July Events in Berkshire

Events in Berkshire – July 2013

Stockcross House, Stockcross, Berkshire – Open Garden for NGS,
Wednesday – 3rd July 2013

Set in a two acre garden, with an emphasis on plant partnerships, colour combinations and naturalistic planting. Long wisteria and clematis covered pergola, reflecting pool with folly, cascade with pond and duck house, rich variety of roses, vegetable and cutting garden. This event includes sculptural elements by local artists. Admission £4, Children free, times 11 – 4pm. For more information, please call 07765 674863.

Littlecote House Hotel, Hungerford – Open Garden NGS,
6th, 7th, 20th, 21st July 2013
In a beautiful setting around a Grade I listed house with views of the Kennet Valley over lawns and parkland. Formal areas including herbaceous borders, rose and herb garden, clipped yew and box hedging, fruit trees. Don’t miss the stumpery and the courtyard with large planters. Admission £4, times 11-4pm. For more information, please call 01488 682509. Open for charity. Sorry no children.

Ladies’ Lunch at The Vineyard – Richard Randall
TV Interior Designer – 8th July
Join Richard Randall at our Ladies Lunch in July, one of the most popular interior designers on TV – featuring on ITV1’s “60 Minute Makeover”. He also runs his own extremely successful design and wedding planning business – RANDALL. His TV career began with Channel 4’s “The Big Breakfast” and a weekly interior design feature with Denise Van Outen, then becoming a regular presenter on the programme.
Enjoy a three course lunch with matching wines.
£60 per person.
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Please call Ami on 01635 589407 to book.

Newbury Carnival
Sunday 14th July
This year’s NewburyFest will close with one of the highlights of the town’s calendar when Newbury Carnival bursts into life, this vibrant, colourful event will see floats and performers parade through the town, ending at Victoria Park for the Carnival fete. For the first time this year the ‘Battle of Britain’ Memorial Flight will be treating us to a flypast. The Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane and Avro Lancaster will complete at least one pass over the town centre during the Carnival. For more information of other events at NewburyFest please call 01635 760505 or visit www.newburybid.com

The Comedy of Errors at Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre 
2.30pm, Sun 21st July 2013
Rain or Shine Theatre Company invites you to witness the comical confusion & chaotic capers of Shakespeare’s hilarious masterpiece of mistaken identity! Combining adventure, human folly, farce, romance and suspense, the Bard’s clever & original plot shows a high degree of genius and creativity – an ideal choice for an outdoor theatrical event. The performance is open air in their Physic Garden & will continue, rain or shine, in all but the worst weather! Please bring your own low backed chairs or rug & appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.
Admission Adults – £14, children – £6, OAP – £12.
For more info please visit myevents@sheepdrove.com.

Wine School at The Vineyard – The Classics Explained
24th July (6.30 to 8.30pm)
We all know Chablis and Rioja…but what’s in them! A detailed and un-stuffy guide to all those famous wine labels that don’t actually explain much about how they are made or what grapes go in the mix. £30 per person.
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Please call Ami on 01635 589407 to book.

Candlelit Opera Gala at Shaw House, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury
Sat 27th July 2013
This event promises to have something for everyone. For both the lifelong opera lover and the novice, this programme fully staged will contain a feast of opera’s most inspiring music that will create a positive and lasting memory. Singers from English National Opera, Covent Garden and International Opera houses will entertain you with world-class singing. For tickets and information, please call 01635 279279 or visit www.shawhouse.org.uk Adults – £25, children 5-16 – £10.