Coming to a Hall near you soon!

Hall Special Events in the next few weeks:-

Tea Club
Friday 12th Feb. 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

Tea + eye care talk by community optician

Stay & Play (Mondays)
Monday 15th Feb, 9:30am – 11:30am.

Family Fun – on 22nd and 29th too!

Stay & Play
Tuesday 23rd Feb, 9:30am – 11:30am.

Family Fun – for all the family!

Get Into Running
Friday 12th Feb. 7:00pm – 8:30pm.
Inspirational – and perspirational!

Don’t Leave Me Now
Tuesday 16th Feb, 2:30pm & 6:30pm.

Family … and memory

Are We Nearly There Yet?
Friday 26th Feb. 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Ben Hatch … in conversation

Click here to see all future Hall Special Events and Regular Hirings.

Music Quiz – It’s a Sell-out!

The Hall was full to the rafters for the Resident Music Quiz! The atmosphere was one of excitement with queues out the door of folks eager to show off their music knowledge. Thanks to Tom and Gabriel for hosting the event and to Resident for the brilliant music prizes.
Thanks also to Seven Cellars wine for donating the raffle prizes

Pop Quiz at Exeter Street Hall

Pop Quiz at Exeter Street Hall

Pop Quiz at Exeter Street Hall

Chris Corbin – In Memoriam

UPDATE – 12/01/16
Chris’s funeral will take place at 1.30pm at Woodvale Crematorium on Friday, 15th January. Chris’s brother has said all Hall volunteers will be warmly welcome.
Marianne Craig (01273 555498) has kindly offered to co-ordinate lifts to and from the crematorium.


Chris sadly died just before Christmas, leaving his wife Rose. They lived next to Stanford Garage for over 30 years. Chris was suffering from cancer.
I have known Chris as a neighbour in Stanford Road for 25 years. I approached him to help us draw up some fire policies after we purchased the Hall. He was extremely diligent in writing the policies, with his renowned attention to detail. And he followed up by carrying out very thorough fire training with hall volunteers. Chris often attended HAG meetings until he become too unwell.
Both Chris and Rose were regular visitors to the Hall Tea Club and both said how much they loved Becky Winter’s home baked cakes. Chris was very appreciative of all the practical help from the Hall community when he was at home after his operation in the summer. Chris told me that he believed the local residents’ ownership of the Hall had enriched the Prestonville community and was a wonderful resource for local children and families. The photo above shows Chris and Rose’s message for the cyclists to take to the recent Climate Conference in Paris.
Chris will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Marianne Craig
Exeter Street Hall

Transforming the Hall Back Room

In scenes reminiscent of the workshops of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buanoroti, keen Hall volunteers lay the foundations for what will become a masterpiece of interior decoration.

More volunteers are still urgently needed, so if you can spend a few hours over the weekend working with the team please contact David or 07791 936401. All activity is suspended for New Year’s Day, but work continues again on Saturday and Sunday, January 2nd and 3rd.

Christmas Window Competition 2015 – Winners Announced

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A goodly number of singers – together with a goodly number of non-singers –  congregated outside the Chimney House, and engaged in lusty renditions of a selection of popular and well- known Carols.

Undeterred by a short, sharp shower of rain the assembled crowd duly completed their festive programme, and then repaired to the Hall for mince pies and mulled wine – and the results of the Annual Christmas Window competions, which were as follows:-

1st Prize: Deirdre Szcepanik, Naomi and Tom Concannon. (Hamilton Road)
2nd Prize: Emily and Jeremy Long (Coventry Street)
3rd Prize: Niki, James and Noah Bennett with Madeleine, Dan, Lois and Gilbert Bates (Coventry Street)

1st Prize: Imogen, Joseph & Thomas Day (Coventry Street)
2nd Prize: Ella Mae Lloyd (Coventry Street)
3rd Prize: Charlotte Cragg (Stafford Road)

Congratulations to all the winners – and thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s competition. And a special thank to The Green Cleaner for once again sponsoring the prizes.

Christmas Window Competition 2015

Don’t delay. The final deadline for entering the competition is 6pm on Wednesday, December 16th.
There are two categories – Under 10, and General – and the winner in each category gets to hold a splendid trophy for the following year.
IMG_6359v2So, anyone with a window get cracking, and if you haven’t got your own window then find somebody to lend you one!!! It’s a completely paneless process :)
Click here to download an entry form!  And to inspire everyone, here are a few images of some of last year’s entries:-
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