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 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.

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

Wednesday 6th November, 12.30pm. Men of Beckley Lunch. Contact Steve Smith for more information.

Thursday 7th November, 12.30pm. Women of Beckley Lunch. Contact Sarah Smith for more information.

Friday 8th November, 10:00  to 11:30 am. Community Coffee Morning. All are welcome.

Wednesday 27th November, 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.

Upcoming events

‘Season of Mists’ – An evening of poems with the Next Step Poetry Group, guests John Daniel and Jane Spiro, and local contributors. Free entry. Sunday 3rd November, 6:00 for 6:30 pm to  8:30 pm

‘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

Sunday 15th October, 6.30  to  8.30 pm. Jazz The Sunday Sessions. Pete Oxley (guitar), Frank Harrison (keyboard), Mark Hodgson (bass). Free entry, raffle. Cool sounds and a warm welcome…..

Sunday 17th November, 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

Saturday 5th October 10:30 to 12:30. Community Walk. Meet at front of pub for prompt departure, returning for drinks and lunch afterwards. Walk leader Mike Hobbs - 4-5 miles, part-circular route to Stanton St John involving some gentle descent and ascent.

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