QVH Matters from issue 356 of the Queniborough Gazette

Queniborough Village Hall Matters

First published on 15 April 2016. The Queniborough Gazette is our community newspaper and is delivered free to all residents.

Hall roof replacement goes ahead on schedule

Official opening ceremony April 16th. All welcome.

As I write this, the work on replacing the Village Hall roof is well under way and on schedule. After a few anxious days when I saw the weather forecast over the Easter weekend, and knowing that completion of the roof work in time for us to get some electrical work done, and the hall clean and ready to open as planned was always weather dependent, I am very pleased to say that work is on schedule, going well and the weather forecast is good for the next few days. We have been visiting the site every day and taking pictures both for our website and to send to Biffa Award – you can see what the work looked like by going to www.queniborough-village-hall.co.uk. We have been introduced to the delights of enormous air bags that the contractor is using to protect the floor with, and after a few minor setting up issues on day one, everything is currently going smoothly. For those of you who use the hall regularly, I am sure that you will be pleased to hear that site foreman said to me yesterday, having looked at what they were taking off compared to the new roof, that we would really notice the difference in keeping the heat in the building now. Music to all our ears I am sure.

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QVH Matters from issue 355 of the Queniborough Gazette

Queniborough Village Hall Matters

First published on 4 March 2016. The Queniborough Gazette is our community newspaper and is delivered free to all residents.

Hall closure for Biffa Award funded roof replacement March 25th to April 10th 2016

We told you in January the good news about our success in being offered a Biffa Award grant to fund the much-needed Village Hall roof replacement, and that we were aiming to have the roof replaced during the Easter Holidays. I am pleased to be able to tell you that our plans are on target and the major work is scheduled to take place over the period March 25th to April 10th. In February, funded by the Biffa Award grant, we have had an essential Asbestos Inspection carried out. On receipt of that report the roofer confirmed that we are all systems go for the work to be carried out as planned. This means that the Hall will be closed for the 2-week period March 25th to April 10th, and you will see scaffolding being erected from Monday 21st March. Whilst the Hall will still be being used up until and including Thursday March 24th, we will be asking people to park at least 2 metres away from the building whilst the scaffolding is being erected during the week before the closure. We are just praying for decent weather over the 2 weeks so that work can progress on schedule.

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The Origin of Species, from Tangram Theatre Company

Saturday 6 February 2016 at 7:30 pm

Tangram’s last show Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking, was a funny and hugely enjoyable Edinburgh Fringe Festival sell-out and international smash hit.

The Origin of Species is a similarly uproarious show (with some interesting scientific facts too!) for young and old alike. It tells the incredible story of how Charles Darwin came to discover the secrets of evolution and why it took him over twenty years before he plucked up the courage to publish his remarkable idea.

It’s a show packed with big theories, terrible puns, brilliant physical comedy and six cracking original songs about everything from blasted boring barnacles to the perils of marrying your cousin.


QVH Matters from issue 353 of the Queniborough Gazette

Queniborough Village Hall Matters

First published in January 2016. The Queniborough Gazette is our community newspaper and is delivered free to all residents.

Happy New Year and a great start to 2016

Biffa Award Success

We are really excited and pleased to be able to tell you all that we have been successful in our application for a Biffa Award grant to fund the much needed Village Hall roof replacement.

It was the perfect Christmas present after our year of hard work when on December 23rd we were able to accept the formal offer of a £38,000 grant from Biffa Award. The grant will enable us to replace the roof and forms a major part of the ongoing Hall refurbishment programme. If everything goes according to plan, we aim to have the roof replaced over the Easter period so that it will cause the minimum of disruption to our regular users.

Biffa Award is a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across UK. The programme administers money donated by Biffa Group Ltd through the Landfill Communities Fund.

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7th Annual Queniborough Beer Festival

Header for the 7th Annual Queniborough Beer Festival on 23 and 24 October 2015

Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October 2015

The annual event! The 2015 Queniborough Beer Festival had 17 real ales on offer, all in great condition and sourced from local breweries, the featured County of Yorkshire and others on a Rugby World Cup theme. By popular vote of the festival goers, Queniborough’s own (very micro) Q Brewery took the Gold Award again, this time for their Rucking Flanker, the Silver Award for their 4Q and the Bronze Award for their QIPA! The Saturday evening performers were Andy Robins, Ben Jammin and Chris Quinn.


If The River Was Whiskey, by Holy Moly & The Crackers

Poster flyer for If The River Was Whisky by Holy Moly and The Crackers at Queniborough Village Hall on 3rd October 2015

Saturday 3 October 2015 at 7:30 pm

Join Holy Moly & The Crackers for an evening of high-energy music, tall tales and hard liquor. The perfect collision of rowdy music, dancing, storytelling and drinking, the wrangling folk band lead you through the tale of Willie O’Connell whose love affair with whiskey leads him away from home and into the path of malt soaked Scots, wild women and old American moonshiners.

If The River Was Whiskey is an evening filled with singing, laughing, dancing and drinking as the six piece band take you on a thrilling and hilarious journey.

Rag Mama Rag

Rag Mama Rag musical duo illustration with guitar and washboard

Saturday 14 March 2015 at 7:30pm

Rag Mama Rag create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound with a dazzling range of instruments.

Ashley Dow on guitars, ukulele and vocals and Deborah Dow on harmonica, washboard, percussion and backing vocals, provide skilled musicianship and sounds that will have your feet tapping.

With a scintillating mixture of ’20s and ’40s Blues based music, including Mississippi Blues and East Coast Ragtime, Ashley and Deborah perform a stunning set ranging from slow melodies to fast paced rocking tunes, with superb finger picking for good measure!


The Creole Brothers

The Creole Brothers musical trio with guitar, fiddle, accordion and hats.

Saturday 29 November 2014 at 7:00 pm

“A spiced up creole stew of the best folk/roots melodeon led music from the seas and woodlands of the British Isles, flavoured with the fiddle and guitar driven melodies of the rivers and mountains of Appalachia all the way down to the accordion pumping rhythms of the hot and steamy swamps and bayous of Cajun and Creole Louisiana. Plus some of our original delightful compositions to add pepper to the gumbo. All delivered with our own wry humorous take on life, love and music.”