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Oct
18
Wed
2017
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham

Welcome to the 17th Thatcham Festival. The Festival is a showcase of the range of activities that are available in our town and the talents of Thatcham residents. Whether you are interested in sport, music, dance, theatre, history, craft or gardening, you will almost certainly find something to interest you>

For what’s happening today please visit: http://www.thatchamfestival.info/

Ladies Club in the Valley of the Kennet @ Pelican Inn
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ladies Club in the Valley of the Kennet

Marlborough Live Laugh Love Ladies Club bringing together all women over the age of 18. Combining the generations over a social evening with inspirational guest speakers, buffet food, hot drinks and raffle all included for £10 Members or £12 for Non-members. Membership is optional and costs just £10 per year to include a pen, a loyalty scheme, £2 discounted entry for you and up to 2 non-member friends and a membership benefit area for discounts, offers and special treats from companies exclusive to you.

We meet at the 17th century Pelican Inn, a well known landmark in the village of Froxfield, on the A4 between Marlborough and Hungerford. It is just 8 miles from J14 of the M4.  There is ample well lit FREE on site parking which is easily accessible from the road.

If you are looking to meet new friends, or a pleasant evening out with your friends, then this is the club for you. So gather up your daughters, sisters, nieces, mums, aunties and friends so that we can meet up and have some fun!

A warm welcome awaits you!

Christina

Click here to book and pay for your ticket online:
http://www.livelaughloveladies.club/christinagoble/venue/the-pelican-inn

Check in to our very own Marlborough LiveLaughLove Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/640961619430346/

Like & Follow us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/WiltshireLiveLaughLoveLadiesClub/

Newbury Astronomical Society Beginners Meeting @ St Mary's Church Hall, Greenham
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NEWBURY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY – BEGINNERS SECTION

This is an informal and friendly monthly event for beginners to the hobby of astronomy.

The meetings are open to everyone of all ages (children must be accompanied by and adult).

No advanced knowledge is required all talks are pitched at the introduction to astronomy level.

Observing with telescopes outside if the sky is clear.

Refreshments are provided at no extra costs.

Inkpen and Kintbury Family History Group @ St Mary's Room
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Inkpen and Kintbury Family History Group @ St Mary's Room | Kintbury | England | United Kingdom

A talk by Dr David Thomas.

Location, Location, Location!

The history and trade of Inkpen and Kintbury: from sheep drovers to canals and trains, and of the villages’ future in the 21st century.

All welcome, guests will be asked for a donation of £2 which includes refreshments.

Oct
19
Thu
2017
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham

Welcome to the 17th Thatcham Festival. The Festival is a showcase of the range of activities that are available in our town and the talents of Thatcham residents. Whether you are interested in sport, music, dance, theatre, history, craft or gardening, you will almost certainly find something to interest you>

For what’s happening today please visit: http://www.thatchamfestival.info/

Exhibition: ‘A Moment in Stitch’ @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibition: 'A Moment in Stitch' @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Newbury Embroiderers’ Guild’s contribution to the Nationwide project marking the 300 year anniversary celebration of Capability Brown.  Also our latest branch project entitled ‘Devine Inspiration’.


Exhibition: ‘Walsall Silver Thread Tapestries’ @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibition: 'Walsall Silver Thread Tapestries' @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Don’t miss this opportunity to see these wonderful Tapestries celebrating the people and places of Walsall Borough.

Each of the eleven tapestries features a different area of the borough, capturing Walsall’s living history and diverse geographical communities.

Open from Wednesday 18th October to Saturday 2nd December – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 10am to 4pm, plus the first Saturday of the month.

French conversation @ Saint Joseph's Church Hall
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
French conversation @ Saint Joseph's Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Madame Danielle Simpson, a native speaker of French living in Newbury, leads a weekly conversational French class.  We welcome people of all abilities.  Most members of the class can sustain a conversation in French without resorting to English.  If you would like to join the class, come along and see what we do.  It is an enjoyable couple of hours each Thursday morning.  It will keep you in contact with the language and others who live around Newbury and speak French.

When and where

Every Thursday morning from 10-12 in Saint Joseph’s Church Hall in Newbury.

 

Workshop: Zipped and Piped Cushion with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Workshop: Zipped and Piped Cushion with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Learn how to make your own bias binding to cover the cord on a piped cushion. You will also learn how to insert a concealed zip.

Skill level required: Intermediate

Cost: £32 – Book now

Craft and Chat @ Newbury Library
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Craft and Chat @ Newbury Library | Newbury | United Kingdom

Craft and Chat at Newbury Library

Bring along your knitting, sewing or any craft to our free Craft and Chat group. The group meets every week on Thursday, between 11am – 1pm.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=30251

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

 

Workshop: Using the Attachments on your Overlocker @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop: Using the Attachments on your Overlocker @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

If you’ve already done our ‘Get to Know Your Overlocker’ sessions or you just need a little help and encouragement to get beyond the basics, then these 2 sessions are for you.

Bring along your overlocker and unlock the mysteries of the attachments.

Dates: Tuesday 12th and 19th October – 1:30-3:30pm

Skill level required: Advanced

Cost: £44 – Book now

Craft and Chat at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Oct 19 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Craft and Chat at Theale Library @ Theale Library

Craft and Chat – Theale Library

Bring along your craft – or admire what other people are making.

Meeting weekly on Thursday at Theale Library, 14:15am – 15:30pm

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29655

Lambourn Friendship Club @ British Legion, Lambourn
Oct 19 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Newbury Library Book Group – Thursday @ Sainsburys Cafe
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group - Thursday @ Sainsburys Cafe | England | United Kingdom

Newbury Library Book Group – THURSDAY

New members are always welcome and it’s free to join. Please drop in to any book group meeting or contact the library for further details:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/bookgroups

Third Thursday in each month, 6.30 to 7.30pm

NEXT MEETING:

CHANGE OF VENUE: Sainsbury’s Cafe – Thursday group (Next Meeting 19th October 2017, 6.30-7.30pm – Reading ‘Dangerous Lady’ by Martina Cole)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=30251

Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall,
Oct 19 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall, | England | United Kingdom

Upbeat dance class inspired by Strictly Come Dancing. Plenty of Latin and Ballroom rhythms to keep you moving!

Friendly group.

For more details see fitsteps.co.uk

Oct
20
Fri
2017
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham

Welcome to the 17th Thatcham Festival. The Festival is a showcase of the range of activities that are available in our town and the talents of Thatcham residents. Whether you are interested in sport, music, dance, theatre, history, craft or gardening, you will almost certainly find something to interest you>

For what’s happening today please visit: http://www.thatchamfestival.info/

Writers Group at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Oct 20 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Writers Group at Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Writers Group – Theale Library

If you are writing – or even just thinking about it – we hope this group will provide encouragement and support.

Meeting weekly on Friday at Theale Library, 10:45am – 12:00pm

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29655

Storytime at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library | Newbury | United Kingdom

Storytime at Newbury library – Free stories for under fives and their parents or carers.

Friday

11.00-11.30am & 2.00-2.30pm

 

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=30251

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

 

Lambourn English Conversation Group @ Lambourn Library
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Story Time at Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Story Time at Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library

Storytime at Thatcham Library

Storytime for under 5’s at Thatcham Library, every Friday from 2pm (Term Time Only)

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286/Thatcham-Library-Events

Word Play Club at Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Word Play Club at Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | Hungerford | England | United Kingdom

Word Play Club !

Every Friday at Hungerford Library

Explore and have fun playing with words – Adults and children (children under 8 accompanied by an adult)

Contact 01488 682660 for more information.

 

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=29650

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Sport in the Mind: Table Tennis @ Thatcham Parish
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sport in Mind ® is an independent Berkshire mental health sports charity (unaffiliated to Mind) founded in 2011. Its aim is to use sport and physical activity to help aid the recovery of people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems by promoting mental well being, improving physical health and combating social isolation.

The charity provides a weekly timetable of supported sport and physical activity sessions in Berkshire for people experiencing mental health problems in the community and also those receiving inpatient care at Prospect Park Hospital. Since our inception, Sport in Mind has helped over 7,500 people and delivered in excess of 8,000 physical activity sessions across 18 different sports.

This success has generated national interest and acclaim from healthcare professionals, mental health service users and a multitude of organisations ranging from local authorities to national governing sports bodies. Our work is delivered in partnership with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who have supported our work fantastically since our inception as a charity in 2011.

NAWT Auction @ The Plough
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

This year our auction will be held at the Plough in Eastbury.

We have a wide variety of items for you to bid on including a race night, an iPad, gifts and hampers.

One of the more worthwhile lots is Christmas Presents for Bessie. Bessie has been with the charity for 3 year now and is still waiting for her forever home so why not treat her while your bidding.

Items are available for viewing from 6.30pm and the bidding will start at 7.30pm. There will also be live music after the auction.

All money raised on the night will go directly to the animals in our care. If you would like to donate any items for our auction then please get in touch.

Lambourn Bingo @ British Legion, Lambourn
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Music at The Wheatsheaf – Ben Cipolla @ The Wheatsheaf, Chilton Foliat
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm

Local singer-songwriter Ben Cippola has been performing his own material since he was 14. Come and hear him at the latest in The Wheatsheaf’s celebrated free music events at which their equally celebrated wood-fired pizzas will also be available.

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Apple Pressing 21st October @ The Mix, Wantage
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Apple Pressing 21st October @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Bring along your surplus apples and windfalls and turn them into juice. £1 a bottle. We will also have a pasteuriser available so your juice keeps for longer.

To guarantee your apples get pressed book a slot or pop in with smaller quantities. Please bring apples washed and ready to go and bring bottles if you have them. Contact Jo: 07768 767787 / joharvey100@gmail.com)

 


 

Sport in Mind Badminton @ Hungerford Leisure Centre
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sport in Mind Badminton @ Hungerford Leisure Centre | England | United Kingdom

Sport in Mind ® is an independent Berkshire mental health sports charity (unaffiliated to Mind) founded in 2011. Its aim is to use sport and physical activity to help aid the recovery of people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems by promoting mental well being, improving physical health and combating social isolation.

The charity provides a weekly timetable of supported sport and physical activity sessions in Berkshire for people experiencing mental health problems in the community and also those receiving inpatient care at Prospect Park Hospital. Since our inception, Sport in Mind has helped over 7,500 people and delivered in excess of 8,000 physical activity sessions across 18 different sports.

This success has generated national interest and acclaim from healthcare professionals, mental health service users and a multitude of organisations ranging from local authorities to national governing sports bodies. Our work is delivered in partnership with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who have supported our work fantastically since our inception as a charity in 2011.

Celebrate the Reformation @ Hungerford United Reformed Church
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

To acknowledge the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the URC Music Guild is meeting at Hungerford United Reformed Church on Saturday 21st October.

The day includes a paper by the Revd David Bunney on ‘Music in the Reformation’ at 2.00 pm, and a service at 3.45 will include Bach’s Cantata 180 ‘Deck Thyself, my soul, with gladness’ sung by a choir and soloists gathered for the day.

For further details contact David Bunney on 01488 684644 or holyrabbit@btinternet.com

 

 

Oct
22
Sun
2017
Car Boot Sale in Thatcham @ Thatcham Memorial Hall
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Car Boot Sale in Thatcham @ Thatcham Memorial Hall | England | United Kingdom

Located just off the A4 Bath Road is Thatcham Memorial Ground, home to Thatcham’s biggest boot sale. Thatcham Memorial Hall and Grounds is a registered charity (charity number 300214). The money raised helps maintain the grounds and make improvements for the community.

Sellers can arrive any time after 07.30 (please do not arrive before this time as we need time to setup). Buyers will be let in at 08.30 so get there early if you want time to set up and grab a coffee from the catering van.

We have space for 150+ sellers and parking for 250+ buyer vehicles. The memorial car park (by the tennis courts) is 50p for two hours, the council car park (by the cricket club) is free on Sundays and the overflow car park is free after 9am (it does not open until 9am due to health and safety reasons). For more information on available parking click here.

If you are a buyer please remember to park sensibly, it does get very busy but if you are struggling to find a space contact a marshall who will try to help but cannot work miracles :). We have a large overflow car park open from 9am as well as limited disabled spaces. There is a nursing home in the area so please do not use their private car park or parking by the entrance to ensure they have access for medical vehicles at all times.

Family Communion @ All Saints, East Garston
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am