From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of western Scotland and learning how to street sing across Europe (like her hero Edith Piaf) Eddi's path soon lead her to a professional career in music as a backing singer for Eurythmics and Gang of Four. Her band Fairground Attraction had huge international success and number one hits with ‘Perfect’ and debut album ‘First of a Million Kisses’ which stormed the charts in the late 1980's.
Throughout her successful solo career, Eddi has released consistently great works, including highly acclaimed albums such as 'The Songs of Robert Burns' and last years 'Cavalier'. She has won Brit Awards, been awarded four honorary degrees, an MBE, sung to millions on some of the world's greatest concert and festival stages and collaborated with a host of stars across a myriad of genres including Folk, Jazz, Pop, World, Punk and even Classical work with various orchestras.
In 2019 Eddi was invited to be a special guest with Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for an extensive tour, she released her ‘Starlight’ EP, played sold out headline shows and recorded a programme for BBC Radios' Classic Scottish Album series about her Robert Burns recordings and appeared on BBC Television's Songs of Praise and as part of Billy Connolly's ‘Made In Scotland’ series.
"Just perfect – Eddi Reader gets every song just right" - The Sunday Times
"Flawless, not just perfect, world class" - R2 Magazine
"Timeless and universal" - The Scotsman
"a voice that floats like honey" - Acoustic
"Eddi has the rare ability to tell personal and often intimate stories, but to leave them open to everyone" - Record Collector
"One of my favourite singers of all time" - Jools Holland
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08/08/2022 - 31/08/2022 All day
Code Ninjas® is the world’s largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise, with hundreds of locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
At their centres, kids learn to code while building their own video games. They gain problem solving, critical thinking, and STEM skills in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment.
Camps have individual costs
08/08/2022 10:00 - 08/08/2022 16:00
City Arts 2022 flagship community event returns to Newbury Market place on Monday 8 August 2022 – join them from 10am to 4pm to chalk in the Market Square in Newbury
On the square you will be allocated an area per household to create roughly a 1 metre square picture in a safe environment – social distancing measures may be in place.
It is free to chalk but they ask you for a donation towards the chalk if you want to enter our 2022 competition.
To pay the donation entry fee you can add it to their donations bucket on the day or pay by card at the event (£1 per competition participant).
They’ll ask you to photograph the chalk artwork when you’ve finished and e-mail them the pictures of the chalk artwork, letting them know the age of the participant (when filling you details on payment).
The prizes will be City Arts Gift Vouchers for children (to 12 years old), teen (13 to 17 years old) and adult (18 +) categories.
Date: Chalkfest 2022 is on 8 August 2022 – pay your competition entry either cash or card on the day up to 4pm
Deadline: Pay your fee at the event and send us your images by 7pm on 8 August 2022 to email@example.com with the name of the entrant you told us when making payment and the entry number they’ll give you.
Competition results will be published on their Facebook page on week commencing 22 August 2022. The images will be judged by their chairman and artist Diana Pattenden. The judge decision is final.
It is free to chalk but we ask you for a donation towards the chalk if you want to enter our 2022 competition.
To pay the donation entry fee you can add it to our donations bucket on the day or pay by card at the event (£1 per competition participant).
08/08/2022 - 31/08/2022 All day
Give your kids a summer to remember!
Forget the long drive to the coast, sitting in traffic and trying to find a parking spot.
Enjoy the beach with three pools, the biggest sand pit ever and deck chairs to chill in the sun.
AND…IT’S FREE IN YOUR TICKET PRICE!
With so many play zones, including a petting barn, laser tag, giant slides, the beach and our favourites the pedal boats!
4 Kingdoms work on a unique, value for money principle that once you pay, you play all day.
AND…ALL THE RIDES ARE FREE
- Paddling pool
- Toddler pool
- The Foam Party Pool
- The Sandcastle Beach
6th - 14th August 2022
TICKET PRICES NO HIDDEN ADD-ONS FOR RIDES. NADA. ZERO. NOTHING. HOW COOL IS THAT?
Child (Aged 2 to 16) - £19.50
Adults (Over 16) - £17.50
Toddlers Age 1 Year Old - £10.00
Baby Under 1 - Free
Disabled Ticket - £12.50
With over 100 dinosaurs, our professors, rangers and highly trained security guards will safely get you up close to meet our dinosaurs. This is probably the largest dinosaur event in the UK.
General Admission Prices
All day opening - 10am - 4:30pm
Child (Aged 2 to 16) & Adult Tickets £15.00 In Advance
Child (Aged 2 to 16) & Adult Tickets £17.50 on the day or on door
Toddlers Age 1 Year Old - £4.95
Baby Under 1 - Free
Disabled Ticket - £9.95 (Proof will be required at time of entry)
Please contact the venue directly
08/08/2022 15:00 - 31/08/2022 17:00
BANDSTAND PERFORMANCES | 12TH JUNE – 25TH SEPTEMBER | 3PM – 5PM | VICTORIA PARK, NEWBURY | FREE
Newbury Town Council will be hosting live bands in the famous bandstand in Victoria Park on weekends on a (nearly!) weekly basis throughout June to September. Each event is free to all to attend and takes place from 3pm – 5pm.
Make a day of it with some retail therapy at the local independent and national shops in Newbury, and take advantage of the many attractions, cafes, restaurants, and pubs on offer before settling down to some live music in the park!
For a breakdown of what to expect month-by-month, please see below:
Saturday 5th 3pm—5pm Beenham Wind Orchestra
Saturday 18th 3pm—5pm Blewbury Brass Band
Sunday 19th 3pm—5pm Brunel Brass Academy
Sunday 26th 3pm—5pm Cove Brass
Saturday 9th 3pm—5pm Wantage Youth Band
Sunday 10th 3pm—5pm Royal Wootton Bassett Brass
Sunday 17th 3pm—5pm Abbey Brass
Saturday 23rd 3pm—5pm Ramsbury Silver Band
Sunday 24th 3pm—5pm Watership Brass
Sunday 31st 3pm—5pm Hungerford Town Band
Sunday 7th 3pm—5pm East Woodhay Band
Sunday 14th 3pm—5pm South Berks Concert Band
Sunday 21st 3pm—5pm Phoenix Brass
Sunday 4th 3pm—5pm Cold Ash Brass
Sunday 11th 3pm—5pm Cholsey Silver Band
Sunday 18th 3pm—5pm Wroughton Silver Band
Sunday 25th 3pm—5pm Pangbourne Band
08/08/2022 14:00 - 08/08/2022 16:00West Berkshire Libraries summer holiday LEGO Clubs are running in the following libraries:Other dates available.