Pop-Up Pub Last Friday 6.30pm

It appears that the Cherington Arms will be closed for several months so The Hall is to open its doors on the last Friday of each month providing a venue as a Pop-Up Pub. First event Friday 28th January, all welcome for a drink and a chat. See you there!

New Constitution – Cherington, Stourton and Sutton-under-Brailes Village Hall

A new draft constitution has been based on the Model Constitution for Charitable Associations prepared by the Charities Commission, but with amendments to suit the circumstances of the Hall and the population that it supports.


  • The main change that the new constitution will have in practice will be for the make-up of the trust committee.  The intention is for the election of trustees to be more democratic so that those residents over the age of 18, living in any of the 3 villages, will be eligible to be a ‘Member’ and may attend an AGM and vote on the election of trustees.
  • It will no longer be necessary for specified village organisations to put forward someone to fulfil the role of trustee, however it is envisaged that they would continue to be encouraged to do so.  This allows for new organisations to start up who might be as entitled to a place on the committee as any of those established.
  • Trustees would serve for an initially term of 3 years.  Each year approximately a third of the committee would be up for re-election, so providing for continuity of management, should their places be taken by others.
  • It will be possible for the elected trustees to co-opt a limited number of others who may be regarded as having special skills.


A resolution to adopt the new constitution will be made at the AGM on 27th January 2022. Residents of the 3 villages are welcome to attend to express their views at this meeting.

Link to Draft Constitution:    Constitution 2022

2022 at The Hall!

Busy as ever The Hall will continue to have something for everyone in 2022.

The new Pop-Up Pub on the last Friday of the month begins in January -see post.

The Farmers Market returns on 3rd March – first Thursday of each month 6-8pm.  Bring some friends to enjoy a hot supper and a drink from the bar before shopping at 20 stalls of lovely local produce.

Saturday Social The Hall is open for the next village Coffee Morning from 10.30 till 12 noon  on Saturday 12th February.  Call in for a refreshing cuppa, a bacon bap, craft stall and a chat.  Next one follows on 12th March.

Spring and early Summer will bring a concert by the renowned Carice Singers, Art Week Exhibition in May, Shipston Proms Event in June, and a children’s showcase dance and music event in July.  Dates, times and contacts can be found on the calendar.

The Hall is also available for any village plans for the Queens Platinum Jubilee. 

Regular classes:


9:15-10:15 – Vinyasa Yoga with Claire: 07890 543437  /  www.inspirehealthandwellbeing.co.uk

11-12 – Functional Pilates with Juliet: 07899 966303  /  www.julietrobbins.com

4-7:15 – Atomic Dance Children’s ballet & musical theatre: www.atomicdance.co.uk



10:15-11:15 – Pilates with Pam: 07971 800337

1.00-2.00 – MELT Method with Debbie 07966 746794 www.debbie-williams.co.uk

6:30-7:30 – Pilates with Pam: 07971 800337



New bookings invited



9:15-10:15 – Pilates with Pam: 07971 800337

11:00-2.30 – Tumble Tots with Catherine: 07305 097029  /   www.tumbletots.com/witney

6-7:30 – British Wheel Yoga with Maddy: 07800 565207  /  bigmad@btinternet.com

7.00-9.00  – Sewing Group – Lois 07967 630880



1:15-2:15 – MELT Method  Courses with Debbie: 07966 746794  /  www.debbie-williams.co.uk

4-7:30 – Atomic Dance children’s classes: www.atomicdance.co.uk



9:15-10:15 – Zumba with Rachel: 07948 250616  /  shipstonzumba@gmail.com

1.00-4.00 NEW Sewing Course starting 12th February – Anne Wagenhauser  akwagenhauser@gmail.co.uk


New activities are always welcome so if you have a particular interest, sport or hobby that you would like to share by offering a class or organising a group or event then do let us know with an email to thehallcherington@gmail.com .

More information at Facebook: The Hall – Cherington, Stourton and Sutton-under-Brailes


Welcome Back, Summer 2021

We’re looking forward to the restart of all activities from 17 May! Many of our resilient team have been providing activities through Zoom and videos but we know how eagerly real ‘in person’ classes are anticipated.   Teachers and instructors are taking bookings and helping you with information about their classes and timetables. They are happy to add new folk to their contact list; drop them a line or give them a call when you’re deciding on all the things you would like to do as we leave the grip of this dreadful pandemic behind us.


Mondays, 11.-12.00 Juliet 07899 966303, jmedleyrobbins@aol.com, getfit@julietrobbins.com

Tuesdays 9.15-10.15am, 10.15-11.15am, 7.00pm-8.00pm,

Wednesdays 6.00-7.00pm,

Thursdays 9.15-10.15am; all with Pam  07971 800337 pamgardner_500@hotmail.com

Yoga    Thursdays, 6.00-7.30pm Maddy, 07800 565207, bigmad@btinternet.com

Zumba    Saturdays 9.30-10.30am with Rachel, shipstonzumba@gmail.com

Tai Chi Chih  a moving meditation,  Wednesdays Beginners 7.30-8.30pm Lesley Nell 01295 730995, 07813947181, lesleynell@yahoo.co.uk

Adult Ballet and Jazz  Wednesdays  11.00am Laura Englert,07801 563636 or Ellie Rowe  07392 348155

Art Classes and Workshops including Watercolour every first Sunday of the month, 10.30-12.30,  www.willowtreeart.co.uk Louise Evans, 07794 921013, louise.evans@willowtreeart.co.uk

Sewing   Anne Wagenhauser 01608 663269, akwagenhauser@gmail.com

Photography   tba but previously every third Tuesday of the month 8.00-9.30pm  Tony 01608 686328

Gardening   every first Wednesday of the month 7.30-9.30pm Kerrith 01608 686403, open event for anyone interested Wednesday 7th July

Craft   every second Wednesday of the month 7.30-9.30pm Jane 01608 686323

Seniors   various events Trish 01608 686682, Brenda 686314


Coffee Morning, coffee, hot drinks and food, craft stall every third Saturday of the month 10.30am-12.00  Christine Dudfield 01608 686288, Tricia Wilson 01608 686279


Farmer’s Market  first Thursday 6-8pm every month from March – December, anne.dew1@googlemail.com 01608 686131, 07930 541547  Facebook: North Cotswolds Farmers Market


Tumble Tots   Thursdays, 10.30-3.00pm three classes, walking-2years, 2-3 years, 3years -school age Catherine Codd 07305 097029, www.tumbletots.com/witney, ttnorthcotswolds@gmail.com

Atomic Mini Mix   Fridays 9.45-10.45am, (Ellie) Eleanor Rowe, 07392 348155,  www.atomicdance.com, atomicdance17@gmail.com 

Atomic Dance   Fridays, various classes, 3.45-8.00pm, Ellie as above

Atomic Dance Musical Theatre and Children’s Ballet  Mondays 4.00pm-6.30pm Ellie as above



Email: info@thehallevents.org.uk

Facebook: The Hall Cherington, Stourton and Sutton under Brailes



Update December 2020

Sadly  Tier 3 allocation to the South Warwickshire area means that once again our doors are closed to many of our rural community activities.

However, indoor markets are exempt so the Farmers Market will be able to proceed on Thursday 3rd December 5-7pm.  Please do come along to stock up with lots of lovely goodies for December and Christmas and support hard working and deserving local growers and producers.

Fitness and exercise classes for adults are not allowed but pre and after school care and teaching can continue as can adult education and training so Ellie’s classes and Tumble Tots will be running.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported the Hall whenever they can throughout this year.  We will hope for  happier times in 2021 and look forward to welcoming people back to all the numerous worthwhile and enjoyable activities and events being planned.

Best wishes from the Trustees

Back in Action 2020

Activities and Classes starting Week Commencing 7th September.  Class sizes strictly limited and pre booking direct with the teachers is essential.  Call quickly to avoid disappointment.

Hall Activity Programme

We’re Back!

Opening July 2020!

We’ve been working hard and following guidance from ACRE have procedures in place to make the Hall a safe, Covid secure environment so that people can return to the activities they enjoy.  Full details of  our Policy, Information and Risk Assessment are available on request.

Farmers Market 6-8pm Thursday 2 July.  Two metre social distancing, one way circular route, one out, one in and sorry but no bar or catering this month.

Activities are permitted to commence from Monday 6th July with  limited class and group sizes, extra cleaning, two metre social distancing plus positioning for avoidance of face to face contact.  Please contact the individual activity providers for details.

Turbulent Times

The Hall is very quiet and still and resting while everyone follows the government guidelines to avoid group activities.

Our activity providers are self employed people who are being hit hard at this time but who consider the welfare of their clients to be of paramount importance.  They are also a resourceful bunch who are already looking at ways to help and to bring well being initiatives to folk in their homes.  Thank to all of them for coming up with the lovely innovative solutions below:

Juliet who runs the Monday Pure Stretch Class has two excellent exercise videos for you on her website www.julietrobbins.com.

Louise who brings such splendid art workshops to the Hall is running small group Watercolour Beginner Tutorials online via Zoom – take a look at Facebook Willow Tree Art or contact her at www.willowtreeart.co.uk.

Rachel is running online Zumba classes, email her at shipstonzumba@gmail.com or contact at the Shipston Zumba Facebook Page

Maddy  is offering three Yoga classes each week via Zoom, email bigmad@btinternet.com.

Well done ladies, no excuses for any of us not keeping up with activities while we’re staying safe at home!

The Villages Coronavirus Help Group are cheerily bringing help to everyone self isolating, they are pleased to bring items from the shops, pet walking, a chat and a catch up and more.  Do just call any of the telephone numbers on the leaflet that was delivered to your door a couple of weeks ago.

Best wishes from the Trustees





Coming Soon!

Adult Ballet for having fun and meeting people while improving fitness, flexibility and posture.

MELT Classes for health and wellbeing.


Activities February and March 2020

A great assortment of activities for the Early Spring 2020.  Please book direct with the providers.


Activities and Classes


Pilates  Mondays, 11.00am-12.00pm with Juliet 07899 966303, getfit@julietrobbins.com

Tuesdays 9.15-10.15am, 10.15-11.15am, 7.00pm-8.00pm,  Wednesdays 6.00-7.00pm, Thursdays 9.15-10.15am; all with Pam  07971 800337 pamgardner_500@hotmail.com

Yoga        Tuesdays with Angela Key,  07887 850400

Thursdays, 6.00-7.30pm with Maddy, 07800 565207, bigmad@btinternet.com

Fridays, 11.30-12.30pm with Angela Bradbury, 07717 221756, info@yoga-in-brailes.co.uk

Zumba    Saturdays 9.30-10.30am with Rachel, shipstonzumba@gmail.com

Photography   third Tuesday of the month 8.00-9.30pm  Tony Wells 01608 686328

Gardening   first Wednesday of the month starting  4th March 7.30-9.30pm Harry Upson 01608 686323

Craft   second Wednesday  of the month starting 12th February 7.30-9.30pm, making Beeswax Wraps this month, Jane Upson 01608 686323

Seniors  AGM 19th May,  Beetle Drive and Tea 15th September , Christmas Tea 15th December, Trisha 686682

Watercolour Workshops   Sunday 2nd February,  and 1st March, beginners welcome,  10.30am-12.30pm, £10,  Louise, 07794 921013, www.willowtreeart.co.uk

Coffee Morning with Pancakes, Bric a Brac, and Craft, open to all, Saturday 15th February 10.30-12.30.

Book Binding Workshop with Crump Barn Studio,  10.30-12.30 Sunday 8th March, book through Louise Evans, www.willowtreeart.co.uk

Mixed Media Art ‘March Hares’ Workshop Friday 13th March 6.00-9.00pm,  www.willowtreeart.co.uk

Hedgehog Help Talk and Activities, Sunday 8th March, 2.30pm, for adults and children, £1, open to all, with refreshments, just come along,

Parish Council Meeting  Monday  16th March, 7.30pm,

Coffee Morning with Full English Breakfast  from Dick and Sue, 10.30-12.00, Saturday 21st March.

Mothers Day Afternoon Tea Saturday 21st March, 3.00-6.00pm, delicious traditional afternoon tea, gift for  Mums, open to everyone,   £8 book with Lois, 07967 630880.  Fund raising for the Playing Field.

MELT Method Classes – learn how to support, strengthen the body and relieve physical pain.  Introductory  £5 Taster Sessions on 9.30-10.30am Monday 30th March and Wednesday 1st April, regular classes thereafter.

Watercolour Art Extended Workshop Sunday 5th April, 10.30 am – 2.30pm, www.willowtreeart.co.uk

Summer Block Printing  Seeds and Botanicals Friday 1st May 6.00-9.00pm www.willowtreeart.co.uk


 FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE:                                                           

Cherry Tots   Wednesdays, 9.45-11.30am

Tumble Tots   Thursdays, 11.15am-1.30pm three classes, walking-2years, 2-3 years, 3years -school age Robyn 07813 940172, www.tumbletots.com/witney

Atomic Mini Mix   Fridays 9.45-10.45am, Ellie, 07392 348155, atomicdance17@gmail.com

Atomic Dance   Fridays, various classes, 3.45-8.00pm, Ellie as above

Little Stars and Grade 1 Ballet  Wednesdays 5-5.30pm and 5.30-6.15pm, contact Laura via Ellie above, or on  07801 563636,  laura.ballet1@hotmail.com.