What's On? September Newbury & District Arts Association
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18 Sept - 6 Oct


Tues - Sat
10am - 5pm
(closed Tues - Fri 
1:15 - 2:15pm)
Twirling and Swirling II, Monotype, 28 x 22.5 insThe Bohun Gallery presents:
Bill Jacklin 'New Monotypes'
Exhibition
Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames

British born Jacklin has lived in New York for thirty years and has received international recognition for his ability to express the mood of this great metropolis.

One of the most exciting and individual artists of the generation that first came to prominence in the 1960s, his importance was highlighted in 1993 with a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

Details: www.bohungallery.co.uk, 01491 576228
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18 September

7pm - 9pm)
The Film Photography Group presents:
Open Evening
Salvation Army Hall, Northcroft Lane, Newbury

Our weekly group is for photographers of all levels who would like to discuss, learn about and experiment with film, film cameras and techniques. Our ethos is based on sharing skills and having fun! We are offering workshops, projects and location shoots with professional photographers. So come along to find out more - open evening is free!!

Details: filmphotographygroup@gmail.com / tel 07870974775
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20 Sept - 5 Oct


10am - 5:30pm
Sail Away with Me - Lucy OrchardModern Artists Gallery presents:
Lucy Orchard
Sail Away with Me - Watercolours
Modern Artists Gallery High St. Whhitchurch on Thames

Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton were profoundly in love with each other. Sail Away with Me is about the story of deep and profound love. Shown in a collection of 11 exquisite watercolours.

Details: www.modernartistsgallery.com
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22 September



10am - 3pm
Writing for Stage and RadioSt John's College Marlborough presents:
Writing for Stage and Radio
Workshops led by Angela Street
St John's College, Marlborough

These two workshops are for anyone wanting to learn or practise the techniques of playwriting (for serious drama, comedy, or sketches), in an informal environment. All comers welcome.

Workshops will include: Examination of extracts from contemporary plays Writing Exercises Discussion and Feedback Participants will aim to write a first draft of a short play either for stage or radio. Led by Angela Street, www.angelastreetwriter.wordpress.com

Quotes from previous students : “She's great at stimulating comic (and bizarre!) writing..." and “Not only does she give you excellent theoretical knowledge, but also equips you with fabulous solutions to your writing problems.”

Tickets: Sally Bere, sbere@stjohns.wilts.sch.uk or 01672-519558
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22 September

7:30pm
Reading Phoenix Choir ConcertReading Phoenix Choir presents:
Reading Phoenix Choir Concert
St Mary's Church Stratfield Mortimer

Choral concert - Top mixed ameteur choir conducted by David Crown.

Mixture of choral music - sacred and secular, Early and modern, Traditional and popular - Something for everyone!

Tickets £10 including refreshments

Tickets: 0118 930 6101 or on the door
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22 September

8pm
The Coal PortersArlington Arts presents:
The Coal Porters
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury

The Coal Porters were formed in the 1990s by ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin. Relocating from Los Angeles to London the band left its electric instrumentation behind and slowly mutated into the acoustic act they are today.

In fact, the Coal Porters claim to be the world's first "alt-bluegrass" act, given as they take old themes and melodies and soup them up for the 21st century and their expanded listening audience.

The band demonstrates the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass matched with three-part harmonies and memorable melodies - with which they have wowed audiences throughout the World.

In short, they are regarded as the UK's finest exponent of traditional American music.

"A sumptious bluegrass spread impeccably served" Uncut

"Swell picking, sweet vocals, strong tunes...a bucketful of tradition" Time Out

www.sidgriffin.com

Tickets: online, boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk,
Newbury 01635 244246
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Continuing this week:

13 - 22 September

8pm
When We Are MarriedNew Era Players presents:
When We Are Married
New Era Theatre, Wash Common

A farcical comedy about the Silver Wedding celebrations of three respectable couples who suddenly find out that they are not really married at all!

Tensions grow in the busy 1908 Yorkshire household as wives and husbands have a chance to reassess their relationships.

www.neweraplayers.org

Tickets: 07919 916009
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4 Sept - 4 Oct


10am - 5pm
Mon - Fri
StateStudio 8 artists presents:
State
exhibition
New Greenham Arts Centre, Newbury

The Studio8 artists ask: What does state mean to you? as they individually interpret this concept for their upcoming exhibition, STATE.

Studio 8 is a group of 8 artists, resident at New Greenham Arts Centre, the studio space of the Corn Exchange, Newbury. They work in a variety of disciplines and media, including installation, mixed media, paint, print, glass, textiles and sculpture. Their exhibitions, for over a decade, have showcased an exciting range of work that responds to a new and contemporary theme each year.

Shirley Eccles, Flora Gare, Chrissie Gutsell, Sally Haynes, Helen Lunn, Helen Peake, Marie Sudwell, Luke Webb.

STATE is also open 4 September - 21 November at the Corn Exchange, Newbury 10am - 5pm Mon - Fri

Details: www.cornexchangenew.com/events/event_detail/state
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13 - 22 September


7:45pm
Matinée Sat 22
Calendar GirlsProgress Theatre presents:
Calendar Girls
by Tim Firth
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading

Based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth.

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade some of their fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.

Directed by: Aidan Moran

Tickets: on 0118 960 6060, online at www.readingarts.co.uk and in person at the Hexagon or Town Hall
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2 Aug - 22 Sep

Mon-Sat 7:30pm

Thurs & Sat mats 2:30pm

Sat 22 Sept:
1:30pm & 6:30pm
Thoroughly Modern MillieWatermill Theatre presents:
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury

Directed by Caroline Leslie
Musical musical arrangements by Paul Herbert
Choreography by Alistair David
Designed by Tom Rogers
Lighting designed by Philip Gladwell
Sound designed by Peter Rice
Assistant Director Tom O’Brien

It’s the roaring 20’s, Millie Dillmount from Kansas, steps off the train into a New York city filled with speakeasies, frivolous flappers and the pulsating sounds of syncopated jazz. America has thrown off its inhibitions and anything goes! Millie’s ‘modern’ plan is to work in a typing pool and marry the wealthy boss. But then she meets and falls in love with Jimmy, a man without a dime to his name... or so she thinks.

Filled with characters you’ll love, some you’ll love to hate, and great musical numbers, this high-energy, romantic comedy took Broadway by storm, winning six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. From the creative team behind The Watermill’s sell-out production of Radio Times.

Tickets: Watermill Theatre, Newbury 01635 522733
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Newbury and District Arts Association is supported by:

West Berkshire District Council

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