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Oct
16
Tue
2018
Art Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library

Art Group

Every Tuesday, 2.00-4.00pm at Hungerford Library.

Bring your paints, pastels or pencils.

Please contact the library for more information:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Knit and Natter @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Knit and Natter @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library

Knit and Natter

Every Tuesday, 2.00-4.00pm at Lambourn Library.

Drop in and bring your knitting with you.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30283

Exploring Your Chakras @ The Wellbeing Centre
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Do you feel low in energy? Find yourself constantly churning thoughts over in your mind? Or feel one step removed from the life going on around you?

These are signs that that your chakras may be out of balance or blocked.

Join Mike Overend for this four week course to familiarise yourself with the seven main chakras, the role of chakras within energy healing, and to learn meditation techniques based on the chakras to help to achieve energetic balance, flow and focus.

Over four weeks we will:

  • Explore our seven main chakras
  • Help to develop an awareness of the importance each chakra to our physical, mental and spiritual well-being and development
  • Explore an overview of the symbols associated with each chakra
  • Learn visualisation, sound vibration and meditation techniques, which can be used regularly to promote balance and well-being

Prices, Dates & Booking Information

These 1hr sessions run on Tuesday evenings 7-8pm at The Wellbeing Centre.

  • Course 1 Starts Tuesday 9th October
  • Course 2 Starts Tuesday 6th November

Course fee for all four weeks £40 in advance or £15 per week. To book the full course, please first purchase the certificate here >>

…and then select the dates you wish to attend using your certificate code to ‘pay’ for the individual classes:

Book Online

Alternatively, you can contact our Reception Team for more details and to book – open for drop-in and telephone enquiries on 01635 552874 weekdays 9:30am – 5:30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

Mindfulness course
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mindfulness course

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 (11th, 18th, 25th Sept, 9th, 16th,

23rd Oct) and practice day Sat 13th Oct 10am -4pm.


 

Oct
17
Wed
2018
The North Wessex Downs AONB Annual Forum @ Rushall Farm, Bradfield
Oct 17 @ 8:45 am – 4:00 pm

Farming Tomorrow – Prospects for Farming in the AONB

Starts at 8.45am for registration and coffee; programme commences at 9.30am.

Farming Tomorrow – Prospects for farming in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

• How will Brexit affect agriculture in the North Wessex Downs?
• What will that mean for the landscape and wildlife?
• What is the future of land management support payments in the long term?
• What does “public money for public goods” really mean?

Featuring a line-up of expert and influential speakers on farming and conservation, including:

Caroline Drummond, Director of LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) on the big questions facing sustainable food and farming as we leave the EU, including how to engage the support of the taxpaying public.

Merrick Denton-Thompson. immediate past President of the Landscape Institute on What the Future Holds for Landscapes, Food and Farming, including the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan and the Review of AONBs and National Parks.

Phil Jarvis, Head of Farming, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) on “Fields for the Future: a winning blueprint for farming, wildlife and the environment – 25 years’ experience of the Allerton Project”.

Chris Musgrave, former Marlborough Downs farmer and CLA member of the AONB Partnership on “The Way Ahead: a glimpse into the future of farming”.

Peter Lemon, North Wessex Downs farmer and farming and rural business member of the AONB Partnership on “The Southern Streams Farmers’ Group: Common Purpose for a Healthy Environment”

Plus a choice of fascinating afternoon tours/site visits including:

Rushall Manor Farm tour – join us for a trailer ride around the farm to learn about organic farming methods, conservation efforts and the John Simonds Trust’s education and training work with diverse a range of young people.

Woodland Management – hear from Richard Edwards, Forestry Manager for the Englefield Estate, about balancing woodland management for financial return with a commitment to conservation.

History, Heritage and Education – learn about how the farm and its landscape have changed through time in response to changing demands on a guided walk led by a local historian, Lady Sian Crisp,  round parts of Rushall Manor Farm.

Managing the Land for Clean Water – join local farm advisor, Karen Davies, to see and hear how Catchment Sensitive Farming works in practice.

The programme also includes a Q&A session and plenty of opportunities to meet new people or catch up with your farming and conservation contacts from across the AONB 

Thatcham Festival @ Various venues in and around Thatcham
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am

Welcome to the 18th Thatcham Festival. The Festival is a showcase of the range of activities that are available in our town and the talents of Thatcham residents. Whether you are interested in sport, music, dance, theatre, history, craft or gardening, you will almost certainly find something to interest you.

For this year’s Festival we welcome new musicians, new organisations and new venues. It is great to see more people wanting to take part in the Festival and a real pleasure to have those groups and individuals returning this year who continue to dedicate their time and enthusiasm.

Thatcham Town Council would like to thank the Thatcham Memorial Hall & Playing Fields Foundation for sponsoring this programme and express its gratitude to the artists, craftspeople, community groups, dancers, musicians, teachers, theatrical performers and everyone who has given time and service to the 2018 Thatcham Festival.

This year all Festival events will be listed on the Facebook @ThatchamFest page. Thatcham Photographic Club and individual photographers registered with the Council will be visiting many events and we hope to include these photographs on the Festival website www.thatchamfestival.info which is kindly provided by Nick Young at DevZen.

One of the aims of the Festival is to provide the majority of the activities free of charge to the public. Events in this programme marked with ADMIT ONE ADMIT ONE will require a free ticket or booking with the event organiser. Tickets are available via www.thatchamtc.eventbrite.co.uk or in person at Thatcham Town Council Offices unless otherwise mentioned in the listing.

Where events or exhibitions take place on more than one day they have been listed under every day that they are running.

I hope you will enjoy the Festival and I look forward to seeing you there.

Councillor Jan Cover
Town Mayor of Thatcham 2018- 2019

Computer Lessons for beginners @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Oct 17 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am
Computer Lessons for beginners @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

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

Gastro Nick’s Pop Up Deli @ Hungerford Town Hall
Oct 17 @ 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.

Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library

Rhymetime

Rhymetime for under 4’s, every Wednesday in term time, 11am at Hungerford Library.

For more information please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

Rhymetime for under 3 years

Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 11.00-11.20am at Newbury Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library

Rhymetime for 0-2 years

Wednesdays. 11.00-11.30am, term time only, at Theale Library

No charge, but voluntary donations welcome.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

 

 

English Conversation Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
English Conversation Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library

English Conversation Group

Is English your second language? Get help with everyday conversation at this friendly session.

Every Wednesday, 2.00-3.00pm at Hungerford Library.

For more information please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

 

Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Common Library @ Newbury Library
Oct 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Knit & Natter @ Burghfield Common Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Knit & Natter at Burghfield Library

Drop in and bring your knitting with you.

Starts Wednesday 16 May, then fortnightly on Wednesdays, 2.30-4.30 pm.

For more information, please contact the library:

01189 833632 or email: burghfieldlibrary@westberks.gov.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30281/Burghfield-Common-Library-Events

Lambourn Silver Circle @ British Legion
Oct 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Lambourn Silver Circle @ British Legion | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom

 

17 October Speaker – Malcolm Nelson Talk about  his experiences as a Customer and Excise officer
21 November Speaker – Christine Carnie History of Christmas Carols with audience participation.
5 December Christmas Lunch At the Watermill Theatre restaurant
16 January 2019 New Year Social With entertainment
20 February AGM Lambourn Chimers in concert
Quick Craft @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Oct 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Quick Craft @ Theale Library @ Theale Library

Quick Craft for under 11 years

Wednesdays, 3.30-4.45pm at Theale Library

No charge but voluntary donations welcome.

For more information, please contact the library.

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Fighting for Life @ West Berkshire Community Hospital
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fighting for Life @ West Berkshire Community Hospital | England | United Kingdom

Join MND Association Reading and West Berkshire Branch at a reading of Fighting For Life, a moving play that explores the challenges faced by a couple nearing the end of their lives. After the play, audience members are invited to join an expert-led question and answer session.

Tickets are free of charge. Free parking is available at the venue.

Please click here for more info0rmation and to reserve tickets.

Beginners Knitting @ The Mix, Wantage
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beginners Knitting @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

An introductory course covering all the basic skills: casting on and off, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, how to create stitch patterns using knit and purl, working in rows and rounds, and increasing and decreasing techniques for simple shaping.

By the end of the course we will be following a simple knitting pattern.


Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two – book talk with James Holland @ Hungerford Town Hall
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces based in Britain and Italy launched their first-ever round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. The aim was to smash the main factories and production centres of the Luftwaffe and at the same time draw the German fighter force up into the air and into battle. Officially called Operation ARGUMENT, this monumental air assault was very quickly became known simply as Big Week.

In the six months up to its launch, for the Allies, the bomber war was not turning out as planned. Raids by the US Eighth Air Force and the RAF deep into Germany were being decimated and falling far short of its purpose. With D-Day drawing ever-closer, that was a massive problem.

The Allies needed clear skies to invade. The clock was ticking inexorably. Yet the Luftwaffe was also in crisis.

Short of resources, of fuel, and on properly trained pilots, the strain on those still flying was immense, their losses severe. And despite the chaos of their leadership, they were achieving far more than should have been reasonably expected against the superior numbers of the Allied planes. Big Week is the knife-edged story of bomber against flak gun and fighter, but also, crucially, fighter against fighter, as the stakes rose higher and higher.

Following the fortunes of pilots, aircrew and civilians from both sides, this is a blistering narrative of one of the most critical periods of the entire war, one that culminated in the largest air battle ever witnessed. It is also one that has been largely forgotten, but which has been brilliantly brought back to life by award-winning historian, James Holland.

The author will be giving an illustrated talk about the subject of his book, followed by a Q&A and a signing afterwards.

Wednesday October, 17th at Hungerford Town Hall (Corn Exchange).

Tickets are £8

Oct
18
Thu
2018
Hungerford Trade Showcase 2018 @ John O'Gaunt School
Oct 18 @ 12:30 am – 4:30 am
Hungerford Trade Showcase 2018 @ John O'Gaunt School | England | United Kingdom

The 2018 Hungerford Trade Showcase, following on from last year’s successful event, provides a way for Hungerford’s employers to demonstrate the employment and apprenticeship opportunities they can offer and for Hungerford’s potential employees – particularly recent school-leavers – to find out more about what is available in the town.

Please note that the venue has been changed. The event will now take place at John O’Gaunt School. All other details are unchanged from previous publicity.

There may be some spaces left for local employers – please see above for contact details. Those currently exhibiting include:

Triteq: a product-design consultancy working with development of life-changing medical devices.

CDK Global: a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries.

Ticketer: the UK’s leading provider of bus ticketing technology at the forefront of smart electronic ticketing technology across the bus sector. Their software enables passengers to use the latest payment technologies,

Berkshire Labels: at the forefront of manufacturing high-quality self-adhesive products, shrink sleeves and wraparound reel fed labels. Additional labels are created from silk screen, foil and embossing capabilities. This is complemented by a full in-house pre-press department that provides them with complete control over colour management.

Sulzer: part of the adhesive industry providing adhesives and applicators.

The Three Swans Hotel: a hotel with bar and restaurant in Hungerford High Street.

Hungerford Nursing Home: nursing home providing care and respite for those requiring additional care.

Fuel Cell Systems: specialists in hydrogen fuel-cells design, manufacture and implementation.

Amtecs: The UK’s largest independent supplier of electric motors and associated products.

Dove’s Farm: specialist flour millers and bakers, who producing a range of organic flours, ancient grain flour and baking ingredients.

BK Grain Handling: specialists in grain handling, storage and milling equipment, as well as providing a full design and build service for steel framed buildings, in-house fabrication facilities and a fully qualified electrical division.

Littlecote House Hotel: a large hotel a few miles from Hungerford, part of the Warner Leisure Group.

The Advisor magazine.

Newbury College.

Hungerford Town Council.

Hungerford 2036 Neighbourhood Development Plan working group.

Hungerford Chamber of Commerce.

Thames Valley Police.

The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Thatcham Festival @ Various venues in and around Thatcham
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am

Welcome to the 18th Thatcham Festival. The Festival is a showcase of the range of activities that are available in our town and the talents of Thatcham residents. Whether you are interested in sport, music, dance, theatre, history, craft or gardening, you will almost certainly find something to interest you.

For this year’s Festival we welcome new musicians, new organisations and new venues. It is great to see more people wanting to take part in the Festival and a real pleasure to have those groups and individuals returning this year who continue to dedicate their time and enthusiasm.

Thatcham Town Council would like to thank the Thatcham Memorial Hall & Playing Fields Foundation for sponsoring this programme and express its gratitude to the artists, craftspeople, community groups, dancers, musicians, teachers, theatrical performers and everyone who has given time and service to the 2018 Thatcham Festival.

This year all Festival events will be listed on the Facebook @ThatchamFest page. Thatcham Photographic Club and individual photographers registered with the Council will be visiting many events and we hope to include these photographs on the Festival website www.thatchamfestival.info which is kindly provided by Nick Young at DevZen.

One of the aims of the Festival is to provide the majority of the activities free of charge to the public. Events in this programme marked with ADMIT ONE ADMIT ONE will require a free ticket or booking with the event organiser. Tickets are available via www.thatchamtc.eventbrite.co.uk or in person at Thatcham Town Council Offices unless otherwise mentioned in the listing.

Where events or exhibitions take place on more than one day they have been listed under every day that they are running.

I hope you will enjoy the Festival and I look forward to seeing you there.

Councillor Jan Cover
Town Mayor of Thatcham 2018- 2019

Computer Lessons @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Computer Lessons @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library

Computer Lessons for beginners

Every Thursday morning at Thatcham Library.

To book a session, please contact the library: 01635 866049

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Rhymetime/Storytime @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Rhymetime/Storytime @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Rhymetime/Storytime for 0 to 5 years

Alternating on Thursday in term time – 10.00-10.30am at Pangbourne Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

All Aboard! @ Redwood House
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

All Aboard is a new group, offering a time to chat and play board games over a cup of tea. We meet in the lounge at Redwood House on the third Thursday each month from 2-4pm. Everyone is welcome, whether you live at Redwood House or not – please let us know if you would need transport to attend. We are also arranging other activities for the first Thursday of each month such as speakers, quizzes and outings.

For more details or to book your space on the Handybus, please speak to Catherine (Village Agent) 07717 133021 or Sue 07922017464.

Run by volunteers, we are very grateful for the financial support of Sovereign Housing Association Communities In Action Fund.

Foundation Stage Open Event
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Foundation Stage Open Event

Lambourn CE Primary School
For parents and children intending to start EYFS/F2 at Lambourn CE P.S. in September 2019

9.30am – 11am Wednesday 3rd October 2018
2.00 – 3.00pm Thursday 18th October 2018

If you would like an additional appointment to meet with the Headteacher, Mrs Duke, before or after these dates then feel free to ring and book! 01488 71479.

Play Games @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Oct 18 @ 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Play Games @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Play Games at Theale Library (Adults)

A fun session to play familiar games and learn new ones. We have some games at the library or bring along one of your own to share.

Thursdays, 2.15-3.45pm at Theale Library

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35326

Kids’ Tusk Force Sale @ Hungerford Primary School
Oct 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Kids' Tusk Force Sale @ Hungerford Primary School | England | United Kingdom

The Year 6 classes are raising money to adopt and elephant calf orphaned by ivory poaching in Kenya.  They have painted beads to sell and organised games and a raffle and cake sale to raise money.

Their effort comes after a visit from June Pearson (founder of the children’s charity Kids’ Tusk Force UK) which educates children about the plight of sub-Saharan elephants at the hands of ivory poachers.  The children then went on to look at the amazing rescue work of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust who run an elephant ‘orphanage’ near Nairobi.

All funds from the school sale will go towards the care of an orphaned elephant.  The school will then receive regular updates about the orphan for the next 10 years until rehabilitation finishes, and DSWT attempt to re-introduce the adult elephants to the wild.

More info about the Charity Kids’ Tusk Force UK can be found at:

http://www.kidstuskforceuk.org.uk

“Become part of an elephant’s future…’

Rhymetime @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library
Oct 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Rhymetime @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library

Rhymetime

Rhymetime for under 3’s – Thursdays, 2.30-3.00pm during term time only at Burghfield Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30281

Read to Tassie @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Oct 18 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Read to Tassie @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Read to Tassie (For children of all ages)

TERM TIME ONLY: Thursdays, 3.15-4.30pm at Theale Library.

Enjoy your reading with an unusual audience.

Tassie is a registered Pets for Therapy dog and she will be with her handler at all times. A responsible adult will be required to remain in the library while the child is reading.

Please make an appointment at the library counter – For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

 

Newbury Library Book Group – Thursday @ Newbury Library
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group - Thursday @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Newbury Library Book Group – THURSDAY

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

*MEETING AT SAINBURY’S CAFE*

NEXT MEETING:

Sainsbury’s Café – Thursday group (Next Meeting 18th October, 6.30-7.30pm, reading ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Oct
19
Fri
2018
Charity Gift Fair in aid of Injured Jockeys Fund @ Queen's Lodge
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Charity Gift Fair in aid of Injured Jockeys Fund @ Queen's Lodge | England | United Kingdom

Lovely shopping event in aid of a great local cause. Do pop in for a browse!