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Last Night's Clairvoyant Evening

16th October 2019
Last Night's Clairvoyant Evening

What a fantastic evening we had last night here at the Hall! Renowned medium Loraine Rees paid us a visit and the hall was sold out for her clairvoyant evening. Loraine was very entertaining and a good night was had by all. Unfortunately she doesn't do many shows anymore, but always pays us a visit each year, so we can't wait to see her again next year. Keep your eyes peeled for details of her next event here, or follow her on Facebook or her website for a full list of all her shows up and down the country.

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Clairvoyant Evening at Marshland Hall

25th September 2019
Clairvoyant Evening at Marshland Hall

Come and join us for an evening with Loraine Rees, the renowned Clairvoyant Medium. She has an enviable reputation for accuracy, reliability and authenticity, and we love having her here at the hall for what is sure to be a memorable evening.

Tickets for the event are £12, and booking In advance is a must. This event always sells out fast, so make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. To book visit:
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/t-lmkoly

Hope to see you there!

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Hall Hire for your Special Event

20th September 2019
Hall Hire for your Special Event

Here at Marshland Hall, we have a venue and facilities suitable for a wide range of events. From conferences and training, to sports and leisure hire. If you would like to hire the hall for a special event please call us on 01945 430414, or pop into the hall for a chat.

We are also keen to get many more community groups using us as the hub of the village - do you have a group who need a venue? Perhaps you are looking to start a new hobby or club, and want a place for like-minded people to meet up - we are open to a wide range of interests! We currently have lots of groups using the hall, but welcome new ideas...perhaps a sewing group, friendship club, board game enthusiasts, hobbyists, cycle club, Warhammer group, netball, bridge, basketball...the list is quite endless!

If you have an idea for a new group, we'd love to hear it and will do our very best to help you get up and running - in fact, perhaps a running club with a coffee afterwards!

Tx

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Marshland Hall: Mission Impossible

19th September 2019
Marshland Hall: Mission Impossible

Today I am going to try and get my head around a new Half Term Activity I have planned at the hall. I do like to keep coming up with different things for the kids to do, and the Treasure Hunt went down well (although it was only a slight variation on our very popular Easter Egg Hunt!) So, I have in my head a spy mission/mystery whodunnit for the kids to get their teeth into. As with most of my events, it is currently a collection of half-baked ideas floating around inside my head...fingerprints, trip wires, a mystery to solve, a line of suspects... Today the idea is to bring all those together into some sort of plan.

Another event is also always in the background, as I like to have lots of different prizes for our monthly prize bingo - with over 100 prizes to buy, it is a lot of shopping! Luckily for me - and as my husband will confirm - I am a great shopper! I am planning a huge fundraising bingo for our Christmas special in December, so that is always in the back of my mind (along with the trip wires and line of suspects!) and I am always on the lookout for bits to add to the 'Christmas Pile' that I have started. Any donations of any size are always welcome - you can drop them off at the hall, or I can collect if that is more convenient. Next month's prizes, however, will be coming from Springfields in Spalding, as I have a shopping trip planned this Sunday to cover that. If you haven't been along to our bingo night before, you are very welcome! The next one is on October 14th - the doors open at 6:30, and we usually start at 7:15. Hope to see you all there. For now I am off to plan Mission Impossible (or something similar) - wish me luck!

Tracy x

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Morning!

18th September 2019
Morning!

Good morning everyone!

Looks like a crisp autumnal day out there - beautiful blue skies but you need a jacket! It won't be long before we will hopefully be able to offer soup and jacket potatoes from our lovely Tea Room, and the football is back with a vengeance this weekend so the bacon roll sales will go through the roof as usual!

There's something very British about mums and dads on the sidelines in the rain on a cold Saturday morning, while the kids get muddy out on the pitch. I did my time with 2 boys, although it turned out football wasn't really their thing. After another short stint on the rugby pitch (and one chipped tooth later) rugby was also shelved. Both boys turned to the performing arts which was much more civilised - cocktail receptions at the theatre no less, and a chance to dress up! My boy's days on stage are long gone but I do still love the theatre and go whenever I get the chance. It's always nice to get together with a group of like-minded friends and go and do something you all love. I was reminded of this the other day in the Tea Room when we had both the Knit and Natter group and the Book Club in at the same time one morning. A lovely lady came along as a newbie to the Knit and Natter as she needed help with a current project. The Knit and Natter veterans soon had her sorted, and I think they have probably started some new friendships in the process. The Book Club were all chatting about new literary finds and sharing them about - another of my passions is reading and I truly believe when you share a story, you are sharing a special gift with someone. It struck me that I wasn't just looking at two 'Marshland Hall Groups' - as we often promote them to users of the hall - I was watching groups of friends come together over a cuppa and a shared love. That's a bit priceless don't you think?

Til next time,

Tracy x

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Half Term Planning

12th September 2019
Half Term Planning

It doesn't seem like 5 minutes since our last half term and now here we are planning for the next!

We have decided to run our popular multi-sports once again, as well as lots of soft play for the little ones, karate, Nerf Wars, and a new Detective Mystery Day! There will be lots of organising on our part to get ready for the busy week we have planned, and more details will be published nearer the time. We look forward to your continued support, and really appreciate you all taking the time to bring your kids along to all of the activities we plan here at the hall.

Til next time,

Tracy x

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£420 raised for the hall!

10th September 2019
£420 raised for the hall!

Thanks to everyone who came to bingo last night where we raised a fantastic £420 for the hall. We really count on your support each month and love having you all come and spend a fun night out with us. Hope to see you at the next bingo on October 14th!

Til next time,

Tracy x

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Back to it

9th September 2019
Back to it

Hi All,

I am back after a short break away in Wales. We stayed at the Bluestone Resort in Pembrokeshire which was very relaxing with a bit of fun thrown in (when my teenager decided it would be a good idea for us to spend Thursday morning on a zip-wire 100ft above the forest...)

So back to it at the hall where we have our monthly bingo night tonight, so do come along if you are free. We have lots of lovely prizes to win, £80 in cash prizes, a raffle, tombola, homemade refreshments....and a lovely friendly atmosphere. Tonight also sees thew debut of our new bingo caller Pete who has stepped in for us in the past and we love to have him call our numbers for us. Hope to see you all later!

Tracy x

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Marshland Yard Sale and Farmers Market

27th August 2019
Marshland Yard Sale and Farmers Market

A great Bank Holiday weekend was the setting for the Marshland St James Yard Sales and Farmers Market. The weather was glorious and over 50 households took part, creating a fantastic community atmosphere. Well done to Jean who organised the Yard Sales - it's always a stressful time and you never really know if anyone is going to turn up until the actual day! It's a big relief when you see it all coming together eventually. It was also a great day for the hall with a busy Farmers Market and lots of people using the Tea Room (and the air conditioning!) Well done to everyone involved, what a great success!

Til next time,

Tracy x

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Busy week at the hall

22nd August 2019
Busy week at the hall

It feels like Friday already, but I am assured it is still only Thursday! This week has been quite busy at the hall - after a wedding reception at the weekend we were back to normal on Monday with yoga, soft play and gardening club. Tuesday it was karate and soft play, and then yesterday we had short mat bowls and another karate session. Today we have two Nerf Wars sessions and then Marshland Saints are here, followed by yoga tonight. Tomorrow will finish the week off nicely with soft play, multisports and Playford dancing, before we close at the weekend for another wedding. Hope you are all having a lovely week so far!

Til next time,

Tracy x

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