b'VILLAGE LIFEHappenings in StevingtonA Cultural CentreNestling in the scenic Ouse Valley, Stevington is one of the smallest Bedfordshire villages, with a long history and a rich heritage. However, it is its growing reputation as a beacon of high quality music and entertainment that is attracting attention. Stevingtons exceptional cultural events, which nearly always sell out, enthuse newcomers with their quality. Stevington Cinema, formed in 2015 and based in the Village Hall, has monthly film showings and live-streaming of theatre, ballet and opera from national venues, all broadcast on a cinema-quality projection and sound system. Visit http://stevingtoncinemaclub.uk to see what is coming up.Competitive ChallengeFor the more energetic, the annual Stevington 12K Road Race is increasingly popular with runners of Stevington Guitar Concertsall abilities, attracting almost 300 entrants in 2019. Now in their13th year, the concerts attract world- Runners and supporters always enjoy the welcoming renowned guitar artists who always enjoy playing to aatmosphere, the family entertainment and varied receptive audience in an intimate venue. While providingrefreshments. Why not challenge yourself in 2020? See a night of exceptional entertainment, significanthttp://stevington12k.ukdonations are raised for charity. To view previous gigs or to buy tickets for our next event, Nashville-based Richard Smith (who introduced guest artists Chas & Dave when he played in 2017), go tohttp://stevingtonguitarconcerts.co.uk Open GardensFor keen gardeners, if you missed Stevington Open Gardens on 2 June why not visit the nationally renowned Kathy Browns garden? Open on Tuesday afternoons, you can admire a beautiful garden and enjoy delicious homemade cakes. History and HeritageFor walkers, the Ouse Valley Way, Stevington Country Walk, and a wealth of footpaths provide scenic countryside views and reveal Stevingtons heritage. 52 Please remember to mention OVL when responding to adverts'