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Jan
27
Sat
2018
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.

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.


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

Feb
3
Sat
2018
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 

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
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

Feb
10
Sat
2018
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

 

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/

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

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

 


 

Feb
14
Wed
2018
Half Term Crafts at Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Half Term Crafts at Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library

Half Term Crafts at Hungerford Library

Come in your fiesta dress – Suitable for children aged 3-10 years.

Tickets £1 per child – Please contact the library for more information:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Drama Workshop at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Drama Workshop at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

Drama Workshop at Newbury Library

For 4-7 years

Games, songs and dance with an Outer Space theme!

Parents/carers will need to stay.

Wednesday 14th February, 2.00-2.45pm.

£3 per child – 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/

Drama Workshop at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Drama Workshop at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

Drama Workshop at Newbury Library

For 7-12 years

A fun session of drama, songs and dance!

Parents/carers will need to stay with under 8’s.

Wednesday 14th February, 3.00-3.45pm.

£3 per child – 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/

Feb
15
Thu
2018
Basic Sewing Techniques Course @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Basic Sewing Techniques Course @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

This series of 4 classes takes you through a set of machine sewing skills without having to worry about spoiling a project.  You will produce a portfolio of samples for future reference.  Skills covered include: several types of zip insertions, seams, buttonholes, and tips to give your work a professional finish.

Dates: Thursdays from 15th February to 8th March 10am to 12noon

Cost £64 for the full course

Book now

The Gingerbread Man at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 15 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
The Gingerbread Man at Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

The Gingerbread Man at Theale Library

For 2-6 years

Adapted and performed by Lizzie Lewis, Thursday 15th February, 11.15-11.50am.

Adults £5, Children £2 – To book, please call 01189 9303207, email thealelibrary@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Creative Writing Workshop at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Feb 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Creative Writing Workshop at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

Creative Writing Workshop at Newbury Library

For 10-16 years

Inspiration for beginners writing fiction from author Anita Loughrey.

Thursday 15th February, 2.30-4.00pm at Newbury Library

£3 Per person– To book, please call 01635 519900, 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/

Feb
17
Sat
2018
Make your own pyjama bottoms @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Make your own pyjama bottoms @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Bring along your sewing machine and spend the day making a pair of pyjama bottoms, including:

taking measurements,

reading and adapting a commercial sewing pattern, how to cut fabric,

finishing seams & hems, making a drawstring waistband and buttonholes


Newbury Library Book Group – Saturday @ Newbury Library
Feb 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group - Saturday @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Newbury Library Book Group – SATURDAY

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

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

Third  or fourth Saturday in each month (Please check with the library to confirm the next date), 2.30 to 3.30pm

NEXT MEETING:

Newbury Library – Saturday group (Next Meeting 17th February, 2.30-3.30pm, reading ‘H is for Hawk’ by Helen McDonald)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Feb
18
Sun
2018
Fruit Tree Grafting Class @ Thatcham Town Council Offices
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Organised by Edible Thatcham, this course will teach you  the ancient craft of grafting, its benefits and how to create your own fruit tree for very little cost – you also get to take your own tree home with you (included in cost). Email ediblethatcham@gmail.com to book your place.

Feb
20
Tue
2018
Alpha Course in Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Vicarage
Feb 20 @ 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

Mindfulness @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 20 @ 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

 


 

Feb
21
Wed
2018
Computer Lessons for beginners @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Computer Lessons for beginners @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library

Computer Lessons for beginners

Every Wednesday morning at Hungerford Library

To book a session, please contact the library: 01488 682660

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282