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.

NEW EVENT: 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

Tuesday 8th January 12.30pm. Women of Beckley Lunch. Contact Sarah Smith for more information.

Wednesday 9th January 12.30pm. Men of Beckley Lunch. Contact Steve Smith for more information.

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

Friday 30th January, 4:00  to 5:30 pm. Community Afternoon Tea. 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

W B Yeats
Sunday 27th 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 March, 7:00 pm to  8:30 pm
Mary Stuck, Robert Booth. Readings from poetry, prose, plays, biography, memoir curated by Joanna Matthews (TBC).

‘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.

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 16th December, 7.30  to  9.30 pm. Jazz: The Sunday Sessions. Roger Beaujolais (vibraphone), Raf Mizraki (bass), Mark Doffman (drums). Free entry, but please buy drinks, raffle tickets. Bar snacks available. Cool sounds, and a warm pre-Christmas welcome promised!

Sunday 20th January, 6.30  to  8.30 pm. Jazz: The Sunday Sessions. Band tbc. Free entry, but please buy drinks, raffle tickets. Bar snacks available. Cool sounds, and a warm welcome promised!

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 15th December, 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. Route Elsfield & Woodeaton tbc.

Thursday 17th January, 3:30  to 4:30 pm.  Children’s after-school children’s activity café. Primarily for pupils of Beckley Primary School. Paper Quilling, £1 cost for materials. 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