WHAT'S ON

Monday
01 November
2020

Village Hall Play Area

The Village Hall Playground is open for family groups, one person outside of their family or a family member in their bubble may join them
There are instructions on gates but to forewarn you, please be aware of the following Covid-19 Play Area Rules:-

1. Adhere to the social distancing guide of two metres where possible.

2. Be aware of the need to share equipment safely.

3. Use of play area equipment is at your own risk.

4. All children must be supervised by an adult.

5. Consumption of food and drink is not permitted.

6. Please bring your own hygiene products to clean children's hands and the play equipment.


Best wishes
Village Hall Committee

Village Hall
Tuesday
24 November
2020

Mobile Fish & Chips

We will be visiting Drimpton on TUESDAYS 5 - 6 pm

A message from L & F Catering Fish & Chip Van:

“Hello everyone, so the time has come for another lockdown 😕 rest assured both vans will continue to visit its regular villages with the possibility of adding on some extra stops 😊 throughout the month of lockdown we will be going back to the pre-order system.

As you all know we were super busy the last lockdown so we feel we just need to be organised and space the orders out to hopefully stop too many people at the van at one time.
However to start with we will not turn you away if you haven’t pre ordered but we may ask you to come back at a certain time 😊.
We understand people have to get back into a routine of texting/calling us.
We apologise for the disruption and appreciate you all supporting our little business.”

ORDERS FOR NAT’S VAN – 07803 257 674
Serving: Drimpton, Broadwindsor, Martinstown, Portesham, Halstock, Corscombe, Bradpole.

Contactless Card Payment now available.

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Bus stop, Oxhayes
5pm
to 6pm
DATE

December

VENUE & TIME
Tuesday
01 December
2020

AN ADVENT CALENDAR OF VILLAGE WINDOWS

Brilliant news! Already we have 20 venues around the village joining in this celebration. Each one is creating a visual treat representing a well-loved carol.
Starting on DECEMBER 1st each day at 4pm a new WINDOW will go public! Each day the number of WINDOWS will increase. So by Christmas there could be 24. We have
4 SPACES LEFT IF WE ARE TO MAKE A COMPLETE CALENDAR. COULD YOU JOIN IN?
Please think about joining in. Call 867617 for more details.

Around the village
4pm
each day
Sunday
02 December
2020

Morning Service at St Mary's Church

Hopefully church services can resume from December commencing with a Eucharist service on Sunday 2nd.
The service is due to be led by the Revd Fiona Beale

Everyone is welcome but numbers could be limited for social distancing.

St Mary's Church
9.30am
Thursday
03 December
2020

OUR VILLAGE CHRISTMAS TREE

The Village Hall is providing a Christmas Tree which will be set up by the Telephone Box ready for decoration from DECEMBER 3rd. This is your invitation to provide decorations for it and hang them. Something you have. Something you have made, maybe from recycled materials. Everything weather-resistant! And the TELEPHONE BOX is to get its very own FESTIVE MAKEOVER too!

The Telephone box
Saturday
05 December
2020

OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS MARKET

Post Lock Down (fingers crossed)
SATURDAY DECEMBER 5th starting at 4pm – this date is weather-dependent
on the Village Hall Car Park

STALLS, MULLED WINE, MINCE PIES
Jolly Christmas music and lots of lights to make it a properly festive event.
Would you like to have a stall of any description? Do you know of anyone else who might be interested?
If so, please get in touch. There is no charge for a stall, but we are suggesting donations to help the charities.
Maybe you don’t fancy a stall of your own, but perhaps you could make or already have something festive which you could donate to a village stall; all contributions would be welcome. In the event of bad weather we may need to change the date to SUNDAY 6th or the following weekend, but fingers crossed (again) for December 5th.

For more info please contact Kate (868843) or Francesca (867617).

Village Hall car park
4pm
Wednesday
09 December
2020

Film Club

FILM CLUB “1917” (15) 115 minutes re-scheduled from November
Set in April 1917 in northern France this is powerful, profound film built upon and around a tale told by the director’s grandfather of his time in WW1.
Two soldiers are given the seemingly impossible task of venturing into enemy occupied land to deliver a life-saving message. The two are very different….one is affable, amicable, easy going while the other is intense, reticent and introverted. However the partnership works, with a growing reliance on each other and each bringing their own characteristics to the fore as and when needed throughout their mission.
The score was written by Thomas Newman and reflects the mood of each scene so well.
Directed by Sam Mendes, the lead actors are George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman with brief appearances from Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden and Daniel Mays.
Tribute must also go to Roger Deakins’s cinematography that makes this film appear to be one long continuous shot.
Coronavirus
There will NOT be any drinks available but please do bring your own.
All seats MUST BE RESERVED due to the limited number of people that we can take.

Please contact Diana Leake to reserve seats and for any queries you may have. I will then advise you of all safeguarding that we have in place at the Hall.
If you cannot come to the Village Hall to see a film, you can rent it afterwards for £1.
01308 867 172 (there is an answer phone)
Diana Leake

Village Hall
7pm
Saturday
12 December
2020

Cake Stall at the Pin House

We will be holding a Christmas stall with all the usual and some seasonal bakes on Saturday 12th December at 10.30 am at The Pin House.
Look forward to seeing you.
Proceeds to CLIC Sargent
Viv & Rosemary

Pin House, Chard Road
10.30am
Wednesday
16 December
2020

!A FREE CHRISTMAS TREAT FROM ARTSREACH!

FARNHAM MALTINGS will be returning to the VILLAGE HALL on WEDNESDAY DEC 16th at 7.30 pm with a performance that they are generously offering to villages completely FREE of charge.

Philip Van Doren Stern originally wrote IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE as a short story under the title THE GREATEST GIFT, which he sent to friends and family as a Christmas present. Much later it became the classic film we now know and love.
Farnham Maltings wants to rekindle the original spirit of the idea by presenting a simple re-telling of the story as a chance for communities to reconnect.

This work is specifically made to be performed under our current circumstances. It is COVID secure and will adhere to the most recent government guidelines.

The event will be ticketed through Artsreach and will be allocated on a first come first served basis - audience numbers will be limited to 30.

If you would like to register your interest please contact Francesca Hurrell on 867617 and I will let you know as soon as tickets become available.

Village Hall
7.30pm
Saturday
19 December
2020

SANTA COMES TO DRIMPTON!

On SATURDAY December 19th Santa will be paying a visit to Drimpton.
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He will be travelling around the village from 4.30 to 6.00 accompanied by his trusty elves. If you would like him to stop at your house and say hello, just write him a letter and drop it into the postbox which will be open by the Telephone Box from DECEMBER 3rd. Please write your name & address clearly.
Collection tins for CLIC Sargent will be on Santa's trailer if you would like to make a donation.

Around the village
4.30pm
till 6pm