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Welcome to
Goadby Marwood VillageHall

 

About Us

Welcome to Goadby Marwood Village Hall – the beating heart of our local community. Our volunteer-led organization, Friends of Goadby Marwood Village Hall, is dedicated to providing a welcoming and inclusive space for people of all ages and backgrounds. We believe that community is key, and our social events, craft workshops, coffee mornings, and pop-up-pub nights are designed to bring people together and foster a sense of belonging. Get involved today and discover the warmth and friendship that can be found in our village hall.

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Latest News

Everything You Need To Know!

The Music of Trees

On Saturday 9th March visitors to our beautiful parish church were treated to a wonderful concert of inspiring guitar music.

Trees have presence, personality, longevity, mythology, colour…and music.
Geoff Robb, composer and classical guitarist, has composed melodies whilst spending time in his local forest. Each species of tree has its own quality and Geoff’s music is inspired by the “magic” and wonder of his experiences with them. 
We are grateful to Geoff for travelling from Brighton to our remote village and performing to a full house in our Grade I listed Church. An evening of beautifully played acoustic guitar; meditative and full of soul. These melodies were interwoven with tales about the experiences that inspired Geoff, and, little known facts about the connectivity of trees with each other and the rest of the natural world.  Thanks to ticket sales and a grant from the Hinrichsen Foundation we raised £668 to be shared between our Village Hall and Church.

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Annual Quiz Night - A Great Success!

On Saturday evening (27th January 24) the Goadby Marwood Annual Quiz night took place in front of a roaring open fire at the wonderful Grade II listed Old School Hall.

Hosted, organised, catered and delivered by the incredible double act, Denise and Kit Kitson. The hall was full the tickets completely sold out. Each of the attendees was treated to a home cooked two course meal of local sausages/potatoes/peas and onion gravy with the option of vegetarian cottage pie for those that may prefer it. Pudding was either hazelnut cheesecake and cream or homemade pancakes with lemon, sugar, fresh fruit and ice cream.

The inimitable Pat Sutton brilliantly ran the raffle and no one was able to refuse her charm and determination. A superb £187 was raised from the raffle alone.

The main event being The Quiz was an enormous success. Ten rounds of questions matched everything that Mastermind, University Challenge and Only Connect can offer and more. Subjects including sport, music and magnified images of unusual objects were supplemented by questions including ‘How many men have walked on the moon?; what does a lorimer make? and what was the name of the Leicestershire resident who was the first to be kicked out of the Traitors castle this year’.

So, an enormous thank you to Denise & Kit Kitson, Gerry & Jody Downes, Pat Sutton and all the amazing crew who prepared, served, cleaned and tidied up afterwards. A grand total of £922 was raised towards saving our Grade II listed Village Hall.

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Further Success Towards Funding Target!

We are excited to announce that in early December we were awarded a generous £5,000 grant from the Leicestershire County Council Shire Community Fund. This award comes in addition to £5,000 we were awarded by Eaton Parish Council in November. We have also received donations from the Samworth Foundation and Melton Building Society bringing the total amount raised so far to nearly £35,000. We are extremely grateful for the continued support from our volunteers, who share our passion for creating a vibrant and welcoming space for the whole community. We still have a long way to go - our target for the building repairs, renovation and extension is £175,000, so if you can help with fundraising ideas let us know!

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Goadby Hall and The Old Rectory Join Forces for the National Garden Scheme 

Discover the hidden gems of our village during the National Garden Scheme Open Garden Day. Walk around picturesque gardens and enjoy the tranquillity of nature. Afterwards, relax and chat with friends while sipping a hot tea or coffee and enjoying a slice of homemade cake at the village hall. It’s a perfect event for anyone looking to spend a leisurely day out.

Sunday May 19th - put the date in your diary!

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The Wonder of Nature Photography Competition

Do you have an eye for capturing beautiful moments on camera? Friends of Goadby Marwood Village Hall invites you to submit your photos for our annual competition. The best 12 entries that feature our beautiful village will be used to create our 2025 calendar, and the best winter scene will be featured on our Christmas Cards. There's also a prize for best entry and best under-18s entry. So, take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your photography skills and be part of the history of our village. We look forward to seeing your amazing entries!

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