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Is Fairfield a Winning Village?

Snap away on your camera or phone and you can help get Fairfield to top spot.

Help judge the photos and we could be a winner


Theme: ‘Village Life – a photo which characterises the value of community in your village’.


If you would like to be notified automatically when the competition begins, please ‘FOLLOW’ the Allied Westminster Facebook page so that the announcement will appear in your Facebook News Feed.


For Competition Rules visit https://villagehallsurvey.com/rules-photo-competition-v1.pdf


INSTRUCTIONS FOR WHEN THE COMPETITION BEGINS


Photo Entries

1. Before making an entry, PLEASE READ THE RULES TO ENSURE YOUR ENTRY IS ELIGIBLE.RULES ARE HERE.

2. Make sure you have a village or community hall to nominate and have asked permission to do so. – Yes You Have

3. Go to the Allied Westminster Facebook Tab marked ‘Photo Competition’. If you are using a phone and the tab is not visible, go to https://woobox.com/sbijm5

4. Select the ‘ENTER’ tab and fill in the form as completely as possible with the details requested. Your nominated hall must have a legitimate UK address.

5. Choose your photo for uploading.

6. Press ‘ENTER’ and await confirmation of successful upload.

Voting

1. Go to the Allied Westminster Facebook Tab marked ‘Photo Competition’. If you are using a phone and the tab is not visible, go to https://woobox.com/sbijm5

2. Select the ‘VOTE’ tab.

3. The gallery of photos is shown in a random order.

4. Scroll through and vote for those photos which you believe best illustrate the competition’s theme (‘Village Life – a photo which characterises the value of community in your village’.)

5. You may make only one vote per photo. This is to keep voting fair to all halls. Please do not try to circumvent this.

Four Cracking Films to Start 2020

This January, Fairfield Flicks will be screening four top films at Fairfield Village Hall.

Fairfield Flicks is Bromsgrove’s volunteer run Community Cinema, where films are projected onto the Hall’s 5metre wide screen using a HD projector.

Launched in September 2019, reviews on Trip Advisor have been very positive and audiences are enjoying the friendly experience.

“The quality of the huge screen is extremely impressive in such an intimate setting, the chairs are very comfortable and the atmosphere is inviting. Refreshments can also be purchased inexpensively. It really is a great way to see films that are otherwise unavailable to you. Highly recommend!” Julia

“Warm and friendly location ….providing a good standard of audio-visual experience with well-priced refreshments. The seats are comfortable, the room is an ideal temperature, the welcome is warm, and there is a real sense that this is run by dedicated volunteers for the benefit of many in the community.” Louise

Fairfield Flicks is attracting a mixed age audience and people enjoying the Fairfield Flicks experience come from across Bromsgrove District.

Fairfield Flicks is making a difference, reducing loneliness and social isolation amongst older people in the community.  Several older people are volunteering for Fairfield Flicks and many audience members enjoy a catch up before the start of each film.

For the hard of hearing, the Hall has a hearing loop, a facility that allows people with hearing aids to experience the audio quality of the film.  People with hearing aids should ensure that the hearing aid can be used with a Hearing Loop; if uncertain how to switch the aid to loop, people should see their audiologist.

There is FREE parking at the Village Hall and affordable refreshments, popcorn and ice cream.

Tickets can be purchased in advanced, maximum number of people per screening is 40.  For further information visit www.fairfieldflicks.org.uk

The Boss Baby (U)

Friday 3rd January 11.00am          All tickets £3.00 each

(Free glass of squash for two children with every Adult hot drink purchased)

Dreamworks’ The Boss Baby, is an extraordinary, fun and lighthearted animated film based on an award-winning picture book by Marla Frazee. 7-year-old Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) had the perfect life and the full attention of his parents until one day, a new arrival took it all away and became the Boss of his family.

NOTE: Children must be accompanied by an adult

Cast: Miles Christopher Bakshi (voice), Alec Baldwin (voice), Eric Bell Jr. (voice), Steve Buscemi (voice), Jimmy Kimmel (voice), Lisa Kudrow (voice)

Book Club (12)

Wednesday 15th January 7.30pm             All tickets £5.00 each

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.

Cast: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Andy Garcia, Craig T. Nelson

Mr Holmes (PG)

Wednesday 22nd January 2.15pm            All tickets £3.00 each

Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen takes on the iconic role of Detective Sherlock Holmes, one of the British literature’s most reveered characters in the film MR HOLMES. In 1947, the world famous sleuth has retired to a remote Sussex farmhouse, living in relative anonymity with only his housekeeper Mrs Munro and her young son Roger for company. Cantankerous, demanding and frustrated with the mis-representation of him in Watson’s best-selling novels, he diverts his attention to an unsolved case. As the mystery deepens, Sherlock tries desperately to recall the events of 30 years ago that ultimately led to his retirement. Starring Academy Award nominee Laura Linney (The Savages), Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter) and newcomer Milo Parker, MR HOLMES is adapted from Mitch Cullin’s 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind and is directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters).

Cast: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Milo Parker, Hattie Morahan, Colin Starkey

Fences (12)

Wednesday 29th January 2.15pm             All tickets £3.00 each

Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.

This US drama set in Pittsburgh in the 1950s tells the story of a working class black man’s struggle to make ends meet, and his relationship with his wife and sons.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Saniyya Sidney, Jovan Adepo

A Big Brew for YANA and Macmillan

Bromsgrove’s Rural Community have organised a Slice of Tea and Cup of Cake in aid of YANA and Macmillan

Fairfield Village Community Association, Fairfield Village Hall and Halesowen & Hagley Farmers’ Club have teamed up to organise a jumbo Coffee Morning raising money for two worthy causes, Macmillan Cancer Support and YANA – You Are Not Alone.

The event is being held on Saturday 5th October at Fairfield Village Hall (Stourbridge Road, Fairfield, B61 9LZ), 10am – 12noon.

Organisers are inviting people to come along, share in the fun and raise vital funds at the same time for the growing number of people living with cancer across the UK and to help provide support for those people involved in the agricultural sector who may be affected by stress and depression.

Macmillan is almost entirely funded by donations and simply cannot support the growing number of people with cancer who need them without the public’s help. Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. There are over 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK and this is set to grow to almost 4 million by 2030.

YANA is wholly funded by donations and operates in the Worcestershire, Norfolk and Suffolk.  Farming is usually a good way of life but it is a demanding and stressful occupation, so it’s not surprising that many people involved with agriculture can feel isolated, depressed or unable to cope as well as normal.  1 in 5 people in the UK will experience a problem with depression and in farming more than one farmer a week in the UK dies by suicide so it is important that people do not feel alone and are supported.  Those people who work in agriculture are often reluctant to seek support for depression, stress or anxiety. However, talking about problems and seeking appropriate help can make it easier to cope and improve a person’s quality of life.  YANA can fund up to 6 sessions with a professionally qualified counsellor.  The only requirement is that applicants must be involved in farming in its broadest sense (e.g. farmer, farming family members, all farm staff, contractors, agricultural merchant, members of Young Farmers, etc.). Event spokesperson, Conrad Palmer, says “We are hosting our coffee morning because Cancer, Stress, Anxiety and Depression can affect anyone, and it impacts on every part of a person’s life and their family. Macmillan & YANA provides support and we want to raise money so that everybody gets the help they need”.

Charity Coffee Morning & Posh Cake Competition

On Saturday 5th October, there will be a Charity Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support & YANA (You Are Not Alone Mental Health Charity), between 10am- 12pm at Fairfield Village Hall.

At the coffee morning we will be holding a ‘posh cake’ competition (the equivalent of the Great British Bake Off ‘showstopper’). After the judging, the entries will be sold for a small donation.  Entries for this competition will be taken in between 10am -10.30am.

During the morning we will also be holding a raffle. Any items that you are willing to donate will be greatly received.

This event has been organized by Fairfield Village Community Association and Halesowen & Hagley Farmers’ Club with the support of Fairfield Village Hall.

Please come and support this great event.

The Movies Come to Fairfield

A partnership of Fairfield Village Hall and Fairfield Village Community Association have launched Fairfield Flicks, a voluntary run cinema experience showing top films for the community to enjoy.

During August, at a cost of over £7000, a high-quality High Definition projector, media player and sound system has been installed at Fairfield Village Hall; funded by the village Hall and Belbroughton & Fairfield Village Parish Council.  Films will be shown on the Hall’s existing 5 metre wide screen.

To mark the Village Hall’s 40th Anniversary, Fairfield Flicks was launched on the 18th September with a special screening of Fisherman’s Friends. 

The schedule for October and November:

23rd October                    2.00pm                The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

30th October                    11.00am              Harvey and the Magic Museum (U)

30th October                    7.30pm                Five Feet Apart (12A)

20th November                7.30pm                The Hustle (12A)

27th November                2.00pm                Hidden Figures (PG)

Ticket prices are affordable, all daytime tickets are £3.00 each and for evening shows the price is £5.00 each.   Refreshments will be available, at for a nominal charge.  Doors open 30 minutes before each film showing.

Spokesperson for Fairfield Flicks, Conrad Palmer, said “This collaborative venture to bring the big screen to the village hall will enhance community cohesiveness and reduce social isolation amongst people living within our local and wider community.  We are all excited and we hope the people of Bromsgrove and the surrounding area enjoy our cinema experience.”

Fairfield Village Hall is located on Stourbridge Road, Fairfield, postcode B61 9LZ.  There is free parking behind the Village Hall and at the village Recreation Ground.  Further details can be found on the Community association’s website, www.fvca.org.uk/fairfield-flicks

Fairfield Flicks coming soon

With the help of Cinema for All and Film Bank we will bring some fantastic films to the Village Hall, including some recent releases.
 

The aim is for two films to be shown each month; third Wednesday at 7.30pm and fourth Wednesday at 2pm. There will be a children’s film during the Autumn half-term break, 11am.
 

Ticket prices per person: Evenings £5.00; Afternoons & Children’s £3.00 – cheaper than Empire Cinema (Rubery) and the Artrix (Bromsgrove).
 

Autumn’s films are being finalised with Film Bank and we should be revealing the Autumn schedule in the next few days.
 

The projector & speakers that are being installed at the Hall are of excellent quality.
 

Please support Fairfield Flicks.

Talk, Tea and Tech

Talk, Tea and Tech – Starting Wednesday 12th June 2pm

Whether you want to send an email or text, upload images from your camera or Facetime a relative on the other side of world, Talk, Tea & Tech will be a relaxed, social, activity that will help residents aged 50 yrs plus to understand technology and to improve digital inclusion.

It is never too old to be a Silver Surfer.

Sessions will take place in the Village Hall Committee Room on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and cost £1.00 per person (inc. refreshments).

Village Hall Gates

In response to anti-social behaviour and illegal activities, which has involved the police, the Village Hall trustees will be installing gates at the entrance & exit to the car park and parking post in the service road.

Gates will only to be opened for the duration of the hire period and will be locked at the end of each hire. This will prevent unauthorised vehicles accessing the car park and deter anti-social & illegal activities, which have included drug dealing.

To restrict vehicle movements during a hire period, hirers will be allowed to shut the gates.

With several users reporting near misses of vehicles using the service road to do a “u-turn” and an intervention by the local police, posts will be installed prohibiting vehicle access. The posts will only be retracted for emergency vehicles or with the authorisation of the trustees.

The Village Hall trustees appreciate that the gates may inconvenience some motorists, however, our duty is to provide a safe venue for Hall users.

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