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Availability & Events Diary 2014 

St. Briavels Assembly Rooms 2014

St. Briavels Assembly Rooms Registered Charity: 1124367. Registered charitable company: 6558465 - East Street, St. Briavels, Nr. Lydney, Gloucestershire, England. U.K. GL15 6TG

St.Briavels Assembly Rooms are funded & volunteer run as a charitable limited company, on the behalf of the parishioners of St.Briavels who own them. They were built & donated to the parishioners by Captain Octavius W. Andrews CBE circa 1900, using money donated by his uncle, Charles Lord Denton.

LATEST NEWS: June 2014 - GRANT AWARD from 'Gloucestershire Environmental Trust' for kitchen installation!

 APRIL 2014: TARGET FUNDS REACHED FOR NEW ROOF OVER MAIN HALL!  
Work to be carried out in August 2014.

Thanks to the completion of 3 phases of refurbishment since 2008, the Assembly Rooms can now provide an exceptionally desirable venue for a wide rage of events. The rooms offer a large, open plan flexible space, with a stunning internal glass slide back partition wall between  the main hall and the stylish recreation room / cafe-bar area, which leads on to an enclosed pretty walled garden terrace, to the rear. There is also a new fully equipped 'hire-by-the hour' office / meeting room with garden access through French doors.

The new toilets comprise a disabled loo and a walk in wet room shower plus baby changing station.

AMENITIES: Computer access with free Wi-Fi and free international telephone calls. Twice weekly café offering local produce for sale, as well as delicious handmade French bread & patisserie.

WEEKLY COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES: (Tuesday & Thursday afternoons) Citizens Advice Bureau; Village Agent and Police Information Point; Mobile Hairdresser and Mobile Seamstress. 

St. Briavels Assembly Rooms 2013:  New interior glass partition wall, looking from the café-bar to main hall

Scroll down to see more present day interior photos

FROM THIS...

2008 ~ Pre-phase 1 renovation.

After winning a Defra grant of £94,000 from the South West Rural Enterprise Scheme and securing a £96,000 loan from the Charity Bank, renovation of the main village hall finally began on 21st April 2008. The main hall was re-built during 2008 and re-opened in January 2009.

2011 / 2012 ~ Pre phase 3 renovation of Recreation Room.

This was followed by another phase of refurbishment in 2011 & 2012 as further funds were raised and grants secured from Biffaward, the FODDC LAG 'Rural Development Programme for England' fund, the Summerfield Charitable Trust, Magnox North and the £6,000 from the Parish Council.

The radically improved and new look Assembly Rooms re-opened fully in June 2012.

To hire, donate or volunteer, please contact: events@st-briavels.com

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TO THIS...

2013: THE NEW LIGHT, WARM & AIRY INTERIOR...

St. Briavels Assembly Rooms are run by unpaid volunteers from within the community. Would you like to get involved?

From just the occasional few hours in the café, to helping at larger events. All assistance is appreciated to run YOUR rooms.

email here

REGULAR ACTIVITES & EVENTS...

LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET

SAT. 06th  SEPT
10am - 12.30pm
& every 1st Sat. of the Month
ST. BRIAVELS PAVILION

Cheese seleection


A stunning array of top quality produce will be on offer to you at the next Produce Market in St. Briavels on the 5th July!
Bring your friends and family along to stock up on everything from LIVE or FRESHLY SHUCKED OYSTERS and FRESH FISH & SHELLFISH prepared as you like it. Plus -  BREAD, PATISSERIE, ORGANIC FRUIT & VEG; ORGANIC LAMB; RARE BREED PEDIGREE PORK, BEEF, FREE RANGE POULTRY & GAME, EGGS, CHEESE, PIES, CAKES, HERBS, OLIVES, NUTS , VEGAN & VEGETARIAN FAYRE, CIDER, PLANTS  The lot!
Weekly
OUTREACH COMMUNITY SERVICES
at the Assembly Rooms


CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
EVERY 1st & 3rd THURSDAY
1.30pm - 4.30pm
No appointment necessary
Free, confidential advice

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VILLAGE AGENT
EVERY 2nd & 4th TUESDAY
1.30pm - 4.30pm
Your Village Agent is there to help anyone over 50, the disabled & carers.
Tel. 07810 630 190 / richards@grcc.org.uk

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POLICE
TUES & THURS

at the Assembly Rooms Courtyard Café
PCSO Pete Timmins: Mobile: 07964 865 351
 OR 101 for non emergencies
Courtyard Cafe at the Assembly Rooms
At The Assembly Rooms
EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY
1.30pm - 4.30pm

Freshly brewed ground coffee & selection of tea . Selection of homemade cakes & savouries.

Fresh French breads & Patisserie
Local produce on sale

FREE WI-FI . FREE INTERNATIONAL PHONECALLS . FREE PAPERS .
MOBILE HARDRESSER . MOBILE SEAMSTRESS .


BREAD & PATISSERIE  DELIVERIES TO ST. BRIAVELS
EVERY TUES
& THURS

See price list & product information in the Assembly Rooms Courtyard Café, or at: www.st-briavels.com/bread.htm 

USE YOUR LOAF AND ORDER NOW!
bread@st-briavels.com

ZUMBA in St. Briavels

Zumba Fitness & Dance
IS HERE!
Monday: 9.30am -10.30am.
Thursday: 8.35pm - 9.35pm
Saturday: 9am - 10am
Assembly Rooms
zumba@st-briavels.com

FITNESS & WELL BEING

Groups & Classes at the Assembly Rooms

GENTLE YOGA

THURSDAYS: 6.45pm - 8.35pm
TUESDAYS 9.15am  - 11.15am

with Ali Rose (01594)530616
07883678629

PILATES

MOST WEDNESDAYS: 2pm - 3pm

REPS LEVEL 3 ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR
£5 per session. Penny Jones: 01291 627243 or mobile: 07787 193302

 

Spanish Classes Forest of Dean GL15Spanish Classes

 Beginners & Intermediates  


THURSDAYS
St. Briavels Assembly Rooms

 spanish@st-briavels.com  Olé!
ITALIAN CLASSES
Italian Classes GL15 Forest of Dean
From September
Mon: Intermediate
Tues: Absolute beginners


italian@st-briavels.com

St. Briavels Assembly Rooms
Wye Valley Dance School
Wye Valley Dance School  
Wye Valley Dance

‘Creative Dance for 2 -4 year olds' Wednesdays 2pm - 3pm  

Wye Valley Dance School in St. Briavels

Teens private rehearsal
Wednesdays 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Tamara Barker 0797644767
www.wyevalleydanceschool.com
Haircut in St. Briavels GL15HAIRCUTS FROM A FIVER!

Sam 'Scissorhands' brings her mobile hairdressing to the Assembly Rooms most Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 3pm - 4.30pm. Email: ‘hair@st-briavels.com’ to guarantee your appointment - or just walk in and take a chance.

SEAMSTRESS ALTERATIONS & REPAIRSSeamstress St. Briavels

Ida Cooper brings her sewing machine to the Assembly Rooms most Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 2.30pm - 4.30pm.

Need an urgent SAME DAY repair or alteration? Or less urgent alterations, repairs, or other sewing projects undertaken? Ida's your lady with the tape! On the spot repairs - measuring up service - drop off and collection point for bigger projects.

 If you want to guarantee an appointment or have something urgent, email: seamstress@st-briavels.com. Otherwise just walk in and take a chance.

Enjoy a delicious cappuccino with cake, ice cream, the newspapers, and internet while you wait. You can even make FREE international and mobile phone calls. Marvellous!
HIRE AN OFFICE
BY THE HOUR

for just £10 all inclusive!

FREE INTERNATIONAL*
& U.K. MOBILE CALLS


(*to 190 countries, inc. all EUROPE, USA, CANADA, INDIA, AUSTRAILIA, CHINA etc)

FREE broadband / Wi-Fi

Laptop, telephone, scanner & printer

Assembly Rooms Office Suite.
Email: office@st-briavels.com
Tel: 01594 530950

 

'LITTLE SAINTS'
Parent & Toddler Group
EVERY FRIDAY
[in term time]
9.30 ~ 11am

£1.50 per family, inc. a drink & snack.

Soft Play; Toys; Stories; plenty of space to run around.

Jane: 01594 531 248

SING

With The People's

Do you like to sing?
We Do!
Most Sunday evenings
6.30pm - 9pm
The Assembly Rooms.
All welcome!

ART & CRAFT

Groups & Classes at the Assembly Rooms

Art & Craft Classes

Acrylic & Watercolour Classes:
M
ONDAYS 2pm - 4pm. MillsA@wyedean.gloucs.sch.uk

Friendly Art Group:

Do you fancy painting or drawing?Would you like to join a very friendly, non-threatening group of like-minded souls, just painting for the fun of it in the company of others? 

Many budding artists are shy and a little afraid of putting paint to paper or canvas. Please do come along to a small friendly gathering at the Assembly Rooms once a week.

Most Wednesdays, 10am ~ 1pm. Ann Kilminster, on 07980 978 348

Mariana-Art Gallery

East Street, St.Briavels, Gloucestershire
GL15 6TQ
01594 530484

Affordable Original Art, St. Briavels Mugs, Prints, Ceramics, Silver Jewellery, Tuition,

Sweets & Drinks

Open: March – Christmas
Friday to Monday – 10.30-5.00
JOIN IN THE MONTHLY FUN! (fantastic odds!)


£5 per month, minimum 12 months will enter you into the ‘100 Club Charitable Lottery’ with your very own number, which will be put into a monthly draw for cash prizes. The remaining funds raised will go towards the continued refurbishment & running costs of St. Briavels Assembly Rooms. SIMPLE!
email: lottery@st-briavels.com

TABLE TENNIS

EMAIL TO BOOK PRIVATELY

OR JUST TURN UP TO THE OPEN SESSIONS

EVERY MONDAY
7pm - 9pm
[except every 2nd Monday of the month]

ST. BRIAVELS ASSEMBLY ROOMS

MANY, MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR FUNDERS!

We are supported by

     

  

               

Magnox Oldbury Power Station

Supported by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas

This project is also supported under the England Rural Development Programme by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund.

AN APPEAL

TO PARISHIONERS OF HEWELSFIELD & ST. BRIAVELS

Are you aware that St. Briavels Assembly Rooms belongs to YOU?
They are currently funded and run as a charity by local volunteers - but your help is needed too, in order to commence the final phase of refurbishment which will include the walled garden and the Reading Room.
All you need to do is -
'ADOPT A FUND RAISER'
Just 1 EVENT - Just 1 DAY

Just decide on something you enjoy doing with friends - such as lunches, gourmet suppers, coffee mornings, jumble sales, barbeques ~ and hold one in aid of your Assembly Rooms. It's a great & rewarding way to make a contribution back into our community.

NO? Heart willing, but no time / energy / inclination? Would you rather maybe make a donation of some kind instead? donate here

THANK YOU!
A great big thank you to all of you who have already done their bit! These have included donations of paint, equipment & cash, cakes, art & craft fairs, guided walks with lunch, fabulous choir concerts, a lady's pamper night, art group & table tennis proceeds - even assistance with events. It all helps.

If you are interested in joining the committee or can lend a hand in some way, please call 01594 530 950 for more information or email help@st-briavels.com.

BECAUSE TOGETHER WE MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!

THANKS FOR DONATIONS AND SUPPORT FROM:

 

  RENDONA PAINTS

Availability & Events Diary   2014