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Jun
17
Mon
WRITING: MAKING YOUR MARK Pop-Up Exhibition @ Huntingdon Library & Archives,
Jun 17 @ 12:00 am – Jun 29 @ 12:00 am

This pop-up exhibition features images of carved stone inscriptions, medieval manuscripts and early printed works, to deconstruct the act of writing and consider its future in the digital age. The free learning trail makes this a truly interactive experience for all ages.
Writing: Making Your Mark will launch simultaneously in over 20 public libraries around the UK, through the Living Knowledge Network, an innovative UK-wide network of public libraries working in partnership with the British Library, National Library of Wales and the National Library of Scotland. www.bl.uk/events/writing-making-your-mark

Jun
22
Sat
Blues in the Pews @ St James' Church
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Featuring Richard Ashman on percussion & vocals, sultry songstress Stella Hensley, keyboard wizard Colin Hazel and guitar heaven with Chris Newsman, renowned blues, slide & ragtime guitarist.
This find band of talented musicians will entertain you and take you on a musical journey with original heartfelt songs, songs to sing along to and songs to get you dancing in the pews!
Joi n us for a fabulous evening of fun, great music and frivolity
A night not to be missed.
Tickets £10 (including a glass of wine and canapés)

Guitar Concert performed by Huntingdonshire Guitar Ensemble @ St Peters Church
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A guitar concert performed by Huntingdonshire Guitar Ensemble – a mixed programme of music to suit all tastes, including flute.

Tickets £9 including a complimentary drink. ticketoffice.stpeters@gmail.com .
Jenny Griffiths 01480 811126/07776 426103.

Free parking on adjacent archery field.

Jun
23
Sun
St Ives Motorcycle Festival @ Johnson's Farm, Old Hurst
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Motorcycling, traders, clubs displays, stunt shows and music all set at Johnson’s farm in Old Hurst.
Come grab a burger, try some local beer and see some of the best bikes on display in the area.
Plus all money raised on the day goes to MAGPAS air ambulance and the Poppy appeal.
Entry Cost £2, under 16s free

Jun
25
Tue
Little Paxton Pictures Presents… @ St James' Church
Jun 25 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Little Paxton Pictures’ has arrived at St James’ Church – a new community cinema project, kindly supported by Little Paxton Parish Council.

Showing ‘Butch Cassidy & the Sun Dance Kid’ (PG) – a classic western

Doors open at 1.45pm with a 2pm start. Refreshments will be provided including popcorn and ice cream.

Admission free. All donations are welcome.

Jun
28
Fri
Murder Mystery Evening @ Huntingdon Library
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Watch the action, question the suspects, peruse the evidence and make your accusations . . . WELLWORTH PLAYERS present MURDER AT THE LIBRARY
Please bring your own nibbles and drinks for the interval. £8 per person, payment in advance, booking essential. Tickets available from Huntingdon Library.
Part of a series of events celebrating 10 years of Huntingdon Library.
£8 per person

Jul
6
Sat
Hunts Phil – Last Night of the Proms concert @ Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Supporters of Huntingdonshire Philharmonic who love a bit of flag waving will be well catered for at the final concert of the season with full orchestra and choir on July 6th at 7.30pm.

The theme is ‘Last Night of the Proms’ and will feature all the usual ‘Prom’ favourites such as ‘Rule Britannia’, ‘Jerusalem’ and Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 [‘Land of Hope and Glory’] with the opportunity to join in the singing.

The programme will also include Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’ and other choral gems by British composers, while the orchestra will play Walton’s Battle of Britain Suite, and Goodwin’s 633 Squadron. Gershwin’s Piano Concerto, with pianist Robert Thompson, will also be a hugely enjoyable feature of the concert.

Mezzo soprano Susanne Dymott will also take part. [Britannia perhaps?!]

Hunts Phil Musical Director Bjorn Bantock will conduct, ably assisted by Chorus Master Lee Dunleavy.

Jul
10
Wed
Coffee Morning in aid of Hunts Blind @ All Saints' Church
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please feel free to join us for our homemade delicious cakes , tea, coffee craft stalls, raffle and tombola. A great morning for all.
Funds raised go towards Huntingdonshire Society for the Blind.

Jul
13
Sat
Paxfest & Fun Dog Show @ QEII Playing Field
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paxfest is the annual village fete which takes place on second Saturday in July.
Come along to a FREE afternoon of family fun.

Lots of stalls – BBQ, Beer tent, refreshments, games, face painting, children’s craft activities, Magic Shows, Connections Bus and musical entertainment and lots more.

It will be animals galore with the Wildlife Mini Zoo with Meekats, Snakes, Lizards, Spiders, Scorpions, Hissing cockroaches, Giant snail and other furries. Rabbits and guinea pigs will be there too. There will be an interactive area with hands on opportunities.

The Ark Farm is a mobile educational farm and will be bringing along Sheep (or lambs if available), pigs ( or piglets if available) , ducks, geese, chickens, a goat and a cow. Lots of hands on opportunities with two qualified adults.

Donkey Rides
Mikes Donkeys will provide two beautful donkeys for children to ride. Age & height restrictions apply. Helmets provided.
Rides 50p
Fun Dog Show Classes 2019
The Fun Dog Show will start at 1pm. There will be a 30 min break in the Fun Dog Show at 3pm. There are over 10 new classes for the dog show – time for a change so its out with the old and in with the new.

Registration is on the day and is £1.50 per dog per class.
On the day there will be a dog measuring chart for Small, Medium and Large Dogs to help owners decide which class best suits their dogs.

There is no restriction on the number of classes a dog can enter. The winner of each class has entry to the Championship Class.

Puppies under 1 year
Best Handbag dog/bitch
Best Small dog/bitch
Best Medium size dog/bitch
Best Large dog dog/bitch – Sponsored by Your Dog’s Life
Gorgeous Oldie ( 7years +)

Dog Agility
Dog/Bitch with the waggiest tail
Dog with a disability
Best paw shaker
Most Awesome eyes
Best ‘Smiley’ dog/bitch
Quickest sausage catcher
Quickest sit
Best six legs
Best in Show (winners of each class)

Musical entertainment
12 noon – Cambridgeshire Caledonian Pipe Band

12.30pm – Little Paxton School Choir

1.00pm – Porterhouse Jazz 6

1.45pm – Roytson Town Band

3.00pm – Cambridgeshire Caledonian Pipe Band

3.30pm – Royston Town Band

4.15pm – Porterhouse Jazz 6

4.45pm – Event finish

Show Competitions

he adult’s cake competition is to bake a Victoria Sponge Cake.

The children’s competition is to bake & decorate cup cakes (minimum 6) – no theme.
Competition rules
All cakes to be edible. No fresh cream to be used. Entry and payment on the day. Cakes to be delivered to Little Paxton Village Hall between 10.30m and 11.30am.
All competition cakes will be cut up and everyone offered a slice of cake.
Lots of great prizes including a cake shield trophy.

Entry Adults £1.00 Children 50p

Handicraft- I made that!
New for Paxfest 2019 is a ‘Handicraft competition’- any form of art or craft with an animal theme. Crafts can include paintings, a model, embroidery, pottery, picture, cuddly toy…

Entry on the day Adults £1.00 . Children 50p Great prizes.

Competition rules – Must be home made.

Crafts to be delivered to Little Paxton Village Hall between 10.30m and 11.30am.

Little Paxton Rocks 2019

Childrens’ competition to decorate a rock with an animal theme. Three age groups –

Age group 1 – School year Foundation, Yr 1, Yr 2

Age group 2 – School year Yr 3 & Yr 4

Age group 3 – School year Yr 5 & Yr 6

Free entry. Rocks to be delivered to the Village Hall on Paxfest day by 12 noon.
Car Parking
Concerns have been raised regarding parking in the village hall car park on Paxfest day. Passes will now be issued for village hall car parking spaces with each pass having an allocated parking space- this will be mainly for entertainers and musicians for the event.

Stallholders will be issued with a field lay out prior to accessing the field to reduce traffic queues on the High Street. This will ensure a quicker access onto the field.

Stallholders will be issued with a pass to park on the QEII Playing field.

There will be NO public parking in the village hall car park.

The Paxfest Committee would like to encourage residents to leave their cars at home and walk/cycle or scoot to the event.

If you are visiting Little Paxton for Paxfest, please park on streets near the High Street (not on street corners)

Sep
7
Sat
Village Show at Keysoe @ Keysoe Village Hall
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Face painter, raffle, refreshments, a range of show classes for adults & children including gardening, cooking & scarecrow making! Show to be opened by Mrs Meryk Dolling, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire. Presentation of prizes at 4pm & fruit & vegetables will be on sale as you leave.