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Jan
17
Thu
2019
Wendy Carrig Exhibition – Common People @ Greenham Common Tower
Jan 17 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wendy Carrig Exhibition - Common People @ Greenham Common Tower | England | United Kingdom

An exhibition of photographs recording life at the Greenham Common Peace Camp during the 1980s
Exhibition: 9th December 2018 – 9th March 2019

Wendy Carrig was a photography student in the mid-1980s during a time of great social disquiet in Britain. Coal miners were striking against pit closures, and peace protestors gathered at Greenham Common to demonstrate against the installation of U.S. nuclear missiles on British soil.

Common People is an exhibition of photographs recording Carrig’s time spent with women protestors at Blue Gate camp, showing how domestic life continued around the campfire. The exhibition is accompanied by Campfire’s Burning an original essay by Dr. Rebecca Johnson describing her five years as a protestor at Greenham, together with song sheets from The Blue Gate Song Book, an original artefact from the days of protest, now lodged at the Imperial War Museum.

Wendy Carrig is an established freelance photographer known for her fashion and portrait photography. She has won Best In Category for portraiture at The Association of Photographers Awards, and has had work selected for both catalogue cover and poster campaign for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery London. She has recently been nominated as one of the Royal Photographic Society’s #HundredHeroines.

All the photography on show will be available to purchase, together with postcards and an exhibition poster.

Proudly Supported by:

  • Social Investment Business
  • Greenham Trust
  • Greenham Control Tower
  • Heritage Lottery Fund

Greenham Common Control Tower
Burys Bank Road
Greenham
Berks
RG19 8BZ
01635 44145
http://www.greenhamtower.org.uk

 

 

Newbury Library Book Group – Thursday @ Newbury Library
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group - Thursday @ Newbury Library | 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

*MEETING AT SAINBURY’S CAFE*

NEXT MEETING:

Sainsbury’s Café – Thursday group (Next Meeting 17th January, 6.30-7.30pm – This month we’ll be reading ‘Mr Golightly’s Holiday’ by Salley Vickers)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Jan
18
Fri
2019
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom

Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit.

Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.

 

Dates

Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays).

Price

£3.70 per child or £5.70 for two.

Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Come along to this lovely country market if you are free on Friday morning and you will find wonderful chutneys, marmalades, cards, cakes and plants to buy.  Take the opportunity to meet up with a friend in the Cafe.

Jan
19
Sat
2019
Newbury Library Book Group – Saturday @ Newbury Library
Jan 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group – Saturday @ Newbury Library

Newbury Library Book Group – SATURDAY

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  or fourth Saturday in each month (Please check with the library to confirm the next date), 2.30 to 3.30pm

NEXT MEETING:

Newbury Library – Saturday group (Next Meeting 19th January 2.30-3.30pm, reading ‘Conclave’ Robert Harris)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Jan
21
Mon
2019
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom

Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit.

Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.

 

Dates

Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays).

Price

£3.70 per child or £5.70 for two.

Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Coffee and Craft

Every Monday in term time, 2.00-4.00pm at Pangbourne Library.

Drop in and bring any craft with you.

For more information, please contact the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Jan
23
Wed
2019
English Conversation Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
English Conversation Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

English Conversation Group

Is English your second language? Get help with everyday conversation at this friendly session.

Every Wednesday, 2.00-3.00pm at Hungerford Library.

For more information please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282

 

Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Common Library @ Newbury Library
Jan 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Common Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Knit & Natter at Burghfield Library

Drop in and bring your knitting with you.

Starts Wednesday 16 May, then fortnightly on Wednesdays, 2.30-4.30 pm.

For more information, please contact the library:

01189 833632 or email: burghfieldlibrary@westberks.gov.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30281/Burghfield-Common-Library-Events

Jan
24
Thu
2019
Wendy Carrig Exhibition – Common People @ Greenham Common Tower
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wendy Carrig Exhibition - Common People @ Greenham Common Tower | England | United Kingdom

An exhibition of photographs recording life at the Greenham Common Peace Camp during the 1980s
Exhibition: 9th December 2018 – 9th March 2019

Wendy Carrig was a photography student in the mid-1980s during a time of great social disquiet in Britain. Coal miners were striking against pit closures, and peace protestors gathered at Greenham Common to demonstrate against the installation of U.S. nuclear missiles on British soil.

Common People is an exhibition of photographs recording Carrig’s time spent with women protestors at Blue Gate camp, showing how domestic life continued around the campfire. The exhibition is accompanied by Campfire’s Burning an original essay by Dr. Rebecca Johnson describing her five years as a protestor at Greenham, together with song sheets from The Blue Gate Song Book, an original artefact from the days of protest, now lodged at the Imperial War Museum.

Wendy Carrig is an established freelance photographer known for her fashion and portrait photography. She has won Best In Category for portraiture at The Association of Photographers Awards, and has had work selected for both catalogue cover and poster campaign for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery London. She has recently been nominated as one of the Royal Photographic Society’s #HundredHeroines.

All the photography on show will be available to purchase, together with postcards and an exhibition poster.

Proudly Supported by:

  • Social Investment Business
  • Greenham Trust
  • Greenham Control Tower
  • Heritage Lottery Fund

Greenham Common Control Tower
Burys Bank Road
Greenham
Berks
RG19 8BZ
01635 44145
http://www.greenhamtower.org.uk

 

 

Jan
25
Fri
2019
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom

Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit.

Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.

 

Dates

Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays).

Price

£3.70 per child or £5.70 for two.

Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Come along to this lovely country market if you are free on Friday morning and you will find wonderful chutneys, marmalades, cards, cakes and plants to buy.  Take the opportunity to meet up with a friend in the Cafe.

Jan
28
Mon
2019
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom

Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit.

Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.

 

Dates

Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays).

Price

£3.70 per child or £5.70 for two.

Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Coffee and Craft

Every Monday in term time, 2.00-4.00pm at Pangbourne Library.

Drop in and bring any craft with you.

For more information, please contact the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Jan
30
Wed
2019
English Conversation Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
English Conversation Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

English Conversation Group

Is English your second language? Get help with everyday conversation at this friendly session.

Every Wednesday, 2.00-3.00pm at Hungerford Library.

For more information please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282

 

Local History Talk: Swing Riots in Berkshire @ Lambourn Library
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Local History Talk: Swing Riots in Berkshire @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom

Speaker: David Knight, Local Historian from East Garston will talk about the Swing Riots an important period of our rural history.

To book or for more information contact:
01488 71350 or Penny Brewer on 01488 72305
lambournlibrary@westberks.gov.uk

Newbury & Thatcham In the Cold War Era @ Greenham Common Tower
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Historian Dr Nick Young reflects on the Cold War and its impact locally.

This talk includes Cold War Cake & Tea in the admission price.

30th January 2019
2.00pm —4.00pm
£8 (plus booking fee)

Cafe will be open serving hot and cold drinks and cake.

The car park can be dark. We will provide lighting but please bring a torch.

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Jan
31
Thu
2019
Wendy Carrig Exhibition – Common People @ Greenham Common Tower
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wendy Carrig Exhibition - Common People @ Greenham Common Tower | England | United Kingdom

An exhibition of photographs recording life at the Greenham Common Peace Camp during the 1980s
Exhibition: 9th December 2018 – 9th March 2019

Wendy Carrig was a photography student in the mid-1980s during a time of great social disquiet in Britain. Coal miners were striking against pit closures, and peace protestors gathered at Greenham Common to demonstrate against the installation of U.S. nuclear missiles on British soil.

Common People is an exhibition of photographs recording Carrig’s time spent with women protestors at Blue Gate camp, showing how domestic life continued around the campfire. The exhibition is accompanied by Campfire’s Burning an original essay by Dr. Rebecca Johnson describing her five years as a protestor at Greenham, together with song sheets from The Blue Gate Song Book, an original artefact from the days of protest, now lodged at the Imperial War Museum.

Wendy Carrig is an established freelance photographer known for her fashion and portrait photography. She has won Best In Category for portraiture at The Association of Photographers Awards, and has had work selected for both catalogue cover and poster campaign for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery London. She has recently been nominated as one of the Royal Photographic Society’s #HundredHeroines.

All the photography on show will be available to purchase, together with postcards and an exhibition poster.

Proudly Supported by:

  • Social Investment Business
  • Greenham Trust
  • Greenham Control Tower
  • Heritage Lottery Fund

Greenham Common Control Tower
Burys Bank Road
Greenham
Berks
RG19 8BZ
01635 44145
http://www.greenhamtower.org.uk

 

 

Feb
1
Fri
2019
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom

Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit.

Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.

 

Dates

Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays).

Price

£3.70 per child or £5.70 for two.

Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Come along to this lovely country market if you are free on Friday morning and you will find wonderful chutneys, marmalades, cards, cakes and plants to buy.  Take the opportunity to meet up with a friend in the Cafe.

Feb
2
Sat
2019
How Shostakovich Changed My Mind @ The Croft Hall
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
How Shostakovich Changed My Mind @ The Croft Hall

‘There’s something about hearing your most painful emotions transformed into something beautiful..’ The old Russian who uttered those words spoke for countless fellow survivors of Stalin’s reign of terror. And the ‘something beautiful’ he had in mind was the music of Dmitri Shostakovich.

BBC music broadcaster Stephen Johnson – “the authoritative British voice of classical music” (Michael Tumelty) – will be talking about the power of Shostakovich’s music during Stalin’s reign of terror, and looking at the extraordinary healing effect of music on sufferers of mental illness. He asks how is it that music that reflects pain, fear and desolation can help sufferers find – if not a way out, then a way to bear these feelings and ultimately rediscover pleasure in existence?

Johnson will draw on his own personal experiences, and the talk will be complemented by pieces of Shostakovich’s music. Afterwards he take will be happy to take questions from the audience and sign copies of which will be available to buy on the night.

“Stephen Johnson is one of our most sensitive and thoughtful music critics, and this book, written from the heart about a composer whom he loves and admires, will prove to be a landmark in the understanding of its subject” – Sir Roger Scruton

Tickets from Hungerford Bookshop or on-line at ArtsForHungerford.com

Feb
4
Mon
2019
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom

Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit.

Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.

 

Dates

Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays).

Price

£3.70 per child or £5.70 for two.

Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Coffee and Craft

Every Monday in term time, 2.00-4.00pm at Pangbourne Library.

Drop in and bring any craft with you.

For more information, please contact the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Monday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Monday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library

Monday Book Group

First Monday of the month, 2.00-3.00pm at Mortimer Library

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30284

Hungerford Town Council Full Meeting @ Hungerford Town Hall
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meetings take place on the first Monday of the month (or the first Tuesday if the Monday is a bank holiday) and generally last for between an hour and a half to two hours. Members of the public are welcome to attend (on rare occasions some parts of meetings will be in camera but these will specified in the minutes). The agendas are usually published on the Hungerford Town Council website the week before the meeting and the minutes a few days after it.

Feb
5
Tue
2019
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday Book Group

First Tuesday of the month, 10.00-11.00am at Mortimer Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30284

Feb
6
Wed
2019
English Conversation Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
English Conversation Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

English Conversation Group

Is English your second language? Get help with everyday conversation at this friendly session.

Every Wednesday, 2.00-3.00pm at Hungerford Library.

For more information please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282

 

Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Common Library @ Newbury Library
Feb 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Common Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Knit & Natter at Burghfield Library

Drop in and bring your knitting with you.

Starts Wednesday 16 May, then fortnightly on Wednesdays, 2.30-4.30 pm.

For more information, please contact the library:

01189 833632 or email: burghfieldlibrary@westberks.gov.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30281/Burghfield-Common-Library-Events

Feb
7
Thu
2019
Wendy Carrig Exhibition – Common People @ Greenham Common Tower
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wendy Carrig Exhibition - Common People @ Greenham Common Tower | England | United Kingdom

An exhibition of photographs recording life at the Greenham Common Peace Camp during the 1980s
Exhibition: 9th December 2018 – 9th March 2019

Wendy Carrig was a photography student in the mid-1980s during a time of great social disquiet in Britain. Coal miners were striking against pit closures, and peace protestors gathered at Greenham Common to demonstrate against the installation of U.S. nuclear missiles on British soil.

Common People is an exhibition of photographs recording Carrig’s time spent with women protestors at Blue Gate camp, showing how domestic life continued around the campfire. The exhibition is accompanied by Campfire’s Burning an original essay by Dr. Rebecca Johnson describing her five years as a protestor at Greenham, together with song sheets from The Blue Gate Song Book, an original artefact from the days of protest, now lodged at the Imperial War Museum.

Wendy Carrig is an established freelance photographer known for her fashion and portrait photography. She has won Best In Category for portraiture at The Association of Photographers Awards, and has had work selected for both catalogue cover and poster campaign for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery London. She has recently been nominated as one of the Royal Photographic Society’s #HundredHeroines.

All the photography on show will be available to purchase, together with postcards and an exhibition poster.

Proudly Supported by:

  • Social Investment Business
  • Greenham Trust
  • Greenham Control Tower
  • Heritage Lottery Fund

Greenham Common Control Tower
Burys Bank Road
Greenham
Berks
RG19 8BZ
01635 44145
http://www.greenhamtower.org.uk

 

 

Feb
8
Fri
2019
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom

Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit.

Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.

 

Dates

Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays).

Price

£3.70 per child or £5.70 for two.