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Trellech Village Hall Newsletter – August 2014

Well, what a fantastic weekend we had last month.  The third Trellech BIG Weekend was the best yet.  There’s a report below and some pictures on the website.  We’ve already set the date for next year’s (July 17-19 2015) so put that in your diary now!

We’re having a quiet summer, though we’re still running Trellech Teas and there’s a new dog training class.  September has some exciting new events planned.  Tai Chi classes, a celebrity speaker and an opportunity for a clear out.  We also have a big thank you to say to everyone involved in Trellech Teas.  Read on for more information……..

Hope to see you soon.

Sarah Whiddett


Trellech BIG Weekend
This year was the third BIG Weekend (if you count the Jubilee weekend in 2012 as year 1).  We packed a lot into the three days and I hope you were able to attend at least something in that time.

We kicked off with Trellech Teas and the Flower Festival in St Nicholas Church and finished with a very well attended Songs of Praise family service and afternoon tea, also at the Church.  Due to the fantastic fund raising that has been going on all year via Trellech Teas (more of that below) we had enough money to not only pay for much better marketing (flyers, posters, banners etc) but also to subsidise events so they were either free or at a nominal cost.

Thanks to all the organisers who spent many months getting everything sorted and to everyone who took part.

Next year we’ll be doing it all again – July 17-19.  If you’d like to make any suggestions and/or get involved in planning please let me know (

Read a full report and have a look at some of the pictures on the BIG Weekend

Dog training classes
Helen Atton’s very successful dog training classes resume this month.  A new eight week evening course starts on Tuesday August 18th at 7:00pm.  For more information, and to book, contact Helen on or on 07974 4444082.

Trellech Teas – thank you
Since we started in September 2012 we have raised over £7,000 at Trellech Teas!  Once again a huge ‘thank you’ to all the wonderful Trellech Tea Ladies who donate their time, their baking skills and their enthusiasm to keep it going.  Thanks also to our lovely customers.

We’ll be celebrating our 2nd birthday next month on September 19th so keep it free!

Tai Chi Chuan

Flexibility, balance and well-being

Tai Chi FREE demonstration

Monday Sept 1st – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Tai Chi classes – 10 week course
Start Monday Sept 22nd – 6:30pm – 8:00pm

The demonstration and course will be run by local coach Steve Whiddett. Steve has studied Tai Chi Chuan for more than 30 years in the UK, China and the USA.

Steve trained and qualified as a senior coach with the Wu Kung Federation (a member of the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts) and he has been teaching Tai Chi Chuan for more than 15 years.

Steve will be teaching a short Yang style Tai Chi form. Find out more at the free demonstration – wear comfortable loose clothing and flat shoes if you want to try a few Tai Chi moves and exercises.

Contact Steve on 01600 860967 if you are interested in the demonstration or the classes.

Coming soon……
Friday September 12th – 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Dressing Table Sale at Trellech Teas
Bring along your unused make-up, perfume, body lotions – or your pre-loved jewellery, accessories or anything you’d keep on your dressing table.  More information next month.

Friday September 19th – 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Trellech Teas 2nd Birthday celebrations

Friday September 19th – 6:30pm for 7:00pm
Rob Penn – ‘The Road to Nowhere’
TV presenter and journalist talks about his adventures on the Trans Amazonian Highway, cycling with Freddie Flintoff.
Tickets are £12 and include a two course supper.  Buy them here or at Trellech Teas.

Friday September 26th – 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Trellech Teas Charity Fundraiser for Narth WI

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