DOWNTON ABBEY – PG

The popular household, so familiar to our television screens, comes to the big screen and the Community Centre on Friday 22nd November 20:00. £5

A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

The storyline is actually based on real life events – a visit King George V and Queen Mary made to Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire in 1912.

Downton viewers may be unaware that the real purpose of the 1912 visit was for the King to show his common touch – to be seen meeting his people to understand the lot of the working man. Possibly the first Royal PR visit?Billy Fitzwilliam seemed the perfect host as his estate employed 115,000 miners in scores of collieries.

George and Mary’s stay with Earl and Countess Fitzwilliam was as colourful and dramatic as any Julian Fellowes script. The 7th Earl and Countess Fitzwilliam, Billy and Maud, had just a month’s notice to prepare for a four-day visit by 34 guests and their maids, valets and chauffeurs. They had to find bedroom space for 75 people in their modernised home with its new-fangled electric lights and central heating.

The visit also included a torchlight tattoo by the miners, where a crowd of 25,000 gathered to see the royals on the balcony, and where George V gave a speech.

As they slept, retiring early after a long day, disaster struck at nearby Cadeby Colliery. At 4am, an explosion underground killed 35 men and fatally injured three others. When rescuers went to retrieve the bodies, a second explosion killed 53 men. 62 women were widowed and 132 children left fatherless.

News of the disaster was broken to the King and Queen at breakfast.

“That evening, the King and Queen went to Cadeby in their own time.” Thousands had gathered on the hill above the pit and as the royals drove past the women curtsied.

Reports from the time expressed amazement that the royals shook the dirty hands of miners who had been recovering the bodies and that the Queen left the pit office in tears.

Downton stars learned the heartrending story when they visited Wentworth to film the glittering ball scene in the Marble Saloon.

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May 2019 AGM

7th May at 19:30 will see our AGM take place at Tarvin Community Centre. Anyone is free to come along, here about our finances, how the past year has gone and, perhaps, proposals for the future and find out just what we do.

This is also the ideal time to take on fresh blood and ideas with new members. No one that attends is under any pressure to join our ranks but if you think you have a little something to offer, we certainly could do with some new ‘blood’. Most of the committee members have served for several years and our ideas have become stale and could do with some ‘pepping up’. I’m sure there must be a plethora of ideas for activities we could offer. Do you think you could spare just a little time and/or ideas to continue the successful running of the centre?

We will have a vacancy for someone to promote performing arts. If you have an interest in the theatre, this could be an interesting, rewarding role but need not take up too much of your time.

Why not have an informal chat with any of the committee members, or call our Chairman, Alan (before he retires!) for an informal chat? 07851 631010

Committee Vacancies

Remaining committee members will vote in a replacement Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer Booking Officer in a brief meeting following the AGM. This is when would also welcome other committee members 

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LEGO MOVIE 2: The Second Part (U)

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO (R) Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.
It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO (R) invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

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Hall Refurbishments – 2018

Refurbishments to the main hall have already commenced. A new, more secure walkway has been installed by our team of trusty volunteers.

A new scaffolding type rail will be installed by professionals at the same time as the ceiling is replaced. The old tiles will be removed and better, acoustic tiles will be fitted. We hope to modify the lighting system too. This work will mean the hall will be closed to all activities for the week commencing Monday 17th December and will re-open for the last film night of the year on Friday 21st December. All regular users have been informed and accommodated elsewhere wherever possible.

The hall will then be closed again for part of the week commencing 7th January when we shall be having some thermal, electrically controlled blinds fitted to the windows. This will make it much easier to black out for shows and to keep warmth in, but also, we hope, to keep it a little cooler should we experience some more hot summers

We apologise for this necessity and will endeavor to keep disruption to a minimum

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ADVERTISING

 

We now have a large TV in the foyer area of the Community Centre. Events such as films and theatre produced by ourselves will be advertised on here, along with our calendar of availability. However, anyone with a regular class or event at TCC can also get their message out there.

You should have all received an explanatory letter from Sue with details. The adverts appear randomly, last approx 10 seconds and can appear for as long as you require.
People are really noticing the TV now so what an excellent way to inform prospective customers. Advertisements will be designed professionally by Ross at Flummoxed, (a computer, technical and web design company), in collaboration with the advertiser, maintaining consistency of format and appearance. There will be a small charge for this.

If you wish to know more email deputy@tarvincommunitycentre.org, social@tarvincommunitycentre.org  or follow this link   http://www.flummoxed.co.uk/contact/tcc-advert

There will be contact details for Flummoxed from that page too

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