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LOCAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2019
1st until 26th October an Exhibition of paintings by Matthew Wood, artist in residence, at The Judge's Lodging, Presteigne. A free exhibition of the paintings Matthew has been producing over the last year - our beautiful building captured by a fabulous artist. All paintings are for sale. And to coincide with the exhibition, Matthew is also offering 2 more 1 day courses on working with Gouache. Saturday 28th September and Saturday 12th October. For full details and to read Matthew's thoughts on his time as artist in residence, please see our website www.judgeslodging.org.uk/events/matthew-wood-artist in residence. Why not also come and have a look at our lovely new gift shop and our Pop-up Tea Room!
1st - Lingen Gardening Club 7.30pm in the village hall.'Bulbs for the garden throughout the year' a talk by Ingred Millington of Hill View Hardy Plants. Annual subs £10 per annum with an admission charge of £1 for members to each talk (non members £4), garden visit entry charged at full cost. Tel: 01544 267463
1st - Walk with East Radnor Ramblers, 4 miles from Pembridge Village Green. Everyone welcome. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Walk starts at 10am. For further details please visit www.ramblers.org.uk/east-radnor or telephone E and S Williams on 01544 260524
1st - Craft and Chat afternoon at Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham 2pm till 4pm. Come along and join us for a crafting get together.Bring something you would like to make or finish something you have had in the drawer for years or just pop in for a cup of tea and company. Wi-fi available. Admission £2 to include tea/coffee and biscuit.
2nd - Walk with East Radnor Ramblers, 7 miles from Dorstone Village Hall. Everyone welcome. For further details please visit www.ramblers.org.uk/east-radnor or telephone E and S Williams on 01544 260524
2nd - Readers Group, Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham. For details please call Pam Williams on 01544 267762
3rd - Coffee Morning, Lingen Village Hall.11am till 12.30pm. Coffee and cake to enjoy. Have a natter and catch up with neighbours and friends. All very welcome. Also held on 17th October.
3rd - Line Dancing For Beginners, Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham. 2-4pm £2.50 Wear comfy shoes and bring a bottle of water. For further information ring Sally on 01544 260804 Also held on 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st October.
5th - Presteigne Local Food Market, 9am till 1pm in The Memorial Hall.The Market is enjoying and sharing Harvest time! Judging of Young Pumpkin Growers' competition. Plant swap. Seed swap. Plus the usual artisans and sellers, and the Community Cafe!
7th - Kinsham Village Hall Committee Meeting, 8pm in The Arkwright Hall.
8th - Knighton and District Rotary Club present a Tea Dance at St.Edwards Church Hall. Entry FREE, afternoon tea, tuition available. 2pm till 4pm Bookings, further information Chris Price 01544 267898
9th - Presteigne and Borders Floral Art Society in Presteigne Memorial Hall, 7.30pm A demonstration by Sandra Snell entitled 'Shades of Autumn' For details contact Chairman Avril Hoyle, 01547 529244
9th - Presteigne Bowls Social Club, Hereford Street, General Knowledge Quiz, 7.30pm for 8pm start. All are welcome! Space is limited, however, so please email or text Terry in advance to reserve your table. Teams of up to 4, £2 per person. Bar, refreshments, cake, quiz prizes and win big on Backwards Bingo! Reserve a table by texting 07766 097600 or email
10th - Lingen Village Hall Art Classes 'Beginners Watercolour' 1.30pm till 3.30pm All classes are taught by a professional tutor. £10 per class. For more information including a material list or to book a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
10th - Line Dancing For Beginners, Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham. 2-4pm £2.50 Wear comfy shoes and bring a bottle of water. For further information ring Sally on 01544 260804 Also held on 3rd, 17th, 24th and 31st October.
10th - Chatterbrook WI - "Wildlife in the Working Forest" - illustrated talk by Alan Reid. Visitors welcome - £2. Presteigne Memorial Hall, 7.30pm. Contact: 01544 267245.
11th - Lingen Flicks - "Greenbook" - Biography/comedy set in 1962, inspired by the true story of African American pianist Don Shirley. 7.30pm. Adult £5, child £3.50. Book a seat: 01544 267736.
12th - Gather Round and Sing for Fun - with Marion Rowlatt. Everyone welcome. Celebrating our 10th anniversary! 10.30 till 12, the Assembly Rooms Presteigne
12th-13th - Vintage Sports Car Club 80th Welsh Trial Anniversary. For details of entries please visit the town TIC within The Judge's Lodging.In addition there will be a celebratory Exhibition in The Memorial Hall..
13th - Harvest service and lunch - Kinsham church, 11.30am
13th - Harvest thanksgiving service - Lingen chapel, 3pm - tea service afterwards, all welcome.
15th - Craft and Chat afternoon at Arkwright Village Hall, Kinsham 2pm till 4pm. Come along and join us for a crafting get together.Bring something you would like to make or finish something you have had in the drawer for years or just pop in for a cup of tea and company. Wi-fi available. Admission £2 to include tea/coffee and biscuit.
17th - Coffee Morning, Lingen Village Hall.11am till 12.30pm. Coffee and cake to enjoy. Have a natter and catch up with neighbours and friends. All very welcome. Also held on 17th October.
19th - Coffee Morning, St.Andrew's Church Hall 10.30am till 12.30 pm. Our volunteers are grateful for gifts of cakes, also items in good condition for the raffle or to be sold. Come and enjoy a hot drink and cake - and also the friendly company.
19th - Musical Evening with Stephen Hollinghurst at Arkwright Hall, Kinsham
19th - Barn Dance. Come and dance to the Best Foot Ceilidh Band - hottest and newest dance band in the Borders, led by John Hymas. The evening also celebrates Presteigne's apple orchards, with the bar serving mulled local cider, spiced apple juice and sticky toffee apples. Wents Meadow Barn 7pm. Family event adults £8, 16s and under free. The Workhouse (cash only) and wegottickets.com
20th - Presteigne Pop Choir. This joyour Presteigne choir present an afternoon of hits from the 60s to the present day, plus tea and cakes. Presteigne Assembly Rooms, 3pm. Donations.
23rd to 2nd November - Half Term Spooky Fun! At The Judge's Lodging Museum. Hunt down the creepy objects throuighout the Judge's rooms and earn yourself a yummy 'trick or treat' bag of goodies.
26th - PACDG Groups Fair in Presteigne Memorial Hall from 10am till 4pm. Hot and cold food and refreshments will be available throughout the day and there will be musical entertainment.. If your group hasn't received an invitation, please contact PAC on email@example.com or 07766 097600 for more information
29th - Fungi Identification. Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify fungi with expert Rob Rowe. Suitable for complete beginners and those wishing to brush up their skills. 10.30am till 1pm. Free, thanks to Natural Resources Wales but must be booked in advance. Contact George on 01588 673041 or firstname.lastname@example.org
31st -1st and 2nd November KADOS 'Patience' at Lady Hawkins Community Centre, Kington. Tickets £9, under 18s £5 from Tom Bounds, Electrical, Kington Tel:01544 231303 (daytime) or 01544 231501(evenings) www.kingtonoperatic.co.uk
2nd - Sheep Music are hosting Presteigne Fireworks, with this year's theme linked to the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon. The parade will leave the recycling centre at 6.15pm with fireworks at Wents Meadow at 6.45pm. Fire Sculpture, fireworks, live band, hot food and bar. £4, under 12s, free.
10th - Talk by Robert Pugh:Llanelly Pottery. The talk will be accompanied by a display of Welsh Pottery. Presteigne Assembly Rooms 3pm £5 the Workhouse(cash only) and wegottickets.com
22nd - The Judge's Lodging presents 'Terror On The Tracks', tales of
13th - Presteigne Christmas Fayre, organised by CONNECT, will be held, as last year, in St.Andrews Parish Church, and in and around St.Andrews Church Hall.
14th - Penybontfawr Welsh Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert. 7.30pm, doors open 7pm, Lingen Village Hall SY7 0DY Tickets £12 to include a glass of mulled wine and mince pie. Donation and raffle proceeds to Hope House Childrens' Hospice. Tickets limited, available frrom 1st November from w2.lingen.org.uk, telephone 01544 260865 or email email@example.com