Pittington Autumn Show – Saturday 16th September 2017

Pittington Village Hall Autumn Show 2017 will be on Saturday 16th September.

Entries to be received between 9am and 11am. Show opens 1:00pm Presentations 3:00pm

The show will be opened by Pittington Brass Band and then we will have routines from Dance Fusion and Durham Cavaliers Marching Band.

Pittington Photography Club will be staging another exhibition of their work.

This year’s competition categories are:

Gardening

  1. Onions, shallots or leeks (3 examples)
  2. Potatoes, Carrots or other root veg (5 examples)
  3. Courgette, squash or cucumber (2 examples)
  4. Funny shaped vegetable
  5. Biggest marrow
  6. Hard fruit e.g. apple, pear (3 examples)
  7. Soft fruit (5 examples)

Baking

  1. A sponge cake
  2. Four scones
  3. Home made jam or preserve

Crafts

  1. Knitted Item
  2. Stitched Item
  3. Crocheted Item

Children (under 11 and 11-16, include age with entry)

  1. Any painting
  2. A lego creation
  3. Three crispy cakes
  4. Best decorated gingerbread man
  5. An animal/monster made of fruit or vegetables

Photography

Under 11 years old:

  1. My favourite animal (any animal)
  2. My favourite colour (anything that represents your favourite colour)

11-16 Years of age:

  1. Nature (anything that represents nature, animal, bird, flowers etc)
  2. Action (any action picture)

Adult:

  1. The Best of Pittington
  2. People

Pittington Autumn Show – 10th September 2016

Pittington Autumn Show will be held on Saturday 10th September.

Entries should be brought to the hall between 9am and 11am. The show will be opened with a performance from Pittington Brass Band at 1:30pm. Presentations will take place at 3:30pm.

There will also be a demonstration from Dance Fusion and a exhibition by Pittington Camera Club.

Refreshments including Tea, Coffee, Cakes, Scones, Jam and Cream will be on sale throughout the show.

Competition Categories

Gardening:

  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Medlee of any three vegetables
  • Longest runner bean
  • Funny shaped vegetable

Baking:

  • Sponge cake
  • Scones
  • Home made jam or preserve

Children:

  • Painting
  • Decorated paper plate
  • Lego creation

Photography:

  • Best photograph
  • Best parish photograph

Crafts:

  • Knitted Item
  • Crochet
  • Sewing

 

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.

Vegetables

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.

Baking

  • 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.

Photography

  • 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.

 

 

The Lego Movie – Sunday April 27th 3pm

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The mobile cinema returns to Pittington Village Hall with The Lego Movie on Sunday 27th April at 3pm.

The film follows lead character, Emmet a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most “extraordinary person” and the key to saving the Lego universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business.

Find out exactly why “Everything is Awesome!”

Once again, tickets are just £2 on the door. A range of refreshments will be available including hotdogs, popcorn and hot and cold drinks.

Christmas Market 23rd November 2013 10am – 2pm

Following a very successful launch last year, the Pittington Village Hall Christmas Market returns on Saturday 23rd November.

Come and find that perfect Christmas gift!

Stalls already confirmed include:

Phoenix cards
Body Shop at Home
Vintage Crafts
Word Art
Jams and Preserves
FM Cosmetics
Eden Gift Company
Children’s books
Vintage treats Cart

Plus our own Raffle, Tombola and Refreshments in aid of the Village Hall.

Autumn Show – Saturday 21st September 2013

Pittington Voluntary Community

Pittington Village Hall will be holding it’s Autumn Show on Saturday 21st September 2013.

Competition entries need to be in by 11am, the show opens at 1:30pm and the presentations will be held at 3.30pm. Entry to the show and all competitions are free of charge!

Competition Categories

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

Vegetables

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
  • Best Bloom – single flower.
  • Funny shaped vegetable – single item, any vegetable.

Baking

  • 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 cakeHandwriting – sheets available in village hall. Primary school children only.

Photography

  • Best Photograph – can be mounted, unframed.
  • Best Pet 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 and following them there will be demonstrations from regular Village Hall users including Bokwa, Judo and Dance Fusion.

We will be running children’s crafts in the canteen including decorating biscuits.

There will be a range of refreshments available in the hall including Cream Teas and ice creams. There will also be a raffle in aid of the Village Hall.

Weather permitting we will have the bouncy castle, tuck shop and other activities running outside.

As this is the first year for quite some time that we have run this type of event, feel free to let us know what you think of the format and if there are other things you would like to see!

Green Dog Walkers Event with free microchipping

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Durham County Council are running a Green Dog Walkers Event at the Village Hall to promote responsible dog ownership. There will also be free microchipping available courtesy of Stray Aid. The event will be held on Tuesday 6th August from 10am to 2pm and is part of the County Councils Responsible Dog Ownership campaign.

More information on the Green Dog Walkers campaign can be found on the County Council website.

During the campaign Pittington will also see increased patrols from dog wardens targeting dog fouling ‘hot spots’.

Mobile Cinema – Wreck-It Ralph, Sunday 2nd June 3pm

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The mobile cinema returns to Pittington Village Hall on Sunday 2nd June at 3pm with the Disney film Wreck-It Ralph.

Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix. Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes… so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan — win a medal — but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz, a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it’s “Game Over” for the entire arcade?

Only £2 per person. Refreshments available, including hot dogs, popcorn and hot and cold drinks.

Mobile Cinema – Madagascar 3, Sunday 17th Feb, 2pm

madagascar-3-most-wanted-posterThe mobile cinema returns to Pittington Village Hall on 17th February with Madagascar 3 at 2pm.

Entry is just £2 per person, refreshments will be available.

Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still trying to get back to the Big Apple and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of Animal Control after gate crashing a party and are joined by the penguins, King Julian and Co., and the monkeys. How do a lion, zebra, hippo, giraffe, four penguins, two monkeys, three lemurs travel through Europe without attracting attention and get back to New York? They join a traveling circus. Their attempts to get back to New York are consistently hampered by the Captain of Animal Control who wants to make Alex part of her collection. Once they make it back to New York Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman realize that they want to be part of the traveling circus.