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Submitted by: andrew       On: 4/1/2018 at: 18:39       Location: Drimpton, Netherhay

extracts from newsletters for January

November Community Coffee Morning
Thank you to everyone who came along to the Christmas Craft Coffee Morning. We are pleased to report that, thanks to your generosity we raised £105 for the Village Hall from Coffee and Cakes etc and over £250 for Mosaic, which is a Dorset based Charity which supports bereaved children. Much gratitude from the Knit & Natterers.

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Artsreach & Drimpton Village Hall present

KATHRYN ROBERTS and SEAN LAKEMAN
on THURSDAY 11th JANUARY at 7.30pm

Twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 folk award for best duo, the couple have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘songwriters par excellence’. With a performance history that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.

A very special music-making evening is a great way to start 2018!
TICKETS: Adults £9, U18 £6, Family of 4 £25 - email: roger@thesmithsmailbox.net

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YOUTH CLUB - “Great fun was had by all at the Christmas Party at the beginning of December; I hope the excessive amount of chocolate made no one sick! To start the new year, on FRIDAY12th we have a normal Youth Club at the Hall, a chance to try the NEW pool table! On FRIDAY 26th we are having a Skittles Night at the Royal Oak, meet in the skittle alley for 6.30, with food for kids. Parents, why not stay and have a meal?” - Rob Fooks
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FILM CLUB: WED 10th JAN at 7.00 for 7.30pm - DUNKIRK - An intense, powerful film telling the many stories of the evacuation of allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkerque in WW 2. Starring Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh with director Christopher Nolan. Doors open at 7pm for 7:30 start…Wine, beer, teas, coffees available.
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WED 17th JAN: VILLAGE LUNCH at the Village Hall from 12.30pm @ £
All are welcome; no need to book. This will be a traditional Soup and Cheese Lunch as MORE food will be on offer at the evening event – see below. There will be a choice of at least 4 soups. If you have specific dietary needs, please let Viv or Rosemary know as all requests can be catered for.
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Q U I Z and F O O D E V E N I N G
on WEDNESDAY 17th JANUARY
at the Village Hall at 7.00 for 7.30pm – Teams of 4
Bob and Rosemary Shepherd will be hosting. Bob organises a varied and entertaining quiz with an assortment of questions covering a vast range of topics and interests. The entertainment from the quiz is complimented by excellent local food provided by Rosemary and her Team.
£8.00 per head to include main course and pudding – extra puds at 50p!!…. with prizes!
Call to book your table and give any dietary requirements

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SATURDAY 20TH JANUARY at 2.30PM
THE BRUNSWICK CHOIR from Teignmouth at NETHERHAY CHAPEL
“These Singers in Harmony will be singing a mixture of songs - folk, old style etc. Their last concert with us was so entertaining, a really enjoyable afternoon. The Choir is generously not making any charge, - so we are hoping to raise lots of money for Shelterbox!  Admission: £4 to include tea and lots of cake!”- Jenny Beck

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THE GONDOLIERS
the film of Gilbert & Sullivan's romping musical…...(Can you trampoline while singing?)
at the Village Hall on SATURDAY 27th JANUARY

Doors open at 6.00pm - Film starts at 6.30pm - BAR: Open before film and during the interval.
INTERVAL FOOD: Choice of hot dish………..TICKETS: £6: Rosemary for Tickets in advance
[This is a Village Hall Car Park Fundraiser]
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11th A N N U A L P O T A T O D A Y
SATURDAY 3rd FEBRUARY
10:30am to 2:30pm at the VILLAGE HALL

Plenty of Potatoes, food and fun, with heritage flower and vegetable seeds, plants, fruit bushes & trees, Dahlias and Gladioli, advice and tips.
PLUS All-day brunches, lunches and cakes and warning drinks
Creative activities for children + enrolment for the Potato Growing Competition

All are welcome, experienced gardeners, allotment veterans, those who have never grown a vegetable in their lives, come and talk to the experts, plenty of advice available

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ART GROUP - “Changes are afoot! The Art Group has quite naturally and comfortably evolved into a drop-in session on a Monday afternoon 2-4pm. Anyone is welcome to bring work to paint or draw. Help/guidance is available if wanted, and you are welcome to try different mediums with materials available in the Studio. I do ask that you let me know by 10am on the Monday if you would like to come along. If it’s a few, we meet in my studio; more and we will be in the comm-unity room, both at Netherhay Chapel. The cost (including tea and biscuits!) will be £2 if in the studio, £5 if there are more of us and we are in the larger room.” - Jenny Beck - jennybeck1427@gmail.com

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FLOOD WARDEN - Rob Hedditch has kindly taken over the role of flood warden from his father.
Mobile 07727168188…...Rob is available for issuing sandbags and clearing roadside drains, if anyone has or knows of a blocked drain give him a call.
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ARTSREACH and DRIMPTON VILLAGE HALL present TWO SHOWS in FEBRUARY

The first is for children aged 4 to 11 + their families on MONDAY 12th FEB at 6.00pm
A STRANGE NEW PLACE is a completely original one woman show without words, combining physical theatre, stunning puppetry and original music.
We travel on an imagined voyage into space, paralleled with Amira’s real-life journey as a refugee across continents.

WINNER OF THE EDINBURGH FRINGE PRIMARY TIMES CHILDREN’S CHOICE AWARD 2017
Tickets Adults £6, Children £5, Families 2+2 £20

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On THURSDAY 22nd FEB at 7.30pm - The GRAHAMS from Nashville Tennessee
Expect an uplifting evening of beautifully authentic Americana Folk music.
The Grahams are being joined by a bass player and drummer for the show.

Catch them here before they go to The Lighthouse in Poole in March!
Tickets Adults £9, U18 £6, Families 2+2 £25

BOX OFFICE FOR BOTH SHOWS: email: roger@thesmithsmailbox.net

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A DATE FOR ALL YOUR DIARIES
COMING IN MARCH – DRIMPTON PRESENTS

A Village Voices Production
(Almost) a Panto Version of WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Featuring Toad, Rat, Mole and Badger
and a whole load of Rabbits on the run from Mr McGregor,
and don't forget The Weasels!

TWO PERFORMANCES on SATURDAY 17th MARCH
Matinee at 2.00pm – Evening at 7.00pm

TICKETS: Adults £6, Children £3, Under-5s Free - BOX OFFICE OPENS on FEBRUARY 1st !

Submitted by: stanleyG       On: 2/1/2018 at: 10:11       Location: Drimpton Cross

Rainfall in December 2017

I am left with the impression that the last month of 2017 was dull grey and overcast, with quite a lot of rain. It wasn’t completely like that of course, there were some splendid blue skies and sunny days. However, of the 31 days in the month I did record 16 in which some rain fell and the shorter days give an enhanced gloom which can have a very depressing affect on some people. Additionally there were one or two days of very heavy rain which pushed my totals up to nearly 5.1/2 inches, much higher than the same period last year for a similar number of days rain. For a more detailed comparison, Rainfall at Drimpton Cross in December 2017 was 137 mm. (2016 32.5 mm.) or 5.42 inches (2016 1.28 inches). The good news is that we have had the Winter Solstice and the days are getting longer !

Submitted by: Admin       On: 1/1/2018 at: 18:13       Location: Beaminster

Happy New Year

From admin.