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Meet Lorna McCurdy, craft bookbinder and restorer

Meet Lorna McCurdy, craft bookbinder and restorer

Meet Lorna McCurdy, craft bookbinder and restorer

24 January 2024

We have an expert on our doorstep, who has chosen a career in craft bookbinding, made by hand using traditional methods and materials.


Wow! Watermill scoops nine more theatre awards

Wow! Watermill scoops nine more theatre awards

Wow! Watermill scoops nine more theatre awards

23 January 2024

Among nine BroadwayWorld UK Awards, the theatre’s joint CEO Paul Hart picked up two best direction awards.


Newbury screenprinters awarded Heritage Craft status

Newbury screenprinters awarded Heritage Craft status

Newbury screenprinters awarded Heritage Craft status

22 January 2024

Berkshire Printmakers husband and wife team are now members of the Heritage Craft Association and entitled to display the Heritage Craft emblem.


Michael Frayn’s Noises Off tours with some big names as the play celebrates its 40th anniversary

Michael Frayn’s Noises Off tours with some big names as the play celebrates its 40th anniversary

Michael Frayn’s Noises Off tours with some big names as the play celebrates its 40th anniversary

21 January 2024

Oxford Playhouse has Frayn’s ultimate comedy on its stage next month, starring Liza Goddard, Paul Bradley and Simon Shepherd.


Warm tones from combined choirs on a chilly evening

Warm tones from combined choirs on a chilly evening

Warm tones from combined choirs on a chilly evening

21 January 2024

Three Rivers Community Choir Winter Concert at Kennet School reviewed by Derek Ansell.


Looking ahead to an ACE year of gigs

Looking ahead to an ACE year of gigs

Looking ahead to an ACE year of gigs

20 January 2024

Stephen Ottner from the ACE Space team looks back at 2023 and forward to the line-up for 2024.


RABBLE Theatre to produce Glitch – The True Story of the Post Office Scandal

RABBLE Theatre to produce Glitch – The True Story of the Post Office Scandal

RABBLE Theatre to produce Glitch – The True Story of the Post Office Scandal

19 January 2024

The play has been written by Zannah Kearns with dramaturgy by Newbury’s Beth Flintoff.


Have you got half term sorted?

Have you got half term sorted?

Have you got half term sorted?

18 January 2024

Take a look at the shows and activities on offer for little ones at the Corn Exchange.


Transformers auction fetches £15,288

Transformers auction fetches £15,288

Transformers auction fetches £15,288

18 January 2024

Special Auction Services sale of 63 lots from 1970s to 90s doubles the estimate.


Watermill’s joint chief executives named in The Stage 100

Watermill’s joint chief executives named in The Stage 100

Watermill’s joint chief executives named in The Stage 100

18 January 2024

Paul Hart and Claire Murray are among the most influential people in the theatre industry.


Have you seen soul-stirring Japanese drummers Kodo?

Have you seen soul-stirring Japanese drummers Kodo?

Have you seen soul-stirring Japanese drummers Kodo?

17 January 2024

From the Island of Sado, Kodo: Warabe is bringing the spirit of the taiko to The Anvil.


Sneak peek at show by creative arts students from 10 local schools and colleges

Sneak peek at show by creative arts students from 10 local schools and colleges

Sneak peek at show by creative arts students from 10 local schools and colleges

17 January 2024

GENerate: student exhibition at The Base, Greenham reviewed by LIN WILKINSON.


Call for young filmmakers and a chance to walk the red carpet

Call for young filmmakers and a chance to walk the red carpet

Call for young filmmakers and a chance to walk the red carpet

16 January 2024

Entries are invited from under 18s for GAP Festival’s Children’s Film Festival in June.


Pop-punk band The Rift to launch second album at The Lion

Pop-punk band The Rift to launch second album at The Lion

Pop-punk band The Rift to launch second album at The Lion

15 January 2024

Three-piece band plays with the speed of The Ramones, the energy of The Clash, and the melody of Stiff Little Fingers.


Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv tours Bizet’s Carmen and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to Oxford

Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv tours Bizet’s Carmen and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to Oxford

Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv tours Bizet’s Carmen and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to Oxford

14 January 2024

Award-winning producer Ellen Kent returns to the New Theatre with two stunning classical productions.


Masters of mandolin

Masters of mandolin

Masters of mandolin

13 January 2024

The band Simon Mayor & Friends may have a new name but at its core are members of the Mandolinquents,


Blenheim Palace prepares for visitors with annual deep clean

Blenheim Palace prepares for visitors with annual deep clean

Blenheim Palace prepares for visitors with annual deep clean

12 January 2024

Everything at the home of the Dukes of Marlborough, including 18 clocks, 38 pieces of armour and 40 busts and sculpture is getting attention.


Peppa Pig’s bringing her friends to town

Peppa Pig’s bringing her friends to town

Peppa Pig’s bringing her friends to town

12 January 2024

Take your little ones on a trip to the zoo and the beach at this live stage show.


Burghclere Baroque’s Messiah was very, very special

Burghclere Baroque’s Messiah was very, very special

Burghclere Baroque’s Messiah was very, very special

11 January 2024

THE Church of the Ascension in Burghclere witnessed a stunning reading of Handel’s Messiah, with musicians directed from the violin by Theresa Caudle.


Great Shefford author digs into 400 years of family history

Great Shefford author digs into 400 years of family history

Great Shefford author digs into 400 years of family history

10 January 2024

In Leaves From the Tree – The Phizacklea Story – Annabel Bailey imagines episodes about real people, gathered over generations into one family.


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