Right at Home in Twyford

Living Advent Calendar, 2018

24 local events for you to enjoy in the run-up to Christmas. Brought to you by Twyford Together in association with Round&About, our local churches, schools, groups and businesses.

Sat 1 Dec, Pensioners' Christmas Party

Where: The Colleton School
When: 3-5pm
Hosted by: The David Brownlow Charitable Foundation, Twyford Together, Home Instead and Age Concern, Twyford and District
Tea party for Twyford's senior citizens. If you are over 65, live in the Twyford area and didn't receive an invite, contact the Age Concern Day Centre on 0118 934 4040 to reserve your space for next year.

Sun 2 Dec, Lighting the Tree

Where: Bell Corner
When: From 5.30pm
Step into Christmas with our ever-popular Christmas lights switch-on at Bell Corner. This year's 'Tree of Good Wishes', from Treetop Landscapes is funded by Goodall-Smith Wealth Management, powered by Parkers Estate Agents.and decorated with wooden stars from the children at The Colleton and Polehampton junior schools. They'll be carol singing, a performance by the winners of Twyford's Got Talent, 'Chicken Mad', and drinks and nibbles from Goodall-Smith Wealth Management. Plus, the new Binghams Taproom which is housed in the former Bell pub will be opening late.

Monday 3 Dec, Christmas Quiz

Where: St. Thomas More Church
When: 5.30-7pm
Admission: Free
Fun, Christmas quiz for children aged 5-11. Everyone welcome. Prizes for all!

Tues 4 Dec, Christmas Quiz

Where: The Twyford Centre, Polehampton Close
When: 1.30-3pm
Come and join us for a special Christmas quiz at the Age Concern day centre with lots of nostalgia by Right at Home.

Weds 5 Dec, Carols at Bridge House

Where: Bridge House
When: 4-5pm
Singing by The Colleton School. Everyone welcome! 

Thurs 6 Dec, Christmas Tree Festival

Where: St Mary's Church, Twyford
When: Thursday: 10am-4.30pm, Friday: 10am-9pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am-4.30pm
Admission: Free
Opening of Twyford's Christmas tree festival. Over 65 trees decorated by local organisations, schools and businesses.

Fri 7 Dec, Twyford Village Christmas Street Fayre

Where: London Road (from the crossroads to Jubilee Corner)
When: 6-9pm
Twyford Together's annual Christmas event. Over 50 stalls showcasing the best of Twyford. 

Sat 8 Dec, Charity Christmas Card Sale

Where: United Reformed Church Hall
When: every Friday (10am-4pm) and Saturday (10am-1pm) until 15 December
Don't miss out on your chance to buy a wonderful selection of charity Christmas cards and Fair Trade gifts.

Sun 9 Dec, Twyford Comets' Charity Football Match

Where: Stanlake Meadow
When: 2pm
Admission: Free with collection for local charity.
The Twyford Comets managers and coaches will be battling it out on the pitch against Twyford and Ruscombe Cricket Club!

Mon 10 Dec, Quizmas at The Duke

Where: The Duke of Wellington
When: from 8pm
Cost: £3 
Join us for a night of Christmas quizicle fun and chips! 

Tues 11 Dec, Father Christmas at Costa Coffee

Where: Costa Coffee
When: 3-5pm
Cost: £3
Meet Father Christmas at Costa! Price includes a small hot drink, children's chocolate drink and present.

Weds 12 Dec, Christmas at Age Concern

Where: The Twyford Centre, Polehampton Close
When: from 2-3pm
Come and enjoy some Christmas fun at the day centre with Carol and her Belles.

Thurs 13 Dec, Cantata Conviva

Where: The Colleton School
When: 7.30pm
Admission: £5 in aid of Cancer Research
Performance by Reading based ladies choir, Cantata Conviva. Price includes mulled wine and mince pie.

Fri 14 Dec, Jack Frost and Elsa Yule Party

Where: The Twyford Centre, Polehampton Close
When: 5.30-6.30pm
Admission: £4. All welcome!
Party games, magic show, music, snow, balloon modelling and much more including the chance to meet Elsa and Jack Frost!

Sat 15 Dec, Christmas Dramatics

Where: United Reformed Church Hall
When: 5-6.30pm
Admission: Free entry with collection for local charity.
Songs, dance and sketches from pupils at Sonning C of E Primary, The Colleton School and Knowl Hill C of E School.

Sun 16 Dec, Nine Lessons and Carols

Where: United Reformed Church Hall
When: 4.30pm
Traditional carol service in the village centre.

Where: St. James Church
When: 6pm
A traditional carol service in a beautiful ancient church based on the service at Kings College. Only 100 seats.

Mon 17 Dec, The Saxophone Christmas Busking Bash

Where: Twyford Station
When: 6-8pm
Windsock Music is back again this year with more cheesy Christmas goodness from their two saxophone bands, Sax Bandits and Saxcelerate. Mulled wine and minced pies will be served. Charity collection. Everyone welcome!

Tues 18 Dec, If The Music Is Too Loud, You're Too Old!

Where: St Mary's Church
When: 7.30pm
Admission: Free entry with collection for local charity.
Indulge yourself in an evening of music from West End to pop and home grown originals. Presented to you by the talented teen musicians of Music Made Fearless (joint winners of Twyford's 2018 Business of the Year award).

Weds 19 Dec, Carols and Nibbles at The Duke

Where: The Duke of Wellington
When: 8pm
'Tis the season... for carols and food! Celebrate the best time of the year followed by free Christmas nibbles.

Thurs 20 Dec, Sounds Like Music

Where: Twyford District Youth & Community Centre
When: 7pm
Admission: Free entry with collection for local charity.
The younger (and cuter) musicians of Music Made Fearless will be entertaining you with their favourite Christmas and chart hits. If you’re a fan of that ‘warm fuzzy feeling’ then this is the perfect evening out for you and the family.

Fri 21 Dec, HaaHoos Foam Clay Fun

Where: HaaHoos
When: 2-6pm
Cost: £5 per decoration (Includes fruit squash and biscuits for the children). Mulled wine on sale for adults!
Decorate Christmas tree hangers with foam clay - a fantastic, tactile and brightly coloured product that the kdis will love!

Sat 22 Dec, Flavour Town's Taste of Christmas

Where: The Duke of Wellington
When: 12-9pm
Cost: £14.95 for two people
Indulge in a one-off flavoursome Christmas nibble sharing platter for two people.

Sun 23 Dec, Carols at the United Reformed Church

Where: United Reformed Church
When: 10.30am
All your old favourites.

Mon 24 Dec, Christmas Eve, Crib Service

Where: St. Mary's Church
When: 3.30pm
A half-hour Christmas Eve service for all the family. Children are welcome to dress up and help bring the Christmas story alive. Come in good time to get a seat.

Mon 24 Dec, Christmas Eve, Carols For All

Where: St. Mary's Church
When: 7pm
An hour of traditional carols, readings, reflections and prayers by candlelight to celebrate the birth of Christ. A wonderful way to end Advent.