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May
20
Mon
2019
1:00 am Hoarding Awareness Week – 20th M...
Hoarding Awareness Week – 20th M...
May 20 @ 1:00 am – May 27 @ 6:00 pm
Hoarding Awareness Week - 20th May to 27th May
National Hoarding Awareness Week activities in West Berkshire from 20th to 27th May 2019   Jo Cooke, the founder of Tapioca Tidy and co-founder of Hoarding Disorders UK (a community interest company) is giving a[...]
May
27
Mon
2019
10:30 am Didcot Railway Push and Pull Ste... @ Didcot Railway Center
Didcot Railway Push and Pull Ste... @ Didcot Railway Center
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Didcot Railway Push and Pull Steam Event @ Didcot Railway Center | England | United Kingdom
This is a Steam Day, so you will be able to view their collections of locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings as described in the Centre Guide and in their Guidebook (available for purchase from their shop or[...]
10:30 am Science and Steaming Bank Holida... @ Crofton Beam Engines
Science and Steaming Bank Holida... @ Crofton Beam Engines
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Science and Steaming Bank Holiday Weekend at Crofton Beam Engines @ Crofton Beam Engines | Crofton | England | United Kingdom
Join us at our Bank Holiday steaming on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May, 10.30 – 4.30pm. Our beam engines will be in steam pumping over 10 tons of water a minute to[...]
11:00 am Open Studios 2019 @ Studio 67
Open Studios 2019 @ Studio 67
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Open Studios 2019 @ Studio 67 | England | United Kingdom
Studio 67 Shirley Cartey Janet Mary Ford Andi Mulholland Painting Sculpture Printmaking Mixed Media Open through May from 11am – 5pm 4/5/6/11/12/18/19/25/26/27 May
1:30 pm Afternoon Book Group @ Theale @ Theale Library
Afternoon Book Group @ Theale @ Theale Library
May 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Afternoon Book Group @ Theale @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Afternoon Book Group Last Monday of the month, 1.30-2.30pm at Theale Library. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35195
1:30 pm Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
May 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Duplo Play Sessions For toddlers and preschoolers: Mondays, 1.30-3.00pm all year round Wednesdays. 10.45am-12.15pm half-term and holidays An informal session to have fun with Duplo. Younger siblings welcome – we have a few baby toys to[...]
2:00 pm Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom
Coffee and Craft Every Monday in term time, 2.00-4.00pm at Pangbourne Library. Drop in and bring any craft with you. 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/
2:15 pm Family History Sessions @ Theale... @ Theale Library
Family History Sessions @ Theale... @ Theale Library
May 27 @ 2:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Family History Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Family History Sessions Every Monday, 2.20pm-4.45pm at Theale Library. Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research. No need to book, just drop in. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook:[...]
May
28
Tue
2019
9:00 am Five-day National Pool Lifeguard... @ Northcroft Leisure Centre
Five-day National Pool Lifeguard... @ Northcroft Leisure Centre
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Five-day National Pool Lifeguard Qualification at the Northcroft Leisure Centre @ Northcroft Leisure Centre | England | United Kingdom
This course includes the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, First Aid at Work plus the AED module. Applicants must be 16 years old prior to the first date of the course and meet the following basic[...]
10:00 am Funfit Combo For Kids & Adults @ ZE-PT
Funfit Combo For Kids & Adults @ ZE-PT
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Funfit Combo For Kids & Adults @ ZE-PT | Greenham | England | United Kingdom
Keep up the fitness with Kate Duncan, Zak Elliot and the kids over the half term in a cool new fitness studio with lots of fun fitness elements including boxing! 2 HALF TERM FUN FITNESS classes for[...]

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May
27
Mon
2019
Didcot Railway Push and Pull Steam Event @ Didcot Railway Center
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Didcot Railway Push and Pull Steam Event @ Didcot Railway Center | England | United Kingdom

This is a Steam Day, so you will be able to view their collections of locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings as described in the Centre Guide and in their Guidebook (available for purchase from their shop or at the entrance) and enjoy the various facilities and exhibits.

Discover Brunel’s Broad Gauge and the 1930s Engine Shed. Visit the GWT Museum and their restoration workshops. Watch the modern pasenger and freight trains from their Picnic Area.

You can walk around the only surviving steam age loco depot in its original condition, and get up close to their large collection of locomotives which are so much more impressive when seen from ground level. Why not explore the rest of the centre including the Archie Trail, the Science Learning & Railways interactive exhibition and visit their shop and refreshment room?

In addition, you will be able to:

  • Ride in coaches from the 1930s behind some of their Great Western steam locomotives, or in their Steam Railmotor or Diesel Railcar. We have two running lines, ‘The Main Line’ and ‘The Branch Line’ with trains normally running on either or both of them. You may ride as many times as you like as there is no extra charge
  • Watch the trains go past. There are frequent journeys on their running lines so you will have plenty of opportunity to take photos from vantage points alongside the tracks as well as ride on the trains

Check their Locomotive Roster to see what we expect to be running on your next visit.

You can buy tickets online at any time prior to the day of your visit – or buy them at the entrance on arrival.

Science and Steaming Bank Holiday Weekend at Crofton Beam Engines @ Crofton Beam Engines
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Science and Steaming Bank Holiday Weekend at Crofton Beam Engines @ Crofton Beam Engines | Crofton | England | United Kingdom

Join us at our Bank Holiday steaming on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May, 10.30 – 4.30pm.

Our beam engines will be in steam pumping over 10 tons of water a minute to the top of the Kennet and Avon Canal, our friendly volunteers will be on hand to explain how things work, the Engineman’s Rest cafe will be open and we will be celebrating life at Crofton in the 1920s.

Talks

Saturday 25 May
“The most extraordinary man – the life and legacy of James Watt, 1736-1819”
by Dr Chris Rice. 12 noon.

“The Lunar Society of Birmingham”
by Dr Sally Dickson. 2:15pm

Sunday 26 May
“The Power to Change the World – James Watt: A Life in 50 Objects”
by Dr Malcolm Dick, followed by launch and signings of his new book of the same name. 2:15pm

Monday 27 May
“The Steam Engines of James Watt”
by Bill Whitehead. 2.15pm

Activities

Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
“Physics in the Freezer” – a fun talk and demonstration of the effects of liquid nitrogen and the science behind it. Presented by staff and pupils of Badminton School. 12:00 and 15:15 both days

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
Stirling Heat Engine Demonstration – a demonstration of how these engines work and the science and engineering behind them, as well as some physics tricks! Presented by the University of Bristol and sponsored by the Institute of Physics. Throughout the day, all three days

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
Mechatronics – a display and information about Crofton’s National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Mechatronics project and the fascinating things we are learning about the historic engines using advanced measurement techniques. Throughout the day, all three days

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
May 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Duplo Play Sessions

For toddlers and preschoolers:

  • Mondays, 1.30-3.00pm all year round
  • Wednesdays. 10.45am-12.15pm half-term and holidays

An informal session to have fun with Duplo. Younger siblings welcome – we have a few baby toys to play with as well.

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/

May
28
Tue
2019
Funfit Combo For Kids & Adults @ ZE-PT
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Funfit Combo For Kids & Adults @ ZE-PT | Greenham | England | United Kingdom
Keep up the fitness with Kate Duncan, Zak Elliot and the kids over the half term in a cool new fitness studio with lots of fun fitness elements including boxing!
2 HALF TERM FUN FITNESS classes for kids and or adults!!!
Tuesday May 28th10am 
10 places only in each class 🙂 Filling up fast! You must pre-book on 07562655877 or  zumbakat1234@gmail.com
Involving calming introduction, music, games with exercise including cardio, core work and stretching.
Anyone can do it!!
£6 each
ZE-PT and Kate Duncan
Unit 7 Galaxy House,
Greenham Business Park,
Greenham, Thatcham,
RG19 6HR
Thursday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Thursday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Thursday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library

Rhymetime for under 3’s – Songs, nursery rhymes and stories presented by the West Berkshire Central Family Hub.

Last Thursday of the month, 10.00-10.20am.

Fore more information, please contact the library:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

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

Inflatable Pool Session – May 2019 @ Hungerford Leisure Centre
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Inflatable Pool Session - May 2019 @ Hungerford Leisure Centre | England | United Kingdom

Fun inflatable session at the Hungerford Leisure Centre pool.

Participants must be able to swim.

Normal swimming prices apply  ie children £3.10 or £2.10 with West Berkshire card.

Family Nightjar Walk – Greenham Common @ Greenham Common
May 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join BBOWT on this short walk to Sandleford heath (from the Pyle Hill Car park), to witness the amazing night-time antics of the nightjar – the weird churring, the bizarre wing clapping and the enigmatic “gwip” call.

Having arrived back in May from their winter holidays in Africa, these birds are now setting up territories wherever they can find suitable heathland habitat for rearing their young .

Wrap up warm for this evening walk; the ground can be uneven so sturdy footwear is essential. Insect repellent is a good idea, as is a torch for the walk back to the cars by which time it will be almost dark. Binoculars may also be useful before it gets too dark.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted on the day.

May
29
Wed
2019
Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Library @ Wantage Library
May 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Library @ Wantage Library | United Kingdom

Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Library

Join in with our fun free Rhymetime sessions for the under-fives! There will be plenty of singing and nursery rhymes, as well as some soft toys and musical instruments to play with!

Choose from one of two sessions: 9.30am-10am or 10.30am-11am.

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries/find-library/wantage-library

Funfit Combo For Kids & Adults @ ZE-PT
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Funfit Combo For Kids & Adults @ ZE-PT | Greenham | England | United Kingdom
Keep up the fitness with Kate Duncan, Zak Elliot and the kids over the half term in a cool new fitness studio with lots of fun fitness elements including boxing!
2 HALF TERM FUN FITNESS classes for kids and or adults!!!
Tuesday May 28th10am 
10 places only in each class 🙂 Filling up fast! You must pre-book on 07562655877 or  zumbakat1234@gmail.com
Involving calming introduction, music, games with exercise including cardio, core work and stretching.
Anyone can do it!!
£6 each
ZE-PT and Kate Duncan
Unit 7 Galaxy House,
Greenham Business Park,
Greenham, Thatcham,
RG19 6HR
Mini Life-Savers Course @ Marlborough Rugby Football Club
May 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mini Life-Savers Course @ Marlborough Rugby Football Club | England | United Kingdom

This fun, hands-on first aid session for 5 – 9 year olds is taught by Louise Worsley, a qualified, enthusiastic trainer who is an ex-secondary school teacher, a primary school mum and DBS checked. The session is tailored to the age group and is full of practicals to make them fun and memorable:

Parents are not required to stay but can use the free car park and walk 10 minutes to the lovely shops and cafes on Marlborough high street.

The cost per person includes handouts, a certificate of attendance and nut-free refreshments.

Private groups for any ages can also be arranged so do get in touch if this date is not suitable.

Rhyme Time for the under fives at Marlborough Library @ Marlborough Library
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhyme Time for the under fives at Marlborough Library @ Marlborough Library | England | United Kingdom

Weekly rhyme time for little ones!

No booking required

Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

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
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

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
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

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

 

 

Teen Aiders First Aid Course @ Marlborough Rugby Football Club
May 29 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teen Aiders First Aid Course @ Marlborough Rugby Football Club | England | United Kingdom

Teenagers need skills and confidence to look after themselves and each other as they spend more time away from adults and are liable to take more risks causing injuries and illness, so knowing basic First Aid is vital.

The cost per person includes handouts, a certificate of attendance and nut-free refreshments.

These sessions are tailored to the age group and are full of practicals to make them fun and memorable.

Private groups for any ages can also be arranged so do contact Louise Worsley at 07887 562613 or hello@worsleytraining.co.uk if this date is not suitable.

 

Mats & Balls at Hungerford Swimming Pool @ Hungerford Leisure Centre
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mats & Balls at Hungerford Swimming Pool @ Hungerford Leisure Centre | England | United Kingdom

Fun mats and balls session at the Hungerford Leisure Centre pool.

Participants must be able to swim.

Normal swimming prices apply  ie children £3.10 or £2.10 with West Berkshire card.

May
30
Thu
2019
Rhymetime/Storytime @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Rhymetime/Storytime @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

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/

Half-term Family Bike Ride @ Old Mill Hall
May 30 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am
Half-term Family Bike Ride @ Old Mill Hall | Grove | England | United Kingdom

Offering youngsters a taster ride of about 10 miles around local villages. Meet at Old Mill Hall in Grove. Bring a water bottle!

Mats & Balls at Hungerford Swimming Pool @ Hungerford Leisure Centre
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mats & Balls at Hungerford Swimming Pool @ Hungerford Leisure Centre | England | United Kingdom

Fun mats and balls session at the Hungerford Leisure Centre pool.

Participants must be able to swim.

Normal swimming prices apply  ie children £3.10 or £2.10 with West Berkshire card.

Rhymetime @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library
May 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Rhymetime @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library | Burghfield Common | England | United Kingdom

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

May
31
Fri
2019
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
May 31 @ 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.

Rhymetime @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 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.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Storytime with Bella @ Newbury Library
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime with Bella @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Storytime with Bella for 3-5 years

Come and join us for a special Storytime will Bella, the friendly Pets As Therapy dog.

Friday 31 May, 11.00-11.30am. This is a FREE event, for more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35188

Mats & Balls at Hungerford Swimming Pool @ Hungerford Leisure Centre
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mats & Balls at Hungerford Swimming Pool @ Hungerford Leisure Centre | England | United Kingdom

Fun mats and balls session at the Hungerford Leisure Centre pool.

Participants must be able to swim.

Normal swimming prices apply  ie children £3.10 or £2.10 with West Berkshire card.

Board games for children @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library
May 31 @ 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.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Lego Club @ Burghfield Common Library
May 31 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Lego Club @ Burghfield Common Library | Burghfield Common | England | United Kingdom

Lego Club for age 5+

Every Friday & third Saturday of the month at Burghfield Common Library. 4.15-5.30pm.

FREE of charge, for more information, please contact the library. (Children under 8 will need to be accompanied by an adult)

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35189

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Jun
1
Sat
2019
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Jun 1 @ 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:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Craft Club @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Craft Club @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library | Burghfield Common | England | United Kingdom

Craft Club

First Saturday of the month, 10.30am-12.00pm at Burghfield Common Library.

Drop in for a special season session to make Christmas cards and decorations.

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