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All events in the Village Hall unless stated otherwise

 

August 2018

 

Mondays 6th          Monday Morning Group  10.15 for10.30am

Tuesday 7th           FOSA Bingo  7.30pm

Thursday 2nd         Mobile Library outside Haymead House, the Street 9.55-10.10am

Wednesday 8th      Lunch Club 12 for 12.30 Advance Bookings Please

Monday 20th          Monday Morning Group  10.15 for10.30am

Wednesday 22nd   Dessert evening 7pm

Saturday 25th       Village Flower, Vegetable & Craft Show with BBQ

Thursday 30th        Mobile Library outside Haymead House, the Street 9.55-10.10am

 

September 2018

 

Tuesday 4th           FOSA Bingo   7.30pm

Saturday 8th          Suffolk Churches Ride & Stride St Andrews and other churches

Monday 10th          Parish Council Meeting All Welcome

Tuesday 25th         Gardening Club talk: Chrysanthemums 7.30pm

Saturday 29th        Concert and canapés in St Andrews Church   

 

 

 

Fete Thanks

I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped and supported this year’s fete. Thank you to all those who helped with the setting up and taking down; we had a phenomenal turn out. Everyone worked so hard and this paid off resulting in a profit of £2500.

Whilst the weather helped I think we can all be very proud of this achievement.

As always a massive thank you to Nigel Merriam and his team for their hard work. 

A thank you also to the local businesses that gave prizes for the grand draw - The Walnut Tree pub, Thwaite, The White Horse pub, Stoke Ash, The Four Horseshoes pub,Thornham Magna, Emzo and Lucy Art Finbows yard, Finningham, White Horse pub Finningham, G.Shurey Butchers Eye, Co-op Rickinghall, Go Ape Thetford, Thornham Coach House, BarnardsVolkswagon Stowmarket. 

Also a big thank you to J.Lawes.Finbows yard for donating the wheelbarrow for the barrow of booze.

The DieHards did a fantastic job of entertaining all who attended so thanks go to them as well.

A few new committee members have come forward and as a result plans for next year’s fete will start in September.

We would welcome anyone who would like to join us -details of the planning meeting will be in the next newsletter.

If you have any ideas or are able to help in anyway but are unable to attend meetings please contact me via email.  Katie Durrant.

 

 

Village Hall Chairs

We have to dispose of the old heavy duty padded stacking chairs because the foam cushion is flammable.We looked into having them re-covered with fire-resistant foam but the cost is as much as buying new. We have bought a dozen new ones with the 59 Club funds. 

The old chairs have a sturdy steel frame and I have converted one to use as a garden chair.We have 11 more and are offering the old chairs at £ 10.00 each. If you are interested please let me know, although these would be in their original state, not the remodelled version. 

Thanks, Nigel

 

 


 

You are invited to a:

 

Plum and Cobnut Day 1000-1500 August 18 2018, 10am-4pm

  

Everyone is welcome to an open day to study and celebrate Britain's traditional Plums and Cobnuts at Home Farm, Thrandeston. Learn all about these fascinating orchard varieties and their place in our orchard history and landscape.

 Drop in any time to see a display of plums, gages, damsons and other stone fruits, cobnuts and filberts, and bring any of your plums or cobnuts you would like identified.

Food Historian and Cook Monica Askay will be there with an opportunity to taste a range of plums, gages, and cobnuts. There is also a 1.3km permissive footpath (dogs welcome but on a lead, please) round this part of the farm (with a 12 year old orchard).

Parking available, with the event a short walk away over grassy level ground.

Contact Howard Jones at Howard.Jones@uea.ac.uk for more information or to make a booking.

Thornham Walks Summer Party

Pop across the river on 14 August 2018 and enjoy Thornham Walks Summer Party

Come and enjoy a family day out with lots of activities and a BBQ provided by the Forge Cafe.

 

 

Music at Thornham

It feels as if summer is almost over but Thornham’s Suffolk Music Festival is still to come.

August 31st and September 2nd with Corentin Chassard and colleagues.
In this pair of concerts two major pieces of chamber music by Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann are prefaced by contrasting mosaics of works spanning the early Romantic to the twentieth century.

In St Mary Magdalene Church, Thornham Magna

Tickets £18, book for both concerts: £30
free admission for children and students in full time education.

Phone 01379 788130 or 01379 783124

 

 

 

 

Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail

Further afield, the Waveney & Blyth Arts annual sculpture trail takes place at the Raveningham Centre, near Beccles. Open every day from Friday 17 August to Sunday 16 September. Work from over 30 sculptors will be on display, plus pop-up print gallery and café. Entry £5; under 18s free.

More details on www.waveneyandblytharts.com

 

 

Saturday 25th August-Flower and Vegetable and Craft Show in Village Hall followed by BBQ and Bar. Timings in next Newsletter.

 

Saturday 15th September-Music Quiz.  A range of questions...not all classical and old composers, but not all contemporary either! Get a team together and let Nigel know you are entering. Refreshments and Bar as usual.

 

 

Tai Chi classes in Wickham Skeith

Tai Chi is a form of exercise originating in 13th century China as a martial art. Tai Chi consists of a series of slow graceful movements and is ideal for anyone wanting to start gentle exercise for the benefit of their health. The movements help to strengthen the body and also the mind and improve balance. There is no upper age limit for starting Tai Chi, anyone can do it and it is especially beneficial for older people who may not move as much as they used to and it is currently being promoted by the NHS as a useful form of exercise.

The class in Wickham Skeith, which meets on Friday afternoons at 3pm, has been running for several years, but is in danger of closing due to low numbers (and thus losing the regular hire of the hall for the village). The class teacher Martin is very experienced with over twenty years teaching Tai Chi in villages in the Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket area and follows the Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan curriculum.

We would love to welcome new students to the class and beginners would attend from 3-4pm with more experienced students staying until 4.30. The class generally starts with some gentle stretching and some Qigong (Chigong) exercises and then proceeds to the Yang family Tai Chi form. Experienced students work together with learners so there is always someone to watch. No special equipment is needed just loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes. No booking is needed just turn up! Cost of class is £5 for beginners, (3-4pm) £7 intermediate and advanced learners, and (3-4.30pm).

For more information see the Yang ChengFu Tai Chi website www.yangstyletaichi.co.uk  or contact Martin Fayers: martif28@tiscali.co.uk

 

 

HARVEST HORKEY    Saturday 6thOctober  7.30pm

I am delighted to say that the Harvest Horkey is returning this year after a year's break. For those of you that are new to the village,there has been a long tradition of a 'harvest meal' at this time of the year which consists of a welcome drink of wine or juice,  roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, choice of desserts, followed by cheese and biscuits.  There will also be a lovely raffle and a few surprise extras.

Numbers will be strictly limited to FIFTY (50) and it is essential that anyone wishing to attend must pre book with their money by 20th September at the latest. The cost of the ticket is £10 per person (the price has not risen for quite a few years) so put the date in your diaries and please let me have your bookings as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.   

If you would like to reserve your tickets and pay at the beginning of September please contact me  or put a note in the red box on my gate at The Twynings, opposite the village fruit trees on the Green.  Please also let me know if you are vegetarian or diabetic.

Don't forget, hurry to avoid disappointment.       Thank you    Margaret Horne

 

 

 

 Suffolk Churches Ride & Stride – Sat 8thSep

Hundreds of churches will be open on the day between 9am & 5pm & you can get sponsored to visit as many or as few as you feel able, by cycle or on foot. Of the money raised, 50% goes to the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust & 50% to your nominated church. I have done the ride for most years since 1987 & it’s a great way to see churches in Suffolk & Norfolk as well as raising money for an excellent cause.

For sponsorship forms & further information see Pete Davidson.

If you can help with sitting in the church on the day, Liz Davidson has the rota.

 

Children's Halloween Party on 27th October.

 

November Craft Fair on Saturday 17th 

 

Saturday 1st December the Village Quiz. A mixed gamut of questions put together by our very own Quiz Master...Nigel! You know it will be fun!

 

Various pieces of work are being done on the Village Hall-back doors, windows cleaned, grass cut and strimmed, and hedge due to be reduced to enable clearer sight lines-and we hope that the lining of the store room will begin soon.

 

Jeanne Mason and Romaine Elsden are continuing their journey around the village selling Lucky Lottery numbers. They will get to you all soon...there are a lot of people when you visit each house individually! If two sets get sold then the income for Village Hall will be nearly £60 a week-if my maths is correct!

 

The 49 Club has currently 'earned' £1900 for the Village Hall and additional chairs are being purchased and quotes gathered for lining, insulating, plastering and painting the store room. Thanks for those vital pounds sterling and we hope the re-launch of the Club as a 59 Club will happen soon.

Thank you and enjoy our lovely facilities when you can.

 

 

 

Village Afternoon Tea and Chat

An informal gathering for tea and biscuits. Open to all, young and old; dogs welcome too. Afternoon tea at the village hall happens every Wednesday from 2-4pm except Lunch Club days. As much tea/coffee as you can drink for only £1.

 

STOP PRESS – Now includes an opportunity for Table Tennis practice in the adjacent room..

 

 

 

 

Food Bank

The school holidays are fast approaching and families are going to need the Food Bank more than ever with children at home all day.


If you could buy a bit extra when you go shopping it would be much appreciated. The donation boxes are in the Village Hall and in the Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to check out the News pages for all the latest information and stories from our wonderful community.

 

49/59 Lottery Club

 

 

 

Thornham Walks Summer Party

 

Pop across the river on 14 August 2018 and enjoy Thornham Walks Summer Party

Come and enjoy a family day out with lots of activities and a BBQ provided by the Forge Cafe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail

 

Further afield, the Waveney & Blyth Arts annual sculpture trail takes place at the Raveningham Centre, near Beccles. Open every day from Friday 17 August to Sunday 16 September. Work from over 30 sculptors will be on display, plus pop-up print gallery and café. Entry £5; under 18s free.

 

More details on www.waveneyandblytharts.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music at Thornham

 

It feels as if summer is almost over but Thornham’s Suffolk Music Festival is still to come.


August 31st and September 2nd with CorentinChassard and colleagues.
In this pair of concerts two major pieces of chamber music by Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann are prefaced by contrasting mosaics of works spanning the early Romantic to the twentieth century.

 

In St Mary Magdalene Church, Thornham Magna

Tickets £18, book for both concerts: £30
free admission for children and students in full time education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail

 

Further afield, the Waveney & Blyth Arts annual sculpture trail takes place at the Raveningham Centre, near Beccles. Open every day from Friday 17 August to Sunday 16 September. Work from over 30 sculptors will be on display, plus pop-up print gallery and café. Entry £5; under 18s free.

 

More details on www.waveneyandblytharts.com

 

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