Silent movie night

On 16 December, arts platform Hand Of will arrive in Ilmington with the astonishing Zeiss’ Travelling Cinematograph in tow.
The Zeiss Travelling Cinematograph is a 1920s style travelling cinema and pictoral concert party for all the family, bringing the amazing marvel of moving pictures to Ilmington Village Hall.
The Zeiss Travelling Cinematograph will present one of the finest Christmas motion pictures of all time, brought to life by the inimitable piano virtuoso Isobel Williams, who will be providing a live and improvised score - it has to be seen to be believed!
This is cinema like you’ve never seen before – cinema as it was a hundred years ago. The mechanical whirrs of the projectors, the flickering bulbs, the jeopardy of an improvised live soundtrack. This is the magic that made the world fall in love with film.
Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions). Doors at 7pm; Concert at 8pm; Carriages at 10pm.

VJ Commemoration Concert

The excellent Stour Concert Brass will be performing at Ilmington Village Hall at 7.30pm on Friday 14 August to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day and the end of World War Two.

It is hoped as many local people as possible will attend this special musical event in tribute to the servicemen and women who fought in the Far East.

Admission at £4 will include tea/coffee or a soft drink. Accompanied children under-16 are welcome free of charge. For tickets (available from 22 June), please contact Brian Lighthill (682048) or Lis Ribbans (682420).

Further details will be posted here and on parish noticeboards in coming weeks. 


St George's Supper & Quiz

You are invited to a St George's Night party, including sausage supper, at Ilmington Village Hall on Saturday 25 April.

Entertainment of words and music includes a stirring Shakespearean speech by Mark Currey and sweet English songs by Molly Smith, plus a prize quiz and raffle.

Please note this event is raising funds for a dishwasher at the Village Hall — the Committee have heard your pleas — so please come along and help us slay the handwash dragon!

Tickets £10 (£8 under-16s) from members of the Hall committee, or contact Brian Lighthill 682048 or Lis Ribbans 682420 or email

Doors and bar open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

A Christmas Carol

Actor James Hornsby (star of West End theatre and TV) presents Charles Dickens' festive family story, A Christmas Carol, at Ilmington Village Hall on Friday 12 December at 7.30pm. Doors/bar open from 7pm.

Tickets, priced £7.50 (£5 for under-16s), are available from Village Hall Committee Members and Brian Lighthill (01608 682048). Alternatively, you can reserve tickets online by clicking here and using the contact form (please type Christmas Carol in the subject field).

Thank you to for advertising this event in their What's On list of local events this December

Barn Dance - Ceilidh night!

Come to Ilmington Village Hall on Friday 14 November for an evening of live folk music, the chance to dance (not compulsory!) and a tasty ploughman's supper. All for £10 (£6 for under 16s).

Featuring the fabulous "A Sortuva Kaylee Band".

Tickets available from members of the Village Hall Committee or call Lis Ribbans on 01608 682420.

8pm-11pm. Doors open 7.30pm.