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There are plenty of yule-tide events on today as the festive season begins to get into full swing.  

Pangbourne Quality Market, will be held from 10am to 4pm at Pangbourne Village Hall. Refreshments available

Kintbury St Mary’s Church Christmas Fair, will take place from 10am to 12.30pm. there will be fun for all and a special appearance from Father Christmas.

A Christmas craft fair is to be held at the Mencap Centre, Newbury from 10am to 2pm. Free entry

There will be lantern-making workshops, from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, at the Waterside Centre, off Northbrook Street, Newbury. The free drop-in sessions take aorund an hour to make a lantern ahead of the Festival of Light next Sunday.

The The Reading Phoenix Choir will be performing at the 15th Christmas Carol Concert from 6pm, at St Nicolas Church, Newbury. Tickets are £18 and are available from Camp Hopson customer services, second floor. Enquiries Sue Wood 01635 32167. Funds will go to the Newbury and Thatcham Hospital Rosemary appeal.

The Cromwell Singers present Music for a Winter’s Day, a fundraising concert for Embrace, at St John’s Church, Newbury, at 3pm. Refreshments available. Tickets cost £6 from David Oats (01635) 43380, or, or on the door

The Barfield Handbell Ringers will be performing The Nearly Christmas Concert – a varied programme including some Christmas music to mark the start of the festive season. The concert will take place at St Mary’s Church, Church Gate, Thatcham, from 3pm. Tickets (including light refreshments) cost £6, £5 concessions, accompanied children free – available from Picture It, 17 High Street, Thatcham, or call Dianne on (01635) 867421, or at the door

The Mum2mum Market, Baby and kids nearly new sale will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Park House School, Andover Road, Newbury.

Mozart at Douai, performed by Reading Festival Chorus will take place at Douai Abbey, 7.30pm. Adults £15, under-17s free. Tickets from, or 0118 983 4523; or from Newbury Corn Exchange, 08455 218218 or by email from

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