A play by Ailsa Jenkins, starring Nicola Reynolds
Coming to the Village Hall, Tuesday 22nd October
A few years ago, Mari realised she had disappeared. Shocked but undaunted, she’s decided to use this misfortune to her advantage. Get ready for red lipstick, rubber bands and retribution as Mari attempts to right the wrongs of her community.
But there’s something else behind her crusade. Can she make peace with the past to fix her present? Can she make herself visible to those who matter most to her?
The Invisible Woman is a one-woman dark comedy about ageing ungracefully and searching for significance, written by Ailsa Jenkins and inspired by her own disappearance. It is performed by Welsh actress Nicola Reynolds.
Doors and bar open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
With apologies – the Ceilidh at the Hall has been postponed until later in the year. We are contacting everyone who has booked tickets.
Dance the night away with live band Cannon Fodder at the Village Hall
Doors and bar open at 7pm for 7.30pm dancing. No previous dance experience necessary – just come along and enjoy yourselves.
Tickets are £5 each. Numbers are limited so please book, via Mary Pardington on 01600 860227 or fill in the form below. Continue reading
The end of May Bank Holiday Monday wouldn’t be the same without the annual Big Breakfast, this year on 27th May from 9 am to 11 am.
As always the breakfast will be served by local children, with proceeds divided between the village hall and a local charity. This year the charity is Age Cymru Gwent, who run the Social Club at the Village Hall on Wednesday afternoons. Continue reading
It’s going to be a fun afternoon at The Narth Village Hall on Sunday 14th April at 3 o’clock.
Entertainment will be provided by past and present members of the Chepstow Singing Club.
Not only this – but a ritzy raffle as well!
A full afternoon tea is included in the price of your ticket and you can buy a glass (or two) of bubbly at the bar.
Tickets: Continue reading
Acclaimed Bristol based band Carmina are coming to The Narth on Saturday 11th May, (doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start) and we advise you to get your tickets early!
Carmina play a beautiful mix of folk, Celtic and jazz (it has been described as ‘Celtic Soul’). It’s difficult to categorise – if you haven’t heard them before you’ll understand if you listen to some of their music and find out more about their impressive musical backgrounds on www.carmina.co.uk. They will be appearing for us as a five-piece band.
We are able to book them for our village hall thanks to the support of the The Arts Council of Wales’ Night Out scheme (Noson Allan). The Arts Council works in partnership with local authorities to help voluntary group bring top quality artists to the heart of their communities.
Numbers are limited by the size of the hall. Tickets are £8.50 and can be purchased Continue reading
UPDATE: This event is close to being sold out. Please call Stephen Dix on 01600 860664 to confirm availability.
A very special Night Out featuring acclaimed singer Apphia Campbell, at the hall on Saturday 10th November
American singer Apphia Campbell has appeared on stages in New York and Shanghai, and at the Edinburgh Fringe. This is her first UK tour and thanks to funding from the Welsh Arts Council we are able to see her at our local village hall. Continue reading
Want to meet new people? Get involved in activities? Have fun?
Age Cymru Gwent are setting up a Local Links Club, which will meet every Wednesday afternoon 1.30pm to 3.30pm from 5th September at The Narth Village Hall.
For £3 per session you will enjoy tea and chat, bingo and other games, quizzes, armchair exercises, talks and more. Content will be decided by the interests of the people who join.
For more information contact Age Cymru Gwent on 01291 673300.
The club is organised with the support of The Narth & District Village Hall Committee.
Family Beetle Drive, June 2018
The Village Hall committee, all volunteers ourselves, rely on support from the rest of the village and appreciate all the help we get to keep things going at the hall. From the Glade Tavern volunteers to all the people hiring the hall for village groups, everyone contributes to maintaining our building and facilities, which in return provides everyone with a place for the social activities that are so important to our community.
I wanted to highlight two recent examples of events organised by people not on the committee which have benefitted the hall financially, while providing great, fun social occasions for people of all ages.
Alison and Mark Arnell and their team of young helpers raised £310 from the Big Breakfast, which was divided between hall funds and Home-Start Monmouthshire. (We have received a letter of thanks from Home-Start which stresses how valuable donations are to enable them to continue to support vulnerable families in the county.)
On 29th June, Rachel Widdicks and Mary Pardington organised the Family Beetle Drive, with food provided by Brendan Pardington. This raised £155 for hall funds, another valuable contribution.
But mostly, a full room with every generation joining in the fun – that’s what the Village Hall is all about.
Chair of Village Hall Committee
Family Fun at the hall with a Beetle Drive and curry supper on Friday 29th June.
A beetle drive is suitable for all ages, although children under 8 will need parental/carer support.
Doors open at 6.30pm.
Curry Supper will be a choice of
- Mild chicken korma
- Medium chicken dopazia
- Vegetarian option
Tickets: £7.50 or £5 for primary aged children.
There will not be a bar but people are welcome to BYO
BOOK YOUR PLACE: contact Rachel Widdicks 01600 869142 or Rachwiddicks1@gmail.com
Proceeds to the Village Hall maintenance funds.
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Our annual Charity Big Breakfast this year is on Bank Holiday Monday 28th May, from 9 am to 11 am
Breakfast will be served by local children. This year the proceeds will be divided between local charity for families Home-Start Monmouthshire and the village hall. Continue reading