What's On?


24th April

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
Creation Theatre

  24 Apr - 11 May

Animal Farm


Creation Theatre are delighted to welcome you to George Orwell's classic political fable in an adaptation bristling with satire.

The animals have thrown off their human oppressors, but a new political elite are rising, and want to make Animal Farm 'great again'. But at what cost? Join us for a riotous retelling of this timeless novel featuring Creation's rep company.

Please note we also have matinee performances.

Tickets vary in price, please see our website.

Box_office: https://creationtheatre.co.uk/show/animalfarm/

Boundary Players

  24 Apr - 27 Apr

We'll Bring The House Down


A brand new play, set in the House of Commons, is due to premier at the William Penney Theatre Tadley on April 24-27 2024.

The play, entitled Well Bring the House Down is set in 2015 and details the journey of the fictional MP for Crystal Palace South Royce Owen as he comes to terms with the new Jeremy Corbyn leadership.

Written by Mike Brook and Steve Schollar, with the latter also directing, the play explores one man's dealings with the worlds of politics, family, and friendships.

Royce Owen is the Labour MP for Crystal Palace South, he has a comfortable majority, but he thinks he's in trouble.

Having confidently campaigned in support of two leadership candidates who lost, he is now desperate to curry favour with the successful new Party leader and his supporters.

Under pressure from various different factions in his own party, as well as his son and a local Trade Union rep, will Royce find a way forward or will he realise that he just doesn't care enough to carry on?

Tickets (£8/£6 concs) now available, or via the Box Office on the night.

Box_office: https://www.boundaryplayers.co.uk/community/boundary-players-20316/home/

Hungerford Jazz Forum

  26 April

Hungerford Jazz Forum


The next HJF is on Friday 26th April at 8pm in the British Legion, Church Way, Hungerford.

Entrance £3 to cover costs

HJF is an open forum of friendly musos. You are very welcome to come along and join in ,  If you don’t play an instrument or sing you are welcome to come along and enjoy the music and atmosphere.

There is also a good bar which serves beers etc plus tea and coffee.

We have replaced open numbers with a reminder that you are welcome to come along and request a particular tune, may be one you have been practicing. We will be pleased to fit you in. Just talk to one of the team or whoever has the CLIPBOARD.

Hungerford Jazz Forum now offers bands and performers a 30 minute slot around 9pm. This was first trialed last year to great success. More info here (thanks to Newbury Weekly News). This month guest slot is free at the moment.

To book it email us on grw2013-ibook@yahoo.co.uk.

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We hope to see you Friday at 8pm.

Best Wishes From

George and the team

Tedesca Quartet

  28 April

The Tedesca String Quartet


St Mary's Church in Shaw are delighted to welcome Tedesca for their fourth concert in Newbury. 

The professional string quartet will be performing Haydn Quartet Op 76 No. 1 in G Major, Shostakovich Quartet No. 7 Op 108 and Mendelssohn Quartet in E flat Major Op 12.

St Mary's Church is accessible to wheelchair users and free parking is available.

More information about Tedesca can be found on their website www.Tedesca.co.uk Concert proceeds will support St Mary's fundraising projects and West Berkshire Foodbank.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Tickets are £15 (free for children) and include interval refreshments. Tickets can be booked by contacting Rachel Haslam on 07919 555043 or email rachel.haslam@ntlworld.com.



Continuing this week

Dennis Greensmith

  6 Mar - 22 May

Learn Spanish and Classical Guitar


This fun and friendly course learning to play Spanish and Classical Guitar will be held in small groups at the beautiful Waterside Centre Newbury. The course is designed for complete beginners to playing finger style guitar or those wanting to further develop into this style of playing. We will be learning to read music as well. The course is held over 10 one hour sessions for only £80. You will receive a FREE tutor book and full support (including on-line back lessons) from the Newbury Guitar teacher Dennis Greensmith.

Further information is provided in the link which explains what equipment you will need. For booking please email Dennis at teaching@greensmith.info or call 07387 402672.

OCTC Craft and Gift Fair

  2 Mar - 23 May

Loving Earth Exhibition

Exhibition open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and first Saturday of the month

An exhibition of over 70 textile panels made for the Loving Earth Quaker Arts Project. Each panel is designed and made to represent the environmental concerns of each of the makers.

Exhibition open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and first Saturday of the month, 10am to 4pm. Admission charge £5

Box_office: octc@live.com

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council