We’ve something new again for 2015. An evening of singing in the Upperthong Village Hall with songs from across the ages.
We’ve lined up 6 of the best local singers who will put on a fantastic show for those needing to recover from the Friday night knees up.
£5 Tickets. Over 18s Only.
Doors Open 7.30 pm.
In the Upperthong Village Hall
Tickets: 07702 305740
Do you remember the days of big hair, shoulder pads?…..Remember going to see ‘Dirty Dancing’ or ‘Back To The Future’? Get your boogie shoes on for a night in the 80’s! Enjoy the night of your life at this party night out, as you step back in time to the sounds of the 80’s and show off your dancing moves.
The awesome Remember Hillards 80s Tribute Band will take you on a trip back in time to relive all those greatest hits. Join us for dancing, singing, drinking and laughing. Fancy dress is encouraged but optional.
£10 Tickets. Over 18s Only.
Doors Open 7:30pm till 1am
In the Upperthong Village Hall
Tickets are limited and you are strongly advised to buy them early to avoid disappointment. They sold out last year and will sell out this year. No food this year so grab yer tea before you come along. To compensate we have lots of crisps, Guinness and Copper Dragon on tap.
Tickets: 01484 682500 or 01484 687197
There are not many opportunities to become a World Champion without training for the next 5 years and sacrificing lifes little luxuries. Here is one. Visit The Big Thong Ender in Upperthong on Sunday 28th June to try your arm….
Upperthong Village Hall committee are pleased to announce “Laugh-a-Thong 2″ on Friday 24th April 2015.
Our resident compere Rob Riley introduces three great professional stand up comedians. This unmissable evening of comedy will raise funds for the upkeep of the village hall. This is the ideal opportunity for your office night out or just to get together with a group of mates for a laugh at the start of the weekend weekend
Highlight of the show will be Jack Carroll https://youtu.be/WSvGvq9Z8lQ. Runner Up in Britain’s Got Talent 2013 at the age of just 14, when judge David Walliams hailed him ‘a comedy genius’. Jack is now forging a solid reputation as both comic and actor.
Also on the bill is ex-police sergeant Alfie Moore https://youtu.be/FSvCZcoHuSEand Andy Askins a guitar-wielding comedian with a captivating voice and wickedly dry sense of humour https://youtu.be/sJS9aC9z5mE
The tickets are now on sale for £12.50 per head from the email or phone number below. As this event will be held at the village hall, capacity is limited to a 100 & strictly on a first come, first served basis.
Doors open at 7pm with a happy hour before the show starts at 8.15pm
This will be a fantastic event, we hope you can join us. Come and have a great night & help raise funds to support your village hall.
It’s Panto time again !!!!
Come and watch the fun on Wednesday 11th March (7:30pm), Thursday 12th March (7:30pm), Friday 13th March (7:30pm) and Saturday 14th March (3.00pm and 7:30pm).
Call 01484 682500 and 01484 687197. Tickets sold out last year, so best get in early.
Want to do something with your time that is fun and adds value to your community? Have you considered joining the Upperthong Village Hall committee?
We know…joining a committee sounds like it is something for stuffy councillors, officious twerps and people who like to hear the sound of their own voices. The reality, however, is anything of the sort. The current committee are all local residents who enjoy having a good joke and a laugh. And they all share a love of Upperthong and want to do something to give back.
We always welcome new members and all we ask is that people help out when they can, to ensure that events like the Big Thong Ender, Christmas Carol singing continue to thrive. Due to work commitments and joining other community projects the committee has reduced in number in the past 6 months. There is a real fear that if numbers drop even further events like the Big Thong Ender will be under threat.
Upperthong is one of the very few villages in the area that has such a proactive Village Hall committee. Which offers a varied calendar of events and is at the heart of your village. Think of all the events that you and your family have attended over the years and the enjoyment you have had.
Now is the time to invest a little of your time and effort to help keep Upperthong Village special.
Look how beautiful your village is. Come and make it fun too !! Come and join us at the AGM.
Annual General Meeting Wednesday 15th October 8pm.
Join us at Upperthong Village Hall on Saturday 11th October. Local singers Rob Knight and Naomi Ackroyd will be putting on a show like no other. Tickets are £5 on the night or by calling 01484 682500. Show starts at 8.30 but doors are open at 7.30ish for those looking to grab an early drink.
See you there.
Another year, another awesome Sunday at the Big Thong Ender. It looks like the weather was going to put a dampener on things but the sun burned through in the morning and it was glorious. Even the wind managed to remain calm for the day. For once everyone went home with their gazebos intact rather than a jumble of modern, metal sculptures !!
The Spitfire fly over turned out to be utterly fantastic as it was also joined by a Hurricane as wingman. Both planes performed 3 flyovers with their engines roaring across the valley. It came a little late for the main festivities, but we also had an impromptu visit from 9 or 10 Red Arrows who flew over in 2 flying V formations.
Many thanks to all the stalls this year. There was very good variety and attracted lots of attention from the punters.
The food was cracking again this year with pancakes, burgers, hot beef barms (these were unbelievably good) and sandwiches. I went home with a very full belly !!
The bouncy castle and the inflatables were a big hit again this year with both the kids and the parents – who wanted a 10 minute break from the kids!! Sure to be back next year.
The Welly Wanging World Championships went without a hitch with Adam Taylor retaining the Men’s title for the 2nd year in a row. That’s 3 all together for him now !
There was far too much to mention but suffice to say – if you missed it then you missed the best Sunday in recent memory. See you all next year.
Check out the pictures….
Men – Adam Taylor
Is anyone going to stop Adam? Many stepped up to topple Adam off the top spot but all failed. Near perfect conditions helped Adam to throw the winning welly over 15ft further than his nearest challenger. The throw was a combination of strength and technique that even Adam struggled to get near again. Even Tim Neild (2012 World Champion) fell short this year. Best get practicing for next year – it’s going to take something special to take the Championship title off Adam.
Ladies – Rebecca Locks
Another perfect example that technique is far more important than brute force. Rebecca narrowly missed becoming the ladies champion on her first throw. She then repeatedly made the distance but time after time, the welly just fell outside the marked throwing area. It was her very last throw that saw her edge into the lead by mere inches.
Girls (u14) – Bethany Casson
Bethany took a no nonsense approach and threw such a good throw that it remained unbeaten for the rest of the day. In fact, she looked somewhat surprised when she was given her £5 winnings that she had taken the top spot. Remember, that £5 can be spent on anything she likes )
Boys (u14) – Joe Mitchell
Joe was very unassuming but had a cracking technique for his size. At only 11 years old he managed to sneak into the lead at the closing stages. He has a few more years to remain at the top before he has to go into the men’s competition. We reckon he has what it takes to repeat next year without doubt !
Well Done Everyone !!