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Aug
12
Sat
2017
DRESSMAKING WORKSHOP: MAKE YOUR OWN PYJAMA BOTTOMS @ The Croft Field Activity Centre
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you have missed the PYJAMA DRESSMAKING WORKSHOP before, here it is AGAIN!!

Treat yourself to all day workshop and make yourself a very comfortable, easy to wear pyjama bottoms.

Perfect if you are starting out and have completed a ‘Learn to Sew Workshop’ or you know how to set up your sewing machine and sew in a straight line (doesn’t need to be perfect).

You will get a free sewing pattern, which you will learn to adapt to your size or you can make pyjama bottoms for someone else.

You will LEARN:

  • How to take measurements
  • How to read and adapt a commercial sewing pattern
  • How to choose and cut the fabric
  • How to finish seams, drawstring waistband and bottom hem
  • How to make button holes using your sewing machine

PLEASE BRING ALONG:

  • Your sewing machine and tools (Dressmaking pins, tape measure, scissors, chalk, seam ripper, needles, pencils, ruler, calculator)
  • 2.5m Printed or plain fabric of your own choice. Please avoid stretchy, shiny or slippery fabrics as difficult to handle. Light to medium weight cottons are the best to work with. PLEASE NOTE: Prewash your fabrics and trims (to prevent shrinking) in lukewarm water, dry and iron.
  • 0.50m of contrasting fabric (for waistband and bottom hem)
  • 3m Ribbon for drawstring
  • 1m Elastic for the waistband (2cm – 2.5cm wide)
  • Matching thread

The pattern goes up to 120cm (47in) hips – if you need a larger size please let me know before booking.

PLACES: Max 6 per group

TEACHER: Silvia Luce

 

Music at Newbury Market @ Newbury Market
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Music at Newbury Market @ Newbury Market | England | United Kingdom
MUSIC ON THE MARKET WITH ELVIS THIS THURSDAY!

On Thursday 3 August Newbury Market will be kicking off its ‘Music on the Market’
season with ‘The King and I’, a local Elvis tribute act who have a great following
through their performances as the part of the band, ‘Trouble’. They will be performing
Elvis favourites in the Market Place from 11am.

The ‘Music on the Market’ promotion continues with Danica Trim, a local
singer/songwriter who will be entertaining shoppers on Saturday 5 August.

To add to the entertainment on Thursday 17 th August we’ll have a face painter in the
Market Place from ‘Sunny Faces’ available for just £1 per face for adults and children
to enjoy and on Saturday 19 th a Ukulele band will be playing.

Cllr Miles Evans, Deputy Leader of the Council said, “We are excited about the
newly launched ‘Music on the Market’ events and encourage everyone to come
along, discover what your local Market has to offer and enjoy the fun!”

If you play an instrument, love to sing or are in a band or a choir and would like to
apply to come to perform on the Market please contact Caroline Edmunds at
Newbury Town Council on 01635 35486 or email
caroline.edmunds@newbury.gov.uk .

Sport in Mind Badminton @ Hungerford Leisure Centre
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sport in Mind Badminton @ Hungerford Leisure Centre | England | United Kingdom

Sport in Mind ® is an independent Berkshire mental health sports charity (unaffiliated to Mind) founded in 2011. Its aim is to use sport and physical activity to help aid the recovery of people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems by promoting mental well being, improving physical health and combating social isolation.

The charity provides a weekly timetable of supported sport and physical activity sessions in Berkshire for people experiencing mental health problems in the community and also those receiving inpatient care at Prospect Park Hospital. Since our inception, Sport in Mind has helped over 7,500 people and delivered in excess of 8,000 physical activity sessions across 18 different sports.

This success has generated national interest and acclaim from healthcare professionals, mental health service users and a multitude of organisations ranging from local authorities to national governing sports bodies. Our work is delivered in partnership with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who have supported our work fantastically since our inception as a charity in 2011.

Meditation and Awareness of Self @ Creative Difference and Quiescence Wellbeing
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meditation and Awareness of Self @ Creative Difference and Quiescence Wellbeing | Chisbury | England | United Kingdom

This is a small weekly group practicing different guided meditations and visualisations in a quiet rural setting.  Designed to build personal acceptance and awareness of Self, the group helps you explore who you are and become present to the world around you.  The practice of meditation helps you find inner peace and calm, build mindfulness and explore your own spirituality.  The group is led by Chris Paul, a qualified counsellor and coach, and Lorna Benbow, an experience healer and wellbeing practitioner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Village Show and Fete @ Lambourn Sports Club
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crossing Lines Project @ Goldwell Park
Aug 12 @ 9:30 pm – 10:45 pm

The Corn Exchange, Newbury presents one of their largest outdoor events to date…

An epic journey in search of an unknown island.

Action theatre PAN.OPTIKUM, one of Europe’s most spectacular outdoor performance companies, join together with more than 30 young people from nine European countries to make a performance of giant proportions that combines dance, rap, performance, video projection and huge set.

The company are working with Catalan stage director Llorenç Corbella from Tàrrega, who last collaborated with them on their spectacular show RANSITion.

Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme, this performance will be the result of residencies with international participants at Corn Exchange’s 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space and festivals across the continent.

Find out more: https://cornexchangenew.com/event/the-crossing-lines-project

Aug
13
Sun
2017
Car Boot Sale in Thatcham @ Thatcham Memorial Hall
Aug 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Car Boot Sale in Thatcham @ Thatcham Memorial Hall | England | United Kingdom

Located just off the A4 Bath Road is Thatcham Memorial Ground, home to Thatcham’s biggest boot sale. Thatcham Memorial Hall and Grounds is a registered charity (charity number 300214). The money raised helps maintain the grounds and make improvements for the community.

Sellers can arrive any time after 07.30 (please do not arrive before this time as we need time to setup). Buyers will be let in at 08.30 so get there early if you want time to set up and grab a coffee from the catering van.

We have space for 150+ sellers and parking for 250+ buyer vehicles. The memorial car park (by the tennis courts) is 50p for two hours, the council car park (by the cricket club) is free on Sundays and the overflow car park is free after 9am (it does not open until 9am due to health and safety reasons). For more information on available parking click here.

If you are a buyer please remember to park sensibly, it does get very busy but if you are struggling to find a space contact a marshall who will try to help but cannot work miracles :). We have a large overflow car park open from 9am as well as limited disabled spaces. There is a nursing home in the area so please do not use their private car park or parking by the entrance to ensure they have access for medical vehicles at all times.

Family Communion @ All Saints, East Garston
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Newbury Classic Vehicle Show @ Newbury College
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Newbury Classic Vehicle Show @ Newbury College | England | United Kingdom

25th Annual Classic Vehicle Show in support of Bloodwise, the leukeamia charity.

The show attracts a wide variety of classic cars, motorbikes, commercial vehicles.

Refreshments, side stalls, and music from Watership Brass.

A friendly day out for all the family.

Sung Eucharist @ Saint Michael and All Angels, Lambourn
Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Car Treasure Hunt @ British Legion, Lambourn
Aug 13 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday 13th August

Setting off at 2.30pm from the British Legion

Bring your car, a team of up to 4 people, and use your imagination and wits to solve the clues on a short drive around the local countryside (max 15 miles) which should take no more than 2 hours.

Entry £5 per car – cash prizes!

Part Of the Festival – for details call  01488 71526

Aug
14
Mon
2017
Nature Memories Cafe @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

A series of free weekly drop-in sessions designed to provide support for people living with dementia and their loved ones.

Join us each week to experience the relaxing power of nature through crafts and other activities and enjoy a piece of delicious homemade cake with a hot drink. Don’t worry if you’re not artistic, or would prefer to just enjoy the cake, everyone is welcome!

These sessions are free thanks to generous donations, which mean that the cafe can continue for 2017.

Aug
15
Tue
2017
Children’s Summer School of Crafts @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children's Summer School of Crafts @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | England | United Kingdom

Tuesdays throughout August 10am – 12noon. Suitable for ages 8 – 12 years.

Choose a different craft each week – including:

Bobbin lace friendship bracelets, origami animals and water bombs, simple fabric bunting, finger knitting, kite making, weaving, woodland creatures, fabric collage, hand puppets, felt key rings, miniature picnic baskets.

Cost: £10 per session. Pay for the first 4 sessions and get the 5th session for free.

Exhibition: ‘Folk Tales’ by Anne Kelly @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibition: 'Folk Tales' by Anne Kelly @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Anne is a textile artist and author of the book ‘Textile Nature’. In this exhibition Anne presents work which, although grounded in references to the natural world, expresses her affinity to folk traditions and narratives.

Exhibition runs from Tuesday 25th July –Thursday 31st August

Opening times: Tuesday to Thursday 10am – 4pm

Plus the first Saturday of the month 10am – 4pm

Entry to exhibitions is £4.00 unless otherwise stated.

Coffee Pot Café @ Saint James, Eastbury
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come and join us for a cup of coffee and a conversation in the church of Saint James in Eastbury.

Aug
16
Wed
2017
Exhibition: ‘Folk Tales’ by Anne Kelly @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibition: 'Folk Tales' by Anne Kelly @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Anne is a textile artist and author of the book ‘Textile Nature’. In this exhibition Anne presents work which, although grounded in references to the natural world, expresses her affinity to folk traditions and narratives.

Exhibition runs from Tuesday 25th July –Thursday 31st August

Opening times: Tuesday to Thursday 10am – 4pm

Plus the first Saturday of the month 10am – 4pm

Entry to exhibitions is £4.00 unless otherwise stated.

Family Craft Activity Day @ Shaw House
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Fun holiday activities aimed for 4 – 11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome. No need to book just drop in. Shaw House is a Grade I listed building and unfortunately cannot accommodate pushchairs. They have a policy where visitors are asked to please leave push chairs on the ground floor, in the safe area provided. They offer hip seats which are suitable for children from 6 months to 3 years.

Wed 26th July – Wise owls – Make an owl out of a variety of craft materials.

Wed 2nd August –Happy hedgehogs – Make a pom pom hedgehog hanging decoration.

Wed 9th August – Pop-up puppets – Make a pop-up puppet mole.

Wed 16th August – Pebble creatures – Make and paint a mini beast or animal from a pebble.

Plus BBOWT Go Wild at Shaw House

Come on a Wildlife Safari of the Shaw House gardens with your local Wildlife Trust. Hunt out beautiful and bizarre mini-beasts and help us make them a wonderful bug hotel! Explore the fabulous leaves in the garden; learn how to identify them and make a lovely leaf creature.  Suitable for all ages. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in for both activities between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

You can take part in both the Go Wild and indoor craft activity at Shaw House for the usual cost of £2 per child. 

 

Wed 23rd August – Beautiful birds – Decorate a ceramic bird hanging decoration – perhaps draw one you’ve seen in Shaw House’s garden or from your imagination.
Plus BBOWT Go Wild at Shaw House 

Come on a Wildlife Safari of the Shaw House gardens with your Local Wildlife Trust. Hunt out beautiful and bizarre mini-beasts and help us make them a wonderful bug hotel! Explore the fabulous leaves in the garden; learn how to identify them and make a lovely leaf creature.  Suitable for all ages. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in for both activities between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

You can take part in both the Go Wild and indoor craft activity at Shaw House for the usual cost of £2 per child. 

 

Wed 30th August – Dragonfly fridge magnets – Make a dragonfly from beads, pipe cleaners and a magnet.

Afternoon Tea at St Mary’s Aldworth @ St Mary’s Aldworth
Aug 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Afternoon Tea at St Mary’s Aldworth @ St Mary’s Aldworth | United Kingdom

Homemade cake, tea & coffee and a warm welcome
7th June to 30th August
Wednesdays 2.30 – 4.30pm

  •  Explore the 14th century effigies of the “The Aldworth Giants” and the Millennium tapestry
  • Relax in our peaceful churchyard and see our 1000 year old yew tree
  • Refuel after a cycle or ramble on the Ridgeway
  • Bring family and friends to tea (toilet/disabled facilities & children’s toys)

Questions? 01635 578 936
We welcome group visits, but please let us know you are coming.

St Mary’s Aldworth, RG8 9SB

Stockfest Pub Quiz @ The Rising Sun
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Part of Stockfest 17. Maximum 6 per team – join on the night! £2 per player

Aug
17
Thu
2017
Linking the Landscape: Nature Tots – Thatcham @ Nature Discovery Centre
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Linking the Landscape: Nature Tots - Thatcham @ Nature Discovery Centre | England | United Kingdom

Come along to our parent and toddler group.  A great opportunity each month for you and your pre-school little ones to have fun in natural surroundings.  Each session will include activities such as bug-hunting, mud-painting and mask-making.  Tea, biscuits and mud provided! Booking essential.
All children must be accompanied by an adult and please dress for the weather.

Results Day careers advice at Newbury College @ Newbury College
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Are you waiting for exam results? Not sure what to do next?

Newbury College is offering free Information, Advice and Guidance sessions throughout the summer and on GCSE and  A Level results days:

17 August, 9:30 to 16:30 – A Levels

24 August, 9:30 to 16:30 – GCSEs

Email careers@newbury-college.ac.uk or call 01635 845000 for more information.

 

Exhibition: ‘Folk Tales’ by Anne Kelly @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exhibition: 'Folk Tales' by Anne Kelly @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Anne is a textile artist and author of the book ‘Textile Nature’. In this exhibition Anne presents work which, although grounded in references to the natural world, expresses her affinity to folk traditions and narratives.

Exhibition runs from Tuesday 25th July –Thursday 31st August

Opening times: Tuesday to Thursday 10am – 4pm

Plus the first Saturday of the month 10am – 4pm

Entry to exhibitions is £4.00 unless otherwise stated.

An Introduction to origami with Stevie Franklin @ The Pavilion
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
An Introduction to origami with Stevie Franklin @ The Pavilion | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 2017 – A Community Festival.

Free but limited tickets, so booking essential (child with adult + 1 space)

All materials supplied

Suitable for all ages 8 to 80 and beyond

Craft and Chat @ Newbury Library
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Craft and Chat @ Newbury Library | Newbury | United Kingdom

Craft and Chat at Newbury Library

Bring along your knitting, sewing or any craft to our free Craft and Chat group. The group meets every week on Thursday, between 11am – 1pm.

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

 

Picnics on the Lawn with a Wessex Harpers lunchtime concert @ Stockcross House
Aug 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Picnics on the Lawn with a Wessex Harpers lunchtime concert @ Stockcross House | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 2017 – A Community Festival.

Bring your picnics, chairs and rugs and enjoy a lunchtime concert from Wessex Harpers on the croquet lawn at Stockcross House.

Teas & coffees will be available for a small donation.

Ample free parking on The Glebe field

Family Sewing Workshop with ‘Stitch Up’ @ The Sutton Hall
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Sewing Workshop with 'Stitch Up' @ The Sutton Hall | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 17 a community festival.

‘Stitch Up’ will be bringing their family sewing workshop to the festival.

Our aim is to make sewing enjoyable and accessible, with friendly, relaxed sessions.

We believe the emphasis should be on having fun and having a go!

Wherever possible we use recycled materials as we like to keep our sewing green.

We are passionate about our community and like nothing better than to bring people together to chat and stitch.

Suitable for all ages.

Newbury Library Book Group – Thursday @ Sainsburys Cafe
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group - Thursday @ Sainsburys Cafe | 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

Third Thursday in each month, 6.30 to 7.30pm

NEXT MEETING:

CHANGE OF VENUE: Sainsbury’s Cafe – Thursday group (Next Meeting 17th August 2017, 6.30-7.30pm – Reading ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ by George Orwell)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

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

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

Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall,
Aug 17 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Fitsteps Dance & Exercise Class @ Coronation Hall, | England | United Kingdom

Upbeat dance class inspired by Strictly Come Dancing. Plenty of Latin and Ballroom rhythms to keep you moving!

Friendly group.

For more details see fitsteps.co.uk

Mozart’s Last Year, with Kennet Opera @ The Sutton Hall
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Mozart's Last Year, with Kennet Opera @ The Sutton Hall | Stockcross | England | United Kingdom

Part of Stockfest 17 a community festival.

Mozart died aged 35 in December 1791 and Kennet Opera’s “celebration in song and words” features his opera and choral works from that year, when his creativity was as astonishing as ever. The show won’t just be music – some items will be staged and acted.

Be prepared for the comic, and the sacred – and the magical!

A lively commentary will come from Emanuel Schikaneder (1751–1812), actor-manager, singer and composer, and an associate of Mozart.

Seating is at tables, so bring along your drinks and make believe you’re at a Vienna cafe.

Tickets for sale on website or from Stockcross Village Shop.

Aug
18
Fri
2017
Messy Museum Days @ West Berkshire Museum
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s Friday Fun at the museum all summer! (10am – 3pm, £2 per child, For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome. No need to book, just drop in.)

Friday 28th July – Cave art (part of the Festival of Archaeology 2017) – Do some cave painting on a clay tile using twigs, feathers and other Stone Age-inspired painting equipment. Find out about cave painting and handle a real Stone Age artefact.

Friday 4th August – Go potty! – Make a Neolithic pot from clay using some replica ones as inspiration.  You can then see some local Stone Age artefacts in our galleries

Friday 11th August – Magnificent mummies – Make a mummy out of a clothes peg, modelling clay and other craft materials. Some real Egyptian artefacts will be available to view.

Friday 18th August – Face it! – Make a face out of clay using some replica Medieval and Tudor face jugs as inspiration.

Friday 25th August – Write stuff! – Make a quill from a variety of craft materials and then ink some pictures or try writing with it.

Friday 1st September – Mini masterpieces – Paint in the style of Claude Monet and produce your own mini masterpiece to take home.

 

Dress for mess! Disposable aprons will be provided.