'Bringing friends and residents together'
DOORS OPEN - 7 PM
Please allowtime for registration. Films are shown at 7.30 pm prompt
VENUE - ETCHINGHILL VILLAGE HALL
ENTRY FEE - £6 pp including a choice of a glass of wine, tea, coffee and biscuits and popcorn. New members are welcome; please register at the door and there is no need to book in advance. It would help our volunteers and keep queues at the door to a minimum if you have the exact money with you - thank you.
Monies raised during these events are used for the benefit of the local community
FREE RAFFLE TICKET INCLUDED!
FILMS ARE SHOWN ON THE 3RD MONDAY IN EVERY MONTH EXCEPT IN DECEMBER
OUR NEXT FILM SCREENINGS ARE:
FEBRUARY 19TH “A HAUNTING IN VENICE” 12
Crime / Drama / Mystery
Starring Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Dornan. Based on Agatha Christie’s 1969 novel “Hallowe’en Party” Poirot is now retired and living in his own exile in post-World War II Venice. He reluctantly attends a séance and when one of the guests is murdered it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer.
MARCH 18 TH
“THE MIRACLE CLUB” 12
Comedy / Drama
Starring Maggie Smith, Laura Linney and Kathy Bates
Ballygar, Dublin, Ireland, 1968: close friends Lily, Eileen and Dolly win the trip of a lifetime - a
pilgrimage to Lourdes. With each woman desperately in need of a personal miracle, the trip seems like an
answer to all their prayers. But when they are joined by Chrissie, returning to Dublin after decades in
America, deep wounds from the past are re-opened. As they confront one another and embrace their
shared past, the group reckon with revelations that will change them forever. Beautifully acted, this is a
heartfelt and gently humorous story of friendship, family and forgiveness.
APRIL 15 TH
“FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS – ONE AND ALL” 15
Comedy / Drama / Music
Starring James Purefoy, Dave Johns and Sam Swainsbury
The sequel to the 2019 hit comedy charts the next instalment of the Fisherman's Friends amazing and
uplifting true story. Following the unexpected success of their debut album, Cornwall’s oldest ‘buoy band’
are struggling to navigate the pressures, pitfalls and temptations of their newfound fame. The
celebrated shanty singers, negotiating the highs and lows, have their lifelong friendships put to the test
as they battle the dreaded ‘curse of the second album’. The beautiful Cornwall scenery provides the
backdrop to this feel good, musical tale.
MAY 20 TH
“ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME MARGARET” PG
Comedy / Drama / Family
Starring Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates and Abby Ryder Fortson
11-year-old Margaret is uprooted from her life in New York City for the suburbs of New Jersey, going
through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends in a new school. She relies on her
mother, Barbara, who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city and her adoring
grandmother, Sylvia, who isn’t happy they moved away and likes to remind them every chance she gets.
JUNE 17 TH
“THE OLD OAK” 15
Starring Dave Turner, Ebla Mari and Claire Rodgerson
The Old Oak is a special place. Not only is it the last pub standing, but it's also the only
remaining public space where people can meet in a once thriving mining community that has now
fallen on hard times after 30 years of decline. TJ Ballantyne, the landlord, hangs on to The Old
Oak by his fingertips, and his predicament is endangered even more when the pub becomes
contested territory after the arrival of Syrian refugees who are placed in the village without any
notice. In an unlikely friendship TJ meets a curious young Syrian, Yara, with her camera. Can
they find a way for the two communities to understand each other?
A GUIDE TO THE BRITISH BOARD OF FILM CLASSIFICATIONS (BBFC) RATINGS:
U - The U rating is intended for everyone ages 3 years old and above. This means that all content within this category is suitable for universal viewing by any member of the public.
PG - Parental Guidance Suggested – The film or programme may contain mild bad language or references to sex or drug use; however there are no detailed descriptions of these things that would scare young children.
12 - Films with a 12 rating may have some mild violence, sex or drug use and will be suitable for young teenagers
12A - Films are suitable for children aged 12 and over, but not younger. To watch a 12A film, you must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.
15 - is a rating given to films that are considered to be unsuitable for viewing by persons below the age of 15 years. The 15 certificate is used for moderate horror, drug use, bad language, violence, and sex references.
18 - Films with a rating of '18' are not shown at Film Nights
VILLAGE SPRING CLEAN
SATURDAY 13TH APRIL AT 10 AM
Please meet in the Etchinghill village hall car park to collect your equipment. The collection usually last for 1-2 hours. This year we will also be cleaning road signs and clearing foliage from speed limit signage to generally enhance the area and improve safety
SATURDAY 27TH APRIL
SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER
Entry fee is only £4 pp - no charge for children under 18 or full time students
To book a table - 6 in a team maximum please - contact Geraldine:
email email@example.com or call 07544 670363
Raffle prize donations are always very welcome - please contact Geraldine for info
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON & CAROL SINGING
SUNDAY 1st DECEMBER - FROM 4.45 PM
Please meet at the Christmas Tree by Meriden Walk, Etchinghill by 4.45 pm when the lights will be switched on
Afterwards, there will be carol singing, accompanied by the Shepway Brass Academy youth band (to be confirmed), at the hall from 5 pm. Complimentary Christmas fare and mulled wine will be served
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2024
ETCHINGHILL VILLAGE HALL - SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER
DOORS OPEN 6.45 PM - MEETING COMMENCES 7 PM
Please join us to vote for your committee in 2024 and to get involved in matters affecting you within the community
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 2024-5. 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 for about an hour
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