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Aug
8
Sat
2020
Mike Hawthorne’s 12 Hour Charity Gig @ online
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Mike Hawthorne's 12 Hour Charity Gig @ online

During lockdown Mike played a song everyday in aid of local charities. Please support his finale event – an incredible 12 hours of song playing!

Mike Hawthorne’s 12 Hour Gig-a-thon in aid of small local charities
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Mike Hawthorne's 12 Hour Gig-a-thon in aid of small local charities

Weʼre raising £2,000 to help small, West Berkshire-based charities by doing a 12 hour non-stop Gig-a-thon!

Did you know that 90% of charitable donations goes to only 6.6% of charities in the UK – the big ones that can afford to promote themselves? In an effort to try and redress the balance a bit, local guitar teacher Mike Hawthorne started supporting local small charities alongside his a Sing-Along project during the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown response. Since that time, he has promoted 14 different small charities local to West Berkshire.

As the country moves out of lockdown, and things start to get back to normal, these charities will need help to get back to their regular operation.

The main charitable focus now for these sing-alongs is to work up towards the sponsored 12 hour Gig-a-Thon which I will be doing on Saturday 8 August from 10am to 10pm so please stay tuned for more info on that.

I have set up a JustGiving page to collect sponsorship funds for that event, and that’s here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/singalongwithmike2020

Please take a bit of time to check out the charities I’ve supported so far on this journey:

Chieveley Pre-School
Eight Bells for Mental Health Newbury
Young People & Children First
West Berks Foodbank
Spotlight UK Berkshire
Swings & Smiles
Piaroo’s Wish Helping the Homeless and Vulnerable in Reading
Home-Start West Berkshire
Fair Close Centre
West Berkshire Community Baby Bank
Dingley’s Promise

Aug
12
Wed
2020
Family Activity Day – Chilli @ Shaw House
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Activity Day - Chilli @ Shaw House | Newbury | England | United Kingdom

Family Activity Day – Chilli

This craft is inspired by Mayan masks and we’ll be using a flocked face mask to make our own.
This summers are craft days are themed around the places that some of the spices were collected from in Elizabethan times. There is also a free Elizabethan spice trail to do as you explore the House, or a big bug hunt in the gardens.

£2 per child. For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome.

No need to book, drop in

Wednesday 12 August | 10am – 3.30pm | £2 | Drop-in | Shaw House

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaw_House

Wantage Wednesdays Late Night Shopping
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wantage Wednesdays Late Night Shopping @ England | United Kingdom
When: Every Wednesday of August 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where:
Wantage Market Place,
Wantage,
OX12 8AB
Cost: Free
Take the opportunity to visit Wantage and support local traders all through August!

Local traders in Wantage will be remaining open until 9pm every Wednesday of August to give you the opportunity to enjoy some late night shopping and dining.

During this event, there will be a chance to win a £50 voucher, plenty of special offers about, live entertainment and a children’s treasure-hunt challenge!

So why not take a trip over?

Aug
14
Fri
2020
Summer Messy Museum Days – Clay seals @ West Berkshire Museum
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Summer Messy Museum Days - Clay seals @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom

Summer Messy Museum Days – Clay seals

Make a giant seal out of air-drying clay, design your own emblem on it and then paint it with glossy paint.  You can then use it at home to place on items you wish to keep private and secure as that was one of the original purposes of a seal (to secure letters).

For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome.

No need to book, drop in.

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksMuseum

Aug
19
Wed
2020
Family Activity Day – Nutmeg @ Shaw House
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Family Activity Day - Nutmeg @ Shaw House | Newbury | England | United Kingdom

Family Activity Day – Nutmeg

Today’s Indonesian-inspired craft will be to make a puppet from card, a straw and paint sticks.

This summers are craft days are themed around the places that some of the spices were collected from in Elizabethan times. There is also a free Elizabethan spice trail to do as you explore the House, or a big bug hunt in the gardens.

For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book, drop in

Wednesday 19 August | Shaw House | 10am – 3.30pm | £2 | Drop-in

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaw_House

Wantage Wednesdays Late Night Shopping
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wantage Wednesdays Late Night Shopping @ England | United Kingdom
When: Every Wednesday of August 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where:
Wantage Market Place,
Wantage,
OX12 8AB
Cost: Free
Take the opportunity to visit Wantage and support local traders all through August!

Local traders in Wantage will be remaining open until 9pm every Wednesday of August to give you the opportunity to enjoy some late night shopping and dining.

During this event, there will be a chance to win a £50 voucher, plenty of special offers about, live entertainment and a children’s treasure-hunt challenge!

So why not take a trip over?

Aug
21
Fri
2020
Summer Messy Museum Days – Wonderful Wedgewood @ West Berkshire Museum
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Summer Messy Museum Days - Wonderful Wedgewood @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom

Summer Messy Museum Days – Wonderful Wedgewood

Make your own blue and white pottery hanging decoration using air-drying clay, a mould, paint and ribbon.

For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome.
No need to book, drop in.
Dress for mess!  Disposable aprons will be provided for the messier activities.

Museum | Friday 21 August | 10am-3pm | Drop-in | £2

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksMuseum

Aug
23
Sun
2020
Wind in the Willows @ Shaw House
Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wind in the Willows @ Shaw House | Newbury | England | United Kingdom

We are delighted to announce that Immersion Theatre Company will be returning to Shaw House on Sunday 23rd August with their amazing outdoor production of ‘Wind in the Willows’

Pack your picnics and join Ratty, Mole, Badger, and the fantastically irrepressible Toad as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime culminating in a colourful battle to save Toad Hall from the mischievous weasels!

Multi-award nominated Immersion Theatre proudly bring their trademark style and energy to the riverbank with heaps of (socially distanced!) audience interaction, stunning costumes, toe-tapping music, and larger-than-life characters.

The perfect summer treat for all the family!

Sunday 23 August | Outdoor Theatre | Gates 4.30pm Performance 5.30pm | £12/£8

Bring your own picnic, warm clothes, seating/rug. We will ask that you observe social distancing at all times and be prepared to be directed to an area in which to sit. Please note that the capacity for this event has been significantly reduced for your safety.

The café will be open selling snacks, drinks and ice cream to take outside. Toilets will be open in the House but we will ask you to adhere to the one-way system in place.

Tickets available from Shaw House 01635 279279 or

https://booking.westberks.gov.uk/heritage_events.html#?event_id=106664&companyId=37003

Aug
26
Wed
2020
Family Activity Day – Melegueta pepper @ Shaw House
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Family Activity Day - Melegueta pepper @ Shaw House | Newbury | England | United Kingdom

Family Activity Day – Melegueta pepper

This Wednesday’s craft is to make a flag, inspired by African flags, out of a calico sheet, a dowel and fabric crayons.

Dress for mess! Disposable aprons will be made available for the messier activities; you are welcome to bring your own apron. Activities cost £2 per child.  Entry to the house is free as usual.

For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome. No need to book, drop in

Wednesday 26 August | Shaw House | 10am – 3.30pm | £2 | Drop-in

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaw_House

Wantage Wednesdays Late Night Shopping
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wantage Wednesdays Late Night Shopping @ England | United Kingdom
When: Every Wednesday of August 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where:
Wantage Market Place,
Wantage,
OX12 8AB
Cost: Free
Take the opportunity to visit Wantage and support local traders all through August!

Local traders in Wantage will be remaining open until 9pm every Wednesday of August to give you the opportunity to enjoy some late night shopping and dining.

During this event, there will be a chance to win a £50 voucher, plenty of special offers about, live entertainment and a children’s treasure-hunt challenge!

So why not take a trip over?

Aug
28
Fri
2020
Summer Messy Museum Days – Marvellous masks @ West Berkshire Museum
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Summer Messy Museum Days - Marvellous masks @ West Berkshire Museum | England | United Kingdom

Summer Messy Museum Days – Marvellous masks

Decorate a face mask with Deco pens and a variety of other craft materials, and find out about the Elizabethan masque when these masks were worn; a masque would have included dancing and acting. Once you’ve made your mask, you can put on your own masque at home.

Please dress for mess with all these activities. Aprons will be available and you are welcome to bring your own.

West Berkshire Museum | Friday 28 August | 10am-3pm | £2 | Drop-in

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksMuseum

Nov
23
Mon
2020
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices | England | United Kingdom

The next Neighbourhood Watch Meeting is being held in West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury.

Representatives from the Police and Fire Service will be giving crime updates and both will be available to answer any questions.   Anyone is welcome to attend.

There is a £2 parking charge for evenings in local car parks.

Monday 23 November 2020 –Talk by Detective Chief Superintendent Ian Hunter on Major Crime and Homicide.

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