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Still buzzin’ from Cold Play’s set at Glastonbury? Cold Play fans should check out A Head Full of Coldplay at Cornerstone the purpose-built, professional arts, culture and entertainment venue in Didcot tomorrow night (Friday, 8pm). A Celebration Of The Music Of Coldplay captures the energy and sound of one of the biggest bands in the world, featuring the biggest hits and lesser played but equally loved album tracks from the band's 20 years at the very top. https://www.cornerstone-arts.org/

Head full of Cold Play
Head full of Cold Play

Jazz@stockcross

Apollo Big Band’s guest at tomorrow’s Jazz@stockcross gig at Sutton Hall, Stockcross is Sheila Waterfield, a UK-based vocalist, composer and band leader with a style that draws upon jazz, blues, soul, folk and Latin influences. Working in all musical settings, from a piano duo up to a 17-piece big band, Sheila can be seen performing at jazz venues, events and festivals throughout the country and overseas. She regularly guests with many of the UK’s top big bands while performing with her own. Apollo is a quality 17-piece big band – five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, piano, bass, guitar and drums. Sheila most recently performed with them in February last year. The music starts at 8pm – bring your own wine and nibbles and enjoy. Tickets £10-£12 available from apollobigband.co.uk or call 07734 437045.

Sheila Waterfield
Sheila Waterfield

Shades of Miles Davis

Trumpeter Paul Higgs returns to Pangbourne Jazz Club with his Shades of Miles show on Sunday (7.30pm). Paul is renowned for his ‘magical’ sound and exceptional skill. His great sensitivity, high energy and skill as a composer make him a superb proponent of Miles Davis’ music. Davis, the most revered jazz trumpeter of all time, was at the forefront of several major innovations in jazz from the mid 1940s to the early 90s – bebop, cool, hard bop, modal, jazz funk and jazz fusion. Paul plays well-known favourites from these styles as well as some less familiar gems. ​Paul is greatly sought-after as a solo performer and has released a number of critically acclaimed albums. He is known for his unique and expressive style of playing, which seamlessly blends virtuosic playing with emotion and soul. Wherever he performs, his music is always captivating, leaving audiences spellbound. He will be backed by the Pangbourne Jazz Club rhythm section: Jim Pollard (piano), Rob Levy (double bass),Terry Hutchins (guitar), Brian Greene (drums). Pangbourne Jazz Club meets at Rosewood Hall in Whitchurch Road, Pangbourne. Visit www.pangbournejazzclub.com for more details.

Paul Higgs
Paul Higgs

Bowie and Motown celebrations

Two ‘tributes’ in two days at the Corn Exchange starting tomorrow (Friday) with a must-see for Bowie fans . Direct from London’s West End, the Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert celebrating the sound and vision of David Bowie, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy. Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail, bringing the golden years of David Bowie to the stage. So, put on your red shoes and Let’s Dance!

Then on Saturday, a show now in its 19th year that’s been seen by more than a million people, It’s no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history. Get ready for the biggest Motown party of the year. Going loco down in Acapulco as you go down memory lane with all the Motown classics from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, and many more. Celebrate the sound of a generation with one very special night of The Magic of Motown!

Ros Hewitt
Ros Hewitt

Summer exhibition at Chilton Foliat

Take a trip out to Chilton Foliat and chill at the popular annual summer exhibition open daily at The Birches, which runs until July 7. Curated by Lambourn artist David H Jones, it features work by 25 local artists and makers: paintings, pottery, printmaking, photography, stained glass, millinery, woodwork, metal sculpture, textile art, silverware and jewellery. Exhibiting artists are Sue Acworth, Diana Barraclough, Shirley Cartey, Sandra Cook, Elizabeth Davies, Lone Hudson, David H Jones, Susan Kirkman, Patty Medlin, Andi Mulholland, Hilary Reem, Micky Thompson, Rosemary Trigwell, Normandy Barcelo-Soto, Robin Buchanan-Dunlop, Helen Colling, Diccon Dadey, Ros Hewitt, Anna Jones, Judith Jones, Duncan McNeill, Arran Miles, Loucinda Nims, Gay Smith and Jon Townsin. There’s parking, wheelchair access and an open garden. Open 10am-5pm.

Roll up for Barnum!

Step right up and enter the dazzling world of P.T. Barnum, where imagination and ambition know no bounds. Barnum opened at The Watermill on Tuesday. Delight at every sight, wonder and miracle as the creator of spectacle comes to town with a sensational show featuring a whole host of characters. Hand in hand with wife Charity, Barnum’s life and career twists and turns as he schemes and dreams his way to headier heights. However, the irresistible pull of an ever-bigger humbug comes at a cost, and the people paying are usually those on whom Barnum tramples, on the way to the top. The summer spectacular continues until September 8. https://www.watermill.org.uk/

Adele Parks
Adele Parks

Meet the thriller writers

Love the thrill of sizzling page-turners full of secrets, suspects and twisty plotlines? A taste of summer suspense comes to Hungerford Town Hall next week, with another Hungerford Bookshop author event as part of the Crime Fiction Series collection. Get ready for a night of thrilling summer reads with Sunday Times bestsellers Adele Parks and Lucy Foley on Wednesday (July 10, 7pm-8.30pm). Adele Park is the author of 23 bestselling novels including the Sunday Times Number One bestsellers Lies Lies Lies and Just My Luck. Over five million UK editions of her work have been sold and her books have been translated into 31 languages. The Image of You has just been released as a major motion movie and she has other titles optioned and in development. Her new novel The First Wife's Shadow is another propulsive thriller that will have you racing to the finish. Lucy Foley is the global bestselling author of The Hunting Party, The Paris Apartment and The Guest List. Her new psychological thriller The Midnight Feast, is a darkly glamorous ‘edge-of-your-seat’ read. Guests gather for the opening weekend of The Manor: a beautiful new countryside retreat. But under the burning midsummer sun, darkness stirs. Old friends and enemies circulate among the guests. And the candles have barely been lit for a solstice supper when the body is found... Book your ticket to hear these two hugely successful thriller writers talk about their gripping crime thrillers, followed by a Q&A session. Tickets include a glass of wine/soft drink and money off the books on the night. https://hungerfordbookshop.co.uk/

Community art exhibition

Creative Communities are holding an end of year student communtiy art exhibition – Unity – at Arlington Arts, Snelsmore . The work will be on display for the whole of July.They’ve had a busy year with adults from a wide range of abilities including those with SEN, dementia, mental poor health and the visually impaired taking part in Art for Wellbeing courses across the whole of West Berkshire. The group is supported by West Berkshire Council Adult Community Learning Team and Sovereign Network Group and The Lottery Community Fund, as well as a few smaller funders aswell) who all support the courses to remain free and a fully accessible to all. Exhibitions require advance booking. arlington-arts.com



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