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 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 Tuesday of month, 12:30 pm

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

Upcoming events

Thursday 11th April. Steak night. Menu available here.

Friday 12th April 10:00  to 11:30 am. Community Coffee Morning. All are welcome.

Wednesday 24th April, 4:00  to 5:30 pm. Community Afternoon Tea. All are welcome. Table games now available!

Tuesday 30th April. Wine tasting. More details to follow.

Wednesday 1st May, 12.30pm. Men of Beckley Lunch. Contact Steve Smith for more information.

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

Thursday 9th May. Steak night. Menu available here.

Friday 10th May 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

Poetry on ‘The Spirit of Place’
Sunday 28th April, 6:00 pm for 6:30 to  8:30 pm
The Next Step Poetry Group, with guests Phil Poyser (aka ‘Doggerel Banksy’) & Mark Rawlins (Macclesfield Creative Writing Group).   Local contributions welcome.

‘Lost Local Voices’
Sunday 12th May, 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
Mary Stuck. History and readings from R D Blackmore, A E Coppard and other overlooked local authors.

‘The social history of Littlemore County Asylum (title tbc)’
Sunday 2nd June, 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
Prof John Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Health History, Glasgow Caledonian University

‘The Pre-Raphaelites’
Sunday 30th June, 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
Prof Jon Whiteley, (Oxford University & The Ashmolean Museum)

‘The Otmoor Riots in Social Context’
Sunday 29th September, 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
Dr Mavis Bayton (formerly Tutor at Ruskin College, Oxford)

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 14th April, 6.00  to  8.30 pm. Sunday Session with Phil Baker. Phil sings and plays classic rock tracks from across the decades- pure sing along vibe that will put a smile on your face. And its not too late which it means it doesn’t technically count as being out, out. A brilliant way to finish off the weekend. Free Entry.

Sunday 21st April, 6.00  to  8.30 pm. Jazz : The Sunday Sessions. Ollie Weston (saxophone), Martin Pickett (keyboards), Mark Hodgson (bass). Jambalaya supper. Free entry, raffle. Spicy food, cool sounds, and a very 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 20th April, 12:00  to 4:00 pm.  Kids Day! Easter Saturday. Bring the kids down to let off some steam on our terraces- we have a spot of face painting, bunny spotting and a pretty intense colouring competition for them to partake in whilst you enjoy a refreshment or two. Prizes and chocolate eggs up for grabs! Free entry.

Monday 22nd April, 10:30 am. Easter Community Walk. Meet in front of The Abingdon Arms.  4-5 miles / 2 hour walk to Horton-cum-Studley, followed by lunch, drinks at the pub. Leader  Mike Hobbs

Thursday date TBC May, 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.

Tuesday 11th June, 6:00 pm. Walk. In conjunction with the Wheatley Ramblers. Leader Ruth Cornish.

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