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Jun
14
Thu
2018
Craft & Chat @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jun 14 @ 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Craft & Chat @ Theale Library @ Theale Library

Craft and Chat

Every Thursday, 2.45-3.30pm at Theale Library.

Drop in and bring any craft with you.

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/

Read to Tassie @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jun 14 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Read to Tassie @ Theale Library @ Theale Library

Read to Tassie (For children of all ages)

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

 

Wildlife of the Letcombe Brook at Vale & Download Museum @ Vale & Download Museum
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Wildlife of the Letcombe Brook

June 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join Karen Davis from the Letcombe Brook Project as she discusses all the wildlife found along the Letcombe Brook.

Thursday 14th June

7.30pm

Tickets £6 from Museum Reception.

This event is part of the Wantage Summer Arts Festival

Jun
15
Fri
2018
Goring Gap Festival @ Goring & Streatley
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Goring Gap Festival @ Goring & Streatley | Goring | England | United Kingdom

The Gap Festival returns to the villages of Goring & Streatley from 14 – 17 June 2018.

We have four fabulous days, filled with music (of many kinds), words, comedy, literature, visual and performing arts, workshops and much more, in store.

Visit the ProgrammeGenres or At a Glance pages for more information.

Family History Sessions @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Family History Sessions @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library

Family History Sessions

Friday mornings at Thatcham Library.

Free practical advice from the Berkshire Family History Society.

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/

Craft & Chat @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Craft & Chat @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library

Craft & Chat

Every Friday. 10.00am-12.00pm at Hungerford Library.

Drop in and bring any craft with you.

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

Family History Sessions @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

Family History Sessions

Friday mornings at Newbury Library.

Free practical advice from the Berkshire Family History Society.

To book a session, please contact the library: 01635 519900

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30251

Family History Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jun 15 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Family History Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library

Family History Sessions

Every Friday, 10.45am-12.15pm at Theale Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

No need to book, just drop in. 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/

Play Bridge @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jun 15 @ 10:45 am – 12:45 pm
Play Bridge @ Theale Library @ Theale Library

Play Bridge

Beginners and experienced players welcome, every Friday, 10.45am-12.45pm at Theale Library.

No need to book, just drop in.

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

 

Rhymetime @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library

Rhymetime

For 0-4 years, Fridays 11.00-11.30am, term time only at Lambourn 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/30283

Storytime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

Storytime for 3 to 5 years

Every Friday, 11.00-11.30am 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

Afternoon Tea in Hungerford @ The Bear Hotel
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Afternoon Tea in Hungerford @ The Bear Hotel | England | United Kingdom

As part of National Carers Week, Berkshire Carers Hub will host Afternoon Tea on Friday 15th June 2018 at 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start in The Bear Hotel, Hungerford.

If you would like to attend, call Berkshire Carers Hub 0118 3247333, or email ask@berkshirecarershub.org.

English Conversation Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
English Conversation Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library

English Conversation Group

For non-English speakers – Every Friday, 2.00-3.00pm at Lambourn 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/30283

Word Play Club @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Word Play Club @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library

Word Play Club

For children and adults, every Friday, 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

Art Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Jun 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Art Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library

Art Group

Every Friday, 2.30-4.30pm at Thatcham 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/30286

Bookworms Book Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bookworms Book Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library

Bookworms Book Group

Third Friday of the month, 5.30-6.30pm at Hungerford Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

 

Talking Bollocks @ Hungerford Town Hall
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Talking Bollocks @ Hungerford Town Hall  | England | United Kingdom

Talking Bollocks … Are you any good at it? Would you like to do it in some very good company? Then read on …

  • Would you like to create a better/even better relationship with the women in your life?
  • Would you like to understand yourself better/even better/gain some valuable insights?
  • Do you want to have a fun, thought-provoking and inspiring night out?

If the answer to one or more of the questions above is a ‘yes’, then this event is definitely for you.

A lot of the women who come to the Vagina Dialogues event have said how they wish their menfolk could hear some of what’s discussed in the room. An important facet of that event is the fact that the women feel safe to explore their thinking and to express themselves freely. That happens for them by being in the room with women only, so men won’t ever be attending the Vagina Dialogues.

However, we think it’s important to give men the same opportunity to explore some new ideas in a safe place – after all, isn’t it true that lots of men never manage to get a word in edgeways?!

So, chaps, this is your moment, the men-only version. What’s going to happen/be discussed? To be perfectly honest, not sure! We start off looking at how women might experience the world and move on to whatever the men in the room wish to talk about. One thing’s for sure, though – you’ll have a really good time, you’ll go away with some food for thought AND you’ll get to talk and listen to a load of bollocks, along with a room full of other blokes! What’s not to like?

What do you need to bring?

  • Yourself and at least one friend (there’s safety in numbers, after all)
  • An open mind
  • Some beer money (drinks on sale)

What do you need to do?

Tell your mates to put the date in the diary and book all your tickets NOW!
Tell your womenfolk that you’re busy that night
See you there!

Lis and the team 🙂

Jun
16
Sat
2018
Goring Gap Festival @ Goring & Streatley
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Goring Gap Festival @ Goring & Streatley | Goring | England | United Kingdom

The Gap Festival returns to the villages of Goring & Streatley from 14 – 17 June 2018.

We have four fabulous days, filled with music (of many kinds), words, comedy, literature, visual and performing arts, workshops and much more, in store.

Visit the ProgrammeGenres or At a Glance pages for more information.

Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Jun 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall | England | United Kingdom
Aldworth’s community-run Saturday Market is now in Aldworth’s beautiful, newly-built village hall (RG8 9SE).  The hall is off Bell Lane adjoining the recreation/cricket field with a children’s playground next to the hall.
The Market runs from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon every week except the last two Saturdays in August.  Stalls vary each week, but we always have lots of fresh produce, homemade cakes, local eggs, Fairtrade groceries, plants and flowers in season, sweets, refreshments and a friendly welcome.  Craft and other food stalls visit regularly and we love to feature charity stalls too.
For market details, or to arrange to have a stall, please contact Kathy on 01635 578090
Mosaic Course @ The Mix, Wantage
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mosaic Course @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

In need of a new hobby?  Bring along some chipped, patterned dinner plates and turn them into a beautiful mosaic wall hanging or tea pot stand.  


 

Scams Awareness Event @ Hungerford Library
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scams Awareness Event @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

Come along to this drop-in session to find out more about scams, how to stop them and how to report them.

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP), which works with the Citizens Advice in communities across Bracknell, West Berkshire and Wokingham to raise the awareness of scams, has recently seen an increase in the Metropolitan Police Fraud scam. As June is national Scams Awareness Month local resident, Mrs A, tells her story to warns others of the dangers of scams.

A professional career woman, Mrs A, who lives in West Berkshire, never dreamt she would become a victim of a scam so when she received a phone call from a very polite and well-spoken women who claimed she was the secretary of a ‘Chief Superintendent from the Metropolitan Police’, she took the matter seriously. Mrs A ended up drawing out over £21,000 from her two banks and handing it over to the criminals as the people she spoke to, and the scenario, were very convincing and she wanted to help the police. After the scam came to light, the PPP Trading Standards team challenged both banks and Mrs A was given a refund of £12,500.

Mrs A said: “On reflection I was made to feel special, important and crucial to the investigation. The scammers made me feel a confidant and able person and I felt really good about doing a duty for the Metropolitan Police and being responsible for catching criminals. When my daughter phoned the Thames Valley Police (TVP) and she was informed it was a scam I felt foolish, vulnerable, afraid and embarrassed for falling for it. However, now, as of a result of the help given to me by the TVP, Adult Social Care and the PPP, my confidence is returning and I no longer feel foolish or embarrassed. I am grateful for the support of all and am amazed that I got £12,500 back within days.”

Cllr Iain McCracken, Chairman of the Joint Public Protection Committee, explained: “Scams Awareness Month is an annual opportunity to raise awareness and take a stand against the crimes and predatory practices which affect millions of people. Our partners, Citizens Advice, say that almost three-quarters (72%) of people surveyed have been targeted by scammers over a two year period (2015-2017). Over a third, have been targeted five or more times.”

Sue Mackie, Chief Executive Officer, Citizens Advice West Berkshire, said: “We encourage members of the public who have been a victim of a scam, or are concerned about someone they feel may be a victim of a scam, especially a vulnerable person, to contact Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.”

Alternatively contact the PPP Trading Standards service (01635) 519930 or email tsadvice@westberks.gov.uk.”

Wild West Summer Fete @ chilton foliat primary school
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wild West Summer Fete @ chilton foliat primary school | Chilton Foliat | England | United Kingdom

Location: Chilton Foliat Primary School, Stag Hill, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford, RG17 0TF
Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Brief description: Join us for our Wild West Summer Fete featuring fantastic fun for all the family including: Native American drumming, rodeo bull rides, giant inflatable, BBQ and bar, market stalls, games, amazing raffle prizes, face painting, craft activities, dance displays, fancy dress competition, cake sale and more!
Email address: friendsofchiltonfoliat@gmail.com
School telephone number: 01488 682630
School Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chiltonfoliatschool/

Newbury Library Book Group – Saturday @ Newbury Library
Jun 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group - Saturday @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

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 16th June 2.30-3.30pm, reading ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celeste Ng)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Woodlands Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Jun 16 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Woodlands St Mary Village Hall to enjoy some of the finest live country music artists on the scene.  The events are open to all and include a large membership from The Lambourn Valley and Hungerford area.  The group is a friendly bunch who enjoy great music and dance.

To find out more please contact Rose & Dave Hawkins on 01488 72715

 

http://www.the-woodlands.club/countrymusicclub

 

 

Jun
17
Sun
2018
Goring Gap Festival @ Goring & Streatley
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Goring Gap Festival @ Goring & Streatley | Goring | England | United Kingdom

The Gap Festival returns to the villages of Goring & Streatley from 14 – 17 June 2018.

We have four fabulous days, filled with music (of many kinds), words, comedy, literature, visual and performing arts, workshops and much more, in store.

Visit the ProgrammeGenres or At a Glance pages for more information.

Hungerford Farmers Market @ Hungerford High Street
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Newbury Farmers Market @ Newbury Market Place
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Newbury Farmers Market @ Newbury Market Place | England | United Kingdom

Newbury Farmers Market

A part of the Thames Valley Farmers Market Co-Operative, this market offers a wide variety of high-quality specialty produce from a range of small producers.

We pride ourselves on the locality and seasonality of the produce and the knowledge that comes with the ethos of the ‘direct-to-you’ farmers market experience.

FARMA accredited.

WHERE
Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5BD

 

WHEN
The first and third Sunday of each month, 9.00am to 1.00pm

 

CONTACT
Market manager: Johnny Morrison
m: 07818 215 623

TVFMC
Phone: 01235 227 266
Web: www.tvfm.org.uk
Email: info@tvfm.org.uk
Twitter: @NewburyFarmMkt
Facebook: Newbury Farmers’ Market 

Inkpen Farmers Market @ Inkpen Village Hall
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Inkpen Farmers Market @ Inkpen Village Hall | Upper Green | England | United Kingdom

Inkpen Food & Craft Market comes to the Village Hall on the 3rd Sunday every month, from 10:00-12:30.  There is a variety of stalls, according to the season.  There’s always plenty of good local food to buy – jams, fresh fruit and vegetables, marmalade, pickles and chutneys, honey, cakes, etc.  Other stalls include the second-hand book exchange, bird feeders, and handmade products.  As well as all this, the Market gives you the opportunity to chat with friends, enjoy a tea, coffee or freshly-made bacon buttie.  Contact: Josephine Stark (Tel: 668068).

Shalbourne Open Gardens @ Shalbourne Gardens
Jun 17 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Shalbourne Open Gardens @ Shalbourne Gardens | Shalbourne | England | United Kingdom
  • 17th June 1.30 – 5.30
  • At Shalbourne – 3 miles south of Hungerford
  • £8.00 per adult, children free
  • Lots of gardens will be open. Tea/cakes plus a bric a brac stall
  • Ticket and map available from Shalbourne Stores in advance or on the day from the Village Hall
  • In aid of the Village Hall Improvements which is a charity
  • Further information from Erica on 07564 342730 or ericabarker53@gmail.com
Ramsbury Open Gardens @ Ramsbury
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ramsbury Open Gardens @ Ramsbury | Ramsbury | England | United Kingdom

Date: Sunday 17th June.

Time: 2pm to 5.30pm.

Cost: £6 adults, accompanied children free; proceeds to local mental health charities.

Details: Nine gardens opening, including a water mill plus another garden that goes down to the millstream. Five of the gardens have never opened to the public before. Good range of sizes and styles. Also opportunity to learn more about the River Kennet and try river-dipping.

Refreshments: available in the Church Rooms, Back Lane.

Tickets: Purchase on the day in the Square in front of The Bell public house, postcode SN8 2PE.