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Oct
27
Fri
2017
Hungerford Christmas Fair @ Hungerford Town Hall
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hungerford Christmas Fair @ Hungerford Town Hall | United Kingdom

Hungerford Christmas Fair

Where

The Hungerford Town Hall and Corn Exchange

When

Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October 2017
10 am – 4 pm

What

  • Many new stallholders
  • ASSiA
  • At Last
  • Black Mountains Smokery
  • Catherine Roskill
  • Chien Lunatique
  • Cornucopia Candles
  • Cotton Picking
  • Custom Candles
  • Educational Learning Mats
  • Fino Olive Oil
  • Foreman & Dring
  • Hart’s Desire
  • Jacaranda
  • Marsden’s Confectionery
  • Me Encanta
  • Modern Mint
  • No Adde-tives
  • Ostrich 2 Love
  • Pampelonne
  • Rhodes to Heaven
  • Sophie deR Cashmere
  • Sherwood & Bailey
  • Spectacular Spectacles
  • Susie P Accessories
  • Tessa Maynard Silks
  • The Potting Shed
  • Toto London

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust will be selling their wide range of Christmas cards.

We will be giving 10% of all sales to Amref Health Africa, the charity supported by Kathini Graham who started and ran this fair for over 25 years:
http://www.amrefuk.org

Enquiries to Sally Poltimore or Caroline Preston. hungerfordchristmasfair@gmail.com

Entrance £2
Gate and raffle in aid of Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Hungerford Christmas Fair @ Hungerford Town Hall
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hungerford Christmas Fair @ Hungerford Town Hall | United Kingdom

Hungerford Christmas Fair

Where

The Hungerford Town Hall and Corn Exchange

When

Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October 2017
10 am – 4 pm

What

  • Many new stallholders
  • ASSiA
  • At Last
  • Black Mountains Smokery
  • Catherine Roskill
  • Chien Lunatique
  • Cornucopia Candles
  • Cotton Picking
  • Custom Candles
  • Educational Learning Mats
  • Fino Olive Oil
  • Foreman & Dring
  • Hart’s Desire
  • Jacaranda
  • Marsden’s Confectionery
  • Me Encanta
  • Modern Mint
  • No Adde-tives
  • Ostrich 2 Love
  • Pampelonne
  • Rhodes to Heaven
  • Sophie deR Cashmere
  • Sherwood & Bailey
  • Spectacular Spectacles
  • Susie P Accessories
  • Tessa Maynard Silks
  • The Potting Shed
  • Toto London

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust will be selling their wide range of Christmas cards.

We will be giving 10% of all sales to Amref Health Africa, the charity supported by Kathini Graham who started and ran this fair for over 25 years:
http://www.amrefuk.org

Enquiries to Sally Poltimore or Caroline Preston. hungerfordchristmasfair@gmail.com

Entrance £2
Gate and raffle in aid of Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Oct
31
Tue
2017
Cancer Support Group – Hungerford and Surrounds @ Bear Hotel, Hungerford
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cancer Support Group - Hungerford and Surrounds @ Bear Hotel, Hungerford | England | United Kingdom

Cancer Support Group for peopling living with or affected by cancer and/or their carers and loved ones past and present.

A friendly and welcoming new local group, they warmly invite you to join us for free tea/coffee & cake, whether you want to share experiences, listen, seek information or meet people.

“Nobody gets nervous when I mention ‘The Big C’ It’s a shared experience not a conversation stopper”

  • Meets last Tuesday of the Month
  • Bear Hotel 2pm to 4pm
Nov
28
Tue
2017
Cancer Support Group – Hungerford and Surrounds @ Bear Hotel, Hungerford
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cancer Support Group - Hungerford and Surrounds @ Bear Hotel, Hungerford | England | United Kingdom

Cancer Support Group for peopling living with or affected by cancer and/or their carers and loved ones past and present.

A friendly and welcoming new local group, they warmly invite you to join us for free tea/coffee & cake, whether you want to share experiences, listen, seek information or meet people.

“Nobody gets nervous when I mention ‘The Big C’ It’s a shared experience not a conversation stopper”

  • Meets last Tuesday of the Month
  • Bear Hotel 2pm to 4pm
Dec
1
Fri
2017
Thatcham Christmas Lights On @ The Broadway, Thatcham
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thatcham Christmas Lights On @ The Broadway, Thatcham | England | United Kingdom
Join us on The Broadway from 5pm  on Friday 1st December.
The lights will be switched on at 7pm.

 

Dec
3
Sun
2017
Hungerford Christmas Light Switch On @ Hungerford Town Hall
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hungerford Christmas Light Switch On @ Hungerford Town Hall | United Kingdom

Musical entertainment from 4pm. Hungerford’s famous, magical lights will be switched on at 5pm by Robert Harris.

Dec
4
Mon
2017
Pelican Christmas Fair @ The Vineyard
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Something for everyone at this popular Christmas Fair in aid of a great cause. Join us for a wonderful selection of stalls selling unique & affordable gifts for the entire family. Original and inexpensive presents, luxurious goodies and scrumptious Christmas treats. This year Horris Hill School choir will be performing Christmas carols.

 

Entrance £5 per person, FREE prize draw & parking, Complimentary tea & coffee, Five star venue

A light lunch menu is available on the day – to book please call 01635 898466

For more info go to: www.pelicancancer.org or contact us on: 01256 314746 | events@pelicancancer.org

Dec
9
Sat
2017
Hungerford Band – Christmas Concert @ Hungerford Town Hall
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hungerford Band - Christmas Concert @ Hungerford Town Hall

Hungerford Town Band invites you to the Christmas concert.
7.30pm on 9th December 2017
Town Hall, Hungerford
Tickets: £7.00
Available from Crown Needlework
For more details please see our website
http://www.Hungerfordtownband.org.uk

Dec
14
Thu
2017
Newbury Late Night Christmas Shopping & Choir of a 1,000 Voices @ Newbury Town Centre
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

One of the most wonderful nights of the year in Newbury is on Thursday 14 December when many town centre shops stay open until 8pm for you to bag a Christmas bargain, tick more items off your shopping list and enjoy Late Night Shopping.

During the evening, as has become a Newbury tradition, the town will be filled with the voices of local choirs who will be signing at different spots around the town before gathering around the magnificent Christmas tree in the Market Place to create once more a Choir of 1,000 Voices. Do go along at 7pm and join in this fantastic festive singalong!

Newbury BID will provide entertainment for all the family to enjoy during this event, with children’s rides, Christmas activity workshop, roving entertainers and donkey rides, so it is going to be a spectacular, fun-filled festive evening.

And remember, Santa Claus will also be in his grotto while all this is happening on 14 December, so pop along and tell him whether you’ve been naughty or nice!

Dec
21
Thu
2017
Saint Lawrence Hungerford: Christmas Journey @ St Lawrence's Church
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
22
Fri
2017
Storytime & Craft with Holly Webb at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Dec 22 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
Storytime & Craft with Holly Webb at Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Storytime and Craft with Holly Webb

Suitable for 4-9 year olds – Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

Friday 22nd December at Theale Library, 10.45-11.30am

*Please book your places in advance (Only 20 spaces available)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29655

 

Dec
25
Mon
2017
Christmas Communion @ All Saints, East Garston
Dec 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Christmas Celebration @ Hungerford Methodist Church
Dec 25 @ 10:30 am
Dec
30
Sat
2017
Free Advice on Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia @ Hungerford Library
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Advice on Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia @ Hungerford Library | Hungerford | United Kingdom

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:

  • The new changes to SEN
  • 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.

Jan
5
Fri
2018
Open Mic Night @ ACE Space
Jan 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The biggest and the best Open Mic night in West Berks (and beyond?).  Music, poetry, stand-up it’s all here and that very special ingredient – the ACE Space audience.   A supportive audience who actually listen rather than constantly chatter.

To performers:  Turn up early (from 7pm) to get your name on the list before all the slots get taken.

To audience members:   Come along and be delighted by the breadth and depth of local talent

Great entertainment plus a barrel of real ale, at a reasonable price, from a local brewery.

£4 on the door (no advanced tickets), no charge for performers

– – –

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 (£2 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.

7.30pm start (Doors open: 7.00pm)

Jan
7
Sun
2018
Charity Christmas Tree Mulching & Card Recycling @ Hungerford Town Hall
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Charity Christmas Tree Mulching & Card Recycling @ Hungerford Town Hall | United Kingdom

Bring your tree to Hungerford High Street to be chipped by The 41 Club’s Jim Smith for a donation to local charity.

Also bring your Christmas cards and wrapping paper and disused lights. They will be taken to Sainsbury’s who make a donation to FSC Forests For All Forever

Here are some other ideas of what to do with your Christmas Cards

Entertainment provided by Rock Choir (starting soon in Hungerford)

 

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Breakfast For All @ St Lawrence's Church
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
  • Breakfast For All
  • Sat 27 January, 8.00—9.30am
  • St Lawrence’s Church, £5.50
  • Olivia Whitworth
  • Four Seasons Along the Cotswold Way
  • Saint Lawrence Church, Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 0JB
  • http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
  • Administrator: 07548 678234

Breakfast for all Olivia Whitworth

Children’s Weaving Workshop (7+) @ The Mix, Wantage
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children's Weaving Workshop (7+) @ The Mix, Wantage

Come and learn to weave on a loom, all materials provided.

£5 per person, booking essential as places are limited.

Contact Jo: 07768 767787 / joharvey100@gmail.com


Free Advice on Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia @ Hungerford Library
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Advice on Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia @ Hungerford Library | Hungerford | United Kingdom

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:

  • The new changes to SEN
  • 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.

Jumble Sale in aid of Cats Protection @ The Catholic Hall
Jan 27 @ 11:30 am

High quality Jumble Sale that has been running for over 20 years to support Cats Protection Newbury.

Clothes (including selected items on hangers), stalls of books, CDs/DVDs, shoes, children’s books, jigsaws, framed pictures, glassware, curtains, bedding and a large selection of bric-a-brac.

Admission is 40p on the door and jumble can be taken to the Adoption Centre, Curridge Road, Curridge (01635 200111 11am – 3pm or 01635 200507 any time) in advance or accepted at the hall between 9:00am and 10:30am.

Introduction to Spinning @ The Mix, Wantage
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Make an upcycled spindle, learn the principles of spinning fibre into yarn,  have a go at the ‘park and draft’ technique on a drop spindle

and try your hand on a spinning wheel.


Burns Night in aid of Noreen’s Kids @ Hungerford Town Hall
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
30
Tue
2018
Alpha Course in Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Vicarage
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Want to put the Vicar on the spot? Then come and join us at our next Alpha course starting in January 2018. All questions are allowed with no question too threatening or too trivial.

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith.

Run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question around faith, and the talks are designed to create conversation in small groups afterwards.

It’s totally free, it’s run all over the globe, and everyone’s welcome.

Learn more about Alpha

What happens at Alpha?

  • Food – Most sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect and get to know everyone there.
  • Talks – The talks explore the basics of the Christian faith and are designed to inspire conversation, they are usually around thirty minutes long.
  • Conversation – There is a discussion after the talk where you can share your thoughts and ideas on the session’s topic. You can say anything!

 

Starts Tuesday 30 Jan, 1.00pm The Vicarage, Parsonage Ln, Hungerford RG17 0JB
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 0JB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Afternoon Alpha Poster

Cancer Support Group – Hungerford and Surrounds @ Bear Hotel, Hungerford
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cancer Support Group - Hungerford and Surrounds @ Bear Hotel, Hungerford | England | United Kingdom

Cancer Support Group for peopling living with or affected by cancer and/or their carers and loved ones past and present.

A friendly and welcoming new local group, they warmly invite you to join us for free tea/coffee & cake, whether you want to share experiences, listen, seek information or meet people.

“Nobody gets nervous when I mention ‘The Big C’ It’s a shared experience not a conversation stopper”

  • Meets last Tuesday of the Month
  • Bear Hotel 2pm to 4pm
Feb
2
Fri
2018
Open Mic Night @ ACE Space
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The biggest and the best Open Mic night in West Berks (and beyond?).  Music, poetry, stand-up it’s all here and that very special ingredient – the ACE Space audience.   A supportive audience who actually listen rather than constantly chatter.

To performers:  Turn up early (from 7pm) to get your name on the list before all the slots get taken.

To audience members:   Come along and be delighted by the breadth and depth of local talent

Great entertainment plus a barrel of real ale, at a reasonable price, from a local brewery.

£4 on the door (no advanced tickets), no charge for performers

– – –

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 (£2 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.

7.30pm start (Doors open: 7.00pm)

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Help Prune Marlborough Community Orchard @ Marlborough Common
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

It’s that time of year again when orchard trees need some care to encourage a healthy and fruitful summer season, and the Marlborough Community Orchard (MCO) team is looking for volunteers to help on Saturday mornings soon.

  • Can you help us on SATURDAY 3rd FEBRUARY?
  • Or on SATURDAY 24th FEBRUARY?
  • Or, better still, on BOTH those mornings!
  • Please join us if you can, even if only for an hour or so …

Great gardening skills aren’t necessary. All we require are interested and willing pairs of hands. So please come along. We’d love you to bring your family – and invite your friends (young and old) to join us too. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome on Saturday 3rd February when we will be up on The Common.

As always, our party will be led by horticulturist Patricia Rowell, who will teach us and answer questions as we go along. We will prune apple, pear, quince, medlar and mulberry trees; and we will check the health and wellbeing of all MCO fruit trees. We will adjust stakes and tree ties where necessary, weed carefully round the feet of all the trees, and feed and mulch them to give them a good headstart for the year ahead.

If you have them, please bring some gardening tools, such as secateurs, gardening gloves, kneeler, small hand-held fork for weeding and trowel for spreading mulch. A grass rake, long-handled pruners and/or pruning saw could also be useful. MCO will provide fertiliser, mulch and sacks for collecting prunings and weeds.

SATURDAY 3rd FEBRUARY: Meet and start work at 9.30 on the Diamond Jubilee Plantation, on The Common, just south of the Rugby Club (where there are one each of the 10 rare native Wiltshire varieties of apple that MCO is helping to save from extinction, plus a number of pears, quinces, medlars, plums, damsons and a mulberry). Next we will cross The Common to Roger’s Meadow to tend more mature apple trees, then on to Wye House Gardens to care for a dozen orchard trees planted there.

SATURDAY 24th FEBRUARY: Meet at 9.30 to tend the group of 11 espalier apple trees planted along the eastern wall of Waitrose car park. Next, go further west along to High St to care for espaliers and free-standing apple trees in Priory Gardens. Then on to several smaller plantations: St Peter’s Churchyard, where a trio of fruit trees require our attention, St Mary’s Churchyard, Plume of Feathers Gardens and, finally, Reed’s Ground.

PLEASE LET US KNOW ON WHICH DATE(S) YOU HOPE TO JOIN US.
WE LOOK FORWARD VERY MUCH TO SEEING YOU, THANK YOU.
Philippa Davenport and the MCO team

Note: We expect to finish about 12.30 on both Saturdays but exact timings will depend on the numbers of helping hands, the state of the trees and the weather, of course. Philippa’s mobile (07963 313822 – not a smartphone) will be switched on all morning so – if you do not join us at 9.30 – you can ring at any time for an update on our progress to help work out where and when to meet up with us.

For further information/ queries, please email: towninanorchard@gmail.com
call us on 01672 512949 or 07963 313822
or find us on Facebook: Marlborough Community Orchard

Poppy Day at the Old Chapel @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Poppy Day at the Old Chapel @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Join us to make poppies for the Wonderwool Wales and British Legion project to make a curtain of poppies. Poppies can be knitted, crocheted or made from fabric.

Contact the OCTC for further details.

Winter Top Fruit Pruning Workshop
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Winter Top Fruit Pruning Workshop

Winter Top Fruit Pruning –   – Sat 3 Feb 2018  

10am -12.30pm: Course Registration & Theory in Hungerford Town Hall, High Street Hungerford RG17 0NF

1pm: Lunch   

2-4pm: Practical in the orchard. 

Cost: £85 per day (inc VAT & lunch)

Join Orchard Arborist, Pomologist and owner of the Heritage Fruit Tree Company Andy Howard for a day’s training course to learn the theory and practice of Winter Pruning. (Andy grew up in Hungerford and now lives across the Border in North Oxfordshire but returns on a regular basis  to work in, and design and plant Orchards throughout Berkshire.)

Learn the theory, skills and practice of winter pruning for fruit trees such as apple and pear. Discover the different methods and techniques used to shape fruit trees, control their size and influence their productivity.  Find out when and how to apply these to suit different circumstances and different types of top fruit.  Learn the difference between winter and summer pruning and when and how to prune pip fruit and stone fruit.

You can learn these new skills and put them into practice with hands on tuition whilst working on Hungerford’s beautiful Picket Mead-Heritage orchard, working on unique fruit trees left untouched without any pruning undertaken during the past 60/70 years.

Gain these skills yourself and help to get the confidence to apply them in your own orchard, garden or community orchard. Or, why not help a neighbour get their fruit trees into shape?

The day will cover all you need to know on pruning : From working on these majestic old trees, formative pruning on any newly planted future trees and how to practice a form of renewal and restorative pruning.

If you are thinking of just planting one tree, or an orchard  all the information and hands on practical learnt will be useful when selecting your trees and also knowing how to manage them afterwards throughout their life and into maturity.

This is a winter pruning course but we will also look at how it relates to summer pruning  and how both are important in the management of your fruit trees, cordons, fans and espaliers.

HOW TO BOOK

Please contact Dani Winslet on  events@townandmanor.co.uk  or  01488 647334  or  07932 322163 to book your place, to find out more about the course,  or make payment.

For both days it’s a first come first serve basis with a limit on how many places available. ( It’s a 2 mins easy walking distance from mainline Hungerford train station into Town Hall venue)


(c) Can Stock Photo / jakatics

Workshop: Make a Tote Bag with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Workshop: Make a Tote Bag with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Produce a really useful, lined tote bag with handles and fastening to develop your sewing skills. The project includes pockets, zip, turned handles. They make great presents – once you get started you will make loads! Fabrics supplied.

Skill level required: Beginners
Cost: £40

Book now 

Planting for Wildlife: for February – snowdrops @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wildlife-friendly plants for sale. Visit our new ‘gardening for wildlife’ advice clinic where our experts will be on hand once a month to provide gardening advice, together with a range of wildlife-friendly plants for sale.

This month we will be featuring snowdrops and other spring bulbs with their specific benefits to wildlife at this time of the year. Why not come and have a chat before or after your visit to the nature reserve ?

Snowdrops also available for sale on Sunday 4th February.

All proceeds from the plant sales are donated to the Wildlife Trust.

Who is this event suitable for?
Gardeners with an interest in wildlife

What to bring?
money and questions!

What to wear?
We are indoors, but you need appropriate clothing for the weather on the day to walk around the nature reserve