Reviews

Prelude, the Band – Friday 14th July 2017

Those of a certain age may remember a group of young folk singers from the North East having a hit record in 1974 with “After the Gold Rush”. Well, the pitch prefect harmonies that earned them national recognition all those years ago were to be heard in Lamplugh Village Hall recently when Brian and Irene... Read more ›

CPR Training – Tuesday 28th March 2017

Start like a dummy; finish as a potential lifesaver! Walking into the Village Hall mid setup for the CPR training course being given by Chris Abbot and his colleagues Michael and Jan (Arlecdon & District First Responders), it looked a bit like a medical emergency was in full swing with all the equipment (training dummies,... Read more ›

Coast to Coast with The Coast Road – Friday 27th January 2017

Coast to Coast ……. No, not a long walk or even a bike ride, but the name of a musical journey across the North of England that was enjoyed by those who ventured out to Lamplugh Village Hall one Friday evening recently. Folk trio, Bex Mather, Dave Camlin and Paul Susans collectively known as ‘The... Read more ›

Dick Whittington Pantomime – Saturday 7th January 2017

On Saturday, 7th January, a packed audience was entertained to Chaplin’s Pantos’ version of Dick Whittington. This is the fourth year that this company has appeared at Lamplugh Village Hall and they did not disappoint this time. Right from the start they involved the audience in the plot and encouraged their participation. However, this Lamplugh... Read more ›

Dominoes Night – Friday 9th December 2016

I was a little unsure about going to the Dominoes Night last Friday as I couldn’t remember how to play and, being in my early 20s, I thought I might be too young and inexperienced to play against what I thought would be some serious professionals. After hearing there was pie and peas on offer... Read more ›

Jamie Reed Speaker Evening – Friday 25th November 2016

Tatie pot and Politics at Lamplugh Village Hall. It could never be said that the Village Hall doesn’t provide us with variety; rock and roll, classical guitar, a comedy western and, on Friday 25 November, an illuminating talk by Copeland Member of Parliament, Jamie Reed. Perhaps conscious that there would be a range of political... Read more ›

Blazing Saddles Film Night – Friday 4th November 2016

Saddles ablaze at Lamplugh Village Hall! Passing drivers could have been excused for thinking they were in Laramie rather than Lamplugh on the first Friday evening of November as arrivals for the Village Hall’s latest film night enthusiastically accepted the challenge to “wear western gear”. In a variety of broad brimmed hats, colourful shirts and... Read more ›

Jazz in the Village – Saturday 1st October 2016

Lamplugh Village Hall was transformed, last Saturday evening, into a cabaret style Jazz Club where an audience of 44 were entertained by Edinburgh duo Ian Millar and Dominic Spencer. Fresh from performing at the Edinburgh festival, Ian, switching between tenor and soprano saxophone, and Dominic, on keyboard, entertained us with a mixture of Ian’s own... Read more ›

Ed Heslam Classical Guitar Concert – Saturday 4th June 2016

A JOURNEY IN TIME AND PLACE THROUGH THE TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORLAND On a delightful balmy summer evening at the beginning of June, an audience at Lamplugh Village Hall was given a rare treat. A guitar master-class combined with a potted social history of the two counties – a beautiful musical journey through... Read more ›