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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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May
20
Mon
2019
Hoarding Awareness Week – 20th May to 27th May
May 20 @ 1:00 am – May 27 @ 6:00 pm

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 series of talks to the NHS and local charities to help raise awareness of the disorder and to fight prejudice about the stigma of hoarding.

Jo estimates that there could be at least 10,000 households in the West Berkshire area who need help and she receives referrals most days. Most hoarders tend to collect newspapers, books, containers, clothes, plastic bags and animals.

Jo and her team lead a free support group meeting which takes place on Thursday, 30th May and on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7pm to 9pm at Broadway House in Newbury. Anyone who is a hoarder or whose life is affected by hoarding is welcome to attend.  Jo has also inspired other support groups around the country to be formed and is instrumental in setting up new groups this year to be launched in Reading, Oxford and Swindon.

National Hoarding Awareness Week also marks the second anniversary of the launch of Jo’s book “Understanding Hoarding”, an expert guide to helping a hoarder.  She will be giving tips and advice from the book on social media throughout National Hoarding Awareness Week.

More information on the week’s events can be found at www.hoardingdisordersuk.org/  or by searching on social media for the hashtag #helpinghoarders

 

May
24
Fri
2019
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 a snip of London prices. Followers of the two-week international Newbury Spring Festival already appreciate the programme of internationally renown artists but there has never been a better opportunity for newcomers to give it a go and experience the thrill of live music.

There is a lot going on during the fortnight so here is an easy ways to find the best events for you:

Family History Sessions @ Thatcham Library @ 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/

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 for two.

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 others are creating.

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 friend in the Cafe.

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

Family History Sessions @ Newbury Library @ 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

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

 

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

Storytime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Storytime for 3 to 5 years

Every Friday, 11.00-11.30am at Newbury Library

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS STORYTIME – 7th & 14th DECEMBER!

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

Italian Fun & Games! @ Hungerford Library
May 24 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Italian Fun & Games! @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

Italian Fun & Games! for 4-11 years

Join us for some stories and games in simple Italian – Suitable for beginners.

Friday 24 May 1.30-2.30pm at Hungerford Library.

This is a FREE event, but advance booking essential

Please contact the library for more information:

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

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

English Conversation Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
English Conversation Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom

English Conversation Group

For non-English speakers – Every Friday, 2.00-3.00pm 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

Craft and Colouring Club @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
May 24 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Craft and Colouring Club @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Craft and Colouring Club (for adults)

Fridays, 2.15-3.30pm at Theale Library (Starts 7th September)

Bring along your craft project to work on or your felt pens and enjoy a char while you’re being creative. We do have some materials for you to use, colouring pencils and wool etc.

For more information, please contact the library:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35326

Art Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library
May 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Art Group @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham library | England | United Kingdom

Art Group

Every Friday, 2.30-4.30pm at Thatcham Library

Bring your paints, pastels or pencils.

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

Board games for children @ Mortimer Library @ Mortimer Library
May 24 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Board games for children @ Mortimer Library @ 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

Lego Club @ Burghfield Common Library
May 24 @ 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/

Newbury Spring Festival – A Tribute to Benny Goodman (The Julian Bliss Septet) @ Corn Exchange Newbury
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Newbury Spring Festival - A Tribute to Benny Goodman (The Julian Bliss Septet) @ Corn Exchange Newbury | England | United Kingdom

Performing some of Benny Goodman’s best-known tunes,  you can expect to hear favourites such as Lady Be Good (Rifftide), Georgia Brown, Sing Sing Sing, Don’t be that Way, Stompin’ at the Savoy and Memories of You.

Award-winning clarinettist Julian Bliss will bring The Julian Bliss Septet to the Festival, to take you on a trip through some of the great tunes of the swing era, focusing on the work of the great Benny Goodman.

Like Julian, Goodman began playing the clarinet from a young age and was performing on stage by the age of twelve.

A lovely evening of music. and fun, book your tickets early!

Ticket Price: £20
Free for Under 25s

May
25
Sat
2019
Newbury Spring Festival @ various
May 25 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 a snip of London prices. Followers of the two-week international Newbury Spring Festival already appreciate the programme of internationally renown artists but there has never been a better opportunity for newcomers to give it a go and experience the thrill of live music.

There is a lot going on during the fortnight so here is an easy ways to find the best events for you:

Oxfordshire Young Farmers’ County Show @ Kingston Hill Farm
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Oxfordshire Young Farmers’ County Show @ Kingston Hill Farm | Southmoor | England | United Kingdom

Oxfordshire Young Farmers’ County Show & Rally hosted by Faringdon Young Farmers’ Club

Saturday 25th May 2019 at Kingston Hill Farm, Southmoor, Abingdon OX13 5HY

Come along and enjoy a great day out for all the family, with lots of attractions and fun for all who enjoy the countryside!

Gates open at 9.30am

Tickets £10 per adult and £5 for children, OAPs & YFC members

http://www.ofyfc.org.uk

Follow us on Instagram @oxyfcshow and don’t forget to join our Facebook event page!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/192661157440869/

Designing edible spaces @ The Mix, Wantage
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Designing edible spaces @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Learn how to map, assess and design your own space
with more edibles than you thought possible!
Covering fruit, veg, herbs and animals.

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.

Sugar swap treasure hunt @ Newbury Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sugar swap treasure hunt @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Sugar swap treasure hunt

Have fun hunting for the healthy food and drink cards hidden around the library. A fun way to find out more about healthy eating. FREE to join in. Please ask for an entry form at the Help Desk in the library on 25 May.

Saturday 25 May.

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http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=30251

Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
May 25 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Storytime for children under 5 years

Every Saturday, 10.15-10.45am at Theale Library.

For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35195

Coffee and Croissants @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee and Croissants @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

Coffee, Croissants & French Conversation

With the Hungerford Twinning Association

Once a month on a Saturday, 10.30-12.00pm at Hungerford Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Craft Club @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Craft Club @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Craft Club @ Thatcham Library

For children aged between 3 and 10 years old.

Last Saturday of the month, 10.30-11.30am.

For more information, please contact the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29654

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Didcot Railway Push and Pull Steam Event @ Didcot Railway Center
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Didcot Railway Push and Pull Steam Event @ Didcot Railway Center | England | United Kingdom

This is a Steam Day, so you will be able to view their collections of locomotives, coaches, wagons and buildings as described in the Centre Guide and in their Guidebook (available for purchase from their shop or at the entrance) and enjoy the various facilities and exhibits.

Discover Brunel’s Broad Gauge and the 1930s Engine Shed. Visit the GWT Museum and their restoration workshops. Watch the modern pasenger and freight trains from their Picnic Area.

You can walk around the only surviving steam age loco depot in its original condition, and get up close to their large collection of locomotives which are so much more impressive when seen from ground level. Why not explore the rest of the centre including the Archie Trail, the Science Learning & Railways interactive exhibition and visit their shop and refreshment room?

In addition, you will be able to:

  • Ride in coaches from the 1930s behind some of their Great Western steam locomotives, or in their Steam Railmotor or Diesel Railcar. We have two running lines, ‘The Main Line’ and ‘The Branch Line’ with trains normally running on either or both of them. You may ride as many times as you like as there is no extra charge
  • Watch the trains go past. There are frequent journeys on their running lines so you will have plenty of opportunity to take photos from vantage points alongside the tracks as well as ride on the trains

Check their Locomotive Roster to see what we expect to be running on your next visit.

You can buy tickets online at any time prior to the day of your visit – or buy them at the entrance on arrival.

Elmer Day @ Thatcham Library
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Elmer Day @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Elmer Day for 3-10 years

Drop in to a special Craft Club session with stories to celebrate Elmer the elephant’s birthday.

Saturday 25 May, 10.30am-12.00pm. FREE event, please contact the library for more information.

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

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

Elmer Day @ Burghfield Common Library
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Elmer Day @ Burghfield Common Library | Burghfield Common | England | United Kingdom

Elmer Day for 3-10 years

Drop in to a special Craft Club session with stories to celebrate Elmer the elephant’s birthday.

Saturday 25 May, 10.30-11.00am at Burghfield Common Library

This is a FREE event, for more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

 

Science and Steaming Bank Holiday Weekend at Crofton Beam Engines @ Crofton Beam Engines
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Science and Steaming Bank Holiday Weekend at Crofton Beam Engines @ Crofton Beam Engines | Crofton | England | United Kingdom

Join us at our Bank Holiday steaming on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May, 10.30 – 4.30pm.

Our beam engines will be in steam pumping over 10 tons of water a minute to the top of the Kennet and Avon Canal, our friendly volunteers will be on hand to explain how things work, the Engineman’s Rest cafe will be open and we will be celebrating life at Crofton in the 1920s.

Talks

Saturday 25 May
“The most extraordinary man – the life and legacy of James Watt, 1736-1819”
by Dr Chris Rice. 12 noon.

“The Lunar Society of Birmingham”
by Dr Sally Dickson. 2:15pm

Sunday 26 May
“The Power to Change the World – James Watt: A Life in 50 Objects”
by Dr Malcolm Dick, followed by launch and signings of his new book of the same name. 2:15pm

Monday 27 May
“The Steam Engines of James Watt”
by Bill Whitehead. 2.15pm

Activities

Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
“Physics in the Freezer” – a fun talk and demonstration of the effects of liquid nitrogen and the science behind it. Presented by staff and pupils of Badminton School. 12:00 and 15:15 both days

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
Stirling Heat Engine Demonstration – a demonstration of how these engines work and the science and engineering behind them, as well as some physics tricks! Presented by the University of Bristol and sponsored by the Institute of Physics. Throughout the day, all three days

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 & Monday 27 May
Mechatronics – a display and information about Crofton’s National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Mechatronics project and the fascinating things we are learning about the historic engines using advanced measurement techniques. Throughout the day, all three days

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.