Goring Gap News – Monthly Diary – February 2018

This monthly diary reproduced from the Goring Gap News lists the activities of many local clubs and societies, and other events. The Information Office (T: 01491 873565) can always provide more details.

At the end of the pages you will find emergency medical information

The following abbreviations are used:
Bellême Room BR   Canterbury Room CR   Free Church Hall FCH–  Goring Community Centre GCC
Goring Social Club GSC   Goring Village Hall GVH  Morrell Room MR   Storton Lodge SL

You will find some events in the diary have links to further details under Forthcoming Events further down the page.

Wednesday 21 February
9.30am Streatley Carebus to Millets Farm Centre. For bookings T: 0118 930 4837 (select option 2) on the day before.

Thursday 22 February
10.30am GVH–Goring Gap U3A meeting. Coffee, followed by a talk by Dr Michael Keith Lucas on Gardens and Climate Change.

Saturday 24 February
    GSC–Six Nations rugby, Scotland v England on the big screen.
    7.30pm St Marys Church Streatley–Gary Jordan will be presenting a Classical Guitar concert. A variety of music from England, Spain and Latin America. Ticket prices £10 full, £9 concessions, available on the door or for advance booking E: StMarysConcerts@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday 25 February
7.30pm GSC–Quiz night.

Thursday 1 March
2-5pm Goring Village CafInspiration invites you to Paint an item for Mum (for Mothering Sunday, 11 March), £15 includes drink, cake and art materials.

Friday 2 March
GVH–Goring and Streatley Wine Society. 23rd Anniversary Tasting. Entry by advance ticket only. Further information visit our website: W: www.goringandstreatleywinesociety.co.uk or contact Philippa Seymour T: 01491 873805. E: philippa@philippaseymour.com

Saturday 3 March
    10am GVH–The Big Goring Litter Pick. All equipment provided and free refreshments on return at 12noon provided by Cleeve by Goring WI.
    7pm GSC–Pairs Darts competition for the Jim Middelton Memorial Trophy.
    GVH–Goring and District Twinning Association, Wine tasting. Italian wine described and tasted during a four-course meal. Tickets from Sue Fung at £20 per head. E: sue.mederson@gmail.com

Sunday 4 March
    11am SL–Start of Goring 10K which ends at the Bourdillon Field.
    1.30-4.30pm Goring Village Caf–Paint an item for Mu. See under 1 March.

Tuesday 6 March
8pm FCH–Goring Gap Photo Club Talk No 5: Nordic Odyssey. Presenter Derrick Lello.

Wednesday 7 March
    9.30amStreatley Carebus to Newbury and Savages (Blewbury). For bookings T: 01189 304837 (selecting option 2) on the day before.
    8pm SL–Goring Village Greenfingers. Experienced show judge, David Woodage, will speak on How to prepare for shows. Visitors are welcome. Refreshments are provided.

Friday 9 March
2pm BR–Macular Society Support Group. Tea with speaker.

Saturday 10 March
    7.30pm St Andrews Church, South Stoke–The Royal Harmonics male acapella choir. Tickets are £12 each including a welcoming drink. In aid of Children with Cancer. Tickets from Robert Small E: robandsue1975@btinternet.com
    4.45pm GSC–Six Nations rugby, France v England on the big screen 8pm GVH–1960/70s Roadshow Disco with DJ Mark Haste. Plenty of seating and tables can be reserved. Fully licensed bar. Tickets £10 at Inspiration or telephone Bill T: 01491 875758 or M: 07885 251803. All proceeds will go to Goring Village Hall improvements.

Monday 12 March
7.45pm MR–Streatley Parish Council meeting.

Wednesday 14 March
    7.30pm SL–Cleeve by Goring W.I, AGM and Members Night.
    7-30pm GSC–Crib Night.

Thursday 15 March
11am GCC–Calling all Carers Meeting. Contact Ann Hart T: 01491 873857

Saturday 17 March
2.45pm GSC–Six Nations rugby. England v Ireland on the big screen.

Monday 19 March
2.30pm GVH–Goring Gap Local History Society, Liz Woolley: Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939.

Tuesday 20 March
2.30pm GCC–Goring Gap News, AGM.

Wednesday 21 March
9.30amStreatley CareBus to GreysCourt (NT) and Wallingford. For bookings T: 01189 304837 (selecting option 2) on the day before.

Thursday 22 March
8pm GSC–Roy Bailey Big Band.

Saturday 24 March
    10amStreatley Litterpick, meeting at the Morrell Room.
    2-4pm GVH–Goring Village Greenfingers Spring Show. Spring flowers, vegetables, cookery and crafts. Entry is free and open to non-members, including children. Teas, cakes and tombola. New members welcome. Contact Dru Kenney T: 01491 599783
    8pm GSC–Momojo Boys Live rock band.

Sunday 25 March
    3pm St Marys Church, Streatley– Goring Chamber Choir presents Ubi Caritas Songs for a Nordic Easter. Accompanied by Michael Howell. Tickets £12 and £10 from Inspiration, a choir member, or on the door.
W: www.goringchamberchoir.org.uk
    7.30pm GSC–Quiz Night.

Thursday 29 March
10.30am GVH–Goring Gap U3A meeting. Coffee followed by a talk by Angela Buckley on Reading Murders.

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Around 100 musicians from the combined Starter Band and Main Band will perform their annual Spring Concert in Benson Parish Hall on Saturday 24 March. Benson is chosen as it accommodates the combined Bands and theres still space for an audience of 250, so why not give it a try and support your local band. The programme of music will cater for all tastes and doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets cost £12 adults £6 children and available from Inspiration or online at W: www.goringandstreatleyconcertband.co.uk

Advanced notice is given for a visit to Bellme from 5-7 October 2018 when there is a Mushroom Festival. Travel cost is the only expense as you will be placed with a French family. The cost of travel will depend on the number of people travelling, but will be in the region of £100. For more information E: goring.twinning@btinternet.com

The colleges of Oxford and Cambridge have, in the course of over eight centuries, developed their own way of life, distinct in many respects from that of other universities. Now, you can learn more about many of the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, some of which house beautiful sheltered gardens and spectacular libraries. After monastic beginnings, the magnificent architecture by Wren, Hawksmoor and Gibbs was employed in several of the best known colleges and university buildings. Also highlighted in this fascinating course will be the role of church, royalty and women who had influential roles as founders, together with famous alumni who contributed so generously to their alma mater. The history of the colleges‘ beautiful stained glass and gardens will be featured, as will the development of early empirical science and the founding of the world renowned libraries.
This latest WEA course, to be taken by Glenis Kerr Elliott, starts on Tuesday 16 January 2018 and will run for ten weeks (nine lectures plus a walking visit to the Bodleian Library in Oxford but at an extra cost.) The fees are £86 and the classes will begin at 10am for two hours each week at Storton Lodge.
For further details, please contact Alan Winchcomb: T: 01491 872773
E: alan.winchcomb@btinternet.com

Further afield

Benson Choral Societys spring offering is Brahms greatest and longest choral work, brought to life by Musical Director Christopher Walker with the Elgar Orchestra and soloists Aoife Miskelly and Johnny Herford. Brahms wrote it in German, getting away from the traditional Latin mass, and choosing his own texts from the Lutheran Bible. So in German we will sing it. If this isnt your language, fear not a full translation will be in the programme!
The concert is on Saturday 24 March at 7.30pm in Dorchester Abbey we recommend advance booking E: tickets. bensonchoral@gmail.com or call Stephanie (evenings) T: 01865 407395. Tickets cost £18 and £15 (reserved) or £12 (unreserved). For full details W: www.bensonchoralsociety.org.uk

Every Friday 9.30am-12noon in our new location, St Mary-le- More Church, Market Place.
Marmalade Moments Friday, 2 March delicious new seasons Seville orange marmalade on sale, and other flavours (including tastings). Also available all our usual items, home-baked, home-crafted, home-grown (particularly pots of colourful bulbs), as well as eggs, preserves and local honey. Coffee/tea served throughout the morning.
We hope you will visit us soon. You may be surprised at what you will find! All enquiries to Market Manager T: 01491 681596 or come and speak with her one Friday morning.

Wednesday 14 March at Crowmarsh Village Hall, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh. Doors open 7pm for 7.45pm. Floral demonstration by Vijay Bhatia, Out of Africa. Visitors welcome £5. Coffee, raffle, sales table.

By popular demand on Saturday 31 March, an historic guided walk around Wallingford Castle has been arranged, led by Judy Dewey (local historian and Museum curator). This Castle history walk will start at the Museum at 2.30pm and last about 2 hours (unsuitable for dogs!). There is a charge of £6 for this guided walk, but you could combine it with a season ticket to the Museum. So, why not immerse yourself in the towns fascinating local history for the day!

The final recital in aid of St Marys Church Tower Fund takes place on Saturday 10 March, and is billed as Piano duets double the fun! Joining Anita for a programme that features works by Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Brahms and Piazzolla will be Mila Miletic. The recital starts at 7.30pm and will be performed in the round. Tickets are £10 in advance or £12 on the door. They can be bought from Wallingford Town Information Centre or online at W: www.ticketsource.co.uk/wallingford-winter-recitals For more information, including full programme details, and to book W: ww.anitapiano.com/winter-recitals

This will take place on Saturday 10 March at 4pm in the Great Hall, Cholsey. There will be schools entries and individual / group entries. Come and see what our talented youngsters have created and vote for your favourite entry. Tickets are £4 per person available from W: www.thetreehouseschool.org.uk

Held at Cranford House Nursery School, Cholsey, every termtime Tuesday from 10am-11.30am. Open to all and free of charge come along and join us for a fun-filled session in a beautiful setting.

This takes place on Sunday 29 April, but if you would like some running tips then come along to an evening talk on Tuesday 6 March at 7pm in Cholsey Pavillion, where Steve Holder is going to be giving tips on how to run, how to improve your speed or distance or how to deal with any niggles that you might get when running. Steve is an experienced ultra marathon runner, marathon runner and sports massage therapist based in Wallingford and has offered his time and expertise to get people running-fit. No need to book, just turn up.

On Saturday 3 March enjoy free Fairtrade refreshments at Aldworth Saturday market in the village hall between 9.30am and 12noon. A variety of Fairtrade and other food and craft stalls. Alexander Devine Childrens Hospice charity stall with childrens and adults gifts. For details T : 01635 578090

On Saturday 10 March the Royal Harmonics male acappella chorus will be performing a concert in St Andrews Church in South Stoke, commencing at 7.30pm.
Offering an eclectic mix of songs ranging from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Miller to traditional English folk songs and negro spirituals the Royals programme has something for everyone. The concert will also showcase the musical talents of some South Stoke villagers. Tickets £12 per head to include a welcoming drink. The Royals previous sell-out concert was enthusiastically received, so ticket reservation in advance is advised by mailing either Julian Charman E: jjcharman@aol.com or Robert Small E: robandsue1975@btinternet.com

The Royal Harmonics are delighted to mirror a fundraising initiative recently announced in South Stoke village in support of the charity, Children with Cancer. After covering all overheads, ticket revenues plus profits from the raffle and bar sales will be donated to Children with Cancer.

Wallingfords newly refurbished Corn Exchange is open again. Follies: The first cinema show will be an NT Live recording of Follies. Relax in the newly refurbished seats and enjoy Stephen Sondheims legendary musical staged for the first time at the National Theatre. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Thursday 1 February at 7pm. No interval. Tickets £10 and £8 for child concessions. Young Marx: Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner. Its 1850, and Europes most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Thursday 8 February at 7pm. Certificate 15. All tickets £12.50. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof : The NT Live production of Tennessee Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddys birthday. Thursday 22 February at 7pm. The stage production has an age guidance of 15 plus. All tickets £15. At this time we do not have a published schedule for other cinema showings so please visit the website W: www.cornexchange.org.uk You can always telephone or visit the box office on T: 01491 825000 on evenings between 7pm and 8pm or on Friday and Saturday between 10am and 1pm. Bookings: W: www.cornexchange.org.uk

A friendly and supportive art group meets in Aldworth village hall on 1st and 3rd Tuesday mornings term-time. We also have occasional, tutored workshops. Kevin Scully will lead a whole days painting on 6 February and Denny Webb a morning on 20 February. All abilities are most welcome, as we encourage each other. Having opportunities to make and meet friends, as well as enjoying a creative activity with others, is so important to our wellbeing. If you would like to give our self-help group a try please contact Pauline on T: 01635 578177.

Wallingford Museum would like to ask you to share some of your ‘Treasures with Tales‘ to create a very special exhibition for 2018. They are asking people to offer the loan of an object of any kind that they own that has a special significance, with a tale worth sharing. Objects can include anything, and certainly don‘t need to be intrinsically valuable! It might be a very simple thing,– just so long as it has an interesting story behind it! The Museum volunteers will select some for the exhibition, but will also display a file of details of everything which is sent in. Please email your details to E: admin@wallingfordmuseum.co.uk or post your photo and tale to ‘Treasures‘, Judy Dewey, Wallingford Museum, 52 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0DB.

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Cinema at 7.30pm (except where stated)

Adults £8, Under 15s £5 CORN EXCHANGE, WALLINGFORD

Cinema at 7.30pm (except where stated)

Adults £8, Under 15s £

Fri 23 Feb - Sun 25 Feb

Sat 24 Feb 10.30am, 2.30pm

Mon 26 Feb - Wed 28 Feb

Thu 1 Mar

Sat 3 Mar 10.30am, 7.30pm, Sun 4 Mar 7.30pm

Mon 5 Mar, Thu 8 Mar

Fri 9 Mar - Sun 11 Mar

Wed 14 Mar 7pm
TOMORROW (U) All tickets £6.

Sun 25 Mar - Tue 27 Mar

See the Arcade Noticeboard, Info Office or Library or phone the Box Office (T: 01491 825000) for more details. Also on W: www.cornexchange.org.uk
The Box Office is open Friday and Saturday mornings from 10am-12.30pm.
You can now book online. Go to W: www.cornexchange.org.uk for a link. There is a booking fee of 50p per ticket up to a maximum of £2. Online booking now available. There is a booking fee of 50p per ticket up to a maximum of £2.

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Doctor–to contact a doctor between 8am and 6.30pm ring T: 01491 872372

To contact a doctor when the surgery is not open, at night and at weekends (i.e. 6.30-8am

Monday to

Friday and throughout the weekend and Bank Holidays) telephone NHS Direct T: 111. This number will also be available on the surgery answerphone. If necessary you may be asked to attend Abingdon Hospital or Townlands Hospital in Henley.

Nearest Casualty Department -RBH, Reading T: 0118 322 7020.

NHS Direct is available for advice (e.g. on minor ailments, coughs, etc) 24 hours a day, on 111 .

First Aid Unit Wallingford Hospital.

Monday to

Friday 8.30am-6.30pm. T: 01491 208513

Your local pharmacy can also offer you a range of services, including advice and medicines to relieve symptoms of minor ailments.

Emergency Dentist - Weekdays 6.30-10pm.  Weekends & Bank Holidays 9am-9pm. Contact T: 0845 345 8995

British Red Cross Medical Loan - for short term loan of Wheelchairs etc. - Mon-Sat 10am-12 noon. T: 01491 873565.
Emergency  T: 01491 872736.

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