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Jan
21
Sun
2018
Movement Meditation: “5 Rhythms” @ Liddington Village Hall
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Does life feel like a constant struggle?   Do you want to exercise but can’t follow a class or have 2 left feet? Like to dance, have fun and not be judged? Would you like to be more at peace with yourself?

If you have answered yes to any of these, then 5 Rhythms might be for you – come along to find out if it is.

DISCOVER HOW CONSCIOUS MOVEMENT CAN HELP YOU TO BE MORE AT PEACE AND COMFORTABLE WITH THE RHYTHMS THAT RULE YOUR LIFE…

No previous experience of dance needed, and all are welcome young, old, fit or unfit. No steps to learn and nothing to get right or wrong and no judgement from the teacher. You dance at your level.

Shall We Dance? Science Says ‘Go on, It’s Good for You’

Studies have started to emerge on the positive impacts community dance activity can have on different populations, across a range of issues. – see huffingtonpost.co.uk and dancing out of depression

The music is varied: electronica, jazz, classical, pop, rock and roll, alternative, some fast some slow.
PROGRAMME

We will go through the rhythms so that you can begin to feel them in your own way; you will be encouraged to “FLOW”  for yourself then to allow the beat to take you into “STACCATO”,  to then move into “CHAOS” with curiosity; to drop into “LYRICAL” and find that part of yourself that wishes to sing and embrace everything and then lastly to find peace and quiet in “STILLNESS”.

We will go through the 5 Rhythms with focus on being conscious of what is present for us in the moment and how our movement is affected by our thoughts and our feelings.   At the same time I will explore with you how each rhythm has its’ own flavour and each session is an exploration into being mindful and in the present.
We will look for the “sweet spot”, the place where we feel wholly together in body, feelings and mind; together with another, the group and the setting.  Searching for this combination of the whole self, and repeating the dance as we feel it, can lead into that energetic space where there is only the beat, your breath, your heartbeat and the space to be you


When: 
21st Jan 2018 and 18th March 2018

Time : 
2pm to 5pm

Investment: £20 Early bird by 13th Jan for Penny post readers Jan and 3rd March £18, Book 2 places get £2 off

Teacher Gay Murphy http://www.joyfuldance.co.uk

Booking: Essential to avoid disappointment as places are limited to 16.

Cheque or transfer; for details email julie@body-mind-coaching.co.uk or call Julie on 01793 495551

Join our group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulmovementspace/

Gay Murphy 5 Rhythms teacher
Gay Murphy 5 Rhythms teacher

Really look forward to meeting you on the dance floor

Jan
26
Fri
2018
Burns Night at The Wheatsheaf, Chilton Foliat @ The Wheatsheaf, Chilton Foliat
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm
Burns Night at The Wheatsheaf, Chilton Foliat @ The Wheatsheaf, Chilton Foliat | Chilton Foliat | England | United Kingdom

A fun charity fundraising evening featuring Scottish dancing, an address to the haggis, an auction and a three-course dinner at this award-winning pub.

The event is in support of Global Map Aid, which is providing accurate and comprehensive cartography of Ethiopia to help inform and support long-term and sustainable irrigation projects. Irrigation is vital towards mitigating the effects of a long term drought in Ethiopia and to ensure sustainability the project is working closely with a government university partner at Arba Minch in the south.

There is a black-tie or tartan-themed dress code.

For ticket holders, a dancing class will be held at the Chilton Foliat Village Hall, next to the Wheatsheaf pub, at 3pm on Sunday 21st January. It will be led by Sir Richard Paget who is an accomplished Scottish dancing instructor, with a fiddler, accordion player and piper. Last Sunday’s practice was huge fun!

 

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Burns Night in aid of Noreen’s Kids @ Hungerford Town Hall
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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

Mar
9
Fri
2018
Faustus Play Ace Space Newbury @ Ace Space
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Pioneering bloke-folk trio FAUSTUS continue touring the UK this Spring. Faustus is a well established name in the English folk scene made up of three of the best-known and talented English folk musicians – Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast), Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead, Seth Lakeman Band), and Saul Rose (Waterson: Carthy, Whapeazel, War Horse).

Following the 2017 successful release of their EP ‘Slaves’, hot on the heels of their acclaimed album ‘Death & Other Animals’ (2016),which received the 2017 German Critics Award (Schallplatenkritik Bestenliste) in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter/World Music Category, a great achievement that stood them in good stead for their maiden German tour last September. Prior to the March tour Benji, Paul and Saul will again form the core band in The Transports (Guardian *****), the revival and reworking of Peter Bellamy’s ballad opera which proved a sensation in 2017 and played to full houses across the country. Shortly after the tour, they will debut at the National Folk Festival in Australia!
Meanwhile back in the UK, for the last few months Faustus have been sifting through publications and journals of the 19th Century Lancashire Cotton Famine period, as part of a project based at the University of Exeter to archive, preserve, and rehabilitate the poetry of this distressing chapter of working-class history. Having set some of the texts to new music, Faustus are delighted to announce that the first track, ‘Cotton Lords’, will be debuted on their March tour, and is now available to listen to at http://cottonfaminepoetry.exeter.ac.uk/; and more will released over the year. www.faustusband.com
Photo Luke Pajak.co.uk

Mar
16
Fri
2018
Steamchicken at Arlington Arts Centre @ Arlington Arts Centre
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Steamchicken at Arlington Arts Centre @ Arlington Arts Centre |  |  |

The remarkable album ‘Look Both Ways’, was a sharp turn left for one of the country’s leading ceilidh bands STEAMCHICKEN. A conflation of British and Greek folk forms, musical theatre, jazz and soul, astonished critics and delighted audiences, with a sell-out tour in March and Boomtown, Stainsby, Warwick and Sidmouth festivals.
They return to live performance in 2018 and bring a beguiling show to theatres, arts centres, jazz clubs and pub venues throughout England, in their first major tour; a cornucopia of instrumental virtuosity, a tight rhythm section, four horns and of course the unique vocal style that Amy Kakoura brings. Exciting, heart stoppingly beautiful, majestic, powerful, playful, funny and always entertaining. Not to be missed.

Steamchicken is Ted Crum (harmonica-Peeping Tom, Somerville Gents) and his sons, Matt (sop sax-Demon Barber XL) and Joe (drums), with Tim Yates (bass-Sweet Visitor Band, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Shake the Chains, Albion Band) the latter three ex-the QP. Katy Oliver (trumpet-Just Say Nay) was found in a pub. Like Ted, Mandy Sutton (tenor sax) is a refugee from Chinewrde Morris, as is her husband, playwright and co-founder Andrew Sharpe (keys), who met Amy Kakoura (vocals) when they co-wrote the musical Songs from a Ledge featuring music therapist Becky Eden Green (clarinet, alto sax, BVs- Brightside Music) who was at Uni with Matt and in Sciorr Staged with Matt, Tim and Joe. www.steamchicken.co.uk Photo Credit Elly Lucas

Mar
18
Sun
2018
Movement Meditation: “5 Rhythms” @ Liddington Village Hall
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Does life feel like a constant struggle?   Do you want to exercise but can’t follow a class or have 2 left feet? Like to dance, have fun and not be judged? Would you like to be more at peace with yourself?

If you have answered yes to any of these, then 5 Rhythms might be for you – come along to find out if it is.

DISCOVER HOW CONSCIOUS MOVEMENT CAN HELP YOU TO BE MORE AT PEACE AND COMFORTABLE WITH THE RHYTHMS THAT RULE YOUR LIFE…

No previous experience of dance needed, and all are welcome young, old, fit or unfit. No steps to learn and nothing to get right or wrong and no judgement from the teacher. You dance at your level.

Shall We Dance? Science Says ‘Go on, It’s Good for You’

Studies have started to emerge on the positive impacts community dance activity can have on different populations, across a range of issues. – see huffingtonpost.co.uk and dancing out of depression

The music is varied: electronica, jazz, classical, pop, rock and roll, alternative, some fast some slow.
PROGRAMME

We will go through the rhythms so that you can begin to feel them in your own way; you will be encouraged to “FLOW”  for yourself then to allow the beat to take you into “STACCATO”,  to then move into “CHAOS” with curiosity; to drop into “LYRICAL” and find that part of yourself that wishes to sing and embrace everything and then lastly to find peace and quiet in “STILLNESS”.

We will go through the 5 Rhythms with focus on being conscious of what is present for us in the moment and how our movement is affected by our thoughts and our feelings.   At the same time I will explore with you how each rhythm has its’ own flavour and each session is an exploration into being mindful and in the present.
We will look for the “sweet spot”, the place where we feel wholly together in body, feelings and mind; together with another, the group and the setting.  Searching for this combination of the whole self, and repeating the dance as we feel it, can lead into that energetic space where there is only the beat, your breath, your heartbeat and the space to be you


When: 
21st Jan 2018 and 18th March 2018

Time : 
2pm to 5pm

Investment: £20 Early bird by 13th Jan for Penny post readers Jan and 3rd March £18, Book 2 places get £2 off

Teacher Gay Murphy http://www.joyfuldance.co.uk

Booking: Essential to avoid disappointment as places are limited to 16.

Cheque or transfer; for details email julie@body-mind-coaching.co.uk or call Julie on 01793 495551

Join our group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulmovementspace/

Gay Murphy 5 Rhythms teacher
Gay Murphy 5 Rhythms teacher

Really look forward to meeting you on the dance floor

Mar
24
Sat
2018
Oxford Sinfonfia @ Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Wantage
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Concert by the Oxford Sinfonia, conducted by Graham Blyth in celebration of his 70th birthday.

Programme includes:

  • Bruch G minor Violin Concerto with soloist Priscilla Daniels
  • Dvorak’s Symphony “From the New World”.

Please note that this concert will be held in Wantage Parish Church.