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Jun
20
Tue
2017
Macular Society Support Group @ Friends Meeting House Newbury
Jun 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Macular Society Support Group @ Friends Meeting House Newbury | England | United Kingdom

The speaker at the meeting on 21st February 2017 will be Tony Fox from Orcam which produces useful gadgets to help he visually-impaired.

The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Friends’ Meeting House, 1 Highfield Avenue, Newbury, RG14 5DS from 1.30 to 3.30.

It is open to anyone with any visual impairment and their carers. Each month there is a talk, on a variety of subjects, not just eyes, a general news update on local services for the visually impaired and support and encouragement for those who are going through a difficult time since the condition was diagnosed.

This is a new group for Newbury. There are existing groups in Marlborough, Swindon and Reading.

 

Crochet for beginners @ The Mix, Wantage
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crochet for beginners @ The Mix, Wantage

From how to hold a hook and different sizes of hooks and wools to the basic stitches. By the end of this course you will be crocheting in rows and in rounds, creating granny squares and reading basic patterns.

£40 per person, part funded places £20, and fully funded places also available thanks to support from Abingdon and Witney College, SFA and ESF.

Session 1 of 6,following sessions 16th and 23rd May, 13th, 20th and 27th June


 

Bereavement Journey @ The Vicarage, Parsonage Lane,
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bereavement Journey @ The Vicarage, Parsonage Lane,  | England | United Kingdom

Working through grief takes a long time, and no two people have the same loss or the same journey. The Bereavement Journey is a six week course, providing community and support for people who have experienced bereavement.

Jun
21
Wed
2017
Coiled Fabric Bowls @ The Mix Community Space
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Coiled Fabric Bowls @ The Mix Community Space |  |  |

Create a beautiful bowl from scrap fabrics!
All materials provided, participants to bring their own sewing machines.
£15 per person, free places also available thanks to support from Abingdon and Witney College, the Skills Funding Agency and European Structural Fund.
Places limited, to book contact Jo: 07768 767787 / joharvey100@gmail.com

Garden Open for National Garden Scheme @ Rooksnest
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Garden Open for National Garden Scheme @ Rooksnest | Lambourn Woodlands | England | United Kingdom

Garden Open for National Garden Scheme
Wednesday 21 June 2017 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
Rooksnest, Ermin Street, Lambourn Woodlands RG17 7SB
Admission £4.50, children free
Contact: garden@rooksnest.net
10 acre traditional English garden 
Light refreshments, plant sales

Afternoon Tea at St Mary’s Aldworth @ St Mary’s Aldworth
Jun 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Afternoon Tea at St Mary’s Aldworth @ St Mary’s Aldworth | United Kingdom

Homemade cake, tea & coffee and a warm welcome
7th June to 30th August
Wednesdays 2.30 – 4.30pm

  •  Explore the 14th century effigies of the “The Aldworth Giants” and the Millennium tapestry
  • Relax in our peaceful churchyard and see our 1000 year old yew tree
  • Refuel after a cycle or ramble on the Ridgeway
  • Bring family and friends to tea (toilet/disabled facilities & children’s toys)

Questions? 01635 578 936
We welcome group visits, but please let us know you are coming.

St Mary’s Aldworth, RG8 9SB

Belle Canto concert “Follies and Nonsense” @ Church Cottage
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Belle Canto concert "Follies and Nonsense" @ Church Cottage |  |  |

The ladies vocal trio Belle Canto will have you laughing, crying and tapping your toes to their exciting mix of happy, romantic and show songs, all introduced by short readings from the works of Jane Austen.
Pop in after work, or after a shopping spree, and enjoy a hearty but elegant afternoon tea followed by our “Follies and Nonsense” concert (from 6.00 – 7.00) in the beautiful surroundings of the 16th century Church Cottage, one of the oldest buildings in Basingstoke.
Which Jane Austen heroine was “So in Love” and who “Caint Say No”? And who was “Putting on the Ritz”? Come along and find out!
This event forms part of Basingstoke Festival, which is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen.
Entry is free. Donations are requested for the afternoon tea.

Mid-Summer Evening At Newtown Road Cemetery @ Newtown Road Cemetry
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mid-Summer Evening At Newtown Road Cemetery @ Newtown Road Cemetry | England | United Kingdom

Friends Of Newtown Road Cemetery
Wednesday 21st June
A Mid-Summer Evening At Newtown Road Cemetery, Newbury

Cemetery open from 10.00am till dusk

Chapel open from 6:00pm till dusk.

  • 6:15 – A fascinating cemetery tour looking into the rich geological content of the cemetery entitled “Rock Of Ages”
  • 7:30 – A guided tour of the cemetery offering … “An Introduction To Newtown Road Cemetery”
  • Plus …
  • Find-a-grave service
  • Moth identification
  • Bats, maybe

See our website: http://www.fnrcnewbury.org.uk

More information

Alpha Course @ The Vicarage
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Alpha Course @ The Vicarage | England | United Kingdom

10 week exploration of the Christian Faith

Jun
22
Thu
2017
Instagram Masterclass @ Audley Inglewood
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Instagram Masterclass Workshop

instagram training workshopOn this Instagram Workshop you will receive a masterclass in growing your Instagram account so you can ride the wave of next phase of growth, gain visibility and influence, and make sure it delivers good ROI.

With a myriad of new features introduced over the last few months by parent company Facebook, it’s clear Instagram is about to get serious, as Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter have done before it.

This means it is going to get more crowded as it ramps up, and therefore it will become increasingly difficult for brands and individuals to get found or even be visible.

Consequently if you use Instagram as part of your marketing – perhaps you are an artist or craftsperson, a travel company, fashion brand or any other brand that uses visuals in your marketing – you should be focusing on it right now. We will show you how to get up to speed with the changes and help you take it to the next level.

On this Instagram Workshop we will cover:

  • Creating a beautiful feed that becomes magnetic
  • How to drive engagement
  • The secret to increasing sales
  • The best ways to reGram
  • Hashtag masterclass – how to find the best ones for your posts and for your business
  • How to grow your followers
  • New features and how to use them for business, including Disappearing Messages and Shoppable
  • Using Instagram Direct
  • Optimising Instagram advertising, including Instagram Stories and how to use Power Editor effectively for Instagram.
  • Best Practise for Creating Great Adverts
  • How to Become an Influencer
  • Instagram Analytics 101 – use them to Drive Growth, Engagement and Sales

How to Register

Places limited. Click here to register. Discount code available to our subscribers.

Workshop includes refreshments and lunch.

You will also receive access to the VIP area on www.themediamarketingco.com for further documents, including Power Point slides, resources and notes. There will be opportunities for networking throughout the day.

Media Marketing Co

Craft and Chat @ Newbury Library
Jun 22 @ 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/

 

Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall,
Jun 22 @ 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

The Watermill Theatre performs Nesting @ Aldworth Village Hall
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre performs Nesting @ Aldworth Village Hall | England | United Kingdom

The Watermill Theatre performs Nesting
Aldworth Village Hall
22 June 2017

Have you, like me, been meaning to see at show at the Watermill for years? Or have you seen a show there and been impressed at how good it is – as I have heard so many times? We are very excited to share that the Watermill is now coming to Aldworth Village Hall to present the opening night of their touring show ‘Nesting’.

The play

Nesting by Ellen Robertson

Linda is a self-confessed collector. She has all the necessities: broken umbrellas to match any outfit, unopened Amazon parcels delivered in 2012, shoes that don’t fit but were a bargain at 75 percent off and trainers because, one day, she will definitely take up running. To add to her collection there is Toby, an affectionately named rat who has taken up residence in her home. With the arrival of Jonathan, a man who can’t sleep if the sponge is in the wrong place by the kitchen sink, comes a more life-changing situation than Linda could ever have imagined. The journey that follows is one of love, loss and an infatuation with Stevie Wonder memorabilia.

Where and When

  • Show starts: 7.30pm, Doors open 7pm, 22nd June 2017
  • Aldworth Village Hall, Bell Lane, RG8 9SE
  • Tickets £20 to include light supper (Pierrepont bites) during the interval
  • Drinks available to buy from the bar
  • Box office: aldworthnesting@googlegroups.com
  • Ali – 07796 855 315
Jun
23
Fri
2017
Cappucino Connections @ Chequers Hotel
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cappucino Connections @ Chequers Hotel | England | United Kingdom

Why not come along and meet other women in business for inspiration, collaboration and support?

Monthly drop-in networking group run by Debbie Miles from West Berkshire Athena . No need to book.

West Woodhay Gardeners’ Fair @ West Woodhay House
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
West Woodhay Gardeners' Fair @ West Woodhay House | West Woodhay | England | United Kingdom

The West Woodhay Gardeners’ Fair being held in association with the National Gardens Scheme on June 23-24-25th will deliver a hand picked mix of some of the finest growers and garden product makers in the UK.  The fair is being generously sponsored by the following local companies:

  • Grundon
  • NFU
  • Knight Frank
  • Greenham Common Trust

This will be a brand new event for this stunning estate.

The companies exhibiting will offer outstanding plants and products coupled with sound advice and knowledge.

Set in one of the most enviable backdrops that this estate provides this will be a must see event.

West Woodhay House has a long held reputation for raising huge sums of money for charitable causes.  This remains the driving force behind this event and all profits will go to benefiting charities:

  • The Rosemary Appeal in aid of the new cancer care unit in the West Berkshire Hospital
  • Fair Close Day Centre
  • National Gardens Scheme
  • Berkshire Scouting
  • Newbury and District Agricultural Society
  • Newbury Rotary
  • The Walbury Beacon Benefice Churches
  • And other local charities

Entry to the fair includes access to this wonderful private garden. Parking is free and there is no charge for children. For further information go to http://www.westwoodhayfair.co.uk We look forward to welcoming you.

Storytime at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 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 Town FC AGM @ Hungerford Town Football Club
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of Hungerford Town Football Club will take place at the club on Friday 23rd June with a 7:30 pm start. All are invited to attend but only fully paid up members are entitled to cast a vote. Items for discussion under Any Other Business should be submitted to the Secretary, Mike Hall (mike.hall0@talk21.com) in writing prior to the meeting. The AGM agenda can be found at http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/hungerfordtownfc/news/date-of-agm-announced-1827888.html

 

Jun
24
Sat
2017
Piglet Antiques & Collectables @ Hungerford Town Hall
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

A wide range of collectables, antiques and bargains.

Cafe offers tea, coffee and lovely cakes.

Markets are the last Saturday of the month.

 

Wantage Farmers’ Market @ Market Square, Wantage
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wantage Farmers' Market @ Market Square, Wantage | Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Wantage Farmers’ Market is held in the Market Square on the last Saturday of every month from 8.30am till 1pm and offers a good range of market stalls selling locally grown fresh country products.

Smaller markets can be found in the same place in Wantage on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

 

Introduction to Herbs @ The Mix Community Space
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

An introduction to herbs with Incredible Edible Oxford:

Learn how to grow, propagate and use herbs.
Discuss how to integrate herbs into your space/design
Learn culinary and medicinal uses of herbs.

£20 per person, we can also offer part-funded places at £10 or fully funded places thanks to support from Abingdon and Witney College, the SFA and ESF.

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

West Woodhay Gardeners’ Fair @ West Woodhay House
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
West Woodhay Gardeners' Fair @ West Woodhay House | West Woodhay | England | United Kingdom

The West Woodhay Gardeners’ Fair being held in association with the National Gardens Scheme on June 23-24-25th will deliver a hand picked mix of some of the finest growers and garden product makers in the UK.  The fair is being generously sponsored by the following local companies:

  • Grundon
  • NFU
  • Knight Frank
  • Greenham Common Trust

This will be a brand new event for this stunning estate.

The companies exhibiting will offer outstanding plants and products coupled with sound advice and knowledge.

Set in one of the most enviable backdrops that this estate provides this will be a must see event.

West Woodhay House has a long held reputation for raising huge sums of money for charitable causes.  This remains the driving force behind this event and all profits will go to benefiting charities:

  • The Rosemary Appeal in aid of the new cancer care unit in the West Berkshire Hospital
  • Fair Close Day Centre
  • National Gardens Scheme
  • Berkshire Scouting
  • Newbury and District Agricultural Society
  • Newbury Rotary
  • The Walbury Beacon Benefice Churches
  • And other local charities

Entry to the fair includes access to this wonderful private garden. Parking is free and there is no charge for children. For further information go to http://www.westwoodhayfair.co.uk We look forward to welcoming you.

Jane Austen – The Kintbury Connection @ St Mary's Church
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

jane austen portraitA variety of exciting Jane Austen themed events over one weekend, in aid of Kintbury St Mary’s church and the Friends of St Mary’s.

Saturday 24th June 17

10.30am – Author Talk with two brilliant Jane Austen experts Helena Kelly and Paula Byrne

St Mary’s Church – Tickets £8.50 from Hungerford Bookshop 01488 683480 sales@hungerfordbooks.co.uk

secretradWe just don’t read her properly – we haven’t been reading her properly for 200 years. ‘Jane Austen, The Secret Radical’ puts that right.

In her first, brilliantly original book, Austen expert Helena Kelly introduces the reader to a passionate woman living in an age of revolution; to a writer who used what was regarded as the lightest of literary genres, the novel, to grapple with the weightiest of subjects – feminism, slavery, abuse, the treatment of the poor, the power of the Church, even evolution – at a time, and in a place, when to write about such things directly was seen as akin to treason.

Uncovering a radical, spirited and political engaged Austen, Jane Austen, The Secret Radical will encourage you to read Jane, all over again.

 

 

3pm – 5.30pm – Traditional afternoon tea at Audley Inglewood including a performance from Devizes Regency Dancers – £18.50 Booking required with Inglewood on (01488) 687010.

7.30pm – Pride and Prejudice – Sold Out

Sunday 25th June 17

10.30am – A Regency themed church service – St Mary’s Church – No admission charge

2pm – ‘Our friend, Jane Austen’ – A dramatic monologue and ‘Kintbury: Local people in the letters of Jane Austen’ – A talk – St Mary’s Church – No admission charge

3.20pm – Jane’s Kintbury walk – A guided walk starting at the church – No admission charge

2.30pm – 5.30pm – Old Vicarage Waterside Garden Open

Enjoy this beautiful garden on the banks of the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal as Jane Austen once did.

Entry £3 adults (children free).

Traditional English Tea & cakes available.

 

Kindly supported by Hungerford Bookshop, the Walbury Computer Group, RJ Caffrey Books and Business World Services.

For more information visit www.janeaustenatkintbury.co.uk or email apples@janeaustenatkintbury.co.uk

St Mary’s Aldworth – Flower Festival @ St Mary’s Aldworth
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Steaming Weekend at Crofton Beam Engines @ Crofton Beam Engines
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Come and see the impressive engines running that used to pump the canal water every day.

Cost: Adults £8, Concessions £7, Children under 16 free.

Cafe will be serving range of cakes, tea/ coffee and lunch options.  Beer will be served in Old Smithy and a BBQ.

Crofton Beam Engines, at Crofton – 9 miles from Marlborough, will be steaming over the August Bank Holiday, 26-27-28 August, as part of the 2017 summer season of events. Come and spend time in the beautiful setting by the Kennet and Avon Canal and take in the heritage getting close to the steam whilst enjoying the freshly prepared food from the Engineman’s Rest Café. Visit http://www.croftonbeamengines.org for more information.

Crofton Beam Engines is open every day except Wednesdays throughout the summer from 10.30am to 4.30pm with steaming of our magnificent beam engines at the upcoming Bank Holiday. The final event of the year will be our Steam Gala held on the 23-24 September when there will be a host of family activities to enjoy. There will be more news on the Steam Gala in a future release.

Children helping to start one of our beam engines. A photo from our July steaming weekend.

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.

The Rainbow Run @ Cutteslowe Park, Oxford
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Rainbow Run @ Cutteslowe Park, Oxford | England | United Kingdom

Join our colourful, crazy 3km fun run for all the family where you will be showered with paint all the colours of the rainbow at Cutteslowe Park, Oxford. In aid of Helen & Douglas House, helping local terminally ill children and young people. This great event mirrors the ethos of the charity celebrating happiness and living life to the full. Sign-up today!

Armed Forces Day @ Hungerford (from Football Club to Church Street)
Jun 24 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Armed Forces Day will be celebrated in Hungerford on Saturday 24 June.

There will be a parade involving 6 Armoured Close Support Battalion REME from 11.45am to 12.45pm starting at the Football Club and passing through to town centre and into Church Street. The officers and soldiers of the battalion will thereafter be at the Royal British Legion Club.

Chaddleworth Summer Fête @ Chaddleworth Village Hall
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For what promises to be a delightful afternoon, please come along to our village fête.

With multiple stalls including books, bric-a-brac, plants, crafts, cakes and bottles you can be assured of a thoroughly interesting afternoon. Teas and coffees are available, along with a well stocked beer tent, not forgetting a barbecue and ice cream stalls. Entertainment in the form of a ukulele band, a dog show, a vintage scooter display, raffle and a crockery-smash stall guarantees something for everyone.

We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 24th June.

‘Festival of Colour, Music and Light’ @ Chilton Foliat Primary School
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Chilton Foliat Primary School will be hosting a ‘Festival of Colour, Music and Light’ at its summer fete which takes place at the school from 1.00pm on Saturday 24th June.

Organised by the Friends of Chilton Foliat Primary School, the event will feature circus skills aerial display workshops by Aim to Fly UK, Kaya drumming sessions and performance, dance displays, singing from the school choir, a ‘most colourful costume of the world’ fancy dress competition, festival procession, lantern making, face painting, colourful powder paint art, live music, traditional stalls and lots more.

A bar, BBQ and refreshments will be available throughout the event and a raffle will also be drawn on the day. Top prizes include a breakfast tour of the training yard and gallops courtesy of Harry Dunlop Racing, dinner for two at the Hungerford Arms, a £25 Camp Hopson voucher and many more fabulous prizes.

The Festival of Colour, Music and Light summer fete is kindly being sponsored by Stag Service Station, Marc Allen Estate Agents, PBA Accountants, Humane Pest Control Solutions, the Veterinary Hospital in Hungerford, Cooper & Cooper, Wiltshire Concrete and Chilton Club Childcare.

“The summer fete is one of the highlights of the school year and the Festival of Colour, Music and Light will be a great family day out for both young and old, celebrating the colourful, vibrant and diverse world we live in,” comments Denise Weston, headteacher at Chilton Foliat Primary School.

Entry to the summer fete is £2 per person and free of charge for children of primary school age and younger. For further information please contact the school office on 01488 682630 or email friendsofchiltonfoliat@gmail.com.

Vertical Gardening @ The Mix Community Space
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Vertical Gardening @ The Mix Community Space |  |  |

Introduction to vertical gardening with Incredible Edible Oxford:

Learn about and make a micro vertical garden
Why vertical gardening?
Assess different vertical systems
Make your own micro-system to take home with you.

£20 per person, we can also offer part-funded places at £10 or fully funded places thanks to support from Abingdon and Witney College, the SFA and ESF.

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