Love’s Farm House Valentine’s Disco

Join us for an evening of family fun and cheesy Valentine’s hits on Saturday 18th February from 6pm-9pm

There will be fun, games, dancing and plenty of prizes to be won. The bar will be serving up Valentine’s themed cocktails, mocktails and snacks, and Steve Mulvey Photography will be running a pop-up photo studio where you can have a stunning family portrait taken.

Tickets must be booked in advance. All under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or carer, who must have their own ticket. For more information and details of how to buy your tickets, visit our Ticket Page.

New Gallery Exhibition at Love’s Farm House

Exciting new gallery exhibition alert!

We have a selection of powerful and inspiring art from local artist sk172 on display in the foyer until 23rd February 2023.

You can come along and view these vibrant works, which are all made from recycled materials, any time during our opening hours (9am-3pm Monday to Friday). Even better, combine your visit with a drink at the bar on Friday evenings from 7.45pm, or a coffee at the cafe (Tuesday and Saturday mornings).

Happy New Year

There’s lots on at Love’s Farm House this January!

Whether you have a New Year’s resolution to keep or you just want to make friends and have fun, we have plenty of activities to choose from.

You can find details and booking information for all of our sessions here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Happy Christmas from Love’s Farm House!

The Love’s Farm House office will be closed for Christmas from Friday 23rd December 2022 to Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

However, do come and join us for Christmas Cheers at the Farm House Bar on Friday 23rd December from 7.45pm, where we’ll be turning the foyer into a cozy Christmas pub with mulled wine, twinkle lights and maybe even a log fire.

And on Christmas Day itself, Breakfast Church will be meeting at 10.30am for a light breakfast and light-filled gathering, followed by Christmas lunch at 1pm for those who would like to stay and eat together (both events free, please message community.chaplain@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to stay for lunch so they know how many to cater for).

Love’s Farm House will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January and you can find our January What’s On Guide here.

Have a Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO (Love’s Farm House)

The Trustees and Members of Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO, working as Love’s Farm House, are hereby convened to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the year 2021-22 on Friday 11 November 2022 at 7.45pm.

Venue: Love’s Farm House, 17 Kester Way, St Neots PE19 6SL

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Our AGM will be held in conjunction with Love’s Farm Community Association. The bar will be open and there will be some bingo fun between the two AGMs. There will be an opportunity for non-members to sign up for membership on the night. Members of the charity will elect the Trustees and Officers of Love’s Farm House during the evening.

There is a requirement for one third of the Trustee Board to step down at each AGM, who may stand for re-election. There are also two prospective Trustees standing for election. The following candidates are standing for election as Trustees:

  • Zoe Lancet
  • Rachel Bundy
  • Emma Lovelock
  • Raymon Gompelman
  • Maria Russo

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

Loving Earth Project Gallery Exhibition

Love’s Farm House has teamed up with other venues across St Neots to display over 100 handmade fabric panels from the Loving Earth Project.

Originating in Glasgow for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), the exhibition is now travelling around the country, celebrating some of the wonderful things on our planet which are being threatened by growing environmental breakdown: the people, places, creatures and other things we love.

The project aims to help people engage creatively with the issues, without being overwhelmed. Whatever our starting point, our actions affect the wider environment. The Loving Earth exhibition encourages us to think about how we each might help to reduce the threats to the world we love.

Everyone can join in, using the exhibition as a catalyst to think about how we can make changes in our everyday habits and help to preserve the wonderful natural world we live in. You can make your own textile panel, use the online resources to explore the issues further, or draw / write your response to the central questions, either on paper or on the green heart postcards in the Foyer. You can upload your responses to social media via Loving Earth’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages.

Once you’ve been inspired by the panels at Love’s Farm House, why not visit the exhibitions across St Neots? You can find more panels at St Neots Museum, Art & Soul Cafe, the Refill Shop, St Neots Library, Berkeley Street Methodist Church and our neighbours, Round House and Wintringham Primary Academies, from 20th October to 20th November 2022.

Halloween Disco 2022

We know you missed it during the pandemic, so start digging out those costumes because it’s BACK! Tickets for the Love’s Farm House Halloween Disco 2022 are now on sale!

The Halloween Disco is Love’s Farm’s biggest night out of the year, when we put on crazy costumes and dance like maniacs whilst partaking of creepy cocktails, mysterious mocktails and spooky snacks from the bar.

Don’t look behind you, there may be ghosts joining the fun!

As usual we’ll be easing into the evening with games for younger children from 6pm, before showing off our freakiest moves on the dance floor from 7pm. There will be lots of prizes on offer, so get perfecting that costume and practicing those dance moves.

Ghoulish games at the Halloween Disco

Tickets cost £2.50 per person (babies under 1 are free) and all children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

Get your tickets here!

Could You be a Trustee of Love’s Farm House?

The Love’s Farm House AGM is coming up and we’re on the lookout for new Trustees!

Love’s Farm House is managed by a charity, Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO, which was created for the sole purpose of running the building on behalf of the local community. The Trustees of the charity are all volunteers and have overall responsibility for the building, including employing staff, managing finances, reviewing policies and organising events such as the Halloween Disco and Gin Nights.

Our Trustees help to organise our events. The Gin Labs involve careful research and experimentation!

Our Trustees are formally elected at the Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Friday 11th November 2022. This year we have several vacancies available. We are particularly keen to hear from people with a buildings / facilities background to help fill a skills gap on the current Board, but no particular skills or experience are needed as everyone will have their own strengths to bring to the table. All we ask is that you are committed to making Love’s Farm House a great asset to our community and that you can commit to attending the majority of the Trustee Meetings, which take place on the first Wednesday evening of each month.

If this sounds like a role for you, we would love to hear from you! Please email Raymon on chair@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk or call 01480 262626.

Ukrainian Support Sessions at Love’s Farm House

From May-August 2022, Love’s Farm House hosted weekly support sessions for Ukrainian refugees who settled in and around Love’s Farm under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme.

The sessions were organised by Lara Davenport-Ray and the Love’s Farm Community Association, following the fantastic response of Love’s Farm residents who opened their homes to people fleeing the war in Ukraine.

Some of our Ukrainian guests meeting Ben Pitt, Mayor of St Neots

Our Ukrainian guests gathered every Friday to have lunch together, sampling British food – the fish and chips takeaway went down very well – or clubbing together to make traditional Ukrainian favourites such as borscht.

Lunch was followed by support sessions run by local residents, who volunteered their time and skills to help our Ukrainian friends adjust to British life. These included a weekly English language class, money & benefits advice and CV & careers support. There were also field trips to get to know the local area. The Mayor of St Neots, Ben Pitt, came along to a session to welcome our Ukrainian guests and give them some information about the town.

An English class taking place at Love’s Farm House

The weekly sessions at Love’s Farm House have enabled our Ukrainian friends to build a strong and supportive community who are now able to communicate and meet socially without the support of an external organisation. Most of our guests have integrated well into the Love’s Farm and St Neots community, with many now attending work and school during the week. Formal English language tuition routes have also commenced. This means that attendance numbers have declined and it’s time to bring our Friday afternoon sessions at Love’s Farm House to a natural end.

We are very proud of how welcoming and supportive our community has been and we know that this has been a great opportunity for us to develop strong friendships with our Ukrainian guests. Many of them are now attending other regular activities at Love’s Farm House and meeting new friends. Thank you to everyone for making Love’s Farm such a great place to live!

Back to School Disco

You know we love any excuse for a disco at Love’s Farm House!

Come and join us on Saturday 3rd September to celebrate the return of your little treasures to school after a whole 6 weeks of holiday!

We’ll have music to get both the adults and the children on the dance floor, the bar will be open and there will be sweet and savoury snacks available for purchase.

Even better, Little Dutch Bites will be here, serving their delicious poffertjes (mini Dutch pancakes).

Tickets cost £2.50 per child and include a complimentary soft drink. Under 1s don’t need a ticket and up to two parents go free with each paying child. All children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

We hope to see you there. Get your tickets here!