Village Notices

Village Notices for 12 May 2022 – Updated*

*See updated entry for Village Platinum Jubilee Celebrations below.

Sunday 15th May, 6 pm – Little Gaddesden Music Club at Little Gaddesden Church

Harriet Burns and Siân Dicker (sopranos) and Krystal Tunnicliffe (piano)

Their programme for us will include:

  • Barcarolle (The Tales of Hoffman),
  • Letter Duet (Sull’aria) (The Marriage of Figaro),
  • Adelaide’s Wedding: Jonathan Dove (The Enchanted Pig),
  • The Tale of the Oyster: Cole Porter,
  • La Bonne Cuisine: Bernstein,
  • Folk songs – arranged by Britten.

Full programme and contact details are at; tickets £15 in advance.

Little Gaddesden Church – Christian Aid Week 15th-21st May – Help turn hunger into hope

Please join us in supporting Christian Aid’s work this May ( 

Christian Aid Strawberry Cream Tea Poster 2022

We are raising funds for Christian Aid Week through an online e-envelope and collections in the Church on 15th and 22nd May. There will also be a Strawberry Cream Tea for Christian Aid on Saturday 28th May from 3pm-5pm in the Thomas Field Hall at the Church. 

Last year Little Gaddesden’s e-envelope (which replaces house to house collections) raised over £1,400. If you would like to make an online donation in support of this year’s appeal, please go to:

Thank you.

Friday 20th May, 9:30-11:30am – Coffee Morning in the Thomas Field Hall, Little Gaddesden Church

In Aid of the Charity ‘Aching Arms’

Please do come along and help us raise money for this wonderful charity.

Little Gaddesden Folk, Roots & Blues Club – Wednesday 25th May, Granny’s Attic playing at the Village Hall – Doors 7pm

Granny’s Attic playing at the Village Hall. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £14 raising money for Friends of Little Gaddesden School. Click on the following link to get your ticket to a fun evening.

Enquiries please phone Benjamin Dawson on 07786 811735

Little Gaddesden Art Club & Jubilee Weekend

Draw or Paint a Picture of Our Queen!

Little Gaddesden Art Club are inviting all children in the village to draw or paint a picture of our Queen on A4 paper (no larger please). How do you see her: with a crown, without a crown, in a beautiful hat, riding her horse or with the family?

These will be displayed at the Art Club Summer Exhibition over the Jubilee weekend in the Village Hall.

A project for the Easter holidays, perhaps?

Please deliver these to Virginia Westmacott at 2 Hudnall Common NO LATER than FRIDAY 13th May.

Sunday 29th May, 3:00pm – Little Gaddesden Drama Club Auditions in the Village Hall

‘Waiting for God’ – a Comedy by Michael Aitkens

Little Gaddesden Drama Club is delighted to announce that it is restarting productions after the pandemic. Our next production will be Michael Aitkens’ crackling comedy Waiting for God, to be staged in October this year.  Definitely not to be confused with Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, it is a sharply funny play.

Auditions are on Sunday 29 May at 3:00pm in Little Gaddesden Village Hall – note change of date from that given in The Gaddesden Diary. Existing and new members welcome. If you would like to be considered for a part, it would be helpful if you could please email the Director, Patrick Isherwood, in advance at

Saturday 4th June to Monday 6th June – Art Exhibition in Village Hall

Exhibition and sale by members of Little Gaddesden Art Club

  • Sat. 4th June – 10.30am to 6pm
  • Sunday 5th June – 10.30am to 6pm
  • Monday 6th June – 11am to 6pm

Please note there will be no Village Produce Market on Saturday 4th June.

Saturday 4th June – Village Platinum Jubilee Celebrations (Updated)

Please email Sarah Gall at with any queries or suggestions.

Jubilee Flyer Poster

Website News

Move to New Webhost Imminent

If you’ve noticed any outage periods when our website has been unavailable over the last week or so, they haven’t been because of our planned move away from our current webhost. Rather, they’re part of the reason we’re moving! In the first ten days of May we endured seven outages, which we consider unacceptable.

The first stage of the move is due to take place over the next few days, which we hope will be without noticeable (further) interruption. But our apologies in advance if that’s not the case. And if an email bounces back from any of our new email addresses, please try again a little later. In case of continuing difficulty, as a temporary measure please forward your email to and we’ll help deliver it to the intended recipient.

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