Thakeham Community Events (TCE)
Thakeham Community Events is a team of local residents who help organise social events in the Parish, primarily at the Village Hall and on the neighbouring playing field. This includes a summer music festival and a Halloween fireworks display each year. They are always looking for help from anyone who can give it, either as a committee member (meeting every 2-3 weeks, usually by zoom) to help shape future events, or as a volunteer at events, helping to set up and pack away, or work on the bar for example. Send them an email if you are interested and be sure to keep an eye out for their upcoming events @ThakehamEvents on Facebook and Instagram.
Past timeline of events
Thakeham Rocks – June 2022 (linked to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee)
Village Day 2020
2019 Village Day
The sun shone for Thakeham Village Day and Fun Guy Fest. There was a range of stalls and activities including bouncy castles, Fire truck, face paints, coconut shy, child talent (and dog) shows, lots of cake and our very own Parish Rector in the stocks! It was great to see the community (young, old and furry!) come out to support Thakeham Preschool and Thakeham Primary School. Local bands played into the evening. Parish Councillor Fiona McConnachie ensured we made the event as environmentally friendly as practicable. Bar “glasses” were reusable and recyclable waste was managed separately.
Thank you to everyone who played a part in organising or attending this year’s event. It really couldn’t happen without you.
2018 Village Day
In September 2018 we brought this event to the new heart of the village at Abingworth fields, alongside the new Village Hall and other community buildings. While keeping our strong links with local schools and remaining kid-friendly, it was a more ambitious event that catered for all ages, with a good mix of stalls and catering, and the whole event had a fun mushroom theme.
The evening Fun Guy Fest for grownups showcased some great local bands, with professional stage, sound and lighting support.