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May
26
Fri
Club Velocity presents The August List @ Rising Sun Arts Centre
May 26 @ 8:00 pm
Club Velocity presents The August List @ Rising Sun Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom

Club Velocity presents….
Friday May 26th 2017

The August List new album ‘Ramshackle Tabernacle’
Firm Silver Street faves.You and your mum love em.

Oxford Two piece.Who deal in mighty country blues, with a rocknroll
edge.Do not miss.

“It’s a rare West Country husband-and-wife duo that can pull off the knack of sounding simultaneously like a vintage Louisiana jug band and at the same time very much like themselves.” – Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)

Ed Lofstedt
Club Velocity legend.Now based in Reading.
Plays folk. Channels post-rock. Dreams post-punk. Eats pop.

“One of the UK’s best up and coming songwriters…a credit to his craft.” – All Will Be Well

Ed channels electronica and post-rock through his folk songs, drawing in huge dynamic shifts, spellbinding stagecraft and bewitching lyrics.

Jonathan Amphlett & The Home Counties Band

Jonathan has been part of many successful Reading bands, including Johnny Arrow & The Cheap Day Returns, Sleep Room and Kicking Television and has supported the likes of Mark Morriss of the Bluetones, critically acclaimed band Everything Everything and Guardian favourites, Tuff Love.

He is now taking the whole blame for everything that he does as he strikes out on his own.

No shrinking bedroom troubadour, Jonathan Amphlett rips off the best bits of Josh Ritter, Courtney Barnett, Matt Berninger and Jeff Tweedy; lyrics that would make Hemmingway fire his shotgun in appreciation combined with an electric English­country swing.

Club Velocity presents The August List @ Rising Sun Arts Centre
May 26 @ 8:00 pm
Club Velocity presents The August List @ Rising Sun Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom

Club Velocity presents….
Friday May 26th 2017

The August List new album ‘Ramshackle Tabernacle’
Firm Silver Street faves.You and your mum love em.

Oxford Two piece.Who deal in mighty country blues, with a rocknroll
edge.Do not miss.

“It’s a rare West Country husband-and-wife duo that can pull off the knack of sounding simultaneously like a vintage Louisiana jug band and at the same time very much like themselves.” – Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)

Ed Lofstedt
Club Velocity legend.Now based in Reading.
Plays folk. Channels post-rock. Dreams post-punk. Eats pop.

“One of the UK’s best up and coming songwriters…a credit to his craft.” – All Will Be Well

Ed channels electronica and post-rock through his folk songs, drawing in huge dynamic shifts, spellbinding stagecraft and bewitching lyrics.

Jonathan Amphlett & The Home Counties Band

Jonathan has been part of many successful Reading bands, including Johnny Arrow & The Cheap Day Returns, Sleep Room and Kicking Television and has supported the likes of Mark Morriss of the Bluetones, critically acclaimed band Everything Everything and Guardian favourites, Tuff Love.

He is now taking the whole blame for everything that he does as he strikes out on his own.

No shrinking bedroom troubadour, Jonathan Amphlett rips off the best bits of Josh Ritter, Courtney Barnett, Matt Berninger and Jeff Tweedy; lyrics that would make Hemmingway fire his shotgun in appreciation combined with an electric English­country swing.

May
28
Sun
Sunday Lunch at Bishopswood @ Bishopswood Golf Course
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Enjoy a Sunday roast in Sands Restaurant from 12noon (last table at 2.30pm). The menu changes each Sunday but will always have 2 meats, a fish and vegetarian dish along with a selection of starters and desserts.

2 Courses for £13.95

3 Courses for £17.95

To book your table call 0118 940 8600 then choose option 4. Non-members are very welcome.

 

May
29
Mon
Play Affordable Golf at Bishopswood @ Bishopswood Golf Course
May 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Every Monday and Thursday

Play 9-Holes of Golf on a Monday or Thursday for £9.95

Call 0118 940 8601, book a tee time between 8am and 4pm and you can play 9-holes for just £9.95 per person. Why not make use of the facilities offered in the club house either before or after you’ve played? Enjoy coffee, cake, a late breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Balcony Bar from 10am daily. Evening meals are served Tuesday to Saturday till 9pm.

Non-members are very welcome at any time in the Balcomy Bar and in Sands Restaurant.

 

Twin Hearts Meditation and Healing @ Newbury Quaker
May 29 @ 6:30 pm
Twin Hearts Meditation and Healing @ Newbury Quaker  | Newbury | United Kingdom

Twin Hearts Meditation – activates the heart and crown chakras, disintegrating stress energy and negative emotions and increasing intuition. This meditation leaves us with a great sense of love, peace, clarity, loving kindness and wholeness. It is a powerful tool in helping us to live a happier, healthier, more positive life.

May
30
Tue
Table D’Hote Menu Available on Tuesdays @ Bishopswood Golf Course
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

To enjoy our 2-course menu, book a table in Sands Restaurant for any Tuesday and, as well as the standard restaurant menu, you will be given the Tuesday menu as well.

Choose 2 courses for just £10.95. The menu will change each week so to find out what dishes are being offered, click the link below or call 0118 940 8600 option 4 and you can book your table at the same time.

Sample Menu

Beatroots Bateria @ Readipop Studios
May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Samba drumming group Beatroots has performed at many major events and festivals including WOMAD, The Thames Festival and the Olympic Rowing during London 2012. Beginners can join the band by taking part in Samba 101. Experienced players can join any time. More info at www.beatroots.co.uk Every Tuesday, 8 – 10pm at Readipop Studios

May
31
Wed
African Drumming @ Readipop Studios
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event description: Learn, develop and rehearse African rhythms played on a mix of traditional drums and percussion including djembes and dun duns. This is an informal workshop leading to opportunities to perform at local events. Complete beginners are welcome and drums are provided.

The Small Strings @ Readipop Studios
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Small Strings play popular songs on ukuleles and perform at local festivals and events. The weekly sessions include rehearsing existing repertoire and learning new songs. New to the uke? We suggest you try the Beginners Ukulele Course.

Jun
1
Thu
Play Affordable Golf at Bishopswood @ Bishopswood Golf Course
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Every Monday and Thursday

Play 9-Holes of Golf on a Monday or Thursday for £9.95

Call 0118 940 8601, book a tee time between 8am and 4pm and you can play 9-holes for just £9.95 per person. Why not make use of the facilities offered in the club house either before or after you’ve played? Enjoy coffee, cake, a late breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Balcony Bar from 10am daily. Evening meals are served Tuesday to Saturday till 9pm.

Non-members are very welcome at any time in the Balcomy Bar and in Sands Restaurant.

 

BuzzConnect Business Networking Event @Metro Bank @ Metro Bank Newbury
Jun 1 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
BuzzConnect Business Networking Event @Metro Bank @ Metro Bank Newbury | Newbury | England | United Kingdom

BuzzConnect Morning Networking aims to help build a stronger business community across West Berkshire by providing organisations of all sizes with the opportunity to connect and develop mutually supportive relationships, access support, advice and direction from like-minded businesses and business experts.

REGISTER HERE

Little Squeakers Music Group @ St George's Church
Jun 1 @ 2:45 pm

Music fun for the little ones, drop in parent-toddler music group in Newbury.

Action songs, finger rhymes, musical instruments, bubbles and our special squeaky puppets!

Flamenco Night @ El Sabio
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm

Live Spanish flamenco guitar night – first thursday of every month at Newbury from 7.30 pm. Reserve your space.

Jun
4
Sun
Sunday Lunch at Bishopswood @ Bishopswood Golf Course
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Enjoy a Sunday roast in Sands Restaurant from 12noon (last table at 2.30pm). The menu changes each Sunday but will always have 2 meats, a fish and vegetarian dish along with a selection of starters and desserts.

2 Courses for £13.95

3 Courses for £17.95

To book your table call 0118 940 8600 then choose option 4. Non-members are very welcome.

 

Jun
5
Mon
Play Affordable Golf at Bishopswood @ Bishopswood Golf Course
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Every Monday and Thursday

Play 9-Holes of Golf on a Monday or Thursday for £9.95

Call 0118 940 8601, book a tee time between 8am and 4pm and you can play 9-holes for just £9.95 per person. Why not make use of the facilities offered in the club house either before or after you’ve played? Enjoy coffee, cake, a late breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Balcony Bar from 10am daily. Evening meals are served Tuesday to Saturday till 9pm.

Non-members are very welcome at any time in the Balcomy Bar and in Sands Restaurant.

 

Twin Hearts Meditation and Healing @ Newbury Quaker
Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm
Twin Hearts Meditation and Healing @ Newbury Quaker  | Newbury | United Kingdom

Twin Hearts Meditation – activates the heart and crown chakras, disintegrating stress energy and negative emotions and increasing intuition. This meditation leaves us with a great sense of love, peace, clarity, loving kindness and wholeness. It is a powerful tool in helping us to live a happier, healthier, more positive life.

Jun
6
Tue
Newbury Torch Club @ Fairclose
Jun 6 @ 12:30 am – 2:00 am

Torch Club is a friendly social club for people who are new to the area, lonely, disabled, depressed or bereaved and wish to have a club to go to on a regular basis. The meetings take place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening of every month with varied entertainments including outings, bingo and pub visits.

Table D’Hote Menu Available on Tuesdays @ Bishopswood Golf Course
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

To enjoy our 2-course menu, book a table in Sands Restaurant for any Tuesday and, as well as the standard restaurant menu, you will be given the Tuesday menu as well.

Choose 2 courses for just £10.95. The menu will change each week so to find out what dishes are being offered, click the link below or call 0118 940 8600 option 4 and you can book your table at the same time.

Sample Menu

Beatroots Bateria @ Readipop Studios
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Samba drumming group Beatroots has performed at many major events and festivals including WOMAD, The Thames Festival and the Olympic Rowing during London 2012. Beginners can join the band by taking part in Samba 101. Experienced players can join any time. More info at www.beatroots.co.uk Every Tuesday, 8 – 10pm at Readipop Studios

Jun
7
Wed
Barbecue & Rosé Pairing Wine School @ The Vineyard Hotel
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Barbecue & Rosé Pairing Wine School @ The Vineyard Hotel

Celebrate The Great British summer, as we invite you to join The Vineyard for a tasting sensation. With the lighter evenings and warmer weather soon to be upon our temple of Californian wine, we look forward to serving a number of barbecue favourites paired perfectly with pink, blush and rosé wine.

£30 per person or
£55 per person including the wine school and two course dinner in the California Bar

To reserve your place please call our events team on 01635 589407 or email events@the-vineyard.co.uk

African Drumming @ Readipop Studios
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event description: Learn, develop and rehearse African rhythms played on a mix of traditional drums and percussion including djembes and dun duns. This is an informal workshop leading to opportunities to perform at local events. Complete beginners are welcome and drums are provided.

The Small Strings @ Readipop Studios
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Small Strings play popular songs on ukuleles and perform at local festivals and events. The weekly sessions include rehearsing existing repertoire and learning new songs. New to the uke? We suggest you try the Beginners Ukulele Course.

Jun
8
Thu
Play Affordable Golf at Bishopswood @ Bishopswood Golf Course
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Every Monday and Thursday

Play 9-Holes of Golf on a Monday or Thursday for £9.95

Call 0118 940 8601, book a tee time between 8am and 4pm and you can play 9-holes for just £9.95 per person. Why not make use of the facilities offered in the club house either before or after you’ve played? Enjoy coffee, cake, a late breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Balcony Bar from 10am daily. Evening meals are served Tuesday to Saturday till 9pm.

Non-members are very welcome at any time in the Balcomy Bar and in Sands Restaurant.

 

Little Squeakers Music Group @ St George's Church
Jun 8 @ 2:45 pm

Music fun for the little ones, drop in parent-toddler music group in Newbury.

Action songs, finger rhymes, musical instruments, bubbles and our special squeaky puppets!

Jun
9
Fri
Club Velocity presents Peter And The Test Tube Babies @ Readipop Studios
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm
Club Velocity presents Peter And The Test Tube Babies @ Readipop Studios | England | United Kingdom

PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES
Make no mistake! Peter And The Test Tube babies have written some of the best punk songs ever. In the early ’80s they stood out, above all other bands to emerge, with their tales of the hazards of being young punks in Brighton – “Banned From The Pubs”, “Intensive care”, “Run Like hell”, the list goes on…all had the Test Tubes hallmark, combining personal experiences, real cool tunes and, most important of all, maintaining a great sense of humour.

At the time, their gigs were fun filled events with electrifying tunes and plenty of entertainment. Harmless humour of those early gigs was captured on their debut album, “Pissed And Proud”. From those early gems, the Test Tubes just got better and better. The next crop of songs, “Jinx”, “Blown Out Again” and “September” all featured on “The Mating Sounds Of South American Frogs”, which stayed at number one for four months at the top of the independent charts. A US tour followed, climaxing with a 4,000 capacity sell out show at the Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium.

The Test Tubes first US domestic release, “Soberphobia”, is probably one of their finest moments. The use of keyboards and sax on some tracks may not have been what people expected but it worked a treat. The much sought after CDs “Cringe” and “The $Hit Factory” again proved the Test Tubes unpredictability in the early ’90s.

The mid ’90s saw the release of “Supermodels” and the departure from the band of Trapper and Ogs (bass and drums), excellent musicians. The band brought in fresh blood, the young and dynamic Rum and AD on bass and drums respectively. To promote the Supermodels album the band then went on a 25 date tour of Germany, Holland and Switzerland.

On their 20th anniversary in 1998 the band flew to Germany to record the “Alien Pubduction” album, their first with AD and Rum. The band also undertook a massive US and Canadian tour that lasted five weeks, lots of UK gigs and of course the annual German Christmas tour.

Rum quit in 1999 due to the punishing tour schedule. Paul ‘H’ Henrickson, known to the band and a Brighton stalwart, took over on bass. The band hit the road with renewed vigour touring repeatedly throughout the UK, Germany, Ireland, USA, France and making an impact on the summer festival circuits. Early in 2001, after years of taking punk to the masses, the pressure took its toll and A.D. left the band. Harp playing Christophe from Paris took over on the drums, beating other hopefuls to the job in hard fought auditions. The band were soon back on the road touring all over the world including a visit to The Shetland Islands!

Drums rolled again in 2003 as Christophe yielded the role to Dave ‘Caveman Dave’ O’Brien. Christophe joined Peter and Del in the studio to aid with their creation of vibrant Test Tube material for the twenty first century.

In 2005, after a seven year hiatus, the band released “A Foot Full of Bullets”, recorded at Ford Lane Studios, Ford, West Sussex. The album was definitely worth the long wait demonstrating a familiar core sound matched with smart self assurance gained from decades of experience. Storming on with characteristic vigour, the Test Tubes gained praise as “the best band of the weekend” (Lars Friedrickson) at the WASTED festival before closing the year with the annual German Xmas Tour 2005.

A remix of “A Foot Full of Bullets” was produced with contributions from Campino (Die Toten Hosen) and Olga (The Toy Dolls) at the start of 2006. “For a Few Bullets More” was released in August. Not long after, web master Dr Nigel announced he was bowing out of the band’s website after years of valued service. The band are all indebted to Nigel and wish him all the best. Creating a new web presence took the band through to the next big tour date…The band flew down under in September to play Australia and New Zealand for the first time.

NOBELSCHROTT was founded in 2005 from former band members of the bands Chaos and The Dalangs. They describe their music style as a BEAUTIFUL PUNK, which is composed of German-speaking, amusing, social-critical and punky elements, which appeal to a wide field of clientele. With songs like “Reib dein Teil”, “Mikrowellen” and “Altlasten”, the stage is watered and “pushed” at party mood! The band is: Jenny Dalang on the guitar and vocals, The Magda on the bass and vocals and Jäin on drums.

The pure girl combo gained first impetus by the Erlangen of a Proberaums in the famous ORWO-house. From here from three times the week until unconsciousness was rehearsed and there should be several small appearances. During a band competition in the summer of 2006 at the Biesdorf park stage, the girls of Nobelschrott claimed to be the 5th place in a total of 13 bands! With SCHÖNMÖSENPUNKROCK!

Through energetic stage performance and sympathyful charm, Nobelschrott succeeds in capturing the hearts of its audience.

With simple and danceable melodies, they try to get around and reach as many people as possible, to celebrate with them and to develop themselves. Studio recordings have already been done in the beginning thanks to the help of the Phils. Furthermore, concerts in different parts of Germany are planned!

SKURVI
Self styled drunk punks from Brighton, who blend old school punk, ska rock n roll and hardcore.Second time in Reading.

Jun
11
Sun
Newbury Rotary Annual “Boules in The Square Tournament” @ Newbury Market Place
Jun 11 all-day
Newbury Rotary Annual “Boules in The Square Tournament” @ Newbury Market Place | England | United Kingdom

After our previous very successful “Boules in the Square” tournaments, this year, our 5th year, continues to gain popularity. It is an great opportunity for Newbury area based businesses and groups to build team work while having a fun day in a competitive spirit with friends and colleagues. Again, this year we will have 6 pistes in total: 4 for the main company team trophy competition, 1 for a charity team competition and 1 for a general public competition with a prize for whoever gets the closest accumulated distance to the “pig” with 3 throws.. There are opportunities to publicise your company brand. Our plan is to limit to only 24 company teams (teams of 4 people) so do not delay to register your team. Other opportunities are available for sponsorship – details available from the below contact addresses. Why not bring your friends and family and chill out in the local outlets between matches.

All proceeds will be donated to “End Polio Now” and other Rotary nominated charities. Pre-registration needed by the 11th May by emailing boules@newburyrotary.org or via http://www.newburyrotary.org

10.00 start thru to around 16.00. Local businesses are invited to enter a team / teams of 4 people – entry cost is only £60 for a company team (£35 for a charity team). Sponsorship opportunities from £85. General public competition – £1 for 3 throws. Charities can have free gazebo pitch.

Newbury Rotary Annual “Boules in The Square Tournament” @ Newbury Market Place Berkshire RG14 5AA
Jun 11 all-day
Newbury Rotary Annual “Boules in The Square Tournament” @ Newbury Market Place Berkshire RG14 5AA | England | United Kingdom

After our previous very successful “Boules in the Square” tournaments, this year, our 5th year, continues to gain popularity. It is an great opportunity for Newbury area based businesses and groups to build team work while having a fun day in a competitive spirit with friends and colleagues. Again, this year we will have 6 pistes in total: 4 for the main company team trophy competition, 1 for a charity team competition and 1 for a general public competition with a prize for whoever gets the closest accumulated distance to the “pig” with 3 throws.. There are opportunities to publicise your company brand. Our plan is to limit to only 24 company teams (teams of 4 people) so do not delay to register your team. Other opportunities are available for sponsorship – details available from the below contact addresses. Why not bring your friends and family and chill out in the local outlets between matches.

All proceeds will be donated to “End Polio Now” and other Rotary nominated charities. Pre-registration needed by the 11th May by emailing boules@newburyrotary.org or via http://www.newburyrotary.org

10.00 start thru to around 16.00. Local businesses are invited to enter a team / teams of 4 people – entry cost is only £60 for a company team (£35 for a charity team). Sponsorship opportunities from £85. General public competition – £1 for 3 throws. Charities can have free gazebo pitch.

Sunday Lunch at Bishopswood @ Bishopswood Golf Course
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Enjoy a Sunday roast in Sands Restaurant from 12noon (last table at 2.30pm). The menu changes each Sunday but will always have 2 meats, a fish and vegetarian dish along with a selection of starters and desserts.

2 Courses for £13.95

3 Courses for £17.95

To book your table call 0118 940 8600 then choose option 4. Non-members are very welcome.

 

Jun
12
Mon
Play Affordable Golf at Bishopswood @ Bishopswood Golf Course
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Every Monday and Thursday

Play 9-Holes of Golf on a Monday or Thursday for £9.95

Call 0118 940 8601, book a tee time between 8am and 4pm and you can play 9-holes for just £9.95 per person. Why not make use of the facilities offered in the club house either before or after you’ve played? Enjoy coffee, cake, a late breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Balcony Bar from 10am daily. Evening meals are served Tuesday to Saturday till 9pm.

Non-members are very welcome at any time in the Balcomy Bar and in Sands Restaurant.

 

Ladies Lunch with Mark Curry @ The Vineyard Hotel
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ladies Lunch with Mark Curry @ The Vineyard Hotel

The Vineyard is the destination in the run up to Wimbledon as we introduce Mark Curry to host a seasonal three course lunch with matching wines. Mark will share his love for tennis as he recounts the birth and ups and downs of women’s tennis.

£60 per person for a three course lunch with matched wines.

To reserve your place please call our events team on 01635 589407 or email events@the-vineyard.co.uk