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May
20
Mon
2019
1:00 am Hoarding Awareness Week – 20th M...
Hoarding Awareness Week – 20th M...
May 20 @ 1:00 am – May 27 @ 6:00 pm
Hoarding Awareness Week - 20th May to 27th May
National Hoarding Awareness Week activities in West Berkshire from 20th to 27th May 2019   Jo Cooke, the founder of Tapioca Tidy and co-founder of Hoarding Disorders UK (a community interest company) is giving a[...]
May
25
Sat
2019
all-day Newbury Spring Festival @ various
Newbury Spring Festival @ various
May 25 all-day
Newbury Spring Festival @ various
Everybody is enthusing about the programme for the 41st Newbury Spring Festival. One of the most popular and successful festivals in the South of England, this is a chance to see world-class artists on your doorstep at[...]
9:30 am Oxfordshire Young Farmers’ Count... @ Kingston Hill Farm
Oxfordshire Young Farmers’ Count... @ Kingston Hill Farm
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Oxfordshire Young Farmers’ County Show @ Kingston Hill Farm | Southmoor | England | United Kingdom
Oxfordshire Young Farmers’ County Show & Rally hosted by Faringdon Young Farmers’ Club Saturday 25th May 2019 at Kingston Hill Farm, Southmoor, Abingdon OX13 5HY Come along and enjoy a great day out for all[...]
10:00 am Designing edible spaces @ The Mix, Wantage
Designing edible spaces @ The Mix, Wantage
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Designing edible spaces @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom
Learn how to map, assess and design your own space with more edibles than you thought possible! Covering fruit, veg, herbs and animals.
10:00 am Free Advice on Dyslexia, Dysprax... @ Hungerford Library
Free Advice on Dyslexia, Dysprax... @ Hungerford Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Advice on Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia @ Hungerford Library
Is someone in your family struggling at school or work? Don’t know how to help or where to get advice? With 1 in 10 individuals in the UK exhibiting signs of dyslexia, then this might[...]
10:00 am Sugar swap treasure hunt @ Newbury Library
Sugar swap treasure hunt @ Newbury Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sugar swap treasure hunt @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom
Sugar swap treasure hunt Have fun hunting for the healthy food and drink cards hidden around the library. A fun way to find out more about healthy eating. FREE to join in. Please ask for[...]
10:15 am Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
May 25 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Storytime for children under 5 years Every Saturday, 10.15-10.45am at Theale Library. For more information, please contact the library: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35195
10:30 am Coffee and Croissants @ Hungerfo... @ Hungerford Library
Coffee and Croissants @ Hungerfo... @ Hungerford Library
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee and Croissants @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Coffee, Croissants & French Conversation With the Hungerford Twinning Association Once a month on a Saturday, 10.30-12.00pm 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/35190
10:30 am Craft Club @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Craft Club @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Craft Club @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom
Craft Club @ Thatcham Library For children aged between 3 and 10 years old. Last Saturday of the month, 10.30-11.30am. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29654 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/
10:30 am Didcot Railway Push and Pull Ste... @ Didcot Railway Center
Didcot Railway Push and Pull Ste... @ Didcot Railway Center
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Didcot Railway Push and Pull Steam Event @ Didcot Railway Center | England | United Kingdom
This is a Steam Day, so you will be able to view their collections of locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings as described in the Centre Guide and in their Guidebook (available for purchase from their shop or[...]

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May
20
Mon
2019
Hoarding Awareness Week – 20th May to 27th May
May 20 @ 1:00 am – May 27 @ 6:00 pm

National Hoarding Awareness Week activities in West Berkshire from 20th to 27th May 2019

 

Jo Cooke, the founder of Tapioca Tidy and co-founder of Hoarding Disorders UK (a community interest company) is giving a series of talks to the NHS and local charities to help raise awareness of the disorder and to fight prejudice about the stigma of hoarding.

Jo estimates that there could be at least 10,000 households in the West Berkshire area who need help and she receives referrals most days. Most hoarders tend to collect newspapers, books, containers, clothes, plastic bags and animals.

Jo and her team lead a free support group meeting which takes place on Thursday, 30th May and on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7pm to 9pm at Broadway House in Newbury. Anyone who is a hoarder or whose life is affected by hoarding is welcome to attend.  Jo has also inspired other support groups around the country to be formed and is instrumental in setting up new groups this year to be launched in Reading, Oxford and Swindon.

National Hoarding Awareness Week also marks the second anniversary of the launch of Jo’s book “Understanding Hoarding”, an expert guide to helping a hoarder.  She will be giving tips and advice from the book on social media throughout National Hoarding Awareness Week.

More information on the week’s events can be found at www.hoardingdisordersuk.org/  or by searching on social media for the hashtag #helpinghoarders

 

May
25
Sat
2019
Newbury Spring Festival @ various
May 25 all-day
Newbury Spring Festival @ various

Everybody is enthusing about the programme for the 41st Newbury Spring Festival. One of the most popular and successful festivals in the South of England, this is a chance to see world-class artists on your doorstep at a snip of London prices. Followers of the two-week international Newbury Spring Festival already appreciate the programme of internationally renown artists but there has never been a better opportunity for newcomers to give it a go and experience the thrill of live music.

There is a lot going on during the fortnight so here is an easy ways to find the best events for you:

Oxfordshire Young Farmers’ County Show @ Kingston Hill Farm
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Oxfordshire Young Farmers’ County Show @ Kingston Hill Farm | Southmoor | England | United Kingdom

Oxfordshire Young Farmers’ County Show & Rally hosted by Faringdon Young Farmers’ Club

Saturday 25th May 2019 at Kingston Hill Farm, Southmoor, Abingdon OX13 5HY

Come along and enjoy a great day out for all the family, with lots of attractions and fun for all who enjoy the countryside!

Gates open at 9.30am

Tickets £10 per adult and £5 for children, OAPs & YFC members

http://www.ofyfc.org.uk

Follow us on Instagram @oxyfcshow and don’t forget to join our Facebook event page!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/192661157440869/

Designing edible spaces @ The Mix, Wantage
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Designing edible spaces @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Learn how to map, assess and design your own space
with more edibles than you thought possible!
Covering fruit, veg, herbs and animals.

Free Advice on Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia @ Hungerford Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Is someone in your family struggling at school or work?

Don’t know how to help or where to get advice?

With 1 in 10 individuals in the UK exhibiting signs of dyslexia, then this might be the reason why they are struggling.

Local Dyslexia Specialist, Jacqui Flisher, runs a free advice session on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Hungerford Library in West Berkshire for anyone will concerns about dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia.

There will be practical help and advice for:

  • Dyslexia in the workplace
  • How to claim Disabled Students’ Allowance whilst studying at university for Dyslexic Students
  • Getting a formal assessment of Dyslexia
  • The 37 Characteristics of Dyslexia
  • Is Dyslexia Inherited?
  • The Dyslexic Thinking/Learning Style
  • What your child’s school should be doing to help
  • Screening for Dyscalculia
  • Visual Stress

No appointment needed, just turn up. If you can’t make the session, then Jacqui can be contacted on 07787 127771 or visit http://www.a-new-way.co.uk for more information.

Sugar swap treasure hunt @ Newbury Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sugar swap treasure hunt @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Sugar swap treasure hunt

Have fun hunting for the healthy food and drink cards hidden around the library. A fun way to find out more about healthy eating. FREE to join in. Please ask for an entry form at the Help Desk in the library on 25 May.

Saturday 25 May.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
May 25 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Storytime for children under 5 years

Every Saturday, 10.15-10.45am at Theale Library.

For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35195

Coffee and Croissants @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee and Croissants @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

Coffee, Croissants & French Conversation

With the Hungerford Twinning Association

Once a month on a Saturday, 10.30-12.00pm at Hungerford Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35190

Craft Club @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Craft Club @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Craft Club @ Thatcham Library

For children aged between 3 and 10 years old.

Last Saturday of the month, 10.30-11.30am.

For more information, please contact the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29654

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Didcot Railway Push and Pull Steam Event @ Didcot Railway Center
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Didcot Railway Push and Pull Steam Event @ Didcot Railway Center | England | United Kingdom

This is a Steam Day, so you will be able to view their collections of locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings as described in the Centre Guide and in their Guidebook (available for purchase from their shop or at the entrance) and enjoy the various facilities and exhibits.

Discover Brunel’s Broad Gauge and the 1930s Engine Shed. Visit the GWT Museum and their restoration workshops. Watch the modern pasenger and freight trains from their Picnic Area.

You can walk around the only surviving steam age loco depot in its original condition, and get up close to their large collection of locomotives which are so much more impressive when seen from ground level. Why not explore the rest of the centre including the Archie Trail, the Science Learning & Railways interactive exhibition and visit their shop and refreshment room?

In addition, you will be able to:

  • Ride in coaches from the 1930s behind some of their Great Western steam locomotives, or in their Steam Railmotor or Diesel Railcar. We have two running lines, ‘The Main Line’ and ‘The Branch Line’ with trains normally running on either or both of them. You may ride as many times as you like as there is no extra charge
  • Watch the trains go past. There are frequent journeys on their running lines so you will have plenty of opportunity to take photos from vantage points alongside the tracks as well as ride on the trains

Check their Locomotive Roster to see what we expect to be running on your next visit.

You can buy tickets online at any time prior to the day of your visit – or buy them at the entrance on arrival.

Elmer Day @ Thatcham Library
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Elmer Day @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Elmer Day for 3-10 years

Drop in to a special Craft Club session with stories to celebrate Elmer the elephant’s birthday.

Saturday 25 May, 10.30am-12.00pm. FREE event, please contact the library for more information.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35194

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Elmer Day @ Burghfield Common Library
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Elmer Day @ Burghfield Common Library | Burghfield Common | England | United Kingdom

Elmer Day for 3-10 years

Drop in to a special Craft Club session with stories to celebrate Elmer the elephant’s birthday.

Saturday 25 May, 10.30-11.00am at Burghfield Common Library

This is a FREE event, for more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35189

 

Science and Steaming Bank Holiday Weekend at Crofton Beam Engines @ Crofton Beam Engines
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Science and Steaming Bank Holiday Weekend at Crofton Beam Engines @ Crofton Beam Engines | Crofton | England | United Kingdom

Join us at our Bank Holiday steaming on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May, 10.30 – 4.30pm.

Our beam engines will be in steam pumping over 10 tons of water a minute to the top of the Kennet and Avon Canal, our friendly volunteers will be on hand to explain how things work, the Engineman’s Rest cafe will be open and we will be celebrating life at Crofton in the 1920s.

Talks

Saturday 25 May
“The most extraordinary man – the life and legacy of James Watt, 1736-1819”
by Dr Chris Rice. 12 noon.

“The Lunar Society of Birmingham”
by Dr Sally Dickson. 2:15pm

Sunday 26 May
“The Power to Change the World – James Watt: A Life in 50 Objects”
by Dr Malcolm Dick, followed by launch and signings of his new book of the same name. 2:15pm

Monday 27 May
“The Steam Engines of James Watt”
by Bill Whitehead. 2.15pm

Activities

Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
“Physics in the Freezer” – a fun talk and demonstration of the effects of liquid nitrogen and the science behind it. Presented by staff and pupils of Badminton School. 12:00 and 15:15 both days

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
Stirling Heat Engine Demonstration – a demonstration of how these engines work and the science and engineering behind them, as well as some physics tricks! Presented by the University of Bristol and sponsored by the Institute of Physics. Throughout the day, all three days

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
Mechatronics – a display and information about Crofton’s National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Mechatronics project and the fascinating things we are learning about the historic engines using advanced measurement techniques. Throughout the day, all three days

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Open Studios 2019 @ Studio 67
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Studio 67

  • Shirley Cartey
  • Janet Mary Ford
  • Andi Mulholland

Painting Sculpture Printmaking
Mixed Media
Open through May from

  • 11am – 5pm
  • 4/5/6/11/12/18/19/25/26/27 May

BBQ with Magician @ Thatcham Court BUPA Care Home
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BBQ with Magician @ Thatcham Court BUPA Care Home | England | United Kingdom

BBQ with Magician, Thatcham Court BUPA Care Home
Everyone welcome, refreshments served –
come and join us
For more information please contact:
Sue Butterworth 01635 503410 / 07387 258245
sue.butterworth@westberks.gov.uk
or
Alison Sidwell 01635 282189 / 07584 006967
alison.sidwell@westberks.gov.uk

Quiz Night in aid of Shefford Churches @ Great Shefford Village Hall
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Quiz Night in aid of Shefford Churches @ Great Shefford Village Hall | United Kingdom

Quiz Night in Great Shefford Village Hall, raising money to support and maintain our churches.

Saturday 25th May, starting at 7pm.  £7 tickets on the door includes Quiz and Italian appetisers.  A bowl of tasty homemade Pasta Bolognese is also served for an extra £5, plus pudding for £3.

Teams of 4-6, you can make your own team or we can match you up on the night.

Reserve a ticket by calling: Serena Nickson 01488 648213, Tracy Ball 01488 648350 or Denise Herrington 01488 648132

May
26
Sun
2019
Didcot Railway Push and Pull Steam Event @ Didcot Railway Center
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Didcot Railway Push and Pull Steam Event @ Didcot Railway Center | England | United Kingdom

This is a Steam Day, so you will be able to view their collections of locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings as described in the Centre Guide and in their Guidebook (available for purchase from their shop or at the entrance) and enjoy the various facilities and exhibits.

Discover Brunel’s Broad Gauge and the 1930s Engine Shed. Visit the GWT Museum and their restoration workshops. Watch the modern pasenger and freight trains from their Picnic Area.

You can walk around the only surviving steam age loco depot in its original condition, and get up close to their large collection of locomotives which are so much more impressive when seen from ground level. Why not explore the rest of the centre including the Archie Trail, the Science Learning & Railways interactive exhibition and visit their shop and refreshment room?

In addition, you will be able to:

  • Ride in coaches from the 1930s behind some of their Great Western steam locomotives, or in their Steam Railmotor or Diesel Railcar. We have two running lines, ‘The Main Line’ and ‘The Branch Line’ with trains normally running on either or both of them. You may ride as many times as you like as there is no extra charge
  • Watch the trains go past. There are frequent journeys on their running lines so you will have plenty of opportunity to take photos from vantage points alongside the tracks as well as ride on the trains

Check their Locomotive Roster to see what we expect to be running on your next visit.

You can buy tickets online at any time prior to the day of your visit – or buy them at the entrance on arrival.

Science and Steaming Bank Holiday Weekend at Crofton Beam Engines @ Crofton Beam Engines
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Science and Steaming Bank Holiday Weekend at Crofton Beam Engines @ Crofton Beam Engines | Crofton | England | United Kingdom

Join us at our Bank Holiday steaming on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May, 10.30 – 4.30pm.

Our beam engines will be in steam pumping over 10 tons of water a minute to the top of the Kennet and Avon Canal, our friendly volunteers will be on hand to explain how things work, the Engineman’s Rest cafe will be open and we will be celebrating life at Crofton in the 1920s.

Talks

Saturday 25 May
“The most extraordinary man – the life and legacy of James Watt, 1736-1819”
by Dr Chris Rice. 12 noon.

“The Lunar Society of Birmingham”
by Dr Sally Dickson. 2:15pm

Sunday 26 May
“The Power to Change the World – James Watt: A Life in 50 Objects”
by Dr Malcolm Dick, followed by launch and signings of his new book of the same name. 2:15pm

Monday 27 May
“The Steam Engines of James Watt”
by Bill Whitehead. 2.15pm

Activities

Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
“Physics in the Freezer” – a fun talk and demonstration of the effects of liquid nitrogen and the science behind it. Presented by staff and pupils of Badminton School. 12:00 and 15:15 both days

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
Stirling Heat Engine Demonstration – a demonstration of how these engines work and the science and engineering behind them, as well as some physics tricks! Presented by the University of Bristol and sponsored by the Institute of Physics. Throughout the day, all three days

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
Mechatronics – a display and information about Crofton’s National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Mechatronics project and the fascinating things we are learning about the historic engines using advanced measurement techniques. Throughout the day, all three days

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Open Studios 2019 @ Studio 67
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Studio 67

  • Shirley Cartey
  • Janet Mary Ford
  • Andi Mulholland

Painting Sculpture Printmaking
Mixed Media
Open through May from

  • 11am – 5pm
  • 4/5/6/11/12/18/19/25/26/27 May

Soulful Selfcare @ Hampstead Norreys Village Hall
May 26 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Soulful Selfcare @ Hampstead Norreys Village Hall | Hampstead Norreys | England | United Kingdom

Sunday afternoon of yoga, long relaxation and afternoon tea Sun 26 May in Hampstead Norreys.

This is an afternoon of yoga; time to restore some balance with like-minded people.

Do you want more yoga but cannot afford more than an afternoon?

Then why not join me to explore yoga both the asana, the philosophy, enjoy a long relaxation and afternoon tea. Restore, relax, recharge. Experience the amazing benefits of yoga with exploration of asanas different to your regular weekly class. Learn practical poses and powerful breathing techniques, meditation, with simple chanting.

26th May and 1st September are set in the wonderful village Hall at Hampstead Norreys, RG18 0XF.

7th July is at White Horse Yoga Centre, Devizes, SN10 2LT.

Investment £30 (suitable for ALL abilities). Contact Kim on info@kalmnkindyoga.co.uk or 07811 385411. Please visit http://kalmnkindyoga.co.uk for all dates.

Sunday Pizza Night at the Queens Arms in East Garston @ Queens Arms
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday Pizza Night at the Queens Arms in East Garston @ Queens Arms | England | United Kingdom

Most of the restaurants and pubs may be shut of a Sunday evening – but not the Queens Arms. Just as the last Sunday lunches are being cleared away, we’re firing up our pizza ovens ready for that last part of the weekend…

Pizzas are available from our wood-fired oven every Sunday from 5 to 8pm. They are also available for private parties and functions and when requested in advance.

Super thin and crispy and gluten-free dough also available on request.

Choose from our traditional toppings, Queens specials – or make your ow.

Prices start at £9 up to £14, £1 per extra topping.

May
27
Mon
2019
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
May 27 @ 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.

Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Monday Rhymetime at Thatcham Library

Rhymetime for under 3’s at Thatcham Library.

Every Monday in term time, 10.00-10.20am.

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

Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

For under 5s – come and join Music Mondays.  Join in with traditional songs and rhymes accompanied by live music.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Spaces are limited so please book in advance by calling or e-mailing (see above), or pop into the Museum.

There is a suggested donation of £2 per family.

‘Alfie Meets’ Under 5s Group @ Vale and Downland Museum
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
'Alfie Meets' Under 5s Group @ Vale and Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Come and join Alfie Bear as he meets different objects and people from Wantage past and present.

This is an under 5’s group aimed at children aged 3-5 years but all ages welcome.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Spaces are limited so please book in advance.

Suggested donation of £2 per family.

Didcot Railway Push and Pull Steam Event @ Didcot Railway Center
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Didcot Railway Push and Pull Steam Event @ Didcot Railway Center | England | United Kingdom

This is a Steam Day, so you will be able to view their collections of locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings as described in the Centre Guide and in their Guidebook (available for purchase from their shop or at the entrance) and enjoy the various facilities and exhibits.

Discover Brunel’s Broad Gauge and the 1930s Engine Shed. Visit the GWT Museum and their restoration workshops. Watch the modern pasenger and freight trains from their Picnic Area.

You can walk around the only surviving steam age loco depot in its original condition, and get up close to their large collection of locomotives which are so much more impressive when seen from ground level. Why not explore the rest of the centre including the Archie Trail, the Science Learning & Railways interactive exhibition and visit their shop and refreshment room?

In addition, you will be able to:

  • Ride in coaches from the 1930s behind some of their Great Western steam locomotives, or in their Steam Railmotor or Diesel Railcar. We have two running lines, ‘The Main Line’ and ‘The Branch Line’ with trains normally running on either or both of them. You may ride as many times as you like as there is no extra charge
  • Watch the trains go past. There are frequent journeys on their running lines so you will have plenty of opportunity to take photos from vantage points alongside the tracks as well as ride on the trains

Check their Locomotive Roster to see what we expect to be running on your next visit.

You can buy tickets online at any time prior to the day of your visit – or buy them at the entrance on arrival.

Science and Steaming Bank Holiday Weekend at Crofton Beam Engines @ Crofton Beam Engines
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Science and Steaming Bank Holiday Weekend at Crofton Beam Engines @ Crofton Beam Engines | Crofton | England | United Kingdom

Join us at our Bank Holiday steaming on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May, 10.30 – 4.30pm.

Our beam engines will be in steam pumping over 10 tons of water a minute to the top of the Kennet and Avon Canal, our friendly volunteers will be on hand to explain how things work, the Engineman’s Rest cafe will be open and we will be celebrating life at Crofton in the 1920s.

Talks

Saturday 25 May
“The most extraordinary man – the life and legacy of James Watt, 1736-1819”
by Dr Chris Rice. 12 noon.

“The Lunar Society of Birmingham”
by Dr Sally Dickson. 2:15pm

Sunday 26 May
“The Power to Change the World – James Watt: A Life in 50 Objects”
by Dr Malcolm Dick, followed by launch and signings of his new book of the same name. 2:15pm

Monday 27 May
“The Steam Engines of James Watt”
by Bill Whitehead. 2.15pm

Activities

Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
“Physics in the Freezer” – a fun talk and demonstration of the effects of liquid nitrogen and the science behind it. Presented by staff and pupils of Badminton School. 12:00 and 15:15 both days

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
Stirling Heat Engine Demonstration – a demonstration of how these engines work and the science and engineering behind them, as well as some physics tricks! Presented by the University of Bristol and sponsored by the Institute of Physics. Throughout the day, all three days

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
Mechatronics – a display and information about Crofton’s National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Mechatronics project and the fascinating things we are learning about the historic engines using advanced measurement techniques. Throughout the day, all three days

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Open Studios 2019 @ Studio 67
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Studio 67

  • Shirley Cartey
  • Janet Mary Ford
  • Andi Mulholland

Painting Sculpture Printmaking
Mixed Media
Open through May from

  • 11am – 5pm
  • 4/5/6/11/12/18/19/25/26/27 May

Afternoon Book Group @ Theale @ Theale Library
May 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Afternoon Book Group @ Theale @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Afternoon Book Group

Last Monday of the month, 1.30-2.30pm at Theale Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35195

Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
May 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Duplo Play Sessions

For toddlers and preschoolers:

  • Mondays, 1.30-3.00pm all year round
  • Wednesdays. 10.45am-12.15pm half-term and holidays

An informal session to have fun with Duplo. Younger siblings welcome – we have a few baby toys to play with as well.

For more information, please contact the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287

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