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Apr
2
Tue
2019
Support for single parents and women who want to return to work @ Thatcham Lakes Discovery Centre
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Support for single parents and women who want to return to work @ Thatcham Lakes Discovery Centre | England | United Kingdom

Drop in to see staff from Newbury Job Centre at the following dates / locations:

Tues 26th March 2019
Hungerford Library 9.30am—11.30am

Tues 2nd April 2019
Thatcham Lakes Discovery Centre 9.30am—11.30am

Weds 3rd April 2019
Lambourn Library 12.30pm—2.30pm

Tues 30th April 2019
Newbury Jobcentre 10am—1pm

Entrance into Free Prize Draw for anyone who attends any of the above events.

 

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Support for single parents and women who want to return to work @ Lambourn Library
Apr 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Support for single parents and women who want to return to work @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom

Drop in to see staff from Newbury Job Centre at the following dates / locations:

Tues 26th March 2019
Hungerford Library 9.30am—11.30am

Tues 2nd April 2019
Thatcham Lakes Discovery Centre 9.30am—11.30am

Weds 3rd April 2019
Lambourn Library 12.30pm—2.30pm

Tues 30th April 2019
Newbury Jobcentre 10am—1pm

Entrance into Free Prize Draw for anyone who attends any of the above events.

 

Apr
17
Wed
2019
Meet the Guide Dogs @ Hungerford Library
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet the Guide Dogs @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

Meet the Guide Dogs

Find out how guide dogs help their owners and how puppies are trained.

Wednesday 17 April, 10am-12pm at Hungerford Library.

This is a FREE event, all welcome. For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Apr
26
Fri
2019
A Taste of Italian @ Hungerford Library
Apr 26 @ 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
A Taste of Italian @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

A Taste of Italian for adults and over 16s

A fun introduction to Italian for beginners but all levels welcome to join us.

Friday 26 April, 5.15-6.45pm at Hungerford Library.

Typical Italian refreshments included. This is a FREE event, but donations welcome.

Booking by 24 April is ESSENTIAL – Please contact the library to book a place:

01488 682660 | hungerfordlibrary@westberks.gov.uk

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Apr
30
Tue
2019
Support for single parents and women who want to return to work @ Newbury Jobcentre
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Support for single parents and women who want to return to work @ Newbury Jobcentre | England | United Kingdom

Drop in to see staff from Newbury Job Centre at the following dates / locations:

Tues 26th March 2019
Hungerford Library 9.30am—11.30am

Tues 2nd April 2019
Thatcham Lakes Discovery Centre 9.30am—11.30am

Weds 3rd April 2019
Lambourn Library 12.30pm—2.30pm

Tues 30th April 2019
Newbury Jobcentre 10am—1pm

Entrance into Free Prize Draw for anyone who attends any of the above events.

 

May
25
Sat
2019
Free Advice on Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia @ Hungerford Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Is someone in your family struggling at school or work?

Don’t know how to help or where to get advice?

With 1 in 10 individuals in the UK exhibiting signs of dyslexia, then this might be the reason why they are struggling.

Local Dyslexia Specialist, Jacqui Flisher, runs a free advice session on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Hungerford Library in West Berkshire for anyone will concerns about dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia.

There will be practical help and advice for:

  • Dyslexia in the workplace
  • How to claim Disabled Students’ Allowance whilst studying at university for Dyslexic Students
  • Getting a formal assessment of Dyslexia
  • The 37 Characteristics of Dyslexia
  • Is Dyslexia Inherited?
  • The Dyslexic Thinking/Learning Style
  • What your child’s school should be doing to help
  • Screening for Dyscalculia
  • Visual Stress

No appointment needed, just turn up. If you can’t make the session, then Jacqui can be contacted on 07787 127771 or visit http://www.a-new-way.co.uk for more information.

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Eco Craft Workshop (as part of the Hungerford Summer Festival) @ The Croft Field Centre
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Eco Craft Workshop (as part of the Hungerford Summer Festival) @ The Croft Field Centre | England | United Kingdom

Come and learn how to make eco bricks to keep plastic out of landfill and seed bombs to grow lovely wild flowers in your garden for the bees. Join in these family-friendly environmental activities. All ages welcome. Please bring along clean dry plastic including bottles, scissors and wooden spoons.

This event has been organised by the Hungerford Environmental Action Team as part of the Hungerford Summer Festival.

Sep
2
Mon
2019
Holiday Drama Fun @ Kintbury
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Drama Fun @ Kintbury

Two days of theatrical fun and creativity for young performers age 7 – 14 years with professional actress and experienced teacher Laura Penneycard.

Cost: £35/day. You can book one or both days with Laura on laurap@act1to1.co.uk

 

About Laura Penneycard
Laura Penneycard is a trained actress and has been working in the profession for 15 years, in theatre, film and TV.
She also teaches drama and LAMDA,  directs youth theatres and runs workshops regularly.  She has worked in schools and youth theatres around Berkshire and Oxfordshire including the Watermill Theatre.
Testimonials

“Your classes are fun, imaginative and very supportive. You are such an enthusiastic teacher!”

“The skills that you draw on for our sessions are so powerful and it’s amazing how applicable they are in so many areas of my life.”

“He has come on incredibly. He loves the classes and I can already see huge amounts more confidence.”

“Absolutely loved it! Would definitely do it again.  All worked brilliantly. Thank you both so much!”

Support Group for Carers @ St Mary's, Kintbury
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Support Group for Carers @ St Mary's, Kintbury | Kintbury | England | United Kingdom

Are you a Carer?

Do you have a carer, or do you know a carer?  It can be lonely.

Come and meet other Carers living locally for coffee, cake, craft, chat at St Mary’s Room, St Mary’s Church, Kintbury.

The object is to give Carers a break and the chance to meet other Carers.

First Monday of the month
2:00pm – 4:00pm (don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole session)

Free and Fun!
Next sessions:  Monday 2nd September;  7th October; 4th November;  2nd December.

Sep
3
Tue
2019
Holiday Drama Fun @ Kintbury
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Drama Fun @ Kintbury

Two days of theatrical fun and creativity for young performers age 7 – 14 years with professional actress and experienced teacher Laura Penneycard.

Cost: £35/day. You can book one or both days with Laura on laurap@act1to1.co.uk

 

About Laura Penneycard
Laura Penneycard is a trained actress and has been working in the profession for 15 years, in theatre, film and TV.
She also teaches drama and LAMDA,  directs youth theatres and runs workshops regularly.  She has worked in schools and youth theatres around Berkshire and Oxfordshire including the Watermill Theatre.
Testimonials

“Your classes are fun, imaginative and very supportive. You are such an enthusiastic teacher!”

“The skills that you draw on for our sessions are so powerful and it’s amazing how applicable they are in so many areas of my life.”

“He has come on incredibly. He loves the classes and I can already see huge amounts more confidence.”

“Absolutely loved it! Would definitely do it again.  All worked brilliantly. Thank you both so much!”

Oct
7
Mon
2019
Support Group for Carers @ St Mary's, Kintbury
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Support Group for Carers @ St Mary's, Kintbury | Kintbury | England | United Kingdom

Are you a Carer?

Do you have a carer, or do you know a carer?  It can be lonely.

Come and meet other Carers living locally for coffee, cake, craft, chat at St Mary’s Room, St Mary’s Church, Kintbury.

The object is to give Carers a break and the chance to meet other Carers.

First Monday of the month
2:00pm – 4:00pm (don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole session)

Free and Fun!
Next sessions:  Monday 2nd September;  7th October; 4th November;  2nd December.

Oct
8
Tue
2019
Dementia Information Session @ Hungerford Library
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Dementia Information Session @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

Free interactive information session to learn how dementia affects a person and what you can do to make a difference.

Anyone of any age can become a dementia friend.

Help make Hungerford a dementia friendly community.

 

Oct
22
Tue
2019
2019 Hungerford Trade Showcase @ John O'Gaunt School
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
2019 Hungerford Trade Showcase @ John O'Gaunt School | England | United Kingdom

A joint John O’Gaunt/Hungerford Town Council enterprise

After two years of staging the Showcase during the school day, the organisers believe that a change would be beneficial and have thus chosen to hold it this year in the evening of Tuesday 22 October, from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. As before, this will be open to the public (who hitherto have often been unable to attend the day-time events).

This will enhance the annual parent’s evening which takes place at the same time.

The event will demonstrate the wide scope of jobs and career opportunities across a wide range of trades and sectors in and around the town. The aim, as in previous years, is to provide visitors with key pointers as to the skills and aptitude necessary to develop future career aspirations. Representatives from local colleges and apprenticeship organisations will also be attending.

If you wish to discover more about the carer and apprenticeship opportunities that exist on your doorstep, we look forward to seeing you there.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Wine Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 one-day course at Grapesmith @ Grapesmith, Barrs Yard
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wine Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 one-day course at Grapesmith @ Grapesmith, Barrs Yard | England | United Kingdom

Obtain an internationally recognised wine qualification in just one day! A beginner-level introduction to wine; suitable for those starting a wine career or simply pursuing an interest in wine.

This course provides a general introduction to the subject, including how to recognise wine styles, key grape varieties and classic wines, plus guidance on how to match food with wine, storage and service of wine, and recording of tasting notes.

You will taste wines from a broad range of styles and regions throughout the day and go armed with a solid foundation on which to build future wine knowledge. Whilst informative, this is also a really fun day: very interactive and not at all intimidating.

The day finishes with an exam paper comprising 30 multiple choice questions. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin. Level 1 is recommended (but not necessary) if you wish to do Level 2.

Nov
4
Mon
2019
Support Group for Carers @ St Mary's, Kintbury
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Support Group for Carers @ St Mary's, Kintbury | Kintbury | England | United Kingdom

Are you a Carer?

Do you have a carer, or do you know a carer?  It can be lonely.

Come and meet other Carers living locally for coffee, cake, craft, chat at St Mary’s Room, St Mary’s Church, Kintbury.

The object is to give Carers a break and the chance to meet other Carers.

First Monday of the month
2:00pm – 4:00pm (don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole session)

Free and Fun!
Next sessions:  Monday 2nd September;  7th October; 4th November;  2nd December.

Nov
7
Thu
2019
Love Hungerford Pop-up Demonstration: Making a Christmas Wreath @ Love Hungerford Pop-up Shop
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm
Love Hungerford Pop-up Demonstration: Making a Christmas Wreath @ Love Hungerford Pop-up Shop | England | United Kingdom

Find out how make your own wreath this year with Kelly Louise Jennings.

Nov
12
Tue
2019
Love Hungerford Pop-up: Raksha Indian Emporium Fashion Show @ Love Hungerford Pop-up Shop
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm
Love Hungerford Pop-up: Raksha Indian Emporium Fashion Show @ Love Hungerford Pop-up Shop | England | United Kingdom

Philippa Ponting from Raksha Indian Emporium and her delightful entourage who will be showcasing an exotic fashion in a unique Pop up fashion show.

Philippa personally sources her clothing and accessories from ethical fashion houses in India along with beautiful objects for the home.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see the range up close and personal, giving inspiration for how you too can have a colourful winter wardrobe.

From Jackets, scarves, and dungarees to blankets, slipper boots, trousers shirts and stocking fillers all at fabulous prices.

A percentage of all sales on the night will be going towards a mental health charity, so your purchase will not only have you looking great but will also be going towards a good cause, and by supporting the pop up shop you will also be supporting Love Hungerford in being able to promote other events within the town.

Tickets: £5.00 and include a raffle, prosecco and nibbles.

Please retain your ticket for entrance on the night and entry into the prize draw! Two Showings, 5.30pm & 7.30pm

Tickets available from Fare Wise Travel, Love Hungerford Pop-Up Shop next to Newbury Building Society (opposite WH Smith) or from info@lovehungerford.co.uk

 

Nov
20
Wed
2019
Love Hungerford Pop-up Workshop: Makeup for the Christmas Season
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm
Love Hungerford Pop-up Workshop: Makeup for the Christmas Season

Make-up for the Christmas Season with Lydia Johnson.

Tickets available from Fare Wise Travel, Love Hungerford Pop-Up Shop next to Newbury Building Society (opposite WH Smith) or from info@lovehungerford.co.uk

 

Nov
24
Sun
2019
Wine Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 one-day course at Grapesmith @ Grapesmith, Barrs Yard
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wine Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 one-day course at Grapesmith @ Grapesmith, Barrs Yard | England | United Kingdom

Obtain an internationally recognised wine qualification in just one day! A beginner-level introduction to wine; suitable for those starting a wine career or simply pursuing an interest in wine.

This course provides a general introduction to the subject, including how to recognise wine styles, key grape varieties and classic wines, plus guidance on how to match food with wine, storage and service of wine, and recording of tasting notes.

You will taste wines from a broad range of styles and regions throughout the day and go armed with a solid foundation on which to build future wine knowledge. Whilst informative, this is also a really fun day: very interactive and not at all intimidating.

The day finishes with an exam paper comprising 30 multiple choice questions. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin. Level 1 is recommended (but not necessary) if you wish to do Level 2.

Nov
26
Tue
2019
Love Hungerford Pop-up Workshop: Cocktails for Christmas
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm
Love Hungerford Pop-up Workshop: Cocktails for Christmas

Christmas Cocktail demonstration by Laura Praill to make your festive season go with a swing!

Tickets available from Fare Wise Travel, Love Hungerford Pop-up Shop (opposite WH Smith) or by emailing info@lovehungerford.co.uk

Dec
1
Sun
2019
Hub ArtSpace @ Hungerford Hub and Library
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hub ArtSpace @ Hungerford Hub and Library | England | United Kingdom

A monthly drawing workshop with informal tuition organised by Shirley Cartey and Andi Mulholland. Bring your own equipment, although some drawing materials will be available. This month’s theme life drawing a clothed figure. Please book ahead to guarantee a place. £12

Dec
2
Mon
2019
Support Group for Carers @ St Mary's, Kintbury
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Support Group for Carers @ St Mary's, Kintbury | Kintbury | England | United Kingdom

Are you a Carer?

Do you have a carer, or do you know a carer?  It can be lonely.

Come and meet other Carers living locally for coffee, cake, craft, chat at St Mary’s Room, St Mary’s Church, Kintbury.

The object is to give Carers a break and the chance to meet other Carers.

First Monday of the month
2:00pm – 4:00pm (don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole session)

Free and Fun!
Next sessions:  Monday 2nd September;  7th October; 4th November;  2nd December.

Dec
5
Thu
2019
Love Hungerford Pop-up Talk: A Taste of Christmas Beer, Wine & Spirits
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm
Love Hungerford Pop-up Talk: A Taste of Christmas Beer, Wine & Spirits

A taste of Christmas – festive wine, beer and spirit inspiration from Simon Evans at The Naked Grape.

Tickets available from Fare Wise Travel, Love Hungerford Pop-Up Shop next to Newbury Building Society (opposite WH Smith) or from info@lovehungerford.co.uk

 

Dec
10
Tue
2019
Love Hungerford Pop-up Demo: Decorating a Christmas Cake for Fun
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm
Love Hungerford Pop-up Demo: Decorating a Christmas Cake for Fun

Take the stress out of cake decorating and have fun with Laura O’Brien and Natalie Neal.

Tickets available from Fare Wise Travel, Love Hungerford Pop-Up Shop next to Newbury Building Society (opposite WH Smith) or from info@lovehungerford.co.uk

 

Dec
11
Wed
2019
Love Hungerford Pop-up Workshop: A Taste of Ramsbury
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm
Love Hungerford Pop-up Workshop: A Taste of Ramsbury

Taster evening hosted by Ramsbury Brewery.

Tickets available from Fare Wise Travel, Love Hungerford Pop-Up Shop next to Newbury Building Society (opposite WH Smith) or from info@lovehungerford.co.uk

 

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Christmas Wine Tasting at Grapesmith @ Grapesmith, Bartrs Yard
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Christmas Wine Tasting at Grapesmith @ Grapesmith, Bartrs Yard | England | United Kingdom

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…wine-tasting season! Everything on our Christmas Wine List will be open for tasting, with special discounts to be had on the day.

We’ll have Champagne and other sparklers, crisp, delicious whites, rich, warming reds, plus Port and stickies – all the alcohol you need to get you through Christmas! And festive snacks to nibble on –what could be more jolly?

Free to attend – simply register your interest by ‘purchasing’.

Jan
11
Sat
2020
Open Day at Hungerford Leisure Centre @ Hungerford Leisure Centre
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Open Day at Hungerford Leisure Centre @ Hungerford Leisure Centre | England | United Kingdom

Come and try out our facilities and find out about our fantastic membership offers at our Open Day!

Jan
18
Sat
2020
The Vagina Dialogues Motivational Event for Women @ Hungerford Town Hall
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Vagina Dialogues Motivational Event for Women @ Hungerford Town Hall | England | United Kingdom

Ladies, do you want to  start the New Year off with some clarity, focus and renewed confidence in yourself?

Then this event will be right up your street!  Bring a friend for FREE.

The Vagina Dialogues is a unique event for women which looks at the mothering role and how the relationship with our mothers affects us all profoundly, whether we go on to become mothers or not. It provides an opportunity for reflection, increased self-awareness and clarity about who we are and the importance of our role as women in the 21st C. It has been running on a regular basis since 2013.

The relaxed format of part-presentation and part-discussion enables women of all ages to come together and share their insights and experience of being mothered/being a mother in a supportive, fun and interesting way.  So far the age range of the participants has been between 14 and 88, and the event has been held in various cities all over the UK, Sweden and Brisbane, Australia.  It’s an event that you can come to time and time again….there’s obviously a structure to the evening but there are always new people in the room who ask different questions/bring different insights.  It’s like reading a book which you pick up again in six months time and think, “How on earth did I miss that!”

Ladies, bring your female friends, colleagues and family – come along even/especially if you’re not a mother – you were mothered and have that experience and insight to contribute. You may learn something that could change your life, or even better, maybe you’ll inspire someone else. Guaranteed thought-provoking and FUN – see you there.

Lis and the team x

NB ~ BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS EVENT  tickets cost £57 and you can bring a friend for free! there won’t be tickets available on the door.  Also,  please note that tickets ARE NON-REFUNDABLE once issued – if you find yourself unable to come, please gift your ticket to a friend or colleague.

WARNING! NB: One VERY important thing to note, this event isn’t for everyone. Come if you’re female and over 14, you’re non-judgmental, curious and have an open mind – oh, and you want to make a difference in the world :

PS! This event has nothing to do with the Vagina Monologues show.  This event is unique, and the best possible description is it’s a respectful, facilitated conversation – isn’t that what’s missing in today’s society? 

If you’re interested in the underlying philosophy of the event, then, watch the next two videos….only 220 secs required to watch both… we’ve packed a LOT into them!

Feb
29
Sat
2020
Back to Work, Back to You: Support Session for Mums Returning to Work @ St John's School
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Back to Work, Back to You: Support Session for Mums Returning to Work @ St John's School | England | United Kingdom

You paused your career to take care of your children & you’ve loved every minute.

You feel like you’ve given them a great foundation in life & all the love & support they have needed in the early years. However now you’re feeling like it’s time for you.

Time to remember who you are, unleash your skills & talents & find a career that you love. You would like to feel more fulfilled, be a role model for your children & share your gifts with the world again.

That all sounds really exciting…however you actually don’t know where to start….

You don’t feel as self confident as you used to & you’re not even sure who you are anymore (apart being someone’s mummy).

And you’re not sure what you could offer the a company? As well as having no idea where to start with your CV & the thought of an interview is terrifying.

We really get it. We understand these feelings & have been in this situation ourselves. That’s exactly why we’d love to help you.

Karen Ferris & Claire Doré are both Mums too & now run their own businesses supporting Mums back into the workplace.

Karen is a HR expert working with individuals to develop their potential. Karen has more than 20 years experience of corporate leadership & management roles within professional services & not for profit sectors.

Claire Doré is a Confidence Coach who supports Mums to regain their identity & rebuild their self esteem so they can step into the job of their dreams with confidence. Claire has worked in both the corporate & business world & understands the challenges that can arise.

Karen & Claire will create a non judgemental & safe space to discuss & explore the following:

What are your values & prioroties in life.
What your gifts & talents are / the career options available to you.
What’s in the way of you stepping back into work.
The practicalities of returning to work.
Share tips on how to prepare your CV.
Share ways to rebuild your self confidence & create harmony in your work / life.
And ultimately give you the boost & helping hand you need to start searching for your ideal role.
Sound like the support you need to make that next step?

Refreshments will be provided. Please bring a notepad & pen.

Book your ticket here: it’s free for the first 10 people and then £5.

Mar
3
Tue
2020
Kintbury Wildlife Group @ Coronation Hall
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Kintbury Wildlife Group @ Coronation Hall | Kintbury | England | United Kingdom

Nature Writing
Speaker: Nicola Chester
Contact: Alan Lindsay

Nicola is well known locally for her regular nature column in the NWN, as well as the RSPB magazine and more recently, The Guardian. Tonight her talk will focus on the wildlife she watches and what she, and we, can do to protect it.

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