Sarah Spencer’s Transatlantic Jazz Band, Zelda’s Jazz Room in the Comrades Club, Newbury Street, Wantage, 8pm-10.30pm. The band includes Mike Owen on trombone, Jim Swinnerton on double bass and Dave Moorwood on banjo & guitar.Tickets on the door £12. Enquiries please phone (01235) 765648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prize Bingo in memory of Frances Holland, Hungerford British Legion, 6.30pm-10pm. Suitable for all the family. Happy hour at the bar 6.30pm-7.30pm, then first game 8pm. All proceeds to Newbury Cancer Care. For more information visit Frances Holland memorial events page on Facebook
Quiz, St Mary's Church Hall, Speen, 7.30pm. Admission is £8 per person, including a Ploughman's Supper. Cash bar. Make up your own team, or we can find others for you to join. Please call Michael Bell on 07950 245453 for further information or to book a place.
Sustainable Living Market, Thatcham Baptist Church, 1pm to 4.30pm. Join the community of local people who care for the planet and want to make it a better place to live. Support local businesses with sustainability at the heart of what they do. Fantastic selection of eco-friendly products, including bamboo tooth brushes, soaps, shampoos, deodorants, beeswax wraps. Local honey, apple juice, bread and delicious cakes. Bring your empties and fill up with cleaning products at Thatcham Refillable, plus all your dry goods, herbs and spices from Lonely Lentil. Buy gifts with a conscience; reclaimed jewellery, handcrafted wooden gifts and toys, handmade organic play dough and crayons. Keep up with market news on Facebook page Sustainable Living Market - Thatcham & Newbury
Working in Shadows - film screening with live musical accompaniment, West Berkshire Museum, Newbury, 2pm to 3pm. It’s 1943 and it’s all hands to the pump on the Home Front. Elliott’s of Newbury was a manufacturing firm whose factory was adapted to war work, and amongst other things was responsible for producing various Spitfire components as one of many Shadow Factories across the South. An unmissable opportunity to see footage that has not been publicly shared in over 75 years brought to life with an exclusive improvised live score. Bookings only through Eventbrite, please do not contact the venue directly. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/working-in-shadows-west-berkshire-museum-newbury-tickets-64530918715
Aldworth Charity Market, village hall, 9.30am-noon. Free entry, parking and slice of cake. Foods, flowers, handcrafted gifts, refreshments and playground. Supporting Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, Riding for the Disabled & St Mary’s Church. Details (01635) 578090
Cholsey Silver Band, Victoria Park bandstand, 3pm-5pm
Harvest Festival, St Mary's Church, Speen, 10:30am, followed by Charity Auction of produce. All very welcome.
Dave Moorwood’s Rascals of Rhythm plus special guest vocalist Susanne Hodgson, Lamb Inn, Mill Street, Wantage, 8pm till 10.30pm. The regular Rascals of Rhythm are Mike Wills and Tony Blincowe, saxes and clarinets: Geoff Barwell, piano: Mike Bennett, bass and Dave Moorwood, acoustic guitar and vocals. There is no admission charge on the door. To cover the expense of providing such high quality jazz we ask visitors to take part in the Raffle and treat it as if it were an entrance charge. Other enquiries phone Dave on (01235) 765648 or email email@example.com
Newbury Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Autumn gift fair, Hillfields Farm, Park Wall Lane, Lower Basildon, 9.30am-4pm. Entry £5 (children free). More than 50 stalls including food, gifts, clothing and homewares. Light lunches available between 12am and 2pm. Tea, coffee and cakes served all day. Free parking, sorry no dogs.
Kingsclere Heritage Association, Kingsclere Village Club, 7.30pm. Richard Croft will speak about the history of Kingsclere from Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. £3 per person.
Drop in for crafts, Lego, table tennis, table football, Riverside Community Centre, Newbury, 5pm-7pm. ASD Family Help - activities are for all SEN children and their families, no age restriction and siblings welcome. Parents responsible for their families at all times. £1, email Rachael on firstname.lastname@example.org
And Sunday 29, West Berks Indoor Bowls Club open weekend, Pyle Hill, Newbury, 10am-2.30pm. Free taster session. All ages and abilities welcome from age nine years. Visit www.wbibc.co.uk or call Angela on 07729 183373.
BWO 20th anniversary concert, St Mary's Church, Thatcham, 7.30pm. Includes pieces by Holst, Karl Jenkins, Philip Sparke and John Williams. Tickets in advance £10, on the door £12. Available from Orchestra Members, Picture iT, 17 High Street, Thatcham or phone (answerphone) 0118 9712575
Jumble sale, Great Bedwyn Youth Group, Great Bedwyn Village Hall, Frog Lane, 2pm. Homemade cake, teas, raffle and lots of bargains. Free entry. Contact: email@example.com
Artisan Market, Northbrook Street, Newbury, all day
Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, 10.15am-10.50am. Monthly service conducted by Parish Rector. No need to book, but as the chapel is quite small space may be limited. Contact number: (01635) 278394.
NSPCC West Berkshire Luncheon Club, Goring and Streatley Golf Club, noon. If you would like to join, call or email Lesley Sparrow, 01491 836040. firstname.lastname@example.org Price includes a two-course lunch and coffee. Everyone welcome: Members £22, guests £27. For tickets contact Diana Kerr, by 26th September. 01491 873861 email@example.com
An evening of Traditional Jazz, Deanwood Golf Club, Stockcross, Newbury, featuring the Pete Allen Jazz Band, 8pm. Tickets £15.50 available from Deanwood Golf Club (01635) 48772
Berkshire Family History Newbury Branch, Shaw Church Hall, 7.30pm-9.30pm. The life and times of Robert Tebbot - Dr David Lewis is treasurer of the Berkshire Local History Association, and his subject will be the lowly nineteenth-century builder who became mayor of Windsor and the friend of kings. All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.berksfhs.org.uk
Newbury District Field Club, West Berkshire Museum, 2pm. Treasures of the Anglo-Saxons - Sutton Hoo and the Staffordshire Hoard - a talk by Sue Ellis. Members Free, visitors £3 on the door.
Relaxed soft play (exclusive session), Wonderland Newbury, 6pm-7pm. ASD Family Help - activities are for all SEN children and their families, no age restriction and siblings welcome. Parents responsible for their families at all times. £3 booking essential, email Rachael on email@example.com
Papercraft Workshop, Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, 10.45am-12.45pm. Working with local artist Helen Mortimer learn about this varied artistic medium to create your own unique projects. Paper is very versatile and can be folded, cut, glued or layered. Learn how to create beautiful cards and 3D projects from a range of colourful papers and cards using techniques including stamping, die cutting and embossing. Cost £17. Contact number: 0344 249 1895
And Sunday, 13, Kingsclere Photo Club's 12th Annual Photo Exhibition, main hall, Village Club, George Street, Kingsclere, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Come and see the photos and vote for your favourite. Launch of the 2020 Calendar, £6. Picture and postcard sale. Portrait raffle by award-winning MOL Photography. Free entry
Thames Valley Ancient Egypt society, Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, AGM at 1pm, talk at 2pm. Shalfak: Re-Discovering a Middle Kingdom Fortress in Lake Nubia - Dr Claudia Näser. The search for a potential temple location, and the organisation of functional space and provisioning in the fortress – the work of the first two seasons of the Shalfak Archaeological Mission.
An afternoon of Traditional Jazz, Deanwood Golf Club, Stockcross, Newbury, featuring Pete Allen’s Dukes of Wellington with Ben Holder (violin), 3pm. Tickets at the door £13.50 (cash only)
Newbury Embroiderers’ Guild, St Francis De Sales Church Hall, off Warren Road, Newbury, 7.30pm. This will be the AGM with a sales table. Visitors are welcome £6.50. www.newbury-embroiderers.co.uk Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook @ Newbury Embroiderers’ Guild
To October 27, In the footsteps of Stanley Spencer; exhibition by Jen Gash - Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018, Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, 11am-4pm, Wednesday-Sunday. This unique exhibition provides new “eyes” into the landscape of Macedonia, old and new, as Jen followed in the footsteps of Stanley Spencer. Contact number: (01635) 278394 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sandham-memorial-chapel
Stanley Spencer's Salonika, Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, 4.15pm-5.45pm. Artist Jen Gash talks about her experiences working on the commission to produce a piece of artwork based on the Macedonian landscape, which now hangs in the Imperial War Museum, North. Contact number: (01635) 278394 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sandham-memorial-chapel
West Berkshire Racing Club, National Hunt Season Preview Evening, Newbury Racecourse Owners and Trainers Bar, 8pm. Expert guest panel including trainer Charlie Longsdon. Pay bar and raffle in aid of Injured Jockeys Fund. Non members very welcome £5.
Halloween party - carve a pumpkin and Halloween crafts, Riverside Community Centre, Newbury, 4.30pm-6.40pm. ASD Family Help - activities are for all SEN children and their families, no age restriction and siblings welcome. Parents responsible for their families at all times. £2 booking essential, email Rachael on email@example.com
Artisan Market, Northbrook Street, Newbury, all day
Richard Ingrams, Aldworth Village Hall, 7pm. Illustrated talk by former editor of Private Eye and The Oldie. Tickets include wine and nibbles – £15 each. All proceeds will be split between Aldworth Church and Aldworth Village Hall. firstname.lastname@example.org or 07796 855 315
Thames Valley Ancient Egypt society, Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, 2pm. Philip Wickens Memorial Lecture: Move over Osiris here comes Serapis - Paul Whelan. Cultic life at Abydos, focused on Osiris as God of the Underworld and Fertility for so long, changed with the Ptolemaic introduction of the hybrid god Serapis (a fusion of Egyptian and Greek deities).
Newbury District Field Club, West Berkshire Museum, 2pm. The History of Donnington Grove - a talk by Dr David Peacock. Members Free, visitors £3 on the door.
Berkshire Family History Newbury Branch, Shaw Church Hall, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Boiled cats, mercury and Jesuit drops: Penny Stokes considers your chances of surviving a healthcare crisis in 18th-century Newbury. All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs. Enquiries to email@example.com or see www.berksfhs.org.uk
An afternoon of Traditional Jazz at the Deanwood Golf Club, Stockcross, Newbury, featuring Pete Allen’s Dukes of Wellington with Enrico Tomasso (Trumpet). Commencing at 3pm tickets at the door £13.50 (Cash only)
Artisan Market, Northbrook Street, Newbury, all day
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting, West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, 7.30 pm.There will be a talk by Thames Valley Police Cyber Protect Officer Mark Godsland on Fraud and Cyber Crime. Also crime updates from the Police and Fire Service. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting. There is a £2 parking charge for evenings in local car parks.
Artisan Christmas Market, Northbrook Street, Newbury, all day
Newbury District Field Club, West Berkshire Museum, 2pm. Christmas Quiz & Party. Members Free, visitors £3 on the door.
Berkshire Family History Newbury Branch, Shaw Church Hall, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Christmas party. Guests are welcome to join members in their annual festive meeting, with Secret Santa, seasonal refreshments and Nick’s famously fiendish quiz. All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.berksfhs.org.uk
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