Elmesthorpe Village Hall
Elmesthorpe Village Hall
Elmesthorpe Village Hall - Voted The Best Village Hall In Leicestershire 2012
Elmesthorpe Village Hall - Voted The Best Village Hall In Leicestershire 2012

Events

*** 2018 Events***

Friday 7th December 8.00 pm - Wigston Brass Band

The history of The Wigston Band can be traced back to the nineteenth century, when it was originally founded as 'The Wesleyan Mission Band'. In 1902, the band changed its name to 'The Wigston Temperance Band' and again in the 1980s, dropping the word ‘Temperance’, many believe due to the drinking habits of its members!

Since then The Wigston Band Organisation has gone from strength to strength, now including three bands. The Horizon Band is for our very beginners where we provide instruments, quality teaching and encouragement to our younger players who are just starting out. The intermediate band within the organisation is called The Enterprise Band which is for members who have been playing a little longer and for those who enjoy a little more challenge. Both of these bands enjoy performing in the community, especially showing off the progress they have made at charity fundraising events.

Finally, The Wigston Band itself is the senior group within the organisation. Today, the band works hard within the community, performing many concerts and raising money for good causes, as well as teaching youngsters basic musical skills. The senior band enjoys performing and contesting to a high level, especially enjoying a trip to The National Brass Band Championships in 2013.  Currently having a playing strength of around 30 players with ages ranging from thirteen to ‘seventy something’, the band enjoys a mixture of fun, hard work and friendship whilst making wonderful music. All members really enjoy playing within such a family orientated environment as well as going out in public to play a wide range of musical genres, anything from jazz to classical, pop to Christmas carols! We hope you enjoy listening to our efforts here!

 

Entry Ticket Only

 

Tickets £10.00

 

Contact Claire on 01455 843382 or Roy on 01455 846203

 

Charity Supporting: Alzeimers Society

Monday 31st December  7.30 pm - New Year`s Eve Party

No need to be on your own this New Years Eve come along to Elmesthorpe village hall for a great social evening with lots of games, music, dancing and lot`s of fun.

 

You will be made very welcome and will have a great fun night seeing in the New Year.

As well as having fun we will be raising funds for charity

 

Please bring your own food & drinks

 

Entry is ticket only and tickets cost £6.00.  Contact Claire on 01455 843382 or Roy on 01455 846203. 

*** 2019 Events ***

Quiz & Fish `N Chips   Saturday 19th January  7.30 pm

Come along and test your knowledge and enjoy a fish `n chip supper. A great eveining for all.

Please bring your own drinks.

 

Entry is ticket only and tickets cost £9.00 Includes Fish n Chips

Contact Claire on 01455 843382

or Roy on 01455 846203.

 

Charity supporting: Hinckley Museum

Bosco Beret - An Evening of Cajun Music  & Dance  Saturday 16th February 7.30 pm

Bosco Beret are Anne & John Harris, a duo with a big sound.

 

Anne plays squeezbox & keyboard with vocals, John plays guitar plus harmonica & sings most of the vocals.  

Their songs range from Traditional Cajun of  ‘Colinda’ & ‘You used to call me’ to more modern favourites such as ‘Down on the Bayou’ & the Texmex sound of ‘Dance the night away’. They also throw in the Zydeco favourite ‘Let the good times roll’ and two self penned songs ‘Cajun Queen’ - a fast two step  & 'Ce La Vie Au Revoir Jolie Blonde' a super waltz in the traditional style.

Their music has a good time feel, which has resulted in many Festival & club appearances most notably Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco festival 2015 (rebooked 2016, 2017 & 2018) Warwick Folk Festival 2014 to 2018, Moira Furnace Festival 2014 to 2018 and Lichfield L2F festival 2015.Their music leaves their audiences with that good time feeling - Laisses Les Bons Temps Rouler.

 

Come along and learn some Cajun dance steps.

Yolande and Dave Hartley have been teaching Cajun and Zydeco dancing in the Lichfield area for many years, and have also taught  at Cajun and Folk festivals around the country. Their easy going style gives beginners a confidence to "have a go" and enjoy this exciting music.  

 

Entry is ticket only and tickets cost £10.00

Contact Claire on 01455 843382

or Roy on 01455 846203.

 

Charity supporting: TBA

The Ian Highland Country Band -   Saturday 16th March 7.30 pm

Ian has been brought up on country music since the day he was born. His first involvement in the British country music scene was as a roadie to The 'Stewart brothers and First Chapter'. After Kevin, (one of the Stewart Bros) decided to go his own way, Ian tagged along and continued to learn the country music business whilst still working as a roadie. This experience steeled his resolve to one day front his own band.

In the early 90's Ian's work took him to the USA, and there he formed his own band called Highland's Country Band. After 5 years, Ian decided to come back home to the UK, then joining a band called 'Alaska' for about 3 years. Ian then decided to take a long break from playing live gigs. During this time however, he fulfilled his dream of going to Nashville to record a CD on Music Row. Backing Ian on his CD, are great names such as Asgray Burnette lead guitar, Gray Lunn on bass, Wayne Killins on Drums, Andrea Zonn Fiddle player, Mike Rojas on Piano and John Heinrich on pedal steel, with backing harmonies by Perry Coleman (Faith Hill backing vocalist) and Britt Savage (Garth Brooks backing vocalist). Many of the above will be familiar to those who buy George Strait and Vince Gill CD'S.

Ian and his band are now a top name in the British country music scene and their album track 'Carmen' achieved number one in the British and Irish HotDisc charts for two weeks in February 2012. Their current album track 'Much Too Young' made No 1 for four weeks on 28th October, 2012.

 

Entry is ticket only and tickets cost £12.00

Bring your own drinks

Contact Claire on 01455 843382

or Roy on 01455 846203.

 

Charity supporting: TBA

The Buddy Holly Tribute Rock `n Roll Show - Saturday 13th April 7.30 pm

Spencer J has perfected the look as well as the sound. You really won`t get closer to the real thing. A great evening for Holly and Rock `n Roll fans alike

 

Entry is by ticket only.

Tickets £10.00  Includes refreshments.  Bring your own drinks.

Contact Claire on 01455 843382 or Roy on 01455 846203

 

Charity TBC

Plant & Craft Sale - Saturday 18th May  9.00 am - 1.00 pm

Elmesthorpe Villagers & Friends Association are running a Plant & Craft Sale at Elmesthorpe Village Hall on Saturday 18th May 9.00 am - 1.00 pm. This is a great opportunity to purchase your bedding plants, pot plants and hanging baskets at really great prices plus a great selection of locally made crafts.

Cliff Richard Tribute  - Saturday 15th June 7.30 pm

“Jimmy Jemain is now firmly established as the No. 1 Cliff Richard Look and Sound-alike.  The image is so close that people have been known to think that Jimmy Jemain mimes.  Make no mistake, every song is live and sung to perfection.

 

In 1990, Jimmy Jemain won his heat on the TV Series "Stars In Their Eyes" and due to public demand went on to appear on the show a further four times.

 

He has been singing now for fifteen years and his act shows professionalism and class to the highest degree.  He has appeared with this show all over the world, in five star hotels, on board luxury cruise liners and at theatres nationwide.  His show appeals to all ages and suit a family audience.”

 

Entry by Ticket Only

Ticket £12.00 Includes refreshments

Bring your own drinks

 

Contact Claire on 01455 843382 or Roy on 01455 846203

BBQ & Barn Dance - Saturday 20th July 7.00pm

Come along and enjoy a great evening at our annual barn dance and BBQ.  Great food, great barn dance , great fun.

Don`t worry if you have not done a barn dance before we have a great caller who will show you the steps.

 

Entry Ticket Only  - Bring your own drinks

 

Tickets ££12.00

 

Contact Claire on 01455 843382 or Roy on 01455 846203

Charity supporting: TBC

Red Hot Ukulele Duo - Saturday 21st September

More details to follow

The Houghton Weavers - Saturday 19th October 7.30 pm

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS have been entertaining folk now for over 43 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation.

 

In their time together, the group – comprising Tony Berry, Steve Millington, David Littler and Jim Berry – have performed thousands of concerts, recorded over 30 albums, and starred in several of their own highly successful BBC radio and TV series.

 

The Houghton Weavers guarantee a wonderful evening of entertainment which is suitable for all the family. Their experience – together with their style and professionalism – ensures that, as their motto says, they always `Keep Folk Smiling`.

 

Entry Ticket Only - Bring your own drinks

 

Ticket £14.00

Contact Claire on 01455 843382 or Roy on 01455 846203

Charity TBC:

Spirit Of The Sixties Live Band - Saturday 16th November 7.30 pm

SPIRIT OF THE SIXTIES is a five-piece band performing a musical tribute to the bands and artistes that made the sixties era such a great period in popular music.

 They perform, completely live, songs from some of the top bands and artistes of that era including:

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers, Herman’s Hermits, Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Roy Orbison, Del Shannon, The Drifters and many more.

The show features video footage on a large TV screen depicting a storyboard of events, film footage and interesting facts about the sixties. All synchronised to the music the band are playing.

 Audiences are invited to participate, singing along to classic hits or taking to the dance floor creating a great party atmosphere.

The band all live in and around the Nottingham area but music has taken individual members on tours of the UK and overseas both in their own right and supporting internationally famous Artistes and Bands, such as. Gene Pitney, The Animals, PJ Proby, Neil Sedaka, The Fortunes, The Kinks,    Adam Faith, Manfred Mann, The Nashville Teens, and Brian Poole and the Tremelo's to name but a few.

With such a great experience and understanding of the era, Spirit of the Sixties guarantee to give you a good memorable night out.

 

Entry Ticket Only   - Bring your own drinks

Tickets £10.00

Contact Claire on 01455 843382 or Roy on 01455 846203

Charity Supporting TBC

Wigston Brass Band In Concert - Friday 6th December 8.00 pm

he history of The Wigston Band can be traced back to the nineteenth century, when it was originally founded as 'The Wesleyan Mission Band'. In 1902, the band changed its name to 'The Wigston Temperance Band' and again in the 1980s, dropping the word ‘Temperance’, many believe due to the drinking habits of its members!

Since then The Wigston Band Organisation has gone from strength to strength, now including three bands. The Horizon Band is for our very beginners where we provide instruments, quality teaching and encouragement to our younger players who are just starting out. The intermediate band within the organisation is called The Enterprise Band which is for members who have been playing a little longer and for those who enjoy a little more challenge. Both of these bands enjoy performing in the community, especially showing off the progress they have made at charity fundraising events.

Finally, The Wigston Band itself is the senior group within the organisation. Today, the band works hard within the community, performing many concerts and raising money for good causes, as well as teaching youngsters basic musical skills. The senior band enjoys performing and contesting to a high level, especially enjoying a trip to The National Brass Band Championships in 2013.  Currently having a playing strength of around 30 players with ages ranging from thirteen to ‘seventy something’, the band enjoys a mixture of fun, hard work and friendship whilst making wonderful music. All members really enjoy playing within such a family orientated environment as well as going out in public to play a wide range of musical genres, anything from jazz to classical, pop to Christmas carols! We hope you enjoy listening to our efforts here!

 

Entry Ticket Only

 

Tickets £10.00

 

Contact Claire on 01455 843382 or Roy on 01455 846203

 

Charity Supporting: TBC

New Year`s Eve Party - Tuesday 31st December 7.30 pm

No need to be on your own this New Years Eve come along to Elmesthorpe village hall for a great social evening with lots of games, music, dancing and lot`s of fun.

 

You will be made very welcome and will have a great fun night seeing in the New Year.

As well as having fun we will be raising funds for charity

 

Please bring your own food & drinks

 

Entry is ticket only and tickets cost £6.00.  Contact Claire on 01455 843382 or Roy on 01455 846203.

Coming Soon !

Friday  7th December - 8.00 pm  - Wigston Brass Band In Concert

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Charities we have supported

To date over 80 charities have benefited from the fund raising activities of EVFA

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