Autumn Show – Saturday 27th September 2014

Pittington Voluntary Community

Following the success of the inaugural Autumn show last year, Pittington Village Hall will be holding it’s 2014 Autumn Show on Saturday 27th September.

Competition entries should be brought to the hall between 9:30am and 11am, the show opens at 1:30pm and the presentations will be held at 3pm. Entry to the show and all competitions are free of charge!

Competition Categories

All entries must be brought to the committee room by 11 am on Saturday morning.


All vegetables to be grown in the parish

  • Best Leek – freshly pulled, maximum two, any size
  • Best Onion – white onions, freshly pulled, maximum two.
  • Best Carrot – maximum of 3, any size
  • Longest Runner bean
  • Best Bloom – single flower.
  • Funny shaped vegetable – single item, any vegetable.


  • Best sponge cake – not iced.
  • Best scone – maximum of 3.
  • Best home-made jam – single jar, any flavour.

Childrens’ competitions (prize for each entry)

  • Painting – a picture in paints, on paper.
  • Decorated paper plate – own choice of decoration.
  • Decorated cup cake
  • Decorated sponge cake
  • Vegetable sculpture
  • Handwriting – sheets available in village hall. Primary school children only.


  • Best Photograph – can be mounted, unframed.
  • Best Parish Photograph – can be mounted, unframed.

Entries for the gardening categories must be grown in the parish. Children’s classes will be split into primary and secondary age groups and are open to children living or attending school within the parish.

Judging will take place from 11am.

Activities and Entertainment

Pittington Brass Band will open the show with a 45 minute concert. Competition entries will be available for viewing, along with the results.

We will be running children’s crafts in the canteen from 1:30 – 3pm.

There will be a range of refreshments available in the hall. There will also be a raffle in aid of the Village Hall.


Children’s Summer Activity Programme – Free of Charge!

Pittington Village Hall will be offering a programme of activities aimed at children of all ages for the full duration of the Summer holidays, and what is even better, thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund through Awards for All and from Durham Area Action Partnerships through their small grants fund the programme will be free of charge!

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There will be family play for toddlers and children up to and including 5 years old three mornings a week from 10am – 12 noon. Sessions will be led by qualified workers from Durham County Council’s One Point Services.

For children aged 6-12 there will be activities led by a qualified play ranger from Inspire Youth every weekday afternoon from 2-4pm. Children under 8 will need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For 13-16 year olds there will be activities led by a qualified youth worker from 6-8pm three times a week. For the first three weeks of the holidays these will be held on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. For the second half of the holidays the Thursday session will move to Wednesday. There will be no session on Friday 8th August.

All sessions will include drinks and healthy snacks provided for children.

Keep an eye out on here and on our Facebook page for more information and updates.



Come and play – toddler group open two days during half term

Need something to occupy your young ones during half term? The Village Hall toddler group will be running on Wednesday 6th June and Friday 8th June from 10am to 11:30am. All children under 5 years old are welcome. Each session costs just £1 plus 50p for additional adults or children. Price includes juice for your child and a tea or coffee for you!

During term time the toddler group operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am, to 11:30am.

Bokwa, new for Tuesday nights

Bokwa , Come Join the Revolution

Following on from the success of Zumba Fitness, Pittington Village Hall is proud to present Bokwa.

Bokwa is the new programme made up of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and flexibility through dancing. It is an innovative dance fitness programme that is great fun and it does not feel like a workout. Bokwa has been proven to burn a great amount of calories making it easier to meet weight loss goals.

Bokwa takes place on Tuesday evenings from 8pm to 9pm. For more details contact Catherine on 07712613864 or email: Catherine also has a Facebook page for Bokwa Fitness.