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6th December

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
West Berkshire Heritage

  6 December

Painting Ceramic Christmas Decorations

Adult Workshop

10:00am
to 1pm

This popular workshop starts with a brief talk about the history of the Christmas tree and its decorations followed by hands- on painting of 4 ceramic Christmas decorations of your choice out of the vast collection of Roelofs and Rubens bisque shapes.



There is plenty of instruction and help at hand for you to create your own unique Christmas decorations.



The decorations will be taken away for firing, finished with beads and ribbon and delivered or posted to your house. Materials, beads and ribbon and postage are all included in the price.



Tutor: Piet van den Beuken, Roelofs and Rubens Blue and White Tableware http://roelofsrubens.co.uk



£40 per person


Tickets:
West Berkshire Heritage

  7 December

Painting Ceramic Christmas Decorations

Adult Workshop

10:00am
to 1pm

This popular workshop starts with a brief talk about the history of the Christmas tree and its decorations followed by hands- on painting of 4 ceramic Christmas decorations of your choice out of the vast collection of Roelofs and Rubens bisque shapes.



There is plenty of instruction and help at hand for you to create your own unique Christmas decorations.



The decorations will be taken away for firing, finished with beads and ribbon and delivered or posted to your house. Materials, beads and ribbon and postage are all included in the price.



Tutor: Piet van den Beuken, Roelofs and Rubens Blue and White Tableware http://roelofsrubens.co.uk



£40 per person


Tickets:
Barfield Handbell Ringers

  7 December

Barfield Bells and Christmas Chimes

Handbell concert

3:00pm

Enjoy an afternoon of music to brighten a winter day.  Performed by 14 ringers with nearly 100 handbells, there will be a varied programme of music including some Christmas pieces to get everyone in the festive mood.  Light refreshments available in the interval.



Tickets: £6 full, £5 concessions, accompanied children 16 yrs and under free. Available from Picture It, High Street,Thatcham or on the door.


Tickets:
Shaw House

  7 December

A Tudor Christmas

Concert

7:30pm

An uplifting evening of festive merrymaking Leading early music ensemble 'Piva - the Renaissance Collective' return with an evening of festive revelry, in true Tudor style. Capturing a flavour of the time when the Twelve Days of Christmas would have been filled with feasting, music, dancing and singing. Piva will take you back to an era of masques and entertainments with authentic period instruments and tales from the time. 



 A perfect way to prepare you for the Christmas festivities. 



The cafe will be open, serving wine, local beer/cider and mulled wine.



"Piva perform with style and panache" fRoots Magazine

"A very talented band of specialist musicians" Stafford Gatehouse Theatre www.piva.org.uk/



Available from Shaw House 01635 279279 or www.westberkshireheritage.org/whats-on



Adult £14, Child £5


Tickets:
Shaw House

  9 December

Festive D├ęcoupage

Adult Workshop

10:30am
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


Tickets:
West Berkshire Heritage

  11 December

A 17th Century Christmas

Talk

1:00pm
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)


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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!


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is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council