Boxford Beer Festival 2018 – Saturday 9th June 12:00pm – 10:30pm

The sun is out again and preparations for our major fundraiser The Boxford Beer and Music Festival are feverish!

Beer and Music festival

Saturday 9th June 12-10.30pm at Boxford recreation ground, Boxford Village Hall, Rood Hill, RG20 8DD.

We will have 20 local real ales, cider, wine and gin, washed down with a scrummy BBQ of locally sourced meats and serenaded by a host of great local bands and DJ’s.  There’s also a gin bar, wine and soft drink and KIDS GO FREE!

Join us for a sensational day of fun, music and beer in the great West Berkshire outdoors. We are extremely family and dog friendly with a good provision of tents in case of a raindrop or two.

Tickets £10 including a glass and a drink token. Available from: The Cow & Cask, Newbury; Stockcross Post Office; or email: beerfestival@boxfordmasques.org.uk

12pm onwards EAT, DRINK and BE MERRY

 Donate

If you can’t make this fundraiser, you will be missed.

If you would like to donate instead, our donation site is now live for matched funding by the ever supportive Greenham Common Trust at:

https://app.thegoodexchange.com/project/12103/the-boxford-masques/boxford-masques-2019

Or go to The Good Exchange and search Boxford Masques 2019

Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help on the day at The Beer festival. A wide range of jobs are available; from a simple bin check, through to more involved help serving tokens, drinks and the beer itself.

Please let us know by mail if you can help and any limitations. info@boxfordmasques.org.uk

Boxford Boars back in action – Sunday 20th May 2pm

Hello Boars fans!

Good news – The Boxford Boars cricket team are playing there first match of the season, a home game against Inkpen, this Sunday afternoon. This will be an exciting encounter and we would like to welcome all spectators to the game, being held at the recreation ground at Boxford Village Hall, Rood Hill, Boxford, RG20 8DD.

Boxford Boars Fixtures

Home

Inkpen May 20th 2pm

Chieveley June 3rd  2 pm

Ardington  June 20rd 6pm

Peasemore July 15 th 2pm

West Berks Wanderers  August 26th 2pm

Away

Chaddleworth June 17th 2pm

Chieveley  July 29th 2pm

Playground getting exciting upgrade

New Chin up bars are currently being installed at the Boxford Village Hall Recreation Ground. This essential work will boast a 3 tier bar allowing different heights and abilities to enjoy playing on this apparatus. The completion of the work is due to be towards early April, where we hope many will come and enjoy the new chin up bars.

The plans for the chin up bars below.

We are very happy to also tell you the zip-line seat is being replaced and will be fully functional around the same time. All in time for spring!

Anthony Beeson Lecture on Boxford’s Roman Mosaic

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We are very fortunate that one of the leading UK iconographers, Anthony Beeson, will be giving a talk at Boxford Village Hall on Saturday 3rd March at 7pm entitled The Triumph of Bellerophon. The Boxford Mosaic, a unique survival from Roman Britain. Places will be limited on a first come first served basis because we anticipate a full house. So please reply to joy@appleton.uk.net  This mosaic was discovered last summer by locals supported by local archaeological groups, overseen by professionals and has been described by experts as the most important discovery of a Roman mosaic in Britain in the last 50 years.

 

For those of you who might be interested in the background of our speaker, who after his visit to the site last year conducted an incredibly thorough research looking at mosaics throughout the Roman world.
Anthony Beeson was born in 1948 into a well established Brighton family. Having worked at the Courtauld Institute of Art Library, he moved to Bristol in 1972 to become Fine Art Librarian, and over the following thirty-seven years developed the Bristol Art Library into one of the finest British public collections of art books. He is a noted classical iconographer who has written extensively in academic journals, lectured on Romano-British art and appeared on the television programme Time Team.