Thanks to all who visited the Beer Festival
At the end of September, we held a very successful Beer Festival, with entertainment and food over 2 days, which raised over £3,500. The money will go towards the fund to provide an accessible toilet for our function room (which is used by many village organisations) and Willingham Action Group’s chosen village projects. The reward for all of the hard work and generosity put in by so many volunteers, was to see our village community having a drink, a laugh and enjoying a dance (or two). A very big ‘Thank You’ to everyone involved, from our main Sponsors Highgate Country Stores and Butchery, our glass sponsors A R Aspinall & Sons Ltd and the many barrel sponsors. Thank you also to the Porterhouse Gin Club for kindly donating all of their profits and many others, too numerous to mention here. See the Beer Festival website or Facebook page for the list of sponsors and our photo gallery. This was a fantastic community event run by the village for the benefit of the village.
Willingham Social Club November Events
Saturday 10th November – Jessie’s Ghost, Live Band
Jessie’s Ghost will be making their first appearance at the club. However, they are no strangers to the village having played at many private parties and local venues. From Norfolk and winners of ‘West Norfolk’s Got Talent’ in 2010, they are a hugely popular and charismatic 5 piece band. Playing covers, and a few of their own, you are likely to hear Ed Sheeran, James Blunt, Bob Dylan, The Lumineers and many quirky favourites that they play and sing with astounding harmonies. The electric version of the band will be playing with a full drum kit. You may have seen one of the band members, Simon Benefer, playing at our Beer Festival recently, at ‘Festival Too’ or perhaps seen them in the X Factor house in their younger years ( they are only just 30 now!) Doors 8pm. Tickets just £5 from the club on the door or, to guarantee entry, from wegottickets.com
Saturday 24th November Christmas Craft Fair and Santas Grotto 10am – 2pm
We will be holding our Christmas Fair in the decorated Function Room. Free Entry to all. There will be lots for the whole family. Craft Stalls selling an assortment of gifts and decorations. (Stalls may still be available contact the club for more info). £2.50 per child to visit Santa in his grotto. Tombola, cake stall, Refreshments and all of the usual Christmassy fun and games!
Friday 30th November – Graham Buxton, Live Music Members Night
Graham is a professional singer /guitarist who is greatly in demand. Doors 8pm. This event will be in the members bar for members only and their guests for just £2. Graham was spotted by us playing acoustic covers in Ely and later as a Rod Stewart impersonator with a full band. If you check out the Facebook page for ‘Wrong Stewart and the Farces’ you will see how closely he resembles him! Unfortunately his band is well out of our price range so we have booked the next best thing! His first time at the club and if ever there was a reason to become a member this is it!
Wednesday 5th December – Annual General Meeting. Everyone welcome. 8pm
Saturday 15th December – Christmas Family Bingo. Everyone welcome. 6.30pm
Friday 21st December – Free Members Christmas Party with Johnny Dee. 8pm
Monday 31st December – New Year’s Eve Party 8pm – 12.30am
This year we will be holding a New Year’s Eve Party in the beautifully decorated Function Room. There will be a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival, a light buffet and music from The Multi-Coloured Roadshow. The disco will take requests in advance and on the night to guarantee music for everyone!
Tickets are on sale for members only from 1st November priced at £15 for members and a maximum of 6 tickets for their guests. Non-members price is £20. If there are remaining tickets after 1st December these will be released to the general public at the same prices. Tickets can only be purchased from the club. There will be strictly no entry on the door without a pre-purchased ticket. Smart Dress code and last entry 9.30pm.
Membership renewals are due in October, £15 a year and just £7.50 for over 65’s. New application forms can be downloaded from our website. If you are new to our village and don’t have a member to second you, please call into the club and see Lynne, John or Avril. If you’d simply like to have a look around you are most welcome! We have full sized snooker and pool table.
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