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Oct
18
Fri
2019
all-day Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham Venues Various
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham Venues Various
Oct 18 all-day
Thatcham Festival @ Thatcham Venues Various | Thatcham | England | United Kingdom
9 days of free arts and community events. With author talks on heritage, fiction and non fiction, music events from Cold Ash Brass Band to open mic acoustic nights, family events such as Thatcham Apple[...]
9:30 am Art Exhibition – Vale & Downland... @ Vale & Downland Museum
Art Exhibition – Vale & Downland... @ Vale & Downland Museum
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Art Exhibition - Vale & Downland Museum @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
Come and experience LiterArties and their images and words… Art exhibition in the gallery: 14th October to 2nd November As artists our styles include a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums. As writers[...]
9:30 am LiterArties Exhibition @ Vale & Downland Museum
LiterArties Exhibition @ Vale & Downland Museum
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
LiterArties Exhibition @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
A collection of work from the artists and authors of LiterArties. LiterArties are a group of Oxfordshire writer-artists, all published authors and exhibiting artists. Some are professional artists, others are amateurs with varying degrees of[...]
9:30 am Shefford Craft Group @ Great Shefford Village Hall
Shefford Craft Group @ Great Shefford Village Hall
Oct 18 @ 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[...]
10:00 am Craft & Chat @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Craft & Chat @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Oct 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
10:00 am Workshop: Autumn Flowers @ Shaw House
Workshop: Autumn Flowers @ Shaw House
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Autumn Flowers @ Shaw House | England | United Kingdom
Workshop: Autumn Flowers Come along and create a beautiful Autumn floral display with a choice of three contemporary arrangements. Table Centrepiece: Create a beautiful display of seasonal foliage, flowers and dried fruits within a container[...]

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Oct
10
Thu
2019
Blaze’s Buddies @ West Berkshire Museum
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Blaze's Buddies @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom

Blaze’s Buddies

Come and meet Blaze, the museum dragon, and join in with an action poem, story, simple craft, treasure hunt and sing-a-long!

Held in the museum’s comfortable and child-friendly learning space, Blaze’s Buddies will encourage your child to take part in fun and interactive activities, including a simple craft, linked to the treasure (museum object) Blaze has found that day.

The session closes with a hunt to find a museum object or a sing-a-long.

Tickets are available from 10am on the day – places are allocated on a first come, first served basis as places are limited.

11.00am-11.30am

 

2019 (theme):

3rd Oct – Music

7th Nov – Hedgehogs

 

2020 (theme):

Feb 6 – Blaze the dragon

Mar 5 – Teapots

Apr 2 – Springtime

May 7 – Otters

June 4 – The canal

July 2 – Uniforms

Oct 1 – Pumpkins

Nov 5 – Music

 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksMuseum

Web: https://booking.westberks.gov.uk/heritage_events.html

 

Rhymetime @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library
Oct 10 @ 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

Oct
11
Fri
2019
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Oct 11 @ 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.

Campervan stories and crafts @ Newbury Library
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Campervan stories and crafts @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Meet children’s author Rachel Jane and hear all about the adventures of Milo and Lil the campervans. Then join in with our colouring and craft fun!

Friday 11 October, 11.00-11.30am

FREE drop-in event, for more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Rhymetime @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Oct 11 @ 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

Board games for children @ Mortimer Library
Oct 11 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Board games for children @ 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

The story of Ada Lovelace @ Hungerford Library
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The story of Ada Lovelace @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

The story of Ada Lovelace

The Story of Ada Lovelace for children 5-10 years. Storytime and activity inspired by the life of Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer.

All welcome to join us at this FREE event.

Friday 11 October 4.00-5.00pm.

For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Lego Club @ Burghfield Common Library
Oct 11 @ 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/

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Oct 12 @ 10:15 am – 10:35 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

Children’s Crafts @ Mortimer Library
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children's Crafts @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Children’s Crafts

Second Saturday of the month, 10.30am-12.00pm.

For more information, please contact the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30284

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

 

Meet author Holly Webb @ Thatcham Library
Oct 12 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Meet author Holly Webb @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Meet author Holly Webb (for 5-11 years)

Hear Holly talk about some of her animal stories and take part in a winter-themed craft session.

Saturday 12 October 2.30-3.45pm at Thatcham Library.

This is a FREE event, but booking is essential: http:www.thatchamtc.eventbrite.co.uk

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Oct
13
Sun
2019
Step Up 4 Good 10k and Family Fun Runs 2019 @ Newbury Racecourse
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am

Step Up 4 Good 2019 is our fourth year and sees a transformation of venue, taking our annual Autumn race from the dramatic terrain of Greenham Common, to the state-of-the-art Newbury Racecourse on Sunday 13th October. Our popular event consists of three distances, starting with the Family-Mile/Para-Mile, 3K Fun Run and the Big 10K race, all taking place within the safe environment of Newbury Racecourse.

New for 2019 we are offering a unique all-inclusive event, for children under the age of 15. Those with a disability or impairment will have the opportunity to run/jog/walk a mile at their own pace after the Family-Mile runners have commenced and it is completely free to enter, thanks to sponsor – Swift Group, Newbury. We are very excited to be able to offer this and have received great support from UKA, Run Together, Activity Alliance, Sport in Mind and local ambassadors to raise awareness for disabled children in sport. Step Up 4 Good is a great challenge for children of all abilities, to enter and train towards.

Our popular 3K Fun Run is back by demand and is open to both adults and older children. This takes place on tarmac, there is no running on grass! There is also plenty of space for spectators to watch their little ones run by and cheer them along from the comfort of the undercover Grandstand.

The Big 10K race is a scenic single loop on road and hard packed paths, in and around the perimeter of the racecourse. The course is quick, flat and ideal for PB’s. Run under UK Athletics rules, it is a new fast race for competitive club athletes and aspiring runners looking for a scenic and friendly event. The route is fully marshalled, marked in kilometres, with a water station at the half way point. Every paid entry receives a personalised bib, chip-timing, tech t-Shirt and finisher medal.

Our indoor event village will be filled with a wonderful community buzz. Packed full of local charities, delicious food, refreshments, music and entertainment and lots more. Located at the iconic Racecourse, it’s going to be an exciting family event, with time to jog round with the kids and then run your own timed race, before finishing the day browsing the various stalls and food outlets within the Grandstand building. Run for fun or raise money for local community projects in the build up to race day. Greenham Trust wants to encourage every runner and supporter to get behind a local project, charity or appeal, or even register your own project as a fundraiser on The Good Exchange platform.

Lots of schools use our event as a fundraising opportunity. Greenham Trust are again giving local state primary and secondary schools, the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win £500 for a project of their choice. Each state school who registers 10 or more pupils to run, will automatically be entered into a prize draw for £500. So get your school signed up today, to be in with a chance of winning! Also new this year is our informative ‘Schools Toolkit’ available on our website. This offers a quick step-by-step guide for teachers and parents, with links to a selection of downloadable resources to make the organisation quick and simple. The entry process is now much quicker for groups and schools too, as you will see on the entryhub, the facility to add multiple runner entries in one transaction, is simple and easy to use.

We will also draw our third Golden Ticket during the trophy presentations. Each paid runner will be entered into a prize draw and the lucky winner will be invited to nominate a project on The Good Exchange, to receive £5000 in funding from Greenham Trust.

We are working with some of the best industry professionals – Racesolutions (Endure24/Royal Berks 10K)  and Eventrex, to make Step Up 4 Good 2019 bigger and better and we would love to see as many local schools as possible taking part. This event is a valuable addition to Greenham Trust’s annual community calendar, encouraging people to become more active and bringing individuals from all walks of life and abilities together, to raise money for charitable causes.

Help us make this Newbury’s biggest and most fun family running event!

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Oct
14
Mon
2019
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Oct 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.

Mini Music at Vale & Downland Museum @ Vale & Downland Museum
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Mini Music at Vale & Downland Museum @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Museum volunteers Sem, Maureen and Hazel are back with their very popular Mini Music at the Museum for the autumn/winter 2019 sessions.

Join in with traditional songs and rhymes accompanied by live music played on a variety of instruments.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Suggested donation of £1 per child.

Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Monday Rhymetime at Thatcham Library

Rhymetime for under 3’s at Thatcham Library.

Every Monday in term time, 10.00-10.20am.

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

Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

For under 5s – come and join Music Mondays.  Join in with traditional songs and rhymes accompanied by live music.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Spaces are limited so please book in advance by calling or e-mailing (see above), or pop into the Museum.

There is a suggested donation of £2 per family.

Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Oct 14 @ 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/

Oct
15
Tue
2019
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Oct 15 @ 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 @ Mortimer Library
Oct 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Rhymetime @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Rhymetime

Rhymetime for under 3 years, every Tuesday. 2.30-2.50pm at Mortimer Library. TERM TIME ONLY

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
16
Wed
2019
Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Library @ Wantage Library
Oct 16 @ 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

Rhyme Time for the under fives at Marlborough Library @ Marlborough Library
Oct 16 @ 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
Oct 16 @ 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 ONLY, 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
Oct 16 @ 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
Oct 16 @ 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

 

 

Oct
17
Thu
2019
Rhymetime/Storytime @ Pangbourne Library
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Rhymetime/Storytime @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Rhymetime/Storytime for 0 to 5 years

Alternating on Thursday in TERM TIME ONLY – 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/

Rhymetime @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library
Oct 17 @ 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

Oct
18
Fri
2019
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Oct 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.

Rhymetime @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Oct 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.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

The Tiger Who Came to Tea @ Newbury Library
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
The Tiger Who Came to Tea @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Storytime and craft activities at Newbury Library.

Friday 18 October, 11.00-11.45am.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

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