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Bradford on Avon Town Council - Vacancy

Mon 21 - Sun 27 August 2017
Apprentice Business Administrator Bradford-On-Avon Town Council. We are looking for a hardworking Apprentice Administrator to join our well established business to carry out administration duties. Closing Date: 27/8/17. For details see: Weblink: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-164603

Events at the Swan Hotel

Mon 21 - Thu 24 August 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.

Wiltshire at War exhibition and family event

Mon 21 - Sat 26 August 2017
An exhibition exploring how the First World War shaped lives and landscape across Wiltshire's towns and villages between 1914 and 1918. Alongside the panel exhibition will be a display case with medals and medallions, as well as photographs of the Red Cross Hospital at Avoncliffe. For younger visitors, and older ones, there will be dressing up clothes of the period, and a handling box of period replica items. Visit it during library opening hours and on Sunday afternoons between 2 - 4pm. On Monday 21st August, staff and volunteers from Trowbridge Museum will run a 1 day event for children and families in Bradford on Avon's Library Meeting Room. The event takes the form of a WW1 recruiting and VAD Nursing (Voluntary Aid Detachment) recreation. Boys are recruited as soldiers and the girls as nurses, and they will be given a short talk on WW1. The boys will be drilled in marching and the girls in bandaging. Children will be able to dress in period uniforms and have their photographs taken against a period background. Times - 10:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 15:30.

Get Wiltshire Walking Walks

Wed 23 August 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.

Take a break!

Wed 23 August 2017
In the heart of this town is a place of peace- a place to sit and a space to think. It is the ancient (c 1000 yr old) Saxon Church tucked away opposite Holy Trinity Church, down by the river near the footbridge. On Wednesdays from 12.30-2pm we will be there. There will be quiet reflective music throughout the time but most of all there will be the opportunity to simply be - with your own thoughts or reflections. Please join us. You can drop in for a few minutes or for the whole time depending on how long you can take a break from your day. No strings, no ties - just time to look after yourself. Note: We will start on Wednesday 12th July and the last one of the summer will be on Wednesday 23rd August 2017.

FITNESS CLASS - Kettlebells & Indian Clubs

Thu 24 August 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 24 August 2017
Library Car Park 8.00am - 01.00pm.

Zumba Gold

Thu 24 August 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/

Events at Wiltshire Music Centre

Fri 25 - Sat 26 August 2017

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

From Animal Agents to real-life Police Officers!

Fri 25 August 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am at Bradford on Avon Library. Come and meet your local PCSOs from Wiltshire Police to find out more about what they do, and have a go at fingerprinting! Free event, suitable for ages 3+. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or carer at all times. For more information or to book a place, contact the library (tel. 01225 863280).

Live Music at the Swan

Fri 25 - Sat 26 August 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.

Summer Fun Days

Fri 25 August 2017
Family Day includes Inflatable Assault Course, Under 5s Play Zone with Tri Golf and Rocket Ball. 11am to 2pm in Victory Field. Entry is via a wristband purchased from the Town Council offices at £3 per day or all four sessions can be booked for £10. Tickets can be purchased on the day at Victory Field for £4. Parents and Carers: Active Trowbridge and Town Council Staff will be on hand to set up games, crafts and fun things for your children to play. Enjoy the day together with your children - bring a picnic and stay all day. Remember please bring suitable clothing for the activity (and the weather) as well as sun cream and plenty of water. Children under eleven years old must be supervised by a parent or carer at all times. Staff members cannot take responsibility for individual children or monitor them when they leave the site. Fun Days will go ahead in the Youth & Community Centre, Frome Road, in bad weather. Further information please contact the Town Council offices on: 01225 864240, office@bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk.

Antiques and Vintage Market

Sat 26 August 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.

Canal Boat Trip to Avoncliff

Sat 26 August 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

Canal Boat Trip to Hilperton

Sun 27 August 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 27 August 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 

Badminton Group

Mon 28 August 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 28 August 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.

The Big BBQ at the Boathouse

Mon 28 August 2017
All day event. Come along and enjoy our slowly smoked barbecue, street food, hog roast, live entertainment and local craft beer! FREE ENTRY. The Boathouse 01225 309318.

Canal Boat Trip to Avoncliff

Wed 30 August 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

Waltzing Wednesdays

Wed 30 August 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.

Bradford on Avon Walking Festival 2017

Fri 01 - Sun 03 September 2017
Join us to discover this delightful part of Wiltshire. For details see: http://walkbradfordonavon.org/. Tickets available from the 1st July at Holiday and Cruises, Silver Street. Tel 01225 865725.

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.

Wildlife Talk

Sat 02 September 2017
7-9pm West Barn, near the Tithe Barn. Wild life in Widbrook Woods talk & quiz (incl. glass of wine/nibbles).Price: £5.00. Tickets can be purchased on-line www.boaartsfestival.com or on the door. Neil Pullin, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Reserves Manager, presents "Widbrook Wood Nature Reserve, its wildlife and how we work to protect it". Sandwiched between canal and river, Widbrook wood is saturated in a rich variety of wildlife. Join us for an informative talk including how WWT acquired this land, what you can expect to see there, and how you can get involved in conserving this local reserve. After the talk, we invite you to challenge yourself in our interactive wildlife quiz where you can get up close and personal to nature. This evening will introduce you to the wonders of Widbrook Woods which you may encounter in the guided walk on Sunday 3rd afternoon.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust 'Wild Connections Team' Wildlife fun and crafts for all the family

Sat 02 September 2017
Come and join us at the West Barn, near the Tithe Barn between 2pm - 5pm. The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's 'Wild Connections Team' will provide flight-themed craft sessions suitable for all the family throughout the day. Activities to include: needle felting, bird box making and getting messy with DIY bird feeders. Activities are free of charge, no need to book - everyone is welcome! Donations welcome on the day.

Film-The Art of Barbara Hepworth

Sun 03 September 2017
Arts Association meeting in the Masonic Hall. 7.30pm start. A revealing film, narrated in the artist's own words. Upper Masonic Hall, Church Street, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN. Cost £4.00 Contact details Megan Jones 01225 862670 email: meganandjoyce1882@gmail.com website: www.boaarts.org

Randoneurs walk

Sun 03 September 2017
Evening walk, time to be advised. Leaders tba. SHEARWATER. Meet in the main car park BA12 8SE. The walks should suit the whole group, from just a stroll around the lake side to a 2 mile gentle walk and a longer walk for those who need it. We are arranging a meal after the walk for those who wish to partake. contact gillsemail@btinternet.com

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.

Drawing Classes in B.O.A

Wed 06 September 2017
Wednesday, September 6th - Wednesday, October 11th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Quaker Meeting House. Come along and re-discover your artistic self or brush up on your skills at these drawing classes. Wednesday 7-9pm for intermediate students and Thursday morning 10-12pm for beginners. The classes are great for building your artistic confidence in a fun and friendly environment with like minded people. The new term begins September 6/7 for 7 weeks. The cost for the term is £77 with some materials included. For more information and to book a place please email Jeremy at moc.liamg@ecirluapymerej or call 07958 914825 http://www.minervaart.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/minervaart.co.uk

Queen of Speed- The Racy Life of Mary Petre Bruce

Wed 06 September 2017
Priory Barn 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. By the time Carey Chapman bought Mrs Bruce's house, Priory Steps in Bradford on Avon, in 1985, her name was fading fast from the history books, and Carey has dedicated much of his spare time since then to collecting memories and mementoes of her life. A fascinating woman, a dare devil aviatrix, a racing driver and speed boat pilot who died in 1990, aged 94. Tickets £5 to include glass of wine and nibbles from BOAA Arts Festival http://www.boaartsfestival.com or on the door.

Country Market

Thu 07 September 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.

Drawing Classes in B.O.A

Thu 07 September 2017
Thursday, September 7th - Thursday, October 12th Quaker Meeting House. Come along and re-discover your artistic self or brush up on your skills at these drawing classes. Thursday morning 10-12pm for beginners. The classes are great for building your artistic confidence in a fun and friendly environment with like minded people. The new term begins September 7 for 7 weeks. The cost for the term is £77 with some materials included. For more information and to book a place please email Jeremy at moc.liamg@ecirluapymerej or call 07958 914825 http://www.minervaart.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/minervaart.co.uk

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

Film-The Eagle Huntress

Fri 08 September 2017
Presented by the BoA Film Society. Otto Bell, 2016, Kazakh, 87min,U, s/t. A 13-year-old aims to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh nomad family. It Is a personal journey that also embraces the natural world, coming of age and modernity. Sponsored by BoA Town Council. St Margaret's Hall, BA15 1DE. Doors open 7.15pm for 7.45pm start - come early and enjoy a drink before the show. Tickets £5 for non-members on the door or online from www.boafs.com.

Funny BIRDS at the Fat Fowl

Sat 09 September 2017
They're talented, they're musical, they're funny and they're here in Bradford on Avon. One night only, four award-winning comediennes: Harriet Braine, Kelly Convey, Helen Bauer, Rivka Uttley. Upstairs in the Fat Fowl from 7pm. Tickets £10 each. Cabaret style, Tapas menu and bar available. ORDER FOOD BEFORE 7.45pm. www.fatfowl.com. Part of the BOA Arts Festival http://www.boaartsfestival.com/

If you Grow it Show It!

Sun 10 September 2017
Flower, produce and crafts can be entered for judging. Pick up an entry form and schedule around town or download from the Town Council website. New categories this year include pickled onion, a sugar-free cake and home-made fudge. 2-4pm at St Margaret's Hall. Awards presented from 3.15pm. Refreshments in aid of Save the Children.

Quiz Night at The Bunch of Grapes

Wed 13 September 2017
Special Quiz Supper £15 a head. From 6.00pm and the fun begins at 8pm. The most creative pub quiz in town! Teams of four put their general knowledge, artistic & gastronomic skills to the test. Space limited: book early at: The Bunch of Grapes, Silver St www.thebunchofgrapes.com. Part of the BOA Arts Festival: http://www.boaartsfestival.com

Songways Community Choir now in Bradford on Avon

Fri 15 September 2017
9:45 am - 11:45 am Holy Trinity Church. Join our Songways choir on Friday mornings, now in the beautiful setting of Holy Trinity Church, BoA. Led by inspiring tutor, Jane Harris. All welcome. Uplifting songs from a wide range of harmony singing traditions. Discover rich South African choruses, beautiful British and Irish folksongs, lively rhythmic American songs, vibrant Eastern European songs and powerful songs of freedom. Enjoy songs of stillness and peace and songs to mark the turning seasons, new songs from our visiting tutors and songs specially written for Songways by Jane. Why sing? Singing makes you feel good and has proven health benefits- it's good for posture, breathing and general well-being. Singing in harmony with others can be fun, heart-warming, soothing and at times deeply moving. It's also a great way to make friends and enjoy a sense of community and it's fun. http://www.songways.co.uk.

Free Interactive Writing Workshop for Children Aged 7+

Sat 16 September 2017
BOA Library 10.30-11.30am. Maudie Smith, author of Bird Girl, The Cake and The Wolf and the Witch invites you to join her on a writing adventure. Find out what inspired Maudie's books, start an exciting story of your own and see it take off.

The Flock Inn @ Hartley Farm

Sat 16 September 2017
Pop-up pub in a giant tepee. 7pm-midnight. See the summer out with live music, dancing, scrumptious barbecue and a well stocked bar. £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.

Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon

Mon 18 September 2017
7.30 pm, Friends Meeting House, Whiteheads Lane BA15 1JU. See website for further details: www.climatefriendlybradfordonavon.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)

Country Market

Thu 21 September 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.

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

Film - A United Kingdom

Fri 22 September 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 Amma Asante, 2016, UK English, 111min,12A. In 1947 the young king of Botswana met, then married, a white Londoner, to a storm of tribal and political opposition. South Africa threatened the British: thwart the marriage or be denied uranium and gold. Sponsored by: U3A.

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

Lions Club Fun Runs

Sun 24 September 2017
We are doing it again! Following the outstanding success of last year's new events, Bradford-on-Avon Lions, with the support of Avon Valley Runners are delighted to announce this year's runs: 10 am- 2K Run, Walk, Toddle or Push. Open to all - especially those with young children and those with disabilities. Pushers go free! (It is advised that all runners under 10 years old are accompanied by a responsible adult). All children will receive a medal and Goody Bag! Trophies for fastest Girl & Boy under 8, 10 & 12. Online entries £5 (£6 on the day if places remain). 11am- 5K Run. This is open to all those aged 12 and over. All runners will receive a medal and Goody Bag. Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male & Female Prizes for Male & Female 40+, 50+ & 60+. Online entries £8( £9 on the day if places remain). Location: Culver Close, Bradford-on-Avon, (by the Tithe Barn). There are toilets, showers, changing facilities and storage. Refreshments available. Live music from the fabulous Packhorse Band! Competitors should arrive at least 30 mins before their event to register. To enter go to: www.entrycentral.com/boa-lions-fun-run, or contact Phil on 01225 864154 e-mail: ku.oc1500628638.ilac1500628638sit@s1500628638egaru1500628638oc1500628638.

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

Arts Association Talk

Sun 01 October 2017
Illustrated talk by John Salvat - History without Words (Wonders of Archaeology) In this fully illustrated talk, some of the world's greatest sights will be visited, and their archaeological heritage explored, together with an introduction to the many interesting techniques involved. 7.30pm Upper Masonic Hall, Church Street, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN. Cost £4.00. Contact Megan Jones 01225 862670, email: meganandjoyce1882@gmail.com, website: www.boaarts.org

Film - Embrace of the Serpent

Fri 06 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 Ciro Guerra, 2015,Spanish,124min,12A,s/t. Inspired by the journals of two explorers a generation apart, who travelled through the Amazon in search of a sacred psychoactive plant. Both were guided by the same shaman, the last survivor of his people. Sponsored by: Brighterside.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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