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What's on March 21-27

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What's on March  21-27

Thatcham & Newbury sustainable living market. See Sunday


Silk Painting Workshop, Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, 10.30am-1.30pm. Learn the art of silk painting in a workshop led by a local artist. Tickets £40 to book please call 0344 249 1895


A concert of Lenten Reflexions, Reading Festival Chorus, Wesley Church, Queen’s Road, Reading, 7.30pm. Programme includes Bach Komm, Jesu, Komm, Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri and works by Gorecki, Purcell and Tunder.Tickets: adults £15, under 18s free, from (0118) 947 8081 or

Death Café, Hamstead Marshall Village Hall, 2pm-4pm. Local yoga teacher Neeta Madahar will be co-hosting Newbury’s first Death Café to increase awareness of death, with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. The two-hour informal gathering is free and will allow people to gather, eat cake, drink tea and discuss death under Neeta’s guidance

Jumble/Nearly New Sale, Kingsclere Bowls Club, Ashford Hill Road, Kingsclere, noon-2pm. Clothing, bric-a-brac, toys, games and books. There will also be a cake sale and refreshments available. Free entry. In aid of club funds. Contact details Elaine Stephens (01635) 622651

Newbury’s community clean litter pick at the following starting points: 1pm-3pm City recreation ground Andover Road Gate, Falkland Memorial, corner of Northcroft Lane and Northcroft Park, Riverside Community Centre, and 2pm-4 pm footpath next to McDonald’s, Retail Park. Please join in


Thatcham & Newbury Sustainable Living Market, The Catholic Hall, Bath Road, Thatcham, 2pm-4.30pm. Organised by the Thatcham & Newbury Plastic Free, Recycling & Zero Waste UK Facebook Group.The Town Mayor of Thatcham will be opening the event.The group aims to hold a market every 2 months. At The Sustainable Living Market customers are encouraged to bring along their own empty bottles to refill with a selection of laundry and household cleaning products from Thatcham Refillable, a business run by local couple Jenny & Tom Kirby. They offer ethical, vegan, biodegradable detergents, dishwasher powder, cleaning products and shampoo and conditioner from SESI. There will also be a wide range of dried foods available from Scoop Zero Waste, including pasta, rice, dried fruits, nuts and loose tea. All the goods are sold by weight or volume so you can buy exactly what you need in any tub or container, reducing packaging waste and saving you money. In addition there will be a variety of smaller stalls selling their own selection of eco friendly and sustainable products. The event aims to be informative too and will feature a stand offering recycling advice. To keep the younger members of the community occupied there will be a children's activity table and  a chance for people of all ages to learn the art of eco-bricking. For more information please contact 

Newbury RDA open day at Wyld Court Stables, Hampstead Norreys RG18 0TN, 2pm-4pm. Everyone welcome – sorry no dogs – free entry, donations in aid of Newbury RDA. Visit the ponies, riding displays, children’s treasure hunt and games, afternoon teas. For more information, email 


Antiques & collectors fair, Newbury Showground, Chieveley, 8am (£10), from 9.30am (£5). 100 indoor stalls and more than 200 outside. Discounts are available on group bookings when placed in advance with IACF’s group coordinator. Call (01636) 702326 for details or for more information on the Newbury Antiques & Collectors Fair, or any of IACF’s events, or visit


St Bartholomew’s School badminton club, sports hall, 8pm-10pm. Adults only – all standards welcome. Non league club. First visit is free. Either pay by the term or on a casual basis. Just turn up or contact Barry on 07776 420140

The Wasing Estate, Aldermaston, annual litter pick – weather permitting. Volunteers please meet at the estate office for a safety briefing at 10am. Everyone will be split into teams and taken to the surrounding roads to spend up to three hours litter picking before heading back for hot drinks and bacon rolls. The estate will provide high-vis vests, pickers and gloves. Tel: (0118) 971 4140, email:


Dave Moorwood’s Rascals of Rhythm, Lamb Inn, Mill Street, Wantage, 8pm-10.30pm. Featuring vocalist Lizzie Newbury. If you wish to eat we recommend booking a table – phone the Lamb (01235) 766768

Chocolate making with Tilly’s Treats, Stockcross Two O’Clock Crowd, The Sutton Hall, Church Road,
Stockcross, 2pm. Demonstration. Cost £2, includes refreshments, all welcome

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