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Activities in our Village Halls

Please see below for information on activities that are held in our Village Halls. 

Ball Busters Flyball Club - Allotment Field Saturday or Sunday 9.30am-1.30pm (Twice per month at this venue)

Flyball is the most unique and exciting dog sport ever invented! Flyball is a thrilling relay race for teams of 4 dogs and their handlers.

For further details, please contact William Reast on 07484742959 or william.reast5043@gmail.com.

Befriending Group - Jubilee Hall Tuesday 2pm-4pm (TBC)

New contact details to follow. 

Bushin Kenpo Martial Arts & Self Defence Classes - Village Hall (1st, 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month) 8.00pm-10.00pm

Thursday's Bushin Warriors, 8pm to 9pm. Adults, 8pm to 9.45pm.

Beginners and experienced martial artists welcome, first month's lessons free.

Contact Details: 
Email: info@bushinkenpokai.co.uk
Tel: 01322 761012
Website: www.bushinkenpokai.org

Charity Quizzes - Village Hall

Held on some Friday evenings throughout the year. 

For further details, please contact David Crowhurst - david_crowhurst@hotmail.com.

Dance Generation - Yoga Class - Jubilee Hall Tuesday 6.30pm-8.45pm

Beginner's yoga class from 6.30pm-7.30pm (starting on 1st March 2022)

Intermediate yoga class from 7.30pm-8.30pm

Gentle/Mindful/Yoga Class held every Tuesday evening with Maria. £8 per session. For further details, please contact Maria Hughes on 07811 823467 or visit www.dancegeneration.co.uk.

Falcons Table Tennis Club - Village Hall Wednesday 7.30pm

We are looking for players of all abilities to join the club for league table tennis matches. 

Why not come along and give it a try!

For further details, please contact Colin Edwards - colin031063@gmail.com.

Kate Barnes - Dancing Class for boys/girls (4-11 years) - Village Hall Tuesday & Wednesday 3.45pm-4.45pm (times changing in September 2022)

Join Kate for a fun dance class every Wednesday at 3.45pm-4.45pm at Horton Kirby & South Darenth Village Hall.

The class is for boys & girls aged 4-11 years. Any ability welcome.

Students will learn a variety of dance styles including musical theatre & street dance. They will make new friends, build confidence & self-esteem & improve dance technique & fitness! 

£5 per week. After trial week (£5) fees will be due half-termly. 

Kate has been happily teaching for 18 years, she trained at Italia Conti Academy in London & is a member of ISTD. She has a busy Saturday school Bexley Theatretrain and is so excited to start this new class in the heart of her beautiful village! 

Contact Kate on 07962 203222 or www.facebook.com/Kate'sperformingarts to reserve your space!  

Local History Society - Jubilee Hall Monday 8.00pm

Meets bi-monthly in Jubilee Hall

January, March, May, July, September and November

Meetings on 2nd Monday (except May - 3rd Monday)

Start 8pm

Refreshments

Raffle

Membership £7 (single) or £10 (couple)

Visitors always welcome (£2)

Publications on sale in Parish Office

For further details, please contact Terry Moyle - terrymoyle74@gmail.com.

New Monday Club - Village Hall Monday 1.45pm-3.00pm

Our mother and toddler group is the New Monday Club.

0-5 we have a craft, slide equipment, lots of bikes and toys, playdoh table dressing up and more.

A place for mums to meet new friends, while children play.

Soft drinks and biscuits for children.

And cakes for mums with their tea and coffee.

Ending session with singing.

1.45pm-3pm £2.50.

For further details, please contact Debbie Lines - debbielines1234@gmail.com.

Redbridge Yoga  - Jubilee Hall Tuesday 10.30am-11.30am

Yoga is a discipline which can be a source of strength and comfort in times of need. Here’s how it works;

What are Asana (yoga postures)?

Yoga back bends seek to stretch the chest and liberate the front of the body relieving stress.

Standing poses strengthen the body and invite a courageous outlook on life. They can be dynamic or static (moving in and out of the postures vs staying in pose for longer). 

One-legged balances are effective in throwing challenges in our path to get us out of our comfort zone and keep our mind active.  Examples include vrksasana/tree pose, and the ultimate heart opening standing balance natarajasana/lord of the dance pose.  

Side angle poses and twists are wonderful for creating lateral space around the chest to aid breathing and digestion cycles. They also work towards releasing emotional knots or tension.

Inversions and arm balances: Inversions are go-to postures for balancing us, as well as their purpose of allowing the internal organs to get out of any stagnant positions and defy gravity for a while.  Arm balances, if they are a part of your practice, are strong, and core activating. More moderate, but still very effective inversions include ardha pincha mayurasana/dolphin or even a simple uttanasana/standing forward fold which is very effective in aiding sluggish digestion.  

Pranayama is a Sanskrit word for breath focused practices which are recommended for balancing. They stimulate respiration, circulation and remove any stagnation or congestion in the body or mind.

Meditation is practiced for balancing us too. One example of how this works is by using images such as the rising or setting sun, movement in nature (e.g. wind through trees) or simply an expansive blue sky, all of which can help in the practice of detachment, recommended for imbalances.

Relaxing in Savasana is an important part of a yoga practice. This is lying down and resting all the systems in the body.

Now you know a little more about yoga, and how it works, I hope to see you in class very soon.  

To start energising, revitalising and feeling full of health, join us at The Jubilee Hall, Horton Kirby.  

Please note: Drop in, pay-as-you-go is £7 per class. The correct money is needed as no cash is held on site. You can also purchase four classes for the cheaper price of £24. These sessions do not need to be consecutive. Payment online is preferred, but other methods are accepted. (cash/cheque).  Please contact Caroline Stuart first, for all the joining instructions - northkentyoga@gmail.com or redbridgeyoga@gmail.com.

Riverside Kindergarten Pre-School - Village Hall Monday-Friday 9.15am start

We are an established Pre-school set in a semi-rural location. We provide education and care for children aged 2-5 years. 

For further details, please contact Trish Friday - trishfriday@hotmail.com.

Sam Geear Fitness Classes - Jubilee Hall Monday 9.45am-10.45am

For further details, please contact Sam Geear on 07956 511215 or sgeear@icloud.com.

Short Mat Bowling Club (South Darenth) - Village Hall Wednesday 1.15pm - 3.30pm

Meets in the Village Hall on Wednesday afternoons 1.15 pm; beginners welcome. For further details, please contact Mrs Daphne Clarke on 01322 862418.

Tappy Toes (Northwest Kent) - Jubilee Hall Friday 9.30am-12.00pm- Term time only

Hi, I am Hayley and I am your Tappy Toes teacher in Northwest Kent. 

Tappy Toes classes are an introduction to dancing for boys and girls aged between 6 months to 5 years.  We encourage the children to listen and move to music, using a combination of children’s and pop songs. Some of the songs are about listening to the words and following them, some are to try to copy and follow our lead and sometimes we just want to see your groovy dance moves! We throw in ad hoc props, such as dance ribbons, pom poms, shakers, to list a few, to engage with the children & encourage movement. 

We have an imagination section where we delve into tiny minds and encourage the unlocking of fantastic imaginations to go on all sorts of adventures. We have been under the sea, we visited pirate cove, we’ve been witches and wizards casting lots of spells, the list of adventures is endless.

We split our classes into 3 different brackets so that we have similar abilities grouped together to get the best out of our classes. 

Teeny Toes are for our babies aged 6 months to walking.

Toddle Toes are new walkers to 2 & ½ years.

Tots Toes are 2 & ½ - 5 years

The classes are booked termly and work out at £6/week for a 30 minute class. We recommend you start with a 3 week trial for £18 as this way you get a true reflection as to whether you and your little one enjoys the class. We tend to find that in week 1 the children are a little unsure and reluctant to join in, week 2 they are more familiar and accommodating and by week 3, if I do it right, they should love it! 

We follow the school terms and have ½ term breaks and we break for Christmas, Easter and Summer. Our syllabus follows the EYFS guidelines so the classes are appropriate for the age groups and the syllabus changes every 6 weeks for our older children and 3 weekly for our younger children.

If you’d like to book, please head over to our website www.tappytoescom/toddler-classes-kent. You can find us on Facebook “Tappy Toes Northwest Kent” and on Instagram “tappytoesnwk”

For further details, please contact Hayley Cristi on hayley@tappytoes.com or 01474 318029

The Valley Players

The Valley Players was started in 1949 but the origins are rather lost in the mists of time. As far as we know they were based at the old Sutton-At-Hone village Hall and when that hall was rebuilt in 1978, Valley Players made a donation of £50.

From 1949 to 1951 a series of one act plays were presented although we have no record of which plays these were, but we know that in 1952 "Easy Money" was the first multi-act play performed. That year there was just the one play but commencing in 1953 most years saw a Spring and Autumn production.

During 1979 rehearsals were a the Fleetdown Community Centre, presumably while the rebuilding was going on.

Around 1980, because there was no stage at Sutton-At-Hone Village Hall, Valley Players moved to Horton Kirby & South Darenth Village Hall. An item in the accounts for that year was £3 for the hire of a lorry, possibly to transport the props to the new hall.

Between November 1977 and March 1987 Sutton Court was used for rehearsals for reasons of cost.

The group have always donated money to the Cancer Research Campaign and raised many thousands of pounds over the years, receiving certificates of thanks from the local representative from the charity.

Around 1996 Valley Players joined force with the Women's Institute who produced the Village Pantomime each year and we have gradually taken over this production on behalf of them. In fact, since 2015 this has been our only annual production due to a reduction in the numbers of members and rising costs of producing plays but we hope to revive the production of plays in the near future.

We are a friendly group (yes, I know they ALL say that but we really are) and it really is fun to do. you don't have to "tread the boards" if you don't want to, there is always room for back stage folks making props and scenery, making teas on performance nights, prompting during performances and we usually find time for a relaxing drink at a local hostelry afterwards, not to mention a meal out a couple times per year.

Meeting generally start in September onwards at the Jubilee Hall so if you fancy yourself as a thespian, do come along.

Details of meetings will be publicised once confirmed. 

For further details, please contact Mike Crook - mdcrook@hotmail.co.uk

Villagers Gardening Club - Village Hall 7.30pm (every 3rd Monday)

For further details, please contact Peter Bradley - bradleyforgelane@btopenworld.com.

Vinyasa Power Flow Yoga - Jubilee Hall Sunday 10.15am-11.15am 

For further details, please contact Michelle Vardy on m.vardy@hotmail.co.uk

WI (Horton Kirby & South Darenth) - Jubilee Hall (every 3rd Thursday) 7.30pm

We are a small WI group and meet on the third Thursday of every month. The ethos of our party is the friendship and support we share together, as well as the mental positivity the social gatherings bring to our well-being in these unprecedented times.  

Meetings start at 7.30pm. The annual fee is £44, just £3.37 per month.  

For further details, please contact Linda Homer (the President) on linda_homer@yahoo.co.uk.

WM Wing Chun Kung Fu - Village Hall Tuesday 6.15pm-9pm

Village Hall or Jubilee Hall Saturday 9am-12pm

Kung Fu classes for all ages. 

Self-defence, fitness, martial arts, perseverance.

For further details, please contact Lewis Muir on 07547 732382 or info@wmwingchunkungfu.com