BEER, beer! Silchester Association has organised another Beer Festival on Saturday, 8 September. Opening times on the day £10. Food, wine and soft drinks also available. Contact Derek on or Andy via Please note no refunds. Your ticket includes two drink vouchers, half pint tankard and tasting notes on the many local beers on offer.

SILCHESTER Players present Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward in the Village Hall on Friday 14, Saturday 15, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 September at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. To book your tickets call 01189 815600.

MUSIC in church: Robin Scott Music and the Community Choir on Friday, 28 September at 7.30pm in the church. This concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £10.50 with all monies going to support Guardian Angels UK. Tickets available from 0118 9701189 or Robin and his fellow musicians have just returned from a successful tour of Europe.

SILCHESTER Common: there will be a special meeting on Monday, 24 September at 7.30pm in the Village Hall presenting the nature and importance of our own SSI and telling us how and why it is managed,

DATES for your diary: Boundary Walk Sunday, 14 October and Christmas Dance, Saturday, 1 December.