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2nd - The Ad Hoc Theatre presents 'The Unkindest Cut' and 'The Confessions of Jon-Jak Crusoe' at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne.

4th - Walk with East Radnor Ramblers, 3.37 miles from Evenjobb Old School. Starting 10am, everyone welcome! Further information from or telephone E and S Williams on 01544 260524

5th - Sharppp Chat 'A Hope In Hell?' Is climate change a psychological or a moral issue? With Laurence Matthews from Hay Science Cafe, 7.30pm, St.Andrew's Church Hall. Free entry but donations welcomed to cover hall hire.

7th - Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair. This year the annual Llanandras Street Fair and St.Andrew's Church Fair are coming together. We will be creating a Winter Wonderland at St.Andrew's Church, the Church Hall and the churchyard. Children from the primary school are coming to sing to us before visiting Santa in his grotto. Fairylights, carols, Christmas trees, good food and drink, entertainment and your Christmas shopping needs catered for! I am sure like me, you have unwanted gifts and other new items that you could donate to our stalls. Please collect things together now- posters and the next issue of the parish magazine will let you know where to bring them. Please start baking and thinking how YOU can make a good contribution to the Fair and to our St.Andrew's Heating Appeal. Bring us your ideas for stalls and sign up to volunteer at the fabulous Winter Wonderland.

7th - Christmas Concert at Presteigne Baptist Church 7pm with music and song by 'Music For Heart's Ease' Refreshments provided. FREE entry, all welcome.

6th, 7th, 8th - Presteigne Goes For A Song, 7.30pm at The Memorial Hall,Presteigne, Tickets from Winnies Newsagent. Thursday - £5 and under 16s £2.00, Friday and Saturday £7 and under 16s £3.00

8th - FREE ENTRY to the Judge's Lodging from 10am till 4pm. See the House dressed for a Victorian Christmas with our 16ft Christmas tree and blazing log fire! Enjoy coffee or tea and homemade cake for £3.50 at our Coffee Morning from 10.30am till 12.30pm

8th - A Christmas Concert with The Talgarth Male Voice Choir at Lingen Village Hall, 7.30pm, doors opening 7pm. Tickets £12 (limited availability) to include glass of mulled wine and mince pie. Tickets available on-line from or email or telephone 01544 267736

8th - Presteigne Local Food Market 9am till 1pm in The Memorial Hall. For those who will have had enough of travelling to find the best presents and treats for Christmas, they need go no further than Presteigne! Customers to the November Market will have noticed that the best market in The Marches is still growing. The December Market will have some stalls outside, including local Christmas trees from Broadaxe Farm, a second Kotlich cooking demonstration, together with lovely cookware. Kotlich cooking isn't just for summer!.

8th - Artists and Makers Christmas Fair at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne 9am till 4pm. A selection of work from local artists and makers with extra seasonal Cards, Gifts and Decorations.. Also with a selection of donated gifts to raise funds for The Whitton Museum Project. Enquiries 01544 260777

8th - Calling all astronomers and novices! Free guided 'Dark Skies Night' at Went's Meadow 7.30pm till 9pm. Open to all (children under 12 must be accompanied) Meet at the Scout Hut. Leigh and Helen will be there to show you the stars and help you appreciate our night sky. There will be a telescope on site on the night but please bring a small torch, binoculars and telescope if you have them. Sensible, warm clothes. The event is weather dependent, so if unsure please email Leigh at on the day to check the event is going ahead. Note: there is some parking at Scout Hut, but no parking at Went's Meadow itself.

10th - YFC Christmas Quiz at The Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 7pm Teams of 4. Raffle and Bar.

12th - Quiz Night at The Bowls Club, 7.30pm Bowls Social Club on Hereford Street.(opposite The Little Shop) Fun general knowledge quiz, this time with a Christmas twist. £2 per person, bar, coffee, mince pies, cake! Win big on Backwards Bingo. Text 07766 097600 or email

13th - Christmas Shopping Evening at The Retreat 4-8pm Skincare, bath and bodycare, tea, mugs, fitness aid of Presteigne Food Bank. The Reteat is a centre for massage, badywork, posture and movement therapies next door to the workhouse Gallery on the Industrial Estate Presteigne.

14th - Crooning At Christmas! Steve Hollinghurst sings Songs from the Shows, Pop Standards, Easy Listening Greats and Christmas Classics. In St.Andrew's Church, Presteigne, now with added warmth. 7.30pm, tickets £10, including a glass of wine and available now from The Rectory on 01544 267777 or or Winnie's in The High Street. Presteigne.

14th - Presteigne Screen presents 'Let The Sunshine In'(Fra 2017 94 mins 15) 8pm in The Assembly Rooms. A very French take on modern sexual politics in which middle-aged Parisian artist Isabelle (a luminous Juliette Binoche) searches for love among a pretty unsatisfactory clutch of men, a search that leaves her wondering if it has all passed her by. The pleasures of this film lie in its wit and lightness of touch - quite a departure for director/writer Claire Denis - and in the star turns from Binoche and Gerard Depardieu.

15th - A Full Circle Dance Night featuring Californian Bluesman  Guy Tortora and his Dance Band. At The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 8pm. Tickets £12 from Courtyard Antiques and 01544 267163

15th - EG Fitness and Dance present their Christmas Showcase at The Memorial Hall, Presteigne 4.30pm Adults £4, children under 16, Free. Proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support and The Bracken Trust

15th - Experience Christmas and Coffee Morning at Presteigne Methodist Church from 10.30am. The story of Christmas told simply in stages around the church for you to enjoy and pause to remember what Christmas is really all about. Coffee and mince pies. We look forward to seeing you there.

16th & 31st - Christmas at The Old School, Whitton. Both Museum and Gallery Tea Room will be open Sundays and Mondays from 16th to 31st December, 11am till 5pm with new work being added to the Gallery and a chance to find out more about classes at The Old School. All enquiries 01547 550155

16th - Royal Oak Christmas Raffle 1pm Tickets available at the bar £1 a go, with all proceeds going to December's meat raffle charity of Presteigne Badgers Hockey Club. Over 60 prizes varying from several large meat hampers, joints of meat, to spirits and chocolates.

18th - Drewie's Christmas Quiz 7.30pm at The Royal Oak. Teams of up to 4 people. £2 per person with all proceeds going to St.Michael's Hospice.

19th - Votes for Women. Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 7.30pm. An illustrated presentation by Roger Curtis and friends on the  fight for the female vote in Britain, with words and music of the time from Suffragettes and others. £8 tickets from Winnies Newsagents or reserve 01544 262846

20th - Whitton Voices Midwinter Concert, St Michael's Church Discoed 6.45pm. With Whitton Voices led by Sue Harris. Tickets £8 Children free. Raising funds for Help Refugees booking advised - contact 01547 550158

21st - Traditional Carol Service in St. Andrew's Parish Church, Presteigne 7pm. St.Andrew's Church Choir and an unexpectedly large congregation sing carols, enjoy anthems and hear the Christmas message from readings.Everyone welcome, to appreciate too, the new heating system.

23rd - Presteigne Methodist Church Candlelit Carol Service at 3.30pm, followed by tea. All welcome.

24th - Crib Service at St.Andrew's Church, Presteigne at 5pm. The ever-popular Christmas Eve event for children of any age awaiting the day.



11th - Lingen Flix present The Bookshop(PG), Lingen Village Hall, 7.30pm. Enquiries 01544 267736 or