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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.)


 

To Warm You On A February Evening @ St Mary’s Aldworth
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All To Warm You On A February Evening

Works by Schubert, some old favourites, and a selection of chamber music

With some refreshments

Saturday 10th February.2018 at 7.00pm

  • Max Fane – Tenor
  • Richard Ingrams – Piano
  • Ross Montgomery — Clarinet

 

St Marys Church Aldworth

Tickets (£15.OO) available from
Maurice Allen, 01635 578239, allenmaurice5@gmail.com
Cheques payable to PCC via BACS (details win be sent on request)

CONCERTS – Feb 10.18

A Concert in aid of Newbury Riding for the Disabled @ Hampstead Norreys Village Hall
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Concert in aid of Newbury Riding for the Disabled @ Hampstead Norreys Village Hall
  • Reading Male Voice Choir
  • Guest Artiste Serena Kay, Mezzo-soprano
  • Clive Waterman, Musical Director
  • Alexander Turner, Deputy Musical Director

Hampstead Norreys Village Hall, Newbury Hill, RG18 0TR

7.30pm 10 February, 2018
Tickets £15, including a glass of wine
from Mary Iliffe: iliffe.mary@gmail.com
01635 578 791
info@newburyrda.co.uk

 

Johnny Herford with Will Vann @ The Hall, Challow Park
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Song Recital by Johnny Herford (Baritone) with Will Vann (piano).

  • This concert will feature a recent song cycle of poems by the War Poets from local composer Denis Wickens.
  • There will also be Schubert and Schumann lieder.

A more detailed programme will be available closer to the time.

Tickets on the door £10

Big Boss Man @ Arlington Arts
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

When Big Boss Man hit the stage you don’t just get the look and feel of some of the best jazzy soundtracks of the 60’s but the feel you’re somewhere in the best territory of Roy Budd during his Get Carter years. Big Boss Man’s explosive live show is legendary and as well as playing hundreds of gigs and festivals across the UK, Europe and even Russia their music may sound familiar to you being regularly played on television shows including; the Grand Tour, Come Dine with Me and the World Cup Final, and broadcast on BBC Radio by DJs Including Cerys Mathews, Mark Lamarr and Craig Charles. 2016-7 Big Boss Man have been touring France playing shows with Lisa and the Lips and Nicole Willis as well as playing live on National Radio in France .

A check on the BBC website reveals 20 plays in recent times for Big Boss Man songs and a glance at their Publishers Statement shows that Big Boss Man music has been broadcasted in film and TV in dozens of countries worldwide. Recent highlights include NYE at the Sage, Gateshead with Vintage Trouble, the Cult music Festival, Cosmic Trip, in Bourge, France, Germany’s 2 Men From L.I.N.Z Weekender, Looe Festival In Cornwall and the award winning Good Life Experience, Previously BBM have: recorded 4 albums for Blow Up Records, toured Spain 8 times, taken a mini- tour of Russian Tinkoff Brewery Bars, provided the sound track to a Mighty Boosh film, (Sweet) remixed a Paul Weller single , had their debut 7” single Sea Groove sampled by the Thievery Corporation (the numbers game) played live sessions and Latitude Festival for Mark Lamar , live session for Cerys Mathews and even remixed a German 70s kids programme theme tune! (Robi Tobi und das Fliewatuut.)

★★★★ – BLUES & SOUL

★★★★ – SHINDIG!

★★★★★ – MONKEY BOXING

“I’ve been a big fan of Big Boss Man for many years. Big Boss Man. Aardvark. Double Groovy!” CRAIG CHARLES, BBC 6 MUSIC FUNK & SOUL SHOW

“The whole album’s absolutely brilliant” CERYS MATTHEWS, BBC 6 MUSIC

“A great track” (Theme from Last Man) HUEY MORGAN, BBC RADIO 2

“Classic Psych Funk” (Project No.6) NEMONE, BBC 6 MUSIC

“15 original songs, each and every one of them hitting the mark. Essential”SCOOTERING

“Maybe the coolest record we’ve ever heard from this mod British combo. The look and feel of the best jazzy soundtracks of the 60s with a feel that’s somewhere in the best territory of Roy Budd during his Get Carter years!” DUSTY GROOVE

“This is so good, I’m spoilt for choice” NEW UNTOUCHABLES

“Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames at the Flamingo revisited” MONKEY PICKS

Click here to buy tickets

Feb
11
Sun
2018
The Gingerbread Man at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Feb 11 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
The Gingerbread Man at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

The Gingerbread Man at Newbury Library

Adapted and performed by Lizzie Lewis, Sunday 11th February, 11.15-11.50am.

Adults £5, Children £2 – To book, please call 01635 519900, email library@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library.

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Kid Carpet @ Arlington Arts
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kid Carpet and the Noisy Animals present…

Noisy Holiday

The Noisy Animals are looking forward to their dream holidays and have some brilliant ideas about where in the world they want to go. Kid Carpet just wants them all to be together but will he be able to keep everyone happy when he can’t even get them in the car?

This lively show contains a mix of live music, theatre, comedy, puppetry and animation. Hot new tracks from Kid Carpet include; “Rollercoaster”, “Swimming with the Fishes” and “Get in the Car”.

A ridiculous and funny story of going on your holidays with silliness and mischief for the whole family. Expect flying tents, diving bears, massive carrots and Ibiza anthems.

Ed Patrick (aka Kid Carpet), is a Bristol-based maker of nonsense music and rock’n’roll theatre shows. Noisy Holiday is the fourth instalment of the Noisy Animals adventure, they’ve had a dance contest, they’ve been to space, they’ve caused bedlam in Bethlehem now it’s time for a nice relaxing holiday…

Clicke here to buy tickets

Feb
12
Mon
2018
Storytime with Bella at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime with Bella at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

Storytime with Bella

For 3-5 years

Come along and meet Bella, who is a friendly Pets as therapy dog. Listen to some ‘doggy’ stories, watch Bella perform some tricks and take home a photo of her.

Monday February 12th, 11.00-11.30am.

This is a FREE event – For more information, please email library@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30251

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Creative Writing Workshop at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Creative Writing Workshop at Theale Library @ Theale Library

Creative Writing Workshop at Theale Library

For 10-16 years.

Inspiration for beginners writing fiction from author Anita Loughrey.

Monday 12th February, 2.00-3.30pm – To book your place, please call 01189 303207, email thealelibrary@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library.

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Feb
13
Tue
2018
Workshop: Beginners’ Smocking with SallyAnn Dunn @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Beginners' Smocking with SallyAnn Dunn @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

In 4 sessions students will learn how to smock, basic smocking stitches and how to pleat fabric ready to smock. You will aim to make a small sampler of smocking stitches, this sampler can be used as an insert for a book or to make a lavender sachet or simple pin cushion.

Dates: Tuesday 13th, 20th and 27th February and 6th March – 10am to 12noon

Skill level required: Beginners

Cost: £76

Book now

Workshop: Introduction to Sewing with a machine for Children (8-12 years) @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Workshop: Introduction to Sewing with a machine for Children (8-12 years) @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Create a unique drawstring bag. You will be shown how to use an electric sewing machine. You will learn short cuts to help speed things along and there may be time for an extra challenge!

Skill level required: Beginners

Cost: £20

Book now

Coffee Pot Café @ Saint James, Eastbury
Feb 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come and join us for a cup of coffee and a conversation in the church of Saint James in Eastbury.

Newbury Pancake Day Races & Lunches @ Market Place
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Don’t miss this popular annual event full of typical British silliness and fun in aid of a great cause! Enter a team of four to run for the title of:

  1. Newbury Pancake Champions 2018
  2. Best Dressed Team for 2018
  3. Pancake Tosser of the Year 2018

In aid of The Rosemary Appeal for a new centre at West Berkshire Community Hospital to provide chemotherapy, renal dialysis, IV therapies and a CT Scanner.

Entry cost £20 per team of four. To enter please contact Katy Hawthorne on 01635 34045/07810 767026 or kfh7@hotmail.com

Kindly organised by Newbury Soroptimists.

For a glimpse of what to expect, see our video of last year’s races:

 

 

Pancake lunch

A delicious lunch for all participants and members of the public is available in Saint Nicolas Church Hall from 12:15pm. £6 per person.

Alpha Course in Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Vicarage
Feb 13 @ 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

Workshop: Introduction to Sewing with a machine for Teenagers (13-16 years) @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop: Introduction to Sewing with a machine for Teenagers (13-16 years) @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Make a zipped purse. You will be shown how to cut out the fabric, use an iron and an electric sewing machine, as well as incorporating some hand sewing to create your own designs.

Skill level required: Beginners

Cost: £20

Book now

Mindfulness @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mindfulness @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

This course includes the central elements of the internationally recognised Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme developed by

Jon Kabat-Zinn, combined with compassion meditation, readings and group discussions. All welcome – no experience necessary, just a

commitment to some manageable regular home practice.

 

6 evening sessions (13th, 20th, and 27th Feb, 13th, 20th and 27th March) and practice day Sat 17th March 10am -4pm