Orwell Village Hall

Organisations - Regular Users of the Village Hall

This page is dedicated to the various orgnaistions that regularly use Orwell Vilage Hall. We provide a brief description of the organisation and its activities, plus contact details if you would like to get in touch.

Pannier Market

Name of organisation: Orwell Pannier Market
Description: Biggest village market in South Cambs, hosting circa 30 stalls, with a mix of local produce, artisan foods, local crafts, skincare and horticultural.
When they meet: 1st Saturday of the month, 10am-12pm.
Contact name: Val Rees
Telephone: 01223 207585
Email: vrees20@gmail.com
Further information: Onsite tearoom (run by different village club/organisation each month) serving hot and cold drinks, and bacon butties. Free entry. Wheelchair friendly.

Orwell Parish Council

Name of organisation: Orwell Parish Council
Description: Monthly meeting of the Parish Council.
When they meet: Third Wednesday of each month (no meeting held in August).
Contact name: Mrs Judy Damant - Clerk
Telephone: 01763 269928
Email: clerk@orwellparishcouncil.co.uk

Orwell Table Tennis

Name of organisation: Orwell Table Tennis
Description: Friendly table tennis.
When they meet: Tuesdays at 7:00pm.
Contact name: Ian Rumbold
Telephone: 07764 502891
Email: ianandlynne@googlemail.com
Further information: All standards are welcome and tuition for beginners. An après beer at the pub (optional).

Orwell Film Club

Name of organisation: Orwell Film Club
Description: The objective is to show 10 films each year with a mix of film ages and genres. 90 members & 129 films to date suggests we are getting it right. Suggestions from members are welcome but we are restrained to certain distributors by our licence.
When they meet: The Orwell Film Club (OFC) meets in the Orwell Village Hall on the 4th Thursday of every month except August and December. The doors open at 7pm when free tea and coffee are available. The film starts at 7.30pm. Suspended during Covid we resume on 28 October 2021.
Contact name: Roger Daw
Telephone: 01223 207221
Email: rogerdaw@btinternet.com
Further information: Membership is open to Orwell and area residents at £6.00 per person per annum with no further meeting charges. Guests of members are welcome. Those aged under 18 are free (film classification permitting). Guests over 18 are £3 per visit. Attendees are welcome to quietly picnic. The programme can be seen here on the website Orwell Past and Present
Upcoming Programme 28th October: The Personal History of David Copperfield with Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi, Tilda Swinson, Paul Whitehouse, Hugh Laurie, Ben Wilshaw et al.
25th November: Goodbye Christopher Robin with Val Pepperdine, Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Tilston, Alex Lawther et al.
27th January: The Aeronauts with Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Vincent Perez, Phoebe Fox, Lewln Lloyd et al.
24th February: Official Secrets with Kiera Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Northern et al.

Hillsiders Line Dancers

Name of organisation: Hillsiders Line Dancers
Description: Line Dancing
When they meet: Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 @ £4 per session
Contact name: Dave Titchmarsh
Telephone: 01223 207437
Email: dellarwerdna@aol.com
Further information: We are a small, friendly group. Beginners welcome. Come along and give line dancing a try. No partners needed. First session free.

Women of Orwell

Name of organisation: Women of Orwell
Description: We are a local independent social group, based in the village. Come and join us for talks, events, tastings, arts and crafts and much more. We are fun, friendly, informal, and aim to host regular club evenings that are entertaining, inspiring and educational. We also organise ad-hoc litter picks, guerilla gardening sessions, coffee mornings and major village events. We have a yearly membership of around 50 people, and a mailing list of nearly 100. Why not come and see for yourself, it’s great fun and new members are always very welcome.
When they meet: We generally host 11 regular club meetings a year, on the second Thursday of every month except August, and usually in the Village Hall.
Contact name: Vicki Tatum-Horsfield or just come to the next meeting.
Telephone: 01223 208226
Email: vicki.t@gpaglobal.net
Further information: It’s just £33 per year for membership, and visitors are always welcome for a small fee.

Orwell Carpet Bowls

Name of organisation: Orwell Carpet Bowls
Description: We have two mats and each may accommodate eight players. We meet on Fridays at Orwell Village Hall to enjoy a friendly roll up with a break for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. Suitable for all ages.
When they meet: From 10th September 2021 to 6th May 2022 on Fridays from 10am to 12 noon or 2pm to 4pm. If there is enough interest we could look at restarting an evening session.
Contact name: John Walford, Secretary.
Telephone: 01223 208808
Email: jwalford922@btinternet.com
Further information: You need no equipment as it is all supplied; Nor any special bowls gear but a comfy pair of shoes is recommended. Call me on 01223 208808 to arrange a free trial to see if you like it. If you decide to join, and we hope you will, we will ask you for a one-off £1 registration fee and then £2.50 mat fees whenever you play.
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