News & Events
Here you find all the planned fundraising events for Risby Village hall, so watch this space for all our annoucments.
It is Risby Village Hall’s centennial year – thanks to our Risby ancestors. We are planning several events to celebrate this great achievement, What this spaces for new events.
Summer Holidays Photography Competition 2023
Risby Village Hall are organising a fun competition for anyone who would like to send in a photo celebrating ‘Village Life – a photo which characterises what you love about your village’.
The top 12 photos will be featured in The Stile Magazine, with the top prize receiving a voucher kindly donated from The Nook.
Our Open Gardens and Tea Party Event in Risby was held on Saturday, 10th June 2023. The event was held to celebrate the centennial year of Risby Village Hall, which was gifted to the village people along with the recreational field 100 years ago. Approximately £1000 was raised and will go to the Village Hall fund for restoration of the toilets and kitchen.
There were 15 gardens and green spaces open to the public, each with its own unique character. The gardens included cottage gardens, a courtyard garden, wildflower areas, an asian inspired garden and much more. There were also beautiful ponds, very old trees and gorgeous roses to enjoy. Our thanks goes to all the people involved: the host gardeners, the volunteers in the Village Hall kitchen, the cake makers, the Village Hall decorators, the sign putter uppers and anyone else who gave their time to put on this event. The Open Gardens lasted from 10am to 4pm and was followed by a Tea Party at the Village Hall from 4pm to 6pm: where people enjoyed a delicious cream tea with freshly made scones, cream, butter, jam and endless tea! We hope everyone who visited us on the 10th June enjoyed this community event.
Finally, our thanks goes to all the people who have contributed to the running of the Village Hall over the past 100 years, on the 10th June, we were delighted to be visited by descendants of a man who built the hall in 1923 and it was lovely to hear his story. As trustees of the Village Hall, we hope that we can continue to look after this fabulous facility for our descendants to enjoy in another centenary!
100 year Centenary Quiz
On Saturday 22nd April nine teams battled it out in a quiz organised by the Village Hall Trust to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the hall’s construction. There was fierce competition for the top spot, with 8 rounds around the theme of 100, and questions devised by Quizmaster Stephen Spencer.
“We Know Nothing” scored a creditable 77 points, winning 6 bottles of wine. A tie-break at the other end of the table saw “Misfits” awarded the price of 6 pints of beer in 1923 (6d).
We are grateful to Lynsey Atkin – Scorer, Bill Skelton – sound system and Jamie Hudson – Hall Manager.
Village Risby Fete
Saturday 4th June 2023
Are extremely grateful and send a huge thank you to all our Sponsors of the Fete, The day was a fantastic celbration and raised the magnificent sum of £3,149 towards refurbishments in the Village Hall.
Great Big Green Week
In September 2022 for the Great Big Green Week, the Village Hall collaborated with the Risby Primary School PTA and ran a Village Sale Trail to promote the local circular economy and a Scarecrow Festival to encourage reusing and repurposing within the community.
The Great Big Green Fair
In September 2021 the Village Hall provided a free event for all for The Great Big Green Fair, as supported by the Climate Coalition, which highlighted practical steps for people to become more green, e.g. using electric scooters, electric bikes, electric cars, growing their own food, composting, reducing food waste, recycling tools etc. At this event the Village Hall collaborated with Risby Eco Church and Allotments users.