Events in West Berkshire 

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  • Steak Night at The Five Bells | Wickham

    Steak Night at The Five Bells | Wickham

    All day
    24/06/2021
    Five Bells, Baydon Road, Wickham, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8HH

    Steak Night at The Five Bells | Wickham

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

    How do you like your steak? After the success of last year’s Steak Night we are pleased to announce we will be running the event again throughout summer, on the last Thursday of the month. First date is the 24th of June from 6pm. Menu at The Five Bells Wickham

    Menu available

    Events: organizer: Five Bells at Wickham

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

    Covid-19 Safety Measures

    We will re-open our outside spaces on 12th April and we welcome you and your family and friends back at the Five Bells in Wickham. We have missed you too.

    It is our duty to ensure we keep our customers and staff safe. We will operate with Reduced menu to minimise the number of chefs in our kitchen and revise the opening times.

    We have completed a Covid-19 risk assessment which our staff has been trained for. These include regular washing of hands, keeping their distance and ensuring safety guides are followed throughout.

  • As You Like It

    As You Like It

    All day
    24/06/2021
    The Watermill Theatre Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE

    As You Like It | West Berkshire Villages

    PRIORITY BOOKING FOR FRIENDS OPENS THURSDAY 6 MAY AT 10AM

    GENERAL BOOKING OPENS TUESDAY 11 MAY AT 10AM

    ‘These trees shall be my books…’

    Enter the forest, reconnect, and celebrate the joy of nature in this lively, uplifting production from the critically acclaimed Watermill Ensemble.

    Using responsibly sourced, repurposed, or recyclable materials to create the set, props and costumes, Shakespeare’s famous pastoral comedy will be brought to life in a production that celebrates the unique environment of the Watermill gardens.

    Forced to leave their homes behind, Rosalind and Orlando find sanctuary in the forest of Arden. Amongst whispering trees, their worlds collide, and they become entangled in a game of love, lust and mistaken identity.

    What follows is a riotous adventure with a feisty heroine in disguise, feuding brothers, love poetry and laughs aplenty! Will love conquer all, or is it merely a madness?

    With an atmospheric modern folk soundscape, inspired by the music of Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Taylor Swift, experience the magic of As You Like It in the dappled forest of The Watermill Gardens.

    Running time: approximately 2 hours including 20 minute interval

    Age Guidance: 12+
    Unfortunately we cannot admit children aged 3 and under.

    Tickets: £25 per person.

    All performances take place outside in The Watermill garden. All seating is socially distanced, with aisles and space between reserved seating areas.

    Book an individual seat, or select a table for two, four or six people. Best availability is for tables of 4. All seats at a table must be purchased in a single transaction.

    All seating areas on the lawn are wheelchair accessible, although tables near the path (beside the exit) may be more convenient. Please refer to the online seating plan or call the Box Office for guidance.

    Aged 18–30 years? Limited number of £15 ‘Solo’ seats available for every performance (usually £25).

    Accessible Performances 
    Audio Described performance: Saturday 24 July at 2pm, Touch Tour at 12.30pm.

    To reserve a headset for the performance and to book your tickets, please contact the Box Office on 01635 46044.

    We have taken steps to ensure a comfortable and relaxed environment for all, and welcome you to make use of the grounds to move around or take a break during performances should you need to.

    The Great Outdoors 

    This performance takes place outside and will go ahead whatever the weather. Seats in the garden are uncovered, so we recommend you bring appropriate clothing. You may also wish to bring a cushion and blankets.

    Dine at The Watermill

    Make the most of your time at The Watermill with a pre-show two course meal, or perhaps indulge in a cream tea after the matinée.

    Please note: Only food and drink purchased at The Watermill may be consumed on the premises. Unfortunately, picnics are not permitted.

    Social Distancing and Safety Measures

    All current government guidelines apply throughout the season. There is limited access to indoor areas, with a one-way system and hygiene measures in place. Face coverings will be required in indoor spaces, unless exempt, and in some circumstances outdoors, depending on Government guidance at the time of the performance. Staff will wear face coverings when in close proximity, such as when checking tickets or serving food.

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  • Back to Basics: Soups and Stews

    Back to Basics: Soups and Stews

    10:00 -13:00
    24/06/2021
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    Back to Basics: Soups and Stews

    Sold Out

     

     

  • Artisan Cheese and Butter Making

    Artisan Cheese and Butter Making

    10:30 -15:00
    24/06/2021
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    Artisan Cheese and Butter Making

    Join Louise Talbot, founder of Cutting the Curd to immerse yourself in all things cheese and dairy at the Honesty Cookery School!

    You will receive a folder of theory and recipes and will learn how to turn either raw or supermarket milk/cream into halloumi, mascarpone, mozzarella and butter! This course is suitable for vegetarians as we will be using vegetarian rennet.

    For those who have attended our Christmas cheese course this will provide some different skills and end products.

    You will take home the cheese you’ve made – just make sure you have pizza bases and passata at the ready!

    A light lunch will be provided combining some of the cheeses and mascarpone with Honesty bakery products.

    All abilities welcome.

  • Steak Night

    Steak Night

    18:00 -21:00
    24/06/2021
    Restaurant & Cookery School Lambourn Road, Woodspeen Newbury, RG20 8BN

    Steak Night

    Ever tried to cook the perfect steak and chips? We’ll show you how to pick the best cuts, sharing tips on how to retain tenderness and flavour. Then it’s over to The Chef’s Table, where you can savour the results with your fellow ‘Steak Masters’ and enjoy a refreshing well-earned beverage.

    • The session starts with an explanation of various cuts of meat, how to cook them to get the best results, and what to ask for when buying meat
    • Understand how to cook your steak the way you like it, and how to cook it for others preferences too
    • To accompany your steak you will make tomato chutney and ‘triple cooked chips’
    • Our tutor will show you how to make classic steak sauces, béarnaise and peppercorn

    Course includes:

     

    • Arrive at 6pm for course introduction
    • Enjoy a supper made on the evening of steak, triple cooked chips and tomato chutney, served with béarnaise or peppercorn sauce and your choice of beer, wine or a soft drink
    • Evening finishes at 9pm

     

    To take away: All notes and recipes from the evening.

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

    £95.00

    6 Places Available

  • Make Do and Mend

    Make Do and Mend

    19:30 -20:00
    24/06/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Make Do and Mend

    Learn some simple mending and sewing techniques to extend the life of your clothes. Bring your own projects and clothing items with you for this fun and friendly workshop, perfect for beginners and those keen to change habits and slow down fast fashion.

    Price £15.00

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  • Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered from the V&A

    Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered from the V&A

    All day
    25/06/2021-30/06/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered from the V&A

    Fri 25 June – Sun 5 Sep

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

    Find out what kind of game player you really are when the Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered exhibition, on loan from the V&A’s Museum of Childhood, comes to The Base this summer.

    This interactive exhibition includes some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection of board games with more than 100 objects from all around the world. Alongside family favourites such as Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, and traditional games like chess, the exhibition will look at historical board games including ‘The Game of the Goose’ and other beautifully designed games from the 18th and 19th centuries.

    With hands-on activities and the chance to become part of one big interactive game, come and delight in old favourites, and discover what kind of game player you really are…

    Events: organizer: The Base

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

    Safety measures: Please note that we have blocked out 15 minutes between visitor time slots in order to clean all games equipment and displays. There will also have hand sanitiser and wipes available throughout the exhibition.

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  • What’s On @ The Watercress Line

    What’s On @ The Watercress Line

    All day
    25/06/2021-26/06/2021
    The Watercress Line The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG

    Diesel Gala

    ENJOY THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF A WEEKEND OF HERITAGE DIESEL TRACTION OVER OUR STEEPLY GRADED LINE.

    Friday 25th – Sunday 27th June will see the railway operated by our home fleet of diesel locomotives, alongside some special guests, showcasing the varied types of diesel locomotives produced during the 1960’s modernisation plan.

    Other activities:

    • Brake van rides at Alresford and Alton

    • Visit society sales stands

    • Carriage and Boiler workshop viewing galleries open

    • Real ale served at Ropley throughout the Gala

    • BBQ Saturday evening

    TRAINS WILL BE OPERATED BY:

    Home fleet

    Class 20 D8059 (20059)

    Class 47 47579 “James Nightall GC”

    Class 50 50027 “Lion”

    Class 08 08288 “Phoenix” 

    Class 11 12082   

    Visiting traction

    Class 25 D7612 (25262) courtesy of the South Devon Diesel Traction group

    Two Class 73/1  Electro-Diesel locomotives courtesy of G B Railfreight Ltd.

    Class 438 4TC unit courtesy of Transport for London Engineering.

    More to be announced.

     

  • Game Plan | Board Games Rediscovered

    Game Plan | Board Games Rediscovered

    All day
    25/06/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Game Plan | Board Games Rediscovered | The Base Greenham

    Friday 25th June 2021 to September 2021 Sun day 5th Sept 2021 |West Berkshire Villagers | Events | Things to Do | What’s On

    Board games are played by everyone, young and old. They have a universal appeal that transcends cultural and language barriers.The playing of board games is embedded into our culture, not just the games themselves but the act of playing, the interaction with family and friends, the lessons to be learned and the fun to be had.

    Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered includes some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection of board games. Alongside family favourites such as Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, and traditional games like chess, the exhibition will look at historical board games including The Game of the Goose and other beautifully designed games from the 18th and 19th centuries.

    With hands-on activities and the chance to become part of one big interactive game, come and delight in old favourites, and discover what kind of game player you really are…

    FULL PRICE £7.50

    Events: organizer: The Corn Exchange, Newbury

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

     

    Safety measures: Please note that we have blocked out 15 minutes between visitor time slots in order to clean all games equipment and displays. There will also have hand sanitiser and wipes available throughout the exhibition.

     

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  • Make a Wire Swallow

    Make a Wire Swallow

    All day
    25/06/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Make a Wire Swallow | The Base Greenham

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | Things to Do | What’s On. Capture the swift and graceful movement of a swallow out of coloured copper wire to display in a flower pot or garden border.Instructions will be given on how to sculpt with wire; learning to trace, join and shape it working from a drawing. All wire included and a metal rod, but if you have a small pair of pliers please bring them along.

    Events: organizer: The Base, Newbury

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

     

    Duration: 10am – 4pm

    This workshop will take place in person at The Base.

    All places must be booked in advance. 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.

    We will be limiting the number of people admitted to each event to ensure appropriate social distancing between each group.

    Bookings must be for no more than 6 individuals (or two households). Online bookings are limited to a maximum of 6 tickets. If you are making a booking for two households and require more than 6 tickets please contact the Box Office and they will assist with your booking.

    In accordance with Government regulations sectors including leisure, entertainment and hospitality are now legally obliged to have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Anyone in your party aged 16 or over will be asked to scan the Test and Trace QR code or to record their contact details with us.

    Click here for more information on your visit and the changes we have made to follow government and industry guidelines.

     

     

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  • Belshazzar’s Feast

    Belshazzar’s Feast

    All day
    25/06/2021
    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    Belshazzar’s Feast | Arlington Arts

     

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do. Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and vocals) and Paul Hutchinson (accordion) together entertain audiences across the UK, Australia and the USA with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes, songs and chat that sends audiences home with a smile.

    PAUL SARTIN

    As a singer, oboist, violinist, composer and arranger, Paul Sartin performs and records extensively with trio Faustus, previously with multi-BBC Radio 2 Award-winning big band Bellowhead, and with Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings. Paul is consultant and Director of the Andover Museum Loft Singers and the author of ‘Community Choirs Collection – Folk’ published by Faber Music. During 2017 and 2018 he appeared in, as well as directing the music for a new production of Peter Bellamy’s ballad opera, The Transports (Guardian *****). Paul is a BASCA-nominated composer whose commissions include works for the Central School of Speech and Drama, the Choir of Somerville College, Oxford, Streetwise Opera, Aldeburgh Music, and the BBC Radio 4 series ‘Playing the Skyline’. See http://www.paulsartin.co.uk/

    PAUL HUTCHINSON

    As a singer, oboist, violinist, composer and arranger, Paul Sartin performs and records extensively with trio Faustus, previously with multi-BBC Radio 2 Award-winning big band Bellowhead, and with Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings. Paul is consultant and Director of the Andover Museum Loft Singers and the author of ‘Community Choirs Collection – Folk’ published by Faber Music. During 2017 and 2018 he appeared in, as well as directing the music for a new production of Peter Bellamy’s ballad opera, The Transports (Guardian *****). Paul is a BASCA-nominated composer whose commissions include works for the Central School of Speech and Drama, the Choir of Somerville College, Oxford, Streetwise Opera, Aldeburgh Music, and the BBC Radio 4 series ‘Playing the Skyline’. See http://www.paulsartin.co.uk/

    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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  • Blenheim Palace Flower Show

    Blenheim Palace Flower Show

    All day
    25/06/2021-27/06/2021
    Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

    Blenheim Palace Flower Show

    A riot of colour, fragrance and weird and wonderful plants, the 20,000 square foot Grand Floral Pavilion forms the centrepiece of the Show and features the UK’s finest nurseries and growers giving expert advice and gardening ideas.

    Visitors can enjoy Garden Talks with experts and enthusiasts, fabulous food and drink as well as more than 300 exhibitors, an outdoor Plant Village and live entertainment throughout the weekend.

    New for 2021 is Floral Street, the perfect place to discover your favourite plants, flowers and an array of gardening goodies from unique garden gazebos, greenhouses and arbours to beautiful flowers, gardening sundries and hundreds of other products.

  • Aerial Workshop Yoga

    Aerial Workshop Yoga

    09:00 -11:00
    25/06/2021
    High Street Streatley on Thames RG8 9HR

    Aerial Workshop Yoga

    West Berkshire Villages | Events | Things to Do | What’s On. Take flight and experience the carefree joy & exhilaration of aerial yoga by the river. Taught by resident Yoga Instructor Yasmin Strong of Grace & Gravity Studio, you will be taken through a series of relaxing yoga moves, gently supported by silks that allow you to see the world from a different perspective.

    A fun, safe activity to do with friends or on your own. Experience of yoga is helpful but not essential. The session duration is 90 mins including warm up.

    This event takes place in the hotel gardens, with views of the river. Wear comfortable yoga/gym kit and bring an extra layer for the warm up/cool down. In the event of wet weather, the event will be postponed and alternative dates offered.

    Bask in your amazingness after your session and enjoy something to eat at Coppa Club!

    Multiple dates Available

    Events: organizer: The Swan at Streatley

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

    Rare Bird Hotels’ top priority is the health and wellbeing of all our employees, customers and third parties.

    To minimise the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure that both Hotels are a safe place to visit, we are undertaking a number of additional safety measures, these include:

    • Enhanced cleaning and sanitising regimes
      • Provision of additional hand washing facilities and sanitising stations
      • Social distancing measures implemented across the business
      •COVID-19 illness reporting procedures for staff, customers and contractors
      • Enhanced provision of personnel protective equipment (PPE), where appropriate
      • Delivering a certified COVID-19 staff training program across the business
      • An ongoing review and verification of our procedures by our Environmental Health Partners Common Sense Compliance Ltd., with each Hotel undertaking a ‘COVID-19’ assessment

    As a business we will continue to adhere to regional and central government advice and industry guidelines. Rare Bird Hotels COVID-19 policy has been implemented throughout the business and is in addition to existing food safety management system and health and safety management system.

    Rare Bird Hotels management will ensure that adequate finances and resources are provided to enable this policy to be implemented and standards verified.

    We will continue to review our COVID-19 policy and update as necessary.

    Your support and cooperation at this time is very much appreciated.

  • Tezhip | An Introduction to Islamic Floral Illumination

    Tezhip | An Introduction to Islamic Floral Illumination

    10:00 -16:00
    25/06/2021
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    Tezhip | An Introduction to Islamic Floral Illumination

    This one-day, onsite workshop is suitable for beginners with a little experience through to intermediate level.
       
    The tutor will give a short presentation on the art of Tezhip, meaning ‘ornamenting with gold’ using non-figurative floral motifs. Historically Islamic manuscripts were adorned with patterns with paints made from natural pigments and illuminated with real 24 carat gold to glorify the calligraphic text. In the workshop participants will explore the principles of symmetry in stylised Islamic floral motifs known as ‘penc’ and ‘hatai’ flowers.  Participants will be shown how to prepare gold paint from 24ct gold leaf, known as ‘shell gold’ and be introduced to traditional paper preparation methods. Students will then be taught the traditional ‘halkar’ shading technique to paint and gild a tezhip floral composition prepared by the tutor.

    Tutor Sharmina Haq

    £95.00

  • Natural Skincare – Body Butter Workshop

    Natural Skincare – Body Butter Workshop

    10:00 -12:30
    25/06/2021
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    Natural Skincare – Body Butter Workshop

    Are you looking for skincare products with simple but delicious ingredients? Would you like to create some natural products for yourself, your family or friends? Our body butter workshop is the perfect course for you.

    Sue of Honey & Rose will teach you how to safely make your own Body Butters with natural (vegan), plant based ingredients using a blend of essential oils, moisturising and soothing oils and butters. With an interest in dermatology and many years experience in nursing, Sue began studying cosmetic ingredients and the effects on the body, searching for natural plant based alternatives that are effective and suitable for all skin types.

    The workshop offers an aromatherapy sensory retreat  with the unique opportunity to create your own skincare product.  You will use Honey&Rose chemist tested recipes to produce 4x 75ml tins of moisturising Body Butters and will leave with the skills to create your own body butter in future .

    All equipment, ingredients, packaging are provided.

    8 people maximum

    £60.00

  • Ed Gamble & Friends

    Ed Gamble & Friends

    20:00 -23:00
    25/06/2021
    Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD. United Kingdom

    Ed Gamble & Friends | Corn Exchange

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | Things To Do | What’s On.Ed Gamble & Friends | Corn Exchange. Enjoy an evening of stand-up comedy with Ed Gamble and his comedian friends. Stand-up comedian Ed Gamble is known as a regular on Mock the Week (BBC2) and for being the co-creator and co-host of the incredibly successful mega-hit podcast Off Menu with James Acaster. He was crowned the series nine champion of the hugely popular television show Taskmaster (UKTV/Channel 4), and his other appearances include Live at the Apollo (BBC), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), and 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4). Ed is also the co-host of Radio X’s Sunday morning show with Matthew Crosby.

    Priority booking opens to Members on Thursday 6 May. Tickets are available for general sale on Tuesday 11 May at 10am.

     

    Events: organizer: The Corn Exchange, Newbury

    Event Status- Current

    Please remember to bring your face covering with you as visitors over the age of 11 are required to wear them in the building, unless you are exempt from wearing one. If you remove your mask to eat or drink you must put it back on straight after.

    Tickets must be booked in advance and we ask customers to select an e-ticket if possible. If you are unable to book an e-ticket, please speak to our Box Office team.

    Last autumn we rebuilt our auditorium seating to facilitate social distancing so the new layout has more space between rows, individual arm rests and each household group will be kept separate using dividing Perspex screens.

    Bookings must be for no more than 6 individuals (or two households). Online bookings are limited to a maximum of 6 tickets. If you are making a booking for two households and require more than 6 tickets please contact the Box Office and they will assist with your booking.

    In accordance with Government regulations sectors including leisure, entertainment and hospitality are now legally obliged to have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Anyone in your party aged 16 or over will be asked to scan the Test and Trace QR code or to record their contact details with us.

    We want you to feel confident about booking in advance for performances. It is very important that people displaying symptoms of COVID-19 do not come to theatre so, if you are unwell with coronavirus symptoms or having to self-isolate, please phone the Box Office and we will arrange for your tickets to be transferred, credited to your account or refunded, as long as you tell us in advance of the performance time.

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  • Classic Car Saturdays

    Classic Car Saturdays

    All day
    26/06/2021
    26 Broad Lane Upper Bucklebury Reading Berkshire RG7 6QJ

    Classic Car Saturdays

    Classic Car Saturdays Pub meets that are happening in the  West Berkshire locality for classic and/or interesting vehicles. Join Us with your classic vehicle one Saturday lunch a month at The Cottage Inn, Upper Bucklebury.

    Let’s hope for a great summer! 

    Bull Inn, Stanford Dingley

    Classic and/or interesting vehicle meet

    TBA

    Cottage Inn, Upper Bucklebury

    Classic and/or interesting vehicle meet

    Last Saturday lunchtime each month all year round – 12.00 noon onwards

    THIS PUB MEET HAS RECOMMENCED FROM 29 MAY 2021

     

  • Begin Portraits in Acrylics

    Begin Portraits in Acrylics

    09:45 -17:00
    26/06/2021-27/06/2021
    JoeDaisy Studio Mapledurham RG4 7TL

    Begin Portraits in Acrylics

    Cat is, we are told, by many students, the best Portrait tutor around.

    LEARN, DRAW, CREATE – Cat teaches you the proportions of the face, how to draw out, facial colours, tones and how to mark make. A Wonderful Beginners Portrait Painting in acrylics or a ‘brush up’ for Improvers.

    You paint in a Professional Art Studio: JoeDaisy Studio, Mapledurham, Oxon. ALL ART MATERIALS SUPPLIED

    We Bring Out the Artist in YOU!!

    Cat’s Portraits were featured in New Artist Magazine and one of her student’s was selected for the ‘Portrait Artist of the Year’ competition

  • Summer Market

    Summer Market

    10:00 -15:00
    26/06/2021
    Manor Court, Church St, RG18 0TD

    Summer Market | West Berkshire Villages

    Over 40 different stalls are already booked for the event. There will be live music, a BBQ, a cookery demo from MasterChef semi-finalist Ollie Hunter, games for kids, and much more…..

  • Pocket Monsters

    Pocket Monsters

    10:00 -12:00
    26/06/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Pocket Monsters | The Base Greenham

    West Berkshire Villagers | What’s On | Things to Do | Events. Create, design and play! Create and design your own pocket monsters card game with our residents artist. Using your imagination to create mystical animals which are used in turn to battle one another.

    Full price £35.00 for a 2 week course

    Events: organizer: The  Base, Newbury

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

     

    Duration: 10am – 12pm

    This workshop will take place in person at The Base.

    All places must be booked in advance. 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.

    We will be limiting the number of people admitted to each event to ensure appropriate social distancing between each group.

    Bookings must be for no more than 6 individuals (or two households). Online bookings are limited to a maximum of 6 tickets. If you are making a booking for two households and require more than 6 tickets please contact the Box Office and they will assist with your booking.

    In accordance with Government regulations sectors including leisure, entertainment and hospitality are now legally obliged to have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Anyone in your party aged 16 or over will be asked to scan the Test and Trace QR code or to record their contact details with us.

    Click here for more information on your visit and the changes we have made to follow government and industry guidelines.

     

     

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  • Vineyard Tour

    Vineyard Tour

    11:00 -12:30
    26/06/2021
    Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen Bath Road, Hungerford | Berkshire | RG17 0SP

    Vineyard Tour

    HOSTED BY BERKS FIZZ

    Join Ollie and Natasha for a morning tour of the vineyard – the home of our internationally award-winning English Sparkling Wine!

    We will visit the vineyard and discuss the trials and tribulations of winemaking in England – followed by a sparkling wine production tutorial, and a guided tasting of a range of our sparkling wines.

    (90 mins approx.)

    Tickets are £20pp and available to buy on the Berks Fizz website:

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  • Newbury Artisan Market

    Newbury Artisan Market

    All day
    27/06/2021
    Northbrook Street and Bartholomew Street, Newbury RG14 1 DJ

    Newbury Artisan Market

    An exciting, destination market in Newbury Town Centre returns for 2021.

    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
  • Japanese Stab Book Binding

    Japanese Stab Book Binding

    10:30 -15:00
    27/06/2021
    Communications Road, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, RG19 6HN

    Japanese Stab Book Binding | The Base Greenham

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | Things to Do | What’s On. Come and join Donna Lewis for a relaxed and creative half-day learning the ‘Japanese Stab Binding’ technique.The skill level is for beginners, intermediate and binders who would like to brush up on their skills. We will provide all the materials and tools you need to make your A5 book, however, please feel free to bring your own kit and cover paper. Book binding is a beautiful skill to acquire, and this is a great place to start.

    Please remember to bring your face covering with you as visitors over the age of 11 are required to wear them in the building, unless you are exempt from wearing one. If you remove your mask to eat or drink you must put it back on straight after.

    Events: organizer: The Corn Exchange, Newbury

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

     Duration: 10am – 4pm

    This workshop will take place in person at The Base.

    All places must be booked in advance. 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.

    We will be limiting the number of people admitted to each event to ensure appropriate social distancing between each group.

    Bookings must be for no more than 6 individuals (or two households). Online bookings are limited to a maximum of 6 tickets. If you are making a booking for two households and require more than 6 tickets please contact the Box Office and they will assist with your booking.

    In accordance with Government regulations sectors including leisure, entertainment and hospitality are now legally obliged to have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Anyone in your party aged 16 or over will be asked to scan the Test and Trace QR code or to record their contact details with us.

    Click here for more information on your visit and the changes we have made to follow government and industry guidelines.

     

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  • Thatcham Family Fun Day Sunday

    Thatcham Family Fun Day Sunday

    11:00 -16:00
    27/06/2021

    Thatcham Family Fun Day Sunday June 27th 2021, 11am till 4pm at Henwick Worthy Sports Ground

    Planning has commenced for the 2021 Thatcham Family Fun Day Sunday sponsored by McCarthy Stone!

    We are keeping an eye on all Government Guidelines and working with our stallholders and entertainers to present to you a safe and enjoyable event. We think the community could do with a fun day out and so we hope that you can join us.

    Keep an eye on it’s facebook page for any updates: https://www.facebook.com/ThatchamFamilyFunDay/

    If you are a stallholder then please read the below letter, fill out the application form and return to us by Tuesday 18th May. Larger pitches and bespoke pitches can be arranged upon request, please email events.officer@thatchamtowncouncil.gov.uk with your request.

    We can’t wait to see you!

  • Shaw House Picnics

    Shaw House Picnics

    12:00 -14:00
    27/06/2021
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

    Shaw House Picnics | West Berkshire Villagers

    Takeaway Picnics are now available to pre-order on selected days throughout the year.

    Picnics are £10 per person, supplied with a picnic basket and a waterproof blanket for you to borrow during your visit.

    Sample meat picnic menu; -1 meat filled sandwich -A Homemade Sausage Roll -Chicken Goujons

    Sample vegetarian picnic menu; -1 vegetarian filled sandwich -Vegetarian Roll -Vegetarian Falafels

    Plus the following in each picnic; -Crudities and Dip (v) -A Homemade Cake or Brownie (v) -Any Hot or Cold Soft Drink of your choice

    HOW TO BOOK -Select number of vegetarian or meat picnics -Pay online -Go along to the café to collect your picnic between 12pm and 2pm on your selected date, with lead bookers surname and booking reference -On collection, choose your sandwich (meat or vegetarian depending on your booking preference) and drink -Take your picnic outside and enjoy!

    Please note the House and grounds close at 4pm.

    If you have any dietary requirements please telephone 01635 279279 with your booking reference (gluten, dairy, nut and egg free diets can be catered for). If you have any other requirements please contact Shaw House before making your booking.

    Please note, pre-ordered picnics must be placed three days before the day of your visit.

    Refund/cancellation policy. We understand that the great British weather may take a turn for the worst or your plans may need to change, if you would like to cancel your booking and request a full refund we ask that you contact us within 48 hours notice of your chosen picnic date. Please telephone 01635 279279 or email shawhouse@westberksgov.uk

  • Black Victorians

    Black Victorians

    14:00 -14:40
    27/06/2021
    Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

    Black Victorians | Shaw House

    West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What’s On | Things to Do. Inspired by nineteenth century studio photographs of black men, women and children, Black Victorians explores a complex, but often forgotten, black presence in pre-Windrush Britain.

    This event is being held at Shaw House.

    Priority booking opens to Members on Thursday 6 May. Tickets are available for general sale on Tuesday 11 May at 10am.

    Calling attention to previously hidden figures and challenging historical and contemporary perceptions, dancers dressed in restrictive Victorian costumes shed them in rebellion as they dance in African, contemporary and hiphop styles, re-imagining a moment in history.

    Black Victorians is supported by Historic Royal Palaces and R&D investment through Without Walls Blueprint. Black Victorians is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by FESTIVAL.

    Event Status- Current

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Suitable for all ages

    This event will take place at Shaw House, Newbury

    Please reserve 1 ticket per person. We will contact you a few days before the event to ask you to confirm that you will still be attending. At this point we will confirm your booking and issue your e-ticket. Please let us know if you are no longer able to attend so we can offer your tickets to another party.

    Bookings must be for no more than 6 individuals (or two households). Online bookings are limited to a maximum of 6 tickets. If you are making a booking for two households and require more than 6 tickets please contact the Box Office and they will assist with your booking.

    In accordance with Government regulations sectors including leisure, entertainment and hospitality are now legally obliged to have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Anyone in your party aged 16 or over will be asked to scan the Test and Trace QR code or to record their contact details with us.

    We want you to feel confident about booking in advance for performances and classes. It is very important that people displaying symptoms of COVID-19 do not attend an event. If you are unwell with coronavirus symptoms or having to self-isolate, please phone the Box Office to cancel your booking.

    Click here for important booking information and what to expect from your visit

    Events: organizer: The Corn Exchange, Newbury

     

     

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  • Fruits de Mer Evening

    Fruits de Mer Evening

    All day
    28/06/2021
    The Old Boot Inn Stanford Dingley Berkshire RG7 6LT

    Fruits de Mer Evening in the Teepee

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

    For all seafood lovers The Old Boot Inn at Stanford Dingley is having a Fruits de mer evening, paired with perfect crisp white wines. Seafood platters , the date, menu and price list will be released on Monday 28th June .

    Events: organizer: The Old Boot Inn

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

    • Following the latest social distancing government guidelines
    • Allowing you to book a table before you visit, so you know you have a safe space to enjoy
    • Laying out tables to ensure safe spacing
    • Providing hand sanitiser
    • Making sure our toilets are thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis and following social distancing measures
    • Follow these social distancing measures so everyone can enjoy their time with us
    • Wear a face mask when entering and any time leaving your table
    • Don’t mix with other groups or tables or put tables together
    • Please stick to the one way system where possible
    • Use the NHS Tracking App which is on every table to scan
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  • ONLINE The Zentangle® Method: Introducing Colour

    ONLINE The Zentangle® Method: Introducing Colour

    14:00 -17:00
    28/06/2021
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    ONLINE The Zentangle® Method: Introducing Colour

    Sold Out

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  • Reduction Lino Printing

    Reduction Lino Printing

    10:00 -16:00
    29/06/2021
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Reduction Lino Printing

    Micklems Farm | West Berkshire Villages

    The reduction process is a method of relief printing in which several coloured layers are printed from the same block of lino. The first colour is printed and then the block is reduced by cutting away and the second colour is then printed on top of the first. With successive cutting and printing, the image will gradually emerge. Prepare to be amazed as each layer is revealed! We will aim to produce a small limited edition of prints with 3 or 4 colours. A step-by-step guide will be available to demonstrate the process. Reference pictures will be provided, or you may bring your own. This workshop is suitable for those with some experience of lino printing.

    Tutor: Carolyn Beale

    £75.00

    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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  • ONLINE Exploring Mixed Media: Summer Landscapes with Jo Dixon

    ONLINE Exploring Mixed Media: Summer Landscapes with Jo Dixon

    10:00 -12:00
    29/06/2021
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    ONLINE Exploring Mixed Media: Summer Landscapes with Jo Dixon

    This four-part LivePlus™ online series is ideal for beginners and improvers. It follows on beautifully from Jo’s introductory course, but is open to anyone who wants to push their creative boundaries, explore and experiment.

    Workshop details


    In this course, Jo will working with the theme of Summer landscapes.  She will provide you with all the skills you need to experiment with mixed media techniques and discover how to combine different media to express your ideas. You will develop observations of colour, pattern and texture to bring richness to your work.

    Each week you will focus on different elements, including line, colour, pattern, mark-making and surface texture. Throughout the series you will also explore specific painting and mixed media techniques, including drawing, collage, layering, and painting. Jo will share with you some of her own pieces, as well as a variety of other artist’s work for inspiration.

    Jo will offer demos, guidance and discussion through her practical, techniques-based approach. You will be encouraged to develop your own personal theme as you experiment with ideas and approaches to combine methods and materials.

     

  • Vegetarian Flavours from Southern India

    Vegetarian Flavours from Southern India

    10:00 -14:00
    29/06/2021
    The Barn North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 4UL

    Vegetarian Flavours from Southern India

    Sold Out

    Indian tutor, Sasi Krishnan, returns to the school for a class on vegetarian Southern Indian cuisine.  The cuisine of Southern India is known for its light, appetising dishes. Ingredients like mustard seeds, dhal, hing (asafoetida), turmeric, black pepper and curry leaves are used to give a perfect blend of flavour, colour and taste.  South Indian dishes are not just delicious but healthy, light and easily digestible.

    You will learn the art of cooking perfect chapathis and how to create authentic dishes from Southern India including vegetable kurma, tomato dal and sundal.

    Maximum 8 people.  All abilities welcome.

    £80

  • Pottery Taste Session at The Ugly Duckling

    Pottery Taste Session at The Ugly Duckling

    18:00 -21:30
    29/06/2021
    2-3 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5LL

    Pottery Taste Session at The Ugly Duckling

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

    This one-off event should be popular for anyone who wants the option of light-hearted fun with clay | pottery course alongside the option of drinks from the newly-licensed Ugly Duckling Pottery Cafe.
    I hope you’re all keeping well as summer reaches us. If you’ve been keen to get onto a pottery course you’ll be excited to hear about an upcoming taster evening above  I’m offering at The Ugly Duckling on Tuesday June 29th – Spaces still available, book soon! Most of the other classes I’m offering are booked until September, I’ll be offering further info about those too.

    The Ugly Duckling, Newbury

    £35

    With up to 8 people it’s perfect for those who would like to try a bit of throwing on a potters’ wheel as well as create and decorate your own set of trinket dishes.

    I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to roll out your own trinket dish, and use paper print-making to decorate them. And then you will each have the chance to take a turn making a pot on one of the two potters’ wheels available as well.

    All materials, tools and firings provided.

    Sending very best wishes to you and your families,

    With love, Cáit x

    Events: organizer: Cait Gould | The Ugly Duckling

    Event Status- Current

    Attendance Mode

    COVID-19 INFORMATION

    As of 17.05.21

    WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

    1. Symptoms: if you are showing symptoms of Covid-19 or feel unwell, please do not enter the shop
    2. Face Masks: please wear your face mask whilst in the shop. You do not have to wear a mask if you are 11 years old or younger or have a medical exemption. You can remove your mask whilst seated
    3. Social distancing: please keep 1-2m away from staff and other customers where possible and follow our one way system. Please only enter the shop if you are choosing and purchasing pottery, food or drink or using the toilet and/or baby changing facilities
    4. Hands: please use the sanitiser provided
    5. Payment: we are not accepting cash at the moment so please bring your card with you

    WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

    1. Cleaning: we are working hard to keep the studio clean and sanitised
    2. Bookings: we ask that you book ahead (call us on 01635 523778) so that we can space out sessions
    3. Face Masks: our team will be wearing face masks at all times for your safety

     

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  • READ College Musical Theatre Showcase

    READ College Musical Theatre Showcase

    All day
    30/06/2021
    Arlington Arts Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ

    READ College Musical Theatre Showcase

    Returning to Arlington Arts Centre to lift your spirits with the best of West End and Broadway Musicals! Featuring dance, comedy and songs from the shows accompanied by our live professional band under the musical direction of Ellie Verkerk (SIX The Musical).

    “Training young performers is the key to their future success… That’s why the courses at READ College are so important” Craig Revel Horwood, Patron

    Sales disabled

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

  • Blacksmithing Courses for Beginners

    Blacksmithing Courses for Beginners

    10:00 -14:00
    30/06/2021
    The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

    Blacksmithing: Forging Beginners

    This one-day, onsite workshop is designed for complete beginners and those wishing to refresh their skills

    Workshop Details

    Spend the day learning how to hot forge and transform a straight bar of steel into a functional object to take home and use. After starting the day with a demonstration of a simple hook, which will incorporate basic and essential forging techniques, the students will then go on to making their own hook. In the making of this item, students will learn to use the forge fire and gauge the temperature of steel stock by its colour. Handling tongs and hammering steel into shape will be put into practice throughout. If time allows, another item can be started ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT !

    £95.00

  • Kiragami for Textiles

    Kiragami for Textiles

    10:00 -16:00
    30/06/2021
    Micklems Farm, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9YD

    Kiragami for Textiles

    Micklems Farm | West Berkshire Villages

    In this exciting day, learn the art of Kirigami – Japanese paper cutting – and apply it to textiles. You will learn how to create freezer paper stencils, and how to foil fabric to create your own exciting abstract designs in bold colour combinations. We will use fabric paints and create one or two panels 40cm square – large enough to make two stunning cushions or tote bags.

    Fabric, fabric paints, freezer paper, foil, fusible web and irons will be provided.

    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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