Recent events

We have several  “Live open mic” evenings at the hall and what a success they have been!

Inspired by James and Jotham Crisp from Jackson’s Farm and ably assisted and coordinated by Reg Dixon, we have held our first  Live open mic evenings. And what fun they have been! A very broad range of music was played and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

The Hall provided excellent Hot Dogs (delicious sausages from Dave Dunnett) and the bar was open, so both evenings have gone really well. The next one should be in the New Year. Why not join in? Bring your guitar, or ukulele, or bring a poem to read – anything! Just enjoy the fun of the evening. See you there!

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 What an amazing party we had for The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations !!

We had a truly excellent turnout and all the youngsters had a wonderful time  involved in all the races set up and run by John Watterson. What a great day – and even though the rain appeared from time to time, some stayed out on the field, enjoying the wonderful scene, the views and the company of others.

Very many thanks to Robert Rous, Anne Keys and Maggie Archard for the considerable efforts, not in any way to detract from all others who assisted on the day. many thanks to you all.

More images to follow!!!!

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The Dennington Concert – 31st October 2015

An evening of seductive new talent in the Dennington Concert

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Saturday 31st October was a big day: first it was Halloween, then it was the rugby World Cup final and finally it was the 2015 Dennington Concert, a long-awaited event which showcases young talented people in the local area.

The Hall was beautifully decorated in a halloween theme and delightful spooky nibbles on each table kept all those attending well nourished. First up were ‘The Teach Boys’, Clive Norton, Richard Higgins and Pete Giles, all teachers from Framlingham College who set the scene with a delightful round of music which raised the energy in the room.

They were closely followed by JoJo Maberly and Jonathan Thorp who made excellent renditions of ‘Hey soul sister’ and ‘Write it on your skin’, JoJo showing her dexterity on both the ukulele and the acoustic guitar. Eddie Higgins then gave an excellent performance of ‘The wrong direction’ and ‘Down South’. Eddie is aiming at Music College next year.

James Crisp, a young singer/songwriter from Dennington followed with three songs he has written himself and was joined by his brother Joe for the final song. Their confidence and skill shone through in each performance.

Katie Russell, also from Dennington and in her final year at Thomas Mills, gave a truly stunning performance, singing three gorgeous pieces which allowed her to demonstrate her amazing voice. She has a great future ahead of her.

Keith Sadler and Jon Coy entertained us with three excellent songs which were very well received by all – a very skilled duo. Next came James and Hannah Hutchinson. James is 15 and Hannah 9. Hannah sang two songs delightfully (backed by her brother) and then James gave us all an astounding performance on guitar. For such a young man, his skill is quite extraordinary.

Singer/songwriter Ralph Taylor then took to the stage and proceeded to give an astounding performance which had everyone spellbound. His confidence is electric and his skilful use of the loop pedal made his renditions a real pleasure to watch. As a composer he really has a handle on how to put a song together. Ralph is busy studying music in London and has his sights clearly focused at the top.

The event was held as a fundraiser for the refurbishment of Dennington Village Hall and all the equipment was kindly provided by Framlingham College.

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