Events

We are now on the lookout for enthusiastic and friendly people to help us to continue and grow our programme at the centre. Our current group of volunteers meet just a few times a year to organise events, including our Halloween Party, Children's Discos, Summer Fete and annual Panto. We also attend on the night to make sure everything is in place and everyone has a great time! As you can see, we don't need a huge commitment and being able to put a bit back into your local community can be both enjoyable and rewarding! So for a chat or more details about what's involved please get in touch by joining our Facebook group - Chester Green Community Centre or contact our Chairperson Julie Wilks on 07722 486166 or via our contact page.

Our next events are: 

Friday 17th November - Fundraising Family Christmas Quiz 

and 

Saturday 2nd December - Live Music Charity Night

Monthly Events Archive

Have a look at what we get up to at our exciting monthly events:

2010: Our first event was on Saturday 25th September 2010. Professional touring theatre company Pocket Panto provided us with a performance of Dick Whittington, which was followed by a disco. The Panto was extremely well attended and the Community Centre was buzzing! We even had a mention in the Derby Evening Telegraph from some of our audience members, which you can read yourself by clicking the link here. (Link opens in this window).

This was followed by a fantastic Halloween Themed event in October where there were certificates given out for the best Halloween costumes.

Our Christmas Party Night in December was the last event of 2010. There was a fabulous live music from "Band With No Name", live entertainment from John Richardson as well as our disco, games, a bumper raffle and a hot buffet supper. 

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING LOCAL BUSINESS' THAT DONATED RAFFLE PRIZES FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT:

EVERGREEN GARDEN CHINESE TAKEAWAY; PASK HAIR SALON; ISOBEL FLORIST'; RICHARD SMITH NEWSAGENT; CRUMBS ON THE GREEN; EAST MIDLANDS BEAUTY COLLEGE; NAZ HOME HAIRDRESSER; CORNER SHOP - CAESER STREET.

2011: Chester Green's Got Talent kick started our New Year on January 8th 2011. Talented members of the community came to compete and we were lucky to be entertained by Phil Wagg - Vocalist and Guitarist with Hudson Super 6 who performed a guest spot for us as did Emma Buckley, Singer / Guitarist . Tony Johnson from the Derby Barbershop Harmony Club was one of our three Judges in the Talent Show and Matt Chell did a fantastic job as compere.

Congratulations to all the talented members of the community who took part in Chester Green's Got Talent on January 8th. They were: Daisy Chell who was our winner, Amelia Baker who won 2nd prize, Joanne Toseland who won 3rd prize, Studio 86 street dancers and Simon Padley. Well done to you all.

Valentines day was celebrated a few days early in style at the CGCC on February 12th. With a specially decorated centre to create a romantic atmosphere, entertainment from Singer / Guitarist Emma Buckley  bar, nibbles and quiz our Valentines night was the perfect place to be.

Professional theatre company Little Pixie Productions' show "Turned Out Nice Again!" appeared at the centre in March. Many people grabbed their bucket and spade and joined Granny Flo and Ruby on their 2nd adventure together for a visit to 1938 in a seaside extravaganza with dance, original songs, slapstick and candy floss! This show was the Winner of ‘Best Show For Families’ Award at Buxton Festival Fringe 2010. www.littlepixieproductions.co.uk  

We even had time after the show for a game of Granny Flo's Family Bingo and disco! 

In April we celebrated the marriage  of of Prince William to Kate Middleton with our very own Royal Wedding Party! Our in door street tea party on the actual evening of the wedding was enjoyed by all ages with jelly and ice cream, a good old fashioned sing song and some hilarious group party games! The "make the brides dress out of newspaper game" was a particular favourite with everyone!

In June we combined our renewal membership event with all the fun of a Summer fete during the afternoon! This included craft, cake and books stalls, temporary tattoo stall, Hot dogs and ices, Tuck shop, Licensed bar, guess the weight of the cake, big prize draw raffle and dance display inside the centre. A big thank you to our stall holders who are listed below and local businesses who donated raffle prizes. Outside in our gardens we were treated to a Story Corner, Punch and Judy / Magician and Ferret racing from the East Midlands Ferret Rescue. Then during the evening we had our DJ with disco, games and bar. 

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING LOCAL BUSINESS' THAT DONATED RAFFLE PRIZES FOR OUR SUMMER FETE:

EVERGREEN GARDEN CHINESE TAKEAWAY; PASK HAIR SALON; RICHARD SMITH NEWSAGENT;CHESTER GREEN NEWS AND OFF LICENSE; COACH AND HORSES; BRIDGE INN; DUKE OF CLARENCE; ELAINE BLUNT - USBORNE BOOKS.

THANK YOU TO THE LITTLE CHESTER CAKE COMPANY FOR DONATING THE CAKE FOR GUESS THE WEIGHT OF THE CAKE.

Back by popular demand, professional theatre company Pocket Panto who kick started our season of events last September, returned with an all new show Aladdin for us on Saturday 3rd September 2011. The show was followed by a Panto quiz and make an Aladdin hat competition.

 Saturday 22nd October 2011 we celebrated Halloween with a fancy dress competition, fun Halloween games and themed bingo.

We finished off the year with our Christmas Party night in December 2011.

2012: We started 2012 with our Valentine's Family Party Night in February. 

“Yee-haw!" In April 2012 we danced the night away at our Barn dance with "Speed The Plough", Derby's Barn Dance / Ceilidh Band. The evening also featured a Ploughman's Supper and raffle.

After the success of last year's fete, we held our second one at the Community Centre on 9th June 2012 with our 
Jubilympics Summer Fete!
This was a real family event with various stalls, a raffle, games, Punch & Judy and face painting. The bar was open and there were refreshments and hot dogs. Our own Jubilmpic races were fun for all ages, we even gave medals out! 

In September Pocket Panto returned for the third year running to kick start our season of events with their hilarious panto for the whole family, Jack & the Beanstalk. The show was  followed by panto themed quizzes. 

Our Halloween Party was on Saturday 27th October. A big crowd joined us for our fancy dress Halloween themed party for a ghoulish time with games, dancing and prize for best costumes. 

We finished of 2012 with our Christmas Party night on Saturday 8th December. An evening of games and dancing were enjoyed by one and all.

2013:We started off 2013 with a pub style quiz night on 9th February with our quiz host Rhian. There were plenty of rounds including general knowledge, a picture round and a music round. We even had a score board projected on the wall so the competing teams could see the scores throughout the evening. It was a close result between the top and bottom scoring teams and the winners went away with a bottle of wine each!

Our Spring Family Fun Night! was on Saturday 13th April 2013. We had a fun filled evening for the whole family, including tuck shop, licensed bar, lots of games and a decorate the best egg competition. Eggs and crafting materials were provided on the night and there were some beautifully decorated eggs by the end of the evening.

Summer Fete - Saturday 15th June 2013: Building on our last two Summer fetes, we held one at the community centre for the third year running during the afternoon of 15th June from 2.30pm. 
We had lots of different stalls including crafts, cards, sweet gifts, jewellery, cakes, bric a brac and children's tombola.
There was also a raffle, guess the weight of the cake, children's lucky dip and a membership table to renew community centre membership or join for the 1st time, plus live entertainment from the Parkinson's Choir and a Magic show!

Pocket Panto Cinderella - Sat 21st September 2013: A fun night was had by all when Pocket Panto returned for a 4th year to perform their professional panto to a packed community centre.

Our Halloween night on the 26th October 2013 was a great night, with games, hot dogs and prizes for the best Halloween costumes.

We finished 2013 off with a Christmas quiz night on November 30th, hosted by local quiz expert Rhian.

2014:

We started the year off on the 15th February with our special family quiz night hosted by our local quiz expert Rhian, with questions for all ages from 5 -105! 

Professional theatre company Little Pixie Productions, gave up their time for free and brought their family show What Became of the Red Shoes? to the centre as a fundraiser in April. There was even a visit from the Easter Bunny after the show, with a free Easter egg for every child!

Saturday 7th June saw the centre host another Summer fete, with craft and cake stalls and entertainment.

Our Membership Extravaganza opened our season of events on the 30th August. It was a fun packed evening with lots of games and dancing helped along by the "Scraggle Muffins".

Pocket Panto made their yearly visit to us with Dick Whittington on Saturday 20th September. 

We finished the year with our annual Halloween party on 25th October and Christmas disco in December.

2015:

We started our year off on the 28th February with a family quiz and games night, hosted by Rhian.

Our annual Summer Fete & BAKE OFF was held on Saturday 20th June 2015 at 2.00 pm at the Community Centre. We had Stalls; Crafts; Raffle; Tombola; Refreshments; Bouncy Castle; LICENSED BAR Plus entertainment from Folk Friendzy and of course cakes that were judged in our bake off competition.

Pocket Panto entertained us for the 6th consecutive year with Aladdin on September 26th.

We hosted our Halloween Party on the 31st October with games, food and prizes for the best costumes.

There was a guest performance at the community centre on Wednesday 18th November from musicians Clive Gregson and Liz Simcock.

2016:

Rhian set and hosted the quiz again for our first event of the new year on Friday 15th January.

Our kids disco was hosted by Jodie from Scraggle Muffins on Saturday 13th February.

We had a fun evening with a Quiz, Bingo, Beetle Drive, Games plus bar and tuck shop on the 16th April.

The Queen's 90th picnic on the Green was a huge success on the 12th June.

The membership night at the Community Centre was on Saturday 23rd July with a disco and games.

Pocket Panto brought us Jack and the Beanstalk on 24th September.

We had our annual Halloween party on the 29th October.

The Just for Kix band entertained us on 26th November and helped raise some money for charity.

2017:

Our popular quiz night with Rhian asking the questions started off our year of events on 11th February.

The kids disco took place on 4th March.

On Saturday April 22nd we celebrated the World War II forces’ sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday, with our very own 1940s themed variety show and party. The variety show called “Bless em All”, featured WWII songs made famous by Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields and Flanagan and Allen and there were plenty of sing-a-longs to join in with. During the evening there were also 1940s themed party games for all ages. Rationing was not in place, as the evening also included a pie and pea supper!

Rhian hosted a quiz and games night on the 19th May. All proceeds for this event were for the Chester Green Picnic in the park on the 9th July.

Bruce hosted our free disco and membership night on the 15th July.

We hosted our first open mic night on the 23rd September.

Our Halloween Night on 28th October was a huge success, with fancy dress, food and disco and games led by Bruce.

 

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