Goring Gap News – Monthly Diary – October 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.

Saturday 21 October
3-3.30pm Outside Westholmes Store– Have Your Say meeting. Come and talk to a PCSO.

Thursday 26 October
10.30am-12noon GVH–Goring Gap U3A meeting. Coffee, followed by a talk by Corrie Starling on Mapledurham Watermill.

Friday 27 October
    3-5pm CR–Scrabble Group. Players of all ages and ability are welcome.
    GVH–Goring Jazz Led Zep. See below.

Sunday 29 October
4pm St Thomas Church–Come and Sing Evening Service of Reflection, including Faurs Requiem. See below.

Tuesday 31 October
8pm CR–Goring Gap Photo Club
Members Evening: Travellers Tales.

Wednesday 1 November
    9.30am Streatley HandyBus to Newbury and Savages (Blewbury)
For bookings T: 01189 304837 (selecting option 2 on the day before each trip)
    8-10pm SL–Goring Village Greenfingers talk by Maren Talbot on Orchids. Visitors are assured of a warm welcome. Refreshments provided.

Thursday 2 November
1.30 for 2pm GVH–Tea Event on behalf of Cancer Research UK. See below.

Friday 3 November
GVH–Goring and Streatley Wine Society 2017
The Satellite Appellations of .
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 4 November
    10am to noon FCH–Cats Protection Coffee Morning and Sale. As well as coffee and biscuits there will be Cats Protection cards, calendars and gifts for cat lovers and others. There will also be books, bric-a-brac and cakes for sale. Any offers of help or donations of goods to sell would be gratefully received by Sue Smith on T: 01491 873218.
    11am-12.30pm GVH– Goring and Woodcote Medical Practice PPG open meeting on Obesity and Self-Care by Dr Andy Goode, the Practice lead for obesity, and Mr Greg Jones, a Bariatric Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
    7.30-11.30pm GVH– The Album Project presents The Eagles Hotel California. Live. Tickets £15 from Inspiration and Music Box, Wallingford. See below.

Friday 10 November
8-11pm GVH– The Gap Gig. Denise King, jazz singer. Tickets £15 from John. See P7. T: 01491 874492, E: jcjazz@btinternet.com

Saturday 11 November
7pm GVH–Goring Twinning Association
Quiz Night. Teams of six. £12.50 which includes a 2-course meal. Further details and tickets from Sue Lyons T: 01491 873930.

Sunday 12 November
7.30pm The Catherine Wheel–Quiz Night, Teams of up to 6 people. £2 per person and the winning team takes all.

Tuesday 14 November
8pm FCH–Goring Gap Photo Club talk: Paris Portrait of a City. Presenter: Darrell Godliman.

Wednesday 15 November
9.30am Streatley HandyBus to Millets Farm/Garden Centre.
For bookings T: 01189 304837 (selecting option 2 on the day before each trip).

Thursday 16 November
10.30am-2pm CR–Pick-a-Flick. Lion.

Friday 17 November
10am-12noon Goring Library– Janet Hurst Family History Advice Session See below.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November
10am-4pm GVH– Goring Primary School Craft Fair. See P43.

Saturday 18 November
7.45pm for 8.15 Pangbourne Village Hall–Swing Fromage Sextet.

Monday 20 November
2.30pm GVH–Goring Gap Local History Society. Talk by Tim Healey on Drovers Roads in Oxfordshire and beyond. For further information contact Janet Hurst T: 01491 871022,

Tuesday 21 November
10am-12noon Aston Village Hall–-Free of charge workshop for problems on your computer, tablet, smartphone, email or browsing the Internet. For details E: theastonsonline@gmail.com or M: 07880 958249.

Friday 24 November
    3pm-5pm CR–Scrabble Group Players of all ages and abilities are welcome.
    8pm GVH–Goring Unplugged. £4 on the door, no bar BYO.

Tuesday 28 November
8pm FCH–Goring Gap Photo Club Competition 2 Barry Michael Trophy - Set subjects: Festival and After Dark.

Friday 1 December
GVH–Goring and Streatley Wine Society - 2017 Christmas 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

Friday 8 December
7.30pm for 8pm GVH– Chris Barber Big Band. See below.

Monday 18 December
2.30pm GVH–Goring Gap Local History Society talk, Old Time Christmas by Mike Hurst.

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Everyone is very welcome to a special evening service at St Thomas Church on Sunday 29 October which will include Faurs Requiem. The service begins at 4pm. If you would like to sing in the choir, please arrive at 1.45pm for a rehearsal which begins at 2pm. There is also a voluntary rehearsal on Friday 27 October from 7-7.45pm at St Thomas. Further details can be obtained from Elizabeth Parkinson T: 01491 872020 or E: parkinsonfamily1@btinternet.com

On Thursday 2 November the Goring and Streatley Cancer Research Committee will be holding their annual Bridge with Afternoon Tea event at Goring Village Hall. This event has been very popular in recent years so if you enjoy playing bridge then please contact Julie Li M: 07799 262425 or Jenny Pond M: 07789 123721 to book a table. Arrival time is 1.30pm for 2pm start, After one round a delicious afternoon tea will be served followed by a second round.
The cost is £12 per person (tables of four players £48) which includes the afternoon tea. There will also be a raffle with prizes donated by our wonderful local businesses. CRUK Christmas Cards will also be for sale. All donations go to Cancer Research UK. We look forward to seeing you and raising more money for this amazing charity.

This takes place on Saturday 11 November, 9-11am at Goring Free Church. After the success of our first two sessions earlier this year, WLTDO is back for the new school year! A great opportunity for dads, grandads and other male carers to enjoy some active fun with their pre-school children, and maybe give the mothers some time to themselves. The activities are specially geared towards children in the Toddlers and Busy Bees age ranges: Ball pit (toddlers upwards) Bouncy castle (2-4yr olds) Bacon butties (for all, especially dads!) All dads and pre-school walkers are welcome no previous connection with GFC pre-school groups necessary. Just turn up at any time between 9-11am. Suggested donation £3 per family. More details at W: goringfreechurch.org.uk

Stairway to Goring Led Zep Project 4
Friday 27 October
Returning for the 4th year, The Led Zep Project will be performing at Goring Village Hall on Friday 27 October, following their great, sell-out gig last year. The same band will be paying homage to the legendary groups music, with the incredible guitarist Denny Ilett Jnr, Ady Davey (vocals), Andy Crowdy (guitar and keyboards) and Jerry Soffe (bass). The drummer is to be confirmed. As one listener said last year, Shut your eyes and youd think it was the real thing!
Tickets $pound;15 are available from Inspiration, Goring High Street or you can ring John Calvert on T: 01491 874492 There will be a licensed bar with plenty of real ales, lager, wine etc and, of course, soft drinks.
A date for your diary Denny Ilett, Andy Crowdy and Daisy Palmer will be playing a tribute to Jimi Hendrix on Saturday 14 April 2018. More details nearer the time. John Calvert

Goring Gap Jazz Gig
Denise King at Goring Village Hall Friday 10 November
International American singing star, Denise King, will be performing in Goring as part of her European tour. Denise has sung at almost all of the top venues in Philadelphia, several in New York, Paris, Turkey, Brazil, Africa, Germany and Japan during the past 25 years.
She is keeping the romance and nostalgia of all the great ladies of Jazz alive and well, and holds the preservation and presentation of the traditional style of Jazz singing close to her heart. No gimmicks, no pyrotechnics, just an intense focus on the melody and the lyrical content. The complexities of jazz sometimes make a potential listener fear that they wont like it but no fear here just easy listening jazz standards with touches of the blues, soul and even gospel in a voice steeped in a sophisticated, swinging, sometimes soulful style, much like her idols Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald.
Tickets are $pound;15 from Inspiration or from John Calvert on T: 01491 874492 or E: jcjazz@btinternet.com Please dont forget to contact John to book your seats. W: www.goringjazzgig.co.uk

Goring Community LibraryGoring Community Library
Local and Family History
Are you new to family history research? Maybe you have hit a dead end in your search, or perhaps you just want to know more about the history of your house and dont know where to start. If so, why not book an hours one-toone in the library with Janet Hurst from the Goring Gap Local History Society? Sessions run on the third Friday of most months, in the library: 10am-12noon. Please book in advance using the details below.
Bears Reading Adventure If you have pre-school aged children and want to foster a love of reading, why not join Bears Reading Adventure from Book Trust? Just bring your child to the Library and well give you a Bears Reading Adventure book full of reading tips and places to put stickers. You can collect a sticker each time you visit the Library with your child. Once your book is full you can download a certificate from the Bookstart website. If you are free on Friday afternoons between 2.30-3pm you can join in with stories and rhymes too! We look forward to seeing you in your Community Library soon. Sarah Coulson-Phillips T: 01491 873028 or E: goring.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Goring Primary School PTA is delighted to host this years Craft Fair taking place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November in Goring Village Hall. The emphasis is on genuine handmade crafts rather than bought-in goods. There will be a wide range of handmade crafts, including: ceramics, stained glass, turned wood, cushions, teddies, paintings, greetings cards, jewellery and other hand-crafted items. There will be also a selection of hot food, cakes and refreshments served each day, plus treats and activities for the children.
Entrance is £1 per person with free entry for accompanied children under 16. Please visit W: www.goringcraftfair.co.uk for details of stall holders.

On 4 November in Goring Village Hall the Album Project presents, live, the famous Eagles album Hotel California. This is not a tribute band but a group of very fine musicians reproducing this huge selling album to near perfection. We know that even the most ardent fan will be very impressed. It is a truly remarkable and very professional production.
Tickets: £15 from Inspiration or Music Box, Market Place, Wallingford or contact Bill Jackson T: 01491 875758 or M: 07885 251803 or contact us through W: goringhall.live Seats can be reserved.


Our annual homage to Europes greatest big band and most famous jazz musician, Mr Chris Barber. At 87 years old and over 60 years a band leader, Chris is truly a legend. He has always been famous for employing the very best musicians and his present band is no exception. It is Gorings jazz event of the year.
A few tickets left, all with reserved seating. £19.50 each. Telephone Bill on T: 01491 875758 or M: 07885 251803 or through W: goringhall.live

Further afield

On Saturday 28 October chefs from leading restaurants in Oxfordshire together with former MasterChef and Great British Bake Off contestants will be sharing their tips and recipes at the Didcot Food Festival at the Civic Hall. One of the duos taking part are former Great British Bake Off quarter finalist Christine Wallace and Nick Galer, owner and head chef of The Miller of Mansfield. Together Chris and Nick will demonstrate how to make a main course that will impress your guests and Chris will reveal a scrummy new dessert recipe. They will be on stage at 2pm but there are lots of other people demonstrating throughout the day from 11am.
Winner of the 2016 Great British Bake Off, Candice Brown, will be opening the event at 10.30am so do come along and have a fun day. Tickets cost £3 in advance, £4 on the day. For further information visit W: www.didcotevents.co.uk

Our famous annual bonfire and fireworks will take place on Friday 3 November at South Stoke Recreation Ground on Cross Keys Road. Gates open at 6pm, with hotdogs, mulled wine, beer, soup, doughnuts, glow sticks and chocolate tombola to enjoy before our fireworks display! The village shop will be open for hot drinks and sweets.
Entrance is £5 for adults, £2.50 for children under 11, free for under 2s. All proceeds go to South Stoke School Parents Association. To help prevent accidents we dont allow sparklers at the event.

The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Soceity November talk will be on Blewbury a Saxon surprise in a test pit and a Roman religious site on the Downs. This talk will be held on Wednesday 8 November 7.45 for 8pm at St Marys Church Wallingford. Visitors (£4) are most welcome.

The Autumn Concert of the Langtree Sinfonia will be held in St Marys Church, Wallingford on Saturday 11 November at 7.30pm. The evening starts with the A Midsummer Nights Dream Overture by Mendelssohn, Rounding off the evening will be Haydns Symphony No 101 in D major which is guaranteed to send the audience home in a good mood. Paul Cox conducts.
Tickets are available at the door or from T: 01189 415498. Adults £10, Students £5, Under 16s free.

A candlelit Advent and Christmas Concert will take place on Saturday 25 November at St Bartholomews Church Lower Basildon at 3.00pm, featuring Upper Basildon Primary School, Pangbourne Silver Band, St Bartholomews Choir, and carols and seasonal readings.
Tickets: £10 family tickets, £6 for adults, and tickets include mulled wine and mince pies. There will be a Christmas raffle. For tickets, please call T: 01491 671699 or E: steljes@aol.com

There is free entry for mulled wine and turkey tasting at Aldworth Village Hall on Saturday 25 November from 9.30am- 12noon. RNLI cards and Childrens Hospice charity stalls. Large variety of festive food, produce, gift and craft stalls. Meet Richard Ingrams, who will be selling and signing his books. Father Christmas arrives 11am. For details: T: 01635 578090.

The new season of monthly talks starts on Monday 18 September at 8.00pm in Goring Village Hall. Mark Stevens of the Berkshire Record Office will reveal what life was like in Victorian times in Broadmoor, an asylum for the criminally insane. From October to December the talks take place in the afternoons, starting at 2.30pm. Other topics covered in the programme are The Oxfordshire Home Front 1914-18 on 16 October, Drovers roads in Oxfordshire and beyond on 20 November and a light-hearted look at Old time Christmas on 18 December when mince pies will also be available. Visitors to meetings are welcome for a small charge to include tea or coffee. Do join us.
The Transport History Group monthly outings continue until November before taking a winter break. In September there will be a sea voyage on the Shieldhall from Southampton and in October a visit to the newly refurbished Postal Museum in London. In November we will be venturing to Coventry by train to look around the fascinating collection of vehicles at the Transport Museum there.
For further information see W: www.goringgaphistory.org.uk or contact Janet Hurst T: 01491 871022 or E: goringaphistory@gmail

They will be bringing in the harvest on Friday 6 October in St Mary-le-More in Wallingford between 9.30am-12noon. Seasonal baking, preserves and fresh produce/flowers will be on sale along with all our regular items, including crafts. Refreshments available until 11.15am. Two hours free parking in the Regal Centre car park. We welcome new producers, particularly bakers.
Further information from Alison, Market Manager T: 01491 681596, or do come and visit one Friday morning.

Wallingford Museum has a special one-off evening opening at half-price (Adults £2.50, children free as usual) on Friday 27 October (6-9pm) offering a chance to see our current exhibitions and also take a look behind the scenes at a time when we are usually closed. You can also find out more about how the Museum is run, and what opportunities there are to join the team of volunteers. W: www.wallingordmuseum.org.uk

On Saturday 28 October at 7.30pm in St Marys Church, Wallingford, there will be a concert given by the French Horn Quartet Cortet. The players are all students at the Birmingham Conservatoire. The programme will be a mixture of classical and lighter numbers, including works by Gershwin, Koetsier and Tcherepnin. No tickets are required for the concert. It will last about an hour and be followed by light refreshments and the chance to meet the performers. There will be a retiring collection in aid of SeeSaw Child Bereavement Charity.
For more information please contact the concert organiser Sue Huntingford-Ledger on M: 07770 362571.

Henley Hosts operate weekly guided walking tours of Henley and its Midsomer Murders locations. The tour takes visitors around the streets of Henley and down to the River Thames, The tours operate every Saturday at 11am, from 18 March through till 28 October. The tour starts from inside The Argyll Pub, Market Place, Henley. RG9 2AA. The tour costs with advanced booking adult £10 and £5 per child. Costs on the day adult £12 and £6 per child. Tours last one hour.
Contact E: info@theargyllhenley.co.uk for details.

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.

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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.

Friday 10 November 5pm
DESPICABLE ME 3 (PG) (Adults £5, children £2.50)

Friday 10 November 7.30pm
WHISKY GALORE! (2017 version) (12A) All tickets £5.

Friday 24 November 7.30pm THE GRADUATE (12A) All tickets £5.

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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