What's On?


12th September

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
West Berkshire Heritage

  18 September

Lighter than Air: the story of balloon and airship flight in Berkshire


to 8pm

This talk by John A Baker covers the History of Balloon and Airship Flight in Berkshire, from 1783 when a balloon was demonstrated at Windsor Castle, to The Icicle Balloon Meet held at Newbury in the 1970s. Other locations include Windsor Racecourse, and Reading and Newbury Gasworks. Historical celebrities such as Newbury's own Aeronauts Rev John Bacon and his daughter Gertrude, who lived at Shaw, will be featured. John A Baker, has been interested in Balloons and Airships for over 45 years. He is currently the Archivist for the British Balloon and Airship Club and also The British Balloon Museum and Library.

Tickets £5 (unreserved seating and non-refundable)



Continuing this week

New Era Players

  4 Sep - 14 Sep

The Anniversary


Family relationships come under the spotlight in this hilarious comedy by Bill MacIlwraith 'Mum' invites her three adult sons, plus two partners, to celebrate her wedding anniversary, even though her husband has died years ago.

Fiercely possessive and dominating, she shocks and amuses us in her attempts to keep her sons close to her.

This is a truthful, biting comedy.

New Era Players

  2 Aug - 12 Oct

Landscapes and Lighthouses

Prints and Paintings by Arran Miles


Explorations in Mixed Media Prints and Paintings by Arran Miles. This is the latest exhibition in the Art in the Foyer series at New Era Theatre. The Private View is Fri 2nd August 6pm - 8pm. Open Mornings are Sat 31st August, Sat 21st September, and Sat 12th October.

This exhibition is also on show, of course, on evenings when there is a theatre performance at the New Era Theatre.

See  www.arranmiles.com  and www.neweraplayers.org

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council