More than a Pub Programme at The Abingdon Arms, Beckley

PROGRAMME

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Food & Drink

Cafe: Fridays, 10.00 to 12.00

Community coffee mornings: Second Friday of month, 10.00 to 11:30. Coffee and biscuits £2, but expresso coffees and cake available too. An opportunity to meet old and new friends and neighbours from all our villages.

Community afternoon teas: Last Wednesday of month, 4.00 to 5:30 pm. Tea, homemade cake and biscuits £3.50. An opportunity to meet old and new friends and neighbours from all our villages.

Community lunches: Date/times to be confirmed. Set menu booked in advance.

Women of Beckley lunches: 1st Tuesday of month, 12:30 pm

Men of Beckley lunches: 1st Wednesday of month, 12.30 pm

Upcoming events

Thursday 11th July. Steak night. Menu available here.

Friday 12th July, 10:00  to 11:30 am. Community Coffee Morning. All are welcome.

Wednesday 31st July, 4:00  to 5:30 pm. Community Afternoon Tea. All are welcome. Table games now available!

Tuesday 6th August, 12.30pm. Women of Beckley Lunch. Contact Sarah Smith for more information.

Wednesday 7th August, 12.30pm. Men of Beckley Lunch. Contact Steve Smith for more information.

Friday 9th August, 10:00  to 11:30 am. Community Coffee Morning. All are welcome.

See the Calendar of Events  below for details

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Literature

Literary Group: 1st or 4th Sunday of month, 7.00 to 8.30 pm. Drinks and delicious hand-made bar snacks available for sale at Sunday evening sessions.

Writers’ Group: Thursday, 2.30 to 3.30, start date & frequency to be confirmed

Upcoming events

‘Delarivier Manley (c1670-1724): A (local) favourite before The Favourite ’
Sunday 29th September, 6:45 for 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
Prof Ros Ballaster

‘Edgar Allan Poe: poems and stories for Halloween’ Sunday 27th October, 6:45 for 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm Dr Peter Malin

‘Littlemore Hospital: from Pauper Lunatic Asylum (1840s) to Mental Health Facility (1990s)’ Sunday 24th November, 6:45 for 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm Prof John Stewart

See the Calendar of Events  below for details

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Music

There is no entry charge, but there will be a raffle. Drinks and delicious hand-made bar snacks available for sale at Sunday evening sessions.

Jazz: The Sunday sessions: 3rd Sunday of month, 6.30 to 8.30 pm.

Upcoming events

Wednesday 10th July, 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Live Music Wednesdays - Devon Mayson The massively talented singer/songwriter Devon Mayson is back and will be performing her catalogue of country /folk /pop influenced songs.

Sunday 21st July, 6.30  to  8.30 pm. Jazz The Sunday Sessions. Stuart Henderson (trumpet), Tom Berger (keyboards), Rag Mizraki (bass). Free entry, raffle. Cool sounds and a warm welcome…

Wednesday 24th July, 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Live Music Wednesdays - Demi Marriner. UK singer-songwriter Demi Marriner landed the Number 1 spot on the iTunes UK Country Albums Chart just 48 hour after the release of debut EP ‘Tracks and Trails’, before going on to reach Number 3 with her debut single on the iTunes Country Singles charts with Learn To Love’ just seven months later followed closely with a Number 2 slot with second EP ‘Dandelion.’

Wednesday 31st July, 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Live Music Wednesdays - Lee Muldoon. Lee Muldoon is an extremely versatile and talented acoustic guitarist and vocalist- who has been going from strength to strength since his appearance on the X Factor. His set now includes a huge range of covers from 50s through to unique twists on the current charts.

Sunday 18th August, 6.30  to  8.30 pm. Jazz The Sunday Sessions. Players TBC. Free entry, raffle. Cool sounds and a warm welcome…

See the Calendar of Events  below for details

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Activities

After-school children’s activity café: Thursday, 3.30 to 4.30 pm, Primarily intended for Beckley Primary School pupils, who must be accompanied by parent or carer.

Games ‘clubs’: Scrabble, Jenga, Bridge, chess, dominoes etc.

Organised walking group / route maps: Saturday mornings, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Upcoming events

Thursday 4th July, 3:30  to 4:30 pm.  Children’s after-school children’s activity café. Primarily for pupils of Beckley Primary School. Please sign up with Aimee Butterfield   or text 07834 533177.

See the Calendar of Events  below for details

VOLUNTEER HELP IS NEEDED WITH SOME ACTIVITIES:  IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE CONTACT  MIKE HOBBS (mike.jd.hobbs@gmail.com)


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Click on the entry in the listing or the calendar to see the details of the event