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Saturday 23rd to Friday 29th September
Sarratt Festival of Music: 
The festival this year will be on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th of September with a truly international flavour.

The opening concert on Friday 22nd September is the virtuoso violinist Tasmin Little performing works by Brahms, Arvo Pärt and Beethoven with pianist Andrey Gugnin (winner of the Sydney International piano competition 2106).

The concert on Saturday 23rd of September will feature the Heath String Quartet with pianist Hannes Minnaar in works by Haydn, Schubert and Shostakovich.
Oliver Heath – violin, Sara Wolstenholme- violin, Gary Pomeroy – viola, Christopher Murray – cello. The Quartet  is one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles, and is being showcased by the Emerging Talent Scheme of the Wigmore Hall.

The following Friday 29th September will be O Duo, the sparkling and original percussion ensemble playing a highly entertaining programme.
O Duo’s mixture of popular classics arranged for tuned percussion, vibrant drumming from across the globe, and accessible contemporary works, all presented with relaxed and informative chat from the duo have been captivating a huge variety of audiences for over 10 years now.

The grand finale on Saturday 30th September will see the Budapest Café orchestra, led by the brilliant violinist Chris Garrick, return by popular demand.
For details -   Website:www.sarrattfestivalofmusic.co.uk

Sunday 24th September
Fruit and Flower Time  -  Sarratt Celebrates Harvest 2017

Sarratt Village Hall Food & Fun from 5pm 
How you can join in: Pledge some Veg., Fruit & Flowers, and some Time
Put the date in your diary! Sunday, September 24th 

Thursday 28th September
Billy Vunipola - Join Chorleywood Bookshop and Merchant Taylors’ School, HA6 2HT
on Thursday 28th September, 7.30pm to celebrate the very first book by
Billy Vunipola, the star of England’s rugby union team, and one of the finest players in the world today.
"Wrecking Ball" is a wonderfully eccentric and witty book, written with bags of charm. It captures Billy’s colourful family and upbringing, and creates a rounded and fascinating portrait of a young man finding his feet as a modern English rugby player.

Event book voucher £25.00 includes a copy of the book (RRP £20.00) and allows entry into the event.
OR   Adult ticket £15.00, book will be will be £15.00 on the night with voucher (RRP £20.00).
Student ticket £6.00, receives no money off or towards the book on the night.

Friday 29th September
Friday 29th September  Sarratt Village Hall     10am—11.30am
Sunday 1st October
An afternoon with Nadiya Hussain
Sunday 1st October at St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW

Join Chorleywood Bookshop and BBC TV star Nadiya Hussain for a very special festive family event celebrating the release of 'Nadiya’s Bake Me a Festive Story’. Nadiya will be interviewed by children’s TV presenter Katie Thistleton.

This beautiful book will make a fantastic present for children and children at heart. We are SO excited to welcome Nadiya to Chorleywood and to start off the festive season!
Adult/ Child book & entry tickets are £15.00 & include a copy of the book 'Bake Me a Festive Story' (RRP £14.99).    Accompanying adult/child ticket £8.00.
Tickets available from the Chorleywood Bookshop on 01923 283566 

Thursday 5th Oct 2017
An Evening with Richard Osman
In 'The World Cup Of Everything’ Richard Osman (one half of TV’s Pointless dynamic duo) gives you and your friends the chance to vote on some of the most controversial, and funniest arguments of our time.
Join Chorleywood Bookshop on Thursday October 5th, 7.30pm at St Clement Danes School, WD3 6EW with the wonderfully witty Richard Osman for a fun filled night out and see who would win in the momentous game of World Cup of Everything!
Single event book voucher £15.00, includes book.
Couples event book voucher £25.00, allows entry for two and includes one copy of the book.

The Chorleywood Bookshop - 4 New Parade, Chorleywood WD3 5NJ - T:01923 283566
Friday 6th October
Grapevine Movies
Welcome back to another season of Grapevine Movies! We return on the 6th October  for another exciting and sociable season.
This year we start with the film Lion. This amazing film tells the true, and very emotional, story of five-year-old Saroo who got lost on a train which took him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. . He had learn to survive alone in Kolkata (formerly Calutta)  before ultimately being adopted by a wonderful Australian couple, played by Nicole Kidman and David Wenham. Twenty-five years later, Saroo (played by Dev Patel) armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
Starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionarie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ) this film  received six Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Kidman) and Best Adapted Screenplay. It won two BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actor(Patel) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
If you would like a sneaky peak I have put the trailer link at the bottom of this letter. The first half of the film has subtitles and we will leave them on for the second half as well.
As usual there will be a splendid supper cooked by Dennis as well as Colin’s jolly good bar!
The supper this month will, of course, be chicken curry, not too hot, or vegetable curry. Both served with rice.
The Village Hall doors open at 7pm and the supper will be served from 7.10pm.  Before the main film we will have Tom and Jerry. (we wouldn’t dare not!!)

All the prices are unchanged from last year. Entry is by suggested donation £5, supper is £5 and ice creams will be £1.50. Tea or coffee and a biscuit 50p.
Monday 9th October
Martin Bell - Join Chorleywood Literary Festival on Monday 9th October, 7.30pm
at Sarratt Village Hall, WD3 6AS  and hear this truly compelling account, as one of the outstanding journalists of our time provides a moving, personal account of war and issues an impassioned call to put the substance back in our news.
Martin Bell has stood in war zones as both a soldier and a journalist.   From Vietnam to Bosnia to Iraq, he has witnessed first-hand the dramatic changes in how conflicts are fought and how they are reported.   He has seen the truth degraded in the name of balance and good taste – grief and pain censored so the viewers are not disturbed.
In an age of international terror, where journalists themselves have become targets, more and more reports are issued from the sidelines.
The dominance of social media has ushered in a post-truth world: Twitter rumours and unverifiable videos abound, and TV news seeks to entertain rather than inform.

Event book voucher £12.00, book 'War and the Death of News: Reflections of a Grade B Reporter' (RRP £18.99) will be just £15 on the night.

The Chorleywood Bookshop - 4 New Parade, Chorleywood WD3 5NJ  T:01923 283566

Tuesday 10th October 
The Arts Society Rickmansworth (formerly RDFAS)
10.30am in the Sarratt Village Hall 
Lecture - Northern Lights - Danish Art and Design c1800 - 1960 
Saturday 14th October
Cancer Research UK, Autumn Fayre, Saturday 14 October
Sarratt Village Hall, 10.30am to 4.00pm
Admission £2.50, Children free!
The local Cancer Research UK Committee are once again holding their annual Autumn Fayre at the hall.  There will be a wide range of stalls, including books, bags, jewellery, fashion, homeware and children's toys.  There will also be homemade cakes and jams, charity Christmas cards and gifts and of course a raffle with a fabulous Fortnum and Mason hamper (kindly donated by Hamptons Int estate agents).  Refreshments will be available throughout the day. 

Please do come and support us!  We'd love to see you!  All proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK, with the proceeds from the toy stall going specifically to Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens.

Sunday 15th October

Tuesday 17th October
Chorleywood Literary Festival presents an evening with Chris Ryan
Tuesday 17th October  7.30pm at Sarratt Village Hall.
In 2016, SAS hero Chris Ryan’s family was targeted by a terrorist cell.
He didn’t know who they were, or where they might strike.
All he knew was that he wanted to keep his family safe.
In today’s increasingly hostile climate, people are anxious about how to keep themselves and their families safe.
Enter Chris Ryan.  In his new book, ‘Safe’, Chris shares how to keep yourself and your family safe from the perils of modern urban life.

Event book voucher £12.00, 'Safe' (RRP £16.99) will be just £15 on the night.
The Chorleywood Bookshop - 4 New Parade, Chorleywood WD3 5NJ  T:01923 283566

Wednesday 18th October
CCRA AGM to be held in Chipperfield Village Hall from 8.15pm til 10pm

Wednesday 18th October

Horti AGM on Wednesday 18th October at 8pm when Chris Thorne, the Retail Manager at Ayletts, will give a talk entitled 'News from the Garden Centre Shelves' a light hearted look at the Garden Centre!”

Sunday 29th October 

Village Hall Sunday Market - 29th October  10am til 12 noon
Thursday 2nd November
An evening with Channel 4 favourite Kirstie Allsopp
Thursday 2nd November, 7.30pm at
Dr Challoner's High School (Challoner's Girls' School) , Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB,
Kirstie will be discussing her delectable and first ever cookbook 'Kirsties Real Kitchen’, which is packed with delicious recipes and stories from her family life.
Single event book vouchers £25 to include a copy of Kirstie’s latest book Kirstie’s Real Kitchen: Simple Recipes for Modern Families.
Couples event book voucher £35, which allows admission for two people with one copy of the book, Kirstie’s Real Kitchen: Simple Recipes for Modern Families included.

The Chorleywood Bookshop - 4 New Parade, Chorleywood WD3 5NJ  T:01923 283566

Tuesday 14th  November 2017
The Arts Society Rickmansworth (formerly RDFAS)
10.30am in the Sarratt Village Hall 
Lecture - Wagons West - Images of the American Frontier
Sunday 19th November 
Village Hall Sunday Market - 17th September  10am til 12 noon

Sunday 19th November


Sunday 10th December


Tuesday 12th December 2017

The Arts Society Rickmansworth (formerly RDFAS)
10.30am in the Sarratt Village Hall 
Lecture - O, Yes It Is! History of the Pantomime from Ancient to Modern Times
Sunday 17th December 

Village Hall Sunday Market - 17th December  10am til 12 noon

Tuesday 9th January 2018

The Arts Society Rickmansworth (formerly RDFAS)
10.30am in the Sarratt Village Hall 
Lecture -  The Foundations of Fashion - the History of Underwear from the 18th century to the 20th century

Tuesday 13th February 2018

The Arts Society Rickmansworth (formerly RDFAS)
10.30am in the Sarratt Village Hall 
Lecture -
The Art and Culture of fin de siecle Vienna

Tuesday 13th March 2018

The Arts Society Rickmansworth (formerly RDFAS)
10.30am in the Sarratt Village Hall 
Lecture - Lawrence of Arabia; excavating a legend

Tuesday 10th April 2018

The Arts Society Rickmansworth (formerly RDFAS)
10.30am in the Sarratt Village Hall 
Lecture - The Cultural Heritage of the Huguenots

Tuesday 8th May 2018

The Arts Society Rickmansworth (formerly RDFAS)
10.30am in the Sarratt Village Hall 
Lecture - To please the palate, charm the eye; 400 years of food as ephemeral art

Tuesday 12th June 2018

The Arts Society Rickmansworth (formerly RDFAS)
10.30am in the Sarratt Village Hall 
Lecture - The Day Parliament Burned Down