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LOCAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2018
1st-3rd - The Pirates Of Penzance presented by Kington Operatic Society, Lady Hawkins Community Centre, Kington, 7.30pm. Tickets £9, £5 under 18s. Tom Bounds Electrical, Kington, tel:01544231303 day 01544 231501 evenings or www.kingtonoperatic.co.uk
1st - Coffee Morning at Lingen Village Hall, 11am till 12.30pm All welcome
1st - Line Dancing for Beginners, Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham. 2pm till 4pm £2.50 Wear comfy shoes and bring a bottle of water. For further details, ring Carrie on 01544 267759
2nd - Presteigne Screen presents 'Lady Bird'(15) 94 mins. Made in USA 2017, written and directed by Greta Gerwig, this beautifully observed coming-of-age comedy/drama stars Saoirse Ronan as the eponymous precocious teenager and the award-winning Laurie Metcalf as Marion, her long-suffering, over-worked mother. The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. Further details from www.presteignescreen.org.uk
3rd - PRESTEIGNE FIREWORKS 6.45pm Went's Meadow. Live music, bar and food. £4 entry, under 12s free.
3rd - Artists and Makers at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. 10am till 3pm. Perfect presents from local artists and makers, Christmas gifts and winter woollens, with tea, cake and seasonal fayre. Enquiries 01544 260777
3rd - Local Food Market in The Memorial Hall, Presteigne 9am till 1pm. Each November the Market and its Community Cafe invite one of the organisations it supports to serve at and help run the Cafe. This year its the turn of the Presteigne Scouts. The Market helpers together with the artisan producers are looking forward to welcoming them. Please come and meet them and find out what they've been doing in and around Presteigne. In the meantime you can find out more on Facebook - 1st Presteigne Scout Group.
3rd - Council Surgery in The Memorial Hall along with the Local Food Market. No appointment needed, just come along and talk to councillors - this month it will be John Wilding and Nick Rogers.
3rd - Live Music in St.Andrew's Church Hall with Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones - Old Time Appalachian tunes and songs. 7.30pm £10 Tickets/Reservations 01544 350407
4th - All Souls Memorial Service, St.Andrew's Church Presteigne 11am
6th - Open Mic Night at No. 46 Wine Bar. 7pm till 9.30pm with Rick and Heidi. Free entry for all. Every month, first Monday of each month. Find/message us on Facebook.
6th - Quiz Night at The Bowls Club 7.30pm Bowls Social Club in Hereford Street, Presteigne (opposite Little Shop) Fun general knowledge quiz with a twist. £2 per person, bar, coffee, cake. And win big on Backwards Bingo. Reserve your table - text 07766 097600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
6th - Walk with East Radnor Ramblers. A short walk, 3 miles from Ridgebourne Road, Kington. Starting at 10am Everyone welcome! For further information visit www.powysramblers.org.uk or from E and S Williams on 01544 260524
6th - Lingen Gardening Club 7.30pm in Lingen Village Hall 'Xmas Wreaths' by Phil Evans. £1 members to each talk, non-members £4
7th - Walk with East Radnor Ramblers 5.5 miles from Mortimers Cross pub CP Walk starts at 10am. Everyone welcome! Further information at www.powysramblers.org.uk or from E and S Williams on 01544 260524
7th - Sharppp Chat. Atheism Reimagined - why should religions have all the good stuff? with Maggir Taylor Sanders. 7.30pm in St.Andrew's Church Hall. Free entry but donations welcomed.
7th - Readers Group, Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham, for further details, please call Pam Williams on 01544 267762
8th - Chatterbrook WI 4th Annual Meeting, Presteigne Memorial Hall. Followed by entertainment.Visitors who might like to join the WI will be very welcome, but will not be eligible to vote.
9th - Lingen Flicks present 'Phantom Thread'(15) 7.30pm in Lingen Village Hall. Adult £5/Child £3.50 Refreshments Book a seat 01544 267736
10th - Live Music from Tony and Turquoise in The British Legion Social Club. 8pm £5 tickets from Winnie's (£6 on the door) Raffle. To celebrate a hundred years. Proceeds to |Royal British Legion
10th - Presteigne Bowling Club's Xmas 2018 Prize and Cash Bingo in The Memorial Hall, Presteigne. Doors open 6.30pm for 7.45pm start. Bar, incredible prizes - ALL WELCOME!
10th - Special Remembrance Weekend, commemorating the end of World War One and remembering the efforts and sacrifices made by so many...As part of Presteigne Remembers Homecoming, local singers and musicians will gather for a CONCERT FOR PEACE, arranged by Marion Rowlatt, starting 7.30pm at St.Andrew's Church, Presteigne. The concert is FREE, with donations to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
11th - Remembrance Sunday...10.15am Laying of Wreaths at The War Memorial by representatives of past and serving members of all services and other organisations, 2 minutes silence and the Last Post. Then process along Hereford Street and Broad Street to St.Andrew's Church, to the sound of the muffled church bells. 10.50am Service of Remembrance at St.Andrew's Church, led by Rev. Stephen Hollinghurst which will include the reading of the names of those from the parish who 'gave their lives' in The Great War of 1914-18. 10am till 4pm at The Judge's Lodging, the final day of 'To The Families, One Coin', a Great War Mini Exhibition (free entry). For those families who lost loved ones in the conflict, a memorial plaque was issued. Known popularly as 'The Dead Man's Penny', over 1 million were cast. This exhibition displays a collection of these commemorative medallions, and tells the story of their production and the men who received them. Also on display will be information on every soldier from Presteigne who lost their life in this conflict. 4pm The Dragon Departs from its position at Corton Roundabout. Please join us at the roundabout for The Sleeping Dragon's homecoming to become part of the Armistice itself. Bring your torches and your voices as our Dragon gets ready to leave its cromlech with ceremony, and process on its carriage to the Memorial Hall. 5pm Homecoming Party at The Memorial Hall - bar, food, songs and dancing to celebrate the end of the war and the coming of peace. The evening will end with a Silence followed by the National Anthem of Wales. Come dressed up for 1918 - come to party!!
11th - MBA present at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 'A Spanish Hour' Ravel's L'heure espagnole. Mid Wales Opera's Smallstages perform Ravel's exhilarating one-act clock shop comedy with five singers and four musicians. The second half of the evening is an eclectic and entertaining taste of Spain. Presteigne Assembly Rooms 7.30pm Tickets £12 from The Workhouse and wegottickets.com
13th - Craft and Chat afternoon at Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham 2pm till 4pm Admission £2 to include tea/coffee and biscuit.
14th - Presteigne and Borders Floral Art Society. 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall, Presteigne. A pre-Christmas floral workshop. For materials to bring, contact Sue Hamer on 01568 589545
15th - Coffee Morning Lingen Village Hall. 11am till 12.30pm All welcome.
15th - Line Dancing for Beginners Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham 2pm till 4pm £2.50 Wear comfy shoes and bring a bottle of water. For further information ring Carrie on 01544 267759
16th - PNCS Annual Christmas Fayre. In the Memorial Hall, 3.30pm till 6.30pm. Lots of stalls, refreshments and our Grand Prize Draw. Come and enjoy a bit of early Christmas shopping...finally, PNCS will be holding a Christmas Quiz in December, date to be confirmed, so look out for our posters and Facebook page.
16th - 'Faces Places'(Fra.2017 94 mins. PG) Presteigne Screen, 8pm, Assembly Rooms, Presteigne.
17th - MBA present 'Ensonglopedia of Animals' This brand new show from John Hinton features twenty-six animal songs, one for each letter of the alphabet. Suitable for ages 5 to 105. Presteigne Assembly Rooms 7.30pm Tickets £10/£6 from The Workhouse and wegottickets.com
17th - St.Andrew's Coffee Morning, in St.Andrew's Church Hall, 10.30am till 12.30pm Everyone is welcome. If you can please bring cakes and interesting things to be sold and for the raffle. Please note there will be no Coffee Mornings during December and January.
18th - Whitton Community hall is hosting a Concert with The Three Tenders and Clock Tower Handbell Ringers at 4pm. £8 incl. refreshments all in aid of Whitton and Pilleth Churches
21st - Walk with East Radnor Ramblers, 6 miles from Shobdon Airfield Visitors CP, starting 10am, everyone welcome! Further details www.powysramblers.org.uk or telephone E and S Williams on 01544 260524
22nd - Line Dancing for Beginners, Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham, 2pm till 4pm £2.50 Further information from Carrie on 01544 267759
24th - Walk with East Radnor Ramblers, 10 miles on Heart of Wales Trail. Catch train from Knucklas Station at 9.59am Further information from www.powysramblers.org.uk or telephone E and S Williams on 01544 260524
24th - Kington Choral Society present Mozart 'Coronation Mass', Charpentier, Messe de Minuit pour Noel! St.Mary's Church, Kington 7.30pm. Soloists Hilary Norris on organ, conducted by Robert Evans. £12 earlybird (under 18s free) £14 on the door. Tickets from Border Bean, Kington, Winnie's Presteigne, Central Stores, Eardisley, Tower House Gallery, Knighton, and Ye Olde Steppes, Pembridge. Or buy tickets online at www.kingtonchoral.org.uk
25th - Full Cabaret Circle present The Remi Harris Duo, Nuala Honan, plus John and Dave with another chocoholic mish mash. Lets hope their stylaphones are broken or lost.7.30pm Full Circle Bar and Snacks. Tickets £12 from Courtyard Antiques or tel:01544 267163
27th - Craft and Chat Afternoon at Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham. 2pm till 4pm Asmission £2 to include tea/coffee and biscuit.
29th - Line Dancing for Beginners, Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham, 2pm till 4pm £2.50 Further information contact Carrie on 01544 267759
30th - GHOST STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS at The Judge's Lodging, Broad Street, Presteigne 7.30pm. Don't Go Into The Cellar Theatre Company present 'A Masterclass of Scary Storytelling'. Not suitable for under 8 year olds. 'Yule be chilled to the bone'. Tickets £12 from The Lodging or telephone 01544 260650.
4th - Walk with East Radnor Ramblers, 3.37 miles from Evenjobb Old School. Starting 10am, everyone welcome! Further information from www.powysramblers.org.uk or telephone E and S Williams on 01544 260524
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.
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 www.lingen.org.uk or email email@example.com or telephone 01544 267736