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Big Brunch and Tree Giveaway - 3rd February

 
The Dunsford Big Brunch returns to the Village Hall raising money for the Dunsford Academy PTFA. Locally sourced food will be served from 9:30 to 12:30.

At the same time, based in the Dressing Room there is a Free Tree Giveaway. 300 trees will be available on a first come first served basis from 10am. The trees will be between 20-40cm in height and will come with instructions and tree protection.

What better way to start the day than with a breakfast and then pick up a tree or two to plant at home.

Cinderella: 13th - 20th January, 2024

DADS are back with their much loved annual Dunsford pantomime, entertaining audience members from all over Devon and beyond. This year we bring you Cinderella with an original script by Meg Sharland and directed by her big sister Chloe and is filled with a wonderful cast from the Teign Valley and surrounding areas.

The cast, crew and everyone at DADS look forward to welcoming you!

MATINEES ARE £7.00 AND START AT 2.30PM PROMPT
EVENING PERFORMANCES ARE £8.00 AND START AT 7.30PM PROMPT (Please note new time)

Book your tickets here

If you require a booking which includes a wheelchair, please contact Bev on 01392 425281

As with the tradition of Dunsford Panto there will be a Raffle, with all profits going to the Devon Air Ambulance, Pasties and Refreshments available - CASH ONLY

Dunsford Christmas Fair - 2nd December

Noon 'til 4pm

Local gifts and crafts

Meet Santa in his grotto - timed slots are available in the Village Shop

Ceilidh with Red Shed - Saturday 18th November, 7:45 pm

On Saturday 18th November, join us for an evening of dancing to raise money for Dunsford School PTFA and the Village Hall.

Tickets available at Dunsford Village Shop or Dunsford School Office - £10

Doors open 7:45 and there is a cash only bar provided by the Teign House.

Table Top Sale - 23rd September, 2 to 4pm

Table top sale. Seating and refreshments available. See Karen for more details.

The Village Quiz

On Saturday 16th September we held The Village Quiz in the Hall.

11 teams battled it out across 8 tense rounds.

Congratulations to Professor Mew's Curious Cats who won by 4 points, having come all the way from Topsham. The Village Eejit's came second and Isca Force came third. A discreet veil will be drawn over the wooden spoon winners.

Thanks to Sunya for organising the quiz, Tim for adjudicating the scoring and Bev for reading the questions.

Not Now Darling

This year DADS presented a comedy farce 'Not Now Darling' with tasteful innuendo and scantily clad ladies (all in the best possible taste of course).

The 2 act play and followed the amorous dealing and deceptions of Gilbert Bodley (an aging lothario) played brilliantly by Mike Lee. But almost the whole cast end up being embroiled in either naughtiness confusion or both.

The show was on for a short run of 3 performances 31st August to 2nd September.

DADS is now starting recruiting for the 2024 pantomime - details here

Dunsford Went Strictly

24 would be dancers, some much more might be than others, enjoyed being taught to dance by Wendy Richards of Dance AM.

It was a lovely evening well fuelled by the bar, provided as ever by Anne at The Teign House.

Along the way we raised around £250 to fund the Hall.

Cuppa and a Cake on 4th May raised £185.50

A lovely friendly atmosphere met anyone coming on to the Hall in the afternoon as the Dunsford singers raised £185.50 which they will share with the Hall.

The cakes were excellent!

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra - raised £750

We were delighted that the Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra appeared at the Village Hall.

Within minutes of hearing these very accomplished musicians play you forget entirely that they were children.

The Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra comprises the best of Devon’s young jazz musicians and is split into two separate bands. DYJO2, under the direction of Brian Moore, is the younger of the two bands, and is focused on the essentials of big band playing: ensemble skills in swing and many other grooves, and the fundamentals of jazz soloing. DYJO1, with Graham Hutton, is the senior band, and aims to stretch the players’ skills in all directions in a wide range of repertoire, and to raise them to a standard of playing comparable with the best youth big bands in the country.

You can read more about DYJO here.

This event was generously sponsored by Moor Park Garage and raised around £750 for the Hall.

Rhiebelle Drag Host - raised £700

Rhiebelle hosted a full Village Hall on Friday 21st April.

Self described on Twitter as
💙Ex-Army
💙Any pronouns
💖Mental health advocate

Rhiebelle (pronounced ruh-belle) entertained us with songs, dance and talking about his life, some of the difficulties and how he has overcome them to find this true self.

Along the way were stories to make you think and gently challenge you to be more accepting and thoughtful of other people with different styles, attitudes and approaches to life.

Overall it was an entertaining, thought provoking and interesting evening.

Nearly New Sale raises £900

The nearly new sales was held on 11th March at the Village Hall to raise funds for the maintenance and development of the Village Hall.

There were many volunteers on hand to sort through the generous donations and lay out the tables ahead of the public being let in at 1:30pm.

There was a queue building up from around 1pm, and all fingers were crossed that it would be a good event.

Teas and coffees were on sale together with delicious cakes.

The afternoon went very quickly and so much was sold. We couldn't believe how much was taken as most items were £1 or £2 each.

In the evening we used ZIFFIT to sell some of the remaining books which raised £40 bringing us to the grand total of £900.

Thanks to Julia Kirkland and Sunya Burnham for arranging it and all the volunteers who helped. It was a great effort.
 
 

New Website

We are delighted to launch our new Village Hall Website.

You can see how to book the hall, what our events programme is and see reports on what we've been doing.

Check back regularly - we will be updating our content frequently.

And let us know what you think.

(c) Dunsford Village Hall, 2024