Here is a selection of the different types of activities we can accommodate at the Darby and Joan Hall:
- Amateur Theatrical Performances
- Ballroom, Folk, Sequence and other forms of dancing
- Beekeepers Association
- Birthday and Anniversary Parties
- Bridge and Whist Groups
- Camera Club
- China Painters
- Concerts and Musical Performances
- Darby & Joan Luncheon Club
- Discussion Groups and Meetings
- Exhibitions, Displays and Bazaars
- Health Classes
- Keep Fit Classes (some strenuous: others of a more gentle nature)
is a registered charity that assists people with physical disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and quality of life through the provision of specially trained dogs. Over the past 27 years the charity has provided more than 680 trained dogs to help disabled people.
More than 1.2 million people in the UK use a wheelchair, and a significant number of those would benefit from a canine partner. The dogs are trained to help with everyday tasks such as opening and shutting doors, unloading the washing machine, picking up dropped items, pressing buttons and switches and getting help in an emergency. The charity aims to train dogs to meet the needs of people with even the most complex disabilities, including members of HM Armed Forces. Canine Partners is working closely with the Forces charity Help for Heroes, which has funded several partnerships of injured ex-servicemen and women.
These life transforming dogs also provide psychological and social benefits including increased independence, confidence and self-esteem. A canine partner also brings companionship, a sense of security and increases social interaction.
Here at the Darby & Joan hall we hold monthly classes for the training of our puppies, under the tuition of our local trainer Jemma, these puppies will become Canine Partners of the future assisting people with physical disabilities.
Canine Partners receives no government funding and relies solely on public donations. For further information please visit caninepartners.org.uk or contact Natalie Smith.
COTTINGHAM DARBY & JOAN LUNCHEON CLUB
We meet every Friday (except during August) in the Darby and Joan Hall, Finkle Street, for lunch, and entertainment in the afternoon. The two course meal is freshly cooked on the premises by our two excellent cooks. We have vacancies for new members who are always welcome. There is a small annual membership fee which lasts for the whole year and the meal is paid for weekly. The club is run by volunteers who are all members of RVS (Royal Voluntary Service) and anyone wishing to join the volunteers is very welcome.
For more information telephone Jennifer Hodge at the Club on a Friday 01482 845819, or call in.
At any other time telephone 01482 849077.
COTTINGHAM GREEN W I
We meet on the second Thursday each month in the Small Hall starting at 7.30. We have a range of speakers and events throughout the year and visitors are assured of a warm welcome.
Jean Ellis 01482 45415
Sue Topping 01482 840952
The U3A is a UK movement of retired and semi-retired people who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment. In Cottingham we have many group activities ranging from art, history and singing to garden visits, ten pin bowling and coffee club. We have a members’ meeting with a speaker and tea on the second Thursday of every month.
See our website: https://u3asites.org.uk/cottingham/welcome
Forthcoming speakers to the Large Hall are:
Christine Henderson speaking on Joyce Grenfell
Les Holmes My Life as a Policeman 2
COTTINGHAM EVENING TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD
The Cottingham Evening Townswomen’s Guild was formed in 1958 and meets at 7.30 p.m. on the third Thursday in the month in the Small Hall at the rear of the Darby and Joan Hall in Finkle Street. Please note that there is no meeting held in August and the December meeting is on the second Wednesday.
During the year we have a sponsored walk for our chosen charity and days out to places of interest, luncheons, theatre etc.
New members and visitors are always welcome. For more information please ring Eileen on 845426.
Our speakers for the remainder of the Guild year are:
|18th September||Social Evening|
|16th October||Paul Schofield||Six More Hull Personalities|
|20th November||Louise Pepper||Christmas Flower Decorations|
|11th December||Charity Cheque presentation & Social Evening|
|15th January||Charity Speaker|
|19th February||Pat Collard||Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?|
|15th April||Christine Watson||Burton Constable Hall|
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to call me.
COTTINGHAM LITTLE THEATRE
Cottingham Little Theatre is a very friendly drama group based in Cottingham. We’ve been around for nearly a century (we started out in 1920) and in that time we’ve put on hundreds of shows – comedies, thrillers, dramas and even the odd musical!
We’ve got a very loyal following in Cottingham and the surrounding area – although some of our audience come from much further afield – and we are proud of our reputation for delivering professional performances and an excellent night out.
Val Thompson: 01482 844567 / 07880608545
EAST YORKSHIRE EMBROIDERY SOCIETY
December 14th 2019
Heather Audin – 1718 Coverlet
Heather is the Curator of Quilters Guild Collection which contains over 800 objects relating to the history and development of Patchwork, Quilting and Applique in Britain. Heather will entertain us with slides exploring the 300 year old history of the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet.
Darby and Joan Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham,
2:30pm to 4:00pm (Doors open 2:15pm)
£2.00 members £3.00 visitors
Tea/Coffee and biscuits included
HULL FOLK DANCE CLUB
Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 pm; Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle St. Cottingham. Enjoy a free tea/coffee and biscuits and get to know the members. Come alone or bring a friend for light exercise in a friendly environment. All dances are walked through before being set to music. No experience is necessary, beginners are welcome. Your first visit is free. More information from:
Keith Alexander 01482 509751 or Jan Gray 01482 840637
NHS RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP
meets on 2nd Monday in each month. If you have worked in NHS or Social Care, join us by contacting Olga 01482 470971.
WEDNESDAY SOCIAL CLUB
We meet every fourth Wednesday in the Small Hall. Our events this year are:
Quiz & A.G.M.
Everyone welcome. For more information please contact our Secretary, Dorothy Cooper 01482 847707
We meet every Wednesday afternoon 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. We are a very friendly group who enjoy a game of Whist with a break for tea and biscuits.
For more details contact Pat Bolton 07531762593
YPI CAMERA CLUB
The club encourages the production & appreciation of audio-visual sequences (AVs). AV is the presentation of a series of images or video clips with an accompanying soundtrack. AVs are easily produced using software to combine still images, video, text and sound and can be played on any PC, TV, DVD or sent to YouTube.
We meet approximately every second Monday of the month at 7:30pm. Turn a collection of digital photos into something you will be proud to show. For more details and examples of our work see http://www.ypicc.uk or contact Andrew Chadwick 01482 445824. New members always welcome – just turn up.
This group is small only 12 people. The style of yoga is gentle and slow. We cover postures, stretching, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation. Some yoga philosophy is also included.
Contact Val Blackshaw 01482 875688
|121 Coaching||Claire Lyon||07771873457|
|Beverley Beekeepers Association||Lynne Meilhan||01482 665269 Mob: 0778950473|
|British Legion||Allen Shores||01482 841604|
|British Wheel of Yoga||Pauline Coyle||01482 342574|
|Canine Partners||Natalie Smith||07702780697|
|Caretaker||Peter Gibson||07931 331 855|
|Cats Protection||Jill Overment||01482 790284|
|China Painters||Sue Murphy||01482 872577|
|Cottingham Bridge Club||Diana Taylor||01482 845873|
|Cottingham Evening Townswomen’s Guild||Eileen Scarborough||01482 845426|
|Cottingham Green WI||Sue Topping||01482 840952|
|Cottingham Ladies Circle||Carol Lewis||01482 844919|
|Cottingham Little Theatre||Val Thompson||01482 844567 Mob: 078806085458|
|Cottingham U3A||Pat Collard||01482 667590 Mob: 07846317662|
|Cottingham U3A Needlework||Paula Bell||01482 805262|
|Darby & Joan Friday Luncheon Club||Jennifer Hodge||01482 849077|
|East Yorkshire Embroidery Society||Val Wright||01482 843976|
|East Yorkshire Metal Detecting Society||Stan Raymond||01482 658962|
|Hull Folk Dance Club||Jan Gray||01482 840637|
|Humberside Bonsai Society||Paul Blaza||01482 505784 Mob: 07828644087|
|Karate Hull||Ashley Harrison||07515114694|
|Movement to Music||Kathy Vickers||07778833394|
|NHS Retirement Fellowship||Doreen Chadwick||07868734519|
|Quilters Guild||Hilary Spilsbury||886203|
|Revive Church||Lucy Emanuel||07981712845|
|Sequence Dancers||Audrey Wheeldon||01482 443907|
|Sewing Pod||Louise Walker||01482 844523 Mob: 07913605465|
|Slimming World||Theresa Foster||01482 823032|
|Trew School of Dance & Fitness||Janet Trew||01482 666794|
|Wednesday Social Club||Dorothy Cooper||01482 847707|
|Wilberforce Sequence Dancers||Mr H Wilberforce||01482 843939|
|YPI Camera Club||Andrew Chadwick||01482 445824 Mob: 07962445824|
|YOGA||Mrs V Blackshaw||01482 875688|
|Zumba Gold Fitness||Lisa Godman||07852121609|