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Thursday, September 8:

Inside, Corn Exchange, Newbury, 7.45pm. Dynamic dance theatre with music from 65daysofstatic presented by Jean Abreu Dance. (01635) 522733 www.cornexchangenew.com

Bonhams Auctioneers, Balcony Bar, Corn Exchange, 10am to noon. Jewellery valuation day. To book an appointment call (01865) 853654 www.cornexchangenew.com

The Newbury Society, United Reformed Church Hall, Cromwell Place, 7.45pm. A talk on The Kennet and Avon Canal restored from Newbury Westwards. Speaker Dr Mike Rodd, chairman of the K&A Canal Trust. Non-members £2.50 to include refreshments. Further details www.newbury-society.org or from Graham Smith (01635) 580356

Newbury Yacht Club,The Royal British Legion Club, Pelican Lane, Newbury, 7.30pm. Members meeting with cheese and wine. New members welcome. (01635) 200768

to Saturday, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, times vary. Hampshire Youth Theatre presents Bertolt Brecht's wry comical look at corruption and deception. Tickets are available now priced £10. For further information or to book tickets please call the box office on 023 8067 1771 or book online at www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk

Friday, September 9:

Doodles, Franklin Avenue, Tadley, 10.30am to 5.30pm. Charity coffee day in aid of Living Paintings. www.doodlesartandcraft.co.uk

The Johnny Cash Story, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, 7.30pm. Roger Dean has been playing Johnny Cash's music for most of his life. This show centres around the story of Cash's rise from poverty to the world of stardom. Tickets £19. Ticket office (01793) 524481 or www.wyverntheatre.org.uk

An Evening with Wine, Cobbs Farm Shop, Hungerford, 7.30pm. Dan O'Keefe of Hallgarten Wines guides you through an evening of fine wine pairings based on seasonal dishes. Tickets £29.95 includes three course meal and all wines. Please call to book (01488) 686770.


Saturday, September 10:

Aldworth Saturday Market's Ninth Birthday Fair 9am to 1pm. Free entry and slice of cake. Dog agility displays (go round with your dog for £1), Blewbury Brass Band, bouncy castles,

RNLI souvenirs, crafts, gifts and food stalls. Refreshments and barbecue. Family fun. (01635) 578090

Great Bedwyn Church Fete, Manor Farmhouse Garden, Church St, Great Bedwyn, 2pm to 4pm. Traditional church fete to include refreshments, raffle, silent auction, children's fancy

dress and many other stalls.

An Evening with Davey Arthur and Friends, St Elizabeth Hall (formerly St Osmund's Social Club), 131 Exeter St, Salisbury, 7.30pm. A gathering of tunes and songs, stories and famous folk. Telephone 01722 413236 or 01722 336961. Supporting Salisbury hospice.

Dennis Locorriere, Corn Exchange, Newbury, 7.45pm. With special guest Emily MacGuire. (01635) 522733 www.cornexchangenew.com

The Wash Common Garden and Craft Show, Wash Common Community Centre, Glendale Avenue, 2pm

and Sunday, Colours 2011 annual war games and modelling show, 10am to 5pm both days. Admission £6, discounts for families. www.colours.org.uk

and Sunday, Roary the Racing Car, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, times and tickets vary. The Number One little race car zooms into Swindon for the very first time in a brand-new live stage show. Ticket office (01793) 524481 or www.wyverntheatre.org.uk

Newbury Real Ale Festival, familes are welcome and there will be a tuck shop selling soft drinks and snacks for the under- 18s. Go to www.newburyrealale.co.uk for more information

CSF Main Event Wrestling, Northcroft Leisure Centre, Newbury, doors open 6.45pm. 10 larger than life professional wrestlers from the Combat Sports Federation will collide in six bone- crunching contests in a two-hour family friendly spectacular. The event will finish at 9:30pm. Tickets are priced at £10 adult / £8 Concessions available on the door or in advance (01635)

30267. Order tickets by email office@csfwrestling.co.uk

Wilton Windmill, Heritage Open Day, 1.30pm to 4.30 pm, free guided tours. A raffle, children's games, homemade refreshments, teas, and the sale of windmill bread and flour. www.wiltonwindmill.co.uk Ruth Widen (01264) 738250 ruth.widen@btinternet.com, Susie Brew (01264) 731404 susie.brew@hotmail.com

Jumble Sale, Friends Meeting House (behind the bus station), 1 Highfield Avenue, 11am to 2pm. Come along and grab yourself a bargain. Help support Eight Bells for Mental Health. For more information call Miss Jenny Letham on 07768 707646

Saturday Morning Football fun for under-6s in Cold Ash, Acland Fields, Hermitage Road, Cold Ash, 10am to 2pm. The Children's Soccer Academy runs fun football sessions every

Saturday. All children welcome. Under 4s at 10am, 4 to 6 at 11am. This event is raising money for Childrens Soccer Academy. For more information Penny Hewitt (01635) 255215

Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Market, The Congregational Hall, Cromwell Place, 9.45am to 3.45pm. 20+ stalls selling jewellery, furniture, ceramics, militaria, stamps, postcards, silver, art, objet d'art, vinyl records, curios. Hot and cold food and tea and coffee. 50p entry. Fundraiser for Save the Children /the up-keep of the listed building. More information Leo Ryan

07890 368185

Baby and Children's Market, Main Sports Hall, Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre, Newbury Racecourse, 2pm to 4pm. 35 stallholders selling quality new boys and girls items by great brands at bargain prices from birth to six years. Visit www.babyandchildrensmarket.co.uk

Leanne Taylor 07881 641614

and Sunday, Discover Newbury Weekend, all locations. Official opening 10am outside the Methodist Church, Northbrook Street, by Jeanie, Countess of Carnarvon. Buildings open this year include three new from last year – Newbury Methodist Church, Newtown Road Cemetery and Snelsmore Common Fire Tower, while nine more will again open free of charge, including St Nicolas' Church and bell tower, Newbury Town Hall and Shaw House. The remaining six are Donnington Hospital, Donnington Priory Gardens, Camp Hopson, St John the Evangelist Church, 50 Northbrook Street (Maxx Design) and the West Cornwall Pasty Company, for the hidden arch under Newbury Bridge.

Sunday, September 11:

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

Against Breast Cancer, Vintage Afternoon, Caswell House, between Curbridge and Brize Norton, 2pm to 6pm. Crafts, teas, fashion and jazz band. Tickets £5 (concessions £3) Available from: witneyinthepink@live.com

Berkshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society, Harris Garden Open Day – a special event at the Harris Garden with plants for sale. Details (0118) 970 0511, www.berkshirehps.org.uk or www.hardyplant.org.uk

The fifth annual Peasemore Festival 5-Mile Run. The race starts at 10.30am at the village cricket pitch, suitable for runners of all abilities. Runners must be at least 15-years -old on race day. Medals for all finishers and prizes for category winners. Proceeds will be donated to Newbury & District MS Society and Peasemore village funds. Entry fee: £9 (affiliated) £11 (unaffiliated) Entry on day £2 extra, entry forms available from www.peasemore.org.uk Enter online http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/peasemore5 Telephone for more details (01635) 247837

Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, Diesel hauled trains and annual book Sale. Selections of railway books, magazines, as well as novels and children's books at discount prices. All the proceeds help to fund the railway. Wine and locally produced ale will be available on the train. No booking needed just come along. Wallingford Station has a gift shop, café. Trains depart from Wallingford starting at 11.05am and hourly until 4.05pm, trains depart Cholsey starting at 11.35am and then hourly until 4.35pm. Find out more at www.cholsey-wallingford-railway.com on cwrail@yahoo.co.uk or (01491) 835 067

West Berkshire Ramblers, Hampstead Norreys recreation ground, grid ref SU 527763, 10am. For a walk via Wyld Court Stud and Park Wood; one steep hill; very easy pace. Bring a drink and a snack, four-miles. Leader Fred C, telephone (01635) 281621

Monday, September 12:

to November 5, Reflections on an Arboretum, Arlington Arts, Snelsmore Common, Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm. An exhibition by D Nina Choudhuri inspired by the Westonbirt Arboretum. Free. (01635) 244246 www.arlingtonarts.co.uk

Newbury National Trust, St Bartholomew's School, Buckingham Road. Masters of the Sea: Highlights of Maritime Art the 17th Century to the Present Day, illustrated talk by James Taylor FRSA. Visitors: £3. Telephone (01635) 551034

Greenham WI, R Tanner will talk on his trip round New Zealand by campervan. 2.15pm at the Conservative Club, (car park entrance). Cheap Street. Refreshments afterwards. Further details from Judith Walton, (01635) 524238.

Tuesday, September 13:

Berkshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society talk by Richard Ford of Park Green Nurseries on hostas, St Peter's Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, 7.15pm for 7.45pm. Plants for sale. Details (0118) 970 0511, www.berkshirehps.org.uk or www.hardy-plant.org.uk

Oh! What a Lovely War, Corn Exchange, Newbury, 2.30pm and 7.45pm. (01635) 522733 www.cornexchangenew.com

Newbury Floral Society demonstration, Christine Evans, ‘Something Old, Something New', 2pm at The Royal British Legion Hall, Newbury. Details (01635) 48852 (see ongoing events)

and Wednesday, The Black Veil, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, 7.30pm. A chilling thriller by John Goodrum, based on a short story by Charles Dickens. Tickets £17.50 Ticket office 01793 524481 or www.wyverntheatre.org.uk

West Berkshire Ramblers, meet in the control tower car park on Greenham Common, grid ref SU 499651, for a walk on local paths, 10am. About 6 miles. Leader Julia W (01488) 657133

Wednesday, September 14:

Afternoon Teas, St Mary's Church, Aldworth, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Learn about the Aldworth giants and history of this ancient downland village. £2 Groups please pre-book. (01635) 578177

to 17 Othello, The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, Studio, 7.30pm. Starring Belinda Owusu, EastEnders' Libby Fox, in her stage debut as Desdemona. Tickets: £10 (concessions available) www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk

Charity Golf Day, Sandford Springs Golf Club, Kingslcere, 8.30am to 5pm. Brian McDermott, manager of Reading FC won last year and is back to defend his title in what is a fantastic day's golf raising money for local charity, Swings & Smiles. More information Sue Roberts 07831 597452

Newspapers at Colindale, talk by Stewart Gillies for Newbury branch of Berkshire Family History Society. St. Mary's Church Hall, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury RG14 2DS. 7.30pm. Non-members welcome. Queries to Nick 07876 346295

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