Dear Friends of Sir Hans Sloane Centre,
Dear Friends of Sir Hans Sloane Centre,

We are glad to be back with our Newsletter after a year of silence! So much has happened that left me without time to communicate all the wonderful activities and events that have taken place .  Please do read on to find out about our successes and to learn of the programme for this Autumn.   We are open to your suggestions on what you would like to be involved in but most of all we need your support in attending and booking into this current set of events, especially as we set up as a community cinema.  So if films are of interest to you spread the word and come along to enjoy being part of the community.  We need more volunteers so that films can be shown weekly.   We need more volunteer staff members so that we can be open more often or if you can help as a backup then please do get in touch. 07896254153

Upcoming Events

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History Talk

Wed 23rd 7:30 pm Ireland During WWII                         

Come and hear Clive Scoular talk about how Ireland coped

during the Second World War including…

  • The Belfast Blitz
  • What happened to Stormont?
  • Spies in the Free State
  • The arrival of the Americans
  • and lots more

Wednesday, 23 November at 7:30pm

at the Sir Hans Sloane Centre, High Street, Killyleagh

Suggested donation of £5 towards the Centre’s upkeep

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Community Cinema

Film Showing Dates                                           

We received funding from Newry, Mourne and Down Council to expand our community outreach. So, we can now show films here at the Centre.

Next Film showings are below – £4/ child £5/adult includes popcorn, tea, coffee and a biscuit.  Book in advance to be sure of a seat.  Arrive 10-15 mins early for sign in.  Films start at the times given below.

Sat 26thNov  3:00pm    Horrid Henry  U

Sat 3rd  Dec  3:00pm   The Worst Witch PG

Sat 10thDec  3:00pm The Chronicles of Christmas  PG

Thurs 22ndDec 1:00pm How the Crinch Stole Christmas  PG

We need volunteers to help us offer more film showings during the day and evening. If you are interested, then please do get in touch.  Film Updates are given on Facebook please email info@sirhanssloanecentre.co.uk or call 07896 254153

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The Shrigley Bell

Public Meeting 1st Dec 7:30 pm                                                     

The Centre supports Shrigley and we wish to engage with the people of Shrigley over the restoration of the Shrigley Monument. The Bell has been hidden away in storage with the NIHE. They have kindly agreed a loan of the Bell for a year, here at the Centre.   Do come along and see it, sign our petition for the restoration of the Bell and creation of a new area on the green with a record of the history and work leading to creating a community hub. Public Meeting 1st Dec 7:00pm here in the Centre.  We so need the support of young school and university students and can offer work experience and a bursary for input to this project.

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Christmas Coffee Morning

Monday 19th Dec 10-12 am                                                                           

The wood burner on the patio will be lit, the scones freshly baked and the best mince pies served.  Seating inside and out. Carols in the air. Hope you can join us.  So we can cater for numbers please do book in advance but some turn up on the day possible.  £4 / person.

 

 

A Christmas Carols and Live Nativity – Visit the 23rd Dec 6-7:30pm                     

Let’s remember Christmas – Join us for Christmas Carols round the village and a Live Nativity. We have the Donkey and Mary and if you have a friendly sheep or other farm animal then do get in touch. Now we need some adults/teenagers as Joseph, shepherds and kings. carol singers and musicians.  The plan is to take to the streets with 3/4 particular locations planned.  We will do a collection for a local charity helping families and children.

 

Santa Visits and Christmas Crafts                                           

Thursday 22nd Dec 4-6pm £10, extra siblings £2

We are delighted that Santa Claus is coming to the Centre to see the children. While waiting on their turn to speak to Santa we will have a craft activity. Unfortunately the funding didn’t come through and so we have to charge.  But Santa will be out in patio by the fire and Christmas tree with a little gift for everyone.  The money raised after craft costs is going to a charity chosen by Santa.

 

People, Potential and Prosperity

 

The People, Potential and Prosperity Project about the people of Killyleagh past and present: where have we hailed from, and who amongst us deserves some recognition and celebration.

This local history is being collated by Shirley Lennon of Kenera Consulting and is funded by the European Union as part of the Peace IV project. Thank you to all of you who contributed and the project will be exhibited in the new year.   Such wonderful characters, entrepreneurs and community stalwarts one and all.

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Book club

Join Our Socially Distanced Book Club!

Starting February.

Dates and times will be set to suit those taking part.

£16 per person for 8 weeks.

Email or text to register your interest and preference for daytime or evenings.

info@sirhanssloanecentre.co.uk
Text: 07896 254153

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Drama Society

‘Friends, Killyleaghians, Countrymen, lend me your ears’
– William Shakespeare

Wouldn’t it be fun to have a drama society in Killyleagh?

The curtains are up for anyone who wants to lead, take part or attend.

If interested, email or text your contact details to

info@sirhanssloanecentre.co.uk
Text: 07896 254153

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Tours of Killyleagh with Clive Scoular

Join a walking tour of Killyleagh with local historian Clive Scoular.

The tour – with more talking than walking, so don’t be put off – will last for about 90mins and takes in Sir Hans Sloane’s beginnings in the village, Edward Hincks’ Hieroglyphics and Henry Black-wood’s sailing exploits with Lord Nelson, to name but a few of the things you’ll discover.
Tours start from the Sir Hans Sloane Centre.
Adults: £5
Under 16s: £2
We will publish dates in the new year or to join a waiting list email.

info@sirhanssloanecentre.co.uk
Text: 07896 254153

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Children’s Science Club & Parties

For more information or booking details, please email info@sirhanssloanecentre.co.uk or call 07896 254153.

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Poetry Workshops

 

Join us for four poetry writing sessions.  Ideal for first time poets, amateurs or established writers. All ages welcome. £10 per person.
Dates and times will be confirmed depending on the response..

info@sirhanssloanecentre.co.uk
Text: 07896 254153

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