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.

Pittington Christmas Market – Saturday 24th November 10am – 1pm


Pittington Christmas Market 2012

In support of the Asset Transfer of Pittington Village Hall from Durham County Council to a new community organisation, we are holding a Christmas Market to help raise funds for the refurbishment of OUR Village Hall.

We have secured some really lovely, top quality stalls selling unique items at exceptionally good prices, including homemade soap, homemade candles, personalised gifts and decorations, jewellery, personalised word art, jams & preserves,  wreaths & garlands, Usbourne Books,  hand knitted baby and children’s wear, ‘on trend’ fingernail art (perfect for fashion conscious girls and women!)  Perfect gifts for even the most discerning. There will be a cafe selling beverages, bacon butties, cakes etc.

Letters from Santa can be requested and we have ordered some Reindeer Food/Dust from our suppliers in the North Pole – in order not to upset the Reindeers’ tummies or harm the environment the dust is made from edible, non-toxic glitter.  There will also be face painting, a raffle and much, much more.

Check out the event on our Facebook page for some great pictures from stall holders –

Please come along and help our fund-raising.  Pittington is a great village, with a lovely community – we now have a wonderful take-away, the shop we have always wanted – lets try to have the nice and comfy Village Hall we deserve!

Kids For Kids Film Festival 17th November

Pittington Village Hall will be hosting part of this years Kids for Kids UK Film Festival on Saturday 17th November.

Film Festival 2012

The event starts at 2:30pm with a free film – ‘Once upon a time in Asia’. The film suitable for ages 5+ features a selection of some of the best animated shorts from Asia.

Following the film at 3:30pm is an Animation Workshop suitable for ages 8+ to give children a go a creating their own Asian inspired animated feature. The workshop will run for 2 hours and costs £2 per person. Booking is essential for the workshop – email to book.


Pittington Brass at Durham Miners’ Gala

Pittington Brass at the Miners Gala

Saturday 14th July sees Pittington Brass Band take part in the 128th Durham Miners’ Gala. The parade gathers in the Market Place from 8:30am before beginning the march to the Racecourse Field.

The organisers expect up to 50 bands to take part with around 70 banners.

This year sees Labour leader Ed Milliband accept an invitation to speak.  The Racecourse Field will host musical and other entertainment throughout the day with the speeches starting at around 12:15pm. The annual Gala Cathedral service begins at 3pm and will include the blessing of a number of new banners.

Visitors are recommended to use the Park and Ride service as road closures and restrictions will be more wide spread than in previous years due to the Labour leader’s presence.


Durham Brass Festival at the Village Hall 7th July

Durham International Brass Festival

As part of Durham International Brass Festival 2012 Community Tour the Village Hall see french group Funky Style Brass playing alongside Pittington Brass Band at 7:30pm on Saturday 7th July 2012.

Funky Style Brass

Funky Style Brass are graduates from Conservatoire National de Toulouse, France. They combine showmanship, extravagant costume and dance with their funky musical style for a fantastic, memorable performance.

Tickets are £5 for adults with accompanying children free and are available from the Post Office or on the door on the night.

Last year, Pittington Brass played in Durham Market Place as part of the 2011 festival with ‘Beat and Blow’. You can see the video here.


PTA Summer Fair, Saturday 23rd June 10am

PTA Summer FairThe summer fair is taking place on Saturday 23rd June 10am-12.30pm at Pittington Village Hall. The PTA are busy preparing for a great day of fun and games for everyone!

Crucially, to run the Summer Fair the PTA always need lots of help. If you are able to help on the day or would like to help on a particular stall this can be arranged – just let the PTA know either by coming along to the village hall on Friday 22nd June 8.15pm or you can pass on your details via the school office.

Donations of new or second hand books and toys (suitable for age 3+), boxed games and puzzles can be brought into school at any time. These will be collected by the PTA on a daily basis.

There will also be stalls such as tombola and other games where we require donations of new items. These can be anything from toiletries, sweets, chocolate, stationary and unwanted gifts. Please bring any kind donations into school at any time.

Donations of cakes and other baked items for the cake stall can be brought to school on Friday 22nd June at 9am. There will be a collection point in the school yard. You can also bring donations on the morning of the fair.

Thank you for all your continued support – we look forward to seeing you all at the Summer Fair!

PTA Summer Fair – Saturday 23rd June 2012

Due to ongoing building work in school, the PTA have booked Pittington Village Hall for the Summer Fair. The fair will be held on Saturday 23rd June from 10 – 12:30. The theme will be the 2012 Olympics.

We have many ideas for our summer fair, but we need more!!We would like you all to be involved …… there will be something for everyone!

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Village Hall Association March Report

At the March meeting of the Pittington Village Hall Association it was decided that a summary of the meeting including actions agreed would be published on the website to help keep the community up to date with the current issues facing the committee. To help increase community participation at committee meetings it was decided that future meetings would be held on the third wednesday of every month except for August and that meetings would start at 7pm in the Village Hall Committee Room.

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