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Weds 6 November - The Keeper (15)
(2018 - Biography, Drama, Romance)
The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon. Struggling for acceptance by those who dismiss him as the enemy, Bert's love for Margaret, an Englishwoman, carries him through and he wins over even his harshest opponents by winning the 1956 FA Cup Final, playing on with a broken neck to secure victory. But fate will soon twist the knife for Bert and Margaret, when their love and loyalty to each other is put to the ultimate test.
Stars: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw
Film duration: 2 hours (no interval) - If using the Car Parks buy a 3 hour ticket!
Free tea/coffee and a biscuit
Matinee Club @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon Doors open 12.30pm, film starts at 1pm Tickets in advance £4 from Faringdon Information Centre / £5 on the door Matinee Club Membership - Just £24 for 12 films (inc half price pre-booked Blockbuster evening cinema tickets)
Friday 29 November - Yesterday (12A)
(2019 - Comedy, Fantasy, Music)
A struggling musician realises he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James
Film duration: 1 hr 56 min plus 15 min interval
Blockbuster @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon Doors open 7.00pm, film starts at 7.30pm Tickets in advance £3 U18s, £4 Adult, £10 Family from Faringdon Information Centre Tickets on door £4 U18s, £5 Adult, £11 Family
For more info or to join the mailing list, please visit our website www.faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk/regent-cinema-2
Tickets can be bought in advance from Faringdon Information Centre, 5 Market Square, Faringdon SN7 7HL
There will be a coffee morning to raise money for Helen and Douglas House, children's hospice, birth to 18 years old. On Saturday 30th November, 10-12 am, in the Reading Room at Great Coxwell.
There will be a raffle and donations welcome. Free refreshments, all welcome.
BATMAN, GODZILLA and UFOs. Award-winning Wildlife Photography with a difference, by Paul Colley CB OBE ARPS. Friday 22 Nov 7pm, Shrivenham Memorial Hall
A large screen presentation of stunning new wildlife images and the fascinating stories behind them. From footage of giant Manta Ray encounters in Indonesia to beautiful pictures of rare bats taken while working with bat conservation groups in Wiltshire, West Sussex and Gloucestershire. Paul is Chairman of the British Society of Underwater Photographers and was British Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2018. His talk is not-for-profit; proceeds will support Bat Conservation Trust and Wiltshire Bat Group projects.
Tickets £8 in advance available now on line at https://paulcolley.photium.com/wildlife-talks or from 22 Oct at Shrivenham Post Office. £10 at the door. £5 for under-16s. Cash bar.
Yesterday morning and afternoon (Friday 8th November), someone we believe to be a member of a group of car thieves and burglars whose activities are known to the police in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and most recently Shrivenham, has been surveying and photographing the village houses, drives, gardens and back gardens and even knocking on peoples' doors. Two questions that were asked were 'where is the vicar's house?' and 'is there a way out of the village at the lower end?'
As an urgent precaution please ensure cars, houses, sheds etc are kept locked whether or not you are at home; please look out windows and take photos and report anyone behaving suspiciously; and if you have neighbours not on this mailing list, please alert them.
Neighbourhood Watch Officer
Have you noticed how cosy the Reading Room is nowadays with the (relatively) new thermostat? Come and test it for comfort this Sunday, when the theme will be
Season of Mellow Fruitfulness
With Sticky Ginger, Pineapple, Carrot and Pear cakes, Pumpkin Pie with maple cream, plus other not-fruity favourites including Chocolate Ripple cheesecake.
We’ll be mulling cider to put you in the mood for purchasing a raffle ticket for the beautiful handmade Christmas Cake below by Pauline Durham (all proceeds to the village Park).
Great Coxwell Parish Council wishes to appoint a new Responsible Finance Officer to replace the outgoing RFO.
The role involves basic book-keeping, payroll, preparing documents for annual audit and attendance at Parish Council meetings. Full training will be given. The time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours per week.
The role provides a fantastic opportunity for involvement in Parish matters and to contribute to our community. It also comes with a modest honorarium (currently (£400 per annum)
If you are interested in applying, please contact the current RFO (Ian Mason - email: email@example.com) for more information. Applications to be sent to the Parish Clerk, Jo King (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This will take place as usual at the War Memorial on Sunday at 12 noon.
Pauline Thomas, a Westonbirt volunteer will talk about the Westonbirt Arboretum with its picturesque landscape, important trees and shrub collection as well as the Holford family who originally planted the arboretum. The talk will take place in the Faringdon Corn Exchange at 2.30pm and will be followed by refreshments. All members are welcome but visitors will be required to pay £1.50. Further information is available on the U3A website - https://faringdondistictu3a.com/ or by contacting the chairman on 01367 615 385.
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