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Village Hall

In 1934 six farmers, the vicar, a retired schoolteacher and the postman, realising the need for a meeting place, formed Metfield Village Hall board of trustees and the first (wooden) hall was built which served the village well for many years.Later a huge project was undertaken, led by Peter and Sue Cook, to rebuild the hall in brick and provide better facilities for a more modern age.

The current village hall comprises a large hall with an acoustic ceiling, a small kitchen, a bar and committee room.
The trustees are working closely with a subgroup looking into the possibility of building an extension to develop a social hub for the village – a place at the village hall to drop in and meet, chat or work. Above photograph of Will Berry outside Metfield Village Hall for Metfield Market 2000

Village Hall Timetable 2014

For bookings please contact Eve on 01379 586432

Day
What
Time
Who
Contact
Monday
Line Dancing
6.00-9.00
Tracy Hood
01379 588386
Tuesday
Parent and Toddler
10-12am
Becky Orford
01379 586739
 
Lunch Club
12.30-2pm
Lorraine McEvoy
01379 586307
 
Good Companions
2-300pm
Dot Caley
01379 588254
Wednesday
Iygengar Yoga
7.30-9.00pm
Barbara Vidion
01379 586849
Thursday
Yoga
1-3.30
Angela Sheffield
01986 782227
 
Harleston Dog Training
6-9.00pm
Mrs Reeves
01508 530890
Friday
Chair Yoga
9.15-10.15am
Barbara Videon
01379 586849
 
Community Singing
5.45-6.45
Hilary Maidstone
01379 586026
 
Carpet Bowls
7-9.00pm
Eve Peck
01379 586432
Saturday
Metfield Market - first Saturday of every month

Available for private hire
Sunday
Available for private hire

Village Hall Events

For bookings please contact Eve on 01379 586432

Many events take place through the year to raise money to cover the running costs of the hall. We try to make these as varied and exciting as possible and make sure there is something for all tastes and ages:
• The annual fete / festival. This is a truly village wide project – organised jointly with the church. Many other organisations get involved in running stalls or events
• Metfield Market – a monthly market for local producers to sell their wares to the local community. If you would like a stall please contact Eve Peck, if you would like to buy, come along on the first Saturday of the month between 9.00am and midday!
• Live Theatre - we collaborate with Creative Arts East to bring live, professional, theatre groups to Metfield.
• Social events – we organise a variety of music nights, BBQs, sales, and many more – watch out for posters advertising events in the village.

Events 2014

 
August 16 – Metfield annual fete, horticultural show and fun Dog Show Lots of fun for everyone including dogs! Does your dog have the waggiest tail? Do you think it is the best rescue? Can it do the best trick? Or do you have the best young handler? These are among the many categories you and your pooch can enter. Visit the 38th annual horticultural show and see the amazing things produced in and around Metfield. Enjoy the BBQ in the meadow, cake and book stalls, browse the bric-a-brac and don't miss the afternoon teas!
October 11 - The Bricks of Burston, live theatre from the Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company. We all remember 1914 for the outbreak of WW1 but what we do not remember is that it was also the beginning of the longest industrial strike action in English history. This fact is made more remarkable by the fact that this strike took place in a tiny, remote village in Norfolk and was led by school children in support of their sacked teachers.
The Bricks of Burston is a brand new play which focuses on the couple at the heart of the strike. Tom and Annie Higdon were inspired educators, who fought to change the poverty and injustice inherent in their society. They were blackballed, reviled and persecuted by many but they also provoked loyalty, trust and devotion from those they battled to help. This powerful and touching piece of theatre will explore memory, remembrance, relationships and change.
October 25 – Red Barn Chamber Orchestra listen to the delights of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, flute and violin solos and a variety of orchestral pieces performed in the Village Hall by
December 6 – Jingle Belles! Cristmas Cabaret, live theatre from The Scary Little Girls Theatre Company - a seasonal cabaret cornucopia bursting with audience games, music, comedians and magicians!
Born out of their sell out Edinburgh show and regular nights in London, Cardiff and the South West, this Christmas cracker has been a hit with audiences all over the UK. 
Get into the spirit as compere 'Bunny Morethan' invites you to fill your stocking, nestle under the mistletoe and wrap yourself in the bosom of Christmas with this fun-filled romp - 'tis the season after all! A night you will definitely remember!