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2016 archive, Clayhidon Parish Hall

Autumn Film Nights at Clayhidon

Florence Foster Jenkins (PG)

8pm on Friday 23 September

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant kick off the autumn season of film nights at Clayhidon Parish Hall with this hilarious true-life comedy set in 1940s New York.
Based on the story of a tone-deaf arts benefactor who wanted to sing opera, it opened to rave reviews, with one critic summing it up as “a fizzy, funny, period dramedy with top-notch performances.”

Money Monster

7.30 pm on Friday 21 October

A riveting thriller directed by Jodie Foster, with George Clooney as a TV financial show host whose programme is hijacked by a gunman protesting about corruption. Also stars an on-top-form Julia Roberts as show director.

Love and Friendship (U)
7.30 pm on Friday 18 November

Kate Beckinsale gives a mesmerising performance as a scandalous widow in this hit British period comedy. “Excellent cast, delicious, witty ­– simply great fun,” wrote one critic. “Terrifically fresh and oh-so wonderfully wicked,” wrote another.

One of the busiest years ever for hall
Adding monthly Film Nights to a full programme of live events made 2015/16 one of the busiest years ever for Clayhidon Parish Hall.
The hall committee’s “highly committed” members were
thanked at their AGM for all their hard work in ensuring the success of a packed schedule.
From October to April the hall committee and a subcommittee of movie buffs, led by Val Slabbert, organised six live events, two of which were supported by Villages in Action, and six film nights. >Read more

 Clayhidon Parish Hall Committee 

Wednesday 27 April 2016
at Clayhidon Parish Hall 
Everyone welcome 

1. Apologies
2. Minutes of the last AGM on 22 April 2015 
3. Matters arising 
4. Chairman’s report 
5. Treasurer’s report 
6. Election and appointment of members 
7. Election of officers 
    i. Chair 
    ii. Vice chair 
    iii. Secretary 
    iv. Treasurer 
8. Any other business

Class act from a genuine folk star
We have had some class acts at Clayhidon, courtesy of Villages in Action, and some fine folksy performers, but no-one to match Jim Causley for wit, local relevance and variety. A parish hall audience of 50 on 9 March gave him an enthusiastic reception.

Bluegrass band gets audience dancing
An audience of over 80 at Clayhidon on 5 February enjoyed a demonstration of just how beautiful bluegrass music can be.
The Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band may not be from the deep dark hills of eastern Kentucky, where this kind of music originates, but they sounded wonderful in the Blackdown Hills of Devon. 
Chairs were removed from the back of the hall to allow dancing, and as the evening wore on there was a lot of clumping and swaying and a good old fashioned country hoedown started. 

The Martian cancelled due to illness
Clayhidon Film Night on 12 February, featuring The Martian,was cancelled. Moviola, which provides the films, the equipment and an operator was unable to provide an operator due to illness. The Parish Hall Committee apologises to anyone inconvenienced by this and is seeking ways to avoid future cancellations.

Friday 8 January, 7.30pm 

(doors open 7.00pm)

X+ Y (12)

The story of an autistic algebra whiz kid. Critics hailed it as "an emotional knock-out" and "charming, often funny, occasionally surprising and consistently heart warming".
Tickets £6 or £20 family (2 adults + 2 children). Tel. 680607 or