Please Join Our Team

Love's Farm House logoLove’s Farm House is managed by Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO, a charity set up and run by local residents. We have our annual general meeting (AGM) on 12 October 2018 and would like to welcome new trustees to our board.

The trustees are volunteers who take overall responsibility for the community centre. At our monthly trustee meetings (on the first Wednesday of each month) we discuss finances, marketing and fundraising, defining policies and procedures, employing and managing staff, planning events and ensuring that we always act in accordance with our constitution and mission statement. We also do lots of practical jobs: gardening, running the bar and café, building maintenance and helping out wherever it’s needed. There’s lots to do but it’s really rewarding.

Some of our trustees are also regular hirers of the building, and it’s useful to have a range of ages, backgrounds and interests to help us serve all parts of the community. Click here for more information from The Charity Commission about what’s involved.

If you’re interested in becoming a trustee (or would like to volunteer in any other way), we’d love to hear from you. Please email chair@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk or call 01480 262626. Please get in touch by Saturday 22 September.

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British Craft Ale & Cheese Tasting Evening

Friday 16 November, 8pm – midnight at Love’s Farm House

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After the great success of our Belgian beer evening in June, Love’s Farm House is teaming up once again with Shumë, the new bottle emporium in Cross Keys Mews, St Neots, for an evening of the best of British beer and cheeses.

The new wave of British ales is exploding with character, from the big hoppy flavours of Citra and Mosaic hops to IPAs made with lactose and vanilla pods. We’ll be pairing them with some extraordinary cheeses that might just melt your heart… or make your ears Shume Beer Nightjpgfizz with pleasure.

Tickets cost £15 for a tasting menu of five beers and five cheeses for you to sample. Shumë stocks over 30 British craft beers, and the full range will be available to try at the Farm House Bar on Friday 16 November from 8pm.

Tickets are available in advance. Buy online here, from the Love’s Farm House office (9am-3pm weekdays) or from Shumë, Cross Keys Mews.

Love’s Farm House’s Halloween Disco Is Back

Saturday 27 October 6-9pm at Love’s Farm House

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Unearth your most ghoulish costumes and terrifying dance moves, as the annual Halloween Disco at Love’s Farm House is back! There will be fun and games for younger children from 6pm and a disco inferno for all ages from 7pm.

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Tickets cost £2 per person in advance. Click here to buy online, or pop into the Love’s Farm House office during our opening hours of 9am-3pm Monday to Friday.

Bwa ha ha ha ha (and so on and so forth).

Summer Fun at the Farm House

 

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School may be out for summer but don’t worry, there is plenty going on at Love’s Farm House for children and adults alike!

Magic Carl will be the star of our summer show on 9 August — 90 minutes of magic and comedy for children of all ages and their grown ups. There will be shows at 10.30am and 1pm. Tickets are £5 per child (parents and siblings under 1 / over 12 are free) and are available to book online at https://ti.to/loves-farm-house/magic-carl.

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For the very little ones, St Neots Library will be relocating its Baby & Toddler Rhymetime to Love’s Farm House for the summer holidays – every second Friday (3, 17 and 30 August) 10.30-11am, £1 per family. Older children have not been forgotten – on Friday 27 July 10.30-11.30am children can come along to Love’s Farm House to sign up for the library’s Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2018 and have some craft fun creating their own Beano glasses.

There are plenty of children’s workshops going on this summer too. The summer kicks off with workshops from Limelight Entertainment for ages 3+. This summer they are taking their inspiration from Moana (26 July, 10am-1pm) and Wonder Woman & Spiderman (6 August, 10am-1pm) – their first ever superhero workshop! Workshops cost £15 and must be booked in advance as spaces are limited. Visit www.limelightentertainmentuk.com or call 07825 331453 for more details.

Tiny TotsTiny Tots Dance have been inspired by the stories of Julia Donaldson this summer and will be running workshops on 10 August (based on The Singing Mermaid) and 24 August (based on The Smartest Giant in Town) 9.30-10.45am. There will be crafts and games as well as lots of dancing for ages 2-5 (siblings are welcome too). £6 per child, £2.40 for siblings. Places must be booked in advance, visit www.tinytotsdance.co.uk for further information and to book.

For something a bit different, Movie Memoirs Ltd will be running movie-making workshops for ages 8-12 (Monday 13, Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 August, 10am-12noon), and ages 4-8 (Thursday 16 and Friday 17 August, 10am-12noon). Projects will include filming fictional news reports, adverts, music videos and even their own version of X Factor. £2.50 per child per session. Spaces are very limited and must be booked in advance at www.movie-memoirs.co.uk.

For the Baby and Pre-School age group, Baby Sensory and Love’s Farm Starlings will be running for most of the summer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays respectively (check our What’s On Guide for their summer closure dates). Hartbeeps will also be running a Big Summer Rave on Wednesday 29 August — a sunny, bouncing celebration of summer. £8 per child, visit www.hartbeeps.com for more details and to book.

Jam NightFor the grown ups, many of our regular exercise classes continue over the summer — check the What’s On Guide for the dates of Zumba, Pilates, Yoga and Karate. The Farm House Bar will be open as usual every Friday from 7.30pm. Come along and chat to your neighbours over a few drinks, or get stuck into one of our themed nights. On 10 August you’re invited to bring your musical instruments and singing voices for our Jam Night. The ever-popular Cocktails and Karaoke is on 3 August and 7 September, and of course you can test your knowledge at the LFCA Quiz Night on the last Friday of the month, 27 July and 31 August. On Friday 20th July St Neots Film Club will be showing Black Panther and on 17 August there’ll be a family-friendly film — watch this space for more info. Films start at 8pm, tickets cost £5 on the door.

Don’t forget that the foyer area at Love’s Farm House is open 9am-12noon Monday to Friday throughout the school holidays (closed Monday 6 to Friday 10 August). You can pop in to borrow a book from the Micro Library or bring a cup of coffee and make use of the free wi-fi. This is your community centre, so make the most of it!

 

Belgian Beer Tasting at the Farm House Bar

Friday  July, 8pm – midnight

Shume-beers cropLove’s Farm House is teaming up with Shume, the new bottle emporium in Cross Keys Mews, St Neots, for an evening of Belgian delicacies. Tickets cost £10 and include samples of five Belgian beers and five cheeses. Belgian beer specialist Bart Verhaeghe, who has 30 years experience working in the industry will be sharing his knowledge.

Shume’s full range of over 50 Belgian beers will also be available to buy (and share) by the bottle, as well as plenty of cheese and schnapps. If you’re really lucky we might even throw in some Belgian pop music. Proost!

Please click here to buy tickets online.

Great Get Together Community Fun Day

Saturday 23 June
Round House school from 2pm, Love’s Farm House from 4pm

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Please come and be a part of the Love’s Farm Great Get Together Community Fun Day on Saturday 23 June between 2 and 4pm on the field of the Round House school. The afternoon will be packed full of activities for grown ups and children, with stalls and demonstrations by some of our community groups including Scouts and Guides, Hartbeeps, Baby Sensory, Little Loves, a Bhangra dance group, Katy North’s dance classes, Messy Church and more besides. The St Neots Library will be present with a display of local history as well as the Woodcraft Folk and Rotary Club.

There will be bouncy castles, water zorbs, tennis tasters, petanque, ice cream, cake from the WI, face paints, raffles and tombolas. Love’s Farm Runners will be hosting an advice, exercise and information hub and then lead a mile-long Jog, Jeff, Walk, Shuffle, Scoot ending at Love’s Farm House where live music will be playing and a barbecue cooking. The day will coincide with other events running across the country as part of the Great Get Together initiative in memory of Jo Cox MP.

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Please come and help make the Love’s Farm community day a success – bring along your neighbours and friends, host a stall on behalf of your street or plan to enjoy the barbecue together. Please get in touch with Helene (community.chaplain@yahoo.co.uk) or your Street Rep for more information (or if you’d like to help) – and do put 23 June in your diary!

Art at the Farm House: Marilyn Wood

Friday 8 June, 7:30pm

The foyer and café space at Love’s Farm House plays host to a rolling programme of art exhibitions by local artists. Our next exhibitor is Marilyn Wood.

Marilyn 1During her time spent studying fashion design at Newcastle upon Tyne College of Art and Industrial Design, Marilyn entered the prestigious Nation Wide bursary competition held by the Royal Academy of Art. In 1961 she won this competition in the Fashion Design category. The prize money allowed her to travel to Paris and study at the Jean Darroux Academy for six weeks to learn the art of couture making by directly modelling fabric onto the tailor’s dummy to create garments. Showing at Love’s Farm House Gallery is the body of work she submitted to the Royal Academy.

FullSizeRenderSince graduating, most of Marilyn’s working life has been in the fashion industry, working variously as a pattern cutter, production manager and design studio manager. She has run a theatre wardrobe department and worked in various Colleges and Universities teaching her craft.

Now living on Love’s Farm, Marilyn is exploring and experimenting with other art expressions and will have some of her recent twig collages on display. The exhibition launch evening is on Friday 8 June from 7:30pm — everyone is welcome and the bar will be open.