PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2021

'Bringing friends and residents together'

Film Reels

FILM NIGHTS - ETCHINGHILL VILLAGE HALL

We are delighted to announce that our next Film Nights are as follows:

MONDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 

FILM: 'The Good Liar' (15)

Starring Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Helen Mirren, Russell Tovey and Jim Carter

Crime/Drama/Mystery


Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Sir Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Dame Helen Mirren) on-line. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.

MONDAY 18TH OCTOBER

FILM:  'Resistance' (15) 

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Clemence Poésy and Ed Harris

Biography/Drama/History


A remarkable story of a lesser known part of the French Resistance in World War Two. Before he becomes a world-famous mime artist, aspiring Jewish actor Marcel Marceau (Jesse Eisenberg) joins the resistance thanks to his friend Emma (Clemence Poésy), in order to save thousands of orphaned children from the Nazis. Their mission is to take the children safely across the Swiss border whilst being pursued by the ruthless SS Klaus Barbie. Based on the inspiring true story, this is a revolutionary tale of a selfless act that would forever change countless lives.


MONDAY 15TH NOVEMBER

FILM:  The Father (12)

Starring Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Coleman and Mark Gatiss

Drama


Anthony, an ailing, octogenarian London man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages.  As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

DOORS OPEN - 7 PM - please allow time for registration. Films are shown at 7.30 pm

VENUE - ETCHINGHILL VILLAGE HALL

ENTRY - £5 pp including a choice of a glass of wine, tea, coffee and biscuits and popcorn. New members are welcome; please register at the door. There is no need to book in advance

FREE RAFFLE TICKET INCLUDED!

FILMS ARE SHOWN ON THE 3RD MONDAY IN EVERY MONTH EXCEPT IN DECEMBER WHEN THERE IS NO SCREENING

In line with government and village hall recommendations, we encourage visitors to use the hand sanitisers located in the hall and to register your attendance using the hall's QR code and the NHS-Covid19 app on your smart phone


The wearing of face coverings is also encouraged during the event, whilst not eating or drinking

Please bring something warm to wear as we are attempting to ensure adequate ventilation during screenings


The outdoor patios and grounds are a great place to safely chat and enjoy refreshments during the interval

Cleaning Street Litter

Please help keep our streets and open spaces free of litter

VILLAGE LITTER PICK - SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 

MEET AT THE VILLAGE HALL 10 AM

Please join our band of willing volunteers for our Autumn Litter Pick - hoops and refuse sacks, pick-up sticks, gloves and reflective jackets will be supplied. The litter collection usually lasts around 1-2 hours maximum

Image by Brett Jordan

A light hearted fundraising event for everyone

AUTUMN 'TRIVIA' FUN QUIZ

 SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER AT 7 PM

 ETCHINGHILL VILLAGE HALL

ENTRY COST IS ONLY £3 PP - full time students and children aged under 18 are free

TEAMS COMPRISE UP TO 6 PERSONS. TO BOOK A TABLE PLEASE EMAIL GERALDINE

 gpmccombe49@gmail.com or call her on 07544 670363

Please bring your own refreshments and snacks as none are provided during this event


This year, as our funds are running low due to the effect of the pandemic, monies raised will go the ERA. Our insurance and licence fees alone are in the region of £700 pa and without your support we would be unable to continue to operate

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A regular festive community event

DATE: SUNDAY 28TH NOVEMBER  5 PM

PLEASE MEET AT THE CHRISTMAS TREE ADJACENT TO MERIDEN WALK

We are delighted to welcome back members of the Shepway Brass Academy who have entertained us and accompanied our carol singing so well in the past

Complimentary festive fayre will be served

The event will be held subject to Covid-19 measures and weather conditions prevailing at the time

A licence application has been made to Folkestone and Hythe District Council to hold the event and a decision is currently pending

 
Image by Gabrielle Henderson

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ETCHINGHILL VILLAGE HALL - SUNDAY 5TH DECEMBER

DOORS OPEN 7.15 PM - MEETING COMMENCES 7.30 PM

At Etchinghill Residents' Association we raise funds and promote initiatives to serve the people in our community.

This is a public meeting and attendees will have the opportunity to vote for a new committee for 2021-22. There will be an open forum to discuss matters relevant to our hamlet and within the parish

Complimentary refreshments will be provided

The meeting is expected to last around an hour