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Dec
13
Thu
2018
Christmas Bedtime Story @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Christmas Bedtime Story @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Bedtime Story at Theale Library

Thursday 13th December, 5.00-6.00pm

Hot chocolate and cookies are provided!

Come dressed in your pyjamas – £2.00 per family.

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Newbury Library Book Group – Thursday @ Newbury Library
Dec 13 @ 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 13th December, 6.30-7.30pm – This month, please bring your own choice of book for discussion)

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

Dec
14
Fri
2018
Crafts for Christmas @ Vale & Downland Museum
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Crafts for Christmas @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Unique handmade gifts for Christmas are available to buy at the Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage – the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping.

From 17 November – 22 December.

The museum is open from Monday to Saturday, 9:30am – 4pm.

Newbury’s First Living Advent Calendar @ Newbury
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Newbury's First Living Advent Calendar @ Newbury | Newbury | England | United Kingdom

Newbury’s First Living Advent Calendar is inspired by an idea that began in Stockholm and will run every day from 1st until 24th December. Like a traditional children’s advent calendar, a newly decorated window or door will be unveiled by a local amenity, business or resident, who will entertain you with a surprise festive treat. The event – which will remain secret until the day and run typically for 15 minutes – can include songs, dance, music, food, sketches, poetry as well as more bespoke entertainment, all with a festive twist. Come along and enjoy the magic Of Christmas with us.

Note that the time varies from day to day!  It starts on 1st December, ends on 24th December.  Here are the daily locations:

  1. West Berkshire Museum
  2. Shaw House
  3. 76 Craven Road
  4. 69 Gloucester Road
  5. 7 West Mills
  6. The Real Macaron Company
  7. Inn at Home
  8. No 96 Fumishings (Pound Street)
  9. Cow & Cask
  10. St Nicolas Church
  11. Hogan Music & Academy
  12. LK Beauty (formerly Secrets Nail & Beauty)
  13. 9 Gloucester Road
  14. Ryan’s Antiques
  15. Empire Cafe
  16. Tow path opposite Monkey Bridge Moorings (past bridge out of town. bring a torch!)
  17. 95 Russell Road
  18. 33 Gloucester Road
  19. Corn Exchange
  20. Berkshire School of English
  21. ACE Space
  22. Pageant Party
  23. 26 Gloucester Road
  24. 42 Russell Road
Winter Competitions & Scavenger Hunt @ Thatcham Library
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Winter Competitions & Scavenger Hunt @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Winter Competitions for children

Colouring competitions for under 5’s and 6-11’s – FREE to enter, 1-29 December.

Festive scavenger hunt for all ages – Drop in event, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 December.

For more information and to collect an entry sheet, please contact the library:

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http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35325

Winter Competitions for Children @ Newbury Library
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Winter Competitions for Children @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Winter Competitions for children

5-12 years

Enter Newbury Library’s writing competition for 8-12s and our colouring competition for 5-7s and 8-12s.

Prizes for the winners in each category – FREE to enter – Closing date: Monday 7 January 2019

For more information and to collect and entry form, please contact the library:

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http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35319

Family History Sessions @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Family History Sessions @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library | England | United Kingdom

Family History Sessions

Friday mornings at Thatcham Library.

Free practical advice from the Berkshire Family History Society.

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

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

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Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom

Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit.

Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.

 

Dates

Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays).

Price

£3.70 per child or £5.70 for two.

Shefford Craft Group @ Great Shefford Village Hall
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Everyone welcome regardless of ability to these friendly and informal sessions. If you have something you’re working on, bring it along – or just turn up and expect to be inspired by the things that others are creating.

Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Come along to this lovely country market if you are free on Friday morning and you will find wonderful chutneys, marmalades, cards, cakes and plants to buy.  Take the opportunity to meet up with a friend in the Cafe.

Craft & Chat @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Craft & Chat @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

Craft & Chat

Every Friday. 10.00am-12.00pm at Hungerford Library.

Drop in and bring any craft with you.

For more information, please contact the library.

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

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

Meet author Iris Lloyd @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Meet author Iris Lloyd @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

Meet author Iris Lloyd

Local author Iris Lloyd will be signing and selling copies and selling copues of her new novel ‘My Lady Marian.’

Friday 14 December, 10.00am-5.00pm at Hungerford Library.

Refreshments provided – For more information, please contact the library.

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http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35190

Pop-up Art Shop @ Hungerford Hub & Library
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Pop-up Art Shop @ Hungerford Hub & Library | England | United Kingdom
    • Showcasing beautiful gifts, hand-made by local artists and crafters – definitely not on the high street!
    • The pop-up shop will be open on Friday 14th December, in time for Hungerford’s Christmas Extravaganza.
    • Everything sold in The Curve will be original and unique, with 10% of sales (20% on cards) going to Hungerford Library & Community Trust, the charity established to support Hungerford Hub.
    • 10am-7pm, Friday 14th December
    • 10am-5.30pm, Saturday 15th December
Family History Sessions @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Family History Sessions

Friday mornings at Newbury Library.

Free practical advice from the Berkshire Family History Society.

To book a session, please contact the library: 01635 519900

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Play Bridge @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Dec 14 @ 10:45 am – 12:45 pm
Play Bridge @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Play Bridge

Beginners and experienced players welcome, every Friday, 10.45am-12.45pm at Theale Library.

No need to book, just drop in.

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

 

Rhymetime @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom

Rhymetime

For 0-4 years, Fridays 11.00-11.30am, term time only at Lambourn 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/30283

Storytime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Storytime for 3 to 5 years

Every Friday, 11.00-11.30am at Newbury Library

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS STORYTIME – 7th & 14th DECEMBER!

For more information, please contact the library.

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

Fish and Fizz Friday at The Harrow at Little Bedwyn @ The Harrow at Little Bedwyn
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fish and Fizz Friday at The Harrow at Little Bedwyn @ The Harrow at Little Bedwyn | Little Bedwyn | England | United Kingdom

Throughout the year, whenever we offer a special seafood menu, demand is huge and so we have decided to make Friday a designated day of Fish and Fizz.  Our six-course tasting menu (£60) will be full of seafood with a specially selected flight of maritime influenced wines.  And if you needed an even better excuse, why not kick the menu off with a free glass of fizz!  Just remember to mention ‘Fizz and Fish’ when you book.

Note: Fish and Fizz is available from 12 noon to 2pm and 7pm to 9pm every Friday up to and including Friday 14 December. Pre-booking is essential.

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn, owned and run by Sue and Roger Jones, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in the Autumn.  As well as receiving worldwide accolades for its food, The Harrow has also been critically acclaimed for its 900-bin wine list. For more information, click here.

English Conversation Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
English Conversation Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom

English Conversation Group

For non-English speakers – Every Friday, 2.00-3.00pm at Lambourn Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

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

Craft and Colouring Club @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Dec 14 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Craft and Colouring Club @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Craft and Colouring Club (for adults)

Fridays, 2.15-3.30pm at Theale Library (Starts 7th September)

Bring along your craft project to work on or your felt pens and enjoy a char while you’re being creative. We do have some materials for you to use, colouring pencils and wool etc.

For more information, please contact the library:

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

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

Art Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Dec 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Art Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library | England | United Kingdom

Art Group

Every Friday, 2.30-4.30pm at Thatcham Library

Bring your paints, pastels or pencils.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Storytelling session @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 4:20 pm
Storytelling session @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

Storytelling Session for 7-10 years

Every Friday at Hungerford library, from 4pm.

Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please contact the library

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http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35321

Hungerford Christmas Extravaganza @ Hungerford High Street
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hungerford Christmas Extravaganza @ Hungerford High Street | England | United Kingdom
  • Come and enjoy the annual Extravaganza festivities and beautiful Christmas Lights,
  • parade led by the Reading Scottish Pipe Band at 7.15pm
  • featuring Father Christmas
  • Hungerford Theatre Company
  • Hungerford Churches Together
  • street food
  • community stalls
  • Father Christmas on his magical wheels
  • funfair
  • and lots more..

If you would like to make lanterns to carry in the parade, come along to the lantern making workshops on Saturday 1 and 8 December in the afternoon (time and place TBD).

 

 

 

 

Gardening Club @ Hungerford Library
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Gardening Club @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

Gardening Club

Second Friday of the month, 5.30-6.30pm 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

Christmas Sing-Along @ Market Pl, Newbury
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Christmas Sing-Along @ Market Pl, Newbury | England | United Kingdom

It’s going to sound’ a lot like Christmas at the Newbury Christmas Sing-Along, the festive event for the community, featuring tribute act Ultimate Bublé.

Greenham Trust, working in partnership with Visit Newbury is bringing a festive, musical extravaganza to Newbury this Christmas. The Newbury Christmas Sing-Along, featuring the UK’s leading Bublé tribute act, local choirs and the Cold Ash Brass band will take place in the town’s Market Place on Friday 14 December 2018.

With opportunities for everyone to sing-along to their Christmas favourites, the event is the perfect way for the whole community to get into the Christmas spirit. Local choirs will perform seasonal songs throughout the town centre, and then come together for the traditional and powerful 1000 Voices rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas.

We are thrilled to have the support of local music teachers, Nic and Sarah Cope. They are working with the local school choirs to help the children practise the carols before performing for the community,” said Chris Boulton, Chief Executive of Greenham Trust.

We are also pleased to welcome the award-winning Cold Ash Brass band – the perfect festive accompaniment to our musical extravaganza. And the event wouldn’t be complete without the sounds of Bublé, so we are particularly delighted that the grand finale is the UK’s leading Bublé tribute act, Ultimate Bublé.

The event starts in The Market Place at 18:00, ends at 21:00 and is free for the whole community to participate in. Festive refreshments will be available for all, while younger children can add some funfair magic to their evening.

We are delighted to be partnering with Greenham Trust to make this Christmas event fantastic for the community,” said Russell Downing of Newbury BID.

“Everyone is welcome, and no booking is required, simply register your interest in attending the event on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you in your festive jumpers and hats and hearing your voices at Newbury’s first Christmas Sing-Along.”

For more information about the Newbury Christmas Sing-Along, please visit http://www.greenhamtrust.com

If you’d like to help spread the word to friends, family, neighbours and colleagues, visit the Greenham Trust’s Facebook event page to register your interest and share posts.

It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas!

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=greenham%20common%20trust

Sing For Fun Community Choir @ Shaw House
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sing For Fun Community Choir @ Shaw House | England | United Kingdom

Come along for an uplifting evening of festive music. The programme will be packed full of popular seasonal songs that will bring back happy memories for people of all ages. What a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit, in an atmosphere of fun and friendliness!

About the choir Sing for Fun was founded by Jane Dunton in 2004 with the aim of providing adult community choirs accessible to everyone regardless of experience. Over the years she has brought singers and non-singers together with fantastic results! http://www.singforfun.co.uk

Hungerford Board Games Night @ Hungerford Town Hall
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Hungerford Board Games Night @ Hungerford Town Hall | United Kingdom

Due to the success of the first couple of Hungerford games nights this year, the organisers are making it a regular club on the second Friday of each month.

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 and socialise.

Dec
15
Sat
2018
Crafts for Christmas @ Vale & Downland Museum
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Crafts for Christmas @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Unique handmade gifts for Christmas are available to buy at the Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage – the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping.

From 17 November – 22 December.

The museum is open from Monday to Saturday, 9:30am – 4pm.

Newbury’s First Living Advent Calendar @ Newbury
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Newbury's First Living Advent Calendar @ Newbury | Newbury | England | United Kingdom

Newbury’s First Living Advent Calendar is inspired by an idea that began in Stockholm and will run every day from 1st until 24th December. Like a traditional children’s advent calendar, a newly decorated window or door will be unveiled by a local amenity, business or resident, who will entertain you with a surprise festive treat. The event – which will remain secret until the day and run typically for 15 minutes – can include songs, dance, music, food, sketches, poetry as well as more bespoke entertainment, all with a festive twist. Come along and enjoy the magic Of Christmas with us.

Note that the time varies from day to day!  It starts on 1st December, ends on 24th December.  Here are the daily locations:

  1. West Berkshire Museum
  2. Shaw House
  3. 76 Craven Road
  4. 69 Gloucester Road
  5. 7 West Mills
  6. The Real Macaron Company
  7. Inn at Home
  8. No 96 Fumishings (Pound Street)
  9. Cow & Cask
  10. St Nicolas Church
  11. Hogan Music & Academy
  12. LK Beauty (formerly Secrets Nail & Beauty)
  13. 9 Gloucester Road
  14. Ryan’s Antiques
  15. Empire Cafe
  16. Tow path opposite Monkey Bridge Moorings (past bridge out of town. bring a torch!)
  17. 95 Russell Road
  18. 33 Gloucester Road
  19. Corn Exchange
  20. Berkshire School of English
  21. ACE Space
  22. Pageant Party
  23. 26 Gloucester Road
  24. 42 Russell Road
Winter Competitions & Scavenger Hunt @ Thatcham Library
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Winter Competitions & Scavenger Hunt @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Winter Competitions for children

Colouring competitions for under 5’s and 6-11’s – FREE to enter, 1-29 December.

Festive scavenger hunt for all ages – Drop in event, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 December.

For more information and to collect an entry sheet, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35325