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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 littlegaddesden.org.uk/music-club; 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 (www.christianaid.org.uk). 

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: https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/littlegaddesdenchurch.

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.

https://www.wegottickets.com/lgfolkclub

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 waitingforgod@lgdramaclub.com.


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 sarahgaddesden@aol.com 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 @littlegaddesden.org.uk email addresses, please try again a little later. In case of continuing difficulty, as a temporary measure please forward your email to gadsoc.temp@andrew-sheard.com and we’ll help deliver it to the intended recipient.


Got Something to be Included in Village Notices?

To request that something gets included in the Village Notices, please email Mandy Haynes at village.notices@littlegaddesden.org.uk.

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Village Notices for 27 April 2022

Wednesday 27th April – VPA AGM and talk – 7pm in the Thomas Field Hall, Little Gaddesden Church, Church Road

We will start with nibbles and a glass of wine or soft drink before the main business, and a top up, or coffee, before our speakers for the evening: Julia Bolton, who is heavily involved in the “Horatio’s Garden” at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and is passionate about the charity, and Amy Moffett, who was appointed head gardener at Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville in January 2021. “Horatio’s Gardens” are being installed in all major spinal units throughout the country and they are hugely influential in the recovery of some patients, as well as being helpful and supportive to relatives, giving them a peaceful place to be away from the ward. The original garden was created in Salisbury where Horatio Chapple was a volunteer until his sudden death aged only 17. This will be a very informative talk and we are delighted that Julia is available to come along.

The VPA AGM agenda and reports can be downloaded from the VPA’s website here.


Thursday 28th April – Film Night, Village Hall – Doors Open 7.30pm, Lights Down 8.15pm

Join us for the first Gaddesden Society Film Night of the year. “O Brother, Where Art Thou” starring George Clooney. A 2000 crime-comedy drama set in 1937 rural Mississippi during the Great Depression. It’s story is a modern satire loosely based on Homer’s epic Greek poem The Odyssey. Click on the link for more details.

Everyone welcome: £5 entry fee payable on the door, includes a glass of wine or a soft drink. Cash or card.


Little Gaddesden Bowls & Croquet Club

Season Started 24th April

Little Gaddesden Bowls & Croquet Club have vacancies for new members.

Join us and discover competitive or social Bowls and/or Croquet in a country village setting. Beginners and experienced players welcome.

Saturday 30th April – Bowls Open Afternoon from 2.00pm

EVERYONE WELCOME – COME AND HAVE A GO FOR FREE – no equipment needed, just a pair of flat heeled shoes, we will provide the rest!

Photo of Bowlers at Little Gaddesden

For more information ring:
Anne Isherwood (Bowls) 01442 842780
Bill Newberry (Croquet) 01442 843155

www.lgbcc.com


The Gaddesden Gallop – Sunday 1st May – Church Road playing fields – 10.30am

Those wishing to enter please follow the link https://www.entrycentral.com/gaddesdengallopFOLGS

If running isn’t really your thing but you’d like to support the event by marshalling, then please get in touch with Claire Owen (claire@sixcoronationvillas.com) or 07980 614160.

If you have queries about the event, then please contact friendsoflgschool@gmail.com.

The Gaddesden Gallop raises funds to support the Friends of Little Gaddesden School, and, via the church funds, supporting Ukrainian families.


Saturday 7th May – Village Produce Market, Village Hall  – 9.30 to 12.30

Lots of lovely varied local produce, crafts, bric a brac, plants, candles, and not forgetting the bargain breakfast baps with a cuppa for just £3.

Free entry ….. and a very warm welcome


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.

https://www.wegottickets.com/lgfolkclub

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.


Website News

Over the coming weeks we’re planning to upgrade our web hosting by moving the Gaddesden Society website to a different host. Although this shouldn’t cause any interruption, there’s always the possibility that there will be a glitch in the site’s availability or its links, despite our best intentions. We’ll post more specific information when we have it.


Got Something to be Included in Village Notices?

To request that something gets included in the Village Notices, please email Mandy Haynes at village.notices@littlegaddesden.org.uk.

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Village Notices for 4 March 2022

Saturday 5th March – Village Produce Market, Village Hall  – 9.30 to 12.30

Lots of lovely varied local produce, crafts, bric a brac, plants, candles, and not forgetting the bargain breakfast baps with a cuppa for just £3.

Free entry ….. and a very warm welcome


Thursday 31st March – Gaddesden Society Talk, Village Hall 8.15pm

Jaipur Literary Festival

Postponed from 2020, we are pleased to welcome Terri Adams and Suzie Banerji for their talk on the Jaipur Literary Festival.  Terri and Suzie have kindly agreed to brush off their talk of their visit, harking back to a simpler time of travel and exploration!

Doors open: 8pm, talk commences 8.15pm

Entry fee £1 including cheese and wine

Everyone welcome


Thursday 28th April – Gaddesden Society Film Night, Village Hall

Join us for a screening of “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”, a highly rated comedy starring George Clooney.   Further details to follow.


The Gaddesden Gallop – Sunday 1st May, Church Road playing fields, 10.30am

Those wishing to enter please follow the link: https://www.entrycentral.com/gaddesdengallopFOLGS

If running isn’t really your thing but you’d like to support the event by marshalling, then please get in touch with Claire Owen (claire@sixcoronationvillas.com) or 07980 614160

If you have any queries about the event, then please contact friendsoflgschool@gmail.com


SAVE THE DATE – Weds 25th May, Village Hall – the Little Gaddesden Folk, Roots & Blues Club

Live @ the Village Hall – Everyone welcome

Email:  theLGfolkclub@icloud.com to find out more


Gaddesden Diary Advertising 

We are seeking someone to help us with the advertising in the Gaddesden Diary.  It is not an onerous task as many of the advertisers remain constant.  If you think you might be able to help out, please contact Phil Heaphy philiph@audiolink.co.uk

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Village Notices for 8 February 2022

Don’t forget to get your entry forms in for the VPA Winter Show

Saturday 12th February – VPA Winter Show – Village Hall, 2.30pm

The Winter Show is back on 12th February after missing out last year and we are keen to have as many entries as possible and to get that village feel-good factor going again.

We will have all your usual favourites, Vegetables, Floral Art, Photography, Children’s Classes, Pets, Preserves, Wines & Spirits & Cookery including of course the Gentleman’s Cake Class

The show schedule explaining all the classes and including the online entry form is now available at https://lgvpa.org Entries need to be in by midnight on 9th Feb.

If you need a paper copy there will be some at the Village Shop/Post Office or contact any of the Committee.

We would love to make this show a real success, so please do enter, especially if this is your first time. We have simplified the vegetable section this year, as a trial, to make it attractive to everyone, you don’t have to be a regular exhibitor, just join in the fun. Entries need to be put in place on the morning of the show, between 9am and 10.45 and then judging begins at 11am.

There will be tea/coffee and cake for sale and we hope you can join us at 2.30pm with raffle and prize giving at 3.30pm. Entry is just £1 for adults, free to under 16’s. See you there!

Your VPA Committee


Saturday 5th March – Village Produce Market, Village Hall  – 9.30 to 12.30

Lots of lovely varied local produce, crafts, bric a brac, plants, and not forgetting the bargain breakfast baps and a cuppa for just £3.

Free entry ….. and a very warm welcome


SAVE THE DATE – Weds 25th May, Village Hall – the Little Gaddesden Folk, Roots & Blues Club

Live @ the Village Hall – Everyone welcome

Email:  theLGfolkclub@icloud.com to find out more


Gaddesden Diary Advertising 

We are seeking someone to help us with the advertising in the Gaddesden Diary.  It is not an onerous task as many of the advertisers remain constant.  If you think you might be able to help out, please contact Phil Heaphy philiph@audiolink.co.uk

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