Goring Gap News – Monthly Diary – July 2017

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.

Thursday 20 July
    10.30am-2pm CR–Pick-A-Flick Tea With Mussolini. Cost £3 includes a light lunch. If you would like a lift to the church, please contact Jenny Boyd T: 01491 872109 or Billie Richards T: 01491 873540.
    5pm approx Goring Lock–Swan Upping.

Saturday 22 July
    Goring and Streatley Regatta. See P47.
    11am-4pm Wallingford Museum–Family Archaeology Day. See P13.
    7:30pm GSC–Disco and Birthday Hog Roast. All members and guests welcome.

Sunday 23 July

    2-4pm Rectory Garden or GVH if wet–Tai Chi Open Day. See article in May edition.
    4pm St Marys Church–Piano recital by Janet Pound. See P47.

Monday 24 July - Friday 28 July Goring Free Church–Kings Club summer activity week. See P47.

Thursday 27 July
7pm The Swan at Streatley car parkgourmet burgers, rosti and pancakes. Live music from 7pm.

Friday 28 July
    3-5pm CR Scrabble Group. Players of all ages and ability are welcome.
    11am-3pmBasildon Park Wildlife walk.

Sunday 30 July
2-5pm Withymead Nature reserve–Open Day and cream teas.

Wednesday 2 August
9.30am Streatley HandyBus to Wantage.
For bookings phone T: 0118 930 4837 (selecting option 2) on the day before each trip.

Friday 4 August
8pm GVH–Goring Jazz Society. Paul Jones and the Digby Fairweather Band. Tickets £19.50 from Inspirations or Bill T: 01491 875758.

Thursday 10 August
    11am GCC–Calling all Carers Meeting Contact Ann Hart T: 01491 873857.
    12.30pm for 1pm GVH– NSPCC Annual Lunch. See below.

Sunday 13 August
    2.30-5pmCleeve by Goring WI will be serving tea and cake at the lock. Goring and Streatley Concert Band will be playing.
    3pm St Thomas Church–Organ recital by Michael Howell. See P7.
    7.30pm The Catherine Wheel–Quiz Night, teams of up to 6 people. £2 per person and the winning team takes all.

Monday 14 August
6.30pm Streatley Recreation Ground–Hot Air Balloon Nightglow. Burgers, hot dogs, cake and drinks available. Further information from Susan Carter. T: 07711 720586.

Wednesday 16 August
9.30am Streatley HandyBus to Thatcham (Garden Centre and Waitrose).
For bookings phone T: 0118 930 4837 (selecting option 2) on the day before each trip.

Friday 25 August
3-5pm CR–Scrabble Group. Players of all ages and ability are welcome.

Sunday 27 August
    2-5pm Withymead Nature Reserve–Open Day and cream teas.
    2.30-5pm Cleeve by Goring WI will be serving tea and cake at the lock.

Monday 28 August
1-6pm South Stoke– Open Gardens and Church Flower Festival, Bank Holiday Monday. Admission £5 adults, children free, no dogs please.

Friday 1 September
8pm GVH–Goring and Streatley Wine Society Umbria and Southern Tuscany. 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

Tuesday 5 September
8pm FCH–Goring Gap Photo Club. A talk by John Douglass on Pictures that tell a story. Visitors welcome. For further information W: goringgapphoto.co.uk

Wednesday 6 September
9.30amStreatley HandyBus to Newbury and Savages (Blewbury)
For bookings phone T: 0118 930 4837 (selecting option 2) on the day before each trip.

Friday 8 September
    2-4pm BR–Macular Society meeting.
    7.30 GVH–The Gap Gig. Omar Puente, Cuban violinist, plays Afro Cuban jazz. Tickets £15.

Sunday 10 September
3pm St Thomas Church–Organ recital by Andrew Patterson, Director of Music at St Giles Oxford.

Thursday 14 September
11am GCC–Calling all Carers Meeting Contact Ann Hart T: 01491 873857.

Friday 15 September
7.30 GVH–Goring Cricket Club Quiz Night. Teams 4 to 6 people. £6 each. See article P33.
    2-5pm Goring Primary School PTA Fête

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We will be holding our annual summer lunch on 10 August in Goring Village Hall at 12.30 for 1pm. Ticket prices have stayed the same as last year at £15. We do hope you will be able to come and help us raise funds for the charity in these days of cutbacks to community groups which make a difference to childrens lives. For tickets please phone Sara Turner T: 01491 872012 or Jutta Pemberton T: 01491 872924

Our organ may sound good at recitals or our weekly services, but it is actually in a very poor condition. Much of the organs electrical mechanism, dating from the 1930s, is failing and some of the parts needed are now obsolete. A small committee has been formed with the remit of commissioning an initial report from a professional organ advisor and then deciding the best way forward renovating our current organ; buying and adapting an organ from another church; or building a new organ (pipe, hybrid or digital). Whatever option we decide to take, the priority will be to provide an instrument capable of supporting our large congregations which sing so well, together with sufficient variety for the sensitive accompaniment of our choirs extensive choral repertoire, and we will need to raise money to pay for it. Over the next few months we are holding various events to help with our fundraising including a series of Sunday afternoon recitals on 16 July, 13 August, 10 September and 8 October all at 3pm and all followed by refreshments.
Entry is free, but donations to our organ fund would be welcomed. The recital will be followed by tea and cake in the Canterbury Room.

On Friday 4 August it will be a great pleasure to present the blues/pop legend, Paul Jones, the U.Ks number one blues harmonica player and singer, with Digby Fairweathers Half Dozen. Digbys band has been voted number one 10 times in the last 11 years Britains top small group. A night of great music. Please note the date is not our usual second Friday of the month. Tickets £19.50 with guaranteed seating from Inspirations, or telephone Bill on T: 01491 875758 or email us through our website W: www.goringhalljazz.co.uk

Janet Pound will be giving a Summer Piano Recital, A Fantasia of Flowers, in St Marys on Sunday 23 July at 4pm in aid of St Marys Church funds. The recital will be followed by tea in the Morrell Rooms. The programme will include pieces by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Schumann. Tickets are £8 full, £7 concessions, available from Inspirations, or on the door. For further information please email E: StMarysConcerts@hotmail.co.uk

The Regatta, on 22 July, is a great day out, with not just rowing, but also stalls, funfair, places to eat, and lots of live music. Racing starts at 9.30am and the last race will be run at about 5.45pm. A shuttle bus will be run from Cleeve, Goring & Streatley Station and the Goring village centre. Tickets for the Regatta cost £8 (adults), £4 (children), £20 (family of two adults and three children). Children under five enter free. Tickets are only available at the gate on the day. V. . . . Visit Goring Gap Boat Club website for more details. W: https://goringgapbc.org.uk

Each morning from 10am-12.30pm from 24-28 July children will be involved in a variety of fun activities, including music, Bible stories, craft, drama and games.

Inspirations is holding summer holiday craft classes for children aged six upwards at 10am and 3pm, at a cost of £5 per class. A different craft is taught each week, including Lego building, clay modelling, jewellery making and stained glass painting. Places must be booked. Contact T: 01491 873019.

Oxfordshire conservation society, Wild Oxfordshire, is organising a Waterblitz on Monday 2 October. Volunteers will be needed for one day only to check the water quality of the river at Goring and Streatley. A free sampling pack can be obtained by emailing Hilary@wildoxfordshire.org.uk

There will be an amazing music event to raise money for the Epilepsy Society in Goring Village Hall on Saturday 7 October. Musicians Derek Nash and Louise Marshall will be performing. Derek plays saxophone in Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and Louise is one of its top vocalists. Sue Condie would like to hear from anyone who would like to donate an auction or raffle prize which could help to raise funds for the Epilepsy Society all offers will be very much appreciated. Tickets are £19.95. For tickets and information contact Sue Condie on M: 07826 846616 or E: sue@clivecondie.com

Further afield

South Stoke Open Gardens and Church Flower Festival
South Stoke Open Gardens and Church Flower Festivalwill take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August 1-6pm.
Delicious WI tea and cakes served in village hall or tasty lunches at the Perch and Pike pub.
Free parking in recreation ground with children's play area and community shop selling plants, ice cream etc Tickets 5 adults, children free - available from recreation ground or church lych gate. As an added bonus this year, there will be tours of the church clock tower and bell ringing chamber. All funds raised towards electric winder for village clock.
No dogs please.

On Saturday 22 July there will be plenty of entertainment at this exciting family archaeology day at the museum. Entry is by Museum ticket at the door - £5 per adult which gives unlimited entry until 30 November and accompanied children free.

The four days of the summer school will offer a series of gentle, innovative workshops including visual art, storytelling, poetry, music, drama and writing all designed to encourage exploration of creativity.
Braziers has been exploring connections for more than 60 years and provides an inspirational ambience for the course. There will also be time to relax in the grounds and walk in the surrounding countryside. For more information contact T: 01491 680221. Cost: Full residential, Non-residential and single day prices available on request Braziers 3-tier pricing scheme applies.

On Wednesdays from 2.30-4.40pm until 30 August there will be afternoon tea served in St Mary's Church Aldworth. Explore the 14th century effigies of 'The Aldworth Giants' and the Millennium tapestry annd enjoy hpmemade cake. For further information contact T: 01635 578936.

On Saturday 19 August 1at 10.15am Wallingford Allotment and Garden Society (WAGS) is organising a trip to Coton Manor Gardens at a cost of £18.50. This includes transport and entrance to the gardens. Contact Barbara Caistor on T: 01491 835117 or E: thecaistors@gmail.com or contact the WAGS store to reserve a place. All welcome.

On Saturday 9 September come to Aldworth Village Hall between 9.30am-12noon and help celebrate our community-run market's 15th birthday. There is free cake for all, and flowers, plants, food, crafts etc for sale. Childrens hospice will be selling handmade baby and childrens clothes and toys. For details, contact T: 01635 578090.

Laura Boffin of Rosa Productions is helping to produce an event called Greenham: War & Peace. This is a large scale outdoor community event on the Common on 8 and 9 September. Its being held to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Greenham Trust and will cover the incredible history of the common over the last hundred years. The event is run by Greenham Trust, organised by a professional production company working with The Watermill Theatre and The Corn Exchange, Newbury. It will be filmed by the BBC and featured on South Today and BBC Radio Berkshire, and we anticipate an audience of several thousand each night.

Good news for film goers. Wallingfords 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 Exchanges 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 dont 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.

Enjoy homemade cake, tea and coffee and a warm welcome on Wednesday from 2.30-4.40pm from 7 June to 30 August. Explore the 14th century effigies of 'The Aldworth Giants' and the Millennium tapestry. Relax in our peaceful churchyard and see our 1000 year old yew tree. Toilet and disabled facilities and childrens toys available. For details contact T: 01635 578936. Group visits welcome, but plese let us know you are coming.

This is held each Friday in the Regal Centre between 8.30am-12noon.

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The Corn Exchange in Wallingford was closed on Sunday 11 June so that work on the roof can be carried out. It is hoped that the cinema will be re-opened in late October or early November. In the meantime films will be shown at The Great Hall in Cholsey. See P49. See the Arcade Noticeboard, Info Office

See the Arcade Noticeboard, Info Office or Library or phone the Box Office (T: 01491 825000) for more details. Also on www.cornexchange.org.uk
You can now book online. Go to www.cornexchange.org.uk for a link. 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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