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Events at the Swan Hotel

Mon 16 - Thu 19 October 2017
Every Tuesday The Bradford on Avon Folk Club at 8.30pm with regular guest spots and floor spots for anyone. Every Monday and Wednesday from 6.30pm The Bradford on Avon Bridge Club come together for friendly duplicate bridge. 1st and 3rd Thursday 10.00am to 12 noon The Country Market sells savoury and sweet baked goods, jams and arts and crafts. 1st Thursday: Blues Night in the Cellar Bar at 8.30pm. 2nd Wednesday: Irish Session at 8.30pm. 2nd Thursday: Contemporary Jazz Jam at 8.30pm. 3rd Wednesday: Gypsy Jazz Session with Ukelele Nipper and Peter Barnes. 4th Thursday: Swansongs in the main bar, Jazz, swing, R&B and covers, Free entry. Usually on the last Thursday of each month Words &Ears the Bradford on Avon Poetry group meet, there is a guest poet and there are always floor spots available. Entry on the door £3.00. For details see http://www.theswanbradford.co.uk/Events.

Sponsor a Sparkle

Mon 16 - Sun 22 October 2017
Help make Bradford-on-Avon sparkle this Christmas by sponsoring one (or more!) of the Christmas lights. Each bulb is on sale for £1. If you sponsor you are in the draw to help turn on the Christmas lights with the Bath Rugby players. The draw will take place on the 26th November. The winner will be notified by the 27th November. Good luck. You can sponsor a sparkle at the Fat Fowl, Westview Day Nursery, Piha, Dog House and Strawberry Blue.

Canal Boat Trip to Avoncliff

Wed 18 October 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

Deep Sleep, Restoration and Vitality

Wed 18 October 2017
10am - 12pm at the Swan Hotel. Join us on a journey to discover some powerful tools for supporting our moods, promoting deep sleep, restoration and improving vitality. Presented by: Vanessa Jean Boscarello Ovens. Further information and booking details - https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-on-Avon-Healthy-Happy-Meetup/events/243011025/

Get Wiltshire Walking Walks

Wed 18 October 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.

October Half Term Pumpkin Trail

Wed 18 - Tue 24 October 2017
Until Sunday October 29th. Visit shops and businesses, see their carved pumpkins and collect their names. Join us in Lamb yard for Halloween fun and the prize draw on the 29th October. Free entry forms available from participating shops or download from www.boabusiness.co.uk/pumpkin/

Country Market

Thu 19 October 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.

Creating Financial Freedom and Abundant Health

Thu 19 October 2017
7.30-9.30pm at Widbrook Grange. Come along and discover how you can grow a successful business and earn a sustainable residual income doing what you love. Presented by Vanessa Jean Boscarello Ovens and Tanya Maidment. Further information and booking details: www.trybooking.co.uk/CNY

Events at Wiltshire Music Centre

Thu 19 - Sat 21 October 2017

Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1DZ. For events listing see: http://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk

FITNESS CLASS - Kettlebells & Indian Clubs

Thu 19 October 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 19 October 2017
Library Car Park 8.00am - 01.00pm.

Trinity Café

Thu 19 October 2017
11am - 1pm at Holy Trinity Church, BA15 1LW. A monthly fun event for people with memory problems, their families and carers - and anyone who would enjoy some good company. This month with bingo and games. Please phone LINK on 07957 367124 if you'd like a lift. In conjunction with the Health Centre, Alzheimer's Support and the Area Board.

Zumba Gold

Thu 19 October 2017
St Margaret's Hall. Thursdays 12noon til 1pm. Zumba gold classes are great fun friendly and motivating designed for 50+. Each session £6. https://www.facebook.com/DebsZumbaAndDanceFitness/

Film - Barney Thompson

Fri 20 October 2017
BOA Film Society screening at 7.45 in St Margaret's Hall. Tickets £5 on the door or online from www.boafs.org.uk. Director Robert Carlyle, 2015, UK English, 96min, 15. An awkward, diffident Glasgow barber lives in desperate mediocrity, but his life is about to go into the fast lane as he accidentally enters a grotesque and comically absurd world of a serial killer. Sponsored by: Galleries Freshford.

Gin, Gin, Glorious Gin!

Fri 20 October 2017
Join us for our third Gin Tasting event and enjoy a wide selection of the best craft and award winning gins, while learning all things GIN! Event Information: Welcome G&T, Gin Tasting hosted by Amathus, 3 course gin inspired dinner created by award winning Head Chef, Sandor Szucs. Tickets £40 per person or stay overnight for just £190 per room (includes all of the above for two people and breakfast on Saturday morning). If you are passionate about Gin as we are, this event is not to be missed! Must be 18 and over. Please call 01225 864750 or email us at stay@widbrookgrange.co.uk or send us a message on Facebook to get your ticket / book a room. Widbrook Grange Hotel BA15 1UH.

Live Music at the Swan

Fri 20 - Sat 21 October 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.

Songways Community Choir

Fri 20 October 2017
9:45 am - 11:45 am Holy Trinity Church. Join our Songways choir on Friday mornings in Holy Trinity Church. Led by inspiring tutor, Jane Harris. All welcome. Uplifting songs from a wide range of harmony singing. http://www.songways.co.uk.

Canal Boat Trip to Avoncliff

Sat 21 October 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

Music: Keld - Freshwater Songs

Sat 21 October 2017
7.30pm Holt Village Hall. A celebration of freshwater folklore through live music and performance by You Are Wolf. For details see: http://poundarts.org.uk/touring/EventDetails.aspx?artid=10425

U3A Photography Exhibition

Sat 21 - Sun 22 October 2017
Bradford on Avon U3A Photographic Group is holding its first Exhibition at the West Barn (opposite the Tithe Barn) from 10.00am-4.00pm. Free admission.

Canal Boat Trip to Hilperton

Sun 22 October 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

Badminton Group

Mon 23 October 2017
At the Youth & Community Centre, Frome Road. Every Monday between 1.30-3.pm. Call Carol for further information on 01225 868420.

Ceroc Live

Mon 23 October 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.

Hairy Maclary Story and Activity Session

Mon 23 October 2017
10.30-11.15am at the library. To tie in with the stage show at St Margaret'sHall on the 25th October, we will be reading stories and making dog masks and puppets. Free activity for children aged 3+. Book your place by calling to the library or ring 01225 863280.

Apple day

Tue 24 October 2017
Taste freshly pressed apple juice and apple snacks made from our crop. Learn how to get the best from your own trees and play some traditional games in our orchard. The Courts Garden, Holt BA146RR.

Beginners Digital Photography Workshop

Tue 24 October 2017
Want to take your camera off the auto setting and learn to compose great photos? In this friendly and informal workshop you will explore composition and learn how to use the manual settings on your camera. You will photograph some of the historic sites of Bradford on Avon and learn how to improve your photography. 9.30am - 12.30pm in the West Barn, by the Tithe Barn. Cost £35. Contact Emily Middleton 07980 311751, email: emilyartandphotography@gmail.com, facebook: Emily's art and photography courses. £10% discount if you book both courses (see portrait photography workshop).

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)

Halloween Half-Term Drama Workshop

Tue 24 - Wed 25 October 2017
Tues 24th Oct: 10.00-16.00 & Wed 25th Oct : 10:00-17.00. The two day workshop will be run by Madelaine Ryan, a professional actor and drama teacher. She trained at Central School of Speech and Drama and ALRA. With a passion for theatre and working with young people, Madelaine creates a fun environment for students to develop their confidence and acting ability. Just £45.00 for 2 days! Or early bird rate of £40 (if booked by 1st October). Childcare hour between 9.00-10.00 is available for an extra £4.00 per child, per day. Booking essential, please contact Madelaine at: 07876451517, moc.liamg@1nayrenialedam

Portrait Photography Workshop

Tue 24 October 2017
Want to improve your photos of family and friends? In this workshop you will learn how to improve composition and lighting as well as changing the aperture and shutter speed. Suitable for beginners and intermediates, just bring your SLR or bridge camera. 1.30pm - 4.30pm in the West Barn, by the Tithe Barn. Cost £35. Contact Emily Middleton on 07980 311751, email: emilyartandphotography@gmail.com, facebook: Emily's art and photography courses. £10% discount if you book both courses (see beginners digital workshop).

Freshford and District Local History Society

Wed 25 October 2017
Talk by Geoffrey Parkes: Can Genghis Khan be found? An account of recent researches on horseback in Mongolia. Meetings are held in the Freshford Memorial Hall on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The hall is open from 7.00 pm and meetings begin at 7.30 pm. Visitors are very welcome to attend meetings. The annual subscription is just £10, with visitors paying £2 to attend a meeting. All are welcome.

Hairy Maclary and Friends

Wed 25 October 2017
St Margaret's Hall @ 1.30pm. Anyone with young children will recognise these immortal words instantly as the opening lines of the book 'Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy' by Lynley Dodd. Featuring many of the characters from the books like Hercules Morse, as big as a Horse - Bottomley Potts, covered in spots - Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum and Scarface Claw - the toughest tomcat in town. With music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family. Aimed at children ages 3 to 7. Running time: 55 minutes. Adults £10, under12s £8 or family of four £36.For tickets ring box office on 01225 860 100 or see www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk

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.

Waltzing Wednesdays

Wed 25 October 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.

Cake Concert

Fri 27 October 2017
1:00 PM at Wiltshire Music Centre. A dementia-friendly concert featuring the BSO teatime trio. This event is designed for people living with Dementia and their carers, with relaxed seating around tables, plenty of time for conversation and a charming selection of well-loved classical music. 90 minutes with two short intervals. Tickets from Wiltshire Music Centre Box Office are £6.50 including tea, coffee and cake / carers go free.

Dementia Friends

Fri 27 October 2017
find out how we can all make life easier for people with dementia. Free awareness session. 8-9pm at the Mount Pleasant Club BA151SJ.

Ploughman's Lunch to Dundas

Fri 27 October 2017
Boat trip on the Barbara McLellan to Dundas Viaduct. 10.30 - 15.30. Book places by using our online booking process or phone the office on 01380 721279. katrust co uk

Antiques and Vintage Market

Sat 28 October 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.

Winter is Coming

Sat 28 October 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Join us for this Singing The Seasons workshop in the atmospheric chapel of St Mary Tory, across the hour of sunset to mark the coming of winter. Tickets £10. Places are strictly limited. Advance booking only online at http://www.singalive.org/shop/winter-is-coming-2/. Please note there are no kitchen or toilet facilities at St Mary Tory. The approach to the chapel will be dark and there are some steps to negotiate so please bring a torch.

Farmers & Artisan Market

Sun 29 October 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 

Time to be Still

Sun 29 October 2017
5 - 5.45pm (approx) at Holy Trinity Church, Church St. Come and step aside briefly from the busyness of life. We welcome people from any church background - and from none - for a short time of stillness, in an informal setting. We will be using simple repetitive chants from the ecumenical Christian communities of Taize and Iona and other Celtic traditions, along with short meditative readings, prayers & some silence. Please drop in to enjoy the stillness, to listen or to join in the short songs. This is a regular quarterly event in the town so please feel free to come whenever you can. Please note: Date and venue differ from usual - and clocks go back on 29th!

Superhero Extravaganza with 'Ish'

Tue 31 October 2017
A fun filled evening for parents and children- come dressed as your favourite superhero and enjoy activities, food and entertainment from Ish. Free admission. 5.30-7pm at St Margaret's Hall. To book your place contact Debbie Hayle at events@boa-communitychurch.org.uk. For more info www.boa-communitychurch.org.uk

Walkers are Welcome Tuesday Walk

Tue 31 October 2017
Leaving 9.30 a.m. from the War Memorial in Westbury Gardens BA15 1DE. All day walk, 14.5m, Iford, Hinton Charterhouse, Midford Valley, L. Stoke, Dundas, Winsley. Details can be found here: www.walkbradfordonavon

Country Market

Thu 02 November 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.

Spa Open Evening and Christmas Shopping Event

Thu 02 November 2017
2-6pm Woolley Grange, Woolley Green, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1TX. We hope you can join us for a glass of Prosecco, some nibbles and fantastic exclusive offers on Elemis products, Christmas Gift packs and other lovely treats. Entry is £20 for two, redeemable when you purchase two Elemis products. All welcome! Please book in advance with the Spa. Call 01225 864 705 Email info@woolleygrangehotel.co.uk

Tea & Jazz @ Hartley Farm

Thu 02 November 2017
4:30-6:30pm. Enjoy a magnificent afternoon tea whilst watching the unbelievably talented FB Pocket Orchestra. The talented trio will get those toes tapping and heads bobbing with their wonderful hot jazz, blues and ragtime classics. £20pp for afternoon tea and live music. Hartley Farm Shop & Kitchen, Winsley, Bradford on Avon BA15 2JB. 01225 864948 www.hartley-farm.co.uk

Film - Julieta

Fri 03 November 2017
BOA Film Society screening at 7.45 in St Margaret's Hall. Tickets £5 on the door or online from www.boafs.org.uk. Pedro Almodovar, 2016, Spanish, 99min, 15, s/t. From a chance meeting, Julieta learns that the daughter who abandoned her has resurfaced. This starts a painful reflection of her chequered past, and the moments of pain that have come to define her current life. Sponsored by Ex Libris.

West Wilts Randoneurs Walk

Sat 04 November 2017
Lacock, led by Graham and Val. Meet 09.45am at Lacock National Trust car park ready for 10.00am start. Parking is free for NT members, and. £4 for non NT members. 5.5 mile about 3 hours. walk through Lacock, along the Wilts and Berks Canal, up to Naish Hill with extensive views, back via Bowden House. Whilst it is not difficult, it is a 'proper walk' with quite a lot of stiles (all in good condition) and a longish but not too steep climb on a good quality tarmac track up to Naish Hill. It will be muddy in places and might be a bit slippery. It's a good varied walk and worth the climb for the very fine views. Lunch in Lacock or a picnic. Contact Val Smith: 01225 867454, valandgraham2014@gmail.com

Inside Story: Johnny Cash in San Quentin

Sun 05 November 2017
7:30pm Upper Room, Masonic Hall, Church Street BA15 1LN. Cost £3 - £4. On 24th February 1969 the American country singer and songwriter, Johnny Cash, gave a concert for 1,000 prisoners inside one of America's toughest jails, San Quentin. The album recording of that concert quickly became a Number 1 hit around the world and continues to feature in the charts today. Michael Darlow's film of that concert, which also includes shots of life in the prison and interviews with convicted murderers, gangsters, thieves and the prison's head guard and executioner, continues to sell and be shown around the world. In his talk, which will include clips from the film, Michael will tell the inside story of working with Johnny Cash, of the difficulties, excitements and dangers of filming inside a violent, high-security prison (there were six to eight murders per year inside San Quentin at that time), and of the controversies which continued to surround the film even after filming was over. This talk will be followed by the Association's AGM.

Over the Hills 12K Multi-terrain Race

Sun 05 November 2017
AVON VALLEY RUNNERS PRESENT BRADFORD ON AVON'S VERY OWN OVER THE HILLS 12 KILOMETRE MULTI-TERRAIN RACE. 21st year of very popular off-road out race for up to 340 runners of all abilities. Running thru mud, rain, up and down hills and fording the waist deep Frome river at Iford Manor Fastest competitors 45 mins, slowest 2 hrs. Start at 10:00 am. Start and finish at Barton Grange, West Barn. Route: Run Barton Farm Country Park, then along Kennet & Avon canal to Avoncliff. Along River Avon via Avoncliff to Freshford via Sharpstone and Friary Woods. Fording River Frome at Iford Manor. Via Upper Westwood and Avoncliff. Along Kennet & Avon canal to Barton Grange. Entry fees raise money for Alzheimers Support and Trowbridge Lions. Contact James Crawford http://www.avonvalleyrunners.org.uk/index.php?page=over-the-hills. Tel 07850 175431, email juglansjames@me.com

Chakras and Essential Oils

Thu 09 November 2017
10am - 12pm at the Swan Hotel. This talk will discuss the principles of the chakra system, the physiological and psychological correspondences of each chakra and how to balance the energy flow through them for optimal health using a simple guided meditation and a combination of essential oils. Presented by Ottavia Mazzoni. Further information and booking details: https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-on-Avon-Healthy-Happy-Meetup/events/243011126/

U3A Meeting

Thu 09 November 2017
Talk by Alan Truscott: Unusual Antique Items. The U3A host a meeting each month, on the second Thursday of every month (except August). An informal gathering of members and visitors for a talk, tea and coffee. All members and guests are welcome! Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Venue: The United Church, St Margaret's Street, Bradford on Avon. 9th nov

An Evening with Charlie Waite

Sat 11 November 2017
Presented by Devizes Camera Club. Charlie Waite is one of the world's leading landscape photographers. 7.30pm, Wiltshire Music Centre. Tickets £15 from www.wiltshiremusic.org, 01225 860100.

Holy Trinity Organ Recital

Fri 17 November 2017
6.30pm Reception & 7.30pm Concert at Holy Trinity Church, BA15 1LW. Organ recital on the magnificent newly restored Willis III organ by Peter King (formerly of Bath Abbey) - works to include Bach, Handel and Saint-Saens. Drinks Reception first with the opportunity to meet Peter King and the Harrison & Harrison organ restorers' team. Tickets @£12 from Ex Libris or on the door. See http://www.htboa.org/events.html

Christmas Market

Sat 18 November 2017
Local art, pottery, jewellery, fashion, festive treats, fresh floral arrangements, BoA fudge, Christmas decorations. Chef's kitchen produce. The George, Woolley Street 10am to 2pm.

Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon Meeting

Mon 20 November 2017
7.30 pm, Friends Meeting House, Whiteheads Lane BA15 1JU. See website for further details: www.climatefriendlybradfordonavon.co.uk

Freshford and District Local History Society

Wed 22 November 2017
Talk by Robert Parfitt: The sailing pilots of the Severn Sea. Meetings are held in the Freshford Memorial Hall on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The hall is open from 7.00 pm and meetings begin at 7.30 pm. Visitors are very welcome to attend meetings. The annual subscription is just £10, with visitors paying £2 to attend a meeting. All are welcome.

Film - Hidden Figures

Fri 24 November 2017
BOA Film Society screening at 7.45 in St Margaret's Hall. Tickets £5 on the door or online from www.boafs.org.uk. Theodore Melfi, 2016, US English, 127min, PG. A team of African-American women mathematicians play a vital role in NASA during the early years of the space programme. It celebrates an overlooked contribution from a key moment in US history. Sponsored by Church Street Practice.

Music: Bath Camerata 'The Passing of the Year'

Sat 25 November 2017
Holy Trinity Church 7.30pm. A mixed programme of music including Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir, Jonathan Dove's Passing of the Year, and Ben Parry's lively arrangement of It Don't Mean a Thing. Tickets £16/£8. 01225 463362, bathcamerata.co.uk

Arts Association Coach Trip to London

Tue 28 November 2017
Cost £15 + £1 for non-members. Ring 01225 865221 or email boaarts@gmail.com. Further information www.boaarts.org.

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)

Film - Le Havre

Fri 01 December 2017
BOA Film Society screening at 7.45 in St Margaret's Hall. Tickets £5 on the door or online from www.boafs.org.uk. Aki Kaurismaki 2011, French, 93min, PG, s/t. A Congolese illegal immigrant teenager is escaping from the police while he is trying to get to England. Marcel befriends the boy, enlisting neighbours to hide him. A loveable film in a seemingly heartless world. Sponsored by: French Twinning Association.

Christmas Dinner and Dance

Sat 02 December 2017
If you haven't booked a Christmas party this is a perfect chance to get together with friends and family in a fun, friendly atmosphere. A three course dinner sponsored by the Fat Fowl with live music. Profits go to support the Bradford-on-Avon Christmas lights. Tickets are £25 per person. 7pm until midnight at St.Margaret's Hall, Bradford-on-Avon. For bookings please email hello@westviewdaynursery.co.uk

Floating Christmas Market

Sun 03 - Mon 04 December 2017
Kennet and Avon Canal, Bradford on Avon. 11am to 7pm. Showcasing the wonderfully crafty community living on the historic waterway. Save the date in your diary.

Christmas Tree Festival at Holy Trinity Church

Tue 05 - Sun 10 December 2017
The free festival runs from 5 to 10th December when over 70 trees from local organisations and business will be on display together with a progamme of entertainment, including 4 local choirs. Enquiries to John Cox, jandbcox@hotmail.com. Programme of Free entertainment: Tues 5th 12.15 Singalive Choir, 15.30 - 17.30 Martin Cooke Organ Recital. Wed 6th 14.00 English Country Musicians, 19.00 Courage Choir. Fri 8th 11.15-11.45 Songways Choir, 15.30 Courage Youth Choir, 19.30 Bradford Choral Society (tickets for sale). Sat 9th 14.00-14.45 White Doves Choir, 16.00-17.00 Clara Aitkins Choir.

Arts Assoc Outing to 'Talboys'

Mon 11 December 2017
An afternoon visit to one of the oldest properties in Wiltshire. Cost £20 + £1 for non-members. Price includes coach, house tour and festive tea. Please book by 29th October. Ring 01225 865221 or email: trips.boaarts@gmail.com.

Film - Burn Burn Burn

Fri 15 December 2017
BOA Film Society screening at 7.45 in St Margaret's Hall. Tickets £5 on the door or online from www.boafs.org.uk. Chanya Button, 2015, UK English, 105min, 15. After the death of a friend, two girls in their twenties embark on a road trip to spread his ashes at locations of emotional significance. Dan is in the glove box, in Tupperware, with less of him as the trip progresses. Sponsored by: Travel Options 4U.

Canal Boat Santa Trips

Sat 16 - Sun 17 December 2017
11.30-12.30 and 14.00-15.00. A great trip for adults and children alike. This hour long cruise will take you to meet Santa who comes aboard with an individually chosen and wrapped gift for each child. The price includes mulled wine and mince pies for adults, with fruit juice and treats for the children. Tickets £9. Please note: In severe weather the boat might not be able to leave the Wharf. Book by phoning the Office on 01380 721279. See https://bmac.katrust.org.uk

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

Canal Boat Santa Trips

Thu 21 - Sun 24 December 2017
11.30-12.30 and 14.00-15.00. A great trip for adults and children alike. This hour long cruise will take you to meet Santa who comes aboard with an individually chosen and wrapped gift for each child. The price includes mulled wine and mince pies for adults, with fruit juice and treats for the children. Tickets £9. Please note: In severe weather the boat might not be able to leave the Wharf. Book by phoning the Office on 01380 721279. See https://bmac.katrust.org.uk

Film: I, Daniel Blake

Fri 26 January 2018
Director Ken Loach, 2016, UK English, 100min, 15. A 59 year old carpenter who is recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as they cope with an impersonal benefits system. Equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair. Sponsored by Climate Friendly Bradford. BOA Film Society screening at 7.45 in St Margaret's Hall. Tickets £5 on the door or online from www.boafs.org.uk

Film: Neruda

Fri 09 February 2018
Director Pablo Larrain, 2016, Spanish, 107min, 15, s/t. A detective is hunting for poet and politician Pablo Neruda (Il Postino), who has become a thorn in the side of the fascists, a fugitive in his own country. An imaginative portrait melded with a cat and mouse caper. Sponsored by Ravello Italian Restaurant. BOA Film Society screening at 7.45 in St Margaret's Hall. Tickets £5 on the door or online from www.boafs.org.uk

Film: Lion

Fri 23 February 2018
Director Garth Davis, 2016, English, 118min, PG. 5 year old Saroo gets lost on a train that takes him across India to Kalkata where he must survive alone. 25 years later, with the help of Google Earth and a handful of memories, he sets out to find his lost family. Sponsored by Wharf Café. BOA Film Society screening at 7.45 in St Margaret's Hall. Tickets £5 on the door or online from www.boafs.org.uk

Save your Seeds for Seedy Sunday

Sun 25 February 2018
This is a great opportunity for keen growers or people getting started on the growing habit. Seedy Sunday takes place on the last Sunday of February in a hall in the centre of town, normally from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00. You can save your seeds, veg. or flowers, at the end of the growing season, pop them into a marked envelope and bring them along to swap for some others. Or, you may have seeds left over in a packet that you can bring along. There's usually a stall where you can buy small packets of seeds and local producers or growers selling their products. Refreshments are available.

Film: The Assassin

Fri 09 March 2018
Director Hsiao-Hsien Hou, 2015, Mandarin, 105min, 12A, s/t. In 8th Cent. China, a general's daughter is handed over to a nun who initiates her into the martial arts, transforming her into an exceptional assassin. Then she is sent to kill the man to whom she was betrothed. Sponsored by Mr Salvat. BOA Film Society screening at 7.45 in St Margaret's Hall. Tickets £5 on the door or online from www.boafs.org.uk

Film: Queen of Katwe

Fri 23 March 2018
Director Mira Nair, 2016, US English, 124min, PG. A young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda is introduced to the game of chess. She gains the confidence to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Sponsored by Orton Jewellery. BOA Film Society screening at 7.45 in St Margaret's Hall. Tickets £5 on the door or online from www.boafs.org.uk

Film: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Fri 06 April 2018
Director Taika Waititi, 2016, NZ English, 101min, PG. A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. Charmingly offbeat with a poignant, funny and deeply affecting message. Sponsored by Piha. BOA Film Society screening at 7.45 in St Margaret's Hall. Tickets £5 on the door or online from www.boafs.org.uk
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