What's On?


21st October

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
West Berkshire Heritage

  21 October

Pre-concert meet with Hilary James and Simon Mayor


Join Hilary and Simon for an hour long introduction and insight into their music, instruments and stories.

Free to concert ticket holders. Please phone Shaw House on 01635 279279 for the full details. Concert from 7.45pm the same evening.

West Berkshire Heritage

  21 October

Tears of Laughter

doors open 6:30pm

An eye-watering collection of ancient and modern comic ditties alongside heart-rending classics, ballads and airs. From folk farces to gems from Noel Coward, Vivian Ellis, Jake Thackray and a few more modern surprises. The show also features some quirky instrumentals from the virtuosic duo so fans of Simon Mayor's mandolin wizardry won\'t be disappointed.

Tickets  Adults £12, under 16's £4. Available from Shaw House 01635 279279

Free Apple Pressing Day

  23 October

Free Apple Pressing Day

to 3pm

This is a Fundraising event for City Arts to help us raise funds for the renovation of the Wesleyan Methodist chapel that we have our base on.

Come and help us create some City Arts apple juice for a day and experience all thing appley!

Bring us your unwanted apples and get a discount token (dependent on weight of apples donated).

Chop and press some apples into juice on the day.

The bulk of the collected apples will be pressed and bottled locally and will be on sale at City Arts for £2.50.

On the day, tea, coffee and apple-based goodies will be on sale!

Halloween Event

  27 Oct - 28 Oct

Halloween Event

to 12pm
2pm to 4pm

Dust off your brooms, don't wash your hair and grab your cat to join the spooky, ghastly and devilish volunteers running this event, this October half term!!

This event will take place over 2 days, with 2 sessions per day.

Activities include:

* Petrified Pebble Painting

* Scary Mask Making

* Putrid Pumpkin Carving

* Mummy Wrapping (make sure you bring your mum)

* Haunted Maze

* Spine-Chilling Stories

* Ooozing Donut Bobbing

~ Cost: £6 per child

~ Age: All ages (all children must be supervised) ~ Session Times: 10am — 12pm and 2pm — 4pm

~ Halloween Treats will be on sale

~ Face Painting by Sunny Faces

New Era Players

  27 Oct - 29 Oct

October Double Bill: The Thirty-Nine Steps and A Dog's Life


In The Thirty-Nine Steps, hear the intrigue, chases, double-crosses and sinister plots in this live radio play of the famous Hitchcock thriller as adapted by Joe Landry. This fast-paced story will keep you on the edge of your seat.


A Dog's Life depicts the moment when a woman comes to the shelter and has to choose between the dogs - a choice that literally means life or death to the oldest, Ben.



Continuing this week

  14 Sep - 30 Nov

New handbell team for beginners

every Wednesday

Have you ever heard handbells being played and thought you would like to try this lovely activity? Or perhaps you have never heard handbells and would like the opportunity to hear and try them for yourself. If so, Barfield Handbell Ringers from Thatcham have the answer: a new handbell team for beginners.

Under the guidance of their musical director you will be able to: - Learn to ring music on handbells - Discover the special techniques for varying the sound of the bells - Enjoy making music with a small group. There will be opportunities to play with the established team of Barfield Handbell Ringers and also, as progress is made, to join the full Barfield team for those who wish to do so.

New members are welcome at any of our Wednesday practices.  For more information, e-mail dianne@barfield.org.uk or just come along at 7.30pm on any Wednesday and give it a try.  The last session for this term will be on 30 November.

New Era Players

  26 Aug - 29 Oct

Ann Hoddinott

Art in the Foyer


Explore lively light-filled vistas in the work of Ann Hoddinott. This selection of her landscapes, seascapes and gardens conveys vibrancy, sparkle and animation. Preview Fri 26th August 7 -9 pm. Open Sat 27th August 10am-12, Wed 31st August 10-12, Sat 24th Sept 10-12, and Sat 29th October 10-12.

Entry free.

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council