MAD MARCH MATCH! On March 1st we get our begging-bowl out for another LocalGiving matched-funding campaign, with the money going to York House’s community events, like The Big Draw and Christmas Lanterns. You can donate ANY amount (£1000 max!) and it will be matched. You can also GiftAid your donation (not matched). Fingers poised from 10am on March 1st, but don’t hang about – the pot runs dry pretty quickly. Thanks in advance.
Two Monday evening French language courses starting on March 13th; one for beginners and one for those wishing to brush-up their existing skills. Look under “What’s On” “Clubs and Classes” for March 13th for details.
Friday 03 February 2017, 08.15 pm – 11.00 pm
FULL HOUSE for the homage to those superb songwriters who felt that it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. Many thanks to the excellent and fun “Dirty Bizness”, and to the sublimely jazzy Sharon Watson & Dick Clarke
Here’s video for you to enjoy:
COMEDY COW – a hilarious full house
Saturday 04 February 2017, 8.00pm
Another sell-out for Comedy Cow, with headliner Alexis Dubus.
The Bygone Stony exhibition at York House had 450+ visitors and there was a terrific buzz as memories were stirred, or discoveries were made by new residents of the town. Not only that but the usual great generosity of Stony people came into play and a whopping £276 magically appeared in the donations bucket – this will go to future York House community events. Thanks to all the photo contributors, to John Hawkins for the slide-show, to my able assistants, and to all those who came along and made it worthwhile. Thanks also to MK50 for putting on the celebrations.
Take a look at our Lantern Project page for details of another glorious success, and some stunning pictures – watch out especially for Spike the Dragon, Pegasus the Flying Horse, The Wizard of Brill, and the Mayor & Mayoress of Milton Keynes.
Hoping this link will take you to Derek Gibbons’ video:
The photo is for the little girl who was the happy recipient of the Mayor of Milton Keynes’ lantern. Sorry about the quality, mum. If you email me c/o http://firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll send you a larger image.
Off to a fine creative start. Saturday 21st January 2017 02.30 pm – 05.00 pm
Then 11th March, and every 2nd Saturday bi-monthly thereafter.
(a StonyWords! event)
Saturday January 21st and Sunday January 22nd 2017, 2.00pm – 5.00pm both days
Some 450 – 500 people enjoyed a pictorial journey through Stony’s history.
Saturday 28 January 2017, 07.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Lovely turn-out for another delightful evening from Mr Simpson’s Little Consort, combining exquisite music and song with tales of goings-on in the bed-chambers of English kings.
Sunday 29 January 2017, 3.15 pm – 5.00 pm
A lovely audience for this impressive and enjoyable solo performance from the talented Mark on a flying visit to the town in which he was a major player for many years.
Over 460 people enjoyed Oktoberfest when MKBiergarten (Wolverton) and York House joined forces to bring you Stony’s first celebration of the great German beer festival.
The beer flowed, as did the conversations and the merriment. as the sun began to set, the light returned courtesy of the splendid brass band joyfully encouraging Gemütlichkeit – good cheer!
Another highly successful family Big Draw at York House Centre this October. Here’s a review and pictures.
Have a click!