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2019
7:30 pm Call Me By Your Name – Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
Call Me By Your Name – Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Call Me By Your Name - Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
A Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, and Written by James IvoryWINNER BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY ACADEMY AWARD. Nominated for Four Oscars. Call Me by Your Name is the[...]
Feb
16
Sat
2019
9:30 am Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Feb 16 @ 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[...]
10:00 am Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage
Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom
This one-day workshop will cover: taps (changing washers and re-seating), fitting speed-fit and compression connections and pressure testing, cutting pipes and soldering, household isolation valves and an overview of various fittings.
10:15 am Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 16 @ 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: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35195
10:30 am ‘Love Hue’ Art Club @ Hungerford... @ Hungerford Library
‘Love Hue’ Art Club @ Hungerford... @ Hungerford Library
Feb 16 @ 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[...]
2:30 pm Newbury Library Book Group – Sat... @ Newbury Library
Newbury Library Book Group – Sat... @ Newbury Library
Feb 16 @ 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[...]
7:30 pm Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park
Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park | East Challow | England | United Kingdom
Upcoming Concerts at the Hall at Challow Park This Saturday, February 16th, 7.30pm Simon Watterton (piano) Here is his full programme: J.S.Bach – Prelude and Fugue in A flat Major from Book 1 of the[...]
7:45 pm Woodlanders Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Woodlanders Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Feb 16 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Woodlanders 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[...]
8:00 pm Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space
Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space | England | United Kingdom
  Devon based duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called ‘stand out new Folk’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine. Their 2015 indie release ‘The Burning Low EP’ has garnered airplay[...]
8:00 pm Open Mic in Aldbourne @ Crown Inn
Open Mic in Aldbourne @ Crown Inn
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Mic in Aldbourne @ Crown Inn | Aldbourne | England | United Kingdom
I’m super excited to announce that Open Mic is back at THE CROWN in Aldbourne! We used to have fantastic nights with immense talent when the wonderful Anna Page was hosting them. Come and show[...]

Local Author Geraldine McCaughrean Wins Top Awards

Congratulations to Great Shefford author Geraldine McCaughrean who this week has won the prestigious Carnegie award (for the second time) and the Indie Bookshop Awards in the Children’s Category last week for her latest children’s book Where the World Ends. This gripping novel is based on a true story from 1727 of men and boys stranded on a St Kilda sea stac after their rescue boat fails to arriveSurely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they’ve been abandoned – cold, starving and clinging to life, in the grip of a murderous ocean. How will they survive?

Geraldine McCaughrean has written over 160 children’s books and has been described as ‘one of the greatest living children’s authors’ by The Bookseller

Geraldine chose Hungerford Bookshop during Independent Bookshop week to celebrate her IBW win. “It’s fantastic to have such a renowned children’s writer on our doorstep, and lovely to mark her win during a week-long celebration of Independent Bookshops,” says Emma from the bookshop who has signed copies of the award-winning book on sale.

Here is a short video of the award presentation on Wednesday 29 June:

Nicola Chester, John O’Gaunt School Librarian, who attended the presentation, remarked “What a thrill it was for our students to meet with double-award winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, in our very own local bookshop, before her (renewed) fame goes international! What a scoop! We saw her receive her Independent Bookshop Children’s Book Award and chatted to her too – she was wonderfully funny, approachable and (unnecessarily) humble.

“Geraldine showed us her Carnegie Medal which positively glowed – and is rarer than an Olympic Gold Medal! We were also able to tell Geraldine how much she is loved by local school children – many John O’Gaunt students remember her school or Newbury Library visits fondly and have their favourites among her books. We are so fortunate to have a dynamic, Award-winning Bookshop on our doorstep too – it’s always an inspiring experience just to step in the door and our students love it.”

Click here for Geraldine’s interview on 4LEGS Radio (from 37:20) about her inspiration for the story, what the award means to her and the dangers of accidentally having a novel title similar to a very different genre of book…

 

Top photo: John O’Gaunt students Evie Chester, Rosie Chester (Inkpen Primary),  Ceara Fowkes and Molly Rixon with Geraldine

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