Gin Lab 3

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

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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.

What’s New at Love’s Farm House

There are lots of new groups and activities to keep you busy in 2019…

Fit Mums Post-natal Exercise Class

image-25NJ Fitness and Massage are introducing a post-natal exercise class on Wednesday mornings at 9.25am for mums with babies and toddlers. The 45-minute class will give you a full body workout, focusing on effective exercises to support your body post-pregnancy. Babies are welcome to stay in their buggy or car seat, or they can come and play on the mats with the toys that are provided. Classes are £30 for a 6-week block, and booking is essential. Contact NJfitnessandmassage@outlook.com to book.

Serene Baby Massage & Yoga

These baby massage and baby yoga classes on Thursday mornings are for babies aged eight weeks to pre-crawling. Learn soothing and calming holds for your baby, learn why he or she benefits from each massage and feel more connected and bonded to your baby. Contact Sareena on 07921 154861 or visit www.serene-baby.com for more information and to book.

Love’s Farm Movie Makers

This film-making club welcomes children of all ages up to 16 who are interested in directing, producing, writing or starring in their own films. The club meets on Mondays 4-5pm. Children will learn how to use all the filming equipment, plan their own projects, grow in confidence and make new friends and have fun along the way! All footage is edited and provided on a DVD at no extra cost. Sessions cost £27.50 per 12-Week Term. Contact Iona on moviememoirs16@gmail.com or visit www.movie-memoirs.co.uk for more info.

Sakura Shotokan Karate Club

Love’s Farm House has a new karate club! It meets every Monday from 6pm-7pm and is run by Sensei Lucas, who is a Double World Karate Champion (London 2017 and Portugal 2018). £5 per session (first session free) and must be booked in advance. The club is currently adults only, but hoping to accept children and families soon. Email cambridgekarate@gmail.com to book, or to register your child’s interest.

Mum & Toddler Yoga

Join Yogabellies’ new Mum and Toddler Yoga class at 9:30am on Friday mornings. The sessions are fun, easy going classes where mums and their mobile little ones can practice yoga together, or toddlers can dip in and out while mum exercises. Ending with snacks, drinks and a chat for everyone involved. Contact niki@yogabellies.co.uk for more information and to book your space.

Sweaty Mama Fitness

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Sweaty Mama is an effective way to exercise with your child. The sessions allow you to bond with your child while you work out, using their weight to intensify the exercise. Over the course of the sessions you will gradually build up your fitness level and strengthen your core to rehabilitate your body after having a baby. The fun workouts are done to upbeat music that both you and your child will love. Sessions are on Thursdays at 11.40am and cost £40 per 6-week block. Contact elly@sweatymama.com for more information or to book your place.

Toddler Sense

From February, the fantastic Baby Sensory programme will include a new Toddler Sense class for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Toddler Sense is a whole new world of sensory stimulation, play, fun adventures and learning. The equipment encourages a wide range of skills including social, physical, emotional, creative, intellectual skills and lots more. There will be a FREE taster session on Tuesday 26 February at 1.30pm. Booking is essential so sign up at www.toddlersense.com/bedfordshire, or contact Sam on beds@babysensory.co.uk.

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Details for all of our regular activities are available on our What’s On page.

Local Ale and Cheese Tasting

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Friday 8 March 2019, 8pm – midnight 

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Love’s Farm House is teaming up with Shumë Bottle Emporium for an evening of discovery, celebration and straight-up enjoyment of local beers, ciders and cheeses. There will be over 30 beers and ciders to choose from including a selection from Papworth Brewery, Drawcott Brewery in Buckden, Wylde Sky in Linton, South Cambs and Three Hills in Kettering. We’ll be pairing these with the best cheeses from Suffolk, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, so get your taste buds ready for some big, bountiful flavours.

Tickets cost £15 for a sampling menu of five beers and five cheeses, with a wider range available to order at the bar.

No under 18s. 18-25-year-olds will require photo ID.

Buy tickets in advance from our online store, or in person from Shumë, Cross Keys Mews (open 9am-5pm Mon-Thu, 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm Sun), or the Love’s Farm House office (weekdays 9am to 3pm).

Stand-up Comedy Night

Saturday 10 November, 7:30pm

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Big Deal tito banner 2.jpgBig Deal Comedy presents some of the best new and established comics on the UK circuit.

jasonMC: Jason Stampe

Jason delivers an outstanding blend of jokes and crowd interaction that will leave you feeling he must have planned the whole thing out. Rest assured, anything can, and will happen, and Jason will be there to make it funny. Few comedians can switch so effortlessly between riffing and their set like Jason Stampe so don’t miss your chance to see him!

JustinHeadliner – Justin Panks

With a skewed observational eye and the ability to approach seemingly ordinary subjects from extraordinary angles, Justin strikes the perfect balance between the relatable and the outrageous. His tales of relationships, parenthood, and life in general are raw, honest, and above all funny.

More acts to be confirmed soon.

Strictly over 18s only (under 25s require ID). Doors 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm. Reasonably priced, well stocked bar open until midnight.

Tickets are £7.50 in advance: click here to buy online or pop into the Love’s Farm House office (9am-3pm weekdays). Please call us on 01480 262626 for more info.

Notice of AGM

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

The Trustees and members of the Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO (LFCCC), working as Love’s Farm House are hereby convened to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the financial year 2017-2018 on ​Friday 12​th​ October 2018, from 7:30pm​.

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

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

As with last year, our Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with LFCA and include a quiz night and the Love’s Farm Community Awards. In addition, discounted fish and chips will be available from Cox’s at the Lighthouse. There will the opportunity to sign up as a Member on the night and all Members will elect the Trustees and Officers of Love’s Farm House during the evening.

There are five trustee vacancies. Candidates standing for election as trustees are as follows:

Raymon Gompelman
David Ruff
Maria Russo
Helen Lydiatt

In line with the Charity Commission’s ​recommendation​, the Trustees of Love’s Farm House propose an alteration to its ​constitution​ at Chapter 11 (5) Quorum at General Meetings to read: ’11 (5) b) Subject to the following provisions, the quorum for general meetings shall be the greater of 5% or three members.’ This proposal should be considered by the members at the Annual General Meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM,

Please Join Our Team

Love's Farm House logoLove’s Farm House is managed by Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO, a charity set up and run by local residents. We have our annual general meeting (AGM) on 12 October 2018 and would like to welcome new trustees to our board.

The trustees are volunteers who take overall responsibility for the community centre. At our monthly trustee meetings (on the first Wednesday of each month) we discuss finances, marketing and fundraising, defining policies and procedures, employing and managing staff, planning events and ensuring that we always act in accordance with our constitution and mission statement. We also do lots of practical jobs: gardening, running the bar and café, building maintenance and helping out wherever it’s needed. There’s lots to do but it’s really rewarding.

Some of our trustees are also regular hirers of the building, and it’s useful to have a range of ages, backgrounds and interests to help us serve all parts of the community. Click here for more information from The Charity Commission about what’s involved.

If you’re interested in becoming a trustee (or would like to volunteer in any other way), we’d love to hear from you. Please email chair@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk or call 01480 262626. Please get in touch by Saturday 22 September.