Shipston Proms: The Lounge Club in Ilmington

The hugely popular Lounge Club return to Ilmington Village Hall on Friday 21 June to perform a vibrant mix of upbeat swing, Latin and soul as part of the Shipston Proms programme. Playing jazz standards and tunes from the American songbook — performed by Miss Rosie Harris backed by an impressive band of local jazz musicians — the heat then rises with some fiery Latin tunes. So if you like to salsa or samba, bring your dancing shoes — otherwise just sit back and let the rhythms wash over you.

Doors and bar open 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Tickets £10 from Ilmington Community Shop or online at Eventbrite (£1.07 booking fee applies).

Concession tickets at £8 for under-18s available from Ilmington Community Shop only.

Three plays, Three writers, One superb evening

On Saturday 1 June — ahead of their apprearance at the Lighthorne One-Act Play Festival — three amateur dramatic groups, the Armistice Theatre, Beezer Productions and Second Thoughts, are joining together to present three one-act plays at Ilmington Village Hall. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Tickets at £7.50 are available from Ilmington Community Shop or online here (56p online booking fee applies).

Some adult humour/themes, so suggested suitable for 14 years and over.

This is certain to be another popular event, so please book your place early.

Licensed bar (two intervals).

Quiz Supper — 6 April 2019

You are warmly invited to a fun night of quizzing at Ilmington Village Hall starting at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm).

Teams of up to six people, with prizes for the winner and runner-up.

Licensed bar and raffle.

Tickets £10, including a fish & chip supper, are available from Ilmington Community Shop.

(To request a veggie sausage option, please email Elisabeth at ilmingtonvhall@gmail.com) 

Valentine's Disco — a thank you

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Valentine’s Disco on Friday 15 February. There were fantastic retro outfits to match the tunes, and it was great to welcome some first-time visitors to the hall on such as fun occasion.

The evening not only provided a lot of giggles but raised more than £350 for village hall funds. There have been dances held at Ilmington Village Hall since the 1930s and it’s great that we can keep it going for present and future generations to enjoy.

First World War Memorabilia?

On Saturday, 10 November 2018, the Village Hall is hosting an “Ilmington Remembers” event, when World War 1-inspired art and poetry created by the children of Ilmington primary school will be on display. We are also featuring a memorabilia exhibition area, and warmly invite anyone who has family photos, letters, medals or other special items to bring them along to share with everyone.

Tea and cakes will be available (donations requested). Admission free.

Further details details below.

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WILL POUND — THROUGH THE SEASONS

On Tuesday 1 May, celebrated harmonica player Will Pound and fellow musicians will be performing live at Ilmington Village Hall as they begin their Through the Seasons tour.

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Award-winning folk musician Will Pound and friends
 

A celebration of the year in folk dance, Through the Seasons gives audiences a chance to experience three exceptional musicians as they showcase beautiful arrangements of traditional dance tunes and songs, with Will's innovative and playful style from all the joy of a summer’s festival to the thrill of a winter’s fireside rapper sword-dance.

Will is joined by Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead, Faustus, The Transports) and Ross Grant (Inlay). Debs Newbold weaves a captivating story through the music with a vibrancy and power that will leave audiences captivated.

Together Will and his collaborators bring the Morris and folk dance year to life, creating a unique and powerful experience in English culture for audiences of all ages. With guest appearance by the famous Ilmington Morris.

Tickets £15 (£17 on the door) will be on sale from 1 March from Ilmington Community Shop or by calling Bryan on 01608 682996.

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Acclaim for Will Pound:

A flat out genius harmonica player’ MARK RADCLIFFE (BBC Radio 2)

‘Virtuoso melodeon’ FROOTS MAGAZINE

‘A staggeringly brilliant performance’ FOLK RADIO (Ignite 2016)

Joining Will Pound on tour are:

Debs Newbold (writer and storyteller)
"Terrific . . . . . brilliantly igniting our imaginations" Patrick SpottiswoodeShakespeare’s Globe

Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead, Faustus, The Transports) on bouzouki, banjo, mandolin and vocals.
"Everything that’s best in modern traditional music" ACOUSTIC  (on Faustus)

Ross Grant (Inlay) on violin and vocals.
“Contemplative folk that looks backwards to move forwards” ★★★★ SONGLINES (on Inlay’s Forge)

 Visit Through the Seasons on Facebook @willpoundsseasons

"Terrific" storyteller Debs Newbold

"Terrific" storyteller Debs Newbold

Quiz Night

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Village Hall Quiz Night on 3 February such a great success. This sold-out event raised £776 for village hall funds. Special thanks to Derek and Sally for devising and presenting another fun and fiendish test of general knowledge.