Goring Gap News – Monthly Diary – September 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.

Friday 22 September
    3-5pm CR–Scrabble Group. Players of all ages and ability are welcome.
    8pm GVH– Goring Hall Jazz Live Fleetwood Macs Rumours Tickets £15 from Inspirations and from Music Box, Wallingford. See below.

Saturday 23 September
7.45pm St Mary's Church–Friends of St Marys Concert: Images Of England.

Sunday 24 September
7.30pm GSC–Quiz night.

Monday 25 September
10.30am SL–Strength and balance classes start. See below.

Wednesday 27 September
11am and 2.30pm GVH–The Arts Society Goring (formerly GADFAS) lectureKent: The Gateway and Garden of England.

Thursday 28 September
10.30am-12noon GVH–Goring Gap U3A meeting. Coffee, followed by a talk on The History of Blood Donation.

Friday 29 September
8pm GVH– Goring Unplugged. £4 on the door, no bar BYO.

Sunday 1 October
4pm St Thomas Church–Come and Sing Evensong. Practice starting 1.45pm for Evensong Service at 4pm.

Tuesday 3 October
8pm FCH–Goring Gap Photo Club Competition 1: Open, Colour and Monochrome; Judge: Sandy Watson.

Wednesday 4 October
    9.30am Streatley HandyBus to Wantage.
For bookings T: 01189 304837 (selecting option 2) on the day before each trip.
    1pm St Thomas Church–Friends of Music at Goring. Polish Pianist Anna Szalucka playing a selection of music. Tickets are obtainable £12 or £10 in advance from Inspirations or from E: Nigelfountain@tiscali.co.uk See below.
    8pm SL–Village Greenfingers talk on Garden Flowers of Alaska by travel and plant photographer and journalist Chris Chadwell. Visitors welcome.

Thursday 5 October
12noon Goring and Streatley Golf Club–NSPCC luncheon club. Guest speaker will be Lieutenant Colonel Lucy Giles RLC, Defence Inspirational Woman of the Year 2016.
Everyone welcome, members and non-members alike. Call Sara Richards T: 01491 87229. E: sararichards5@btinternet.com

Friday 6 October
GVH–Goring and Streatley Wine Society 2017 Trophy and Gold Medal Winners. 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 7 October
     8pm GSC–Elvis tribute tickets £10.
    10am-5pm GCC–Art exhibition by three aspirational artists presenting Art in the Gap, an exhibition of paintings of Goring and Streatley. Opportunity to buy. Admission free.
    7.30pm GVH–Epilepsy Society fundraiser: Derek Nash, saxophonist with Jools Holland and Louise Marshall, vocalist. For tickets please contact Sue Condie on M: 07826 846616 or E: sue@clivecondie.com Tickets £19.95.

Sunday 8 October
7.30pm The Catherine Wheel–Quiz Night. Teams of up to 6 people, £2 per person and winning team takes all.

Monday 9 October
12noon-2pm Oriel House Thames Road Goring–Musical Ploughmans in aid of charities for the homeless.

Wednesday 11 October
    7.30pm GSC–Crib night.
    8pm St Marys Wallingford–Talk on Art and Design in the Chilterns. See below.

Thursday 12 October
11am GCC–Calling all Carers Meeting Contact Ann Hart T: 01491 873857.

Friday 13 October
7.30-11.30pm GVH–Goring Hall Live Eagle Jazz Band with Baby Jools. See below.

Saturday 14 October
    10am onwardsAutumn Village Clean-up starting at Parish Council office, Red Cross Road. See P3.
    GVH–Comedy play from 2014 Edinburgh Festival. 15% of the Seagull, directed by Tim Schultz. Postponed till January.

Sunday 15 October
GVH–Comedy play 15% of the Seagull. Postponed till January.

Monday 16 October
2.30pm GVH–Goring Gap Local History Society. Talk by Stephen Barker, The Oxfordshire Home Front 1914-1918
. For further information contact Janet Hurst T: 01491 871022. E: goringaphistory@gmail

Tuesday 17 October
8pm FCH–Goring Gap Photo Club Tutorial: Colour Management. Tutor: John Herlinger.

Wednesday 18 October
9.30amStreatley HandyBus to Milestones Museum, Basingstoke.
For bookings T: 01189 304837 (selecting option 2) on the day before each trip.

Thursday 19 October
    10.30am CRPick A Flick. Film Jackie biographical drama following Jackie Kennedy in the days following JFKs assassination. Cost £3 including a light lunch. If a lift to the church is needed please contact Jenny Boyd T: 01491 872109.
    8pm GSC–Roy Bailey Big Band.

Friday 20 October
7.30pm GSC–Mels Night Bingo.

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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

Two thousand years ago, a language was spoken by a handful of savage and now largely forgotten tribes on the shores of north-west Europe. Today that language has become English, spoken by perhaps a billion people around the world. The latest WEA course, run by Simon Jones, will deal with how this extraordinary language has evolved and how the unrecorded early stages can be traced and reconstructed. Join us this autumn when we will look at the processes of change in language, how they relate to history and how they can be used in historical study. The fees for this ten week course are £86 and it will run from Tuesday 19 September 2017 starting at 10.30am for two hours at Storton Lodge. For further details, please contact Alan Winchcomb: T: 01491 872773. E: alan.winchcomb@btinternet.com

After the success of The Wall, we are pleased to welcome back The Album Project with a live performance by these superb musicians of Fleetwood Macs iconic album Rumours on Friday 22 September at 8pm in Goring Village Hall. It is an evening to celebrate everything that made Fleetwood Mac a legend.
Tickets £15 from Inspirations or Music Box, Market Place, Wallingford or contact Bill Jackson T: 01491 875758 or M: 07885 251803 or contact us through W: goringhall.live

These take place at Storton Lodge from 10.30-11.30am starting Monday 25 September. Simple strength, balance, flexibility and mobility is the focus of this class. Some time will be spent going down and up from the floor (or kneeling) £4 per session. First class is free. Call to book your place on T: 01235 849403.

At 7.45pm on Saturday 23 September at St Marys Church, Friends of St Marys are staging a concert entitled Images of England : an evening of choral music and poetry.
The format will be similar to that of a concert held in 2014 to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. Directed by Christopher Burrows, choral pieces include Elgars As Torrents in Summer, Rutters Look at the World, Howells Mine Eyes for Beauty Pine, Stanfords O For a Closer Walk, Attwoods Teach Me O Lord, Greenes Thou Visitest the Earth, Woods Never Weather-Beaten Sail, and Purcells Thou Knowest Lord.
Tickets £12 (£10 Concessions including paid-up FoSM members ). Includes refreshments afterwards in the Morrell Room. Tickets available on the door, or from Inspiration in advance.

Friends of Music at Goring Piano recital by Anna Szalucka.
The next concert by the Friends of Music at Goring will take place on Wednesday 4 October, at 1pm in the Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and will be a recital by the wonderful young Polish pianist Anna Szalucka. Anna began her musical training at the age of seven, after schooldays studying first at the Academy of Music in Gdask, subsequently moving for two further years to the Universitt fr Musik in Vienna, in the piano class of Stefan Vladar. She finally came to London for two further years of study at Royal Academy of Music, working with Ian Fountain. She has given concerts in major music centres throughout Europe and UK, and played concertos with the Polish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Baltica, Pomeranian Philharmonic and the Grecki Chamber Orchestra. She has also given broadcast recitals on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 and Radio Gdask, and has won prizes in many international competitions. Anna will be playing music by JS Bach, Ravels Sonatine and Mirroirs, and Mazurkas by her compatriot composer Karol Szymanowski.

For a foretaste of Annas eloquent performances, there are many examples readily available by Googling YouTube Anna Szalucka, including some of the Mazurkas by Szymanowski that she will be playing in her October concert. Tickets are £12 at the door or £10 if purchased in advance from Inspiration, or obtainable from E: Nigelfountain@tiscali.co.uk or T: 01491 873341.

On Friday 13 October there is a great night of 1960s jazz the music of Acker Bilk, Chris Barber and Kenny Ball, remembering the good times! The Eagles Jazz Band, featuring the massively enthusiastic Baby Jools on drums, is the right choice to capture the great trad jazz period of the 60s. They are excellent musicians enjoying their business of making music to make you and them very happy.
Tickets, all with reserved seating, 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

Goring Chamber Choirs autumn concert is scheduled for Saturday 28 October at 7.30pm in St Thomas Church. The concert is made up of dramatic storytelling scenes from opera, musicals and more. There will be vocal solos, choruses and descriptive piano music.
Tickets £12, (concessions £10, students £5).

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 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 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.

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

On 4 October from 6-8pm there will be a workshop in Aston Village Hall on how to manage digital photos held on different devices. Many people have some photos on a smartphone, laptop, tablet and PC; moving them between devices is often surprisingly difficult. There will be two or three short presentations plus one-to-one sessions; please book these via E: theastonsonline@gmail.com

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.

A flower demonstration Hollywood to Bollywood by Annette Parshotam will take place at Crowmarsh Village Hall, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh, OX10 8ED on Wednesday 11 October. Time 7pm for 7.45pm. All visitors welcome, £5 each.
For further information contact Fay on T: 01491 834303.

Art & Design in the Chilterns
There will be a talk on Art & Design in the Chilterns on Wednesday 11 October at St Marys Church Wallingford. Doors open 7.45pm for 8pm.
The talk will be given by Dr Graham Twemlow, a local retired university academic, at The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society (TWHAS).
The Chilterns have played host to many artists and craftsmen. Grahams illustrated talk will investigate 20th Century artists and designers who lived and worked in this part of the world. Key works by Eric Gill, John Piper, Paul and John Nash, Clare Leighton, Marion Dorn and E. McKnight Kauffer will be discussed, highlighting the contribution they made to the design world.

On Thursday 12 October at Aldworth Village Hall there will be a night of stand up comedy. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets cost £20 including a welcome drink.
For more information contact Ali M: 07796 855315.

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.

St. Bartholomews Church, Lower Basildon is celebrating Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday 1 October, at 4.00pm There will be a service of Choral Evensong, followed by a barbecue. Everyone is welcome. Donations of non-perishable food would be welcome.

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 27 October 4pm
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (PG) (All tickets £2.50)

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

Friday 10 November 7.30pm
WHISKY GALORE (2017) (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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