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November 2015

Coffee Morning


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 .

Regular Events




Dance Classes


Thursday nights from 7pm


No experience (or tutu) needed!

Contact Sarah on 01600 861835 for more details or click HERE



Film Night

Friday 23 November


The Leisure Seeker (15)


The Leisure Seeker is the nickname of the old camper van used by Ella (Helen Mirren) and John Spencer (Donald Sutherland) to take vacations with their children in the 1970s. On a summer morning, desperate to escape a destiny of medical care that would have kept them apart forever, the couple astonish their meddling adult children by hopping on board that dated vehicle and dashing down Old Route 1 towards Key West for a new adventure. Their trip through an America they no longer recognize — mixing hilarious moments with others of pure terror — is their chance to retrace a married life nourished by passion and devotion, but also by secret obsessions that abruptly resurface and cause surprising revelations right up to the very end.


Stars: Christian McKay, Dana Ivey, Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Janel Moloney, Kirsty Mitchell, Robert Walker Branchaud


Film starts at 7.30pm, £5 entry payable on the door, please bring your own drinks!


For a trailer, click on the poster


Wednesday 21 November 10am - 5pm

Saturday 24 November 10am - 5pm



This course is to make a beautiful round basket as shown here.


The course will run from 10am to 5pm with light refreshments. Please bring your own packed lunch, and bring cash on the day.


Priority will be given to people who have completed one of Clyde's previous classes as some previous experience is helpful.


This course is now full - sorry!  More willow weaving next year...

Friday 16 November - 7.30pm

Putting One Foot in Front of the Other


Catbrook resident, Pam Hudson talks about her trek through the beautiful hill country of Sri Lanka, ‘the Teardrop of India’, exactly a year after it took place. Her six days of trekking to raise funds for Marie Curie included tackling Sigiriya ‘Lion’ rock, a 5,500 steps staircase, Leeches, jelly babies, soaked boots and fabulous locals.


Pam’s photo presentation also features some Sri Lanka wildlife photographs by fellow Catbrook resident, nature photographer, Chris Mattison.


Starting at 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm, light refreshments will be served


Saturday 1 December 10.30am - 1.30pm

Christmas Wreath Course - £35


Julie of Juliet Moore Flowers will be demonstrating how to make a beautiful 14" Christmas Door Wreath and then guiding us making our own wreaths to take home.


Julie will provide all the materials - a variety of foliage, ribbons, pine cones, decorations, wire, moss etc - and all the tools required.


THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL! Julie is running more courses at The Babbington Centre, for details click HERE


Sunday 9 December

10am to 12 noon OR 2pm - 4pm

Chocolate Course - £30


This is the one you've been waiting for - two hours of chocolate heaven, learning to make ganache, sampling different chocolates, making your own truffles and then taking them home beautifully gift wrapped.


It will be messy, and you will eat a LOT of chocolate...


Full details and how to book can be found by clicking on the picture.



Film Night

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!

And for 2019....


Friday 8 February - PUB NIGHT

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




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!

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Saturday 16 February

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.

More details will follow...

Matthew Hall

Monday 19 November - 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Book Club


This month we'll be discussing 'Ordinary Thunderstorms' by William Boyd, the story of a man newly arrived in the big city who makes a brief acquaintance with a preoccupied stranger. The next time they meet, there's a knife sticking out of the stranger's side. Our hero escapes, leaving incriminating clues, but finds there's a ruthless assailant outside his home. Soon he's on the run, both from the police and some unknown malevolent organisation which is out to get him, unless he gets them first...


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.


For more details, click on the cat!

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Tuesday 20 November - 10.30am   COFFEE MORNING


Just come along for a chat and a tea or coffee. Bring £1 and a small gift for the raffle.

Everyone welcome!


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!

Jamie Smith's MABON 2017

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.

Curry Wales v England

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...

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Friday 7 December - from 7pm

Christmas Pub Night


Wear your Christmas jumpers and Santa hats with pride, come along with a plate of mince pies or nibbles, join in the general chat and festiveness, or take part in the Racing Reindeers... Licensed bar with ales from Kingstone Breweries, Christmas music in the background, and meeting up with all the neighbours - just the thing to put you in the mood for Christmas!

Pub Xmas2 Sewing

Monday 10th December 2 - 4pm       Needlecraft Group - £3


Come along with your latest project, bring your sewing machine, needles, yarn, quilt - whatever you want to work on. You'll be able to pick the brains of other people - or help them out with your particular expertise! At this meeting there will be an opportunity to try crochet and pick the brains of our resident experts...

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Friday 30 November 7.15 for 7.30pm £12.50 per ticket


Join Tom Innes of Fingal Rock in a wine tasting with the theme 'Choosing Wines For Christmas'. Tom owns Fingal-Rock, the wine shippers and merchants in Monnow Street and is a past UK Wine Merchant of the Year for Wales.At the same time, Tom Lewis of Marches Delicatessen, just a few doors away from Fingal-Rock, will provide local cheeses selected to accompany the wines.

Full details available HERE