Under New Management – Bassingham’s Hammond Hall

Hammond Hall is under new management after 16 years. Kat Nicholson, whose background is media-based, is the newly appointed Hammond Hall Manager. Kat has previously worked in the media and audio-visual industries, as a specialist media/ICT teacher and even owned her own successful catering business.

Kat is a Lincoln local and has lived in Bassingham for the past two years. After wanting a change of pace, she jumped at the chance to manage Hammond Hall.

“I endeavour to bring Hammond Hall to the forefront of our community” says Kat, “I want it to be the first place our residents think of for their events, be it a children’s party, a wedding, or a new club – I am wanting to encourage the whole demographic of Bassingham to utilise their hall. I will be running new events and activities such as a retro film matinee once a month where pyjamas and duvets/throws are welcome! I am also currently looking into hosting a street food market on the grounds with music, games, and a bar. I will be hosting performances from the Live & Local’s Rural & Community Touring Group and a Steampunk event will be coming next summer alongside all of the other clubs and activities we already host.”

The residents of Bassingham are lucky to have an amazing facility and Kat intends to utilise every little bit of it. “Our diary is already starting to fill up” Kat explains, “we struggled over lockdown, but it seems the hall is finally bouncing back and becoming the bustling centre it once was. It’s really exciting!”

Kat describes the venue and how it is suited to a variety of activities, “We have excellent facilities here – a large Main Hall, a smaller Tower Room which also has its own kitchenette and lift access, a Meeting Room and a kitchen that can be accessed from both the Main Hall and the Meeting Room. We also have tennis courts to the back of the building and ample parking for all.”

You can keep up to date with what is happening at the venue via social media. “We now have a Facebook page, ‘Hammond Hall Bassingham’ where all upcoming events will be displayed along with details of our various groups and clubs and details of our booking costs – this page will be connected to our website as well.”

The future of Hammond Hall is looking bright, and Kat is eager for what’s to come. “I am really excited for the future and, although succeeding our previous manager is a challenging task, I am more than confident that I will be able to expand on his legacy with a fresh perspective and a tonne of enthusiasm. Watch this space!”