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Calling all green fingers!


On Saturday 28th July, you can enter your prize winning Summer Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers in our competition at the Tithe Barn. All ages are welcome as there are both Adult and Child Categories in ‘Summer Fruit’, ‘Summer Veg, ‘Flowers’ and ‘Ugly Veg’.

Bring your entries along between 1pm and 2.30pm. Prize winners will be announced at 3.30pm by Judge Philip Whaites, National Trust Head Gardener. Alan Shipp, Custodian of the National Collection of Hyacinths, will also be on-hand to offer horticulture tips. 

Our thanks go to Scotsdales garden centre, in Horningsea, for donating incredibly generous prizes for the competition winners. Every child entrant will receive a certificate and small prize.
The unique medieval timber frame Tithe Barn will be open during the afternoon to view from 1pm till 4.30pm, plus refreshments will be available too. Admission to all our events is free, but donations are of course welcome towards the restoration of the Tithe Barn.

Sponsor a sheaf today


The Tithe Barn Trust believes the medieval Tithe barn, with thatched roof, brick threshing floor and timber granary, to be unique to Cambridgeshire and even of national significance. It is one of the few Tithe Barns in the country still standing next to its medieval rectory. Over 90% of Tithe Barns in the UK have been converted and their historic features are being lost forever. Sadly, the Landbeach Tithe Barn is in a poor condition and deteriorating.

You can help our restoration quest by sponsoring a sheaf at  https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/TitheBarnTrust 

Your donations will make a real difference. The more donations we receive from the public, the more likely our grant applications will be successful. So in this case, every little really does help. Show your support today.

Sponsor a sheaf
Shakespeare at the Tithe Barn

On Thursday 14th June one hundred visitors came to watch Shakespeare’s comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the Tithe Barn performed by the Cambridge School of Visual & Performing arts (CSVPA).

Rachel Ellis, Head of Drama at CSVPA, says “The Tithe Barn is such a wonderful piece of history and I am thrilled at the chance of our students being able to perform in it. The students on our performing arts courses at CSVPA undertake training in both classical and contemporary acting. Their June performance is a reduced Shakespeare play especially edited for a small cast, each actor playing multiple roles. It is a lot of fun! The barn is a vital piece of local history and I feel strongly that it is a gift to be able to share the local cultural heritage of such places with our very international cohort of students. We have students from Cambridgeshire but also as far afield as China, Russia and South America on our courses. We wanted to show our full support for the Tithe Barn Trust’s campaign to restore the barn.”

It was a fantastic evening and demonstrated the Tithe Barn’s true potential at bringing people together. Our thanks of course have to go to CSVPA.
Holiday Fun
Sunday 26th August, 1 - 4pm
FREE


Looking for something to keep the family entertained during the holidays? Then come along to the Tithe Barn on Sunday 26th August. There’ll be storytelling, I-Spy, dressing up and traditional games for all the family. 

The entrance to the Tithe Barn is along a grass track opposite 2 Waterbeach, Rd, Landbeach, CB25 9FA.
Registered Charity Number 1167108.
The entrance gate to the Tithe Barn is opposite 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach CB25 9FA and it is a nice walk along the Common to the barn.
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