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LOCAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017
5th - Three day weekend trip to York and Harrogate. Coach leaves Presteigne 7.40am and Knighton 8am, returning home 8pm -ish, staying at the 4 star Fairfield Manor Hotel on the outskirts of York. Cost £215 plus single supplement of £40. Only 6 single rooms available so singles book early! Deposit of £75 payable on booking. Contact Jim on 01547 528099
5th - 'Don't make me laugh' at Discoed Church 7.30pm with Stephen Hollinghurst and Edward Storey £7 on the door (includes tissues and drinks!)
6th - Presteigne Local Food Market Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 9am till 1pm This is a busy month for the Market with three special attractions in addition to the wonderful range of local produce that our artisans bring each month. Lambs, popular as always, will be there for the children, of any age, to enjoy. May is plant swap month. You might have too many beans but not enough tomatoes. Or is it the other way round? What ever you might be able to spare, please bring it along. Or you could leave a small donation for The Bumblebee Conservation Trust to help them with the great work they do. The Community Cafe will, for this month only, be serving coffee that Matt of Hundred House Coffee, has roasted and freshly ground, for customers to enjoy with friends, perhaps with some home made cake.
6th - Artists & Makers, local artists working with wood, stone, paper, paint, linen, wool and more with tea, cake and plants at the Assembly Rooms, Presteigne 10am to 3pm. Contact Rosamund 01544 260777
8th - Poetry in Presteigne. A new Spring/Summer season of monthly poetry readings at The Radnorshire Arms Hotel, 7.30pm. An inspiring trio of poets: John Barnie from Aberystwyth, Pamela Scobie from Yorkshire and Giles Turnbull from Abergavenny. £5 on the door, £2 students. Programme supported by Literature Wales. www.poetryinpresteigne.org
10th - Presteigne and Borders Floral Art Society 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall, a demonstration by Nicky Heal entitled 'Creative Creations' Annual subscriptions(£25) are now due.New members welcome, visitors £5 per meeting. Phone 01547 529244 for enquiries.
11th - Chatterbrook WI meeting 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall. Members evening; a miscellany of informal entertainment. New members welcome and now pay a reduced subscription. Visitors £2 Information please telephone 01544 267245
13th - Kington Choral Society present Vivaldi's Gloria at St. Mary's Church, Kington. With Hilary Norris on organ. Also Haydn's Harmoniemesse and Insanae et Vanae. Tickets £10 early birds (under 18s free) or £12 on the door. Tickets available from No.25 High Street, Kington, Courtyard Antiques, Presteigne or Central Stores Eardisley. Or reserve by texting 07908 225610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or buy tickets online at www.kingtonchoral.org.uk
14th - Mid Border Arts present 'Swift Conservation Talk' by Peta Sams, Assembly Rooms, Presteigne 3pm. Inspirational and informative talk about the importance of providing habitat and food sources for the much-loved swift, whose numbers have declined by 30% over the last decade. Information about work elsewhere in the UK and across Europe, and some amazing success stories. Tickets £5 Courtyard Antiques, The Workhouse and wegottickets.com
20th - St.Andrew's Coffee and Cake Morning 10.30am till 12 noon in St.Andrew's Church Hall. Cake stall, bric a brac and raffle. Do come and join us. All proceeds in aid of church funds.
27th-28th-29th - Stapleton Castle Court Garden open for charity. Stapleton, Presteigne LD8 2LS 2 pm till 5.30pm Adults £4, children free Guided castle walks at 2.30pm and 3.30pm Enquiries and further information please telephone 01544 267327
27th May to 4th June - Half Term Farming Fun at The Judge's Lodging, Broad Street, Presteigne. Every day from 10am till 5pm. Farmer Freddy's checking all his farm animals. Search the rooms to find the different ones he looks after. Find one of each animal to win a funky farm prize! Further information please telephone 01544 260650.
3rd - Artists and Makers at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne 10am till 3pm. A selection of work from local artists and makers. This month's featured artists Jason and Julienne Braham. For further details contact Rosamund on 01544 260777
2nd-3rd-4th - Knighton Pilgrimage Weekend. Once again, a group of singers from across the country are forming a choir under the directorship of Geoff Weaver to present a series of informal services in rural churches, led by the Rev.Anne Ballard. This year we looking at 'The Canticle of the Creatures' by St. Francis of Assisi. We extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join us for any of these services. Our itinerary is as follows:- Friday 2nd St. Andrew's Norton 1pm, Presteigne Baptist Church 4pm, and St. Andrew's Church, Presteigne 6.30pm. Saturday 3rd June St. John's Newcastle upon Clun 11.30am, St. George's Clun 3.30pm and St. Edward's Knighton 6pm. Sunday 4th June St. Cuthbert's Clungunford, Eucharist 11am
4th - Presteigne Pop Choir First live performance at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. 3pm Tea and cakes. Donations
11th - MBA present 'On The Trail of The Mortimers' Philip Hume. Refreshments and introductory talk 10am Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. Promoted by the Mortimer History Society
22nd - MBA Annual General Meeting. Trustees' reports for the year 2016/17, followed by an informal social event. Please join the MBA trustees for a drink. Everyone welcome. The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 8pm