Pie and Pint

Are you retired? If so, join Farnham ASSIST for good company and a tasty pub lunch. They meet on the first, third and fourth Mondays of the month.
Not on Bank Holidays
They also have an annual outing and a Christmas lunch.

If you have any queries or need transport please contact Farnham ASSIST on 01252 717710.




Behind Closed Doors: 300 years of Willmer House

A hop grower’s residence, a school for young ladies, a dentist’s surgery; Since Willmer House was built in 1718 it has been many different things to different people. In this special exhibition celebrating 300 years of Willmer House, visitors will be able to learn more about the history of the building through material specially selected by pupils from Potters Gate School.




This Nightmare of a Book – an 1839 bestseller and the crimes it inspired – Dr Claire Harman, biographer

Claire Harman’s internationally acclaimed biography of Charlotte Bronte was recently serialised on Radio 4. Here she talks for the first time about her eagerly-awaited new work, ‘This Nightmare of a Book’’ to be published this December. It is about the notorious Jack Sheppard and how Dickens and Thackeray got caught up in the ‘bloody consequences’ that ensued when his story was published.




Tilford Bach Society Concert

A programme of Bach Cantatas generously sponsored by Prince Donatus and Princess Heidi von Hohenzollern to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. It will be performed by young professionals and directed by Adrian Butterfield and the London Handel Orchestra.
Programme:
Gott ist mein König, BWV 71
Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76
Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott, BWV 129
Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten, BWV 172
The Choral ‘Jesus Joy of Man’s Desiring’ from BWV 147

Admission free




A Charity Night of Varieté

We are presenting a night of Varieté and a meal in aid of the Pilgrim Project, a major project to refurbish the Spire Church building and turn it into a modern community hub. Tickets cost £10 and include a buffet meal. You can buy your tickets at the Spire Café on South Street or by contacting the church office: office@spirechurchfarnham.org.uk, Tel: 01252 726306

We are very grateful to the following local performers who are supporting us on the night:

FAOS
Acapella Sound Company
Complete Fluke Ukulele Band
Matthew Taylor, local composer and pianist
Rowledge Ringers

Varieté Night




Farnham Food and Drink Festival

Farnham Food Festival has become one of the biggest one day Food Festivals in the south east of England. The festival hosts over 100 producers selling a variety of products. Come along and sample delicious foods, talk to the producers, get some tips from the chefs at the cookery demonstration stage and enjoy live music from local talent.




World Poets – Ted Hughes 20

Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, one of the twentieth century’s finest poets writing in English and an especially original voice, died on the 28th of October 1998 at the age of 68. Since his death, and now again at the start of this October in which the 20th anniversary of his death will fall, we can also think of Hughes in the company of the older voices he loved, allowed himself to be guided by, and even took over from.

In a tribute to Ted Hughes in 1998 at the funeral service in the North Devon village where he lived for nearly forty years, Seamus Heaney said that his friend had become an honoured part of the span of English poetry from William Langland’s early work about the land, Piers Plowman, across six hundred years to Gerard Manley Hopkins and so into our own time.

Tickets £12 in advance at www.ticketsource.co.uk/grahamfawcett
or buy on the night in the Oak Lounge from 630pm

Graham Fawcett lectures on poetry in the UK, Italy, Spain and America.
For the last ten years, he has been presenting his two series of lecture-performances-with-readings, Seven Olympians and World Poets, in art galleries, bookshops, pubs, hotels, retreat centres, and inspirational old houses across England, and in Farnham since 2013.

In his lecture-performances, Graham wants to give audiences who love poetry a fresh experience of each poet which he hopes will feel more like listening to a live radio programme with readings rather than to a lecture, so blowing away some of the more daunting associations we have with that word . . .

Graham has made many programmes on literature and music for BBC Radio 3 as writer, presenter and interviewer, including a verse translation of Dante’s La Vita Nuova for BBC Radio Drama, and conversations with poets Miroslav Holub, Thom Gunn, Adrienne Rich, Czeslaw Milosz, and Ivan Lalic, and novelists Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, Margaret Drabble and Ian McEwan.

Graham worked for The Poetry School in London from when it began in 1997 until 2014, devising and teaching poetry courses and on-location days to encourage the reading of poetry past and present from around the world.

He has appeared at the Bridlington Poetry Festival and literary festivals in Aldeburgh, Bridport, Chipping Campden, Dulwich, Henley, Ilkley, the Isle of Wight, Islip, Little Gidding, Padiham, Peterborough, Taunton and Yeovil.




Heartstart Course – Farnham Lions

The Heartstart course will give you the skills and confidence to act so that if called upon you could be a lifesaver.

Courses are held on Wednesday evenings at the St. John Ambulance Hall, Lion and Lamb Way Farnham GU9 7HA.

All classes start at 7pm and last  2 – 2.5 hours

Autumn 2018 class dates are:-

September 5th and 19th

October 3rd 17th and 31st

November 14th and 28th

The course is free but donations are welcome.

Find out more by visiting www.heartstartfarnhamlions.co.uk  There is an online booking form; alternatively email heartstartfarnhamlions@hotmail.co.uk or call Jo on 07793 273941

Please learn to save a life – don’t be a bystander.




Songs of Praise Service

Join our celebration for the International Day of the Older Persons.
Come along to enjoy singing the favourite hymns of some of Farnham’s older people.
Stay afterwards to enjoy a delicious tea and time to chat with friends.

All welcome.
Please call 01252 717710 for more information or if you would like transport.




maltings monthly market

The Maltings Monthly Market has long been an established part of Farnham town life.

On the first Saturday of each month we showcase the best independent craftspeople, emerging designer makers, food producers and traders in the South East.




Tilford Bach Society Concert

Dante String Quartet

Haydn String Quartet Op.103
Shostakovitch String Quartet No 15
Beethoven Late String Quartet No 14 Op:131

£17.50 on the door or £15.00 in advance via website. Season ticket (4 Concerts) £50.




Farnham in Bloom Schools Awards

Farnham in Bloom Annual School Awards take place at Squires Garden Centre with presentations to local school children. There are a range of prizes awarded for example the best hanging basket, tallest sunflower and the best scarecrow.

 




Farnham in Bloom Awards

Farnham in Bloom Annual Awards take place at Squires Garden Centre with various presentations to the members of the Farnham in Bloom community who have contributed towards this year’s success at South and South East in Bloom.

 

 

 




Quiz with fish and chip supper

Come along to an evening of fun with Farnham ASSIST charity quiz.
Great prizes to be won.
Fish and chip supper £15, bring your own drinks.
Tables of 8

Raffle.

Poster of event

All proceeds go to Farnham ASSIST Charity
Contact 01252 717710 or info@farnham-assist.org.uk for more info.




Big Pick Week 2018

To take part, all you need to do is arrange a date between 13 and 20 October, gather some friends to help, contact us to borrow some litter picking equipment and litter pick an area of your choice. The Big Pick Week is always popular and results in sack loads of rubbish being removed from public areas in Farnham.




Repair Cafe

Repair Café every second Saturday of the month, from 10.00am – 1pm. Last repairs accepted at 12.30pm.
More information about upcoming events can be found on the Facebook page of this Repair Café.

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields.

Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table – by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.




Farnham Sinfonia Orchestra

Concert
7-30pm Saturday 13 October 2018, St Andrew’s Church, Farnham, GU9 7PW
Conductor: Matthew Taylor,Leader: Elizabeth Cooney (violin)
Programme
Sibelius Impromptu
David Matthews Adagio, (short contemporary piece)
Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A major; soloist Elizabeth Cooney
Beethoven Bagatelles arranged for Sinfonia by Matthew Taylor, (world premiere)
Haydn Symphony No 22 (Philosopher)
Buy tickets from the TBS website




Farham Sinfonia Concert

Farnham Sinfonia
Conductor Matthew Taylor
Leader Elizabeth Cooney

Programme:

Sibelius Impromptu for Strings
David Matthews’ Adagio (short contemporary piece)
Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A major (soloist Elizabeth Cooney)
Beethoven 3 Bagatelles from Opus 33 arranged for Sinfonia by Matthew Taylor (world premiere)
Haydn Symphony No 22 (Philosopher)
£17.50 on the door or £15.00 in advance via website. Season ticket (4 Concerts) £50.00




Free Cyber Security training

Free Cyber Security training/information course offered to local businesses. Delegates will learn about the scale of the threat, why it requires their attention and what steps they can take to reduce the risks.

Places are limited to book a place email business.support@waverley.gov.uk

Poster of event




My Fair Lady sing-a-long

Enjoy watching My Fair Lady with afternoon tea and sing-along to the much loved popular songs.
This must be pre booked.
Cost £8.

All over 60’s welcome, The Vineyard Church, Union Road, Farnham, GU9 7PT

Call Farnham ASSIST on 01252 717710 for more information or if you need transport.




Cinema Sing-a-long

Come along to watch My Fair Lady with a sing-a-long song-sheet and afternoon cream tea.
This event is aimed at the over 60’s and aims to be a lovely afternoon watching a much loved musical, whilst enjoying taking a vocal part and be served a cream tea.

Please contact Farnham ASSIST on 01252 717710 or email info@farnham-assist.org.uk to book tickets

£8 per person.




Heartstart Course – Farnham Lions

The Heartstart course will give you the skills and confidence to act so that if called upon you could be a lifesaver.

Courses are held on Wednesday evenings at the St. John Ambulance Hall, Lion and Lamb Way Farnham GU9 7HA.

All classes start at 7pm and last  2 – 2.5 hours

Autumn 2018 class dates are:-

September 5th and 19th

October 3rd 17th and 31st

November 14th and 28th

The course is free but donations are welcome.

Find out more by visiting www.heartstartfarnhamlions.co.uk  There is an online booking form; alternatively email heartstartfarnhamlions@hotmail.co.uk or call Jo on 07793 273941

Please learn to save a life – don’t be a bystander.




Talking Brains – The Farnham Society Memorial Lecture – Professor Sophie Scott

You may have seen neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott presenting her spellbinding Royal Institution lectures to young people on BBC4 last Christmas. She will join forces with local actor and impressionist Duncan Wisbey of Radio 4’s ‘Dead Ringers’ to explore how the brain negotiates the complex task of talking. Part of Professor Sophie’s research has been concerned with helping stroke patients to recover their speech. By observing how impressionists use their brains to learn to mimic people she hoped to be able to help therapists to develop new techniques for patients with communication problems. This led to several highly entertaining and informative public performances in a London theatre and a full-page article in The Times.




Autumn Bloomin’ Big Pick 2018

To conclude the Autumn Big Pick week, there is a town centre litter pick on Saturday 20 October between 10am and 12.30pm.

Farnham Town Council will provide all necessary equipment including gloves, high visibility jackets and litter picking sticks.

Tea and light refreshments will be available for everybody who takes part in the town centre litter pick. at the Farnham Town Council offices.




Halloween Activity Week at Birdworld

Feel your hair stand on end and a shiver down your spine as you walk through the creepy corridors of Birdworld’s unique Halloween Grotto. Make specially themed arts and crafts, take part in face painting, follow a spooky activity trail and take a ride on the park’s Halloween Train Ride!




Bloomin’ Kids’ Workshop Thursday 25 October 2018

Join our free Bloomin’ Kids Gardening Workshops, this Autumn for lots of green fingered fun!

About the workshops

The workshops will be held on Thursday 25 October at Farnham Town Council’s greenhouses on West Street. There will be two sessions held on the day from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm with a 20 minute break during each session.

The workshops are completely free and are most suited to those aged 6 years of age and above. Aspiring gardeners will have the chance to take part in a number of seasonal activities whilst learning exciting facts and practical skills.

Suitable for children aged five or above.

Please note that you are required to remain on site and supervise your children during the workshops.

Getting here

Our workshops will be held at Farnham Town Council’s Greenhouses which are located on West Street (A325) between West Street cemetery and the Council allotments.

Refreshments

Refreshments will be available in the form of biscuits, tea, coffee, juice and water.

Car parking and toilet facilities

There will be limited toilet facilities on site.

Car parking will be limited. There will be some parking available at the Council’s depot which will be signposted and is approximately 90m past the cemetery if travelling from the town centre.

How to book

Please email lara.miller@farnham.gov.uk




Tilford Bach Society Concert

Lipatti Piano Quartet

Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat, K493
Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor
Brahms Piano Quartet no 3 in C minor, Op 60

£17.50 on the door or £15.00 in advance via website. Season ticket (4 Concerts) £50.00




October Farmers’ Market

Farnham Town Council organises a Farmers’ Market on the fourth Sunday of every month, 10am-1.30pm, giving you the opportunity to buy fresh produce direct from the producer.

Farmers’ Markets enable the producers and growers to sell their products direct to customers, which means fresher and tastier food because fewer food miles are travelled.

Many stallholders are happy to provide free tasting sessions before you buy delicious ingredients.




Heartstart Course – Farnham Lions

The Heartstart course will give you the skills and confidence to act so that if called upon you could be a lifesaver.

Courses are held on Wednesday evenings at the St. John Ambulance Hall, Lion and Lamb Way Farnham GU9 7HA.

All classes start at 7pm and last  2 – 2.5 hours

Autumn 2018 class dates are:-

September 5th and 19th

October 3rd 17th and 31st

November 14th and 28th

The course is free but donations are welcome.

Find out more by visiting www.heartstartfarnhamlions.co.uk  There is an online booking form; alternatively email heartstartfarnhamlions@hotmail.co.uk or call Jo on 07793 273941

Please learn to save a life – don’t be a bystander.




Council meeting

Formal Council meetings are held throughout the year to discuss Farnham Town Council business. All Farnham town councillors are invited to attend. The meetings take place in the Council Chamber at the town council office. There are normally around nine meetings per year of the Full Council, which take all decisions. Full Council meets on a Thursday evening at 7pm. The Mayor of Farnham chairs the meeting. At the meeting, elected councillors receive reports that have been researched and written by officers who work at Farnham Town Council. The reports include a recommended action. Councillors are asked to vote to show whether they agree or disagree with the recommendation.

Agendas and minutes

Agendas for Council meetings are published three working days before the meeting takes place. Minutes are approved as part of the agenda for the subsequent Full Council meeting. Agendas and minutes can be seen online or at Farnham Town Council’s offices. Reports about items which are confidential and discussed in exempt are not available.

Open to the public

All meetings of the full council are open to members of the public. Visitors are invited to sit in an area known as the public gallery. Sometimes confidential matters will need to be discussed and the meeting will go into a closed session. If this happens, members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting.




maltings monthly market

The Maltings Monthly Market has long been an established part of Farnham town life.

On the first Saturday of each month we showcase the best independent craftspeople, emerging designer makers, food producers and traders in the South East.




Repair Cafe

Repair Café every second Saturday of the month, from 10.00am – 1pm. Last repairs accepted at 12.30pm.
More information about upcoming events can be found on the Facebook page of this Repair Café.

Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields.

Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table – by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.




Sport, the Media and the Money – Talk by Former BBC Editor Joanne Watson

Joanne Watson spent more than 30 years working for BBC sport. Her latter career saw her as the Major Events Planning Editor for Radio Sport. During her time the relationship between Sport and the Media changed dramatically. The influence of mega million pound contracts, millionaire backers and the expansion of digital media means the sporting landscape is now very different but is it all for the better? Joanne worked on the London Olympics, Wimbledon, Football, Rugby and Cricket World Cups. She is known locally for her work as Chairman of the Arts Society in Farnham and Secretary of Guildford Cricket Club.




Silver Service

Come and join Farnham ASSIST for a non denominational service held at Farnham Methodist Church, South Street on the third Thursday every month (not Oct or Dec). All over 60’s welcome to join in a short service with well know traditional hymns. Afterwards enjoy tea and cakes provided by The Methodist Church.

For more information call: 01252 717710




November Farmers’ Market

Farnham Town Council organises a Farmers’ Market on the fourth Sunday of every month, 10am-1.30pm, giving you the opportunity to buy fresh produce direct from the producer.

Farmers’ Markets enable the producers and growers to sell their products direct to customers, which means fresher and tastier food because fewer food miles are travelled.

Many stallholders are happy to provide free tasting sessions before you buy delicious ingredients.




Heartstart Course – Farnham Lions

The Heartstart course will give you the skills and confidence to act so that if called upon you could be a lifesaver.

Courses are held on Wednesday evenings at the St. John Ambulance Hall, Lion and Lamb Way Farnham GU9 7HA.

All classes start at 7pm and last  2 – 2.5 hours

Autumn 2018 class dates are:-

September 5th and 19th

October 3rd 17th and 31st

November 14th and 28th

The course is free but donations are welcome.

Find out more by visiting www.heartstartfarnhamlions.co.uk  There is an online booking form; alternatively email heartstartfarnhamlions@hotmail.co.uk or call Jo on 07793 273941

Please learn to save a life – don’t be a bystander.




Christmas Market

The Christmas Market at St. Thomas-on-The Bourne in aid of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice returns for another fantastic year with unique and exciting stalls: Christmas gifts, decorations, cakes, handbags, homemade preserves, tombola, raffle, silent auction, toys and much more!

Entry donation of £3 includes tea or coffee and biscuits – Children free!




Carol Service

Join us to celebrate Christmas with a traditional service followed by tea/coffee and mince pies.

Monday 3rd December at 3pm at Farnham Baptist Church, Farnham GU9 7HA.

All over 60s welcome

Please call 01252 717710 for more information or if you would like transport.




Winter celebration 2018

Farnham in Bloom Community Group and Farnham Town Council invite you to this free event to celebrate this year’s achievements of gold awards in South and South East in Bloom and Britain in Bloom as well as a year of community collaboration and volunteering.
There will be mulled wine, mince pies and live music by Farnham Brass Band. There will even be the opportunity to sing along to some Christmas classics!
You will also be able to buy pots of hyacinths planted by children at the Bloomin’ Kids’ Gardening Workshops in October.



December Farmers’ Market

Farnham Town Council organises a Farmers’ Market on the fourth Sunday of every month, 10am-1.30pm, giving you the opportunity to buy fresh produce direct from the producer.

Farmers’ Markets enable the producers and growers to sell their products direct to customers, which means fresher and tastier food because fewer food miles are travelled.

Many stallholders are happy to provide free tasting sessions before you buy delicious ingredients.