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Autumn 2017


Spring 2018

A full programme of events is being prepared for the remainder of 2017 and into the early part of 2018.

For a foretaste of what is to come keep checking on this site!

Full details of each event are added near to the date.


The April and subsequent Coffee Caravans during the summer will be set up in the East View car park.

For full details see
the Coffee Caravan web site


30th September

10.00 to 12 noon


Returning after the summer break many of the regulars will be at the September market including Freckenham eggs; unusual preserves; local Honey; W.I. country market; a village table of plants and produce; bread from the Friendly Loaf Co.Lizzies Decoupage Cards hand crafted cards; Bee & Crow with peg shoe bags, pin boards and cushions; Chris's hand-made cards and returning this month The Pie Kitchen with their award winning pies; The Cambridge Soap Stall ; Gary's Cut Flowers; Sarah's Necklaces    and more ... (but sadly this month no meat or cheese)

AND set up outside the village hall there will be



Refreshments will be available



3rd October

10.30 - 12 noon


SamaritansPurseLogoIn aid of

Operation Christmas Child

The send-off service for the shoe boxes will be held in St. Andrew's Church on Sunday 5th November at 3.00 pm.


13th October

7.00 for 7.30 pm

Bar opens at 7.00 pm



Joanna Eden presents a 'labour of love' show celebrating the music of her vocal hero Ella Fitzgerald.  From the throw-away A Tisket A Tasket which brought Ella to fame in the forties with the Chick Webb Orchestra to  later songbook album classics like Porter's Every Time We Say Goodbye and Gershwin's Someone to Watch Over Me , Eden mines the rich seam of Ella Fitzgerald's unrivalled canon with humility, style and obvious deep affection.  Joanna launched Embraceable Ella to much acclaim at the London Jazz Festival 2016 and will be touring this heart-warming collection of songs and anecdotes around jazz clubs and live music venues.

Tickets £10.00 available from 01638 720118 or 07542 198 933.


24th October

10.30 - 12 noon

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Coffee/tea and cakes.

Bring and Buy   --    Raffle

Further information from Marilyn on 01638 720633 or


27th October

Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start


A production by



Introduced by:

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Salsa Verde

by Kate Bramley

Badapple dons its Salsa Verde dancing shoes

Badapple Theatre Company is back with a brand new comedy, and this time the dancing shoes are going on! ‘Salsa Verde’, or Green Sauce as they say in Yorkshire, begins touring on 21st September in Marton-cum-Grafton and follows two different generations of characters where a romantic love-triangle seems destined to be repeated down the years. A wartime Bevan Boy and a navy recruit clash at the dance hall, as do another thoroughly modern duo fighting over the instructor at the local village hall Salsa night.
Artistic Director and playwright Kate Bramley notes, “As Badapple’s 20-year anniversary of touring approaches, I wanted to capture the imagination of younger, non-traditional theatregoers! Hopefully the prospect of top-quality dancing, music and comedy all on your doorstep will appeal to anyone of any age who is up for a great local night out.”
Well-known for her plays which blend historical resonance with contemporary issues, Bramley’s ‘Salsa Verde’ deals with the stresses of the modern world, from changes to the rural landscape to immigration and the financial stress of recession, whilst retaining the customary humour and originality of all Badapple shows.
Bramley says, ‘Salsa Verde’ is “all about joy”. Set in late 1999- reflecting a time anticipating the new Millenium when joy was promised, expected and deserved- local villagers are hoping for completion of the troubled Millennium Bridge that will join two rival ex-colliery villages for the first time in a hundred years. Sallie returns from New York to bring dance to her childhood haunts through the Grand Opening Salsa Spectacular. Meanwhile out of work Verde, finds himself embroiled in a Cyrano de Bergerac style love triangle with Sallie, identical to the experience of his Grandad as a wartime collier.
We want our audiences to laugh and be entertained – a night away from divided Brexit Britain- and celebrate the diverse & pro-active communities around them. Salsa’s historical origins are political, of the working people, fusing styles that transcend ethnicity & poverty, and that social power and visual vibrancy makes it a best fit for this piece.”
Badapple Theatre Company is one of the most prolific and original rural touring companies in the UK. Its mission is to take productions to the smallest of rural venues, and in doing so find the best of new theatre in the most unexpected of places. With high production values & multi-arts storytelling this innovative show will, once more, push the boundaries of what can be achieved in rural theatre touring.
‘Salsa Verde’ stars Jack Alexander (from our hit show Eddie and The Gold Tops), alongside actor/dancers Hadley Smith and Alexandra Daszewski with original songs and music by SONY award-winning singer songwriter Jez Lowe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominee.

Tickets £9.00; under 18's £5.00 available from
01638 720118 or 07542 198933 


28th October

10.00 - 12 noon


Details of the stall holders will be published here nearer the date.


11th November

7.00 for 7.30 pm

Michael Bublé Tribute

Kai McKenzie returns to Freckenham for his fourth tribute session to Michael Bublé.

Kai is the UK's most authentic representation of Michael and he will no doubt wow the Freckenham audience in the same way that he continues to wow clients with his near identical vocals.

Tickets £10.00 each. Book on 07542 198 933

On his last visit the show was a sell out - so book now!!



25th November

10.00 - 12 noon


Details of the stall holders will be published here nearer the date.



13th December

7.00 to 9.00 pm


Details of stall holders will be given here nearer the date.

For now - book the date in your diary!!!


9th February 2018


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Myths & Legends




23rd February 2018


Further details to follow


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