POTTON WHAT’S ON DECEMBER 20182018-11-29T13:02:36+00:00

1 December

Coffee Morning


Potton Salvation Army, Chapel Street

Coffee, tea, bacon butties, homemade cakes, cards, Bric-a-Brac, books, jigsaws etc.. Coffee Mornings are held on the first Saturday of every month except January.

Weekly “Open Door” (tea/coffee, chat and browse various stalls) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10-11.30am. Everyone welcome.

Tel: 01767 261138 for further info


1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 December

Lego & K’NEX Club


Potton Library

Love Lego and K’NEX? Come along and get building!


1 December

Woo and the Fuel


The Roundabout Club, Sandy

Woo and the Fuel are a dynamic four piece band that are renowned for creating a great party atmosphere. They have a real sense of fun about them, guaranteed to get you dancing all night long with some of the greatest club classics, new and old school funk, and electronica! Woo and the Fuel have a set list that you might expect to hear from a nightclub DJ, playing tracks by artists such as Rihanna, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams and many more!


1 December

The Signals Museum Open Day


The Signals Museum at RAF Henlow is open to the public. Entry is free but official photo ID such as a driving licence, passport or over 60s Bus Pass is required to get an entry ticket from the Guardroom. See website for full information.

Web: www.rafsignalsmuseum.org.uk


1 December

Winter Concert


Stratton Upper School, Biggleswade

Adults £10, Children £5

East Beds Concert Band annual winter concert. Featuring a wide repertoire from classical to the swinging 60s and of course traditional Christmas tunes. The Band we will be joined by the fabulous East Beds Youth Choir. Tickets available on the door and include a glass of wine (or soft drink for our drivers and younger audience members) and a mince pie!


1 & 2 December

Christmas Tree & Wreath Festival


All Saints Church, Southill

Admission £1

Once again All Saints Church invites you to attend their Tree and Wreath Festival. The church will have many Christmas Trees and Wreaths on display decorated by local organisations, children, adults and families. Please come along and get in the mood for the festive season. Hot drinks and mince pies available. If you would like to enter a display yourself email Maureen.

Email: maureen@thestrutts.co.uk


2 December

Christmas Craft Fair


The Wetherley Centre, Biggleswade

Free admission

Quality stalls, refreshments and raffle. In aid of a trip to support children living in a deprived environment in Nakuru, Kenya.

Tel: 07709 446480

Email: luke.j.newman@hotmail.com


3, 10 & 17 December

Branch Out Social Club for Single People


Cromwell Bar, The Sun Hotel, Hitchin

Branch Out meets every Monday night and is a medium-sized Social Club for single people. It was formed in 1995 to bring together single, divorced, widowed and separated people, aged 40 upwards, from the Herts, Beds and Bucks area, to socialise and enjoy one another’s company. The club organises regular events, such as dinners, discos, meals, parties, Sunday walks, theatre and concert visits, day and weekend trips and holidays.

Tel: Lorna 01438 233657

Web: www.branch-out.org.uk


4 December

Hatley Coffee Morning


Hatley Village Hall

Come along for a chat, coffee/tea and a slice of cake. Everyone welcome. Donations on the day. All donations split between Hatley Village Hall and Hatley St George Church. First Tuesday of the every month.


4, 11 & 18 December

Phoenix Chorus


Potton Lower School

Have you loved the a capella singing shows on TV? Could you be pitch perfect with us? Phoenix A Capella Chorus meets every Tuesday. Visitors always welcome.

Tel: Sarah 07842 101799

Email: pro@phoenixladies.co.uk

Web: https://phoenixladies.co.uk


4, 11 & 18 December

Biggleswade Ivel Badminton Club


Biggleswade Recreation Centre (Stratton Leisure Centre)

£3 per night

Seeking competitive badminton players wishing to play in local leagues. Visitors welcome.

Email: IvelBC@hotmail.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/IvelBC


5 December

Aircraft Enthusiasts’ Group


Princess Charlotte Room, Shuttleworth

Visitors £7 inc. raffle ticket

The Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Ken Ellis will talk about Test Pilots.   Enjoy lunch in the Shuttleworth restaurant before the meeting. Lots of free parking.

Email: 99aegr@gmail.com

Web: www.a-e-g.org.uk


5, 12 & 19 December

Mums and Dads Coffee Morning


Moggerhanger Church

Bring your pre-school children with you. Toys available in the church. Tea/coffee, juice, biscuits £1 with fruit juice for your pre-school children. This can be a good time to meet friends, have impromptu meetings, plan your next commitments, etc..


5, 12 & 19 December

Ivel Bereavement Support Centre

10am-12 noon

The Community Rooms, Baptist Church, 24 London Road, Biggleswade

Has a loved one died? Are you struggling coming to terms with it? Perhaps we can help you at our drop in centre on Wednesdays.

Tel: Carole or Jill 07704734225 for more information


6 December

Christmas Concert


St Swithun’s Church, Sandy

Tickets £4, Under 16s free

Christmas Concert with the Stotfold Salvation Army Band. Also taking part will be St Swithun’s Primary School Choir, Sandy Methodist Church Girls’ Brigade, Soloists Alison Eames and Doreen Lawrence. Tickets available from Sandy Town Council Reception Office, Colin Osborne or on the door. Proceeds in aid of The Leprosy Mission.

Tel: Colin Osborne 01767 682032


6 December

Potton History Society

Meeting 8pm

Potton Community Centre, Brook End

Members free, Visitors £3 inc. refreshments

Pictorial Entertainment.

Finish the year with Christmas refreshments and enjoy a dip into our photographic and video archives of past and present Potton.

Web: www.pottonhistorysociety.org.uk to find out more

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/pottonhistorysociety


6, 13 & 20 December

Amici Singers


Trinity Methodist Church, Shortmead Street, Biggleswade

Membership £15 per term (£45 per year)

The Amici Singers are a non-auditioning female ensemble with a focus on fun! We do lots of tours, rehearse once a week and work hard/play hard. No auditions, just come along to a session to hear us, or if you want to join in then your first session is FREE! We only ask three things, that you love to sing, love to make friends (which is what Amici stands for) and like new opportunities. Anyone is welcome to come along and listen at any time.

Tel: Ann 01767 650630 or Carole 01767 260815 for further info


7 December

Craft and Chatter


St Marys Church Hall, Potton

£2.50 inc. refreshments

Bring your own project. Cross stitch, sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery or something else. Meet like-minded people and make new friends, help each other out with tips and advice and chat at the same time.

Web: www.facebook.com/craftandchatter


7, 14, 21 & 28 December

Lego Club


Potton Library

Love Lego? Come along and get building! Every Friday afternoon.


7, 14 & 21 December

Sandy Ukulele Group


Baptist Chapel Hall, Bedford Road, Sandy

Meets every Friday. Please email for more information on joining the group. Visitors welcome.

Email: sandyukulelegroup1@gmail.com

Web: www.sandyukulelegroup.com


8 December

Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire Hardy Plant Society


Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade

Helen Picton with ‘It’s not time for bed yet – Rethinking Autumn in the Garden’. Helen is a nursery owner. Plants for sale. Christmas tea follows talk.

Web: www.hpscambsandbeds.co.uk


8 December

Ivelflix Community Cinema: Paddington 2

Doors open 2.30pm, Film starts 3pm

Canada Block, Biggleswade Academy, Mead End

Admission £4 on the door

A friendly community activity that is run “not for profit”. All welcome. Plenty of easy, free parking on site and disabled access.

Tel: Alan 01767 310163 for more info

Web: www.ivelflix.org.uk


8 December

100 Foot Drop


The Rose, Biggleswade

100 Foot Drop are an exhilarating band who will get the audience captivated, dancing and singing along with the hits and anthems from artists The Killers, The Who, Kings of Leon, Fleetwood Mac, U2, Mumford & Sons, and many more. The band have a reputation for their tight musicianship and expressive frontman.


9 December

Annual Christmas Wine Sale


The Stable Yard, Southill Park Southill SG18 9LJ

Free entry

White and sparkling wines and Christmas Gift Boxes from the award-winning Warden Abbey vineyard. Ideal for Christmas gifts or your own festive celebrations. Free parking and mince pies (whilst stocks last).

Tel: 07981 113714

Email: info@wawrdenvineyard.org.uk

Web: www.wardenvineyard.org.uk


9 December

Brass Bells & Tinsel

Doors open 2.30pm, Concert starts 3pm

Trinity Methodist Church, Shortmead Street, Biggleswade

Adults £5, Children free

Bedford Brass Christmas Concert.


9th  December

Carols by candlelight


Please note: There is no heating or lighting so please wrap up warm.

It is a beautiful church and a lovely atmosphere.

Mince pies afterwards.

St Denys church, Little Barford


11 December

Sutton WI


Sutton Village Hall

The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Please feel free to come and join us!


13 December

Biggleswade Ladies Circle

Christmas present wrapping evening. A membership club for women aged between 18-45 who want to make new friends have fun and raise money for charity. We have now been established for over 55 years. Members are from all walks of life and are supported by various Honorary Members and some PIGS (Permanently Invited Guests). We are really keen to expand our membership to include lots more lovely local ladies! We all come from very different backgrounds and have different things going on in our lives and vary in age. We meet twice a month, usually on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month in or around Biggleswade. There are also many weekend events throughout the circling year. Most of our meetings are social meetings where we try out new things or just meet for a chat. We also have meetings where we discuss current things going on with circle such as upcoming fundraisers or any other business that needs to be discussed. Contact us to find out more about how you can get involved and for more details of our next events, what have you got to lose?

Tel: Lindsay 07811122212

Email: biggleswadecircle@gmail.com

Facebook: Biggleswade Ladies Circle

Twitter: @BwadeCircle


13 December

Biggleswade Evening Women’s Institute


Weatherley Centre, Biggleswade

A new group which meets on the second Thursday of each month (except August). Guests welcome.


15 December

Shannon Express Chorus Concert


Bedford Modern School, Manton Lane, Bedford

Tickets £10

One of the eastern region’s leading male a cappella chorus groups will perform festive songs and timeless classics. It’s sure to get you in the festive spirit. Refreshments and raffle. All proceeds to Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice.

Tel: Leigh 01767 642445

Email: leigh.chapman@suerydercare.org


16 December

Biggleswade Antiques Fair


The Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade

Entrance £2, Under 16s free if accompanied by an adult

This antiques fair offers a diverse range of antiques and collectables so whether you are a professional dealer, an avid collector or just looking for something special, this monthly fair is the place to visit. Café serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

Tel: 01480 382432 or 07906 647346

Web: www.madisonevents.co.uk


19 December

‘Poetry Table’ Club


The Courtyard Centre in Biggleswade

We’re a group of locals who meet around a table once a month to share and hear poetry. The Poetry Table is on the third Wednesday of every month at The Courtyard Centre in Biggleswade. Get your invite at tinyletter.com/poetrytable or search ‘Biggleswade Poetry Table’ for more.