Art Trail - October
2 - 10: During this year's South
Northamptonshire Art Trail, our resident artist Jenny Clark will
be exhibiting original artwork in Farthingstone Village Hall along
with four other artists. The exhibition will be open daily (except
for Monday and Tuesday), from 10 until 5 and they would love you
to call in for a browse and chat.
As usual, there will be original paintings and prints (framed
and unframed )and cards for sale and with the help of Farthingstone's
best bakers, this year there will also be tea and cakes (proceeds
from which will go to charity).
The artists look forward to welcoming you.
Cemetery and Churchyard Tidy-ups - Saturday
16 October and Saturday 23 October respectively (both 10.00 -
12.00): The Parish Council has two tidy-ups planned and
would be grateful for any help. The Cemetery on Maidford Road
needs a general clear up along with some grass seed sowing. This
will be on Saturday 16 October. Hedge trimming, trimming of the
Weeping As and lopping of some overhead tree branches is also
required in St Mary's Churchyard and we will be setting to work
there from 10.00 - 12.00 on Saturday 23 October.
If you are able to lend a hand, please bring along your own tools
- all help is very much appreciated.
Joy Mead Autumn Tidy-up - Sunday 28 November
(10.00 - 12.00) The
twice-yearly tidy-ups - plus the summer mowing rota - are key
to keeping the Joy Mead open and free to visitors and looking
lovely all year round. There is always plenty to do - as well
as chat and a cup of coffee to enjoy. New helpers very welcome!
Please bring your own gloves and favourite garden tools.
'Christmas in the Cloisters' - Saturday
4 December (4.30 - 6.30pm):
Welcome to our totally unique and magical
celebration of Christmas in the candle-lit surroundings of the
Joy Mead Cloisters. The fresh air always circulating through the
open Cloisters will be a major asset this year - just dress up
With the brazier to keep us warm as well, there will be mulled
wine, mince pies and barbecued sausages, colourful stalls to entice
you, carol singing round the Christmas tree and games to play
- and of course Father Christmas has promised that he will pay
us a visit.
Bring along family and friends for a lovely start to the festivities!
Farthingstone Foot Fest 2022 - Saturday 18
June: We look forward to welcoming all runners
and walkers to our beautiful corner of Northamptonshire. Courses
range from 11 to 26 miles in length and are fully supported with
regular checkpoints. Save the date - detailed information and
entry forms will be available shortly.
100 th birthday celebrations in July 2022
Next year we are looking forward to celebrating the 100th
the 'Joy Mead'.
We are planning a number of events around Joy's birthday in the
middle of July.
The re-arranged 'Wind in the Willows'
outdoor performance by White Cobra productions
(which was cancelled due to Covid) is scheduled for Saturday
2 July and there will be various events
around the weekend of July 16/17. Save
the dates - details to follow!