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LOCAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017
1st - A Spooky Lunch at Presteigne Little People's day care and playgroup. 11am till 2pm. Dress up and join us for some Halloween fun!! Ages 0-12 years. £3 per child Adults free. Free soup and sandwiches
1st - Readers Group at Arkwright Village Hall, 7.30pm For further details contact Pam Williams on 01544 267762
2nd - Coffee Morning at Lingen Village Hall 11 till 12.30 Tea/coffee and homemade cakes. A chance to catch up with neighbours and friends. All very welcome.
3rd - Puds And Presents at Lingen Village Hall, 7.30pm. £5 entry to include a glass of wine and pudding
4th - Local Food Market in the Memorial Hall, Presteigne 9am till 1pm The Market is still attracting new artisans to join our regular and popular producers. This combination is hopefully what brings a loyal following of customers through the door each month. For this Market and through out the winter game will be on sale. There will also be bronze, free-range turkeys to order from 'Out and About Poultry' of Lingen, whoses turkeys are reared and processed on the farm. PLEASE NOTE..The next Market will be on Saturday 9th December.
4th - Artists and Makers in The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 10am till 3pm. New pots from Jason Braham, a wonderful selection of gifts from local artists and makers. With plenty of new work for the Christmas season. For further details contact Rosamund on 01544 260777
4th - Coffee Morning at Lingen Village Hall 11am till 12.30. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes. A chance to catch up with neighbours and friends. All very welcome.
4th - Presteigne Fireworks Display on Went's Meadow, display starting 7pm. Presented by Sheep Music, The Carnival and Presteigne and Norton Town Council...beginning with a traditional parade through town starting at the recycling centre at 6.15pm Children are encouraged to design and make a receptacle that will hold a battery-operated tea light, which will be provided. This could be a small pumpkin left over from Haloween, a paper bag with a design cut out, or anything that will let light through. Parents and other joining the parade should bring any percussion instruments/pots/pans that will make a big noise to accompany the procession. Local fire spinner, John Bray will lead the parade onto the Meadow and will then present a fire display with music preceding the ignition of this year's fire sculpture, which this year will be a dragon designed by local artist Owen Rimmington. After the fireworks its PARTY TIME with the Poobahs in The Barn with hot food, tea and cakes, and of course a bar. Entrance £3.50, under 12s free.
7th - Gardening Club at Lingen Village Hall. 7.30pm, a talk entitled 'Vines' by Sarah Bell. Members £1 and non-members £4. Annual subs due in February 2018 Telephone 01544 267463
8th - Presteigne and Borders Floral Art Society meeting at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Presteigne. A Pre-Christmas Workshop with Sue Hamer. For materials needed, phone Sue on 01568 589545. Some items available to purchase if required. Visitors welcome.
9th - Chatterbrook WI AGM at 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall, Presteigne. Followed by an illustrated talk by Sue Knox about the Judge's Lodging. Phone 01544 267245 or email@example.com
10th - Lingen Flix present 'Churchill'(PG) at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. A drama/history film starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery and James Purefoy. Tensions mount for the beleaguered Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, in the days leading up to infamous Allied D-day landings in Normandy, France in June 1944. Admission £5 or £3.50 concessionary. Refreshments available. To book a seat tel: 01544 267736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Website lingen.org.uk
11th - MBA present Team Viking: Tangram Theatre Company and supporting walls. This new show by James Rowland is a blend of story-telling theatre with live music. Its a comic ode to death and friendship. Five years ago James' best friend's last wish was to be given a full viking burial. This is a remarkable, hilarious, heart-lifting, captivating and outlandish story of how James actually gave his friend the send-off he wanted. Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8pm Tickets £10 & £7 12-18 year olds, available from Courtyard Antiques, The Workhouse and wegottickets.com
11th - Elinor Bennett - Harp Classics. An evening of some of the most popular and much loved harp repertories. At the New Radnor Community Hall. Tickets £12/£3. Call 01544 231732 for more info.
11th - Coffee Morning at St.Andrew's Church Hall, 10.30am. Take this opportunity for a chat or catch-up. Thanks in advance to all our helpers. They need cakes, items to sell and raffle please.
12th - Marches Poets are hosting a poetry workshop between 10am and 3.30pm at Paradise Farm, Slough Lane, Presteigne, tutored by our much acclaimed poet, Dr. Rhiannon Hooson. Ekphrastic Poetry and Creative Process. Cost £25, a few places only, booking essential. Phone 01544 267245 or email email@example.com This event is supported by Literature Wales
12th - Remembrance Service in Presteigne. Meeting at The War Memorial at 10am for a commemoration led by the Rev Stephen Hollinghurst, then progress along Hereford Street and Broad Street, led by the Royal British Legion and members of the Services ,to St.Andrew's Church for the Service of Remembrance at around 10.45am. In Norton meeting at the War Memorial at 10.45am for a commemoration led by the Rev Christabel Hargreaves, followed by the Service of Remembrance in St.Andrew's, Norton at approximately 11am
13th - Poetry in Presteigne. Chris Kinsey, William Palmer and Nicholas Murray. An evening with three exceptional poets. The Radnorshire Arms Hotel, 7.30pm £5 on the door, £2 students. www.poetryinpresteigne.org Supported by by Literature Wales
14th - Craft and Chat at Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham, 2 till 4pm Come along and join us for a crafting get together. Bring along something you would like to make or to finish something you have had in the drawer for years or just pop in for a cup of tea and company. Wi-fi available, admission £2 to include tea/coffee
16th - Coffee Morning , Lingen Village Hall, 11 till 12.30 Tea, coffee and home made cakes. A chance to catch up with neighbours and friends. All very welcome.
17th - Presteigne Screen presents 'Mindhorn' (15) with Richard Thorncroft and Harriet Walter. 7.30pm for 8pm Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. Refreshments, bar and home made cake
17th - PNCS Christmas Fayre 3-7pm Memorial Hall, Presteigne. Over 20 stalls, mulled wine, face painting, jewellery, candles, local produce, chocolates, gifts, crafts, cakes,decorations, raffle and much, much more!
18th - Open Day at The Retreat in Presteigne.11am till 4pm, free mini-taster sessions including massage, facials, yoga, pilates, meditation, Alexander Technique. Please call 07816 981454 to book or just drop in to have a look, shop for skin care, gifts and meet the team. Everyone most welcome.
18th - Rhayader Male Voice Choir at Arkwright Hall, Kinsham, 7pm to include a supper of Homemade Shepherd's Pie and Strawberry Meringue Roulade and a glass of wine. Ticket price £12.50. Due to the popularity of this choir, seating will be limited. Dont be disappointed, reserve your tickets now by contacting 01544 231627 or Winnies Newsagents, Presteigne.. All proceeds for the upkeep of All Saints Church, Kinsham
18th - Presteigne Bowling Club Christmas 2017 Prize and Cash Bingo. All welcome. Memorial Hall, Presteigne 6.30pm for 7.45pm eyes-down
18th - Transition Presteigne presents the film 'The Age of Stupid'. A free showing of this acclaimed drama-documentary-animation hybrid which stars Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, watching archival footage from the mid to late 2000s and asking 'Why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?' Followed by a discussion on the themes raised by the film. The Youth Centre, Hereford Street, Presteigne, 2pm. Refreshments, donations welcome.
18th - The Black Kat Boppers. A Full Circle Dance Gig with a real Rock N Roll band worthy of the name. 'Wow those boys can really play' Damon Albarn. They've rocked Notting Hill Carnival, Rockabilly Rave and Latitude, not to mention performing a memorable set with Florence and the Machine at Bob Geldof's 60th. DON'T MISS THEM! Tickets £13 Tel: 01544 267163 and from Courtyard Antiques
18th - Autumn Craft Fair at St.Andrew's Church, Norton. 10am till 4pm Raffle, refreshments
18th - Quiz Night at St.Andrew's Church, Norton 7pm. Refreshments, raffle £5 for teams of 4
19th - Celebrity Luncheon with Micky Quinn, ex-Portsmouth, Coventry and Newcastle striker. 2 -course roast beef hot buffet and dessert, 12.30 for 1.30pm £25 per person. Limited seating so early booking recommended, especially for groups. Llanandras Park home of Presteigne St.Andrew's FC Contact Tom Ammonds on 07799 268007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
25th - 'Murder By Gaslight' The Judge's Lodging, Presteigne, hosts an evening with Palmer and Grippen. Brought to you by 'Don't Go Into The Cellar!' Theatre Company - the British Empire's leading practitioners of macabre Victorians! Tickets £12 Available in person from The Judge's Lodging, open during November Wednesday to Sunday 10am till 4pm or by telephoning 01544 260650
25th - St.Andrew's Christmas Fair at The Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 10am till 1pm. Tombola, stalls, including cakes, CDs and books. Plant sale and raffle, whisky draw and loads of refreshments.
25th - Kington Choral Society present G.F.Handel's The Messiah, Part 1 and Hallelujah Chorus, Ralph Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols, and Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols. St.Mary's Church, Kington 7.30pm. With soloists and chamber orchestra.
25th - Presteigne Bowling Club Christmas 2017 Prize and Cash Bingo. All welcome. Memorial Hall, Presteigne 6.30 for 7.45pm eyes-down
25th - Deco Ensemble, 8pm Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. 'Five individually virtuosic musicians have come together to form the UK's finest Nuevo Tango Quintet. This Deco Ensemble concert has been in my diary for months and it promises to be an evening full of drama, passion and incredible musicianship' John Hymas. A Mid Border Arts event. Tickets £14 from Courtyard Antiques, The Workhouse or online from wegottickets.com
26th - Wildlife Roleplay at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 3pm. A taster session with Jenny Ogden. Discover a fun way for children and adults to learn about our native wildlife. Watch short dramatisations from this fascinating book and gain insights into the lives of beetles, insect pollinators, birds and mammals. www.beetlesand bees.co.uk adults £2, children free. A Christmas gift for all ages, books £10
26th - 'Christmas Showcase' by EG Fitness and Dance, 4pm in The Memorial Hall, Presteigne. Support the cast as they dance to lots of different styles. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support and The Bracken Trust. £3 (under 16s go free) Info from Emily George 07447 916646
8th - Lingen Flix present 'The Time Of Their Lives' (12A) A British Comedy starring Dame Joan Collins, Pauline Collins and Franco Nero. Helen, a former Hollywood siren, is stuck in a retirement home. When her ex-lover dies she breaks out and heads for France to be at the funeral along with unhappily married Priscilla! Tickets £5, concessionary £3. Tel: 01544 267736 or email: email@example.com
9th - And continuing through until 7th January, St.Mary's Church, Kington, is hosting a Christmas Tree Festival, with 20 magnificent trees decorated by local organisations. During the Festival there will be special events and services, including the opening Concert on December 9th at 7.30pm, with The Talgarth Male Voice Choir. Everyone is welcome to visit and share in the special events and services, or simply to walk around the Church, admiring the trees. Proceeds towards Church Organ Restoration Fund. For details of all events and services, please visit the website kingtonparishes.org.uk