SMAAK Newsletter for March – lots going on!!!



The funeral of much loved villager Jill Probyn was a sad but uplifting occasion.  It was the wish of Jill’s sons that the generous donations of the congregation should be split equally between the Millennium Green Trust and SMAAAK.  Each charity received £504. Many thanks to Jill’s family and to all contributors.

SMAAAK’ s fund raising programme for 2014 continues with a mixture of high quality live music and art, courtesy of Arts Alive, and other fun events including the re-instatement of the legendary Kingsland Potato Growing competition and an out-of-the-ordinary Pub Quiz night. 

We will be shortly be taking bookings for…

“Field Notes”Friday 28 March7.30pm at The Coronation Hall – using old maps of the region as their inspiration, Field Notes is a brilliant collaboration of specially commissioned music and art by renowned composer Howard Skempton and textile artist Matthew Harris, with music performed by four of the world-class Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. All in a relaxed, informal setting.

Tickets £12, £5 for students and under 18s. Special offer 4 adults for the price of 3. Evening includes a licensed bar and refreshments.

“Precious Bane”, Saturday 21 June, 7.30pm at St Michael & All Angels – The Village Quire perform an evening of folk music and readings based on Mary Webb’s acclaimed book Precious Bane, with Phil Smith as The Narrator. This event will also see the launch of a new booklet on St Michael & All Angels researched and authored by Tricia Pothecary.

Tickets £12, £5 for students and under 18s. Evening includes a licensed bar and refreshments.

“Cosi fan Tutti”Saturday 19 July, 7.30 pm at St Michael & All Angels – Mozart’s famous and much loved opera, performed by the wonderful Pop Up Opera. Bring-your-own picnic for the Green – weather permitting!

Tickets £25, £10 for students and under 18s.  Licensed Bar.

And… look out for the SMAAAK Auction of Promises in the Autumn!

All tickets can be purchased from Kingsland Post Office, Garden Tea Room, or call 01568 709579 or 0790 558 9830. Whilst we prefer bookings and payment in advance, we are always happy to accommodate last minute arrivals. 

Finally, we would love to hear from you if you have ideas for fun future events or activities.