Important News: Haslingfield Little Theatre May Production

This is to let you know that Haslingfield Little Theatre have been unable to find directors for their May production, Two Coarse Plays on 16, 17 & 18 May 2024. This means that sadly the show will not go ahead and next week’s read-through and auditions on 12 & 15 February at Haslingfield Village Hall have been cancelled.

Hugh Lupton ‘Psalms from the Horse’s Mouth’

Haslingfield Village Society still have tickets available for the Storytelling presentation from Hugh Lupton Psalms from the Horse’s Mouth at Haslingfield Village Hall on Saturday, 10 February.
Doors open at 6.30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start. There will be interval food provided.

Tickets are £15 each. Contact: Maria Stringer: stringerhasfield@aol.com
or Mike Hendy: m.hendy189@btinternet.com
Please state if you would like a vegetarian option.

The History of Bread: Why it is important today: 20 February, Haslingfield Village Hall

A talk by Pete Spence: resident of Haslingfield, a husband and father. His day job is a project manager in the aerospace industry, but his real passion is bread making. Pete will speak about where bread was originated and in what forms across the world throughout history. He will discuss how industrialisation changed bread for the worse.  His talk will touch on bread making techniques, the gut microbiome, and how we can stand up against giant conglomerates in the food industry. Haslingfield Village Society. Tuesday, 20th February, 8.00pm, Haslingfield Village Hall  

All welcome.  Members and youngsters 16 and under are free.  £2.50 visitors, which includes refreshments

Tomorrow – New Year’s Day Walk!

The Village Society’s New Year’s Day Walk will start at Haslingfield Village Hall at 11.00 am tomorrow – 1 January 2024. It will be again led by Clive Blower.

Everyone is welcome – sandwiches and soup will be provided at the end.

Haslingfield Village Society: A NIGHT NOT TO MISS!

The renowned storyteller, Hugh Lupton, will be presenting Psalms from the Horse’s Mouth at Haslingfield Village Hall on Saturday, 10 February 2024.

  • Doors open at 6.30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start
  • There will be interval food provided.
  • Tickets are £15 each: Contact Maria Stringer at stringerhasfield@aol.com or Mike Hendy at m.hendy189@btinternet.com. Please state if you would like a vegetarian option.

THE SECOND ANNUAL HASLINGFIELD VILLAGE QUIZ! BOOK NOW!

  • Saturday, March 2nd  2024 at Haslingfield Village Hall, starting at 7.30 pm Doors open at 7.00 pm.
  • Again teams of five are invited. See if you can beat to beat last year’s champions!
  • Entry fee is £2 per person.  To enter your team (£10), please email louisacurnow@hotmail.com Don’t forget to give the name of your team.
  • Bar available (and this year we won’t run out of beer!)

Looking forward to seeing you! John Beresford, Chair, Haslingfield Village Society

Old Time Music Hall comes to Haslingfield – Tickets on Sale this Saturday 28 October!

Haslingfield Little Theatre would like to invite you to their Old Time Music Hall on 23, 24, 25 November, 7.30 pm at Haslingfield Village Hall (with a matinee on 25 November at 2.30 pm).
 
You can buy tickets from this Saturday, 28 October at: www.haslingfieldlittletheatre.co.uk and at Haslingfield Village Shop at £12.50 each/ £10 concessions for under 18s and 65+ (no concessions for the Saturday evening performance). You’ll be transported back over 100 years Read more

Old Time Music Hall comes to Haslingfield – Tickets on Sale, 28 October!

Haslingfield Little Theatre would be delighted to welcome you to their Old Time Music Hall  on 23, 24 and 25 November 2023 at Haslingfield Village Hall (7.30 pm, with an additional 2.30 pm matinee on Saturday 25 November). You’ll be transported back over 100 years, to be entertained by song, dance, monologue and melodrama. 

The show is suitable for everyone from 3 to 103 years and the cast will perform, in true period style, for your delight and delectation. Come along, dress up if you like and join in with all the choruses!

Tickets on sale from 28 October at: www.haslingfieldlittetheatre.co.uk and Haslingfield Village Shop.

Haslingfield Village Society Talk, Tuesday 14th November, 8.00 pm, Haslingfield Village Hall

A Horrible History of Bells and Bellringing 
The talk will cover the history of bells from ancient times through to the modern day and the peculiar set of circumstances that led to the English art of change ringing.

Tom Ridgman will discuss the tensions between secular ringing, ringing for entertainment and/or money, and ringing as part of the mission of the church, particularly the activities of the Belfry Reform movement in the 1860’s that lead to the organisational structure of bell ringing today. Read more

PLAY A KEY ROLE IN THE LITTLE THEATRE PANTO – TREASURE ISLAND!

We are looking for an actor to play a key role in our panto, Treasure Island on 23, 24 & 25 November: Jim (the Cabin Boy). Ideally aged between 17 & 24, Jim will play opposite Laura (a serving girl in the Inn owned by Jim’s mother, Dame Trott). These characters feature prominently throughout the show and Jim is not required to sing or dance.

If you, your friends, family or colleagues are interested in auditioning for this role, do please contact John Smith, the director, today on: 01223 817403 or 07722 355223 or by email at: johnas@hotmail.co.uk. Read more

Come and Join the Cast of Treasure Island!

Haslingfield Little Theatre will be staging the traditional family pantomime Treasure Island on 23, 24, 25  November at Haslingfield Village Hall.

Rehearsals commence on Monday, September 4 and the director is eager to fill three remaining parts to complete the cast of 30 led by Robert Louis Stevenson’s popular sea-dog Long John Silver.  It is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring actors to join an award winning group and join Silver and Dame Trott on their journey to the South Seas.  The roles available are: Read more

Dancing to Improve your Fitness

A new dancing course is starting on September 12th to either improve or maintain your fitness. This is a beginner’s course although any level can participate. Contact Bob Ridout on 07977 235803 or email: beginners@circleleft.org.uk . Also let him know if you’re interested in a beginners class for children (8-13 years).

Open in August – Haslingfield Bakehouse in Wellhouse Meadow

The buildings with some of the Village Archives will be open for viewing on the Saturdays of 5th and 26th August between 10 am and Noon.  Come along and learn more about the history of the village or even your road.  This is a free event held by the Haslingfield Village Society.  We are looking forward to meeting new people and old friends.