Food From the Amalfi Coast | West Berkshire Villagers
We are delighted to welcome back Mariella Bliss to the cookery school. Mariella was born in Naples and is passionate about Italian food. Her warmth and enthusiasm for her subject will whisk you away to various regions in Italy, each with their own food culture.
The Amalfi Coast is not just the land of beautiful sea, villages and landscapes. As a result of centuries of culinary refining it produces an array of wonderful dishes. In this class Mariella will guide you through these authentic dishes from her home region.
On the way you will learn the art of making fresh pasta and the secrets to a making the perfect pizza dough, along with many other hints and tips that Mariella is always so keen to impart.
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13/06/2021 All day
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My House is a circus theatre experience for little people and their families. Through high technical circus and comedy two artists show us, in a playful way, that it is possible to understand each other even though we are very different.
The seating layout for this event is split into specific bubble sizes. Because of this, tickets for My House are only bookable via the Box Office. Please call 0845 5218 218 (calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge) to purchase tickets and to discuss your booking.
Duration: 30 minutes (plus 15 minute play time if guidance allows)
Suitable for all ages
This event will take place at Shaw House, Newbury
13/06/2021 10:00 - 13/06/2021 15:00
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ONSITE Creative Bookbinding: Coptic Stitch Book
This one-day, onsite workshop is designed for a range of abilities including beginners but includes cutting, sewing and gluing so some manual dexterity is needed.
Coptic stitch is a beautiful style of binding with an exposed stitch spine that looks like chain stitch. These books have an open spine which means the pages open completely flat. Coptic style books are ideal as gifts or to keep for yourself as a diary or notebook.During this workshop we will make an A5 portrait notebook from scratch. First we will prepare the covers, cutting these from greyboard, covering with your choice of decorative paper, and then leaving them to dry under weight.
Next we will trim cartridge paper into the right size for the book and nest the trimmed sheets into ‘signatures’. Then we will make the holes for sewing and will finally sew all the pages and cover together using Coptic stitch. There will be suggestions for how to take this binding style further in your own projects after the workshop.
13/06/2021 10:00 - 13/06/2021 15:00
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40 years ago this summer the first peace protestors arrived at Greenham Common to draw attention to the siting of cruise missiles there and the global proliferation of nuclear weapons.
What are the personal stories behind events such as these that make headlines around the world?
In this series of workshops participants will be helped to develop pieces of dramatic writing which reveal the characters that might have been involved directly or indirectly with the events at Greenham. Who were they? What was the nature of their involvement? And, most intriguingly, what was at stake for them?
Please remember to bring your face covering with you as visitors over the age of 11 are required to wear them in the building, unless you are exempt from wearing one. If you remove your mask to eat or drink you must put it back on straight after.
14/06/2021 19:00 - 14/07/2021 21:00
Pride and Prejudice | West Berkshire Villagers
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s witty and romantic masterpiece is one of the best-loved stories of all time, dealing with the most important questions in life
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