Forncett Fete 2018

Written by Brian Frith on .

Our main Village Fete (at the Village Hall and on Jubilee Green) on 23rd June was blessed with perfect weather ... and the crowds came out in force to show their appreciation!  A report and some photos are in the July 2018 edition of the Forncett Flyer (available via the 'Forncett Flyer' menu) but the slide show below has some more photos which wouldn't fit in the Flyer.

What a beautiful day!

( Photos by Phil Whiscombe
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As usual, the number of people who helped in practical ways on the day or donated items is far too many to list, but special mention must be made of Sally Hibbler, Carole McClure and Gill Starkie who did the overall planning and ensured that everything came together on the day.  A total of £2982 was raised for our three good causes - Friends of Forncett School, Little Tractors Playgroup and Forncett Village Hall.  Fantastic!

Forncett Art Group Exhibition

Written by Ally Rae on .

Alongside Forncett Village Fete looking wonderful on Jubilee Green and the Village Hall on 23 June, Forncett Art Group staged its second exhibition in St Mary’s Church on the same day. The two complimented each other perfectly. The bright unbroken sunshine, marquees and bustle at Jubilee Green and the beautiful cool, calmness of the atmospheric church.

A bowl of beautiful scents in the porch - photo: Ally Rae

( Photos by Ally Rae and David Kirk
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Art-work of all sorts filled every corner, showcasing the skills, creativity and enthusiasm of the Group and its supporters. Oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, etchings, linocuts, textile art, mosaics, stained glass, encaustic pictures (drawn with hot wax), quilts – the variety was glorious. What is also lovely about the Art Group is its emphasis on being creative together whatever your skill level and there must have been work from around 20 people. The church was also beautiful with flowers whose scent greeted visitors as they entered. A constant flow of people enjoyed the displays and took advantage of the chance to buy some of the work.

Very big ‘thank you’s’ are due to Gill Starkie who masterminded the exhibition (similar to herding cats) and artfully arranged the flowers, to John Metcalf for supplying many of the wonderful blooms, to May and Graham Prior for making the church available and of course to everyone who exhibited work. The Art Group will also be staging a smaller exhibition at Et Edmunds Fete on 28 July – please contact Gill Starkie if you would like to be involved. The Art Group welcomes everyone with an interest in art or creativity of any sort – we will be meeting intermittently over the summer for sketching in the garden and visits – again contact Gill to find out what’s on.

Musicals & Swing at St Mary's Church

Written by May Prior on .

Director & Producer Paul Blake, & the cast of 'Ensemble' performed 'Musicals & Swing' to three packed audiences in St Mary's Church. They included a variety of show favourites, such as Miss Saigon, Les Miserable, Sister Act, Cabaret, and a selection from the 'Rat Pack' era. A finale from the Lion King had the audience singing and clapping.

Laura Macdonald - No one but you from 'We Will Rock You'

Photos by Richard Ball - Click on pic for more

A HUGE thank you to them all for their hard work in putting together and performing the show, helping to raise funds for the on-going restoration of the church.

Quiz and Curry (Trophy Quiz) Nov 2017

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Presentation of the Trophy by Quiz Hosts, John and Jo 
Photos by Su Leavesley
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Our Annual Village Trophy Quiz on 11th November saw 11 teams (a 'sell out') battling it out for the coveted trophy in a quiz devised and presented by John and Jo Percival.  With a curry meal (no less than 8 options!) in the break and the usual well-stocked bar, even seemed to enjoy the evening.  The eventual winners were 'The Readers', who came out on top after a tie break with 'Normans for Norfolk' - decided by a taxing question about the date Cadbury's Flake was first produced!  Thanks to all who supported the event by joining teams, making the curries, helping serve, running the raffle, manning the bar etc., etc.  We couldn't do it without you!