Winter Gathering

The Whatstandwell Winter Gathering 2018 Report.

This, the second such event, was originally intended to be an opportunity for the senior members of the village to meet up for a couple of hours, enjoy some delicious food and a sherry or two and hopefully get to know each other a little better or catch up on the local news. As it turned out this year most of the seniors were from outlying villages but still everyone seemed to enjoy the occasion. 

In any case the other two elements of the occasion went off very well. The children’s party was a success with the magician providing great entertainment with tricks and gags and Santa dishing out presents. Fortunately this year he managed to not make any of the kids cry! Food was wolfed down although word has it there wasn’t enough chocolate! (Is there ever?).

Finally the later evening bash until 12 midnight kicked in with two great live performances from “Big Entertainment” and “Laura Kelly”. Plenty to eat and drink helped the evening along nicely. 

We intend to run this event again in 2019 and to give you a feel for the format, here are the details of last year’s………..

Seniors Festive Afternoon Tea

This part of the event will take place in the function room from 4pm until 6pm.
We have 25 tickets available at a price of £4 each
This includes:

  • Selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes, tea or coffee & Sherry
  • A sing along with Simon and Grace

This event is aimed at over 65’s

Children’s Christmas Party

The children’s party will take place in the main room from 4pm until 6pm.
We have 40 tickets available at a price of £2 each
This includes:

  • Party food (sandwiches, cakes, nibbles and soft drinks)
  • Entertainer, party games and prizes
  • An appearance from farther Christmas and a small gift

This event is aimed at under 14s

Evening Christmas Party

It will take place in the main room from 7pm until 12 midnight.
We have 120 tickets available at a price of £10 each
This includes:

  • Performances by Laura Kenny and The Big Enjoyment
  • Disco
  • Bar serving local ales, local cider, lager, wine, mulled wine and soft drinks
  • Food (Chicken & Chips, beef or vegetable Chilli & Rice)

This event is aimed at adults and over 14’s, but there are no concessions for under 18’s or over 65’s.

The Big Enjoyment

Really pleased to be welcoming back The BIG Enjoyment after their barn storming performance at Whatstandwell Festival this year. Wirksworth four piece, rock originals and covers – more or less.

Laura Kelly

One woman band using Live Looping, Vocal FX and a selection of instruments to performing your favourite songs in a unique and highly entertaining way.
From Jazz & Motown Soul to Dance & Rap, there’s Never a dull moment, plenty of surprises and maybe even a few laughs

Simon and Grace

Simon will be playing piano and Grace will be playing flute.