Page Last Updated: 09/07/2024

 

 

Most days there are clubs and classes at the hall or on the hall’s recreation field. If you are interested in coming along to one of these or attending one of the events please see the contact information below. Please note that some of our regular hirers take a break over the summer period.

If you are interested in hiring the hall for your club or classes, please contact the hall manager for more information. Please see our hire charges for details of hiring our halls at the discounted rate for regular hirers.

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* These activities take place on a monthly basis.

Please see the Benenden Village Hall Calendar for details of when clubs and classes are taking place.

The Ami Piper School of Dance offers weekly classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Acro, Musical Theatre and Contemporary for ages 2.5+ in addition to Adult Tap and Ballet. Classes and private lessons are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 

https://amipiperschoolofdance.co.uk/

The Arts Society brings people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. Their events provide welcoming places to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts. Monthly lectures take place at Benenden Village Hall for members to attend. These are well attended with a waiting list for those wishing to become members.

Websiter: https://www.theartssocietyhighweald.org.uk/

Contact: membershipsecretary@highwealddfas.org.uk

The Benenden Players are a group of local volunteers of all ages who get involved on stage and behind the scenes to bring you one major annual show, and several special events throughout the year. They have been ‘playin’ since 1981 and are famous for their traditional Pantos and the occasional musical.

This year’s pantomime is ‘OZ’ written by: James Conmy. Directors: Bev Beveridge & James Conmy. Musical Director: Graham Beveridge.

Performances: 2nd – 4th February 2024, Ticketsbenendenplayers.co.uk

Dance & Exercise classes for Seniors are held on Mondays at the hall.

For more information, please contact Jean Chapman (jean1chapman@aol.com).

Contact Nads - 07533 918474

The FiiT Club – Wednesday mornings (09:00 – 10:00)

At The Fiit Club we focus on strength, form, intensity and recovery. We want our training to give you the foundation that pushes you and enables you to meet your goals, whatever they may be. Our sessions combine strength training and metabolic conditioning enabling you to burn fat and build muscle at the same time. We include a variety of different movements targeting all of the major muscle groups making sure your whole body has had a workout at the end of each session and we even allow you to bring your babies and toddlers along because as mums we understand how difficult it is to find that time to get your workouts in.

I’m trained in Pre and Postnatal, Nutrition Planning and Strength and Conditioning.

FUNFIT – Tuesday mornings (09:30 – 10:30)

Peter Stennett has been running keep fit classes for men and women for over forty years. A former primary school teacher and athletics coach he led the Malling and Sevenoaks School Sport Partnership of over 50 primary schools to become the top partnership in the country. 

Workouts are based on developing agility, balance, co-ordination and strength and is suitable for all levels. A range of individual equipment will ensure you have fun while increasing your skills and fitness. 

Gong Bath with Dawn McKelvie is an oasis of calm for you to come and experience the benefits of the gongs and collection of sound healing instruments. Working on the physical, emotional, mental and energy body. Sound is able to connect on every level! We run from 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm on the third Friday of every month.

If you would like to join us, please message Dawn on 07554 069191.

Louise is a certified teacher with qualified teacher status and DBS check. Louise has 15 years of teaching experience and will be holding weekly Kent Test Tuition classes at Benenden Village Hall from October 2023 on Fridays (4pm – 5pm).

For more information contact Louise King, email: kingstuition.tn17@gmail.com.

Louise King

The Lego Club now meets on the first Saturday of every month.

For further details, please contact:

Jodie & Gina, 07711 025452

Instagram: @lego_club_benenden

Lizzie has pilates classes at the hall every Thursday.

For more information please contact Lizzie Tuff (lizzietuffpilates@gmail.com).

Monthly Mindfulness & Meditation sessions are held at the hall on Sundays with Amanda Howard.

For more information, please contact Amanda (mandyinjesus@yahoo.co.uk).

Pilates classes with Kat from PilatesWise take place every Monday evening at 8:30 pm and, from January 2024, every Wednesday morning at 10:15 am.
 
The classes are aimed at Men and Women of all abilities and are a perfect opportunity to focus on your body, your mind, to build inner strength and stamina and to meet other like minded people as it’s a really friendly welcoming group.
 
Just contact Kat at pilateswise@mail.com or call 07747 464828 to book.
Scottish County Dancing

Scottish Country Dancing @ Benenden Village Hall – Fridays at 10:45 am.

Do join us.  It is friendly and fun and keeps you fit.  Your stamina will increase and your spirits will rise.  You do not need a partner. Maybe you learnt at primary school – just a wee while ago!

You need a pair of soft, flexible shoes and it helps if you know your right from your left!  You will learn some basic steps and moves and have an enjoyable time. Contact: Ros Maggs – 01580 714449 for more information.

The Weald Table Tennis Club, founded at Benenden Village Hall as Benenden TT Club in 1994, has returned to it’s Benenden roots with weekly sessions on Thursday and Sunday evenings at the village hall. 

For more information contact Diccon Gray (diccon.gray@gmail.com).

The Village Lunch Club meets at the hall on the second Tuesday of every month. There is always a main course, a pud and coffee or tea, for £5.00.

Please contact Sheila Hume, 01580 854627, for more information.

Weald Power Yoga.
Ruth Allen has been teaching Yoga at the hall for over 5 years now and her classes offer a fun and dynamic yoga experience. Based on the vinyasa flow style of yoga, you can expect a whole body workout and to leave your mat feeling stretched, strengthen and deeply relaxed. Suitable for all levels including beginners. Contact Ruth (ruth@wealdpoweryoga.com) for more information.

Classes are both energizing and relaxing, the teaching often intuitive and drawn from a variety of traditions and teachers Charlie studied with over the years, ranging from Ashtanga yoga in Mysore (Charlie studied in India for over a year in 1999) to Inner yoga, a more Vanda Scaravelli-type yoga.

For more information visit https://yogahartley.co.uk/.

Weekly Clubs & Classes

The Fiit Club
FUNFIT
Baby Classes
Kent Test Tuition
Lego Club
Lizzie Tuff Pilates
Scottish Country Dancing
Village Lunch Club
Weald Power Yoga
Weald Table Tennis Club

Other Clubs & Classes

Gong Bath
Mindfulness & Meditation

Badminton Court

Library of Manuals

Entertainment Equipment

Hire of the entertainment equipment includes use of the following equipment.


Badminton Court

Local Village Halls / Venues

Venue

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Capactity

Outside Space

Parking

Stage

Wi-Fi

Dishwasher

Benenden Village Hall has a Buffalo 3kW 10 Litre Auto-Fill Water Boiler.

The boiler usually takes 15-20 minutes to reach ‘ready’ state.

Plastic Items

The kitchen has a selection of plastic jugs and colourful tumblers, bowls and plates that are ideal for children’s parties.

12 jugs

28 tumblers

29 bowls

14 baby food bowls

36 plates

Glassware

The kitchen has a selection of different glassware that hirers are welcome to use.

78 glass tumblers

25 champagne flutes

31 small glasses

34 wine glasses

6 small stemmed glasses

11 glass jugs

Stage Lighting

The stage lighting is controlled by an ETC ColorSource 40 lighting console.

 

Please Note: This equipment is only to be operated by competent / experienced persons.

Dishwasher

Benenden Village Hall has a Nelson SC45 WSDP commercial dishwasher.

Crockery

The kitchen is well stocked with a selection of different crockery including cups, saucers, bowls & plates.

  • 78 cups
  • 178 saucers
  • 144 medium cups
  • 33 saucers
  • 100 small cups
  • 21 saucers
  • 109 plates (21.5 cm)
  • 133 plates (16 cm)
  • 62 bowls (16 cm)
  • 95 plates (25cm)
  • 28 plates (26 cm)
  • 57 assorted plates
  • 26 Bowls (17 cm)

Hearing Loop

The sound system in the main hall incorporates a PDA Range 500/2 Induction Loop Amplifier.

Main Hall Projector

The main hall has a projector mounted on the lighting bar in front of the stage. The projector is an NEC VT670 projector and is operated by a remote control.

The projector has two inputs, a VGA input with an HDMI adapter for use with a laptop; and a video input with an RCA plug (yellow) which can be used with the hall’s DVD player.

Sound System

The main hall is equipped with a sound system and speakers for playing music (recorded or live) and/or using with microphones.

The system is controlled by a Soundcraft Spirit E8 10-channel mixer (8 mono mic/line , 2 stereo line inputs). 

  • Marantz CD5400 CD Player
  • Marantz SD4040 Twin Cassette Deck
  • Audio Technics ATW-R160 UHF Receiver (microphones)
  • 2 x interM L1400 Professional Power Amplifiers

The audio input for use with mobile phones / devices uses a standard 3.5 mm jack plug with adapters for use with most mobile phones.

Benenden Village Hall has adapters for the following which may be borrowed:

  • USB-C
  • Micro USB
  • Lightning