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Bring the family along to Dennington Village Hall on Friday nights for an evening of sport related fun on the Sports Meadow!

Starting on Friday 11th May (6.30 to 9.30) and running through to early September, entry is free and the bar is will be open. A typical night will include activities such as relay races, rounders, football, basketball etc for accompanied children of all ages; parents are welcome to join in. Please see attached for flyer.
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The Dennington Concert – what an amazing evening – a stunning tribute to our young local talent

Last Saturday night (14th April) saw the third bi-annual Dennington Concert, aimed specifically at celebrating young local talent. With nine different performances, there was a very broad eclectic mix of music.

2018-04-26_094345Concert comp.aThe show was kicked off by ‘The Teach Boys’ from Framlingham; a group of (young?) teachers who set the energy for the evening with some rousing Beatles numbers. Next on was Eleanor Petheram, a young 16 year old from Framlingham College who has a delightfully lilting voice that captivated everyone, drawing them in to her space. A great future awaits her. She was followed by the Crisp Brothers from Dennington. James and Jo Crisp both write and perform their own music which is highly original and very captivating. A stunning performance.

Oscar Welsh from Peasenhall then followed with three very engaging songs, one of which was his own composition: a very versatile performer with an amazing future ahead of him. Katie Russell then gave an entrancing rendition of three pieces from musicals that gently eased everyone into an easy relaxed space – such a beautiful voice.

16 year old Will Haigh started the second half with three rousing songs from Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams – an absolute natural who has a great future. He was followed by Gabriella Pattinson (16) whose delightfully alluring  songs captivated everyone with their seductive melodies – she is a member of the Aldeburgh Young Musicians. What a talent and what a future awaits.

She was followed by Salvador, a young band from Framlingham made up of Lucas Evans, Jan Ashwell, Felix Church and Jude Mackan, all at Thomas Mills High School, who brought a complete shift in music style to the evening and whose brilliance shone out like a bright light. A remarkable performance.

concert comp.bbThe final performance was made up of Oscar Welsh, Marty Gionis and Abbi Liverton. These three are at Framlingham College and a hugely talented trio. Abbi enthralled everyone with her expertise on the drums whilst Marty’s excellence on the trombone added a whole new dimension. Oscar Welsh’s final performance of ‘I’m the king of the Swingers’ was a delight to watch and ended the evening on a very high note.

It has been a great pleasure to host such an amazing group of such talented young individuals. The concert was in aid of the Dennington Village Hall refurbishment fund and raised in excess of £1300.00. A brilliant evening with so much talent and a joy for all who attended. Many thanks to Tom Howard and Framlingham College for the loan of their equipment.

The link to the EADT website article is at http://bit.ly/2Khdp3g.

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Ed Sheeran’s guitar has sold for £3,800.00. Such a wonderful donation to the Hall Refurbishment Fund

We could not be more delighted! Ed very kindly made the donation saying how much he wanted to help the village. This will help to raise some significant funds for the Hall and help to bring us to a faster completion date for all our fundraising.

The guitar was sold at auction at Clarke and Simpsons auction rooms at Campsea Ashe on 9th April in their Art Deco and Retro Auction.  Someone locally bought it, but we do not know who the buyer is.

It is a really lovely guitar. It has a delightfully rich sound, as you would expect from a Martin’s guitar. A really very kind gesture by Ed, who has just had 3 sell-out  concerts in New Zealand, all selling out within 6 minutes!!!

On behalf of the whole village, I would like to extend my very grateful thanks to Ed for his real kindness and generosity and also to Clarke and Simpson for so kindly auctioning it for us for free. this saved us £690.00, so it is an amazing donation from them towards the hall.

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Thinking of having a children’s party in the near future????? why not try Dennington Village Hall?

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 The new ‘Hot Desk and Internet Hub‘ is up and running. Come and take advantage of an excellent facility – at only £2 an hour!

Businesshub.compositeThis is a new opportunity for those who live in Dennington and the surrounding towns and villages. It’s a place where those who are working away from the office but find it difficult to work from home can come and work. We have an excellent WiFi connection and users can register to use the facility. Tea and coffee and associated utensils are provided, and the space is available on weekdays from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, provided the room is not already booked out for other activities.  Each day, the availability of the hub can be checked on this website by checking the Events Calendar.

The cost will be £2.00 an hour per person.

If you are interested, download a registration document and forward it to , our booking manager. She will then forward you a time sheet and further details of how the system works.  You will be billed at the end of each month for the hours used.

Take advantage! Save on long trips to the office and work from the Hub. It couldn’t be a better idea!