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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)


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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

 

Swap Shop @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
Feb 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Swap Shop @ Croft Hall, Hungerford

Get rid of your stuff and pick up some bargains!

Feb
5
Mon
2018
Autism Berkshire Pre-Assessment Workshop @ Central Family Wellbeing Hub, Thatcham
Feb 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Autism Berkshire works with the ASD Pathway team at Berkshire CAMHS to provide information and signposting advice to parents and carers in West Berkshire whose children are aged 5+ and on the waiting list for an autism assessment.

These free workshops are led by staff from Autism Berkshire who are also parents of children and young people on the autism spectrum and have experience of the assessment process.

They include a basic look at autism and sensory issues; strategies to help communication and address sensory and behavioural issues; information on what happens in the assessment process; and signposting for support if families receive a diagnosis of autism for a child or if they do not.

For more information and to register for free places at the workshop, see autismberkshire.org.uk/pre-assessment-service or call the Autism Berkshire office on 01189 594 594 or email admin@autismberkshire.org.uk

Feb
6
Tue
2018
Alpha Course in Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Vicarage
Feb 6 @ 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

Feb
7
Wed
2018
Special Needs Information Day @ Thatcham Rugby and Hockey Clubs
Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Special Needs Information Day @ Thatcham Rugby and Hockey Clubs

Special Needs Information Day

Wednesday 7th February 2018
9.30 am—4.30pm
Thatcham Rugby and Hockey Clubs, Henwick Lane, Thatcham, RG18 3BN

West Berkshire Parent Carer Forum

  • Lots of Services from The Local Offer regarding all types of SEN will be attending
  • Workshops on relevant topics (Bookable)
  • Refreshments from Castle Hospitality and Catering Enterprise will be available on the day
  • Free Entrance and Parking

For more information, please contact Fiona Worby at fionaworbv@roseroad.org.uk
Hosted by West Berkshire Parent Carer Forum in collaboration with West Berkshire Council

Gastro Nick’s Pop Up Deli @ Hungerford Town Hall
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Gastro Nick's  Pop Up Deli @ Hungerford Town Hall

Seasonal deli pop-up in the Town Hall on the first Wednesday of the month. Produce includes a standard selection of cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s milk cheeses, salami, olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars, olives, pasta and sauces, some sweet things such as nougat and panforte as well as a small selection of wine.  There will always be an offer of the day.

Customers can use the Click & Collect facility to pre-order from the website and can collect it from the Town Hall.  ORDERS NEED TO BE IN BY 2pm ON THE TUESDAY.

Feb
8
Thu
2018
Workshop: Know your Sewing Machine with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Know your Sewing Machine with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Learn how to use all the features of your machine so you can be confident in your sewing. Includes: threading correctly, tension setting, use of feet etc.

Skill level required: Beginners

Cost: £16

Book now

Workshop: ‘Vintage’ Apron with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 8 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Workshop: 'Vintage' Apron with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Make a lovely apron for yourself or as a present. This apron has a v-neck giving it a vintage feel. You will be attaching bias binding to finish the neck and arm edges and, if time allows, we will be adding a pocket.

Skill level required: Beginners

Cost: £32. All materials can be provided for an additional £6.

Book now

Feb
9
Fri
2018
Sri Lankan Cookery Day @ Maymessy
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Learn to make the authentic Sri Lankan street food that has made London restaurants like Hoppers a sell-out success.

Leiths teacher, caterer and blogger Georgie Soskin will give you a thorough introduction to Sri Lankan cooking, talking you through how to make coconut milk from fresh coconuts, and using spices and trendy new ingredients like Maldivian fish flakes to their best advantage.

While the ingredients and techniques used in this class are relatively new to the UK, they’re easy to master, leaving you with a whole new cuisine in your culinary repertoire.

Typical recipes may include:

•   Chicken Curry

•   Dhal Curry

•   Brinjol Moju (sweet aubergine relish)

•   Seeni Sambol (sweet onion relish)

•   Spiced Pumpkin Cake

To book, please contact Anna on 07960 489 677  or anna@maymessy.com

Cost £105pp (includes lunch).

Maymessy is a social enterprise so funds made from cookery classes will be ploughed back into cookery classes for vulnerable young people.

Maymessy also runs demand-led workshops so grab some friends and let us know what you want to cook.

Barn also available for hire for events and parties.

Student Testimonials

Maymessy- more May-messi, a world class facility. I attended a bread making course held here and experienced a bright, modern, well planned and equipped multi purpose facility. Great cooking stations and classroom facility. Hosts were superb and really looked after us. George

 Anna came out to greet us and gave us such a friendly welcome as we arrived at the farm, we knew it was going to be a fun day.  The barn is wonderful, full of light with views of the countryside and the kitchen a cooks delight with all modern cookers etc. and space, all that we would need. MK

Board Games Night @ Hungerford Town Hall
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Board Games Night @ Hungerford Town Hall

Drop the remote and pick up the dice, head over to Hungerford Town Hall on Friday 9 February and join us for Hungerford’s second board games night – because the first one was a big success!

We’re not simply talking about Scrabble or Monopoly, there are thousands of board games that are ludicrously fun, some are quick witted and loud, others require strategy and cunning. Whichever your style, board games are enjoyable for all and are a fantastic way for meeting new people. At the last hour of the night you can all join a hilarious group games. Borrow one of ours board games and we’ll teach you quick how to play them, or bring you own, you could teach others.

Aimed at young adults, U16’s should be accompanied with an adult – as some games might have adult humour.

All proceeds will go towards buying more games and the hall rental.

It’s a great way to meet people. If it goes well, it will continue as a club.

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Quiet Morning with Father Tredget @ St Lawrence's Church
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Drum Lessons and Workshop with Steve White @ Newbury College
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Drum Lessons and Workshop with Steve White @ Newbury College

Tickets will be available from Hogan Music and Hogan Academy (cash only) – timings and prices are:

10:00-14:00 – One-on-one lessons at £50 for 30 mins (this also includes the £10 entry as mentioned below).  Must be pre-booked as we only have eight slots.

15:00-18:00 – Group workshop and Q&A session, photo etc. £10 per head

 

Lambourn Indoor Market @ Walwyn Hall
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lambourn Indoor Market @ Walwyn Hall | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom

Join us for the February Indoor Market. There will be lots of stalls, including local businesses selling Valentines Day gifts, toys, books, clothing, jewellery, skincare, beauty and local produce including Brunskill Beef.  Plus lots of tasty goodies being serving in the cafe and children’s craft activities – make a valentines or mothers day card. We will be raising funds for local charity the Lambourn RDA on the day too! Come down, join us and support your local businesses!

Find out more and follow our facebook page for updates www.facebook.com/LambournIndoorMarket

The market will be at the The Walwyn Hall (previously Lambourn Catholic Hall) on Baydon Road, on Saturday 10th February 2018 from 10am to 1pm.

 

More information

Contact us
Email – michelle.miles@fusionliveevents.com
Facebook – facebook.com/LambournIndoorMarket

Marlborough and District Dyslexia Association @ Marlborough Library
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marlborough and District Dyslexia Association @ Marlborough Library

Marlborough and District Dyslexia Association (MDDA)

We are a small, local charity which supports Dyslexics and their families.

We offer:

➢ A confidential helpline for advice and support – 077 29452 143

➢ A dyslexia surgery on the second Saturday of each month (except August) at Marlborough Library. 10 a.m-12 noon

➢ A free loan service for hundreds of books, games and other resources (kept at Marlborough Library)

➢A website for information about the characteristics of dyslexia, useful links to other organisations, a full list of all our resources and information about our forthcoming activities –

http://www.marlboroughdistrictdyslexia.org

Hay Box soupmaking @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Hay Box soupmaking @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Pop in to try a mug of soup cooked in a haybox and find out about

this method of cooking, which can easily save up to 50% of the energy required to cook. Plus it never burns! Suggested donation £2.

 

Free hayboxes and instructions available

to take home and try yourself.


Egyptology Lecture (TVAES February) @ Oakwood Centre
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Egyptology Lecture (TVAES February) @ Oakwood Centre | Woodley | England | United Kingdom

Religious Ritual at Abydos – Revisiting the Temple of Seti I at Abydos

Rosalie David’s research on this temple, started in the early 1970s, was initially published as Religious Ritual at Abydos, c. 1300 BC (Warminster, 1973). This lecture by Professor David herself (of Manchester Mummy Project fame) will consider how a completely revised edition, published by the Egypt Exploration Society in 2016, has provided new and exciting opportunities to update this study of how this unique temple was designed and functioned as a ritual unit.

Junk Monkeys – for crafty kids 8+ @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Junk Monkeys - for crafty kids 8+ @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Using waste to make craft products. Suitable of children 8 years or over. This month we’ll be checking out the possibilities of cardboard tubes – owls, rain sticks, pen pots, printing rolls…

£2 per person

(We are happy for over 14s to stay without their parents.)