Relax, Listen and Enjoy…

What’s On gives you the opportunity to explore the events in and around West Berkshire. Workshops to learn new skills, fun things to do with the family and the perfect way to relax with friends and find things to do.

 

What’s On in West Berkshire

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  • The Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree

    All day
    01/12/2021-15/12/2021
    Hungerford Hub Church St, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0NL

    Make someone smile this Christmas with the Giving Tree

    The Hungerford Hub are delighted to once again be hosting the Giving Tree. The Giving Tree will be found in the Hub foyer from 1 December to 15 December and is an annual campaign run by West Berkshire Council to support victims of Domestic Abuse over Christmas.
    Local residents are invited to visit the tree, select a gift tag from the tree and then purchase a gift, ideally from a local business (perhaps from the Curve!), to go with the gift tag. Both the gift tag and present can then be returned to the Hub and, in partnership with the Building Communities Together Team at West Berkshire Council, we will ensure your gift reaches your recipient.
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  • Newbury Victorian Fair

    Newbury Victorian Fair

    All day
    03/12/2021-05/12/2021

    Newbury Victorian Christmas  Fayre

    Save the date for the first themed event of its kind for the town !

    LSD Promotions & Newbury Business Improvement District (BID) is delighted to confirm that a three-day Victorian Christmas Fayre will be coming to Newbury this year as part of an enhanced festive offering for the town.

    Taking place across the first weekend of December, the fayre is set to include a wide range of market stalls with traders dressed head-to-toe in typical Victorian attire, alongside Victorian-themed roving performers, a Victorian carousel, live music and entertainment and, of course, Father Christmas, helping to make this a truly unforgettable event for Newbury.

    The event will take place between 10am and 8pm on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December, with an earlier finish time of 5pm on the final day of the event on Sunday 5th December.

    LOCATION

    Town Centre | Newbury | RG14 1ND

    HOW TO APPLY

    To apply please visit the website

  • Christmas Wreath

    Christmas Wreath

    10:00 -12:30
    03/12/2021
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    Christmas Wreath – morning course

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do

    I have to say I have been at a private edition of this course when Lindsey came into Paul Presents for  an interview and it was sensational ! Jan

    We are delighted to welcome back the talented Lindsey Kitchin from the White Horse Flower Company to tutor this fabulous class. Her expert tuition and incredible array of foliage and decorative additions left last years attendees reeling – every single wreath was a masterpiece fit to adorn any stately home. If you were to buy a wreath such as you will make on this course, you would be paying at least £200 in any fine florists.

    Places do get booked out quickly so please book early.

    This course is perfect for an early Christmas present or simply to catch up with a loved one or friend for a few hours. Pair the Wreath course with our new Modern Calligraphy course for a super home crafted Christmas.

    Price includes refreshments and mince pies.

     

    Events: organizer: Honesty Cookery School

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  • Christmas Wreath

    Christmas Wreath

    10:00 -12:30
    03/12/2021
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    Christmas Wreath – morning course

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do

    I have to say I have been at a private edition of this course when Lindsey came into Paul Presents for  an interview and it was sensational ! Jan

    We are delighted to welcome back the talented Lindsey Kitchin from the White Horse Flower Company to tutor this fabulous class. Her expert tuition and incredible array of foliage and decorative additions left last years attendees reeling – every single wreath was a masterpiece fit to adorn any stately home. If you were to buy a wreath such as you will make on this course, you would be paying at least £200 in any fine florists.

    Places do get booked out quickly so please book early.

    This course is perfect for an early Christmas present or simply to catch up with a loved one or friend for a few hours. Pair the Wreath course with our new Modern Calligraphy course for a super home crafted Christmas.

    Price includes refreshments and mince pies.

     

    Events: organizer: Honesty Cookery School

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  • Copper Foiled Christmas Wreath

    Copper Foiled Christmas Wreath

    10:00 -16:00
    03/12/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Copper Foiled Christmas Wreath

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    Join Justine Buckland to make your own glass Christmas wreath.

    You can create your wreath using a choice of colours and berries attached to a copper loop.

    Materials and equipment are included. Not suitable for pregnant women as work involves lead solder. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for working with glass and soldering.

    *Discount available for Base Pass Plus Holders

    This workshop will take place in person at The Base.

     

    Events: organizer: The Corn Exchange

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  • Made in Mortimer Christmas Market 2021

    Made in Mortimer Christmas Market 2021

    17:00 -20:00
    03/12/2021
    St Johns Hall 22 W End Rd, Mortimer Common, Reading RG7 3TF

    Made in Mortimer Christmas Market 2021

    Come along and meet the talented members of Made in Mortimer, do some Christmas shopping and join in on some much missed festivities!
    Free entry and all visitors can also enjoy a complimentary glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.
    We will be carefully monitoring numbers in the hall to avoid overcrowding and stallholders will take all necessary Covid precautions.

    Mortimer St John’s Hall, 5-8pm on Friday 3rd December.

  • King Richard

    King Richard

    17:05 -19:30
    03/12/2021
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    King Richard

    Inspirational Drama. Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history.

    Training on Compton, California’s abandoned tennis courts—rain or shine—the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, the film follows the journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately deliver two of the world’s greatest sports legends.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    18:15 -19:35
    03/12/2021
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    The Power of the Dog

    Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

  • Christmas Tree Watercolour

    Christmas Tree Watercolour

    18:30 -20:30
    03/12/2021
    The Village Hall, Station Rd, Great Shefford RG17 7DR

    Christmas Tree Watercolour

    Join me, Louise, for a relaxed watercolour workshop and recreate this featured Christmas Tree, at the Village Hall in Great Shefford. All materials will be included, learn the techniques with a step by step guide and take away your own masterpiece! Enjoy the evening with a glass of fizz or soft drink. Unlimited tea and coffee avaliable.

    This class holds a maximum of 12

    Location:

    The Village Hall, Station Rd, Great Shefford RG17 7DR is situated in the heart of the village (follow the A338 Wantage direction – turn left just after the Bridge with the Swan pub on right – the Hall is signposted).

     

  • Christmas Wreath

    Christmas Wreath

    18:30 -21:00
    03/12/2021
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    Christmas Wreath – evening course

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do

    I have to say I have been at a private edition of this course when Lindsey came into Paul Presents for  an interview and it was sensational ! Jan

    We are delighted to welcome back the talented Lindsey Kitchin from the White Horse Flower Company to tutor this fabulous class. Her expert tuition and incredible array of foliage and decorative additions left last years attendees reeling – every single wreath was a masterpiece fit to adorn any stately home. If you were to buy a wreath such as you will make on this course, you would be paying at least £200 in any fine florists.

    Places do get booked out quickly so please book early.

    This course is perfect for an early Christmas present or simply to catch up with a loved one or friend for a few hours. Pair the Wreath course with our new Modern Calligraphy course for a super home crafted Christmas.

    Price includes refreshments and mince pies.

     

    Events: organizer: Honesty Cookery School

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  • Mad Dog Mcrea

    Mad Dog Mcrea

    20:00 -23:00
    03/12/2021
    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    Mad Dog Mcrea

    Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band.

    Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and “loyal-to-the-hilt”, fan base – Mad Dog Mcrea are more than just a very popular, festival act – with five albums under their belts, they are serious and acclaimed recording artists too. December 2019 saw Mad Dog Mcrea released a 5-track EP titled ‘It’s a Sign’.

    The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!

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  • Green Christmas Tree Sale: :Caversham Court, Reading

    Green Christmas Tree Sale: :Caversham Court, Reading

    09:30 -13:00
    04/12/2021

    Green Christmas Tree Sale: :Caversham Court, Reading

    The annual sale of Scots Pine Christmas trees at Caversham Court with additional stalls selling willow wreaths and stars, local honey, wooden reindeers and other goodies. Our trees are cut down as part of the management programme of lowland heath in the area.

    Scots Pine make wonderful christmas trees with an open structure to see the ornaments better, a wonderful pine smell and NO NEEDLE DROP. They are harvested as part of the long term management programme of lowland heaths in this area as groups of large pine trees will shade out the heather.

    Other natural decorations include willow stars and wreaths, various types of cone, ornamental willow in bud, wooden reindeers, turned wooden bowls and ornaments, beeswax candles …… and we’ll have christmas cards and a range of gifts too.

    IF there are covid restrictions in place, we’ll run a one-way system entering through the main gates to caversham court and restrict the numbers choosing trees at any one time.

    Free entry

  • Begin Acrylics Painting with Cat

    Begin Acrylics Painting with Cat

    09:45 -16:00
    04/12/2021-05/12/2021
    JoeDaisy Studio Mapledurham RG4 7TL

    Begin Acrylics Painting with Cat

    For complete beginners, a painting weekend. Learn to paint acrylics with Cat Croxford. Cat will show all you need to know about fine painting, drawing out, brushes to use, how to prepare your canvas and how to paint in a acrylics properly.

     

  • Painting Ceramic Christmas Decorations

    Painting Ceramic Christmas Decorations

    10:00 -13:00
    04/12/2021
    The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS

    Painting Ceramic Christmas Decorations

    This popular workshop starts with a brief talk about the history of the Christmas tree and its decorations followed by hands-on painting of 4 ceramic Christmas decorations of your choice out of the vast collection of Roelofs and Rubens bisque shapes.

    There is plenty of instruction and help at hand for you to create your own unique Christmas decorations.

    The decorations will be taken away for firing, finished with beads and ribbon and delivered or posted to your house. Materials, beads and ribbon and postage are all included in the price.

    Tutor: Piet van den Beuken, Roelofs and Rubens Blue and White Tableware https://roelofsrubens.co.uk/

    We request that attendees wear a face and use hand sanitiser on arrival. Bookings are fully refundable should the session have to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

    Saturday 4 December | West Berkshire Museum | 10am – 1pm | £50

  • Christmas Wreath 2021

    Christmas Wreath 2021

    10:00 -16:00
    04/12/2021
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    Christmas Wreath 2021

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    This one-day, onsite workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience ​

    Workshop Details

    Using floristry techniques which will be taught on the day, we will design and make a wreath and a swag. The wreath will be prepared in the morning session then after lunch, we will move onto the swag.  Nature has provided some beautiful objects just waiting to be collected and combined into little pieces of art, so you are encouraged to bring a range of foraged materials with you (see below).

    Skills/Techniques Covered

     

    • How to design and create a well-proportioned door wreath and table / door swag
    • Wiring and combining foliage, fruit, seed-heads, nuts and flowers and other foraged natural objects
    • The colour wheel principles and how they will impact your design
    • How to forage for materials that won’t cost you the earth
    Materials

    Materials are not included in your course fee. Most materials will be provided by the tutor the approximate cost of these will be £25, payable to the tutor during the course. We encourage you to bring along nice found natural objects, some suggestions are listed below. We will also raid the Ardington School garden for fresh ivy, yew, hawthorn, buddleia heads etc

    ​The tutor will not have the facility to take card payments for materials in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book

    Looking for other Christmas Wreath Workshops? Visit our Christmas Workshops Page

    Other Christmas Workshops

    Attendance Mode

    In accordance with Government regulations

    Events: organizer: Ardington School of Arts

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  • Festive Clay Decoration

    Festive Clay Decoration

    10:00 -12:00
    04/12/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Festive Clay Decoration

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    Join our resident artist Cáit Gould to make your own hanging ornamental decorations from clay.

    These family fun sessions are perfect for creating unique gifts together or even Christmas tree decorations.

    We’ve teamed up with Honesty at The Base and each ticket includes a Christmas biscuit and drink per child.

    Suitable for ages 6+

    Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult and no additional materials will be supplied for adults.

    This workshop will take place in person at The Base.

     

    Events: organizer: The Base

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  • Christmas Wreath

    Christmas Wreath

    10:00 -12:30
    04/12/2021
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    Christmas Wreath – morning course

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do

    I have to say I have been at a private edition of this course when Lindsey came into Paul Presents for  an interview and it was sensational ! Jan

    We are delighted to welcome back the talented Lindsey Kitchin from the White Horse Flower Company to tutor this fabulous class. Her expert tuition and incredible array of foliage and decorative additions left last years attendees reeling – every single wreath was a masterpiece fit to adorn any stately home. If you were to buy a wreath such as you will make on this course, you would be paying at least £200 in any fine florists.

    Places do get booked out quickly so please book early.

    This course is perfect for an early Christmas present or simply to catch up with a loved one or friend for a few hours. Pair the Wreath course with our new Modern Calligraphy course for a super home crafted Christmas.

    Price includes refreshments and mince pies.

     

    Events: organizer: Honesty Cookery School

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  • Christmas Wreath

    Christmas Wreath

    10:00 -12:30
    04/12/2021
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    Christmas Wreath – morning course

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do

    I have to say I have been at a private edition of this course when Lindsey came into Paul Presents for  an interview and it was sensational ! Jan

    We are delighted to welcome back the talented Lindsey Kitchin from the White Horse Flower Company to tutor this fabulous class. Her expert tuition and incredible array of foliage and decorative additions left last years attendees reeling – every single wreath was a masterpiece fit to adorn any stately home. If you were to buy a wreath such as you will make on this course, you would be paying at least £200 in any fine florists.

    Places do get booked out quickly so please book early.

    This course is perfect for an early Christmas present or simply to catch up with a loved one or friend for a few hours. Pair the Wreath course with our new Modern Calligraphy course for a super home crafted Christmas.

    Price includes refreshments and mince pies.

     

    Events: organizer: Honesty Cookery School

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  • Alcohol Ink: Getting Started

    Alcohol Ink: Getting Started

    10:00 -16:00
    04/12/2021
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Alcohol Ink: Getting Started

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    This one-day, onsite workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those with a little experience. The workshop is a very experimental and playful day. It is all about getting to understand the material and learning how to create beautiful unique pieces or art. You will be shown how to create your very own alcohol ink illustrations on yupo paper (which is a non-porous, acid free and pH neutral, synthetic paper) as well as ceramics. You will have plenty of time to get familiar with the fluid and the very colourful nature of alcohol inks. We use isopropanol alcohol to allow the inks to move around the paper. Then, using heat guns, straws and hair dryers you will be able to move the inks and dry them in position.

    The morning will consist of covering the basics of alcohol inks and lots of experimentation before leading onto a little more structure in the afternoon. After lunch you will use the skills you have learnt in the morning session to create a trinket dish or coaster, as well as a 4”x4” wood panel wall hanging. These two pieces will then be taken away to Resin and posted back to you a week after the workshop. As well as learning the techniques involved with creating alcohol ink illustrations you will also learn the resin process I use to finish artwork, via a digital demonstration. Resin can’t be demonstrated in person as the fumes are too dangerous to breathe in without the appropriate respirator. But learning the process allows you to gain a greater understanding of the material.

     

     

    Events: organizer: Arlington Arts

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    This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

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  • Make a Willow Star

    Make a Willow Star

    10:00 -13:00
    04/12/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Make a Willow Star

    Join Judith Needham and make a large willow star covered in random weaving and decorate it with fairy lights.

    If this wasn’t festive enough for you, we’ve teamed up with Honesty at The Base to provide a mince pie and a drink whilst you work.

    Hang it on your front door instead of a wreath, show it off on the top of your tree or display it on a wall all year round.

    Various sizes are possible up to about 50cm across.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Sessions:
    Sun 14 Nov, 10am – 1pm – This workshop takes place in the Lookout Studio
    Sat 4 Dec, 10am – 1pm – This workshop takes place in The Base Gallery

    Suitable for beginners and those who have worked with willow before.
    All materials are included (including fairy lights for your first star).

    Booking closes 24 hours before the course start time. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met. If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.

  • Festive Clay Decoration Making

    Festive Clay Decoration Making

    10:00 -12:00
    04/12/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Festive Clay Decoration Making

    Join our resident artist Cáit Gould to make your own hanging ornamental decorations from clay.

    These family fun sessions are perfect for creating unique gifts together or even Christmas tree decorations.

    We’ve teamed up with Honesty at The Base and each ticket includes a Christmas biscuit and drink per child.

  • Newbury Artisan Market

    Newbury Artisan Market

    10:00 -20:00
    04/12/2021
    Northbrook Street and Bartholomew Street, Newbury RG14 1 DJ

    Newbury Artisan Market

    Newbury Artisan Market takes over the streets of Newbury on the last Sunday of the month. Think quality produce, original art, designer crafts & sizzling street food, all mixed in with family activities, music and more…
    Our Food Court will get your taste buds tingling.
    Our Designer-Makers promise to fill your bags and homes with gifts and all manner of unique designs and vintage treasures.
    Our food producers will fill your cupboards with ciders and sauces, breads and pastries, meats and sweet treats.
    To apply to trade, please email contact the LSD Promotions Head Office on 01384 877336 or email customerservice@lsdpromotions.com
  • Christmas Crafts

    Christmas Crafts

    10:30 -12:30
    04/12/2021
    City Arts Newbury 10 Hampton Road Newbury Berkshire RG14 6DB

    Christmas Crafts

    CHRISTMAS CRAFTS WITH MARIA LEWIS

    Saturday 4 December 2021, 10:30am to 12:30 pm, £12 for the four activities

    This workshop is for all ages.
    Children under 8 need to be accompanied by and adult.
    A good workshop for all the family.

    Join Maria for this for this festive fun morning creating all sorts of lovely Christmas tree decorations.
    All materials provided but If you have any special ribbons you’d like to use, please do bring them along.

  • Bancroft Wines Tasting Day

    Bancroft Wines Tasting Day

    11:00 -15:00
    04/12/2021
    Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen Bath Road, Hungerford | Berkshire | RG17 0SP

    Bancroft Wines Tasting Day

    Bancroft Wines are a UK-based wine importer and distributor. They specialise in representing small, family-run wineries from around the world.

    The Bancroft team will be joining us from 11am-3pm and introducing their fantastic range of wines, available in our farm shop. They will also be providing tastings.

    We hope you can join us in welcoming them to Cobbs.

  • Christmas Market at the Cunning Man

    Christmas Market at the Cunning Man

    12:00 -17:00
    04/12/2021
    The Cunning Man, Burghfield Road, Burghfield, West Berkshire, England, RG30 3RB, United Kingdom

    Christmas Market at the Cunning Man

    We’re hosting a Christmas Market in the bar area this year, with stalls selling Christmas decorations, gifts and lots more!

    Welcome to the Cunning Man, a beautiful country pub and restaurant in Burghfield Bridge, Berkshire. We’re the perfect spot for any occasion or escape.

    The time to eat, drink and be merry is here! Our extra special Festive Menu is available now and bookings are open for you to relax and celebrate with colleagues, family, friends and loved ones at your local country pub.

    If you’re looking to book in a safe, secure environment and would like more information or assurance on any aspect of visiting us over the festive season, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We are working hard to ensure you’ll have a festive season to remember.

    In the event of any changes to government guidelines that may affect your Christmas booking, your deposit will remain safe.

  • Floral Christmas Wreath Making

    Floral Christmas Wreath Making

    14:00 -17:00
    04/12/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Floral Christmas Wreath Making

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    Get into the festive spirit by making your own Christmas wreath.

    Led by a professional florist, you will make your own floral wreath to adorn your door whilst enjoying a delicious Honesty mince pie and festive drink.

    All materials are included. Ticket includes a mince pie and festive drink.

    This workshop will take place in person at The Base.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Sessions:
    Sat 4 Dec, 2pm – 5pm
    Sun 5 Dec, 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm

     

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  • Christmas with Andre Rieu

    Christmas with Andre Rieu

    15:30 -20:00
    04/12/2021
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Christmas with Andre Rieu

    André Rieu, The King of the Waltz brings you a festive spectacular from his newly created Winter Palace in his hometown of Maastricht.

    Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season while singing and dancing away to lovely Christmas carols, romantic waltzes and beautiful melodies like Jingle Bells, O Holy Night, Hallelujah, a show-stopping performance of Walking in the Air and many more! Marvel at the magnificent palace decorations including 150 beautiful chandeliers, over 50 Venetian candelabras and huge arched windows revealing a joyous wintery landscape including ice rinks and ice skaters.

    Christmas with André is guaranteed to warm your hearts and get you in the festive spirit. Join André for his inaugural Christmas concert all from the comfort of your local cinema. An unforgettable festive treat for the whole family.
    André Rieu says: “Christmas is my favourite time of the year and nothing could be better than spending it with my friends, family and fans in my hometown. I want to invite my cinema audiences on this beautiful journey to Christmas wonderland.”

    Bring your loved ones and enjoy this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Accompanying classic Christmas tunes and some incredible surprises, cinema audiences will also enjoy exclusive backstage access, and cinema host Charlotte Hawkins will be speaking with André about the creation of his musical winter wonderland.

    It’s the perfect festive gift. Get your tickets now for Christmas with André!

    This screening is on sale at reduced capacity with one seat left on either side of each booking.

  • Theale Village Christmas Fete

    Theale Village Christmas Fete

    16:30 -19:30
    04/12/2021
    close up photo of gold and silver christmas ornaments

    CHRISTMAS CRAFT STALL DECEMBER 4 @ 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.  Theale Village Christmas Fete.  4th December 2021. Theale High Street 4:30pm – 7:30pm.Theale High Street. Theale High Street Theale, RG7 5AN

  • Badness

    Badness

    19:00 -22:00
    04/12/2021

    Badness

    Sports & Social Club, Furlong House, Hambridge Rd, Newbury, United Kingdom

  • Handel’s Messiah- Newbury Choral Society

    Handel’s Messiah- Newbury Choral Society

    19:30 -22:30
    04/12/2021
    St Nicolas Church West Mills Newbury Berkshire RG14 5HG

    Handel’s Messiah- Newbury Choral Society

    After 18 months without singing live, NCS is overjoyed to be back rehearsing and are pleased to present their winter season concert of Handel’s Messiah at St Nicolas Church.

    Joining the chorus in December’s concert will be professional soloists Gillian Webster (Soprano), Amy Lyddon (Mezzo-soprano), Paul Austin Kelly (Tenor) and Ashley Riches (Bass), along with the now familiar London Ulysses Orchestra, who accompanied us in Rheinberger’s The Star of Bethlehem, Handel’s Samson and Verdi’s Requiem.

  • Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

    Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

    20:00 -20:30
    04/12/2021
    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band |  Arlington Arts

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do.  2019 BMA Award Nominee The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band are the greatest country-blues band in the world. Led by Reverend Peyton, who most consider to be the premier finger picker playing today. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy, country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. Now The Big Damn Band is back with an explosive new record and world tour. Reverend Peyton’s guitar work on the new record  Poor Until Payday is phenomenal and howls the blues. Poor Until Payday is a bluesy ode to the blue collar – working class and it delivers in spades!

    Events: organizer: Arlington Arts, Newbury

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

     

    With the recent government advice, we want to do our utmost to ensure the health and safety of our audiences, staff, performers and wider community. For the foreseeable future, all of our events must adhere to social distancing guidelines. This page will be updated regularly to ensure customers are clear on the current processes helping to keep everyone safe. If you would like to know more about the social distancing guidelines, you can do so via the government website.

    There is some important information that all customers planning on visiting Arlington Arts must remember and adhere to:

     

    • If you are feeling unwell, particularly with symptoms of COVID-19, please do NOTvisit the venue.
    • Please bring as few possessions as possible. Our cloakroom will not be open to reduce potential contact and keeping the auditorium clutter free will also help reduce chances of transmission.
    • You MUSTwear a face covering when inside the venue. Masks are available to purchase from the Box Office for £1.50.
    • Please use the hand sanitiser provided on arrival and exit, before and after using the toilets or lift and as often as you like.
    • If you pick up a leaflet/programme please take it with you.
    • Contactless payment is preferred at the bar.
    • If you know anyone interested in attending an event, please make them aware tickets must be purchased in advance.
    • If you make a reservation, we will be contacting customers to make payment prior to the show date.

     

     

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  • Jack Frost

    Jack Frost

    All day
    05/12/2021

    Jack Frost

    A magical, wintery production brings Jack Frost to life through puppetry, music and enchanting storytelling.

    Meet our mischievous sprite as he takes us on a snowy adventure and spreads winter wherever he goes. But wrap up warm or you’ll catch him nipping at your fingers and toes!

    Moon On A Stick transform the stage once more using their unique combination of light play, song and visual theatre to reimagine this well-known Nordic legend.

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    Online booking is currently disabled for this event – please call 01635 244246 to check availability

     

  • Newbury Artisan Market

    Newbury Artisan Market

    10:00 -17:00
    05/12/2021
    Northbrook Street and Bartholomew Street, Newbury RG14 1 DJ

    Newbury Artisan Market

    Newbury Artisan Market takes over the streets of Newbury on the last Sunday of the month. Think quality produce, original art, designer crafts & sizzling street food, all mixed in with family activities, music and more…
    Our Food Court will get your taste buds tingling.
    Our Designer-Makers promise to fill your bags and homes with gifts and all manner of unique designs and vintage treasures.
    Our food producers will fill your cupboards with ciders and sauces, breads and pastries, meats and sweet treats.
    To apply to trade, please email contact the LSD Promotions Head Office on 01384 877336 or email customerservice@lsdpromotions.com
  • Christmas Wreath 2021

    Christmas Wreath 2021

    10:00 -16:00
    05/12/2021
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    Christmas Wreath 2021

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | Things to Do | What’s On

    This one-day, onsite workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience ​

    Workshop Details

     

    Using floristry techniques which will be taught on the day, we will design and make a wreath and a swag. The wreath will be prepared in the morning session then after lunch, we will move onto the swag.  Nature has provided some beautiful objects just waiting to be collected and combined into little pieces of art, so you are encouraged to bring a range of foraged materials with you (see below).

    Skills/Techniques Covered

     

    • How to design and create a well-proportioned door wreath and table / door swag
    • Wiring and combining foliage, fruit, seed-heads, nuts and flowers and other foraged natural objects
    • The colour wheel principles and how they will impact your design
    • How to forage for materials that won’t cost you the earth
    Materials

    Materials are not included in your course fee. Most materials will be provided by the tutor the approximate cost of these will be £25, payable to the tutor during the course. We encourage you to bring along nice found natural objects, some suggestions are listed below. We will also raid the Ardington School garden for fresh ivy, yew, hawthorn, buddleia heads etc

    ​The tutor will not have the facility to take card payments for materials in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book.

     

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    Attendance Mode

    In accordance with Government regulations

    Events: organizer: Ardington School of Arts

    Event Status- Current

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  • Christmas Wreath 2021

    Christmas Wreath 2021

    10:00 -16:00
    05/12/2021
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    Christmas Wreath 2021

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | Things to Do | What’s On

    This one-day, onsite workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience ​

    Workshop Details

     

    Using floristry techniques which will be taught on the day, we will design and make a wreath and a swag. The wreath will be prepared in the morning session then after lunch, we will move onto the swag.  Nature has provided some beautiful objects just waiting to be collected and combined into little pieces of art, so you are encouraged to bring a range of foraged materials with you (see below).

    Skills/Techniques Covered

     

    • How to design and create a well-proportioned door wreath and table / door swag
    • Wiring and combining foliage, fruit, seed-heads, nuts and flowers and other foraged natural objects
    • The colour wheel principles and how they will impact your design
    • How to forage for materials that won’t cost you the earth
    Materials

    Materials are not included in your course fee. Most materials will be provided by the tutor the approximate cost of these will be £25, payable to the tutor during the course. We encourage you to bring along nice found natural objects, some suggestions are listed below. We will also raid the Ardington School garden for fresh ivy, yew, hawthorn, buddleia heads etc

    ​The tutor will not have the facility to take card payments for materials in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book

     

    Attendance Mode

    In accordance with Government regulations

    Events: organizer: Ardington School of Arts

    Event Status- Current

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  • Shaw House Christmas Fair

    Shaw House Christmas Fair

    11:00 -16:00
    05/12/2021
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury , Berkshire

    Shaw House Christmas Fair

    If you are looking for unique and creative festive gifts then the Christmas Fair is not to be missed!

    We have over 60 amazing local crafters, bakers, artists and photographers all brimming with bespoke wares that can’t be found on the high street.

    Enjoy a day of festivities at Shaw House, set to a soundtrack of vintage tunes from Gramofun. Along with live music from the Rock Choir outside in the grounds, hot food, mulled wine, Newbury’s Living Advent Calendar and an outdoor trail for children!

  • Children’s Magic Show

    Children’s Magic Show

    13:30 -14:15
    05/12/2021
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury , Berkshire

    Children’s Magic Show

    It’s party time at Shaw House! Featuring Mr Muddle the charming, if muddlesome magician, who captivates and amazes children with his comical slapstick magic.

    Stories of an ancient Chinese box, a magical zoo inhabited by mischievous animal characters from around the world and antics with wands and balloons will fill the party with fun and excitement.

    Suitable for 3 – 8 year olds, but younger and older children are welcome.

    Parties £5 per child. Tickets must be pre-booked online (tickets on sale from Monday 1 November)

    Please note: this is a reduced capacity event and we can only allow one adult per child. Due to Covid-19, we are unable to provide balloon animals and gifts for children to take home.

  • Christmas Craft Fair

    Christmas Craft Fair

    13:55
    05/12/2021
    6 – 8 Oxford Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1JB

    Christmas Craft Fair

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do

    Over 50 stalls with local hand made crafts and foodie fayre. Shop local this Christmas. 

    Free to enter.

     

    Events: organizer: The Chequers Hotel

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

    As per Government Guidelines

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  • Children’s Magic Show

    Children’s Magic Show

    15:00 -15:45
    05/12/2021
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury , Berkshire

    Children’s Magic Show

    It’s party time at Shaw House! Featuring Mr Muddle the charming, if muddlesome magician, who captivates and amazes children with his comical slapstick magic.

    Stories of an ancient Chinese box, a magical zoo inhabited by mischievous animal characters from around the world and antics with wands and balloons will fill the party with fun and excitement.

    Suitable for 3 – 8 year olds, but younger and older children are welcome.

    Parties £5 per child. Tickets must be pre-booked online (tickets on sale from Monday 1 November)

    Please note: this is a reduced capacity event and we can only allow one adult per child. Due to Covid-19, we are unable to provide balloon animals and gifts for children to take home.

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  • Decoupage For Beginners

    Decoupage For Beginners

    10:00 -16:00
    06/12/2021
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Decoupage For Beginners | Christmas 2021

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do

    Decoupage is the art of decorating surfaces by applying cutouts of paper and then coating with several layers of finish (such as lacquer or varnish). In this workshop you’ll learn how to decoupage several items using French chalk and mineral paint. The tutor will bring along several decorations such as candles, jars, bottles and decorative Christmas logs. There will be a large range of designs to choose from. These make stunning Christmas decorations.

    Frenchic chalk & mineral paint is environmentally friendly, and has no odour.

    Included on the day:

    • All materials

    • Expert tuition

    • 1 to 1 guidance

    • Detailed demonstrations

    • A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes

    And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them so please tag us @micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops or use the hashtag #micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops.

    Terms – Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.

    Level: Beginner

    Number of students: 10

    Events: organizer: Micklems Farm

    Event Status- Current

    Following government announcements, we will be reopening on Monday 17th May. We have contacted all students who had booked onto rescheduled workshops, if you have booked and haven’t received the email then please check your junk. If you are booked to attend a workshop then you will be offered the opportunity to hold

    your place until it’s rescheduled or a refund. If you hold your place and cannot attend the new date then you will be offered a refund or the opportunity to book onto another workshop. If you have booked using a gift card, you will be offered the opportunity to hold your place until the new date is announced or a credit note.

    Over the first lockdown, we spent time implementing various measures to make our studio as safe as possible for our students and tutors.

    With just under 1000 sq ft of floor space, a new large demo area with a wall mounted monitor allows students to be socially distanced during tutor demonstrations

    and our ten work stations are now set further apart with more open flow areas in the centre of the studio.

    We have a central hands-free hand sanitising station which students and tutors use upon entry and throughout the day.

    We use our very own fogging system using anti-viral disinfectant (tested against Coronavirus) after every workshop.

    We are providing disposable cutlery at the tea and coffee station and paper hand towels for hand washing. We ask students to bring their own mugs and face masks.

    As far as the weather allows, the large patio doors onto the garden will be kept open and we will have tables and chairs for eating lunch outside.

    Students and tutors will be able to use our open plan kitchen/dining space and large conservatory to enjoy their lunch socially distanced and as the weather gets warmer we’ll have marquees erected in the grounds for students to use.

    We hope that these measures will reassure you that we have done as much as we can to ensure your safety when attending workshops.

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  • Make a Willow Angel

    Make a Willow Angel

    10:00 -13:00
    06/12/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Make a Willow Angel

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do

    Spend a fun morning making a beautiful white willow angel decorated with fairy lights, while enjoying a Honesty mince pie and drink.

    The willow angel sculptures will be about 40cm tall to stand on a windowsill or table or as the finishing touch to the top of your Christmas tree!

    We’ll be using beautiful white willow and a whole range of weaving skills. You’ll learn lots and you’ll take home a truly unique decoration which will be much admired.

    Duration: 10am – 1pm

    Suitable for beginners and those who have worked with willow before.
    All materials are included (including a set of battery fairy lights).

    This workshop will take place in person at The Base.

    Events: organizer: The Base

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

    Please check with the Organizer

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  • RSPB Otmoor – Starling Murmurations

    RSPB Otmoor – Starling Murmurations

    11:00 -16:00
    06/12/2021

    RSPB Otmoor – Starling Murmurations

    Hi Everyone,

    Well what a different summer we have had than last year with the weather so inconsistent. Although it has been not so sunny we have been out on some lovely walks with so many people both local and further afield enjoying our amazing countryside and wildlife. We are now looking ahead to the Autumn and Winter and the changes in the wildlife we will see and most notable and always very popular is the Starling Murmuration’s Experience at RSPB Otmoor. We have now launched the dates for this experience.

    RSPB Otmoor – Starling Murmurations

    Approx 5 hrs

    Join us on an afternoon of discovery of RSPB Otmoor where we will seek out all the birds that winter over on the site, from many species of ducks and geese to waders and even the elusive Bittern. There is also the chance of seeing migratory birds such as Redwing and Fieldfare as well as rarities like the Glossy Ibis and more regularly in past years Great White Egrets.

    The afternoon will culminate in watching the Starlings “Murmurate” in front of us creating some truly unique patterns in the sky together with  also the amazing sounds of so many birds before they go down to roost in the reed beds at dusk.

    A donation of £5per person will be given directly to the site to continue the amazing work tat is carried out there.

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  • Christmas Wreath Making

    Christmas Wreath Making

    10:00 -12:30
    07/12/2021
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury , Berkshire

    Christmas Wreath Making

    Wreath making with Kim Harrison & Lavenders Floristry Team is returning this December!

    Come along and master the technique of mossing your own wreath and then add seasonal foliage. To decorate there will be a selection of dried fruits and cinnamon sticks, fur cones, baubles and ribbons. Kim and her team will be on hand to guide you through and demonstrate techniques to help you create your unique design.

    If you have a pair of secateurs it would be much appreciated if you could bring them along.

    Suitable for beginners.

    This workshop is non-refundable, should you not be able to attend or if the session is cancelled due to Covid-19, then a takeaway service will be provided from Shaw House.

    These sessions will be running at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. We encourage you to wear a mask and use hand sanitiser on arrival.

  • Creative I Pad- Precreate for Beginners

    Creative I Pad- Precreate for Beginners

    10:00 -16:00
    07/12/2021
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Creative I Pad- Precreate for Beginners

    Micklems Farm | West Berkshire Villages

    This day will give you an overview of some of the possibilities of how you can use your IPAD for creative work. We will focus particularly on Procreate, which you will need to download before the day. Kate will guide you through an exercise which uses some of the common Procreate functions which you can then work on throughout the day. She will also give you insights into what you can do with your artwork – how to export it and have it printed.

    Bring along your iPad and ideally, you also need a stylus – eg an Apple pencil – for this. You will be sent information on types of stylus beforehand if you do not have one.

    Events: organizer: Micklems Farm

    Event Status- Current

    we can to ensure your safety when attending workshops.

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  • Make a Wire Christmas Robin

    Make a Wire Christmas Robin

    10:00 -15:00
    07/12/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Make a Wire Christmas Robin

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do

    Join Flora Gare and enjoy a fun day creating your own beautiful Christmas Robin.

    Flora will guide you in making a wire frame outline from a drawing and show how to sculpt, join and layer coloured copper wire to create your 3D bird.

    We’ve also teamed up with Honesty at The Base to provide a delicious hot meal, slice of cake and a drink for participants to enjoy together during the day.

    Duration: 10am – 3pm

    All materials are included, but if you have a small pair of pliers, please bring them and any images for inspiration.

    This workshop will take place in person at The Base.

     

    Events: organizer: The Base

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

    Please check with the Organizer

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  • Christmas Wreath Making

    Christmas Wreath Making

    16:30 -21:30
    07/12/2021
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury , Berkshire

    Christmas Wreath Making

    Wreath making with Kim Harrison & Lavenders Floristry Team is returning this December!

    Come along and master the technique of mossing your own wreath and then add seasonal foliage. To decorate there will be a selection of dried fruits and cinnamon sticks, fur cones, baubles and ribbons. Kim and her team will be on hand to guide you through and demonstrate techniques to help you create your unique design.

    If you have a pair of secateurs it would be much appreciated if you could bring them along.

    Suitable for beginners.

    This workshop is non-refundable, should you not be able to attend or if the session is cancelled due to Covid-19, then a takeaway service will be provided from Shaw House.

    These sessions will be running at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. We encourage you to wear a mask and use hand sanitiser on arrival.

  • Festive Bauble Watercolour Workshop – Cold Ash

    Festive Bauble Watercolour Workshop – Cold Ash

    18:30 -20:30
    07/12/2021
    pencils in stainless steel bucket

    Festive Bauble Watercolour Workshop – Cold Ash

    Join me, Louise, for a relaxed watercolour workshop and recreate this featured Festive bauble cluster, at the Village Hall in Cold Ash. All materials will be included, learn the techniques with a step by step guide and take away your own masterpiece! Enjoy the evening with a glass of fizz or soft drink. Unlimited tea and coffee available. This class holds a maximum of 12

    Location:

    Village Hall, Hermitage Rd, Cold Ash, Thatcham RG18 9JF

     

     

     

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  • Christmas Wreath Making

    Christmas Wreath Making

    10:00 -12:30
    08/12/2021
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury , Berkshire

    Christmas Wreath Making

    Wreath making with Kim Harrison & Lavenders Floristry Team is returning this December!

    Come along and master the technique of mossing your own wreath and then add seasonal foliage. To decorate there will be a selection of dried fruits and cinnamon sticks, fur cones, baubles and ribbons. Kim and her team will be on hand to guide you through and demonstrate techniques to help you create your unique design.

    If you have a pair of secateurs it would be much appreciated if you could bring them along.

    Suitable for beginners.

    This workshop is non-refundable, should you not be able to attend or if the session is cancelled due to Covid-19, then a takeaway service will be provided from Shaw House.

    These sessions will be running at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. We encourage you to wear a mask and use hand sanitiser on arrival.

  • Festive Gifts and Treats

    Festive Gifts and Treats

    10:00 -14:00
    08/12/2021
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Festive Gifts and Treats

    This morning is sure to get you in the mood for Christmas. Join us for tea/coffee and a warm mince pie whilst we teach you some creative and ‘merry’ little ideas for treats to make and enjoy over the Christmas season or to create as unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Enjoy a light luch at the Kitchen table

    Treats include:

    •Recrystalized nuts

    •Salted white chocolate and pistachio fudge

    •Cranberry and orange biscotti

    •Mince pies

    •Anchovy and olive sticks

    •Show stopper Yule log demo

    To take away: All notes and recipes from the morning.treats packaged and ready for gifts

    Spaces for this course are subject to minimum number of participants, and minimum numbers.

  • Festive Gifts and Treats

    Festive Gifts and Treats

    10:00 -14:00
    08/12/2021
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Festive Gifts and Treats

    This morning is sure to get you in the mood for Christmas. Join us for tea/coffee and a warm mince pie whilst we teach you some creative and ‘merry’ little ideas for treats to make and enjoy over the Christmas season or to create as unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Enjoy a light lunch at the kitchen table

    Treats include:

    •Recrystalized nuts

    •Salted white chocolate and pistachio fudge

    •Cranberry and orange biscotti

    •Mince pies

    •Anchovy and olive sticks

    •Show stopper Yule log demo

    To take away: All notes and recipes from the morning.treats packaged and ready for gifts

    Spaces for this course are subject to minimum number of participants, and minimum numbers.

  • Christmas Wreath Making

    Christmas Wreath Making

    16:30 -21:30
    08/12/2021
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury , Berkshire

    Christmas Wreath Making

    Wreath making with Kim Harrison & Lavenders Floristry Team is returning this December!

    Come along and master the technique of mossing your own wreath and then add seasonal foliage. To decorate there will be a selection of dried fruits and cinnamon sticks, fur cones, baubles and ribbons. Kim and her team will be on hand to guide you through and demonstrate techniques to help you create your unique design.

    If you have a pair of secateurs it would be much appreciated if you could bring them along.

    Suitable for beginners.

    This workshop is non-refundable, should you not be able to attend or if the session is cancelled due to Covid-19, then a takeaway service will be provided from Shaw House.

    These sessions will be running at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. We encourage you to wear a mask and use hand sanitiser on arrival.

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  • Panto Night with Dinner

    Panto Night with Dinner

    All day
    09/12/2021
    6 – 8 Oxford Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1JB

    Panto Night with Dinner

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do

    Christmas Panto as you have never seen it before! Enjoy a festive three course dinner SLAP BANG in the middle of a LIVE pantomime!

    OH NO IT ISN’T …OH YES IT IS!

    Just £35 per per person

    Events: organizer: The Chequers Hotel

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

    As per Government Guidelines

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  • Christmas Wreath Making

    Christmas Wreath Making

    10:00 -12:30
    09/12/2021
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury , Berkshire

    Christmas Wreath Making

    Wreath making with Kim Harrison & Lavenders Floristry Team is returning this December!

    Come along and master the technique of mossing your own wreath and then add seasonal foliage. To decorate there will be a selection of dried fruits and cinnamon sticks, fur cones, baubles and ribbons. Kim and her team will be on hand to guide you through and demonstrate techniques to help you create your unique design.

    If you have a pair of secateurs it would be much appreciated if you could bring them along.

    Suitable for beginners.

    This workshop is non-refundable, should you not be able to attend or if the session is cancelled due to Covid-19, then a takeaway service will be provided from Shaw House.

    These sessions will be running at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. We encourage you to wear a mask and use hand sanitiser on arrival.

  • Festive Gifts and Treats

    Festive Gifts and Treats

    10:00 -14:00
    09/12/2021
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Festive Gifts and Treats

    This morning is sure to get you in the mood for Christmas. Join us for tea/coffee and a warm mince pie whilst we teach you some creative and ‘merry’ little ideas for treats to make and enjoy over the Christmas season or to create as unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Enjoy a light luch at the Kitchen table

    Treats include:

    •Recrystalized nuts

    •Salted white chocolate and pistachio fudge

    •Cranberry and orange biscotti

    •Mince pies

    •Anchovy and olive sticks

    •Show stopper Yule log demo

    To take away: All notes and recipes from the morning.treats packaged and ready for gifts

    Spaces for this course are subject to minimum number of participants, and minimum numbers.

  • ROH Live: The Nutcracker

    ROH Live: The Nutcracker

    19:15 -22:00
    09/12/2021
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    ROH Live: The Nutcracker

    Enjoy this sparkling ballet as an enchanting, festive treat for the whole family.

    The Nutcracker is a family favourite at Christmas time and is one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet. The story of Clara, a girl on a magical Christmas Eve adventure, is accompanied by sparkling music and even dancing sweets!

    Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic.

    This screening is on sale at reduced capacity with one seat left either side of each booking.

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  • Festive Gifts and Treats

    Festive Gifts and Treats

    10:00 -14:00
    10/12/2021
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Festive Gifts and Treats

    This morning is sure to get you in the mood for Christmas. Join us for tea/coffee and a warm mince pie whilst we teach you some creative and ‘merry’ little ideas for treats to make and enjoy over the Christmas season or to create as unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Enjoy a light luch at the Kitchen table

    Treats include:

    •Recrystalized nuts

    •Salted white chocolate and pistachio fudge

    •Cranberry and orange biscotti

    •Mince pies

    •Anchovy and olive sticks

    •Show stopper Yule log demo

    To take away: All notes and recipes from the morning.treats packaged and ready for gifts

    Spaces for this course are subject to minimum number of participants, and minimum numbers.

  • Painting Ceramic Christmas Decorations

    Painting Ceramic Christmas Decorations

    10:00 -13:00
    10/12/2021
    The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS

    Painting Ceramic Christmas Decorations

    This popular workshop starts with a brief talk about the history of the Christmas tree and its decorations followed by hands-on painting of 4 ceramic Christmas decorations of your choice out of the vast collection of Roelofs and Rubens bisque shapes.

    There is plenty of instruction and help at hand for you to create your own unique Christmas decorations.

    The decorations will be taken away for firing, finished with beads and ribbon and delivered or posted to your house. Materials, beads and ribbon and postage are all included in the price.

    Tutor: Piet van den Beuken, Roelofs and Rubens Blue and White Tableware https://roelofsrubens.co.uk/

    We request that attendees wear a face and use hand sanitiser on arrival. Bookings are fully refundable should the session have to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

    Saturday 4 December | West Berkshire Museum | 10am – 1pm | £50

  • Arm Knitting

    Arm Knitting

    10:00 -16:00
    10/12/2021
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Arm Knitting

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    Style up your home with your newly arm knitted throw which is perfect for any interior, great to snuggle under on the sofa or a lovely present for a loved one.

    The workshop is suitable for complete beginners with no knitting experience is needed. We will make the whole throw in the workshop for you to take home and enjoy!

    Tutor: Sophie Hale

    £75.00

    Events: organizer: Micklems Farm

    Event Status- Current

    This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

  • Christmas Themed, Modern Calligraphy Workshop For Beginners – Morning Course

    Christmas Themed, Modern Calligraphy Workshop For Beginners – Morning Course

    10:00 -12:30
    10/12/2021
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    Christmas Themed, Modern Calligraphy Workshop For Beginners – Morning Course

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    Would you like to learn how to write beautifully, using a nib and ink to create your own Christmas cards and tags?

    Join Louise Ralphs from LouPaper for a Christmas themed modern calligraphy workshop for beginners.
    You will learn the art of modern calligraphy, using a nib and ink, mastering the basic strokes and practising letter forms. This class is designed for complete beginners, starting with shapes and strokes, then moving on to letter forms and by the end of the class joining up letters.

    The cost includes your very own toolkit; a jar of ink, pen, nib and practice papers, along with a workbook of exercises and tips, so you can continue practising at home. There will be plenty of time to practice as well as 1-to-1 guidance throughout the class, helping you to find your flow. Christmas themed, you’ll learn to create beautiful Christmas cards and tags to wow your friends and family. This class is perfect for those looking to unlock their creativity and explore the art of calligraphy, with a festive feel.

    Please wear suitable clothing, that you don’t mind getting ink on.
    All resources will be provided.

    The calligraphy course pairs beautifully with our wreath course to add a personal touch to your Christmas celebrations.

    This course includes refreshments and freshly baked mince pies

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  • Decoupage For Beginners

    Decoupage For Beginners

    13:00 -16:00
    10/12/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Decoupage For Beginners – Festive

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    Enjoy the art of découpage in this festive workshop.

    Using napkins you will create beautiful designs on glass dishes, candles and more.

    Duration: 1pm – 4pm

    All materials are included.

    This workshop will take place in person at The Base.

     

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  • Hungerford Extravaganza

    Hungerford Extravaganza

    17:00 -21:00
    10/12/2021

    Hungerford Extravaganza

    We are looking forward to the 27th Hungerford Victorian Extravaganza on Friday 10 December!

    Festivities will kick off at 5pm with the parade at 7:30pm and fireworks at 8.30pm. Entry is free.

    One of the highlight of Berkshire’s festive calendar is the Hungerford Extravaganza, now in it’s 29th year. Join us on Friday 10 December from 5pm for a Christmas street fair of stalls, steam engines, festive food and drinks, big wheel and fairground rides and games for the little ones. The parade will start at 7:30pm from the A4 end of the High Street and fireworks can be viewed from Canal Bridge at 8.30pm.

    Hungerford Christmas Lights are considered by many to be the best in the south of England, adding a sprinkle of fairy dust onto this well-loved market town, and this is a wonderful night to enjoy them.

    For some late night Christmas Shopping don’t miss the famous Hungerford Arcade, Hungerford Bookshop’s popular children’s section with experienced booksellers on hand to give out advice and mince pies, mulled wine at The Naked Grape wine merchants. Also the Hungerford Hub & Library will have a pop-up Christmas shop open until 7pm.

    The Extravaganza Parade at 7.30pm will feature the Reading Scottish Pipe Band, Rock Choir, Father Christmas on his Magical Wheels, Mr Snowman, Mrs Polar Bear, Mr Reindeer, Hungerford Churches Together, Community of Hungerford Theatre Group and Hungerford Lanterns.

    Due to the popularity of the lanterns last year there will again be Lantern-Making Workshops for anyone who would like to carry a lantern in the parade 10am – 4pm on Saturday 27 November and  at The Croft Field Centre, Hungerford RG17 0HY. No booking necessary just drop in. Cost is £3 donation per lantern for materials.

    The event is organised by Hungerford Chamber of Commerce and made possible by kind support from Greenham Trust, Hungerford Town Council and many local businesses.

  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    17:10 -18:46
    10/12/2021
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    A Christmas Carol

    A Victorian family prepares a paper theatre for a performance of A Christmas Carol. The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and quickly, the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylised sets.

    The classic tale unfolds in a rich tapestry of highly absorbing, theatrical drama featuring sumptuous visual effects inspired by the techniques of early cinema. In a daring twist of format, characters are portrayed by dancers and voiced by an eclectic cast of the world’s most recognisable actors.

    The mix of danced action and spoken narration brings fresh dimension to Dickens’ characters and poetic language, whilst remaining true to the beauty of the author’s original narrative.

  • The House of Gucci

    The House of Gucci

    19:30 -22:00
    10/12/2021
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    The House of Gucci

    The House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control.

    This screening is on sale at reduced capacity with one seat left on either side of each booking

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  • Make Your Own Christmas Baubles

    Make Your Own Christmas Baubles

    09:30 -10:30
    11/12/2021
    Creativ.Spaces Art Studio & Event Spaces, 2b Southview Business Park, Marsack Street, Caversham, Reading, RG4 5AF

    Make Your Own Christmas Baubles

    Why not this Christmas make your own personalised hand made family Christmas baubles for your Christmas tree. Even better why not come as a whole family, siblings, friends or Mother & Daughter/Son/Grandma. Children welcome.

    In this Workshop…

    You will learn 3 different decorating techniques to create 3 different styles including; terrazzo, marbling and gold leaf. Enjoy a complementary glass of warm mulled wine (squash for the kids) and a mince pie while you make.

    At the end of the workshop you will have 3 stunning and completely unique Christmas baubles to keep for yourself or give as a personal gift for someone special.

    Choose from either of the two timed sessions of 1 hour each where you will be shown how to make the baubles and as a family and then work together to create a set of 3 baubles per person.

    Workshop Date:

    Saturday 11th December
    Tickets: £25 per person

    £40 for two – At checkout add discount code: FESTIVETWO
    £80 for four – At checkout add discount code: FESTIVEFOUR

    Session 1: 9.30am – 10.30am

    We kindly ask if you can arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time, as we always aim to start on time to ensure we have enough time to make our wonderful pieces. Thank you 🙂

    For more info on our COVID policy click here

     

      • All materials provided
      • Enjoy a mince pie and a glass of Mulled Wine while you ‘make’

     

     

  • Get Creative

    Get Creative

    09:45 -16:00
    11/12/2021-12/12/2021
    JoeDaisy Studio Mapledurham RG4 7TL

    Get Creative | Contemporary Painting Weekend

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do. Use Acrylic Paint Properly!! We are going to understand line and proportion of space and DESIGN our own Contemporary Landscape – anyway you want to.

    Then how about COLOUR? Which colour goes with which? How will colour makes us feel? Do we want soft and gentle or stunning and impactive?

    Then let’s explore painting KNIVES and see what marks they make – you have a big selection of knives to explore.

    A really great weekend with the sensational Sarah Burton.

    Events: organizer: Joe Daisy Studios

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    We can accommodate up to 12 students but prefer up to 9 on our painting weekends. Presently 7 because of Covid.

    There is a lovely ‘chill out area’ where we eat, look at art books and chat.

    Of course, a kitchen where you can make tea or coffee any time.

    We also have outdoor eating spaces (for sunny days!)

    And a large car park.

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  • Festive Gifts and Treats

    Festive Gifts and Treats

    10:00 -14:00
    11/12/2021
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Festive Gifts and Treats

    This morning is sure to get you in the mood for Christmas. Join us for tea/coffee and a warm mince pie whilst we teach you some creative and ‘merry’ little ideas for treats to make and enjoy over the Christmas season or to create as unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Enjoy a light luch at the Kitchen table

    Treats include:

    •Recrystalized nuts

    •Salted white chocolate and pistachio fudge

    •Cranberry and orange biscotti

    •Mince pies

    •Anchovy and olive sticks

    •Show stopper Yule log demo

    To take away: All notes and recipes from the morning.treats packaged and ready for gifts

    Spaces for this course are subject to minimum number of participants, and minimum numbers.

  • Papercut Christmas Baubles

    Papercut Christmas Baubles

    10:00 -15:00
    11/12/2021
    City Arts Newbury 10 Hampton Road Newbury Berkshire RG14 6DB

    Papercut Christmas Baubles

    ONE DAY PAPERCUT WORKSHOP WITH ADRIANA ROBERTS.

    Sunday 11 December 2021, 10am to 3pm, £38 (£5 off with your own kit)
    This workshop is for teenagers and adults (18+).

    Come and join in this wonderfully unique workshop, where you can create your own papercut Christmas bauble, whether to adorn your own tree or as a gift for someone special!

    There will be lots of templates to choose from, ranging from beginner to advanced.

    You will learn about papercutting techniques, precision, get advice, tips and tricks of the trade – all in a friendly and christmassy environment, while sharing a cuppa, biscuits and mince pies with like-minded people!

    Make this Christmas special with a personalised, handmade bauble to be treasured and hung up for years to come!

  • Festive Gifts and Treats

    Festive Gifts and Treats

    10:00 -14:00
    11/12/2021
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Festive Gifts and Treats

    This morning is sure to get you in the mood for Christmas. Join us for tea/coffee and a warm mince pie whilst we teach you some creative and ‘merry’ little ideas for treats to make and enjoy over the Christmas season or to create as unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Enjoy a light luch at the Kitchen table

    Treats include:

    •Recrystalized nuts

    •Salted white chocolate and pistachio fudge

    •Cranberry and orange biscotti

    •Mince pies

    •Anchovy and olive sticks

    •Show stopper Yule log demo

    To take away: All notes and recipes from the morning.treats packaged and ready for gifts

    Spaces for this course are subject to minimum number of participants, and minimum numbers.

  • Painting Ceramic Christmas Decorations

    Painting Ceramic Christmas Decorations

    10:00 -13:00
    11/12/2021
    The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS

    Painting Ceramic Christmas Decorations

    This popular workshop starts with a brief talk about the history of the Christmas tree and its decorations followed by hands-on painting of 4 ceramic Christmas decorations of your choice out of the vast collection of Roelofs and Rubens bisque shapes.

    There is plenty of instruction and help at hand for you to create your own unique Christmas decorations.

    The decorations will be taken away for firing, finished with beads and ribbon and delivered or posted to your house. Materials, beads and ribbon and postage are all included in the price.

    Tutor: Piet van den Beuken, Roelofs and Rubens Blue and White Tableware https://roelofsrubens.co.uk/

    We request that attendees wear a face and use hand sanitiser on arrival. Bookings are fully refundable should the session have to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

    Saturday 4 December | West Berkshire Museum | 10am – 1pm | £50

  • Misty Blue Landscapes

    Misty Blue Landscapes

    10:00 -16:00
    11/12/2021
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Misty Blue Landscapes

    Tutor: Caroline Crawford

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    We work with a selection of chalk pastels and colouring pencils on black paper. Students build a landscape using a cool colour palette and blend and layer colours together, creating a soft tonal piece, using pencil work for the more defined areas. The focus is on colour blending, pastel techniques and creating distance.

    Included on the day:

    • All materials

    • Expert tuition

    • 1 to 1 guidance

    • Detailed demonstrations

    • A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes

    And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them so please tag us @micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops or use the hashtag #micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops.

    Terms – Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.

    Level: Intermediate

    Number of students: 10

    Events: organizer. Micklems Farm

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    Attendance Mode

    Following government announcements, we will be reopening on Monday 17th May. We have contacted all students who had booked onto rescheduled workshops, if you have booked and haven’t received the email then please check your junk. If you are booked to attend a workshop then you will be offered the opportunity to hold your place until it’s rescheduled or a refund. If you hold your place and cannot attend the new date then you will be offered a refund or the opportunity to book onto another workshop. If you have booked using a gift card, you will be offered the opportunity to hold your place until the new date is announced or a credit note.

    Over the first lockdown, we spent time implementing various measures to make our studio as safe as possible for our students and tutors.

    With just under 1000 sq ft of floor space, a new large demo area with a wall mounted monitor allows students to be socially distanced during tutor demonstrations and our ten work stations are now set further apart with more open flow areas in the centre of the studio.

    We have a central hands-free hand sanitising station which students and tutors use upon entry and throughout the day.

    We use our very own fogging system using anti-viral disinfectant (tested against Coronavirus) after every workshop.

    We are providing disposable cutlery at the tea and coffee station and paper hand towels for hand washing. We ask students to bring their own mugs and face masks.

    As far as the weather allows, the large patio doors onto the garden will be kept open and we will have tables and chairs for eating lunch outside.

    Students and tutors will be able to use our open plan kitchen/dining space and large conservatory to enjoy their lunch socially distanced and as the weather gets warmer we’ll have marquees erected in the grounds for students to use.

    We hope that these measures will reassure you that we have done as much as we can to ensure your safety when attending workshops.

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  • Two Festive Experiences One Unrivalled Setting

    Two Festive Experiences One Unrivalled Setting

    10:00 -20:00
    11/12/2021
    Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

    The Perfect Christmas.

    The after-dark illuminated trail sparkling in The Great Outdoors

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year when over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun through the Palace’s picture-perfect gardens. Look forward to some together time with family and friends as you discover glittering tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze up at the larger-than-life illuminations and don’t forget to catch a glimpse of Father Christmas along the way.

    Our crew of talented independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tasty treats on offer. Have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with someone special.

    The story of The Nutcracker re-imagined within Britain’s Greatest Palace

    New for 2021, explore the Palace rooms, each one exquisitely transformed and filled with hidden surprises – from the toymaker’s workshop on a frosty Christmas Eve; through the glistening Land of Snow and onto the candy-cane Kingdom of Sweets adorned with the sweetest of treats and larger-than-life gingerbread men. It’s a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, from a dashing Nutcracker Prince and an army of mice to a Sugar Plum Fairy and a music box with a difference. This fantastical winter wonderland is where the magic really begins….

    Limited capacity with timed entry. Plan now to secure the date and time of your choice.

  • Christmas Market at the Cunning Man

    Christmas Market at the Cunning Man

    12:00 -17:00
    11/12/2021
    The Cunning Man, Burghfield Road, Burghfield, West Berkshire, England, RG30 3RB, United Kingdom

    Christmas Market at the Cunning Man

    We’re hosting a Christmas Market in the bar area this year, with stalls selling Christmas decorations, gifts and lots more!

    Welcome to the Cunning Man, a beautiful country pub and restaurant in Burghfield Bridge, Berkshire. We’re the perfect spot for any occasion or escape.

    The time to eat, drink and be merry is here! Our extra special Festive Menu is available now and bookings are open for you to relax and celebrate with colleagues, family, friends and loved ones at your local country pub.

    If you’re looking to book in a safe, secure environment and would like more information or assurance on any aspect of visiting us over the festive season, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We are working hard to ensure you’ll have a festive season to remember.

    In the event of any changes to government guidelines that may affect your Christmas booking, your deposit will remain safe.

  • The Snowman- Press Release

    The Snowman- Press Release

    14:00 -15:00
    11/12/2021

    The Snowman

    There is nothing better than the sound of a brass band at Christmas! Well, this year, the team at Wantage Band are going one step further and combining the festive concert experience with the magic of cinema. The 1982 family favourite, The Snowman, has a special place in the hearts of so many and it’s no surprise that a performance of the full soundtrack, along to the film on the big screen, is proving a huge hit with ticket sales now 600+ to four screenings of this on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December at The Beacon – the perfect venue in the centre of the town.

    In these one-hour family concerts, the band will stick to the theme of cinema and feature music from other popular titles such as The Polar Express and Frozen.

    “We’ve been waiting patiently to put on this event for two years and it’s finally almost here! It’s essential that we connect with a younger audience and the families in our community and we hope that these concerts will do just that this Christmas!”(Sam Wyne)

    There are still some tickets left which can be booked at http://www.wantageband.org/events Adults £12, Children £8, Under 2s FREE (on laps). This really is the must see Christmas event of 2021!

    ABOUT

    Wantage Silver Band is an amateur brass band organisation, based in the small market town of Wantage, Oxfordshire. The organisation currently comprises 9 bands, possibly making it the largest brass organisation in the country. Our Wantage Band is in the prestigious Championship Section and in October 2016 competed at the Royal Albert Hall at the Nationals, their second visit in two years. The band have three contesting bands in total as well as non-contesting Community Brass, Youth Brass, Training Band, Beginner Band, Big Band and the all new Wantage Percussion Academy.

    The band is a registered charity no. 1123767.
    For more information visit http://www.wantageband.org

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/WantageSilverBand

    Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/WantageSilverBand Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/WantageWSB

    CONTACT

    Sam Wyne
    07842 779 617 samwynemusic@gmail.com

    © Snowman Enterprises Limited “The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs is published by Puffin image © Snowman Enterprises Ltd
    http://www.thesnowman.com

  • It’s a Wonderful Life

    It’s a Wonderful Life

    17:00 -19:35
    11/12/2021
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    It’s a Wonderful Life

    Beset with personal and professional problems, George Bailey finds his previously happy life falling apart around him on Christmas Eve. Seeing no way out, George considers suicide from the edge of a bridge – but Clarence, his guardian angel, intervenes and shows George what his beloved hometown of Bedford Falls would be like without him.

    Shocked by what he sees and at the unforeseen circumstances of his absence, George reconsiders and begs Clarence to return him to the problems of the present and the loving community he has fostered throughout his life.

    The Dementia Friendly screening is sponsored by Riva.

    This screening is on sale at reduced capacity with one seat left on either side of each booking

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  • Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland

    All day
    12/12/2021
    6 – 8 Oxford Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1JB

    Winter Wonderland

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    Don’t forget to visit our Christmas Events page!

    Christmas Afternoon Tea, Mulled Wine and Baileys Hot Chocolates amongst twinkling Christmas lights. 

    Enjoy winter warmers in a Winter Wonderland. 

    Reserve your table here!

    *Christmas Afternoon Tea £19.95

    Events: organizer: The Chequers Hotel

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    As per Government Guidelines

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  • Seasonal Wreath: Christmas

    Seasonal Wreath: Christmas

    10:00 -12:00
    12/12/2021
    City Arts Newbury 10 Hampton Road Newbury Berkshire RG14 6DB

    Seasonal Wreath: Christmas

    MAKE AN UPCYCLED SEASONAL FABRIC WREATH WITH SABRINA TALANA-CARRUTH

    Sunday 12 December 2021, 10 am to 12pm, £40
    This workshop is for adults

    During this workshop you will explore and learn how to make an alternative and original Christmas Wreath using simple creative recycling techniques explained by Sabrina. You will make a unique wreath repurposing materials like fabric scraps and metal coat hangers.

    All the materials will be supplied and you will able to create the wreath with your prefered colour scheme (choosing from the fabric available or bringing your own fabric scraps or old garments) and take this home to use as your show stopper or to gift to your loved one.

    Plesase note: if you bring your own fabric scraps, these need to be at least 5×15 cm strips, old shirts and off cuts of fabric are ideal for this project. If you have your own trusty fabric scissors feel free to bring them too.

  • Christmas Vintage China Mosaics

    Christmas Vintage China Mosaics

    10:00 -16:00
    12/12/2021
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Christmas Vintage China Mosaics

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    In this one day workshop you will learn how to make your own mosaic made from vintage and antique china. This craft known as ‘Pique Assiette’ (‘stolen plate’) is a way of reusing and reloving broken and unwanted china. You will learn how to select, nip, design, create, grout and finish your very own mosaic to take home. All materials, tuition, tools and refreshments will be supplied. A choice of shapes will be available for you to choose from which include a star, heart, bauble and angel.

     

    Events: organizer: Micklems Farm

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    This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

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  • Table Top Willow Reindeer

    Table Top Willow Reindeer

    10:00 -16:00
    12/12/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Table Top Willow Reindeer

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    Join Judith Needham to make a willow reindeer about 45cm tall to stand on a windowsill or table.

    You can even add some twiggy antlers and decorate with fairy lights if you wish! Using a whole range of basketry techniques, you get lots of learning in this class as well as a really impressive item to take home with you.

    We’ve also teamed up with Honesty at The Base to provide a delicious lunch for workshop participants to enjoy!

    Duration: 10am – 4pm

    Suitable for beginners and those who have worked with willow before.

    This workshop will take place in person at The Base. Ticket price includes includes a sandwich, slice of cake and a drink.

     

     

    Events: organizer: The Base

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  • Beastly Belle

    Beastly Belle

    11:00 -12:00
    12/12/2021
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

    Beastly Belle

    Be charmed and surprised by a new twist on an old tale, inspired by the iconic era of 1920s and 30s cinema.

    Our young heroine Belle is plucked from a life of poverty by Merrill, a greedy film producer who sweeps her off her feet and into fame and fortune in the movies. Caught up in the glitz and glamour Belle forgets her roots and is ensnared by a world obsessed with good looks – but looks aren’t everything, right?

    A journey of discovery which explores perceptions of physical beauty and how two strangers can overcome their differences. Will Beauty come to understand and accept the Beast?

    Featuring a skilful mix of puppetry, film projections and an original musical score.

    We encourage adults and older children to wear a face covering (unless exempt) and use hand sanitiser on arrival.

  • Beastly Belle

    Beastly Belle

    13:00 -14:00
    12/12/2021
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

    Beastly Belle

    Be charmed and surprised by a new twist on an old tale, inspired by the iconic era of 1920s and 30s cinema.

    Our young heroine Belle is plucked from a life of poverty by Merrill, a greedy film producer who sweeps her off her feet and into fame and fortune in the movies. Caught up in the glitz and glamour Belle forgets her roots and is ensnared by a world obsessed with good looks – but looks aren’t everything, right?

    A journey of discovery which explores perceptions of physical beauty and how two strangers can overcome their differences. Will Beauty come to understand and accept the Beast?

    Featuring a skilful mix of puppetry, film projections and an original musical score.

    We encourage adults and older children to wear a face covering (unless exempt) and use hand sanitiser on arrival.

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  • Kennet Opera Christmas Mix

    Kennet Opera Christmas Mix

    All day
    15/12/2021
    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
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    Kennet Opera Christmas Mix

    Kennet Opera return to the Arlington Arts stage with a feast of festive goodies. True to their operatic roots, the first half features highlights of that most dramatic of oratorios, Handel’s Messiah, including the sublime Hallelujah Chorus.

    The second half jingles all the way, with carols, readings and Christmas songs (Choir of a thousand cherubs…Tyrolean Christmas lullaby…) And get ready to sing along!

  • Getting Ready for Christmas

    Getting Ready for Christmas

    10:00 -14:00
    15/12/2021
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Getting Ready for Christmas

    We all know that often Christmas can become rather a whirlwind of last minute preparations. So to get in the Christmas spirit join us as we prepare in good time for the big day. Everything you make on the day is designed to go home with you and be stored in the fridge or freezer ready for Christmas Day, making cooking and serving Christmas day lunch so much easier.

  • Kennet Opera: Music For Christmas

    Kennet Opera: Music For Christmas

    19:30 -21:00
    15/12/2021
    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    Kennet Opera: Music For Christmas

    Kennet Opera are looking forward to returning to Arlington Arts with a programme of Christmas music for soloists and chorus. Join us for an evening of celebration as we approach the shortest day!
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  • Getting Ready for Christmas

    Getting Ready for Christmas

    10:00 -14:00
    16/12/2021
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Getting Ready for Christmas

    We all know that often Christmas can become rather a whirlwind of last minute preparations. So to get in the Christmas spirit join us as we prepare in good time for the big day. Everything you make on the day is designed to go home with you and be stored in the fridge or freezer ready for Christmas Day, making cooking and serving Christmas day lunch so much easier.

  •  Christmas Wreath Workshop 2021

     Christmas Wreath Workshop 2021

    10:00 -13:00
    16/12/2021
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

     Christmas Wreath Workshop 2021

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do

    Come and join us for a fun-filled morning creating your very own Christmas wreath. We will show you how to use a 12” frame and decorate it with greenery gathered from the garden and the footpath that runs past the farm. We will also have a supply of additional dried foliage and other adornments for you to choose from, including cones, berries, ribbons, lights etc. If you have any of your own personal decorations that you would like to incorporate into your wreath please bring these along as well, and a pair of secateurs or old scissors.

    This will be a creative and relaxed workshop to get you into the Christmas spirit – why not come with a friend or relative to make it even more special! We will be serving mince pies…

    Included on the day:

    –        All equipment you will need, foliage and natural decorations

    –        Expert tuition

    –        1 to 1 guidance

    –        Detailed demonstrations

    –        A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits, mince pies and mulled wine!

    And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them so please tag us @micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops or use the hashtag #micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops.

    Terms – Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.

    Level: Beginners

    Number of students: 10

    Events: organizer. Micklems Farm

    Event Satus- Current

    Attendance Mode

    Following government announcements, we will be reopening on Monday 17th May. We have contacted all students who had booked onto rescheduled workshops, if you have booked and haven’t received the email then please check your junk. If you are booked to attend a workshop then you will be offered the opportunity to hold your place until it’s rescheduled or a refund. If you hold your place and cannot attend the new date then you will be offered a refund or the opportunity to book onto another workshop. If you have booked using a gift card, you will be offered the opportunity to hold your place until the new date is announced or a credit note.

    Over the first lockdown, we spent time implementing various measures to make our studio as safe as possible for our students and tutors.

    With just under 1000 sq ft of floor space, a new large demo area with a wall mounted monitor allows students to be socially distanced during tutor demonstrations and our ten work stations are now set further apart with more open flow areas in the centre of the studio.

    We have a central hands-free hand sanitising station which students and tutors use upon entry and throughout the day.

    We use our very own fogging system using anti-viral disinfectant (tested against Coronavirus) after every workshop.

    We are providing disposable cutlery at the tea and coffee station and paper hand towels for hand washing. We ask students to bring their own mugs and face masks.

    As far as the weather allows, the large patio doors onto the garden will be kept open and we will have tables and chairs for eating lunch outside.

    Students and tutors will be able to use our open plan kitchen/dining space and large conservatory to enjoy their lunch socially distanced and as the weather gets warmer we’ll have marquees erected in the grounds for students to use.

    We hope that these measures will reassure you that we have done as much as we can to ensure your safety when attending workshops.

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  • Ballet Theatre UK: The Snow Queen

    Ballet Theatre UK: The Snow Queen

    All day
    17/12/2021-19/12/2021
    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    Ballet Theatre UK: The Snow Queen | Arlington Arts

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do.  Join Ballet Theatre UK in their beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale ballet, The Snow Queen. This spectacular production follows the story of Gerda and her quest to find her friend Kay, whom the Snow Queen has placed under an evil spell. Gerda’s fantastic adventure takes her on a journey across the frozen north where she encounters a band of gypsy’s, enchanted reindeer, and a mysterious and reclusive Lapland woman. Gerda is told by the mysterious woman to continue traveling north, where she will find Kay and the Snow Queen’s Palace of Ice. Only Gerda’s love for Kay can release him from the spell and break the Snow Queen’s curse of eternal winter. Ballet Theatre UK’s renowned company of international dancers, beautiful costumes and glittering stage sets combine to create a magnificent spectacle, all set to a glorious and magical score.

    “Critics’ Choice – Top 5 productions touring the UK”  – The Independent

    “A pleasure to witness a production of this calibre”The Dancing Times

    “Glittering costumes, expressive dancers…a pleasure to witness a production of this calibre” Dance Europe

    Events: organizer: Arlington Arts, Newbury

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

     With the recent government advice, we want to do our utmost to ensure the health and safety of our audiences, staff, performers and wider community. For the foreseeable future, all of our events must adhere to social distancing guidelines. This page will be updated regularly to ensure customers are clear on the current processes helping to keep everyone safe. If you would like to know more about the social distancing guidelines, you can do so via the government website.

    There is some important information that all customers planning on visiting Arlington Arts must remember and adhere to:

     

    • If you are feeling unwell, particularly with symptoms of COVID-19, please do NOT visit the venue.
    • Please bring as few possessions as possible. Our cloakroom will not be open to reduce potential contact and keeping the auditorium clutter free will also help reduce chances of transmission.
    • You MUST wear a face covering when inside the venue. Masks are available to purchase from the Box Office for £1.50.
    • Please use the hand sanitiser provided on arrival and exit, before and after using the toilets or lift and as often as you like.
    • If you pick up a leaflet/programme please take it with you.
    • Contactless payment is preferred at the bar.
    • If you know anyone interested in attending an event, please make them aware tickets must be purchased in advance.
    • If you make a reservation, we will be contacting customers to make payment prior to the show date.

     

     

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  • Getting Ready for Christmas

    Getting Ready for Christmas

    10:00 -14:00
    17/12/2021
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Getting Ready for Christmas

    We all know that often Christmas can become rather a whirlwind of last minute preparations. So to get in the Christmas spirit join us as we prepare in good time for the big day. Everything you make on the day is designed to go home with you and be stored in the fridge or freezer ready for Christmas Day, making cooking and serving Christmas day lunch so much easier.

  •  Christmas Wreath Workshop 2021

     Christmas Wreath Workshop 2021

    10:00 -13:00
    17/12/2021
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

     Christmas Wreath Workshop 2021

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do

    Come and join us for a fun-filled morning creating your very own Christmas wreath. We will show you how to use a 12” frame and decorate it with greenery gathered from the garden and the footpath that runs past the farm. We will also have a supply of additional dried foliage and other adornments for you to choose from, including cones, berries, ribbons, lights etc. If you have any of your own personal decorations that you would like to incorporate into your wreath please bring these along as well, and a pair of secateurs or old scissors.

    This will be a creative and relaxed workshop to get you into the Christmas spirit – why not come with a friend or relative to make it even more special! We will be serving mince pies…

    Included on the day:

    –        All equipment you will need, foliage and natural decorations

    –        Expert tuition

    –        1 to 1 guidance

    –        Detailed demonstrations

    –        A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits, mince pies and mulled wine!

    And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them so please tag us @micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops or use the hashtag #micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops.

    Terms – Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.

    Level: Beginners

    Number of students: 10

    Events: organizer. Micklems Farm

    Event Satus- Current

    Attendance Mode

    Following government announcements, we will be reopening on Monday 17th May. We have contacted all students who had booked onto rescheduled workshops, if you have booked and haven’t received the email then please check your junk. If you are booked to attend a workshop then you will be offered the opportunity to hold your place until it’s rescheduled or a refund. If you hold your place and cannot attend the new date then you will be offered a refund or the opportunity to book onto another workshop. If you have booked using a gift card, you will be offered the opportunity to hold your place until the new date is announced or a credit note.

    Over the first lockdown, we spent time implementing various measures to make our studio as safe as possible for our students and tutors.

    With just under 1000 sq ft of floor space, a new large demo area with a wall mounted monitor allows students to be socially distanced during tutor demonstrations and our ten work stations are now set further apart with more open flow areas in the centre of the studio.

    We have a central hands-free hand sanitising station which students and tutors use upon entry and throughout the day.

    We use our very own fogging system using anti-viral disinfectant (tested against Coronavirus) after every workshop.

    We are providing disposable cutlery at the tea and coffee station and paper hand towels for hand washing. We ask students to bring their own mugs and face masks.

    As far as the weather allows, the large patio doors onto the garden will be kept open and we will have tables and chairs for eating lunch outside.

    Students and tutors will be able to use our open plan kitchen/dining space and large conservatory to enjoy their lunch socially distanced and as the weather gets warmer we’ll have marquees erected in the grounds for students to use.

    We hope that these measures will reassure you that we have done as much as we can to ensure your safety when attending workshops.

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  • Watercolours by Chris Boulton

    Watercolours by Chris Boulton

    All day
    18/12/2021-19/12/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Watercolours by Chris Boulton

    In aid of
    Pelican Cancer Foundation and
    My Cancer My Choices

    Welcome to my exhibition. I have never formally trained as an artist but have been painting watercolours all of my adult life. I enjoy doing this “on the go” but having lived a busy and active life I seldom had the time to paint, even on holidays we were always engaged in various sporting activities. The last time I added to my “collection” was after heart surgery in the late 90’s. Recently, with a grown-up family, the dubious benefits of the Covid lockdown and enforced rest due to cancer treatment I have had lots more time, always carrying my watercolour kit with me and trying to capture images when I can. If not, I simply take a photo and paint it later. As you may imagine, I have lots of photos taken over the years I haven’t painted yet!

    After a diagnosis of bowel cancer in November 2020, the outlook wasn’t great but thanks to the support of an excellent medical team and being a lucky one, after two periods of treatment this has improved considerably.

    I have benefited from the support of many people, most of all my wife, Jennifer. As a very active person I really struggled to cope with not being able to enjoy even normal life. I had already started painting again during “lockdown” in early 2020 and stepped this up during my period of treatment and on days I didn’t feel up to much else, it helped.

    I have well over 200 images painted over the last couple of years and some from before. Over 120 are featured in my exhibition. The images in this catalogue ( click here to view ) are very small (there were so many to fit in!) and don’t really do the paintings justice, they also look so much better mounted.

    Do come along to meet me and see them at The Base at Greenham Business Park if you can. All the originals are for sale and prints too. The net proceeds will go to Pelican Cancer Foundation and My Cancer My Choices. You can find out more about these charities via:
    www.pelicancancer.org
    and www.mycancermychoices.org

    I have my own style and know this won’t be to everyone’s liking. I hope you will enjoy looking even if not buying but please do buy if you can, to support two charities that do so much to help with the fight against cancer. Originals are a minimum of £30 and prints a fixed price of £15, both mounted but feel free to pay more if you wish! If prints aren’t available during the exhibition, then they are available to order – delivery about 2 weeks. Any originals marked with a red dot will have been sold beforehand. I will also do a limited number of commissions for a very special and personalised present. Ask me…

    Finally, thank you to Katy, Steph and Camilla at the Corn Exchange/The Base for help making this event happen and for their wonderful venue. Thanks also to David Bruce, OBE for agreeing to open the event.

    I look forward to meeting you at The Base.

    Chris Boulton

  • Getting Ready for Christmas

    Getting Ready for Christmas

    10:00 -14:00
    18/12/2021
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Getting Ready for Christmas

    We all know that often Christmas can become rather a whirlwind of last minute preparations. So to get in the Christmas spirit join us as we prepare in good time for the big day. Everything you make on the day is designed to go home with you and be stored in the fridge or freezer ready for Christmas Day, making cooking and serving Christmas day lunch so much easier.

  •  Christmas Wreath Workshop 2021

     Christmas Wreath Workshop 2021

    10:00 -13:00
    18/12/2021
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

     Christmas Wreath Workshop 2021

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do

    Come and join us for a fun-filled morning creating your very own Christmas wreath. We will show you how to use a 12” frame and decorate it with greenery gathered from the garden and the footpath that runs past the farm. We will also have a supply of additional dried foliage and other adornments for you to choose from, including cones, berries, ribbons, lights etc. If you have any of your own personal decorations that you would like to incorporate into your wreath please bring these along as well, and a pair of secateurs or old scissors.

    This will be a creative and relaxed workshop to get you into the Christmas spirit – why not come with a friend or relative to make it even more special! We will be serving mince pies…

    Included on the day:

    –        All equipment you will need, foliage and natural decorations

    –        Expert tuition

    –        1 to 1 guidance

    –        Detailed demonstrations

    –        A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits, mince pies and mulled wine!

    And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them so please tag us @micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops or use the hashtag #micklemsfarmcreativeworkshops.

    Terms – Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.

    Level: Beginners

    Number of students: 10

    Events: organizer. Micklems Farm

    Event Satus- Current

    Attendance Mode

    Following government announcements, we will be reopening on Monday 17th May. We have contacted all students who had booked onto rescheduled workshops, if you have booked and haven’t received the email then please check your junk. If you are booked to attend a workshop then you will be offered the opportunity to hold your place until it’s rescheduled or a refund. If you hold your place and cannot attend the new date then you will be offered a refund or the opportunity to book onto another workshop. If you have booked using a gift card, you will be offered the opportunity to hold your place until the new date is announced or a credit note.

    Over the first lockdown, we spent time implementing various measures to make our studio as safe as possible for our students and tutors.

    With just under 1000 sq ft of floor space, a new large demo area with a wall mounted monitor allows students to be socially distanced during tutor demonstrations and our ten work stations are now set further apart with more open flow areas in the centre of the studio.

    We have a central hands-free hand sanitising station which students and tutors use upon entry and throughout the day.

    We use our very own fogging system using anti-viral disinfectant (tested against Coronavirus) after every workshop.

    We are providing disposable cutlery at the tea and coffee station and paper hand towels for hand washing. We ask students to bring their own mugs and face masks.

    As far as the weather allows, the large patio doors onto the garden will be kept open and we will have tables and chairs for eating lunch outside.

    Students and tutors will be able to use our open plan kitchen/dining space and large conservatory to enjoy their lunch socially distanced and as the weather gets warmer we’ll have marquees erected in the grounds for students to use.

    We hope that these measures will reassure you that we have done as much as we can to ensure your safety when attending workshops.

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  • Santa Trip

    Santa Trip

    12:00 -13:00
    18/12/2021

    Santa Trip

    We’ll be cruising to ‘Greenham Land’ to find Santa! Children enjoy a Christmas story, singing, and plenty of time with Santa during the boat trip which lasts approximately 1 hour. The ticket price of £9 includes a good quality present from Santa for children; and the choice of mulled wine or hot drink and a mince pie for adults. Advance booking is essential and tickets will not be available on the day. There are no concessions. Please dress warmly for this trip and don’t forget your Christmas hat!

    Cost £9 (no concessions) and trips are at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm on Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st , Wednesday 22nd December and Thursday 23rd 2021.

    Please note that in the event of severe weather the boat may not be able to leave the wharf and an alternative programme will apply.

     Trip Booking

    Book places by:

    • By using our online booking process (Not available for Santa Trips)
    • Phoning the office on 01380 721279, Monday – Friday during office hours. Since the office is not regularly staffed at present, if you cannot get through please leave a message or email bookings@katrust.org.uk and we’ll call you back.
    • Phoning our mobile booking number (weekends) on 07716 460562

    All tickets should be booked in advance or purchased on the boat. Check ticket availability on the website

  • Just Take That

    Just Take That

    19:30 -23:00
    18/12/2021
    High St, Hungerford RG17 0NF

    Just Take That

    A fantastic evening of musical entertainment for Hungerford. Just Take That recreate the look, sound and feel of the British chart toppers. The set list includes all of the classic tracks that you know and love.

    A licensed bar will be available on the evening and the dress code is smart casual.

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  •  Christmas Wreath Workshop 2021

     Christmas Wreath Workshop 2021

    10:00 -13:00
    19/12/2021
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

     Christmas Wreath Workshop 2021

    Sold Out

  • Concert: Midwinter Revels

    Concert: Midwinter Revels

    19:30 -21:30
    19/12/2021
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury , Berkshire

    Concert: Midwinter Revels

    GreenMatthews present their brand new festive show.

    Spanning several centuries, GreenMatthews’ Midwinter Revels is a celebration of Yuletide Past guaranteed to warm the cockles of the most Scrooge-like heart. Featuring Christmas carols, winter folk songs, toe-tapping tunes and a plethora of weird and wonderful instruments, the show is brought to life with GreenMatthews’ trademark wit and humour.

    Suitable: 8+

    The cafe will be open, serving wine, local beer/cider and mulled wine.

    Sunday 19 December | Doors 7pm | Performance 7.30pm | Adult £12, Child £5

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  • Charles Dickens Evening at Highclere Castle

    Charles Dickens Evening at Highclere Castle

    All day
    20/12/2021
    Highclere Castle Highclere Park NEWBURY RG20 9RN

    Charles Dickens Evening at Highclere Castle

    The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon are delighted to welcome you to their home, the Real Downton Abbey, for a festive evening to celebrate A Victorian Christmas.

    As you are welcomed into the Castle, you will step in to the opulent Library to enjoy a glass of Champagne before you enter the Saloon for the performance by Gerald Dickens, Great-Great Grandson of Charles Dickens. During the interval, there will be an opportunity to explore The Music Room, The Drawing Room, The Dining Room and The Smoking Room.

    Highclere guides will be on hand to answer any questions regarding the history of the building, artwork and furniture, as well as behind the scenes at Downton Abbey.

    Following the performance, please follow us down through the Egyptian Exhibition to The Christmas Marquee for some delicious food.

    Please select either the Standard Menu or the Vegetarian Menu from the options below. Click HERE to view our Christmas Supper Menus.

    lease pre-book tickets for this event using the date selector below.

    Ticket Prices: Adults £175. Carers £125.

    For this special festive event we are unable to offer any discounted/concession rates or free admission for HHA members.

    Tickets for any of our festive events must be pre-booked. We will not be selling additional walk up tickets on the day. Tickets are sold online through this website. Orders cannot be taken via the telephone.

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  • Charles Dickens Evening at Highclere Castle

    Charles Dickens Evening at Highclere Castle

    All day
    21/12/2021
    Highclere Castle Highclere Park NEWBURY RG20 9RN

    Charles Dickens Evening at Highclere Castle

    The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon are delighted to welcome you to their home, the Real Downton Abbey, for a festive evening to celebrate A Victorian Christmas.

    As you are welcomed into the Castle, you will step in to the opulent Library to enjoy a glass of Champagne before you enter the Saloon for the performance by Gerald Dickens, Great-Great Grandson of Charles Dickens. During the interval, there will be an opportunity to explore The Music Room, The Drawing Room, The Dining Room and The Smoking Room.

    Highclere guides will be on hand to answer any questions regarding the history of the building, artwork and furniture, as well as behind the scenes at Downton Abbey.

    Following the performance, please follow us down through the Egyptian Exhibition to The Christmas Marquee for some delicious food.

    Please select either the Standard Menu or the Vegetarian Menu from the options below. Click HERE to view our Christmas Supper Menus.

    lease pre-book tickets for this event using the date selector below.

    Ticket Prices: Adults £175. Carers £125.

    For this special festive event we are unable to offer any discounted/concession rates or free admission for HHA members.

    Tickets for any of our festive events must be pre-booked. We will not be selling additional walk up tickets on the day. Tickets are sold online through this website. Orders cannot be taken via the telephone.

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  • The Grinch

    The Grinch

    10:30 -11:55
    22/12/2021
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury , Berkshire

    Movie in the Hall: The Grinch (2018 Animation)

    Get in the festive spirit with family favourite The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous spirit. Funny, heart-warming and visually stunning, The Grinch is fun for the whole family!

    The café will be open serving cinema sweets and treats.

    Doors open at 10am, film starts at 10.30am.

    Certification: U | 2018 animated version | Running time 1h 25min | Universal Pictures

    Adults and over 11 year olds are encouraged to wear a face covering inside the building (unless exempt). This event has a reduced capacity, please observe social distancing.

    Wednesday 22nd December | Shaw House (indoors)| Adults £5 Child £3

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