What’s On

Old Stratford Annual Fireworks Display

Come along this fantastic community firework display where you can enjoy a band, BBQ, bar and rides followed by a disco and bar from 7.30pm. Display lasts for 15-20 minutes
5.30pm-7.30pm, Saturday, 9 November

Old Stratford Community Hall
Free for under 16, £2.50 for over 16

Local Christmas Shopping Moorgate Farm

If you haven’t been to the Moorgate Farm tasting days you are missing a treat. This local event draws together independent food producers. Most are local but there are some from further afield where a local source is not available. Some foods may be slightly more expensive, however, you are paying for the quality and care that goes into the production of the food. You’ll find vegetables, cheeses, cured meats, puddings, chocolates, different drinks, and of course Moorgate Farms own KellyBronze turkeys. ! For a Christmas experience, you’ll never forget, go to the tasting days and make sure you buy one of her fantastic turkey calendars. Book it into your diary

10am – 3pm, Sunday, 3 & 10 November Moorgate Farm, Potterspury NN12 7QG 01908 543008 moorgatefarm@btinternet.com

10th Handmade Christmas Fair

A huge variety of bespoke, unique items on offer over 20 stalls with something to please everyone – gifts and treats. Delicious home-cooked food served all day!
10am – 4pm, 16 – 17 November Cosgrove Village Hall

Could you be the next BoSS?

The quest for the 10th Bard of Stony Stratford (BoSS) begins and, if successful, you’ll represent the community, attending and commenting on the civic events of Stony Stratford. Since 2015 the Bardic Posse includes Youth and Junior Bards.

You must live within a day’s walk of Stony Stratford (12 miles ish) and to meet at least 7 commissions/performances and swear a Bardic Oath! Bardic Posse, Bard Mitchell Taylor and Youth Bard Eva McAvoy, will officially launch the search and perform their Christmas Lights poems.

Launch: Saturday, 30 November –
Stony Stratford Christmas Lights Switch-on Application deadline: 6 January, 2020 Bardic Trials: 7.30pm, Friday 17 January 2020, York House Centre, Stony Stratford To apply : bardofstony.weebly.com

TOWCESTER & DISTRICT ART SOCIETY Christmas Exhibition 2019
Official Opening by Mayor of Towcester, Drinks and nibbles, all welcome.

Come along to Towcester and District Art Sale for view and buy their quality framed original paintings and greeting cards. Every piece is created by local amateur artists, making the perfect gift. Reasonable prices, excellent gifts. Coffee/Tea and homemade cakes on sale. Raffle.

7pm-9pm, Friday 29 November
9am-5pm, Saturday 20 November 10am-4.30pm, Sunday 1 December Towcester Town Hall
Free admission
towcesterart.com

Christmas Tabletop Craft Fair

Tabletop craft fair supporting Willen Hospice. Over 20 stalls with handmade crafts – jewellery, candles, cards, artwork, sweets, cakes and handbags. Raffle.
10am – 4pm, Saturday, 7 December

The Cock Hotel, 72-74 High Street, Stony Stratford MK11 1AH Free Admission
chris.gregg@willen-hospice.org.uk

CAROLS WITH INNOCENT HARE 

Wolverton folk band Innocent Hare lead community carols in the pubs around Wolverton and Stony Stratford. Everyone is welcome to join in and words are provided if you don’t know them! Pubs are licensed venues so check directly with them for any restrictions on U18s.

Free entry
Tuesday, 17 Dec
The Stables Bar (Back of the Bull Hotel, Stony Stratford)
Thursday, 19 Dec
Fox and Hounds, Stony Stratford
Friday, 20 Dec
The Biergarten, Wolverton MK12 5FJ Monday 23 Dec
Bar Bar Black Sheep, Wolverton MK12 5DG Carols in the Pub 2019

The Milton Keynes Community Choir Concert

Specially arranged seasonal music with guest artists.
7.30pm, Saturday, 14 December
The Ridgeway Centre, Featherstone Road MK12 5TH
Adults £10, Children £5 miltonkeynescommunitychoir.org Raising funds for Keech Hospice Care

Christmas Festivities at Towcester Mill Brewery

Christmas Party Night

With Jojo & The Mojos with a festive buffet
7pm, Saturday 7 December
£15.00 – High-energy based rock covering Bon Jovi and Prince to Rag ‘n’ Bone Man.

Let The Party Be-Gin Saturday

7pm, Saturday,14 December
£20.00 – 3 gin samples, one full G&T from those sampled, festive buffet and DJ. The perfect Christmas night out.

Charity Christmas Quiz

Tuesday, 17 December
£2 entry collection pp on the door – Book online Festive quiz night, for Prostate Cancer UK.
Max 6 per team. Fresh wood-fired pizzas from The Little Oven of Joy.

Christmas Tribute Night With The Blueprint Blues Brothers


7pm, Saturday, 21 December
£20.00 includes a festive buffet Blues Brothers Tribute brothers – two 45 min shows full of fun, dancing and attitude!

Live Comedy Night with Sean Collins and Andy Askins

Friday, 27 December £15.00 – Award-winning performers bringing a mix of offbeat comic songs and parodies. Hannah Sylvester supports. Compere – resident MC, Pete Teckman. Over 18s only.

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