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What's on May 16-22

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What's on - May 16-22

Family Fun Day, Paices Wood. See Saturday


Newbury and Thatcham Neighbourhood Watch, Kennet Shopping centre, 10am-4pm. Promoting Neighbourhood Watch and the benefits of having a scheme in your road and also to make people aware of the importance of security measures. Crime prevention and Neighbourhood Watch literature will be available to take away. Please come and visit the stand


Kintbury Wildlife Group, a morning walk along the canal towpath looking and listening for summer migrant birds. Meet by Kintbury Lock 9am. All welcome. More details (01488) 682301 or (01488) 209054

The Eight Bells for Mental Health Open Studios, Friends Meeting House, 2pm-4pm. Browse the artwork done by members or join in one of the workshops. Refreshments

Barfield Handbell Ringers’ Concert – Bells, Camera, Action, St Mary’s Church, Church Gate, Thatcham , 7.30pm. Featuring music from stage, screen and radio performed by 14 ringers on 96 handbells. Refreshments available. Tickets: £6 full, £5 concessions, accompanied children free, available from Picture It, High Street, Thatcham, or email, or on the door

Family Fun Day, Paices Wood Country Park, 10am-4pm. Free activities for children and adults, including farm animals to pet, face painting, a treasure trail around the woodland, pond dipping, guided woodland walk. Bouncy castle, inflatable assault course and archery for £1 a go. Seven Lakes Fishery and the Angling Trust are hosting free family fishing sessions with a free goody bag for everyone that registers. Register on the day or online at All equipment is provided. Special guest, carp fisherman and author Julian Cundiff will be available throughout the day to give you tips and answer questions. For more information contact Trina Young on (0118) 940 8500,, or Facebook . Go to  to book your fishing sessions online

Sustainable Living Market, Thatcham Baptist Church, 1pm-4.30pm. Find out about local recycling schemes and tips on reducing plastic consumption and waste. There will be a selection of sustainable goods on offer, including natural beauty/self-care and refillable household cleaning products, zero waste dry foods and beeswax wraps. For more details visit 


Tadley Band, Victoria Park bandstand, 3-5pm

An afternoon of traditional jazz, Chequers Hotel, Newbury, featuring Pete Allen’s Dukes of Wellington with Andy Dickens (trumpet), 3pm. Tickets at the door £13.50 (cash only)

Newbury Geological Study Group, outing to Jurassic Coast World Heritage to visit the famous fossil sites of Lyme Regis and Charmouth. No experience necessary, everyone is welcome; make your own way or minibus (spaces limited). More details and to book contact 

Newbury Artisan Market, Northbrook Street, 10am-4pm. The hum of music, the smell of sizzling street food, the buzz from a bustling town and laughter from entertainment and activities for all ages

A Spring Celebration, St Mary’s Church, Aldworth, 7pm. Max Fane with musicians from the New Generation Festival. Tickets £15 available from (01635) 578936 or (01635) 578239, and Cheques payable to Aldworth PCC or via BACS (details will be sent). In aid of Aldworth Church

Sunday afternoon live music – DirkJan Ranzijn, AWE Theatre, Tadley, 3pm-5.30pm. Bar. £8 on the door. Sylvia (0118) 932 3971. (Satnav to Main Gate – ask for theatre)


CANCELLED Neighbourhood Watch Meeting, West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, 7.30pm. 


Kingsclere Bowls Club, Ashford Hill Road, Kingsclere, open evenings on Tuesdays throughout May at 6.30pm. All equipment will be provided, but please wear flat shoes/trainers. For further information please contact Elaine Stephens (01635) 622651

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

Macular Support Group, Newbury Friends Meeting House, 2.15pm Talk by antiques expert, Thomas Forrester. Everyone is welcome, no charge. Contact Wilma on (01635) 552128


Dave Moorwood’s Rascals of Rhythm, the Lamb Inn, Mill Street, Wantage, 8pm till 10.30pm. Guest saxophone and clarinet player David Horniblow. Enquiries phone Dave on (01235) 765648 or

For more events click Things to do, places to go

If you have an event you would like to be included in What's on, email please remember to include date, time and place of the event and contact details. The deadline is Friday in the week before publication