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What's On today (Saturday)

Chris Ord


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FOR those looking for a day out today Stockfest will provide a whole host of entertainment and activities.

The annual festival at the village of Stockcross has been running since Thursday with a packed schedule of workshops, music and dance planned for today.

There will be a spoken word and poetry workshop with Ken Rich, held at The Post Office, Stockcross from 10.30am to 12.30pm. 

Canine's will be strutting their stuff during a Dog Show at The Recreation Ground, Ermin Street, Stockcross at 1pm.

Also in the afternoon will be a Tap and Jazz Dance class held at Sutton Hall, Stockcross from 2.30pm to 4pm.

While in the evening there will be a Silent Movie Night showing a Buster Keaton double bill, also held at Sutton Hall, Stockcross. at 7.30pm

For a full schedule of events or for more information on Stockfest visit

Elsewhere in West Berkshire East Woodhay Flower Show will start at 2pm.

A monthly Saturday book group will be meeting at Newbury Library, from 3.30pm to 4.30pm - this month’s book is Wait for me! by Deborah Devonshire.

During the afternoon there will also be a guided walk through Newbury led by renowned local historian David Peacock. 

The walk will take in Northbrook Street to the Clock Tower, to hear about Newbury during the coaching era, as well as the Speenhamland System.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact Newbury Visitor Information Centre on 01635 30267 or email

In Burghclere, Hampshire Open Studios' Made in the Hood exhibition will be showcasing the work of 15 local artists, at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, 11am-4pm.

The exhibit will feature glass, ceramics, jewellery and photographs (usual entry charge to the chapel).

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