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

Wednesday 29th May, 4:00  to 5:30 pm. Community Afternoon Tea. All are welcome. Table games now available!

Tuesday 4th June, 12.30pm. Women of Beckley Lunch. Contact Sarah Smith for more information.

Wednesday 5th June, 12.30pm. Men of Beckley Lunch. Contact Steve Smith for more information.

Thursday 13th June. Steak night. Menu available here.

Friday 14th June, 10:00  to 11:30 am. Community Coffee Morning. All are welcome.

Wednesday 26th June, 4:00  to 5:30 pm. Community Afternoon Tea. All are welcome. Table games now available!

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

‘Oxford, City of Inspiration in the life and work of Evelyn Waugh and for new writing in 2019’
Monday 3rd June, 6:45 for 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
Prof Barbara Cooke (Loughborough University, Co – Executive Editor of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh ), poet Robert M Francis & playwright Sophie Swithinbank (Writers in Creative Writing Residence, Oxford University).

‘The Pre-Raphaelites’
Sunday 30th June, 6:45 for 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
Prof Jon Whiteley, (Oxford University & The Ashmolean Museum)

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

Sunday 26th May, 6.30  to  8.30 pm. Music Sunday Session. Bank holiday special with Slainte

Sunday 16th June, 6.30  to  8.30 pm. Adrian Litvinoff Trio: John O'Neill (sax), Neil Hunter (keyboard),  Adrian Litvinoff (bass). 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

Tuesday 11th June, 6:00 pm. Walk. In conjunction with the Wheatley Ramblers. Leader Ruth Cornish.

Thursday 20th June, 3:30  to 4:30 pm.  Children’s after-school children’s activity café. Primarily for pupils of Beckley Primary School. Activity: air drying clay / cost for materials £2. 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