Countryside Alliance Rural Oscars – Please Support our Kingsland Nominees!

COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE RURAL OSCARS

Kingsland Post Office and The Angel Inn (HR6 9QS) have both been nominated for this year’s Rural Oscars in their respective categories.

If you would like to support these key village businesses please go on line at www.countryside-alliance.org/caawards and further nominate them stating the reasons why you value their contribution to rural life.

Nominations close on Friday 13th November 2017

Thank you for your support!

Village Diary empty – apologies!

We seem to have a glitch with the Village Diary and Events aren’t showing. We’ll try to get it sorted out as soon as possible.

You can still see what’s coming up on the right of the home page under ‘Latest Planning Application’ and if you click the event you can see the details.

Sally

Latest SMAAAK News

Round up…. 

As we write, Kingsland h.Art is attracting record numbers of visitors to the Church, which played host to 32 of Herefordshire’s most talented artists.  We will report back on final sales figures (of which 25% commission goes to the Church fabric fund) in the October newsletter… so watch this space.

Arcadia Music Festival  5 – 8 October

SMAAAK’s live events programme continues with the Arcadia Music Festival in the lovely Churches of Leintwardine, Kingsland and Downton.

This year’s Festival,  A Very French Affair , features work by Debussy, Ravel, Saint Saëns, and the less well known Albert Roussel. It also has complementary works by Beethoven and Eleanor Alberga, as well as talks on French music by world authority Roger Nichols and harp by virtuoso Hugh Webb. The talks are hosted by Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan.

The Kingsland Arcadia programme on Saturday 7 October, 7.30pm in Kingsland Church is

Debussy: Syrinx for solo flute
Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Alberga: String Quartet no 1 (1993)
Beethoven: String Quartet op 74 ‘The Harp’
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet

For the full programme visit www.arcadiamusic.org.uk

Tickets at £15 for one, £25 for two or £35 for three concerts are available online from www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk, in person from Kingsland Village Shop  or  T: 01547 540762.  Our thanks go to Emma and Terence at The Corners Inn who have generously donated two £25 meal vouchers for the prize raffle.

Finally, a plug for our Christmas offering, the wonderful Churchfitters’  ‘Christmas Cracker’ on Sunday 10 December at 7.30pm in the Coronation Hall

We look forward to seeing you there!

David Thompson Chair SMAAAK

SMAAAK is a non religious charity raising funds for the restoration and improvement of St Michael & All Angels, Kingsland, with community use very much in mind.   Registered Charity 1152383

Found – Missing Cat from Longford, Kingsland

16.9.17 – the adventurous cat has returned.

MISSING CAT – Please check your sheds and garages and keep your eyes out for a missing cat from Longford, Kingsland. Grey, white front, white tips on front paws, NO TAIL and a nick in her left ear. She has been neutered. No microchip, no collar (originally a stray) and is a nervous cat. If you see her please call Debbie on 01568 709226

SMAAAK News September 2017

Round up…. 

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Kingsland Pop Up Opera raised £1500. Our huge thanks to all who attended, helped behind the scenes and of course our fabulous sponsors Sarah and Tavey at The Angel and Daniel and Alexandra at AllStar Toilets. From this and other events we have been able to donate funds to purchase new bell ropes for the Church and have contributed towards a formal bid to English Heritage to make further much needed improvements to Kingsland Church.

New events

Hot on the heels of The Remi Harris Trio  Saturday, 16 September (tickets £12), SMAAAK’s live events programme continues with the Arcadia Music Festival 5 – 8 October in the Churches of Leintwardine, Kingsland and Downton. This year’s Festival – A Very French Affair has work by Debussy, Ravel, Saint Saëns, and the less well known Albert Roussel. It also features complementary works by Beethoven and Eleanor Alberga, as well as talks on French music by world authority Roger Nichols and harp by virtuoso Hugh Webb. The latter are hosted by Aardvark Books. For the full programme (Saturday 7 October in Kingsland Church) go to www.arcadiamusic.org.uk Tickets from www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk, Kingsland Village Shop  or   T: 01547 540762  

Looking ahead, we have booked the remarkable Churchfitters ‘Christmas Cracker’ for Sunday 10 December and Garlic Theatre’s  ‘Jack and the Beans Talk’ Sunday 25 February, both at the Coronation Hall. And hot news… Pop Up Opera return to Kingsland in 2018 for their 5th year! The date is Saturday 14 July 2018.

SMAAAK Annual General Meeting

 A chance to meet the Trustees… all are welcome to join us at SMAAAK’s AGM on Saturday 7 October 6.30pm, which immediately precedes the Arcadia Festival in Kingsland Church.

Finally, very sadly SMAAAK Trustees Jim and Dee are due to leave Kingsland shortly and we would love to hear from anyone interested in joining the SMAAAK team or helping out with events.  We would also welcome more local sponsors to continue to run our vibrant events programme. For more information call T: 01568 709008 or email  d.thompson@sunderlands.co.uk

David Thomas Chair SMAAAK

Interested in joining an Art Club in Kingsland?

Calling all budding or latent artists! I am looking to revive the Village Art Clubs that I ran some years ago and wondered if there is enough interest in Kingsland to start one weekly in the village hall. Looking to begin in the Autumn. If you would like to find out more about it please get in touch by the 15th August in order for me to see if there are enough people to make it viable. It would be a morning session from about 10.00 to 12.30 or 1pm at a cost of around £12.00 per session.

Look forward to hearing from you! Liz Watson – 07938 563716 or 01568 368908.