What's On?


16th January

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
West Berkshire Museum

  16 January

Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice


door 6:30pm

Every November many homes in Europe and North America still waft with the smell of freshly baked gingerbread, cinnamon infused mulled wine and richly spiced fruitcake, puddings and pumpkin pie.  Familiar spices such as nutmeg, cloves, allspice, cinnamon and ginger are synonymous with Christmas.  However, the history of these common place spices takes us across time and continents, with people risking life and limb to bring them home.

Following the history and geography of the Spice Trail, researcher and educational consultant Lynda Warren will lead us on a journey to discover their use in cooking, medicines, cosmetics and household purposes, supported by a free handout for those who are interested in finding out more.

Tickets are £5

Kennet Opera

  17 January

Open Evening


Keen on singing, or looking to try it out? Our friendly group based in Newbury is keen to meet you. Start 2019 with something new!

If you're keen on singing, or tempted to try it out, please join us at our free Open Evening, in the centre of Newbury. We're a friendly group, and would love to meet you. There'll be time to chat over refreshments, and we welcome you to join in a few favourite opera choruses (not an audition)!

We'll also tell you about our packed 2019 programme, which includes VIVA VERDI! concerts through the spring and summer, a 25th Anniversary concert at the end of the summer, and THE MAGIC FLUTE on stage  with orchestra in the autumn.

No need to book... just turn up on the night in the church hall of St. Nics. If you do have questions, please feel free to contact our secretary by email to secretary@kennetopera.co.uk

Date and Time Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Location St Nicolas Church, West Mills, Newbury RG14 5HG (Lifts available from Wantage).

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council