Local News Jan 23 – 30

Local News Jan 23 – 30 :
• renown street dancer Banxy is now teaching boys’ street dance on Wednesdays in Marlborough with MAD Marlborough Academy of Dance & Drama
 Justaddgrapes cheese shop in Weaver’s Walk, Newbury is having a closing down sale.  Lots of cheesey bargains until 31 January. Then Greg will be starting a gluten free hamper business. To go on his mailing list contact greg@justaddgrapes.co.uk

Newbury and Marlborough have also recently lost Kitchenmonger so it’s a big reminder to support the independent shops we have left eg Kitchenmonger in Hungerford.

• coffee morning for parents of disabled and special needs children 9.30am – 12noon Mon 2 Feb in St Nicholas Church Hall. Find out about free services available to you. For more information visit http://www.westberksparentvoice.org.uk/

 calling all Kasparovs! The East Garston Chess Championship 2015 will be on Sun 1 Feb. Register your place now and start practising those moves!
 register now to participate in the Big Garden Birdwatch 24 – 25 Jan which helps monitor the health of our countryside
 this year’s Wantage Come and Sing Messiah is fast approaching : Sun 8 Feb at St John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Charlton Rd, Wantage. It is possible that numbers might have to be restricted this year, so get your tickets NOW! They welcome back conductor, Jon Cox, pianist, Steve Bowey and trumpeter, Brian Thomas, and look forward to hearing four new young soloists from the Junior Academy of the Royal Academy of Music: Emily Barnes (Soprano), Rosamund Thomas (Mezzo Soprano), Hugh Beckwith (Tenor) and Matt Iddestone (Bass).Read about last year’s event at http://www.flyhighbtbc.org.uk/messiah_14.html Tickets or further info from Ann (01235 763756) or email gill@flyhighbtbc.org.uk Singers and audience: £12. Under 18s: £6. Under 14s (accompanied by an adult) free. 2 pm : Choir registration, 2.30 : Choir warm-up, 3.30 : Performance, 5.00 : Tea or coffee and home-made cakes
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