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Feb
20
Thu
2020
Dick Whittington and his Cat – Kintbury Panto
Feb 20 all-day
Dick Whittington and his Cat - Kintbury Panto

Thursday 20 Feb (7.30 pm)

Friday 21 Feb (3pm & 7.30 pm)

Saturday 22 Feb (1 pm & 6 pm)

Refreshments and evening bar available

Tickets £8 (adult) £6 (child or OAP)

Family discount £24 for 4 – max of 2 adults

On sale from Mon 27 January

Mon to Sat – 9.30 am to 11.30 am

Volunteer Office, Thatchers Yard

(No cards – cash or cheque only)

Email: ivan.osborne1@btinternet.com

Campervan stories & crafts @ Burghfield Common Library
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Campervan stories & crafts @ Burghfield Common Library | Burghfield Common | England | United Kingdom

Campervan stories & crafts

Campervan stories & crafts for under 7s – Thursday 20 February, 11.00-11.45am at Burghfield Common Library.

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!

FREE drop-in event, for more information: 01189 833632 | burghfieldlibrary@westberks.gov.uk

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

The Three Little Pigs @ Hungerford Library
Feb 20 @ 11:15 am – 11:50 am
The Three Little Pigs @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

The Three Little Pigs 

11.15-11.50am at Hungerford Library.

The Watermill Theatre presents this classic tale in a new show, adapted and performed by Lizzie Lewis, especially for children 2-6 years.

Advance booking essential, Adults: £5, children £2. Special rates for childminders and nurseries.

For more information and to book, please contact: 01488 682660 | hungerfordlibrary@westberks.gov.uk or ask in library.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35190

Halfterm Alpaca Party @ Trindledown NAWT
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Halfterm Alpaca Party @ Trindledown NAWT | Great Shefford | England | United Kingdom

Outdoor and crafty family fun!

The Three Little Pigs @ Pangbourne Library
Feb 20 @ 2:15 pm – 2:50 pm
The Three Little Pigs @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom
The Three Little Pigs at Pangbourne Library, 2.15-2.50pm.
 
The Watermill Theatre presents this classic tale in a new show, adapted and performed by Lizzie Lewis, especially for children 2-6 years.
 
Advance booking essential, Adults: £5, children £2. Special rates for childminders and nurseries.
 
For more information and to book, please contact: 01189 844117 | pangbournelibrary@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library.
Feb
21
Fri
2020
Dick Whittington and his Cat – Kintbury Panto
Feb 21 all-day
Dick Whittington and his Cat - Kintbury Panto

Thursday 20 Feb (7.30 pm)

Friday 21 Feb (3pm & 7.30 pm)

Saturday 22 Feb (1 pm & 6 pm)

Refreshments and evening bar available

Tickets £8 (adult) £6 (child or OAP)

Family discount £24 for 4 – max of 2 adults

On sale from Mon 27 January

Mon to Sat – 9.30 am to 11.30 am

Volunteer Office, Thatchers Yard

(No cards – cash or cheque only)

Email: ivan.osborne1@btinternet.com

Messy Museum Day – Funky forests @ West Berkshire Museum
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Messy Museum Day - Funky forests @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom

Messy Museum Day – Funky forests

Design your own woodland or forest using printing tiles, ink and cartridge paper and then take your final masterpiece home to decorate a room. Dress for mess!

Disposable aprons will be available for the activity but you are welcome to bring your own apron.

After the craft, have fun with the special trail looking at some museum objects made from wood.

West Berkshire Museum | Friday 21st February | 10am-3pm | drop-in | £2

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksMuseum

Campervan stories & crafts @ Thatcham Library
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Campervan stories & crafts @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Campervan stories & crafts

Campervan stories & crafts for under 7s – Friday 21 February, 10.30am-12.00am at Thatcham Library.

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!

FREE drop-in event, for more information: 01635 866049 | thatchamlibrary@westberks.gov.uk

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Fraud Scene Investigators @ Lambourn Library
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fraud Scene Investigators @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom
Fraud Scene Investigators
Friday 21 February at Lambourn Library, 10.30am-12.00pm.
 
Try something different this half-term! Examine the clues and evidence to help solve a fraud. 
FREE event but booking essential: 01488 71350 | lambournlibrary@westberks.gov.uk
Campervans stories & crafts @ Mortimer Library
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Campervans stories & crafts @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Campervans stories & crafts

Campervan stories & crafts for under 7s – Friday 21 February, 2.00-3.00pm at Mortimer Library.

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!

FREE drop-in event, for more information: 01189 332882 | mortimerlibrary@westberks.gov.uk

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Children’s Cooking Class @ Burghfield Common Library
Feb 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Children's Cooking Class @ Burghfield Common Library | Burghfield Common | England | United Kingdom

Children’s Cooking Class

Friday 21 February at Burghfield Common Library, from 2pm.
 
Learn new cookery skills and make healthy goodies to enjoy eating!
 
children up to 11 years are invited to join Katie Black from Cookery Doodle Doo for a fun afternoon of cooking.
 
£5 per child, which covers tuition and ingredients.
 
Numbers are limited for this activity and so advance booking is essential: 01189 833632 | burghfieldlibrary@westberks.gov.uk.
Feb
22
Sat
2020
Dick Whittington and his Cat – Kintbury Panto
Feb 22 all-day
Dick Whittington and his Cat - Kintbury Panto

Thursday 20 Feb (7.30 pm)

Friday 21 Feb (3pm & 7.30 pm)

Saturday 22 Feb (1 pm & 6 pm)

Refreshments and evening bar available

Tickets £8 (adult) £6 (child or OAP)

Family discount £24 for 4 – max of 2 adults

On sale from Mon 27 January

Mon to Sat – 9.30 am to 11.30 am

Volunteer Office, Thatchers Yard

(No cards – cash or cheque only)

Email: ivan.osborne1@btinternet.com

Feb
23
Sun
2020
The Three Little Pigs @ Newbury Library
Feb 23 @ 11:15 am – 11:50 am
The Three Little Pigs @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

The Three Little Pigs at Newbury Library, 11.15-11.50pm – Sunday 23 February.

The Watermill Theatre presents this classic tale in a new show, adapted and performed by Lizzie Lewis, especially for children 2-6 years.

Advance booking essential, Adults: £5, children £2. Special rates for childminders and nurseries.

For more information and to book, please contact: 01635 519900 | library@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Feb
25
Tue
2020
Kids Pancake Day at the Crown & Garter @ The Crown & Garter
Feb 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Pancake Day at the Crown & Garter @ The Crown & Garter | Inkpen Common | England | United Kingdom

The Crown & Garter will be running a pancake day kids special on 25th February from 3.30pm to 5pm. Enjoy two pancakes with a choice of toppings for £3.50 and add a baby hot chocolate for £5.50!

Feb
28
Fri
2020
Pool competition at the East Garston Village Hall & Social Club @ East Garston Village Hall
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
Pool competition at the East Garston Village Hall & Social Club @ East Garston Village Hall | East Garston | England | United Kingdom

£3 per person entry with an extra £25 in the pot – all cash goes to the winner and runner up.  First match at 8pm. Children welcome.

It would be helpful if you could contact Ed James (see above) in advance so he can estimate numbers.

Feb
29
Sat
2020
Super Smash Gauntlet @ The Carnegie Lounge
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Super Smash Gauntlet @ The Carnegie Lounge | England | United Kingdom

Join us for the Super Smash Gauntlet! Show off your Smash skills and try to win our Diamond, Sapphire and Ruby tournaments.

The tournaments will be starting at 11:30am, but there will be a short lunch break. We’ll be taking names down on the day, but you can let us know beforehand if you want to.

We’ll have some of your favourite games, including Pokemon, set up on TVs around the room, there will be a free play area and you are more than welcome to bring your own Switch/DS/Gameboy.

This is our first event in our new venue (woohoo!), the Carnegie Lounge in Newbury Library. We hope everyone finds us as easily and likes the new venue as much as we do. Things might chop and change over the next few events as we find our feet again.
Our events will now also be more regular, on the last Saturday of every month; but do always check the exact dates on our pages first!

We hope to see you there, and make sure you tell and bring all your friends along! 🎮🕹

Mar
6
Fri
2020
Little Tots Pop-up Shop @ TheCurve and Hungerford Hub and Library
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mar
7
Sat
2020
Children’s Clothes and Books Swap @ Methodist Church, Wantage
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Children's Clothes and Books Swap @ Methodist Church, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Why shop when you can swap?
Bring clothes, shoes and books your children no longer use and swap them for something they’ll love!

For 0-12years, no underwear or swimwear please.
To take part please bring at least one clean and presentable item to swap, you can take away as many items as you bring in, extras can be bought for £1 per item

Drop off your items 9.30-10.30am
Select new items 10.30-11.30am
Free entry, refreshments available

Items that are leftover will be donated or recycled.
Any questions? Contact Jane: janevkent@icloud.com / 01235 765421

Little Tots Pop-up Shop @ TheCurve and Hungerford Hub and Library
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Reading Brick Show 2020 @ Rivermead Leisure Complex
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm
Reading Brick Show 2020 @ Rivermead Leisure Complex | England | United Kingdom

The Reading Brick Show is returning to Rivermead Leisure Centre on 7th & 8th March 2020.
The two day LEGO® show is sure to spark imagination, promote creativity and inspire everyone who walks through the doors. The show will feature LEGO® models from the best builders in the UK, including a large great ball contraption, spaceships, train layouts, fairground rides, and much more.
There will be lots of opportunities to build with LEGO® including a micro-scale city skyline building area, mosaic art gallery, and LEGO® brick pits. Guest can drive on the monster truck course, race a LEGO® car on the downhill race track and watch as the robots do battle in the popular LEGO® robot wars arena.
A variety of stalls selling LEGO® and LEGO® products will be available to purchase something to take home.

Repair Café in East Garston @ East Garston Village Hall
Mar 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

See poster below for list of items you can bring. There will also be a demonstration about how to fix your lawnmower.

Mar
8
Sun
2020
Little Book Jamboree: kids events & activities to celebrate World Book Day @ hungerford bookshop & hub
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

To celebrate World Book Day earlier in the week we are holding a day of events and activities for children.

We’ll have a book hunt throughout the town, a children’s book swap (a great opportunity to refresh their book shelves for free), activities in the library/hub and authors reading from their books – see below for timetable.

We are encouraging children to wear their World Book Day costumes (because once is never enough for dressing up) and they will of course be able to swap their WBD vouchers for the special £1 books which will be on display in the bookshop.


10:30: Sunday Storytime in the bookshop. (Free but please register)

Bring your little ones along to listen to a reading from a picture book and enjoy some cake.


11:00: Make a Book Badge (hub/library). Free.

Show your love of books with a badge to wear with pride.


12:30 The Umbrella Mouse with author Anna Fargher £2 per child.

A timeless tale of courage, resistance and friendship, The Umbrella Mouse is a heart-stopping adventure drawing on the true stories of animals caught in the conflict of WWII. Winner of the 2019 Sainsbury’s Book Prize for Fiction and selected for Waterstones Book of the Month and illustrated by Sam Usher (who grew up locally). Suitable for 8-12 years.


1:30: Make a Bookmark (hub/library). Free

Never lose your place again! Make your very own book mark to keep.


2:30: Fabio: the World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective with author Laura James. Tickets £2 per child

This is the third book in the hilarious and stylish illustrated mystery series from the author of Captain Pug. When a tiny plane that Fabio is riding in crash-lands near a remote village in the savannah, all Fabio wants is a pink lemonade to calm his nerves. But the town well has dried up, and the water didn’t just disappear on its own! Fabio’s on the case, and it’s going to take a daring sting operation to set things right. Suitable for 5 – 8 year olds.


4:00 The Adventures of Rolo with local author Debi Evans.Tickets £2 per child

Meet Rolo, rescue Jack Russell who explores and explains history to children and interested adults, aided by dragons! The latest book – Phoenix and the Dragonling – is just out, and there’s a colouring book to match. If you are lucky you might see the real Rolo too!

Little Tots Pop-up Shop @ TheCurve and Hungerford Hub and Library
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Celebrate World Book Day at The Little Book Jamboree on Sunday 8 March 2020 @ Hungerford Bookshop
Mar 8 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

On Sunday 8 March 2020, and in celebration of World Book Day earlier in the week, Hungerford Bookshop and Hungerford Hub are hosting a whole day of book events and activities to celebrate books and reading for pleasure.

Little ones can start the day at the bookshop with Sunday Storytime at 10am before heading to the hub for some fun book-related craft activities.

Kids can catch three awesome authors throughout the day:

• Anna Fargher’s The Umbrella Mouse is a timeless, heart-stopping tale of courage, resistance and friendship drawing on the true stories of animals caught in the conflict of WWII, and winner of the 2019 Sainsbury’s Book Prize for Fiction and selected for Waterstones Book of the Month. It’s beautifully illustrated by Sam Usher (who grew up in Hungerford).

• Laura James will introduce Fabio: The World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective,  captivating capers for five- to seven-year-olds. Many children will know Laura’s Pug stories. Her talks are always fun and interactive.

• Local author Debi Evans will be telling children about The Secret Adventures of Rolo, her series of books about a time-travelling dog. With luck, Rolo will be making an appearance himself. Rolo is a Jack Russell who explores and explains history to children aided by dragons (though we can’t promise live visits from them).

Ongoing will be a big book swap at the bookshop – a great way to refresh your shelves – a book character hunt and of course this is the perfect opportunity to swap your World Book Day Vouchers for the special books in the bookshops, or use them to get £1 off one of the authors’ books on the day.

We are lucky to have a dyslexia expert on hand too. If you have concerns that your child may be dyslexic, Jacqui Fisher is the person to see for friendly informative advice. She’ll be in the hub from 11.00am to 12.30pm.

So spend your Sunday celebrating stories. Times, tickets and more information can be found by clicking here (see also the poster below). Alternatively, ask in Hungerford Bookshop or the Hungerford Hub for more details.

Mar
14
Sat
2020
Hungerford Pre-Nursery and Nursery Open Day @ Hungerford Pre-Nursery & Nursery School
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hungerford Pre-Nursery and Nursery Open Day @ Hungerford Pre-Nursery & Nursery School | England | United Kingdom

Register your 2 – 4 year old now for September 2020 intake.

Book Sale in Brimpton @ St Peter's Church, Brimpton
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Book Sale in Brimpton @ St Peter's Church, Brimpton | Brimpton | England | United Kingdom

Books, CDs and DVDs for sale. Soup lunch available from 12.00.

Cygnets Children’s Sugarcraft Group @ St Johns Church, St Richard room
Mar 14 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Cygnets Children's Sugarcraft Group @ St Johns Church, St Richard room | England | United Kingdom

Sugarcraft workshop meets second Saturday every month, children aged 9 to 16 years.

Mar
16
Mon
2020
The Princess and the Frogs: Young Performers Auditions (ages 5-8) @ Herongate Club
Mar 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Princess and the Frogs: Young Performers Auditions (ages 5-8) @ Herongate Club | England | United Kingdom

Auditions
Monday 16th March
Herongate Club,
4pm-5pm

Rehearsals are Mondays 4pm- 5pm at Herongate Club, Hungerford

The performances will take place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June.

Synopsis
When a curse strikes a kingdom and causes all princesses to have to get married or be locked away forever, one princess is not happy.

Only the most unlikely friends and a little bit of magic can save the day and put everything right again

For more information contact the director, Roushka Westall: tchtc.membership@googlemail.com or visit hungerfordtheatre.com

The Jungle Book – Children’s Theatre Audition (ages 8-13) @ Herongate Club
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Jungle Book - Children's Theatre Audition (ages 8-13) @ Herongate Club | England | United Kingdom

The Jungle Book
a musical by Tom Kirkham and Matthew Crossley.

Auditions
Monday 16th March,
6:30- 7:30pm at Herongate Club.

Rehearsals are Mondays 6;30- 7:30 at Herongate and Saturdays 11am- 1pm at Hungerford Youth and Community Centre

Performances on Saturday 6th June, 2pm and 7pm

All children aged 8-13 are welcome to audition.

Synopsis
Fill up your water-bottle and slap on the mosquito spray as you head into the jungle for the musical adventure of a lifetime.

Join Mowgli and Baloo, Bagheera and Kaa, the mischievous monkeys and the wily wolves in this brand new musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved classic.
With nine original songs, a delightful and dramatic script, dozens of memorable characters and plenty to do for a large ensemble, The Jungle Book will captivate children, adults and nearby wild animals.

For more information visit: hungerfordtheatre.com

Apr
24
Fri
2020
Search for Young Artistic Talent @ online
Apr 24 all-day
Search for Young Artistic Talent @ online | Great Shefford | England | United Kingdom

National Animal Welfare Trust Berkshire are holding an art competition to search for young artistic talent. The event will take place from the 3rd April and all entries must be made by 24th April 2020 at 4pm. Please see the attached document for all terms and conditions, category information and our prizes.
For any enquiries please email trindledowncomp@gmail.com OR call 01488567971

1st April – 24th April

‘Search for young artistic talent’
Draw or Paint for the National Animal Welfare Trust with the criteria
‘Your favourite animal, pet or a resident at Trindledown Farm’

How to Enter: Think about your favourite animal, is it an elephant? A dog? A hippo? Is it your pet? Or an animal that lives at Trindledown Farm?  Put this image onto paper (draw or paint) and submit to be considered as the competition winner.  Winning entrants will be judged on their artistry, creativity and originality.

Entrants may use a variety of media, such as watercolour, pen and ink, crayon, chalk, markers, etc.  However computer clip art, photos, sculptures or collages will not be accepted. Entries must be no larger than standard A4 piece of paper and no smaller than A5.

Who can enter: The competition is open to young people between the ages of 0-16, from anywhere in the UK.

There will be a winner from each of two age groups:

Category 1 > Ages 0-4

Category 2 > Ages 5-9

Category 3 > Ages 10-16

Prizes:

  • Category 1 (0-4 year olds) – The winner will receive:

£10 Pocket money

An Easter egg

Unique chance to have their work published and circulated in

  • NAWT Autumn/Winter edition Animate magazine
  • NAWT 2021 Calendar

Invite to a special awards ceremony later this year for the winners at Trindledown Farm with a tour of the centre and a photo taken with one of our residents

 

  • Category 2 (5-9 year olds) – The winner will receive:

£20 Pocket money

An Easter egg

Unique chance to have their work published and circulated in

  • NAWT Autumn/Winter edition Animate magazine
  • NAWT 2021 Calendar

Work exhibited in Wantage Art Gallery

Invite to a special awards ceremony later this year for the winners at Trindledown Farm with a tour of the centre and a photo taken with one of our residents

  • Category 3 (10-16 year olds) – The winner will receive:

£50 Pocket money

An Easter egg

Unique chance to have their work published and circulated in

  • NAWT Autumn/Winter edition Animate magazine
  • NAWT 2021 Calendar

Work exhibited in The Dolphin Art Gallery in Wantage.

Invite to a special awards ceremony later this year for the winners at Trindledown Farm with a tour of the centre and a photo taken with one of our residents

 

Second place in each category will receive:

£5 Pocket money

An Easter egg

Invite to a special awards ceremony later this year for the winners at Trindledown Farm with a tour of the centre and a photo taken with one of our residents

 

Third place in each category will receive:

An Easter egg

Invite to a special awards ceremony later this year for the winners at Trindledown Farm with a tour of the centre and a photo taken with one of our residents

 

 

Payment: Entry fee is £4 and payment can be made via paypal at trindledownebay@nawt.org.uk please state the name of the entrant in the payment details and select ‘friends and family’ option to avoid the charity paying additional fees. Payment can also be paid by calling 01488567971

Where to send your entry: all entries must be sent in by 4pm on the 24th April 2020.

Entries must be either scanned into an email or a picture taken of the artwork and sent to trindledowncomp@gmail.com you will get a response to say when we have received your entry.

Each entry must have the following information in accompanying message;
Full name, age, telephone and e-mail address.
All winners and runners up will be contacted by the 1st May 2020.

 

*** We do ask that all contestants keep the original piece of artwork so if they are chosen as the winner it can posted and be displayed ***

 

Terms & Conditions

  1. The National Animal Welfare Trust will retain the right to reproduce the artwork on any of their products, without remuneration to the winners or their families. 2. No entries will be accepted after 4pm on the 24th April 2020. 3. Non-monetary prizes cannot be exchanged for cash. 4. Decision of the judges will be final. 5. All entrants must comply with the acceptance terms and conditions. 6. The National Animal Welfare Trust cannot be responsible for any damage to the artwork.
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