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Samson brings the house down

12 December 2018
Samson brings the house down

Samson brings the house down

12 December 2018

Newbury Choral Society sing Handel’s mighty oratorio Newbury Choral Society: Samson, at St John’s Church, on Saturday, December 1 Review by Fiona…


Christmas magic, merriment & Mandolinquency

11 December 2018
Christmas magic, merriment & Mandolinquency

Christmas magic, merriment & Mandolinquency

11 December 2018

Fantastic festive fun from the virtuosic foursome MUCH to the delight of their many local fans, the Mandolinquents are back with their Christmas special…


New Era's legacy play

11 December 2018
New Era's legacy play

New Era's legacy play

11 December 2018

Forty years on, Wash Common theatre celebrates by returning to first production New Era Players is a small, friendly and very successful theatre club…


Chamber choir premieres young composer’s work

06 December 2018
Chamber choir premieres young composer’s work

Chamber choir premieres young composer’s work

06 December 2018

Music of the first Christmas What did the first Christmas music sound like? No-one knows, but local composer and teacher at St Bartholomew’s School…


Who buried the Wokefield Hoard?

06 December 2018
Who buried the Wokefield Hoard?

Who buried the Wokefield Hoard?

06 December 2018

Museum displays recently-acquired Iron Age coins RARE Iron Age coins are now on display at West Berkshire Museum as a new addition to its Hoards exhibition,…


Full of Beans!

06 December 2018
Full of Beans!

Full of Beans!

06 December 2018

Gigantic helping of magic at the Corn Exchange THE Corn Exchange is looking very festive with a gorgeous tree in the foyer and the auditorium beautifully…


Art you can afford

30 November 2018
Art you can afford

Art you can afford

30 November 2018

Weekend sale at Hungerford POP along to the Affordable Art Show in Hungerford this weekend and you could pick up an individual Christmas gift or splash out…


Newbury's metalcore heroes on top form

29 November 2018
Newbury's metalcore heroes on top form

Newbury's metalcore heroes on top form

29 November 2018

Elasea's single release gig : review by Ed Brunsden Elasea, at Cental Studio, Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke, on Saturday, November 10 ELASEA…


Stompin' at Sutton Hall: Apollo Big Band review by Fiona Bennett

29 November 2018
Stompin' at Sutton Hall: Apollo Big Band review by Fiona Bennett

Stompin' at Sutton Hall: Apollo Big Band review by Fiona Bennett

29 November 2018

Winter-warming performance Apollo Big Band, at Stockcross Village Hall, Friday, November 16 IT was a chilly November evening, but as we arrived at the…


The gang from the hood

29 November 2018
The gang from the hood

The gang from the hood

29 November 2018

Another inventive Christmas show at the Watermill THE Watermill’s Christmas show is a refreshingly vibrant new production of Robin Hood, written…


Panto preparations well underway

23 November 2018
Panto preparations well underway

Panto preparations well underway

23 November 2018

Corn Exchange cast take to the stage for opening night next week The festive season is upon us and the panto gang are well into rehearsals for the Corn…


Ace-ing the Base

22 November 2018
Ace-ing the Base

Ace-ing the Base

22 November 2018

TRISH LEE takes a tour of the emerging new visual arts venue at Greenham Park THE new £1.7m visual arts centre at Greenham Park – The Base…


Newbury police history reprinted

20 November 2018
Newbury police history reprinted

Newbury police history reprinted

20 November 2018

Former chief inspector charts history of Borough Police 1836-1875 A BOOK charting the history of Newbury’s police force has been republished a decade…


Another chance to see Chris Hall works

15 November 2018
Another chance to see Chris Hall works

Another chance to see Chris Hall works

15 November 2018

New show of 30 paintings AFTER the warmly-received exhibition this past summer, West Berkshire Museum is currently providing another opportunity to experience…


The panto gang are back in town

13 November 2018
The panto gang are back in town

The panto gang are back in town

13 November 2018

Rehearsals begin for Corn Exchange's Jack & The Beanstalk The festive season is officially upon us as rehearsals have just begun for this year’s…


Ian McKellan to raise funds for Watermill

09 November 2018
Ian McKellan to raise funds for Watermill

Ian McKellan to raise funds for Watermill

09 November 2018

Actor's 80th birthday tour to support theatres Ian McKellen is celebrating his 80th birthday next year by raising funds for theatres, with a new solo…


Five-day Wendy Pasmore retrospective in Kingsclere

06 November 2018
Five-day Wendy Pasmore retrospective in Kingsclere

Five-day Wendy Pasmore retrospective in Kingsclere

06 November 2018

Exhibition aims to reaffirm abstract artist's place in post war British art The first retrospective exhibition of the work of Wendy Pasmore (1915-2015),…


For the cog-noscenti

30 October 2018
For the cog-noscenti

For the cog-noscenti

30 October 2018

Marvellous Mechanicals at the Willis Museum, Basingstoke The critically-acclaimed Marvellous Mechanicals currently on show at Basingstoke’s Willis…


Cecilia heads across the Pond

26 October 2018
Cecilia heads across the Pond

Cecilia heads across the Pond

26 October 2018

Composer invites singers to perform at Carnegie Hall Janet Coxwell and her chamber choir, The Cecilia Consort have an exciting autumn ahead. As well as…


Save Your Corn Exchange

18 October 2018
Save Your Corn Exchange

Save Your Corn Exchange

18 October 2018

Theatre launches £150,000 a year campaign after council cuts The Corn Exchange believes it has a bright future, if it can bridge the funding gap caused…


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