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What's on

JULY

Wednesday 17

Vivace Voices Summer Concert, St Stephen's Church, Pangbourne Road, Upper Basildon, 2.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door - including programme and afternoon tea. All proceeds to the  Royal Berks Charity

The Savannah Jazz Band, Zelda’s Jazz Room in the Comrades Club, Newbury Street, Wantage, 8pm-10.30pm. Tickets on the door £12. Enquiries please phone 01235 765648 or email dave@dave-moorwood.co.uk 

Afternoon Tea, St. Mary’s Church, Aldworth, 2.30pm-4.30pm. homemade cakes in the company of The Aldworth Giants. For further details and to book groups contact: Gill Wilding (01635) 578624 or gillwilding@hotmail.com. Every Wednesday in July & August

Thursday 18

To Sunday 21, World Yoga Festival, Beale Park, Reading. www.yogafestival.world 

Friday 19

Movie Night, The Sutton Hall, Stockcross. Come and watch The Dish, a family film based on true events around the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Tickets are on sale on the door.

Saturday 20

A History of the Moon by Steve Harris, Newbury Astronomy Society, The Sutton Hall, Stockcross, 1pm,. Free talk 

Midnight Moon Dance with special guests The MiGZ, The Sutton Hall, Stockcross, 7pm. £12 ticket includes food & band for sale at Stockcross Post Office.

Newbury Rocks Youth Choir Summer Showcase, Arlington Arts Centre, Snelsmore, 7pm. Now hosting a total of 80 singers in the choir they will be bringing to life pop and West-End hits, giving their scholarship holders the opportunity to showcase their talent, and launching their new identity, Vox Fresh! Tickets - £12/adult, £10/Senior, £5/child - can be purchased by contacting newburyrocks@outlook.com  

Kintbury Wildlife Group afternoon visit to Old Burghclere Lime Kilns, a Hants & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust reserve south of Newbury, for a gentle wander round looking at wildflowers and butterflies. Leave Kintbury at 2pm, and be in the reserve car park around 2.30pm. All are welcome, but please ring 07796 605016 or (01488) 209044 in advance.  No dogs please.

The Goring & Streatley Regatta and River Festival. All day bar, live music, stalls, food court, with a funfair, bouncy castle and amusements for children. Rowing starts at 9am, with all entertainments from 11am. The last race is at 6pm and the fun continues with the prize giving, with the bar open to 8pm.

Food tasting event, Headley village community shop, Thornford Road Headley, 10am-1pm as part of Hampshire Fare's July local Food Festival. Apple juices and ciders, cheeses and much more. All are welcome.

Sunday 21  

Ramsbury Silver Band, Victoria Park bandstand, 3pm-5pm

A Sunday afternoon of orchestral music played live on an electronic organ, AWE theatre, Tadley, A340, RG7 4PR, 3pm. This month Paul Carman. Tickets £8.  More information call Sylvia 0118 932 3971.   

Tea dance, Royal British Legion, Pelican Lane, Newbury, 1.30pm-4pm. Entry £3. All welcome. (01635) 47415

Wednesday 24

Dave Moorwood’s Rascals of Rhythm,  Lamb Inn, Mill Street, Wantage, 8pm-10.30pm. Special guests trumpet man Ben Cummings and clarinet and saxist Sue Greenway. 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 dave@dave-moorwood.co.uk 

Afternoon Tea, St. Mary’s Church, Aldworth, 2.30pm-4.30pm. homemade cakes in the company of The Aldworth Giants. For further details and to book groups contact: Gill Wilding (01635) 578624 or gillwilding@hotmail.com. Every Wednesday in July & August

Sunday 28

Artisan Market, Northbrook Street, Newbury, all day

East Woodhay Silver Band, Victoria Park bandstand, 3pm-5pm

Monday 29

Stockcross and Surroundings History Association, The Sutton Hall, (small hall) Church Road Stockcross, 7.30pm. A talk by Janet Fuller on Roman Boxford, Bath houses, Beer and Bellerophon.  Members free, £3 non-members. Includes refreshments.

Tuesday 30

Superhero Phonics Academy workshop for children aged 1-4 years, Old Bluecoat School, Thatcham, 10am-11am.  Meet four phonics superheroes, learn letter sounds and take part in mark making and fine motor skill superhero themed activities. Tickets in advance £6.50, siblings in age range £3.25. https://soundsrightphonicsclasses.co.uk/pages/newbury-and-thatcham  Contact rachelt@soundsrightphonicsclasses.co.uk  or 07480 692802 

Wednesday 31

To August 11, Hebborns Family Funfair, Victoria Park

To August 4, Shared themes: Works inspired by Stanley Spencer, Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, 11am-4pm. Artist Robert Senior presents an exhibition of work with themes linking to those of Stanley Spencer. In particular, spirituality expressed through the everyday, rooted in autobiographical events and relationships, and a keen interest in humanity. Entry to this exhibit is free

Stockcross Two O’clock Crowd, The Sutton Hall, Church Road Stockcross, 2pm. A talk by Robert Kidner on Art Nouveau and Art Deco – the differences. Cost £2, includes refreshments. All welcome.

Afternoon Tea, St. Mary’s Church, Aldworth, 2.30pm-4.30pm. homemade cakes in the company of The Aldworth Giants. For further details and to book groups contact: Gill Wilding (01635) 578624 or gillwilding@hotmail.com. Every Wednesday in July & August

AUGUST

Saturday 3

Summer firework festival, Abingdon Airfield, 5pm-10.45pm. Bring a picnic and witness a spectacular evening of music, pyrotechnic aerobatics and showcase firework displays choreographed to music performed by three UK firework companies. The culmination of the evenings entertainment is an enormous closing display by the British Firework Champions and local display company Illusion Fireworks Ltd. The Poppy Parachute Team and the awesome two plane aerobatic Sydney Charles Display Team will kick off the evening with a fantastic pyrotechnic flying display thanks to Tim Dews at Airborne Pyrotechnics. Therer will be an array of Hot Air Balloons and an evening glow thanks to Sky High Ballooning. Fun fair, stalls, food and drink village. The chosen cause for 2019 is #ToughEnoughToCare the profits we donate to this amazing movement will go some way toward raising awareness around male suicide and mental health. Tickets £11 adults (£15 cash on gate), £4.50 child (£5 cash on gate), under 5s free.  Available now at www.xplosiveevents.com 

To August 11, Tadley and Baughurst Scarecrow Trail. Maps available from Koala Stores, McColls newsagents, Tadley Pet Supplies, Tadley Library and Doodles, Franklin Avenue.

Sunday 4

100%

Pheonix Brass, Victoria Park bandstand, 3pm-5pm

Wednesday 7

Chapel Service, Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, 10.15am. Monthly service conducted by the parish rector.

Afternoon Tea, St. Mary’s Church, Aldworth, 2.30pm-4.30pm. homemade cakes in the company of The Aldworth Giants. For further details and to book groups contact: Gill Wilding (01635) 578624 or gillwilding@hotmail.com. Every Wednesday in July & August

Saturday 10 

Thames Valley Police Open Day, Police Training Centre, Sulhamstead, 10am-4pm. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to police the largest non-metropolitan force in the country. Lots of things to do, from watching arena displays by the public order team, a pat and chat with officers and their horses and a visit from the National Police Air Support helicopter.  Come dressed in your best police themed costume to take part in the Children’s Fancy Dress Competition and put on your thinking caps and be a detective in the scavenger hunt. Free. More information: https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/police-forces/thames-valley-police/areas/au/about-us/corporate-events/force-open-day/ 

Rathayatra Festival, Victoria Park, 1pm-5pm

Sunday 11

West Berkshire Community Hospital League of Friends car boot sale, entry for the public starts from 9am-noon at the hospital in Rookes’ Way. Entry fee is by donation. Tea, coffee and bacon and sausage rolls available. Free parking on Sunday. Sellers can turn up from 8am and it costs £7 per car (£10 with a trailer) or £10 per van (£15 with a trailer). Entrance will be from Turnpike Road only. All profits from the car boot sales go direct to the League of Friends to provide equipment for our community hospital. Please stop by the League table for further details on the work of the League and how you can become a member of the League itself. Price: bucket donation

Wednesday 14

To August 18, Stockfest19 Exciting programme of events including some of the traditional favourites plus some new treats. I attach the programme of events. For full details visit www.stockfest.co.uk  

Afternoon Tea, St. Mary’s Church, Aldworth, 2.30pm-4.30pm. homemade cakes in the company of The Aldworth Giants. For further details and to book groups contact: Gill Wilding (01635) 578624 or gillwilding@hotmail.com. Every Wednesday in July & August

Saturday 17

To Monday, 26, Hampshire Open Studios with Made in the Hood, Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, 11am-4pm. Come and see the work of local artists and craftspeople in the beautiful setting of Sandham. Perhaps treat yourself or find a gift among the paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, glass and jewellery. This exhibition is free.

Sunday 18

Wroughton Silver Band, Victoria Park bandstand, 3pm-5pm

Wednesday 21

Afternoon Tea, St. Mary’s Church, Aldworth, 2.30pm-4.30pm. homemade cakes in the company of The Aldworth Giants. For further details and to book groups contact: Gill Wilding (01635) 578624 or gillwilding@hotmail.com. Every Wednesday in July & August

Sunday 25

Artisan Market, Northbrook Street, Newbury, all day

Wednesday 28

Afternoon Tea, St. Mary’s Church, Aldworth, 2.30pm-4.30pm. homemade cakes in the company of The Aldworth Giants. For further details and to book groups contact: Gill Wilding (01635) 578624 or gillwilding@hotmail.com. Every Wednesday in July & August

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 1 

Watership Brass, Victoria Park bandstand, 3pm-5pm

West Berkshire Community Hospital League of Friends car boot sale, entry for the public starts from 9am-noon at the hospital in Rookes’ Way. Entry fee is by donation. Tea, coffee and bacon and sausage rolls available. Free parking on Sunday. Sellers can turn up from 8am and it costs £7 per car (£10 with a trailer) or £10 per van (£15 with a trailer). Entrance will be from Turnpike Road only. All profits from the car boot sales go direct to the League of Friends to provide equipment for our community hospital. Please stop by the League table for further details on the work of the League and how you can become a member of the League itself. Price: bucket donation

Saturday 7

100%

MusicFest, White Hart, Hampstead Norreys, 1pm-11pm. Come down and listen to music all day and into the night from over a dozen great local musicians and bands. All genres of music for all tastes. Children's activities: Glee workshop, Greenfest crafty music and drumming workshops. Find out more at www.goodfoodatthewhitehart.co.uk or Facebook Hampstead Norreys Village Events.  

Sunday 8 

Pangbourne Band, Victoria Park bandstand, 3pm-5pm

Wednesday 11

Newbury District Field Club, West Berkshire Museum, 2pm. The Dovecotes and Pigeon Lofts of Old Berkshire - a talk by Andrew Hutt. Members Free, visitors £3 on the door.

Sunday 15

Hannington Silver Band, Victoria Park bandstand, 3pm-5pm

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

Sunday 22

Cholsey Silver Band, Victoria Park bandstand, 3pm-5pm

Thursday 26

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.

Sunday 29

Artisan Market, Northbrook Street, Newbury, all day

OCTOBER

Sunday 27

Artisan Market, Northbrook Street, Newbury, all day

Wednesday 9 

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.

NOVEMBER

SUNDAY 24

Artisan Market, Northbrook Street, Newbury, all day

Wednesday 13

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.

DECEMBER

Sunday 8

Artisan Christmas Market, Northbrook Street, Newbury, all day

Wednesday 11

Newbury District Field Club, West Berkshire Museum, 2pm. Christmas Quiz & Party. Members Free, visitors £3 on the door.

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