Good Friday Walk – April 19th 10:30am
If you wish to participate, then meet up the lane at 10.30 am on Friday 19th April. If you are new to this event then just follow the crowd up the lane towards the woods. Stout walking shoes or wellies and good outdoor clothing are a prerequisite.
You may bring your dog but it MUST be kept on a lead at all times. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult throughout the walk, but need not be on a lead! Small dummy eggs have been made during the winter months. They will be hidden in the woods as usual for the children to find, and then exchanged for real ones on a one for one basis (only 2 per child).
We hope this will stop some youngsters helping themselves before the day starts. The dummy eggs (not very tasty!) will be easy to see. Donations of Eggs / Money / Hot-Cross Buns:
We hope villagers will be kind and donate eggs and hot-cross buns as normal. Items may be left before the day at the Kingsdon Community Shop or with Babs (Tel: 841811) or on Good Friday at the Gamekeeper’s Hut at the start of the walk.
Come along and enjoy a walk through the woods and a chatter with good company. All proceeds will be for St. Margaret’s Hospice. Thank you Babs
P.S. In the event of conditions deteriorating resulting in the walk having to be called off, a notice will be circulated by email and posted in the Kingsdon Village shop.
For more information on the afternoon with Crispian Steele-Perkin click here
7.30pm Saturday 8th December Kingsdon Village Hall
Bojangles are a string quartet who can really play. They dance whilst they play. They sing whilst they play. They can do it all and this is their most magical and ludicrous, show so far. A theatrical, musical journey through myths, folklore, legends and a portal in a cello case in the quest to find the most pricekess relic of all; a magical violin bow known as Excalibow.
You can expect tales of ancient gods, monsters, historical figures and characters of pure fantasy in this action packed show, all presented in Bojangles own inimitable and unique style. Full of comedy, energy, panache and almost every musical genre you can imagine.
Suitable for all ages. Be warned, may contain traces of Abba.
Bojangles are four very clever and funny performers, not to mention truly excellent musicians. This is a cabaret comedy night of pure fun that is always a big hit on the rural touring circuit.
Carols Around the Christmas Tree
5:30pm Thursday 20th December – Kingsdon Inn
Adam & Cinzia invite you to sing along to music from a band of wandering minstrels! ( organised by Kingsdon’s Musical Director, Keith Thomas)
Mulled Wine and Mince Pies will be served
RNLI – LIFEBOATS COFFEE MORNING – 5TH OCTOBER 10:30AM – 12:00PM KINGSDON COMMUNITY SHOP
- RNLI Calendars, Diaries and Christmas Cards – all proceeds to the RNLI
HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE – 11:00AM SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER – ALL SAINTS CHURCH
HARVEST SUPPER – 7:00PM SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER – VILLAGE HALL
- Tickets on sale at the Village Shop – Adults £5 – Children 16 Years and under £3
- All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support and St Margarets Hospice
KINGSDON COUNTRY FILE WALK – SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER – CHILDREN IN NEED
Started off cool and misty and ended in bright sunshine followed by team and cakes. All in a good cause
Walk 1 – 4 miles 9:30am from Village Shop
Walk 2 – 1/2 mile 11:00am from Village Shop
Kingsdon Village Shop BBQ and Fete
Saturday 28th July Noon – 4:00pm – at the shop – where else?
Kingsdon Annual Field Day – Saturday 7th July – Midday until 6:00pm
Village Hall Meeting – 14th July 2018 at the Village Hall – All Kingsdon Villagers Welcome
Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting to discuss the current status and future of Kingsdon Village Hall. Including an open vote on whether to demolish the existing hall and build a new one.
Please do make every effort to attend if you wish yourviews on the future of the hall and village to be heard.
See issue 132 of the Kingsdon Chronicle for the result of the meeting
KINGSDON VILLAGE HALL – 19TH MAY 2018
LIVE SCREENING OF THE ROYAL WEDDING AND THE 2018 FA CUP
The Kingsdon Jubilee Trust Fund (JTF)will be showing a live screening of both events in the village hall offering a chance to come together and watchboth events on a big screen, indulge in some Pimms and Fizz (beer, cider and soft drinks as well) to toast the happy couple.
Then watch two teams compete for the oldest trophy in football history, top up on more food from Mr Osborne’s famous BBQ.
All for a minimal cost.
Ticket prices and times will be published soon. The Jubilee Trust Fund Committee
VISION AID OVERSEAS BOOK SALE & COFFEE MORNING
Saturday 26th May – 10am to 12.30pm – The Estate Yard, Manor Road, Kingsdon
Raffle, home made preserves, tea & coffee
I will be heading off to Northern Ethiopia with a team of 5 Optometrists for 2 weeks in early November. We will be taking Gondar University final year Optometry students on Outreach, visiting rural villages to examine eyes and provide glasses where needed. These will be made in the Vision Centre established by Vision Aid Overseas. We will be supported by Ophthalmology staff from Gondar Hospital who will attend to those needing medical care.
We will also be delivering an enhanced training programme to Gondar University Faculty Staff. My usual coffee morning fund raiser will be on Saturday 26th May – please come and enjoy a drink and a chat with friends and stock up with delicious home made preserves, cakes and plants!
Thank you for your support Nina Carlisle
Good Friday Walk / Easter Egg Hunt – March 30th 2018
The Annual Good Friday walk in the woods took place is on again this year organised by Babs Conway & John Yates.
All proceeds were donated to St. Margaret’s Hospice.
Thank you Babs & John
(pictures coming soon)
Saturday 24th March 2018 7:30pm
Kingsdon Village Hall
May Contain Food, May Contain You
Luca Silvestrini’s Protein Dance Company
A playful performance in a dining room setting involving dance, theatre, live music and eating.
On Saturday March the 24th our Village Hall had a transformation into a restaurant by” Protein Dance” we as guests were invited to sit around decorated tables to watch and digest a performance that unfolded around us, our charming and multi talented hosts won our affection with a playful mix of dances, songs and humorous monologues. Food was certainly on the menu from sweet aperitif tomatoes to baking a scrumptious sticky ginger pudding which we all shared at the end of the performance.
The evening was exciting, totally engaging and innovative. A number of the “Take Art” team who offer villages such as Kingsdon a menu of performances each year to select from were present and very complimentary of the evening.
The partnership between village promoters and Take Art provide a way for villagers and other guests to come together socially, and enjoy a good night out. The 54 dining guests were a sell out for this event, a big thank-you for your support.
Richard South, Promoter.
Matthew Winston ( began his training at Laban, completing his degree with first class honours. During this time Matthew was a member of the National Youth Dance Company, performing work by Wayne McGregor and Sheron Wray. He then spent a year at London Contemporary Dance School as a member of EDge, the post graduate dance company, performing work by Trisha Brown, Ben Wright and Kerry Nicholls.
Since graduating, Matthew has worked with Bare Bones dance company, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, and was a founding member of Ben Wright’s company, Bgroup. He has also worked with Liam Steele and Robert Tannion in their company Stan Won’t Dance, performed in operas at home and abroad, taught classes and workshops, and completed his MA at London Contemporary Dance School. He has previously performed with Protein in (In)visible Dancing in 2012 and 2014.)
Sonya Cullingford (Sonya is a London-based dancer, actor and musician. She recently played Young Elizabeth in Will Tuckett’s ‘Elizabeth’ at the Linbury Theatre and screened on SkyArts, and appeared opposite Eddie Redmayne in Tom Hooper’s Oscar-nominated film The Danish Girl. She was in the original cast of Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man, where she performed multiple roles, and is signed with acting agent Eadon James Associates.)
Friday 2nd February 2018 – Spring Serenade
Kingsdon All Saints’ Church 7:30pm
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Resonate Strings
In partnership with Take Art, Somerset’s rural touring organisation, we were delighted to present Resonate Strings for an evening of string quintet music from across the ages. An intimate evening of varied music, from iconic works such as Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ to rarely-heard gems such as Joplin’s ‘Country Club’.
Spring (Four Seasons)
Chanson de Matin
St Paul’s Suite – Jig
Excellent concert and good time time had by all – Photos courtesy of Tamsin Eddey and The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra…
Inaugural meeting at Kingsdon Village Hall
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The Future of All Saints’ Church
Please drop by to learn about, help and support the future of the village church and enjoy Mulled Wine and Mince Pies
For more information please download the December edition of Kingsdon Chronicle
Saturday 9th December 2017 – 7:00pm – Late Kingsdon Village Hall
Kingsdon Cricket Club present:
An evening of Mouse Racing
and Auction of Sporting Memorabilia
with ITV Racings Oli Bell
Tickets available from Kingsdon Village Shop or text Simon on 07818451655 or email email@example.com
£6 for single ticket including 1 x £1 bet
£80 for a table of 8 including free bottle of wine and cheese board
- Carol Service Sunday 17th December 2017 6:00pm
- Crib Service Sunday 24th December 2017 2:30pm
- Holy Communion Sunday 24th December 20:17 9:30pm
Wednesday 27th December 2017 – 6:00pm – late – Kingsdon Village Hall
An Evening for all the family – bring your own supper and drinks.
Teams of any sensible size
Prizes for the most outlandish costumes
Adults £5 – Children Free
Carol Service Sunday 17th December 2017 6:00pm
Raising funds for the RNLI at Kingsdon Village Shop including a raffle and sale of RNLI Calendars, Diaries and Christmas cards
Harvest Thanksgiving Service – All Saints Church October 2017
Harvest Supper – Village Hall October 2017
A great time had by all and raising over £400 for Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. Look out for the full report in the next Kingsdon Chronicle…
7.30pm Thursday 7th September 2017 – Kingsdon All Saints Church
Remember the choir from Vermont in USA who sang in All Saints Church, Kingsdon back in April 2016? Well, they are coming back for a return concert.
For those who missed the event, which carried on at The Kingsdon Inn afterwards,
Click here to view photos from what was an excellent concert.
First formed in 1993, Northern Harmony has since gained a wide reputation thru concert tours across the US, the UK and western Europe. The ensemble is part of Village Harmony, a Vermont- based world music organization that sponsors domestic & international performance singing camps, workshops and tours.
The sixteen brilliant Northern Harmony singers, led by Larry Gordon, present a thrilling mix of world harmony traditions including South African songs and dances, traditional polyphony from Georgia, Corsica, and the Balkans, American shape-note singing and quartet gospel, and renaissance motets.
Like to know more about Northern Harmony? Visit their website by clicking here
Kingsdon Club Outing to Buckfast Abbey (Open to all Kingsdon residents)
Wednesday 20th September
The annual Kingsdon Club visited Buckfast Abbey in Devon. To learn more about Buckfast Abbey please visit their website by clicking here.
The Club members were met at the Abbey door by one of the monks who explained the history of the Abbey, its’ construction and escorted us around this unique place of worship.
Lunch was provided in the excellent refectory, followed by a walk around the gardens, a visit to the abbey shop and an afternoon cup of tea before returning to Kingsdon.