Four steps to  a better hall
The hall committee - with the help of the parish council - has been working for months on a project to repair, extend and modernise the Victorian schoolroom, which was converted into a  hall in the 1960s.

Phase one - to create an overflow car park -  has been completed by the council on land donated by Russell and Caroline Bendle. It has cost about £4,000.

Phase two-  is to make the hall warmer and more weather-proof by a major renovation of the slate roof. We are about to seek funding for this, and if successful work will start by the new year.

Phase three is to build an extension behind the stage to create new toilets, a dressing room for performers and an upstairs room to house the parish archives. Mid Devon District Council has already given planning permission for the extension, and is  considering a buildings regulations application.

Phase four will be to convert the old toilets into a store for tables and chairs, replace the existing fixed stage with more flexible portable staging blocks, and improve the lighting, heating and kitchen.



If you'd like to receive regular email updates on forthcoming events at Clayhidon Parish Hall let us know by emailing clayhidonhall@gmail.com

WHAT'S ON AT THE HALL 



Victoria and Abdul

Judi Dench and Ali Fazal star in the Film Night choice for Friday 16 February. Victoria and Abdul (15) tells the extraordinary true story of the hushed-up friendship between the elderly and cantankerous Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, a young clerk who had travelled from India for her Golden Jubilee. Her inner circle hated the relationship, and disapproved of her learning Urdu and the Koran. Lord Salisbury half expected her to start wearing a bourka.. >Read more





Two excellent blues bands - Eleventh Hour and the Moosehead Blues Band - play at Clayhidon Parish Hall on Saturday 24 February.

Moosehead, who will take the first set, perform a wide range of blues and rock styles, from Broonzy and Williamson, through Clapton and Hendrix, from old, deep and dark to more up to date numbers, some self-penned. The band features Robert West on guitar and vocals, Nick Girone-Maddocks on bass and Glen Dawson-Davey on drums.watch this space for more on Eleventh Hour.

Tickets £8.  Pre-booked supper £5.  To book call Caroline Bendle on 01823 681047 or email carouselle@btinternet.com


 

 


Saturday 14 April 2018
7.30pm. Doors open at 7.00
THE OPERA DUDES: A fantastic singing duo and a great evening's entertainment, not to be missed under any circumstances. Book early to avoid disappointment.  Tickets £10. Pre-booked supper £5.  To book call Caroline Bendle on 01823 681047 or email carouselle@btinternet.com.  Watch this space for more details.

Film night dates for 2018
16 February -- Victoria and Abdul (15)
 Judi Dench and Ali Fazal star in this extraordinary true story of the hushed-up friendship between the elderly and cantankerous Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, a young clerk who had travelled from India for her Golden Jubilee. Her inner circle hated the relationship, and disapproved of her learning Urdu and the Koran. Lord Salisbury half expected her to start wearing a bourka.

Audiences have generally given the film high scores while the critics are divided. “Entertaining and poignant” said the Independent. “Rather fun in a royalist way,” said the Guardian, while the Hindustan Times blasted it as “a disgustingly distorted look at the horrors of the British Raj”.

But everyone seems agreed that 82 year old Judi Dench is great – or as Variety put it, “she remains the world's most formidable pixie.”

 

16 March -The Audience (National Theatre Live) - to be confirmed
20 April - Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
 









FIND THE HALL
Clayhidon Parish Hall, Battle Street, Clayhidon  EX15 3PL

HIRE THE  HALL
The hall can be hired for £8.50 per hour or £60 per day. >Read more.

PLAY BADMINTON
You can hire the hall for badminton sessions.

REVIEWS
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Regular events    at the hall

The Art Group meet every Tuesday at 10am. Call Bill Smith on 421200 if you would like to join them.

Clayhidon Friends get together on the second Thursday of the month. Visitors are welcome and you can see what the Friends get up to by visiting www.clayhidon.com/clayhidon-friends . Call Anne Langford on 680086.

The Country and Western Club can be found there on the third Saturday of the month. Call Phil May on 335314.

Anyone can hire the hall. It costs only £8 an hour including use of the kitchen and heating. The building is also available for badminton. Call Caroline Bendle on 681047.

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