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New Dates for our Monthly Tea Dance

Our regular last Friday in the month Tea Dances waltz into the New Year with dances scheduled for Fridays 27th January, 28th February and 27th March. You can pay on the door and it’s just £5 which includes tea, coffee etc and cake. There will be Latin, Sequence and Ballroom style dances with beginners being very welcome. Why not come along and dance your way into 2020!

Tea Dance Poster 2020

Lottery draw January 2020

image of lottery drawEvery month there’s a chance to win a Village Centre Lottery prize and also the chance to have that warm glow feeling that you’re helping raise funds for the Village Centre. Why raise funds? Because we are constantly trying to improve the level of equipment at the Centre, so that it becomes an even better resource for the community. The wish-list is never ending and a big thank-you is due to all of you who are helping. Please keep up the good work!

The most recent draw of Lottery prizewinners was made on Tuesday 7th January 2020 at our popular community lunch. Winners are as follows:

First prize, number 49 winning £29.25. Second prize number 33 winning £19.50 and third prize number 41 winning £9.75. Congratulations to the lucky prize winners. Subscribe to our Lottery and you could join those winners, plus you’ll be giving us a big helping hand. Thank you!

Join our Sunday Social Afternoon

On your own or just feeling a bit lonely on a Sunday afternoon? The Village Centre want to help, and we are introducing a two hour Sunday Social get-together on the second Sunday of each month.

There will be tea and cake, of course, and hopefully a few extras such as board games, cards, crafts etc. There may be some music too and there’s the chance to chat to others, if you wish.

Why not drop in, on Sunday 12th January, 2.00pm – 4.00pm. The cost is just £2.50 per person.

poster for sunday social afternoon

Ceilidh Sold Out!

Just in case anyone is thinking of coming to our Ceilidh and Barn Dance this Saturday 26th October, please be aware that the event is now SOLD  OUT! For all those who already have tickets we are looking forward to a great evening, see you then!

Time to Dance and Time for Tea!

Our regular monthly Tea Dances continue to be popular, thanks to the efforts of dance tutor Peg who oversees the event. Whether you’re a veteran of the ballroom floor or just taking your first dance steps, you will be very welcome!

Tickets cost £5 on the door and include tea and cake. The next few dates coming up are Fridays 25th October, 29th November and 27th December.

tea dance poster 2019

Lottery Draw september

image of lottery draw

The draw for the Village Centre Lottery was made today at our Community Lunch. The three lucky winners share the prize fund as follows:

1st Prize number 6 winning £30.00

2nd Prize number 29 winning £20

3rd Prize number 44 winning £10

A bit of a plea from the heart. Lottery subscriptions are diminishing, probably because people think that the Centre is up and running now and that nothing needs to be spent. However, we have a rolling programme of improvements and the purchase of new equipment. More tables and chairs, more kitchen cupboards, a better quality sound system for cinema screenings, these are just a few items that we need to raise money for. So please support our Lottery, it only costs £5 per month and you will be helping the Centre which is here for the benefit of the whole village. Information on how to join or renew a Lottery subscription can be found on our website Thanks!

August Lottery Draw

image of lottery drawThere 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 there are still many additions and improvements that we want to make for the benefit of all users. Just in the last few weeks we have bought a new radio microphone, some additional staging and we are currently upgrading the window blinds to give a better experience at film screenings etc.

The August draw took place in the Centre on Tuesday 13th August, at the monthly Village Voice Live talk. The winning numbers were:

1st prize, number 19 winning £32.25
2nd prize, number 39 winning £21.50
3rd prize, number 22 winning £10.75

The Joy of Food – Free Cooking Course

Joy of Food posterDersingham Village Centre are hosting a series of free Joy of Food cookery sessions, with the next one being on Thursday 10th October 2019, 10.00am – 1.00pm.  See the information below and book by calling 07790 349896.

Joy of Food is a FREE cookery skills programme which is run in partnership with Norfolk Community Learning Services. Learners will build on their cooking confidence, improve skills and abilities and best of all, learn how to cook simple and delicious dishes that can be taken home to eat.

All equipment and ingredients are provided. Dietary requirements and food allergies can be catered for. To find out more, please contact: Nick Buck – 07738 708554.  All participants will receive a ‘Joy of food’ recipe book on completion of the course.

Her Majesty drops in to the Village Centre

We have been honoured and absolutely delighted that Her Majesty the Queen made a private visit to Dersingham Village Centre on Friday 5th July, welcomed by flag-waving children from Dersingham Primary School. After being greeted by Sue Payne, a Centre Trustee and former Parish Council Chairman, and Coral Shepherd, current Chairman of the Parish Council, Her Majesty was shown around the Centre by Sue. Then David Collingham, Chairman of the Dersingham Village Centre Association, introduced the Queen to representatives of groups who use the Centre and who described the wide range of activities that take place. Finally, the Queen unveiled a plaque, behind which was a photograph of King George V who kindly donated the land for the original village hall back in 1911. On departure, Phoebe Ward presented the Queen with a posy.

Photographs of the occasion were taken by Jo Halpin Jones and you can see some of them here.