Goring Gap News – Monthly Diary – June 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 23 June
    3-5pm CR–Scrabble Group Players of all ages and abilities are welcome.
    8pm GVH–Goring Unplugged £4 on the door. No bar BYO.

Saturday 24 June
    11am-4pm GVH–Tea, coffee, homemade cakes in the garden. Proceeds in aid of GVH improvement fund our next project is the refurbishment of the stage area.
    2-5pm Goring Primary School PTA Fête
    7.30pm Falklands Chapel, Pangbourne CollegePangbourne Choral Society Songs from the Great American Handbook. Tickets £10 (£3 if aged 18 or under) from Garlands Organic, from members or from website W: www.pangbournechoral.org.uk

Sunday 25 June
    2-5pm Withymead Nature Reserve–Open day and cream teas.
    10.30am-5pm Aldworth Church–Teas/Flower Festival. Also the young tenor, Max Fane and Ross Montgomery on clarinet accompanied by Richard Ingrams. Tickets £15 from T: 01635 578 936 or T: 01635 578239. Cheques to Aldworth PCC. E: allenmaurice5@gmail.com
    3pm St Thomas Church– Music for Reflection. Choir and organ music. See below.

Tuesday 27 June
Goring Gap Local History Society Annual Outing to Stratford-upon-Avon. For further details contact Janet Jones T: 01491 873488 E: goringgaphistory@gmail.com

Wednesday 28 June
10.45am and 2.30pm GVH–GADFAS The Good Life-Gimson and the Barnsleys-Inventing the Cotswold Style, a talk by Anne Anderson.

Thursday 29 June
1-2.30pm SL–Goring and Cleeve Pre-School Fairy Tale Summer Time Party.

Saturday 1 July
    12noon-3pm Streatley Primary School Fête on the school field. Money raised to go to Friends of Streatley School.
    7.30pm GSC–Race Night.

Wednesday 5 July
    9.30am–Streatley HandyBus to Newbury and Savages Blewbury. For bookings phone T: 0118 930 4837 (selecting option 2) on the day before each trip.
    8pm GVH– Goring Village Greenfingers talk on Pests and Diseases. See below.

Thursday 6 July
From 7pm The Swan Hotel–Street Food at The Swan with Jo Woodcock, The Wandering Kitchen M: 07894 338291

Friday 7 July
    2-4pm BR–Macular Society meeting.
    6.30pm Goring and Streatley Golf Club– Fundraising dinner in aid of Streatley Pre-School. See below.
    Pierreponts–Goring and Streatley Wine Society. Pierreponts Dinner. Entry by advance ticket only. Further information W: www.goringandstreatleywinesociety.co.uk or contact Philippa Seymour T: 01491 873805
    8pm GVH–The Gap Gig- James Torm and the London Jazz All Stars. £19.50. Tickets from Inspirations or John T: 01491 874492. Please ring to book seats.

Saturday 8 July
9-10am Goring Free Church–Who let the Dads Out? See below.

Sunday 9 July
7.30pm The Catherine Wheel–Quiz Night, teams of up to 6 people. £2 per person and the winning team takes all.

Wednesday 12 July
    7.30pm SL–Cleeve by Goring WI Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary. Speaker Judy Gibbons.
    7.45pm GSC–Crib Night.

Thursday 13 July
11am GCCCalling all Carers Meeting. Contact Ann Hart T: 01491 873857

Friday 14 and Saturday 15 July
8pm MR Goring Gap Players present a rehearsed reading of Jane Austen: A celebration of her life and work. Tickets £7.50 (tea and cake included) available from Inspirations and from Jean T: 01491 873530. See below.

Sunday 16 July
     Wallingford Festival of Cycling. See belowP43.
    3pm St Thomas Church–Organ recital.

Thursday 20 July
8:30pm GSC–Roy Bailey Big Band with guests.

Saturday 22 July
    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 (GVH if wet)–Tai Chi Open Day. See article in May edition of GGN.

Thursday 10 August
12.30pm for 1pm GVH– NSPCC Annual Lunch. See below.

Sunday 13 August
2-5.30pmWI Teas at the Lock with Goring and Streatley Concert Band.

Sunday 20 August
2-5.30pmWI Teas at the Lock.

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Goring Primary School PTA Fête
This year's big fundraiser for the school is taking place on Saturday 24 June 12-3pm at Goring Primary School. It is a great event for children, parents, carers and grandparents and raises much needed funds for the school. This year there will be over 15 stalls including splat the rat, wang a welly, lucky dip, face painting, craft stalls and football skills- something for everyone! There will be a BBQ, tea, cakes and ice cream on sale and a great raffle with some fantastic prizes to be won. Please do come along for a fun filled afternoon. We look forward to seeing you there!

The fête committee

Streatley Primary School will be hosting its annual Summer Fête on Saturday 1 July from 12noon-3pm on the school field. There will be lots of fun, games and entertainment for all the family including a delicious BBQ, tea and cakes at our Country Caf, a sensational silent auction, bouncy castle, obstacle course, tug of war competition, reaction speeds contest with our Batak machine, plate smashing, tombolas, nail bar, produce stall, Judo and Street Dance displays, nearly new clothes and toys sale, lucky dip and much more. Money raised will go to Friends of Streatley School (FoSS) PTA charity fund who are fundraising for a new adventure playground for the school.

Goring Gap Players to celebrate Jane Austen
The much loved author, Jane Austen, died in Winchester on 18 July 1817, at the age of 41. The Goring Gap Players wish to pay tribute to her legacy and will present an evening of dramatized readings from Jane Austens novels and letters, a taste of music from the period, some humour, and of course tea and cake. You may bring your own choice of drink if you wish. A celebration of Jane Austens life and work on 14 and 15 July in the Morrell Room, Streatley at 8pm. Tickets cost 7.50 including tea and cake and are available from Inspirations or from Jean Betteridge on T: 01491 873530 E: j.betteridge276@btinternet.com Any queries contact the secretary, Fran, at E: info@goringgapplayers.co.uk

Fran Weetman

Streatley Hill Pre-school - Dinner dance Tickets are still available for the Pre-school dinner dance at the Goring and Streatley Golf Club, Rectory Road, Streatley on Friday 7 July but are selling out fast. The event will start at 7.30pm with a glass of Prosecco on the balcony (fingers crossed for the weather), followed by a three course dinner then dancing to the fabulous Love Shovel, a local group who headlined at the Goring Gap Festival. Carriages 1am. There will also be a silent auction throughout the evening. Tickets cost 49 per person and can be purchased from Susan Lyons contact Susan E: susanjdavenport@hotmail.com If you would like to fill a table, tables can seat 8, 9, 10 or 11 people.
The event will be a great night of friends, food and dancing all the while raising much needed funds for our lovely Pre-school which will benefit all our little ones.

Music for reflection at St Thomas
At St Thomas Church from 3-4pm on Sunday 25 June there will be an hour of reflective music for choir and organ. This will be followed by refreshments in the Canterbury Room.
This event is in response to the many people who visit our Church to spend some quiet time praying or reflecting. Although the event is for anyone who would like to attend, we are aware that 25 June would have been George Michaels birthday and there may be many people visiting the village that day who may want to spend some time at our Church. The event is not a formal service or a concert. The door will remain open and people are welcome to join us for a short time or for the whole hour. There will be no charge for the music or refreshments but, if people wish to, there will be an opportunity to make donations towards our organ fund.

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.
Organ recital by Bryan Almond at St Thomas.
At 3pm on Sunday 16 July, Bryan Almond, assistant organist at St Marys Primrose Hill, will be playing a varied programme including works by Vider, Vierne, Gigout and Dupr. 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.

Pests and Diseases we all suffer from one sort or another! Ray Broughton is coming to Goring Village Greenfingers on Wednesday 5 July to speak at 8pm on this grim but entertaining subject. He is a retired lecturer from Sparsholt College, near Winchester, and will have plenty of useful advice for any of you with gardens or a window box. The meeting will take place at Storton Lodge. Visitors do not need to know a lot about gardening and can be sure of a warm welcome. Refreshments are provided. Further information from Publicity Secretary: Alex Buhagiar T: 01189 842616.

Who Let The Dads Out?
After the success of a pilot session in March, Goring Free Church is launching a termly informal play session encouraging dads, grandads and other male carers to enjoy some active fun with their pre-school children, whilst giving the mums some time to themselves. Why only blokes and their kids?
Weve noticed that many dads are not around during the week to experience the various groups on offer for small children, and it can be difficult for them to get to know other dads. So we thought it would be a good idea to create a space for dads to get to know each other, and enjoy time with their kids. Who Let The Dads Out? is a national initiative helping churches to run similar groups all over the country. Whats the format?
The activities are specially geared towards children in the toddler/older pre-school age bracket ie from the time they walk, until the time they start school. Well have a ball pit and a bouncy castle for the kids and plenty of bacon butties (or veggie equivalent) for everyone. Our next session is on Saturday 8 July at the Free Church. All dads or other male carers and their pre-school walkers are welcome no previous connection with Goring Free Church pre-school groups is necessary. Just turn up at any time between 9am and 11am. There is no charge but a donation of around £3 per family would be appreciated. Further details and dates of future sessions will be available on W: www.goringfreechurch.org.uk Henry Fay

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

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

Further afield

On 7.30pm on Tuesday 11 July we are running a WAGS Gardeners Question Time where members can ask the group for answers to burning horticultural questions or advice for what to plant where. Visitors very welcome £3.

WFOC has the honour of hosting two of the countrys most prestigious road races for under U18s in the British Cycling Calendar this year, along with several community rides and town centre racing. Their aims, in line with our own as a local authority, are to entertain and inspire young and old to take up cycling and to cycle more often. In order to host this top sporting event in our district, the Festival has put in place a detailed traffic management plan, showing road closures, rolling road closures, clearways (roads to be cleared of parked cars or other obstructions before the race) and diversion plans including the ability to help land locked residents get in and out at certain times. For more details on the traffic management plan visit www.wfoc.co.uk or contact rebeccawfoc@gmail.com

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.

This takes place on Friday 30 June and includes the Windsor Collection (with tasting). All the usual home-baked, homegrown, and home-crafted items on sale, as well as preserves, local honey and eggs. If you are interested in joining the friendly team of producers, speak with the Market Manager or telephone T: 01491 681596.

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Cinema at 7.30pm (except where stated)

Adults £7, Under 15s £5 CORN EXCHANGE, WALLINGFORD 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 P43. 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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