October 2013 Events

The BIG DRAW at The Corn Exchange, Newbury
Tuesday 1st – Thursday 31st October 2013
Over 200,000 people participate in the Big Draw annually. The Corn Exchange and New Greenham Arts are really excited to be involved this year! The Campaign for Drawing is an independent charity which raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement. The official Big Draw weekend is 5th and 6th October, and in conjunction with three of their Studio 8 Artists they will be running a series of workshops for you to go and draw your response to this year’s Big Draw theme, which is “Draw Tomorrow”.
For more information pleasewww.cornexchangenew.com
or call 0845 5218218.

An Audience with Dame Diana Rigg DBE at Watermill Theatre
on Friday 4th October 2013
The Watermill Theatre is delighted to welcome Dame Diana Rigg who will talk about her book, No Turn Unstoned – a collection of “the worst theatrical reviews in history”. Following an uncouth comment about her nude scene in Abelard by critic John Simon, Dame Diana was inspired to pen No Turn Unstoned. This collection of vicious reviews by theatre critics became a bestseller and cult favourite in 1982. A book that no theatre lover can put down! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear Dame Diana talk about No Turn Unstoned and join her afterwards in the bar for a glass of bubbly and cake.
Tickets are £45 per person
to book please call the box office 01635 46044 
or visit admin@watermill.org.uk.

Beerfest 2013 at Bucklebury Village 
Saturday 5th October 2013
The 5th annual Bucklebury Beerfest is to be held at the Recreation Ground, Bucklebury Village, in aid of the Victory Room charity. Last year the amount raised was in excess of £4,000, the crowds were out to enjoy the family-fun atmosphere, visiting the 17 trade and community group stands, listening to the live music, and of course sampling the local beer and cider.
Entrance is free and the event is open from 1pm to 10pm.
For more info please visit www.buckleburyparish.org.

Afternoon Tea with Darphin at The Vineyard
Supporting the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign (BCAC)
Sunday 6th October – 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Join us and Darphin and enjoy Afternoon Tea with Nyetimber sparkling wine, beauty talks and demonstrations. A £5 donation will be given to BCAC for every purchase of Darphin Silky Moisturizing Lotion and every spa treatment booked on the day.
£22.50 per person
Please call The Vineyard Spa on 01635 589415 to reserve your place
Discover more: the-vineyard.co.uk/DarphinAfternoonTea.asp

Thatcham Festival of Arts and Leisure 
Saturday 12th to Friday 25th October 2013
This year the Festival has been extended to being 14 days long and there are over 65 activities for people to enjoy at various venues around Thatcham. On the first day of the Festival in Thatcham town centre there will be a Leisure & Craft Fair held across The Broadway Green, the Parish Hall, St Mary’s Church and the Priory Gardens. Head out of the town centre to visit the Henley’s Allotments Open Day, the Thatcham Classic Car Show at Dunston Green, an art exhibition at the Old Bluecoat School or the Stamp Fair at the Memorial Hall. Free activities and fun for all the family to enjoy!
A full programme of events is available now from Newbury Tourist Information Centre, The Wharf, Newbury.
or visit www.thatchamfestival.info.

Ladies’ Lunch at The Vineyard Hotel
14th October
Johannes von Stumm

Join German born Sculptor, Johannes von Stumm, now living in Berkshire, who has attracted public and critical acclaim with the unique combination of three different materials (iron, granite and glass) in two decades of successful exhibitions, both in Britain and abroad. You will find his ‘Arches’ sculpture at The Vineyard in our Atrium Foyer.Enjoy a three course lunch with matching wines.
£60 per person.
Please call Ami on 01635 589407 to book. or click here for more information

An Introduction to Croatian Wines Masterclass at The Vineyard Hotel
17th October 12pm to 4pm
With a history dating back to Ancient Greek settlers, Croatia has a rich wine tradition. Join us for this masterclass to learn about this fairly unknown wine producing region. After the masterclass, enjoy a delightful three course lunch with wine pairings and hear from Mundy Cruising and Paul Gauguin Cruises about their Croatian wine tasting cruise onboard Tere Moana.
£65 per person
Please call Ami Williams on 01635 589407 to book.

Wine Festival Weekend at The Vineyard Hotel
18th – 20th October 2013
18th – Wine Festival Dinner
Five courses with two matched wines per course
£95 per person
19th – Wine Festival Tasting
Taste over 150 wines from around the world and enjoy a light lunch
From £45 per person*
Masterclasses throughout the day from £5 per class
Please contact us on 01635 897738 to book your tickets
Click here to discover more

Giant Pumpkin Hunt at Bucklebury Farm Park 
Friday 25th October to Monday 4th November 2013
Go pumpkin hunting! Take a walk on the wild side through the new spooky woodland maze, play seasonal games in the haunted house, take part in Halloween craft workshops or have your face painted. Enjoy the usual attractions including the adventure playground which has a challenging cable way together with a high tree house, climb around a castle or have fun in the sandpit.
Adults £8.95, children and OAP’s £7.95.
For more information please visit info@buckleburyfarmpark.co.uk.

WSET Level 1 Award in Wine at The Vineyard Hotel
Day course
27th Oct 2013
Learn more about wine in one of the UK’s wine hotels and gain an internationally recognised wine qualification whilst enjoying fine wine and dining at The Vineyard.
The day course includes:

  • a full day’s training WSET Level 1 Award in Wine training including exam and wines
  • Three course lunch with matching wines in our restaurant
  • Tour of our 30,000 bottle cellars

£150 per person
Click here to discover more about the WSET course

Please contact Ami Williams on 01635 589407 to book

Creepy Cruises at Kennet and Avon Canal
Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November 2013
Halloween horrors aboard the Jubilee narrowboat this October half-term. Dare you go aboard? Children are encouraged to dress-up in Halloween costumes to trick or treat the boat crew. There’ll even be ghost stories as you cruise (not too scary though!) This is going to be a spooky spectacle so make sure you don’t miss out by buying your tickets today from Newbury Tourist Information Centre.
Trips will last for one hour and will run once a day at 2pm.
Prepare to be spooked!!
Adults £6, Children £3.50, for more info please call 01635 30267 
or visit tourism@westberks.gov.uk.