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Thursday, May 26:

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

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

Solid Silver 60s Show at Oxford New Theatre, 7.30pm. www.newtheatreoxford.org.uk

The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church, Corn Exchange, 7.45pm. www.cornexchangenew.com

Devon Sproule & the Unmarked Animals: I Love You, Go Easy, Arlington Arts, Snelsmore, 8pm. www.arlingtonarts.co.uk

Mandolinquents & Friends, New Greenham Arts, 8pm. (01635) 522733 or www.cornexchangenew.com

Friday, May 27:

Southern Sinfonia Café Concert – David Hill and Alexander Hohenthal, piano and violin, Corn Exchange, 1pm. (01635) 522733 or www.cornexchangenew.com

Spellbound Variety Show at Oxford New Theatre, 7.30pm. www.newtheatreoxford.org.uk

Jongleurs Comedy on the Road, Corn Exchange, 7.45pm. www.cornexchangenew.com

Curridge WI Coffee morning at Grimsby House Red Shute Hill, 10.30am. Bring/buy, raffle

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

Hants & Berks Motor Club Classic Car Evening at Longbridge Mill, Sherfield on Loddon. Bring your classic car, or just come to admire those brought along by their proud owners. Contact Bill Bonney on (0118) 969 7591

Saturday, May 28:

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

Pangbourne Village Market, Grand Plant Sale, Pangbourne Village Hall, 9am until 4pm Hundreds of plants, perennials, annuals, vegetables and shrubs. Unusual and excellent quality as well as good value

Jumble Sale, St Catherine's Church Hall, Wittenham Avenue, opp. Birch Copse School, 2pm. Refreshments and car parking. Entrance fee 20p

Fishwife, Corn Exchange, 11am. A fisherman meets a magical fish in this musical puppet adventure for all the family. www.cornexchangenew.com

Al Murray, Corn Exchange, 7.45pm. Britain's best-known pub philosopher will be serving up his own special brew of bar room banter. www.cornexchangenew.com

Woolton Hill Village Market, fresh local produce, plants, cards & crafts, coffee & cake, activities for children, Church Hall 10am - 1pm. www.wooltonhillvillagemarket.co.uk

80s Mania at Oxford New Theatre, 7.30pm. The ultimate multi-tribute concert, celebrating the smash hits from the heroes of 1980s pop. www.newtheatreoxford.org.uk

An exhibition of wedding dresses dating from 1845-2011, Holy Cross Church Ramsbury, 11am-5pm each day. Entrance is adults £2.50, children free to include a guide booklet with each party. Refreshments will be served 11am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. This event is being organised by the flower arrangers in aid of the church Flower Fund

Sunday, May 29:

Wantage Silver Band, Victoria Park Bandstand, Newbury, from 3pm-5pm.

Teddy Bears Weekend, Cholsey & Wallingford Railway, adults £6 return; children up to eight years free if they bring their favourite Teddy. No booking required. Contact: (01491) 835067 or cwrail@yahoo.co.uk www.cholsey-wallingford-railway.com (also Monday May 30)

Live music at the Riverside, The Bear Hotel, Hungerford. Enjoy an evening of live music with The Kitchen, a modern covers band who play everything from classic motown to the latest chart hits. Tickets £5 on the door. Over 18s

West Berkshire Ramblers, Lambourn Valley Way walk. Meet Newbury Wharf, 10am, for lift share to Lambourn car park. Pub lunch at The Bell, Boxford after 8 miles. Leader Tony

V. Tel: 01635 230046

Rod Stewart, Newbury Racecourse, gates open 3pm, concert starts at 8pm. Tickets from £45. Contact 0844 8737356. www.newburyracecourse.co.uk

Highclere Game & Country Fair, all day family entertainment, 8am-6pm. Tickets: 0845 230 5175. www.highclerecastle.co.uk

Bayer 10k Race, Newbury Town Centre, for more information, telephone (01635) 563523;

newbury10k@yahoo.co.uk

Monday, May 30:

The UK Wolf Conservation Trust Open Day, 11am to 5pm. Tickets available on gate or to pre-book 0118 971 3330 or www.ukwct.org.uk

Out of the Blue, Oxford New Theatre, 7.30pm. www.newtheatreoxford.org.uk

Highclere Game & Country Fair, all day family entertainment, at Highclere Castle, 8am-6pm. Tickets: 0845 230 5175. www.highclerecastle.co.uk

Teddy Bears Weekend, Cholsey & Wallingford Railway, adults £6 return; children up to eight years free if they bring their favourite Teddy. No booking required. Contact: (01491) 835067 or cwrail@yahoo.co.uk www.cholsey-wallingford-railway.com

Tuesday, May 31:

Beastie, Corn Exchange and New Greenham Arts, 11am and 2.30pm. www.cornexchangenew.com

Sports Camp for children, Northcroft Leisure Centre, 8.30am – 3pm, all week for 5-12year olds. £20 per day or £60 for the week. For more information: Jodie Crane on 0845 0777087

West Berkshire Ramblers meet in car park of Clere School, Burghclere for a walk to Newtown Common and Brock's Green, 10am. Leader David M, telephone (01635) 42928

Wednesday, June 1:

The Owl & the Pussycat, Corn Exchange, 1pm. 01635 522733 or www.cornexchangenew.com

Lasertag Shootout at Eddie Catz, Northway House, York Road, Newbury, 6pm-8pm. Suitable for 6-12yr olds, £11 includes pizza, juice and a goody bag. 0845 201 1268; www.eddiecatz.com

Children's Wolf Walk, Wolf Conservation Trust, 11am-1pm. Tickets £13. 01189 713 330; www.ukwct.org.uk

Night Safari at Snelsmore Common Country Park, 9.30pm - 11.30pm. Join the Ranger's on a

seasonal walk where they will guide you on an exploration of habitats and species to be found. Tickets £3.50, booking essential. Tel: 01635 874381; www.naturediscoverycentre.org.uk

Recycled Arts Workshop – raggedy hedgehogs, Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre, 11am- 4.30pm. Learn how to make waste into wonderful art with ingenious recycler Jill Nicholas. £1.50 per hedgehog. Tel: (01635) 874381; www.naturediscoverycentre.org.uk



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