SATURDAY 30th MARCH 2019
Stalbridge Toddler Group are holding a Baby and Children Sale at Stalbridge Hall on Saturday 30th March 2019 from 10.00am till 12 noon. DeClutter and sell outgrown items. Book a table for £5. Come along and grab a bargain. Tea, Coffee and Cake available. All proceeds to Stalbridge Toddler Group.
For More information or to book a table please contact Amy by phone or text on 07811 159743 or by phone on 01963 365727
The Arts Society of The Blackmore Vale presents a Lecture by Ian Swankie about the remarkable range of art outside in the streets, ranging from huge and expensive commissions to unofficial graffiti, sometimes audacious and often playful. He looks at why art is there, how it has developed over the years and discover many hidden gems. The lecture runs from 11.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday 7th February 2019 at Stalbridge Hall. For more information click on the button below to visit their website
Graham Carr-Jones from Stalbridge Town Council informs us that the planned Appeal Meeting for Barrow Hill, which was due to take place tomorrow (29th January) at 10.00am in Stalbridge Hall has had to be cancelled due to the inspector having taken ill.
A new date with a different inspector has been offered for 12th February and the hall has been provisionally booked while all necessary steps are taken to inform interested parties.
If you know of anyone who was planning to be there but may have not seen this message can you please let thm know.
ArtsReach Touring Theatre Presents " A Barnes Supper" at Stalbridge Hall on Saturday 23rd February at 7.00pm. Alongside a feast of local fayre, The Ridgeway Singers and Band led by Tim Laycock and Phil Humphries will perform traditional songs collected across the County by the Hammond brothers, play dance tunes from the repertoire of Blackmore Vale fiddler Benjamin Rose, perform a special two part arrangement of Barnes' Linden Lea and recite some of the poems that keep alive the rich dialect of Dorset. Dialect poet William Barnes relished the country dances, folksongs and carols of Dorset, and often wrote about community celebrations, where music was a key part of the proceedings.
Tickets at £18 include a light Dorset supper served throughout the performance. Telephone booking: Williams Florist 01963 362355. For more information or to book online visit the Artsreach Website by clicking on the button below.
ArtsReach Touring Theatre presents "The Great Train Robbery" at Stalbridge Hall on Friday 8th March 2019 at 7.30pm. In the early hours of Thursday 8 August 1963, the heist of the century is under way. Signals are scrambled, phone lines cut and millions of pounds of cash stolen. Five days later the first clues are found, the gang is busted and the rest is history. But what about the ones that got away?
Using a raucous combination of physical theatre, live music and clowning, Scratchworks will unfold the untold tale of the four feisty forgotten females from the Great Train Robbery, as they leave behind their kitchen-sink lives and embark on a madcap adventure of mischief and mayhem.
Standard Ticket £9 Under 18s £6 Family ticket £25 available from Williams Florist in Station Road Stalbridge by phone on 01963 362355. For more information or to book online visit the ArtsReach website.
Come and pick up a bargain at the Stalbridge Hall Car Boot and Table Top Sale this Sunday 2nd December. Whatever the weather we'll be there and we have tables indoors in the cozy, warm main hall. The Sale runs from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Table Top Inside Tables £5
Car Boot Outside £3.50
"Comedy Hotspot returns to Stalbridge with another four brilliant comedians. You are guaranteed a night of laughter with these guys. Our two previous gigs at Stalbridge have been superb, if you attended one then please help us spread the word and get this lovely venue sold out. Tickets are available from Williams Florists in Stalbridge or buy them online here www.comedyhotspot.nutickets.com We are helping to raise funds for Stalbright so come along for a giggle knowing that you are raising money for your community. See you there xx
Buy your tickets (£12) on-line or at Williams Florist Stalbridge and save £3 (tickets are £15 on the door) - you can spend the money saved on the fabulous raffle - prizes include Large bottle of bubbly with 2 tickets to the next comedy night (donated by Nick Barnes) - Hamper with 3 bottles of wine, 2 boxes of chocolates, 2 glasses and a candle (for that romantic evening) - Sunday lunch for 2 at the Virginia Ash (donated by the Virginia Ash) and a lovely fruit basket (donated by Dike & son) - RAFFLE IN AID OF STALBRIGHT
Doors open at 7pm on Saturday 17th November for cash bar. Performances start at 8pm.
Stalbridge Players are holding auditions for "A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol", which is their next production. The auditions are being held this Sunday 7th October at Stalbridge Hall, starting at 2pm. All are welcome! The performances of this production will 'air' on Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of November. All are welcome!
Stalbridge Friday Morning Coffee Group will be serving "High Tea" as part of their Autumn Fayre on Sat 27th October... The event runs from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Stalbridge Hall. Entrance is 50p. There will be various stalls including craft, cards, books and a raffle. "High Tea", consisting of Sandwiches, Cakes and Tea or Coffee will be available at £5 per person.
Living Spit Comedy Theatre presents "Giants of Science"
on Sat 20th October 2018 from 7.30pm at Stalbridge Hall, Lower Road Stalbridge. Tickets available from Williams Florist in Station Road, Stalbridge: 01963 362355. £15 for a standard ticket (includes food and a drink.)
"A brilliantly bonkers new show from this much-loved duo! Howard Coggins knows nothing about science. Stu Mcloughlin knows even less. Nevertheless, they have agreed to give a lecture on the subject, and after enlisting the help of the smartest scientific sages of the ages, that’s just what they aim to do.
But even with the likes of Albert Einstein, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and… um… Kriss Akabusi along for the ride, the chances of the dim-witted duo making it through the evening with any sense of dignity remaining intact seems less than likely. Still, they’re determined, like a pair of Atoms missing a couple of electrons, to stay positive.
With jarring jokes, pitiful puppetry, and the silliest of scientific songs, you can expect this raucous romp through the hilarious history of scientific stupidity to be… well, if nothing else, thoroughly entertaining. It might even be… scien-triffic!"
Suitable for ages 12+
Enjoy a Play, Pasty and Pint at Stalbridge!
Tickets for the performance at Stalbridge Hall include a cheese and onion or meat pasty and a pint/glass of wine or soft drink. Food served at 7:30pm, performance at 8pm.
Booking essential. Please confirm food choices when booking.
We're Living Spit. We make comedy-theatre shows. Which have music in. That we write. Some people like them. And laugh. In an appropriate way. We make them in Clevedon, North Somerset, UK. Cos that's where we live. Then we put them on all over the place. Come and see us!
Hundreds of visitors from all over Dorset and beyond flocked to the first day of the "Stalbridge For Sale" exhibition at Stalbridge Hall, put on by Stalbridge History Society. This enthralling and important exhibition continues today until 4pm and on Monday and Tuesday the 3rd and 4th September.
And if you haven't heard what it is all about (where have you been?!) the exhibition not only highlights the Stalbridge property auction of September 1918, (When Lord Stalbridge sold almost every property and piece of land in the village), but also gives a wonderful 'snapshot' of daily life in Stalbridge at that time, from church and school life to pubs and businesses.
Can you find your own house amongst the exhibits, or that of your great-grandparents? Who was living there in 1918? Were they able to buy it? Who owned the field that your house was built on?
These questions and more can be answered by walking the Stalbridge streets of 1918 in the exhibition hall. You can even get the details of your house printed out!
Admission is Free! Teas, coffees and soft drinks, with cake and biscuits will be available by donation.
There is disabled access, free wi-fi and a large free car park at Stalbridge Hall.
So do join us for The Sale Of The Century!
The remaining exhibition times are as follows:
Sun 2nd sep 10am - 4pm
Mon 3rd sep 10am - 4pm , 6pm - 8pm
Tue 4th sep 10am - 4pm
STALBRIDGE GARDEN SOCIETY ANNUAL PRODUCE AND FLOWER SHOW TRIUMPHS AGAIN IN 2018. The sun came out on Saturday 18th August at the Stalbridge Hall for the annual show. The hall was buzzing with competitors and visitors. The Show was officially opened by Canon William Ridding who has been our Rector for many years. Although numbers were slightly down in the flower classes the other classes made up for it with some really amazing entries in the craft section, domestic and some wonderful photographs. It was good to see Brian Spiller and his family join us for the afternoon. Brian was our Chairman until January this year when he became very ill. The afternoon tea ladies were kept very busy serving tea & cake, this as always is the most popular part of the day and the tea area was buzzing with friends catching up on their news. Despite the challenging summer weather the hall was a sight to behold with all the entries set out to show what can be achieved.
Results: Wendy Bailey won the Westminster Rose Bowl for the highest number of points in the Show, the Frith cup for the highest points in Domestic, the Challenge Cup for Best Floral Exhibit, the WI Cup and the Pat Emmerson Cup for best Handicraft exhibit with a beautiful patchwork cushion. The Betty Godwin Cup was won by Mary Moore for the Heaviest weight from a potato. In the Children’s Section, St Nicholas School Henstridge won the Children’s Cup for horticulture. The Junior cup went to William and Belinda Dike for children’s entries aged 6-9, Georgina Dike won the Jubilee Cup for the entry 10-13 and the Stalbridge Cup for the best children’s entry in photography. The Stalbridge Beavers entered for the first time and won the Margaret Jeans Rose bowl for the Family/Joint entry no 78. The Goblet went to Chris Jeans for best vegetable exhibit. Geoff Jeans won the Percy Dike Bowl for best Flower exhibit in classes 27-38, The Ring Street Cup went to our Treasurer Carolyn Loosen for the best Cut Flower exhibit. The Member’s cup for the best Geranium (supplied by Castle Gardens and a voucher) went to Shirley Hosea. The Best Pot Plant in Show went to Pam Ruffell who won the Brian Spiller Cup. Ruth Bennett won the Christine Lewis cup for the best Egg exhibit. John Cranston won the Handicraft Cup for Highest points in Handicraft. The Wood Lane cup for Photography went to M Ridgewell. A new cup this year was The Blackmore Vale Bonsai Group Cup for the best entry went to Pat Pocock. Congratulations to John Tinsley for winning the Anglesey Bowl for the second year running for the Highest points in vegetables and the Gold Street Cup for best apple exhibit.
Comedy Hotspot return to Stalbridge Village Hall for the third time on Saturday 8th September 2018 and they're bringing another four brilliant comedians with them. The last two shows have been a lot of fun, it's a lovely venue and the audiences are up for a giggle. Tickets cost £12 and are available from Williams Florists or online at: www.comedyhotspot.co.uk See you there xx
STALBRIDGE GARDEN SOCIETY ANNUAL FLOWER & PRODUCE SHOW
SATURDAY 18TH AUGUST 2018
ADVANCE NOTICE – GET SNAPPING!
PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES FOR 2018
A BUTTERFLY ON A FLOWER
SUNRISE OR SUNSET
A SPIDER’S WEB
entry forms are in the show programme which is in outlets around the town as we speak. So what are you waiting for...Get Snapping!
Stalbridge Town Council hosted the Annual Town Meeting on Wednesday 24th May at 7.30pm in Stalbridge Hall. This was a meeting for the Town rather than a Parish Council meeting, in order to allow people to come together and celebrate activities that are going on and to discuss matters which effect the Parish. Items which appeared on the Agenda are listed below...
1. To approve the minutes of the last Annual Meeting on 18th May 2016
2. PC / PCSO’s
3. Town Council Chairmans report
4. Town Council Transport Representatives report
5. Stalbridge Hall Committee Report
6. Playing Fields Committee Report
7. Allotments Society report
8. Stalbright report
9. Rights of Way liason Officer’s Report
10. Library management Group
11. St Mary’s PCC report
12. Scout Group Report
13. Information Office Report
14. Reports from other organisation / Groups
15. To receive a report on the future provision of GP service in
16. Open forum / questions to organisations present
To view the draft minutes of the meeting please click on the button below
To view the individual reports mentioned in the minutes of the meeting please click on the buttons below
SCARS (Stalbridge Cancer and Recovery Support) are hosting a fun day of crafts stalls and pampering on Sunday 24th June from 11.00am to 5.00pm in Stalbridge Hall. A fun day for all, to include Jewellery, Handmade Cards, Pampering Area offering Nails and Treatments, Raffle, Face Painting plus much more including Lady B with her fabulous clothing on the Boutique in a Bus....not to mention a Cafe area where you can relax over a drink and a selection of lovely cakes. SCARS look forward to welcoming you and thank you for your continued support of this wonderful local cancer support group.
SCARS (Stalbridge Cancer & Recovery Support) is a local organisation set up by Tracy White in September 2014. As a cancer survivor herself, Tracy decided to set up SCARS with the sole aim of offering a safe and confidential environment to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, is a survivor, carer friend or family so that they could feel supported and not alone. The group meet on the last Friday of every month at The Hub, Station Road, Stalbridge (free car park to the right of the building) from 2pm - 4pm. We welcome people of all ages and you do not need to reside in Stalbridge to attend. Members provide advice, emotional and practical support where needed along with other information on benefits, other support groups or general details and can provide leaflets and information from many cancer charities free of charge.
Stalbridge Garden Society have been running their Annual Flower, Produce and Craft Show since 1892. Come and join them for their 126th show on Saturday 18th August at Stalbridge Hall. Catalogues for the show will be available from Friday 1st June at the following locations: Stalbridge Post Office, The Hub@Stalbridge, Dike & Son Supermarket, Stalbridge Pharmacy, Williams' Florist and Forge Fabrics.
Cash prizes to be won!
STALBRIDGE COMEDY NIGHT Like your live comedy to be TV quality? Well you're in luck. On Sat 30 June Comedy Hotspot are bringing four professional comedians to Stalbridge Village Hall with the following TV credits; Live at the Apollo, The John Bishop Show, The Rob Brydon Show, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, C4's The Last Leg and Shooting Stars - all this for £12 at Stalbridge Village Hall!! You no longer have to travel long distances to see the best comedians on the UK Comedy Circuit as Comedy Hotspot brings them to you. Tickets are available from Williams Florists in Station Road, Stalbridge or online from our website: www.comedyhotspot.nutickets.com
There will be an ANNUAL TOWN MEETING for Stalbridge at The Stalbridge Hall on Wednesday 23rd May 2018, commencing at 7.30pm.
Every English Parish must have a meeting annually.
This is not a Town Council meeting, although it is the duty of the Town Council to
organise and fund the meeting. This is a meeting for the Town, in order to allow people
to come together and celebrate activities and discuss matters which effect the town.
Proposals can be put forward for inclusion on the agenda and voted on at the meeting.
The Town Council endeavour to ensure that all groups that we are aware of are invited
to the Annual Town meeting. To view the agenda for this year's meeting please click on the button below.
Love live comedy? Missed the Stalbridge Comedy Night on 28th April? Well you're in luck. Comedy Hotspot are returning to Stalbridge Hall with four fantastically funny comedians on Sat 30TH JUNE, doors open at 7.00pm and the laughter starts at 8.00pm. What standard are our comedians? They regularly play at the very best comedy clubs in the UK, - and we're bringing them to Stalbridge Hall. We're also helping to raise funds for BooBs - Breast Cancer Awareness, please spread the word, please come along and make this a fantastic night. Tickets cost £12(£15 on the door) and are available from Williams Florists, Station Road, Stalbridge. (Please Note: This evening is for over 18's due to some adult content).
For line up and more info go to the Stalbridge Info Events Timeline by clicking on the button below.
Comedy Hotspot uses the best acts in the UK to create the finest line ups anywhere and we bring them to your local communtiy. You no longer have to travel long distances to see the best live comedy available, it's on your doorstep. Thank you for supporting live comedy.
However you pronounce 'scones' The Stalbridge Friday Morning Coffee Group will be serving them at their Afternoon 'Cream Tea' Tea Party on Saturday 5th May, along with Jam and cream, delicious sandwiches and cakes. The party runs from 2pm till 4.30pm at Stalbridge Youth Club and costs £4.50. There will be a raffle at this event and Everyone is most welcome.