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Oct
12
Thu
2017
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham

Welcome to the 17th Thatcham Festival. The Festival is a showcase of the range of activities that are available in our town and the talents of Thatcham residents. Whether you are interested in sport, music, dance, theatre, history, craft or gardening, you will almost certainly find something to interest you>

For what’s happening today please visit: http://www.thatchamfestival.info/

Exhibition: ‘A Moment in Stitch’ @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibition: 'A Moment in Stitch' @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Newbury Embroiderers’ Guild’s contribution to the Nationwide project marking the 300 year anniversary celebration of Capability Brown.  Also our latest branch project entitled ‘Devine Inspiration’.


French conversation @ Saint Joseph's Church Hall
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
French conversation @ Saint Joseph's Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Madame Danielle Simpson, a native speaker of French living in Newbury, leads a weekly conversational French class.  We welcome people of all abilities.  Most members of the class can sustain a conversation in French without resorting to English.  If you would like to join the class, come along and see what we do.  It is an enjoyable couple of hours each Thursday morning.  It will keep you in contact with the language and others who live around Newbury and speak French.

When and where

Every Thursday morning from 10-12 in Saint Joseph’s Church Hall in Newbury.

 

Workshop: Easy Roman Blind with Linda Connell @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Easy Roman Blind with Linda Connell @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Make a simple blind using tapes, to fit your own window measurements.

Skill level required: Intermediate

Cost: £48 – Book now

Craft and Chat @ Newbury Library
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Craft and Chat @ Newbury Library | Newbury | United Kingdom

Craft and Chat at Newbury Library

Bring along your knitting, sewing or any craft to our free Craft and Chat group. The group meets every week on Thursday, between 11am – 1pm.

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

 

Workshop: Using the Attachments on your Overlocker @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Oct 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop: Using the Attachments on your Overlocker @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

If you’ve already done our ‘Get to Know Your Overlocker’ sessions or you just need a little help and encouragement to get beyond the basics, then these 2 sessions are for you.

Bring along your overlocker and unlock the mysteries of the attachments.

Dates: Tuesday 12th and 19th October – 1:30-3:30pm

Skill level required: Advanced

Cost: £44 – Book now

Lambourn Friendship Club @ British Legion, Lambourn
Oct 12 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Crochet for beginners course @ The Mix, Wantage
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crochet for beginners course @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Learn to crochet! From Granny squares to crocheting in rows and rounds, using different hooks and wools and following basic patterns. Half and full cost concessions available thanks to sponsorship from the EU and others. Further details from joharvey100@gmail.com.


 

Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall,
Oct 12 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall, | England | United Kingdom

Upbeat dance class inspired by Strictly Come Dancing. Plenty of Latin and Ballroom rhythms to keep you moving!

Friendly group.

For more details see fitsteps.co.uk

Oct
13
Fri
2017
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham

Welcome to the 17th Thatcham Festival. The Festival is a showcase of the range of activities that are available in our town and the talents of Thatcham residents. Whether you are interested in sport, music, dance, theatre, history, craft or gardening, you will almost certainly find something to interest you>

For what’s happening today please visit: http://www.thatchamfestival.info/

Theale Library Re-launch ! @ Theale Library
Oct 13 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Theale Library Re-launch ! @ Theale Library

Theale Library Re-launch

Theale Library will be hosting a re-launch event on Friday 13th October, 10:30am-5pm.

There are refreshments available every day during opening hours with an area for relaxation where newspapers, magazines and games are available, and jigsaws, toys and colouring for children. There is space for private study and 8 computers for use with no charge. There is a photocopying and scanning machine – and of course a huge range of books to borrow. Membership is free and if you are not yet a member you can join at any time – bring along proof of address.

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Storytime at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library | Newbury | United Kingdom

Storytime at Newbury library – Free stories for under fives and their parents or carers.

Friday

11.00-11.30am & 2.00-2.30pm

 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

 

Lambourn English Conversation Group @ Lambourn Library
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Story Time at Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Story Time at Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library

Storytime at Thatcham Library

Storytime for under 5’s at Thatcham Library, every Friday from 2pm (Term Time Only)

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286/Thatcham-Library-Events

Word Play Club at Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Word Play Club at Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | Hungerford | England | United Kingdom

Word Play Club !

Every Friday at Hungerford Library

Explore and have fun playing with words – Adults and children (children under 8 accompanied by an adult)

Contact 01488 682660 for more information.

 

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=29650

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Hungerford Trade Showcase @ John O'Gaunt School
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hungerford Trade Showcase @ John O'Gaunt School | England | United Kingdom

Looking for work or training opportunities in Hungerford? Come along to the Hungerford Trade Showcase 3 – 6pm Friday 13 October for a chance to meet the major employers in Hungerford. There will be a range of businesses sectors including: manufacturing, software, furniture design/construction, food/drink production, agriculture, home building and caring. For full list please visit: www.hungerford-tc.gov.uk/

Whatever your longterm career plans are, and even if you are considering moving away from the area after you finish education, this is a great opportunity to meet some top class companies. Find out what they are looking for from employees in today’s marketplace and also what employment and apprenticeship opportunities they can offer.

Many companies have an established base in Hungerford. Their combined turnover runs into tens of millions of pounds and between them they employ over 1,000 people. If you are looking for a job or a training opportunity in Hungerford, you should be aware of what they can offer – but it’s possible that you know very little about them.

And, as major employers, they need to know about you.

The Hungerford Trade Showcase is a unique and free event which will take place at John O’Gaunt School from 3.30pm till 6pm on Friday 13 October. It will give you the chance to meet representatives from many of these companies and to find out about…
• The products they produce or the services they provide;
• The global spread of their businesses;
• Their level of technical expertise and innovation;
• The qualifications and experience they require from employees:
• The employment and apprenticeship opportunities they offer.

There may be other things you’d like to know about them – if so, all the more reason to come along and discover more about the many dynamic, innovative and successful companies which are on your doorstep.

This event is ideal for:
• Anyone who has recently or will soon be leaving full-time education;
• Their parents or carers;
• Anyone who is thinking of retraining or embarking on a new career;
• Residents who are interested in learning more about the town’s wider economy.

This is a unique opportunity to meet representatives of these companies face to face. This free event will preceded by a private viewing for students. No pre-booking is required.

Re-launch for Theale library @ Theale Library
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Re-launch for Theale library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Event:                 Children’s author Holly Webb will cut the ribbon at a grand celebration of re-launch for Theale library.
Date/time           Friday 13 October – 4pm
Location:             Theale Library, Church Street, Theale RG7 5BZ

Theale Library is holding a grand celebration and re-launch event and has a special literary guest cutting the ribbon.

Holly Webb, author of much-loved titles such as The Hounds of Penhallow, A Kitten called Tiger and The Girl of Glass will join staff and customers to celebrate the reworked library space.

The library at Theale has a bright new appeal with refreshments now available every day. There is a new area for relaxation with newspapers, magazines and games, jigsaws, toys and colouring books and a private study space with eight computers that are free to use.

Speaking ahead of the opening, children’s author Holly Webb “As a child I wanted to be a librarian, because I thought all they had to do was read the books. Actually, librarians are amazing guides into whole new worlds, especially for children. Libraries are full of opportunities to discover new things, new places and new amazing characters. Please cherish your lovely library!”

Dominic Boeck, West Berkshire’s Executive Member for Culture and Environment said: “There is so much more to libraries than just books. They provide a valuable space where communities can interact and are often the hub of a community. We want as many people as possible to enjoy and benefit from their local library and we’re hoping that they will also join us for a great day of celebration.”

You can find out more about libraries in West Berkshire and access online services at: http://www.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=28253

There are also opportunities to volunteer at libraries across West Berkshire – to find out more about the roles available visit http://www.westberks.gov.uk/volunteer

Sport in the Mind: Table Tennis @ Thatcham Parish
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sport in Mind ® is an independent Berkshire mental health sports charity (unaffiliated to Mind) founded in 2011. Its aim is to use sport and physical activity to help aid the recovery of people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems by promoting mental well being, improving physical health and combating social isolation.

The charity provides a weekly timetable of supported sport and physical activity sessions in Berkshire for people experiencing mental health problems in the community and also those receiving inpatient care at Prospect Park Hospital. Since our inception, Sport in Mind has helped over 7,500 people and delivered in excess of 8,000 physical activity sessions across 18 different sports.

This success has generated national interest and acclaim from healthcare professionals, mental health service users and a multitude of organisations ranging from local authorities to national governing sports bodies. Our work is delivered in partnership with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who have supported our work fantastically since our inception as a charity in 2011.

Lambourn Bingo @ British Legion, Lambourn
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
14
Sat
2017
7 Essentials for 100% Health with Patrick Holford @ The Wellbeing Centre
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Find out how to radically improve your health and prevent disease in this highly informative and motivating one day workshop with leading health and nutrition expert Patrick Holford. Heʼll be showing you exactly what to eat, and how to devise delicious and easy recipes and daily menus that make you feel great and stop you from gaining weight; which supplements to take specifically for you; and simple lifestyle changes that will add life to your years, and years to your life. You leave with your own personalised health plan and the tools to be successful.

Do you want to:

• Lose weight?
• Gain energy?
• Reverse diabetes?
• Normalise cholesterol?
• Balance your blood pressure?
• Reduce pain & inflammation?
• Improve your digestion?
• Reduce stress & get a good night’s sleep?
• Improve your mood and memory?
• Balance your hormones?
• Cancer-proof your diet?
• Slow down ageing?

“A year ago I had no energy, I was stressed and living off coffee. I’ve lost 3 stone, I have huge amounts of energy. Thank you Patrick for changing my life.”– Sam

“I used to be overweight and have diabetes. I’ve lost 6 stone and my blood sugar scores are now completely in the healthy range. I feel fantastic.”– Wendy

Patrick Holford

Patrick Holford

Patrick Holford, BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP, is a pioneer in new approaches to health and nutrition. He is a leading spokesman on nutrition in the media, specialising in the field of mental health. He is the author of 37 books, translated into over 30 languages and selling millions of copies worldwide, including The Optimum Nutrition Bible, The Low GL-Diet Bible, Optimum Nutrition for the Mind and The 10 Secrets of 100% Healthy People, 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing and Good Medicine. To find out more about Patrick click here.

To book, please contact The Wellbeing Centre on 01635 552874.

Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham

Welcome to the 17th Thatcham Festival. The Festival is a showcase of the range of activities that are available in our town and the talents of Thatcham residents. Whether you are interested in sport, music, dance, theatre, history, craft or gardening, you will almost certainly find something to interest you>

For what’s happening today please visit: http://www.thatchamfestival.info/

Sport in Mind Badminton @ Hungerford Leisure Centre
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sport in Mind Badminton @ Hungerford Leisure Centre | England | United Kingdom

Sport in Mind ® is an independent Berkshire mental health sports charity (unaffiliated to Mind) founded in 2011. Its aim is to use sport and physical activity to help aid the recovery of people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems by promoting mental well being, improving physical health and combating social isolation.

The charity provides a weekly timetable of supported sport and physical activity sessions in Berkshire for people experiencing mental health problems in the community and also those receiving inpatient care at Prospect Park Hospital. Since our inception, Sport in Mind has helped over 7,500 people and delivered in excess of 8,000 physical activity sessions across 18 different sports.

This success has generated national interest and acclaim from healthcare professionals, mental health service users and a multitude of organisations ranging from local authorities to national governing sports bodies. Our work is delivered in partnership with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who have supported our work fantastically since our inception as a charity in 2011.

Egyptology Lecture (TVAES October) @ Oakwood Centre
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Egyptology Lecture (TVAES October) @ Oakwood Centre | Woodley | England | United Kingdom

Egyptian Decrees, Biographies, Accounts and Formulae in the Age of the Pyramids: A Look at the people of the Old Kingdom through the written word.

Dr. Nigel Strudwick will look at the people of the Old Kingdom through the written word. It was at this time that continuous texts first appeared. Kings left decrees of exemptions for temples and official created elaborate tombs with inscriptions. Some early papyri show ordinary people at work and give clues to the temple rituals.

Junk Monkeys @ The Mix, Wantage
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Junk Monkeys @ The Mix, Wantage

For crafty kids aged 8 and over

Rethinking rubbish on the second Saturday of each month!

Starting Sat 9th Sept, 2 – 4pm

This month we’ll be making T-shirt cushions -bring along an old t-shirt to cut up (or use one of ours) no sewing required!

£2 per person

For more info contact Jo: 07768 767787 /joharvey100@gmail.com

in The Mix

15 Mill Street, Wantage, OX12 9AB
www.thewantagemix.wordpress.com

Junk Monkeys @ The Mix, Wantage
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Junk Monkeys @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

For crafty kids aged 8 or over. This month we’ll be trying out some bottle top crafts. For more info contact Jo: 07768 767787 / joharvey100@gmail.com


 

Meditation and Awareness of Self @ Creative Difference and Quiescence Wellbeing
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meditation and Awareness of Self @ Creative Difference and Quiescence Wellbeing | Chisbury | England | United Kingdom

This is a small weekly group practicing different guided meditations and visualisations in a quiet rural setting.  Designed to build personal acceptance and awareness of Self, the group helps you explore who you are and become present to the world around you.  The practice of meditation helps you find inner peace and calm, build mindfulness and explore your own spirituality.  The group is led by Chris Paul, a qualified counsellor and coach, and Lorna Benbow, an experience healer and wellbeing practitioner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organ Recital @ The Hall, Challow Park
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Organ Recital @ The Hall, Challow Park | England | United Kingdom

Organ Recital by Graham Blyth.

The programme is:

1st Half :
Music by J.S.Bach – Prelude & Fugue in E min “The Wedge”, BWV548, Trio on “Allein Gott” BWV676 (from the Clavierübung Part 3), & Fantasia & Fugue in Gmin, BWV 542.

2nd Half:
César Franck “Grand Pièce Symphonique” This is not something you hear very often and is Franck’s largest and probably finest organ composition, full of drama, romanticism and beautiful tunes.

Tickets available on the door at £10 or £5 for students and children.  Sorry we do not except card payments.

The Odd Couple @ The Royal British Legion, Hungerford
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Odd Couple @ The Royal British Legion, Hungerford  | England | United Kingdom

The Community of Hungerford Theatre Company present’s their final performance of Neil Simon’s classic comedy play.

Porchlight Smoker @ ACE Space
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Porchlight Smokers

 

Often described as the ‘real deal’, every Porchlight Smoker show is different and no song is ever performed quite the same way twice. They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lapsteel, stand-up bass and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the band’s trademark four-part vocal harmonies.
Porchlight Smoker’s live gigs show off the band’s multi-national song writing talents, with Scott Smith, from Wichita, Kansas, bringing his extensive knowledge of the American folk tradition, Scotsman Steve Bell’s Celtic folk influence, and London born Fred Gregory’s well, very English identity all combining to form the band’s unique and exciting sound.

Expect to hear some songs from their latest album ‘Water into Sand’. The album has that trademark mash of roots styles that make up the Porchies sound along with the seductive vocal harmonies and a whole bunch of interesting musical instruments.

Porchlight Smoker website

+ Bright Shadows

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“Compellingly complete sound, beautifully balanced harmonies and a power that far exceeds just the two performers.” so said Stephen Jones, Amalfi Sessions.
Bright Shadows are a vocal harmony-driven acoustic pop rock duo based in Reading. With strong vocals and a lively delivery, the duo fuse a gritty brand of acoustic pop/rock with touches of folk and country. When they made an appearance at December’s Unplugged we wanted to hear more including some of the new material they were working on for their new CD.

Bright Shadows website

Start: 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30)

Tickets: £10

Tickets are available locally in advance from Hogan Music.

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Due to nearby construction work, there is no car parking and very restricted turning capacity at the venue so please use the nearby car parks (£1 for the evening) or look for on-street parking other than in St Nicholas Road, so as not to inconvenience local residents. Most parking spaces in Bartholomew Street are free after 6pm.

The ACE Space bar usually stocks draught ale eg Good Old Boy (£3.50 pint), bottled / canned beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Interval drinks may be ordered in advance. Note bar is cash only.

Seating is normally informally grouped around tables in the main hall. Come early for the best choice of seats. (Doors Open: 7.30pm for 8pm start)

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Oct
15
Sun
2017
Holy Communion BCP @ Saint Michael and All Angels, Lambourn
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am