QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE EVENT SUNDAY 5TH JUNE 2022

Residents, their friends and families, are cordially invited to attend a one day event to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY:

 

11.00 am. Event opens with the unveiling of a Queen's Platinum Jubilee bench located adjacent to the pétanque area

11.30 am. (approx) a pétanque knockout competition will be held - no experience necessary and children are welcome to participate

 

12.30 am. (approx) - 'The Big Lunch' - a bring-your-own picnic; the latter will be held in the village hall in the event of inclement weather. remember the bubbly to toast the Queen! A great time to meet people if you've only recently moved into the area

3.30 pm. (approx) - Raffle prize draw 

4 pm. Close

During the day - games for the children, supported by the Lyminge Guides, and a raffle for a Jubilee-themed hamper amongst other prizes. There will also be a memorabilia tent on display

Bacon rolls, cream teas, cakes and hot and cold drinks will be on sale throughout the day, or at least for as long as stocks last!

Please bring your own alcoholic beverages as none will be available for sale at the hall

The event is being jointly hosted by the Etchinghill Residents' Association committee, the village hall trustees and local volunteers. Funding is being supported courtesy of a Member's Grant from our local councillor, Susan Carey

OTHER EVENTS 

'Bringing friends and residents together'

PROGRAMME 2022

FILM NIGHTS




OUR NEXT FILM SCREENINGS ARE:

MAY 16TH
“THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD” PG
Comedy / Drama
Starring Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton and Peter Capaldi
 
A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece. Set in the 1840’s the film chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic but always full of life, colour and humanity.
 
 JUNE 20TH
“THE BOOK THIEF” 12
Drama / War
Starring Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Ben Schnetzer
 
In 1938, young orphan Liesel arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans and Rosa. When Hans, a kindly housepainter, learns that Liesel cannot read he teaches the child the wonders of the written language. Liesel grows to love books, even rescuing one from a Nazi bonfire. Though Liesel’s new family barely scrape by, their situation becomes even more precarious when they secretly shelter a Jewish boy whose father once saved Hans’ life.
 
JULY 18TH
“TO OLIVIA” PG
Drama
Starring Hugh Bonneville and Keeley Hawes
 
The story of the tribulation behind best-selling children’s novelist Roald Dahl’s marriage to actress Patricia Neal. The somewhat unlikely pair – an in-demand Hollywood actress and a burgeoning children’s author find their relationship put to the test and ultimately strengthened by tragic events. Set between New York, England and Los Angeles in the early 60’s, it tells the tale of Dahl’s struggles while writing some of his most famous works and Neal’s return to acting.

​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

THE EASTER MONDAY SCREENING ON 18TH APRIL HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS VOLUNTEERS WILL BE SPENDING TIME WITH THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

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VILLAGE LITTER PICKS

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VILLAGE LITTER PICKS IN 2022 - 

  1. SATURDAY 9 APRIL 

  2. SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 

MEET AT THE VILLAGE HALL 10 AM

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

QUIZZES

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WE ARE ARE DELIGHTED TO ADVISE THAT WE HAVE 2 QUIZZES SCHEDULED FOR 2022 AS FOLLOWS:

ST GEORGE'S DAY FUN QUIZ

SATURDAY 23 APRIL AT 7 PM
ETCHINGHILL VILLAGE HALL

UPDATE:

£568 WAS RAISED BY RESIDENTS (AFTER A SMALL DEDUCTION FOR RUNNING COSTS) WHICH IS PLANNED TO GO TO THE CANTERBURY UMBRELLA CHARITY. THIS CHARITY SUPPORTS C4U - CANTERBURY FOR UKRAINE - SO MONIES WILL BE ABLE TO BE USED FOR THE DIRECT BENEFIT OF UKRAINIAN REFUGEES WHO LIVE LOCALLY. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THE EVENT AND TO THOSE WHO MADE DONATIONS AND/OR DONATED RAFFLE PRIZES

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AUTUMN 'TRIVIA' FUN QUIZ

SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER AT 7 PM - DOORS OPEN 6.45 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 MAXIMUM PLEASE. 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

Image by Gabrielle Henderson

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


DATE: SUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER  5 PM
VENUE: ETCHINGHILL VILLAGE HALL

We expect to switch the lights on at the big Christmas tree, situated at Meriden walk, around 6 pm

With the success of holding the event at the last minute in the hall last year, it has been decided to use the hall again as the function site in 2022. This will ensure that we can hold the event comfortably for the benefit of all

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


 

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ETCHINGHILL VILLAGE HALL - SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER

DOORS OPEN 6.45 PM - MEETING COMMENCES 7 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 2022-23. 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

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS & CAROL SINGING