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What’s on in West Berkshire this week





Thursday

Kingsclere Local History Association talk, Kingsclere Village Club, George Street, 7.30pm, £3.

Dr David Peacock of the West Berkshire Heritage Forum will be giving a talk titled ‘The Tudor cloth industry in the Newbury area’. Dr Peacock completed his doctorate at the University of Reading on the subject.

Friday

Shut the Front Door concert, The Bacon Arms, Oxford Street, 8pm, free.

Performance from Ricky Hicks’ new soul and blues band featuring Ricky on vocals, Gavin Wilkinson on bass, Ed Brayshaw on guitar and Lee Feltham on drums.

The inaugural Greenham Common Half Marathon and 10K Event is taking place on Sunday morning
The inaugural Greenham Common Half Marathon and 10K Event is taking place on Sunday morning

Saturday

Woolton Hill and Highclere Village Market, Thorngrove School, 10am to 1pm, free.

This popular local market features 50 stalls selling local produce, high welfare meat and fresh fish. There is also a tea room selling homemade cakes, with all tea room proceeds going to Newbury charity Speakability.

Cold Ash Brass winter concert, Thatcham Baptist Church, Wheelers Green Way, 7pm, £10 for adults and £5 for children.

Varied programme of music including selection of pieces from Les Misérables, ELO’s ‘Mr Blue Sky’, and a new brass band original work ‘Corineus’ by Christopher Bond. Refreshments provided.

Sunday

Greenham Common Half Marathon and 10K Event, Greenham Common Control Tower, 9am start for the 10km and 9.10am start for the half marathon.

Sold out running event raising money for local charity New Life Special Care Babies. For spectator information visit https://www.greenhamcommonhalfmarathon.com/

Newbury Artisan Market, Northbrook Street, 10am to 4pm, free.

Over 60 artisan stalls selling seasonal food, local produce and unique gift items.

Greener Kingsclere sustainability event, Fieldgate Centre, Kingsclere, 10am to 12.30pm, free.

As well as the environmental group’s regular repair café, clothes swap and refreshments, local organisations will also be giving residents advice on how to save energy and money. To register any broken items for the repair café, visit https://greenerkingsclere.co.uk/

Newbury and Thatcham Repair Café, Newbury Methodist Church Hall, 2pm to 4.30pm, free.

Volunteers are offering to repair electronic and electrical items, clothing and textiles, small items of furniture and wooden objects, and other general household items. One item per person.



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