Our last screening before the Summer break at Hapstead Hall will be – Downton Abbey: A New Era. – Thursday 30th June

The next screening at Hapstead Hall on Thursday, 30th June will be the award-winning Julian Fellowes’s highly acclaimed Downton Abbey: A New Era.  All the stars of both the television series and the previous film are featured including Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter and Michelle Dockery. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.

Emily Zemler of the Observer described the film as, “Just what the doctor ordered, bringing with it a warm sense of kindness and optimism.” Likewise, George Simpson of the Daily Express said, “Tons of laughs in this cosy and warm return to the characters fans fell in love with in the TV series”.

Doors open at 7.00pm and the film will start at 7.30pm and, of course, please don’t attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Tickets are available to purchase from Fellows Bakers and the Ardingly Post Office and will cost £7 each. Tickets are also available online at: www.ticketsource.co.uk

We greatly look forward to seeing you and, as always, refreshments will be made available and you may wish to bring your own cushion!

The Ardingly Film Crew – Fiona, Margaret, Helen & Simone

Have your say at the next Community Parish and Police Surgery – Thursday 21st July 10am to 12pm

If it matters to you, it matters to us.

Come and meet your local officers and police community support officers at the Reading Room, Hapstead Hall, Ardingly, between 10am and 12pm on Thursday 21st July.

 

Some Past Events at Hapstead Hall

Very many thanks to everyone who supported the Hapstead Hall Jubilee Fair

We greatly appreciated your participation and it was lovely to see so many stall holders and visitors on the day.

We hope we will see you again at the next event.

 

Don’t miss the next Ardingly Film at Hapstead Hall – Death on the Nile – Thursday 26th May

Death on the Nile‘ was shown on Thursday, 26th May – Thank you to all who joined us for the screening, and to Sara Fay for her amazingly insightful overview of the film’s fabulous costume design and creation!

The Ardingly Film Crew – Fiona, Margaret, Helen & Simone

Multi-award nominated film, Belfast Screening, Thursday 31st March

Dear Ardingly Film Supporters,
 
The film Belfast was screened at Hapstead Hall on Thursday 31st March. It has been nominated for many global awards including seven Oscars and six BAFTAs. 
 
Belfast is a British/Irish coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. The film stars Caitríona BalfeJudi DenchJamie DornanCiarán HindsColin Morgan, and the amazing young newcomer Jude Hill. The film, which Branagh has described as his “most personal film”, follows a young boy’s childhood in BelfastNorthern Ireland at the beginning of The Troubles in 1969. It’s a film of conflict, love and, above all, hope – and it’s received rave reviews.
 
Doors open at 7.00pm and the film will start at 7.30pm and, of course, please don’t attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Tickets are available to purchase from Fellows Bakers and the Ardingly Post Office and will cost £7 each.

We greatly look forward to seeing you and, as always, refreshments will be made available and you may wish to bring your own cushion!

The Ardingly Film Crew – Fiona, Margaret, Helen & Simone

West Side Story Screening, Saturday 26th February

We hope you joined us at Hapstead Hall on the evening of Saturday 26th February for the screening of the new version of West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg and nominated for seven Oscars including Best Motion Picture, Best Sound, Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography and Best Director.

Film Nights started on Saturday 20th November with No Time To Die

 

Ardingly Films: RocketMan – Special Fundraising Event Supporting St Peter’s Primary School Library

Tickets now on sale in the PO and the bakery.

All profits from this film night go to St. Peter’s school library project. Hope you can join us!

 

 

Hapstead Hall will be celebrating 100 years of community use !

On 19th May 1919, Mr Hett conveyed the Hall by way of a gift to mark the victory of the 1914-1918 War to appointed trustees who were charged to allow the property to be used as a Public Hall or place for holding meetings, entertainments, for a place of recreation or as a club room for public reading and newspaper room for the benefit of the inhabitants of Ardingly and such other persons who in the opinion of the trustees are fit and proper persons to be allowed the use of the premises.

More details will be added soon.

Previously screened at Hapstead Hall was  ‘Stan and Ollie‘

Laurel & Hardy, the world’s favourite comedy double act, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As they set out, crisscrossing the country, attendances are disappointingly low. But they’ve always been able to make each other laugh and as the charm and beauty of their performances shines through their audiences laugh too, and they re-connect with legions of adoring fans, old and new.

The tour becomes a hit, but Laurel & Hardy can’t quite shake the spectre of Stan and Ollies past; and long buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages begins to unfold as the duo, aware that they may be approaching their swan song, try to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

Tickets will be £6 each and will be made available from Fellows Bakers or the Ardingly Post Office.

 

 

 

Previously screened at Hapstead Hall –  ‘Mary Poppins Returns‘

Mary Poppins returns to the Banks’ household in a spectacular new story. Using her magical skills, she takes the Banks’ children on an animated adventure, full of unexpected surprises and musical sequences, to help bring joy and wonder back into their lives.

 

 

Previously shown at Hapstead Hall – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

 

 

 

Previously shown at Hapstead Hall – ‘Christopher Robin‘

In the heat-warming live action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and loveable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

 

 

Snow White, Rose Red & Bear Brown – latest show by Widdershins Theatre Company

Snow White and Rose Red – sisters, twins, best friends – have lived in the forest since they were Babes in the Wood. Not as worldly wise as their Mother would have liked, they are nonetheless, kind, caring and sometimes a little over enthusiastic in their deeds!

When their quiet life is interrupted by a friendly bear a new chapter begins. But why has the bear chosen them as playfellows? Why is there sadness in his eyes? And who on earth is that rude little man with a ridiculously long beard that they keep bumping in to?

All questions will be untangled in this new show from the enchanting Widdershins, using unique hand made puppets, humourous storytelling, colourful costume, original music and a fantastical fairytale forest.
The delightful Widdershins work with wonderful stories from all over the world – folk tales, fairy tales and myths – told with the gusto of a live theatrical show.

Once seen, never forgotten, you will want more…

Suitable for ages 5 and up