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LOCAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017
1st - Presteigne Local Food Market 9am - 1pm This month's special attraction will be a chocolate demonstration by Alexandra Pechabaden of Contuum Conceits - one of our customers' favourite producers. And new to our growing range of artisan produce will be Hundred House Coffee. Community Cafe, as always, will be serving Fairtrade Coffee and Tea and homemade cake for you to enjoy with friends.
1st - Artists and Makers at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 10am till 3pm Local artists working in wood, stone, silver and semi-precious stones, paper, paint, linen, wool and silk. For further details please contact Rosamund on 01544 260777
2nd - Daffodil Sunday at Kinsham Court near Presteigne. 2pm until 5pm. Tea and cakes in the church, ample parking, free entry. Donations to church funds welcome.
4th - Lingen Gardening Club 7.30pm 'Perfume in the Garden' a talk by Sue Russell. Membership fees payable: £10 per annum plus £1 per evening meeting. Garden visit charges also apply to members. Visitors to talks £4. Lingen Village Hall.
7th - The Poobahs play the music of Merle Haggard at The Duke's Arms. Dave Luke with top flight musicians and some very special guests play fine country music as it should be played. 8.30pm £3 entry.
8th - Ensonglopedia Of Science by Tangram Theatre Company, Presteigne Assembly Rooms. A song about science for every letter of the alphabet. Expect atoms, big bangs and cells. Expect x-rays, y-chromosomes and plenty of zoology. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to rhyme! Show suitable for ages 7+ 8pm Tickets £10 and £5 from Courtyard Antiques, The Workhouse and wegottickets.com
8th - Lingen Village Hall present Autistry, music duo Grace and Gelan. A real theatre experience with performances from HIT MUSICALS, Abba, Chess, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar and more...plus there's a twist! Doors open 7pm Tickets £5 Bar available Telephone 01544 267736/260865 or email firstname.lastname@example.org A really fantastic night of hit musicals. Dont miss it....book now!
8th - St.Andrew's Coffee Morning, back by popular demand. Coffee and Cake in St.Andrew's Church Hall, 10.30am till 12 noon. Cake stall, bric-a-brac, raffle. All proceeds in aid of church funds.
8th - The Judge's Lodging are once again putting on an Easter trail, someone has stolen Bertie Bunny's carrots help him find them and get a yummy prize. Normal charges for the house apply, ends Sunday 23rd. More info here http://www.judgeslodging.org.uk/events/bertie_bunnys_carrot_hunt/
10th - Poetry in Presteigne Readings at The Radnorshire, 7.30pm Guest poets Phil Bowen and Ric Hool £5/£2 students on the door. Radnorshire Arms Hotel, High Street, Presteigne LD8 2BE Enquiries tel: 01544 267418 http://www.poetryinpresteigne.org
11th - J S Bach's St.Matthew Passion 7pm at Hereford Cathedral. With Hereford Cathedral Choir and Marches Baroque, directed by Geraint Bowen. Tickets priced £25 and £18 are available from the Cathedral shop or website and at St.John's Door on the night. Telephone sales 01432 374261, www.herefordcathedral.org
12th - Presteigne and Borders Floral Art Society 7.30pm The Memorial Hall, Presteigne. The AGM Phone 01547 529244 for enquiries.
13th - Chatterbrook WI meeting in The Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 7.30pm Marion Edwards (Ginger) will show how she makes her Hats and Fascinators(trying on is allowed!) New members still welcome:visitors £2 Information please telephone 01544 267245
22nd - Dila V and The Odd Beats Presteigne Assembly Rooms. Fronted by Dila Vardar's bewitching vocals, The Odd Beats unfailingly deliver an exuberant and intercontinental sonic journey. Their Bosphorus-straddling blend of Turkish Folk, psychedelic flair and irresistible Balkan dance beats comes with sinuous hints of Greek Rebetiko amongst other exhilarating influences from all over the place. Get ready to shake your hips on the dance floor with this eccentric and exceptionally cool multi-national musical family. 8pm Tickets £12 from Courtyard Antiques, The Workhouse and wegottickets.com
25th - St. Andrew's Church AGM
26th - Quiz Night at The Bowls Club. Monthly general knowledge pub quiz for teams of 4. Only £2 per person. Full bar. Prizes plus WIN BIG at Backwards Bingo. 7.30 for 8pm start. Text Terry on 07766 097600 or email email@example.com to reserve your table.
29th - Guides Big Breakfast at The Memorial Hall 9.00am till 11.30am Have a full breakfast and help raise money for the guides.
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
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
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