Village Notices

Village Notices for 18 October 2023

In Today’s Notices:

  • Subscriptions for The Gaddesden Diary
  • Wednesday 18 October – Art Club Talk: The Scottish Colourists, Village Hall (TONIGHT!)
  • Thursday 26 October – Gaddesden Society Film Night, Village Hall
  • Thursday, Friday & Saturday 2, 3 & 4 November – Little Gaddesden Drama Club revue: Here We Go-Go Again! Village Hall
  • Saturday 4 November – Village Produce Market, Village Hall
  • Saturday 18 November – LG Folk, Roots & Blues Club, Village Hall
  • Little Gaddesden Charities Fund
  • Got Something to be Included in Village Notices?

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Subscriptions for The Gaddesden Diary

Subscriptions for The Gaddesden Diary:  only £5.00: due in September, please pay now if you haven’t already done so.  Click here for details of how to pay.

Wednesday 18 October – Art Club Talk: Scottish Colourists by James Mitchell, Village Hall


Little Gaddesden Art Club: Illustrated talk by James Mitchell “Scottish Colourists” on Wednesday October 18th at 7.30pm in Village Hall – tonight.  All welcome: members free, non-members £3.

Thursday 26 October – Gaddesden Society Film Night, Village Hall, 8pm

Quartet’ – 2012 12A 1h 38m

Quartet Poster

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Composer Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean (Dame Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. [IMDB]

Director Dustin Hoffman and a cast including Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly and Michael Gambon make this a film not to be missed.

Everyone welcome – £5 admission including a glass of wine

Doors open: 7.45pm Lights Down: 8.00pm

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 2, 3 & 4 November 2023 – Little Gaddesden Drama Club revue: Here We Go-Go Again! – Village Hall, 7:15 for 8:00pm

Tickets are selling briskly for our Irreverent Autumn Revue

Here We Go-Go Again Poster

Revues have always been popular with our audiences, and we fully expect this irreverent autumn revue to be too. Directed by Shaun McCarthy and Benjamin Dawson, it involves a good mix of pieces – solo, ensemble and company numbers, and a blend of musical items and acted sketches.

Join us on 2nd, 3rd or 4th November 2023 for performances at 
Little Gaddesden Village Hall, HP4 1NX. 
(Doors and licensed bar open 7:15pm; curtain up at 8pm).

Tickets £15.00 when booked online.

Tickets can now be booked ONLINE on our website
or by phone on 0333 666 3366 (phone bookings attract £2.00 booking fee).
Sponsored by Ashridge House. 
To find out more or to book online please click here. 

For enquiries about the production (but not for booking tickets) email us at:

Saturday 4 November – LG Local Produce Market, Village Hall 9.00am to midday

Lots of lovely varied local produce, crafts, bric a brac, plants, candles, cakes and bakes, and not forgetting a cuppa with a bargain breakfast bap.

Free entry ….. and a very warm welcome

Saturday 18 November – Little Gaddesden Folk, Roots and Blues Club, Village Hall, Doors open 7pm

The next Little Gaddesden Folk, Roots and Blues Club is on Saturday 18th November at the Village Hall and we are very excited to have slide blues guitar maestro Martin Harley on stage!

Folk Club Martin Harley Poster

Martin Harley has been making music and touring the world for over two decades.  His sound has never been more down to earth.  Exploring roots, blues and slide guitar in a style The Guardian referred to as “spellbinding”.  Harley has released eight albums to date, four recorded on home soil and four across the Atlantic in Texas and Nashville.

His recent nominations include AMA instrumentalist of the year, Best Acoustic Guitarist, Best Acoustic Blues artist.  Notable appearances include Glastonbury Acoustic and Avalon stages, Beautiful Days, Royal Albert Hall, Union Chapel, Bluebird Nashville, Tonder Festival, The Troubadour LA and at home in Tring, round the fire pit with his two daughters.

“Awesome!” Johnnie Walker, BBC Radio 2

“Harley offers the listener a mastclass in taste, style and roots blues” – Guitarist Magazine

“No doubt that he is a slide guitar master.  He is the business” – Roots Magazine

“Quite simply a great live act” – Time Out London

£16 per person

Doors open at 7-m

Little Gaddesden Charities Fund

Established in 1997 (as a combination of a number of established local charities), the Little Gaddesden charities has supported individuals and families in Little Gaddesden Parish for 25 years.

The charities’ sole purpose is to help individuals or families resident in the parish with small one-off requests for financial support.

The committee are aware that local parishioners may or may not be aware of the charities and wish to promote the purpose to all residents.

Requests for support are made by, either contacting The Revd John Russell on 01442 214898 or by emailing John chairs the charities’ small committee of trustees based on his role within the Parish; alternatively Pat Catchpole (01442 842544) as secretariat.

In such a period of financial uncertainty and with the cost of living crisis it is even more important to ensure that members of the Parish are aware of the support availability, and we would welcome being able to provide more support from funds available.

All requests are treated with the utmost confidence and no personal information is shared.

We would also welcome any local organisations providing information of how to access the charity in any wider communications they may undertake.

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