Events coming up

 

WEEKLY WHAT’S ON

The sun has been shining this week and the charter fair is back in town from Thursday. From Tuesday 5 September to Sunday 10 September, the following road closures will be in place…

-Market Place car-park

-Market Place slip road from Magdalen College School gates to car-park exit

-Town Hall slip-road to car-park exit

-Parking bays will be suspended from the Crown Hotel to the pedestrian crossing on the High Street.

All vehicles MUST be removed from the above areas by 22:00 on Tuesday 5 September. Access will be available for emergency vehicles only.


Here are the events for this week. If you have an event coming up (especially October onwards) and you would like me to add it to my list or to feature it in Life In Brackley magazine, then please get in touch.


CHATTY CAFE

Thursday 6th September 3:00pm – 5:00pm Lounge Cafe Bar, Brackley

Chatter and Natter table is a wonderful way of encouraging people of all ages to talk to others and not feel so socially isolated. So pop along if you fancy a spot of company and meet someone new. Having a chat can brighten someone’s day.


BRACKLEY CHARTER FAIR

Thursday 7th – Sunday 9th September (times below) Market Square, Brackley

Wilson’s Amusements are proud to be returning to Brackley for the annual charter fair

Open Thursday and Friday from 5pm and Saturday from 1.30pm until late.

There will be a range of rides and attractions for all the family including extreme ride, family rides and juveniles for the children. There will also be games stalls and food outlets offering a range of fun fair favourites and sweet treats. Most rides and attractions take cards and cash.




WALKING RUGBY

Every Thursday from 7:00pm Brackley Rugby Club

£2.50 per month to join, just pop along.



QUIZ NIGHT

Thursday 7th September from 8:00pm The Fox, Farthinghoe

Join the entertaining Andy Bannard with an evening to test those brain cells.

£2 per person maximum of 6 to a team. Cash prize to be won!

Food served from 6pm till 9pm.

Call them on 01295 713965 or message them via our Facebook page to reserve a table for your team.



MORRIS DANCING

Thursday 7th September from 8:00pm, The Town Hall, Brackley

Music and dance works wonders for your mental & physical wellbeing. No cost, no commitment, just a chance to try it for yourself. Every Thursday night, 8pm upstairs in The Brackley Town Hall.




BRACKLEY CHARTER MARKET

Every Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm approx The Piazza, Brackley

Fresh vegetables, fish, bread, plants and more every Friday in the centre of Brackley



BRACKLEY COUNTRY MARKET

Friday 8th September 10:00am – 12:00noon Brackley Library

Located in Brackley Library every Friday! Not only do they have their legendary sausage rolls (come early for those), they have delicious homemade bakes, handcrafted goodies and wonderful local honey and fresh local eggs. Stay for a chat and have a cup of tea or coffee in their pop up tea shop.



CITIZEN’S ADVICE DROP-IN

Every Friday 10:00am – 12:00noon Brackley Library

An advisor will be in our laptop bar in the main library who can offer free, impartial, independent and confidential advice, pop in for an initial chat to see how they can help you.



SOCIAL STITCH AT STITCHING KITCHEN

Friday 8th September 10:00am-12:30pm Stitching Kitchen, Top Station Road, Brackley

Make some crafty friends! You can learn from others in a totally informal way. Join us at Stitching Kitchen each Friday morning to stitch in company. We are a chatty, supportive, friendly and inclusive group who love to help a fellow crafter in need of help, inspiration or advice.

Bring along your current stitch project and join us for a chat, cuppa and cake.

stitchingkitchen.cademy.co.uk/social-stitch-friday



WALKING NETBALL

Every Friday 10:30am – 11:30am Brackley Leisure Centre

A great way to get fit without getting out of breath. £4.20 per session, free if you are a leisure centre member. First taster session is also free so you can pop along and see if it’s for you!



WALKING FOOTBALL

Every Friday 10:30am-11:30am Brackley Town Football Club

Walking Football at Brackley Town FC for Over 50s on their all weather pitch, Tuesday and Friday 10.30am to 11.30am. The cost is £3.00 a session and showers and tea/coffee included afterwards. Great way to meet new people and get fit.



SPRING WELL BEING WALK

Every Friday 11:00 Brackley Library

Join Spring for a gentle 30 minute Well being Walk. No booking required, just turn up.

For more information call 01604 974995 or email hello@springnorthampton.org



SPRING DROP IN SESSIONS

Friday 8th September 12:00noon – 1:00pm Brackley Library

At the library every fortnight on a Friday, come along and meet your local Spring Social Prescribing link worker and find out how they can support you and your well being.

For more information call 01604 974995 or email hello@springnorthampton.org




COFFEE AND CARDS

Friday 8th September 3:00pm – 4:00pm The Lounge Cafe Bar, Brackley

Jenny McCormac's weekly coffee and card making session in The Lounge Cafe Bar.
£7 per person which includes refreshments, tuition and supplies for 2 cards to make and take home.

Contact Jenny McCormac to pre book a place  jenny@jeminicrafts.co.uk



BITE CLUB

Friday 8th September 5:00pm – 9:00pm Egerton Hall, Brackley

It’s back!! Bite Club is at Egerton Hall the second Friday of every month with pop up street food. £1 entry fee. Tickets available from www.wegottickets.com/event/569423



BARN DANCE

Friday 8th September 7:00pm – 10:00pm The Venue, Brackley

Join The Venue, home of Brackley Town Football Club, for an evening of barn dancing, led by Sleeping Moggy, to help celebrate 800 years of St Peter’s Church Brackley. A light supper will be served in the interval to help keep your energy levels up! Drinks available from the bar. Tickets cost £10. (Children under 16 go free.) Tickets can be purchased from here www.ticketsource.co.uk

For more details visit https://www.stpetersbrackley.org.uk/800events



JAZZ NIGHT

Friday 8th September from 7:30pm The Lounge Cafe Bar, Brackley

Calling all Jazz fans this is a night NOT to be missed!

The Lounge Cafe Bar are excited to announce their second ever jazz night where they have the world renowned Alan Barnes & David Newton two multi award-winning jazz musicians lined up to provide an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment.

Make sure to grab your tickets early and come ready to enjoy a fantastic night out.

Tickets are just £20 which includes entry, a welcome drink and canapés

Book your tickets here https://skiddle.com/e/36405406



RIDE AND STRIDE

Saturday 9th September St. Peter’s Church

Ride & Stride is a great way to enjoy getting out and about as well as raising much-needed funds through sponsorship. You can walk, cycle or even ride your horse between participating churches. Funds raised are split between the Historic Churches Trusts and St Peter’s Church. For more details visit https://www.stpetersbrackley.org.uk/800events



SUMMER READING CHALLENGE- READY SET READ - FINISHER’S PARTY!

Saturday 9th September 10:00am – 2:00pm Brackley Library

Join the library for the last day of the Summer Reading Challenge 2023! This will be the last day that you can collect your rewards for finishing your challenge and they'll also have a variety of activities and games for you to join in with as well. So come on down to Brackley Library to complete you Summer Reading Challenge and collect your medal, certificate and other rewards!



FOOD AND FARMING FESTIVAL

Saturday 9th September from 10:00am Barnowl Farm Shop, Cloisters farm, Evenley

A mini celebration of food. They are inviting their suppliers and other local producers to share how their product is made, with opportunities to sample products and look to the future.





CREATION CLUB

Saturday 9th September 10:30am-11:30am Brackley Library

A free craft session for children aged 4+ with a new craft to make each week. Throughout summer, Grandad Ken and Estelle will have a selection of previous Creation Club crafts for children to revisit or try something new. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.



GERMAN OOMPAH NIGHT

Saturday 9th September from 7:00pm Egerton Hall, Brackley

An evening of dance, music, beer (other drinks are available) and laughter.

Tickets cost £12 and are available from dottygee@icloud.com.

OVER 18S ONLY



KARAOKE

Saturday 9th September from 8:00pm Brackley Bar and Grill

Join Brackley Bar & Grill for a great evening. Show off your vocal skills or just have fun.



KNIT AND NATTER

Monday 11th September 2:00pm – 4:00pm Brackley Library

Don’t craft on your own, pop along to the friendly knit and natter group every Monday at the library.



GAMES NIGHT

Monday 11th September from 6:00pm Brackley Bar & Grill

From Tony Hawk to Sega Rally to Mario Kart and Monopoly Brackley Bar & Grill have everything your nostalgic little heart could ever want Consoles Board games Arcade machine

You’re also welcome to bring your games along!

Discounted drinks all night

Get in touch now for more information 01280 709648 www.brackleybarandgrill.co.uk



COFFEE AND CARDS

Tuesday 12th September 9:00am -10:00am Esquires Coffee Shop, Poppyfields Way

Jemini Crafts have a relaxing card making session every week at Esquires Cafe. £7 per person which includes refreshments, tuition and supplies for 2 cards to make and take home.



WALKING FOOTBALL

Every Tuesday 10:30am-11:30am Brackley Town Football Club

Walking Football at Brackley Town FC for Over 50s on their all weather pitch, Tuesday and Friday 10.30am to 11.30am. The cost is £3.00 a session and showers and tea/coffee included afterwards. Great way to meet new people and get fit.



THE BRACKLEY & DISTRICT TABLETOP GAMERS CLUB (THE BAD GAMERS CLUB)

Every Tuesday 7:00pm – 10:30pm Egerton Hall, Brackley

The BAD Gamers Club are an informal tabletop games club, with a wide range of gaming interests covering all aspects of the tabletop games hobby – Miniatures Wargaming, Boardgames and Card Games, Role Playing Games (RPG’s)

Ages range from 16 to 60+ and on most Tuesdays, they have eight to twelve people at the club. With 1 – 2 miniatures war games and 1 – 2 boardgames tables being used. Plus a couple of role-playing campaigns with sessions running at least once a month,

If you’d like to find out more, please visit their Facebook page, their Blog page (https://thebadgamers.com/), or come along on a Tuesday night – they’re very welcoming, informal, and can always accommodate new players




THE DALE COLLINS FUN QUIZ

Tuesday 12th September from 8:30pm Brackley Bar and Grill

Every Tuesday join Quizmaster Dale Collins for great questions and prizes.

Spaces are limited so please book a table



BRACKLEY BIMBLE

Wednesday 13th September 9:45am – 1:30pm meet in Springfield Way
This is a lovely new walk from Brackley which includes some amazing scenery and picturesque villages arranged by Adventure Geek

Please arrive by 9.45 am they will set off at 10 am sharp. If this is your first Adventure Geek walk, then please arrive nice and early and seek out the walk leader who will be wearing a red "walk leader" pin badge.

They walk in all weathers, however, if they have a weather warning then the event may be cancelled. Keep an eye on your emails and the Facebook event page for notifications of any cancellations.
They will only ever walk in groups of 15 or less. If they have more than 15, they will usually have two walk leaders and walk in opposite directions.
They supply free sweets at the halfway stage -they call this "squidge and dip" - hand sanitiser, then dip in for your free sweets.

Wear good trainers or walking shoes (and other clothes of course!) and bring a drink.



WEEKLY WEDNESDAY WOMBLE

Every Wednesday (weather permitting) 10:00am -11:00am Brackley Library

Help Brackley Litter Wombles keep our town tidy with a quick weekly litter pick. The majority of the time, the meeting place will be the library but there may be other places where they meet up that will be closer to their wombling spot. Keep your eyes peeled on their Facebook page or visit www.brackleylitterwombles.co.uk

Everyone welcome. Do come dressed appropriately, wear sensible shoes. Equipment can be provided if you do not have your own.



THE SAINTS COMMUNITY PROJECT

Wednesday 13th September 10:00am -2:00pm The Venue, Brackley Town Football Club

Open to everyone and a great way to make new friends. Only £2.00 to include coffee, cakes and entertainment. If you have any questions please contact Kim on 07966 254215

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