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Nov
20
Mon
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm

“The next Neighbourhood Watch Meeting is being held on Monday 20 November 2017 at 7.30 pm in West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury.

We shall be having an interesting talk by Dr Nick Young on Newbury Then and Now.

Crime updates will be given by the Police and Fire Service.  Anyone is welcome to attend.”

Nov
21
Tue
Linking the Landscape: Nature Tots – Nature Discovery Centre Thatcham
Nov 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Come along to our parent and toddler group. A great opportunity each month for you and your pre-school little ones to have fun in natural surroundings. Each session will include activities such as bug-hunting, mud-painting and mask-making. Tea, biscuits and mud provided! Booking essential.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and please dress for the weather.

Nov
24
Fri
Hungerford Comedy Club
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

A night of comedy featuring four acts: comedy poet/wordsmith Ken Rich, comedian/poet Toni Kent (“like an edgy Pam Ayres”, NWN) and Tesco-The Opera. Tesco-The Opera was one of the comedy hits of 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. It’s a delightfully funny musical romp through a day in the life of the UK’s biggest supermarket, written and performed by Steve Clarke. The night is compered by regular MC Graeme Coulam
Doors at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm. Ticket price is £9 but discounted for those who have been before. Tickets online at www.hungerfordcomedyclub.org.uk or from LJ Smith Accountants in Hungerford High Street (close to chip shop)

Contact telephone: 07910757147

Nov
25
Sat
Annual Christmas Fayre @ West Berks Indoor Bowls Club
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

We are holding our annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday, 25th November from 10 am – 1pm.

Venue: West Berks Indoor Bowls Club, Pyle Hill, Newbury RG14 7SW

Free entry. All welcome.

Lots of stalls showing crafts, Christmas gifts, tombola, cakes, carols, raffle, jewellery, games for the kids, Refreshments. Please join us.

Further details on our website www.wbibc.co.uk

The Jaywalkers @ Ace Space
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face….

The music Jaywalkers create is in­novative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating.

Jaywalkers are making a very welcome return from ACE Space.

Scarlett Overkill @ Shaw Social Club
Nov 25 @ 8:30 pm
Nov
26
Sun
Game of Queens – Charivari Agréable @ Shaw House
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm
Game of Queens – Charivari Agréable @ Shaw House | England | United Kingdom

Game of Queens – Charivari Agréable
Sunday 26th November 2017  |  Doors 1pm, Performance 2pm
Shaw House
Tickets Adults £19, under 16s £7

Game of Queens tells the extraordinary story of the 16th century female monarchs, consorts and regents who wielded power in England, Scotland and France and the complex relations between these three Kingdoms.  Daughters, wives and mothers of Kings, this “monstrous regiment of women” found themselves carving out new roles as rulers and diplomats in a world fractured by the Reformation into powerful religious and dynastic factions.

Isobel Collyer, Layil Barr and Kah-Ming Ng once more take us back to a time when Shaw House was a new and lively country mansion, and fill its Great Hall with the music, speeches and poetry of the period, performing music by Attaignant, Arbeau, Bataille, Dowland and Guédron, as well as the sonnets and speeches of Shakespeare.

Isobel Collyer: Narrator and Soprano
Layil Barr: Recorders and Viol
Kah-Ming Ng: Virginals

Tickets available from Shaw House 01635 279279 or online at the Corn Exchange website where you can select adult/child ticket options.

Nov
27
Mon
Gardening for All @ St Nicolas School
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gardening For All:

First of 5 lecture in a series of 9 Lectures to develop your gardening skills. 7:30pm to 9:15pm (Doors open 7:10pm). Cost £3.00 per person payable at door. 2 Oct – The Fundamentals of Gardening, 16 Oct – Growing Flowers for the home,30 Oct – The cultivation of herbs, 13 Nov Growing Sweet Peas, 27 Nov Cultivation and care of roses. Attend just those of interest to you. Free parking in Link road.

St Nicolas School, Link Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7LU

Mon 13 Nov, Mon 27 Nov

Nov
29
Wed
Newbury Art Group Sale of Work
Nov 29 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Newbury Art Group present their Winter Sale of Work in the Newbury Town Hall. Come along and browse the excellent work by local artists. An opportunity to purchase an original work of art for a Christmas or Birthday present. Walking distance from the Rail and Coach Stations. Plenty of parking in the Kennet Centre, Wharf, Parkway Shopping Centre and Northbrook Street.
Wednesday 29th November to Saturday 2nd December 9.30am to 5pm. Sunday 3rd December 9.30am to 4pm. FREE ADMISSION.

Nov
30
Thu
Newbury Art Group Sale of Work
Nov 30 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Newbury Art Group present their Winter Sale of Work in the Newbury Town Hall. Come along and browse the excellent work by local artists. An opportunity to purchase an original work of art for a Christmas or Birthday present. Walking distance from the Rail and Coach Stations. Plenty of parking in the Kennet Centre, Wharf, Parkway Shopping Centre and Northbrook Street.
Wednesday 29th November to Saturday 2nd December 9.30am to 5pm. Sunday 3rd December 9.30am to 4pm. FREE ADMISSION.

Dec
1
Fri
Newbury Art Group Sale of Work
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Newbury Art Group present their Winter Sale of Work in the Newbury Town Hall. Come along and browse the excellent work by local artists. An opportunity to purchase an original work of art for a Christmas or Birthday present. Walking distance from the Rail and Coach Stations. Plenty of parking in the Kennet Centre, Wharf, Parkway Shopping Centre and Northbrook Street.
Wednesday 29th November to Saturday 2nd December 9.30am to 5pm. Sunday 3rd December 9.30am to 4pm. FREE ADMISSION.

Thatcham Christmas Light Celebration
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

An evening of entertainment which finishes with the town’s Christmas lights being turned on. Meet Santa, see the donkeys, enjoy the numerous charity stalls. Hot food and drinks available. Competitions including a treasure hunt around the local shops and businesses. Late night opening at many of the town centre shops. All takes place in The Broadway, Thatcham.
Entertainment from 5pm. Lights are switched on at 7pm. Due to the event the eastern side of The Broadway will be closed to all traffic from 1pm until midnight on Friday 1st December. All the shops will be open as normal and there is FREE car parking in the Kingsland Centre. Organised by Thatcham Town Council.

Unplugged @ Ace Space
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The biggest and the best Open Mic night in West Berks (and beyond?). Music, poetry, stand-up it’s all here and that very special ingredient – the ACE Space audience. A supportive audience who actually listen rather than constantly chatter.

To performers: Turn up early (from 7pm) to get your name on the list before all the slots get taken.

To audience members: Come along and be delighted by the breadth and depth of local talent

Great entertainment plus a barrel of real ale, at a reasonable price, from a local brewery.

£4 on the door (no advanced tickets), no charge for performers

Dec
2
Sat
Newbury Art Group Sale of Work
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Newbury Art Group present their Winter Sale of Work in the Newbury Town Hall. Come along and browse the excellent work by local artists. An opportunity to purchase an original work of art for a Christmas or Birthday present. Walking distance from the Rail and Coach Stations. Plenty of parking in the Kennet Centre, Wharf, Parkway Shopping Centre and Northbrook Street.
Wednesday 29th November to Saturday 2nd December 9.30am to 5pm. Sunday 3rd December 9.30am to 4pm. FREE ADMISSION.

Yuletide Bonanza @ St Mary’s Church
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Another opportunity to spend a winter’s afternoon enjoying the magic of handbells as the Barfield Handbell Ringers perform a varied programme of music, including some Christmas music to mark the start of the festive season. Light refreshments will be served in the interval.

Concert starts at 3pm. Tickets (including interval refreshments) cost £6, £5 concessions, accompanied children free. Tickets can be requested by e-mail to barfieldbells@btinternet.com. They are also available at Picture It, 17 High Street, Thatcham and on the door.

Dec
3
Sun
Newbury Art Group Sale of Work
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Newbury Art Group present their Winter Sale of Work in the Newbury Town Hall. Come along and browse the excellent work by local artists. An opportunity to purchase an original work of art for a Christmas or Birthday present. Walking distance from the Rail and Coach Stations. Plenty of parking in the Kennet Centre, Wharf, Parkway Shopping Centre and Northbrook Street.
Wednesday 29th November to Saturday 2nd December 9.30am to 5pm. Sunday 3rd December 9.30am to 4pm. FREE ADMISSION.

Santa Fun Run 2017 @ Newbury
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am

SANTA FUN RUN 2017

Date: Sunday 3rd of December 2017

Place: The Market Square, Newbury RG14 5AA

Times:

10:00 Event opens and Runners book in.

10:30 Pre-Fun Run Warm Up.

11:00 Race Starts.

12:30 Event Ends.

Entry Fee: Adults £15, Under 18’s £10, under 8’s £7

All runners will receive a Santa Suit (available in various sizes and styles) and those that complete the Run will receive an engraved medal.

Route(s):

Start from Market Square, Northbrook Street, Parkway, Victoria Park, back to Market Square (Childrens’ route finishes here), Northcroft, Speen, back to finish at Market Square. Distance = 5Km, childrens’ route 1Km

Christmas Fair @ Shaw House
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sandham Memorial Chapel – First World War poetry readings
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come and listen to Jonathan Jones reading iconic First World War poetry throughout the day in the setting of this inspiring chapel created by Stanley Spencer. First World war poetry read throughout the day by Jonathan Jones. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for those over the age of 12.
A National Trust Event – Gates open 11:00. Start 11:00. End 16:00. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply. Follow marked visitor route to visitor reception. Check website for latest information. Normal entry charges apply; National Trust members free.

Pete Allen Hot Seven Jazz Band @ The Chequers Hotel
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PETE ALLEN’S Traditional Hot Seven Jazz Band performs a sensational mix of music and songs which includes selections from the commercial hits of British Jazz, Jump Jive sounds of the forties, popular songs from the fifties, sixties and seventies, Parade sounds of New Orleans and the Blues. A Pete Allen show has something for everybody as it presents a variety showcase of happy foot-tapping music for all to enjoy. Musicians are: Pete Allen (Reeds) – Andy Dickens (Trumpet) – Bobby Fox (Trombone) – Dave Moorwood (Banjo) – Richie Bryant (Drums) – James Clemas (Piano) – Dave Hanratty (Bass).

Doors open 2.00pm, show commences at 3.00pm. Tickets £14.50 (cash only) on the door. You can also book a pre-show lunch – contact Hotel Reception (01635 38000).