SBB at the Hall

Many thanks to all those who turned out to support live music at the Hall on Saturday evening. Everyone seemed to have a great time listening to the Salisbury Big Band’s repertoire of hits from the Glenn Miller era. The excellent 17-piece band was supported by Ellen-Marie, a singer whose range stretched all the way from the Andrews Sisters to Eartha Kitt via Dame Vera Lynn.  Continue reading

April Moviola

Tickets are now available for the April movie A United Kingdom, a romantic true story, to be shown on Sunday, 23rd April. Go here for more information, including a trailer and a link to ticket sales. Pre-booking essential. Numbers limited for comfort. Nibbles and non-alcoholic refreshments on sale but BYOB welcome.  Doors at 7pm, programme starts promptly at 7.30pm.

Police Security Session

For the benefit of residents concerned about the recent uptick in local petty crime Cllr Finlay has arranged for the police to visit us to give their current views and advice. The session will be in the Coach House at Chilworth Manor on Monday, 20th March at 7.30pm.  Several relevant companies have promised to attend so come along and see how to improve your security.

New Dancing Classes

For years Chilworth Hall has hosted classes in Argentinian Tango.  But that’s not everyone’s cup of mate.  If you’ve ever wanted to learn other popular ballroom and Latin dances then now’s your chance! From 26th April, at 19:30, BDance is starting classes at the Hall (the first one is entirely FREE). Why not come along and have fun learning something new? Continue reading

Auction Closed

Many thanks to all those who entered into the spirit of this event, you helped us to raise almost £1500 for the Hall’s refurbishment which is obviously a very welcome boost to the fund.  Commiserations to those whose bids were pipped at the post: we hope you’re not too disappointed.

The “latest bids” page has been updated.  We’ll allow daytime Sunday for checks and protests, and the final results will be announced at the Moviola on Sunday evening. Several winning bids are from anonymous bidders. Winners will receive confirmations by e-mail, along with a note about arrangements for payment and collection of bids.

Thanks again to all the bidders, and special thanks to those whose generous donations made the whole thing possible.

Last Minute Lot

Well – nice though it is – we couldn’t have the only football shirt in the auction be a Newcastle United one could we? So now it has a rival: a Saints shirt signed by Portugal and West Ham centre-back, Jose Fonte.  Still currently a Chilworth resident, Jose will always be fondly remembered by Saints fans as he was here for seven years and was thus one of the core team-members who brought the club all the way back to the Premiership from the depths of League 1. The former Saints captain, who made nearly 300 appearances for the club now plays for West Ham, but he’ll always get a warm welcome back at St Mary’s.   Continue reading