Panto! Sleeping Beauty

Baddesley Barnstormers‘ 2020 Panto is Sleeping Beauty written by Rachel Chadwick.  There will be three performances, as follows:

Friday, 14th February7.30pm
Saturday, 15th February3.30pm & 7.30pm

Ticket prices are Adults £10, Children £5 and Family (2+2) £28, available from Lore Hairdressing (Seymour Parade), Habistore (Botley Rd) or Beadles Tea Room (Fleming Ave.) Continue reading

Two New Classes in January

January sees two new classes starting at Chilworth Hall, nicely timed for those New Year ‘fitness’ resolutions.

Starting on Tuesday, 7th, Sarah Rowley is bringing Zumba back to the Hall. It’s not too late to sign up. For more details just follow the link.

Later in the month, something new… Men’s Yoga with Enrico.  Yes we already have some excellent Yoga classes and, yes, some of them cater for men, but this one is exclusive so if that appeals to you then now’s your chance. Follow the link for more details.

And the winners are…

Chilworth Moviola asked its audience to vote for the Autumn season’s movies, given a list of ten options.  As a result we have the following programme (which, as it happens, is in descending order of poll popularity):

Sunday, 9th FebruaryBlinded by the Light
Sunday, 8th MarchThe Good Liar
Sunday, 5th AprilOfficial Secrets

For more details, trailers and tickets go to the Moviola programme page.

Activities at the Hall

Chilworth Hall has always been managed by a committee of volunteers. Since the current team set out to turn around its fortunes the overall utilisation of the Hall has increased by 127%. Some of this is down to the updating of the facilities on offer. There’s also been overspill from Chilworth Manor, where The Club seems to have been going in the opposite direction in recent years. These days Chilworth Hall offers a lot more opportunities for socialising and recreation. Most of the Yoga or Pilates groups have provided information for this webpage. Several others may not have been aware of the offer of free publicity. Imminent changes to the page will ensure that it includes the contact details of all the many other clubs and societies that use the Hall, including a Rock Choir, Tango or Ballroom or Folk dancing groups, an Art Group, an Alpine Gardening Society, a Canal Society, the Inner Wheel and Dog/Puppy Training.  There’s now also a thriving branch of the Women’s Institute as well as the rural cinema with monthly Moviola showings. Continue reading

Free Money

Well, that’s got your attention, and it’s no trick. Amazon is genuinely donating some of its mammoth profits directly to charity, and it’s letting people like us decide where the money goes. As of this month, over £1.6M has been disbursed already.

Every page at amazon.co.uk has an almost identical counterpart at smile.amazon.co.uk. So, quite simply, whenever you want to buy something from Amazon you should buy from Smile.Amazon instead because whenever you do, a percentage of your payment will go straight to the charity of your choice. That’s it… there’s nothing more to it. No trick – just money for your chosen charity without even having to ask.

You can help Chilworth Hall by always starting your shopping with this link: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/301782-0

Of course, you may feel that there are more deserving charities than Chilworth Hall. Fair enough.  Just go to Smile.Amazon and make your nomination but, one way or another, but why miss the opportunity to do someone some good with your shopping?

Friday: Wild Rose

On Friday 7th June, Chilworth Moviola is showing Wild Rose (cert. 15), a young Glaswegian with dreams of going to the US. Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is a big character, with talent. All she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Rose’s mother, Marion (Julie Walters), doesn’t approve and would rather see her stick to a cleaning job. But Rose finds unexpected encouragement from the middle-class lady of the house in which she works. Continue reading

Chilworth Hall AGM

Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of Chilworth Hall’s management committee will be the AGM at the Hall at 18:00 on Wednesday, 19th June. All residents of Chilworth are entitled to attend and to vote as the chairman and committee members stand for re-election. Anyone wishing to join the committee as a new member should give prior notice by e-mail to the Secretary, Joan Pryde.

The committee is actively seeking new members, particularly those with accounting or bookkeeping skills and experience, or those who wish to get involved in helping to organise events. Membership of the committee is entirely voluntary.

In recent years, the Hall has been significantly refurbished. There is still some work to do, but it is planned to be finished by late summer. After that the intention is to switch focus to making better use of the facilities available, raising money for local charities rather than for the Hall itself (which should now be self-sustaining).