School’s Out For Summer

Join us at Love’s Farm House on Sunday 22 July, 3-7pm for the return of our summer fair and garden party. Entry is FREE and there’s lots going on to keep you entertained.

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We’ll have summery crafts and flower painting, sponge toss, water balloon throwing, face painting, a treasure hunt and giant garden games. We’ll be firing up the barbecue and the bar will be open, serving a wide selection of alcoholic and soft drinks including posh G&Ts, jugs of Pimm’s and four types of lemonade. That’s just how we roll on Love’s Farm.

Tell your friends, bring your family and made a day of it!

Easter Magic Show

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Roll up, roll up… Love’s Farm House and Marvel Entertainments present an afternoon of magic, balloon modelling, Punch & Judy and bubble disco!

The show lasts two hours and is suitable for children aged 3-7. Tickets are £5 per child, available in advance from Love’s Farm House. Pop in or call Jenny on 01480 262626 (Mon-Fri 9am-3pm). The entry price includes refreshments for the children.

Children MUST be accompanied by an adult (the coffee shop will be open too). Adults, babies (under 1 years) and older siblings (over 12) don’t need a ticket.

The Farm House Bar

Love’s Farm House plays host to baby and toddler groups, youth clubs, exercise classes and much more besides, but at 7:30pm every Friday night it turns into the Farm House Bar. We have a great selection of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks at reasonable prices. Children (accompanied by a carer) are welcome until 9pm. There are lots of extra activities to keep you entertained, too…

karaoke-6Karaoke at the Farm House Bar

The first Friday of each month is Karaoke Night. We have 1,280 songs from A-ha to Zayn, a superb sound system and disco lights, plus lyrics projected onto our cinema screen so everyone can join in for the choruses. With impromptu breakdance battles and outbreaks of interpretive dance, Karaoke at the Farm House Bar is an experience like no other.

games-nightGames Night

The second Friday of the month is Games Night. Come with friends or make some new ones. We have table tennis, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Risk, chess, backgammon, draughts and Taboo, or bring your own game – we’re always up for something new.

St Neots Film Club

On the third Friday of the month, the Farm House Bar is open as normal, while the hall is host to St Neots Film Club. Recent films include Inception, Groundhog Day and an evening of silent films accompanied by live music. 8pm start, £2.50 entry fee, and stick around afterwards for our post-film discussion.

lfh-1st-birthday-26LFCA Quiz Night

The last Friday of the month is Quiz Night. We take it in turns to write and host the quiz, so whether you’re an expert on the reproductive cycle of the natterjack toad or who’s dating who in Hollyoaks, you’ve probably got as much chance as anyone else. It’s £1 to play, with teams of up to six people. Don’t have a team? There’s always one you can join, and it’s a great chance to meet your neighbours.

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We have a rolling programme of art exhibitions on the walls of our bar area. Our current exhibition is by photographer Nigel Northwood. Visit us throughout March to see his series of photos of abandoned buildings. Please get in touch if you’d like to stage your own exhibition.

LFCA Socials

These informal get-togethers give Love’s Farm Community Association (LFCA) committee members, Street Reps, councillors and residents a chance to chat, share a drink and discuss how we can make Love’s Farm an even better place to live. Check out the What’s On page or follow LFCA and Love’s Farm House on Facebook for the next date and for all upcoming events.

Happy Birthday To Us!

Love’s Farm House celebrated its first birthday in style with a week of parties and special events.

lfh-1st-birthday-14On Saturday 22 October we hosted an 80s disco, our first adults-only party. Based on the feedback we’ll be planning more soon.

Monday 24th saw the arrival of Dotty the Dragon, a fabulous touring theatre production from Blunderbus Theatre. There were two sold-out performances and the show went down a storm with the kids. Thanks to St Neots Slings and Your Time to Grow for sponsoring the performances.

On Wednesday 26th illustrators Marion Lindsay (Ready Steady Ghost!, Bella Donna, Maisie Hitchins) and Jo Clark (hehehe hyena) helped children to make animal masks and spooky dreamcatchers. Thanks to Friends of St Neots Library for sponsoring this event.

lfh-1st-birthday-36Friday 28 October was our combined quiz night, Community Champion Awards and the annual general meetings for both Love’s Farm House and Love’s Farm Community Association (LFCA). It was a fantastic turnout and support from our community has never been better.

The Community Champion Awards was LFCA’s chance to say a public thank you to the people who go out of their way to help make Love’s Farm such a great place to live. Our winners were:

Bring Your Family to Work Award – The Tames
Committed to the Community – David Wells
Star Behind the Scenes – Cornelia Sbircea
Going the Extra Mile – Rebecca Mitton
SMART Superhero – Joshua Jones
New Venture – Little Loves (Roxy Andrews, Sam Claussen, Becky Symms, Lynda Cronin, Kathryn Pickering, Paula Phipps, Cornelia Sbircea, Di Briggs, Steve Briggs)

We ended our week of celebrations with a Halloween Disco on Saturday 29th, with party games lead by Anna Crompton and Ben on the DJ decks.

A huge thanks to EVERYONE who made the week such a success. We had lots of fun and we hope you did too!

Click below for a slideshow of the week’s festivities.

 

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!

Introducing the Farm House Gallery

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   View in El Hierro, Paul Muir

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.

 

 

St Neots Film Club comes to Love’s Farm House

On 15 January we welcome St Neots Film Club to Love’s Farm House. Film screenings are free to attend, the bar is open and there’ll be a post-film discussion so you can chew over those narrative arcs and symbolic imagery over a glass of wine or a cool beer.

The Film Club starts with the 1990 sci-fi classic: Total Recall. See you there!

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Visit the St Neots Film Club Facebook page or email Melina at melinalafirenze@gmail.com for more details.