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

Friday 3rd August , 10:00  to 11:30 am. Community Coffee Morning. All are welcome, including children and parents who are on holiday from school!

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

Saturday 28th July, 6:00  pm. Unveiling of a blue plaque commemorating Evelyn Waugh’s association with The Abingdon Arms, followed by a celebratory ‘Big Feast’. Details to be confirmed.

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 15th July, 6.30  to  8.30 pm. Jazz: The Sunday Sessions. Cool sounds, warm welcome! Rick Bolton (guitar), Raph Mizraki (bass), Mark Doffman (drums). Entry free, but please buy raffle tickets and a drink or two to enable the musicians their worth.

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

The community walk on the 14th July has been cancelled.

Thursday 12th July, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Children's After-School Activity Café. Please sign up with Aimee Butterfield (aimeebutts1@yahoo.co.uk or text 07384 533177) if your child(ren) will attend. The children will make pipe-cleaner model figures, possibly outside in the garden (hats and suncream please!), and a small charge will be made for the materials.

Tuesday 17th July, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Expect scrabble, but also 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