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Jan
17
Thu
2019
Newbury Library Book Group – Thursday @ Newbury Library
Jan 17 @ 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 17th January, 6.30-7.30pm – This month we’ll be reading ‘Mr Golightly’s Holiday’ by Salley Vickers)

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

Jan
18
Fri
2019
Family History Sessions @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Create a Happier Daily Life @ The Wellbeing Centre
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

vision board workshop newbury berkshire

A vision board workshop to help you bring about a happier daily life. A vision board is a powerful visual representation of your dreams and desires. It is a road map to success that helps you attract what you want in life.

Next date: Friday 19th October 10:00 – 16:00
£75 per day
with Ruth Amos

Book Online
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More details to follow soon..

Family History Sessions @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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.

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

 

Rhymetime @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Jan 18 @ 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.

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

Storytime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Jan 18 @ 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

Knit, Knot & Natter @ Vale & Downland Museum
Jan 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Knit, Knot & Natter @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Join the Museum Craft Group every 3rd Friday of the month at 1:30pm in the Museum Cafe.  Bring your own craft project or take tuition from one of the members.  It is free to attend, but please support the Cafe.

English Conversation Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Jan 18 @ 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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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

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

Craft and Colouring Club @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jan 18 @ 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:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Art Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
Jan 18 @ 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.

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

Mad Hatters Tea Party at Brendoncare, Froxfield @ Brendoncare Froxfield
Jan 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Mad Hatters Tea Party at Brendoncare, Froxfield @ Brendoncare Froxfield | Froxfield | England | United Kingdom

Join us at Froxfield’s Brendoncare on Friday 18th January, 3pm to 5.30pm, for a mad hatter’s tea party – all welcome.

 High-tea buffet served with tea, coffee and a sprinkle of madness!

Don’t be late… it’s a very important date!

 Please RSVP to Jodie on 01488 684916 or email frreception@brendoncare.org.uk

Board games for children @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library
Jan 18 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Board games for children @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Board Games for Children

Every Friday, 3.45-5.45pm at Mortimer Library

For children over 8 years

This is a FREE drop-in session. For more information, please contact the library.

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http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35192

Storytelling session @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Jan 18 @ 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

Bookworms Book Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bookworms Book Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library

Bookworms Book Group

Third Friday of the month, 5.30-6.30pm at Hungerford Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

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

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The Vagina Dialogues Motivational Event for Women @ Herongate Club
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Vagina Dialogues Motivational Event for Women @ Herongate Club | England | United Kingdom

A unique motivational event to help women reach their potential through laughter, learning and sharing.

This evening with Lis Allen is an opportunity for reflection, increased self-awareness and clarity about who we are and the importance of our role as women in the 21st century. It has been running on a regular basis since 2013.

The relaxed format of part-presentation and part-discussion enables women of all ages to come together and share their insights and experience of being mothered/being a mother in a supportive, fun and interesting way.  So far the age range of the participants has been between 14 and 88, and the event has been held in various cities in the UK, Sweden and Brisbane, Australia.

By the way, it’s an event that you can come to time and time again….there’s obviously a structure to the evening but there are always new people in the room who ask different questions/bring different insights.  It’s like reading a book which you pick up again in six months time and think, “How on earth did I miss that!”

Ladies, bring your female friends and family. You may learn something that could change your life, or even better, maybe you’ll inspire someone else. Guaranteed thought-provoking and FUN – see you there.

Lis and the team x

NB ~ BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS EVENT – it usually sells out, so there won’t be tickets available on the door. Book NOW to avoid disappointment!  If you come in a group of 5 or more, you can all benefit from 20% discount on the full price. Email info@lisallen.com for the discount code. If you wish to pay by cheque or BACS, let us know via the same email address and we can raise an invoice.

WARNING! NB: One VERY important thing to note, this event isn’t for everyone. Come if you’re female and over 14, you’re non-judgmental, curious and have an open mind – oh, and you want to make a difference in the world :

PS! This event has nothing to do with the Vagina Monologues show.  This event is unique, and the best possible description is it’s a respectful, facilitated conversation – isn’t that what’s missing in today’s society? 

Jan
19
Sat
2019
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall | England | United Kingdom
Aldworth’s community-run Saturday Market is now in Aldworth’s beautiful, newly-built village hall (RG8 9SE).  The hall is off Bell Lane adjoining the recreation/cricket field with a children’s playground next to the hall.
The Market runs from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon every week except the last two Saturdays in August.  Stalls vary each week, but we always have lots of fresh produce, homemade cakes, local eggs, Fairtrade groceries, plants and flowers in season, sweets, refreshments and a friendly welcome.  Craft and other food stalls visit regularly and we love to feature charity stalls too.
For market details, or to arrange to have a stall, please contact Kathy on 01635 578090
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jan 19 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Storytime for children under 5 years

Every Saturday, 10.15-10.45am at Theale Library.

For more information, please contact the library:

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http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35195

‘Love Hue’ Art Club @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
'Love Hue' Art Club @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

Love Hue Art Club

For 7 years + (children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult)

3rd Saturday of the month. 10.30am-12.00pm at Hungerford Library

£2 per person – For more information, please contact the library

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

The Secret Garden Wassail @ Queens Park
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Secret Garden Wassail @ Queens Park | England | United Kingdom

https://www.facebook.com/secretgardenswindon/

Come and wish our apple trees an abundance of fruit and bring kazoos, drums, pots and spoons to drive out the spirits and awaken Old Man Apple! Then hang a wish for 2019 on an apple tree and enjoy hot drinks, cake and drumming from Bang to Rites!

The Secret Garden is on the Drove Road side of Queen’s Park, Swindon, east of the large grassed area known as the Glade. All welcome to this FREE event!

Saturday, 19 January 2019 from 12:00-14:00

All Hail the Wassail

Newbury Library Book Group – Saturday @ Newbury Library
Jan 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group – Saturday @ Newbury Library

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 19th January 2.30-3.30pm, reading ‘Conclave’ Robert Harris)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

The Big Enormous Present @ The Beacon
Jan 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Big Enormous Present @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom

A mysterious present has appeared in the school playground. Who can it possibly be for? Jack, Dot or Polly? What could be waiting inside? Find out in this 50 minute play for ages 3-8.

The Big ENORMOUS Present explores the pressures of fitting in, where we find happiness and how giving can sometimes feel as good as receiving…

 

Reviews

‘Exciting, funny and deeply poignant, The Big Enormous Present was an absolute gift’. – Chichester Observer

 

Tickets

£10 tickets | £36 Family Ticket for 4

Lantivet Duo @ Challow Park
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lantivet Duo @ Challow Park | East Challow | England | United Kingdom

Upcoming Concerts at the Hall at Challow Park

Saturday January 19th, 2019, at 7.30pm.

The Lantivet Duo; Anna Brigham (violin) & Brendan Musk (piano)

  • J. S. Bach, C min Sonata BWV 1017
  • George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess selections arr. Heifetz
  • Johannes Brahms, Sonata in G major
  • Bela Bartok, Romanian Dances

The Lantivet duo first played together in the basement of a piano shop in west London. Over a feast of Lebanese mezze, they decided that they should do it again in some more exotic venues.

Anna and Brendan both enjoy a varied life as freelance musicians. Anna is a member of the Florian quartet, and has appeared with groups such as the Dante quartet and the 12 ensemble. She loves projects that interact with audiences in different ways. Recent chamber projects include a complete sensory immersion for a blindfolded audience, and school workshops where children created their own story in response to a Beethoven string quartet. She also plays regularly with a number of orchestras, including the Philharmonia and Halle, and can be heard on the soundtracks to the Smurfs, the Mummy, and upcoming Attenborough documentary, “Our Planet”.

Brendan was a winner at the Moray International Piano Competition, and went on to study music at Cambridge, where he held an Instrumental Award for Chamber Music. Brendan loves accompanying and coaching students for exams, as well as being a committed teacher. When not moonlighting as pianist for the Lantivet duo, Brendan spends his days playing the trumpet. He specialises in baroque trumpet and pop/funk music. This has taken him to an eclectic mix of venues, from the Wigmore Hall to Pizza Express!

Anna and Brendan are both members of the Multi-Story Orchestra, doing concerts and outreach projects in car parks with the aim of making music enjoyable for as many people as possible. Inspired by this, the Lantivet duo try to promote an atmosphere of inclusiveness and creativity in their performances.

Future Concerts in 2019:

  • Sat Feb 16 Simon Watterton (piano) includes Schumann “Carnival” & Beethoven F minor Sonata.
  • Sat March 16 Paul Turner (piano) includes Schubert “Wanderer” Fantasie & Beethoven Sonata in C maj.Op.2.
  • Sat May 11 The Pavlova Wind Ensemble play Schubert’s great Wind Octet.
  • Sat June 8 David Michel (piano): programme to be confirmed
  • Sat July 13th The Florian String Quartet play Britten’s stunning 2nd quartet

Tickets and Times:

Unless stated, all concerts start at 7.30pm and are usually finished by 9.30 -10pm.
Tickets are only available on the door and are priced at £12, under 18yrs go free.

Parking:

Parking is available at King Alfred’s Academy, which is opposite Challow Park.
There is parking available at Challow Park for those less able.

Copyright © 2018 Wantage Chamber Concerts, All rights reserved.

Talking Bollocks @ Herongate Club
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Talking Bollocks @ Herongate Club | England | United Kingdom

Would you like to create a better/even better relationship with the key women in your life?

Would you like to understand yourself better/even better/gain some valuable insights?

Do you want to have a fun, thought-provoking and inspiring night out?

If the answer to one or more of the questions above is a ‘yes’, then this event is definitely for you.

A lot of the women who come to the Vagina Dialogues event have said how they wish their menfolk could hear some of what’s discussed in the room. An important facet of that event is the fact that the women feel safe to explore their thoughts, anxieties and aspirations.  That happens for them by being in the room with women only, so men won’t ever be attending the Vagina Dialogues.

However, we think it’s important to give men the same opportunity to explore some new ideas in a facilitated conversation – after all, isn’t it true that lots of men say they never manage to get a word in edgeways?!

So, chaps, this is your moment, the men-only event. What’s going to happen/be discussed? To be perfectly honest, not sure! We start off looking at how women might experience the world and move on to whatever the men in the room wish to talk about. One thing’s for sure, though – you’ll have a really good time, you’ll go away with some food for thought AND you’ll get to talk and listen to a load of bollocks, along with a room full of other blokes! What’s not to like? Check out the videos from previous participants here, for a bit more info

www.lisallen.com/talking-bollocks

NB One important thing to point out, this isn’t a show, it’s an event.  Also, booking is essential as tickets aren’t available on the door, so book NOW to avoid disappointment 🙂   Please note that tickets are NOT refundable once issued. If you find yourself unable to come, please gift your ticket to a friend.

What do you need to bring?

  • An open mind

What do you need to do?

  • Invite your friends to come with you – 20% discount for groups of 4 or more

See you there!

Lis and the team

Woodlands Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Jan 19 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Woodlands Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall | Woodlands Saint Mary | England | United Kingdom

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Woodlands St Mary Village Hall to enjoy some of the finest live country music artists on the scene.  The events are open to all and include a large membership from The Lambourn Valley and Hungerford area.  The group is a friendly bunch who enjoy great music and dance.

To find out more please contact Rose & Dave Hawkins on 01488 72715

To kick off the year will be Mike McCoy on Saturday 19 January!

Saskia @ ACE Space
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Saskia

Saskia describes her songs as “a little too meaningful to be pop, and a little too contemporary to be folk”.  What we know is ACE Spacers who saw her supporting the Jaywalkers loved her music and we immediately booked her, along with her band, for this headline slot.
Saskia is a 26 year old independent English singer songwriter from London who tours the folk and acoustic scene year round. Frequently compared to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy for her pure, clear voice and nu-folk style repertoire, her music blends the classical simplicity of folks songs with contemporary moods, melodies and meaning.
Previously one of the worlds youngest Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists with a practice on Harley Street London, in 2014 she left it all behind to pursue a career in music. She has since had three releases, run three successful crowdfunding campaigns and won a substantial arts council grant to tour her debut album Gentle Heart (2016).

Saskia’s website

+ Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks is a music journalist, guitarist and singer of traditional folk songs. While he’s perhaps better known for his guitar skills and his work on the Grizzly Folk website, his live shows are an amusing mix of folk song performance and conversation, throwing in tidbits of weird and wonderful information about the original singers and collectors that he has come across during his journalistic research.

The folk music press had these lovely things to say about his debut album, Songs from the Attic…

  • “His love for folk music manifests itself throughout this lovely album.” – Folk Radio UK
  • “Songs From the Attic is a genuine, carefully considered album which is made with a lot of heart. It deserves to be noticed.” – Bright Young Folk

Jon Wilks website

Tickets: £12 (£10 Early Bird – by 5 January or when limited tickets have been sold if earlier)

Tickets are available locally in advance from Hogan Music with no booking fee or click here to buy tickets from wegottickets

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The ACE Space bar usually stocks draught ale eg Good Old Boy (£3.50 pint), bottled / canned beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Interval drinks may be ordered in advance. Note bar is cash only.

Seating is normally informally grouped around tables in the main hall. Come early for the best choice of seats.

N.B. Due to nearby construction work, there is no car parking and very restricted turning capacity at the venue so please use the nearby car parks (£2 for the evening) or look for on-street parking other than in St Nicholas Road, so as not to inconvenience local residents. Most parking spaces in Bartholomew Street are free after 6pm.

8pm start  (Doors open: 7.30pm)