Well so much has happened in the Village Hall since Christmas!  The ‘Weekend Live’ Cinema programme is going well.  We had a bit of a slow start in January with ‘Life of Pi’ which was a brilliant film especially on the big screen.  I really thought that the tiger was going to leap out into the hall.  Numbers were down and we made a slight loss but more than made up for it last night (22nd February) with ‘Sunshine on Leith’ which attracted a great audience.  We all came away singing or at least humming the Proclaimers’ Songs.  Word does seem to be getting out as many people in the audience were from Beverley.  Our next film on Saturday 8th March is ‘Le Weekend’ starring Jim Broadbent, and on 12th April we are showing ‘Captain Phillips’ starring Tom Hanks.  I can hardly wait.


We celebrated Rabbi Burns in fine style on Saturday 25th January.  It was a real village event with songs by the Village Choir and poetry readings by Gina Douthwaite and many familiar faces.  The evening was hosted by the talented Rodger Middleton who switched roles between chorister, raconteur and mine host with ease.  The food was glorious and home-made by Margarets Hebb and White, Jan Biden, Nancy Ferguson and yours truly.   The haggis was piped in by a ‘proper’ piper and addressed in the traditional way by Billy (a true Scotsman).  Traditional Scottish dancing was demonstrated by a group of ‘semi professionals’ from the York and North Humberside branch of the RSCDS.  Jan Biden then tried to put some order into the dancing efforts of the rest of us – with a modicum of success.  The evening raised much needed funds for the Choir and the Village Hall.  A great time was had by all.


On Sunday 9th February we were privileged to hear the jazz singer Christine Tobin and her musicians perform as part of their ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’ tour.  Again the supper was superb and the hall was full.  Not many villagers were in the audience but people had travelled from as far away as Scarborough and Bridlington as Christine has quite a following.


Our next Weekend Live –event (in conjunction with Artery) is on Friday 28th March.  Entitled ‘Unmythable’ it is described as a ‘Pythonesque Goodie Bag’.   The show is a comedy and has 3 actors and covers all the Greek Myths.  ‘Unmythable’ is currently touring and they come to us after having been to the New Zealand International Arts Festival.  I am assured ‘Unmythable’ is of the same quality as ‘Shoo Shoo Baby’s Christmas Party’ and ‘Six Impossible Things’.  Let’s hope so.  Tickets are now on sale in Beverley Tourist Office and the Village Shop - £15 including a two course supper, show only £8.


Finally a plea – we have in the village hall entrance a table with bric-a-brac, CDs, books etc.  If you have any books you have enjoyed, CDs/DVDs you no longer want please add to our table.  If you would like anything collecting please phone me on 01964 551543.  Alternatively when you are in the hall have a look on the stall, if you see something you want take it and put a donation in the tin.  The money goes towards Village Hall funds.  Thank you.


Charleyne Wright

Chair person

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