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Dec
11
Tue
2018
Hungerford Green Drinks @ John O'Gaunt Inn
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join a friendly group from Hungerford Environmental Action Team for drink and informal chat about eco topics.

Second Tuesday of the month.

Dec
12
Wed
2018
Newbury’s First Living Advent Calendar @ Newbury
Dec 12 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Newbury's First Living Advent Calendar @ Newbury | Newbury | England | United Kingdom

Newbury’s First Living Advent Calendar is inspired by an idea that began in Stockholm and will run every day from 1st until 24th December. Like a traditional children’s advent calendar, a newly decorated window or door will be unveiled by a local amenity, business or resident, who will entertain you with a surprise festive treat. The event – which will remain secret until the day and run typically for 15 minutes – can include songs, dance, music, food, sketches, poetry as well as more bespoke entertainment, all with a festive twist. Come along and enjoy the magic Of Christmas with us.

Note that the time varies from day to day!  It starts on 1st December, ends on 24th December.  Here are the daily locations:

  1. West Berkshire Museum
  2. Shaw House
  3. 76 Craven Road
  4. 69 Gloucester Road
  5. 7 West Mills
  6. The Real Macaron Company
  7. Inn at Home
  8. No 96 Fumishings (Pound Street)
  9. Cow & Cask
  10. St Nicolas Church
  11. Hogan Music & Academy
  12. LK Beauty (formerly Secrets Nail & Beauty)
  13. 9 Gloucester Road
  14. Ryan’s Antiques
  15. Empire Cafe
  16. Tow path opposite Monkey Bridge Moorings (past bridge out of town. bring a torch!)
  17. 95 Russell Road
  18. 33 Gloucester Road
  19. Corn Exchange
  20. Berkshire School of English
  21. ACE Space
  22. Pageant Party
  23. 26 Gloucester Road
  24. 42 Russell Road
Winter Competitions & Scavenger Hunt @ Thatcham Library
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Winter Competitions & Scavenger Hunt @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Winter Competitions for children

Colouring competitions for under 5’s and 6-11’s – FREE to enter, 1-29 December.

Festive scavenger hunt for all ages – Drop in event, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 December.

For more information and to collect an entry sheet, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35325

Winter Competitions for Children @ Newbury Library
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Winter Competitions for Children @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Winter Competitions for children

5-12 years

Enter Newbury Library’s writing competition for 8-12s and our colouring competition for 5-7s and 8-12s.

Prizes for the winners in each category – FREE to enter – Closing date: Monday 7 January 2019

For more information and to collect and entry form, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35319

Crafts for Christmas @ Vale & Downland Museum
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Crafts for Christmas @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Unique handmade gifts for Christmas are available to buy at the Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage – the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping.

From 17 November – 22 December.

The museum is open from Monday to Saturday, 9:30am – 4pm.

Computer Lessons for beginners @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Dec 12 @ 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

Christmas Wreaths @ The Mix, Wantage
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Christmas Wreaths @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Turn scrap fabrics into a beautiful Christmas wreath with textile artist Ann Batchelor.

All materials provided


 

Pallet DIY workshop @ The Mix, Wantage
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pallet DIY workshop @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Turn pallets and surplus wood into a shoe rack, outdoor plant rack, or other item of your choice in this one day workshop.


Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Dec 12 @ 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

Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Dec 12 @ 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

 

 

Wednesday Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday 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

Book Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Dec 12 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Book Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Thatcham Library Book Group

Second Wednesday of the month, 1.45-2.45pm.

For more information, please contact the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

English Conversation Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 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

Quick Craft @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Dec 12 @ 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/

Art & Soul Open House & Christmas Gift Sale @ Art & Soul
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

All welcome to the Art & Soul Open House 4 – 6.30pm Wednesday 12 December

Drinks, festive nibbles and a preview of our art & craft courses in the New Year.

There will also be lots of beautiful Christmas gifts for sale.

43 London Road, Marlborough, SN82AA

Art & Soul

Sue Lucey at Art & Soul in Marlborough offers a variety of art courses to develop and inspire creativity where you can meet new people in a relaxed, casual environment, and escape for a little while from all the things that make us forget who we are.

Sue works in a variety of media and teaches ceramics (kiln on site), printmaking, acrylic painting, painting on plaster and paper making.

All courses are designed for absolute beginners, and for those wishing to develop their creative skills and take place in Sue’s charming Grade II listed home in  Marlborough.

Art Course Information

The courses are for a maximum of eight people, but will still run if fewer attend. If you would like to bring your own resources to work from please do. All resources & materials will be provided and any work produced is yours to take home at the end of the day.

Two Day Courses (include informal lunch)

Printmaking– An introduction to printmaking using three different techniques: Poly print, Block printing and Lino.

Ceramic Jewellery – Design & create ceramic beads and shapes using impressed decoration techniques. These can be used to make earrings and necklaces.
This is a two day/evening course, on consecutive weekends as work will need to be fired before glazing.
The second day will consist of use of oxides and glazing.
Work will then be fired and finished pieces will be sent to those attending the course.

Lino Printing on clay – To create a lino cut, and use to create impressed tiles in clay. This is a two day course on consecutive weekends as work will need to be fired and glazed on the second day of the course.

One Day Courses (include informal lunch)

Introduction to Acrylics – To introduce how to paint flowers, with acrylics, colour mixing and blending. Drawing out and painting A composition on canvas. 

Painting on plaster – This is a beautiful technique, and a lovely way of creating one off pieces. Initially we will create plaster blocks that we will then paint on using watercolour, layering colour. This course can be completed as a day course or two day or evening sessions

Two Hour Courses (Day and Evening)

Polyprinting Process – Design and print using natural forms

Fine Line Pen Mark Marking – ink and watercolour overlay technique

Oil Pastel and Watercolour Resist Technique

Clay Tiles – with impressed and incised decoration

Watercolour Painting on Plaster

Clay Modelling Organic Forms

Making Ceramic Buttons and Beads

Decorating and Glazing Ceramic Buttons and Beads

Private Parties

If you would like to arrange for a group of friends to get together, and have some fun please contact Sue who is happy to tailor make courses both in her own home and to organise events in other peoples homes to create an even more relaxed atmosphere.

Skylark Christmas Wreath Workshop @ Eastbury Village Hall
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Skylark Christmas Wreath Workshop @ Eastbury Village Hall | England | United Kingdom

A three hour workshop to create your own beautiful, luxurious Christmas wreath or table centre using the traditional moss and wire method, decorating it with locally sourced foliage, berries, fir cones and flowers. Experienced florists Lorna and Kathryn from Skylark Flower Company will help you to make something extra special to welcome your friends and family over the festive period.

Everything you need will be provided, plus delicious festive nibbles.

Date:

6.30 – 9.30pm  Wednesday 12th December, Eastbury Village Hall, RG17 7JN

 

Cost: £55

Should you wish to host a private class in the comfort of your own home please do get it touch – a minimum of 4 persons would be required and the class can be tailored to your needs e.g. table centre, wreath or garland.

To book please contact Lorna and Kathryn at Skylark Flower Company

Tel: 07795 486336

Wreaths to Order

Alternatively, to order an artisan door wreath, of any size, we offer a bespoke service and would be happy to discuss your requirements. Wreaths are available from end of November until 23rd December.

To book a workshop or order a wreath please telephone Lorna and Kathryn at Skylark Flower Company on 07795 486336

Berkshire Family History Society @ St Marys Church Hall
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Berkshire Family History Society @ St Marys Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Berkshire Family History Society
Newbury Branch
Programme September to December 2018

Wed 12th September

Royal shenanigans and courtesans

Mike Rendell writes, speaks and blogs on all things Georgian, and here he lifts the lid on murder, rape, incest and false imprisonment in the context of the Prince Regent and his dissolute family. The leading sex workers of Georgian times enjoyed a celebrity status which is nowadays hard to credit. Prepare to be scandalised.

Wed 10th October

Ancestors in uniform

This will be an open evening on a military theme, at which all members and guests will be encouraged to take part. Bring your stories, photos, memorabilia and questions relating to your ancestors in wartime.

Wed 14th November

Was your ancestor a criminal?

Dr Colin Chapman will describe the offences that were regarded as crimes in the 18th and 19th centuries in Britain, and the severe punishments that followed conviction. He will then ask: “Was your ancestor a criminal?” Dr Chapman has published and lectured extensively, founded five county family history societies, is a vice-president of the Society of Genealogists and is a life vice-president of the Federation of Family History Societies.

Wed 12th December

Christmas party and Nick’s quiz

Good food, fruit punch (non-alcoholic), Secret Santa – and questions to answer.

7.30 to 9.30 pm at Shaw Church Hall, RG14 2DR
All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Good company.
Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.
Enquiries to newbury@berksfhs.org.uk
or see http://www.berksfhs.org.uk

Other Newbury Branch activities
Branch members provide regular help and advice sessions in Newbury and Thatcham libraries. See the calendar on www.berksfhs.org.uk for more details.
The branch is about to embark on its second transcription project.
This year’s programme also includes a summer outing and a Christmas dinner.

BerksFHS Newbury prog Sep-Dec18

Dec
13
Thu
2018
Crafts for Christmas @ Vale & Downland Museum
Dec 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Crafts for Christmas @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Unique handmade gifts for Christmas are available to buy at the Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage – the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping.

From 17 November – 22 December.

The museum is open from Monday to Saturday, 9:30am – 4pm.

Newbury’s First Living Advent Calendar @ Newbury
Dec 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Newbury's First Living Advent Calendar @ Newbury | Newbury | England | United Kingdom

Newbury’s First Living Advent Calendar is inspired by an idea that began in Stockholm and will run every day from 1st until 24th December. Like a traditional children’s advent calendar, a newly decorated window or door will be unveiled by a local amenity, business or resident, who will entertain you with a surprise festive treat. The event – which will remain secret until the day and run typically for 15 minutes – can include songs, dance, music, food, sketches, poetry as well as more bespoke entertainment, all with a festive twist. Come along and enjoy the magic Of Christmas with us.

Note that the time varies from day to day!  It starts on 1st December, ends on 24th December.  Here are the daily locations:

  1. West Berkshire Museum
  2. Shaw House
  3. 76 Craven Road
  4. 69 Gloucester Road
  5. 7 West Mills
  6. The Real Macaron Company
  7. Inn at Home
  8. No 96 Fumishings (Pound Street)
  9. Cow & Cask
  10. St Nicolas Church
  11. Hogan Music & Academy
  12. LK Beauty (formerly Secrets Nail & Beauty)
  13. 9 Gloucester Road
  14. Ryan’s Antiques
  15. Empire Cafe
  16. Tow path opposite Monkey Bridge Moorings (past bridge out of town. bring a torch!)
  17. 95 Russell Road
  18. 33 Gloucester Road
  19. Corn Exchange
  20. Berkshire School of English
  21. ACE Space
  22. Pageant Party
  23. 26 Gloucester Road
  24. 42 Russell Road
Winter Competitions & Scavenger Hunt @ Thatcham Library
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Winter Competitions & Scavenger Hunt @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Winter Competitions for children

Colouring competitions for under 5’s and 6-11’s – FREE to enter, 1-29 December.

Festive scavenger hunt for all ages – Drop in event, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 December.

For more information and to collect an entry sheet, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35325

Winter Competitions for Children @ Newbury Library
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Winter Competitions for Children @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Winter Competitions for children

5-12 years

Enter Newbury Library’s writing competition for 8-12s and our colouring competition for 5-7s and 8-12s.

Prizes for the winners in each category – FREE to enter – Closing date: Monday 7 January 2019

For more information and to collect and entry form, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35319

Computer Lessons @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Computer Lessons @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library | England | United Kingdom

Computer Lessons for beginners

Every Thursday morning at Thatcham Library.

To book a session, please contact the library: 01635 866049

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Rhymetime/Storytime @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Rhymetime/Storytime @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Rhymetime/Storytime for 0 to 5 years

Alternating on Thursday in term time – 10.00-10.30am at Pangbourne Library.

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/

Wendy Carrig Exhibition – Common People @ Greenham Common Tower
Dec 13 @ 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

 

 

Berkshire Grandparents Support Group @ St Nicolas Meeting House
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Berkshire Grandparents Support Group is a safe supportive space for grandparents and close family members who have little or no contact with their grandchildren due to difficult family situations. We aim to support you and help you find practical ways to deal with the impact that having no contact with your grandchildren has on your life and that of your wider family.

Berkshire Grandparents meets on the second Thursday of the month at St Nicolas Meeting House, on the corner of West Mills and Oddfellows Road. Our first meeting is Thursday 13 September, 2018. Meeting times are 2pm to 4pm for supportive conversation over a hot drink and cake. Everything spoken of in these monthly gatherings will be completely confidential.

A donation of £5 is requested to cover refreshments and hall hire. To ensure that we have enough refreshments and plenty of meeting space please let us know that you are attending by contacting us in advance (details above).

Rhymetime @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library
Dec 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Rhymetime @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library | Burghfield Common | England | United Kingdom

Rhymetime

Rhymetime for under 3’s – Thursdays, 2.30-3.00pm during term time only at Burghfield Library.

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RHYMETIME – THURSDAY 20th Bring your teddy bear (or other favourite companion) for Christmas fun, hot chocolate and gingerbread biscuits!

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30281

Read to Tassie @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Dec 13 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Read to Tassie @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Read to Tassie (For children of all ages)

TERM TIME ONLY: Thursdays, 3.15-4.30pm at Theale Library.

Enjoy your reading with an unusual audience.

Tassie is a registered Pets for Therapy dog and she will be with her handler at all times. A responsible adult will be required to remain in the library while the child is reading.

Please make an appointment at the library counter – 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

 

Christmas Bedtime Story @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Christmas Bedtime Story @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Bedtime Story at Theale Library

Thursday 13th December, 5.00-6.00pm

Hot chocolate and cookies are provided!

Come dressed in your pyjamas – £2.00 per family.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

 

Newbury Library Book Group – Thursday @ Newbury Library
Dec 13 @ 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 13th December, 6.30-7.30pm – This month, please bring your own choice of book for discussion)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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