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9:30 am Art Exhibition – Vale & Downland... @ Vale & Downland Museum
Art Exhibition – Vale & Downland... @ Vale & Downland Museum
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Art Exhibition - Vale & Downland Museum @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
Come and experience LiterArties and their images and words… Art exhibition in the gallery: 14th October to 2nd November As artists our styles include a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums. As writers[...]
9:30 am LiterArties Exhibition @ Vale & Downland Museum
LiterArties Exhibition @ Vale & Downland Museum
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
LiterArties Exhibition @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
A collection of work from the artists and authors of LiterArties. LiterArties are a group of Oxfordshire writer-artists, all published authors and exhibiting artists. Some are professional artists, others are amateurs with varying degrees of[...]
9:30 am Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Oct 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[...]
10:00 am Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom
Monday Rhymetime at Thatcham Library Rhymetime for under 3’s at Thatcham Library. Every Monday in term time, 10.00-10.20am. 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
10:00 am Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
For under 5s – come and join Music Mondays.  Join in with traditional songs and rhymes accompanied by live music. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Spaces are limited so please book in advance[...]
1:30 pm Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Duplo Play Sessions For toddlers and preschoolers: Mondays, 1.30-3.00pm all year round Wednesdays. 10.45am-12.15pm half-term and holidays An informal session to have fun with Duplo. Younger siblings welcome – we have a few baby toys to[...]
1:45 pm Let’s Talk About the Old Days @ ... @ Theale Library
Let’s Talk About the Old Days @ ... @ Theale Library
Oct 21 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Let's Talk About the Old Days @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Let’s Talk About the Old Days Regular events for older people – Carers welcome. 3rd Monday each month, starts 19th November. Please call or email ahead if you wish to attend – For more information,[...]

Local Foodie News & Events 

• Vintage Champagne Tasting at The Naked Grape in Hungerford – Thurs 17 Oct

• Fruit Harvesting and Cooking Day, Hungerford – Sat 19 Oct

• Pumpkin Carving at Cobbs Farmshop – Fri 25 Oct

 Curry night at The Bell in Ramsbury – last Monday of the month from £11 per person (next one Mon 28 Oct)

Adult beginners cookery lessons at Maymessy near Wantage in November (see below)

 Planning for Christmas? See our Christmas section below

 

Local Foodie Shops, Markets & Producers

• You can now order Honesty bread online for collection at any of the local Honesty coffee shops.

• For freshly made almond, peanut and chocolate/hazelnut butters, milks and lots more, check out Packaging Not Included in Marlborough.

• Thatcham Community Market – every Wednesday morning

Hungerford Charter Market – every Wednesday morning

• Wantage Country Market – every Friday morning

• Got a glut of homegrown veg? The Wheatsheaf in Chilton Foliat will take your organically homegrown produce and give you credit at the pub in return!

• Do you have apples to spare and need help harvesting? Contact hungerfordfoodfestival@gmail.com

Recipes

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto Recipe

What you will need: Homemade vegetable stock (see below) Mushroom puree (see below) Short grain Arborio rice 1 shallot finely diced White wine Selection of

Got a glut of produce? We have courgette recipes and pumpkin recipes for you! Or discover a wide range of dishes in our whole recipe section

Great Places to Eat

• Congratulations to Ollie and Lauren at The Wheatsheaf in Chilton Foliat, officially the most sustainable pub in the country according to the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

• Interesting interview (from 23mins 45sec) with Laurent Lebeau chef/patron of The Red House in Marsh Benham and The Castle in Newbury who used to be Executive Chef of Chez Gerard 

Christmas

The Red House in Marsh Benham Christmas Menus & Bookings

The Castle in Newbury Christmas Menu & Bookings

Blandy’s in Inglewood Christmas Menu & Bookings

Queens Arms in East Garston Christmas Menu & Bookings

 

Cookery Schools

 Relaxed, fun, beginners cookery classes for adults this November at the Maymessy cookery school at Garlands Barn, near Wantage. The three weekly classes will be run approx 6 – 8pm on a week day (tbd) and you will make a delicious meal including main course and pudding and then sit down with fellow chefs and eat the dinner you’ve made. You can also BYO to drink with your dinner. Five places still available and you need ideally to commit to all three classes. 2019. £65 pp per class. Book with Anna on anna@maymessy.com 
 

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