3 halls, 8 rooms & an Activities Centre

 

NEWS & EVENTS

Michael Blake snow leopard painting

Art Exhibition Coffee Lounge

This painting of a snow leopard was exhibited by Michael Blake in the Coffee Lounge at Greyfriars last September and drew much interest. Please see latest about the painting on the middle panel of this page "Michael Bale art exhibition coming soon"

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ringwood judo club

Ringwood Judo Club run sessions every Monday and Wednesday, including opportunities for under 16's at 6.15pm (5-8 yrs) and 7.15pm (8-16 yrs). The charge is £3 per session, but the first one if free. More information is available from Gary on 0774 7004692 & 01425 486 112 & email: garyevans007@googlemail,com

Ringwood Judo Club run sessions every Monday and Wednesday in the Activities Centre, including opportunities for under 16's at 6.15pm (5-8 yrs) and 7.15pm (8-16 yrs). The charge is £3 per session, but the first attendance is free. More information is available from Gary on 0774 7004692 & 01425 486 112 & email: garyevans007@googlemail.com

As Ringwood’s Community Centre we can offer halls and rooms of various sizes to meet your needs. The halls are popular for larger gatherings, especially club events, meetings and celebrati0ns – they can seat up to 150

For more detailed information please click on the “Hall & Room Hire” page above. Mimi & Anne in the Greyfriars office are pleased to discuss options, Monday to Friday and Saturday morning on 01425 472 613 and by email: ringwoodca@lineone.net

The rooms in the Georgian Greyfriars House are also ideal for club and society events, as well as meetings, interviews and training courses and more

Stop press news – Greyfriars Quiz – rearranged date

Please note the Greyfriars Team Quiz is not taking place this coming Monday evening, 26 January and has been re-arranged for Monday, 23 February at 7.15pm, for prompt 7.30pm start. This applies to all teams please. The final will be on Monday evening 30 March.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused through the changed arrangement.

 

Royal Hospital Chelsea Luncheon – 7 Feb

The Royal Hospital Chelsea Luncheon at Greyfriars

There is a very special luncheon on Saturday, 7 February when the guest speaker is Brian Cumming, MBE and the topic is “The Royal Hospital Chelsea”. Brian is both a Chelsea Pensioner and Tour Guide. The event takes place in the Greyfriars Hall, 12 noon for 12.30pm and tickets, now available from Reception, are £12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Concert at Ringwood Parish Church 7 Feb

Aurum Vocale Concert Ringwood Parish Church

There is a Aurum Vocale Concert at Ringwood Parish Church, 7.30pm on Saturday, 7 February. It features singers with The Sixteen, The Gabrieli Consort, The Tallis Scholars and The Monteverdi Choir. Programme to include Allegri Miserere and Victoria Requiem. The Conductor is David Clegg. Promoted by The Friends of Ringwood Parish Church. Tickets £15 and they will be available at Greyfriars from this Wednesday, 7 January. You can also phone 01425 473593 or 476327 or email info@ringwoodparish.org.uk

 

 

Michael Blake art exhibition coming soon

Michael Blake exhibition Greyfriars

Popular and highly rated local artist Michael Blake is again holding an art exhibition at Greyfriars – starting in the Coffee Lounge 3 February and running through the whole of February. The above painting “Porthcurno picture” is one of his many exhibits. There have been several enquiries about the snow leopard painting (shown in left hand panel on this page) from the last exhibition – Michael reports that it was successfully sold at that exhibition in September and the proceeds went to the “Blue Lamp Foundation”.

 

 

 

 

 

Valuation Day Success

Lockdales Greyfriars Sale

The Lockdales Valuation Day on 19 Jan in the Activities Centre was successful with a steady stream of people, especially around noon when it started. Although some wanted just a free valuation, many chose to sell their item for cash. Lockdales plan to make this an annual visit – they are based in Suffolk and phone number is 01473 627 110 and website www.lockdales.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lip-reading classes start in January

Lip-reading Ringwood Greyfriars

Deafness is the most isolating disability and the only disability where communication is the key element. Lip-reading classes empower those with hearing loss to lead an independent and fulfilled life. Joining a class is a significant step towards enhancing a life after hearing loss. Caroline Court is running lip-reading classes at Greyfriars from January and she is a trained and qualified lip-reading tutor and counsellor. To contact Caroline there are 2 options: a text message to her mobile 07877 468450 and email to lipreadingtutor@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ringwood Anglo-Italian Society Greyfriars

Do you love all things Italian – from food to places?! If so, this is the society for you and there is absolutely no requirement to speak Italian. There are interesting and illustrated meetings on the 1st Monday each month – why not give it a try and support this long established Greyfriars society? More information on their website: http://ringwoodangloitalian.co.uk and also from the secretary Hazel at: hazeldinelli43@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greyfriars Book Shop

Wyn’s Book Shop at Greyfriars continues to be open daily and Saturday mornings. The emphasis is on good quality 2nd hand books, and low prices. Most books, expecially paperbacks are just 50p. 100% of all proceeds go to the Greyfriars Community Centre. Since October 2012, £7k of books have been sold.  Run by volunteers, the Book Shop is so grateful to all those who generously donate books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BrendonCare Kurling Club Greyfriars

A Kurling Club started at Greyfriars on Weds 14  Jan. Sessions will continue every Wednesday and refreshments are included in the £2.50 weekly fee. A particular aim of the club is to provide social interaction for “older people” and Kurling is popular for both men and women. More information from Catherine Fellingham on 07467 955 863 or 01962 857 099. Website for the organisers BrendonCare is www.brendoncare.org.ukat 1.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More about Greyfriars

We are a registered charity and the Community Centre for the market town of Ringwood – over 120 clubs, societies and organisations regularly meet in our various halls and rooms. There is something for everyone!  

Although Greyfriars has been established a long time, we are also planning ahead to meet future needs in Ringwood and a major current project is to build a new Arts Centre – actually on the Greyfriars site.  To read more about this, please see the item and linked page immediately below.

Some of our activities are welfare based, aimed at helping people in the community who need support – this includes offering a minibus service and a Good Neighbours Scheme.

When you make a booking with us you are also supporting our work in serving the local Ringwood community.  

 New Arts Centre 

Looking to the future, we have an exciting plan for a new Arts Centre at Greyfriars. This will meet a significant community need and is a joint project with Ringwood Musical and Dramatic Society (RMDS).  Planning permission has been granted and fund raising is well under way. More information and the voting survey through the link below:- GAC Blynkbonnie 2 icon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clubs

There are details here of over 120 clubs and societies

CLUB items & general news

Congratulations Gillian!

Gillian Habbin Birthday

Gillian Habbin, President of Greyfriars, had a recent birthday - on Wednesday, 21st January  (photo by Ann Cole)

new greyfriars website

Soon this website will be replaced by a new one. Greyfriars has been well served by the existing site, but it has been unable to support changes we want to make. You will find many of the existing features reappear, such as Events, but the presentation will be more attractive and there will be a much better structure to the website. There will also be new additions such as a photo gallery. Work has been going on over several months through locally based web designer Niki Buskell. We plan to launch the new website by the weekend of 26/27 January. Thank you for your interest and please watch this space!

Soon this website will be replaced by a new one. Greyfriars has been well served by the existing site, but it has been unable to support changes we want to make. You will find many of the existing features reappear, such as Events, but the presentation will be more attractive and there will be a much better structure to the website. There will also be new additions such as a photo gallery. Work has been going on over several months through locally based web designer Niki Buskell. We plan to launch the new website by the weekend of 25/26 January. Thank you for your interest and please watch this space!

Film – 100 Foot Journey Weds 11 FEB

100 Foot Journey Greyfriars

The Hundred-Foot Journey is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Lasse Hallström from a screenplay written by Steven Knight, adapted from Richard C. Morais' 2010 novel The Hundred-Foot Journey. The film stars Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon and tells the story of a feud between two adjacent restaurants: one operated by a recently relocated Indian family and the other managed by a Michelin-starred French chef (Mirren). Tickets £5 available from Reception and doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm

Little Dance Club – Frozen Workshop

Little Dance Club Greyfriars

There is an opportunity for children to dress up and enjoy the characters of the Disney hit "Frozen". This takes place on Mon 16 Feb at Greyfriars and the workshop includes dance, singing and other activities. There are actually 2 sessions for different age groups. More information from Leane on 07904 906 900 and website www.littledanceclub.co.uk

painting flowers and plants

Joan Osborne (standing) started the Painting Plants & Flowers classes some 25 years ago.  Through her tuition and encouragement many very successful artists have emerged. The style and emphasis is botanical.

Joan Osborne (standing) started the Painting Plants & Flowers classes some 25 years ago. Through her expert tuition and encouragement many very successful artists have emerged. The style and emphasis is botanical.

weekly french classes

Fantastique French Tuition

There is an opportunity to learn French in small classes on Friday mornings, which started 14 November. There will be a MAXIMUM OF 6 STUDENTS PER CLASS, so everyone will have a chance to speak freely and make super-quick progress! Classes will be run by Tim Robins, an experienced local French tutor. Tim has a website:http://fantastiquefrenchtuition.co.uk/ where you can see the full syllabus, and sign up for lessons (text kindly provided by Tim Robins)

greyfriars news

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GF NEWS ISSUE 11_050114

Here is the latest on-line copy of GREYFRIARSnews for January to April 2015. As it is quite a large document, please allow time for it to download