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What's On April 19-25

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What's On  April 19-25

Rookwood House garden and gift fair. See Thursday

THURSDAY APRIL 19

Rookwood House garden & gift fair, Stockcross. VIP access from 9am. Gates open 10am-4pm. Tickets £7 available on the gate. More than 14 garden specialists and 60 plus stalls. In aid of The Rosemary Appeal

FRIDAY APRIL 20

Charity Black and White Party in aid of Mind UK and JDRF, type 1 diabetes charity, 7.30pm till late. Live band, food and raffle. Theale Village Hall, Theale. Contact Georgina at g.lawrence26.gl@gmail.com  Tickets £15 per person, children 10 and under free

And tomorrow, Newbury YoungStars present Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Arlington Arts Centre. An ideal introduction to musical theatre for children. Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets from www.arlingtonarts.co.uk or (01635) 244246

SATURDAY APRIL 21

Silchester Parish Church concert, St Mary the Virgin Church, Silchester, 7.30pm. Cantemus Chamber Choir, Newbury, with Ravi Nathwani on guitar. Admission £10 (to include glass of wine or soft drink). Please pay on the door. Proceeds to Fabric Fund

Newbury Choral Society and Billingshurst Choral Society present Verdi: Requiem, The Anvil, Basingstoke 7.30pm. Tickets £25 and £20 (£10 under 16s and full-time students) available online from www.anvilarts.org.uk

Kintbury Wildlife Group spring bird song walk along the towpath from Kintbury canal bridge towards Newbury, looking and listening for summer birds, meeting at 9am. All welcome, home for lunch. More details from (01488) 682301

SUNDAY APRIL 22

Newbury Geological Study Group trip to the Forest of Dean to visit the Huntley Quarry Geology Reserve and other sites of geological interest. All welcome. Minibus (spaces limited) or make your own way. Full details and booking contact helen@ngsg.org.uk. Full list of future trips www.ngsg.org.uk and click events.

Newbury District Ornithological Club morning walk around Stanford Dingley looking and listening for summer birds near the River Pang, in farmland and woods. Park near the church at 8.30am. All welcome, but please ring (01488) 682301 in advance

Tea & cakes concert in the Old Bluecoat School, Thatcham. Raphaela Papadakis, award-winning soprano 3.30pm. Concert at 4pm. Raphaela will be accompanied by James Cheung to perform a programme of “light-hearted music designed to relax the mind and blow those winter cobwebs away”. Songs by Haydn, Brahms, Hahn and Britten. Tickets £10 adult, £5 schoolchild, Available from Picture It, 17 High Street, Thatcham, or on the door. Call Simon on (01635) 869869 or email simon@witcombs.co.uk 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 25

Dave Moorwood’s Rascals of Rhythm, Lamb Inn, Mill Street, Wantage, 8pm till 10.30pm. With guest Jeremy Huggett, a technically-gifted sax and clarinet player who is also possessed of a great jazz feel. He runs a variety of bands based in the West Country and also several festivals and other jazz ventures. The regular Rascals are Mike Wills and Tony Blincowe, saxes and clarinets: Geoff Barwell, piano: Mike Bennett, bass and Dave Moorwood, acoustic guitar and vocals. Enquiries phone Dave on (01235) 765648 or email dave@dave-moorwood.co.uk

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