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  • Great British Food Festival

    Great British Food Festival

    10:00 -17:00
    20/01/2020-20/06/2020

    THE ESTATE OFFICE, ENGLEFIELD ROAD, THEALE BERKSHIRE RG7 5DU

    THE ESTATE OFFICE, ENGLEFIELD ROAD, THEALE BERKSHIRE RG7 5DU

    Great British Food Festival

    A day packed with foodie fun, the Festival is the perfect day out for all the family.

    £10 per adult

    Englefield Estate

    RG7 5DZ

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  • Creative Explorers

    Creative Explorers

    10:00 -11:00
    24/01/2020

    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Creative Explorers

    Play, explore and create with your little one as they discover colours, textures and a world of hands-on fun, led by Sophie Hale.

    Suitable for ages 5 and under.
    £6 per child, per session. Book all 10 sessions in one transaction and receive 10% off.

  • Makaton Karaoke

    Makaton Karaoke

    14:00 -14:30
    24/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Makaton Karaoke

     

    A relaxed monthly group for families to learn, sign and sing a fun song using Makaton!

    Price includes a regular hot drink at the Corn Exchange after the session.

    Suitable for all ages

    Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.

  • Dance for Parkinson’s

    Dance for Parkinson’s

    16:00 -17:30
    24/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Dance for Parkinson’s

    This programme is proven to support people with Parkinson’s to develop confidence and strength, whilst temporarily relieving some participants of symptoms in everyday life.

    Classes are expressive, creative and promote feelings of freedom from the physical and social constraints of having Parkinson’s. We will explore a different styles of dance, sometimes using improvisation, lyrical and drama as well as a set repertoire from The English National Ballet and Mark Morris Dance Group.

    Suitable for those that are complete beginners, no dance experience necessary.

    Duration:

    4pm – 5.30pmSessions:

    Fridays, 17 Jan – 27 MarPlease note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start dat

     

  • January Quiz Night

    January Quiz Night

    19:00 -22:30
    24/01/2020

    Common Ln, Newbury RG20 7DH

    Common Ln, Newbury RG20 7DH

    January Quiz Night

     

    The Brightwalton Quizmasters invite you to challenge your general knowledge in a
    ​wide-ranging, fun quiz.

    Friday, 24 January 2020

    7.00pm arrive for a 7.30pm start at Brightwalton Village Hall

    Come as a team of eight, or come along and make up a team

    Everyone welcome       Prizes for the winners

    Bring your own picnic supper

    Tickets: £10 per person which includes a welcome drink

    This event is held in aid of the Aspire project, which is working to develop the church building for greater and more varied use by the community

    RSVP Please reserve your place by replying to dgmsjudge@gmail.com

  • Arts for Hungerford – Film – Yuli 

    Arts for Hungerford – Film – Yuli 

    19:30 -21:25
    24/01/2020

    Croft Hall Hungerford The Croft Hungerford RG17 0HY

    Croft Hall Hungerford The Croft Hungerford RG17 0HY

    Arts for Hungerford – Film – Yuli @The Croft Hall Hungerford Fri 24 Jan 2020

     

    7;.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5
    The Croft Hall Hungerford Berkshire RG17 0HY
    Fri 24 Jan 2020
    Star dancer

    This film traces the story of Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta (who plays himself), from his beginnings in a poor area of Havana and his rise to stardom at one of the biggest ballet companies in the world.
    Yuli (Carlos’s nickname) is a gifted boy who doesn’t want to be a dancer, but when forced to by his father Pedro, and tutored by Cherry, the director of the Cuban National School of Ballet, becomes one of the best dancers of his generation. He was the first black dancer to play Romeo at the Royal Ballet in London

    2018 Cert 15 1hrs 55mins Bio/Drama Directed by Iciar Bollain, Bio/Drama Directed by Iciar Bollain,

    Tickets available at info@artsforhungerford and Hungerford Book Shop

    7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5
    The Croft Hall Hungerford Berkshire RG17 0HY
    Fri 24 Jan 2020.

     

  • Peter Pan The Pantomime (Purley Players)

    Peter Pan The Pantomime (Purley Players)

    19:30 -22:00
    24/01/2020

    The Barn Goosecroft Ln, Reading RG8 8DR

    The Barn Goosecroft Ln, Reading RG8 8DR

    Peter Pan The Pantomime (Purley Players) Jan 24th/25th 2020

    There’ll be plenty of swashbuckling fun and excitement for all the family in Purley Players’ Christmas pantomime Peter Pan.
    Join the Darling children as they head to Neverland with ‘the boy who never grew up’ and Tinkerbell the fairy on an adventure with the Lost Boys.
    Can they overcome the menacing Captain Hook and his motley crew of pirates with the help of a crocodile?
    Get your tickets today and make sure you don’t miss out on this thrilling and hilarious festive production.
    Performances will be at The Barn in Goosecroft Lane, off Beech Road, on
    Friday 24 January and Saturday 25 January at 7.30pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm.

    Tickets are £9 for adults and £7 for concessions. Call the Box Office on 0118 941 3259.
    Goosecroft Lane, off Beech Rd, Purley on Thames, Reading, Berkshire RG8 8DR
    Fri 24 Jan 2020 and Sat 25 Jan 2020
    Contact telephone: 0118 942 4372 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
  • The Carpenters: Voice of the Heart

    The Carpenters: Voice of the Heart

    19:45 -21:30
    24/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    The Carpenters: Voice of the Heart

    FULL PRICE £25 / CONCESSIONS PRICE £24

    A night of The Carpenters hits from the producers of Forever in Blue Jeans.

    With superb vocals from Carole Gordon and outstanding talent from the brilliant band, enjoy hits such as Goodbye to Love and Only Yesterday plus great medleys including The Beatles and Burt Bacharach timeless classics and a Carpenters country medley.

    This is a brand new show featuring even more favourites from The Carpenters which will make you feel On Top of the World.

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  • All Womxn Acrobalance Lab

    All Womxn Acrobalance Lab

    All day
    25/01/2020

    All Womxn Acrobalance Lab

    101 is hosting Mimbre and 15 acrobats for a week of professional training in January, incorporating a mix of acrobalance and technique workshops, skills exchange and creative & choreographic explorations.

    We have reserved two places as professional development opportunities for UK-based acrobats/dancers/physical performers who think this week could benefit them at this point in their training and career.

    One place is earmarked for a physical performer who identifies as a disabled womxn, with at least 2 years of performance experience of acrobatics, partner acrobatics, contact improvisation, cheer leading, sports acrobatics or any other physical performance using similar techniques as acrobalance/human pyramids.

    One place is earmarked for a young performer (under 25) or recent graduate (within 2 years of graduating from circus school) identifying as a womxn, with high level training in acrobalance, partner acrobatics, sports acrobatics or cheer leading.

    Please note it will be an advanced level of training and while the environment will be supportive and creative for different needs, this is NOT an appropriate opportunity for someone to learn acrobatics or acrobalance from scratch, but rather a professional development opportunity to develop and explore existing skills further.

    We encourage applications from performers who are under-represented or under-supported in the arts and if there is any further support we can give to remove barriers to participation please let us know.

    The training week, accommodation and dinner each night is provided free of charge, and Mimbre and 101 will re-imburse the travel costs of chosen applicants.

    25 – 29 January (arrivals from the evening of the 24 January). 10am – 6pm each day.

    To apply please send us a Statement of Interest which includes the following details:

    • Please tell us briefly why you would like to attend the All Womxn Acro-balance Lab and why it would be relevant for your career at this point (max 150 words):
    • Please tell us briefly your relevant training and performance experience and work to date (max 300 word):
    • Skill-level. Please give a brief description of what acrobalance/ partner acrobatics/ cheerleading or similar techniques you are at a comfortable level to work with. Feel free to send images or video links if that is easier than describing it in words!

    Please send your Statement of Interest to hello@101outdoorarts.comby 1pm on 7 January.

    Image credit: Mimbre by HeardInLondon

  • Art for Calm

    Art for Calm

    10:00 -12:00
    25/01/2020

    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Art for Calm

    SATURDAY 25TH JAN 2020 — SATURDAY 15TH FEB 2020, THE BASE, THE LOOKOUT STUDIO

    FULL PRICE £60 (FOR 4 WEEK COURSE)

    Under the guidance of our resident artist and professional creative counsellor Mary Sutton, try out a range of materials to explore the use of creativity in wellbeing.

    Mary is trained in a broad range of creative therapeutic techniques including drawing, painting, clay, storytelling, bodywork, drama, sand work and music. She trained at IATE London, and is a fully qualified creative counsellor registered with the BACP.

    These sessions will provide some time out and a safe space to explore the use of the arts in understanding and caring for yourself.

    Duration: 10am – 12pm

    Course Dates: Saturdays, 25 Jan – 15 Feb

    Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.

  • Steadfast Women

    Steadfast Women

    10:30 -16:30
    25/01/2020

    Inviting all soul sister warriors to join us in a New Year’s revolution embracing strength and courage!

    Thatcham Baptist Church

    1 Wheelers Green Way

    Thatcham

    RG19 4YF

    Tickets £10

  • Intro into Brush Pen Calligraphy

    Intro into Brush Pen Calligraphy

    10:30 -12:30
    25/01/2020

    Intro into Brush Pen Calligraphy

    Have you always wanted to try out those fancy brush pens you see online? Or have you already tried using them and just can’t figure it out?

    Come and learn the basics of Brush Calligraphy with me, Milly from Blink Lettering. This is a 2 hour introduction session, perfect for complete beginners or anyone struggling and looking for a little extra help.

    What you’ll learn

    – What is ‘Brush Calligraphy’
    – The best tools and brands
    – How to hold a brush pen
    – Mastering the basic strokes and letters

    Workshop includes

    – 2 hours hands-on teaching
    – Brush calligraphy starter kit (2 x brush pens, basic strokes and letter templates, guideline sheets, extra practice sheets)
    – Opportunity to create a final calligraphy piece
    – Refreshments & snacks
    – A Saturday morning with like-minded creative people in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere

    The Ugly Duckling is a pottery painting coffee house. They are bringing creativity and good coffee together in Newbury. So a perfect venue for hosting a calligraphy workshop!

    The Ugly Duckling Pottery

    2 -3 Bartholomew St

    Newbury

    RG14 5LL

    Tickets £45

  • Burns Night Celebration

    Burns Night Celebration

    11:00 -22:00
    25/01/2020

    THE OLD DAIRY YATTENDON, BERKSHIRE RG18 0XT.

    THE OLD DAIRY YATTENDON, BERKSHIRE RG18 0XT.

    Burns Night Celebration

    Celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns with delicious food, whiskey and barrel aged beer. We’ll be celebrating all day and serving food 12-9pm. Put on your kilt, dust off your sporran and join us in the Taproom for some Scottish shenanigans. Taproom open 11am-11pm.
    We’ll also be serving all our usual seasonal fare, soft drinks, wine and WBB beers. Don’t forget to bring a designated driver!
  • Burns Night

    Burns Night

    19:00 -23:00
    25/01/2020

    Burns Night

    25/01/2020

    Always Good Fun

    An opportunity to dress up , enjoy a traditional Scottish Dinner with the formal address to the Haggis , washed down with a wee dram and then ohh aye we are away!

    Dinner for Adults will take place in the restaurant , the bar for teenagers and after dinner over to the lodge for the reeling- guidance will be given!

    £30 pp

     

  • Burns Night and Bagpiper @ The Great Shefford

    Burns Night and Bagpiper @ The Great Shefford

    19:00 -23:00
    25/01/2020

    Newbury Road RG17 7DS Hungerford

    Newbury Road RG17 7DS Hungerford

    Burns night and bagpiper
    THE GREAT SHEFFORD
    BURNS NIGHT MENU
    Saturday 25th January 2020

    Cock a Leekie soup with homemade bread & butter
    Scottish Smoked Salmon Cornichons, shallots, capers & lemon
    Coarse Venison Terrine Cranberry & thyme chutney

    Haggis, neeps & tatties with whiskey cream
    Vegetarian Haggis, neeps & Tatties with whiskey cream
    Pan-fried chalk stream trout with lemon crushed new potatoes
    Char-grilled rump steak with chips, confit garlic, mushroom sauce

    Clootie dumplings whiskey Crème anglaise
    Sticky date toffee pudding toffee sauce & malt ice cream
    Raspberry cranachan trifle with shortbread

    21.95 – 2 courses
    24.95 – 3 courses
    Pre order recommended

    (Allergen content for all menu items is available on request)
    The Great Shefford, Newbury Road, Great Shefford, RG17 7DS

    Please  contact the pub for accurate timings and bookings

    Details are also available on Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/TheGreatShefford/

     

  • Brewhouse Music

    Brewhouse Music

    19:00 -23:00
    25/01/2020

    Yattendon Village Hall, Yattendon, Berkshire RG18 0X

    Yattendon Village Hall, Yattendon, Berkshire RG18 0X

    Brewhouse Music with  Chris Garrick & John Etheridge. on Sat 25th Jan 2020

    Our first gig of 2020 sees the welcome return of Chris Garrick & John Etheridge.

    The duo provides a feast of interplay ,improvisation and eclectic repertoire. Almost orchestral at times, yet can seamlessly switch to the most acoustic sound. They can evoke Reinhardt and Grappelli and then summon up the spirits of the electric avant-garde, atmospheric and hypnotic.They can roar, seduce, whisper. Jazzwise described their relationship as one of the most potent in European Jazz. Not to be missed!!

    Support from Amanda & a Man – two-thirds of Bearwood!

     

    West Berkshire Brewery bar.

    Doors 7pm, music 7.45. Tickets £16 from Yattendon Stores or randssansom@aol.com (01635 200185)
    Yattendon Village Hall Berkshire RG18 0UE
    Sat 25 Jan 2020
    Contact telephone: 01635200185 Call to check latest times or cancellations.

     

     

  • UK Pink Floyd Experience

    UK Pink Floyd Experience

    19:30 -22:30
    25/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    UK Pink Floyd Experience

    A tribute show that spans Pink Floyd’s back-catalogue from Dark Side to The Division Bell.Recreating the sights and sounds of the legendary Pink Floyd live in concert, this highly authentic show features over 50 years of hits by this iconic band.

    The highly acclaimed show also features over two hours of songs from both iconic albums Dark Side of the Moon and Animals as well as Wish You Were Here, Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Another Brick in the Wall and Comfortably Numb alongside impressive video projection and a stunning light show.

    With outstanding musicianship, superb vocals and world class production, this spellbinding show is a true celebration of all things Floyd and appeals to fans of all ages

     

    Market Place, Newbury, England, RG14 5BD

     

  • Peter Pan The Pantomime (Purley Players)

    Peter Pan The Pantomime (Purley Players)

    19:30 -22:00
    25/01/2020

    The Barn Goosecroft Ln, Reading RG8 8DR

    The Barn Goosecroft Ln, Reading RG8 8DR

    Peter Pan The Pantomime (Purley Players) Jan 24th/25th 2020

    There’ll be plenty of swashbuckling fun and excitement for all the family in Purley Players’ Christmas pantomime Peter Pan.
    Join the Darling children as they head to Neverland with ‘the boy who never grew up’ and Tinkerbell the fairy on an adventure with the Lost Boys.
    Can they overcome the menacing Captain Hook and his motley crew of pirates with the help of a crocodile?
    Get your tickets today and make sure you don’t miss out on this thrilling and hilarious festive production.
    Performances will be at The Barn in Goosecroft Lane, off Beech Road, on
    Friday 24 January and Saturday 25 January at 7.30pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm.

    Tickets are £9 for adults and £7 for concessions. Call the Box Office on 0118 941 3259.
    Goosecroft Lane, off Beech Rd, Purley on Thames, Reading, Berkshire RG8 8DR
    Fri 24 Jan 2020 and Sat 25 Jan 2020
    Contact telephone: 0118 942 4372 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
  • Burns Night

    Burns Night

    20:00 -22:00
    25/01/2020

    Ermin Street, Shefford Woodlands, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 7AA

    Ermin Street, Shefford Woodlands, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 7AA

    Burns Night @ The Pheasant Inn

    25/01/2020

    SATURDAY 25TH JANUARY 2020

    Join us on Saturday 25th January for a carefully curated taste of The Scottish Highlands! We’ve got the classics such as Haggis, ‘Neeps and Tatties’ with deep fried mars bar to follow or, if you’re feeling slightly less adventurous, delicious local Venison. Our Bar List gives a huge range of possibilities on the whisky front, whether it be a peaty Islay whisky or something lighter from the Highlands , we’ve got you covered! (although with over 50 available I wouldn’t try them all!)

    The Pheasant Inn
    Ermin Street, Shefford Woodlands, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 7AA

    T: 01488 648284
    E: info@thepheasant-inn.co.uk

     

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  • Trunkwell House Hotel Wedding Fair.

    Trunkwell House Hotel Wedding Fair.

    11:00 -15:00
    26/01/2020

    Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, Reading, Berkshire RG7 2AT

    Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, Reading, Berkshire RG7 2AT

    Trunkwell House Hotel Wedding Fair.

    At this wedding fair, you’ll find a wide selection of wedding suppliers covering everything you need for your special day. Free Admission and plenty of free parking.

    Venue show rounds available on the day from their dedicated events team, you’ll see that the permanent marquee which is situated within the grounds of the hotel allows for glamorous and exclusive entertaining.

    Open from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Free Entry.
    Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, Reading, Berkshire RG7 2AT
    Sun 26 Jan 2020
    Contact telephone: 07990 711 444 Call to check latest times or
     cancellations.
  • Family Shakesphere

    Family Shakesphere

    13:00 -14:30
    26/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

     Family Shakespeare

    SUNDAY 26TH JAN 2020, LEARNING CENTRE

    FULL PRICE £6 PER PERSON

    Shakespeare was never supposed to be read at a desk, it was supposed to be performed!

    Enjoy a hilarious Shakespeare workshop as a family, in a fun and practical way. You’ll be amazed how quickly and easily you master it.

    Duration: 1pm – 2.30pm

    Suitable for ages 7+ and their families

    Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.

  • Pangbourne Twinning Association French Film Night ’L’Homme du Train’

    Pangbourne Twinning Association French Film Night ’L’Homme du Train’

    19:45 -22:30
    26/01/2020

    6 station road, pangbourne, reading, berks. RG8 7AN

    6 station road, pangbourne, reading, berks. RG8 7AN

    Pangbourne Twinning Association  ’L’Homme du Train’Sun 26th Jan 2020

    L’Homme du Train (The Man on the Train) (2001)
    A film by Patrice Leconte.
    A mysterious stranger, Milan (Johnny Hallyday), steps off a train in an unfamiliar place and looks for a pharmacy to buy aspirin for a headache. He meets retired school teacher, Manesquier (Jean Rochefort) who apparently is his complete opposite. However, they both realise that they have always wanted the life of the other man……
    This film is ‘a comedy-drama of wit, delight and humanity’ and is a ‘funny, moving, poetic and unsentimental look at failure, with two terrific central performances’ (Sunday Times).
    The Guardian had it that this ‘emotional relationship between two heterosexual men is such a difficult thing to dramatise, but Leconte brings it off with delicacy and persuasive charm’.
    ‘Highly entertaining’ – Evening Standard.
    ‘Masterly’ – Sunday Telegraph.

    Duration 86 minutes, in French with English subtitles.

    Contains a little strong language and moderate violence.

    BBFC classification 12.
    £6 per person – pay on door. Doors open 6.45pm, film screened at 7.30pm.
    Drinks available.
    Pangbourne Village Hall, Pangbourne, Berkshire RG8 7AN
    Sun 26 Jan 2020
    Contact telephone: 0118 9844401 Call to check latest times or cancellations.

     

     

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  • Taxi Safeguarding Classroom Course Newbury

    Taxi Safeguarding Classroom Course Newbury

    09:30 -12:30
    27/01/2020

    Taxi Safeguarding Course

    Tickets £25

    Location

    West Berkshire Council Offices

    Market Street

    Newbury

    RG14 5LD

     

  • Rhyme and Shine (Mondays) Hosted by Corn Exchange Newbury

    Rhyme and Shine (Mondays) Hosted by Corn Exchange Newbury

    10:30 -11:15
    27/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Rhyme and Shine (Mondays) Hosted by Corn Exchange Newbury

    Join us for a relaxed singing session for you and your under-2s.

    This is a brilliant way to meet and socialise with other parents whilst assisting your child’s development.

    Price includes a regular hot drink at the Corn Exchange after the session.

    Duration:
    10.30am – 11.15am

    Suitable for parents/carers with babies aged 2 and under

    No session w/c 17 Feb

    Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.

  • Afternoon Art Hosted by Corn Exchange Newbury

    Afternoon Art Hosted by Corn Exchange Newbury

    14:15 -16:15
    27/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Afternoon Art Hosted by Corn Exchange Newbury

     

    Our Afternoon Art club is perfect for novices and more experienced artists alike.

    Exploring a different subject each week, you will learn new techniques in a relaxed, friendly and sociable atmosphere.

    Duration:
    2.15pm – 4.15pm

    Course dates:
    Mondays, 13 Jan – 30 Mar

    No session w/c 17 Feb

    Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.

  • Break Out!

    Break Out!

    19:00 -21:00
    27/01/2020

    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    Break Out!

    Hosted by Trinity School, ‘Break Out!’ is a performance opportunity to share high quality dance work created in class and extracurricular clubs from Trinity, The Downs and Park House Schools. We are delighted that this year’s performance opens with a curtain raiser performance from Senior West Berkshire Youth Dance Company and also includes a performance choreographed by innovative choreographer Lewis Cooke.

  • Writing for Performance (10 week course) Corn Exchange Newbury.

    Writing for Performance (10 week course) Corn Exchange Newbury.

    19:30 -21:00
    27/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Writing for Performance (10 week course) Corn Exchange Newbury.

     

    A creative and supportive environment to explore a range of writing styles used in performances, from playwriting to monologies to performance poetry.

    Suitable for anyone who enjoys writing, no matter your experience level. The group will also benefit from one talk from a guest writer per term. The term will culminate in an informal performance of your work by local amateur and emerging performers.

    Duration: 7.30pm – 9pm

    Course dates: Mondays, 13 Jan – 23 Mar

    No session w/c 17 Feb

    Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop

  • Writing for Performance (10 week course) Corn Exchange Newbury.

    Writing for Performance (10 week course) Corn Exchange Newbury.

    19:30 -21:00
    27/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Writing for Performance (10 week course) Corn Exchange Newbury.

     

    A creative and supportive environment to explore a range of writing styles used in performances, from playwriting to monologies to performance poetry.

    Suitable for anyone who enjoys writing, no matter your experience level. The group will also benefit from one talk from a guest writer per term. The term will culminate in an informal performance of your work by local amateur and emerging performers.

    Duration: 7.30pm – 9pm

    Course dates: Mondays, 13 Jan – 23 Mar

    No session w/c 17 Feb

    Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop

  • Sing The World

    Sing The World

    19:30 -21:30
    27/01/2020

    Sing The World Speen Parish Hall, RG14 1RJ Newbury, Berkshire

    Sing The World Speen Parish Hall, RG14 1RJ Newbury, Berkshire

    Sing The World

     

    A local community choir, no auditions, give us a try. We sing acapella arrangements from around the world. Songs taught by ear. Its uplifting and fun!

    Weekly Monday evening singing group led by Natural Voice leader Tessa Hall. We sing in 2, 3 or 4 part harmony. All parts taught by ear so no need to read music. Songs come from a wealth of world traditions and some close to home. Come along and give it a try!
    It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced singer or have only sung in the shower before, we just enjoy getting together and sometimes we perform, but you don’t have to.

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  • Rhyme and Shine Hosted by Corn Exchange Newbury

    Rhyme and Shine Hosted by Corn Exchange Newbury

    10:15 -11:00
    28/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Rhyme and Shine (Tuesdays) Hosted by Corn Exchange Newbury

    Join us for a relaxed singing session for you and your under-2s.

    This is a brilliant way to meet and socialise with other parents whilst assisting your child’s development.

    Price includes a regular hot drink at the Corn Exchange after the session.

    Duration:
    10.15 – 11am

    Suitable for parent/carers with babies aged 2 and under

    No session w/c 17 Feb

    Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.

  • Fresh Club -Nice ‘n’ Spicy

    Fresh Club -Nice ‘n’ Spicy

    10:30 -14:30
    28/01/2020

    Fieldgate Centre, Fieldgate Drive, Newbury, United Kingdom

    Fieldgate Centre, Fieldgate Drive, Newbury, United Kingdom

    Fresh Club 4 week course @ Kingsclere

    Welcome to Fresh Club, specifically created for those who; have been diagnosed themselves, live with or look after someone with diabetes

    Run by Southern Health’s West Hampshire Community Diabetes Team, the course of 4 cookery classes (running each week at the same time) has been designed to:

    increase your confidence in cooking,

    give you new ideas for healthy meals which will help you to eat more vegetables

    meet others who are also living with diabetes,

    get handy hints for eating more fibre and whole grains,

    give you recipe ideas that the whole family will enjoy and can join in easily,

    Each session will be hands on, sharing tips and suggestions in a fun and interactive way, the recipes have been carefully chosen by the Diabetes Team to ensure they are packed with goodness and contain all the essential nutrients needed to eat healthily. For those interested in cutting down carbohydrates with the aim of reversing type 2 diabetes, each session will include low carb meals and swaps to hopefully get you on the road to reversal!

    7/1 Week one – Family Favourites (cooking one meal the whole family can enjoy on a budget)

    21/1 Week two – Raising your Pulse Rate (getting more pulses into the diet)

    28/1 Week three – Nice ‘n’ Spicy (a fresh seasonal curry, with alternative rice)

    4/2 Week four – Something Fishy (increasing more oily fish into the diet)

    There will be a member of the Diabetes team on hand at each session to answer any questions.

    Over 18yrs only

  • Creative Writing Hosted by Corn Exchange Newbury

    Creative Writing Hosted by Corn Exchange Newbury

    13:00 -15:00
    28/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Creative Writing for Wellbeing – Finding New Year Gifts

    Led by Jacqui Smith, this course is all about having fun, stimulating your creative side, having some social time and getting to know yourself better.

    You can’t get it wrong, spelling and grammar are not important. What matters is the process and that you have the opportunity to capture your experience on paper.

    No one has to share their writing, or read out loud, unless you want to. And if you do, this is a safe and friendly environment in which you can experiment. Over the five weeks you will explore different senses and some participants choose to keep an accompanying journal. We will use writing prompts, such as pictures, colours, surprise packages and smells, to get the imagination working.

    There are many many benefits to writing regularly, such as improved concentration, finding deeper satisfaction in life by getting to know ourselves better and improved quality of sleep.

    Duration:
    1pm – 3pm

    Course dates:
    Tuesdays, 14 Jan – 11 Feb

    Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.

  • Copper Foiling a Spring Mirror

    Copper Foiling a Spring Mirror

    13:00 -16:00
    28/01/2020

    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Copper Foiling a Spring Mirror

    Price £120 for a 5 week course

    Design and make your own spring-themed mirror.

    During this five week course you will design and create your own unique mirror with a spring theme.

    With guidance from Justine Buckland, you’ll learn all the skills required to make a mirror using copper foiling, ending up with a completed item to take home with you.

    Duration: 1pm – 4pm

    Course Dates: Tuesdays, 28 Jan – 3 Mar

    Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.

  • Youth Dance Hosted by Nocturn

    Youth Dance Hosted by Nocturn

    18:00 -19:30
    28/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Youth Dance Hosted by Nocturn

     

    Led by John Darvell of NOCTURN, our Youth Dance company is open to young people aged 11 – 14 who want to learn in a non-competitive, non –judgemental environment which recognises and celebrates individual ability and enjoyment of dance.

    Participants will have the opportunity to create digital performance content as well as performing on the stage at the Corn Exchange, utilising NOCTURN’s exciting approach to exploring dance.

    No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and grow as a dancer.

    £65 (FOR 11 WEEK TERM)

    Book direct with the Corn Exchange either in person, by phone (0845 5218 218) or online (https://cornexchangenew.com/learning/info/youth-dance-2)

  • Card Night at Great Shefford Sports and Social Club

    Card Night at Great Shefford Sports and Social Club

    20:00 -23:00
    28/01/2020

    The Village Hall, Station Rd, Great Shefford RG17 7DR

    The Village Hall, Station Rd, Great Shefford RG17 7DR

    Card Night at Great Shefford Sports and Social Club

    28th January 2020

    Everyone is welcome for an evening  of card games.

    There is also a dart board, pool and snooker tables available for use.

     

  • Illume Performance Group Hosted by Nocturn

    Illume Performance Group Hosted by Nocturn

    20:45 -22:00
    28/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Illume Performance Group Hosted by Nocturn

     

    ILLUME is an inclusive contemporary dance performance group, for adults, who seek opportunities to be involved in creating and making work for performance.

    Under the artistic guidance of John Darvell of NOCTURN, our dance creative learning partner, participants throughout the year will explore the myriad of creative processes used by the professional company in developing work that is performed both virtually and live.

    As a member of ILLUME, you will draw upon your rich life experience to create challenging dance. The group is suitable to all who embrace the opportunity to create, test themselves and have a desire to perform, no matter what previous dance experience or age.

    £79 for 11 week term.
    Suitable for ages 18+
    Find out more: http://bit.ly/IllumePerformanceGroup

    Book direct with the Corn Exchange in person, by phone (0845 5218 218) or online (https://cornexchangenew.com/learning/info/nocturn-illume-performance-group)

    Special Offer: Book NOCTURN plus ILLUME in the same season and pay £118.50

    Please note, as this is working towards performances, regular attendance is required.

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  • Mindfulness Meditation

    Mindfulness Meditation

    13:30 -14:30
    29/01/2020

    The Courtyard, Stype, Hungerford, RG17 0RE

    The Courtyard, Stype, Hungerford, RG17 0RE

    Mindfulness Meditation

    Mindfulness Meditation

    If you’re managing pain, stress or sleep problems, this class is for you! A weekly class helping you to quieten your mind, relax your body and stabilise your emotions (runs in 5 week blocks, term time only). N.B. No session 5 Feb, last session for the term 12 Feb.
  • One Million Tiny Plays About Britain

    One Million Tiny Plays About Britain

    19:30 -22:00
    29/01/2020

    The Watermill Theatre Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE

    The Watermill Theatre Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE

    One Million Tiny Plays about Britain

    ‘Well, answer your own question. I did 1,800 miles in the caravan and drank three gallons of cider. So I’ll ask you whether or not it was a good weekend.’
    A couple peer into an estate agent’s window; two sports fans have a heart-to- heart in the loo; a daughter has questions about her mother’s love life; and as a father helps his son tie his football boots, he realises they are growing apart. If you keep your eyes and ears open, there are a million tiny plays happening every day.
    Overheard conversations from across the country form Craig Taylor’s humorous and poignant look at modern Britain. Laugh-out-loud funny, and sometimes heartbreakingly moving, these miniature insights into other people’s lives reveal the triumphs, disasters, horrors and joys of life in the twenty-first century.
    Originally published in The Guardian, this collage of scenes now form a hugely entertaining show. Following its premiere at The Watermill in 2016 and a hotly anticipated London transfer, One Million Tiny Plays About Britain returns.
    Praise for One Million Tiny Plays About Britain
    ‘Touching, hilarious, upsetting, thought-provoking, pithy’  The Observer
    ‘A life-affirming delight’  WhatsOnStage

    This production contains some strong language.

    Performance Times

    Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
    Thursday and Saturday matinées at 2.30pm
    Saturday 15 February at 1.30pm and 6.30pm

    Tickets

    Monday to Thursday evenings and Thursday and Saturday matinées:
    £31, £28, £20
    Friday and Saturday evenings:
    £33, £30, £22

    First Week Special
    On the first Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, seats are £22 & £18 (no other discounts).

    £10 tickets for 16 to 25s
    Limited number available for all performances. Subject to availability. Book with the box office on 01635 46044 and collect tickets 30 minutes prior to the performances. Proof of status required.

    Accessible Performance

    Audio Described Performance
    Saturday 15 February at 1.30pm, Touch Tour at 12 noon.

    To book seats in the best position and to reserve a headset, please call the Box Office on 01635 46044 or email boxoffice@watermill.org.uk.

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  • Lonely Lentil at the Corn Exchange

    Lonely Lentil at the Corn Exchange

    10:00 -16:30
    30/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Lonely Lentil at the Corn Exchange

    The wonderful Corn Exchange Newbury will be hosting Lonely Lentil EVERY Thursday.

    Come by with your containers ready to stock up on lovely Lonely Lentil Produce in this historic venue in the heart of Newbury. Buy any quantity you require of our mostly organic packaging-free dry foods, herbs and spices.

    Why not also stay for coffee and cake in the
    ?

  • Steam Fix Painting

    Steam Fix Painting

    10:00 -13:00
    30/01/2020

    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Steam Fix Painting

    Learn a variety of techniques using steam-fix dyes on silk with artist Helen Mortimer.

    Create your own freestyle floral & landscape designs, adding salt, alcohol or gutta to complete your designs.

    Duration: 10am – 1pm

    Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.

    Price £40

  • Southern Indian Delicacies

    Southern Indian Delicacies

    10:00 -14:00
    30/01/2020

    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    SOUTHERN INDIAN DELICACIES

    LUNCH IS INCLUDED WITH THIS COURSE

    THURSDAY 30TH JANUARY 2020

    10.00 AM – 2.00 PM

    Sasi returns to the school for class on Southern Indian delicacies.  The cuisine of Southern India is known for its light, appetising dishes. Ingredients like mustard seeds, dhal, hing (asafoetida), turmeric, black pepper and curry leaves are used to give a perfect blend of flavour, colour and taste.  South Indian dishes are not just delicious but healthy, light and easily digestible.

    You will learn how to cook:

    • Village style chicken – a Southern Indian variation on a chicken curry served on special occasions.
    • Spinach kootu – made with coconut masala in Southern India which creates a rich gentle dal
    • Chapathi
    • Carrot and cucumber pachadi – served as a cooling accompaniment but with a different flavour to a Northern Indian raita

    Maximum 8 people.  All abilities welcome.

    £70

  • Sing 55

    Sing 55

    14:15 -17:15
    30/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Sing 55

    Sing 55 is a community singing group specifically for people over 55.

    Everyone is welcome, including those with little or no musical experience.

    This choir is all abut having fun and meeting like minded people, enjoying

    music, and singing in a friendly environment.

    Duration:

    2.15pm – 4.15pm

    Course dates:

    Thursdays, 16 Jan – 2 Apr

    No session w/c 17 Feb

    Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.

  • Modern Jive Night in Hungerford

    Modern Jive Night in Hungerford

    19:30 -22:30
    30/01/2020

    Herongate Leisure Centre, Charnham Park, Hungerford, West Berkshire RG17 0YU

    Herongate Leisure Centre, Charnham Park, Hungerford, West Berkshire RG17 0YU

    Modern Jive OPENING NIGHT in Hungerford

    Thursday 9th January 2020

    7.30pm til 10.30pm

    Free entry for brand new members (adults only).

    Current members £8.50.  Any current members paying on opening night will receive a FREE Voucher for Thursday 16th January in Hungerford.

    We hope you can join us as we open our fabulous Modern Jive Classes & Social Evenings at the Herongate Club in Hungerford every Thursday from 9th January 2020.

    Modern Jive is an easy to learn dance and you don’t need to bring a partner with you, come on your own or with friends.  Danced to all genres of music from Sheeran to Sinatra.

    7.15pm  – Doors Open with Cafe/Bar open too
    7.30pm – 8.00pm  Absolute Beginners Class
    8.30pm – Repeated Beginners Class & an Intermediate Class
    9.00pm – 10.30pm Practise Time – Social Evening

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  • Creative Explorers

    Creative Explorers

    10:00 -11:00
    31/01/2020

    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Creative Explorers

    Play, explore and create with your little one as they discover colours, textures and a world of hands-on fun, led by Sophie Hale.

    Suitable for ages 5 and under.
    £6 per child, per session. Book all 10 sessions in one transaction and receive 10% off.

  • Clearance Sale @ Trindledown Farm.

    Clearance Sale @ Trindledown Farm.

    11:00 -16:00
    31/01/2020

    National Animal Welfare Trust Berkshire Trindledown Farm, Wantage Rd, Great Shefford, Hungerford RG17 7DQ

    National Animal Welfare Trust Berkshire Trindledown Farm, Wantage Rd, Great Shefford, Hungerford RG17 7DQ

    @ Trindledown Farm.

    On January 31st & February 1st 2020 Trindledown Farm will be holding a huge Clearance Sale!!

    With all of the wet weather we have not been able to hold our usual barn sales so we have lots of amazing donations which we need to sell to make some space!

    Everything will be on sale for £1, £3 or £5!!!

    Bailey’s Café will be open serving hot food and beverages.

    Open Friday & Saturday 11am-4pm.
    Entry to sale is 50p
    Trindledown Farm, Wantage Road, Great Shefford, Berkshire RG17 7DQ
    Fri 31 Jan 2020 and Sat 1 Feb 2020
    Contact telephone: 01488567972 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
  • Dance for Parkinson’s

    Dance for Parkinson’s

    16:00 -17:30
    31/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Dance for Parkinson’s

    This programme is proven to support people with Parkinson’s to develop confidence and strength, whilst temporarily relieving some participants of symptoms in everyday life.

    Classes are expressive, creative and promote feelings of freedom from the physical and social constraints of having Parkinson’s. We will explore a different styles of dance, sometimes using improvisation, lyrical and drama as well as a set repertoire from The English National Ballet and Mark Morris Dance Group.

    Suitable for those that are complete beginners, no dance experience necessary.

    Duration:

    4pm – 5.30pmSessions:

    Fridays, 17 Jan – 27 MarPlease note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start dat

     

  • Sing-a-Long-a-Bohemian-Rhapsody

    Sing-a-Long-a-Bohemian-Rhapsody

    19:45 -22:45
    31/01/2020

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    The smash hit film as you’ve never experienced it before!.

    The live host will warm up your voices in true Freddie Mercury style, teach you some iconic dance moves and show you how to use your interactive prop bags. Then sit back and sing along with the on screen lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure and Somebody to Love, not forgetting YOU, the audience, becoming part of their famous Live Aid concert.

    We guarantee to have you walking out feeling like the ‘Champions of the World’!

     

     

  • Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

    Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

    20:00 -23:00
    31/01/2020

    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

    Ruggedly durable and timeless, the Blues is perhaps more popular today than it has ever been. Young musicians still cut their teeth on its enticing, 12-bar appeal, but its real rewards, true virtuosity, poise and knowledge, only come with age.

    Founder members ofThe Blues Band, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly’s tangled and colourful roots go way back into the true undergrowth of the tradition. As well as their own original material, they not only know and perform the work of the greats, ranging from Howling’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker through to Sonny Boy Williamson – they actually played alongside them, and enjoyed their friendship. After over a quarter century as presenter of his BBC Radio 2 R&B show, as a thrilling singer and harmonica maestro, what Paul Jones doesn’t know about the Blues can be written on a pinhead. The same can be said about Europe’s leading bluesman, Dave Kelly. He’s played with them all, including legends such as James Burton and Buddy Guy. Superb blues vocals combined with guitar virtuosity have elevated Dave Kelly into the higher echelon of international blues performers, where he truly belongs.

    A live acoustic set by this dynamic duo is an occasion you’ll remember. If you’re a true Blues fan, everything you need is here.

    Tickets £22

  • London Chamber Ensemble

    London Chamber Ensemble

    20:00 -22:00
    31/01/2020

    LONDON CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

    For two decades, the New London Chamber Ensemble has challenged traditional ideas of chamber music with its innovative programmes. The members of the emsemble are delighted to begin their 20th year with a special Beethoven-inspired programme, celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

    Concert appearances have taken the NLCE all over the world. Highlights to date include performances in northern Sweden, for Courthouse Music, the Banff Festival in Canada,the Trasimeno Festival (Perugia) and Wigmore Hall, the Two Moors Festival performing Walton’s Façade with Prunella Scales and Timothy West, Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals at the Leeds International Concert Season, King’s Place, with composer/pianist Martin Butler, and premieres at the Cheltenham Festival in 2011 and 2014. Recently, the group have been featured on Classic FM, made a new film of Settala’s Machine by Philip Cashian, and headlined the Big Malarkey, a children’s literature festival. They are thrilled to be launching their anniversary tour at Arts for Hungerford – programme details will be announced nearer the time.

    “Individually captivating and collectively brilliant throughout.” Musician Magazine

    Tickets £21

    Date And Time

    Fri, 31 January 2020

    20:00 – 22:00 GMT

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    Location

    The Croft Hall

    The Croft

    Hungerford

    RG17 0HY

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