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Jun
21
Fri
2019
8:00 am Abstract Reality Exhibition @ Newbury Library
Abstract Reality Exhibition @ Newbury Library
Jun 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Abstract Reality Exhibition @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom
Abstract Reality Exhibition at Newbury Library Two artists under 1 roof – Bringing together abstract acrylic paint pours and detailed watercolour pencil portraits. June 1st – August 3rd 2019 Caroline Moore and Ross Buckner will[...]
9:30 am Family History Sessions @ Thatch... @ Thatcham library
Family History Sessions @ Thatch... @ Thatcham library
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 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 North Wessex Downs Walking Festi... @ Various
North Wessex Downs Walking Festi... @ Various
Jun 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
North Wessex Downs Walking Festival 2019 @ Various | Hungerford | England | United Kingdom
North Wessex Downs Walking Festival 2019 Calendar of Events Saturday, 8th June 2019 9.30am A ‘Venerable’ Nordic Walk from Blewbury 11 miles, 6 hours.  Pay on the day – £8 Sunday, 9th June 2019 10.30am[...]
9:30 am Shefford Craft Group @ Great Shefford Village Hall
Shefford Craft Group @ Great Shefford Village Hall
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 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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Jun
27
Thu
2019
Workshop – make your own green cleaning products @ Cafe Thirty8, Hughenden Yard, Marlborough
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Workshop - make your own green cleaning products @ Cafe Thirty8, Hughenden Yard, Marlborough | Marlborough | United Kingdom

We look forward to welcoming Margo who will show us how to make everyday cleaning products using essential oils and natural ingredients such as bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and castile soap. She will demonstrate how to make a range of great non toxic cleaners that won’t cost you or the earth.

You can try your hand at making your choice of a multi purpose spray or glass cleaner that you will take away in an amber glass spray bottle.

There’ll be time for drinks and an opportunity to ask questions too!

Tickets £13 per person, including all materials needed. Booking through Eventbrite.

Jun
28
Fri
2019
Sheepdrove Organic Farm Open Evening @ Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for our summer open evening and take a tour around our stunning sustainable and eco-friendly venue.

About this Event

Our open evening will showcase all that Sheepdrove Organic Farm has to offer in our stunning West Berkshire location.

Our team will be on hand to answer any questions you have and to guide you around our magnificent indoor and outdoor spaces. If you are looking for a sustainable wedding venue, eco-friendly conference, event space or wellness retreat then please do join us.

Our venue incorporates the latest thinking in sustainability. It is both ethically and environmentally responsible. The impact of the building’s structure on the environment has been minimised by using recycled, renewable and local materials.

Our Venue Includes:-

  • 5 Meeting Rooms
  • Vaulted Dining Room
  • Self Catering Accommodation
  • Physic Garden
  • Boathouse & Private Lake
  • Natural Burial Ground
  • 2,500 Acres Of Beautiful Berkshire countryside

Physic Garden

In June our Physic Garden is at its best. Planted by the renowned herb grower Jekka McVikar, each planted bed has a theme such as:- aromatherapy, culinary herbs, apothecary herbs and medical herbs for animals. Enjoy this exceptional setting on what we hope to be a warm summer’s evening. Nestled just beyond our garden is Sheepdrove’s private lake and boathouse

Internal Spaces

We have five rooms within our venue that can be used for a multitude of purposes and has the capacity for up to 200 guests. Weddings, wakes, conferences, parties – the list is endless. Come and find out how you could use the space. Don’t miss our Rooks Nest room at the top of our tower!

Our restaurant area boosts stunning natural daylight and comes complete with an in-built pizza/bread oven.

Woodend – Our Self Catering Accommodation

Come and view our bedrooms in our converted farmhouse. We can offer en-suite accommodation for 18 people. It provides the ideal space for large family gatherings, wedding parties or conference delegates. A large farmhouse communal kitchen comes complete with with log burner and a large lawned garden area.

New for 2019! The Boathouse – Lakeside Self Catering Accommodation

Our boathouse has been recently renovated and will make the ideal place to escape from it all. Situated on the side of our lake, this one bedroomed apartment comes complete with an open plan lounge (with additional sofa bed), dining area and small kitchenette. Hexagonal bifold doors make full use of the view.

Our Natural Burial Ground – A Green and Eco-Friendly Option

Our woodland burial site offers a natural and environmentally friendly burial option. Come and take a peaceful stroll through our woodland paths and find out more about Natural Burials.

Our staff will be able to answer any questions you may have about why you should consider a natural burial as an alternative to other burial options available.

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.

Jul
20
Sat
2019
Thatcham Sustainable Living Market @ Thatcham Baptist Church
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Thatcham Sustainable Living Market @ Thatcham Baptist Church | England | United Kingdom

Thatcham’s mission to reduce plastic waste continues on 20th July, when the third Sustainable Living Market will take place.

Thatcham Baptist church will once again be the venue for this community event. Join us for eco-friendly shopping, education/information, craft and fundraising … as well as tea and cake!  Event Flyer

The aim of the market is to provide a platform for local small independent businesses to sell and promote their products. Every stallholder must have eco-friendly credentials at the heart of their business. Local charities and community initiatives are also championed at the market, with the opportunity to fundraise and promote good causes.

The need for single-use plastic is eliminated at this event through the provision of refills from Thatcham Refillable and Lonely Lentil Zero Waste. Customers can bring along their empty household cleaning/detergent bottles to refill with Jenny Kirby’s wide range of eco-friendly & cruelty-free products. Lonely Lentil keep the cupboards of Thatcham and Newbury filled with unpackaged dry foods, herbs and spices through their pop-up shop. Lydia and Amelia will fill any jar/container with only the quantities needed, saving food waste and money.

Beeswax wraps handmade by Claire Black of Thatcham-based Little B’s will be on offer again at the market, these wraps are an ingenious alternative to cling film in the kitchen for wrapping and storing food. Claire lovingly makes her wraps out of organic cotton in various eye-catching designs, along with beeswax and jojoba. The wraps, if properly cared for, will last a year.

Other goods on offer include handmade natural deodorant packaged in cardboard tubes from Dale Campbell’s PosyLondon, plastic-free soap, shampoo and conditioner bars and a variety of upcycled jewellery and textiles.

Local food producers are also championed at The Sustainable Living Market. Beechwood free-range eggs from Hampstead Norreys and freshly-baked bread were on sale at the April event. Local honey courtesy of Ben’s Berkshire Bees is always a very popular choice amongst visitors to the market.

Recycling advice will once again be readily available from Thatcham’s resident ‘master womble’ Jana Karstova-Little. The public can bring along their recycling to the event to drop off to Jana, who runs an incredible Terracycle initiative from her home. Otherwise non-recycables such as crisp packets, used dental products and pet food packaging is collected and sent off for recycling by the company, raising money for charity ‘Canine Partners’.

In April, local aspiring Attenborough Oliver raised money for The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, his favourite endangered wildlife charity. The poster competition and ‘name the panda’ raffle helped him to raise nearly £100 for the cause! The posters submitted to the competition from local children are now being displayed to the public at Thatcham Library.

Oliver will be returning to the July market, alongside his ever supportive Mum Linda to promote recycling to the younger generation and raise more money for endangered species. A competition is being launched in local Primary schools to design a recycling poster, with the prize for the winning design donated by The Living Rainforest in Hampstead Norreys.

Sep
7
Sat
2019
GreenFest at Hampstead Norreys @ Hampstead Norreys
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
GreenFest at Hampstead Norreys @ Hampstead Norreys | Hampstead Norreys | England | United Kingdom
This will be an all-day GreenFest on Saturday 7 September focusing on sustainability, hosted in Hampstead Norreys.  Villagers and townspeople from all over are encouraged to get involved in helping to shape the day and help out on the day itself.
There will be activities for children and adults and lots of stalls; the village hall will have manufacturers for items such as electric cars, electric bikes, solar panels etc.
The church will also be open with further activities and displays, and the eco-bench made with eco-bricks will be available for all to see the results of their hard work!
The pub in Hampstead Norreys will be hosting a mini FreeFest with all day music so it should be a fun day out with lots to do and see.
No admission charge.

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