Village Hall - June update
The Village Hall is currently closed and will remain so until the end of July. Whilst halls are now allowed to reopen we are still waiting for detailed guidance particularly in relation to the many physical activities that are provided (such as pilates and yoga) as they are currently excluded from this permission. We will not open until the trustees are confident that the hall is Covid-19 compliant and safe to use.
The Annual General Meeting has been postponed until it becomes practicable to hold one. A copy of the accounts and an update on current issues will be circulated to all members early in July.
We hope to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the hall in October - please note the 10th and 24th October as possible dates in your diary. It would be good for us all to get together if at all possible after a difficult year.
Best wishes to you all
We look forward to celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Village Hall opening in October. Just how we will do this is another matter but it is nice to have something to look forward too!
Wishing you all well,
On behalf of the trustees
The village hall has now been legally closed since 23rd March as part of the Government lockdown. This will continue for some time and probably will not change until the third phase of the government plan for business re-opening - currently planned for 4th July. Once the way forward is clear we will advise all users about how we will re-open in a safe way.
We are sorry to inform you that the above production has been cancelled.
It has been cancelled by Highlights Rural Touring Scheme who have pulled all productions for the foreseeable future. Everyone who has paid for their tickets will be refunded in the next few days.
Due to the present pandemic we have taken the decision to cancel the Brigsteer Village Art Festival planned for the end of May
At our next WI meeting, we have Professor M Mcillmurray, a retired consultant in medical oncology and palliative care, Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust, who will be telling us all about his role in the development of cancer care services in the area. From virtually no service in the 1980's to the specialist services now provided by St John's Hospice and CancerCare. We now have one of the most comprehensive cancer services in the UK, made possible by huge local support and commitment.
The meeting is open to all from 8pm so do come along to the village hall when admission is £3 including refreshments.
New members and visitors to our meetings which start at 7.30 are always welcome. Call Penny or Dorothy on 01539668377/048 for more information
Our annual update on Basic Life Support will be at the village hall on Thursday 23rd January at 7.30pm. This will be led by the North West Ambulance Service and include practical teaching on CPR and the use of the defibrillator . Everyone is welcome, you never know when you may be called upon to help someone.
If you would like to attend please let us know so we have and idea of numbers.
Alan & Elspeth
Table tennis up and running after the hols & a chance to burn off some calories. Every Tuesday 7.45. Just turn up.
The first of Brigsteer WI Open Meetings takes place on Wednesday 8th January in the Village Hall. The guest speaker is Andrea Aldridge, the Chief Officer of Manna House in Kendal, which support the needs of people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in South Lakeland.
Her talk is entitled "Home is Where the Heart Is"
All are welcome from 8pm - entry £3 including refreshments.
STEALING Thunder Storytellers begin the New Year with Emily Hennessey’s performance of
The Good, The Bad and The Uglier
at Brigsteer village hall, on Thursday 9 January (7:30pm).
A couple of hours work is required at the village hall to bring the hedge under control. I would appreciate it if you could give a couple of hours to help. Tools such as loppers, bush saws etc would be useful. It is hoped to burn the resulting brash to stop the river getting blocked. If you could let me know if you can help it would assist in organising the work.
Thanks in anticipation
Richard Griffiths 07711 042240 01539558776
We have two great story-telling events for adults coming up in Brigsteer Village Hall. You don’t need to book, just turn up but come early as these evenings are popular. Do join us and enjoy.
If you’d like further details, contact me on email@example.com.
Brigsteer WI invite you to join them at their last Open Meeting of the year following their Annual Meeting on Wednesday 13th November, when George Crossman will be telling us all about his life as a Morecambe Bay Coastguard
All welcome from 8pm, £3 including refreshments.
Brigsteer New Year's Eve Ceilidh is back!
7.30 pm to just after midnight in the Village Hall on December 31st.
Tickets £10.00, to include a welcoming drink of sparkling wine and a full evening's entertainment
Dancing with caller Chris Bland, fun, games, and a chance to renew "auld acquaintances"
Food will be Jacob's Join. There will be a list of items to choose from.
Drink: It's a BYOB event.
All welcome, singles as well as couples.
Tickets from Alan Davies firstname.lastname@example.org (015395 68837)
Our speaker, Maurice Steele, is a retired farmer from Eskdale who has combined sheep farming with a lifelong interest in photography and love of wild flowers. His presentation "It should have been stopped!" traces the evolution of the Lake District from its geological formation to the present day - a blend of brilliant photography and beautiful music, with commentary on man's impact on the landscape over the years and just a touch of good-natured humour. This is a treat not to be missed and again visitors are welcome to come along and enjoy the evening with us.
Dru Yoga with Johan Walsh
Wednesdays from 18 September in the Village Hall
6 - 7:30pm
Open to all ages and abilities.
£8 per session (proceeds to Ugandan School).
Further information from Johan on 01539568957 or email@example.com
The Underbarrow Art, Crafts and Flower Festival will take place in Underbarrow Church on Saturday, 10th August, 10am to 4pm and on Sunday, 11am to 4pm.. Local artists will exhibit their work as will wood turners and potters. The windows are going to be decorated to reflect Underbarrow through The Ages. There is no entrance fee but donations will be welcome as refreshments will be provided.
Please come and enjoy this celebration of art.
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