May Newsletter

May 2019 Newsletter 

What’s on at Townshend Village Hall in May

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Lunch – Saturday 4th May – Food from 12 noon

Main Course £4.00 : Sweet £2.00 Coffee or Tea 50p

Star Wars costume optional! Usual Home-cooked menu.

If you would like any more information about our lunches or if you are thinking of having lunch with us for the first time, contact Sarah on 01736 850287

Vegetables kindly donated by Berryman’s Farm Shop, Leedstown 

Seedling and Plant Swap  

A big thankyou to everyone who took part last month.  The Swap is back again this month on 4th May during the lunch.
Bring along anything you have too much of an exchange it for something new.

Gardening tip of the month:  Don’t be over zealous with the lawn mower or the strimmer.  Long grass is great for small mammals to hide in and dandelions are a good early source of nectar for the bees.  If you are able to let a few go to seed, you may be rewarded by seeing goldfinches feeding on them.

Friends of Godolphin Evening

Monday 20th May at 7.30pm
Special Event:  ”South Africa and its Spring Flowers”
An illustrated talk by Andrew Eaton
Members £3, Visitors £4; with refreshments and raffle

Easter Craft Morning

Thank-you to everyone who came.  Apart from the average age being rather higher than we had intended, we all had a great time painting eggs and making ‘Easter Trees’.  Doesn’t the Hall look great?
Look out for the next craft session.  We welcome more ideas.

Film Club:  ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Saturday 25th May, Doors open 7pm, Film starts 7.30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.  Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn, Freddie, surrounded by darker influences shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career.  Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

For all members of C-Fylm – if you are not a member, you can join on the night.  £3 which includes a drink.

For more information contact Sarah on 01736 850933 or e-mail

Super Garden Party

This year the Village Hall Trustees and Volunteers are going to concentrate on organising a Super Garden Party on the 29th June from 2 to 6pm. It will be held by the kind permission of Marlene and Les Hudson at Rosemurgy Cottage, Townshend in their lovely garden and will be raising money for Children’s Hospice South West.

The entrance price is £4 for adults and £3 for children payable on the gate and includes a barbeque with hotdogs, tea and coffee.

There will be a cake stall, live music from the ukulele group, skittles, and a bric-a-brac stall. Please come along for a fun afternoon.

The Village Show will be back in 2020.

Wildlife Tip of the Month

Get out and use your ears! Bird song at this time of year is wonderful, particularly early in the morning. Getting up to hear the dawn chorus is very rewarding and well worth the effort.  The woods at Godolphin are a great place to start listening, especially now that the bluebells are putting on such a wonderful show.

Open Studios 2019

Saturday 25th May to Sunday 2nd June; 11am to 5pm
The Old Chapel, Townshend, opposite the Village Hall.
Stephanie Sandercock will be showing her work.

Forthcoming Events June 2019


Saturday 1st June

Film Club

Saturday 22nd June – ‘Out of Africa’

Garden Party

Saturday 29th June

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