Village Voice Live returns

After a break of a couple of months, our popular illustrated talks will return this Tuesday 12th April at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Sue Gattuso from the Swaffham Museum, who will talk about the fascinating life of Howard Carter, who famously discovered the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. Carter was a Swaffham resident before he left for Egypt and the museum has many tales to tell.

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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Lottery Draw April 2022

image of lottery draw Every month there’s a chance to win a Village Centre Lottery prize. The fixed costs of the Centre are quite considerable, particularly given that energy costs are sky-rocketing, so your contributions are especially welcome. Of course, we would love to have more players so that the Centre gets even more help.

If you know anyone who would like to join the lottery then you’ll be giving us a big helping hand. It costs just £5 per month and the more players the bigger the prize fund. Anyone can join the lottery draw online by visiting our Village Centre Fundraising page Thank you for your support!

This month’s draw was made on Tuesday 5th April 2022. The results are: First prize, number 30 winning £23.25. Second prize number 2 winning £15.50 and third prize number 63 winning £7.75.

Village Cinema – Tuesday 29th March

The next film screening in the Village Centre will be on Tuesday 29th March. The film will be In The Heights (PG-13), the musical story of a corner in a predominantly Dominican neighbourhood of New York City, where every member of the community pursues their sueñitos (little dreams) for a better life. A joyous celebration of heritage and community, fuelled by dazzling direction and singalong songs!

The film will commence at 7.30pm and tickets are available on the door, priced at £6 with under 16s £3. Entry includes a cup of tea, coffee or squash. A licensed bar is available.

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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 Centre Lottery March Draw

image of lottery draw Every month there’s a chance to win a Village Centre Lottery prize. The fixed costs of the Centre are quite considerable, particularly given that energy costs are sky-rocketing, so your contributions are especially welcome. Of course, we would love to have more players so that the Centre gets even more help.

If you know anyone who would like to join the lottery then you’ll be giving us a big helping hand. It costs just £5 per month and the more players the bigger the prize fund. Anyone can join the lottery draw online by visiting our Village Centre Fundraising page Thank you for your support!

This month’s draw was made on Thursday 10th March 2022. The results are: First prize, number 22 winning £24.75. Second prize number 14 winning £16.50 and third prize number 6 winning £8.25.

Village Voice Live

village centre logoDue to difficulties in obtaining suitable speakers, our Village Voice Live talks are still taking a break at the moment, so there will not be an event in the month of March.  However, we are glad to report that Village Voice Live will return, on Tuesday 12th April, when the featured speaker will be Sue Gattuso from Swaffham Museum. She will talk about Howard Carter, who famously discovered the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharoah Tutankhamun. Carter was a resident of Swaffham before he departed for Egypt.

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The Centre reopens after the gales

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Update at 1pm Sunday 20th February

Following emergency repairs to the tiles on the Centre roof we are pleased to say that we have now reopened the Centre for business as usual. Our thanks to James from AC Norfolk Ltd who carried out the repairs so speedily!

The weather still looks very unsettled with more high winds forecast for the coming few days, so we we just hope that there are no further problems. Thanks to everyone for their support.

Storm Eunice damage

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Update at 2pm Friday 18th February

Unfortunately the gales that are currently battering the local area have done some damage to the roof tiles at the Village Centre.  This means that the Centre will have to close with immediate effect until repairs can be carried out. We will keep you updated but we expect the Centre to remain closed for at least today and tomorrow. Sorry everybody, blame it on Eunice!

Village Cinema – our February film

The next film screening in the Village Centre will be on Tuesday 22nd February The film will be Dreamhorse (PG), the entertaining tale of a girl in a small Welsh village who is determined to breed a racehorse, even when she lacks the necessary experience or money. She persuades the people of her community to chip in a small amount each week to raise the foal.

The film will commence at 7.30pm and tickets are available on the door, priced at £6 with under 16s £3. Entry includes a cup of tea, coffee or squash. A licensed bar is available.

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