both days.
The popular event normally takes place over the end of May bank holiday, but due to the pandemic it had to be put on hold for a few months. Nonetheless, there will still be a whiff of Chelsea in the air as you wander round and, yes, there will be tea and cake at the Village Centre!
Tickets cost £5 on the day from the Village Centre, note that there are no advance tickets this year. Children under 16 free but must be accompanied by an adult. On buying your ticket you will be given a guide to the gardens. All profits will be shared between the two charities of St Nicholas Church and the Village Centre.
There are two extra events. Firstly, there will be numerous (50 at the latest count) yard sales going on around the village, where there are sure to be some bargains. The yards are also raising money for the church and the Centre and there will be a guide to the yards available at the Village Centre, or at 19 Holyrood Drive. It costs £1 and all proceeds go to the charities.
Secondly, in the evening there will be a special screening at the Village Cinema, in the main hall of the Centre. The film is Doolittle, the most recent remake of the Doctor Doolittle story about a doctor who really can talk to animals. There are full details on the poster and in last week’s blog post.
Let’s all hope for good weather. Stay safe, remember to socially distance in the gardens and it will be a great event!
The village cinema has had its doors firmly closed since the March lock-down, but we are hoping to restart regular screening before too long. To start things off, we are holding a special film evening as part of the Dersingham Open Gardens weekend of the 5th and 6th September.
At 7.45pm on Saturday September 5th we will be showing the popular family film Doolittle (12), which will be screened in the main hall of the Village Centre. This film is the latest remake of an ever popular tale, as Dr. John Dolittle shows that he really can talk to the animals!
It is important for everyone to know that because of the current health situation there are some extra measures that we have to put in place for the film screening.Numbers attending will be strictly limited, consequently pre-booking is necessary. You should also be aware that face-coverings must be worn when in the Village Centre (except children 11 years or under).
To reserve seats, please telephone 01485 540644. Tickets cost £5 or £3 for children under 16. Booking closes as soon as the permitted maximum number is reached or at the latest 4pm on the 5th September.
Every month there’s a chance to win a Village Centre Lottery prize. Despite the current difficulties our lottery draws continue and we are very appreciative of our supporters. Congratulations to the lucky prize winners and if you Subscribe to our Lottery you could join them, plus you’ll be giving us a big helping hand. Thank you!
This month’s draw was made on Monday 10th August 2020. The draw was supervised by an independent witness to ensure fair play.
The results are: First prize, number 1 winning £24.00. Second prize number 42 winning £16.00 and third prize number 72 winning £8.00.
Stay safe, stay alert and keep washing those hands. Let’s keep Dersingham fit and healthy!