What's On?


30th March

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
Shaw House

  30 March

Iron-fix Silk Painting

Adult Workshop

to 1pm

Using gutta (outliner) to develop a Spring themed painting, you will learn how to tint and blend iron-fix silk paints to complete your design. You will also use silk paints for an Easter themed card.

All resources will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own designs.

Tutor: Helen Mortimer 


Shaw House

  3 April

Easter Wreaths

Adult Workshop

to 3pm

Come along to this spring wreath workshop and create your own arrangement using seasonal flowers. These stunning designs are perfect for displaying on your door or table.

All materials will be provided. Suitable for beginners.

Tutor: Kim Harrison, Lavendars


Newbury Choral Society

  5 April

A Choral Meditation for Holy Week


The Chamber Choir perform a feast of seasonal choral music from the eighteenth century.

A. Scarlatti: Mass for 4 voices

Lotti: Requiem

D. Scarlatti: Magnificat



Continuing this week

Nocturn Dance

  15 Jan - 1 Apr

Dare to Dance


Dare to Dance classes are a great opportunity for dancers of all abilities aged 55+ to get active and learn some new moves.

Delivered in partnership with NOCTURN Dance, this class is welcoming, accessible and challenging for dancers of all abilities and their bodies. Come along and explore your creative side while improving your overall fitness and flexibility.

John's own professional journey into dance didn't start until he was in his late 30's, and he has spent the last 10 years encouraging and supporting adults into dance.

Wednesdays, 15 Jan - 1 Apr; 4pm - 5.30pm. No session w/c 17 Feb. Suitable for ages 55+. £78 for 11 week term (£54 for over 65's)

Find out more: http://bit.ly/DaretoDanceWednesdays

Nocturn Dance

  14 Jan - 31 Mar

ILLUME Performance Group


ILLUME is an inclusive contemporary dance performance group, for adults, who seek opportunities to be involved in creating and making work for performance.

Under the artistic guidance of John Darvell of NOCTURN, our dance creative learning partner, participants throughout the year will explore the myriad of creative processes used by the professional company in developing work that is performed both virtually and live.

As a member of ILLUME, you will draw upon your rich life experience to create challenging dance. The group is suitable to all who embrace the opportunity to create, test themselves and have a desire to perform, no matter what previous dance experience or age.

£79 for 11 week term. Suitable for ages 18+

Find out more: http://bit.ly/IllumePerformanceGroup

Special Offer: Book NOCTURN plus ILLUME in the same season and pay £118.50

Please note, as this is working towards performances, regular attendance is required

Nocturn Dance

  14 Jan - 31 Mar

Adult Contemporary Dance


Think different. Live different. Dance!

Have fun and improve your health while learning the core skills and styles of contemporary dance in this friendly class suitable for all abilities, from the total beginners to those with dance experience.

Come alone or with friends. Our classes are about encouragement, positivity and fun, all delivered in a calm friendly approach by expert workshop leaders from professional dancers from NOCTURN.

Classes run term time. £79 for 11 week term.

Try Before You Buy. Love to dance but unsure if this class is right for you? Try a session with no obligation before deciding if it's the one for you.

For further information visit nocturndance.co.uk or email help@nocturndance.co.uk

Nocturn Dance

  14 Jan - 31 Mar

Youth Dance


Led by John Darvell of NOCTURN, our Youth Dance company is open to young people aged 11 - 14 who want to learn in a non-competitive, non-judgemental environment which recognises and celebrates individual ability and enjoyment of dance.

Participants will have the opportunity to create digital performance content as well as performing on the stage at the Corn Exchange, utilising NOCTURN's exciting approach to exploring dance.

No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and grow as a dancer.

£65 (for 11 week term)

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council