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Nov
16
Thu
2017
Exhibition: ‘Travelling Through Time’ @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibition: 'Travelling Through Time' @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

An exquisite display, created by members of the Kennet Miniaturists, showing a railway station platform with rail travellers from the 1890s to the 1980s. From one side a steam train approaches, at the other side an intercity express departs through a tunnel.

Exhibition: ‘Walsall Silver Thread Tapestries’ @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibition: 'Walsall Silver Thread Tapestries' @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Don’t miss this opportunity to see these wonderful Tapestries celebrating the people and places of Walsall Borough.

Each of the eleven tapestries features a different area of the borough, capturing Walsall’s living history and diverse geographical communities.

Open from Wednesday 18th October to Saturday 2nd December – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 10am to 4pm, plus the first Saturday of the month.

French conversation @ Saint Joseph's Church Hall
Nov 16 @ 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.

 

Present Perfect: An Artisan Christmas Market @ West Berkshire Museum
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Present Perfect: An Artisan Christmas Market @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom

Present Perfect: An Artisan Christmas Market 11 November – 22 December, Weds to Sun.

West Berkshire Museum is delighted to host ‘Present Perfect’, an exhibition which brings together local crafters and artists to celebrate Christmas.

This is the ideal place for those looking for unique, distinctive gifts of the highest quality in design and making to start their Christmas shopping.

A wide range of Artisans accredited under the Open Studios Scheme including potters, jewellers, printmakers, textile designer makers, a wood turner and a photographer will be showing and selling their work.

Shoppers will be able to peruse the stunning display of original jewellery, beautiful hand crafted wooden bowls and an eclectic mix of individually designed art and crafts with prices ranging from £10-£200

For more information please visit http://www.westberkshireheritage.org/whats-on or call West Berkshire Museum (01635) 519562.

Workshop: Fantasy Tree House with Anne Hellyer @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Fantasy Tree House with Anne Hellyer @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Over 2 days, using hand painted fabrics and free machine embroidery, create a beautiful 3D fantasy tree house – for use with LED string lights or a battery operated tea-light candle.

Dates: Thursday 9th and 16th November 10am – 4pm

Skill level required: Advanced

Cost: £84. A kit is available for an additional cost of £15 – Book now

Craft and Chat @ Newbury Library
Nov 16 @ 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/

 

Craft and Chat at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Nov 16 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Craft and Chat at Theale Library @ Theale Library

Craft and Chat – Theale Library

Bring along your craft – or admire what other people are making.

Meeting weekly on Thursday at Theale Library, 14:15am – 15:30pm

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Lambourn Friendship Club @ British Legion, Lambourn
Nov 16 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Newbury Library Book Group – Thursday @ Sainsburys Cafe
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group - Thursday @ Sainsburys Cafe | England | United Kingdom

Newbury Library Book Group – THURSDAY

New members are always welcome and it’s free to join. Please drop in to any book group meeting or contact the library for further details:

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

Third Thursday in each month, 6.30 to 7.30pm

NEXT MEETING:

CHANGE OF VENUE: Sainsbury’s Cafe – Thursday group (Next Meeting 16th November 2017, 6.30-7.30pm – Reading ‘Love in a Cold Climate’ by Nancy Mitford)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall,
Nov 16 @ 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

It’s A Shaw House Thing @ Shaw House
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
It’s A Shaw House Thing @ Shaw House | England | United Kingdom

Scenes from the history of our most famous local address

Many local people will be aware of some of Shaw House’s past; its part in the Civil War, its use to billet soldiers in World War II and then as a school. But there has never been an attempt to record that history theatrically. Now a cast of actors from Newbury Dramatic Society perform vignettes illustrating the history of the House, with a specially commissioned script written by Ann Davidson.

About the Newbury Dramatic Society
Newbury Dramatic Society is the oldest established amateur theatre group in the Newbury area. They have a dynamic and diverse membership and stage a variety of shows each year, held in interesting or unusual local venues. They have a strong partnership with the Watermill Theatres, scene of our most recent production of Maskerade in May 2017.

www.newburydramaticsociety.com

Shaw House | Thursday 16th and Friday 17th November 2017 | Doors 7.30pm, performance 8pm

Tickets Adults £10, under 16 £5
Available from Shaw House 01635 279279 or online below using the ‘book now’ button, this will take you to the Corn Exchange website where you can select the date and adult/child ticket options.

It’s A Shaw House Thing

 

 

 

Nov
17
Fri
2017
Linking the Landscape: Nature Tots – Thatcham @ Nature Discovery Centre
Nov 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.

Present Perfect: An Artisan Christmas Market @ West Berkshire Museum
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Present Perfect: An Artisan Christmas Market @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom

Present Perfect: An Artisan Christmas Market 11 November – 22 December, Weds to Sun.

West Berkshire Museum is delighted to host ‘Present Perfect’, an exhibition which brings together local crafters and artists to celebrate Christmas.

This is the ideal place for those looking for unique, distinctive gifts of the highest quality in design and making to start their Christmas shopping.

A wide range of Artisans accredited under the Open Studios Scheme including potters, jewellers, printmakers, textile designer makers, a wood turner and a photographer will be showing and selling their work.

Shoppers will be able to peruse the stunning display of original jewellery, beautiful hand crafted wooden bowls and an eclectic mix of individually designed art and crafts with prices ranging from £10-£200

For more information please visit http://www.westberkshireheritage.org/whats-on or call West Berkshire Museum (01635) 519562.

Writers Group at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Nov 17 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Writers Group at Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Writers Group – Theale Library

If you are writing – or even just thinking about it – we hope this group will provide encouragement and support.

Meeting weekly on Friday at Theale Library, 10:45am – 12:00pm

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Storytime at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Nov 17 @ 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
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Story Time at Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Nov 17 @ 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
Nov 17 @ 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

Natural Solutions to the Menopause and Prevention of Osteoporosis @ The Wellbeing Centre
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Natural Solutions to the Menopause and Prevention of Osteoporosis @ The Wellbeing Centre | England | United Kingdom

The Menopause is a time of change for every woman.

Are you worried about the menopause? Concerned about the side effects of HRT? Want to learn how to prevent and treat osteoporosis naturally? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to come along & see Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD.

Lambourn Bingo @ British Legion, Lambourn
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
It’s A Shaw House Thing @ Shaw House
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
It’s A Shaw House Thing @ Shaw House | England | United Kingdom

Scenes from the history of our most famous local address

Many local people will be aware of some of Shaw House’s past; its part in the Civil War, its use to billet soldiers in World War II and then as a school. But there has never been an attempt to record that history theatrically. Now a cast of actors from Newbury Dramatic Society perform vignettes illustrating the history of the House, with a specially commissioned script written by Ann Davidson.

About the Newbury Dramatic Society
Newbury Dramatic Society is the oldest established amateur theatre group in the Newbury area. They have a dynamic and diverse membership and stage a variety of shows each year, held in interesting or unusual local venues. They have a strong partnership with the Watermill Theatres, scene of our most recent production of Maskerade in May 2017.

www.newburydramaticsociety.com

Shaw House | Thursday 16th and Friday 17th November 2017 | Doors 7.30pm, performance 8pm

Tickets Adults £10, under 16 £5
Available from Shaw House 01635 279279 or online below using the ‘book now’ button, this will take you to the Corn Exchange website where you can select the date and adult/child ticket options.

It’s A Shaw House Thing

 

 

 

Nov
18
Sat
2017
Crofton Beam Engines Welcomes Visitors @ Crofton Beam Engines
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Crofton Beam Engines Welcomes Visitors @ Crofton Beam Engines | Crofton | England | United Kingdom

Crofton Beam Engines, home to the world’s oldest working steam driven beam engine, is pleased to announce selected dates when visitors will be able to see our winter maintenance programme in action. It will also allow visitors to see work behind the scenes at our unique site. These open days have proved very popular in previous years and once again visitors will be able to talk to the volunteers and hear about our plans as we work towards reopening at Easter 2018.

Entry is FREE and tea/coffee and biscuits will be available for a donation towards our work.

This years dates are:
October 21st 10.00am to 3.00pm
November 18th 10.00am to 3.00pm
December 2nd 10.00am to 3.00pm

Crofton Beam Engines is situated on the north side of the Kennet and Avon Canal near to its highest point. It was built to pump water to the highest level of the canal some 13m (40’) higher and 1.13Km (0.7miles) to the west. It is home to two magnificent steam driven beam engines one of which can claim to be the oldest in the world still in its original location and doing the job it was installed for in 1812.

Crofton Beam Engines is a Grade 1 listed site. It is also a branch of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust who operate the site through an enthusiastic band of volunteers all of whom are keen to provide visitors with a memorable experience.

 

Dressmaking weekend special: Make a shirt/a blouse (2 day workshop) @ Hungerford Youth Centre
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dressmaking weekend special: Make a shirt/a blouse (2 day workshop) @ Hungerford Youth Centre | England | United Kingdom

Ref. SP 018, Price: £150pp 
Spend your weekend creatively and learn how to make a classic shirt or a blouse for yourself or someone special (Christmas is coming soon, so you can make one for your man or a toddler!) Sewing pattern will be provided and can even be altered to dress length. To attend the workshop you will need to have completed the Learn to Sew: Introduction to Dressmaking workshop or be able to set up your sewing machine and stitch in a straight line (it doesn’t need to be perfect).

Present Perfect: An Artisan Christmas Market @ West Berkshire Museum
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Present Perfect: An Artisan Christmas Market @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom

Present Perfect: An Artisan Christmas Market 11 November – 22 December, Weds to Sun.

West Berkshire Museum is delighted to host ‘Present Perfect’, an exhibition which brings together local crafters and artists to celebrate Christmas.

This is the ideal place for those looking for unique, distinctive gifts of the highest quality in design and making to start their Christmas shopping.

A wide range of Artisans accredited under the Open Studios Scheme including potters, jewellers, printmakers, textile designer makers, a wood turner and a photographer will be showing and selling their work.

Shoppers will be able to peruse the stunning display of original jewellery, beautiful hand crafted wooden bowls and an eclectic mix of individually designed art and crafts with prices ranging from £10-£200

For more information please visit http://www.westberkshireheritage.org/whats-on or call West Berkshire Museum (01635) 519562.

Winter Fete @ Shefford School
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Winter Fete @ Shefford School | Great Shefford | England | United Kingdom

The Friends Of Chaddlewocth and Shefford Schools invite you to
Winter Fete

FREE ENTRY

Saturday 18th November
11-2
Shefford School, Great Shefford

  • Meet Elsa
  • Raffle
  • Hot Dogs
  • Sand Art
  • Snowball Shy
  • Tin Can Alley
  • Pin The Nose on Rudolph
  • Face Painting
  • Games
  • Tombola
  • Tea and Cake
  • Craft Stalls

 

Jigsaw Wantage is auditioning for Oliver in 2018 @ Old Mill Hall
Nov 18 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Jigsaw Wantage is auditioning for Oliver in 2018 @ Old Mill Hall | Grove | England | United Kingdom

Jigsaw Stage Productions are looking for children aged 7 — 13 years to take part in their April 2018 production of ‘Oliver’.

Auditions for boys for principal parts and girls and boys for chorus will take place on Saturday 18th November 2017 at Old Mill Hall, Grove from 1.30 —5.30pm.

Audition forms are available from:

Further information also available from 01235 767509.

Performance dates are :

4- 7 April 2018 at Beacon Wantage, 26 – 28 April 2018 Cornerstone, Didcot.

Nov
19
Sun
2017
Holy Communion BCP @ Saint Michael and All Angels, Lambourn
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Family Communion @ Saint James, Eastbury
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Dressmaking weekend special: Make a shirt/a blouse (2 day workshop) @ Hungerford Youth Centre
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dressmaking weekend special: Make a shirt/a blouse (2 day workshop) @ Hungerford Youth Centre | England | United Kingdom

Ref. SP 018, Price: £150pp 
Spend your weekend creatively and learn how to make a classic shirt or a blouse for yourself or someone special (Christmas is coming soon, so you can make one for your man or a toddler!) Sewing pattern will be provided and can even be altered to dress length. To attend the workshop you will need to have completed the Learn to Sew: Introduction to Dressmaking workshop or be able to set up your sewing machine and stitch in a straight line (it doesn’t need to be perfect).

Indoor Antiques & Flea Market @ Hungerford Town Hall
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indoor Antiques & Flea Market @ Hungerford Town Hall | United Kingdom

A wide range of vintage collectables, antiques, crafts and bargains.

Markets are the 9am – 2pm the first Wednesday of every month and bi-monthly Saturdays and Sundays.

Saturday 4 November
Sunday 19 November
Saturday 16 December – Christmas Flea Market

Free entry. Cafe offers tea, coffee and lovely cakes.

New sellers always welcome. Please contact Kathy on 07920 131397 or katherineco@hotmail.co.uk