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  • Cotes is Reopening

    Cotes is Reopening

    All day
    10/07/2020-15/07/2020

    Cotes is Reopening

    We are delighted to announce that we will soon begin a gradual re-opening of our brasseries.

    If you would like to know when your ‘favourite brasserie’ is ready to start taking bookings please sign up to our newsletter below or follow us on Instagram or Facebook.

  • The Swan at Thatcham is Reopening

    The Swan at Thatcham is Reopening

    All day
    10/07/2020-15/07/2020

    The Swan at Thatcham is Reopening

    We know how important it is for our guests and teams to be in a safe and clean environment. We are working hard to ensure the same great pub experience, with just a few extra measures to keep you, your friends and family and our team safe.

    Check with venue for times.

    Swan, Station Road, Thatcham, RG19 4QL

    The Swan at Thatcham is on Station Road, 200 m from Thatcham Station and close to the River Kennet. We’re handy for the A339, the A34 and Junction 13 of the M4.

    Tel No; 01635862084

  • The Elephant at the Market, Newbury Reopens

    The Elephant at the Market, Newbury Reopens

    All day
    10/07/2020-15/07/2020

    The Elephant at the Market, Newbury Reopens

    For now, bookings are being taken for a maximum of 6 people, from 2 households, for 2 hours, per table.

  • The Ugly Duckling, Newbury is Reopening

    The Ugly Duckling, Newbury is Reopening

    All day
    10/07/2020-15/07/2020

    The Ugly Duckling, Newbury is Reopening

    BRINGING COFFEE AND CREATIVITY TOGETHER IN NEWBURY

    We are a Pottery Painting Coffee House on Newbury High Street. Our studio is a family-friendly, relaxed atmosphere where you can come along to get your coffee fix and explore your creative side at the same time! Turnaround time for pottery is 7 days.

    Please book your table in advance.

    hello@theuglyducklingpottery.co.uk
    01635 523778
    2-3 Bartholomew Street,
    Newbury,
    RG14 5LL

  • National Trust Gardens that are Re-opening – Basildon Park (Update)

    National Trust Gardens that are Re-opening – Basildon Park (Update)

    All day
    10/07/2020-17/07/2020
    Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NR

    National Trust Gardens that are Re-opening – Basildon Park (Update)Important notice –

    We’re re-opening the gardens, parkland and some of the toilets at Basildon Park. You will need to book your visit in advance. Check What’s On for the latest information and to book. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

    Our outdoor food outlet has reopened and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

    A selection of garden accessories featuring the new spring print.

    Stop off at our shop

    Our shop is reopening on Friday 10 July (please see opening times for details). For the safety of staff and visitors we’ve introduced social distancing measures and changes to payment, which will be via card only. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Basildon Park for everyone, for ever.

  • Hare and Hounds, Newbury are Open

    Hare and Hounds, Newbury are Open

    11:13
    10/07/2020-15/07/2020

    Hare and Hounds, Newbury are Open

    The Hare and Hounds are delighted to finally announce that we are reopening and do what we do best which is to look after you.

    We can confirm our reservations hot line is now open, and bookings are flooding in, we are taking online reservations for our scheduled opening Saturday the 4th of July 2020.

    Please check their website on the link given, to make sure you are following their guidelines. Booking required, so please check for times available.

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  • Online Free Science at Home

    Online Free Science at Home

    All day
    13/07/2020-17/07/2020

    Online Free Science at Home

    This year, we have moved our Summer Science Exhibition online. Join us for an exciting week of science streamed straight into your home, with talks and videos on subjects including the science of pets, doping in sports and Antarctica exploration, and some highlights from our favourite exhibits over the years. You can also find out what some of the researchers from past years have been up to since showcasing their work at Summer Science.

    You can view the full programme on the Royal Society website: http://royalsociety.org/summerscience

    Whether you’re keen to delve into our rich, 350-year-old archive to explore the legacy of the Exhibition and our historic artefacts, manuscripts and records, or want to tune in for our family friendly big Summer Science quiz, complete with a round for younger viewers, there’s something for all ages and interests. Plus, we will be giving you a sneak preview of next year’s exhibition, with announcements throughout the week about the 2021 line-up.
    Don’t miss out on this free celebration of cutting-edge and historic science, all to enjoy at home.

  • National Trust Houses ReOpening Soon

    National Trust Houses ReOpening Soon

    All day
    13/07/2020-18/07/2020

    National Trust Houses ReOpening Soon

    We’ve opened more than 130 gardens and parklands. To ensure the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities, we’ve reduced the number of people we can welcome at one time and you’ll need to book your visit in advance. ​

    From Monday 13 July, seven houses in England and Northern Ireland are reopening as part of a pilot project to welcome back visitors to the houses and buildings we are for. ​

    There are also hundreds of coast and countryside car parks open that you don’t have to book. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what’s open, how to book and what to expect from your visit. ​

  • Living RainForest opening soon

    Living RainForest opening soon

    All day
    13/07/2020-18/07/2020

    Living RainForest opening soon

    YAY we’re re-opening soon! New safety measures will include

    Alarm clock

    TIMED TICKETS: All visitors (incl. annual ticket holders) will need to PRE-BOOK ONLINE

    Sponge

    2 VISIT TIMES with a MID-DAY BREAK when we’re closed for cleaning

    Paw prints

    1-WAY paths and a 1-in, 1-out system in our loos. See u soon!

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  • ‘Countryside Days for Schools online

    ‘Countryside Days for Schools online

    All day
    14/07/2020-30/07/2020

    Countryside Days for Schools online

    The Englefield Estate has launched ‘Countryside Days for Schools online’ with a series of educational videos on forestry, farming and the countryside.

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Countryside Days for Schools or ‘Schools Days’, which was first held in 1997, has had to be cancelled for the first time.

    To bring the experience to children virtually, the Estate team have produced the series of free-to-access videos.

    Dr Liz Mattison, the Estate’s Community and Education Officer, said: “Schools Days is such an exciting event and gives children the chance to get hands-on learning experiences in farming, horticulture, construction, and forestry. As we are sadly unable to invite the children here this year, for their own safety as well as that of our staff and volunteers, we were keen to give a taste of the experience.

    “The videos include ideas for outdoor learning, an introduction to the countryside code and how we can all respect and enjoy the environment, as well as teaching children about wildflowers, farming and forestry. We hope that families will watch them together and young minds will be engaged and inspired.”

    Video topics cover the farming year, a working forest, the countryside code, how plants grow, and how to identify local flowers. More videos on wildlife, horticulture and the environment are going to be added throughout the year.

    Richard Benyon, Chairman of Englefield Estate, said: “Schools Days was developed over 20 years ago to take local school children out of the classroom and into the countryside to help them discover what is involved in helping to make it a great place to live, work and play.

    “We’re looking forward to inviting children back in 2021, but in the meantime these videos will help children and adults discover more about the world around them for themselves and give them some ideas for activities to keep young minds engaged.”

    The first Schools Days event in 1997 hosted 315 children from five schools in Berkshire. In 2019 over 3,000 children from 50 primary schools across the county attended, free of charge.

     

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  • The Lock, Stock and Barrel, Newbury will be Reopening

    The Lock, Stock and Barrel, Newbury will be Reopening

    All day
    15/07/2020

    The Lock, Stock and Barrel, Newbury will be Reopening

    The Lock Stock & Barrel is ready, waiting and excited to see you when we finally reopen our doors on Wednesday 15th July for that long-awaited #FirstPint.

    Book now to reserve your space. As we’re anticipating high levels of demand, you will be required to book online ahead of your visit. Simply click ‘Book a Table’ and follow the steps.

    We have been working hard to ensure the safety of our customers and staff to reopen in accordance with the latest government guidance. Please read our FAQs for the latest on our reopening plans.
     

  • West Berkshire Museum opens today

    West Berkshire Museum opens today

    All day
    15/07/2020-22/07/2020
    The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS

    West Berkshire Museum opens today

    Today is the day! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum from 10am – 4pm Wednesday – Friday. We’d love to see photos of your socially distanced visit.

    In line with government guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19, the Museum has been deep-cleaned, we have reception screens in place, hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities and Personal Protection  Equipment (PPE) has been made available for staff to wear when necessary.

    Our staff will ask you to queue at the designated entrance and there will be a separate exit. You will be directed along the one-way system where you can visit all of our galleries and exhibitions. Please note, the library will not be available in this phase.

    Unfortunately our children’s activities, interactive interpretation and dressing up will not be available in this initial phase but we have free trails for you to enjoy.

    The gift shop, accessible toilet and baby changing facilities will be open, but the café and standard toilets will be closed.  We will have limits on single person/households in the lift.

    We will only be taking contactless card payments at this stage.

    Entry to the museum is free, as always, but donations are most welcomed.

    Events and Activities
    Our Family Activity Days and Messy Museum Days will continue to take place on our social media platforms throughout the summer holidays and will be available to download from our Life Long Learning page, along with our new short story competition.

  • West Berkshire Museum and Shaw House Set to Reopen in Mid July

    West Berkshire Museum and Shaw House Set to Reopen in Mid July

    All day
    15/07/2020
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR
  • The Sign of Four

    The Sign of Four

    All day
    15/07/2020
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    The Sign of Four

    Who saw @Blackeyedtheatre‘s Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four when they came to us in February 2019? If you missed out, the company are livestreaming the performance for free and it is available on their Youtube channel until Wednesday 15 July:

  • West Berkshire Museum Reopening

    West Berkshire Museum Reopening

    10:00 -16:00
    15/07/2020
    The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS

    West Berkshire Museum Reopening

    WEST BERKSHIRE MUSUEM

    The Museum will reopen on Wednesday 15 July and will then be open every Wednesday to Friday, 10am – 4pm.

    SHAW HOUSE

    Shaw House will reopen for weekend visits from Saturday 18 July, 11am – 4pm.
    During the school holidays, customers are welcome to visit the grounds only, Monday to Friday, 11am – 4pm.

    Please note: Shaw House is currently open for a limited number of pre-booked small meetings.
    For information about new bookings please call 01635 519804
    For information about the Registration Service please telephone 01635 279230

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  • Monster Hero Safari comes to Thatcham Town Centre

    Monster Hero Safari comes to Thatcham Town Centre

    All day
    17/07/2020-24/07/2020

    Monster Hero Safari comes to Thatcham Town Centre

    Monster Hero Safari comes to Thatcham Town Centre

    Thatcham Town Council has teamed up with Monster Hero Safari to present a monstrously super family day out!

    10 monster superheroes will be landing in Thatcham Town Centre from July 17th and it’s your job to find them! Families in Thatcham are invited to take part in MonsterHero Safari 2020, helping to bring family fun and entertainment back to the high street.
    The hunt is on! Start the safari by finding any character, tapping their belly using your mobile device and off you go. Learn the names, stories and powers of all 10 cute and colourful MonsterHeroes to unlock your free ebook about their first team-up adventure.
    The first 100 families that take part will be free to participate, with thanks to Thatcham Town Council. Thereafter, there is a nominal platform cost of £2 per family taking part, with further donations going to NHS Charities Together.

    To take part simply:

    1. Tap any character with your mobile phone/device and pay/donate to start the game
    2. Hunt down the monstrous superheroes
    3. Learn their names, stories and powers by tapping with NFC or scanning QR codes
    4. When you’ve found them all, you will unlock your very own ebook adventure

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  • Hungerford Food and Artisan Market

    Hungerford Food and Artisan Market

    10:00 -13:00
    19/07/2020

    Hungerford Food and Artisan Market

    The Hungerford Food Festival Committee has announced a new food and artisan market that will take place from 10am to 1pm on Sunday, 19th July.

    The event will take place on the Croft Field behind Hungerford Nursery and customers will be able to buy a range of speciality food items from local suppliers.

    Stalls confirmed so far include plants, meat, oil, confectionery and cakes.

    Committee chairwoman Penny Locke said: “We’re still keeping an eye on government guidelines that will dictate whether this year’s Hungerford Food Festival can go ahead in October. In the meantime, we wanted to be able to hold an event to support suppliers and to enable people to get high-quality food.

    “This will be an outdoor event with marshals and social distancing measures in place to ensure the safety of vendors and customers. There will also be hand-sanitiser available at the entry points.”

  • Virtual Summer Fair

    Virtual Summer Fair

    11:00 -16:00
    19/07/2020
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

    Virtual Summer Fair

    Enjoy all the fun of the Summer Fair from your home. More details coming soon!

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  • The Carnarvon Arms is reopening

    The Carnarvon Arms is reopening

    12:38
    20/07/2020

    The Carnarvon Arms is reopening

    We are currently absorbing the updated guidelines from the government regarding the re-opening of the hospitality sector.

    We will be re-opening  from Monday 20th July and we can’t wait to welcome you back responsibly from this date. Booking enquiries can be made via our website.

    Our team is working hard on the reopening plans to ensure the safety of our people and our customers, so please follow us on social media for the latest information.

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

    Young’s
    Socialising Responsibly since 1831

    The Carnarvon Arms is reopening on Monday 20th July. please book ahead and download the On Tap app ahead of your visit to oder and pay.

    More information to follow….

    • The Carnarvon Arms,
    • Whitway, Winchester Road,
    • Newbury,
    • Berkshire,
    • RG20 9LE

    01635278222

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  • Beale Park Reopening

    Beale Park Reopening

    All day
    22/07/2020
    Beale Wildlife Park Lower Basildon Pangbourne Berkshire RG8 9NW

    Beale Park Reopening

    We are delighted to announce that from Monday 22nd June, Beale Wildlife Park is open to visitors.  It has been a quiet few months and we are thrilled to know that the Park will be filled with noise and laughter once again.

    Most of the Park will be open to visitors but, due to social distancing measures some facilities such as the play areas will remain closed in accordance with Government guidelines.

    We have conducted a comprehensive risk assessment and introduced new measures to keep visitors safe which includes keeping the play areas, paddling pool and sandpit closed.  We will be limiting the number of visitors to the Park per day and it will be on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so we are recommending that people keep an eye our social media pages before they set out.

    Social distancing measures will be in place throughout the Park.  These changes are all included on the COVID Briefing (click here) and include the Restaurant providing a takeaway service, some areas of the Park will be one-way and, whilst the narrow-gauge railway will be running, the Park has reduced the number of seats available in the carriages.

    The Park’s social media sites will be updated twice a day to indicate to potential visitors as to how busy the Park is before they set out.

    We do not want to turn visitors away and will be constantly monitoring the situation so we are simply asking people to bear with us in these unusual times.

    Please check with the venue for opening times.

  • Machine Embroidery for Beginners

    Machine Embroidery for Beginners

    10:00 -11:30
    22/07/2020
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    Machine Embroidery for Beginners

    £45.00

    Enjoy an accessible and inspiring introduction to free machine embroidery. We will look at the use of basic stitches to create line and pattern. Whether you are just discovering the world of textiles, consider yourself an embroiderer or focus on patchwork and quilting, there will be ideas to enhance all your textile projects.

    All timings shown are UK

    Wed 22nd July 10am – 90 minute demonstration with Q & A

    Thur 6th August 10am – 60 minute feedback and follow up session.

    more information

  • Cheese, Wine and the French Language

    Cheese, Wine and the French Language

    19:00 -21:30
    22/07/2020

    Cheese, Wine and the French Language

    As you know, since lockdown began, we’ve been continuing our lessons online. It’s been a big success, and I’d like to say a big thank you for being part of it.

    Online lessons look like they’re going to continue for a while now, but I have spoken to lots of members who are keen for a socially distanced meet-up and some point.And that’s why we’re planning to have a Cheese, Wine & French Language evening later this month.

    We’ll have strict limits on numbers to ensure we can socially distance, and it’ll be a nice opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine, eat some cheese and have a French lesson together!

    The evening is designed for ANY French VICI Student, of any level. Whether you attend our groups or learn privately, you’re welcome.

    Oh, and it’s completely free.

    You can book your ticket now.

    A bientôt,

    Nathalie

    The VICI Language Academy

    12 West Mills Yard

    Kennet Road

    Newbury

    RG145LP

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  • West Berkshire Villagers Events-Rocketman- Drive in Movie

    West Berkshire Villagers Events-Rocketman- Drive in Movie

    19:03 -23:00
    23/07/2020
    Wasing Park Wasing Lane Reading RG7 4NG

    Rocketman- Drive in Movie

    Bored of Netflix and need to find away of getting out for some fun? Well, step this way why don’t-cha!

    The Star & Mouse Drive In Movie Theatre is roaring and ready to go this summer. This boutique cinema will be popping up in various beauty spots around the UK so be sure to notice it cruising into your town in style.

    What to Expect: Get ready to revel, for we’re packing a party vibe into the trunk of one hell of a drive in experience. A Star & Mouse event wouldn’t be complete without a little piquancy. We’ll bringing a little Hollywood glamour and lashing of Americana swagger right to your doorstep; that’s right Toots, we’re throwing out all the stops. This ain’t just an ordinary drive-in my friend. Prepare yourself for DJ sets, car bingo, quizzes, live music and food & drinks as we bring a little pre-film entertainment your way before your movie starts at sundown. We’ll be heading up a full house of 80’s classics as well as introducing you to some newer blockbuster hits that you may have on your must-see-list.There are limited spaces to each event so please keep your eyes peeled and get your trigger fingers out to book your tickets when we open our box office.

    TICKET PRICES

    You will see when purchasing a ticket there are a number of different options. Here is a little help sheet of what’s on offer!

    General Admission: This ticket will cover you to watch the movie. It’s £25 for the car, for 2 passengers. If you are looking to bring other family members you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’. These are £4 per person and can be found on our ticketing page. Please note: Due to social distancing rules you are NOT permitted to watch the movie from outside your car. You must stay in the vehicle during this time.

    Bronze: Just like General Admission but with some popcorn to snack on!

    This ticket will cover you to watch the movie. It’s £30 for the car, popcorn for 2 passengers. If you are looking to bring other family members you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’. These are £4 per person and can be found on our ticketing page. Please note: Due to social distancing rules you are NOT permitted to watch the movie from outside your car. You must stay in the vehicle during this time.

    Silver: Silver tickets are great. They are £50, they are front row tickets which come with an outdoor pitch, this means that you can watch the movie outside – because you’ve got enough room from the car next to you for you to be safely social distance. This ticket covers you for up to 2. If you would like more members of your family to accompany you you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’ ticket. These are £8 per person and can be found on the ticketing page.

    Gold: Just like Silver tickets… with a bit more. These tickets are £60. They are front row tickets, for 2. Gold tickets allow you to watch the movie from outside of your car and give you an outdoor pitch in the front row, 2 deckchairs, and popcorn and a drink each (1 alcoholic, 1 non-alcoholic for the drive). If you want more of your family to accompany you, you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’ ticket. These are £8 per person and can be found on our ticketing page.

    Our Kit: All our drive in movies are powered with the use of FM technology, allowing us to broadcast film audio straight to your very own car radio. But we’ve saved the best news until last; we’ve just super-duper-sized our screen, so you’ll be watching your movie from the comfort of your car seat on our giant 52ft Airscreen cinema installation. This is cinema at it’s best.

    Covid Safe: The Star & Mouse Drive In is a safe environment to spend the evening. All cars will be parked over 2m apart. Your welfare is our top priority so extra measures have been put in place to ensure this social distance cinema experience is COVID safe and is managed within government guidelines.

     

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  • The Ultimate Drive In Carpark Party

    The Ultimate Drive In Carpark Party

    All day
    24/07/2020-25/07/2020
    Racecourse Road Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7NZ United Kingdom

    The Ultimate Drive In Carpark Party

     

  • West Berkshire Villagers Events-Pretty Woman- Drive In Movie

    West Berkshire Villagers Events-Pretty Woman- Drive In Movie

    19:30 -23:00
    24/07/2020
    Wasing Park Wasing Lane Reading RG7 4NG

    Pretty Woman- Drive In Movie

    Bored of Netflix and need to find away of getting out for some fun? Well, step this way why don’t-cha!

    The Star & Mouse Drive In Movie Theatre is roaring and ready to go this summer. This boutique cinema will be popping up in various beauty spots around the UK so be sure to notice it cruising into your town in style.

    What to Expect: Get ready to revel, for we’re packing a party vibe into the trunk of one hell of a drive in experience. A Star & Mouse event wouldn’t be complete without a little piquancy. We’ll bringing a little Hollywood glamour and lashing of Americana swagger right to your doorstep; that’s right Toots, we’re throwing out all the stops. This ain’t just an ordinary drive-in my friend. Prepare yourself for DJ sets, car bingo, quizzes, live music and food & drinks as we bring a little pre-film entertainment your way before your movie starts at sundown. We’ll be heading up a full house of 80’s classics as well as introducing you to some newer blockbuster hits that you may have on your must-see-list.

    TICKET PRICES

    You will see when purchasing a ticket there are a number of different options. Here is a little help sheet of what’s on offer!

    General Admission: This ticket will cover you to watch the movie. It’s £25 for the car, for 2 passengers. If you are looking to bring other family members you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’. These are £4 per person and can be found on our ticketing page. Please note: Due to social distancing rules you are NOT permitted to watch the movie from outside your car. You must stay in the vehicle during this time.

    Bronze: Just like General Admission but with some popcorn to snack on!

    This ticket will cover you to watch the movie. It’s £30 for the car, popcorn for 2 passengers. If you are looking to bring other family members you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’. These are £4 per person and can be found on our ticketing page. Please note: Due to social distancing rules you are NOT permitted to watch the movie from outside your car. You must stay in the vehicle during this time.

    Silver: Silver tickets are great. They are £50, they are front row tickets which come with an outdoor pitch, this means that you can watch the movie outside – because you’ve got enough room from the car next to you for you to be safely social distance. This ticket covers you for up to 2. If you would like more members of your family to accompany you you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’ ticket. These are £8 per person and can be found on the ticketing page.

    Gold: Just like Silver tickets… with a bit more. These tickets are £60. They are front row tickets, for 2. Gold tickets allow you to watch the movie from outside of your car and give you an outdoor pitch in the front row, 2 deckchairs, and popcorn and a drink each (1 alcoholic, 1 non-alcoholic for the drive). If you want more of your family to accompany you, you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’ ticket. These are £8 per person and can be found on our ticketing page.

    What’s On: Pretty Woman

    There are limited spaces to each event so please keep your eyes peeled and get your trigger fingers out to book your tickets when we open our box office.

    Our Kit: All our drive in movies are powered with the use of FM technology, allowing us to broadcast film audio straight to your very own car radio. But we’ve saved the best news until last; we’ve just super-duper-sized our screen, so you’ll be watching your movie from the comfort of your car seat on our giant 52ft Airscreen cinema installation. This is cinema at it’s best.

    Covid Safe: The Star & Mouse Drive In is a safe environment to spend the evening. Your welfare is our top priority so extra measures have been put in place to ensure this social distance cinema experience is COVID safe and is managed within government guidelines.All box office, catering and toilet facilities will be operated in a COVID safe fashion.

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  • Dormouse Ecology & Conservation – Basildon Park, Reading

    Dormouse Ecology & Conservation – Basildon Park, Reading

    09:30 -16:30
    25/07/2020
    Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NR

    Dormouse Ecology & Conservation – Basildon Park, Reading

    This one-day course is recognised as the definitive course on dormouse ecology, survey and monitoring. Ideal for those with a general interest, or working towards their Dormouse Handling Licence. The course includes a visit to check nest boxes, information on relevant legislation and may include the opportunity to handle dormice under supervision with guidance on best practice.

    Please note, although the trainer is unable to give participants a reference for a licence on the day, they may be able to sign some sections of their dormouse training log, depending on competency demonstrated on the day. A CPD certificate will be sent after the course.

    This course involves field work which requires participants to have a reasonable level of fitness

    Trainer: David Wells

  • Beer Festival & Outdoor Cinema @ Tadley

    Beer Festival & Outdoor Cinema @ Tadley

    10:00 -23:00
    25/07/2020
    pin The Queens College Arms, Pamber End Pamber End, Tadley, nr Basingstoke, RG265 Tadley

    Beer Festival & Outdoor Cinema @ Tadley

    We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our first Beer Festival this year. A day for the whole family with jam packed entertainment for the whole family. Live music, out door cinema show casing the classic Top Gun @ 8:30pm and let’s not forget the fantastic beers from Dorset that you can Taste. Entertainment for the whole family and tickets are a must and only £5 per child and £10 per adult and includes a welcome drink and all the entertainment for the day.

  • Garden Design from the Couch

    Garden Design from the Couch

    14:00 -15:30
    25/07/2020
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    Garden Design from the Couch – Sat 25th July

    £50.00

    Tutor Yvonne Sonsino

    During this workshop you will begin by learning the basics of surveying and designing your plot to lay down the foundations of good garden design. We will create a design live together in the workshop that will inspire you to develop your own techniques and plot!

    Sat 25th July at 2pm – 90 minute demonstration with Q & A

    Sat 8th August at 2pm – 90 minute feedback and follow up session

    (All times shown are UK)

    more information…

  • West Berkshire Villagers -Knives Out – Drive In Movie

    West Berkshire Villagers -Knives Out – Drive In Movie

    19:30 -23:00
    25/07/2020
    Wasing Park Wasing Lane Reading RG7 4NG

    Bored of Netflix and need to find away of getting out for some fun? Well, step this way why don’t-cha!

    The Star & Mouse Drive In Movie Theatre is roaring and ready to go this summer. This boutique cinema will be popping up in various beauty spots around the UK so be sure to notice it cruising into your town in style.

    What to Expect: Get ready to revel, for we’re packing a party vibe into the trunk of one hell of a drive in experience. A Star & Mouse event wouldn’t be complete without a little piquancy. We’ll bringing a little Hollywood glamour and lashing of Americana swagger right to your doorstep; that’s right Toots, we’re throwing out all the stops. This ain’t just an ordinary drive-in my friend. Prepare yourself for DJ sets, car bingo, quizzes, live music and food & drinks as we bring a little pre-film entertainment your way before your movie starts at sundown. We’ll be heading up a full house of 80’s classics as well as introducing you to some newer blockbuster hits that you may have on your must-see-list.

    TICKET PRICES

    You will see when purchasing a ticket there are a number of different options. Here is a little help sheet of what’s on offer!

    General Admission: This ticket will cover you to watch the movie. It’s £25 for the car, for 2 passengers. If you are looking to bring other family members you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’. These are £4 per person and can be found on our ticketing page. Please note: Due to social distancing rules you are NOT permitted to watch the movie from outside your car. You must stay in the vehicle during this time.

    Bronze: Just like General Admission but with some popcorn to snack on!

    This ticket will cover you to watch the movie. It’s £30 for the car, popcorn for 2 passengers. If you are looking to bring other family members you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’. These are £4 per person and can be found on our ticketing page. Please note: Due to social distancing rules you are NOT permitted to watch the movie from outside your car. You must stay in the vehicle during this time.

    Silver: Silver tickets are great. They are £50, they are front row tickets which come with an outdoor pitch, this means that you can watch the movie outside – because you’ve got enough room from the car next to you for you to be safely social distance. This ticket covers you for up to 2. If you would like more members of your family to accompany you you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’ ticket. These are £8 per person and can be found on the ticketing page.

    Gold: Just like Silver tickets… with a bit more. These tickets are £60. They are front row tickets, for 2. Gold tickets allow you to watch the movie from outside of your car and give you an outdoor pitch in the front row, 2 deckchairs, and popcorn and a drink each (1 alcoholic, 1 non-alcoholic for the drive). If you want more of your family to accompany you, you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’ ticket. These are £8 per person and can be found on our ticketing page.

    What’s On: Knives Out

    Save the Date: For now, we are just sending you a wave to let you know we’re on our way. Get your diaries out to save a date with us.

    There are limited spaces to each event so please keep your eyes peeled and get your trigger fingers out to book your tickets when we open our box office.

    Our Kit: All our drive in movies are powered with the use of FM technology, allowing us to broadcast film audio straight to your very own car radio. But we’ve saved the best news until last; we’ve just super-duper-sized our screen, so you’ll be watching your movie from the comfort of your car seat on our giant 52ft Airscreen cinema installation. This is cinema at it’s best.

    Covid Safe: The Star & Mouse Drive In is a safe environment to spend the evening. All cars will be parked over 2m apart. Your welfare is our top priority so extra measures have been put in place to ensure this social distance cinema experience is COVID safe and is managed within government guidelines.

     

    Knives Out – Drive In Movie

    https://starandmouse.com/screening/wasing-park/

  • West Berkshire Villagers -Dirty Dancing -Drive In Movie

    West Berkshire Villagers -Dirty Dancing -Drive In Movie

    19:30 -23:00
    25/07/2020
    Wasing Park Wasing Lane Reading RG7 4NG

    West Berkshire Villagers -Dirty Dancing -Drive In Movie

    About this Event

    Bored of Netflix and need to find away of getting out for some fun? Well, step this way why don’t-cha!

    The Star & Mouse Drive In Movie Theatre is roaring and ready to go this summer. This boutique cinema will be popping up in various beauty spots around the UK so be sure to notice it cruising into your town in style.

    What to Expect: Get ready to revel, for we’re packing a party vibe into the trunk of one hell of a drive in experience. A Star & Mouse event wouldn’t be complete without a little piquancy. We’ll bringing a little Hollywood glamour and lashing of Americana swagger right to your doorstep; that’s right Toots, we’re throwing out all the stops. This ain’t just an ordinary drive-in my friend. Prepare yourself for DJ sets, car bingo, quizzes, live music and food & drinks as we bring a little pre-film entertainment your way before your movie starts at sundown. We’ll be heading up a full house of 80’s classics as well as introducing you to some newer blockbuster hits that you may have on your must-see-list.

    TICKET PRICES

    You will see when purchasing a ticket there are a number of different options. Here is a little help sheet of what’s on offer!

    General Admission: This ticket will cover you to watch the movie. It’s £25 for the car, for 2 passengers. If you are looking to bring other family members you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’. These are £4 per person and can be found on our ticketing page. Please note: Due to social distancing rules you are NOT permitted to watch the movie from outside your car. You must stay in the vehicle during this time.

    Bronze: Just like General Admission but with some popcorn to snack on!

    This ticket will cover you to watch the movie. It’s £30 for the car, popcorn for 2 passengers. If you are looking to bring other family members you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’. These are £4 per person and can be found on our ticketing page. Please note: Due to social distancing rules you are NOT permitted to watch the movie from outside your car. You must stay in the vehicle during this time.

    Silver: Silver tickets are great. They are £50, they are front row tickets which come with an outdoor pitch, this means that you can watch the movie outside – because you’ve got enough room from the car next to you for you to be safely social distance. This ticket covers you for up to 2. If you would like more members of your family to accompany you you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’ ticket. These are £8 per person and can be found on the ticketing page.

    Gold: Just like Silver tickets… with a bit more. These tickets are £60. They are front row tickets, for 2. Gold tickets allow you to watch the movie from outside of your car and give you an outdoor pitch in the front row, 2 deckchairs, and popcorn and a drink each (1 alcoholic, 1 non-alcoholic for the drive). If you want more of your family to accompany you, you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’ ticket. These are £8 per person and can be found on our ticketing page.

    What’s On: Dirty Dancing

    There are limited spaces to each event so please keep your eyes peeled and get your trigger fingers out to book your tickets when we open our box office.

    Our Kit: All our drive in movies are powered with the use of FM technology, allowing us to broadcast film audio straight to your very own car radio. But we’ve saved the best news until last; we’ve just super-duper-sized our screen, so you’ll be watching your movie from the comfort of your car seat on our giant 52ft Airscreen cinema installation. This is cinema at it’s best.

    Covid Safe: The Star & Mouse Drive In is a safe environment to spend the evening. . Your welfare is our top priority so extra measures have been put in place to ensure this social distance cinema experience is COVID safe and is managed within government guidelines.

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  • Newbury Artisan Market

    Newbury Artisan Market

    10:00 -16:00
    26/07/2020

    Newbury Artisan Market

    Newbury Artisan Market takes over the streets of Newbury on the last Sunday of the month. Think quality produce, original art, designer crafts & sizzling street food, all mixed in with family activities, music and more…

    Our ‘Feast Street’ section will get your taste buds tingling with a mouth-watering selection of locally produced dishes.

    Our Designer-Makers promise to fill your bags and homes with gifts and all manner of unique designs and vintage treasures.

    Our food producers will fill your cupboards with ciders and sauces, breads and pastries, meats and sweet treats.

    Our Kids corner will provide activities and entertainment for the little ones while you have a well deserved break and a coffee.

    Find us in Newbury town centre from 10 am– 4pm and get yourself a slice of Berkshire’s finest.

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  • West Berkshire Villagers -Back to the Future- Drive in Movie

    West Berkshire Villagers -Back to the Future- Drive in Movie

    19:30 -23:00
    31/07/2020
    Wasing Park Wasing Lane Reading RG7 4NG

    Back to the Future

    Bored of Netflix and need to find away of getting out for some fun? Well, step this way why don’t-cha!

    The Star & Mouse Drive In Movie Theatre is roaring and ready to go this summer. This boutique cinema will be popping up in various beauty spots around the UK so be sure to notice it cruising into your town in style.

    What to Expect: Get ready to revel, for we’re packing a party vibe into the trunk of one hell of a drive in experience. A Star & Mouse event wouldn’t be complete without a little piquancy. We’ll bringing a little Hollywood glamour and lashing of Americana swagger right to your doorstep; that’s right Toots, we’re throwing out all the stops. This ain’t just an ordinary drive-in my friend. Prepare yourself for DJ sets, car bingo, quizzes, live music and food & drinks as we bring a little pre-film entertainment your way before your movie starts at sundown. We’ll be heading up a full house of 80’s classics as well as introducing you to some newer blockbuster hits that you may have on your must-see-list.

    TICKET PRICES

    You will see when purchasing a ticket there are a number of different options. Here is a little help sheet of what’s on offer!

    General Admission: This ticket will cover you to watch the movie. It’s £25 for the car, for 2 passengers. If you are looking to bring other family members you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’. These are £4 per person and can be found on our ticketing page. Please note: Due to social distancing rules you are NOT permitted to watch the movie from outside your car. You must stay in the vehicle during this time.

    Bronze: Just like General Admission but with some popcorn to snack on!

    This ticket will cover you to watch the movie. It’s £30 for the car, popcorn for 2 passengers. If you are looking to bring other family members you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’. These are £4 per person and can be found on our ticketing page. Please note: Due to social distancing rules you are NOT permitted to watch the movie from outside your car. You must stay in the vehicle during this time.

    Silver: Silver tickets are great. They are £50, they are front row tickets which come with an outdoor pitch, this means that you can watch the movie outside – because you’ve got enough room from the car next to you for you to be safely social distance. This ticket covers you for up to 2. If you would like more members of your family to accompany you you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’ ticket. These are £8 per person and can be found on the ticketing page.

    Gold: Just like Silver tickets… with a bit more. These tickets are £60. They are front row tickets, for 2. Gold tickets allow you to watch the movie from outside of your car and give you an outdoor pitch in the front row, 2 deckchairs, and popcorn and a drink each (1 alcoholic, 1 non-alcoholic for the drive). If you want more of your family to accompany you, you’ll need to buy an ‘add on’ ticket. These are £8 per person and can be found on our ticketing page.

    What’s On: Back to the Future

    Save the Date: For now, we are just sending you a wave to let you know we’re on our way. Get your diaries out to save a date with us.

    There are limited spaces to each event so please keep your eyes peeled and get your trigger fingers out to book your tickets when we open our box office.

    Our Kit: All our drive in movies are powered with the use of FM technology, allowing us to broadcast film audio straight to your very own car radio. But we’ve saved the best news until last; we’ve just super-duper-sized our screen, so you’ll be watching your movie from the comfort of your car seat on our giant 52ft Airscreen cinema installation. This is cinema at it’s best.

    Covid Safe: The Star & Mouse Drive In is a safe environment to spend the evening. All cars will be parked over 2m apart. Your welfare is our top priority so extra measures have been put in place to ensure this social distance cinema experience is COVID safe and is managed within government guidelines.

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