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What's on this week

A round-up of the events in West Berkshire and North Hampshire over the next seven days

Thursday, June 2

The Owl & the Pussycat, Corn Exchange, 11am and 1pm.

01635 522733 or www.cornexchangenew.com

Craft and Chat in the Carnegie Lounge at Newbury Library, 11am-1pm. Bring your knitting, sewing or any craft along to

this FREE new group. Please just drop in. 01635 519900.

Recycling and Composting Activities, Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham, 11am to 2pm.

Free, fun and practical hands on for children aged between 4 and 11 years, run by West Berkshire Council and Veolia Environmental Services.

No need to book, but a parent or guardian will need to be present.

Newbury Camera Club meets every Thursday at Shaw Social Club, Almond Avenue, 7.30pm. Details: www.newburycameraclub.org.uk

Friday, June 3

Newbury Astronomical Society monthly meeting.

Hunting for Meteorites in Antarctica, at the United Reformed Church Hall, Cromwell Place, 7.30pm.

Details Steve Harris 01635 860047.

Barb Jungr's Blue Hours, New Greenham Arts, 8pm.

01635 522733 or www.cornexchangenew.com

Magic Drum Evening, The Lecture Hall, United Reformed Church, Cromwell Place, Newbury, 7pm.

All proceeds to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

Tickets £10, must be booked in advance.

Contact: Tessa Martin 07944 196088.

Bedwyn Music Society, St Mary's, Great Bedwyn, 7.30pm. Grace Francis returns to Bedwyn Music Society, aptly in the Liszt Bicentenary Year, playing works by that composer and others from her favourite nineteenth century repertoire

including Mussorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition.

Saturday, June 4

Saturday and Sunday, June 5 - Gallery 1753 at Craftsman, Bartholomew Street, sale of pictures 10am-4pm.

Original oil paintings, watercolours and etchings – artists include E Wesson, R.Thorne, Majorie Heather and Charles Flowers among many others – over 40 pictures are on sale mostly in original frames.

Telephone 01635 43532.

Saturday and Sunday, June 5, West Woodhay House Garden Show and Plant Finders Fair, West Woodhay House, 10am till 6pm.

These gardens are rarely open to the public and visitors will be able to see the complete re-design of the Walled Garden and the planting of a six-acre arboretum.

Proceeds go to local charities.

For more details visit www.westwoodhaygardenshow.co.uk

or telephone 01206 251790.

Arthur Smith Exposed!, Corn Exchange, 7.45pm. 01635 522733 or www.cornexchangenew.com

West Berks Ballet School, The Nutcracker, at Arlington Arts Centre, 2pm and 7pm.

For tickets, telephone 01635 244246.

Newbury District Ornithological Club, meet in the White Hart car park at 9am.

A morning around Hampstead Norreys, trying to find summer breeding birds for the new Berkshire Bird Atlas.

All welcome to join us.

More details from 01488 668482.

Music on the Market with local singer Kate Izzard, Market Place, Newbury, 10am to 1pm.

Jake & Elwood – The Best Blues Brothers Show in the World Ever! New Theatre Oxford, 7.30pm.


Sunday, June 5

Gallery 1753, Bartholomew Street, sale of pictures 11am-3pm.

West Berks Ballet School, The Nutcracker, at Arlington Arts, Snelsmore, 2pm and 7pm.

For tickets, telephone the box office on 01635 244246.

Aldbourne Band Pond Concert in Aldbourne Village Square. At St Michael's church if it is wet, 7.15pm. www.aldbourneband.co.uk

Blewbury Brass Band, Victoria Park Bandstand, Newbury, from 3pm to 5pm.

A conversation with Richard Briers and Peter Egan at The Mill at Sonning, 8.15pm. www.millatsonning.com

Dzien Dziecka, Children's Day, Burdwood Community Centre, Wheelers Green Way, Thatcham, 11am-2pm.

Come and celebrate Polish Children's Day with us; Cookie the Clown, Polish snacks, Polish rhymes, lots of fun and games.

For further details contact Renata 07707 514139.

National Animal Welfare Trust, Trindledown Farm, Wantage Road, Great Shefford – Barn Sale 10am-1pm.

Hot refreshment available. Telephone 01488 638584. www.nawt.org.uk

Kintbury Charity Run, Kintbury Recreation Ground, 10am-noon. Raising funds for Newbury Athletic Club and Kintbury Tennis Club.

West Woodhay House Garden Show and Plant Finders Fair, West Woodhay House, 10am till 6pm.

Monday, June 6

Water for Elephants, Corn Exchange Screen One, Silver Screen: Screening for over 60s only, 2.30pm.

For tickets, telephone the box office on 01635 522733 or www.cornexchangenew.com

Moonlight and Magnolias, Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, 7.30pm. Last week, finishes Saturday, June 11.

Box office 01635 46044 or www.watermill.org.uk

Newbury Wargames Club meets every Monday at Fir Tree Primary School, Fir Tree Lane, Newbury, from 7pm.

Details Graham Hyland 01635 46627.

Newbury Poets' Workshop meets every Monday, 7.45pm, at the Friends' Meeting House, Highfield Avenue (behind the bus

station), Newbury.

Details Barrie Singleton 01635 569097.

Chuckles Baby and Toddler Group meet every Monday at Hampstead Norreys Village Hall, 9.45am to 11.30am, £1 per child. Term-time only.

Tuesday, June 7

Burnham Copse Trefoil Guild at Heath End Village Hall, Baughurst from 2pm until 4pm.

Everyone welcome. Contact Monica Curry 0118 981 2539 or Jean Wetenhall (0118) 970 0760.

Lila Dance: In Our Blood, Corn Exchange, 7.45pm.

01635 522733 or www.cornexchangenew.com

Curridge WI at Curridge Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Julie Cohen talks about her books and her career as a writer.

Isobel Elliott – A Retrospective, National Needlework Archive at The Old Chapel, Main Street, New Greenham Park. Runs until August 12.

Exquisite and amazing variety in a lifetime of needlework.

A must see exhibition.

Contact 01635 38740 or www.nationalneedleworkarchive.org.uk

Parents & Tots in Greenham, Greenham Community Centre, 9.15am-11am.

Grand opening for a new Parents & Tots group in Greenham. Free entrance and refreshments provided. Run by local


For more information call Jenny Mcintyre on 07901 927210.

West Berkshire Ramblers

Meet in the car park of the Crossed Keys PH in Upper Chute, grid ref SU 295539, for a walk on local paths, 10am.

The pub is shut on Tuesdays.

Leader: Julia W Tel: 01488 657133.

Wednesday, June 8

The UK Wolf Conservation Trust, Mobility Walk.

Booking required.

Contact 0118 971 3330 for further details.

Adoption and fostering, circa 1850 – 1930 talk by Louise Taylor for Newbury branch Berkshire Family History Society at the Parish Room, St. Mary's Church, Church Road, Shaw-cum-Donnington, 7.30pm for 7.45pm.

Non-members welcome. Enquiries to Nick on 07876 346295.

West Berkshire Ramblers

Meet at The Butt Inn, Aldermaston Wharf, grid ref SU 601670, for a brisk walk with lovely views of the Kennet Valley, 6pm.

If joining us for food and drink afterwards, park in

the pub car park, and arrive 10 minutes early to pre-order food; otherwise please park considerately in Fallows Road, opposite the pub.

Leader: Sue P, telephone 07919 555046.

NGS: Hook End Farm, Upper Basildon, open garden, 2pm-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free.

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