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[17 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Carolyn’s dinner at the Hall | 185 views]
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Umborne Hall Dinner: (photos - courtesy of Henry - can be enlarged by left clicking once and then left click again for a full screen picture) Rob Summers reports: Who needs a celebrity Chef? 70 people attended the hall on the evening of Friday 7th of April and received a fantastic meal prepared by our own Trustee Carolyn, and served by Georgie & Mimi. A mixture of regular and new faces spawned a high volume of conversation resulting in new friendships made and others cemented with a wonderful atmosphere throughout the building. It was also a super way to say thank you to ...

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[12 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on New Year’s Eve Party 2016 Umborne Hall | 153 views]
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(photos courtesy of Rodney mostly - they can be enlarged by left clicking once and then left click again for a full screen picture) A most enjoyable evening was spent in Umborne Hall on December 31st from 7pm to 1am. The theme of the party was P for Party and we had nearly everyone dressing up, pirates, punks and princesses and much more  - and 43 locals ate, drank and danced to their hearts' content. The food was beef and veggie chilli prepared with love and skill by Henry and Neville. Then it was on to the dance floor with our ...

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[23 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Shute Festival of Literature and Landscape | 58 views]
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The first Shute Festival of Literature and Landscape proved a huge success, drawing over 200 visitors to two days of stimulating and inspiring talks, film showings, workshops and discussions. The festival, which took place over the weekend of 29th and 30th October, brought together an eclectic range of speakers, ensuring visitors enjoyed a rich variety of topics in the intimate and beautiful surroundings of Shute Church, lit professionally for the occasion by Axe Valley student Jed Holmes, of Simply Stage. The first day opened with Greta Stoddart reading from her moving and life-affirming third collection of poems, Alive Alive O. This was ...

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[7 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Shute History Weekend | 73 views]
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This event organised by Ella Sweetland and her team of helpers took place in Shute Church on Saturday  15th and Sunday 16th of October 2016. Ella writes: "On behalf of friends of Shute Church, I  would like to thank everyone who supported the history weekend.  We hope you agree that it was a marvellous weekend which brought all the community together and encouraged old friends to come and visit us again. In addition we are delighted to announce that we raised £1,154.55p. We will be having meetings in the future so please come along - it's your community so please have your say, it's ...

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[20 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Autumn Supper Umborne Hall 15th October 2016 | 224 views]
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(photos can be enlarged by left clicking once and then left click again for a full screen picture) We ended up with a full house of 68 people and had a most enjoyable evening. Each table had a food box of 4 different cheeses, pickles, coleslaw, potato salad, pickled onions, 2 sorts of pate and bread and biscuits to share and for pudding there was apple crumble! Thank to all those people who prepared the food and served and cleared. There was an autumn photo competition, judged by John Coe, which was won by Jack with Andy runner up. The table ...