Information about regular users and village organisations
Bugbrooke & District Floral Society
The Flower Society meets in the village hall on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7.45 pm.
The meetings usually take the form of a demonstration when a qualified demonstrator will create several floral designs which are raffled at the end of the evening and lucky members take home the beautiful flowers.
The current programme of events and floral demonstrations can be found here.
Visitors are always welcome, just turn up on the night, but for more information please contact either Simone on 01327-342167 or Dianne on 01604-830063
FLOWER CLUB CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP
Meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 12.30 to 2.30
Annual membership costs just £5 with a weekly subscription of £2 to cover refreshments and hall hire.
If you would like to share your hobby or learn a new skill, either turn up on a Monday or contact Chris Phillips by text or phone to 07445-483605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Heyford Patchwork Group
This active group is run by Jane Rimell who is very experienced patchwork and quilting tutors.
She runs classes Tuesday mornings 10am to 12.45pm and Tuesday afternoons 1.15pm to 4pm although many people stay all day and bring a packed lunch. The cost is £10 per session and you can either work on a project of your choice with help from Carole and Jane or you can request tuition on a particular technique, the choice is yours.
They meet every Tuesday except June, July, August and December when we meet one Tuesday each month only.
Jane would be delighted to welcome new members so if you are interested in joining and learning how to do patchwork or wish to learn some new techniques then please feel free to call in one Tuesday and have a look at what goes on.
Heyford Bowls Club
Heyford Bowls club was founded in 1991, initially to play the Short Mat format in the Village Hall and this continues to the present day with sessions on Wednesday afternoons and evenings.
The Short Mat bowlers bowl throughout the year, their sessions on Wednesdays largely being roll-ups, they only occasionally have a match against a visiting club, but the internal competitions are hotly contested.
To join in, just bring yourself, a friend and a pair of flat soled shoes to the Village Hall at either 2.00pm or 7.00pm. All the equipment, instruction and coaching provided.
For more information visit the Heyford Bowls Club website
Heyford Picturedrome opened its doors for the first time on Thursday 20th January 2011, in Nether Heyford Village Hall. The idea for starting a film night in the village hall emerged from a survey conducted by the Village Hall Committee and was taken up by a small group of people also keen to see another community focused event in the village, and one which maybe would serve people who would otherwise not be able to attend film screenings.
On the third Thursday of each month, there will be a film screening at 7:45pm. Prior to the screening, tea and coffee is served (included in the ticket price), doors open at 7pm, and then at the end of the performance there will be an opportunity to discuss the film and enjoy refreshment. There will be a licensed bar for the purchase of wine and soft drinks.
On a regular basis the audience are asked to choose their favourite film or film genre so that future screenings will reflect their choice as far as possible.
Since the first event in January 2011, the film nights have been very successful, attracting audiences of about 60 and we expect to continue this success into the future. The intention is that this is not just a film night but also an opportunity for a social evening.
No joining fee. Admission – £4 for adults and £2 for children under 16. Pay on door
Look for news of the next film to be shown, in The Prattler, local newspapers and posters around the local villages or contact Tony Clewett 01327 341533
Heyford Singers is a community choir formed in 2002 in Nether Heyford. The idea emerged from the wish of a couple of local ladies – who still play an important part in managing the affairs of the choir – to have something else in the community which would not only provide an opportunity for social contact but would also give many people the chance to sing in a less formal setting than exists in many choirs, which concentrate on ‘serious’ music.
Since 2002 the choir has grown and now has over 50 members who are drawn from various villages, as well as a few members from Northampton and Daventry. It performs in two productions each year – two concerts at Christmastime, and two more in the Spring, one of which is raise funds for the Baptist Church and the Parish Church.
An early decision to support local and national charities from raffles held at concert time, has resulted in almost £6000 being donated over the past eight years.
We rehearse weekly from September to May on alternate Thursdays and Fridays from 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm. Although we take our music seriously we never lose sight of the fact we are doing this for fun, so there are many lighter moments. If you are interested in coming along or want to find out more please contact Sue Townsend – Chairman on +44 1327 437945. For more information visit their website
Heyford Womens Institue
Nether Heyford Women’s Institute has been running for nearly 80 years in the Village. It is a very friendly group of ladies who always welcome visitors to our meetings. We meet in the Village Hall on the first Thursday of the month (except August) at 7:30pm, our programme is varied and Speakers are always followed by refreshments.
Our programme is published in the Prattler.
Telephone: Jackie on 01327 349818
Heyford Garden Club
Heyford Garden Club meets in Nether Heyford Village Hall on the second Monday of every month (except in July and August when the club organizes a range of visits to other gardens and places of horticultural interest).
The club is open to anyone who lives in the village or in the surrounding area. Founded in 1991 the club has gone from strength to strength and now numbers over 50 members. We pride ourselves on being enthusiastic gardeners and allotmenteers but would never profess to be experts. We extend a warm welcome to everyone who joins us, whether they are new to gardening or have been tilling the soil for ages.
Club meetings begin at 8.00.pm and are usually over by 9.30.pm. We welcome a wide range of visiting speakers to our meetings who wax lyrical on an equally wide range of topics horticultural. Meetings always conclude with notably good refreshments – and they are free!
All this for just £3 annual membership (£5 per couple) and an entrance fee for each meeting of just £2.00. That has got to be exceedingly good value.
If you are interested in gardening and would like to learn more about how to grow things, come and join us on a Monday evening. Full details of what we have to offer at each meeting are always published in the village magazine “The Prattler” and on posters displayed around the village prior to each meeting.
For more information contact our Chairman, Mike Langrish on 01327341390 or email@example.com
Garden Club Plant Stall at Heyford Village Fete
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WJO Family Martial Arts
The World Jado Organisation (WJO) Vision is to inspire healthier communities through life-skills…
The classes provide an ongoing learning process of self discovery which is delivered in a fun and friendly environment.
Jado Kuin Do is an exciting way of learning to defend yourself while getting in shape and staying in shape. This evokes a calming, awareness and confidence that comes with knowing that you can defend yourself.
Our classes are taught by fully qualified and certified instructors who will coach and motivate you along your path of learning at a pace that suits you.
4 classes are held each Tuesday in the Nether Heyford Village Hall from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm
For full information please visit the WJO Website