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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.

Big Boss Man’s new 7-inch vinyl out this week with album to follow

27 February 2024
Big Boss Man’s new 7-inch vinyl out this week with album to follow

Big Boss Man’s new 7-inch vinyl out this week with album to follow

27 February 2024

12-track Bossin’ Around is a limited edition release and guaranteed to become a collector's item.


The Base My Wildlife photo competition winners announced

26 February 2024
The Base My Wildlife photo competition winners announced

The Base My Wildlife photo competition winners announced

26 February 2024

The competition is inspired by the Natural History Museum’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 59 exhibition which opens this week.


Tense thriller Deathtrap at The Mill has more twists and turns than a corkscrew

25 February 2024
Tense thriller Deathtrap at The Mill has more twists and turns than a corkscrew

Tense thriller Deathtrap at The Mill has more twists and turns than a corkscrew

25 February 2024

Sonning’s latest production is not so much ‘whodunit’ more ‘is he going to do it, how and why?


Thames Valley Writers Circle founder member wins short story competition

25 February 2024
Thames Valley Writers Circle founder member wins short story competition

Thames Valley Writers Circle founder member wins short story competition

25 February 2024

Group has just celebrated 30 years since its formation, following a writing evening class at Theale Green School.


Ship sails down memory lane

24 February 2024
Ship sails down memory lane

Ship sails down memory lane

24 February 2024

Shipinnarts enjoys a good ol’ singsong at an Olde Tyme Music Evening with Kingsclere Singers and Kingsclere Players.


Town show back for more

24 February 2024
Town show back for more

Town show back for more

24 February 2024

Community of Hungerford Theatre Company give their all in Lionel Bart’s Oliver!


Community show breathes new life into The Little Mermaid

24 February 2024
Community show breathes new life into The Little Mermaid

Community show breathes new life into The Little Mermaid

24 February 2024

Stunning sets, imaginative costumes and innovative lighting perfectly captures the magic of the undersea world.


Rare wooden doll with ‘murder petticoat’ fetches £27,500 at Newbury auction

23 February 2024
Rare wooden doll with ‘murder petticoat’ fetches £27,500 at Newbury auction

Rare wooden doll with ‘murder petticoat’ fetches £27,500 at Newbury auction

23 February 2024

Special Auction Services conduct the sale of the largest and most valuable doll collection to been seen at auction for 25 years.


Find your voice: come and sing Rossini

23 February 2024
Find your voice: come and sing Rossini

Find your voice: come and sing Rossini

23 February 2024

Kintbury chamber choir Opus2 are singing Petite Messe Solennelle in Kintbury and are inviting other choralists to join them.


Valuable antique doll collection estimated at half a million goes under the hammer today

22 February 2024
Valuable antique doll collection estimated at half a million goes under the hammer today

Valuable antique doll collection estimated at half a million goes under the hammer today

22 February 2024

SAS auction of Austin Smith and his late partner Margaret Harkins’ collection is expected to realise £500,000.


Spend an evening with Rick Stein

22 February 2024
Spend an evening with Rick Stein

Spend an evening with Rick Stein

22 February 2024

The multi-award winning chef, restaurateur, writer and presenter dishes up 50 years of memories on UK tour.


Love in the time of pogroms

21 February 2024
Love in the time of pogroms

Love in the time of pogroms

21 February 2024

KATS Fiddler on the Roof reviewed by Tony Trigwell-Jones.


Chilton Foliat author’s memoir tells story of addiction and eventual redemption

20 February 2024
Chilton Foliat author’s memoir tells story of addiction and eventual redemption

Chilton Foliat author’s memoir tells story of addiction and eventual redemption

20 February 2024

Anthony Fitzgerald hopes his Travels with a Dangerous Friend, Searching the world for a message in the bottle carries a socially helpful message.


Interview with The Voice of The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward

19 February 2024
Interview with The Voice of The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward

Interview with The Voice of The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward

19 February 2024

Die-hard fans and newcomers alike will find a lot to love in Justin Hayward’s new tour.


Blues-rock guitarist brings the house down

18 February 2024
Blues-rock guitarist brings the house down

Blues-rock guitarist brings the house down

18 February 2024

Laurence Jones with support, Sweet Crisis reviewed at Arlington Arts.


Sweet dreams are made of this

18 February 2024
Sweet dreams are made of this

Sweet dreams are made of this

18 February 2024

Irish singer, musician and actress Camille O'Sullivan makes each song a spectacle in her Dreaming gig.


BBC Radio 4’s dark and comic story coming to Corn Exchange

17 February 2024
BBC Radio 4’s dark and comic story coming to Corn Exchange

BBC Radio 4’s dark and comic story coming to Corn Exchange

17 February 2024

Part stand-up, part theatre, Cracking takes a look at the consequences of a wrongful accusation.


BBC Radio 4’s dark and comic story coming to Corn Exchange

17 February 2024
BBC Radio 4’s dark and comic story coming to Corn Exchange

BBC Radio 4’s dark and comic story coming to Corn Exchange

17 February 2024

Part stand-up, part theatre, Cracking takes a look at the consequences of a wrongful accusation.


Somerset Maugham’s 1921 drama of marital infidelity, The Circle

17 February 2024
Somerset Maugham’s 1921 drama of marital infidelity, The Circle

Somerset Maugham’s 1921 drama of marital infidelity, The Circle

17 February 2024

Well-acted period piece reviewed at the Oxford Playhouse.


Show of Hands ACE Space gig to be live streamed

16 February 2024
Show of Hands ACE Space gig to be live streamed

Show of Hands ACE Space gig to be live streamed

16 February 2024

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer Full Circle tour date sold out, but can be streamed live to your living room.


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