Events for the week commencing 27th September

 

WEEKLY WHAT’S ON!

Lots of autumn and Christmas (yes I’ve mentioned that C word) are starting to pop up. Make sure you don’t miss out and cast your eye over the Brackley Events Watcher page and events tab.

Here is what has been spotted for this week.


BRACKLEY COMMUNITY MUSEUM

Available to view during Brackley Library opening hours

Brackley is steeped in history from the Iron Age to the modern day. Unveiled on Friday 15th September, the permanent Brackley Community Museum display is now open for all to view during the library opening hours. The first display will take you through the many eras of Brackley’s fascinating history.


BOOKTRUST STORYTIME

Thursday 28th September 10:00am – 11:00am Brackley Library

Brackley Library are back with their Booktrust Storytime which takes place on the last Thursday of each month from 10am-11am!

A 1 hour session broken down into 30 minutes of stories and nursery rhymes (just like their weekly Explore-A-Story session) followed by 30 minutes of play with a range of toys!

They have been provided with brand new books and every child who comes along will get their own sticker book to collect themed stickers each month.

This is all completely free of charge and they’d love to see lots of new faces as well as their Explore-A-Story regulars! Book your place by emailing brackley.libraryplus@westnorthants.gov.uk or by visiting the library.



CHATTY CAFE

Thursday 28th 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.



WALKING RUGBY

Every Thursday from 7:00pm Brackley Rugby Club

£2.50 per month to join, just pop along.



MORRIS DANCING

Thursday 28th 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



MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

Friday 29th September 10:00am – 12:00noon Brackley Library

Pop along this morning for wonderful homemade cake from Brackley Country Market and help raise funds for a brilliant cause.



BRACKLEY COUNTRY MARKET

Friday 29th 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 29th 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.


MEET THE AUTHOR

Friday 29th September from 11:00am Brackley Library

Best-selling crime author of Little Bones, N.V. Peacock will be in Brackley Library this morning talking about her new book The Brother. This is sure to be a thrill, so reserve a seat by emailing brackley.libraryplus@westnorthants.gov.uk.



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



BRACKLEY FOOD LARDER

Every Friday 12:30pm – 1:15pm The Community Rooms, The Red Lion, Brackley

Are you struggling to afford food? Brackley Community Food Larder is open to anyone facing hardship. It is a social supermarket stocked with donated food and food purchased through fundraising initiatives. Annual joining fee £10 then it’s pay as you go. Up to 10 points per session £5, up to 22 points per session £10. For more information call 01804 926091 – option 02 or email foodclub@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk



COFFEE AND CARDS

Friday 29th 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


OCTOBERFEST TAP TAKEOVER

Friday 29th September 5:00pm – Sunday 1st October 9:00pm Good For What Ales Ya, Brackley

Oh, schnitzel!It's time to dust off those Lederhosen and dirndl's, because Good For What Ales Ya Octoberfest Tap Takeover is about to rock your socks off! They've got more Helles lagers and Festibeers than you can shake a pretzel at, and if you show up in your traditional Bavarian attire, you'll get some serious discounts! Get ready to prost like you've never prost-ed before!



BRACKLEY RUFC QUIZ NIGHT

Friday 29th September doors open 7:00pm quiz starts at 8:00pm Brackley Rugby Club

This Friday night is quiz night, pop along for a great evening of family entertainment. Everyone is welcome. Raising money for senior team training tops. £2 per person, maximum 8 members per team. Any questions just message Brackley RUFC. They look forward to seeing you all.



HARRY PANE

Friday 29th September from 7:30pm Brackley Town Hall

The brilliant Harry pane is live and acoustic in Brackley Town Hall! Raising money for the Mayor’s charities. Tickets cost £1, check Jems Stationers to see if there are any left.



BIIIIIG FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE LION

Friday 29th September from 8:00pm The Red Lion, Brackley

BIIIIIG Friday at The Lion as they are ending the summer with a BANG

At the top bar they have The Atomics live from 9pm bringing you hits from the late 70s and 80s New Wave, post punk and Power Pop bangers.

At the back bar they have their end of summer bash celebrating Parry’s birthday with music from the one and only DJ Spectra T from 8pm till midnight, with alllll the drinks offers to keep you going all night long

Something for everyone this Friday! They look forward to seeing you all



TABLE TOP SALE

Saturday 30th September 9:30am – 1:00pm The Old Fire Station Community Hall, Brackley

Pre-loved clothes, bric-a-brac, indoor plants, crafts, home furnishings, plus refreshments next door in the cafe



POP UP SHOPS

Saturday 30th September 10:00am – 3:00pm Alexander & Co, Market Square, Brackley

Pop up shops have come to Brackley and will run the last Saturday of the month throughout 2023.

With a rotation of Brackley small businesses, pop along to Alexander & Co to support some of the wonderful businesses of Brackley.



HELLO AUTUMN

Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October 10:00am – 4:00pm Evenley Wood Garden

Fantastic weekend celebrating the changing of the season.

On Saturday they will have Paul Robinson joining them with his apple press making wonderful fresh apple juice. Dan and Jo will be leading garden and foraging walks around the garden.
Dan Winters will be holding a Q & A so bring along your photographs and questions.
Daniel will be holding a craft table, planting acorns and making mini bug hotels.
Along with their fantastic new autumn menu in the café.

Sunday they will be joined by Adam from Baillie & Co with his mini forge, Barry and his spoon carving, Amanda from Bee Life. More apple pressing along with many more. Come and see how some of their suppliers do what they do, enjoy the autumn colours and treat yourself to a hotdog and an apple warmer.

No additional charge for this event. Normal admission applies.




CREATION CLUB

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

A free craft session for children aged 4+ with a new craft to make each week. Join Grandad Ken and Estelle every week at the library. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.



KNIT AND NATTER

Every Monday 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.



COFFEE AND CARDS

Every Tuesday 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

Tuesday 3rd October 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



BINGO!

Every Tuesday from 7:00pm The Chequered Flag, Brackley

Bring your bingo dabbers and dobbers as it’s eyes down from 7:00pm at the Chequered Flag every week!



THE DALE COLLINS FUN QUIZ

Tuesday 3rd October 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



WEEKLY WEDNESDAY WOMBLE

Every Wednesday (weather permitting) 10:00am -11:00am Meet at the Town Hall

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 4th October 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



BIKE NIGHT AT THE LION

Wednesday 4th October from 5:00pm The Red Lion, Brackley

Come along to the monthly Bike night at The Lion, Brackley running the first Wednesday of every month.

Event starting at 5pm (pub open from 12)

All bikers will have full access to free & safe ride in parking in the courtyard.

BBQ available from 5pm

*This is an open event to all members of the public with or without a bike*



BRACKLEY HISTORY SOCIETY TALK

Wednesday 4th October from 7:30pm Brackley Methodist Church

Another fascinating talk from our local history society this month.
This month's theme is
Edward Jenner & Vaccinations. Of heightened interest following the pandemic, Steve Bacon will talk about Edward Jenner , the pioneer who in 1796 created the world’s first vaccine.

All talks are at 7.30 in Brackley Methodist Church, admission for members is free, visitors £3.  For further information please contact Karen Gees (01280 702837 or (Brackleyhistorysociety@hotmail.com)




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