More than a Pub Programme at The Abingdon Arms, Beckley

PROGRAMME

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Food & Drink

Cafe: Fridays, 9.00 to 12.00

Community coffee mornings: First 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 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

 Tuesday 2nd October 12.30pm. Women of Beckley Lunch. Contact Sarah Smith for more information.

Wednesday 3rd October 12.30pm. Men of Beckley Lunch. Contact Steve Smith for more information.

Friday 12th October , 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

Stanza 2 Poetry Group ‘Change’
Sunday 7th October, 6:30 pm to  8:30 pm
Local poets invited to read their own or others’ poems on the theme of change. Curated by Dorothy McCarthy

John Buchan
Sunday 28th October, 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
A talk about John Buchan by Ursula Buchan

‘Peace Poets’
Sunday 11th November, 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
Vahni Capildeo, Jalina Mhyana, and Others. Armistice Day poetry - poets read World War I poems and poems on the theme of peace; curated by Louise Larchborne.

Lewis Caroll
Sunday 25th November, 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
A talk about Lewis Carroll, author of the Alice books, by Dr Franziska Kohlt of Oxford University, Editor of The Lewis Carroll Review.

W B Yeats
Sunday 29th January, 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
A talk about the poet WB Yeats, who lived nearby in Thame for a number of years by Dr Tara Stubbs of Oxford University.

‘With Great Pleasure’
Sunday 24th Marh, 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
Mary Stuck, Robert Booth. Readings from poetry, prose, plays, biography, memoir curated by Joanna Matthews (TBC).

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 21st October, 6.30  to  8.30 pm. Jazz: The Sunday Sessions. Cool sounds, warm welcome! Entry free, but please support the event by buying raffle tickets and a drink or two. Bar snacks available.

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

Thursday 18th October, 3:30  to 4:30 pm (TBC).  Children’s after-school children’s activity café. Primarily for pupils of Beckley Primary School. Sign up with Aimee Butterfield   or text 07834 533177.

Sunday 21st October, 2:30 pm.  Community Walk. Meet in front of The Abingdon Arms.  3 mile / 2 hour walk, followed by drinks at the pub. Please note the change in time and day

Tuesday 23rd October, 2:30  to 4:30 pm. Table games. Expect scrabble but suggest / bring your own favourites. No entry charge.

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