Kennet Valley Hall hosts many and varied activities from local groups and associations to private parties including childrens birthdays and wedding receptions. Here are some notes from our regular users:
Our regular hall groups always welcome new members and visitors so if you would like further information and contact details please contact the booking secretary on 01672 861373
Music for the Mind supports people with memory loss and their carers and they meet every Thursday morning from 10pm to 12.30pm in term time. The group is led by an experienced vocal coach and participation is essential
The Avebury Society was founded in 1994 by local residents and others to work for the benefit of the area five kilometres around Avebury including the whole of the World Heritage Site.
The Society is affiliated to the Council for British Archaeology.
Its objectives are to:
Contact HON. SECRETARY: Sue Rogers,
West Overton, SN8 4ER.
Phone: 01672 861374, email: email@example.com
Meeting at the hall every Wednesday evening from 6.30 to 8.30. Lizzy is a superb teacher and offers this class for more experience practitioners
The Kennet Valley Hall has been the ‘home’ of the community amateur dramatic society since 1981 and a pantomime is performed every year over 4 performances to an audience of around 400 people.
It is a community venture which has local performers from 9yrs old to retired people and it draws heavy from the local primary school for its stars and chorus.
Members of the community are actively involved in the production of the pantomime from September right through until the end of January.
Without the hall none of these community centred activities would happen.
The pantomime is the largest annual event in the community.
Currently there are no performances until the Covid-19 situation clarifies.
Our Community Film Nights have been a huge success at the Kennet Valley Hall.
The films are sure to give you an enjoyable night out in really comfortable chairs.
There is a bar and snacks available before the film, so why not come along, especially if you have not been before, and see why it is so popular. Look out for the seasonal film list.
Meetings on Monday evenings throughout the year with guest speakers and presentations
Table Tennis has a strong tradition at the hall which goes back many years.
The Junior Section takes place on Tuesdays between 18.45 and 17.15. Players` ages range from 8 upwards and are coached from the day they join. Over the years many of our juniors have excelled in local junior championships and gone on to play in adult leagues.
Three senior teams play at the Hall, an A and a B team play in the Devizes League on Tuesdays, and a guest club Northside play in the Swindon League 1st Division currently on Thursdays
Unfortunately at the moment there is no social table tennis but should a demand arise there is always a possibility that this could be organized.
If you have a child who would benefit from a disciplined introduction to this enjoyable sport, or if you are of a standard that might fit the three teams described, give us a call. Either Brian on 01672 861513 or Colin on 01672 861672 would be pleased to hear from you.
The U3A in Kennet makes frequent use of the Kennet Valley Hall; it provides an excellent venue in a convenient location with good (and free) parking. It is an ideal size for our larger meetings, where we normally have an invited speaker. The availability of a built-in projection screen, public address system and hearing loop, is of particular benefit and, in addition, the excellent kitchen facilities allow us to easily provide food and drink for our members. A convenient alternative in the area just does not exist
Kennet Valley School have adopted the Hall for a wide variety of activities. It is a vital resource in our local community, as it allows our children to have a large, safe open space to build their sporting ability, which include teamwork as well as opportunities to play many different sports. As a school we also use it to hold larger events such as a Music concert and an annual nativity play. These are important local events, where the children can show that they are confident young individuals.
Without the hall we would not be able to play the large variety of sports that we currently do, which would mean our children were less prepared for sports competitions and festivals – this would mean that they were also less confident going into their events.
Meetings are held on a very regular basis on Mondays with additional dates for Young Embroiderers. Regular activities include stitch days, workshops and guest speakers.
We have been hiring the Kennet Valley VH for our main social events since 2016 as we have no suitable facilities ourselves at our church in Marlborough. We hold a lunch party to which everyone in our Parish is invited. On average we serve a two- course hot meal to up to 80 people in October /November. We also hold our annual Grand Draw. The event has become more and more popular, since we started holding it at KVH. The Hall facilities are superb! It is always very warm, clean and comfortable, and has good facilities, including a reliable sound system. There is ample space to seat everyone. The kitchen is well-equipped and has a good serving hatch space. We have also found it very useful to have the use of the mobile hot cupboard. The side room has a large additional fridge and table, making it ideal for our Bar. The cloakroom facilities are excellent, and the entrance lobby ideal for greeting our guests. We are currently planning a summer BBQ party but were disappointed to find every Sunday suitable for us already booked! It is the only Hall within a reasonable distance to provide the quality and size of Hall and grounds that we need. Hence, we are now changing our date to September, rather than go elsewhere.
Last, but not least, we would like to express our appreciation of the courtesy and helpfulness of the Hall Booking Secretary, who always answers messages promptly and is most patient and thorough in showing us round each time to remind us of how everything works. We now consider KVH our second Home
Meeting once a month on Thursday afternoon, this is a social get together with refreshments and activities, very friendly and welcoming so come along and make new friends.
Suitable for all levels – open to beginners yet challenging for experienced practitioners. Join us on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30am. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01672 861497.
KVH is the ideal environment for hosting yoga classes. My students really appreciate the peaceful surroundings and stunning views across the fields, and the natural wood floor feels great against the feet.(Jeannine Williams)