Local History talk 'Farthingstone
Saints and Sinners' - Saturday 27 November (please note the date
changel): Starting at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, the talk
by Peter Stanton will last about an hour and will feature local
stories about the good and the bad (spoiler alert - the bad are
more interesting!) and will be suitable for all ages. Hear about
some wicked vicars who stole from Farthingstone villagers and
the village boy who got away with murder!
There is no admission charge but there will be a vigorous collection
for the Air Ambulance afterwards.
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 including a whole weekend of festivities. Do come
and join us! More details on times and tickets to follow.
Wind in the Willows - Saturday 2 July:
We are very excited to be collaborating
with 'White Cobra' theatre productions
to put on 'Wind in the Willows' in the fabulous setting of the
Joy Mead. The production will be suitable for all ages and will
start at 6pm to enable little ones to join in.
Evening concert of 'Popular Music and Music
Hall Songs from 100 years ago' - Friday 15 July:
A performance in costume by the accomplished
duo of Chris Green and Sophie Matthews celebrating the time when
Joy was a young woman.
Evening concert by 'Chain of Fools' - Saturday
The 10 piece band is coming all the way
from Warwickshire to get everyone up and dancing! Motown Soul
and R&B straight out of the Commitments film.
Afternoon Garden Party
- Sunday 17 July:
A chance to unwind and enjoy a traditional garden party with scrumptious
teas, music from the Abingdon Wind Band and lots of old-fashioned
games (including of course a tug of war!).