Community Events

Aug
17
Sat
2019
TWSC – wakeboard and waterski club 2019 @ TWSC
Aug 17 @ 09:00 – 16:00

TWSC – wakeboard and waterski club 2019

Theale Water Sports Club (TWSC) is a waterski and wakeboard club that was founded in 1966. We are a voluntary, non profit making club owned and run by our members. We have a beautiful lake just north of the M4 between junction 11 and junction 12 since 1981. The lake is surrounded by trees which means there’s usually flat water to be found.

We run block booking sessions every Saturday between 9am and 1pm for non-members.

Individual spaces are also available (Saturdays, Sundays and some weekday evenings whilst it’s still light) and can be booked by contacting:

? Tim 07767 613 176
? John 01189 472 676

Pre-booked and paid 10 minute tows are £22.
The entrance to our club’s lane is over the bridge at the end of Mill Road Berkshire RG30 3TA
Sat 20 Jul, Sat 27 Jul, Sat 3 Aug, Sat 10 Aug, Sat 17 Aug, Sat 24 Aug, Sat 31 Aug, Sat 7 Sep
Contact telephone: 01189 472 676 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
Hungerford Antiques & Flea Market 2019 @ Town Hall,
Aug 17 @ 10:00 – 15:00

Hungerford Antiques & Flea Market 2019

Flea Market selling a wide variety of goods including – antiques, vintage, collectables, silver, glass, ceramics, jewellery, good quality craft and many more unusual and interesting items.
Open 10am – 3pm. FREE ENTRY
Town Hall, High Street, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0NJ
Sat 13 Jul, Sun 28 Jul, Sat 17 Aug, Sun 25 Aug
Contact telephone: 07920131397 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
Sandham Memorial Chapel – Hampshire Open Studios with Made in the Hood 2019 @ Sandham Memorial Chapel
Aug 17 @ 11:00 – 17:00

Sandham Memorial Chapel – Hampshire Open Studios with Made in the Hood 2019

Come and see the work of local artists and craftspeople in the beautiful setting of Sandham. Perhaps treat yourself or find a gift amongst the paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, glass and jewellery. Made in the Hood members are based in North Hampshire villages, and join us again this year as part of Hampshire Open Studios, a popular annual event. All of the works have been curated especially for this exhibition. In addition to the works displayed in our exhibition room, you will also be able to see and buy larger pieces on display in our beautiful garden of reflection. Booking Not Needed.
A National Trust Event – Gates open 11:00. Start 11:00. End 17:00. Free Event but Check Website for Admission Charges. Check website for latest information.
Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, near Newbury, Hampshire RG20 9JT
Sat 17 Aug, Sun 18 Aug, Wed 21 Aug to Mon 26 Aug
Contact telephone: 01635 278394 – Sandham chapel office. Call to check latest times or cancellations.
Village Greenfingers gardening Club(Goring on Thames) Summer Show 2019 @ Goring Village Hall Oxfordshire
Aug 17 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Village Greenfingers gardening Club(Goring on Thames) SUMMER SHOW

Annual Summer Show…Special 25th Anniversary show. Vegetable,Flowers,photography,Cookery,teas,cakes Tombola
2-4 p.m FREE ADMISSION !!
Goring Village Hall Oxfordshire
Sat 17 Aug 2019
Contact telephone: 01491 873990 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
Aug
18
Sun
2019
Sandham Memorial Chapel – Hampshire Open Studios with Made in the Hood 2019 @ Sandham Memorial Chapel
Aug 18 @ 11:00 – 17:00

Sandham Memorial Chapel – Hampshire Open Studios with Made in the Hood 2019

Come and see the work of local artists and craftspeople in the beautiful setting of Sandham. Perhaps treat yourself or find a gift amongst the paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, glass and jewellery. Made in the Hood members are based in North Hampshire villages, and join us again this year as part of Hampshire Open Studios, a popular annual event. All of the works have been curated especially for this exhibition. In addition to the works displayed in our exhibition room, you will also be able to see and buy larger pieces on display in our beautiful garden of reflection. Booking Not Needed.
A National Trust Event – Gates open 11:00. Start 11:00. End 17:00. Free Event but Check Website for Admission Charges. Check website for latest information.
Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, near Newbury, Hampshire RG20 9JT
Sat 17 Aug, Sun 18 Aug, Wed 21 Aug to Mon 26 Aug
Contact telephone: 01635 278394 – Sandham chapel office. Call to check latest times or cancellations.
A New Statue of Legendary Jockey Lester Piggott 2019 @ Vale & Downland Museum,
Aug 18 @ 12:00 – 14:00
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ACCOMPANIED BY A NEW EXHIBITION: LESTER PIGGOTT — BORN TO RIDE

Statue unveiling ceremony & exhibition press preview: 18 August 2019, 12-2pm Exhibition opens: 19 August 2019

The Vale & Downland Museum is proud to announce the imminent opening of an exhibition charting the ​life and times of​ ​Lester Piggott​ — widely regarded as the greatest British jockey of all time. This fascinating exhibition opens to coincide with the unveiling of a statue of the nine-times Derby-winning rider at the museum in on 18 August. Piggott was born in Wantage in 1935 and the date of the unveiling falls exactly 71 years since his first career win — as a 12-year-old on The Chase at Haydock Park.

The Statue:

  • ●  Renowned equine sculptor William Newton​ has replicated 83-year-old Piggott in a stunning ​life-size bronze work​.
  • ●  The Wantage unveiling is an integral part of a project that incorporates a total of nine statues being sited around the country at venues including Ascot, York, and Newmarket.
  • ●  Wantage has been selected as one of the nine sites because Piggott was born in the town’s hospital on 5 November 1935 (the first baby to be born in the maternity unit!) and grew up in nearby Letcombe Regis and Lambourn.
  • ●  Each statue represents one of Piggott’s Epsom Derby winners and appropriately ​the first was unveiled at Epsom by Her Majesty The Queen​ on Investec Derby Day, 1

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June 2019. Lester himself unveiled the second statue in the Brigadier Gerard Garden at

Royal Ascot on Tuesday 18 June.

  • ●  The ‘Nine Statues’ project came about from an idea by Wantage-based journalist Neil

    Morrice who was joined by London art gallery owner Geoffrey Hughes and journalist and author Brough Scott, with the funding for the statues from the St. George family for whom Piggott rode many well known horses, including the dual Gold Cup winner Ardross.

  • ●  Lester Piggott will be unveiling the statue in the​ ​courtyard of the Vale & Downland Museum​; the unveiling ceremony at 12 noon on Sunday 18 August will take pride of place in the middle of a summer celebration of Piggott’s remarkable achievements in the saddle throughout the country.

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1. Journalist and ‘Nine statues’ project initiator Neil Morrice pictured with Lester Piggott at the unveiling of the 2nd statue in the Brigadier Gerard Garden at Royal Ascot on Tuesday 18 June 2019.
2. Lester Piggott admiring his statue during an interview with Brough Scott, Brigadier Gerard Garden at Royal Ascot on Tuesday 18 June 2019.

The Exhibition:

Lester Piggott —​ Born to Ride​ ​is a unique exhibition created in conjunction with The Jockey Club. A wonderful pictorial journey through Lester’s life explores his early days, family and friends, the owners he has worked for, and the racecourses he has ridden. Displayed alongside pictographic panels will be ​unique memorabilia from Lester’s career​, on loan from private collectors, rarely on show to the public and brought together especially for this exhibition.

Curator at the Vale & Downland Museum, Suzie Tilbury, commented:

“We’re thrilled that the Vale & Downland has been selected as the new home of this captivating statue of Lester Piggott, in his home town of Wantage. Horse racing has long been a very important sport, pastime, and business in the Vale of the White Horse, and we are excited to have this opportunity to highlight this still thriving tradition within our museum. We are especially proud to be hosting this unique exhibition to pay tribute to Lester’s long and sparkling