ArtsReach presents 'Tea With Wiliam Barnes' - A Celebration of the Dorset Poet at Stalbridge Hall on Sunday 23rd Feb 2020 at 2.30pm. "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." Alongside a delicious Dorset tea, 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 fiddler Benjamin rose and will perform an arrangement of the R. Vaughan-Williams setting of William Barnes' famous poem 'My Orchard in Linden Lea'.
Recitals of some of Barnes' much-loved poems will keep alive the rich dialect of Dorset.
Tickets, £12 each are available by telephoning Williams Florist in Station Road, Stalbridge on 01963 362355.
For more information or to book tickets online visit the ArtsReach website by clicking on the button below.
Artsreach is a registered charity that brings high quality performances of live theatre, music, dance and family shows to the heart of rural communities across Dorset. Click on their logo above to download their spring brochure for 2020.
ArtsReach Touring theatre presents "Once Upon A Time" - a Comedy Fairy Tale at Stalbridge Hall on Saturday 1st Feb 2020. "Having previously thrilled Artsreach audiences with their hit show The Thing That Came From Over There, Gonzo Moose are back with a brand new fairy tale adventure, bursting with physical comedy, absurd jokes and magical illusion. Suitable 7+" - Artsreach. Tickets available from Williams Florist, Station Road, Stalbridge or online from the Artsreach website. Standard ticket £9, Family ticket £25, Under 18's £6. Starts 7.30pm. Visit the ArtsReach Website for more info and details of the production.
The wonderful Stalbridge Players latest production is 101 Dalmatians. How will they get round the "No Dogs Allowed" rule at Stalbridge Hall? You'll need to buy a ticket to find out! Performances are on Thursday January 16th, Friday January 17th and Saturday January 18th. Curtain Up at 7.30pm each night. Tickets are available from Williams Florist in Station Road, priced at £8 for adults and £5 for children under 16.
SUNDAY 5TH JANUARY 2020
Come and pick up a bargain at the Stalbridge Hall Monthly Car Boot and Table Top Sale on the first Sunday of every month. Whatever the weather we'll be there and we have tables indoors in the main hall. 9.30am to 11.30am- Table Top Inside Tables £5- Car Boot Outside £3.50- Contact 01963 363702
Stalbridge Hall present "The Moscow Drug Club" on Sunday 8th December 2019 at 7.30pm for an eclectic 1930s Berlin cabaret experience with wine by the bottle, vodka and Moscow Mule cocktails! Stalbridge Hall in Stalbridge, Dorset is quickly gaining a county wide reputation for putting on a varied and exciting mix of art, music and theatre, so refreshing and innovative that they are attracting large audiences far from their local area. A classic example is their next offering of theatrical excellence...The Moscow Drug Club. This 1930s Cabaret evening combines the original material of Moscow Drug Club Cabaret with songs by the likes of Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen and Bertolt Brecht, providing an intoxicating and intimate musical experience. Back on the Artsreach circuit by popular demand, The Moscow Drug Club perform with guitar, accordion, double bass, trumpet and vocals. Promoted and supported by ArtsReach, ArtsCouncilSouthWest and Blanchards Bailey Solicitors this is an artistic, musical and theatrical event not to be missed.
Book your tickets in advance from Williams Florist in Station Road, Stalbridge for £10 adult, £6 (U18s) or £26 Family ticket or online by clicking on the button below... and find out more by visiting the Moscow Drug Club website.
Stalbridge Table Tennis Club are offering Table Tennis Coaching at Stalbridge Hall for school years 6 to 12, starting on Monday 9th September 2019 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Have Fun and Get better at Table Tennis !
Table tennis is an inexpensive and sociable sport where skill and co-ordination, rather than physical strength are key. It is a game of brain rather than brawn. It is a sport where girls and boys can compete on an equal footing.
At Stalbridge Table Tennis Club our players have over 20 years of coaching experience between them, including leading the Wiltshire junior county side for several seasons. Members of Stalbridge Club's Yeovil and District League and Cup treble winning side will lead the coaching, ensuring that every participant gets the individual attention they need.
We are so confident that each young person will enjoy their experience that the first session they come to is FREE, and then sessions are only £2 per person thereafter.
Whether you want to aim towards playing competitively or just want some tips to be able to beat your friends/parents, we are confident you will find what you are looking for at Stalbridge.
Parents and guardians are welcome to stay and watch or leave and come back at the end of the session.
Bats and balls will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own bat if you prefer.
For more information please contact either Chris Watkins (parent governor at SNHS, with children both at SNHS and WIlliam Barnes) or Stuart Angell (Stalbridge CLub Captain (with children both at Stalbridge Primary and Gillingham schools) on:
Chris Watkins - email@example.com. Stuart Angell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stalbridge Table Tennis Club are members of the Blackmore Vale and The Yeovil and District Table Tennis Leagues.
On Saturday 17th August 2019 STALBRIDGE GARDEN SOCIETY present their ANNUAL PRODUCE, CRAFT & FLOWER SHOW, To be opened by Paul Wavish.
Doors open at 2.30pm Stalbridge Hall
Prize Giving at 4.00pm, followed by the Raffle
Admission: Adults 50p, children under 16 free
Schedule of Classes & Entry Forms - Booklet available in Dikes, Post office and Pharmacy
Closing date for entries is WEDNESDAY 14TH AUGUST
Just George's Carnival Club Fun Day will take place at Stalbridge Hall on Saturday 6th July 2019, starting at 12 noon. Over 25 stalls, BBQ, Bar, Bouncy Castle, Skittles, Plus lots more! The day will run into the evening with Pig Races, Disco, Fancy Dress for Adults and Kids.
A percentage of the overall profit will be donated to the Wessex Neurological Centre at Southampton Hospital, Charity reg no: 1051543
An Evening of "Call My Bluff". The Original Format panel game. One word, three meanings. Who on the panel is telling the truth? You and your team of up to 6 people in total have the chance to win the £30 cash prize! £3 per person, payable on the door, so no need to book! Bring your own drink and nibbles and a bit of spare cah for the Raffle! Starts at 7.00pm on Saturday 22nd June 2019 at Stalbridge Hall.
Everyone is welcome!
Proceeds to Stalbridge Petanque (Boules) and Croquet Pitches
"Stalbridge Matters", the Annual Town Meeting for Stalbridge takes place on Wednesday 29th May 2019 from 7.30 pm at the Stalbridge Hall. This is a meeting for the Town, in order to allow people to come together and celebrate activities and discuss matters that affect the town. Proposals can be put forward for inclusion on the agenda and voted on at the meeting*.
This year there are some changes to the meeting to help local groups and organisations network and promote themselves. There will be an opportunity to display material and information on the following community stands:
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.
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
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!