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Latest Jubilee Update – Children’s film screening Thursday 2nd June

AS you may know, we were unable to arrange the planned childen’s concert on the evening of Thursday 2nd June. This event was due to precede the lighting of the Jubilee beacon at the Village Centre.

However, we have been able to secure a screening of a recent full length feature film which nobody who is either young or young at heart will want to miss – Tom and Jerry! 7.15pm in the Village Centre, to be followed by the lighting of the beacon.

Admission is free and there will be popcorn and other nibbles included. Don’t miss it!

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Tuesday evening Village Voice Live

The next of our popular illustrated talks is this Tuesday 10th May at 7.30pm. The event will be presented by members of the Docking Heritage Group so you not be surprised to learn that they will be focusing on the history of one of our neighbouring villages! The Heritage Group have produced two DVDs compiled from their huge library of old photos of Docking across the years.  The videos will be shown during the evening, they are not too long but are fascinating and a real trip down memory lane. Members will also talk about the work that the Heritage Group is doing.

Tickets are sold on the door of the Village Centre at a cost of £6. This includes a ticket for the raffle draw and a cup of tea, coffee etc and maybe even a piece of cake!

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Some of our regular activities

Just a reminder of some of the regular events going on in the Village Centre at the moment. Why not pop in for a coffee in our pop-up coffee shop, every Thursday 10.00am – 12.00noon.

If you’re in need of some company, then our Friendship Lunches are the perfect opportunity to meet new friends. There are two each month on the first and third Tuesdays, at 12.30pm. Booking is required, telephone 01485 540644. A two course lunch costs just £7.

For an evening out, don’t forget the Village Cinema, which shows a variety of entertaining films, some recent, some not so recent. Screenings are at 7.30pm on the last Tuesday of each month. Tickets are sold on the door priced at £6.

For another evening out, on the second Tuesday of each month there is usually a Village Voice Live illustrated talk, with a speaker telling you all about, well almost anything really, but always something interesting! Upcoming talks include one by Swaffham Museum all about the Egyptologist Howard Carter and the Docking Heritage Group about, of course, the history of our neighbouring village of Docking.

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Quiz Success

quiz posterOut fundraising quiz in aid of Tapping House Hospice was a great success, with no less than twenty tables of quizzers! Provisional figures indicate that around £1000 was raised for the Norfolk Hospice. Thanks from everybody to the quiz organiser Graham Eley and to all the volunteers who helped at the event. Thanks also, of course, to the quizzers!

Village Voice Live

village centre logoAs we enter the month of February, we would usually by now be looking forward to the next in our series of talks on an interesting and entertaining subject, in other words Village Voice Live! However, despite the best efforts of Tony Bubb, who books the various speakers who come to talk to us, nobody has been secured for the February slot so the event will be taking a break. Hopefully, it will return in March but that speaker has yet to be confirmed. We will update you as soon as we can.

Fun and Fundraising Quiz Night

Following on from our popular quiz back in November, on Friday evening 18th March we will be hosting another one! A fun and fundraising quiz, once again raising money for the local Tapping House Norfolk Hospice.

Although it’s some time ahead, put it in your diary and maybe think about getting together a team. Questions start at 7.30pm, so don’t miss the chance to test your knowledge and to raise some money for a really good cause! Tickets are £5 each or £25 for a table of six. Contact Graham Eley to book, on 07901 896102 or email: grahamreley@tiscali.co.uk

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Village Voice Live – Tuesday 11th January

Happy New Year to everybody! Just a reminder that our first Village Voice Live talk of the New Year will be on Tuesday 11th January at 7.30pm in the main hall of the Centre.

The illustrated talk will be given by Jenny Hobson from the Friends of Horsey Seals and she will tell you all about these popular marine creatures. Admission costs £6 and we apologise that we have had to increase the price by £1 this year, due to rising costs, particularly energy. However, your ticket does get you a cup of tea, coffee or squash, a piece of cake and a raffle ticket with some excellent prizes to be won. Plus a fascinating talk, of course!

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New Year’s Eve Disco – Latest Information

new year disco posterJust to update everybody, with the Government having committed to not changing Covid regulations before the New Year we are confident that the Disco & Supper can go ahead unless, of course, there is any sudden change on the part of the Government.

NHS Vaccine Passport and Lateral Flow Testing

For the safety of all attendees at the disco we shall be asking those who have the NHS vaccine passport to show it on entry to the hall. The passport is part of the NHS smartphone app, which is available free for both iPhone and Google Android phones. If you do not have the vaccine passport we would recommend that you take at least one lateral flow Covid test before attending. Covid testing kits are available from pharmacies and other outlets.

There will be other precautions taken at the event, to maximise ventilation and to reduce any risk of infection. With your cooperation we’re sure that it will be a safe and enjoyable evening!

Village Centre New Year Disco

new year disco posterWe’re looking forward to our New Year’s Eve supper and disco in just over a week’s time, but there are a few points that we should make. Ticket sales are now closed as we have reached the number that we feel is safe in the hall, given the current situation with the new Omicron variant of Covid. The progress of the virus is being closely monitored by the Government and it is possible that regulations could be introduced which impact on the event, so check here on our News Blog for the latest situation.

NHS Vaccine Passport and Lateral Flow Testing

For the safety of all attendees at the disco we shall be asking those who have the NHS vaccine passport to show it on entry to the hall. The passport is part of the NHS smartphone app, which is available free for both iPhone and Google Android phones. If you do not have the vaccine passport we would recommend that you take at least one lateral flow Covid test before attending. Covid testing kits are available from pharmacies and other outlets.

There will be other precautions taken at the event, to maximise ventilation and to reduce any risk of infection. With your cooperation we’re sure that it will be a safe and enjoyable evening!

Coming soon to the Village Centre

We’ve got some great Christmas and New Year themed events coming up over December. Don’t miss our History of the Mince Pie next week, followed by carols on the 22nd December and our New Year’s Eve disco on, of course, New Year’s Eve! We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday 14th December 7.30pm – Village Voice Live – The History of the Mince Pie (with samples!) Tickets £5 on the door.

Wednesday 22nd December 5.00pm – Carol Singing with musical accompaniment and light refreshments – Free, but donations to the Centre will be very welcome. Weather permitting this will be an outdoor event, so dress warmly!

Friday 31st December 8.30pm – New Year’s Eve Disco and Supper – Tickets £25 from Dersingham Post Office or tel: 01485 540271. Must be bought in advance, no on the door ticket sales.

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