Highclere Battle of The Proms

Summer celebrations with music, fireworks, Spitfire, cannons and cavalry! Highclere Castle was the seat of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon who, in 1922, famously discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun with his colleague Howard Carter. More recently, the Castle has become the central character in the ITV period drama 'Downton Abbey' which has achieved extraordinary international …

A Selection of Talks

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In-person local history course: 2,000 Years Around Newbury Online Talk:The Archaeology of Hungerford In-person talk: The Breweries of Newbury In-person talk: Not All Beer and Skittles Tutor David Peacock presents an introduction to the history of the Newbury area over 2,000 years, covering a different period each week.It includes major events, people and architecture from …

This Week’s Ageing Creatively Activities with Marcus Lilley

Oh yes it is! This week’s Ageing Creatively activities We’ve had another great week of activities since our last article. At our Fair Close Making Music Making Friends session with Chrissie Ley we listened to the creative imaginations of primary school children and took on their very catching energy levels. They encouraged us to laugh, feel …