What's On

Jan
23
Wed
2019
9:45 am Computer Lessons for beginners @... @ Hungerford Library
Computer Lessons for beginners @... @ Hungerford Library
Jan 23 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am
Computer Lessons for beginners @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Computer Lessons for beginners Every Wednesday morning at Hungerford Library To book a session, please contact the library: 01488 682660 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282
10:00 am Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom
Art Group Every Wednesday, 10.00am-12.00pm at Lambourn Library. Bring your paints, pastels or pencils. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30283  
10:00 am Energy Advice for Practitioners ... @ Douai Pavilion
Energy Advice for Practitioners ... @ Douai Pavilion
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Energy Advice for Practitioners course @ Douai Pavilion | Upper Woolhampton | England | United Kingdom
The course aims to provide training, advice and useful information to practitioners that work with low income and vulnerable individuals. These include families, those with long-term health conditions and the elderly who are on low[...]
11:00 am Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Rhymetime Rhymetime for under 4’s, every Wednesday in term time, 11am 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
11:00 am Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom
Rhymetime for under 3 years Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 11.00-11.20am at Newbury 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/30251
11:00 am Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Rhymetime for 0-2 years Wednesdays. 11.00-11.30am, term time only, at Theale Library No charge, but voluntary donations welcome. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287    
2:00 pm English Conversation Group @ Hun... @ Hungerford Library
English Conversation Group @ Hun... @ 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[...]
2:30 pm Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Commo... @ Newbury Library
Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Commo... @ 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:[...]
3:30 pm Quick Craft @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Quick Craft @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Quick Craft @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Quick Craft for under 11 years Wednesdays, 3.30-4.45pm at Theale Library No charge but voluntary donations welcome. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/
6:30 pm Stonebridge Management Plan – An... @ Marlborough Town Hall
Stonebridge Management Plan – An... @ Marlborough Town Hall
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Stonebridge Management Plan - Annual Review @ Marlborough Town Hall | England | United Kingdom
http://www.riverkennet.org/uploads/files/files/Management%20plan%20summary%20Stonebridge%20Meadow%20adopted%20January%202018.pdf Action for the River Kennet Stonebridge Management Plan Annual Review Wednesday 23rd January 2019 @ 6.30pm Marlborough Town Hall Open to the public

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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
Hungerford Comedy Club @ Hungerford Town Hall
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Hungerford Comedy Club @ Hungerford Town Hall | England | United Kingdom

Five great comics come to Hungerford for our next show.

Mike Cox

Mike Cox has quickly made his mark on the comedy circuit with his his sharp wit and everyday cynicism which have seen him crowned winner of the Fosters South Coast Comedian of the Year, while he reached the final of Amused Moose Laugh Off 2016 both the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny in 2012 and The Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year in 2013. Mike’s accessible style and ease with both mainstream and alternative audiences currently make him one of the most enjoyable comics to watch.


Joseph Jacobs

Joseph is another fine act from a long tradition of Jewish comedians. He is also a rapper and writer. Since 2012, he has performed nationally and internationally, sharing bills with acts including Bill Burr, Stewart Lee and Mr. Motivator.
His live shows effortlessly flit between hip hop and comedy and he’s been seen/heard on Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, BBC 6 Music, Radio 1XTRA, plus gained millions of viral video views online.
In 2017, Joe took Ripe to the Edinburgh Fringe where it received critical acclaim.
‘Jewish Mike Skinner with jokes’ The Wee Review ****
‘Comedy Gold’ Broadway Baby ****
‘Stalks his comedy like a panther at night’ Mumble Comedy ****

Tara Newton-Wordsworth

Based in Hungerford, born in Australia, Tara is a comedian who blends sharp observation with character-based comedy. This is her second visit to Hungerford Comedy Club.


Spring Day

All the way from New York, Spring was voted Brooklyn’s Best Comedian, and is a uniquely sharp, dark and bubbly American you don’t want to miss. A fluent Japanese speaker with a cheshire cat smile and wickedly sage advice, Spring dishes out observational comedy and stories that come straight from the heart and will make you laugh out loud and feel better about life.


Roger Monkhouse

Simply one of the best live acts on the circuit, Roger has performed in all the top UK clubs and is guaranteed to have you laughing all the way home. He is a consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. As a seasoned corporate host and TV warm-up he improvises freely with the crowd but is nonetheless distinguished as a comic by the intelligence of his material and his keen eye for a fine phrase, his easy observational style spiked by the signal flares of an accomplished gag writer. In 2016 he was voted Best Compere by fellow comics.

 

Jan
30
Wed
2019
Newbury & Thatcham In the Cold War Era @ Greenham Common Tower
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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.

 

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

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
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
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
9
Sat
2019
Flinders Petrie at Amarna and Amarna at the Petrie Museum @ Coronation Hall
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flinders Petrie at Amarna and Amarna at the Petrie Museum @ Coronation Hall | Woodley | England | United Kingdom

Flinders Petrie at Amarna and Amarna at the Petrie Museum

9 Feb 2019 2.00 pm Dr Anna Garnett

From 1891-1892, Flinders Petrie directed the first ever systematic excavations at Tell el-Amarna, focusing on the royal city and surveying the surrounding area. These followed years of unregulated plundering. In this talk Anna will give an overview of these excavations and discuss the Petrie Museum’s diverse collection of objects from these excavations.
Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JB

 

Feb
11
Mon
2019
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices | England | United Kingdom

A Neighbourhood Watch Meeting is being held on Monday 11 February 2019 at 7.30 pm in West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury.

We shall be having a talk by Kelvin Hughes of the Newbury Community Resource Centre on the various projects that they are involved with.

Also crime updates from the Police and Fire Service.

Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting.

There is a £2 parking charge for evenings in local car parks.

 

Feb
14
Thu
2019
Wendy Carrig Exhibition – Common People @ Greenham Common Tower
Feb 14 @ 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
18
Mon
2019
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue
Feb 18 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue | England | United Kingdom

Lecture Programme 2018/19

Click here for full programme.

Friends and Guests are warmly invited to these lectures, held at STEAM on Mondays, starting promptly at 7.00 pm. (Cold drinks available from 6.45 pm)

Free parking is available in front of the Museum for those attending the lectures – please email friendsofswindonrailwaymuseum@gmail.com for the access code, or to find out more about the Friends.

Whilst the lecture is free, we ask for voluntary donations to The Railway Children Charity on the night. We look forward to seeing you.

2018 September 17th Swindon Works – The Collett Years 1922 – 41. Speaker: Brian Arman

Brian will cover the challenges facing the Works after the First World War, the impact of amalgamations and the Grouping, and Collett’s locomotive legacy and engineering developments.

October 15th Minor railways connected with the Great Western. Speaker: Colin Brading

Colin will describe the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway and the Wantage Tramway. Also featured will be the Swansea & Mumbles Railway which in 1807 was the first railway in the world to carry passengers.

November 19th Around the Western Region by Diesel Hydraulic. Speaker: Joe Turner

Joe will cover the interesting 20 year period from the late 50’s to late 70’s.

February 18th, 2019 Friends Annual General Meeting followed by Members slides

The Annual General Meeting is a chance to hear what your Executive Committee has been doing and discuss plans for the future, as well as receiving the accounts and other formal business. Members are invited to bring a selection of slides on railway topics for showing after the formal AGM.

March 18th The Railway Navvy: Prince of Labourers. Speaker: David Gilks

This talk will explore the origins, deployment, exploits and life of the British Navvy both here and overseas in the great age of railway building. David is a lifelong railway enthusiast with his origins deep in LMS territory. Since moving to Wiltshire some 10 years ago he has been a volunteer at Steam, largely working in the library. He has a particular interest in the social impact of railways and has written several articles for BackTrack magazine.

April 15th Railways in Burma, together with the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. Speaker: Brian Frank May

The Harry Roberts Memorial Lecture
Harry Roberts was captured by the Germans at Arnhem and became a Prisoner of War. Brian May’s father was a prisoner of the Japanese army and put to work on the Burma – Siam Railway. Brian is thus well placed to describe the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. He has visited the surviving remnant in Burma and also explored more of the present day Myanmar Railway.

Feb
19
Tue
2019
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Feb
20
Wed
2019
Bringing the Common Back To Life @ Greenham Common Tower
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Ed Cooper returns to give a detailed account of the work he directed to convert the land from Base to Common in the late nineties.

20th February 2019
7.30pm 8.30pm
£5 (plus booking fee)

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

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.

 

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Wendy Carrig Exhibition – Common People @ Greenham Common Tower
Feb 21 @ 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
28
Thu
2019
Wendy Carrig Exhibition – Common People @ Greenham Common Tower
Feb 28 @ 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

 

 

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Wendy Carrig Exhibition – Common People @ Greenham Common Tower
Mar 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

 

 

Mar
10
Sun
2019
Common People in Conversation @ Greenham Common Tower
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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.

 

Mar
18
Mon
2019
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue
Mar 18 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue | England | United Kingdom

Lecture Programme 2018/19

Click here for full programme.

Friends and Guests are warmly invited to these lectures, held at STEAM on Mondays, starting promptly at 7.00 pm. (Cold drinks available from 6.45 pm)

Free parking is available in front of the Museum for those attending the lectures – please email friendsofswindonrailwaymuseum@gmail.com for the access code, or to find out more about the Friends.

Whilst the lecture is free, we ask for voluntary donations to The Railway Children Charity on the night. We look forward to seeing you.

2018 September 17th Swindon Works – The Collett Years 1922 – 41. Speaker: Brian Arman

Brian will cover the challenges facing the Works after the First World War, the impact of amalgamations and the Grouping, and Collett’s locomotive legacy and engineering developments.

October 15th Minor railways connected with the Great Western. Speaker: Colin Brading

Colin will describe the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway and the Wantage Tramway. Also featured will be the Swansea & Mumbles Railway which in 1807 was the first railway in the world to carry passengers.

November 19th Around the Western Region by Diesel Hydraulic. Speaker: Joe Turner

Joe will cover the interesting 20 year period from the late 50’s to late 70’s.

February 18th, 2019 Friends Annual General Meeting followed by Members slides

The Annual General Meeting is a chance to hear what your Executive Committee has been doing and discuss plans for the future, as well as receiving the accounts and other formal business. Members are invited to bring a selection of slides on railway topics for showing after the formal AGM.

March 18th The Railway Navvy: Prince of Labourers. Speaker: David Gilks

This talk will explore the origins, deployment, exploits and life of the British Navvy both here and overseas in the great age of railway building. David is a lifelong railway enthusiast with his origins deep in LMS territory. Since moving to Wiltshire some 10 years ago he has been a volunteer at Steam, largely working in the library. He has a particular interest in the social impact of railways and has written several articles for BackTrack magazine.

April 15th Railways in Burma, together with the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. Speaker: Brian Frank May

The Harry Roberts Memorial Lecture
Harry Roberts was captured by the Germans at Arnhem and became a Prisoner of War. Brian May’s father was a prisoner of the Japanese army and put to work on the Burma – Siam Railway. Brian is thus well placed to describe the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. He has visited the surviving remnant in Burma and also explored more of the present day Myanmar Railway.

Mar
19
Tue
2019
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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Mar
27
Wed
2019
The Brylcreem Boys, with intro from the playwright  @ Greenham Common Tower
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Brylcreem Boys, with intro from the playwright

27th March 2019 7.30pm

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.

 

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Comedy: Seann Walsh Live At The Beacon @ The Beacon
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm
Comedy: Seann Walsh Live At The Beacon @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom

Seann Walsh: After This One, I’m Going Home

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation” (The Guardian).

Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK.

Team captain on Virtually Famous (Channel 4) and a regular on Play To The Whistle (ITV), other TV appearances include: One For The Road (BBC 3), Live At The Apollo (BBC 2), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), Tonight at The London Palladium (ITV), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Alan Carr’s Chatty Man (Channel 4) and Russell Howards Stand Up Central (Comedy Central)

 

14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely to be swearing and adult content.

Apr
4
Thu
2019
The Day My Father’s Dreams Were Shattered @ Greenham Common Tower
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Day My Father’s Dreams Were Shattered

4th April 2019 7.30pm

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.

 

Apr
15
Mon
2019
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue
Apr 15 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue | England | United Kingdom

Lecture Programme 2018/19

Click here for full programme.

Friends and Guests are warmly invited to these lectures, held at STEAM on Mondays, starting promptly at 7.00 pm. (Cold drinks available from 6.45 pm)

Free parking is available in front of the Museum for those attending the lectures – please email friendsofswindonrailwaymuseum@gmail.com for the access code, or to find out more about the Friends.

Whilst the lecture is free, we ask for voluntary donations to The Railway Children Charity on the night. We look forward to seeing you.

2018 September 17th Swindon Works – The Collett Years 1922 – 41. Speaker: Brian Arman

Brian will cover the challenges facing the Works after the First World War, the impact of amalgamations and the Grouping, and Collett’s locomotive legacy and engineering developments.

October 15th Minor railways connected with the Great Western. Speaker: Colin Brading

Colin will describe the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway and the Wantage Tramway. Also featured will be the Swansea & Mumbles Railway which in 1807 was the first railway in the world to carry passengers.

November 19th Around the Western Region by Diesel Hydraulic. Speaker: Joe Turner

Joe will cover the interesting 20 year period from the late 50’s to late 70’s.

February 18th, 2019 Friends Annual General Meeting followed by Members slides

The Annual General Meeting is a chance to hear what your Executive Committee has been doing and discuss plans for the future, as well as receiving the accounts and other formal business. Members are invited to bring a selection of slides on railway topics for showing after the formal AGM.

March 18th The Railway Navvy: Prince of Labourers. Speaker: David Gilks

This talk will explore the origins, deployment, exploits and life of the British Navvy both here and overseas in the great age of railway building. David is a lifelong railway enthusiast with his origins deep in LMS territory. Since moving to Wiltshire some 10 years ago he has been a volunteer at Steam, largely working in the library. He has a particular interest in the social impact of railways and has written several articles for BackTrack magazine.

April 15th Railways in Burma, together with the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. Speaker: Brian Frank May

The Harry Roberts Memorial Lecture
Harry Roberts was captured by the Germans at Arnhem and became a Prisoner of War. Brian May’s father was a prisoner of the Japanese army and put to work on the Burma – Siam Railway. Brian is thus well placed to describe the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. He has visited the surviving remnant in Burma and also explored more of the present day Myanmar Railway.

Apr
16
Tue
2019
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

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Apr
24
Wed
2019
Vera Britten, Loved And Lost @ Greenham Common Tower
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Vera Britten, Loved And Lost

24th April 2019 7.30pm

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.

 

May
20
Mon
2019
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices | England | United Kingdom

A Neighbourhood Watch Meeting is being held on Monday 20 May 2019 at 7.30 pm in West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury.

We shall be having a talk by a representative of Victims First on the help they give to victims of crime, family members and witnesses.

Crime updates from the Police and Fire Service.

Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting.

There is a £2 parking charge for evenings in local car parks.

 

 

May
21
Tue
2019
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

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May
29
Wed
2019
D-Day: The Kennet Valley’s Role In Liberating Europe @ Greenham Common Tower
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

D-Day: The Kennet Valley’s Role In Liberating Europe

29th May 2019 7.30pm

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.

 

Jun
18
Tue
2019
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

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

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Jun
19
Wed
2019
Pathways To The Sky: Military Airfields in Britain 1911-1944 @ Greenham Common Tower
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Pathways To The Sky: Military Airfields in Britain 1911-1944

19th June 2019 7.30pm

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.