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Aug
17
Thu
2017
Linking the Landscape: Nature Tots – Thatcham @ Nature Discovery Centre
Aug 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.

Results Day careers advice at Newbury College @ Newbury College
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Are you waiting for exam results? Not sure what to do next?

Newbury College is offering free Information, Advice and Guidance sessions throughout the summer and on GCSE and  A Level results days:

17 August, 9:30 to 16:30 – A Levels

24 August, 9:30 to 16:30 – GCSEs

Email careers@newbury-college.ac.uk or call 01635 845000 for more information.

 

Exhibition: ‘Folk Tales’ by Anne Kelly @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibition: 'Folk Tales' by Anne Kelly @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Anne is a textile artist and author of the book ‘Textile Nature’. In this exhibition Anne presents work which, although grounded in references to the natural world, expresses her affinity to folk traditions and narratives.

Exhibition runs from Tuesday 25th July -Thursday 31st August

Opening times: Tuesday to Thursday 10am – 4pm

Plus the first Saturday of the month 10am – 4pm

Entry to exhibitions is £4.00 unless otherwise stated.

An Introduction to origami with Stevie Franklin @ The Pavilion
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
An Introduction to origami with Stevie Franklin @ The Pavilion | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 2017 – A Community Festival.

Free but limited tickets, so booking essential (child with adult + 1 space)

All materials supplied

Suitable for all ages 8 to 80 and beyond

Craft and Chat @ Newbury Library
Aug 17 @ 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

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

 

Picnics on the Lawn with a Wessex Harpers lunchtime concert @ Stockcross House
Aug 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Picnics on the Lawn with a Wessex Harpers lunchtime concert @ Stockcross House | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 2017 – A Community Festival.

Bring your picnics, chairs and rugs and enjoy a lunchtime concert from Wessex Harpers on the croquet lawn at Stockcross House.

Teas & coffees will be available for a small donation.

Ample free parking on The Glebe field

Family Sewing Workshop with ‘Stitch Up’ @ The Sutton Hall
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Sewing Workshop with 'Stitch Up' @ The Sutton Hall | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 17 a community festival.

‘Stitch Up’ will be bringing their family sewing workshop to the festival.

Our aim is to make sewing enjoyable and accessible, with friendly, relaxed sessions.

We believe the emphasis should be on having fun and having a go!

Wherever possible we use recycled materials as we like to keep our sewing green.

We are passionate about our community and like nothing better than to bring people together to chat and stitch.

Suitable for all ages.

Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall,
Aug 17 @ 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

Mozart’s Last Year, with Kennet Opera @ The Sutton Hall
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Mozart's Last Year, with Kennet Opera @ The Sutton Hall | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 17 a community festival.

Mozart died aged 35 in December 1791 and Kennet Opera’s “celebration in song and words” features his opera and choral works from that year, when his creativity was as astonishing as ever. The show won’t just be music – some items will be staged and acted.

Be prepared for the comic, and the sacred – and the magical!

A lively commentary will come from Emanuel Schikaneder (1751–1812), actor-manager, singer and composer, and an associate of Mozart.

Seating is at tables, so bring along your drinks and make believe you’re at a Vienna cafe.

Tickets for sale on website or from Stockcross Village Shop.

Aug
18
Fri
2017
Messy Museum Days @ West Berkshire Museum
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s Friday Fun at the museum all summer! (10am – 3pm, £2 per child, For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome. No need to book, just drop in.)

Friday 28th July – Cave art (part of the Festival of Archaeology 2017) – Do some cave painting on a clay tile using twigs, feathers and other Stone Age-inspired painting equipment. Find out about cave painting and handle a real Stone Age artefact.

Friday 4th August – Go potty! – Make a Neolithic pot from clay using some replica ones as inspiration.  You can then see some local Stone Age artefacts in our galleries

Friday 11th August – Magnificent mummies – Make a mummy out of a clothes peg, modelling clay and other craft materials. Some real Egyptian artefacts will be available to view.

Friday 18th August – Face it! – Make a face out of clay using some replica Medieval and Tudor face jugs as inspiration.

Friday 25th August – Write stuff! – Make a quill from a variety of craft materials and then ink some pictures or try writing with it.

Friday 1st September – Mini masterpieces – Paint in the style of Claude Monet and produce your own mini masterpiece to take home.

 

Dress for mess! Disposable aprons will be provided.

Wild Writing Workshop with Nicola Chester @ The Glebe Field
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wild Writing Workshop with Nicola Chester @ The Glebe Field | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 17.

Explore the craft of Nature Writing with RSPB & Wildlife Trust Author, and Nature Notes Columnist, Nicola Chester.

Learn to engage and use all your senses to tune in to the wild world around you, before honing your skills to produce an atmospheric, memorable piece of writing around the beautiful village of Stockcross.

The Workshop will include an introduction to Nature Writing, an exploratory, sensory walk around the village, writing exercises to loosen up and stretch our imaginations and feedback – all in a relaxing, friendly and encouraging environment.

Suitable and tailored to all ages and abilities, families included.

Bring:

  • writing materials – pen or pencils and a notepad (you will need to write notes ‘on foot’);
  • packed lunch, water;
  • you may want to bring: simple ID guides/ binoculars and magnifying glasses/ hand lenses, BUT only if you have them!

Wear: clothing suitable for walking in: comfortable boots or similar, consider long trousers (in case of nettles and thistles) and sunglasses/ hats/ suncream if the weather is sunny, waterproofs if not! We will go ahead unless the weather is really poor. The walk will be a pleasant ramble with frequent pauses.

Tickets on sale from website or at village shop or pay on the day.

Storytime at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Aug 18 @ 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/

 

Word Play Club at Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Aug 18 @ 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

Sport in the Mind: Table Tennis @ Thatcham Parish
Aug 18 @ 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.

‘I’m All Right Jack’ (1959) – Classic British Film night introduced by Andy Coleby @ The Sutton Hall
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
'I'm All Right Jack' (1959) - Classic British Film night introduced by Andy Coleby @ The Sutton Hall | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 17 a community festival.

Andy Coleby, author of ‘British Films 1944-1973- Another World’ and film reviewer, will be introducing ‘I’m Alright Jack’, the award winning Boulting Brothers satire with a great Peter Sellers performance.

The film is a merciless and hilarious dagger thrown at both Labour and Management, two opposing factions each rotten with exclusive self-interest.

Tickets from website or Stockcross Village Shop or buy on the door.

Aug
19
Sat
2017
RBL/HAHA Hungerford Horticultural Show 2017 @ Hungerford Royal British Legion
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Here is the Schedule of Classes for this year’s Show so you have time to start planning what to enter! How to enter will be posted in due course.

Sport in Mind Badminton @ Hungerford Leisure Centre
Aug 19 @ 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.

Geocaching at Stockfest with Adam Redshaw @ Stockcross House
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Geocaching at Stockfest with Adam Redshaw @ Stockcross House | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Join the world’s largest treasure hunt.

There are millions of geocaches around the world, just waiting for you to find them. Make a start with our introduction to geocaching with Adam Redshaw, “The Geocaching Guy”, editor of UKcachemag:

http://www.ukcachemag.com/

Bring your smart phone if you have one, everything else will be provided.

 

Visit to Rowbarge, Woolhampton Beer Festival @ Rowbarge
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A group of CAMRA members will be walking along the Kennet & Avon canal towpath from Newbury to arrive at the Rowbarge, Woolhampton by 1pm.

Walkers can join the group at 11am – Victoria Park, Newbury (where the slope from the library bridge meets the towpath) or at 12 noon – Thatcham (canalside near Thatcham station).

On arrival, look out for the marquee on the lawn between the pub and the river / canal.

NB There will be an opportunity to join CAMRA from the branch’s post at the festival on Saturday. Membership is not required to join this walk / social. All welcome.

The list of beers and ciders is given below:

THE ROWBARGE – SUMMER BEER FESTIVAL, 2017

BBQ, PAELLA AND CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT

FREE ENTRY: Friday 6pm–11pm Saturday 12noon–11pm • Sunday 12noon–10.30pm

THE BEERS

Ramsbury: MM 2000 –

Three Castles: Heritage –

Titanic: Plum Porter –

White Horse: Black Beauty –

Pot Belly: Luke Sty Porker

Wild Weather: Hero Factory

Andwell: Summer Daze –

Long Man: Best Bitter –

Exmoor: Silver Stallion –

Cotleigh: Harrier –

Potbelly: Best –

Titanic: Iceberg –

Springhead: Blind Tiger –

Wild Weather: Back to the Winchester

Andwell: Ruddy Darter –

Cotleigh: Old Buzzard –

Isle of Purbeck: IPA –

Long Man: American Pale Ale –

Dukeries: Lord Furnival –

THE CIDERS

Broad Oak: – Pheasant Plucker –

Broad Oak: Rum & Raisin Moonshine –

Lilley’s: Apples & Pears –

Lilley’s: Bee Sting

Tutts Clump: Mango

Tutts Clump: Special Reserve

Stockfest Rock ‘n’ Blues with Chicago 9 @ The Sutton Hall
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Stockfest Rock 'n' Blues with Chicago 9 @ The Sutton Hall | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 17 a community festival.

Last year’s headliners are back! Roots Americana meets Canvey Island chaos somewhere down the Itchen Delta. Killer guitar licks, screaming harmonica, a thumping back beat & savage vocals.  This is good time Rhythm & Blues, Rock’n’Roll and Soulful Country, blended in the musical cooking pot with just a dash of Ska to season & excite.

These guys have opened/supported Nine Below Zero, Dr Feelgood, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo ,Pentangle, Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack, Otis Grand, Mud Morganfield ,Eric Sardinas & Big Motor to name a few.

There New album “Sugar Your Own” made the top 40 of the IBBA charts.

Described as a “Good Time Band” these boys are revved up & ready to go….Let The Good Times Roll :-).

Tickets £8 in advance £10 on the door. Accompanied children under 16 free.

Full Bar.

Aug
20
Sun
2017
Car Boot Sale in Thatcham @ Thatcham Memorial Hall
Aug 20 @ 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.

Memorial Service @ St Lawrence's Church
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Memorial Service @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

There will a service at St Lawrence’s at 10am on Sunday 20 August in remembrance of the Hungerford tragedy which took place 30 years ago. This will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial in Bulpit Lane.

Cartoons and Caricatures with Simon Jardine @ Stockcross Village Shop
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cartoons and Caricatures with Simon Jardine @ Stockcross Village Shop | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 17 a community festival.

Stockfest welcomes back Simon Jardine of Armadillo Images, professional illustrator and local artist. Come and have a go at creating your own cartoon character. All materials provided.

Simon might also be persuaded to provide you with your own caricature for a donation.

Whilst you’re there take a look in the telephone box at the ‘Postcard Portraits’ created by local school children.

No Ticket Required. This is a ‘drop-in’ event with teas, coffees and cakes available from our delightful village shop.

Stockfest Classic Car Show with Vintage & Craft Fair, Live music @ Stockcross
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stockfest Classic Car Show with Vintage & Craft Fair, Live music @ Stockcross | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 17. A fantastic afternoon of entertainment for all the family. From 12 noon, parking £5. Choose any or all these free events…

Vintage Fair in the Sutton hall – craft and vintage stalls, tea & cakes, vintage fashions.

Walkabout, lookabout – visit Stockcross House garden and the walk through to St John’s church.  Soak in the architecture and view local artists work.  Children’s drop -in art workshop 12 – 4pm with Sarah Moorcroft.

On the Glebe Field – A display of classic cars from all eras, beer tent, hot food and live music.  Bring and show you own classic – pre-booking not required, just turn up from 11am.  Free parking for classic cars.

Live music from 12.30pm with : Newbury Ukelele Town Strummers, Finisterre and State of Undress.

 

Acoustic Music Night at The Rising Sun @ The Rising Sun
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Acoustic Music Night at The Rising Sun @ The Rising Sun | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 17, a community festival.

Come and join in or just listen to our regular musicians over a pint or two of real ale.

The pub opens at 7pm with music starting around 8.30pm

Aug
21
Mon
2017
Nature Memories Cafe @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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.

Discover Chocolate with Tilly’s Treats @ The Sutton Hall
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Discover Chocolate with Tilly's Treats @ The Sutton Hall | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 17 a community festival.

Sam owner of Tillly’s Treats will be sharing her passion with a talk on chocolate and a demonstration.

As well as the opportunity to taste her delicious chocolate, there will be an opportunity for you to have a go yourself!

Suitable for all the family… chocolate making is great to do with the kids too.

Tickets from the website or Stockcross Village Shop or on the door.

Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices | England | United Kingdom

The Neighbourhood Watch Meeting is being held on Monday 21 August 2017 at 7.30 pm in West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury and there will be an interesting talk by Susan Powell, Building Communities Together Team Manager speaking about Building Communities Together.

Crime updates will be given by the Police and Fire Service.

Representatives from the Police and Fire Service will also be attending to give crime updates and both will be available to answer any questions.

Practical details

Just a reminder that there is parking close by and the evening charge is £2. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting.

Pop Pirates of the 1960s – a talk by Tony Hadland with special guest Pete Brady @ The Sutton Hall
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pop Pirates of the 1960s - a talk by Tony Hadland with special guest Pete Brady @ The Sutton Hall | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 17 , a community festival.

A week after the 50th anniversary of the implementation of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act, which outlawed the radio pirates Stockcross & Surroundings History Association invites you to trace the story of the offshore pirate radio stations of the 1960s, including ‘Big L’ and Radio Caroline. Tony explains how restrictions on broadcasting light entertainment existed in the UK from the earliest days of public broadcasting and shows how, between the two world wars, the first generation of offshore stations were land-based, in Normandy, Luxembourg and elsewhere. Offshore ship-based broadcasting developed first in Scandinavia in the 1950s, then in Belgium and the Netherlands, before the first British stations went live in the 1960s. The talk is brought to life with numerous audio clips.

Joining us will be special guest Pete Brady a DJ at Radio London & Luxembourg before joining Radios 1 &2.

Tickets include refreshments and are available on website at Stockcross village Shop & on the door.

Aug
22
Tue
2017
Exhibition: ‘Folk Tales’ by Anne Kelly @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibition: 'Folk Tales' by Anne Kelly @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Anne is a textile artist and author of the book ‘Textile Nature’. In this exhibition Anne presents work which, although grounded in references to the natural world, expresses her affinity to folk traditions and narratives.

Exhibition runs from Tuesday 25th July -Thursday 31st August

Opening times: Tuesday to Thursday 10am – 4pm

Plus the first Saturday of the month 10am – 4pm

Entry to exhibitions is £4.00 unless otherwise stated.