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Thursday, May 19:

Hungerford Youth Theatre present Skellig, Herongate Leisure Centre, Hungerford 7.30pm

Newbury & Thatcham Hard of Hearing Club meeting. Guest speaker Ann Lambert on hand bell ringers. Fair Close Day Centre 7pm-9pm

Thatcham & District Philatelic Society meeting, St Helena – Tristan Brittain, Memorial Hall, Bath Road, Thatcham, 7pm

Watership Cantabile, a mixed choir, meet on Thursdays at St Joseph's Church Hall, Newbury, at 8pm Contact Chris (01635) 865339

Meet local transport historian Paul Lacey at informal exhibition and book-signing of The Newbury & District Motor Services Story. Free event upstairs in the Stone Building at The Wharf, Newbury, anytime from 2pm to 4pm, no booking required. Enquiries (0118) 979 4097.

Open Studios: Insight 2011 exhibition, New Greenham Arts. www.cornexchangenew.com

Friday, May 20:

Al Murray, Barrel of Fun Extra at Oxford New Theatre, 8pm. www.newtheatreoxford.org.uk

Tadley Area Youth Wind Band, New Greenham Arts, 7pm. www.cornexchangenew.com

Newbury and District Transport Group – Historic Road and Rail Transport by Steve Wimbush, Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, 7.30pm

Trio di Brio, Westridge (Open Centre), Star Lane, Andover Road, Highclere, 3pm. Entrance and refreshments. Members £5, associates £6. Contact (01635) 253322

The UK Wolf Conservation Trust, Howl Night, Butlers Farm, Beenham, 7pm. Booking required. Contact (0118) 971 3330 for further details

West Berkshire Mencap Barn Dance, Folly Farm, West Ilsley, 7pm. Tickets £14. Contact (01635) 41464

Saturday, May 21:

Party in the Paddock evening meeting at Newbury Racecourse, first race 6.05pm. The Wanted, Details: 01635 40015 or www.newbury-racecourse.co.uk

Open Studios: Insight 2011 exhibition, New Greenham Arts. www.cornexchangenew.com

Plant Sale 10am- noon, in the Coronation Hall, Kintbury.

Incantata Community Choir, New Greenham Arts, 7pm. www.cornexchangenew.com

‘Just' Pete Allen Solo Show and Canal Cruise (jazz) on the Rose of Hungerford, depart 6.00pm. For further information and tickets (01635) 44806

The Berkshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society Plant Fair, 1.30pm to 4pm, at St Peter's Church Hall, Church Road, Earley. Admission 50p. Teas available. Contact (0118) 9700522

Bird Walk in Greenham, Greenham Common control tower car park, 10am. No booking required. Details: (01635) 847381

Peter Allen Memorial Lecture: A History of Greenham Common by Jonathan Sayers. Memorial Hall, Brownsfield Road, Thatcham 11am. Admission free, tickets from The Family Bookshop, The Broadway, Thatcham

Berkshire Age UK, Gardening & Charity Fair, Christadelphian Hall, Lower Way, Thatcham, 11am

Grafton Goslings Baby & Toddler Group Designer Nearly New Sale, Coronation Hall, 2pm. Entry £1. Good quality branded children's toys, clothes and nursery equipment as well as adult clothing and accessories. For more information graftongoslings@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday, May 22:

Cholsey Silver Band, Victoria Park Bandstand, Newbury from 3pm to 5pm

Hungerford and World War II, 3pm to 5pm. Jack Williams will lead a walk around Hungerford, looking at the various structures associated with the WWII Ironside Line. These were constructed to act as the stop line against the possible invasion. Meet outside the Tutti Pole tea shop in the High Street, near the canal

West Berkshire Ramblers meet Bury Down car park, West Ilsley, for an undulating walk via Sheep Down and Folly Down, 10am. Contact (01635) 281621

Manhattan Music presents Music of the Night at The Mill at Sonning, 8.15pm. www.millatsonning.com

Open Studios: Insight 2011 exhibition, New Greenham Arts. www.cornexchangenew.com

Monday, May 23:

Newbury Poets' Workshop at the Friends' Meeting House, Highfield Avenue (behind the bus station) 7.45pm. Details Barrie Singleton (01635) 569097

Oxford Operatic Society presents The Mikado, The Oxford Playhouse, 7.30pm. www.oxfordplayhouse.com

Open Studios: Insight 2011 exhibition, New Greenham Arts. www.cornexchangenew.com

Newbury Wargames Club, Fir Tree Primary School, Fir Tree Lane, Newbury, from 7pm. Details Graham Hyland (01635) 46627

Tuesday, May 24:

West Berkshire Ramblers meet at the Red House, Marsh Benham for a walk through Hamstead Park and Irish Hill, 10am. Contact (01635) 40720

Open Studios: Insight 2011 exhibition, New Greenham Arts. www.cornexchangenew.com

Newbury District Field Club. Talk by Jane Golding on The National Monuments Record. St John's Church Room, 7.30pm

Matthew Sharp Cabaret Concerto, Corn Exchange, 7.45pm. www.cornexchangenew.com

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Oxford New Theatre, 7.30pm. www.newtheatreoxford.org.uk

Wednesday, May 25:

Burghfield Common Activity Taster Sessions, Methodist Church Hall, Burghfield 1.30pm-3.15pm. Free singing, dancing & yoga taster sessions. Details (01635) 500870

Milton Jones: Lion Whisperer, The Anvil, Basingstoke, 8pm

Open Studios: Insight 2011 exhibition, New Greenham Arts. www.cornexchangenew.com

Community Bingo Night every Wednesday 7.30pm, ACE Space, St Nicholas Road, Newbury RG14 5PR. Details 07884 198866 or 07806 608099 www.acespacenewbury.com

Thatcham Country Community Market, home baking, produce and crafts, Thatcham United Reformed Church Hall, Church Lane, 10am to 11.30am. Details (01635) 866653

Newbury Symphony Orchestra, community orchestra rehearsal, 7.15pm to 9.15pm, St Bartholomew's School Hall. Details (01635) 42988 www.newburysymphonyorchestra.org

Kennet Valley Probus Club luncheon, Chequers Hotel, followed by a speaker. Contact (01635) 31679 or rosemary@bhhc.me.uk www.kennetvalleyprobusclub.co.uk



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