POTTON WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER 20182018-10-16T14:39:05+00:00



1, 8, 10 & 22 November

Biggleswade Ladies Circle

1 Nov – Get into the Christmas spirit with our Christmas Pudding night; 8 Nov; 10 Nov – Craftanoon fundraiser for MIND – check out our Facebook page for more details & 22 Nov – Christmas paper wreath making.

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


1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 November

Moo Music Sandy, Biggleswade & Shefford


Sutton Village Hall

Moosical fun for your little one! Music & movement classes for 0-5 year olds in Shefford, Sandy & Sutton. Come and join in the fun with your little moover. First session free.

Tel: 07981 825654

Email: Heather sandymoo@moo-music.co.uk

Web: www.moo-music.co.uk/sbs

Facebook: www.facebook.com/moomusicsandy


1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 November

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


2 November

Autumn Quiz Evening


Church Rooms, Sandy

£2.50 per person

In aid of The Leprosy Mission. Teams to consist of a maximum of 6 persons which must be pre-booked with Colin Osborne.

Tel: 01767 682032


2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 November

Lego Club


Potton Library

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


2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 November

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


2 & 16 November

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


3 November

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


3 November

Autumn Fayre


Everton Village Hall

Stalls a-plenty including homemade cakes, jams and preserves; produce and plants; Gifts; Books; Toys, Bottle Tombola and raffles. Refreshments. All welcome to come and enjoy a coffee and a chat while supporting St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Everton.


3 November

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


3 November

Come and Sing Faure’s Requiem

Come & Sing 10am-4pm, Concert 7.30pm

Adults £12, Concessions 10, Children in education free

Vivace Choir is inviting singers to Come and Sing Faure’s Requiem followed by a concert ‘For the Fallen’. The ‘Come and Sing’ and concert will be led by Vivace’s conductor Robert Bunting. The choir are enjoying an in-depth study of the Requiem and are looking forward to working alongside other singers during the day. The concert in the evening, with the Requiem at its core, will include songs by Ivor Gurney and George Butterworth, anthems by Douglas Guest and Parry along with readings of the time. It will be a fitting tribute to those who fought and those who were left behind 100 years ago. All details for the Come & Sing Day are available from the Vivace Choir Secretary. Tickets for the concert are available from the Ticket Manager or on the door.

The Secretary, Vivace Choir, 2 Regent Street, Stotfold, Hitchin SG5 4ED

Tel: 01462 730022

Tel: Ticket Manager 01462 685249


3 November

Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire Hardy Plant Society


Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade

Group AGM followed by a talk from Gill and Peter who are HPS members from Kent. Plants for sale.

Web: www.hpscambsandbeds.co.uk


3 November

Dunton Folk Concert

Doors open 7.30pm, starts 8pm

St Mary Magdalene Church, Dunton

Tickets £12, Accompanied under 16s free

Featuring Moore Moss Rutter. A series of remarkable gigs has heightened the sense of anticipation around the reunion of Tom Moore, Archie Churchill-Moss and Jack Rutter in the trio that won them the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Evening includes a 20 minute interval and normally ends around 10.30pm.

Web: For more details and to buy tickets in advance go to www.duntonfolk.co.uk


3, 10, 17 & 24 November

Lego & K’NEX Club


Potton Library

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


4 November

Biggleswade Baby and Children’s Market


The Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade

Admission £1, Children free

Lots of stalls bursting with top quality like new baby and children’s items from birth to 8 years plus a small selection of unique businesses in the baby and children’s industry showcasing and selling their products and services all under one roof! Refreshments available and goody bags for the first 100 customers!


4 November

Gamlingay Village Primary School Fireworks

Gates open 4.30pm, Fireworks 6pm

Gamlingay EcoHub

Advance tickets £5, Family £18; On the gate £6

With music from The Greatest Showman. Tickets available from Woodview Farm Shop, Gamlingay Co-Op, EcoHub, Premier Stores and Gamlingay Village Primary School.


5, 12, 19 & 26 November

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


6 November

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.


6 November

Potton Ladies Club


Mill Lane Pavilion, Mill Lane, Potton

Visitors £5 inc. light refreshments

The speaker will be Emma Cunnington talking about the Children’s Air Ambulance. The Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Visitors always welcome.

Tel: Sarah Burgoine 01767 631415

Email: sarahjburgoine@gmail.com


6, 13, 20 & 27 November

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


6, 13, 20 & 27 November

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


7, 14, 21 & 28 November

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..


7, 14, 21 & 28 November

Moo Music Sandy, Biggleswade & Shefford


Sandy Methodist Church

Moosical fun for your little one! Music & movement classes for 0-5 year olds in Shefford, Sandy & Sutton. Come and join in the fun with your little moover. First session free.

Tel: 07981 825654

Email: Heather sandymoo@moo-music.co.uk

Web: www.moo-music.co.uk/sbs

Facebook: www.facebook.com/moomusicsandy


7, 14, 21 & 28 November

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


7 November

Aircraft Enthusiasts’ Group


Princess Charlotte Room, Shuttleworth

Visitors £7 inc. raffle ticket

The Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month. George Capel will talk about Bomber Command WWII. Enjoy lunch in the Shuttleworth restaurant before the meeting. Lots of free parking.

Email: 99aegr@gmail.com

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


8 November

Biggleswade Evening Women’s Institute


Weatherley Centre, Biggleswade

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


10 November

Sandy Historical Research Group


Sandy Town Council Chamber, Cambridge Road, Sandy

Admission £2, SHRG Members free

Sandy in The Great War – an exhibition of historical photos. Refreshments available.

Web: https://shrg.uk/


10 November

Flix Community Cinema: Victoria & Abdul

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


10 & 11 November

Great War Centenary Exhibition

Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12.30-4pm

St Edmund or St James Church, Park Lane, Blunham

Come and browse round the exhibition to commemorate the end of World War I with a stunning installation of hundreds of knitted poppies, and war memorabilia. Refreshments available throughout the day.


11 November

Potton’s Tribute


A day of Commemorative events marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War. Events include Battle’s O’er, Remembrance Day Service, Remembrance Parade, Laying of the Wreaths, Tribute to the Millions, Last Post, WW1 Beacon of Light, Ringing out for Peace and Armistice Projection. See the website for more detailed information.

Web: www.pottontowncouncil.co.uk


11 November

Christmas Gift Fayre


The Boundary Café, Potton

Free admission

Enjoy coffee and a tasty treat while browsing the pop up stalls offering you the opportunity to make a start to your Christmas shopping. 10% of takings to be donated to Keech Hospice Care. The local stall holders will be selling a range of gifts, stocking fillers and handmade decorations ready for the festive season. Stall holder details can be found on the Facebook event which is on The Boundary Café’s Facebook page or by contacting the café.

Tel: 07496 622793


11 November

The Mariner

7.30 pm

Little Gransden Village Hall

£12, Under 21s £10

Common Ground Theatre Company return this autumn with another amazing play, this time based on episodes from the extraordinary life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the context of his most famous poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. A gripping fusion of drama, song, puppetry and film!

Tel: 01767 677906

Email: ssulledit@aol.com


12 November

Sandy Flower Club


Conservative Bowls Club Pavilion (Rear of the Conservative Club), Bedford Road

Visitors £5

Practical evening. We will be making a floral decoration incorporating a small wreath ring. The Club will provide the wreath ring, Oasis and dish. Members and visitors will need to bring a suitable material to cover the wreath ring e.g. ribbon, wool, raffia or strips of material, in the colour(s) of your choice, flowers and foliage (real or artificial). Raffle and tea/coffee. The Flower Club meets second Monday in the month (excluding Aug. Dec. & Jan). Call for more info or follow us on Facebook.

Tel: Sue Alexander 01767 699729


13 November

Sutton WI


Sutton Village Hall

To commemorate 100 years since World War I, our speaker will present a talk entitled ‘Letters from the Trenches’. It should give us a fascinating insight into the experiences of those soldiers who were there so please come along and join us. The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Please feel free to come and join us!


15 November

Coral’s Afternoon Tea


Moggerhanger Church

£2.50 per person

Come and enjoy the freshly made cakes and scones made by Coral and friends. Net proceeds going equally to the church upkeep funds and St. John’s Hospice. Open to villagers and non-villagers alike, so bring your friends and have a natter.


16 November

Christmas Stocking Filler Sale

10am-12 noon

Potton Salvation Army, Chapel Street

Everyone welcome.

Tel: 01767 261138 for further info


17 November

Christmas Bazaar


Southill Parish Hall, High Street, Southill

All Saints Church, Southill will be holding their annual Christmas Bazaar with stalls, games, tea and mince pies and Santa with his helpers.


18 November

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 November

Autism and Diet Workshop


The Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade

Autism Bedfordshire Members £15, Non-members £20

Half-day workshop for parents and primary carers exploring the relationship between autism and diet, focusing on the impact that sensory issues have of this often challenging behaviours. Please call to book and pay for your place – all places must be booked and paid for in advance.

Tel: 01234 217871


21 November

‘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.


22 November

Moggerhanger Walkers


Moggerhanger Church

We hope to do the stretch from Blunham to Great Barford section of The Ringers’ Walk. The Ringers’ Walk is a circular walk of about 9 miles between the churches of Blunham, Gt. Barford, Roxton and Tempsford and we hope to do other sections of it in future. Our walks start from the church at 10am and we try to end somewhere that serves a cup of coffee. Walks are open to villagers and non-villagers alike. Please call for more information or to give us details of an interesting new walk you know of – even if it’s a bit further afield – we would be happy to hear from you.

Tel: Dorothy 01767 640242, Jo 01767 641184 or Judith 01767 640124


22 November

Potton History Society

AGM 7.30pm, Meeting 8-10pm

Potton Community Centre, Brook End

Members free, Visitors £3 inc. refreshments

This month’s talk starts at 8pm after the AGM and is entitled “Potton in 1918”. A look back at the final year of the ‘Great War’ through local and national newspapers as well as PHS’s own archives.

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/pottonhistorysociety


22 November

Biggleswade Flower Club


Weatherly Centre, Biggleswade

Open Meeting.

Tel: Moira Fuller Vice-Chair 01767 316104


22 November

Concert of Music for Saint Cecilia’s Day: East Bedfordshire Chamber Choir


Elstow Abbey Church

Tickets £12.50 on the door

Music by Handel, Purcell, Britten, Elgar, Macmillan, Vaughan Williams. Conducted by David Beer with the Element String Quartet, Justin Waters (Organ), Madalina Rusu (Piano) and special guest Eloise Marson (Saxophones).

Tel: Bookings 07710 692534

Web: www.eastbedschamberchoir.co.uk


23 November

Winter Fayre


Everton Heath Primary School, 33 Potton Rd, Everton

Christmas shopping, crafts and refreshments.

Email: pta@evertonheath.org.uk for info or stalls


24 November

Performers & Pints

8.30pm for 9pm Start – 11.30pm

The Rising Sun, 11 Everton Road, Potton

A great community night out of fresh live music for all. Three music acts: Daisy Keeble, Kelvin Davies and Cara Beard.

Web: www.facebook.com/performerspints


25 November

Winter Lights Outing

Visit to Anglesey Abbey in aid of The Leprosy Mission. Full details from Colin Osborne.

Tel: 01767 682032


27 November

Knit & Natter

10am-12 noon

Moggerhanger Church

Open to all – villagers and ‘neighbours’. The current project is new-born babies’ hats for Bedford Hospital Maternity Unit, but you can also bring your own work. If you have any wools you don’t need, the group is always happy to receive them.

Tel: Jane 01767 641501 for more info or to suggest a project you’d like the group to work on


29 November

Crafts for Christmas


Sandy Secondary School

Free admission

Come and join us for a festive evening. Do you have that person who is hard to buy for – come along and do your Christmas shopping at our amazing selection of stalls. Refreshments available.

Tel: 01767 680598 for further info

Email: friendsofsandysecondaryschool@hotmail.com


30 November

Sandy Historical Society


Stonecroft Hall, St Swithins Way, Sandy

Admission £2.50 inc. refreshments, Members & students free

“My Life in The Royal Household at Buckingham Palace” by Eric McClaughlin

Tel: 01767 680171 for further info


1 & 2 December

Tree and 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