British Craft Ale & Cheese Tasting Evening

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Friday 16 November, 8pm – midnight at Love’s Farm House

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After the great success of our Belgian beer evening in June, Love’s Farm House is teaming up once again with Shumë, the new bottle emporium in Cross Keys Mews, St Neots, for an evening of the best of British beer and cheeses.

The new wave of British ales is exploding with character, from the big hoppy flavours of Citra and Mosaic hops to IPAs made with lactose and vanilla pods. We’ll be pairing them with some extraordinary cheeses that might just melt your heart… or make your ears Shume Beer Nightjpgfizz with pleasure.

Tickets cost £15 for a tasting menu of five beers and five cheeses for you to sample. Shumë stocks over 30 British craft beers, and the full range will be available to try at the Farm House Bar on Friday 16 November from 8pm.

Tickets are available in advance. Buy online here, from the Love’s Farm House office (9am-3pm weekdays) or from Shumë, Cross Keys Mews.

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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.

October Half Term Events

School may be closed next week but at Love’s Farm House we’re busier than ever. On top of our usual activities we have a week of special events to celebrate two years since we first opened our doors. We really hope you can join us!

LFCA Community Champion Awards, Family Quiz and AGM
Friday 20 October, 7pm

The LFCA Community Champion Awards are when we celebrate that amazing people and groups that make Love’s Farm a better place to live. We’ll also be hosting a family quiz and there’s a chance to find out — and have your say — about the new parking restrictions that are coming to Love’s Farm. Then there’s the small matters of AGMs for Love’s Farm Community Centre and Love’s Farm House — we promise to keep them mercifully short.

It’s a great chance to meet your neighbours and find out what’s happening in the community, and the bar’s open too.

Neon Disco
Saturday 21 October, 8pm-12am

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Dig out your day-glo outfits and get ready to dance to classic 80s and 90s floor-fillers from Rick Astley to The Prodigy and back again. We had a great time at last year’s 80s Disco so we’re back for more. Over 18s only. Tickets £5 in advance — see below.

 

Lost and Found Theatre Production
Monday 23 October, 11:30am and 2:30pm

SORRY – CANCELLED! We’re very sad to report that this show has been cancelled as the production company are no longer able to deliver the show. Ticket holders, please contact our office 9am-12pm Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th for full refunds.

Set sail on a wonderful theatrical adventure in this magical, musical adaptation based on the book by award-winning, bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers.

Produced by the people who brought My Pet Monster and Me and Dotty the Dragon to Love’s Farm House in 2015 and 2016, this show is set to be a real treat for 3-7 year olds. Performances at 11:30am and 2:30pm. Tickets £6 per adult/child in advance — see below for ticket information.

Jam Night at the Farm House Bar
Friday 27 October, 8-11pm

Jam RGBBring your instruments and singing voices to Love’s Farm House for a night of music making. All instruments and abilities welcome (sorry, no under-18s), and the bar’s open as usual. We’ll be putting together a set list of songs in advance so please email ben@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk or join the Facebook event and we’ll keep you posted. You can make your own song suggestions too!

Indoor Car Boot Sale
Saturday 28 October, 9:30-11:30am

Buy and sell nearly new items at our indoor boot sale. We’re not weather dependent so there’s no risk of soggy shoes, drenched dresses or blown-away babygrows. The coffee shop will be open too for a well-deserved cuppa. Seller’s tables are £5 in advance — see below to book a table.

Halloween Disco
Saturday 28 October, 6-10pm

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Get ready for an evening of spooky fun and ghoulish goings on at the Haunted Farm House. There’ll be games for younger children from 6pm and a chance for kids and adults of all ages to strut their freakiest moves from 7pm. Fancy dress encouraged but not essential. Tickets are £2 in advance — see below.

And Lots More Besides…

Limelight Entertainment’s workshop on Tuesday 24 October is inspired by Beauty and the Beast (contact amy@limelightentertainmentuk.com), while Tiny Tots Dance will be running a spook-bat-ular dance workshop on Wednesday 25 October at 10am (visit http://www.tinytotsdance.co.uk for more info). St Neots Library’s brings Baby and Toddler Rhymetime to the Farm House on Friday 27 October at 10.30am.

Our Tuesday coffee shop is closed during school holidays but Switch Café is open as usual on Thursday and Friday 10am-2pm serving light lunches and delicious cakes baked on the premises.

Tickets in advance

For events that need tickets in advance (Neon Disco, Lost and Found, seller’s table at the boot sale, Halloween Disco), please pop in or call Jenny on 01480 262626. We accept cash or card payments. The office is open 9am-3pm during term time, and 9am until midday Mon-Wed in half term week. Follow us at www.facebook.com/lovesfarmhouse for more information and the latest updates.

Trustees Required

Love's Farm House logoLove’s Farm House is managed by Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO, a charity set up by members of LFCA and other local residents. We have our annual general meeting (AGM) on 20 October 2017 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 things such as finances, marketing and fundraising, setting hire rates, 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 1st October.

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.

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.