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LOCAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2018
1st April until end of month - 'Knackered But Nice' a sale of beautiful rugs repaired in the workshop of The Workhouse Studio, Presteigne Industrial Estate. Plus rare, antique carpets and kilims. Cafe. Open Monday to Saturday 10am till 4pm. Information tel: 01544 267864
1st - 2018 National Vintage Tractor Road Run. Starting from Benson's Yard, Ludlow Road, Knighton at 9.30am. Proceeds in aid of RNLI, Wales Air Ambulance, Hope House Childrens' Hospice, East Radnor Day Centre. Organised by Teme Valley Vintage Club Ltd.
3rd - Drewie's Quiz Night at The Royal Oak in aid of this year's Presteigne Carnival. Teams of up to 4 people, £2 each. Winning team to get meal vouchers for The Oak
3rd - Lingen Gardening Club Talk, Lingen Village Hall, 7.30pm. Membership £10 with an admission charge of £1 for members to each Talk (non members £4). Garden visit entry charges at full cost. Information from Tel: 01544 267463
3rd - Craft and Chat at Arkwright Hall, Kinsham 2pm till 4pm. Come along and join us for a crafting get-together. Bring along something you would like to make or to finish something you have had in the drawer for years or just pop in for a cup of tea and company. Wifi available. Admission £2 to include tea/coffee Library of new and used books. Come and have a browse.
4th - Readers' Group at Arkwright Hall, Kinsham, 7.30pm. For details please call Pam Williams on 01544 267762
4th - Sharppp Chat at The Radnorshire Arms. 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. A new discussion group with its inaugural discussion entitled 'The Future Human', introduced by Maggie Taylor-Sanders. If you like to have your thinking stretched this will be a must-do event. More information from firstname.lastname@example.org
5th - Coffee Morning at Lingen Village Hall, 11am till 12.30pm. Coffee, home-made cakes. Catch up with your neighbours and friends. All very welcome.
6th - Presteigne Screen presents 'Frantz' in The Assembly Rooms 7.30pm for 8pm start. Fra/Ger 113 minutes 12A Monochrome. Our German heroine Anna discovers, in the wake of WW 2, that sometimes a big lie causes less pain than a simple truth. Cake and refreshments available.
7th - Artists and Makers 10am till 3pm in The Assembly Rooms. A full house this month!....Lots to see from local artists and makers - photography, pottery, prints, furniture, cards, hand-made watercolour paper, hand spun naturally dyed childrens' knitwear, hand-knit scarves, Shibori linen, silver and gemstone jewellery, hand cut and lettered slate...and in The Green Room, a selection of vintage treasures, textiles and Welsh blankets being sold to fund the Museum project at Whitton School. Come and find out more. Tea, cake and plants. For further information please contact Rosamund on 01544 260777 or visit www.radnorshireartsandcraftsfoundation.org
7th - Presteigne Local Food Market 9am till 1pm in The Memorial Hall. As well as the usual mix of regular favourites and new artisans there will be another Seed Swap. Please come and support the Heritage Seed Library with their excellent work by either bringing seeds to swap or giving a small donation. Whilst cafe customers are enjoying their Fairtrade tea or coffee and delicious homemade cake, they can browse through the collection of thank you letters and cards received from the 16 organizations who have had donations from the cafe. Thanks to the generosity of both Cafe customers and volunteers over £4,000 has now been passed to those organizations.
8th - DAFFODIL SUNDAY at Kinsham Court, Presteigne LD8 2HR, 2pm till 5pm. Tea and cakes in the church. Ample parking. Free entry but donations welcome.
11th - Presteigne and Borders Floral Art Society 17th AGM, 7.30pm, followed bya tapas demonstration and tasting by Leon of The Salty Dog. Further information from tel:01547 529244
11th - Quiz Night at Presteigne Bowls Social Club 7.30pm for 8pm start. General knowledge pub quiz with a twist. 2nd Wednesday of each month. Teams of 4, £2 per person. Full bar and refreshments. Win Big with Backwards Bingo at the break. All welcome. To reserve your table text Terry on 07766 097600 or email email@example.com
12th - Chatterbrook WI present an illustrated talk by Sue Knox, Volunteer Co-ordinator for The Judge's Lodging, including some history and some future plans. The Memorial Hall, 7.30pm. Visitors very welcome, £2 - please arrive by 8pm Please note this change to the programme. Further information 01544 267245
13th - Another chance to see 'Tulip Fever' followed by a talk by the book's author Deborah Moggach. 105 minutes. A Presteigne Screen promotion at The Assembly Rooms. Deborah's account gives a fascinating insight into the workings of the movie industry and what happens to an author's work once its in the grip of the studios. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Bar, refreshments and home baked cakes.
14th - Coffee Morning at St.Andrew's Church Hall, 10.30am till 12.30pm. Come and enjoy a coffee and cake or scone and whilst you're at it, take the opportunity for a chat or catch-up. Everyone is warmly welcome. Thanks in advance to all our helpers who ask for items to sell and to raffle, please.
15th - The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne present Little Rumba and The Poobahs 7.30pm. Tickets £12 from Courtyard Antiques or telephone 01544 267163. Full Circle Bar and Dance Floor.
20th - Presteigne Screen present The Florida Project (15) at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. Further details www.presteignescreen.org.uk
26th - Lingen Village Hall Bridge Drive in support of Ludlow and District Riding For The Disabled. Doors open 1.30pm and play starts 2pm. Prizes, teas, raffle. Entry £12 per person. If you haven't got a bridge partner please telephone 01584 877932 who will try and help.
26th - 27th- 28th - Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward performed in St.Andrew's Church Hall, Presteigne, at 7.30pm. The newly formed Shoestring Players have come together to stage this much loved classic of the stage, described by its author Noel Coward, as an 'improbable farce'. Tickets £6 from Winnie's from 1st April
28th - Spanish Evening at Arkwright Hall, Kinsham, 7pm. Three course supper and quiz £15 For tickets contact Jan on 01544 260469
28th - Wind In The Willows by Box Tale Soup, Presteigne Assembly Rooms, 7.30pm. A beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's much loved classic, featuring unique, hand made fabric puppets and a charming original score, commissioned by The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham. An MBA event. Tickets: adults £10, children £7, family ticket £25 from the Workhouse Gallery or online http://wegottickets.com/event/425590
2nd - The Butchers Dogs. Toby and John invite you to a fun musical evening at The Duke's Arms, Presteigne, 8.30pm, £3 on the door.
3rd - Rachel Baiman and Molly Tuttle appear at St.Andrew's Church Hall, Presteigne, 7.30pm. A double bill of stunning American bluegrass musicians. Molly Tuttle sings with the gentle authority of Gilian Welch, yet plays astoundingly fleet flat-picking guitar like Chet Atkins on superdrive. Tickets from Courtyard Antiques or phone 01544 267163
5th May - 'Circumstantial Evidence' - SIMON DORRELL A selling exhibition of twenty ink and gouache studies in celebration of the 21st anniversary of the restoration of The Judge's Lodging. Open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am till 5pm. The exhibition is open until 18th August. Further information from The Judge's Lodging, Broad Street, Presteigne LD8 2AD, telephone 01544 260650 , or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5th - Kington Choral Society with soloists from The Sixteen, The Marches Chamber Orchestra, with Conductor Robert Evans, present St. John's Passion. St. Andrew's Church, Presteigne, 7.30pm. Earlybird tickets £12(£14 on the door), 18s free, online at www.kingtonchoral.org.uk or from Winnie's Newsagents, Presteigne, Border Bean, Kington, Central Stores, Eardisley, Tower House Gallery, Knighton and The Olde Steppes, Pembridge.
5th - The Big Breakfast at Lingen Village Hall 9am till 2pm. In aid of Walk the Walk Breast Cancer Charity. The Works £8, The Plate £6 Enjoy our food and a good chat.
6th - A four course citrus dinner from 7pm at St.Andrew's Church Hall. This feast will showcase the delicious flavours of Italian citrus. Aperitivo and four courses. The dinner is a fund raiser for the first Presteigne Festival of Food and Flowers and Helen Attlee, author of best-selling book 'The Land Where Lemons Grow' will provide a brief introduction to each course. Live music on an Italian theme by Richard Gooderson and John Hymas. Bar- fine Italian wines and beer. £35 per ticket from the Salty Dog tel: 01544 267720
6th - Open Day at The PBC Bowling Green on Greenfield Road from 2pm, so do come along and try your hand at bowling. Everyone is welcome - all equipment supplied for adults and children. Bar, tea/coffee and snacks. Free entry. Contact David for more information by email email@example.com or mobile 07969 203339. New members always welcome - regular club social nights at the green 6.30pm every Tuesday evening.
7th - Presteigne Food and Flower Festival, 10am till 5pm. Free entry and free parking. Street food, open gardens, food and drink stalls, flower arrangement, ready steady cook, competitions, exhibitions, workshops and brocante. And much more. The Festival will see the beautiful streets of Presteigne lined with stalls offering a rich variety of high quality foods produced in the area. Visitors will be able to stock up on plants for their own gardens and visit secret gardens in and around Presteigne, many of them never open to the public.
7th - Coffee Morning at The Judge's Lodging 1030am till 12.30pm. Bespoke coffee, tea and homemade cake £3.50. Food and flower related books for sale. www.judgeslodging.org.uk Alongside Presteigne Food and Flower Festival