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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
24
Fri
2019
all-day Newbury Spring Festival @ various
Newbury Spring Festival @ various
May 24 all-day
Newbury Spring Festival @ various
Everybody is enthusing about the programme for the 41st Newbury Spring Festival. One of the most popular and successful festivals in the South of England, this is a chance to see world-class artists on your doorstep at[...]
9:30 am Family History Sessions @ Thatch... @ Thatcham library
Family History Sessions @ Thatch... @ Thatcham library
May 24 @ 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 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/
9:30 am Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
May 24 @ 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[...]
9:30 am Shefford Craft Group @ Great Shefford Village Hall
Shefford Craft Group @ Great Shefford Village Hall
May 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Shefford Craft Group @ Great Shefford Village Hall | Great Shefford | England | United Kingdom
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[...]
9:30 am Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum
Wantage Country Market @ Vale & Downland Museum
May 24 @ 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[...]
10:00 am Craft & Chat @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Craft & Chat @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
May 24 @ 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
10:30 am Family History Sessions @ Newbur... @ Newbury Library
Family History Sessions @ Newbur... @ Newbury Library
May 24 @ 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
10:45 am Play Bridge @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Play Bridge @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
May 24 @ 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  
11:00 am Rhymetime @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Rhymetime @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
May 24 @ 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

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Jun
1
Sat
2019
Wantage Comicon and Family Film Expo @ King Alfred Academy
Jun 1 all-day

Don’t miss The Toy Planet’s biggest comicon ever featuring exciting guests from Hollywood!

Clem So – Actor from Dr Who, and Star Wars

Virginia Haye – Actor from Mad Max, and Farscape

Mike Capozzla – Actor/ Comedian, Men In Black: International

Bill Hargreaves – Puppet Creator, Worked on various puppets from StarWars and The Muppets

Ewan MacIntosh – Actor from The Office (UK)

Oscar Winner Ben Morris – visual effects supervisor and creative director at Industrial Light & Magic and founding member of the company’s London studio. Most recently, Ben was the visual effects supervisor for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Alfonso Cuarón’s thriller GRAVITY.

Take your photo with a replica of the Delorean from Back to the Future, and try out an Escape Room experience.

Book online here

or

Tickets are also available in the shop, located at: 5-7 Mill Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9AB

Lego Club @ Thatcham Library
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library | Thatcham | England | United Kingdom

Lego Club

For ages 5+ (children under 8 will need to be accompanied by an adult)

First Saturday of the month, 10.30am-12.00pm at Thatcham Lirbary.

Free of charge, no need to book, just drop in.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35194

Jun
4
Tue
2019
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday Book Group

First Tuesday of the month, 10.00-11.00am at Mortimer 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/30284

Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity & Style @ Town Hall
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity & Style @ Town Hall | England | United Kingdom

We all write, all the time: books, blogs, tweets, emails, emails, emails – and we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help. He’ll impart some of his wisdom as he talks to bestselling novelist Rachel Joyce on June 4th in an evening event at Hungerford Town Hall.

As copy chief at the legendary publisher Random House, Dreyer has upheld the standards of literacy for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike – not to mention his followers on social media – for playfully, brilliantly deconstructing the English language. Dreyer’s English is the distillation of everything he has learned from copyediting thousands of books, the perfect guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward.

Both authoritative and amusing, Dreyer’s English offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en-dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, including why it’s OK to begin a sentence with “And” or “But” and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, including “very,” “rather,” “of course,” and the dreaded “actually.”

Stuffed with advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and – perhaps best of all – an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.

Benjamin Dreyer lives in New York but to celebrate the UK edition of his bestselling guide (this edition is written in British English, and includes a new foreword about the abundant differences inherent the English language, spoken and written around the world) he will be coming to the UK for one week visiting a handful of bookshops – and we are pleased to say our local Hungerford Bookshop is one of them.

He will be speaking to the much-loved and best-selling novelist Rachel Joyce (her novels include The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry) in an evening which should be as entertaining as informative.

 

Jun
7
Fri
2019
Pangbourne Library Book Group @ Pangbourne Library
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pangbourne Library Book Group @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Pangbourne Library Book Group

First Friday of the month, 2.00-3.00pm at Pangbourne Library.

For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35193

Jun
14
Fri
2019
Wantage Museum Book Group @ Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm
Wantage Museum Book Group @ Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

The Museum Book Group enjoy a wide selection of books with all members choosing their reading list then they get together in the Museum Cafe every second Friday of the month.  It is free to attend please support the Cafe while you are there.

For more information and to join call the Museum or email (see above for details).

Unbreakable: The Woman Who Defied the Nazis in the World’s Most Dangerous Horse Race @ The Croft Hall
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Unbreakable: The Woman Who Defied the Nazis in the World's Most Dangerous Horse Race @ The Croft Hall | England | United Kingdom

Czechoslovakia, October 1937. Europe’s youngest democracy is on its knees. Millions are mourning the death of the nation’s founding father, the saintly Tomas Masaryk.

Across the border, the Third Reich is menacing – and plotting to invade. In the Czechoslovak heartlands, vast crowds have gathered to watch the threatened nation’s most prestigious sporting contest: the Grand Pardubice steeplechase. Notoriously dangerous, the race is considered the ultimate test of manhood and fighting spirit.

The Nazis, as usual, have sent their paramilitary elite: SS officers schooled to be Hitler’s most ruthless enforcers. Their mission: to crush – yet again – the “subhuman Slavs”. The local cavalry officers have no hope of stopping them.

But there is one other contestant: a silver-haired countess riding a little golden mare… The story of Lata Brandisova is one of the strangest and most inspiring in all sport. Born into privilege, she spent much of her life in poverty.

Modest and shy, she refused to accept the constraints society placed on her because of her gender. Instead, with quiet courage, she repeatedly achieved what others said was impossible. The scandal of her first attempt to ride in Pardubice reverberated across Europe.

Ten years later, she became her nation’s figurehead in its darkest hour. Then came retribution… UNBREAKABLE is a tale of courage, heartbreak and defiance, in an age of prejudice and fear.

In the background are forces – sexism, class hatred, nationalism – whose shadows darken today’s world too. In the foreground are eccentric aristocrats, socialite spies, daredevil jockeys – and a race so brutal that some consider merely taking part in it a sign of insanity. At its heart is a unique hero, and a unique love affair between a woman and a horse.

Join writer Richard Askwith as he tells us this remarkable story, before answering questions and signing copies of the book.
Jul
2
Tue
2019
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday Book Group

First Tuesday of the month, 10.00-11.00am at Mortimer 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/30284

Jul
5
Fri
2019
Pangbourne Library Book Group @ Pangbourne Library
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pangbourne Library Book Group @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Pangbourne Library Book Group

First Friday of the month, 2.00-3.00pm at Pangbourne Library.

For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35193

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library | Thatcham | England | United Kingdom

Lego Club

For ages 5+ (children under 8 will need to be accompanied by an adult)

First Saturday of the month, 10.30am-12.00pm at Thatcham Lirbary.

Free of charge, no need to book, just drop in.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35194

Jul
12
Fri
2019
Wantage Museum Book Group @ Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm
Wantage Museum Book Group @ Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

The Museum Book Group enjoy a wide selection of books with all members choosing their reading list then they get together in the Museum Cafe every second Friday of the month.  It is free to attend please support the Cafe while you are there.

For more information and to join call the Museum or email (see above for details).

Aug
2
Fri
2019
Pangbourne Library Book Group @ Pangbourne Library
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pangbourne Library Book Group @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Pangbourne Library Book Group

First Friday of the month, 2.00-3.00pm at Pangbourne Library.

For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35193

Aug
3
Sat
2019
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library | Thatcham | England | United Kingdom

Lego Club

For ages 5+ (children under 8 will need to be accompanied by an adult)

First Saturday of the month, 10.30am-12.00pm at Thatcham Lirbary.

Free of charge, no need to book, just drop in.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35194

Aug
6
Tue
2019
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday Book Group

First Tuesday of the month, 10.00-11.00am at Mortimer 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/30284

Aug
9
Fri
2019
Wantage Museum Book Group @ Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm
Wantage Museum Book Group @ Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

The Museum Book Group enjoy a wide selection of books with all members choosing their reading list then they get together in the Museum Cafe every second Friday of the month.  It is free to attend please support the Cafe while you are there.

For more information and to join call the Museum or email (see above for details).

Sep
3
Tue
2019
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday Book Group

First Tuesday of the month, 10.00-11.00am at Mortimer 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/30284

Sep
6
Fri
2019
Pangbourne Library Book Group @ Pangbourne Library
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pangbourne Library Book Group @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Pangbourne Library Book Group

First Friday of the month, 2.00-3.00pm at Pangbourne Library.

For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35193

Sep
7
Sat
2019
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library
Sep 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library | Thatcham | England | United Kingdom

Lego Club

For ages 5+ (children under 8 will need to be accompanied by an adult)

First Saturday of the month, 10.30am-12.00pm at Thatcham Lirbary.

Free of charge, no need to book, just drop in.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35194

Sep
13
Fri
2019
Wantage Museum Book Group @ Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm
Wantage Museum Book Group @ Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

The Museum Book Group enjoy a wide selection of books with all members choosing their reading list then they get together in the Museum Cafe every second Friday of the month.  It is free to attend please support the Cafe while you are there.

For more information and to join call the Museum or email (see above for details).

Oct
1
Tue
2019
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday Book Group

First Tuesday of the month, 10.00-11.00am at Mortimer 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/30284

Oct
4
Fri
2019
Pangbourne Library Book Group @ Pangbourne Library
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pangbourne Library Book Group @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Pangbourne Library Book Group

First Friday of the month, 2.00-3.00pm at Pangbourne Library.

For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35193

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library | Thatcham | England | United Kingdom

Lego Club

For ages 5+ (children under 8 will need to be accompanied by an adult)

First Saturday of the month, 10.30am-12.00pm at Thatcham Lirbary.

Free of charge, no need to book, just drop in.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35194

Oct
11
Fri
2019
Wantage Museum Book Group @ Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm
Wantage Museum Book Group @ Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

The Museum Book Group enjoy a wide selection of books with all members choosing their reading list then they get together in the Museum Cafe every second Friday of the month.  It is free to attend please support the Cafe while you are there.

For more information and to join call the Museum or email (see above for details).

Nov
1
Fri
2019
Pangbourne Library Book Group @ Pangbourne Library
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pangbourne Library Book Group @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Pangbourne Library Book Group

First Friday of the month, 2.00-3.00pm at Pangbourne Library.

For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35193

Nov
2
Sat
2019
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library | Thatcham | England | United Kingdom

Lego Club

For ages 5+ (children under 8 will need to be accompanied by an adult)

First Saturday of the month, 10.30am-12.00pm at Thatcham Lirbary.

Free of charge, no need to book, just drop in.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35194

Nov
5
Tue
2019
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday Book Group

First Tuesday of the month, 10.00-11.00am at Mortimer 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/30284

Nov
8
Fri
2019
Wantage Museum Book Group @ Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
Nov 8 @ 2:00 pm
Wantage Museum Book Group @ Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

The Museum Book Group enjoy a wide selection of books with all members choosing their reading list then they get together in the Museum Cafe every second Friday of the month.  It is free to attend please support the Cafe while you are there.

For more information and to join call the Museum or email (see above for details).

Dec
3
Tue
2019
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday Book Group

First Tuesday of the month, 10.00-11.00am at Mortimer 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/30284

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Pangbourne Library Book Group @ Pangbourne Library
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pangbourne Library Book Group @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Pangbourne Library Book Group

First Friday of the month, 2.00-3.00pm at Pangbourne Library.

For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35193

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library | Thatcham | England | United Kingdom

Lego Club

For ages 5+ (children under 8 will need to be accompanied by an adult)

First Saturday of the month, 10.30am-12.00pm at Thatcham Lirbary.

Free of charge, no need to book, just drop in.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35194