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TICKETS ON SALE: Little Theatre Panto – Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves

Tickets are now on sale for the Haslingfield Little Theatre panto – Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves, which is being performed on 25, 26 and 27 November at 7.30 pm at Haslingfield Village Hall, with a matinee performance on 27 November at 2.00 pm. You can buy your tickets at £10/£8 concessions (under 18s/65+, excluding Saturday night’s performance) at: www.haslingfieldlittletheatre.co.uk.

Please note, there will be increased ventilation in the Village Hall and audience members are requested to wear masks – thank you.

Haslingfield Choir and Orchestra Concert: All Saints’ Church – Saturday 16th October

On Saturday 16th October at 3pm, Haslingfield Choir and Orchestra will be performing at All Saints’ Church, Haslingfield. The concert will include the World Premier of ‘Haslingfield Tapestry’ by Alex Paxton and will feature a combined children’s choir from Haslingfield and surrounding villages. 
 
Admission will be by ticket only, available at Haslingfield village shop. 
 
For more details, please see the poster below. 
 

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All Saints’ Church Mini Fete Saturday 18th September: 2pm to 4.30pm

Come along and support us to raise money for our village church.
Teas and music inside the church – a first chance to hear the internationally renowned Cann twins playing duets on piano. 
A teddy zip wire for the children – bring your own Teddy for a ride from the church tower or buy one from our stall.
Outdoor stalls. Bric a brac, books, toys, plants, produce, a bottle stall and a raffle.
PS. Claire, our new vicar, is one of the Cann twins

Festival Players Touring Show comes to Haslingfield Village Hall

Haslingfield Little Theatre are delighted to be hosting the Festival Player’s Touring Show, Let the Sunshine In – Songs the World needs Right Now at Haslingfield Village Hall on Friday 1 October, 7.30 pm

The show will comprise: An evening of vibrant and uplifting live music, taken from Broadway and West End musicals including ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, ‘& Juliet’, ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Groundhog Day’. 

Tickets at £10 each are available at: www.haslingfieldlittletheatre.co.uk.
You are welcome to bring your own refreshments and glasses (no bar). 

NB There will be reduced capacity in the Hall, increased ventilation and mask-wearing is requested, if possible.

Art for Wellbeing Class starting in September at Haslingfield Village Hall

Art for Wellbeing is a new informal art class aimed at beginners /intermediates who would like to draw and paint, using different techniques and materials, for enjoyment and relaxation. It will be taught by a qualified art teacher with 30 years’ experience.

  • Venue: Haslingfield Village Hall
  • When: Tuesday mornings 10:15-12:15 and Thursday mornings 10:30 -12:30 
  • Starting: 28th and 30th September, 10 week course.
  • Cost: £90 per person. 

For more information or to make a booking, contact Karen Reade:   
Email: karen.reade@icloud.com          Mobile: 07885 097896

Country Kitchen Closing

Country KitchenSadly, after 7 1/2 years of trading, Country Kitchen will be closing its doors at the end of August. As always, thanks go to the wonderful support from our lovely customers in and around the village and I hope you will join me in thanking the Country Kitchen partners and staff for the superb job they did in keeping the shop open, and well stocked during the tricky pandemic times.

Work will start in September to bring the building up to current building regulations standard (particularly the fire regulations), and to properly demarcate the division between residential and commercial space. Some demolition will take place on the single storey extension at the back, and it’s the perfect time to replace the windows with conservation sashes, and carry out some general work to refresh the building and smarten it up.

The least sustainable building is one that is empty, and as a great believer in sustainability, we’ll do our very best to complete this work as soon as possible. Watch this space for updates!

Liz Galpin

ALI BABA READ THROUGH & AUDITIONS: 19 & 26 JULY!

Just a quick reminder that the read through and auditions for Haslingfield Little Theatre’s November Panto, Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves will be taking place soon. Both will take place at Haslingfield Village Hall at 7.30 pm: Read-through: Monday 19 July, Auditions: Monday 26 July.
 
 
Do come along, if you’re interested in being involved, either on-stage or as part of the production team. Teenagers aged 13+ are also welcome to attend.
 
Rehearsals will start on Thursday 2 September (dependent on prevailing Government Guidelines). We rehearse at Haslingfield Village Hall for two hours on Monday and Thursday evenings. Performances are planned for 25, 26, 27 November 2021.  www.haslingfieldlittletheatre.co.uk

PANTO NEWS: NOVEMBER 2021

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we are planning to put on Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves on 25, 26, 27 November 2021 at Haslingfield Village Hall. This is, of course, dependent on prevailing Government Guidelines.

If you’re interested in being involved, the read through of the script is planned for Monday 19 July, with auditions on Monday 26 July at Haslingfield Village Hall. More details nearer the time.

SHARE YOUR VIEWS – EWR CONSULTATION Thursday 15th April from 19:00

This is a public webinar run by the East West Rail allowing the public to share their views on the section from Harlton to Hauxton.
 
It is one of a series of webinars held by EWR Co. during its current consultation, but it is one of the most relevant to Haslingfield. To join the event follow these steps:
 
Using a computer (may not work on phone) go to this page: https://eastwestrail.co.uk/consultation
 
Scroll all the way down to the heading “Geographically based public events” and click on it to reveal a dropdown list of events. The “Joining instructions” for each event includes the link to the Microsoft Teams meeting. Ours is toward the bottom – Harlton to Hauxton. Clicking on the link should take you directly into the meeting (Microsoft Teams App not required).  Please click Read More below to find out more:

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What does a Sustainable Food System Look Like (and how can we help create one locally)?

On line talk With Duncan Catchpole
 
When: 22 April 2021, 8 pm
How to register: Email for the ZOOM link, michellegolder@gmail.com
 
The food system is one of the drivers of climate change and wildlife decline worldwide. It also contributes to food insecurity and inequality – as we’ve seen during the pandemic lockdown.
We can do better – and Cambridge Sustainable Food is helping communities figure out how to localise their food system and reduce waste. So we’ve invited Duncan Catchpole, Founder and owner of Haslingfield based organic food supplier COFCO and board member of Cambridge Sustainable Food to have a conversation with us about how we can all work together to develop and support a vibrant local food system. Read more