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What's on in West Berkshire and North Hampshire: Shaw House spring fair, recruitment drive for volunteer drivers in Newbury and concerts from Bach to Sondheim

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It may be a bit chilly, but wrap up warm and visit the markets and fairs on this weekend in and around Newbury.

Saturday 2

Newbury Birders Spring Walk, meet Northcroft car park, 8.30am. Walk around Speen Moor looking for early migrants. Easy flat walk at a steady pace. All welcome.

Newbury Cats Protection jumble sale, The Catholic Hall, Bath Road, Thatcham, 11.30am.

Cromwell Singers present ‘As Long as I have Music’, The Baptist Church, Cheap Street, Newbury, 3pm. Show tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Tickets £10 include refreshments. Email cromwellsingers3@gmail.com or pay on the door (machine for cashless payments).

Craft market at Shaw House on Sunday
Craft market at Shaw House on Sunday

Chieveley Market, Chieveley Recreation Centre, 9.30am to 11.30am. Local produce on offer including honey, eggs, bread, pies, and plants. Artisan chocolate and locally designed cards, tablecloths and other items.

Handybus, outside M&S Northbrook Street, Newbury. Meet the drivers and sign up to volunteer – looking for volunteer drivers, 3-4 hours a week. Come down for a chat.

April 3

Burghclere Baroque, Church of the Ascension, Burghclere, 7.30pm. Bach St John Passion. Tickets £25. Email theresa@burghclerebaroque.com. More information at www.burghclerebaroque.com

Spring food and craft fair, Shaw House, 11am-4pm. More than 60 stalls offering artisan food, drink and locally produced crafts, giving you the perfect opportunity to shop for unique gifts and treats. The children’s entry price includes an activity trail in the grounds and a goody bag to take home, our indoor activity room and exhibition rooms will be open too! Tickets must be pre-booked in advance. Adults £2, children £1 (free for children aged three years and under). Pre-book online www.westberkshireheritage.org/whats-on

April 5

Kintbury Wildlife Group, Kintbury Village Hall, 7.30pm. Talk on North Wessex Downs: An area of outstanding natural beauty by Jackie Akram. All welcome. Visitors £2.

If you are organising a charity or community event and would like to be included in these free listings, please email details – type of event, time, venue, date and contact – to report@newburynews.co.uk

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