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Trish Lee joined the Newbury Weekly News in 1999 after a career in the arts. She is arts editor, news sub editor and feature writer.

Nature writer Nicola Chester to lead workshop

16 May 2022
Nature writer Nicola Chester to lead workshop

Nature writer Nicola Chester to lead workshop

16 May 2022

Explore the meaning of nature writing with On Gallows Down author at Highclere.


Seven-year-old Amelie's cards raise £3,000 for charities close to her heart

15 May 2022
Seven-year-old Amelie's cards raise £3,000 for charities close to her heart

Seven-year-old Amelie's cards raise £3,000 for charities close to her heart

15 May 2022

Bucklebury watermelon started demand for a seven-year-old's cards for special needs charities.


Children's author Jacqueline Wilson joins this year's Marlborough LitFest key speakers

15 May 2022
Children's author Jacqueline Wilson joins this year's Marlborough LitFest key speakers

Children's author Jacqueline Wilson joins this year's Marlborough LitFest key speakers

15 May 2022

Patrick Gale, Max Hastings and 2022 Golding Speaker Ali Smith, booked for festival weekend from September 29 – October 2.


Undeniably a band on the rise

14 May 2022
Undeniably a band on the rise

Undeniably a band on the rise

14 May 2022

If you love Americana blues rock with driving beats you should see When Rivers Met live.


Big band lovers pack Stockcross hall for Newbury's own Apollo

13 May 2022
Big band lovers pack Stockcross hall for Newbury's own Apollo

Big band lovers pack Stockcross hall for Newbury's own Apollo

13 May 2022

Bublé evening with Apollo Big Band. Review by Kevin Dyson.


Festival kicks off with Bollywood bash

12 May 2022
Festival kicks off with Bollywood bash

Festival kicks off with Bollywood bash

12 May 2022

Review of Newbury Spring Festival Bollywood Brass Band at the Corn Exchange.


'Never been so proud of Newbury's Spring Festival Chorus'

12 May 2022
'Never been so proud of Newbury's Spring Festival Chorus'

'Never been so proud of Newbury's Spring Festival Chorus'

12 May 2022

Triumphal return of town's world-class music festival.


Photographer achieves Ridgeway 40 miles in single day in memory of friend

11 May 2022
Photographer achieves Ridgeway 40 miles in single day in memory of friend

Photographer achieves Ridgeway 40 miles in single day in memory of friend

11 May 2022

David Hatfull's challenging walk raises more than £2,000 for Ukraine.


Arlington gig could be musician's final farewell to hometown

11 May 2022
Arlington gig could be musician's final farewell to hometown

Arlington gig could be musician's final farewell to hometown

11 May 2022

Paul now lives in Belgium. “I’ve always played in Europe more than the UK, so when Brexit came to pass I made the decision to emigrate


Musical mural celebrates Newbury Spring Festival fortnight

10 May 2022
Musical mural celebrates Newbury Spring Festival fortnight

Musical mural celebrates Newbury Spring Festival fortnight

10 May 2022

Children and parents turn up at Kennet Shopping to contribute their painting skills to the City Arts project.


Ibiza legends after-party at racecourse

09 May 2022
Ibiza legends after-party at racecourse

Ibiza legends after-party at racecourse

09 May 2022

Dynamic duo saxophonist Lovely Laura and DJ Ben Santiago perform at Al Shaqab Lockinge with Ladies’ Day.


Brian Blessed takes Busman's Honeymoon to Sonning

09 May 2022
Brian Blessed takes Busman's Honeymoon to Sonning

Brian Blessed takes Busman's Honeymoon to Sonning

09 May 2022

Review of whodunnit at The Mill by Derek Ansell.


Aldworth artist in the mix at town centre gallery

08 May 2022
Aldworth artist in the mix at town centre gallery

Aldworth artist in the mix at town centre gallery

08 May 2022

A fascinating range of styles and techniques on show at Howarth's Gallery.


Digital artist Julie Pearson receives the Open Studios Prize for 2022

07 May 2022
 Digital artist Julie Pearson receives the Open Studios Prize for 2022

Digital artist Julie Pearson receives the Open Studios Prize for 2022

07 May 2022

Julie Pearson's image 'struck cords on so many levels with all three judges'.


'Come join the Guilty Feminist army'

07 May 2022
'Come join the Guilty Feminist army'

'Come join the Guilty Feminist army'

07 May 2022

Deborah Frances-White presents the podcast in front of a live audience.


The wonderful Shee

07 May 2022
The wonderful Shee

The wonderful Shee

07 May 2022

Haunting Celtic ballads and instrumental jigs 'enthrall' the Arlington Arts crowd.


Ramsbury writer's dream realised with major book award

07 May 2022
Ramsbury writer's dream realised with major book award

Ramsbury writer's dream realised with major book award

07 May 2022

Matthew Fox wins the Bath Children’s Novel Award for The Sky Over Rebecca.


Newbury photographer to walk Ridgeway 40 miles in a single day

06 May 2022
Newbury photographer to walk Ridgeway 40 miles in a single day

Newbury photographer to walk Ridgeway 40 miles in a single day

06 May 2022

David Hatfull is one of about 200 walkers/runners taking part in the Ridgeway 4.


Pangbourne Rotary Club Art Exhibition this weekend

06 May 2022
Pangbourne Rotary Club Art Exhibition this weekend

Pangbourne Rotary Club Art Exhibition this weekend

06 May 2022

This year’s nominated charity works with homeless and needy in Reading.


Bumper Blyton is good fun for grown-ups

06 May 2022
Bumper Blyton is good fun for grown-ups

Bumper Blyton is good fun for grown-ups

06 May 2022

Groan-making one-liners, innuendos and naughty double-entendres: review by Robin Strapp.


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