Fund raising for the hall started a few weeks ago, our proposed Memorial Hall village walk is a major part of our fund raising and brings everyone in our community together and with a common purpose.
We are hoping that every household will produce someone from their midst to participate. It will be an individual effort, for the walk they are making. Each participant will have a “Just Giving” charity account we will explain how to do this. These personalised just giving accounts can be monitored by the individual account holder so as they can see how much they are raising for the charity as the weeks go by before the village fund walk.
For an added bit of fun there will be a £500.00p prize for the individual who raises the most monies in their account.
We expect to get the members of our community opening Just giving accounts and up and running during August, the walk is planned for Sunday Morning October 27th, that should give a minimum of eight weeks for each would be walker to raise as much money as they can in their individual accounts. If for some reason a person is unable to make that date, on trust they can complete the walk at an earlier date and still be eligible for the prize. We need a minimum of 100 participant’s, so please join in no matter what your age or health, not all the village will be able to make the complete walk so obviously we will have a shortened route as well.
More information to follow.
On Saturday May the 30th 2020 The Itchenor Summer Fete will be back after its wonderful success in 2018. The Fete will commence early at 12.00 noon and run until late afternoon closing at 5.30pm.As in the past there will be a number of attractions normally associated with Village Fetes but this coming year we are really hoping that the Itchenor Fete will be just something more. This coming May our Fete will open up a little earlier than usual, our Fete will be opened by a mystery guest, the mystery being that we are still looking for someone.
We are going to have a home-made burger stand, not just providing burgers but other bites as well; there will be more stalls than in the past, favourites such as toys – face painting – Teddies and a Dog Show will all be there but this year there will be more added fun for children; as for grown-ups there will be Boat Jumble stands – Plant stands – Bottle stores - book stands and much more. All the above will be supported from the village memorial hall itself, providing teas and cakes and at times hopefully live music as the afternoon progresses, towards the end of the day the winners of the Village Memorial Halls raffle will be announced, prizes as in the past will be unusual and exciting.
September the 14th 2019
This coming September on Saturday the 14th late in the afternoon Itchenor are welcoming The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra in the grounds of the Memorial Hall.
Residents, Friends, relatives are all invited to bring a picnic blankets and umbrellas for a concert of light classical music. This is a village gathering and there is no charge for entrance.
The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra was formed at the University of Chichester initially as an experimental ensemble performing Salon Orchestra music from the 1900’s to 1960’s. Its name comes from the composition “By the Sleepy Lagoon” (Desert Island discs theme tune), which Eric Coates wrote whilst staying in Selsey, having been inspired by the view of Bognor Regis across the lagoon.
It soon became clear that the orchestra could perform a much wider range of music than was first thought and has recently performed as an orchestra for a Viennese Ball, played Disney film music in a school, 1950’s television theme tunes quiz and performed as a pit orchestra in a theatre in Sevenoaks and are currently in talks with Chichester Theatre. This versatile group of musicians has recently turned their hands to “swing” music to great critical acclaim and have already received a lot of interest from companies and individuals who wish to hear more of this unique style of music.
For the Itchenor Concert they are providing us with a twenty-five-piece orchestra and returning to their roots so will be performing Light Classics, with maybe just a sprinkling of surprises, featuring their superstar vocalist Ellie Farmer.
Many consider this, our own local University orchestra, to be the best university orchestra in the United Kingdom.
Their vocalist Ellie Farmer was accepted on the at the University of Chichester's Vocal Performance Course and has just graduated.
During her time at the University she has performed in many recitals, concerts and productions. She has worked with members of the Hanover Band and most notably sang a leading role in Howard Moody's Opera PUSH. Reprising the Role in a performance in the House of Commons in January 2019. A role which she will be re- visiting in January 2020. As well as looking forward to PUSH she has a wide range of concerts planned for the next year.
Come rain or sunshine this event will take place in our gorgeous hall grounds, hopefully many in the village will join in our fun.
Ellie Farmer orchestra lead vocalist.