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Events at the Swan Hotel

Mon 19 - Thu 22 June 2017
Folk, poetry and bridge clubs. Irish, jazz, country, blues music and much more. For Full Details please visit www.theswanbradford.co.uk

Iford Arts Festival

Tue 20 - Mon 26 June 2017
27th May to 5th August. For programme see: www.ifordarts.org.uk. Iford Manor BA15 2BA.

FITNESS CLASS - Kettlebells & Indian Clubs

Thu 22 June 2017
When: Every Thursday 6.15-7.15pm Where: The Dance Studio, St Laurence School, Ashley Rd, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1DZ What: Workout session with small, friendly class men and women of all fitness levels. Email: pete@spaced.biz Phone: 0771 2051837

Thursday is Market Day in Bradford on Avon

Thu 22 June 2017
Library Car Park 8.00am - 01.00pm.

Live Music at the Swan

Fri 23 - Sat 24 June 2017
Gig/live music every Friday and Saturday at the Cellar Bar of the Swan Hotel. Free entry. www.theswanbradford.co.uk, Livemusic@theswanbradford.co.uk.

Antiques and Vintage Market

Sat 24 June 2017
St Margaret's Hall 9am to 4pm. Admission £1, children free. Visitors are guaranteed a variety of about 25 stands each offering an eclectic and affordable range of items.

BoA Arts Festival: The Sculpture Garden Opening night

Sat 24 June 2017
6pm - 9.30pm at Lynchetts, 15 Woolley St. Bradford on Avon, BA15 1AD. Wander through this lovely garden with a glass of wine and be entertained by Thin Ice with their mellow jazz. The Sculpture Garden is one of the key cultural events in our area and a real feast for the eyes. Work by mainly local artists using a variety of media will be on show and for sale. From the abstract and thought-provoking to the light-hearted and playful, there's something for every taste, and you may just find that elusive piece of sculpture you've been searching for. £6 (includes a glass of wine or soft drink. Tickets and more information:- www.boaartsfestival.com. Sculpture: Discoverers by Derek Nice

Canal Boat Trip to Claverton Pumping Station

Sat 24 June 2017
Journey on the MV Barbara McLellan along the Kennet and Avon Canal from the canal wharf, through the lock and onwards to Avoncliff, where we cross the aqueduct on our way to Claverton, where passengers disembark to go on a tour of Claverton Pumping Station (ticket included). Passengers to bring their own packed lunch to eat at Claverton. There is a bar on board and always something interesting to see. Due to the length of trip, dogs are not permitted. There is no disabled access at Claverton and passengers will be required to cross the railway line and walk across grass. The route is a little hilly. Only suitable for people without difficulty walking and using boat steps. Depart at 10am from the canal wharf, returning at around 6pm. Tickets are £15 (adult) £15 (children 5-15) obtainable online at tickets.katrust.org.uk (up to the night before) or by calling 01380 721279 (Mon-Fr 9-5). More details on our website at bmac.katrust.org.uk

Exhibition-From Syria with Love

Sat 24 June 2017
An exhibition for National Refugee Week showing a collection of art work by children living in refugee camps and other contributors. Quaker Meeting House, Whiteheads Lane BA151JU. 11am - 5pm, talk at 3pm. Free entry, donations welcome. www.fromsyriawithlove.com. Local contact: hazeldarkejones@gmail.com

Summer Art Workshop

Sat 24 June 2017
1-3pm at Hartley Farm. A chance to create your very own masterpiece, inspired by the glorious Not So Secret Garden. Guided by Laura, and fueled with coffee and cake, you will spend a couple of hours of bliss in our garden, and end the day with a beautiful painting to take home with you. £57.50pp which includes all materials and coffee and cake. Hartley Farm Shop & Kitchen, Winsley, Bradford on Avon BA15 2JB. 01225 864948 www.hartley-farm.co.uk.

BoA Arts Festival: The Sculpture Garden

Sun 25 June - Sat 01 July 2017
Sunday 25th June - Sun 2nd July at Lynchetts, 15 Woolley St. Bradford on Avon BA15 1AD. The Sculpture Garden is one of the key cultural events in our area and a real feast for the eyes. Work by mainly local artists using a variety of media will be on show and for sale. From the abstract and thought-provoking to the light-hearted and playful, there's something for every taste, and you may just find that elusive piece of sculpture you've been searching for. Garden open: 11am - 6.30pm. (Closed Monday). Late night opening Friday 30th June 11am - 9pm. Tickets: £3. Tickets and more information:- www.boaartsfestival.com. Sculpture: Discoverers by Derek Nice

Canal Boat Trip to Hilperton

Sun 25 June 2017
Take a journey on the MV Barbara McLellan along the Kennet and Avon Canal from the canal wharf, eastwards to Hilperton through tree-lined countryside before turning to travel back to Bradford. There is a bar on board and always something interesting to see. Depart at 2pm from the canal wharf, returning at around 4pm. Tickets are £7 (adult) £4 (children 5-15) obtainable by calling 01380 721279 up to the Thursday before, or from the Canal Trust Café adjacent to the boat on the day. More details on our website at bmac.katrust.org.uk

Farmers & Artisan Market

Sun 25 June 2017
Lamb Yard & Riverside
Last Sunday Monthly
10.30--2.30pm 

Join us to experience the very best of:
- locally grown, reared and made food and drink
- Artisan goods from the best local talent
- Competitions, Seasonal hamper draws
- Last Sunday Monthly Market
For more details call 07541 762497 or admin@wiltshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk 

Iford Manor Butterfly Day

Sun 25 June 2017
Iford Manor Orchard 12.00 - 4pm. Entrance and all actives are free! Bring a picnic. Set up camp under the trees beside the river bank and enjoy a great family day with storytelling, face painting, arts and crafts, butterfly walks, spectacular moth display and bat roost view via infra- red camera. Iford Manor tea room serving cream teas & ice creams from 12 noon. Well behaved dogs on a lead welcome. Iford Manor BA15 2BA, www.ifordarts.org.uk.

Secret Gardens of Bradford on Avon

Sun 25 June 2017
2pm-6pm. An interesting variety of gardens, with some quite hidden treasures spread throughout the town. Proceeds will go to a local charity nominated by the garden owners. Cost: £6.00 adults, under 14s go free. Tickets can be purchased at 'Made in Bradford on Avon', Lamb Yard or on entrance to the gardens. Tickets can be held back for groups of 10 or more and collected on the day. (please contact the organisers to arrange this). Approximately 10 - 12 gardens will be open on each occasion, some of which will also sell plants or teas and cakes. Please check our website: http://secretgardensboa.wix.com/bona or email the organisers on: secretgardensboa@btinternet.com for further or more detailed information. Directions: Parking is available in the car park by the Station, or by St Margaret's Hall. Postcode for Sat Nav: Station Approach BA15 1DF

Ceroc Live

Mon 26 June 2017
St Margaret's Hall. Ceroc is a partner dance that is best described as Salsa without the footwork and can be danced every week from 7:30pm for beginners. No need to book or bring a partner. All adults welcome! Normal entry fee only £8 per night. For more info email dance@ceroclive.com or call 07540 751400

BoA Probus Club Talk

Tue 27 June 2017
"S.S. Uganda as a hospital ship throughout the Falklands War" by Martyn Coombs. 10.30am at Limpley Stoke Hotel with refreshments at from 10.00am. The talks are approximately one hour followed by questions. Anyone who is interested in the topic of a talk is welcome as a visitor (£5 entry) but there is limit on the number of times a person can come as a visitor before joining. Visitors should contact our Membership Secretary, Brenda Field (01225) 859320, fieldbrenda@gmail.com) or our Secretary, Ray Sanger (01225) 865088, raypsanger@gmail.com)

Walkers are Welcome Tuesday Walk

Tue 27 June 2017
Leaving at 9.30 a.m. from the War Memorial in Westbury Gardens by the Town Bridge, BA15 1DE. Jonathan Brown is leading Tuesday's 7 mile walk. We'll leave BoA alongside the River Avon through the Country Park and climb up through Becky Addy woods to Westwood. Some road walking, on quiet roads, takes us past Downside Nurseries dropping down to Freshford. We'll pass the new Freshford Mill development, cross the River Frome then climb up the hill before circling back past the Inn at Freshford. Following the Rivers Frome then Avon as far as Avoncliff we'll stop for coffee at the newly refurbished Cross Guns, returning to BoA about 1pm.Details can be found here: www.walkbradfordonavon

As You Like It

Wed 28 June 2017
CHARMINGLY CHAOTIC BICYCLE-POWERED SHAKESPEARE! Forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, lovers Rosalind and Orlando become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust, cross-dressing and mistaken identity. The HandleBards own inimitable take on a play which subverts the traditional rules of romance is sure to have you entertained. Visit www.handlebards.com to find out more. Tickets available from The Courts Garden Reception or on 01225 782875. Adult £15.00, child £12.00. Picnics from 18.00, performance begins at 19.00 and will last approximately 2 hours.

Canal Boat Trip to Avoncliff

Wed 28 June 2017
Take a journey on the MV Barbara McLellan along the Kennet and Avon Canal from the canal wharf, through the lock and onwards to Avoncliff, where we cross the aqueduct before turning to travel back to Bradford. There is a bar on board and always something interesting to see. Depart at 2pm from the canal wharf, returning at around 4pm. Tickets are £7 (adult) £4 (children 5-15) obtainable by calling 01380 721279 up to the day before, or from the Canal Trust Café adjacent to the boat on the day. More details on our website at bmac.katrust.org.uk

Get Wiltshire Walking Walks

Wed 28 June 2017
Every Wednesday morning starting at 9.30am outside the Weaving Shed restaurant. Walks last approximately one hour and often end with a cup of tea and a chat in a local cafe. Everyone is welcome, providing you are independently mobile and able to meet the physical demands of the walk. It's free and fun. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the walks. For more details contact Louise Gale on 07342 066608 email Louise.gale@wiltshire.gov.uk or Rosie Golding on 079717 599964 email Rosie.golding@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Wed 28 June - Sat 01 July 2017
Presented by the Bradfordian Dramatic Society. Performed in the historic Tithe Barn. Tickets £12/£10 concessions from Wiltshire Music Centre Box Office: 01225 860100, wiltshiremusic.org.uk

Author talk by Keith Stuart

Thu 29 June 2017
Bradford on Avon Library 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Author Keith Stuart will talk about his novel 'A Boy Made of Blocks', which is about a father who doesn't know how to communicate with his autistic son, until he discovers Minecraft. Selected by Richard & Judy for their Spring 2017 booklist, this is a beautiful, funny and heart-warming story of family and love, inspired by the author's own experiences with his son. Tickets cost £3. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. To book your ticket contact the library on 01225 863280. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing on the evening.

Master Veg Cookery Class with Riverford Bath

Thu 29 June 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Bradford on Avon Community Centre, Frome Road. Join this fun, friendly, hands-on 2 hour cookery class offering inspiration for cooking with vegetables with Vicki from Riverford Bath. Learn essential skills and turn a brimming box of veg into a delicious organic feast. After the class you'll sit down to enjoy your meal over a glass of organic wine or beer. Spaces cost £40 and include a two-hour class, meal and drinks, Riverford cookbook and home delivery of your first medium-sized vegbox. More information and how to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/riverford-master-veg-class-bradford-on-avon-youth-community-centre-tickets-34138214318

Essential Oils for Emotional Wellbeing

Fri 30 June 2017
Join Tanya Maidment, mother, business owner and wellness advocate to explore how essential oils can be used as natural medicine and how they can be used for everyday health, wellness, emotional support, beauty and first aid. Swan Hotel BA151LN, 10am-12noon. RSVP Tanya 0755733763, Tanya@greenlifeorganics.com.au, facebook.com/GreenLifeOrganics/events.

Ghost Walk

Fri 30 June 2017
Join award winning author Jasper Bark for a haunted, historic tour. 8.30pm at the Swan Hotel 01225 868686. Tickets £8/£5.

Canal Boat Trip to Avoncliff

Sat 01 July 2017
Take a journey on the MV Barbara McLellan along the Kennet and Avon Canal from the canal wharf, through the lock and onwards to Avoncliff, where we cross the aqueduct before turning to travel back to Bradford. There is a bar on board and always something interesting to see. Depart at 2pm from the canal wharf, returning at around 4pm. Tickets are £7 (adult) £4 (children 5-15) obtainable by calling 01380 721279 up to the Thursday before, or from the Canal Trust Café adjacent to the boat on the day. More details on our website at bmac.katrust.org.uk

Holy Trinity's Street Market

Sat 01 July 2017
Westbury Gardens 10am to 4pm. Stalls, refreshments and entertainment. Free admission, all welcome.

Little Pickles Markets

Sun 02 July 2017
2pm - 3.30pm St Margaret's Hall. A family market with nearly new tables for hire to sell baby/children's items. Prams, maternity items, clothes, shoes, toys, books, highchairs and so much more. Come and see what bargains you can find! £1 entry per adult, children free.

Ceroc Live

Mon 03 July 2017
St Margaret's Hall. Ceroc is a partner dance that is best described as Salsa without the footwork and can be danced every week from 7:30pm for beginners. No need to book or bring a partner. All adults welcome! Normal entry fee only £8 per night.

Country Market

Thu 06 July 2017
Selling home-made baked goods (sweet and savoury), preserves, crafts, plants and fresh-picked vegetables and flowers. 10am-12 noon in the front room of the Swan Hotel. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

Bradford on Avon Fringe Festival

Fri 07 - Thu 13 July 2017
7th to 16th July. For details of events see www.fringe.co.uk

Boxfest

Sat 08 July 2017
Holt's celebration of eats, beats and beer! Free entry, everyone welcome. The Playing Fields, Holt 12pm to 10pm

Aroma Touch Technique

Sun 09 July 2017
A clinical approach to a systematic way to achieve maximum health benefits. The Aroma Touch Technique was developed by Dr David K Hill, a leading expert on the use of essential oils for medicinal benefit. Swan Hotel 10am-5pm. Cost £125 includes Aroma Touch kit with 8CPTG doTERRA oils, training manual, certification. Every participant will give and receive the technique. Please Bring: lunch and snackes (food is also available at the venue), 2 large towels, 1 small towl, blanket, pillow, water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. Facilitator: Elena Vinokourova, qualified AromaTouch technique trainer, founding member of Doterra Europe. Booking essential. Contact Elena Vinokourova: 07932387621, email: lenaartworld@gmail.com or Tanya Maidment: 04047984793, email tanya@greenlifeorganics.com.au. https://www.facebook.com/greenlifeorganics/events

Dr Phil's Health Revolution

Thu 13 July 2017
8pm St Margaret's Hall Phil Hammond - NHS Doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle-blowing comic - combines both of his 2016 sell-out 4* Edinburgh Fringe shows in one unforgettable evening. Laugh, sort your life out, stay sane, plan your death and save the NHS - all in 99 minutes! Tickets £15 / £12 concs (students/unwaged) Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2900337

Mum-Dance Summer Disco

Fri 14 July 2017
7.30-9.30pm St Margaret's Hall. The 1980's dance class for mums brings its end of term summer disco to Bradford on Avon! Come on Mums - It's a two hour 1980's fitness and fun extravaganza, 1980's dressing up is compulsory! Tickets £8.00 in advance from www.mum-dance.co.uk, £10.00 on the door. Boys £1.00 from 9.15pm for the Slow Dances.

Printmaking Workshop

Fri 14 July 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Bradford on Avon Youth and Community Centre, Frome Road. Come and explore the world of printmaking using drypoint on plexiglass with non-toxic inks. This medium originally used copper plates and has been popular with artists for centuries. £40 with all materials provided, just bring along your drawing for inspiration. Places are limited. For more information and to book a place please email Jeremy at moc.liamg@ecirluapymerej or call 07958 914825, minervaart.co.uk.

Ceroc Live Freestyles

Sat 15 July 2017
8pm - Midnight St Margaret's Hall. Top DJ's Kevin & Richard. Free tea, coffee and cakes. Admission £9 before 8.30pm, £10 after. For more info: email dance@ceroclive.com or call 07540 751400.

Mini Book Festival

Sat 15 July 2017
The Bradford on Avon Mini Book Festival is celebrating its third year on Saturday 15th July. BOAMBF is a TOTALLY FREE book festival for kids and families - a day in the library, packed with fantastic author events, writing workshops quizzes and craft. The individual events have to be booked but there will be free activities to join in with all day long. For local children it's an opportunity to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge in style, and get their reading summer off to a dazzling start! For your free tickets contact the library.

Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon

Mon 17 July 2017
At our July meeting, Helen Taylor, Ecotricity's Ambassador and local resident in Bradford on Avon, will discuss the whys and wherefores of the company's plans to produce Gas from Grass. She'll explore (and invite discussion) around the effectiveness of this new initiative in reducing Britain's dependence on burning imported fossil fuels. 7.30 pm, Friends Meeting House, Whiteheads Lane BA15 1JU. See website for further details: www.climatefriendlybradfordonavon.co.uk

BoA Probus Club Talk

Tue 18 July 2017
"An Arctic Adventure - the wild life of the Svalbard Archipelago" by Malcolm Taylor. 10.30am at Limpley Stoke Hotel with refreshments at from 10.00am. The talks are approximately one hour followed by questions. Anyone who is interested in the topic of a talk is welcome as a visitor (£5 entry) but there is limit on the number of times a person can come as a visitor before joining. Visitors should contact our Membership Secretary, Brenda Field (01225) 859320, fieldbrenda@gmail.com) or our Secretary, Ray Sanger (01225) 865088, raypsanger@gmail.com)

Waltzing Wednesdays

Wed 19 July 2017
Afternoon tea dance starting 19th July then every other week. 2pm-4.30pm in St Margaret's Hall. Cost £4.50 including refreshments. Hosted by Angela and Mike Dale (07899 955969). Unaccompanied dancers welcome.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thu 20 July 2017
CHARMINGLY CHAOTIC BICYCLE-POWERED SHAKESPEARE! Set in an enchanted forest, where four young lovers have fled the disapproval of the court, a band of amateur actors rehearse their shambolic play and the fairy kingdom is in disarray. Mayhem reigns in A Midsummer Night's Dream as characters become magically altered and romantically entwined. Visit www.handlebards.com to find out more. Tickets available from the Courts Garden Reception or on 01225 782875. . Adult £15.00, child £12.00. Picnics from 18.00, performance begins at 19.00 and will last approximately 2 hours.

Country Market

Thu 20 July 2017
Selling home-made baked goods (sweet and savoury), preserves, crafts, plants and fresh-picked vegetables and flowers. 10am-12 noon in the front room of the Swan Hotel. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

Ploughman's Lunch to Dundas

Thu 20 July 2017
Enjoy a cruise and lunch on the Barbara McLellan. 10:30-15:30. For details see www.http//bmac.katrust.org.uk/trips

Art in the Park

Sun 23 July 2017
Art and photography exhibition in Westbury Gardens. We are looking for local artisits and photographers to display their works. For details contact Keith Yates for pictures: keith.rose@btinternet.com or Bob Farrimond for photographs: bobfarrimond@newbury.net, or visit http://www.boalions.org.uk/

Arts Assoc Outing to Worcester

Thu 27 July 2017
Coach trip to the beautiful cathedral city of Worcester with its wealth of history, heritage and culture. Cost per ticket £14.50 (coach only) plus £1 for non-members. Ring 01225 865221 or email trips.boaarts@gmail.com

Canal Boat Trip and Cream Tea

Thu 03 August 2017
Enjoy a cruise and cream tea on the Barbara McLellan 15:30-17.30. For details see www.http//bmac.katrust.org.uk/trips

Living History-The Civil War

Sat 05 - Sun 06 August 2017
The Marquis of Winchester's Regiment will present a Living History display recreating the occupation of Great Chalfield Manor by Royalist troops in 1644. For details see www.greatchalfield.co.uk

Hartley Farm Summer Session

Fri 11 August 2017
Join us for our one and only Summer Session this year! 7-10pm. Enjoy a beautiful summers evening, with a two course Greek-style mezze dinner and live music from Broken Bones Matilda. The husband and wife duo will be playing an acoustic blues set, brimming with raspy lead vocals, harmonies and a range of instruments including a lapsteel! £20pp. Hartley Farm Shop & Kitchen Winsley, Bradford on Avon BA15 2JB. 01225 864948 www.hartley-farm.co.uk

Canal Boat Trip and Cream Tea

Thu 17 August 2017
Enjoy a cruise and cream tea on the Barbara McLellan 15:30-17.30. For details see www.http//bmac.katrust.org.uk/trips

Summer Food Fair

Sat 26 - Sun 27 August 2017
Great Chalfield Manor. For details see www.greatchalfield.co.uk

Bradford on Avon Walking Festival 2017

Fri 01 - Sun 03 September 2017
Join us to discover this delightful part of Wiltshire. Details to follow http://walkbradfordonavon.org/

Arts Festival 2017

Sat 02 - Fri 08 September 2017
BOA Arts festival will take place from 2nd to 17th September 2017. Please see http://www.boaartsfestival.com for up-dates on events.

Film-The Art of Barbara Hepworth

Sun 03 September 2017
Arts Association meeting in the Masonic Hall. 7.30pm start. Cost £3 members, £4 non-members.

If you Grow it Show It!

Sun 03 September 2017
Flower, produce and crafts can be entered for judging. Pick up an entry form around town to see the catagories. 2-4pm,St Margaret's Hall. Awards presented from 3.15pm. Refreshments in aid of Save the Children.

The Village Pump Takes Flight

Sun 03 September 2017
An evening of music and poetry. West Barn BA15 1LF. 7pm - 10pm. Tickets £5 (includes a glass of wine) online from www.boaartsfestival.com.

Heritage Open Days

Thu 07 - Sun 10 September 2017
The opportunity to visit places not normally open to the public. Free admission. For details see: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/

Ploughman's Lunch to Dundas

Thu 07 September 2017
Enjoy a cruise and lunch on the Barbara McLellan. 10:30-15:30. For details see www.http//bmac.katrust.org.uk/trips

The Flock Inn @ Hartley Farm

Sat 16 September 2017
7pm-midnight. See the summer out with us up at the farm. Think tipis, live music, dancing, scrumptious barbecue and a well stocked bar. Oh yes, this is not to be missed. £25pp which includes entry and live music from three acts, dinner and a drink! Hartley Farm Shop & Kitchen, Winsley, Bradford on Avon BA15 2JB. 01225 864948 www.hartley-farm.co.uk.

BoA Probus Club Talk

Tue 19 September 2017
"The role of a Police and Crime Commissioner - 5 years on" by Angus Macpherson. 10.30am at Limpley Stoke Hotel with refreshments at from 10.00am. The talks are approximately one hour followed by questions. Anyone who is interested in the topic of a talk is welcome as a visitor (£5 entry) but there is limit on the number of times a person can come as a visitor before joining. Visitors should contact our Membership Secretary, Brenda Field (01225) 859320, fieldbrenda@gmail.com) or our Secretary, Ray Sanger (01225) 865088, raypsanger@gmail.com)

Bath - Day Canal Trip

Fri 22 September 2017
Enjoy the tranquil surroundings of this 4 hour pleasure cruise to Bath. Choose a one-way or return journey.The trip to Bath departs from Bradford on Avon at 9.30am and arrives in Bath (Bathwick Hill Bridge) at approximately 1.30pm. This trip includes morning coffee and a ploughman's lunch. Return Trip from Bath departs Bath (Bathwick Hill Bridge) at 3.30pm and arrives in Bradford on Avon at approximately 7.30pm. This trip includes an afternoon cream tea. Single Trip £15, Return Trip £25. Boarding for both trips starts 20 minutes before the departure times. For details see www.http//bmac.katrust.org.uk/trips

Chateaux of the Loire

Sat 23 September 2017
Coach trip via Eurostar. There are some spaces left on our Chateaux of the Loire trip. 7 Nights/ 8 Days. First night stay in Chartres with a tour of the city the following morning. Then five nights in Amboise with visits to the Royal Château Amboise, Château de Villandry, Château de Chambord, Château de Chenonceau, Château de Cheverny and wine tasting at the Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray. Return is via an overnight stop in Rouen with a visit to Monet's Garden at Giverny. Price: £1049 per person for two sharing a room (£975.00 if numbers reach 25) £249 single room supplement. Anyone interested should contact George Pace (01225 865120, george.pace@tiscali.co.uk) or Ray Sanger (01225 865088, raypsanger@gmail.com).

Shakespeare's As You Like It

Sat 23 - Sun 24 September 2017
We are delighted that the very popular Malford Players will be returning to Chalfield this year. For details see www.greatchalfield.co.uk

Preservation Trust Talk

Wed 27 September 2017
"Local Restoration" talk by Andrew Ziminski of Minerva Stone. Coffee and biscuits 7.30pm, talk at 8pm. Priory Barn, Newtown. Cost £2.

Arts Assoc Outing to Compton Verney

Thu 28 September 2017
Coach outing to the fine Robert Adam building with its superb permanent collection. The special exhibition is "From Seurat to Riley: the Art of Perception". Cost £23 or £26 to include tour of the special exhibition. To book ring 01225 865221 or email: trips.boaarts@gmail.com

BoA Probus Club Talk

Tue 24 October 2017
"Working with the Woodland Trust to deliver Sainsbury's values" by Sue Lockhart. 10.30am at Limpley Stoke Hotel with refreshments at from 10.00am. The talks are approximately one hour followed by questions. Anyone who is interested in the topic of a talk is welcome as a visitor (£5 entry) but there is limit on the number of times a person can come as a visitor before joining. Visitors should contact our Membership Secretary, Brenda Field (01225) 859320, fieldbrenda@gmail.com) or our Secretary, Ray Sanger (01225) 865088, raypsanger@gmail.com)

Preservation Trust Talk

Wed 25 October 2017
"Hubble and the Beauty of Space" talk by John Salvat. Coffee and biscuits 7.30pm, talk at 8pm. Priory Barn, Newtown. Cost £2.

BoA Probus Club Talk

Tue 28 November 2017
"The history and future of rare books and book bindings" by Edward Bayntun-Coward. 10.30am at Limpley Stoke Hotel with refreshments at from 10.00am. The talks are approximately one hour followed by questions. Anyone who is interested in the topic of a talk is welcome as a visitor (£5 entry) but there is limit on the number of times a person can come as a visitor before joining. Visitors should contact our Membership Secretary, Brenda Field (01225) 859320, fieldbrenda@gmail.com) or our Secretary, Ray Sanger (01225) 865088, raypsanger@gmail.com)

Made in Bradford on Avon Christmas Gift Fair

Sat 16 December 2017
St Margaret's Hall, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm What are we? Made in BOA is a community project that promotes local artists and makers. Who are we? There are over 80 of us who display and sell our work at the gallery. We are all local, we all volunteer at the centre and are happy to share ideas, resources and local knowledge. Contact: madeinbradfordonavon@gmail.com Telephone: 01225 282801
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