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Watermill Theatre at Highclere Village Hall

Saturday 19th May 2018 at 7.30pm “Burke and Hare” (Please make a note in your diary) 1828, Edinburgh, William Burke and William Hare have discovered a -scheme far more lucrative than hosting lodgers. The first rule of business – supply and demand. In the leading city for medical research there is a huge demand for bodies and an inconveniently low number of deaths. The profitable solution? Murder of course. As the infamous pair flourish in their newfound careers, the more they murder the less they care but for how long will they get away with it? In a new black comedy that is as hysterical as it is historical, three actors tell the true story of the prolific duo, Burke and Hare Tickets £12.50 each available from Mary McQuillen, email: Tel: 01635 254264 Free weekly

Village Charity Christmas Walk

Many thanks to those 170 people, including children and dogs who braved the snow and ice to take part in the Village Charity Christmas walk this year, and thanks of course to those who marshaled or contributed help in other ways. Through your support £600 was raised and was donated towards the Rosemary Cancer Appeal. Thank you to everyone for their generosity.

Highclere Christmas Carol Singers

Highclere Christmas Carol Singers – Tuesday 12th December Do you enjoy singing Christmas Carols? If so, why not join the Highclere Christmas Carol Singers as they go round the village singing carols in aid of Cancer Research. New faces will be very welcome, irrespective of age and singing ability. We are gathering at 9 Mount Close for a warming drink at 6.15pm and will set out round the village at 6.30pm prompt. There will be a comfort break half way round and we will finish at around 9.00 pm at the Red House when we will be joined members of the East Woodhay Silver Band and we understand a very talented local opera singer for a final round of Carols. If you wish to join the group, or need further information, please let me know by email at or phone 01635 250756.

Village Charity Christmas Walk

On the 27th December Highclere Society, East Woodhay Society and Los Jubilados are organising the Annual Village Christmas Walk. Meet at the Red House in Highclere at 10.30am. All ages welcome. No need to book, just turn up on the day. Bring your family and friends. Walk in aid of the Rosemary Cancer Charity to provide a state of the art cancer treatment centre in Newbury. Free mulled wine and hot mince pies en route Contact Ian 253995 or

Fantastic Table Top Sale

FANTASTIC TABLE TOP SALE on Saturday 11th November at Highclere Village Hall 11.00 am – 4.00 pm Art& Craft work,Designer materials, Granny’s Attic items, Jewellery & bags, Homemade cakes & produce plus lots more. Entry free. Refreshments available.

Vinyl Revival

Make a date to come to Highclere Village Hall to dance to all your favourite vinyl records. Saturday 21st October at 19.30. Tickets £10, contact for tickets,or telephone 01635 254264. Includes Chilli supper and cash bar.

Exhibition of Photographs

Saturday 9th September 2017 in Highclere Village Hall, 11am to 4pm. To choose from the winning 12 which photo will be on the cover of the Highclere 2018 Calendar. Entry free, Tea/coffee/wine available. All proceeds to Highclere Parish Church.

East Woodhay Show

Please note that the show will take place on the 19th August. Schedules are available from Yew Tree Garden Centre and the stores ,Woolton Hill.


HIGHCLERE CALENDAR 2018 A kind gentleman who lives in Highclere has now offered to accept and process photographic entries for the Calendar 2018 electronically. The photographs already printed and posted through the village hall post-box will be included and more most gratefully accepted in that format but if you would like to enter on line (no more than 6 per person please) with your contact details clearly stated, please use the following email address:- The closing date for all entries will be 31st August 2017. There will be an opportunity to see the entries displayed at an Open Evening either in Highclere Village Hall or the Dunlop Room early in September and for people to vote from the chosen 12 which one will be printed on the front cover. More details to follow. Please continue to submit your photographs.

Highclere Church Time for Tea

St. Michael & All Angels Church Highclere will be open to visitors Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday Monday) Monday 29th May (Bank Holiday Monday) 2.30 – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11th June (following the Fete on 10th) Teas will be available in the Dunlop Room adjoining the church. Everyone welcome