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Dec
15
Sat
2018
Crafts for Christmas @ Vale & Downland Museum
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Crafts for Christmas @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Unique handmade gifts for Christmas are available to buy at the Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage – the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping.

From 17 November – 22 December.

The museum is open from Monday to Saturday, 9:30am – 4pm.

Newbury’s First Living Advent Calendar @ Newbury
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Newbury's First Living Advent Calendar @ Newbury | Newbury | England | United Kingdom

Newbury’s First Living Advent Calendar is inspired by an idea that began in Stockholm and will run every day from 1st until 24th December. Like a traditional children’s advent calendar, a newly decorated window or door will be unveiled by a local amenity, business or resident, who will entertain you with a surprise festive treat. The event – which will remain secret until the day and run typically for 15 minutes – can include songs, dance, music, food, sketches, poetry as well as more bespoke entertainment, all with a festive twist. Come along and enjoy the magic Of Christmas with us.

Note that the time varies from day to day!  It starts on 1st December, ends on 24th December.  Here are the daily locations:

  1. West Berkshire Museum
  2. Shaw House
  3. 76 Craven Road
  4. 69 Gloucester Road
  5. 7 West Mills
  6. The Real Macaron Company
  7. Inn at Home
  8. No 96 Fumishings (Pound Street)
  9. Cow & Cask
  10. St Nicolas Church
  11. Hogan Music & Academy
  12. LK Beauty (formerly Secrets Nail & Beauty)
  13. 9 Gloucester Road
  14. Ryan’s Antiques
  15. Empire Cafe
  16. Tow path opposite Monkey Bridge Moorings (past bridge out of town. bring a torch!)
  17. 95 Russell Road
  18. 33 Gloucester Road
  19. Corn Exchange
  20. Berkshire School of English
  21. ACE Space
  22. Pageant Party
  23. 26 Gloucester Road
  24. 42 Russell Road
Winter Competitions & Scavenger Hunt @ Thatcham Library
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Winter Competitions & Scavenger Hunt @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom

Winter Competitions for children

Colouring competitions for under 5’s and 6-11’s – FREE to enter, 1-29 December.

Festive scavenger hunt for all ages – Drop in event, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 December.

For more information and to collect an entry sheet, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35325

Winter Competitions for Children @ Newbury Library
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Winter Competitions for Children @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Winter Competitions for children

5-12 years

Enter Newbury Library’s writing competition for 8-12s and our colouring competition for 5-7s and 8-12s.

Prizes for the winners in each category – FREE to enter – Closing date: Monday 7 January 2019

For more information and to collect and entry form, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35319

Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall | England | United Kingdom
Aldworth’s community-run Saturday Market is now in Aldworth’s beautiful, newly-built village hall (RG8 9SE).  The hall is off Bell Lane adjoining the recreation/cricket field with a children’s playground next to the hall.
The Market runs from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon every week except the last two Saturdays in August.  Stalls vary each week, but we always have lots of fresh produce, homemade cakes, local eggs, Fairtrade groceries, plants and flowers in season, sweets, refreshments and a friendly welcome.  Craft and other food stalls visit regularly and we love to feature charity stalls too.
For market details, or to arrange to have a stall, please contact Kathy on 01635 578090
Brunch with Santa @ Brendon Care Nursing Home
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Brunch with Santa @ Brendon Care Nursing Home | England | United Kingdom

Saturday 15th December 10am—1pm
Come and join Santa and his elves at Brendoncare Froxfield for a morning of fun including:

      • Picnic with Santa,
      • Present to take home,
      • Story time with Santa,
      • Party games and activities,
      • Photo with Santa to take home,
      • Dancing

Tickets £5 each
All proceeds go to Brendoncare Froxfield
Please book in advance limited spaces
To book please contact Jodie on 01488 684916
or by email on frreception@brendoncare.org.uk
BrendonCare
Froxfield
https://www.brendoncare.org.uk/care/our-care-homes/froxfield

Nature Explorers Club @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on the third Saturday of every month for a hands on wildlife club for 5-8 year olds. Each month follows a different theme with hands on wildlife activities, craft, stories and child-led play. Book for one session or a series of six.

What to bring?
The clubs are designed to allow child-led outdoor play. Come prepared to get muddy and be outside whatever the weather. We will also be cooking snacks on a fire. We recommend long trousers and closed toed shoes whatever the weather as you will be kneeling down and walking through long grass.

We want all children to be able to enjoy the club. If your child has any additional needs you would like to discuss please contact us. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pop-up Art Shop @ Hungerford Hub & Library
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Pop-up Art Shop @ Hungerford Hub & Library | England | United Kingdom
    • Showcasing beautiful gifts, hand-made by local artists and crafters – definitely not on the high street!
    • The pop-up shop will be open on Friday 14th December, in time for Hungerford’s Christmas Extravaganza.
    • Everything sold in The Curve will be original and unique, with 10% of sales (20% on cards) going to Hungerford Library & Community Trust, the charity established to support Hungerford Hub.
    • 10am-7pm, Friday 14th December
    • 10am-5.30pm, Saturday 15th December
Christmas ‘Love Hue’ Art Club @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Christmas 'Love Hue' Art Club @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom

Love Hue Art Club

For 7 years + (children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult)

3rd Saturday of the month. 10.30am-12.00pm at Hungerford Library

£2 per person – For more information, please contact the library

CHRISTMAS EDITION: SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER!

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35321

Christmas card making @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Christmas card making @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom

Christmas Card Making 

Drop in to make cards for your family and friends. All materials and equipment provided.

Saturday 15 December, 10.30am – 12.00pm at Lambourn Library.

This is a FREE event for 4-7 years – For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/35322

Christmas Card Making for 4-7 year olds @ Lambourn Library
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Christmas Card Making for 4-7 year olds @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom
Christmas Journey at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Christmas Journey at Saint Lawrence, Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

The Christmas Journey
Saturday 15 December at 2pm – 4pm
St Lawrence’s Church

Activities for Primary School children to explore the Christmas Journey

St Lawrence’s Church
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 OJB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Mince Pies and a Festive Drink @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mince Pies and a Festive Drink @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

Christmas is coming!

Take a break from your shopping and join us for mince pies and a festive drink.

Saturday 15 December, 2.00-4.00pm at Newbury Library.

All welcome to drop in. For more information, please contact the library:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30251

Newbury Library Book Group – Saturday @ Newbury Library
Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group – Saturday @ Newbury Library

Newbury Library Book Group – SATURDAY

New members are always welcome and it’s free to join. Please drop in to any book group meeting or contact the library for further details:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/bookgroups

Third  or fourth Saturday in each month (Please check with the library to confirm the next date), 2.30 to 3.30pm

NEXT MEETING:

Newbury Library – Saturday group (Next Meeting 15th December 2.30-3.30pm, reading ‘Paradise City’ by Elizabeth Day)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=30251

Sacred Chanting & Sound Bath @ The Wellbeing Centre
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Discover and enjoy the healing power of sound in this monthly gathering. Develop vocal confidence through a selection of chants from around the world, and relax, lie back and let the healing sounds of the gong and other instruments nourish your body at a cellular level. An “uplifting and inspirational” experience.

Next date: Saturday 22nd September 16:00 – 18:00
£20 per session
with Heather Parker

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Free your voice, heal your life!

Did you know that singing for at least 10 minutes a day reduces stress, clears sinuses and improves your posture? Why not join our monthly gathering and sing chants & healing mantras from around the world. This will also help develop vocal confidence.

These sessions start with a series of warm-up exercises, toning through the body, and beautiful Sacred Chanting (similar to that which you might do in a yoga session).

By singing the chants and mantra it offers an opportunity for you to develop the healing power of your very own voice. An inbuilt sound healing tool!

It doesn’t matter what you think of your voice, anyone can give this a go or even just listen to the others singing around you. A great time will definitely be had.

Relax and be nourished

After the vocal exercises you are invited to lie back & let the healing sounds of the gong, drums, singing bowls & more to relax your body into a deep, healing theta state where the sounds will nourish your body & mind at a cellular level.

Each session will end with a relaxing Sound Bath. With the aid of gongs, singing bowls and other instruments, Heather creates an auditory bath of healing energies and vibrations to nourish and heal your body at a cellular level.

What is Sound Healing?

Sound & music has further reaches and influence than just your ears. We all resonate at a particular frequency and so do different parts of our body. If we ‘tune in’ to those frequencies we can use Sound to heal your body of ‘dis-ease’. Creating sounds by use of voice, gongs, rattles and singing bowls, a session of Sound healing will help restore your natural sense of peace & well-being.

Sound healing is especially beneficial for people at this current time of change & ascension & it’s a great way to balance emotions & help ‘re-tune’ yourself.

Testimonials

This session was both uplifting and inspirational. Under Heather’s gentle guidance and encouragement, we were able to discover our voices and experience the healing, vibrational effect of sound. Heather is an empathetic and compassionate soul. She induces a sense of harmony and balance in body, mind and spirit. Thoroughly recommended.
– Sylvia Smith (Organiser of the Berkshire Yoga Teacher’s Circle)

I had a great experience at the Sound Bath on Saturday with Heather. She is obviously very passionate about the healing potential of sound and the voice – a lovely and compassionate woman, with a great voice and a lot of skill. I look forward to more!
– Jacqui Smith (Organiser of Write Now for Wellbeing)

Prices, Dates & Booking Information

Heather is running this workshop on a monthly basis going forwards at The Wellbeing Centre in 2018. Upcoming dates are:

  • Saturday 22nd September 16:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday 27th October 16:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday 17th November 16:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday 15th December 16:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday 26th January 16:00 – 18:00

£20 per person. Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Online booking is available:

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Alternatively, you can contact our Reception Team for more details and to book – open for drop-in and telephone enquiries on 01635 552874 weekdays 9:30am – 5:30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

About Heather Parker

Heather qualified as a Sound Healer in 2007 with the UK College of Sound Healing & later completed a Soul Retrieval course in 2009. She has also trained in the Reiki Drum method pioneered by Sarah Gregg and has built up over 11 years experience of doing Sound baths, one to one healings & monthly Shamanic  Drum circles.

If you’d like to learn more about any of the healings I offer above, please don’t hesitate to message me. Bright blessings & Namaste to all.

Call me: 07793 841782
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Antiques evening with Jonathan Pratt, TV auctioneer @ Shalbourne Hall
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Antiques evening with Jonathan Pratt, TV auctioneer @ Shalbourne Hall | Shalbourne | England | United Kingdom

Antiques evening with Jonathan Pratt, TV auctioneer and Managing Director of Dreweatts Newbury.

Jonathan will review of a number of the objects that you bring along. These will be chosen by lottery on the night with a prize for the most interesting.

Date and time:
Saturday 15 December at 7:30 p.m.

Location:
Shalbourne Village Hall Kingston Road Shalbourne SN8 3QF.

Cost:
£8.00

Contact details:

On behalf of Shalbourne Village Hall Committee Mr Nigel Baldock 01672 870259

Woodlands Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Dec 15 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Woodlands St Mary Village Hall to enjoy some of the finest live country music artists on the scene.  The events are open to all and include a large membership from The Lambourn Valley and Hungerford area.  The group is a friendly bunch who enjoy great music and dance.

To find out more please contact Rose & Dave Hawkins on 01488 72715

 

http://www.the-woodlands.club/countrymusicclub

 

 

Dec
16
Sun
2018
Crafts for Christmas @ Vale & Downland Museum
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Crafts for Christmas @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Unique handmade gifts for Christmas are available to buy at the Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage – the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping.

From 17 November – 22 December.

The museum is open from Monday to Saturday, 9:30am – 4pm.

Newbury’s First Living Advent Calendar @ Newbury
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Newbury's First Living Advent Calendar @ Newbury | Newbury | England | United Kingdom

Newbury’s First Living Advent Calendar is inspired by an idea that began in Stockholm and will run every day from 1st until 24th December. Like a traditional children’s advent calendar, a newly decorated window or door will be unveiled by a local amenity, business or resident, who will entertain you with a surprise festive treat. The event – which will remain secret until the day and run typically for 15 minutes – can include songs, dance, music, food, sketches, poetry as well as more bespoke entertainment, all with a festive twist. Come along and enjoy the magic Of Christmas with us.

Note that the time varies from day to day!  It starts on 1st December, ends on 24th December.  Here are the daily locations:

  1. West Berkshire Museum
  2. Shaw House
  3. 76 Craven Road
  4. 69 Gloucester Road
  5. 7 West Mills
  6. The Real Macaron Company
  7. Inn at Home
  8. No 96 Fumishings (Pound Street)
  9. Cow & Cask
  10. St Nicolas Church
  11. Hogan Music & Academy
  12. LK Beauty (formerly Secrets Nail & Beauty)
  13. 9 Gloucester Road
  14. Ryan’s Antiques
  15. Empire Cafe
  16. Tow path opposite Monkey Bridge Moorings (past bridge out of town. bring a torch!)
  17. 95 Russell Road
  18. 33 Gloucester Road
  19. Corn Exchange
  20. Berkshire School of English
  21. ACE Space
  22. Pageant Party
  23. 26 Gloucester Road
  24. 42 Russell Road
Hungerford Farmers Market @ Hungerford High Street
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Newbury Farmers Market @ Newbury Market Place
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Newbury Farmers Market @ Newbury Market Place | England | United Kingdom

Newbury Farmers Market

A part of the Thames Valley Farmers Market Co-Operative, this market offers a wide variety of high-quality specialty produce from a range of small producers.

We pride ourselves on the locality and seasonality of the produce and the knowledge that comes with the ethos of the ‘direct-to-you’ farmers market experience.

FARMA accredited.

WHERE
Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5BD

 

WHEN
The first and third Sunday of each month, 9.00am to 1.00pm

 

CONTACT
Market manager: Johnny Morrison
m: 07818 215 623

TVFMC
Phone: 01235 227 266
Web: www.tvfm.org.uk
Email: info@tvfm.org.uk
Twitter: @NewburyFarmMkt
Facebook: Newbury Farmers’ Market 

Inkpen Farmers Market @ Inkpen Village Hall
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Inkpen Farmers Market @ Inkpen Village Hall | Upper Green | England | United Kingdom

Inkpen Food & Craft Market comes to the Village Hall on the 3rd Sunday every month, from 10:00-12:30.  There is a variety of stalls, according to the season.  There’s always plenty of good local food to buy – jams, fresh fruit and vegetables, marmalade, pickles and chutneys, honey, cakes, etc.  Other stalls include the second-hand book exchange, bird feeders, and handmade products.  As well as all this, the Market gives you the opportunity to chat with friends, enjoy a tea, coffee or freshly-made bacon buttie.  Contact: Josephine Stark (Tel: 668068).

Inspirational Soul Gatherings @ The Wellbeing Centre
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Discover Kundalini Yoga and how to incorporate it into everyday lifestyles by connecting with mind, body and soul thorough a  practice of  breath,movement, mantra and meditation. A wonderful workshop  for developing and reconnecting with the spiritual self, attaining vision and guidance in a supportive and sacred space.

Next date Sunday 23rd September 10:30 – 12:30
£25 per person (including a light lunch)
with Karen Neate

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A space for mind, body and spirit

This Workshop will consist of Kundalini Kriyas (a series of exercise) ,Meditations and Mantra ( a sacred script which is repeated)  which are often used with a Mudra ( a symbolic hand gesture). These infiltrate into our body at a cellular level, the thoughts in our mind and in our spirit, touching us in a way to calm, balance and heal.

We will create a space to fuel the soul for unity with mind and body.

A space where we are able to join forces as a group but equally respecting individual needs.

With this fusion of The Kriya, Breath, Mantra and Meditation, physical, mental and emotional balance will be replenished along with powerful transformation and healing.

A monthly Gathering of Souls including a light vegan lunch £25.00

10.30am – 12.30pm followed by lunch

Upcoming dates:

  • Sunday 23rd September 10:30 – 12:30
  • Sunday 28th October 10:30 – 12:30
  • Sunday 25th November 10:30 – 12:30
  • Sunday 16th December 10:30 – 12:30

Pre-booking is required. Booking is available online:

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About Karen Neate

Member of KYTA (Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association) Member of Yoga Alliance Reiki Master Pranic Healer Fully insured to teach group and private classes. Accumulating more than 25 years’ experience of a wide range of yoga styles I am committed to sharing the fusion of these practices for powerful self transformation and personal development.

Yoga Fusion is a subtle blend of Hatha, Yin and Kundalini Yoga, Mantra and Meditation. Working from a cellular level with a simple fusion of these practices to replenish and maintain our physical and emotional balance and restore equilibrium to the body which may be fluctuating on many levels. Through this fusion of postures and breath work you will achieve optimum health and vitality, a strong healthy body, reduced stress levels, a calmer mind and deep relaxation.

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Christmas Tree Sale
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Fancy a Christmas tree this year that is very locally grown with no pesticides?

A selected number of our traditional Nordman Fir trees in Eastbury are available for sale at £5 per foot. They range from 3 to 6 foot and you can choose your own to be cut on the spot!

We like to think they are organic but we can’t officially say so – so let’s call them ‘free range’ instead.

To acquire your tree please meet us outside The Plough Eastbury at 12noon on Sunday 9 or 16 December.

The tree field is a short walk and then why not a tipple at The Plough to celebrate your choice?

Dogs and kids welcome.

If you would like to collect a tree on any other day, please call Tobi at arrange on: 07976 724705

Make a Christmas wreath for birds @ Cottismore Park
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Make a Christmas wreath for birds @ Cottismore Park | Kingsclere | England | United Kingdom
  • Join us to make a beautiful natural Christmas wreath to hang in your garden and feed the winter birds.
  • All ages and abilities welcome.
  • To book a place email education@growing2gether.org.
  • Suggested donation £5 for materials.
Christmas Carol Harp Workshop @ Hungerford Hub & Library
Dec 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

A chance to learn a Christmas carol on the harp and perform at the Mayor’s Carol Service the same day with Hands on Harps.

The workshop will be at Hungerford Hub on the afternoon of Sunday 16th December2:30-4:30pm.

Here’s an idea of what to expect:

A quick warm up and introduction

Learning Little Donkey

Festive tea break

Arranging and polishing the tune

The concert is that evening at 6:30pm at St Lawrence Church. So we’ll need to be there at 6pm at the latest. Hopefully this gives participants enough time to eat in between but not enough time to forget the tune and arrangement!

Cost will be £25. Only 6 spaces available! All harps provided. Some musical experience will be helpful but not essential!

 

Email: ellie@handsonharps.com to book

Sunday Pizza Night at the Queens Arms in East Garston @ Queens Arms
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Most of the restaurants and pubs may be shut of a Sunday evening – but not the Queens Arms. Just as the last Sunday lunches are being cleared away, we’re firing up our pizza ovens ready for that last part of the weekend…

Pizzas are available from our wood-fired oven every Sunday from 5 to 8pm. They are also available for private parties and functions and when requested in advance.

Super thin and crispy and gluten-free dough also available on request.

Choose from our traditional toppings, Queens specials – or make your ow.

Prices start at £9 up to £14, £1 per extra topping.

Mayors Christmas Carol Concert @ St Lawrence's Church
Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mayors Christmas Carol Concert @ St Lawrence's Church | England | United Kingdom

Everyone is invited to:

  • Mayors Christmas Carol Concert
  • For the community of Hungerford
  • Accompanied by the Town Band

St Lawrence’s Church
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 OJB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Dec
17
Mon
2018
Crafts for Christmas @ Vale & Downland Museum
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Crafts for Christmas @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Unique handmade gifts for Christmas are available to buy at the Vale & Downland Museum in Wantage – the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping.

From 17 November – 22 December.

The museum is open from Monday to Saturday, 9:30am – 4pm.

Newbury’s First Living Advent Calendar @ Newbury
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Newbury's First Living Advent Calendar @ Newbury | Newbury | England | United Kingdom

Newbury’s First Living Advent Calendar is inspired by an idea that began in Stockholm and will run every day from 1st until 24th December. Like a traditional children’s advent calendar, a newly decorated window or door will be unveiled by a local amenity, business or resident, who will entertain you with a surprise festive treat. The event – which will remain secret until the day and run typically for 15 minutes – can include songs, dance, music, food, sketches, poetry as well as more bespoke entertainment, all with a festive twist. Come along and enjoy the magic Of Christmas with us.

Note that the time varies from day to day!  It starts on 1st December, ends on 24th December.  Here are the daily locations:

  1. West Berkshire Museum
  2. Shaw House
  3. 76 Craven Road
  4. 69 Gloucester Road
  5. 7 West Mills
  6. The Real Macaron Company
  7. Inn at Home
  8. No 96 Fumishings (Pound Street)
  9. Cow & Cask
  10. St Nicolas Church
  11. Hogan Music & Academy
  12. LK Beauty (formerly Secrets Nail & Beauty)
  13. 9 Gloucester Road
  14. Ryan’s Antiques
  15. Empire Cafe
  16. Tow path opposite Monkey Bridge Moorings (past bridge out of town. bring a torch!)
  17. 95 Russell Road
  18. 33 Gloucester Road
  19. Corn Exchange
  20. Berkshire School of English
  21. ACE Space
  22. Pageant Party
  23. 26 Gloucester Road
  24. 42 Russell Road