Village Notices

Village Notices for 25 March 2024

In Today’s Notices:

  • Subscriptions for The Gaddesden Diary
  • Thursday 28 March 2024 – Gaddesden Society Talk
  • Saturday 6 April 2024 – Village Produce Market
  • Thursday 11April 2024 – FoLG Quiz and Curry Night
  • Wednesday 24 April 2024 – VPA AGM and Talk
  • Thursday 25 April 2024 – Little Gaddesden Folk, Roots & Blues Club
  • Little Gaddesden Music Club – forthcoming events
  • Sunday 12 May 2024 – Gaddesden Gallop
  • Little Gaddesden Art Club – New Website
  • Little Gaddesden Charities Fund
  • Got Something to be Included in Village Notices?

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Thursday 28 March – Gaddesden Society Talk, Village Hall, 8.15pm

The Greatest Survival Story Ever Told. Geoff Selley will be recreating the original Lantern Slide lecture of Shackleton’s 1914-17 Antartic Expedition. Geoff is the current custodian of a talk which has been handed down in direct succession from Dr. Hussey, one of the original expedition members.

Everyone welcome – entry fee £1 minimum including wine and cheese.

Saturday 6 April – Village Produce Market, Village Hall, 9.30am to midday

Thursday 11 April – FoLG Curry and Quiz Night, Village Hall, 7.00pm to 9.30pm

The Friends of Little Gaddesden School are hosting a Quiz and Curry Night on Thursday 11th April, from 7pm – 9:30pm!  Tickets are £15 each and includes entry to the quiz and a chicken or vegetable curry, and drinks will be available to purchase at very reasonable prices!  Teams should be made up of no more than 8 people.  Please email to secure your places!

Wednesday 24 April – VPA 2024 AGM, Thomas Field Hall, 6.30pm

We are delighted to welcome Kate Stuart-Smith to our AGM this year, to give us a talk about the lovely garden at Serge Hill, Bedmond, Hertfordshire and the work of the National Garden Scheme. (NGS)

Some of our members will be familiar with the garden being so close to us at Bedmond. Kate is always busy in the garden or in helping to arrange open gardens under the National Gardens Scheme, as she is a joint County Organiser.

The AGM will be at the Thomas Field Hall next to Little Gaddesden Church. Doors open at 6.30pm and wine and cheese will be served, we plan a fairly short section on VPA matters and will then move on to Kate’s presentation, c. 30 mins and time for questions, after which tea and coffee will be available.

We look forward to seeing you. If you would like to find more information on Kate please click on the link below.

Kate Stuart-Smith and the creation of her effortlessly romantic English country garden – Country Life

Thursday 25 April – LG Folk, Roots & Blues Club, 7pm, Little Gaddesden Church


We are delighted to welcome the fabulous Lady Nade to our NEW VENUE FOR 2024, the intimate and atmospheric Little Gaddesden Church!

Lady Nade will be appearing with her trio on Thursday 25th April 2024. With nominations for Artist of the Year at the AMAUK Awards in 2023 and a Song of the Year win at the UK Americana Awards in 2022, Lady Nade stands as one of the UK’s most distinctive voices. She is an award-winning songstress of extraordinary caliber.

Lady Nade’s music defies easy categorization, blending Folk, Americana, Soul, Jazz, Blues, and Roots, into a captivating tapestry – a perfect fit for our folk, roots and blues club!  Her compositions explore themes of love, friendship, loss, and hope, resonating with a global audience. Each song is a work of art, accompanied by a recipe crafted to mirror each of her song’s essence.

“Love her voice“ Mark Radcliffe – The Folk Show – BBC Radio 2  

“There is no mistaking the tender, powerful, velveteen vocals of Lady Nade.” Folk Radio 

“A pure voice that gets stuck in your mind” Cerys Matthews BBC Radio 6

Tickets remain at the bargain price of £16 and doors will open at 7pm. Please subscribe to our Facebook page for updates:

For ticket sales, please head over to:

This is Lady Nade:

All of our profit is donated to Little Gaddesden School and we really do value your support, and we wholeheartedly thank-you for helping to keep live music, alive!  Very much looking forward to welcoming you all to another full house on April 25th!

Little Gaddesden Music Club

April Sun 14  Music Club Flute & lute, Theorbo & guitars – Flutes & Frets Duo. Cloisters, Golf Club Road, Ashridge

May Sun 19  Music Club Special Ticket Concert  Classical Guitar  – Craig Ogden. Little Gaddesden Church 6pm.  This event is open to non-members.

Tickets will be available at £20 each in advance or for £25 on the door.  For advance purchase of tickets, please contact Ian Hamilton

New members are always welcome to the club.  If you are interested in joining for the remainder of our 2023/2024 season, please contact Ian Hamilton

Sunday 12 May – Gaddesden Gallop, Sports Field, Church Road from 10am

Gaddesden Gallop 2024 registration is now open!

Get those running shoes on, sign up now to get the early bird prices, and start training 🏃🏼‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃 .

Community fun with family friendly 10k & 5k races alongside fun-run races for the younger kids. Medals 🏅 for all participants, and delicious refreshments available after.

Raising funds this year for the FOLGS and Breast Cancer UK.

Little Gaddesden Art Club – New Website

Little Gaddesden Art Club Logo

Little Gaddesden Art Club is pleased to announce that its new website is up and running at (the caps are optional).  Please have a look around.  A few points to note:

  • The current year’s programme, including the dates of the ever popular Summer Exhibition and autumnal One Day Sale, is available on the Programme page. A general guide to our two annual selling exhibitions is on the Exhibitions page.
  • A highlight of the website is the Gallery page, which features images of art by current members.  To give tasters of what’s available to view, there are thumbnails of the Gallery page images elsewhere on the website, too. 
  • We hope to have ironed out all the wrinkles and squashed all the bugs, but please report any typos, glitches, idiocies or other goofs to Andrew Sheard at  And please let him know if you have any questions or suggestions about the site.

For membership enquiries, please contact the Membership Secretary Alison Greene at

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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