Mary-Beth at MBArts has a few places left in her summer drama workshops. She has a limited number of places available in July and there are some available in August too. There’s a discount for Garvald residents. Also she is hoping to offer drama picnics for 3-5 year olds on 13th and 20th July.
Please contact MBArts for more information and to book a place for your child.
One of the guests lost a ring at this weekend’s wedding at Garvald village hall. It is a gold ring with an elephant on it. Please keep an eye out for it and if you find it, let Elaine MacMillan know (863351). Also, a guest found a mobile phone at the hall but can’t trace the owner. So if you lost a mobile phone in Garvald at the weekend, please contact Elaine.
MB Arts Youth Theatre are running some free trial performing arts children’s workshops on Friday 7th June. Places are limited to 15 per class so please book early via their website.
3-5 years class:
Our 3-5 year old classes are designed to plant the seed of creativity early on in your young one’s development. This class is perfect to help develop confidence, emotional intelligence and communication skills whilst your young one makes new friends and memories in our unique venue at Garvald Village Hall. A snack and bottled water will be provided during this session.
Location: Garvald Village Hall
Time: Friday 7th June 3pm-3:45pm
6-8 years class:
Our 6-8 year old classes are designed to develop creativity and teamwork. With specialised workshops tailored to develop skills in movement, vocals and direction the class will work to create short pieces of theatre to be shared with family and friends throughout the term. Our unique venue in Garvald Village Hall will also allow for our classes to connect with their outdoor surroundings and become inspired by nature at its finest. A snack and bottled water will be provided during this session.
Location: Garvald Village Hall
Times: Friday 7th June 3:50pm-4:50pm
Our 9-12 year old classes are designed to develop creativity and teamwork, with specialised workshops in Voice, Movement, Directing, Devising, Improvisation, Make Up Fx and much more. These classes are for 9-12 year olds that have an enthusiasm for the performing arts and are willing to work in groups to create pieces of theatre! The classes will be jam packed with exciting games and exercises that will aim to develop your youngsters confidence, self esteem, social skills and love for the arts! Making friends and memories they will never forget! Snack and bottled water will be provided during this session.
Location: Garvald Village Hall
Times: Friday 7th June 5pm-6pm
Our 13-16 year old classes are designed to develop creativity on a more advanced level with specialised workshops in Voice, Movement, Directing, Devising, Improvisation, Make Up Fx and much more. These classes are for 13-16 year olds that have an enthusiasm for the performing arts and perhaps wish to pursue acting and performance careers. The classes will be jam-packed with exciting games and exercises that will aim to develop your youngster’s confidence, self esteem, social skills and love for the arts! Making friends and memories they will never forget! Snack and bottled water will be provided during this session.
Location: Garvald Village Hall
Times: Friday 7th June 6pm-7pm
There will be a sound bath relaxation session at Garvald village hall on Wednesday 1st May 7-8PM
Relax and rejuvenate to the soothing sound and vibration of quartz crystal singing bowls.
Spaces are limited so please contact Kelly to book your space (sessions not suitable for pregnant ladies or people with pacemakers)
Please bring along a cushion and blanket.
WHAT IS A SOUND BATH?
Just relax on a mat and let the soothing vibration and sound of crystal singing bowls wash over you.
Using the frequencies of quartz crystal singing bowls and other instruments, this encourages your natural frequencies to respond and rebalance. The cells of your body are massaged through resonance and they are refreshed from negative and unwanted vibrations. You will experience the benefits of a meditative state whilst you are physically and emotionally relaxed and refreshed.
What are the benefits of Sound Therapy? There are many benefits which may include:
Improved emotional health
Soothed and harmonised emotions and feelings
Strengthened immune system
Connection with your inner self
Help to cope with life’s challenges
Generation of feelings of kindness and gratitude
To book, please use the contact form:
There will be a Sound Bath relaxation session run by Kelly at Garvald village hall on Wed 20th March from 7.00-8.00pm.
A Sound Bath is a relaxation session using quartz crystal singing bowls. Just relax and let the soothing sound and vibration rejuvenate you. Spaces are limited to 20, please message Kelly on to secure your place.
Let’s start Christmas!
Come along to the Garvald Christmas Craft Day on Sunday (25th) from 3-5 pm in the Village Hall!
Get your Christmas jumpers on, come and enjoy mulled wine and sausage rolls or tea/coffee and mince pies! Take part in some craft activities and then join us as we switch on the Garvald Christmas Tree Lights on the Green at 5pm!
You can then head over to The Garvald Inn where burgers will be served!
Look forward to seeing you all there!
Elaine Macmillan is the new bookings manager for Garvald village hall. You can contact her via the Garvald Village Hall Bookings form.
Here’s some dates for your diary of village events happening later this year:
- Garvald Fun Day – Sat 11 August
- Village Show – Sat 25 August
- Christmas Fair – Sat 24 November
Here is a brief update from the Village Hall Committee on some recent improvements we’ve made to the hall, along with information about some of the upcoming events.
We recently carried out some improvements to the hall to make it an even better venue for village events and easier for local residents to access:
- Redecorated the main hall, entrance space, corridor and kitchen. We think it looks great and hope you will agree! We will be posting some images soon! This was paid for mainly from hall funds but we also received a grant of £1,000 from the East Lothian Council Civic Pride Fund for which we are very grateful.
- Replaced all the lighting in the main hall with new LED lighting which looks great and really sets off the newly decorated hall – while also helping reduce our energy costs. We also improved some of the security lighting on the approach to the hall. Many thanks to Garvald and Morham Community Council who gave us a grant to cover the cost of this – much appreciated once again!
- Installed a dishwasher in the kitchen which we hope will prove very useful for large village events as well as weddings, parties, etc.
- Installed a user-friendly timer for our heating system that can be controlled remotely.
- Installed a key safe to help improve access for residents – we are looking at other ways of making it easier for local people to use the hall on a less formal basis and will provide a future update.
In addition, last year we installed a new sound system and replaced (or improved) many of the windows in the hall.
We think the hall is now a much improved asset for the Garvald Community and we are keen to see it used as much as possible.
To this end we are also looking to simplify our charging structure and booking processes to make it easier and less expensive for residents to use the hall. We have already agreed that Village events that are open for all villagers can make use of the hall for free – e.g. the Children’s Christmas party, Village Christmas dinner, Hogmanay Ceilidh, etc. Further updates on our revised pricing structure and booking process will be posted soon – watch this space.
In order to help us maintain and improve the hall for community use our main source of income comes from hire charges, particularly wedding bookings. We currently try to limit the number of weddings to around 6 per year to avoid inconvenience to the village and minimise time demands on the committee. We also try and achieve a good spread of the weddings over the main wedding season – usually April to October. However this year – despite our best efforts – we have 3 weddings in May on consecutive weekends. We hope villagers will not be too inconvenienced and will try to ensure a better spread next year. The upside is that the rest of the summer will be less busy than usual.
The actual dates for the weddings are:
Saturday 5 May – setting up on 4 May and clearing up 6 May
Saturday 12 May – setting up on 11 May
Saturday 19 May – setting up on 18 May and clearing up 20 May
Saturday 21 July – setting up on 20 July and clearing up 22 July
Saturday 1 September – setting up on 31 August and clearing up 2 September
Saturday 8 September – setting up on 7 September and clearing up 9 September
We hope you find this update useful. If you have any comments or questions do contact us.
Chairperson – Jim Pattison – 830662, or email via the Village Hall General Enquiries form.
Viki Freeland is the current bookings manager. You can contact her via the Garvald Village Hall Bookings form.
Garvald Village Hall will be open from 10am on Thursday 1st March. Intrepid sledgers can come and shelter during blizzards, children can come and play together, frazzled parents can come for a rest and a cuppa etc. Please bring some games/crafts etc with you. Someone will be there from 10am and we’ll play it by ear from there. All welcome!