What's On?


25th April

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
Hungerford Jazz Forum

  27 April

Hungerford Jazz Forum

until 11pm

For more than 15 years we have been encouraging musicians of all ages and abilities to get up and play in a friendly atmosphere. We are in a great room with a stage, drums, lights, microphones, everything including a fantastic bar and we ask only £2 as a contribution to costs.


Come along and bring your instrument and have a blow. Feeling uncertain? Then leave it in the car but you’ll want to get it out later!! Singers are also welcome. We will pick a few open numbers for everyone to try and also arrange mini sets for others. Don't forget that there is a great bar with good beer!

Newbury Chamber Choir

  28 April

A Wedding in Florence (1539)


A rare opportunity to hear the complete music written for the marriage of Cosimo de' Medici and Eleonora di Toledo in Florence during a golden age of Renaissance art and music. The sumptuous wedding festivities were presided over by a theatrical Master of Ceremonies and the account of them by an eccentric poet is a feast in itself, while the music, newly arranged for voices and instruments, is as varied as it is beautiful.



Continuing this week

Bohun Gallery

  21 Apr - 12 May

Travelling South

Margaret L. Smyth


Bohun Gallery is delighted to present the new collection of work by Scottish artist Margaret L. Smyth in her first solo show in England. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity, not only for collectors of Smyth's enigmatic paintings, but also for keen followers of Contemporary Scottish Art. The artist's highly detailed and intricate storytelling methods are a fine example of the traditional techniques still being taught in the Scottish Institutions and her complex practises continue to captivate new audiences since her graduation from the Edinburgh College of Art in the early 1980s.

Margaret L. Smyth's imagery is led by the enjoyment of combining various disparate elements including toy theatres, Renaissance portraiture, natural history and seascapes, often playing with different scales in the same image. Her cast of theatrical characters appear and reappear in different combinations, sizes and scenarios and the viewer begins to see a story emerging. The new paintings created for Bohun Gallery's show explore a cast of characters who have become itinerant performers making their way to Venice for the carnival. Some of them travel in hot air balloons and others sail across the lagoon from the Lido and, in one case, become stranded.

New Era Players

  17 Feb - 28 Apr

Art in the Foyer - Meet the Photographer

Photography Exhibition


David Hatfull's exhibition focuses on the people who work in Wash Common. Entitled Service Providers,it is the latest in the series of Art in the Foyer exhibitions at the intimate New Era Theatre.

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council