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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
Car Boot Sale in Thatcham @ Thatcham Memorial Hall
Oct 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Car Boot Sale in Thatcham @ Thatcham Memorial Hall | England | United Kingdom

Located just off the A4 Bath Road is Thatcham Memorial Ground, home to Thatcham’s biggest boot sale. Thatcham Memorial Hall and Grounds is a registered charity (charity number 300214). The money raised helps maintain the grounds and make improvements for the community.

Sellers can arrive any time after 07.30 (please do not arrive before this time as we need time to setup). Buyers will be let in at 08.30 so get there early if you want time to set up and grab a coffee from the catering van.

We have space for 150+ sellers and parking for 250+ buyer vehicles. The memorial car park (by the tennis courts) is 50p for two hours, the council car park (by the cricket club) is free on Sundays and the overflow car park is free after 9am (it does not open until 9am due to health and safety reasons). For more information on available parking click here.

If you are a buyer please remember to park sensibly, it does get very busy but if you are struggling to find a space contact a marshall who will try to help but cannot work miracles :). We have a large overflow car park open from 9am as well as limited disabled spaces. There is a nursing home in the area so please do not use their private car park or parking by the entrance to ensure they have access for medical vehicles at all times.

Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham
Oct 15 @ 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/

Sewing with Children: Learn how to use your sewing machine @ Hungerford Youth Centre
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Max 6 per Group
Ref. SP 016, Price: £40 per pair 
Fun and creative sewing workshop aimed at mums/dads with young children 7+ who would like to learn sewing by machine. Working through a simple project (making an owl cushion) you and your child will both learn how to set up your sewing machine and learn basic sewing skills.

Sewing can be fun and apart from developing creative skills, it gives your children essential skills for life, such as patience, problem solving, spatial awareness, motoric skills, an understanding of sustainability, mathematics and of course working as a team.

Amazing Autumn @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Come and celebrate everything that’s wonderful about Amazing Autumn at the Nature Discovery Centre. Entertainment, crafts, fun and food will keep all ages entertained. This is a free family day out.

A whole range of wildlife experts will be on hand to answer questions about bats, barn owls and bumblebees. Plus, learn about the different varieties of apples grown in the UK with expert Andy Howard.

Most of the activities and stalls will be outside, so please come prepared for the weather, whatever it may be!

The terrain around the Nature Discovery Centre is mostly flat, the paths are gravely.  Some of the activities will take place on grassed areas, so it might be a bit slippery if wet.

The Nature Discovery Centre is fully accessible.  There are accessible toilets both inside the building and outside.

Wave of Light @ London Road Cemetery, Thatcham
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Wave of Light @ London Road Cemetery, Thatcham | England | United Kingdom

Thatcham Town Council is honoured to host West Berkshire Sands at London Road Cemetery for this year’s Wave of Light event on Sunday, 15th October 2017 from 6.30pm.

Families are invited to be part of this international event, lighting a candle at 7pm and leaving it burning for one hour, creating a wave of light across the world to pay tribute to the memory of their babies who were taken too soon.

Representatives of West Berkshire Sands will be there leading the event and serving hot drinks. For more information about the event please e-mail westberkshiresands@gmail.com.

Oct
16
Mon
2017
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham
Oct 16 @ 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/

Nature Memories Cafe @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nature Memories Cafe @ The Nature Discovery Centre | England | United Kingdom

A series of free weekly drop-in sessions designed to provide support for people living with dementia and their loved ones.

Join us each week to experience the relaxing power of nature through crafts and other activities and enjoy a piece of delicious homemade cake with a hot drink. Don’t worry if you’re not artistic, or would prefer to just enjoy the cake, everyone is welcome!

These sessions are free thanks to generous donations, which mean that the cafe can continue for 2017.

Oct
17
Tue
2017
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham
Oct 17 @ 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/

Linking the Landscape: Nature Tots – Thatcham @ Nature Discovery Centre
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Linking the Landscape: Nature Tots - Thatcham @ Nature Discovery Centre | England | United Kingdom

Come along to our parent and toddler group.  A great opportunity each month for you and your pre-school little ones to have fun in natural surroundings.  Each session will include activities such as bug-hunting, mud-painting and mask-making.  Tea, biscuits and mud provided! Booking essential.
All children must be accompanied by an adult and please dress for the weather.

Exhibition: ‘A Moment in Stitch’ @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Oct 17 @ 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’.