Goring Gap News – Monthly Diary – January 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.

Tuesday 23 January
    7.30pm GVH Garden Room–Goring Gap Players. Fancy having a bash at reading plays just for fun? All are welcome. Tea/coffee, nibbles and scripts will be provided. Please note this is not an audition! Call Carole for further information. M: 07772 054631.
     ;8pm FCH–Goring Gap Photo Club, Competition No 3: Open, Colour and Monochrome. Judge Damon Guy.

Thursday 25 January
10.30am GVH–Goring Gap U3A meeting. Coffee, followed by a talk by Tony Maisey on Madness.

Saturday 27 January
    7pm for 7.30pm GVH–Murder in the Village Hall. An evening of fun, food, murder and mayhem with a two course meal. Tickets £20 from Inspiration. For reservations contact Bryan Urbick E: b.urbick@consumer-knowledge.com or T: 01491 871055.
    7pm SL–Chocolate Bingo, run by 2nd Goring & Streatley BBS Scout Group. Advance tickets/books cost £5 adults and £3 children obtainable from Inspiration, Westholme Stores (Jack's), from Beaver, Wolf Cub and Scout members, or from Skip at the email address below. Tickets also available on the door subject to availability, Refreshments available E: davidcooksley@hotmail.com T : 01491 872306.

Sunday 28 January
7.30pm GSC–Quiz night.

Friday 2 Febuary
GVH–Goring and Streatley Wine Society: Rhone wines 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 February
7-11pm GVH–Jack's Bollywood Charity Event in aid of Mental Illness. See P25.

Sunday 4 February
    GSC–Six Nations rugby Italy v England on the big screen.
    St Thomas' Church–Come and Sing Evensong. Practice 1.45pm. Service 4pm. See P22.

Wednesday 7 February
    8pm SL–Goring Village Greenfingers, Richard Roslyn will talk on Trees - a Camera's Perspective. Richard is Head Gardener at Blewbury Manor. Visitors welcome. Refreshments are provided. See P17.
    9.30am Streatley Carebus to Toad Hall Garden Centre and Henley Centre. For bookings T: 0118 930 4837 (selecting option 2) on the day before.

Thursday 8 February
11am GCC–Calling All Carers meeting Contact Ann Hart T: 01491 873857.

Friday 9 February
7.30pm GVH–Goring Hall Live, Funk Bake. Funky Jazz of the 1960s, Hancocks, Silver, Blakey and more. Tickets £15 T: 01491 875758 or M: 07885 251803, or at Inspiration. W: www.goringhall.live See P5.

Saturday 10 February
    GSC Six Nations rugby, England v Wales on the big screen.
    7pm for 7.30pm GVH–Valentine's Barn Dance. To book a table contact Sally Wicks. E: sally.wicks@btinternet.com T: 01491 872707. See P43 for more details.

Wednesday 14 February
    7.30pm SL–Cleeve by Goring WI, LPAS, Wills and Deputyships, speaker: Slade Legal.
    7.45pm GSC–Crib night.

Thursday 15 February
10.30am CR–Pick a Flick, Whisky Galore (2016). Cost £3 including a light lunch. If you would like a lift to the church please contact Jenny Boyd T: 01491 872109.

Saturday 17 February
8.30pm GSC–live music Billy Fury and rock and roll.

Monday 19 February
2.30pm GVH–Goring Gap Local History Society, Graham Twemlow 20th Century art and design in the Chilterns.

Tuesday 20 February
8pm FCH–Goring Gap Photo Club, Talk Photographing for the National Trust. Presenter Peter Greenway LRPS CPAGB.

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 Mary's 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.

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

Wednesday 7 March
9.30am Streatley Carebus to Newbury and Savages (Blewbury). For bookings T: 0118 930 4837 (selecting option 2) on the day before.

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

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This takes place on Saturday 27 January 2018; the bar opens at 7pm for 7.30pm.
An evening of fun, food, murder and mayhem with a twocourse meal - all for £20 per person.
Eleven people are marooned in a storm on an island in the Thames. Soon the first body is found, and then another. How many will live to tell the tale? Can you spot the murderer before it's too late? Based loosely on historical events and personalities, it is an evening designed for mystery solving and a few laughs as well. Prizes will be awarded to the team who best solves the mystery, or gets closest to solving the case.
Book your team early (5-8 people) to avoid disappointment. If unable to book a full team, no worries, we will combine smaller parties together to create a team for the evening. We hope you are able to support this fund-raising event for Goring Village Hall, and trust you will have an enjoyable evening. Tickets available from Inspiration and reservations from E: b.urbick@consumer-knowledge.com or T: 01491 871055.

It's time to get your dancing shoes on with an early opportunity to celebrate Valentine's Day. Join us on Saturday 10 February in Goring Village Hall for a barn dance, dancing to The Aldbrickham Band. Doors open at 7pm and a hot supper will be served at 7.30pm. If you would like a vegetarian option, please let us know. Tickets £20 are available from Inspiration. To book a table contact Sally Wicks T: 01491 872707 E: sally.wicks@btinternet.com This is a fund raising event in aid of the GVH improvement programme and the field hospital in Mpanshya, Zambia.

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

On Saturday 10 March the Royal Harmonics male acappella chorus will be performing a concert in St Andrew's Church, South Stoke, commencing at 7.30pm. In a world of ever-increasing standards the Royal Harmonics have maintained their status in the very highest echelons of barbershop-style acappella singing not only in the U.K, but recently in achieving second place in an international competition in Ireland. 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 for the concert will go on sale early in January 2018 at £ 2 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 jjcharman@aol.com or Robert Small robandsue1975@btinternet.com. After covering all overheads, ticket revenues plus profits from the raffle and bar sales will be donated to Children with Cancer.

Wallingford's 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 Sondheim's 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 £ 0 and £8 for child concessions. Young Marx: Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner. It's 1850, and Europe's 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 £ 2.50. 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 Daddy's 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 for details as they appear or to book tickets. 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

The Wallingford Winter Recitals in aid of St Mary's Church Tower Fund continue on Saturday, 27 January, when Anita D'Attellis returns to St Mary-le-More for Beethoven meets Brahms, with Colette Salkeld on clarinet and Paul Cox on cello. Just under a month later on Saturday, 24 February, it will be time to Bring on the Youth for a concert featuring the Henley Youth Choir, Camille Morana on violin and the 2016 Henley Young Musician Competition winner Matthew Prior on French horn. The fourth and final recital in the series takes place on Saturday, 10 March, and is billed as Piano duets - double the fun! All recitals start at 7.30pm and will be performed in the round. Tickets are £ 0 in advance or £ 2 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 for each recital, and to book, W: www.anitapiano.com/winter-recitals

WADS is performing The Emperor's New Clothes, written by the famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen in Woodcote Village Hall in the New Year. The play is produced by Marcia Spiers and Sandy Worsfold.
The Emperor is so exceedingly fond of new clothes that he spends all his money on being well dressed. However, the Emperor is running out of cash and demands his son marry into money to keep him in the lifestyle to which he has become accustomed. Alas the options are not all they seem ... Come along and see what happens when the Emperor engages two new costume designers who promise him the most magnificent suit of clothes ever ...
    Saturday 27 January 2.15pm and 7.30pm,
    Sunday 28 January 2.15pm,
    Friday 2 February 7.30pm
    Saturday 3 February 2.15pm and 7.30pm.
Box Office T: 01491 680573 E: wadsboxoffice@gmail.com W: www.woodcotedrama.co.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 day's 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.

Works by Schubert, some old favourites, and a selection of chamber music will be performed on Saturday 10 February at 7pm at St Mary's Church Aldworth. Tickets (£15) T: 01635 578 936 or 01635 578 239 E: allenmaurice5@gmail.com Cheques payable to Aldworth PCC or via BACS (details will be sent).

On 10 February at 7.30pm in Hampstead Norreys Village Hall, Reading Male Voice Choir will give a concert in aid of Newbury Riding for the Disabled. Tickets £15 from Mary IIiffe T: 01635 578791 E: iliffe.mary@gmail.com or info@newburyrda.co.uk

On Monday 29 January the cinema opens again. And February will have a re-run of all the films that you have missed at the Corn Exchange including Paddington Bear 2 at the February half term. Bookings: W: www.cornexchange.org.uk

The first concert of the Winter Recitals in St Mary's Church, Wallingford in early 2018 in aid of St Mary's Church Tower Fund takes place on Saturday 13 January at 7.30pm 'Great Russian Piano Trios' comprises Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, op. 50, and Arensky: Piano Trio no. 1 in D minor, op. 32.
The musicians are Hannah Roper, violin, Jacqueline Johnson, cello and Anita D'Attellis, piano. Tickets: £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
More details about all the recitals can be found on W: www.anitapiano.com/winter-recitals

Cafe Scientifique, Didcot
First organises talks on a scientific theme on the third Tuesday of every month at Cornerstone in Didcot. These are free, though a contribution towards costs is requested. There is no need to book, but be warned, should visitor numbers exceed capacity, some people may be denied entry.
The next talk is on The European Space Agency's Gaia Mission on 19 December; in January the talk will be about the History of Satellite Meteorology.
Didcot First has been organising the Didcot Cafe Scientifique since 2010. It is important to us because we have some really ground breaking and earth shattering science happening all around us: at Harwell, Rutherford, Culham, Milton Park, etc and we want to help connect local people (scientists and complete novices) with what is happening in these places

Henley and District Philatelic Society
We hope to see you at the following meetings in 2018:
    10 January. The Chairman's Evening, a popular evening with tales and displays of unusual material.
    24 January. Displays 'Red and/or Green' up to 9 pages per member.
Hope to see you at at Bix Village Hall at 7.45pm Visitors and new members are welcome. Further details can be obtained via T: 01491 681739 or W: www.henleyphilatelic.org.uk

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.

Good news for film goers. Wallingford‘s Corn Exchange closed in June for major building works, but the show will still go on – at another venue, in Cholsey.
The Corn Exchange is collaborating with the Cholsey Community Development Trust and throughout the summer will be showing films at The Great Hall in Cholsey Meadows. Equipment currently used for the Corn Exchange‘s smaller ‘second screen‘ showings is being transferred to the ‘outof- town cinema‘ to be known as theCornExchange@TheGreatHall. Screenings at the venue, which is located in the Grade II listed building of the former Fairmile Hospital, will also include weekend matinees and NT Live shows. There is an on-site bar and seat tickets will remain the same as those at the Corn Exchange.
Corn Exchange cinema manager John Warburton said: ‘The Great Hall is a superb location and we appreciate the support of the Cholsey Community Development Trust for offering us this venue. It means that the Corn Exchange can still generate some revenue during our closure and the public don‘t miss out on seeing films altogether. We are also exploring the possibility of showing recorded NT Live shows as Encores just a couple of weeks after the initial broadcasts.‘
Programme details (unavailable at the time of going to press) can be found on the Corn Exchange website, W: www.cornexchange.org.uk where tickets can also be booked. They will also be available on the door before each performance.

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The folliwng is the final film to be shown at the Great Hall Cholsey during the refurbishment of the Corn Exchange. The Corn Exchange cinema is due to re-open on 29 January 2018.

Friday 15 December 7pm
NT LIVE: FOLLIES (12A) All tickets £10.

Tickets can be booked via W: www.cornexchange.org.uk See the Arcade Noticeboard, Info Office

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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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