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18 Nov 2020
Tidy up
Tidy up

A little gardening 

The committee noticed that it was time the garden in front of the hall needed a little spruce up. So four of us with gardening gloves secateurs, forks, hedge trimmer and plastic bags set to work. There was bramble growing in amongst the trees and the worry was that it would choke them along with the ivy. So we spent two hours clearing as much as we could. It’s not looking like Kew Gardens yet, but it won’t be long. 😆
12 Sep 2020
Yogabellies Wednesday 10:00am - 11:15am
Yogabellies Wednesday 10:00am - 11:15am

Beautiful things happen in our hall.

We have welcomed back Yogabellies this week, a Mother, Toddler and Baby Yoga group.  As Webmaster I snuck in at the end to have a little nose at what was going on. What a beautiful atmosphere Sam had provided for the new mums. I kinda wanted to be in their sparkly circle too.   
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3 Sep 2020

New hirers and Events coming to the hall. 

We are pleased to welcome back this week, Julie from Fun and Fit. Julie is bringing a fitness class to the 50+ and chair yoga. Check her out on our events page. 

Also on Monday we welcome back with open arms our talented Sequence Dancers. Ready to have a twirl on our beautifully restored floor. 

We are welcoming back Martin with his Kung Fu class on Monday for an after school Class and Sam with Yogabellies on Wednesday and Thursday. 

It’s lovely to have the Arts group back with us again on a Tuesday morning ready for some socially distanced painting. 

A new group is joining us after school for another extra curricular class, we welcome Nicole with her Theatre Arts Classes, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We’re looking forward to hopefully seeing our stage light up with a pantomime this year! 

A lot is happening at our hall, excuse me, Your hall. Don’t miss out on the fun! 
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3 Sep 2020
Last coat.
Last coat.

Our last update on the floor. 

The last coat being applied to our floor by Andy Gower. How lush does that look? Now to let it set for 5 days, only tippy toes and slippers allowed after. 😆
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2 Sep 2020

How beautiful does this look?

Oh my goodness. How in love are we with our new floor? We might have to ask our hirers to levitate over it in future. A couple more coats and we’re good to go! A big thank you so far to Andy Gower. 
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31 Aug 2020

The work has started!

The floor is being prepped, tomorrow the repairs are going to start. I’m amazed at the amount of polish and wood dust that has been sanded off of it already. There are three big bags. Just like this! 
27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020

Wudang Tai Chi Chuan lesson.

Just a little insight to the class held at the hall today. The class showing some of their moves and having a laugh at the same time. Wudang Tai Chi Chuan is a fighting tai chi, much to the group’s amazement, but the yin version that is practiced in this video is so good for your balance and wellbeing. Class members sharing that they have all noticed a positive difference in their balance since taking the class.
Tim
Even just watching it is so calming.
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26 Aug 2020
Hall Floor
Hall Floor

Success for Grant for our beautiful dance floor. 

As our regular hirers know our floor has been in desperate need of repair and some love for some time.  Our new committee have managed to secure a grant from the council to help us with this.  The work will be commencing on 1st September for the remainder of the week, check back here to see the progress.
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25 Aug 2020
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19 Aug 2020

Socially Distant Sequence Dancing 

Today we had our sequence dancers back for a practice. Whirling around the hall in their dancing shoes. So lovely to see. It didn’t matter that it was raining outside. It added to the atmosphere. 
Glen DRYHURST
Well done to the Team getting the Hall in good and safe shape. So good to see villagers enjoying themselves in dance and social activity. Glen
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18 Aug 2020
Tai Chi Group
Tai Chi Group

The Hall hosts Wudang Tai Chi Chuan. 

Our second night open for the Tai Chi group. St George’s field was busy with footballers and boot campers. In the Hall the floor was amazing and beautifully cared for. The group after having practiced in nature reserves and together on zoom said it was lovely to have a flat service again.  ‘It’s such a beautiful space’ Helen said, ‘it was so lovely to be back in the hall and together again’ 

‘It’s been 22 weeks since we were here before’ said Tim. ‘Warm and challenging but we loved it!’ 

Alison
Lovely to see you have reopened. My Tai Chi class is still on zoom. Not sure when we will be together again.
Kim
Very much looking forward to joining the class again. So glad it’s reopened.
Tim
Absolutely true!
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Helen T England