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March 2017


1st - The Judge's Lodging is now open for its 2017 season and it looks to be an exciting year. We will keep you posted on special events and activities, and dont forget our shop will be stocked with a range of beautiful cards, souvenirs, books and gifts. Opening hours Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am till 5.00pm. Do come and see the atmospheric rooms within the house and listen to a historical cassette in The Courtroom. We look forward to seeing you.

1st - 40 Days, 40 Artists The Friends of St.Michael's, Discoed present an exhibition curated by artist Charles MacCarthy 1st March till 16th April, 10am till 5pm daily.

At St.Michael's Church, Discoed LD8 2NW This year sees the fifth Lent Exhibition at St.Michael's. The title Forty Days, Forty Artists refers to the days spent by Christ in the wilderness and to the fact that forty artists have been invited to respond to themes from the Passion.

3rd - Ceilidh with Bandemania, caller Sue Harris at Presteigne Memorial Hall. Entrance fee £7.50 Children and teenagers free. Bar available, please bring a plate of finger food. To support the Hosting of the French Twinning Visitors. Enquiries Bryan Gale 07500890748

4th - Presteigne Local Food Market 9am till 1pm in the Memorial Hall. There are new producers due to join the regular and popular artisans. Please come and see what a wonderful range of local produce will be on show. We hope to have another SEED SWAP this month for customers to bring their unwanted seeds to swap or to give a small donation to Heritage Seed Library for any seeds they take. The community cafe will be there too, providing Fair Trade coffee, teas and homemade cakes

4th - Artists and Makers at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne, 10am till 3pm. Local artists working with wood, stone, silver and semi-precious stones, paper, paint, linen, wool and silk.This year we will be show-casing new work from a different artist each month. March Michael Hancock, Printmaker. For further details please contact Rosamund on 01544 260777

4th - Lucton Food Festival 10am till 5pm at Lucton School. New this year, free entry. Includes access to many demonstrations. To contact us email Lucton Food Festival is organised by The Friends of Lucton School.

5th - The Assembly Rooms Presteigne present Velvet Violin Cabaret featuring the Dirty Bourbon River Show, plus The Quiz and DJ Andre Voiture Rouge. Full Circle bar and dance floor. Doors open 7pm Tickets £15 from Courtyard Antiques or telephone 01544 267163

7th - Lingen Gardening Club 7.30pm Lingen Village Hall, 'Heuchera and Tiarella' by Mark Moir. Membership fees payable £10 per annum plus £1 per evening meeting, visitors £4. Garden visit charges also apply.

8th - Presteigne and Borders Floral Art Society meeting 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall. A new workshop with Kate Edwards For further details please telephone 01547 529244 or 01568 589545

9th - Chatterbrook WI 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall. A cookery demonstration by Leon from the Salty Dog. Visitors are welcome £2. New members still welcome. Last call for renewing subscriptions for 2017. For further information please telephone 01544 267245

10th - Presteigne Screen present 'Things to Come' (Borderlines Film Festival) Fra/Ger 2016 104 minutes 12.Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) is a cheerful Parisian academic married to the similarly intellectual Heinz(Andre Marcon) who suddenly leaves her for a younger woman. Although philosophically able to bear life's burdens -she's already coping with a suicidal mother- Natalie is fearful of divorce and consequent loneliness, but finds solace with an anarchic ex-student. An understated but compelling drama. Subtitles. The Assembly Rooms doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm start Single film standard ticket £4.50, students £3 For further details contact Pete MacKenzie on 01544 370202 or Alex Dufort on 01544 260577

10th - The Black Rapids at The Dukes Arms. A kick-ass band with attitude and groove. Hokum it is not - spiritually uplifting and thought provoking it is. The Black Rapids are here for our entertainment and edification, 8.30pm £4. For information tel 01544 267318

11th - Music in New Radnor presents Zephyrus Quintet, 7.30pm New Radnor Community Hall, Hall Lane, New Radnor, Powys LD8 2SW. In a change from our advertised concert, we present one of the senior ensembles from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, playing a varied and interesting programme of music for wind quintet. From the lyrical Holst and Debussy, through the quirky Ibert to the virtuoso Nielsen, this is an opportunity to hear five superb players on the verge of their professional careers. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets £8 from 01544 350268.

11th - Spring Sale at Presteigne Assembly Rooms. Vintage, Collectables, Jumble, Refreshments. 10am till 3.00pm Entry £1 in aid of Shelter and Help Refugees. Promoted by  Kate Bull and Sabina Ruber.

12th - In Conversation With The Past Presteigne Assembly Rooms 3pm. A film portrait of Clun's famous character Bill Lock by artist/film maker Nicola Lane. Bill Lock was born deaf in 1910 into a wellknown Romany family who travelled throughout The Borders and Shropshire. The Lock family settled in Clun in the 1950s and Bill became an important part of the community. Nicola's film celebrates Bill's long life and the vanished world in which he lived. Tickets £7 Courtyard Antiques, The Workhouse and

18th - Tom McManus at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. Hailing from Scotland, but currently residing in Canada, Tom has come to recognised throughout the world as one of the leading guitarists in Celtic music. An evening with Tom includes not only sperlative guitar playing, but also a few songs and plenty of entertaining banter. 8pm Tickets £12 Courtyard Antiques, The Workhouse and

18th - Presteigne Firefighters are holding a charity car-wash at Presteigne Re-cycling Centre from 9.30am till 1pm for the Firefighters charity. Please support them.

18th - Presteigne Bowling Club's Easter Bingo at The Memorial Hall. Bar. Prize and Cash Bingo(incl 43" TV, £100 cash, Easter Eggs, Wine and Spirits, and lots more) Doors open  6.30pm for 7.45pm start. All Welcome!

24th - Presteigne Screen presents 'American Honey' UK/USA 2016 163 minutes 15 An outsider's take on  the American classic, the road movie, American Honey is a loosely plotted and anarchic teen saga from British writer/director Andrea Arnold. On a whim Star abandons her life as a carer to join a chaotic troupe pushing magazine sales door-to-door, lying and partying their way around the blue-collar Mid-West. The Assembly Rooms, doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. Standard ticket £4.50, students £3. Further details from Pete MacKenzie on 01544 370202 or Alex Dufort on 01544 260577

31th - Lingen Flix is showing ‘A United Kingdom’ (12A) Adult £5/child £3.50 Refreshments to Book a seat: 01544 267736



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

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 there's a twist! Doors open 7pm Tickets £5 Bar available Telephone 01544 267736/260865 or email A really fantastic night of hit musicals. Dont miss now!

22 - 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