What's On?

w/b

3rd December

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
Shaw House

  4 December

Christmas Wreath Making

Adult Workshop

10:00am
- 12:30

Come along and join in the festive fun with Kim and her lavenders team, creating your own bespoke wreath for your door. You will learn how to moss your wire wreath frame and then add Nordic spruce and other seasonal foliage. A selection of dried fruits, fur cones, cinnamon sticks, as well as coloured baubles, ribbons and silk decorations will be provided.



No experience required.



Price includes tea/filter coffee and mince pie



£40 per person


Tickets:
Shaw House

  5 December

Christmas Wreath Making

Adult Workshop

10:00am
- 12:30

Come along and join in the festive fun with Kim and her lavenders team, creating your own bespoke wreath for your door. You will learn how to moss your wire wreath frame and then add Nordic spruce and other seasonal foliage. A selection of dried fruits, fur cones, cinnamon sticks, as well as coloured baubles, ribbons and silk decorations will be provided.



No experience required.



Price includes tea/filter coffee and mince pie



£40 per person


Tickets:
Newbury Chamber Choir

  9 December

Music for Advent

4:00pm

James Maunders: Yaldo and Victoria: Missa O Magnum Mysterium.



First performance of a work by local composer and musician James Maunders. Yaldo ('The Nativity') is a cantata whose musical material draws on Hebraic and Syriac modes and dance meters from around the Eastern Mediterranean.



This short advent concert also features one of the greatest works by Tomás Luis de Victoria, the most famous composer of renaissance Spain.


Tickets:

 

Continuing this week

Newbury's First Living Advent Calendar

  1 Dec - 5 Jan

Newbury's First Living Advent Calendar

10:30am
- 6pm. Times vary between locations

Newbury's First Living Advent Calendar is inspired by an idea that began in Stockholm and will run every day from 1st until 24th December. Like a traditional children's advent calendar, a newly decorated window or door will be unveiled by a local amenity, business or resident, who will entertain you with a surprise festive treat.



The event - which will remain secret until the day and run typically for15 minutes - can include songs, dance, music, food, sketches, poetry as well as more bespoke entertainment, all with a festive twist. Come along and enjoy the magic of Christmas with us.



Please visit our website at https://sites.google.com/view/newburyadventcalendar/home for trail of doors and windows, and interactive map.


Details:
The Heiress

  28 Nov - 8 Dec

The Heiress

8:00pm

Is it possible to combine wealth and love?



The Tony award-winning play The Heiress, was the first full length production by New Era Players in our Wash Common theatre, 40 years ago.  It is set in 19th century New York and revolves around the wealthy Sloper family who live in the much sought- after New York address of Washington Square, New York.



The story has at its heart the character of Catherine, the heiress of the title, who has money of her own and will inherit another fortune on her father's death. She meets Morris, a charming, articulate young man who persuades her that he has fallen in love with her and wishes to marry her. 



We are very lucky to have a link back to our original production in Marie Jacobs, who played Catherine 40 years ago and is playing Mrs Penniman in this production.


Tickets:
Julian Trevelayn

  7 Nov - 21 Dec

Julian Trevelayn

A Magician for his Time

10:00am
Wed-Sat: 10-4pm

Bohun Gallery's superb collection of paintings, collage and etchings explores the diversity and development of this pioneering artist throughout the 20th century. One of the key works in this selling show is 'Tisbury', a collage dated 1937. The 1930s were fertile years for the young Trevelyan who had benefitted from three years spent at Stanley Hayter's printing studio, Atelier 17, in Paris where he met Klee, Picasso and Miro. It was in this atmosphere that he turned to Surrealism and became a founding member of the British Surrealist Group whilst also becoming involved with the Mass Observation Group. Very few remain, but Trevelyan's collages from his involvement with Mass Observation are regarded as a critical part of his development bringing together so many strands of his artistic development during the 1930s.



Bohun Gallery's show includes a number of early oil paintings depicting the views from his home and studio at Durham Wharf on the banks of the London Thames, which became home to Trevelyan and his wife Mary Fedden in 1951. The Wharf became an important focus for London's artistic circles of the time and provided continued artistic inspiration for Trevelyan until his death in 1988. A particularly charming painting dated 1967 depicts the gardens at Durham Wharf, with one of Julian?s beloved cats staring out at us distant views of a Tug boat on the Thames beyond.



Director of Bohun Gallery, Patricia Jordan-Evans first met Julian in 1982 at Durham Wharf and there began a long and happy working relationship. Her words, taken from the Catalogue Raisonne of Trevleyan's etchings, best describe the enchanting and captivating qualities of this pioneering artist:



'I have always found that to be surrounded by Julian Trevelyan's images was a magical experience which has not diminished with time. His work was unlike that of any other artist I knew. Full of ingenuity and insight, it had an unmistakable quirky humour. Julian's images offered me a world of real originality, of spatial paradox and a delicious, intelligent simplicity devoid of cynicism.  His profound vision has resulted in a series of unique achievements which include a wonderful body of paintings, collages and etchings. In the poet Kathleen Raine's words, he was truly:



'a Magician for his time and generation - he was our Enchanter'


Details:
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West Berkshire District Council