Click the help icon for instructions on how to use and contribute to this calendar.         
Feb
22
Sat
2020
Book Yak @ Hungerford Bookshop
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Book Yak @ Hungerford Bookshop | England | United Kingdom

Chat about books to friends and meet new people.

We love chatting about books, and in fact one of the best parts of our job is when a customer suggests a book to us. It’s also wonderful when you pop back in to tell us how you have found one of our book recommendations. That’s the great thing about books – they start conversation.

Join us for a friendly and informal evening in the bookshop where we can all get together to chat about what we have read over Christmas.

We’ll have cheese and wine too. Do bring a book or two in with you so you can show others.

Tickets are £3

Feb
24
Mon
2020
Children’s Book Group @ Theale Library
Feb 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Children's Book Group @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Children’s Book Group

Come and join our new book group, where we’ll be discussing books with a different theme each month.

Parents/carers will need to stay will need to stay with children under 8.

Older children can stay without a grown up but must be collected before the library closes.

For more information, please contact the library

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Feb
26
Wed
2020
Talk – Excavating Archives @ West Berkshire Museum
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Talk - Excavating Archives @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom

Talk – Excavating Archives

This talk by Charlotte Booth uses previously unstudied archival material to identify missing and damaged ancient Egyptian monuments and demonstrate the potential for reconstruction of such lost inscriptions.

Using paper squeezes from seven UK collections dating from 1850s to 1950s of ancient Egyptian monuments, the potential of archival material to reconstruct the past will be explored. Squeezes as an archival resources are present in their hundreds of thousands around the world and are a mostly untapped archaeological resource.

Charlotte Booth is a freelance Egyptologist with a PhD from University of Birmingham on the study of archival squeezes of Egyptian monuments.

All seating is unreserved and tickets are non-refundable. Also available from the museum 01635 519562.

West Berkshire Museum | Wednesday 26 February 2020 | 7pm – 8pm

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksMuseum

Feb
27
Thu
2020
Newbury Library Book Group – Thursday @ Newbury Library
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group - Thursday @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Newbury Library Book Group – THURSDAY

New members are always welcome and it’s free to join. Please drop in to any book group meeting or contact the library for further details:

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

*MEETING AT SAINBURY’S CAFE*

NEXT MEETING:

Sainsbury’s Café – Thursday group (Next Meeting 27th February , 6.30-7.30pm – This month we’ll be reading ‘the Road to Little Dribbling’ by Bill Bryson)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Mar
2
Mon
2020
Monday Book Group @ Mortimer Library
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Monday Book Group @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Monday Book Group

First Monday of the month, 2.00-3.00pm at Mortimer Library

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Mar
3
Tue
2020
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday Book Group

First Tuesday of the month, 10.00-11.00am at Mortimer Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Author Talk – Ollie Hunter’s 30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution @ White Horse Bookshop
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Author Talk - Ollie Hunter's 30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution @ White Horse Bookshop | England | United Kingdom

It sometimes feels as though the conversation about the environment is a doom-laden harangue. Fortunately we have someone local (no airmiles) and successful (awarded ‘Most Sustainable Business’) who can show us how to make small changes in our daily habits, and shop, cook and eat economically, sustainably and deliciously. Ollie and his wife Lauren run The Wheatsheaf in Chilton Foliat and will talk about his book 30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution. With locally grown, seasonal ingredients and using parts of the vegetable that other chefs discard, Ollie will demonstrate and share his no-waste ideas and his canapés on Tuesday 3 March. 

6.30pm start. Tickets £5 (include a glass of wine and nibbles).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mar
4
Wed
2020
Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild – Lucy Jones in conversation with Nicola Chester @ Hungerford Town Hall
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild -  Lucy Jones in conversation with Nicola Chester @ Hungerford Town Hall | England | United Kingdom

Today many of us live indoor lives, disconnected from the natural world as never before. And yet nature remains deeply ingrained in our language, culture and consciousness. For centuries, we have acted on an intuitive sense that we need communion with the wild to feel well.

Now, in the moment of our great migration away from the rest of nature, more and more scientific evidence is emerging to confirm its place at the heart of our psychological wellbeing. So what happens, asks acclaimed journalist Lucy Jones, as we lose our bond with the natural world-might we also be losing part of ourselves?

Delicately observed and rigorously researched, Losing Eden is an enthralling journey through this new research, exploring how and why connecting with the living world can so drastically affect our health. Travelling from forest schools in East London to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault via primeval woodlands, Californian laboratories and ecotherapists’ couches, Jones takes us to the cutting edge of human biology, neuroscience and psychology, and discovers new ways of understanding our increasingly dysfunctional relationship with the earth.

Urgent and uplifting, Losing Eden is a rallying cry for a wilder way of life – for finding asylum in the soil and joy in the trees – which might just help us to save the living planet, as well as ourselves.

Lucy Jones is a journalist and author. She writes The Independent’s ‘State of the Arts’ column, on television, music, film and books. Her first book ‘Foxes Unearthed’ received the Society of Authors’ Roger Deakin Award. Nicola Chester is a nature writer and writes for The Guardian.

Tickets £8 (includes a glass of wine and £5 off the book). 7:30 Hungerford Town Hall.

Mar
5
Thu
2020
Thursday Afternoon Book Group @ Theale Library
Mar 5 @ 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Thursday Afternoon Book Group @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Thursday Afternoon Book Group

First Thursday of the month, 2.15-3.00pm.

All welcome to come along to our monthly book group meeting.

We read a different book each month – please ask us for details.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Evening Book Group @ The Volunteer Pub
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Evening Book Group @ The Volunteer Pub | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Evening Book Group

First Thursday of the month, 7.30-8.30pm at The Volunteer pub.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Mar
6
Fri
2020
Book Group @ Pangbourne Library
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Book Group @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Pangbourne Library Book Group

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

For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Museum Book Club – Vale & Downland Museum @ Vale & Downland Museum
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm
Museum Book Club - Vale & Downland Museum @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

The Museum Book Group enjoy a wide selection of books with all members choosing their reading list then they get together in the Museum Cafe every second Friday of the month.

It is free to attend but please support the Cafe while you are here.

Mar
7
Sat
2020
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library
Mar 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library | Thatcham | England | United Kingdom

Lego Club

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

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

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

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

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!

Mar
12
Thu
2020
Clover Stroud talks to Sarah Langford about her new book ‘My Wild & Sleepless Nights’ @ Hungerford Town Hall
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Clover Stroud talks to Sarah Langford about her new book 'My Wild & Sleepless Nights' @ Hungerford Town Hall | England | United Kingdom

Clover Stroud, author of The Wild Other, talks to Sarah Langford about her new book My Wild & Sleepless Nights: A Mother’s Story

Mother to five children, Clover Stroud has navigated family life across two decades, both losing and finding herself. In her touching, provocative and profoundly insightful book, she captures a sense of what motherhood really feels like – how intense, sensuous, joyful, boring, profound and dark it can be. My Wild and Sleepless Nights examines what it means to be a mother, and reveals with unflinching honesty the many conflicting emotions that this entails: the joy and the wonder, the loneliness and despair.

‘The best evocation of the all-consuming, self-eroding reality of motherhood, while also being luminous with love.’ – Sunday Times

Charting the course of one year, the first in her youngest child’s life, Clover searches for answers to questions that many of us would be too afraid to admit to – not only about motherhood, but also about female sexuality and identity. Her story will speak to all mothers, and anyone about to embark on that journey.

Mar
18
Wed
2020
Talk: Excavating the Public Baths @ West Berkshire Museum
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Talk: Excavating the Public Baths @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom

Talk: Excavating the Public Baths

The Roman baths at Silchester were first discovered in 1903-4 during the Society of Antiquaries’ of London campaign to explore the Roman city in its entirety within the town walls.

The talk by Professor Fulford will describe the current excavation, started in 2018. With its modern, scientific approaches, remarkable new light is being shed on the history of the baths over the four centuries of Roman rule, on who used them and how they were used.

Professor Michael Fulford has been with the University of Reading since 1988. He specialises in Roman archaeology, with a particular interest in Silchester where he has been excavating for many years.

All seating is unreserved and tickets are non-refundable. Also available from the museum 01635 519526.

Wednesday 18 March 2020 | 7pm – 8pm

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksMuseum

Mar
23
Mon
2020
Children’s Book Group @ Theale Library
Mar 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Children's Book Group @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Children’s Book Group

Come and join our new book group, where we’ll be discussing books with a different theme each month.

Parents/carers will need to stay will need to stay with children under 8.

Older children can stay without a grown up but must be collected before the library closes.

For more information, please contact the library

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Mar
28
Sat
2020
Local Author Book Signing: The Ninth Cross @ WH Smith author of The Ninth Cross novel book signing event
Mar 28 all-day
Local Author Book Signing: The Ninth Cross @ WH Smith author of The Ninth Cross novel book signing event | England | United Kingdom

A newly published novel author J. Karst is book signing at the WH Smith store on Bartholomew Street in Newbury her latest novel The Ninth Cross

Apr
2
Thu
2020
Thursday Afternoon Book Group @ Theale Library
Apr 2 @ 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Thursday Afternoon Book Group @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Thursday Afternoon Book Group

First Thursday of the month, 2.15-3.00pm.

All welcome to come along to our monthly book group meeting.

We read a different book each month – please ask us for details.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Evening Book Group @ The Volunteer Pub
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Evening Book Group @ The Volunteer Pub | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Evening Book Group

First Thursday of the month, 7.30-8.30pm at The Volunteer pub.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Apr
3
Fri
2020
Book Group @ Pangbourne Library
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Book Group @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Pangbourne Library Book Group

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

For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Museum Book Club – Vale & Downland Museum @ Vale & Downland Museum
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm
Museum Book Club - Vale & Downland Museum @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

The Museum Book Group enjoy a wide selection of books with all members choosing their reading list then they get together in the Museum Cafe every second Friday of the month.

It is free to attend but please support the Cafe while you are here.

Apr
4
Sat
2020
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library
Apr 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library | Thatcham | England | United Kingdom

Lego Club

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

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

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

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Apr
6
Mon
2020
Monday Book Group @ Mortimer Library
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Monday Book Group @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Monday Book Group

First Monday of the month, 2.00-3.00pm at Mortimer Library

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Apr
7
Tue
2020
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday Book Group @ Mortimer Library | Mortimer Common | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday Book Group

First Tuesday of the month, 10.00-11.00am at Mortimer Library.

For more information, please contact the library.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Apr
22
Wed
2020
Talk: Roman Roads in the Newbury Area @ West Berkshire Museum
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Talk: Roman Roads in the Newbury Area @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom

A major Roman road crosses the West Berkshire area, heading from Silchester to Cirencester; part of an engineered national network which lasted for centuries.

David Peacock looks at the detailed route of the road and the evidence for it, together with the road which branched off towards Roman Bath, and evidence of other Roman roads in the area.

Local historian Dr David Peacock has researched, written about and taught the history of West Berkshire and the Newbury area for many years.

All seating is unreserved and tickets are non-refundable. Also available from the museum 01635 519562.

West Berkshire Museum | Wednesday 22 April 2020 | 7pm – 8pm

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksMuseum

Apr
27
Mon
2020
Children’s Book Group @ Theale Library
Apr 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Children's Book Group @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

Children’s Book Group

Come and join our new book group, where we’ll be discussing books with a different theme each month.

Parents/carers will need to stay will need to stay with children under 8.

Older children can stay without a grown up but must be collected before the library closes.

For more information, please contact the library

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

May
1
Fri
2020
Book Group @ Pangbourne Library
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Book Group @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom

Pangbourne Library Book Group

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

For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Museum Book Club – Vale & Downland Museum @ Vale & Downland Museum
May 1 @ 2:00 pm
Museum Book Club - Vale & Downland Museum @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

The Museum Book Group enjoy a wide selection of books with all members choosing their reading list then they get together in the Museum Cafe every second Friday of the month.

It is free to attend but please support the Cafe while you are here.

May
2
Sat
2020
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lego Club @ Thatcham Library | Thatcham | England | United Kingdom

Lego Club

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

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

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

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print
Who pays for Social Care ?
Office Administrator required in Newbury
Wantage Student Writing Challenge, with the chance to win a book token from the Madhatter Bookshop in Wantage
Nominate Your Unsung Hero For A Newbury Town Civic Award 2020
Hungerford Town Council Update January/February 2020
Have your say on West Berkshire Council’s draft Environment Strategy
February 2020 Special Offers on Penny Post
Important Information from ‘The Council’, February 2019 (or 2020)
Slider

Coverage Area

Sign up to the free weekly

Penny Post

e-newsletter 

for local, positive news, events, jobs, recipes, recommendations & more.

Covering: Hungerford, Marlborough, Wantage,   Lambourn, Newbury, Thatcham & Theale