January Events in Berkshire

Events in January 2013

Arabian Nights – 1st to 6th January

Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Expect a show full of delights and surprises drawn from one of the greatest collection of stories ever with mystical creatures, magical transformations and enchanting music. Tickets from £10.50. Please click here for a list of all stalls and to purchase tickets online.

New Year Opera Concert in Italian Style – 5th & 6th January

Opera at Bearwood – Italian Style
Saturday 5th Jan – 7.30pm 
Sunday 6th Jan – 2.30pm

Celebrate New Year 2013 in Italian style that will stimulate everyone’s musical appetite. Chorusus From Verdi’s Nabucco, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Rossini’s Barber of Seville and others, interspersed with arias and popular songs to include O Sole Mio, Funiculi Funicula and Torna a Sorrento. Tickets – £18 per person. Please call 0118926 2394 to book and click here for more information

Lakeside Bird Walk at Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre – 6th January

2pm – 4pm

Join bird enthusiast Graeme Stewart for a walk around Thatcham Reedbeds Nature Reserve. With footpaths ranging from family friendly walks to the more advernturous. £2.00 per person and no need to book. Please click here for more information.

Armorel Clinton – An Exhibition of Paintings & Lithographs – 7th January


The Jam Factory presents a collection of paintings and lithographs by Oxfordshire-based artist Armorel Clinton. With a number of large-scale and miscellaneous works. For more information please click here.

Stargazing Live Newbury Racecourse – 9th January

Newbury Racecourse

Celebrating the wonders of the universe at a FREE event at Newbury Racecourse. This family friendly event welcomes everyone from beginners to enthusiastic amateurs. A live web-chat with NASA astronaut Piers Sellers, pop-up planetarium, demonstrations of a prototype Mars Rover and even the opportunity to have your photo taken with an astronaut. Please click here for more information.

Mole’s Christmas Wind in the Willows – 13th January

Sheepdrove Organic Farm

Enjoy the performance of Mole’s Christmas Wind in the Willows by the Rain or Shine Theatre Company and witness the wild adverntures of Ratty, Badger, Otter, Mole and the naughtiest Toad in history – The Wind in the Willows! Tickets – Adults – £10 and Children – £6. Please contact Stephanie Clark on 01488 674 737 or email myevents@sheepdrove.com to book.

The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Overview – 18th January

New Theatre Oxford

It’s fun all the way as the ‘Purveyors of Cool’ swing into town with a sensational show featuring the greatest music of the 20th century. Wonderful memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Junior in a fabulous production that continues to be successful all over the world. Tickets from £17 per person. book tickets online 

Dinner with Villa Mattielli Winery – 19th January

The Vineyard
7pm onwards 
£95 per person

Stay the night with dinner – just £340 per stay* Occupying some of the best wine-growing slopes of Soave and the Valpolicella Doc area in Italy, we are very much looking forward to welcoming Roberta Roncolato from the Villa Mattielli winery. Please call us on 01636 528770 to reserve your place. For more information please click here

Ladies’ Lunch – Angela Knight – 28th January

The Vineyard  
12pm – 3pm 
£60 per person

Join Angela Knight, a trained stylist who has worked in design and couture for 20 years. Owner of a successful lingerie shop in Hungerford, Angela is a passionate believer in encouraging her customer’s to feel ‘sexy’ and ‘confident’ from within. Discover more. Please call 01635 528770 to book.