Monday, 15 December 2014

New Years Eve Celebrations

Why not pop to the Sports and Social club and party the night away. Special guest DJ Hill from TOWIE!

See DJ Hills performing on TOWIE below.


Christmas Carols at the Club

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Blackmore Fireworks 2014

The much anticipated Blackmore Annual Fireworks are back! They are to be held this year on Saturday November 8th at the Millennium Park, Blackmore. The gates will open at 6.45pm and the fireworks start at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5.

After there will be drinks in the Sports and Social Club.

Blackmore Farmers' Market 10th anniversary

Blackmore Farmers' Market is celebrating its 10th anniversary this November with a special market on Sunday 16th November at the Village Hall.

If it hadn't been for the support of many in the village, some of whom actually ran the market in the past, the market wouldn't be here 10 years on. So as a thank you, the market is inviting villagers who want to run a stall to join them. Please contact Robbie Legg on email or tel 01277 211883.

For visitors to the market, besides the usual stall holders, the market is to have face painting, gifts, childrens activities and some guest stalls from stall holders of the past. The market is in the Village Hall Sunday 16th November from 10am till 1pm and they hope to see you there.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Things going on at the Blackmore Sports and social club

The following information is from the Blackmore Sports and Social Club...

We have some great events coming up at your club. Here are a few dates for your diary........

Saturday October 18th is The Willow Herbs Cricket Club's award presentation and Race night starting at 7.30pm - all welcome!

Friday 7th November is Our famous Hat Party (wear any hat you want - the more different the better!!) and Friday Club night! We have a great DJ playing for us and food will be supplied by Vojan Indian Restaurant.

Saturday November 8th is firework night on the Millenium Field and, of course, the club will be open for you to come and warm up with a drink or coffee.

On Saturday 15th November we have a super Bon Jovi group here to entertain you all (more details will follow)

Tuesday 2nd December will see a lovely Christmas shopping evening here at the club for you to come and get some of your christmas pressies including clothing, candles, jewellery, stocking fillers plus more!

Friday Club is on Friday 5th December and we have the popular singer Carly coming along again to entertain us all. You may remember Carly from the beginning of the year - this young lady has a great voice!


On Saturday 13th December we will be hosting a lovely Christmas Bazaar including Father Christmas plus lots more (again more details will follow).

As always we will be hosting our Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve parties.

As you can see there is a lot going on for you at The Club. Why not come along and join in the fun!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Once upon a time in Bollywood

Blackmore Village Fayre are putting on an evening called "Once upon a time in Bollywood". See poster below. (Click to enlarge).

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Art & Photography Exhibition

Art & Photography Exhibition at St Laurence Church - 28th & 29th June.

Click flyer below for more details.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

John Daldry - The man and his music


The Blackmore Players are proud to present a very special tribute weekend to the memory of John Daldry. The Show will be staged at Blackmore Village Hall on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of July at 8pm. The audience will be entertained at round tables each seating eight people. There is a maximum of tables each evening. The programme will include a selection of songs from favourite musicals, Fred Karno’s Army and a strangely familiar melodrama. During the evening light refreshments will be served.

 Admission will be £10 per ticket. Tickets are going fast and are ONLY AVAILABLE from Jacqui Macdonald on 01277 372386. (Please do not call our usual Box Office number)

John, a highly respected Blackmore resident who died last year aged 73, was the guiding light in the formation of the Players in 1969 and was involved with almost 40 Productions as a singer, dancer, actor and producer. Please join us for an enjoyable evening as we pay tribute to and celebrate the life of John Daldry - The Man and His Music.

Monday, 2 June 2014

St Laurence 900 years celebration

All the details below for St Laurence 900 years celebration.

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Teas in the Tower 2014

The Priory Church of St. Laurence, Blackmore musicians for ‘Teas in the Tower’ 2014

4 May - Cross Harmonies (Wind sextet) (Directed by Peter Cross)

1 June - John Moore-Bridger (Organ) and Heather Moore-Bridger (Soprano)

6 July - Nightshift 3 August The Liberty Hall Stompers (New Orleans Jazz Band)

7 September - The Fairkytes Accordion Band (Directed by Valerie Coe) 5 October Claire Renowden (Organ)

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Acorn Antiques from The Blackmore Players

The following is lifted from their website.

Acorn Antiques
Acorn Antiques is a small antiques business run by sisters Miss Babs and Miss Berta in the fictional town of Manchesterford. They are “helped” by Mrs Overall, their friend Mr Clifford and two new and rather “dense” trainees, Hugh and Mimi. Miss Berta was once the fiancĂ© of Mr Clifford but he suffered a bang on the head and has lost his memory. Despite this, Miss Berta still loves him and longs to be his wife.

Sales in the antiques business are not good and one day disaster strikes as the landlord has sold their shop and all the other shops along the street to a property developer and the traditional businesses are being replaced with “faceless chains”. All the shopkeepers are initially horrified but whilst the sisters vow that they will not close the antiques shop, the other shopkeepers gradually convert to various modern franchise operations such as the Hong Kong thong, Botox booth and Grubby Garter pole dancing.

Desperate for additional funds for Acorn Antiques, with the aid of a truth drug the sisters persuade Mrs Overall, their shop worker, to divulge the information she has about their late father’s will. They learn that they have a third sister and to access their father’s money, three conditions must be met. First all three sisters must first go to the bank together. Next one of the sisters has to marry with their mother’s consent. The third condition remains a secret but seems to involve a TV quiz show. The first two of these requirements cannot be met as there are only two sisters and they don’t know who their mother is!

Miss Bonnie then arrives at the shop, inspecting its potential as a coffee outlet on behalf of her current employer – the Guilty Bean. Her offer is rejected by Miss Babs, Miss Berta and Clifford but Mrs Overall recognises her as the third sister. Miss Bonnie agrees to give notice to the Guilty Bean and joins the family business.

Now the three sisters are together, they visit the bank, returning with a small amount of cash and a cheque for £50,000 which can only be cashed once one of the three daughters is married – with their mother’s blessing. So their money problems are not over yet.

Tony, a loan shark, has visited Acorn Antiques in search of an ornament for his office. Miss Babs is immediately attracted to him but, despite her enticement through her song, “Have you met Miss Babs” he remains cold and uninterested.

Miss Bonnie gives Mrs Overall a further dose of the truth drug and she reveals that she is mother to the three sisters but one of them still has to be married before they can access the rest of their father’s money.

Miss Bonnie (who wants money to open her own coffee shop), tells Miss Babs that she will be more attractive to Tony if she agrees to take on a loan. So when Tony arrives with his three-girl backing group, Miss Babs happily (and unwisely) signs a loan agreement for £50,000.

With the cash from the loan and against Miss Babs’ wishes, Acorn Antiques is transformed into a modern coffee shop, run by Miss Bonnie who has fired Mrs Overall, considering that she doesn’t fit in with the new style business. However the customers are unhappy that Mrs Overall has gone and Miss Bonnie is persuaded to go and search for her.

Fortunately Mrs Overall is found and returns to the shop in triumph. Clifford is hit on the head and regains his memory – and his love for Miss Berta - so they rush off to be married, with Mrs O’s blessing.

Tony arrives to collect immediate and full repayment of the loan – in cash. The cheque has not yet been cashed but, with the help of Hugh and Mimi (TV quiz show enthusiasts), the third condition of the will is satisfied, the shop safe is opened, cash floods out, Tony is transformed with one of Mrs Overall’s macaroons and now falls for Miss Babs – and everyone lives happily!

Production Date Start Time Ticket Price
Thursday 8th May 2014 20:00 £5.00
Friday 9th May 2014 20:00 £10.00
Saturday 10th May 2014 20:00 £10.00
Saturday 10th May 2014 14:30 £7.00

Tickets are sometimes available on the door, and they will always try and accomodate anyone who has made the effort to come along!

Please note that for tickets bought on the door they can only accept cash or cheque payments.

All productions take place in Blackmore Village Hall.
Tickets are available by ringing 01277 200305. The postcode of the Village Hall is CM4 0QR.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

19th Annual B O C vintage motorcycle meet

The Date for the annual British owners club veteran/vintage motorcycle meet this year in Blackmore is SUNDAY 11th MAYat Megarrys Jericho cottage, Blackmore.

For more details nearer the date please ring Peter or Judi on 01277822170. Megarrys Teashop will be open from 9.30 that day for refreshments including eg Cheese and Ham Rolls, home made cakes etc and a wide selection of beverages.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Bon Voyage with the Shenfield Operatic Society

Friday 6th June 7.30pm & Saturday 7th June 2.30pm and 7.30pm
at Blackmore VIllage Hall

Come along and join Shenfield Operatic Society on a luxury cruise around the Mediterranean! Watch the fun and frolics that happen on board the SS Shenfield as we sail the seas, stopping along the way to sample the sights and sounds of countries such as France, Spain Greece and Egypt. Catch up with passengers and crew as they sing, dance and act their way through cabarets, a church service and a night at the casino. There'll be something for everyone in Bon Voyage.

Evening performances £15 includes buffet (bar available)
Matinee performance £10 includes tea and cakes

Call Caroline on 01277 223154 for tickets

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Blackmore Scouts Jumble Sale

See below the flyer for the Blackmore Scouts Jumble Sale, click to enlarge.

Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood

Its all happening again... oh no it isn't! The new Blackmore Players production, details below from their website.

Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood

With King Richard away fighting the crusades, England has been left in the charge of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Trouble is, he is a bad tempered, grumpy tyrant who has raised the taxes up to 95% whilst undertaking swathing cuts in the current fiscal climate, (sound familiar?)

The villagers are now at the end of their tether and need a saviour. Up steps our hero. Fearless and kind, everyone's friend. With his band of Merry Men; including Little John, Tuck, Alan Adale and Britney, they set about redressing the balance and are determined to protect England for when Kind Richard returns.

The Sheriff aided by his hapless assistants, Ricky and Bill, sets about enforcing his taxation on the already downtrodden public and plots to commit acts even more foul. If that's not bad enough, the evil crone, Mortiagga uses her wicked magic to assist the Sheriff, as she has her own plans and desire to rule over all.

The Sheriff's ward, Maid Marion is in town and despite being warned not to consort with outlaws, she can't help but fall for our dashing hero. Along with Will Scarlett and Nurse Trott, she joins the Merry men to defeat the Sheriff of Nottingham. Kind Richard's niece and nephew - Jack and Jill (The Babes) - are also in Sherwood and need protection from the dastardly Sheriff.

With Robin Hood and his Merry men, they fight, alongside the magic of the forest itself, to ensure right and freedom is returned to England, so that one day, should Kind Richard return, all that is good will prevail.

Wednesday 22nd January 2014 20:00 £6.00
Thursday 23rd January 2014 20:00 £8.00
Friday 24th January 2014 20:00 £10.00
Saturday 25th January 2014 20:00 £10.00

Saturday 25th January 2014 14:30 £7.00

Tickets are sometimes available on the door, and we will always try and accomodate anyone who has made the effort to come along! Please note that for tickets bought on the door we can only accept cash or cheque payments.

All productions take place in Blackmore Village Hall. Tickets are available by ringing 01277 200305.The postcode of the Village Hall is CM4 0QR.