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Village Cinema – Bohemian Rhapsody

poster for film bohemian rhapsodyThe next film to be shown at our monthly Village cinema screenings is Bohemian Rhapsody. For anyone who has even a passing familiarity with the music of the band Queen, the film title makes it pretty clear what the movie is all about. Yes, the life and tempestuous times of lead singer Freddie Mercury. Rami Malik plays Mercury and he certainly captures the showman to a ‘T’. There is, of course, a soundtrack of the band’s innumerable hits, as the film charts Queen’s meteoric rise to fame and Mercury’s rather tortured life and premature death in 1991.

The film will be shown at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27th August in the main hall of Dersingham Village Centre. tickets cost £5, children £2.50. Free tea or coffee is included and other drinks are available to buy. Bohemian Rhapsody is certificate 12A.

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 1st August, 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: joyoffood@norfolk.gov.uk 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.

Possible Road Closures – Sunday 7th July

cycle race photoOn Sunday 7th July the Outlaw Triathlon will take place at Holkham, Norfolk. The event will include a 56 mile cycle ride around Norfolk villages, including a small part of Dersingham. The cyclists could be passing through our village any time between 6.30am and 12.00noon. When cyclists are on the road there will be Stop – Go boards to control traffic flow, which may result in some delays, so please allow extra time for your journey.

The route

All racers will enter the village along Shernbourne Road from Shernbourne and leave via Sandringham Hill towards Sandringham.

Road closures

The only roads in the village affected are;

1.      Shernbourne Road from Shernbourne to the junction with Manor Road/Chapel Road.

2.      Church Lane from Shernbourne Road to Manor Road. This is the road beside the church which has the entrance to St Nicholas Court in it.

3.      Manor Road from its junction with Church Road to its junction with The Avenue.

4.      The Avenue (Sandringham Hill) from its junction with Manor Road to Sandringham.

Traffic will only be prevented from accessing these roads while the cyclists are passing through, so delays should hopefully be minimal.

Road Closures – Thursday 27th June 2019

image of road closed signAs some of you will already know, the British Cycling National Championship Time Trials will be visiting Dersingham this coming Thursday 27th June. Some roads around the Village Centre will be affected by this and will be closed part or possibly all of the day.

There has been some incorrect information and signage over the past few days, but the correct roads and times are set out below. However, if you are planning to come to the Centre on Thursday 27th, for a class or for any other reason, you are advised that, if at all possible, you should come on foot. Neither the Centre car park nor the car park in St Nicholas Court (the doctors’ surgery) will be accessible for much of the day.

The route

All racers will enter the village along Shernbourne Road from Shernbourne and leave via The Avenue (Sandringham Hill) towards Sandringham.

Road closures

The only roads in the village affected by road closures are;

1.      Shernbourne Road from Shernbourne to the junction with Manor Road/Chapel Road.

2.      Church Lane from Shernbourne Road to Manor Road. This is the road beside the church which has the entrance to St Nicholas Court in it.

3.      Manor Road from its junction with Church Road to its junction with The Avenue.

4.      The Avenue (Sandringham Hill) from its junction with Manor Road to Sandringham.

All other roads in the village will be open although residents in Doddshill Road will be affected by road closures at the junction with Manor Road and also at both ends of Admirals Drive during race times.

Times of Road closures

The Avenue (Sandringham Hill) will be closed all day. Shernbourne Road, Church Lane, and Manor Road between Church Lane and Sandringham Hill will only be closed whilst racing is actually taking place and this will be controlled by race marshals and police. The actual periods of each closure will be kept as short as possible, but the approximate times for Dersingham is as follows;

10:00 – 11:30   Closed

12:25 – 13:35   Closed

15:50 – 17:20   Closed

18:00 – 18:55   Closed

The general advice is to follow the directions of race marshals and police who will do their best to help residents and visitors move around in the village on race day.

This is an international event that will attract considerable media attention. Enjoy the day!

Village Cinema – Murder on the Orient Express

The next film to be featured in the Dersingham Village Cinema is the most recent remake of that 1934 Agatha Christie tale of intrigue, Murder on the Orient Express. The 2017 mystery thriller film is directed by Kenneth Branagh with a screenplay by Michael Green. The film stars Branagh as Hercule Poirot, with Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Olivia Colman, and Daisy Ridley in supporting roles.

The screening will be in the main hall of the Village Centre this coming Tuesday 30th April at 7.30pm. Doors open 6.45 pm. Tickets cost £5 on the door and include free tea or coffee. Other snacks or drinks available to buy. The film is Certificate 12A.

poster for murder on the orient express

Friendship Lunch Tomorrow

Just a reminder that the first of our twice-monthly Community Friendship Lunches is tomorrow. Tuesday 22nd January at 1.00pm in the Village Centre. On the menu this week is Cottage Pie and Fruit Crumble. Very tasty! Future lunches will be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

Tuesday Friendship Lunch poster

The Week Ahead at Dersingham Village Centre – 21st – 27th January

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.

Monday 21st January

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 Hall More Details

1.00 – 1.45pm Body Control Pilates – Main Hall More Details

6.00 – 7.00pm All Dogs Training School – Main Hall – More Details from Laura Rodgers info@alldogstrainingschool.co.uk

Tuesday 22nd January

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

9.45 – 10.30am Stretch and Conditioning – Main Hall More Details  Please note this group has been postponed for the time being.

10.45 – 11.30am Body Control Pilates Circuit – Main Hall More Details  Please note this group has been postponed for the time being.

12.00noon – 12.45pm Well Being and Relaxation – Main Hall More Details Please note this group has been postponed for the time being.

1.00pm Community Friendship Lunch – The Hub More Details

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

Wednesday 23rd January

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

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

11.30am – 12.30pm Rock your Baby, Dancing – Main Hall 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 24th January

10.00 – 10.45am Body Control Pilates – Main Hall 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 25th January

2.30 – 4.30pm Monthly Tea Dance – Main Hall More Details

6.00 – 7.00pm All Dogs Training School – Main Hall – More Details from Laura Rodgers info@alldogstrainingschool.co.uk

Saturday 26th January

No public events

Sunday 27th January

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

What’s On This Week?

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. If you want more information, for example about a course and who’s running it, please email us at enquiries@dersinghamvillagecentre.org.uk and we will endeavour to respond.

Monday 29th October

9.30am – 12.00noon Pilates – Garden Room

10.30 – 11.30am Exercise class for over 50s – Main Hall

2.00 – 4.00pm Art Classes – Garden Room

Tuesday 30th October

9.30am – 12.00noon Pilates – Garden Room

2.00 – 4.00pm Art Classes – Garden Room

6.45pm (screening begins 7.30pm) – Dersingham Village Cinema – Main Hall
Tonight’s film “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Wednesday 31st October

9.00am – 3.00pm Dersingham Day Centre – Garden Room

10.30 – 11.30am Ballet for All – Main Hall

4.30 – 6.30pm Light Party (St Nicholas Church) – Main Hall

5.30 – 6.00pm Pilates – Garden Room

7.00 – 8.00pm Jazzercise – Main Hall

Thursday 1st November

9.00am – 3.00pm First Aid Course – Garden Room

10.00 – 11.00am Pilates – Main Hall

5.30 – 9.30pm Dance Classes with Take the Lead Dance School – Main Hall

Friday 2nd November

9.00am – 3.00pm First Aid Course – Garden Room

6.00 – 9.00pm All Dogs Training School – Main Hall

Saturday 3rd November

9.30am – 1.30pm Art & Craft workshop with Fade to Grey – Garden Room

Sunday 4th November

7.30 – 9.00pm St Nicholas youth Group – Garden Room