Library at Love’s Farm

microlibraryDid you know that there is now a ‘Little Library’ at the Farm House, set up by St Neots Library and the trustees of Love’s Farm House, from which you can borrow books on an informal basis without actually having to be a member of Cambridgeshire Libraries?

You will find:

  • board books for babies
  • picture books to share with young children
  • children’s stories by popular authors such as David Walliams and Francesca Simon
  • novels for young people
  • fiction for adults
  • a selection of magazines (thanks to bpha)

To borrow a book, simply pop in to Love’s Farm House during opening hours, which include every morning, Monday – Saturday – choose some books from the library and write down in the Loans Book which ones you are taking to enjoy at home.

There is no fixed time limit as to how long you can keep the books, but please return them as soon as you have finished with them, then someone else can enjoy them!

We launched the library at the start of the summer holidays with Matty Long, winner of the Cambridgeshire Libraries ‘Read it Again’ picture book award, and since then over 140 books have been borrowed from the collection, which is wonderful!

We hope that the library will be enjoyed and much used by the Love’s Farm Community and that many of you will also come down and join St Neots Library where you can choose from thousands more books and use our computers – all for free!

May we remind families who did borrow books over the summer, to return them if you have finished sharing them at home – making sure you write in the Loans Book that you have brought them back. Then enjoying choosing some different ones to borrow!

Events for Children – Summer 2016

 

There’s lots going on over summer to keep you and your children entertained. We really hope you can join us!

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Saturday 23 July, 3-7pm
Free entry

Get into the summertime vibes with our family fun day.

We have loads of activities lined up including arts and crafts, cake decorating, games, a treasure hunt, baby play area, face painting, sponge tossing, Lego club, prizes to be won, jugs of Pimm’s on sale and a barbecue in the garden.

 

Library at Love’s Farm:
Super Happy Magic Launch

Monday 25 July, 10-11am
Free entry

mattylong-shmf-coverMeet Matty Long, author of Super Happy Magic Forest and winner of the Cambridgeshire Libraries’ Read it Again Picture Book Award, and enjoy a fun session of drawing and storytelling.

The Library and Love’s Farm is a micro-library located in the foyer and café space at Love’s Farm House. It will be available for anyone to pop in and borrow a book to read here or take away with them, and there will be newspapers and magazines available too.

This launch event is kindly sponsored by Friends of St Neots Library.

 

St Neots Film Festival:
Video Production Workshops

Saturday 13 August, 10am-1pm & Saturday 10 September, 1-4pm
£5 per family (ages 7+) per session

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Fancy making your own film? Want to see it on the big screen at Cineworld St Neots? St Neots Film Festival is joining forces with Love’s Farm Community Association to stage two video production workshops that will help take your project from concept to finished film.

The first workshop (13 August, 10am-1pm) will focus on planning and shooting. The second workshop (10 September, 1-4pm) is all about editing. Both are designed to be informative, inspiring and most of all, fun! They’re aimed at families (with children aged 7+) or groups of friends (aged 18+) and cost £5 per session per family or group.

The workshops will reveal what’s involved and provide lots of tips and tricks. Each family or group will then be supported as they work on their film in their own time. We’ll help you get your film finished in time for submission to St Neots Film Festival, which runs from 7th-11th November at Cineworld St Neots and Love’s Farm House. Deadline for submissions is 30 October. The first eight families/groups to sign up to both workshops will receive free software worth £33. Please email ben.pitt@ourlovesfarm.co.uk or call Love’s Farm House on 01480 262626 to book your place.

 

Switch Café

Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm

cache_11138932Switch Café will be open throughout the summer holidays, serving a delicious selection of cakes, drinks, sausage rolls, salads and cheese toasties. Switch Café offers meaningful work placements and supported training for young adults (co-workers) with additional needs, to help progress them towards paid employment and more fulfilling futures. Any profits made are reinvested to support our co-workers development.

 

Farm House Coffee Shop

Tuesdays from 16 August, 9am-12:30pm


cakeThe Love’s Farm House volunteer team will be serving up home-baked cakes, luxurious hot chocolate, speciality teas and coffees on Tuesday mornings.

We’re taking a short break at the start of the summer holidays and will be open again from 16 August.

New for Summer 2016: Nia Classes

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Nia is a fusion fitness class which draws from the wisdom of martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. During the classes you can connect to your body, relax your thinking mind, experiment with your emotions and have fun.

Classes last for an hour, and start on Wednesday 20 July at 5:30pm for an initial four-week run, until 10 August. They cost £7:50 per class, or £22.50 for the four-week block.

Contact Ildi at ildiko.miklos@hotmail.com or just turn up on the day.

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Love’s Farm House Is Hiring

Love's Farm House logoUpdate: This position has now been filled.

Love’s Farm House seeks to appoint an administrator to help with the day-to-day running of the community centre. The role will include managing bookings, contributing to the website, producing the What’s On guide, assisting hirers and visitors and being the friendly face of Love’s Farm House. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail and a friendly, positive approach to customer care.

The post will be 15 hours per week, mostly weekday mornings but with flexibility to reflect the booking schedule and with the potential for overtime. £10 per hour.

To apply for this position please send a CV and covering letter setting out why you are suitable for this role to ben@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk. For more information please contact Ben on 01480 262626.

Please click here to read the job description, and here for the person specification.

 

Introducing the Farm House Gallery

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The foyer and café space at Love’s Farm House is to become a gallery exhibiting works by local artists. Our first exhibition is a collection of landscape paintings of St Neots and El Hierro, Canary Islands by Paul Muir.

The gallery and its first exhibition will launch on Friday 22nd April at 7:30pm. Please join us for a glass of wine and to meet Paul and the team.

The Farm House Gallery is managed in conjunction with Neotists, a collective for creative professionals in St Neots. If you’d like to propose an exhibition, please get in touch at hello@neotists.co.uk.

 

 

Switch Café comes to Love’s Farm House

Switch Now 2Switch Café is open at Love’s Farm House every Thursday and Friday 10am-2pm, offering a selection of hot and cold drinks and delicious and delicious, freshly-baked cakes at competitive prices. Our co-workers offer a warm welcome to everyone in the community. We also provide a takeaway service and lunches to order.

Switch Café offers meaningful work placements and supported training for young adults (co-workers) with additional needs, to help progress them towards paid employment and more fulfilling futures. Any profits made are reinvested to support our co-workers development. For more information www.switchnow.org.uk.

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Switch Café was officially launched by the Mayor and Mayoress of St Neots

Bar staff required

Love’s Farm House requires part-time bar staff. Shifts will be on an ad hoc basis, mostly on Friday and Saturday evenings. You may also be required to perform caretaking duties, such as opening and closing the building and looking after hirers.

Preferred skills and qualities:

  • friendly and outgoing
  • a willingness to work as part of a team
  • suitable judgement and confidence to enforce licencing regulations
  • good numeracy skills
  • awareness of health, safety, security and hygiene issues
  • available to work evenings and weekends

Shifts may vary from two to seven hours, depending on the booking schedule. £8 per hour.

To apply for this position please send a brief CV and covering letter setting out why you believe you would be suitable for this role to jobs@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk. For more information please contact Emma on 07751 121354.