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: 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 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 6th November 12.30pm. Women of Beckley Lunch. Contact Sarah Smith for more information.

Wednesday 7th November 12.30pm. Men of Beckley Lunch. Contact Steve Smith for more information.

Friday 9th November, 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

John Buchan. Rather more than 39 steps: John Buchan at Elsfield and elsewhere’
Sunday 28th October, 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
A talk about John Buchan by Ursula Buchan

‘Peace Poetry’ at Beckley Village Hall
Sunday 11th November, 2:45 pm to  5:15 pm
Peace Poetry on Armistice Day – 21st century visions of peace’. Featuring poets Jenny Lewis, Merryn Williams, Pat Winslow, Rip Bulkeley, Paul Surman, Eva Wal, Jalina Mhyana - each of whom will read a World War 1 poet then one or more of their own poems on the theme of peace. With music from Patrissia Cuberos and artwork by Tim King.  Curated by Louise Larchbourne.  Snacks and bar provided by The Abingdon Arms. Donations and  raffle in aid of Peace Direct – www.peacedirect.org     Entry charge £5 – advance reservations from louiselarchbourne@fastmail.co.uk 

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.

‘The archaeology of Oxford in 20 digs’
Sunday 24th February, 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
David Radford, Oxford City Council Archaeologist

‘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! The Spin Trio: Pete Oxley (guitar), Raf Mizraki (bass), Mark Doffman (drums). 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 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.

Thursday 15th November, 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.

Saturday 17th November, 10:30 am.  Community Walk. Meet in front of The Abingdon Arms.  3 mile / 2 hour walk, followed by drinks and lunch at the pub.

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