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  • Eat Out To Help Out

    Eat Out To Help Out

    All day
    18/09/2020-28/10/2020

    Eat Out To Help Out

    As Eat out To Help Out  begins to end – we are looking at Eating Outdoors at pubs cross West Berkshire

     

    Royal Oak Yattendon and other pubs with gardens

     

     

     

     

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  • Bloodshot

    Bloodshot

    All day
    22/09/2020-30/09/2020
    The Watermill Theatre Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE

    Bloodshot

    We are delighted to announce that this autumn we will be presenting a limited season of socially distanced performances inside our auditorium.

    London. 1957. A tantalising puzzle! Policeman-turned-photographer Derek Everleigh is down on his luck, but when a mysterious envelope full of money arrives it looks like his fortunes are about to change. Tasked with taking photos of an elegant young woman as she walks through leafy Holland Park, Derek relishes his new challenge.

    But when the job is turned upside down in a sudden, shocking turn of events, Derek must cling to the shadows to uncover the truth about this enigmatic stranger. The mystery deepens – what do an Irish comedian, an American saxophone player and a Russian magician have to do with the bloody event he witnesses? And how are these men connected to the woman in Holland Park?

    This thrilling one man show returns to The Watermill after almost ten years, performed by award-winning composer and actor Simon Slater who moves effortlessly from ukulele to saxophone with even the odd conjuring trick!

    Tickets £25 to £23

    Age guidance 14+ 

    Audio Described performance: Saturday 10 October at 2.30pm. To reserve a headset for the performance and to book your tickets, please contact the box office on 01635 46044.

    Bloodshot is part of The Watermill Theatre’s autumn 2020 reopening season featuring shows with smaller cast sizes, reduced capacity inside the auditorium and socially distanced seating to enable you to get back to watching the very best live theatre.

    This performance runs from 22nd September – 17th Oct 2020, please check for times with the venue

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  • Salon Privé

    Salon Privé

    All day
    23/09/2020-25/09/2020
    Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

    Salon Privé

    Salon Privé returns to Blenheim Palace with their most sensational line-up to date.

    For four days, the South Lawn will be overcome with the finest super and classic cars in the world, accompanied by luxury brands and exquisite hospitality to form the UK’s Most Exclusive Motor Show. Enjoy lobster luncheon, English afternoon tea and Pommery Champagne – with private dining options available in the sought-after Churchill Pavilion

  • A little Book of Print Techniques

    A little Book of Print Techniques

    10:00 -16:00
    23/09/2020
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    A little Book of Print Techniques – Wednesday 23rd September 2020

    £90.00

    Tutor Karen Carter

    11am – 4pm

    Create a lovely little concertina book – a perfect reference piece or an artist’s book in its own right – using a variety of simple printing techniques, all done by hand.

    We will construct our books using gelli plates to make interesting monoprinted backgrounds, layer pattern and textures with found objects, and make foam & polystyrene stamps together with some simple image transfer to create unique artists books. Lots of demos and individual help – no experience needed – a fun experimental day with techniques you can easily do at home.

    Further information

  • Wild Gardens

    Wild Gardens

    10:00 -16:00
    23/09/2020
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Wild Gardens

    Make a fabric picture inspired by herbaceous borders and wild meadows. The day will start with looking at flower inspiration from photos. Freezer paper stencils will be made and leaf shapes stencilled onto fabric. Flowers will be cut from bonded fabric and ironed them down as raw edge appliqué. The composition can then be finished with hand or machine sewing as preferred. We will make a design approximately 40cm square.

    Please bring with you – A mixture of fabrics to suit your composition: ideal cotton fabrics would be textured, mottled, batiks, or randomly dyed, or small patterns. Sewing kit, fabric scissors, some embroidery threads for finishing details. Pencil, rubber, and paper scissors. A craft knife, small cutting mat, sponges/old plate (for fabric paints), apron, leaf stamps and thermofax screens of leaf designs if you have them. Sewing machine. Free motion quilting foot ideally. (It is possible that the machining will not get done on the workshop day – just the composition.)

    Includes – Materials. 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: Intermediate

    Number of students: 10

  • Sketching Summer into Autumn in Pen & Watercolour

    Sketching Summer into Autumn in Pen & Watercolour

    10:00 -16:00
    23/09/2020-24/09/2020
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    Sketching Summer into Autumn in Pen & Watercolour – Wed 23rd & Thur 24th September 2020

    £180.00

    Tutor Jonathan Newey

    Further Detail

    On this two-day course you will be shown how to use the pen and watercolour to produce lively and colourful sketches using photographs supplied by the tutor.

    Skills/Techniques Covered

    Skills and techniques learnt will include using the pen before and after the paint, wet on dry, wet on wet, lifting off, colour mixing and mark making.

    Level

    This course is designed for a range of abilities from complete beginners to intermediate level

    Materials

    Materials are not included in your course fee.

    Please Bring With You

    • An A4 or equivalent size 140lb (300gsm) cold pressed (NOT surface) watercolour paper pad.
    • Watercolour paint in either tubes or pans. If bringing tubes then you will need a palette.
    • Basic set of recommended colours: Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Alizarin Crimson
    • One black waterproof pigment ink pen; size 03, 04 or 05. Recommended makes: Edding Profipen, Pilot DR, Faber Castell Pitt, Sakura Pigma Micron.
    • Round watercolour brush: one size 8 or 10 and one size 4
    • Tissues/kitchen roll
    • Eraser
    • 2B pencil

    We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a course more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.​

  • Still Life Drawing

    Still Life Drawing

    18:00 -20:00
    23/09/2020
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Still Life Drawing

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

    A great course for improving creative observation.

    Focusing on the traditional discipline of still life studies, this course will give a balance of observational skills and creative experiments, with the time to discover your own directions.

    Teaching as a group and encouraging individualism, enjoy this immensely rewarding experience.

    There will be a selection of different objects and themes to work on and explore throughout the course, focusing on different aspects of observation each week.

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  • Oils

    Oils

    10:00 -12:00
    24/09/2020
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Oils

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

    By booking for this course, you are selecting to attend Oils in person at The Base. If you wish to attend these sessions online, via Zoom, please click here.

    Always wanted to try painting in oils but it looks too difficult/expensive/messy?

    Come and try it to find out how relaxing, rewarding (and clean) it really is…

    During this 10 week course, artists and author, Debrah Martin, will take you step-by-step through the basics of oil painting, including composition, colour-mixing and brush techniques. By the end of the course you will have painted several beautiful pieces in oils.

    Course plan:
    Week 1:
    Getting to know the equipment, paint, colour mixing and some basic painting and composition techniques. You will also make a start on your first painting – a still to practice everything we’ve covered in the basics to week 1.

    Weeks 2: Completing your first painting – a still life to practice composition, brush use and colour-mixing (painting on a 10” x 12” oil canvas board).

    Weeks 3 and 4: Your second painting – a landscape with a spectacular sky (painting on a 10” x 12” oil canvas board).

    Weeks 5, 6 and 7: Your third painting – a seascape with a spectacular sky (painting on a 12” x 16” oil canvas board).

    Weeks 8 ,9 and 10: Your third painting – painting from a photograph of your own choice (painting on a 16” x 20” oil canvas board).

    Materials: List of material will be provided for participants to purchase.

    This course 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.

  • Illustrating Patterns & Textures in Wildlife

    Illustrating Patterns & Textures in Wildlife

    10:00 -16:00
    24/09/2020-25/09/2020
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    Illustrating Patterns & Textures in Wildlife – Thur 24th & Fri 25th September 2020

    SKU: CT240920-10
    £180.00

    Tutor: Clay Thompson

  • Vegetable Dishes from the Aegean

    Vegetable Dishes from the Aegean

    10:30 -14:45
    24/09/2020
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    THIS COURSE INCLUDES LUNCH

    TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2020

    10:30 AM – 2:45 PM

    Our Turkish tutor Ozlem will teach this class.  With her passion for all things Mediterranean, this healthy and delicious plant based Aegean cuisine offers unusual food pairings resulting in delicious dishes that celebrate vegetables.

    The menu will include:

    • Ezogelin Corbasi – Traditional red lentil, rice and bulghur wheat soup, cooked with sundried tomato paste served with crispy croutons, halloumi cheese and mint and paprika butter sauce
    • Peynirli Biber Dolma – Small fresh peppers filled with crumbly white cheese, walnuts, dill and nigella seeds then baked and served with smoked red pepper sauce
    • Terbiyeli Kereviz – Celeriac, broad beans, potatoes and carrots cooked in creamy orange, dill and butter sauce
    • Kabak Talisi – Butternut squash cooked in cinnamon and cloves sherbet then served with tahini and mulberry molasses sauce

    Class size 8 max.  All abilities welcome.

    £70.00

  • Burger and Bubbles

    Burger and Bubbles

    18:00 -21:00
    24/09/2020
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Burger and Bubbles

    A fun evening where you will create the ultimate burger, brioche bun, burger relish, chips, onion rings and a choice of beer or champagne.

    From £95

  • Rock for Héros

    Rock for Héros

    19:45 -21:00
    24/09/2020
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Rock for Héros

    Priority booking opens to Members on Friday 28 August. Tickets are available for general sale on Tuesday 1 September at 10am.

    Following on from our hugely successful first years of touring, building an almost cult following, the incredible “Rock for Heroes” is back on the road for 2020; bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artists, fundraising in support of the fantastic Help for Heroes.

    We will be collecting for this amazing cause, after every show. Our aim is to raise 2.5 million (it’s a long plan!!). Performed by a full live rock band and superb singers, complete with brilliant personalities & comedy value this really is a night out unlike any other.

    With music from artists such as Queen, The Eagles, David Bowie, Van Halen, Toto, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Dire Straits & so many more. You won’t see a bad wig here, this isn’t a tribute act this is simply paying tribute, the best way we can to the legends in music. Escape the 9 to 5 and let your hair down with the Rock For Heroes Family!!

    Book your tickets today & be part of Rock For Heroes – Music, Laughter & A Rockin’ Night Out!

    Tickets must be booked in advance and we ask customers to select an e-ticket if possible. If you are unable to book an e-ticket, please speak to our Box Office team.

    We will be limiting the number of people admitted to each event to ensure appropriate social distancing and will be leaving seats between each group. To facilitate social distancing, we have implemented a new way of booking online. You will see that there are seats available in bubbles of different group sizes and you will need to select the one that is appropriate for your booking. You must select a bubble which fits with your group size otherwise the system will not proceed with the booking. For example, if you try to book two seats in a bubble which is designed for four, the booking will not go through and you will need to select a bubble of two seats. If you require a bubble size which is not available please contact the Box Office and they will assist with your booking. You must only book tickets for people in your household. If you wish to come with someone who is not in your household, they will need to book tickets in a separate transaction. This is for the purposes of Track and Trace and so that we can ensure that government guidelines are being adhered to for the safety of all of our visitors.

    More information on your visit and the changes we have made to follow government and industry guidelines is available here.

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  • Arlington Arts Reopens with Big Boss Man

    Arlington Arts Reopens with Big Boss Man

    All day
    25/09/2020
    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    Arlington Arts Reopen with Big Boss Man

    ★★★★ BLUES & SOUL ★★★★ SHINDIG! ★★★★★ MONKEY BOXING A Hip Hammond Hybrid of 60’S R’N’B, Latin, Soul, Bongo-Fuzz and Funk.

    Tickets& Prices: You will need to contact the venue as strict booking systems are in place.

    Big Boss Man’s Dance-floor favourite “Sea Groove” has exceeded 4.7 MILLION streams on Spotify! When Blow Up records artistes Big Boss Man hit the stage you don’t just get the look and feel of some of the best jazzy soundtracks of the 60’s but the feel you’re somewhere in the best territory of Roy Budd during his Get Carter years.

    Big Boss Man’s explosive live show is legendary and as well as playing hundreds of gigs and festivals across the UK, Europe and even Russia their music may sound familiar to you being regularly played on television shows including; the Grand Tour, Come Dine with Me, the World Cup Final and even Strictly Come Dancing! Also broadcast on BBC Radio by DJs Including Cerys Mathews, Craig Charles and Mark Lamarr. BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms regularly opens up his show with BBM’s “Theme from Last Man on Earth”. 2018 saw Big Boss Man touring France playing shows with Lisa and the Lips and Nicole Willis as well as playing live on National Radio in France. A check on the BBC website reveals 20 plays in recent times for Big Boss Man songs and a glance at their Publishers Statement shows that Big Boss Man music has been broadcasted in film and TV in dozens of countries worldwide.

    Recent highlights include NYE at the Sage, Gateshead with Vintage Trouble, the Cult music Festival, Cosmic Trip, in Bourges, France, Germany’s 2 Men From L.I.N.Z Weekender, Looe Festival In Cornwall , the award winning Good Life Experience, Port Elliot festival Blow Up Records’ 25th Birthday show at the legendary 100 Club and sold out shows in Brighton, at the Troubadour in London, Cwmdu Studios in Wales, the Louisiana in Bristol and at the Railway Hotel in Southend. Big Boss Man also provide music for the soundtrack to the multi-award winning documentary “Tales from Tin Pan Alley” — showing at film festivals worldwide now!

    Previously BBM have: recorded 4 albums for Blow Up Records, toured Spain 8 times, taken a mini-tour of Russian Tinkoff Brewery Bars, provided the sound track to a Mighty Boosh film, (Sweet) remixed a Paul Weller single (the bottle), had their debut 7” single Sea Groove sampled by the Thievery Corporation (the numbers game) played live sessions and Latitude Festival for Mark Lamar , live session for Cerys Mathews and even remixed a German 70s kids programme theme tune! (Robi Tobi und das Fliewatuut).

    Keeping You Safe

    The key sections are:

    • General Information
    • What We Have Done
    • Socially Distanced Seating
    • E-Tickets
    • Staggered Entry Times
    • One-way system
    • Food and Drink

    With the recent government advice, we want to do our utmost to ensure the health and safety of our audiences, staff, performers and wider community. For the foreseeable future, all of our events must adhere to social distancing guidelines. This page will be updated regularly to ensure customers are clear on the current processes helping to keep everyone safe. If you would like to know more about the social distancing guidelines, you can do so via the government website.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    There is some important information that all customers planning on visiting Arlington Arts must remember and adhere to:

    • If you are feeling unwell, particularly with symptoms of COVID-19, please do NOT visit the venue.
    • Please bring as few possessions as possible. Our cloakroom will not be open to reduce potential contact and keeping the auditorium clutter free will also help reduce chances of transmission.
    • You MUST wear a face covering when inside the venue. Masks are available to purchase from the Box Office for £1.50.
    • Please use the hand sanitiser provided on arrival and exit, before and after using the toilets or lift and as often as you like.
    • If you pick up a leaflet/programme please take it with you.

    WHAT WE HAVE DONE
      • We have signs posted around the venue with clear instructions should you forget some of the guidance on arrival. Please follow the instructions, they are there to help keep you and others as safe as possible.
      • The performers have also been given strict instructions on how they can help keep transmission and contact low.
      • The venue will undergo a deep clean after every performance.
      • Staff will be regularly cleaning hand rails, doors and spaces within the venue that people are likely to become in contact with.
    SOCIALLY DISTANCED SEATING
        • Going forward, we will be operating with a socially distanced seating plan which you can see below.
        • Maximum seated capacity is now just under 50% at 118 to remain compliant with social distancing guidelines. Please note seats marked ‘X’ are unavailable for booking, to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
          E-TICKETS
          • To reduce the chances of transmission, Arlington Arts will now be operating with e-tickets only. When you purchase your tickets, you shall receive an order confirmation with a link to your downloadable tickets. Copy and paste this link to your address bar and hit enter.

           

          • Your tickets will begin to download. Click on the file at the bottom of your browser and your tickets should appear, it will look like the example below:

     

          • You can either print the ticket off and bring it with you to be scanned at a safe distance or alternatively, we can scan the ticket from a mobile device.
    STAGGERED ENTRY TIMES
    • We will be utilising staggered entry times to avoid queues. You will be given your entry time via email in the lead up to the event.
    • Please arrive at the venue during your entry time period, you will not be allowed into the venue until your allocated entry time.
    ONE-WAY SYSTEM
    • There will be a one-way system in place whilst you are in the building. This system will be shown clearly via signs throughout the venue, please respect the one-way system and if you need clarification, ask a member of staff.
    FOOD AND DRINK
    • The bar will be open as usual before the show and you will be able to order drinks as you arrive to take in with you. We are asking all customers to order their interval drinks as soon as they arrive. Staff will then direct you to collect your order from allocated zones during the interval.
    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding the information on this page, please do not hesitate to contact us via boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk or 01635 244246.

     

     

     

  • Fish and Shellfish

    Fish and Shellfish

    09:15 -15:00
    25/09/2020
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Fish and Shellfish

    4 places left. From £145

    Know what great fish looks like? Identify quality fish – this course will teach you preparation and cooking techniques of fish, shellfish and molluscs; ensuring maximum eating quality and flavour

  • Proxima (12A)

    Proxima (12A)

    14:30 -16:15
    25/09/2020
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Proxima (12A)

    Priority booking opens to Members on Friday 28 August. Tickets are available for general sale on Tuesday 1 September at 10am.

    Sarah is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her eight-year-old daughter. Sarah feels guilty that she cannot spend more time with her child. Her love is overpowering, unsettling. When Sarah is chosen to join the crew of a year-long space mission called Proxima it creates chaos in the mother-daughter relationship.

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

    Diary Page 7 Sep – 1 Oct

    Duration: 107 mins

    Director: Alice Winocaur

    Starring: Eva Green and Matt Dillon. France 2019

    English and French with English subtitles

    Contains flashing lights which might affect those who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

    Tickets must be booked in advance and we ask customers to select an e-ticket if possible. If you are unable to book an e-ticket, please speak to our Box Office team.

    We will be limiting the number of people admitted to each event to ensure appropriate social distancing and will be leaving seats between each group. To facilitate social distancing, we have implemented a new way of booking online. You will see that there are seats available in bubbles of different group sizes and you will need to select the one that is appropriate for your booking. You must select a bubble which fits with your group size otherwise the system will not proceed with the booking. For example, if you try to book two seats in a bubble which is designed for four, the booking will not go through and you will need to select a bubble of two seats. If you require a bubble size which is not available please contact the Box Office and they will assist with your booking. You must only book tickets for people in your household. If you wish to come with someone who is not in your household, they will need to book tickets in a separate transaction. This is for the purposes of Track and Trace and so that we can ensure that government guidelines are being adhered to for the safety of all of our visitors.

    More information on your visit and the changes we have made to follow government and industry guidelines is available here.

     

  • Special Screening: 42nd Street- The Musical

    Special Screening: 42nd Street- The Musical

    19:30 -21:15
    25/09/2020
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Special Screening: 42nd Street- The Musical

    Priority booking opens to Members on Friday 28 August. Tickets are available for general sale on Tuesday 1 September at 10am.

    Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony® Award-winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in the heart of London’s West End.

    Fresh off the bus from small-town America Peggy is just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she’s always dreamed of… Featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money, Lullaby Of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames and I Only Have Eyes For You, this is pure musical magic on the big screen – entertainment doesn’t get bigger than this!

    Duration: 144 mins

    Director: Mark Bramble.

    Starring: Bonnie Langford, Tom Lister, Clare Halse, Philip Bertoli.

    Tickets must be booked in advance and we ask customers to select an e-ticket if possible. If you are unable to book an e-ticket, please speak to our Box Office team.

    We will be limiting the number of people admitted to each event to ensure appropriate social distancing and will be leaving seats between each group. To facilitate social distancing, we have implemented a new way of booking online. You will see that there are seats available in bubbles of different group sizes and you will need to select the one that is appropriate for your booking. You must select a bubble which fits with your group size otherwise the system will not proceed with the booking. For example, if you try to book two seats in a bubble which is designed for four, the booking will not go through and you will need to select a bubble of two seats. If you require a bubble size which is not available please contact the Box Office and they will assist with your booking. You must only book tickets for people in your household. If you wish to come with someone who is not in your household, they will need to book tickets in a separate transaction. This is for the purposes of Track and Trace and so that we can ensure that government guidelines are being adhered to for the safety of all of our visitors.

    More information on your visit and the changes we have made to follow government and industry guidelines is available here.

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  • All about Dogs Show 2020

    All about Dogs Show 2020

    All day
    26/09/2020-27/09/2020
    Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, RG18 9QZ

    All about Dogs Show 2020

    In light of the announcement by the UK Government advising against all but necessary travel and other measures restricting public gatherings, the All About Dogs Show team have been working tirelessly with venue partners to secure new dates for our NEWBURY show after the impact period of the Coronavirus outbreak.

    We are delighted to announce that the new dates for the All About Dogs Show Newbury are Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2020.

    Please bear with us, we will announce all ticket information very soon. For the latest information, please follow our social media channels.

  • Who’s Still Terrified of Drawing

    Who’s Still Terrified of Drawing

    10:00 -16:00
    26/09/2020-27/09/2020
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    Who’s Still Terrified of Drawing – Sat 26th & Sun 27th September 2020

    £180.00

    Tutor: Richard Box

    Are you terrified of drawing but to have a secret longing to learn how to do it? Then enrol on this course where Richard will guide you through certain processes slowly, gently and step by step

  • Acrylic painting for beginners: techniques and materials

    Acrylic painting for beginners: techniques and materials

    10:00 -16:00
    26/09/2020
    City Arts Newbury 10 Hampton Road Newbury Berkshire RG14 6DB

    Acrylic painting for beginners: techniques and materials

    This workshop is for adults.

    This workshop is designed to explore the absolute basics of acrylic painting; from colour mixing using just the primary colours, to different ways of applying the paint (thick, thin, opaque, transparent) and the use of basic mediums.

    A fun and informal course, by the end of which students will have an understanding of the properties of acrylic paint, colour mixing, and simple techniques for creating their own paintings. Students will complete a number ofexercises and at least one finished piece of work

    There will be lots of step-by-step demos and individual help….no previous experience necessary.

    Other costs and Materials to bring

    Due to CoVid 19 we are unable to share materials so please bring the following:

    • Watercolour paper x 3 sheets (approx. A4 or bigger)
    • Soft drawing pencil, rubber
    • Cartridge paper for initial studies and exercises
    • Acrylic paints – primaries: Process Cyan, Process Yellow, Process Magenta, White [note: It is better to buy four tubes of a decent brand such as Daler System 3 or Winsor & Newton than a large set of a cheap brand].
    • Mixing palette with a large flat area (tear-off palettes or plates are fine)
    • Range of brushes:  bring whatever you have – the tutor will have some available to borrow and advise on what to buy
    • Kitchen sponge, palette knife if you have one(the tutor will have some available to borrow)
    • Kitchen roll, water pot,
    • Bring some simple still life props such as pears, apples, figs, grapes
    • Old clothes / apron,
    • Please bring your own mug for these sessions. There will be hot water for drinks to have during the session.

      Please remember also to bring your own packed lunch.

      Participant numbers and social distancing

      Workshop participant numbers will be capped at 6 people to retain small group numbers.

      Please note that we will be observing social distancing whilst trying to make this as normal a workshop as possible.  Bring your own face mask.  Do not attend if you, or members of your household, feel unwell or have CoVid-like symptoms.  In any case we will be following the government guidance for our activities outdoors and if the guidance changes, we’ll be bound to observe it as necessary.

    Cancellation policy.

    Please note that a ticketing fee of £2 is included in the price of this workshop and this is not refundable in any circumstance.

    If you are unable to attend the workshop and you cancel your attendance more than two weeks prior to the workshop, the ticketing fee above will be retained.  If you cancel less than two weeks before the workshop no fees are refundable.

    In the event of City Arts having to cancel the workshop due to participants’ numbers falling below the minimum requirement or government advice changes, we will refund the whole workshop amount minus the ticketing fee above

  • Portrait Painting: The Next Steps

    Portrait Painting: The Next Steps

    10:00 -16:00
    26/09/2020-27/09/2020
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    Portrait Painting: The Next Steps – Sat 26th & Sun 27th September 2020

    £180.00

    Tutor: George Popesco

    10am – 4pm

    For those with some experience in portrait painting, this course will help you take you skills to the next level

  • Corn Exchange Comedy Club

    Corn Exchange Comedy Club

    20:00 -23:00
    26/09/2020
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Corn Exchange Comedy Club

    Full price £15

    Priority booking opens to Members on Friday 28 August. Tickets are available for general sale on Tuesday 1 September at 10am.

    Grab a drink and sit back to enjoy an evening in the company of four comedians who’ll get your weekend off to a great start.

    Avalon has an unrivalled reputation for finding new comedy talent and has many household names on their books, including Rob Delaney, Jenny Eclair, Greg Davies, Chris Ramsey, Frank Skinner and Phil Wang – you never know, you might see the next big name in Newbury! So whether you are looking to have a giggle with friends or are looking for a fun way to celebrate a special occasion, start your weekend in style at the Corn Exchange Comedy Club.

    *This month’s line up is: Luke Kempner (MC), Carl Donnelly, Annie McGrath, Ahir Shah

    Age Guide: Ages 18+ only

    Line-up subject to change.

    Tickets must be booked in advance and we ask customers to select an e-ticket if possible. If you are unable to book an e-ticket, please speak to our Box Office team.

    We will be limiting the number of people admitted to each event to ensure appropriate social distancing and will be leaving seats between each group. To facilitate social distancing, we have implemented a new way of booking online. You will see that there are seats available in bubbles of different group sizes and you will need to select the one that is appropriate for your booking. You must select a bubble which fits with your group size otherwise the system will not proceed with the booking. For example, if you try to book two seats in a bubble which is designed for four, the booking will not go through and you will need to select a bubble of two seats. If you require a bubble size which is not available please contact the Box Office and they will assist with your booking. You must only book tickets for people in your household. If you wish to come with someone who is not in your household, they will need to book tickets in a separate transaction. This is for the purposes of Track and Trace and so that we can ensure that government guidelines are being adhered to for the safety of all of our visitors.

    More information on your visit and the changes we have made to follow government and industry guidelines is available here.

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  • Make a Willow Zarzo Basket

    Make a Willow Zarzo Basket

    10:00 -15:00
    27/09/2020

    Make a Willow Zarzo Basket

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

    A zarzo basket is a fairly modern invention based on the traditional Catalan technique.

    It’s much easier to make rectangular baskets using this method compared to the English technique. If you’ve had a go at basket making with willow you’ll really enjoy this, or if you’ve never made a basket before then this is a good one to start with.

    There are various options for completing the baskets so plenty of room for creativity!

    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.

    Full price £60

  • Lynn & Lucy

    Lynn & Lucy

    12:00 -13:30
    27/09/2020-29/09/2020
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Lynn & Lucy

    Priority booking opens to Members on Friday 28 August. Tickets are available for general sale on Tuesday 1 September at 10am.

    Lynn and Lucy are life-long best friends, their relationship as intense as any romance. Neither has ventured far from where they grew up. Lynn, who married her first boyfriend and whose daughter is fast growing up, is delighted when the charismatic, volatile Lucy has her first baby, a boy. Lucy, however, does not react to motherhood as Lynn expects. Soon, they find their friendship tested in the most extreme circumstances.

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

    Duration: 90 mins

    Director: Fyzal Boulifa

    Starring: Roxanne Scrimshaw and Nichola Burley. UK 2020

    Tickets must be booked in advance and we ask customers to select an e-ticket if possible. If you are unable to book an e-ticket, please speak to our Box Office team.

    We will be limiting the number of people admitted to each event to ensure appropriate social distancing and will be leaving seats between each group. To facilitate social distancing, we have implemented a new way of booking online. You will see that there are seats available in bubbles of different group sizes and you will need to select the one that is appropriate for your booking. You must select a bubble which fits with your group size otherwise the system will not proceed with the booking. For example, if you try to book two seats in a bubble which is designed for four, the booking will not go through and you will need to select a bubble of two seats. If you require a bubble size which is not available please contact the Box Office and they will assist with your booking. You must only book tickets for people in your household. If you wish to come with someone who is not in your household, they will need to book tickets in a separate transaction. This is for the purposes of Track and Trace and so that we can ensure that government guidelines are being adhered to for the safety of all of our visitors.

    More information on your visit and the changes we have made to follow government and industry guidelines is available here.

  • A Little Light Music

    A Little Light Music

    15:45 -20:00
    27/09/2020
    Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen Bath Road, Hungerford | Berkshire | RG17 0SP

    A Little Light Music

    Enjoy a socially distanced performance of music from the world’s best loved operas, operettas and musicals. The programme will include classics from La Bohème, The Marriage of Figaro, West Side story, Les Misérables and many more.

    Let the singers and musicians of Beechwood Opera serenade you as you relax in our lovely garden.

    Tickets:
    Adult ticket: £25
    Child ticket: £5 (under the age of 12)
    Tickets must be booked online

    Food & Drink:
    A complimentary glass of our very own award-winning English Sparkling Wine from Alder Ridge Vineyard is included with all standard tickets.

    Drinks are available to purchase throughout the evening and a delightful afternoon tea style picnic is available to order online (at the time of purchasing your tickets) these include a selection of mini sweet and savoury treats with scones, jam, and clotted cream.

    We regret that guests cannot bring their own food or drinks to this event and our afternoon tea picnics must be pre-ordered online.

    Other details:
    Please bring your own picnic blanket or garden chairs to watch the performance.

    Warm blankets are available to use on a first come first serve basis.

    Well behaved dogs welcome.

    Toilets are available for guests to use.

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  • The Battle of the Greens – Monday 28th September 2020

    The Battle of the Greens – Monday 28th September 2020

    10:00 -16:00
    28/09/2020
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    The Battle of the Greens – Monday 28th September 2020
    £90.00

    Tutor Lin Kerr

    Green is at the heart of the English Landscape but it can be the artist’s undoing!

    There is so much more to The Battle than just “Blue and Yellow don’t make Green”.

    Further Detail

    Green is at the heart of the English Landscape but it can be the artist’s undoing!
    There is so much more to The Battle than just “Blue and Yellow don’t make Green”.
    We’ll experiment with many blues and yellows like Payne’s Gray and Naples Yellow or Lemon Yellow with a touch of black and create a whole palette of delicious greens.
    Our new-found palette will then be great to produce a landscape from one of your photos or one from Lin’s archive of landscape scenes.

    Lin will explain the process of painting a canvas with a warm or a cool underpainting and how this affects the outcome. It is a friendly group and everyone should be able to take some wonderful swatches and a complete or almost complete canvas (about 10” x 14”) home.

    Skills/Techniques Covered

     

    • Choosing materials to start oil painting
    • How to apply oils to the canvas
    • Mixing as many greens as possible with a palette knife
    • How to start a painting using a tonal beginning
    • Making greens sparkle in sunlight or suggest mystery in shadows
    Further Detail

    Green is at the heart of the English Landscape but it can be the artist’s undoing!
    There is so much more to The Battle than just “Blue and Yellow don’t make Green”.
    We’ll experiment with many blues and yellows like Payne’s Gray and Naples Yellow or Lemon Yellow with a touch of black and create a whole palette of delicious greens.
    Our new-found palette will then be great to produce a landscape from one of your photos or one from Lin’s archive of landscape scenes.

    Lin will explain the process of painting a canvas with a warm or a cool underpainting and how this affects the outcome. It is a friendly group and everyone should be able to take some wonderful swatches and a complete or almost complete canvas (about 10” x 14”) home.

    Skills/Techniques Covered

     

    • Choosing materials to start oil painting
    • How to apply oils to the canvas
    • Mixing as many greens as possible with a palette knife
    • How to start a painting using a tonal beginning
    • Making greens sparkle in sunlight or suggest mystery in shadows
  • Seascapes: Silk Ribbon Embroidery

    Seascapes: Silk Ribbon Embroidery

    10:00 -16:00
    28/09/2020
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    Seascapes: Silk Ribbon Embroidery – Monday 28th September 2020
    £90.00

    Tutor: Marilyn Pipe

    Create a unique, beautiful Seascape with Silk ribbon embroidery. It’s easy to do with wonderful results!

    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • Precious Metal Clay Jewellery

    Precious Metal Clay Jewellery

    16:00
    28/09/2020
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Precious Metal Clay Jewellery

    Precious metal clay has taken the jewellery world by storm! It is a fantastic material to work with as it has the versatility of clay and once fired it turns into 99.9% silver. We will look at designs you can create, either earrings or a pendant, then show you how to make a moulding compound which will be used to cast your chosen object or texture. The PMC is then pressed into the mould, fired with a torch and polished using a rotary polisher. Liver of sulphur may then be applied to enhance the texture/design. The pieces will then be finished – by forging silver ear wires and piercing the final piece to create earrings or creating a hanging bail for a pendant. You will be amazed at the results you will achieve!

    Includes – PMC for a pendant or earrings and all equipment. 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: Beginner

    Number of students: 8

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  • The Heart of a Tiger

    The Heart of a Tiger

    All day
    29/09/2020
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    The Heart of a Tiger

    Ted’s got a plan – an outlandish, ridiculous plan… but one that’s definitely going to work.

    Ted is feeling pretty darn good thank you very much, straight out of chemo and back pulling the strings at Ormond’s Fruit & Veg – a proper grocer’s amongst the overpriced vegan hipster shops.

    Unfortunately he’s come back to a right mess. Stevie’s launching a strike, Colin’s crashed the new van, Melanie’s sticking her nose into his finances… and the cat’s gone missing. On top of it all, Jimmy is back infecting the office with his capitalist propaganda. But Ted’s been on the picket-line for 40 years. And if anyone’s going to exploit his workers, it’s damn well going to be him.

    Starring Phil Davis (Poldark, Vera Drake), The Heart of a Tiger is about the collision between ideology and survival, keeping up when the world leaves you behind, and the politics of Brussels sprouts.

    Age Guide 16+

    Age Guide: 16+

    Times to be confirmed

  • A Conserve Masterclass by Jennifer Williams of Naked Jam

    A Conserve Masterclass by Jennifer Williams of Naked Jam

    10:00 -14:00
    29/09/2020
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    THIS COURSE INCLUDES LUNCH

    TUESDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER

    10.00 AM – 2.00 PM

    Honesty Cookery School is very excited to be working with Jennifer Williams of award winning company ‘Naked Jam’. 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.

    On this course Jennifer will take you on a journey of old recipes and traditional methods combined with the innovations added by each successive generation. She will show you how you too can cook conserves not just with a recipe but with your heart and imagination.

    This is a hands on course – you will produce several conserves on the day which you will take home to enjoy.

     Maximum 8 people on a course. All abilities welcome.

    £70.00

  • Closed Spine Bookbinding

    Closed Spine Bookbinding

    16:00
    29/09/2020
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Closed Spine Bookbinding

    Make your own hardbacked A6 landscape notebook from scratch. This is a traditional style of notebook with hard covers and spine, and covered with fabric. You will have a choice of white or coloured inside pages. We will start the day by trimming paper and card into the correct size for the book and nesting the trimmed sheets into ‘signatures’. The signatures will then by sewn together using traditional French link stitch, and the spine will be reinforced with glue and wet strength tissue. The next stage will be preparation of the covers, cutting these from greyboard, and covering with your choice from a selection of thick cotton fabrics. The final stage is assembly of the book, which is then pressed under weights until dry.

     All steps are fully demonstrated and there will be group and individual help and support.

     Students to bring: Scissors, Jam jar, Glue brush (½ inch stencil brush is ideal). Drawing tools: Pencil, eraser, sharpener. Cutting tools: Cutting mat (A3 or bigger if possible), sturdy craft or cutting knife (scalpel is too delicate), metal ruler. Blunt ended sewing needle with large eye (eg tapestry needle). Waxed paper to press your book and to carry your book home (The waxed paper from cereal packets works well for this.)

     If you have any of the following tools please bring them otherwise they can be borrowed from the tutor: Rotary cutter (for cutting fabric), Fabric scissors, 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: Paper, greyboard, fabric, wet strength tissue, linen thread and glue needed to make one book during the workshop. Tea, coffee and biscuits.

    If you would like further materials to make a second book at home there will be a charge of £5 payable on the day. 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

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  • Drypoint with Monoprinting

    Drypoint with Monoprinting

    10:00 -16:00
    30/09/2020
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    Drypoint with Monoprinting – Wednesday 30th September 2020

    SKU: BJ300920-10
    £90.00

    Tutor Beth Jenkins

    10am – 4pm

    For expressive prints, combining line work and colour, particularly suited to landscape but great results with many other styles, including abstraction. You can work from sketches or photographs and this is a good technique for those who don’t draw as well as they would like to.

    Using transparent acetate as a plate, you can work directly from your drawing or photo (but you will need to reverse it in advance if you want to print the right way round).  This is not a difficult process to learn, much of the skill lies in the inking.  You will have the opportunity to experiment with this and see how inking can change the image.
    You will learn monoprinting techniques to add colour, atmosphere and depth to your image.

    Although drawings and photographs are a great resource (reversed), you can also make great abstract work, or combine the print with watercolour when dry.  You will also be able to add colour to your work with relief techniques.  Working on A5 and A6 plates, you will explore a range of ways to make marks and textures.
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • Make Some Noise- Singing for the Sake of It

    Make Some Noise- Singing for the Sake of It

    13:00 -15:00
    30/09/2020
    The Watermill Theatre Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8

    Make Some Noise- Singing for the Sake of It

    These sessions are generously funded by Greenham Trust and are free for everyone!

    Join Musical Director and actor Tom Self (our musical director for Camelot) for an uplifting hour to connect and make some noise!

    Singing can strengthen your immune system, lower stress levels and act as a natural antidepressant, so there has never been a better time to give it a go.

    This weekly session will focus on looking after your wellbeing, regardless of your singing ability. If you usually reserve your singing for the shower, this is a great time to do it in a virtual group. These no pressure sessions are suitable for all ages. Book one session or join us every week, it’s up to you!

  • Summerland (12A)

    Summerland (12A)

    14:30 -16:10
    30/09/2020
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Summerland (12A)

    Priority booking opens to Members on Friday 28 August. Tickets are available for general sale on Tuesday 1 September at 10am.

    Summerland follows the story of fiercely independent folklore investigator, Alice (Gemma Arterton) who secludes herself in her clifftop study, debunking myths using science to disprove the existence of magic. Consumed by her work, but also profoundly lonely, she is haunted by a love affair from her past.

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

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