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 4th September 12.30pm. Women of Beckley Lunch. Contact Sarah Smith for more information.

Wednesday 5th September 12.30pm. Men of Beckley Lunch. Contact Steve Smith for more information.

Friday 7th September , 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

JP Delaney - "Psychological Thrillers"
Sunday 2nd September, 7:00 pm to  8:00 pm
JP Delaney (aka Tony Strong) discusses his most recent book

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

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 2nd September, 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.

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 26th August 7.00 pm. Josie & The Outlaws . Get your dancing shoes on and come and join the fun. We are delighted to host the fantastic Josie and The Outlaws for some toe tapping fun. with their musical style described as “Rock and Roll and a whole lot of ass kicking soul !

Sunday 16th September, 6.30  to  8.30 pm. Jazz: The Sunday Sessions. Cool sounds, warm welcome! 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

Tuesday 21st August, 2:30  to 4:30pm. Table games. Expect scrabble but suggest / bring your own favourites. No entry charge.

Saturday 15th September, 10:30 am. 
Meet in front of The Abingdon Arms.  3 mile / 2 hour walk, followed by drinks / lunch at the pub. Route to be confirmed – suggestions to Mike Hobbs

Tuesday 18th September, 2:30  to 4:30 pm. Table games. Expect scrabble but suggest / bring your own favourites. No entry charge.

Thursday  September, 3:30  to 4:30 pm. Primarily for pupils of Beckley Primary School. Date and activity  tbc. 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