Bookings: Sarah Davies 01892 616 233
Chairperson: David Cragg 01892 750 845
Frant Memorial Hall looks over the Village Green - the focal point
of this pretty Sussex Village. The Green also serves as a cricket field during
the summer months. As well as being a great venue for private parties, weddings
and other celebrations, the Hall currently serves local clubs and interest
groups such as Bowls (a superb bowling green is adjacent to the Hall itself),
art, flower arranging, exercise (badminton, dance, yoga), ballet, drama,
judo etc. It is also the venue of the village Nursery School.
Having recently benefited from an "Awards for All" grant, we have a brand new, top of the range fitted kitchen which leads into a small hall (with fitted bar). In addition, there is a large hall which has a full stage ideal for local productions, music halls etc.
We offer competitive hire rates and help is on hand for setting up functions (for an extra cost ) from our Caretaker. If you are interested in making a booking, please contact Sarah Davies (above).
FRANT MEMORIAL HALL NEWS
We have finally finished the work on the Hall which was funded by "Awards for All". They were so helpful and gave us our award so readily - I believe the support you gave us by signing your approval of the need we had to up grade the Hall, was pivotal in gaining it; we collected some 450 signatures in a week. The new radiators are now in situ in both halls and the decoration needed because of this work, is now in hand. However, we still need to undertake further work in replacing old rotten window frames, redecorating the outside, replacing the outside notice board, up grading our crockery where necessary etc. Thus we are still eager to gain some further funds by some fund raising and we will be holding a
Blues, Soul, (and a little bit of Rock 'n Roll)
Top south-east super group "Bitten by Monkeys" are appearing at the
Memorial Hall in Frant, on Friday 17 October.
This fabulous group will play a tribute concert celebrating the best of music past and present, featuring the music of Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Cream, Eric Clapton, Chris Rea, Robert Palmer, and others. The songs will include many favourites, such as I Put a Spell on You', 'Unchain my Heart', 'Summer in the City', Road to Hell', etc,etc.
Lead singer Al G (sounding somewhere between Ray Charles and Joe Cocker) is backed by Geoff Gore and Paul Guiver, vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, Alan Hall, vocals and bass Guitar, Tim Hall, drums, and Herbie Scones, vocals, keyboard and guitar.
Various band members have played support to a great variety of top names, including Deep Purple, Status Quo, Yes, Jose Feliciano, etc, etc, and have also worked with Gordon Giltrap, Jools Holland, Charles Aznavour, Leo Sayer, and Aled Jones,and many others. Paul Guiver has worked extensively with Robbie Williams guitarist Neil Taylor.
The concert starts at 8pm. The evening will be presented in cabaret style, with seating around tables, for up to eight persons.
There will be a licensed bar. Doors open from 7.30pm.
Tickets are £10 each, and are available from Frant Country Stores, or by telephone from David Cragg 01892 750845, or Paul Barber 01892 750665.
This is a fund-raising concert in aid of the Memorial Hall, St Albans Church Tower Appeal, and Frant Primary School.
A further date for your diary! On Friday 21 November, the wonderful Wadhurst
Brass Band will be in concert at the Memorial Hall. More details will be published
in the Nov/Dec issue.