Events

  • 16
    16/10/2020

    On the Rocks

    All day
    16/10/2020-22/10/2020
    Corn Exchange
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    On the Rocks

    A young New York mother faced with sudden doubts about her marriage teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father to tail her husband.

    What follows is a sparkling comic adventure across the city—drawing father and daughter closer together despite one detour after another. Acclaimed filmmaker Sofia Coppola brings a light touch to this blend of an exuberant love letter to New York, a generation-clash comedy about how we see relationships differently from our parents, and a funny celebration of the complications that bind modern families even as they tie us in crazy knots.

    Laura (Rashida Jones) thinks she’s happily hitched, but when her husband Dean (Marlon Wayans) starts logging late hours at the office with a new co-worker, Laura begins to fear the worst. She turns to the one man she suspects may have insight: her charming, impulsive father Felix (Bill Murray), who insists they investigate the situation. As the two begin prowling New York at night, careening from uptown parties to downtown hotspots, they discover at the heart of their journey lies their own relationship.

    Please remember to bring your face covering with you as visitors are required to wear them in the building, unless you are exempt from wearing one, or if you are eating or drinking. This includes when you are watching a film or performance. If you remove it to eat or drink you must put it back on when you have finished.

    Special Multibuy Offer: Book two or more films with us in the same transaction and tickets will cost just £5 each. This offer will automatically applied when you book either online or over the phone. This offer is valid on full price tickets for film screenings in main auditorium only from 2 October until 25 October and does not include our Live Broadcast screenings. It cannot be applied to tickets already purchased. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any point.

    Screenings of this film will take place in our cinema and auditorium. For a full timetable and pricing details, please see the document below.

  • 16
    16/10/2020

    Christmas Tours and Afternoon Tea at Highclere Castle

    All day
    16/10/2020-31/10/2020
    Highclere castle
    Highclere Castle Highclere Park NEWBURY RG20 9RN

    Christmas Tours and Afternoon Tea at Highclere Castle

    Get into the spirit of Christmas at the real “Downton Abbey” and join us for Christmas Tours and Afternoon Tea at Highclere Castle.

    Ticket Price:
    Adult £85
    Carer £45
    Children (4-16yrs) £45

    Admire our traditional Victorian Christmas tree in the Saloon and the festive garlands that cascade down the Oak Stairs and the Red Stairs, the silver and green arrangements in the Drawing Room and the traditional styling of the Library and the State Dining Room.


    Tour the bedrooms upstairs and explore the Egyptian Exhibition in the cellars which tells the story of the world-famous discovery in 1922 of the tomb of Tutankhamun by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter.

    Following your Tour, make your way outside to the Christmas Marquee on the Castle Lawns for a delicious seated traditional Afternoon Tea.

    Please take the opportunity to visit the Castle Gift Shop and explore the Gardens at your own leisure. We hope you find some charming Christmas gifts for friends and family to complete your shopping.

    These exclusive tours are available for a limited number of guests and include a Christmas Tour, traditional Afternoon Tea and time to explore the Castle Gift Shop and Gardens.

    In order to help you plan your day, and to help us ensure we have time to clean everything thoroughly between tours, we have created the following schedules:

    PLEASE CONTACT THE VENUE FOR DATES AND TIMES

    A.  Gates open from 9:30am.
    Tour Entry 10am (Tour of Castle & Exhibition and Afternoon Tea)

    B.  Gates open 11:00am.
    Tour Entry 11:30am (Tour of Castle & Exhibition and Afternoon Tea)

    C.  Gates open 12:30pm.
    Tour Entry 1:00pm (Tour of Castle & Exhibition and Afternoon Tea)

    D.  Gates open 1:30pm.
    Tour Entry 2:30pm (Tour of Castle & Exhibition and Afternoon Tea)

  • 17
    17/10/2020

    White Riot

    All day
    17/10/2020-21/10/2020
    Corn Exchange
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    White Riot

    Rubika Shah’s award-winning and energising film charts a vital national protest movement.

    Rock Against Racism (RAR) was formed in 1976, prompted by ‘music’s biggest colonialist’ Eric Clapton and his support of racist MP Enoch Powell. White Riot blends fresh interviews with queasy archive footage to recreate a hostile environment of anti-immigrant hysteria and National Front marches. As neo-Nazis recruited the nation’s youth, RAR’s multicultural punk and reggae gigs provided rallying points for resistance.

    As co-founder Red Saunders explains: ‘We peeled away the Union Jack to reveal the swastika’. The campaign grew from Hoxton fanzine roots to 1978’s huge antifascist carnival in Victoria Park, featuring X-Ray Spex, Steel Pulse and of course The Clash, whose rock star charisma and gale-force conviction took RAR’s message to the masses.

    Please remember to bring your face covering with you as visitors are required to wear them in the building, unless you are exempt from wearing one, or if you are eating or drinking. This includes when you are watching a film or performance. If you remove it to eat or drink you must put it back on when you have finished.

    Special Multibuy Offer: Book two or more films with us in the same transaction and tickets will cost just £5 each. This offer will automatically applied when you book either online or over the phone. This offer is valid on full price tickets for film screenings in main auditorium only from 2 October until 25 October and does not include our Live Broadcast screenings. It cannot be applied to tickets already purchased. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any point.

    Screenings of this film will take place in our cinema and auditorium. For a full timetable and pricing details, please see the document below.

  • 20
    20/10/2020

    In a Pickle!

    10:00 -14:30
    20/10/2020
    Honesty Cookery School
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    In a Pickle!

    LUNCH IS INCLUDED WITH THIS COURSE

    We are delighted to welcome back Jennifer Williams of award winning company, Naked Jam to run a pickling course for us. Jennifer is a font of all knowledge when it comes to preserving and conserving of any kind.  As well as running her artisan jam company Jennifer’s work has led her to collaborations with top chefs, both in her capacity as forager and producer of conserves. She comes from a long line of conserve producers dating back to the 1800’s and brings a wealth of recipes, ideas and tips that have been handed down through the generations, as well as her own innovative ideas.

    There has been a recent surge in appetite for old fashioned preserving and cooking, seeing not only retro dishes coming back into fashion but homemade chutney and pickles. Pickles are a brilliant way to use the season’s bounty and liven up your lunch time, dress your cold platters, be it cheese or meats, and perk up your salad. Once you start to pickle you will want to pickle everything!  Clearly food never goes out of fashion.

    So what can we pickle? Well almost anything. July is peak season for most of the UK fruits and vegetables and we will have a wealth of produce to choose from when learning how to spice and use vinegars to enhance your vegetables. Jennifer is currently working on developing pickles with spices with flavour profiles from around the world.

    All abilities welcome.    Maximum 8 people.

    £70.00

  • 20
    20/10/2020

    Soft Cover Leather Bookbinding

    10:00 -16:00
    20/10/2020
    Micklems Farm
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Soft Cover Leather Bookbinding

    Learn how to make 2 styles of soft cover leather books, including a little book with ribbon closure, and a Midori style traveller notebook with removable inserts. For the ribbon close book we will first prepare the inside pages of the book and will cut the leather to size. There will be a demonstration of laminating the inside of the leather with a decorative paper. We will then make the holes for sewing and will sew the pages into the cover using a simple exposed stitch book binding technique, finishing off with eyelets and ribbon close. The traveller’s style notebook will begin with cutting out the leather cover, and then using a range of different papers to make 3 inserts using your choice of papers and pamphlet stitch binding. There will be an explanation of how to accommodate 1, 3, or 5 removable inserts.

    Students to bring: Scissors. Basic drawing tools: pencil, eraser, sharpener. Cutting tools: cutting mat (A3 minimum, or larger if you have it), sturdy cutting or craft knife (please make sure it has a sharp blade so it will cut leather cleanly), metal ruler. Large eye blunt needle eg tapestry needle size 20 or similar.

    The following tools can be borrowed from the tutor but if you have them please bring them to avoid the need for sharing: Bone folder (for creasing paper), Small awl / braddle (for making holes in paper and card), Paper knife / clip knife / shoe knife (for slicing paper).

    Includes: Materials needed to make two books during the workshop, including leather, linen threads, paper for inside pages, marbled paper for laminating to leather, glue. Tea, coffee and biscuits.

    A small selection of tools and linen threads will also be available to purchase on the day, if desired.

    Terms – Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website.

    Level: Beginner

    Number of students: 10

    Tutor: Janina Maher

  • 20
    20/10/2020

    Autumn Leaf Hanging

    18:00 -21:00
    20/10/2020
    The Base
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Autumn Leaf Hanging

    Priority booking opens to Members on Thursday 13 August. Tickets are available for general sale on Monday 17 August at 10am.

    For this introduction to the art of copper foiling join Justine Buckland to learn the process to create an Autumnal Leaf Hanging.

    Totally unique for you to enjoy! All materials and equipment are included, just bring your enthusiasm.

    This workshop will take place in person at The Base.

    All places must be booked in advance. Booking closes 24 hours before the course start time. 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.

  • 21
    21/10/2020

    Starting Out in Acrylics

    10:00 -16:00
    21/10/2020-22/10/2020
    Ardington School of Crafts Ltd 2020
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    Starting Out in Acrylics – Wed 21st & Thur 22nd October 2020

    £180.00

    Tutor Martin Beek

    10am – 4pm

    Ideal for those curious about, or wishing to begin to explore, acrylic painting. Acrylic paints are often viewed as a healthier alternative to oil paint, and with many of its advantages. Whether you already work in a traditional or experimental way, this course is for you. You will learn how to get the most out of currently available acrylic paints and how to create vibrant and expressive work from life/landscape/ still life. You will be working on your own acrylic painting employing some of the strategies and techniques covered. We shall look at surfaces/grounds. Mixing strategies. Different types of acrylic paint and their properties. Martin will show some real-life examples and cite other painters that will help participants develop different techniques. We shall learn about the different media one may add to acrylic paint to build it up, thin it, or use as a glaze. Tools, supports and paints. Working from life, and out of doors

  • 21
    21/10/2020

    Botanical Illustration Workshop

    10:00 -16:00
    21/10/2020
    The Tithe Barn Garden School
    The Tithe Barn, Tidmarsh, Nr. Pangbourne, Berks. RG8 8ER

    Botanical Illustration Workshop

    Led by local artist Diana Forbes you will learn how to illustrate a natural still life object in pencil, pen & ink. Take a walk through the garden to get inspired by seasonal foliage. Choose from a selection of plants, leaves & cut flowers before you warm up by practising some simple shapes & forms on paper. Diana will guide you through sketching to create your own botanical illustration & practice your observational drawing skills. This is the perfect course for a beginner. Included on the day: All materials & tools (feel free to bring your own should you prefer) Group demonstration Expert tuition A home cooked lunch & refreshments Q&A session with Diana A guided tour of the Tithe Barn walled garden with Fran At the end of the workshop you will take home your illustration & a Tithe Barn gift bag.

    For more information, advice or assistance please contact us directly at hello@tithebarngarden.co.uk

    Location & Contact Details
    Email: hello@tithebarngarden.co.uk
    The Tithe Barn, Tidmarsh, Nr. Pangbourne, Berks. RG8 8ER UK
    Cancellation Policy: The Tithe Barn Garden School reserves to right to cancel a course or workshop up to 48 hours before it is due to start.
  • 21
    21/10/2020

    Greenham Common Bird Walk

    10:00 -12:00
    21/10/2020
    Greenham Control Tower
    Greenham Control Tower, Burys Bank Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 8BZ

    Greenham Common Bird Walk

    Stewart leads a monthly walk at Greenham Common exploring the diversity of birds on the common through the year.

    About this Event

    An informative stroll at Greenham common with natural history enthusiast Graeme Stewart.

    Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.  Most paths are gravel but it is often wet and muddy.  This may not be suitable for young children in buggies, if you are a wheel chair user please contact us and we can let you know about  the conditions.

    Please bring binoculars and a bird reference book if you have them.

    Price

    £3.00 per person

  • 21
    21/10/2020

    Moon Jars

    10:00 -16:00
    21/10/2020
    Micklems Farm
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Moon Jars

    Spend a whole day, playing with clay, making a group of Moon Jars.  The day will start, learning a little about their history,  looking at images and examining real life Moon Jars, which can be your inspiration during the workshop. Moon Jars originated in Korea – usually made of porcelain and very large they became a national icon. Using pinching and coiling techniques, with moulds, we will make several Moon Jars of various sizes, approx. 6cm – 13cm, possibly 20cm if you’re feeling confident.  We will finish the day by decorating the Moon Jars using underglazes.

    I will fire and glaze the Moon Jars with a transparent glaze and return them to Micklems Farm for collection in about 4 weeks after the workshop.

    Please bring with you – an apron, pencil & paper. Please treat your hands to a good quality handcream , as clay is very drying on the hands.

    The cost of clay and firings are not included in your course fee. The approximate cost of these will be £25, payable to the tutor during the course.

    Includes – All tools, moulds and underglazes. Tea, coffee and biscuits.

    Terms – Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website.

    Level: beginners and up

     Number of students:  10

  • 21
    21/10/2020

    Talk: Canal People - Past and Present

    19:00 -20:00
    21/10/2020
    West Berkshire Museum
    The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS

    Talk: Canal People – Past and Present

    This talk explores the many people who can be described as ‘canal people’, including canal builders from ancient China and Egypt, civil engineers of the Industrial Revolution and the navvies who built the canals. There are those who worked on the boats in peacetime and wartime, the people who founded the restoration movement and the various groups involved in restoring canals in the 21st century.

    The speaker, Martin Buckland, has been interested in Industrial Archaeology from the tender age of four; he was initially inspired by the Great Western Trains passing through his hometown of Iver.

    This talk will take place via Zoom. Bookings will close on Tuesday 20 October and attendees will then receive an email with the link to attend.

    Wednesday 21 October 2020 | 7-8pm | £5 | Zoom

  • 21
    21/10/2020

    An Evening With Steve Parrish | MAD Tour - The Parrish Times

    19:30 -23:00
    21/10/2020
    Arlington Arts
    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    Steve raced at the highest level of motorcycle racing becoming British Champion in 1976 and then5th in the 1977 500cc World Championship, as team mate to that years champion Barry Sheene.

    Barry who met Steve in 1975 is quoted as saying “If he was to set up his bike as he did the intricate pranks he pulled on people, he would certainly of been a World Champion”.

     

    After retiring in 1986 Steve managed a successful Yamaha factory team to three British Superbike Championship titles. He started a truck racer career where he won five European Truck racing titles. Steve was the BBC commentator for Moto GP and is now a pundit for Eurosports World superbike and British Superbike coverage, TT & Classic TT.

     

    Last year saw the publication of his latest autobiography the “PARRISH TIMES”, which tracks his amazing journey over the last four decades, through a rollercoaster ride of emotions in surely the most dangerous & exhilarating sporting arena there is. Steve now brings the uncut version of the ‘Parrish Times’ to audiences.

    Now in its fifth year the successful MAD Tour (My Adolescent Dad) has evolved over the years and is now hosted by Steve’s wife Michelle.

     

    People who have already seen the show are returning to hear more of the stories:

    Sam Corser tweeted ‘I laughed, I cried & I cried laughing, bloody brilliant’.

    Comedian Vic Reeves commented, ‘The man is MAD very funny, loved the stories and pranks, even I’d be proud of them’.

    Comedian Ross Noble stated ‘A fantastic night, such a legend and you think I’m bonkers he’s just crazy’.