Blackfordby Old School Room

An Ideal Venue for Small Groups

Available to Hire All Year Round

In the Heart of the Community

 

Blackfordby Old School Room

An Ideal Venue for Small Group Activities

Blackfordby Old School Room is a beautiful historic building in the heart of Blackfordby, providing an intimate and cosy little venue for events, classes and meetings. We currently host music performances, art groups, a wildlife group, guitar lessons, talks and spring and Christmas fairs. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook for up to date information.

Originally built in 1843, the hall on Main Street is Blackfordby’s original schoolroom, and it remained so until the building of
St. Margaret’s primary school in 1889.

For the last hundred and thirty years, the Old School Room has been made available for villagers to use. After the children left, the building became a Sunday School used by the old Wesleyan chapel. By the 1920s, it had become known as The Institute and was used to host billiards, wedding receptions, WI meetings, and produce shows by the village garden society.

After Blackfordby Village Hall was constructed in 1974, the Old School Room became home to the village youth club. When that ceased in 2018, a new board of trustees decided to keep this historic building open as a public space. This has meant holding lots of village fundraising events and obtaining local authority grants to refurbish and improve the facilities, making the building fit for public use in the 21st century.

Blackfordby Old School Room vintage print
The Institute
The Institute

Upcoming Events

Sewing Group Wednesdays

Sewing Group – Wednesday

Open  for all skill levels meets Wednesdays 7–9pm.
For more information,
contact Katherine 07878 771419

Circle of friends

Circle Of Friends Group

Art, poetry, drama and so much more

For more information please contact
Mary 07817623079
marynikoloff@gmail.com

Hold Croft Hope

Michelle, a Mum and a mental health nurse.
Has created a local group of hope for Mum’s to come together to off load the mental strain of motherhood. A non-judgemental space.

The first event is being held at:
The Old School Room in Blackfordby on Thursday 7th March.
Please confirm your attendance to Holdcrofthope@gmail.com

Blackfordby's Art Club

Will be the first Thursday of the month.
10am -1pm

 £5 per session, 
Bring your own materials.

For more details please Contact 
Martin O’Connor
07922 442230

Wildlife Group

Meets monthly, 7.30–9.30pm.

More info: Contact
Brian Hammond on 07751 673084
or you can find them on Facebook 

Coffee Mornings

The Third Monday of every month
we host our coffee morning10am til 12

 

Games Nights

Please contact Hazel for more details
on 07473 171 102

Live music Night

Please contact Martin O’Connor

martinjoconnor@aol.com
or
07922 442230

Bingo

Please contact Hazel for more details on 07473 171 102

                                              Events at the Heart of the Village

Regular Events

Please click on the plus icon to expand the listing for further information. To enquire about booking your own event, please use our contact form.

Sewing Group – Wednesday

Sewing group for all skill levels meets Wednesdays 7–9pm.
For more information, contact Katherine 07878 771419

Coffee Mornings ( Third Monday of the month)

The third Monday of every month we will host our coffee morning in the Old school room, 10am til 12

Everyone is welcome

there will be a small charge of £2 to help cover hiring costs, but this will give you unlimited top-ups of your chosen drink and biscuits.

Please bring along your own mug

Wildlife Group – 3rd Thursday Of the month

Meets monthly, 7.30–9.30pm.

More info: Contact Brian Hammond on 07751 673084
or you can find them on Facebook 

Young Farmers – (once per month)

More info: Abi’s number 07799 711 502

Blackfordby's Art Club (First Thursday of the month)

The first Thursday of the month.
10am -1pm
For more details please Contact 
Martin O’Connor
07922 442230

Blackfordby's Live Music Night (once a month)

Please keep an eye out on all OSR social media pages for more details
Early Booking is essential to guarantee a place
Please contact 
Martin O’Connor
martinjoconnor@aol.com

Circle Of Friends Group

Circle Of Friends Group

First Monday of the month
12-2pm

Art, poetry, drama and so much more
For more information please contact

Mary 07817623079
marynikoloff@gmail.com

Booking & Contacting the Old School Room

The hall can accommodate 30-35 people and measures 50m2
We have ample trestle and bistro-style tables, chairs, even some for the little ones!  We also Provide basic kitchen facilities at the moment with tea and coffee making facilities.

Hire rates are £10 per hour or £8 per hour for block bookings.To enquire about a booking, please complete the form below or call

Martin on 07922 442239

or email

bookings.martin@aol.com or

blackfordbyoldschoolroom@outlook.com

OR 
If The Old School Room is too small for your event why not try 
the  Village Hall on  booking.blackfordbyvh@gmail.com

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