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Feb
10
Sat
2018
To Warm You On A February Evening @ St Mary’s Aldworth
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All To Warm You On A February Evening

Works by Schubert, some old favourites, and a selection of chamber music

With some refreshments

Saturday 10th February.2018 at 7.00pm

  • Max Fane – Tenor
  • Richard Ingrams – Piano
  • Ross Montgomery — Clarinet

 

St Marys Church Aldworth

Tickets (£15.OO) available from
Maurice Allen, 01635 578239, allenmaurice5@gmail.com
Cheques payable to PCC via BACS (details win be sent on request)

CONCERTS – Feb 10.18

A Concert in aid of Newbury Riding for the Disabled @ Hampstead Norreys Village Hall
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Concert in aid of Newbury Riding for the Disabled @ Hampstead Norreys Village Hall
  • Reading Male Voice Choir
  • Guest Artiste Serena Kay, Mezzo-soprano
  • Clive Waterman, Musical Director
  • Alexander Turner, Deputy Musical Director

Hampstead Norreys Village Hall, Newbury Hill, RG18 0TR

7.30pm 10 February, 2018
Tickets £15, including a glass of wine
from Mary Iliffe: iliffe.mary@gmail.com
01635 578 791
info@newburyrda.co.uk

 

Johnny Herford with Will Vann @ The Hall, Challow Park
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Song Recital by Johnny Herford (Baritone) with Will Vann (piano).

  • This concert will feature a recent song cycle of poems by the War Poets from local composer Denis Wickens.
  • There will also be Schubert and Schumann lieder.

A more detailed programme will be available closer to the time.

Tickets on the door £10

Big Boss Man @ Arlington Arts
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

When Big Boss Man hit the stage you don’t just get the look and feel of some of the best jazzy soundtracks of the 60’s but the feel you’re somewhere in the best territory of Roy Budd during his Get Carter years. Big Boss Man’s explosive live show is legendary and as well as playing hundreds of gigs and festivals across the UK, Europe and even Russia their music may sound familiar to you being regularly played on television shows including; the Grand Tour, Come Dine with Me and the World Cup Final, and broadcast on BBC Radio by DJs Including Cerys Mathews, Mark Lamarr and Craig Charles. 2016-7 Big Boss Man have been touring France playing shows with Lisa and the Lips and Nicole Willis as well as playing live on National Radio in France .

A check on the BBC website reveals 20 plays in recent times for Big Boss Man songs and a glance at their Publishers Statement shows that Big Boss Man music has been broadcasted in film and TV in dozens of countries worldwide. Recent highlights include NYE at the Sage, Gateshead with Vintage Trouble, the Cult music Festival, Cosmic Trip, in Bourge, France, Germany’s 2 Men From L.I.N.Z Weekender, Looe Festival In Cornwall and the award winning Good Life Experience, Previously BBM have: recorded 4 albums for Blow Up Records, toured Spain 8 times, taken a mini- tour of Russian Tinkoff Brewery Bars, provided the sound track to a Mighty Boosh film, (Sweet) remixed a Paul Weller single , had their debut 7” single Sea Groove sampled by the Thievery Corporation (the numbers game) played live sessions and Latitude Festival for Mark Lamar , live session for Cerys Mathews and even remixed a German 70s kids programme theme tune! (Robi Tobi und das Fliewatuut.)

★★★★ – BLUES & SOUL

★★★★ – SHINDIG!

★★★★★ – MONKEY BOXING

“I’ve been a big fan of Big Boss Man for many years. Big Boss Man. Aardvark. Double Groovy!” CRAIG CHARLES, BBC 6 MUSIC FUNK & SOUL SHOW

“The whole album’s absolutely brilliant” CERYS MATTHEWS, BBC 6 MUSIC

“A great track” (Theme from Last Man) HUEY MORGAN, BBC RADIO 2

“Classic Psych Funk” (Project No.6) NEMONE, BBC 6 MUSIC

“15 original songs, each and every one of them hitting the mark. Essential”SCOOTERING

“Maybe the coolest record we’ve ever heard from this mod British combo. The look and feel of the best jazzy soundtracks of the 60s with a feel that’s somewhere in the best territory of Roy Budd during his Get Carter years!” DUSTY GROOVE

“This is so good, I’m spoilt for choice” NEW UNTOUCHABLES

“Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames at the Flamingo revisited” MONKEY PICKS

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Feb
11
Sun
2018
The Gingerbread Man at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Feb 11 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
The Gingerbread Man at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

The Gingerbread Man at Newbury Library

Adapted and performed by Lizzie Lewis, Sunday 11th February, 11.15-11.50am.

Adults £5, Children £2 – To book, please call 01635 519900, email library@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library.

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

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Kid Carpet @ Arlington Arts
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kid Carpet and the Noisy Animals present…

Noisy Holiday

The Noisy Animals are looking forward to their dream holidays and have some brilliant ideas about where in the world they want to go. Kid Carpet just wants them all to be together but will he be able to keep everyone happy when he can’t even get them in the car?

This lively show contains a mix of live music, theatre, comedy, puppetry and animation. Hot new tracks from Kid Carpet include; “Rollercoaster”, “Swimming with the Fishes” and “Get in the Car”.

A ridiculous and funny story of going on your holidays with silliness and mischief for the whole family. Expect flying tents, diving bears, massive carrots and Ibiza anthems.

Ed Patrick (aka Kid Carpet), is a Bristol-based maker of nonsense music and rock’n’roll theatre shows. Noisy Holiday is the fourth instalment of the Noisy Animals adventure, they’ve had a dance contest, they’ve been to space, they’ve caused bedlam in Bethlehem now it’s time for a nice relaxing holiday…

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Feb
12
Mon
2018
Storytime with Bella at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Storytime with Bella at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

Storytime with Bella

For 3-5 years

Come along and meet Bella, who is a friendly Pets as therapy dog. Listen to some ‘doggy’ stories, watch Bella perform some tricks and take home a photo of her.

Monday February 12th, 11.00-11.30am.

This is a FREE event – For more information, please email library@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library.

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

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Creative Writing Workshop at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Creative Writing Workshop at Theale Library @ Theale Library

Creative Writing Workshop at Theale Library

For 10-16 years.

Inspiration for beginners writing fiction from author Anita Loughrey.

Monday 12th February, 2.00-3.30pm – To book your place, please call 01189 303207, email thealelibrary@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29655

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Feb
13
Tue
2018
Workshop: Beginners’ Smocking with SallyAnn Dunn @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Beginners' Smocking with SallyAnn Dunn @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

In 4 sessions students will learn how to smock, basic smocking stitches and how to pleat fabric ready to smock. You will aim to make a small sampler of smocking stitches, this sampler can be used as an insert for a book or to make a lavender sachet or simple pin cushion.

Dates: Tuesday 13th, 20th and 27th February and 6th March – 10am to 12noon

Skill level required: Beginners

Cost: £76

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Workshop: Introduction to Sewing with a machine for Children (8-12 years) @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Workshop: Introduction to Sewing with a machine for Children (8-12 years) @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Create a unique drawstring bag. You will be shown how to use an electric sewing machine. You will learn short cuts to help speed things along and there may be time for an extra challenge!

Skill level required: Beginners

Cost: £20

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Coffee Pot Café @ Saint James, Eastbury
Feb 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come and join us for a cup of coffee and a conversation in the church of Saint James in Eastbury.

Newbury Pancake Day Races & Lunches @ Market Place
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Don’t miss this popular annual event full of typical British silliness and fun in aid of a great cause! Enter a team of four to run for the title of:

  1. Newbury Pancake Champions 2018
  2. Best Dressed Team for 2018
  3. Pancake Tosser of the Year 2018

In aid of The Rosemary Appeal for a new centre at West Berkshire Community Hospital to provide chemotherapy, renal dialysis, IV therapies and a CT Scanner.

Entry cost £20 per team of four. To enter please contact Katy Hawthorne on 01635 34045/07810 767026 or kfh7@hotmail.com

Kindly organised by Newbury Soroptimists.

For a glimpse of what to expect, see our video of last year’s races:

 

 

Pancake lunch

A delicious lunch for all participants and members of the public is available in Saint Nicolas Church Hall from 12:15pm. £6 per person.

Alpha Course in Hungerford @ St Lawrence's Vicarage
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Want to put the Vicar on the spot? Then come and join us at our next Alpha course starting in January 2018. All questions are allowed with no question too threatening or too trivial.

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith.

Run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question around faith, and the talks are designed to create conversation in small groups afterwards.

It’s totally free, it’s run all over the globe, and everyone’s welcome.

Learn more about Alpha

What happens at Alpha?

  • Food – Most sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect and get to know everyone there.
  • Talks – The talks explore the basics of the Christian faith and are designed to inspire conversation, they are usually around thirty minutes long.
  • Conversation – There is a discussion after the talk where you can share your thoughts and ideas on the session’s topic. You can say anything!

 

Starts Tuesday 30 Jan, 1.00pm The Vicarage, Parsonage Ln, Hungerford RG17 0JB
Parsonage Lane, Hungerford, RG17 0JB
http://www.stlawrenceshungerford.org.uk
Administrator: 07548 678234

Afternoon Alpha Poster

Workshop: Introduction to Sewing with a machine for Teenagers (13-16 years) @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop: Introduction to Sewing with a machine for Teenagers (13-16 years) @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Make a zipped purse. You will be shown how to cut out the fabric, use an iron and an electric sewing machine, as well as incorporating some hand sewing to create your own designs.

Skill level required: Beginners

Cost: £20

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Mindfulness @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mindfulness @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

This course includes the central elements of the internationally recognised Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme developed by

Jon Kabat-Zinn, combined with compassion meditation, readings and group discussions. All welcome – no experience necessary, just a

commitment to some manageable regular home practice.

 

6 evening sessions (13th, 20th, and 27th Feb, 13th, 20th and 27th March) and practice day Sat 17th March 10am -4pm

 


 

Feb
14
Wed
2018
Half Term Crafts at Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Half Term Crafts at Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library

Half Term Crafts at Hungerford Library

Come in your fiesta dress – Suitable for children aged 3-10 years.

Tickets £1 per child – Please contact the library for more information:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282

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Drama Workshop at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Drama Workshop at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

Drama Workshop at Newbury Library

For 4-7 years

Games, songs and dance with an Outer Space theme!

Parents/carers will need to stay.

Wednesday 14th February, 2.00-2.45pm.

£3 per child – To book, please call 01635 519900, email library@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library.

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

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Drama Workshop at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Drama Workshop at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

Drama Workshop at Newbury Library

For 7-12 years

A fun session of drama, songs and dance!

Parents/carers will need to stay with under 8’s.

Wednesday 14th February, 3.00-3.45pm.

£3 per child – To book, please call 01635 519900, email library@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library.

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

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Kennet Opera open rehearsal @ Majendie Hall, St Mary's Church
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm
Kennet Opera open rehearsal @ Majendie Hall, St Mary's Church |  |  |

Kennet Opera will be holding their first open evening of 2018, when we extend the warmest of welcomes to current members, former members and, most of all, potential new members to come along and join us in some of the greatest choruses from the world of opera, with excerpts from Verdi to Gilbert and Sullivan. So if you’ve ever fancied yourself as the next Pavarotti or Callas, here’s your chance to enter that magical operatic world! Previous experience is not required, as expert guidance will be provided by our musical director. A glass of wine and other refreshments will be provided.

Valentine’s Night Comedy at the Queens Arms @ Queens Arms, East Garston
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Valentine's Night Comedy at the Queens Arms @ Queens Arms, East Garston | England | United Kingdom

Have a laugh on Valentine’s night at the Queens Lodge (across the road from the Queens Arms) in East Garston. The restaurant is fully booked pre-show but there are still spaces left for the comedy at £5 each. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8.45pm start.

Feb
15
Thu
2018
Basic Sewing Techniques Course @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Basic Sewing Techniques Course @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

This series of 4 classes takes you through a set of machine sewing skills without having to worry about spoiling a project.  You will produce a portfolio of samples for future reference.  Skills covered include: several types of zip insertions, seams, buttonholes, and tips to give your work a professional finish.

Dates: Thursdays from 15th February to 8th March 10am to 12noon

Cost £64 for the full course

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The Gingerbread Man at Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 15 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
The Gingerbread Man at Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom

The Gingerbread Man at Theale Library

For 2-6 years

Adapted and performed by Lizzie Lewis, Thursday 15th February, 11.15-11.50am.

Adults £5, Children £2 – To book, please call 01189 9303207, email thealelibrary@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287

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Creative Writing Workshop at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Feb 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Creative Writing Workshop at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

Creative Writing Workshop at Newbury Library

For 10-16 years

Inspiration for beginners writing fiction from author Anita Loughrey.

Thursday 15th February, 2.30-4.00pm at Newbury Library

£3 Per person– To book, please call 01635 519900, email library@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library.

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

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Alice in Wonderland The Pantomime @ Kennet School
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Alice in Wonderland The Pantomime @ Kennet School | England | United Kingdom

KATS invite you to their next show, a fun-filled, pantomime version of the classic tale “Alice in Wonderland”. We are so excited to take you on this journey, with a show packed full of fun and laughter with some well-known songs and crazy dances.

Join Alice as she takes a tumble down the rabbit hole to a strange and wonderful land where she meets a talking cat, takes tea with a Mad Hatter and his private secretary the March Hare, she gets lost, and found again and narrowly avoids having her head cut off by the wicked Queen of Hearts! Nothing is quite as it seems in this strange topsy-turvy world, where animals and playing cards all seem to be able to talk.

Will Alice ever be able to make sense of all the strange characters she meets and find her way home again?

Feb
16
Fri
2018
Beautiful Birds Nests @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Discover all the weird and wonderful nests that birds make and how they attract a mate during this drop-in event. Follow a quiz trail around the lake and make a craft to take home.

This event is suitable for children aged 2 and above. Activities are aimed at primary school aged children.

The trail will be held outside, please come dressed for the weather.

No need to book, just drop in.

£2 per craft item, includes quiz trail sheet (adults free)

Feb
17
Sat
2018
Make your own pyjama bottoms @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Make your own pyjama bottoms @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Bring along your sewing machine and spend the day making a pair of pyjama bottoms, including:

taking measurements,

reading and adapting a commercial sewing pattern, how to cut fabric,

finishing seams & hems, making a drawstring waistband and buttonholes


Nature Explorers Club @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Feb 17 @ 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.

Who is this event suitable for?
Children aged 5-8 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

To book, please click on the tickets link then search for ‘Nature Explorers’.

Spring Blooms – Wire Flower Workshop @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore working with fabulous enameled copper wire , copper mesh and beads. Artist Flora Gare will help you learn with step by step instructions how to create a Spring Bloom wire sculpture.

All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the workshop, but please bring a small pair of pliers if you have them.

Refreshments throughout the day including lunch and lovely homemade cake are also included. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs when you book.

This is an informal and fun day suitable for complete beginners or those who want to build on existing skills.

Newbury Library Book Group – Saturday @ Newbury Library
Feb 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group - Saturday @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom

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 17th February, 2.30-3.30pm, reading ‘H is for Hawk’ by Helen McDonald)

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

Pagoda Project @ ACE Space
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Pagoda ProjectCaptivating and original, Folk Jazz fusion that will delight, surprise and entertain. The combination of Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar’s Feast, Hoover the Dog) on accordion with a folk background and Karen Wimhurst (Cauld Blast Orchestra) on clarinets with a classical and jazz background. is not an obvious one but works oh so brilliantly. What they do have in common is they are both supremely talented musicians who bring something new and fresh to every performance.
David Kidman (Fatea) summed what to expect really well when he wrote “expect ebullient yet sensitive playing, with infectious, well-pointed rhythms, and a talent for taking tunes off into creative tangents, a real gift for affectionate pastiche, and a keen understanding of all manner of folk and world musics, classical and jazz disciplines. Oh, and a delicious sense of wordplay”.
Since Pagoda’s last appearance at ACE Space (in the days they were a “duo” rather than a “project”) they have recorded and released their first CD “Clarion” to great acclaim. Songlines gave them a 5 star review (the only 5 star review in an edition that reviewed over 60 CDs). Their last gig is still the only one where two encores were demanded by the audience. Pagoda Project gigs tend to be few and far between so don’t miss this opportunity.

Pagoda Project website

James Foley

The son of Anglo-Irish parents, Foley has always had an inherent talent for mixing influences and styles seamlessly and in a very personal way. Living in Wantage he first came to our attention playing support for the Australian trio Bush Gothic at a gig in Oxford.
As a guitar player Foley has an individual style, based on traditional finger picking whilst incorporating elements of the delta blues and slide legends. His voice is simultaneously raspy and lush and characterised by his use of beautiful deep harmony on record.

James Foley website

Tickets: £10

Tickets are available locally in advance from Hogan Music with no booking fee or click here to buy tickets from wegottickets

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Due to nearby construction work, there is no car parking and very restricted turning capacity at the venue so please use the nearby car parks (£2 for the evening) or look for on-street parking other than in St Nicholas Road, so as not to inconvenience local residents. Most parking spaces in Bartholomew Street are free after 6pm.

The ACE Space bar usually stocks draught ale eg Good Old Boy (£3.50 pint), bottled / canned beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Interval drinks may be ordered in advance. Note bar is cash only.

Seating is normally informally grouped around tables in the main hall. Come early for the best choice of seats.

8pm start  (Doors open: 7.30pm)