The next Braai event is due in August - very popular so book early!
They're also planning a guest appearance by a certain someone on their big screen.
What is a South African Braai?
If there’s one country which prides itself on its outdoor culinary expertise it’s South Africa, where the braai (BBQ to you and me) is woven into almost every aspect of life. Pretty much every South African will claim the title of the best braai champion in the world. Using an outdoor grill built specifically for braaing, it is a social meeting events.
Boerewors is a type of sausage which originated in South Africa. It is an important part of South African, Zimbabwean, Botswana and Namibian cuisine and is popular across Southern Africa. The name is derived from the Afrikaans words boer("farmer") and wors ("sausage"). According to South African government regulation, boerewors must contain at least 90 percent meat, and always contain beef, as well as lamb, pork, or a mixture of lamb and pork. The other 10% is made up of spices and other ingredients. Not more than 30% of the meat content may be fat. Boerewors may not contain offal or any "mechanically recovered" meat pulp (as recovered through a process where meat and bone are mechanically separated).
Sosaties are a common feature of a classic South African braai.
Sosaties are a Cape Malay dish and the name comes from the words "sate" meaning skewered meat and "saus", a spicy sauce in Afrikaans. While this is a dish that originated in the Cape Malay area, they have spread in popularity around the country.
There are a few variations to the sosaties marinade, but most at least include apricot jam, curry powder and garlic.
“People might think it’s easy – and in the UK it's often sausages and burgers – but we have a massive range of things we can do over the fire and I can’t wait to help open Duncan’s new outdoor dining experience – especially as I’ll be one of the first people to cook on his specially commissioned braai machine. It looks stunning and shows a real commitment to making outdoor dining a real experience – which is exactly what it is.” Pete Goffe-Wood
Related upcoming events
08/08/2022 - 31/08/2022 All day
Shaw House is open to the public during school holidays and weekends from February to September. FREE admission. Shaw House is also host to a year round programme
of events, with Family Activity Days taking
place every Wednesday.In August they have:
Create a musketeer from a clothes peg and other craft materials, then decide if they are they a Roundhead (Parliamentarian) or a Cavalier (Royalist)
Construct and colour in a wooden dinosaur.
Decorate your own felt hand puppet, using self-adhesive felt pieces, as the character of your choice.
Make a dinosaur footprint in clay and then use Plaster of Paris to make a cast of it.
Make and decorate a helmet mask that is similar in style to those worn during the Civil War.
Make a large ammonite from air-drying clay and then paint it.
Decorate a hat with pens, stickers and a feather to make a cavalier-style hat for a solider in the Civil War.
Print a forest of ferns using a printing tile, ink and a calico sheet or cartridge paper.
West Berkshire Museum offers FREE admission. The museum explores stories of life in our area, frompre-history to today, along with regularly changing special exhibitions. Messy Museum Days take place every Friday throughout the summer holidays, just £2 per child.
08/08/2022 09:30 - 11/08/2022 13:30
Summer Adventure Club at Beale Park
With even more activities added Beale Park have put together a non stop adventure schedule to keep 9 - 12 year old's entertained and occupied over the summer holidays.
Week 1: 25th - 28th July
Week 2: 8th - 11th August
Week 3: 22nd - 25th August
9.30am - 1.30pm
£30 per day (£5 extra for BBQ Lunch)
Book at www.faceadventures.co.uk
Activities include -
Paddleboarding - (Thursday's only)
Looking forward to seeing you all over the summer!!!!
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.
08/08/2022 11:00 - 22/08/2022 12:30
The Vale & Downland Museum have a full programme of family events taking place throughout the summer holidays this year, there is plenty to entertain children and adults alike.
they have both free and paid events, as well as, drop-in events and pre-book events.
Tickets for pre-booked events can be found online here