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What's on today (Saturday, November 12)

Plenty to do around the district

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Poetry reading by the author Dr Ishak Nadeem, 3pm to 4pm, Newbury Library. Dr Nadeem has written a special book of poems to raise funds for Dingley’s Promise, a local charity that believes in the best start for every child. This is a free drop-in event. For further information, contact newburylibrary@westberks.gov.uk or call 01635 519900.


Islands in the Stream: The Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Story. 7.45pm Corn Exchange, Newbury. £23.50 Box office 0845 5218218

Newbury Symphony Orchestra: Music for a Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7.30pm. St Nicolas’ Church, Newbury. Mendelssohn,
narrated by students from St Bartholomew’s School and Beth Flintoff; Beethoven: Coriolan Overture; Brahms : 1st Symphony. Newbury Symphony Orchestra (conductor Johnathan Williams). Tickets from Phillip Brown Violins, Northbrook Street, and Hogan Music.

Toy Sale and children‘s books, 10am-1pm. St Nicolas church hall. Raising money to give some of the world’s poorest children a meal on Christmas Day.

Nearly new baby and children’s sale, 2.30pm-4.30pm (sellers from 1.30pm), 2.30pm-4.30pm. The White Hall at Francis Baily, Skillman Drive, Thatcham. Entry is 50p per adult (children are free). If you are interested in selling items please contact Lisa Parker to book a table (£8 per table) on 07904 478573 or lisa.parker15@googlemail.com

Chatterbooks Book group for 8-12-year-olds. 2pm-3pm Newbury Library. Free, bring your favourite book.


Remembrance Day opening, 10am-3pm. Newtown Road Cemetery. Includes a tour of the 20 Commonwealth War Graves at 11am led by Brian Sylvester. Medical matters tour led by Ros Clow at 2pm. Free. All welcome.

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