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 forever young and successfully got us all out of our comfort zone as we went on an imaginary adventure to a farm together. In our Creative Arts Club at Theale Library, we painted glass creating beautiful individual pieces to take home with us.

Rural Ageing Creatively Activities this Week

We have lots of workshops this week out and about around West Berkshire. Take a look below at the sessions (in order from Thursday 25th November – Wednesday 01st December)

Making Music Making Friends

In these weekly 1-hour sessions, children and young people make music, play games and create art with residents in care homes and assisted living facilities.

Location: Fair Close Day Centre, Newbury

Date and Time: Thursday afternoons, 2pm – 3pm


Creative Arts Club at Theale Library

Uncover your creativity and experience a different art form each week in this free course for beginners and experienced art lovers alike.

Location: Theale Library

Date and Time: Thursday 25th November, 2.30pm – 4pm


Ageing Creatively activities at the Corn Exchange and Falklands Pavilion

Sing 55
Join some good company in this feel good community singing group for the over 55’s.

Location: Corn Exchange Learning Centre
Date and Time:
Tuesday November 30th 2pm – 3.45pm

   Stitch and Sew

Join us in the Balcony Bar for a social sewing, knitting or crocheting session. We will have some simple projects available or bring whatever you are currently working on. This is a drop-in session.

Location: Balcony Bar, Corn Exchange Newbury

Date and Time: Thursdays, 10am – 11.30am

Cost: £3.50

Sing for Parkinson’s

Join us for this lovely session where you will sing some classic songs together. Gently moving your arms and legs if you want to, sitting down, standing up or simply tapping your toes to the beat.
Falklands Pavilion
Date and Time:
Friday 26 November, 11.30am – 12.30pm  
Booking through Parkinson’s UK
Parkinson’s UK Contact Number:
07413 605 937


Find out more about all of our Ageing Creatively activities here:




This year’s pantomime is Cinderella written and directed by Plested and Brown (Claire Plested, Adam Brown, Amanda Wilshire and begins this Friday (26 November 2021) and runs through to Saturday 2 January 2022. Will Cinderella make it to the ball? Will the Fairy Godmother, save the day? Will her step-sisters ever give her a rest and help with the housework? Cinderella is full of traditional Corn Exchange pantomime fun with plenty of jokes, songs from across the decades and more magic and spark than you can shake a wand at. We look forward to welcoming you to the Corn Exchange for lots of seasonal fun and magic! Cinderella is on sale at full capacity but there will be one socially distanced performances each week.

Find out more about Cinderella here:



Dementia Friendly Screening 

You can enjoy one of the all-time classic Christmas films in our cosy cinema. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) is directed by Frank Capra and stars James Stewart in a heart-warming tale of love and family values.

On Monday 13 December at 11.30am we have a dementia-friendly screening. This screening is designed to meet the needs of those living with dementia and their carers.

Find out more about the film and watch a trailer here:



About Ageing Creatively at the Corn Exchange

Our Ageing Creatively programme delivers a huge array of creative workshops, classes and courses specifically tailored to the over 55’s. All of the sessions are designed to increase wellbeing, activate learning and participation and enhance and enthuse everyone.

Have a great week!

Corn Exchange Ageing Creatively team.