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29th November

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
West Berkshire Heritage

  29 November

Willow for Christmas

Adult Workshop

10:30am
to 12:30pm

In this workshop we will be making a variety of decorative willow objects (stars, wreaths, reindeer and bells) to celebrate the festive season. Along the way we will explore different weaving techniques, giving you an you an insight into working with this versatile material. Learn about the history of willow, how it is used today and how complex objects can be made using natural materials and a minimum of basic tools.



All materials will be provided but please bring secateurs if you have them and remember that willow is a natural material and can be mucky - so wear old clothes!



Tutor: Trish Matthews, Jackdaw Baskets



£25 per person


Tickets:
Douai Abbey, Woolhampton

  30 November

Reading Festival Chorus

7:30pm

Directed by Greg Hallam



A Spotless Rose  -  Music for Advent


Tickets:
Newbury Symphony Orchestra

  30 November

Concert

7:30pm

Concert featuring major twentieth-century works for orchestra and a young cellist playing Tchaikovsky's lyrical Rococo Variations for cello and orchestra.



Shostakovich Symphony No 5 is a powerful reminder of the enduring spirit of the Russian people and Bartok captures Hungarian and middle-European essence in his Dance Suite



Conductor Jonathan Williams


Tickets:
Shaw House

  1 December

Christmas Fair at Shaw House

11:00am
to 4pm

If you are looking for unique and creative Christmas gifts then the Christmas Fair is not to be missed! We have over 60 amazing local crafters, bakers, artists and photographers all brimming with bespoke wares that can't be found on the high street. With mulled wine, hot food and Living Nativity with Miller's Ark Animals.



£1 per adult, children free


Tickets:
Newbury Chamber Choir

  1 December

Stories of Christmas

5:00pm

Edward Lambert and anon: Brighter than the Sun



Heinrich Schütz: The Christmas Story



Brighter than the Sun is a medley on the theme of the Annunciation - when the Angel appeared to Mary telling her she would give birth to Jesus. The Christmas Story is Schütz' much-loved work, here rendered into the timeless English of the King James Bible.



Featuring angels, shepherds, wise men and Herod, no music delivers the Christmas message more colourfully or joyfully.



With music spanning 800 years of history and three fabulous young soloists with an instrumental ensemble, this Sunday afternoon concert is a perfect meditation on the timeless message of Christmas.


Tickets:
Shaw House

  3 December

Christmas Wreath Making

Adult Workshop - Christmas Wreath Making

10:00am
and 6:30pm

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, add seasonal spruce and choose from a selection of dried fruits, fur cones, cinnamon sticks, ribbons and some sparkle to decorate.



If you have a pair of secateurs it would be much appreciated if you could bring them along. Suitable for beginners and groups wanting a festive outing.



No experience required. Price includes tea/filter coffee and mince pie



Tutor: Kim Harrison, Lavenders Floristry



£40 per person


Tickets:
Shaw House

  4 December

Christmas Wreath Making

Adult Workshop - Christmas Wreath Making

10:00am
and 6:30pm

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, add seasonal spruce and choose from a selection of dried fruits, fur cones, cinnamon sticks, ribbons and some sparkle to decorate.



If you have a pair of secateurs it would be much appreciated if you could bring them along. Suitable for beginners and groups wanting a festive outing.



No experience required. Price includes tea/filter coffee and mince pie



Tutor: Kim Harrison, Lavenders Floristry



£40 per person


Tickets:
Shaw House

  5 December

Christmas Wreath Making

Adult Workshop

10:00am
to 12:30pm

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, add seasonal spruce and choose from a selection of dried fruits, fur cones, cinnamon sticks, ribbons and some sparkle to decorate.



If you have a pair of secateurs it would be much appreciated if you could bring them along. Suitable for beginners and groups wanting a festive outing.



No experience required. Price includes tea/filter coffee and mince pie



Tutor: Kim Harrison, Lavenders Floristry



£40 per person


Tickets:

 

Continuing this week

New Era Players

  27 Nov - 7 Dec

The Happiest Days of Your Life

8:00pm

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!


Tickets:
is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council