The newly formed Upperthong Drama Group will be presenting Snow White and The Three Dwarves (well it’s not a big stage) at the Upperthong Village Hall between 2nd & 6th April 2014.
The production written by Steve Taylor and directed by panto veteran Ken Burnett is the 1st time in many years that the village has hosted such a show. It stars a number of village characters including Rob Knight as PC Mankini and Richard Parry typecast as the village idiot.
Whilst the cast has now been assembled, the group welcome any offers of help as there are obviously a number of behind the scenes jobs to do during the week. If you wish to help, please come along to a rehearsal on Monday or Wednesday evening at the hall from 7.30pm
Tickets (£6 Adults / £4 concessions) will be on sale shortly from The Royal Oak Upperthong or through Wendy Taylor (01484 682500).
We hope you will come along, bring all the family and enjoy the show
Events kind of overtook us for a while back there to be honest. The good news is that the Wine Tasting Event sold out before we even had a chance to advertise it on the web site or around the village.
The even better news is that we’ll be looking to have another go next year. And looking more short term, we’re now looking at putting on a Whiskey tasting evening. Hopefully, more to follow before those tickets all sell out !!!!
Here are a few pics….
There would have been more pictures. But Rob was awesome, the wine was excellent, the company was lovely and time just flew by. Everyone that this writer spoke to said what a fantastic evening it had been. Can’t wait for the next one….
We are working on a Wine Tasting event for Valentines Day. The last time we put on this event it was a great success so it’s not one to miss. It will be limited to 54 people and include a wide selection of wines to taste, food and a great opportunity to treat your loved one !!!
Current date is Saturday 15th February. 2013. Keep your diaries free.
More details to follow including how to get tickets !.
Sunday 22nd December
You are invited to the annual village Christmas Concert at the Upperthong Village Hall. The entertainment starts at 6pm at the Village Hall. There will be lots going on this year to get everyone in the Xmas spirit.
Please free free to join the Village Hall Committee members by dressing in dinner jackets or similar attire. But this is certainly not compulsory and welly boots with patterned Xmas jumpers or anything inbetween will be permitted dress code !!!
Santa will be making an appearance and there will be an abundance of mince pies and mulled wine. We’ll be carrying on longer than normal with a kids disco and other entertainment.
As always, it is one of the most popular events of the year so you will need to get their early!!!
Here are some pictures from Sunday.
Charity concert to raise money for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice
The doors open at 7.30pm.
Alex Quinn & The Man In The Street
Special Guests – Roger Davies + The Hade Edge Accordion & Concertina Band
Men – Adam Taylor
As usual the mens competition was closely fought up to the very last throw. The typical high winds of Upperthong made the throwing very challenging. However, Adam Taylor continued to pump out some quality throws and managed to throw a huge 47ft winner in the very last throw of the day. Good work fella.
Ladies – Annie Mitchell
Annie was a surprise on the day. She made welly wanging look easy with a smooth style that was very effective. Annie just walked up to the mark and nailed it within 3 throws. She only had to step up again to crush her son who looked like beating here. Competitive mum is alive and well.
Girls ( u14) – Amy Broomhead
Amy was the first person to throw a welly on on the day. She laid down a marker that remained unbeaten in her category for the entire day. Amy is all about technique and just goes to show that brawn will only get you so far. Indeed, Amy was only very slightly short of the furthest boy and ladies throws. She remains the under 14 girls world champion. Well done.
Boys ( u14) – Sam Hobson
Sam is all about two things 1) power and 2) an unorthodox manipulation of the welly which was used to great effect to defeat the high winds on the day. He remains the boys under 14 world champion for a second year. Good work.
He came in so fast we almost missed him !!
The BIG Thong Ender - 2013 - Saturday Crowd
What a GREAT day – Kids and Adults entertained from 4pm.
All enjoyed the day with great food and entertainment, many thanks to your support!
See you tomorrow up at the Cricket Field for the final day of the BIG Thong Ender and to see who will be crowned the Welly Wanging World Champion 2013.