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!

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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.

Exhibition: Melina LaFirenze

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Join us on Friday 9 March, 7:30pm for the launch of our seventh exhibition by local artists. Children (accompanied by a parent or carer) welcome until 9pm.

Melina La Firenze is an artist living and working in St Neots, born in Italy and brought up in London. She is self-taught and has been a painter all her life, starting with oils at age 12. Her paintings have been exhibited in London, Barcelona and Salamanca.

He work is often informed by patterns found in nature. The colours vibrant. She is obsessed with trees. One thing that is consistent about her work is that she never paints the same thing twice. This is a collection of brand new paintings, three of which are derivative portraits of Hans Silvester’s photos of Omo valley tribes people and two of which are a playful celebration of colour and pattern. Melina does work on commission including portraits.

Visit www.instagram.com/melinalafirenze to see more of her work. Love’s Farm House’s gallery space is curated by Neotists.

GIN LAB

Friday 22 September, 8pm, Love’s Farm House

Gin Lab

Join us on a voyage of scientific discovery into the world of gin. We’ll be lining up ten bottles for you to try, from well-known premium tipples to boutique curiosities. Which blend of botanicals floats your boat? We’ll be using the power of science to help you sharpen your taste buds as you gain infinite wisdom and power over the humble juniper berry.

Tickets cost £20 per person and include a taste of ten gins, plus two double gins and tonic so you can continue your empirical studies just a little more. More drinks will be available at the bar.

Tickets will be available from Monday 21 August from Love’s Farm House. Pop in or call us on 01480 26262, Mon-Fri 9am to 3pm. Invite your friends via our Facebook Event.

School’s Out For Summer

Join us at Love’s Farm House on Saturday 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.