What's On?


8th December

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
Shaw House

  9 December

Festive D├ęcoupage

Adult Workshop

to 12:30pm

Learn the art of découpage in this festive workshop. Using napkins, create beautiful designs on to glass dishes and complete them using your own choice of paint colour.All materials supplied.

Tutor: Helen Mortimer

£20 per person

West Berkshire Heritage

  11 December

A 17th Century Christmas


to 2pm

This talk by Tim Healey presents a vibrant portrait of Christmas in a turbulent age. There are Lords of Misrule, Twelfth Night revels, wassails, boar's head feasts, frost fairs on the frozen Thames - and a Puritan ban on Christmas itself. A freelance writer and broadcaster, Tim Healey also directs the 17th-century costume band, The Oxford Waits.

Authentic 17th century nibbles will be available for you to try if you wish.  These will include white gingerbread, cherry pottage, cracknels and trout pasties.

Ticket price includes the talk and nibbles.

Tickets £8 (unreserved seating and non-refundable)

Apollo Big Band with vocalist Steph Richardson

  13 December

Apollo Big Band with vocalist Steph Richardson


Enjoy toe-tapping night of swinging Big Band tunes with the Apollo Big Band, and featuring popular jazz vocalist Steph Richardson. Bring some drinks and nibbles, sit back and enjoy a superb evening's entertainment.

Tickets £10 (£5 for under 16s) available from www.apollobigband.co.uk or call 01793 766 129

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council