Overview of events ...

The Village Hall Committee run a wide range of social events throughout the year to appeal to all ages with a view to enjoying ourselves whilst raising money for the upkeep and refurbishment of the hall. We have held village lunches, banquets, murder mystery evenings, regular film shows, quiz nights, wine tasting sessions, jumble sales, Christmas fayres and produce shows. We always welcome new ideas.

If you would like email reminders of village hall events and are not already on our mailing list then contact Andrew at ajmoore900@aol.com

Why not try one of the planned events and bring a friend!

indoor market

Events for 2022 ...

• 11 Mar - 7.30 pm - Silent Auction.

• 29 Mar - 12.30 pm - Village Lunch

• 29 Apr - 7.30 pm - CINEMA CLUB - 'No Time To Die'

• 14 May - 10 am to 1 pm - Catworth Indoor Food Market

• 27 May - 7.30 pm - CINEMA CLUB - 'Victoria and Abdul'


• 11 Jun - 10 am to 1 pm - Catworth Indoor Food Market
    now every second Saturday

• 26 Jul - 12.30 pm - Village Lunch

• 23 Sep - 7.30 pm - Quiz Night

games yoga stitches

Regular Fixtures ...

Some of our regular fixtures have now re-started but the following list is only a rough guide and there will be exceptions. So please follow the links for more details or make enquiries using the given telephone numbers or email addresses.
(H) Hall ... (M) Meeting Room

• POP-UP PUB - 1st Friday of the month 5.30 pm

• CATWORTH INDOOR FOOD MARKET - every second Saturday

• STRENGTH AND BALANCE - Mondays 10.00 am (H)
  to book call 01480 388111

• YOGA - Fridays 10.00 am (H) - some reviews here

• COFFEE MORNING - Wednesdays 10.30 am (M)

• BOWLS CLUB - Thurdays 2.30 pm (H) - email Ken

• GAMES CLUB - 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month 7.30 pm (M)
  email Lesley

• ART CLUB - Alternate Thursdays 6 pm (H) - RESTING at the moment

• VINYL CLUB 1st and 3rd Thursdays (H) winter programme TBA

• CATWORTH'S IN STITCHES - 1st and 3rd Tues each month 7.30 pm (M)
  email Pam or Jenny

• QUILTERS - 3rd Saturday of the month 10 am (H) - Pam at 01832 710324

• CINEMA CLUB - last Friday of the month

• PARISH COUNCIL - 2nd Wednesday of the month 7.30 pm (H)

More details of some of these regular users can be found here


Events in 2021 ...

..and then we started 2021 with yet another lockdown! Further grants certainly, but a knock back for users of the Village Hall. However since the lock down ended there has been a steady return of hirers and users: Wednesday Coffee mornings, Quilters, Games Club, Bowls Club, Yoga, Christian Group, new hirers Strength and Balance, Catworth in Stitches, plus a Village Lunch, the Craft Fayre, and CATS pantomime Dick Whittington (some photos here). We have maintained Covid safety arrangements which our hirers have been reassured by.


Events in 2020 ...

We were doing so well until Covid came along and two lockdowns severely curtailed our plans for the year. We have luckily received grant funding from Huntingdonshire District Council to tide us over and help us survive the periods of closure. We have installed hand sanitisers and added some 2metre distancing tape.

making christingles

Events in 2019 ...

2019 was our first full year of using the new hall and we were delighted to see footfall at a staggering 5,720. We had new events including: Mahjong, coffee mornings, Games Nights, pop-up pub, plus our first wedding and a Bake-Off afternoon tea. Regular activities Bowls Club, Quilters, and Cinema Club continued. We also held our celebratory banquet which raised nearly 3,000 towards the refurbishment costs.
The adjacent photo shows families making christingles in the village hall, which were taken to the church for a short service.

demolition of old toilets

Events in 2018 ...

The dominating feature of 2018 was the project to complete the refurbishment ,,, HURRAH!!
We have created a new meeting room that can be opened up to the main hall if necessary. We have also created a safe play area to the north side and we have made the facility completely accessible to the disabled. We have installed AV equipment and a hearing loop.

Fundraising events included a craft fayre that raised a tremendous £950. The Cinema Club is doing well making profits for the refurbishment Fund every time. Our postcards based on last year's treasure map as featured on BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House are still available.

2017 craft fayre

Events in 2017 ...

The committee had another very successful year. Fundraising events included a craft fayre that raised a tremendous £674 (some photos here); the Murder Mystery "Murder On-Air" set in a community Radio Station raised £760; and the very successful quiz night £435.
The Cinema Club is still doing well covering costs every time and with some very popular evenings such as the showing of Plastic Ocean with Geff Brighty attending for an enlightening and scary Q and A session.
The Sparkling Tea Party was an enjoyable and successful afternoon attracting nearly 40 entries, and raising £420. One of our regular banquets was, as usual, well attended and raised over £500.

mystery 2016

Events in 2016 ...

Fundraising events in 2016 included the Gala Banquet in February, which was a fantastic evening enjoyed by all. Thanks to the generosity of donors, diners, and bidders, this raised nearly £3,000.
The craft fayre raised £230, the village lunches raised over £400 and the produce show held in Glebe House garden raised over £800 (thanks to Ross and Annabel for letting us pitch camp there for the afternoon).
The very successful quiz night raised over £350 and, for those of you who missed it, Liechtenstein is bordered by Austria and Switzerland.
The Catworth Cinema Club had another cracking year raising over £1,600 with the highlight of a Cambridgeshire premier of 'The Doo Dah Man' attended by the Director Claude Green.
In May the Catworth Amateur Theatrical Society held its fifteenth home grown murder mystery premiere, with a four course banquet as well as the Golf Club murder investigation; this raised over £800 and starred Julie Daniel as the golf pro, Rachel McCreath as a not so grieving widow, Paul Goodyear as Head Greenkeeper, Pete King as Vice Captain, Steve Kaye as Golf Club bar manager and Pippa Ellson as bar maid (see photo taken by Andrew Moore as Chief Inspector Driver).

CATS 2015 sisters

Events in 2015 ...

2015 saw the Village Hall host a wide range of activities.
These included eight film nights organised by the Catworth Cinema Club (including a packed house for a sing-a-long to Mamma Mia).
Villagers also enjoyed three village lunches, the popular Quiz Night, the Murder Mystery "The Poison Pen" (which reflected the village passion for writing), a Sparkling Tea Party launching the fund raising for the refurbishment completion, and the Macmillan coffee morning.
In March the Catworth Amateur Theatrical Society presented their version of Cinderella, to great acclaim (see photo); and the year ended with the craft fayre held in conjunction with St Leonard's patronal festival.
All this in addition to the weekly Bowls Club, Art Club and other hirings. The committee covered it's costs and raised £3,500 towards the completion project scheduled for 2018.

craft fair

Events in 2014 ...

In 2014 the Village Hall Committee organised a wide variety of events. There were three well-attended Village Lunches (in January, May and December) and a splendid four-course St David's Day Banquet with entertainment. In April we held a Jumble Sale as well as a highly successful Village Bake Off (photos here).
Also in April, a new Catworth Cinema Club was successfully launched with 'Captain Phillips' and four more films were shown in May, June, September and October (details here).
In September a Macmillan Coffee Morning (with delicious home-made cakes, biscuits and preserves) was held to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Care. In October there was a packed, and hotly contested, Quiz Night; and in November our second Craft Fayre (picture opposite) was very busy all day.

produce show

Events in 2013 ...

In 2013 the Village Hall Committee successfully held five events.
These included a Murder Mystery evening with a four course meal and a very enjoyable wine tasting evening.
Later in the year our annual quiz evening was very well attended and enjoyed by all who took part.
September saw the bi-annual Produce Show (pictured opposite) with the usual fierce competition for the cup for the men only fruit cake!
In December we held our first Christmas Fayre which included stall holders from the village and further afield and saw such delights as homemade bread, puppets and christmas decorations along with some beautiful paintings.