Tea, coffee, company and a chat
Held on the third Tuesday of every month
10:30am in the village hall
Bring £1 for a cuppa, and a small gift for the raffle!
Tuesdays 7.00 - 8.30pm and
Thursdays 10.30am - 12 noon
Please call Ruth on 01600 860648
for more information .
Friday 14 December
The Bookshop (PG)
The film, like the novel, is set mainly in 1959, and centres around Florence Green, a middle-aged widow, who decides to open a bookshop in the small fictional coastal town of Hardborough, Suffolk. The location chosen is the Old House, an abandoned, damp house said to be infested by ghosts. After many sacrifices, Florence manages to start her business, which grows for about a year after which sales slump. Mr. Brundish, the lonely and mysterious inhabitant of the house at the top of the hill, is Florence's best client. The influential and ambitious Mrs. Gamart intends to set up an arts centre in the Old House. Mrs. Gamart's nephew, a member of Parliament, sponsors a bill that empowers local councils to buy any historical building that has been left uninhabited for five years. The bill is passed, the Old House is compulsorily purchased, and Florence is evicted.
Stars: Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Nighy, Honor Kneafsey and James Lance
Film starts at 7.30pm, £5 entry payable on the door, please bring your own drinks!
For a trailer, click on the poster
Monday 31 December - 8.30pm
New Year's Eve Ceilidh
Starring Cat's Claw
If you remember last New Year at the hall then we're doing the same again this year!
Join us for a foot stomping, rollicking great night out with one of south Wales' premier ceilidh bands. There will be a bar, there will be light refreshments and there is fancy dress.
Tickets are £15 each and just £5 for accompanied children aged 16 and under
For details of how to book click on the cat!
Friday 8 February
Featuring local band Wyld Bird Seed a
Ales by Kingstone Brewery
Our fun and informal book Club meets on the third Monday of each month at 7 - 8.30pm.
Click on the cat for more information...
Bring along your needles or craft project - we meet on the second Monday of each month from 2 - 4pm
SUNDAY 23 DECEMBER 11am
CAROL SERVICE with MONMOUTH BAND
The Catbrook Carol Service, originally called A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, is guaranteed to put you in the festive mood. With beautiful singing from Cantores, glorious music from Monmouth Band and traditional carols, this is a lovely service before Christmas. Children are encouraged to take part and there will be refreshments and a chance to catch up with friends after the service.
Everybody welcome - come along and sing your heart out!
Saturday 16 February
10am - 5pm
Matthew Hall, the author of Keeping Faith and The Coroner series of books, will be offering a one day 'crime writing' course at the Hall.
There is now only ONE space left!
Click on the fingerprint for all the details...
Tuesday 18 December - 10.30am COFFEE MORNING
Just come along for a chat and a tea or coffee. Bring £1 and a small gift for the raffle.
2 March 2019
Jamie Smith's Mabon
Following the massive support for Calan in 2018, we are delighted to welcome Mabon to the hall. Full details to follow but this is going to be a great evening!
Curry Night! Back by popular demand (date still to be announced) The Curry Queen from Trellech Grange will delight us with another incredibly tasty evening.
Saturday 23 February
Wales v England
Rugby on the Big Screen
Kick off at 4.45pm, bring your own drinks
Tony Hawks is coming to the hall in the Spring
with his 'new' game show, Trust The Bucket -
this will be a hilarious night of silliness and fun,
not to be missed! More details will follow...
Monday 10th December 2 - 4pm Needlecraft Group - £3
On Monday Sarah (Owen) and Marion (Griffin) have very kindly offered to show us how to to crochet. If you want to learn all you need to bring is a crochet hook, size 4 or 5 is ideal but if you already have another size that will be fine, and some wool. Marion is an expert and we've seen some of the beautiful things that Sarah has made - such talent and local!
The hall will be closed for decorating during January and so, after Monday, our next meeting will be on Monday 11th February.
Monday 17 December - 7.00pm - 8.30pm
This month we'll be discussing 'Small Island' by Andrea Levy - more details on the Book Club can be found on our Facebook page - why not join the Book Club Group? Each meeting costs £3 to cover the hall costs as well as drinks and nibbles.
As it's Christmas, there will be mulled wine!
For more details, click on the cat!
And for 2019....
Thursday 24 January
Make Up with Michele
If the hall has had a makeover, why not us too?
Catbrook resident Michele Moriarty-Jones will be showing us tips and tricks to look even more gorgeous than we already do.
If you'd like to see what Michele does, check out her Facebook page - you'll see she's more interested in making us look fabulous than trying to emulate the Kardashians!
More details to come, but it will be £10 on the door to include a glass of fizz and two hours of make-up wizardry.
New Year - New Look! During the first three weeks of 2019, the hall will be decorated inside after the recent renovations. We'll have 'Before' and 'After' pictures during January!
There will be no events during this time... but we'll be busy planning future exciting things!
We are really looking forward to welcoming Mari Griffith to Catbrook Memorial Hall in late spring 2019 when she will tell us more about her exciting career and achievements. The evening is yet to be finalised but is likely to be in two halves with an ‘interview style’ session followed by Q&A’s from the floor.
Mari enjoyed a long career in broadcasting before turning to writing full time. She began her career as a singer then, almost by accident, became a presenter of radio and television programmes for both children and adults.
Eventually, wanting to make programmes rather than take part in them, she turned to directing and producing, both for the BBC and as an independent programme-maker. More recently she has launched herself into yet another career, this time as a writer and has written two novels - Root of the Tudor Rose, which the Catbooks Book Club will be reviewing at their January meeting! - and, more lately The Witch of Eye.
Apparently Mari was also instrumental as ‘matchmaker’ for our very own Catbrookians, Richard and Sue Cobourne, and I am sure we will find out more about this on the evening too!
Please watch this space for more details …….