Comedy At Work are proud to be back with the
Burton Dassett Comedy Club.
Saturday 12th Feb
We love coming to Burton Dassett, you guys and girls make it one of our favourite nights.
We now have comedians asking to come along to meet you all
We look forward to seeing you all soon
On Saturday the 12th Feb we will be bringing 5 comedians to perform for you... With your headline act being the wonderful
Sully O’Sullivan is a seasoned international headliner who has performed all over the world. First stepping onto the stage in his native New Zealand, Sully rocketed to stardom making his TV debut just 7 months later in New Zealand’s cult stand-up series Pulp Comedy on TV2, where he went on to appear in another three seasons.
In 2005 Sully decided to spread his comedy wings and head to the sunny coasts of Great Britain. Over a decade later and he’s now performed in almost every corner of the country including the Orkney Islands, the Isle Of Man, the Isle Of White & the Channel Islands! Basically there’s not many places in the UK that Sully hasn’t set foot. Renowned as an act capable of performing in any room and to any audience, Sully has also built up a reputation as one of the most reliable and quick witted comperes on the circuit.
Sully has also provided tour support for Tim Vineon his 2005 Tim Vine Live tour, Mick Foley’s2011/2012 Nights In Red Flannel tour and Steve Hughes on both his 2012 Big Issue & his 2013 While Its Still Legal tour
Our village hall built in 1934, is in dire need of renovation. Low-budget, flat-roofed extensions were added in the 1990s causing lots of issues now. After community consultations, we secured planning permission to renovate.
Due to the size of the renovations, we have split the build into phases:
Phase 1 – Remove original single-skin post office extension and rebuild a new insulated toilet block/new lobby in its place. Fully insulate the main hall and add underfloor heating.
Phase 2 – Remove original single-skin porch and men's toilet extension and rebuild a new insulated backstage/post office/community storage area. Reinstate the main stage in the hall. Replace original roof tiles on the main hall.
Phase 3 – Remove original single-skin kitchen, café and ladies toilet extension and rebuild a new insulated kitchen and separate café area with its own entrance and toilet facilities. The new café can be rented out as a separate, more intimate space for smaller groups
Phase 4 – Add patio doors and full height windows to the rear of the hall leading out onto a new raised patio area to make full use of the previously inaccessible extensive rear garden. This will enable events to be spread out inside and outside allowing social distancing, ventilation and a one-way system, if required.
With huge amounts of community fundraising, grants from HS2 and Stratford District Council, we have just completed the Phase 1 build. This has been met with delight and excitement from the villagers and committee. Lots of new activities and events are now in the planning, make use of the warm, dry, welcoming atmosphere in the main hall. We are now in the process of securing funding for Phase 2 which again will be a mix of community fundraising and grant applications. The remaining phases are extremely important to complete in quick succession. Not only to provide better facilities to our villagers and wider visitors, but to ensure the older parts of the building do not compromise the newly renovated areas.
Our charity primarily runs and maintains the hall but we also provide as many socialising opportunities and services as we can to our small, rural village. The village has a pub, a church and a hall and very limited public transport links. Our hall has deteriorated considerably over the last 10 years and the social interactions and activities have declined alongside this, many clubs and classes have closed or not wanted to hire the hall after the initial visit. Those activities that stayed, have been the focal point for many of our villagers.
Without the hall, children and the elderly would have extremely limited activities in the village and issues with accessing services and social activities elsewhere. This can lead to social isolation, lack of confidence and mental health issues in some. The hall events bring people together, for shared experiences, opportunities to converse, meet new people and create new friends. These events can only continue if the hall can continue to offer the space for these events in the decades to come. After eighty years of continual use, the next eighty years will require some investment by the present generation to sustain the hall’s future.
Our plans can be found on Stratford District Council Planning Portal Ref: 17/01739/FUL
If you would like to donate to our cause, please click here: justgiving.com/campaign/bdvh1934
If you would like to chat to us or book the hall, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Lucy on 07971 801843
The future of Burton Dassett Village Hall
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