We celebrate our 5th Birthday!

Today marked the culmination of our Fabulous Fifth Birthday celebrations! These began two weeks ago, with a party for the amazing volunteers who make Barnaby’s what it is. Then all last week, the big screen in Barnaby’s has featured lots of “behind the scenes” images from the past 5 years. Finally today, we gave away a load of free cake and held a charity art auction!

Our thanks go to everyone who helps to make Barnaby’s such a great asset to the community it serves – customers, suppliers, volunteers & friends.

Art auction Saturday 12th October

As part of Barnaby’s 5th Birthday celebrations, volunteer Berty Ferrone has offered the opportunity for you to bid for one of his fabulous photos that are currently hanging on our wall. Bertys images are wonderfully shot and beautifully framed. We invite you to come in to Barnaby’s this week and enjoy the variety on display.

The auction will take place at 1130 on Saturday 12th October, after which the winner will chose from any of the images displayed. The proceeds will be split between the St.George Foundation and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

Tickets now available from Barnaby’s…

Tickets for two events are now available from Barnaby’s:

Quiz Night
The St.Barnabas Quiz Night will kick off in the Paterson Centre at 7pm on Saturday 12th October. Your host Alastair Walton will test your knowledge on a number of subjects, ahead of a fabulous ploughmans supper. Lots of prizes! Tickets are £10 (£5 for U16’s), and multi-generational teams of 6-8 are encouraged. Bring drinks!

Light Party
Crafts, games, music, food, singing & fun for our younger customers kicks off at 4pm on Thursday 31st October. A huge success in its first year, last year. Tickets are free, and there are prizes for the Best Dressed Superheroes! Who will you be?


The Sudden Appearance of Hope

This Thursday, Barnaby’s Book Club will meet in The Brickmakers at 7.30pm to review what they thought of “The Sudden Appearance of Hope” by Claire North.

The book is a World Fantasy Award-winning thriller about a girl that no one can remember, from the acclaimed author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K.

If you like books & beer (or wine for that matter), then come along! We’d love to see you. Let us know you’re interested at facebook.com/barnabysbookclub.

Record amount raised for Macmillan

The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning has raised a record amount for Macmillan Cancer Support this year. With 50% of Barnaby’s takings added to the total amount raised from the sale of homemade cakes made by our wonderful volunteers, a cheque for £475 has just been sent to this amazing charity!

Huge congratulations go to all the bakers and baristas involved, and to Sarah Walton who organised it all. Well done!

Vintage car display on 12th October

To celebrate our 5th birthday, we’ll be hosting a display of fabulous vintage cars outside Barnaby’s on Saturday 12th October. You are most welcome to come along and talk to the owners. Fingers crossed for the weather! Currently, we are expecting to see the following:

  • Austin 7
  • Austin 10 (pictured)
  • MGB Sports
  • MG Midget
  • Lotus Elan
  • Fordson Dexter tractor

The evening will see the return of the famous Quiz Night – always a fun night. Tickets are now available in Barnaby’s for £10 (£5 for children). Teams of 6-8 are required, so get together and get involved!


Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning this Friday

Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest charity fundraising event is undoubtedly The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. It will be held in Barnaby’s on Friday 27th September, starting at 9am. There will be plenty of cake for sale, and loads of things for the kids to do too.

Pop in & be part of something special!

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning was first held in 1991, when 2,600 coffee mornings were held simultaneously across the country. Last year, the number was closer to 155,000, and a total of £165 million has been raised for the support of cancer patients as a result. Find out more at coffeemorning.macmillan.org.uk.

Scaffolding goes up

As you will have no doubt seen, there is quite a lot of work being undertaken to the outside of Barnaby’s currently. This is to refurbish a lot of the exterior woodwork and finials around the building, which should not take more than a month.

Don’t be put off! Barnaby’s is open as usual. Please do come on in for yummy coffee and homemade cake. We look forward to seeing you.

Hours are back to normal

With the summer holidays almost over, Barnaby’s resumes its normal summer schedule this week. Our hours are:

Tuesday 2pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday 2pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 9am to midday 2pm to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to midday 2pm to 4.30pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm

We’ve been busy making a number of improvements to Barnaby’s over the summer period and there are lots of great events to look forward to in September and October, rounding off a fabulous fifth year supporting the community. Come and tell us what you’ve been up to!

Volunteers celebration event announced

Barnaby’s success is very heavily dependent on our wonderful volunteers and cake bakers. Whether they do an hour a month or a shift every week, we’ll be thanking them all in style ahead of our up-coming 5th birthday.
So if you are a Barnaby’s volunteer or a cake baker, you and your family are invited to join us in Barnaby’s at 6pm on Sunday 29th September. You will be enjoying a little glass of something sparkly, and some yummy warm nibbles. Soft drinks will be available too. Let us know you intend to come along by filling in the form below.

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