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Stockfest19 is here. As ever the festival is packed with a mix of fun and events for all ages.

Scarecrow Competition

Friday 9 – Sunday 18 August COMIC CHARACTERS! That’s the theme of Stockcross’s 2019 Scarecrow Trail. From Friday 9 – Sunday 18 August, take a walk around our pretty village and follow the Trail by buying a map – from the Post Office/shop during opening hours, or from the Inn on the Glebe. Only £2.50 per map, and it gives you entry to the Prize Quiz. Have fun!

Here’s a reminder of last year’s entries.

STOCKFEST WARM UP WEEKEND

FRIDAY 9 AUGUST TO SUNDAY 11 AUGUST

WE BRING BACK THE VILLAGE PUB!

The INN ON THE GLEBE offers a full range of drinks with West Berks Brewery’s favourite tipples – Good Old Boy and Mister Chubbs in draft – and chilled lager and cider, wines, spirits, soft drinks and nibbles.

In the idyllic Stockcross Glebe there is parking literally outside the pub with seating both inside and out.

Friday 9 August , 6–10 pm or later Friday was always village night so come and meet your neighbours or those from further afield.

Saturday 10 August 12 noon–2 pm and  6–10 pm or later The Inn will be open at lunchtime for no other reason than to have a drink! In the evening there will be live music. We will also welcome back the excellent Ranch Pizza. 

Sunday 11 August, 12 noon–3 pm – lunchtime opening.

STOCKFEST19 STARTS

WEDNESDAY 14th AUGUST

SUMMER RAMBLE

Wednesday 14th August, 10 – 12.30 pm (approx) Meet at the Inn on the Glebe for a walk through woodlands to Hoe Benham, returning via Wickham Heath. There are no stiles but there may be nettles and brambles along the way. Free event.

INN ON THE GLEBE  

Wednesday 14th August, 12 noon – 2pm or later Inn on the Glebe open. 

THINK YOU KNOW THE ARCHERS?

Wednesday 14th August, 3pm Archers aficionado, social media guru and Academic Archers contributor Olivia Vandyk will bring fresh insight into the long running Borchester saga with a light hearted presentation and discussion.  Afterwards test your Archers knowledge with an Archers trivia quiz followed by tea and cake.

Sutton Hall, Church Road, Stockcross, RG20 8NL.

Places Limited. Book online HERE or £5 on the door

VIVA VERDI! with Kennet Opera

Wednesday 14th August, 7.30pm Newbury’s very own grand opera company presents a selection of Verdi’s best-loved arias and choruses. Drinks for sale or bring your own.

Sutton Hall, Church Road, Stockcross, RG20 8NL.

Places Limited. Book online HERE  for £10 or £12 on the door

INN ON THE GLEBE  

Wednesday 14th August, 6pm – 10pm or later Inn on the Glebe open. 

THURSDAY 15th AUGUST

Printing Fun for Kids

Thursday 15th August, 10am – 12pm  An art workshop with Sarah Moorcroft in the Sutton Hall.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for mess! 

Sutton Hall, Church Road, Stockcross, RG20 8NL.

Places Limited so advance booking highly recommended. Book online HERE  for £3 per child or or call 0777 1511317 on the day.

The Great Stockcross Quest

Thursday 15th August, 10am – 4pm  Collect your Quest sheet from the Post Office from 10 am and explore Stockcross following our fiendish clues. Find hidden gems and reminders of the village’s past. On the way you’ll see cards with letters – what word to they spell? All ages – pet-friendly. FREE EVENT.

Paint a Landscape in watercolour or pastels

Thursday 15th August, 2pm – 4.30pm  Spend a relaxing afternoon in an art workshop with expert tuition from local artist Tessa Kirby.

Suitable for adults of all abilities. Bring your own art materials; some will be available on the day

Sutton Hall, Church Road, Stockcross, RG20 8NL.

HURRY TICKETS SELLING FAST! Booking Essential. Book online HERE  £15 per person.

Pub quiz at the Inn on the Glebe

Thursday 15th August, competitors to arrive by 7.30pm please.  Maximum team size 6 people. £2 per person. Team registration is available in advance – send us a message via the website. Last year we had more than 20 teams, but also do turn up on the night! Cash prizes for winners (£50) and runners up (£25) and a 50/50 cash raffle will run throughout the evening.

Ranch Pizza available all evening.

INN ON THE GLEBE  

Thursday 15th August, 6pm – 10pm or later Inn on the Glebe open.

FriDAY 16th AUGUST

Picnic with harps

Friday 16th August, 12.30pm  Bring a picnic and enjoy the music of Wessex Harpers while you eat. Tea and coffee available. Free event.  In Church if wet.

Stockcross Hall Croquet Lawn, Stockcross, RG20 8NL.

Classic film – The Lavender Hill Mob

Friday 16th August, 7.30pm  Some of the very greatest British films, an Ealing comedy with Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Syd James, Alfie Bass and – bet you didn’t know – Audrey Hepburn.

Sutton Hall, Church Road, Stockcross, RG20 8NL.

Book online HERE or £5 on the door

INN ON THE GLEBE  

Friday 14th August, 6pm – 10pm or later Inn on the Glebe open. 

SATURday 17th August

Children’s film – Paddington 2 

Saturday 17th August, 10am  Paddington takes a series of odd jobs to buy a present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday. He finds the perfect present, only for his gift to be stolen…

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 

Sutton Hall, Church Road, Stockcross, RG20 8NL.

£2 on the door.

INN ON THE GLEBE  

Saturday 17th August, 12 noon Inn on the Glebe open.

Jazz on the Glebe

Saturday 17th August, 7.30pm  Welcome back to Stockcross’s favourite, the Apollo Big Band!

Glebe Field open from 4pm, music starts at 6.30pm. Bring your own picnic stuff – gazebo too if you like!

£5 per car – no further admission charge.

Ranch Pizza available all evening.

INN ON THE GLEBE  

Saturday 17th August, 12 noon – 10 pm or later Inn on the Glebe open.

SUNday 18th August

The Glebe Field will open at 11am for those who want to exhibit their classic cars or bikes and at 12 noon for visitors. 

On the Glebe Field

INN ON THE GLEBE  

Sunday 18th August, 12pm noon Inn on the Glebe open.

With Ranch Pizza in the afternoon.

RARE BREEDS TOUR

Sunday 18th August, 12.30pm onwards

Cars on the Rare Breeds Tour return. All classic cars on show

From about 1 pm, Phoenix Brass

The band will be playing between 1 and 4 pm, with breaks.

In St John’s Church, from 12 noon

Art exhibition: meet local artists including Arran Miles, Tessa Kirby, Arty Pumpkin, Sarah Moorcroft

An oral history presentation by S&SHA (Stockcross local history association): ‘School Days’

Stockcross House Gardens

The lovely gardens, just off the Glebe, will be open from 1–5 pm

Try Pottery Painting

In the Sutton Hall, from 1 pm Try Pottery Painting – something completely different! A range of pottery to decorate and take home that day. Suitable for all ages and fun for all the family.

PLUS – Tea and cake available in the Sutton Hall thanks to St Johns Church. Artisan Stalls.

GLEBE  FIELD

Sunday 18th August, late afternoon and evening

Farewell To Stockfest

From about 5.30pm to 8pm live music with The Doolally Experience: Joe Dooley and his talented young band, with everything from subtle acoustic to full-bodied electric! 

INN ON THE GLEBE closes for 2019…. WHEN THE BEER RUNS OUT.