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LOCAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017
1st - The Velvet Violin presents 'The Quiz', John and Dave with another baffling chocoholic, mish-mash, 'Red Ethel', Kate Hardy, Andy Thompson and Justin Preece, jazz/folk trio, harmonious vocals, guitars and double base performing a variety of original songs, and 'Laura Cortes & The Dance Cards', from the States served up with panache and zing, its bold and elegant fare, schooled in the rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock n roll swagger. The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne 7.30pm. £13 from Courtyard Antiques or telephone 01544 267163 Full Circle Bar and snacks
3rd - Lingen Gardening Club 7.30pm in the village hall. A talk 'The Work on Jamie's Farm' by Toby Meanwell. Members £1 and non-members £4 Tel: 01544 267463
3rd - Craft and Chat Afternoon, Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham 2-4pm 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. All welcome. Wi-fi available. Admission £2 to include tea or coffee. On craft and chat days we have a free to use library of new and used books; come and have a browse.
6th - Presteigne Screen present 'Their Finest'(12A) the Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. Details www.presteignescreen.org.uk
7th - PNCS Warehouse Re-Launch! Our Grand Re-launch starts at 10am with a free raffle for every visitor and a competition for the children. Everyone is welcome to visit, chat, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and may even find a bargain! If you have a few hours to spare, we are always looking for volunteers to help in The Warehouse and we are really interested in talking to any one who has transport available to help us with collecting or delivering items from time to time.
7th - Artists and Makers at The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne 10am till 3pm. Local artists and makers working in wood, wool, silver, leather, paper and stone. Featured artist for this month Ian Nicholson, photographer. For details contact Rosamund on 01544 260777
7th - Presteigne Food Market, Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 9am till 1pm. This autumn is proving to be an excellent one for local apples. The market will be able to press customers' apples for them. Please bring your own cartons or bottles. There will be another plant swap too so please bring along any plants you have divided or others you no longer need.
7th - The Bybrook Duo music for cello and violin at The Baptist Church, Presteigne, 3pm. Including music by Mozart, Bizet, Gershwin, Mancini, followed by afternoon tea. Entrance free but by ticket from Kate Doubleday tel: 01544 267471. Retiring collection to cover expenses and donation to Presteigne charitable causes.
7th - Presteigne Bowls Club Cash Only Bingo, Memorial Hall 6.30pm for 7.45pm start. £400-£500 jackpot expected. Bar. All welcome.
7th-8th - Vintage Sports Car Club 'Welsh Weekend' Spectator entrance Saturday at Badlands 12noon till 5.15p and Sunday at Cwm Whitton 12.30pm till 4pm. See posters and Entry List from The Judge's Lodging Museum/TIC in Broad Street, Presteigne or visit www.vscc.co.uk for further information.
8th - Kinsham Harvest Thanksgiving at Byton, 11.30am
9th - Poetry in Presteigne Autumn/Winter Season. Monthly readings with invited guest poets. Inspiring, informal, entertaining and enjoyable. Jan Fortune and Susan Richardson. An evening with two exceptional poets. The Radnorshire Arms Hotel, 7.30pm £5 on the door, £2 students.www.poetryinpresteigne.org
11th - Presteigne and Borders Floral Arts Society demonstration in The Memorial Hall, Presteigne at 7.30pm, 'Shadows of Autumn Splendour' by Hilary Cooke. Visitors always welcome, £5 per meeting. Phone 01547 529244 for any enquiries
12th - Chatterbrook WI A hands on pottery session with Corinna Kenyon-Wade in The Memorial Hall, Presteigne 7.30pm. Numbers are limited, but 1 or 2 visitors would be welcome. Please let us know in advance. Phone 01544 267245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
13th - 7.30pm LINGEN FLIX 'The Promise' (12A) At the onset of WWI in the heart of The Ottoman Empire as tensions begin to mount exiles begin the fight back against The Empire. A£5/C£3.50 T:01544 267736 E:email@example.com W:lingen.org.uk Lingen Village Hall. Refreshments available.
17th - Craft and Chat afternoon at Arkwright Village Hall Kinsham, 2-4pm
18th - The Black Kat Boppers a real Rock n Roll band worthy of the name. The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne 8pm Full Circle Bar and Dance Floor. Tickets £13 from Courtyard Antiques or telephone 01544 267163
20th - Presteigne Screen present 'The Eagle Huntress'. The Assembly Rooms, 7.30pm for 8pm start. Bar/coffee/tea/homemade cake. For further details
21st - Live Music at No. 46 Wine Bar with 'Barebacks at 9pm
21st-5th November - Half Term Spooky Fun! At The Judge's Lodging Museum Presteigne. Tuesday to Sunday 10am till 5pm. Search the Judge's rooms for Simon Skeleton's missing bones. Complete his body and earn yourself a yummy 'trick or treat' bag of goodies.
21st - Mid Border Arts present De Temps Antan: Eric Beaudry, Andre Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupois using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments these former members of La Bottine Souriante, blend boundless energy with the joire de vivre found only in Quebecois music. 8pm Tickets £12 from Courtyard Antiques, The Workhouse and wegottickets.com
21st - Walton Village Hall proudly presents 'Puddings and Prosecco Evening' from 7.30pm. Sample luscious puddings and desserts with a glass of chilled Prosecco for only £6 per person. Bring a pudding to share and your own cold beverages. Hot drinks available from the hall. Music to while away the evening is provided by Arthur. Tickets from Karan on 01544 350511, Anne on 01544 350266 or Jane on 01544 350345. All proceeds go to Walton Parish Hall.
22nd - Lingen Harvest Thanksgiving. 11am Lingen
22nd - Open Mic at No.46 Wine Bar hosted by Rich and Helli Gooderson. Music, poetry, spoken word or comedy. 7pm till 9.30pm
23rd - Rommel Out-Foxed..Espionage, Subterfuge and Camourflage. An illustrated talk by Roger Curtis, who will provide the fascinating, little-known and often amusing answers to 'who was the real English patient?' and 'why did an incompetent German spy and his belly-dancing friend fail to steal the secrets of the 8th army?' and other intriguing questions. At The East Radnorshire Day Centre, 7.30pm. Tickets £8 from Winnie's Newsagents, High Street, Presteigne or reserve by phoning 01544 262846. Tickets may or may not be available at the door.
24th - Presteigne Evergreen Club are organising a coach trip to Abergavenny Market. We will be leaving Norton at 8.50am and Presteigne at 9am. The cost will be £12 per person, and everyone is welcome to join us. For more information please phone Judi on 267420, or Eileen on 262710
26th-27th-28th - Utopia Limited by Gilbert and Sullivan performed by Kington and District Operatic Society, Lady Hawkins'Community Leisure Centre, Kington, 7.30pm. Admission Adults £8, under 18s £5 Tickets from Tom Bounds, 32, High Street, Kington Tel:01544 231303(day) or 01544 231501(evening) www.kingtonoperatic.co.uk
28th - A spectacular Black Tie Halloween Event in The Judge's Lodging by The Duck's Nest and Mark Hughes from The Real Wine Company. A glass of bubbly in the Drawing Room followed by a gas-lit evening tour of the historic museum and a four-course gourmet meal in the beautifully restored dining room. £80 per person. Limited to 22 people. Book your place NOW for this very special evening. Tel: 01544 598090
28th - PACDG 'Presteigne's Got Talent' with a difference. Community Groups Fair 2017 Showcasing Presteigne's talent and opportunities, Memorial Hall, Presteigne 9.30am till 3.30pm. Stalls, performances, demonsrtations, food. Talent comes in many forms! To book a stall or performance/demo slot, and for more information...firstname.lastname@example.org/tel 01547 560813
29th - Mid Border Arts present Staging Opera, Presteigne Assembly Rooms, 3pm. At the start of Mid-Wales Opera's residency at Presteigne Assembly Rooms rehearsing Walton's comedy The Bear, Clare Stevens interviews Artistic Directors Richard Studer and Jonathan Lyness. From first designs to final performance, discover the challenges involved in staging professional opera, accompanied by an exhibition of set models and costume. Tickets £8 from Courtyard Antiques, The Workhouse and wegottickets.com Raising funds for Mid Border Arts
29th - Medium Night at No.46 Wine Bar. Jackie Mecke 6.30pm
31st - Craft and Chat afternoon at Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham
1st - A Spooky Lunch at Presteigne Little People's day care and playgroup. 11am till 2pm. Dress up and join us for some Halloween fun!! Ages 0-12 years. £3 per child Adults free. Free soup and sandwiches.
4th - Local Food Market in the Memorial Hall, Presteigne
4th - Artists and Makers in The Assembly Rooms, Presteigne. Details to follow.
25th - 'Murder By Gaslight' The Judge's Lodging, Presteigne, hosts an evening with Palmer and Grippen. Brought to you by 'Don't Go Into The Cellar!' Theatre Company - the British Empire's leading practitioners of macabre Victorians! Tickets £12 Available in person from The Judge's Lodging, open during November Wednesday to Sunday 10am till 4pm or by telephoning 01544 260650