Notice of AGM

The Annual General Meeting for Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO (the charity that runs Love’s Farm House) will be held on Friday 11 October 2019 at Love’s Farm House.

The meeting will take place as part of an evening of events in conjunction with Love’s Farm Community Association. The evening will start at 7.30pm and will include a quiz and discounted fish and chips from Cox’s at the Lighthouse. The event is open to the public and there will be an opportunity to sign up as a member on the night. Members will elect the trustees and officers.

People standing for (re-)election as trustees are:

  • Zoe Cumberland
  • Andy Hill
  • Mark Kipping
  • Sophie Knight
  • Charles Findlay
  • Owen Smith

View the charity’s annual report and accounts here.

 

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Calling All Volunteers…

Love's Farm House logoDid you know that Love’s Farm House was set up and is run by a team of local volunteers? We’re currently recruiting trustees and people to help with our Saturday morning café and to join our garden team.

The committee started life as a subteam at LFCA, but went on to set up an independent charity, Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO. The charity is managed by a team of volunteer trustees, who meet monthly to oversee all aspects of the building from finances to bookings, building maintenance to in-house events, garden development to marketing and much more besides.

We’re lucky to have a fantastic team of staff who handle the day-to-day running of the building, but it’s up to the trustees to set the strategic direction to ensure that Love’s Farm House serves the local community in the best way possible.

Each October at our AGM there’s a chance for people to join our board of trustees. If you’d like to know more, please email ben@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk or call Jenny on 01480 262626. The list of candidates will be published with our notice of AGM so please get in touch by 16 September.

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We’re also looking to expand our team of volunteers who run the Lazy Breakfast café on Saturday mornings during term time (8:30am to midday). We operate a rota, with each person volunteering roughly once a month. No previous experience is necessary… you just need to be clean and friendly! If you’d like to get involved please contact ben@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk or call Jenny on 01480 262626.

We’re always grateful for help with the gardening. We have an amazing community garden project in the raised bed that runs down the side of the building – more info at www.facebook.com/incredibleediblelovesfarm. Please get in touch with Jessica via Facebook or the contacts above.

Thank you!

A Midsummer Night’s Dram

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Friday 12 July 2019, 8pm

Experience a world of distilled luxury, with six drams of premium single malt whisky from around the globe. From Scotland via Sweden to Japan, virgin casks to heavily smoked, we’ll have something special for every palette.

Tickets are £25 in advance from our online store, or in person from the Love’s Farm House office (weekdays 9am to 3pm, 9am to 12pm during school holidays).

SMALL PRINT: Over 18s only; under 25s will need ID on the door. Sorry, no refunds. Whiskies shown above may not be what is included on the night (but if gives a good idea). Admittedly, 12 July isn’t midsummer night, but you’re also getting more than one dram.

 

Lighting Up the Love’s Farm House Garden

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RidgeonsThanks to a grant from Ridgeons Community Fund, the garden at Love’s Farm House is now bedecked with LED strip lighting along the trellis and pergola arch. It makes a massive difference for groups using the garden after dark, including private parties, people attending our regular Friday bar nights, as well as community events such as our Great Get Together barbecue (22 June from 4:30pm). A big thank you to Ridgeons, and to Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, which administered the grant.

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Love’s Farm House is available to hire for private parties, wedding receptions, Christenings and charity fundraisers. Please check out our hire rates or call Jenny on 01480 262626 for more information.

We’re always looking for ways to improve our community centre. If you have any ideas please get in touch at ben@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk.

Bubbly Circus

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Wednesday 17 April 2019, shows at 11am and 1:30pm

SORRY, SOLD OUT

Join us for a day of balloon modelling and magic from Bubbly Circus. Mr Bubbles can make anything out of balloons! Watch in amazement as he creates something special for you and your friends. Then sit back and enjoy a magic show to remember. With lots of audience participation, Mr Bubbles will surprise and baffle you at the same time with his colourful, visual magic, sure to enthral children of all ages.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or carer. Ages 3+. Under 3s are welcome but may not be able to participate in some elements of the show. Siblings under 3 or over 12 and parents and carers don’t need a ticket.

Tickets are £5 in advance from our online store, or in person from the Love’s Farm House office (weekdays 9am to 3pm, 9am to 12pm during school holidays).

Gin Lab 3

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Friday 10 May 2019, shows at 11am and 1:30pm

BUY TICKETS HERE

Gin lovers rejoice, science geeks get giddy with excitement, for it’s the return of Gin Lab: St Neots’ premier gin-tasting experience.

Our team of intrepid lab technicians have spent the last six months painstakingly hunting down and analysing the best boutique gins from around the world. We’re going high end this time around, so while there’s slightly less quantity on the tasting menu, the quality will be off the chart.

Your £20 ticket will give you a half-measure taste of eight sumptuous gins, plus tonic and a plate full of garnishes with which to adorn your glass. Try the distiller-recommended garnish, follow our lab technician’s advice or come up with your own experimental concoctions. When you’ve found your winning combination, your ticket also gets you a double gin and tonic from the bar (and you can buy more too). A world of scientific discovery awaits!

Over 18s only; under 25s will need ID on the door. Sorry, no refunds.

Tickets are £20 in advance from our online store, or in person from the Love’s Farm House office (weekdays 9am to 3pm, 9am to 12pm during school holidays).

Faces of St Neots

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Love’s Farm House is hosting a portrait challenge! We want to see the Faces of St Neots in all their diversity: young, old, black, white, happy, sad. It might be a painting, drawing, photo, digital illustration, collage… anything goes, as long as it fits on an A4 page (portrait orientation) and is suitable for display in our foyer. Self-portraits are welcome but we don’t want quick selfies: think about how to capture your (or your subject’s) personality.

Portraits must be a single face of someone from St Neots, head and shoulders only. Drop your submissions off at Love’s Farm House (Mon-Fri 9am-3pm) or email digital images to ben@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk. Please include your name and contact info, plus the name of your subject (with their permission). The deadline is 29 March.

You can create your portrait at any time, but if you’re looking for inspiration, join us for a Portrait Workshop on Saturday 16 March, 3:30-5:30pm at Love’s Farm House. We’ll have artists, designers and photographers on hand to help you create your masterpiece. Adults and children are all welcome and there’s no need to book – just drop in, and don’t forget to bring a friend or family member to use as your subject.

All portraits will be exhibited at Love’s Farm House in April, kicking off with a launch event on Saturday 6 April. A few of the best portraits will remain on display in our foyer for a longer period.