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What's On

March 2017

Friday 3rd March
Textile Collections
A new contractor who assures that collected textiles do go to the Third World, and has a contract with Breckland Council, now offers a service. It is planned to carry out a trial collection on 3rd March, hopefully with your support.
Items can be brought to Old Buckenham Village Hall Car Park between 8.30 and 9am on 3rd March, with collections at New Buckenham Church at 2 pm, Banham Church 2.30pm, and Eccles Church at 3pm. on the same day. Each Church has confirmed it will be open for this purpose on 3rd March.
If you have scarves, hats, gloves or socks, please keep them separate and mark them for St. Martins as they are in need of these items for homeless persons they are unable to accommodate as the Night Shelter is full every night.

Saturday 4th March 8pm (£7)
60’s Dances
High-Definition
Banham Community Centre. Telephone 01953 888628 to enquire about the above or hire of the halls

Saturday 4th March at 7.30 pm
Village Screen - New Buckenham Cinema presents
Billy Elliot
At New Buckenham Village Hall
An opportunity to see a recorded live, award winning musical from the West End.
Set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/5 miners strike, 'Billy Elliot' is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life for ever.
With unforgettable music by Elton John, a sensational dance and powerful storyline, this theatrical experience is suitable for the whole family.
Tickets priced at £8 (due to additional cost of delivering these productions) are available at King's Stores or via the website
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/383605 or on the door.
Doors open on the night at the Village Hall at 7pm. As usual bar and
refreshments , including ice cream will be available.

Saturday 4th March
A Street Cat Named Bob
FOBC - Movies at St Mary’s, Banham (A much improved experience with a new full size drop down screen)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Luke Treadaway, Bob (the cat), Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head
Homeless and recovering drug addict James Bowen has finally got his own bedsit and attempts to build a life and future for himself busking in Covent Garden.
Returning home one day, he finds a ginger cat sat outside his door. At first he ignores the cat, but over the next few days the cat continues to linger. James discovers an infected wound on the animal’s leg so he takes the cat to be treated by the RSPCA and from that point onwards the two lives
become entwined. Based on the best-selling book by, and true story of, James Bowen

Tickets £4.50(£4.00 concs) in advance from Banham Post Office
Tickets £5.00(£4.50 concs) on the door – film starts 7.45pm
Join us at 7.00pm for pre-film meal (£4.00). Other refreshments & wine
Further details available from David or Jane Hicks on 01953 887575


Coming up:

April 2017

Saturday 1st April, 8pm (£7)
60's Dance
The Strollers
Banham Community Centre. Telephone 01953 888628 to enquire about the above or hire of the halls

Saturday 1st April
A United Kingdom
FOBC - Movies at St Mary’s, Banham (A much improved experience with a new full size drop down screen)
(with a talk from Basil Cook, the historian from Diss Museum)
Director: Amma Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, David Oyelowo
In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met and fell in love with Ruth Williams, a London office worker. Their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighbouring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana.

Tickets £4.50(£4.00 concs) in advance from Banham Post Office
Tickets £5.00(£4.50 concs) on the door – film starts 7.45pm
Join us at 7.00pm for pre-film meal (£4.00). Other refreshments & wine
Further details available from David or Jane Hicks on 01953 887575

Fri 14th April 7.30 and Sat 15th, Sun 16th, Mon 17th April 11am to 4.30pm
Easter Weekend
Art Exhibition
New Buckenham Village Hall. Admission Friday night opening night £4 incl wine and nibbles. Sat to mon £1.50

May 2017

5th - 7th May 2017
Carleton Rode Music Festival

Friday, 5th May from 8 pm
Castleton Brass Concert - National Award winning brass band
Tickets : Adults £10 / Children £6 - refreshments included

Saturday, 6th May from 7.30 pm
Susie Meszaros & Friends (international viola player)
Tickets £12.50 (no concessions) - refreshments included

Sunday, 7th May - from 1 pm until 7 pm
BBQ & Bands Afternoon (the search for new musical talent - open mic afternoon)
Tickets - Free
BBQ and refreshment are available

Sunday, 7th May from 10 am until 12noon
Music Taster Lessons (a number of instruments available including, drums, woodwind, brass, string, bells, organ etc)
Free and no need to book

Location: All Saints Church Carleton Rode, Nr Attleborough NR16 1RW
Contact name and tel for more details: Pat Graham 01953 860294

Facebook: www.facebook.com/carletonrodemusicfestival
Website: www.carletonrodeallsaints.co.uk

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