Hadlow Down Variety and Drama Club

Do you like to act, sing or dance? Can you play the piano or keyboard? Can you sew? Make and paint scenery? Design and make props? Are you interested in Sound and Lighting for stage productions? Can you design and sew costumes? Are you good at Publicity, Stage Management, or just making tea?
If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, then come and join Hadlow Down Variety and Drama Club.
Well established, we are a very friendly, fun-loving, lively and informal group. We put on plays, murder mystery dinners and pantomimes – all performed by the village, for the village.
In addition, we meet socially for meals out, mime and improvisation evenings, theatre visits and an annual barbecue.We are always looking to welcome new members.We’re about to start rehearsing for our annual Swash-Buckling Pantomime to be performed on the 29th and 30th November this year, so if you’re interested in joining us for that in whatever capacity please call Glenys on 01825 830857

Annual Show Details


Entry forms and fees to be handed in BEFORE Friday 2nd August.

8am-10am for exhibitors, 2pm for viewing. Prize giving at 3.30pm

All fruits, flowers and vegetables, except decorative classes and hydrangeas must have been grown in the exhibitors’ own ground. Pot plants must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least three months.

Only one exhibit per class may be entered by any one competitor.

Exhibitors shall, on request, allow members of the Show Committee to visit the place where their exhibits were grown.

All varities of vegetables, fruit and flowers to be named if possible.

Staging to be carried out between 8.30am and 10am on the Show morning.

Any exhibit not according to the schedule shall be disqualified.

The Society does not accept any responsibilty for any loss or damage to any exhibit.

Prize Giving 3,30pm, no exhibits to be withdrawn before 4pm.

Floral Art Section to be judged under NAFAS Rules.

HADLOW DOWN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW 2019

SECTION 1 – Vegetables                                         Please see Rule 2   

  1. A garden trug of mixed vegetables (excluding herbs) to be judged on contents, quality and general presentation. Maximum length of trug 51cm.
  2. Four potatoes – one variety – White
  3. Four potatoes – one variety – coloured
  4. Three onions
  5. Three red onions
  6. Four shallots – pickling or large
  7. Three bulbs garlic
  8. Four carrots – one variety
  9. Six runner beans
  10. Six French beans
  11. Three leaves, spinach, kale or chard
  12. Two heads lettuce
  13. Six cherry type tomatoes (or small plum)
  14. Four standard tomatoes
  15. Four tomatoes of different varieties.
  16. Three beetroots
  17. Three courgettes not over 16cm
  18. Two cucumbers
  19. A misshapen vegetable
  20. Two of any vegetable not covered in schedule
  21. Five culinary herbs, named – one stem of each only – small pots provided.

STORMONT CHALLENGE TROPHY CLASS 1

ROWLAND GORRINGE CUP FOR HIGHEST POINTS IN CLASSES 2 – 21

SECTION 2 – Fruit                                                   Please see Rule 2

30 Ten blueberries
31 Ten soft fruit
32 Any other fruit (one)

EWART CHALLENGE CUP FOR HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS CLASSES 30-32

SECTION 3 – Flowers                                              Please see Rule 2

(Vases provided in classes 40 -49)

40 Single rose – one specimen bloom
41 Cluster-flowered rose – one stem
42 Flowering shrub – three stems, one variety excluding hydrangeas
43 Five sweet peas – one or more varieties
44 Three stems dahlias – one or more varieties
45 Vase of herbaceous perennials one or more varieties, four stems only
46 Vase of annuals – one or more varieties, four stems only
47 Lilies- one stem
48 One Spike e.g. delphinium, gladioli, hollyhock etc
49 Fuchsias – two stems, one variety
50 Three heads hydrangeas – lace cap type. Please bring your own container
51 Three heads hydrangeas – mop head type. Please bring your own container

ROPNER ROSE BOWL FOR BEST ROSE CLASSES 40-41

HARRISON CHALLENGE CUP HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS CLASSES 40-5

SECTION 4 – Domestic Classes

PLEASE PLACE ON YOUR OWN PLATE, WE WILL SUPPLY A COVER.

59 Four fresh eggs in any container
60 A loaf of Mediterranean style bread.
61 My favourite fruit cake.
62 A Childs Birthday Cake judged on decoration only. (Can use dummy cake)
63 5 Sweet biscuits
64 A Frittata
65 Jar of marmalade
66 Jar of relish
67 Jar of jam
68 Small jar of jelly – fruit or herb
69 A small bottle of flavoured Brandy
70 
5 pieces of fudge Men only

SLEE MEMORIAL CUP FOR HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS IN CLASSES 60-69

BARBARA BALL CUP FOR THE BEST ENTRY IN CLASS 70

Advanced Warning. In 2020 a small bottle of flavoured Rum

SECTION 5 – Flower arranging.   Tips on Hadlow down website.

80 “BONFIRE” up to 60cm
81 An arrangement in an egg cup.

POLLOCK MEMORIAL CUP FOR BEST EXHIBIT CLASSES 80-81

SECTION 6 – Craft

90 A Cushion cover up to 50cm
91 A soft toy for a child
92 A knitted or crocheted blanket for a premature baby. (up to 22×24 inch) (Unless you tell us otherwise we will donate entries to Tunbridge Wells hospital)
93 A necklace
94 A Child’s Birthday card
95 Article in wood, ceramic or metal

HADLOW DOWN CHALLENGE CUP THE BEST EXHIBIT IN CLASSES 90-95

 SECTION 7 – Art, Photography and Poetry

(Items not previously exhibited at this show)

100 A portrait in any medium. (Art)
101 A landscape in any medium (Art)
102 A still life in any medium (Art)
103 A print of a picture drawn/painted by the entrant on a computer tablet.
104 Photograph – “A Sporting event”
105 Photograph – “Winter”
106 Photograph – “I spy something beginning with M” All photographs to be unmounted, unframed and no larger than 13×18 cm

107 A Limerick (A4 paper, name on back)

VICE-PRESIDENT’S TROPHY FOR THE BEST EXHIBIT IN 100-102

ANNIVERSARY CUP FOR BEST EXHIBIT 104-106

STOCKLAND CUP FOR POETRY CLASS 107

 SECTION 8 – Junior Classes (12 years and under on day of show)
(No entry fee for children’s entries in any classes in show)
120 A painting/collage of a ship. Up to 7 years
121 A garden in a seed tray. Up to 7 years
122 A traction engine from recycled material no larger than 40cm. Up to 7years.
123 3 pieces of Rocky Road Cake. 8-12 years
124 A Poem “Summer Holidays” 8-12 years
125 A traction engine from recycled material no larger than 40cm 8-12 years
LADY LACEY CUP FOR THE BEST EXHIBIT IN CLASSES 120-125

HINTS FOR  EXHIBITORS

Tubers should be washed with a sponge.

Onions & Shallots:  Do not over-skin. Tops should be tied and roots trimmed.

Beet & Carrots:      Tops cut off leaving aprox 3”of leaf stalks, which should be neatly tied.p

Cabbage:                3” of stalk remaining.

Beans:                    Cut from vine with scissors with some stalk attached.

Courgette:              Do not cut main fruit to conform to size requirement.

Lettuce:                  Roots should be washed and wrapped in moist tissue, inserted into a plastic bag and neatly tied.

Tomatoes:              Aim for uniform set of fruits with small eye and firm fresh calyx.

Cucumbers:           Should be well matched, with a well developed stalk end.

Garlic:                    Leave 1” of dried stem.  Stage bulbs as complete specimens.

Soft Fruit:              Should be exhibited with stalks

Preserves:              Fully-dated label on lower half of jar. Jars to be full, with screw tops.

GUIDELINES   FOR   FLOWER  ARRANGING  EXHIBITS

  1. Plant material must predominate and be in good condition.
  2. Cut stems must be in water or water retaining foam.
  3. All mechanics and water retaining foam must be hidden.
  4. Make good use of space allowed. 2/3 of given measurement is a good guide.
  5. Any accessories used must be in scale with the exhibit.
  6. Clear interpretation of the class title is essential.

 

 

 

Village Film Night – Good Bye Lenin

Hadlow Down Village Hall in association with the ENGAGE charity present.
In October 1989, right before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Alex Kerner (Daniel Brühl) is living with his mom, Christiane (Kathrin Sass), and sister, Ariane (Maria Simon). But when the mother, a loyal party member, sees Alex participating in an anti-communist rally, she falls into a coma and misses the revolution. After she wakes, doctors say any jarring event could make her have a heart attack, meaning the family must go to great lengths to pretend communism still reigns in Berlin.

LanguagesEnglish, German, Russian

Saturday, 20th  October
Doors open 7.00 pm for 7.30pm
Refreshments available throughout – ice cream at the interval! Bring your own bottle of wine. A donation of £6 per ticket please. Book ahead or come on the door
Contact Janet 01825 830478 or Rachel 01825 830494

Hort. Soc. Car Visit to Driftwood Gardens

Car visit to Driftwood Gardens, Seaford.
10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Thursday 12th. July
The cost is £11.50 which includes a talk on the gardens by the owners plus tea/coffee and cakes
Please confirm your attendance before 28th. June to Heather on 01825 830314
Meet at the venue.

 

Sing for your Supper

Friday 22nd June at the Village Hall from 7.30pm

The Variety Club would like to invite members and interested friends to join us for a fun filled sing-along with live music.

We will be joined by pianist Dom Hartley.  Favourite songs and popular numbers over the decades are on the menu together with Carol’s legendary chilli. (Vegetarian option will be available on request.) Bring a bottle with you or soft drinks will be available at the hall.

Singing ability is a bonus but not required! Just come along for the fun. Book with Glenys by Wednesday 13th June – 01825 830857 glenys.lake@btopenworld.com

Entry is free to all, but donations to the cost of the food would be most welcome at the event.

Homefront Lindy Hop Club

We teach Lindy Hop and Bal-Swing at the Village Hall on Thursday evenings.

Lindy Hop is a very sociable dance and has the added bonus of being really good exercise!

We also hold a monthly dance at local Village Halls in East Sussex. Come along and enjoy dancing, whether you Lindy, Jive or Rock ‘n Roll!

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us, for details of classes please see the calendar.

Activity Address Hadlow Down Village Hall
Name of Contacts Melanie and Simon
Telephone Melanie – 07766 881045  Simon – 07796 962997
Email homefrontlindyhop@yahoo.co.uk
Website www.homefrontlindyhop.co.uk

Annual Show ~ Details of Classes

HADLOW DOWN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW
in The Village Hall on Saturday 4th August 2018 at 2:00pm

Entry forms and fees to be handed in BEFORE Friday 3rd August.

All fruits, flowers and vegetables, except decorative classes and hydrangeas must have been grown in the exhibitors’ own ground. Pot plants must have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least three months.

Only one exhibit per class may be entered by any one competitor.

Exhibitors shall, on request, allow members of the Show Committee to visit the place where their exhibits were grown.

All varities of vegetables, fruit and flowers to be named if possible.

Staging to be carried out between 8.30am and 10am on the Show morning.

Any exhibit not according to the schedule shall be disqualified.

The Society does not accept any responsibilty for any loss or damage to any exhibit.

Prize Giving 3,30pm, no exhibits to be withdrawn before 4pm.

Floral Art Section to be judged under NAFAS Rules.

SECTION 1 – Vegetables                                         Please see Rule 2     

  1. A garden trug of mixed vegetables (excluding herbs) to be judged on contents, quality and general presentation. Maximum length of trug 51cm.
  2. Four potatoes – one variety – White
  3. Four potatoes – one variety – coloured
  4. Three onions
  5. Three red onions
  6. Four shallots – pickling or large
  7. Three bulbs garlic
  8. Four carrots – one variety
  9. Six runner beans
  10. Six French beans
  11. Three leaves, spinach, kale or chard
  12. Two heads lettuce
  13. Six cherry type tomatoes (or small plum)
  14. Four standard tomatoes
  15. Four tomatoes of different varieties.
  16. Three beetroots
  17. Three courgettes not over 16cm
  18. Two cucumbers
  19. A misshapen vegetable
  20. Two of any vegetable not covered in schedule
  21. Five culinary herbs, named – one stem of each only – small pots provided.

STORMONT CHALLENGE TROPHY CLASS 1
ROWLAND GORRINGE CUP FOR HIGHEST POINTS IN CLASSES 2 – 21

 

SECTION 2 – Fruit                                                   Please see Rule 2

30 Ten blueberries
31  Ten soft fruit
32  Any other fruit (one)

EWART CHALLENGE CUP FOR HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS CLASSES 30-32

SECTION 3 – Flowers                                              Please see Rule 2

(Vases provided in classes 40 -49)

40  Single rose – one specimen bloom
41  Cluster-flowered rose – one stem
42  Flowering shrub – three stems, one variety excluding hydrangeas
43  Five sweet peas – one or more varieties
44  Three stems dahlias – one or more varieties
45  Vase of herbaceous perennials one ormore varieties, four stems only
46  Vase of annuals – one or more varieties, four stems only
47  Lilies- one stemOne Spike e.g. delphinium, gladioli or hollyhock
48  Fuchsias – two stems, one variety
49  Three heads hydrangeas – lace cap type.
Please bring your own container
50  Three heads hydrangeas – mop headtype. Please bring your own container
51  Three heads hydrangeas – Paniculata. Please bring your own container
52  INDOOR flowering pot plant; pot not more than 21cm. See rule 2.

ROPNER ROSE BOWL FOR BEST ROSE CLASSES 40-41
HARRISON CHALLENGE CUP HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS CLASSES 40-52

 

SECTION 4 – Domestic Classes

PLEASE PLACE ON YOUR OWN PLATE, WE WILL SUPPLY A COVER.

59   Four fresh eggs in any container
60  Four Bread Rolls
61  A Cake made with Courgette
62  A Birthday Cake judged on decoration only
63  5 Savoury biscuits
64  A Quiche
65  Jar of marmalade
66  Jar of chutney
67  Jar of jam
68  Small jar of jelly – fruit or herb
69  A small bottle of flavoured Gin.
70  5 truffles Men only

SLEE MEMORIAL CUP FOR HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS IN CLASSES 60-69
BARBARA BALL CUP FOR THE BEST ENTRY IN CLASS 70

Advanced Warning. In 2019 a small bottle of flavoured Brandy

SECTION 5 – Flower arranging

80  “All in Green” Any size up to 60cm

POLLOCK MEMORIAL CUP FOR BEST EXHIBIT CLASSES 80-81

 

SECTION 6 – Craft

90 A piece of patchwork.
91  A mask for a Fiesta
92  An article made from a metre of gingham
93  A knitted doll
94  A ‘Get Well’ card
95  Article in wood, ceramic or metal

HADLOW DOWN CHALLENGE CUP FOR THE BEST EXHIBIT IN CLASSES 90-95

 

SECTION 7 – Art, Photography and Poetry
(Items not previously exhibited at this show)

100.  A portrait in any medium.
101.  A landscape in any medium“Reflections” in any medium
103.  A print of a picture drawn/painted by the entrant on a computer tablet.
104.  Photograph – “Bird(s)
105.  Photograph – “Spring”Photograph – “I spy something beginning with L”All 106.  Photographs to be unmounted, unframed and no larger than 13×18 cm
107.  A Poem “Steam Engines” (A4 paper, name on back)

VICE-PRESIDENT’S TROPHY FOR THE BEST EXHIBIT IN 100-102
ANNIVERSARY CUP FOR BEST EXHIBIT 104-106
STOCKLAND CUP FOR POETRY CLASS 107

 

SECTION 8 – Junior Classes (12 years and under on day of show)

(No entry fee for children’s entries in any classes in show)

120.  A mask. Up to 6 years
121.  An animal made from a vegetable or fruit. Up to 6 years
122.  A model of a robot made from recycled material. Up to 6 yrs.
123.  A painting/collage a castle. 7-12 years
124.  3 decorated cup cakes 7-12 years
125.  A model of a robot made from recycled. 7-12 years

LADY LACEY CUP FOR THE BEST EXHIBIT IN CLASSES 120-125

HINTS FOR  EXHIBITORS

Potatoes:                Tubers should be washed with a sponge.

Onions & Shallots:  Do not over-skin. Tops should be tied and roots trimmed.

Beet & Carrots:      Tops cut off leaving approx 3”of leaf stalks, which should be neatly tied.

Cabbage:                3” of stalk remaining.

Beans:                    Cut from vine with scissors with some stalk attached.

Courgette:              Do not cut main fruit to conform to size requirement.

Lettuce:                  Roots should be washed and wrapped in moist tissue, inserted into a plastic bag and neatly tied.

Tomatoes:              Aim for uniform set of fruits with small eye and firm fresh calyx.

Cucumbers:           Should be well matched, with a well developed stalk end.

Garlic:                    Leave 1” of dried stem.  Stage bulbs as complete specimens.

Soft Fruit:              Should be exhibited with stalks

Preserves:              Fully-dated label on lower half of jar. Jars to be full, with screw tops.

For Entry Forms and more details please contact Penny Eliot 01825 830006

Open Gardens are back!

Please join us on Saturday 16th June 12:00pm – 5:00pm

After the successful launch of the Open Gardens Project last year during the Celebrate Festival its back! With even more gardens for you to view. Teas will be served all afternoon at both Hadlow Lodge, Wilderness Lane and Springwell Cottage, Hall Lane.

The Gardens
The Corner Cottage, Wilderness Lane
Hardly Beacon, Wilderness Lane
Hadlow Lodge, Wilderness Lane
Gyll Hope Farm, Wilderness Lane
Rose Cottage, Hall Lane
Springwell Cottage, Hall Lane
Hastingford Lodge, Hastingford Lane

Entry is £5 per person, payable at the first garden you visit. Children under 16 free. Look out for the balloons at the entrance to each garden.

All proceeds will go to the Alzheimers Society and Engage Charity.

 

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Hadlow Down Village Hall in association with the ENGAGE charity present
Cert  15

After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son’s growing collection of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for “Winnie-the-Pooh” and “The House at Pooh Corner,” published respectively in 1926 and 1928. Milne and his family soon become swept up in the instant success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort to the rest of postwar England.

Saturday 16th. June – 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Refreshments available throughout – ice cream at the interval!.  Bring your own bottle of wine – glasses supplied.

A donation of £6 per ticket please.  Book ahead or come on the door
Contact Janet 01825 830478 or Rachel 01825 830494