What's On?


22nd November

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
West Berkshire Heritage

  22 November

Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

Adult Workshop

to 1:30pm

Create your own bespoke decorations by cutting glass and experimenting with glass frit, stringers and confetti to create a range of Christmas pieces such as snowmen and Christmas trees. You will be taught about the fusing process, so this course is ideal for beginners and improvers.

You will learn which types of fusing glass and embellishments are compatible and then create two of your own designs.  These will incorporate hanging loops in order for you to display them when they are finished. You will be encouraged to try some practical experiments and will benefit from the technical information and supervision provided by your tutor.

NOTE: Due to the firing and cooling down processes involved with all glassmaking it is not possible for participants to take work home on the day it is made. Your pieces will be fired, in a kiln, and posted out to you after the workshop at no extra cost.

What do you need to bring? Just bring yourself, your enthusiasm and a pair of closed-toed shoes (no open-toed footwear). All of your materials and tools will be provided.

Tutor: Christine Wolfe, Allasa Glass

£35 per person

West Berkshire Heritage

  23 November

Arm Knitting

Adult Workshop

to 12:30pm

Learn how to knit an on-trend arm knitted throw using gorgeous soft chunky yarn and just your arms! Style up your home with your newly arm knitted throw which is perfect for any interior, great to snuggle under on the sofa or a lovely present for a loved one! Suitable for complete beginners - No knitting experience needed!

Sophie, from A Boat Full of Wool will guide you step by step along the way to make your gorgeous new throw to take away with you!

The workshop includes 2 Kg of Vegan giant yarn to make a throw the rough size of 24 inch wide X 67 inch long.

We will make the whole throw in the workshop and if you would like to make another one you will be provided with a really useful content sheet to remind you of all you have learnt on the workshop! All materials supplied.

Tutor: Sophie Hale A Boat Full of Wool Sophie runs workshops from Crochet to Arm Knitting onboard her narrowboat, she also teaches crafts in West Berkshire schools on a daily basis on her mission to get more children involved in craft! Find out more here: www.aboatfullofwool.co.uk.

£65 per person


  24 November

Abel Gance's Napoleon

Classic Silent Film Showing


Originally released in 1927, Abel Gance's NAPOLEON is a cinematic landmark, which offers one of the most thrilling experiences in the entire history of film.

Famed for its groundbreaking technical innovations - including its famous triptych finale - and a running time of 5½ hours, Gance's epic traverses many of the formative experiences that shaped Napoleon's rapid advancement. Cool under pressure, Bonaparte overcomes fierce rivals, the deadly Terror and political machinations to seal his imperial destiny. Monumental and visionary, the story's chapters play out in exhilarating fashion tied together by an incredible feat of editing and technical ingenuity.

Painstakingly restored to its true glory by Academy Award-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow and featuring an equally mammoth score composed and conducted by Carl Davis (newly recorded in 7.1), this is a must-see experience for film enthusiasts and students of all ages.

Sadly, due to its epic scale and technical complexity, the film is rarely shown on the big screen. The Walwyn Hall and the Valley Film Society are therefore delighted to present a one-off showing of NAPOLEON in the picturesque horse racing village of Lambourn, Berkshire.

Presented in DTS-HD Surround Sound & 3 Screen Polyvision

Tickets £15, (inc. supper) at www.seaty.co.uk/napoleon 

The showing will take place on Sunday 24th November 2019, beginning at 2.30pm. The film consists of 4 acts, with an interval between each, including a 1 hour break during which dinner will be served. The performance is scheduled to end at approx. 9.45pm

New Era Players

  27 Nov - 7 Dec

The Happiest Days of Your Life


It is 1947, and many boarding schools who were evacuated during the war are returning to their premises. Hilary Hall (boys) are back in their old school buildings after five years and are just settling in when they receive the news that they will have to share their premises with a school of similar size and type. Unfortunately, 'The Ministry' has got its blue and pink cards mixed up and St Swithins (girls) arrive en masse. Confusion and chaos reign among teachers and pupils alike - and Rainbow the caretaker is none too pleased either!

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council