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 Thursday of month, 12:30 pm

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

Upcoming events

Wednesday 28th August, 4:00  to 5:30 pm. Community Afternoon Tea. All are welcome. Table games now available!

Wednesday 4th September, 12.30pm. Men of Beckley Lunch. Contact Steve Smith for more information.

Thursday 5th September, 12.30pm. Women of Beckley Lunch. Contact Sarah Smith for more information. Please note new day of the week.

Friday 13th September, 10:00  to 11:30 am. Community Coffee Morning. All are welcome.

Wednesday 25th September, 4:00  to 5:30 pm. Community Afternoon Tea. All are welcome. Table games now available!

Wednesday 2nd October, 12.30pm. Men of Beckley Lunch. Contact Steve Smith for more information.

Thursday 3rd October, 12.30pm. Women of Beckley Lunch. Contact Sarah Smith for more information.

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

Saturday 26th October. BACBS/Beckley Orchard Group. Apple supper or cider tasting TBC.

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.

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

25th August, Bank Holiday Live Acoustic Music with Gary Nock

Sunday 15th September, 6.30  to  8.30 pm. Jazz The Sunday Sessions. Percy Pursglove (trumpet), Frank Harrison (keyboard), Mark Hodgson (bass). Free entry, raffle. Cool sounds and a warm welcome…

Sunday 15th October, 6.30  to  8.30 pm. Jazz The Sunday Sessions. Musicians 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

Sunday 8th September, 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Community Walk. Meet at front of pub for 2 pm departure, returning for drink afterwards. Walk leader Helen Stradling - 4 to 5 miles, route TBC.

Thursday date TBC September, 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.

Thursday date TBC October, 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