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Stockfest18 has over 40 events between 12th to 19th August.

Which will you attend? 

To download the Stockfest18 brochure click HERE

Scarecrow Competition

Stockcross has turned into Never Never Land with our Scarecrow theme this year of Peter Pan

The scarecrows will be judged by children undertaking the scarecrow trail. So buy your map from the Post Office and give us your opinion!

Grand Opening Fete On The Glebe Field

Sunday 12th August 12 noon to 6pm

Dog Show sponsored by Oscar’s Dog Food

We are honoured to have Judge Karen Lincoln to judge our Dog Show.

Karen runs her successful business locally – Walkies With Karen – there is no better person to look after your pet.
There winners are:

Kathy Guyatt’s Barkley – won Waggiest tail.

Louise Burgess’s Basil won – Golden Oldie

Robert Webber’s Lottie  won – Best Bitch

Sam’s Dana won – Best rescued

Joanne Werker’s Hugo won Handsome dog and overall Best dog.

They all won a rosette, goodie bag by Oscars.

Monday 13th August

Ramble

Monday 13th August, 10am – 11am

Here’s some photos of the 3 mile ramble around the village and countryside.

History Walk

Monday 13th August, 2pm

Here’s some photos of the group learning about the history of Stockcross during a walk around the village 

 

Gospel Choir 

Monday 7.30pm

The EAGA Gospel Choir from Leicester wowed us with their wonderful gospel music. The choir consists of students, staff and alumni, You might have seen this talented choir on Songs Of Praise and the semi final of 2018 Britain’s Got Talent.

Tuesday 14th August

Mural Painting

Tuesday 14th August, from 10am 

 

Kids’ Pizza Making

Tuesday 14th August, from 10am 

25 children arrived with parents and grandparents.  With the help of Anne and Tony – running around with the cheese and passata; all the children made a perfect pizza.  Lunch sorted!

Their donations and thankyou’s  –  are very much appreciated.  We’re glad they all had fun!

 

Tour Of Stockcross House Garden

Tuesday 14th August, 10am and 3pm

 

Pub Quiz

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Pub Quiz in The Inn On the Glebe. The top three teams were

1st Howards Way
2nd Nobrainers
3rd The Glebe Trotters

Thanks to all the remaining teams who participated: The DangerMice, The Rare Breeds, Pink Flamingo, The Deanwood Farmers, The Little Piggies, Mission Impossible, Nine Inch Nails, Brussel Sprouts, Hilliers Hotties, The Young ones, Pipers, University Challenged, Spice Girls, Riff Raff, Rose of Hungerford, Uphill Gardeners, North & South, Diva R Us, Marthas Gang, Random Riders, Stock Speen Campers, Purdy Ahoy, The Outsiders, The Unamed, Quizzy Rascal and The Follies

Wednesday 15th August

Dogs Trust Tour, Talk & Tea

Pop-Up Puccini

We had a wonderful evening listening to Kennet Opera’s chorus and soloists present a concert of great songs and choruses from Puccini’s masterpieces, including Tosca, Madame Butterfly, La Boheme and many more. (yes, of course, Nessun Dorma!)

A wonderful way to spend a summer evening!

Thursday 16th August

Art Workshop With Max Hale: Build Your Creative Vision Using Mixed-Media

Date: 16th August

Venue: The Sutton Hall, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LN

Time: 10am – 4pm

Tickets: £30. To purchase your entry click HERE. Hurry there are only 14 places.

Art workshop with Max Hale: Build your creative vision using mixed-media.

For adults of all abilities including beginners, booking essential.

An exciting day for artists to try more than one medium in their paintings. Almost any combination of medium can be used – acrylic paint, watercolour, crayon, soft pastel (not oil paint or oil pastels) ink, pen, pencil, charcoal. It will be a very useful session for those looking to break free from conformity or for beginners who wish to try out different mediums with expert tuition.

Further details and materials to bring click here.

Make Your Own Fascinator 

Date: 16th August

Venue: Stockcross House Pavilion, Stockcross House, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LN

Time: 10am

Tickets: £40. To purchase your entry click HERE. Hurry there are only 1 place left.

Taught by Milliner Emma Moscow, in this workshop you will learn how to design and create your own Fascinator using various millinery techniques, such as sewing, rolling, steaming, shaping and trimming.

There will be a variety of materials available from which to make and trim your Fascinator but if you have any trimmings such as feathers or flowers that you particularly want to use then please bring them along.

Hurry – there are only 2 places left so book soon!

Table Tennis

Thursday 16th August, 2pm – 4pm

Venue: The Sutton Hall, Church road, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LP

Image Table Tennis

Try your hand against a table tennis robot! Suitable for all ages.

FREE EVENT 

 

Singing for the Terrified

Date: 16th August

Venue: The Sutton Hall, Church Road, Newbury, RG20 8LN

Time: 8pm

Tickets: £5 per adult. £2 Under 15s. To purchase your entry click HERE.  Limited tickets available so booking in advance is highly recommended!

Jim MItchell has loved singing from choirboy days, and later led a double life with the BBC West of England singers on weekdays and as a cabaret artiste over weekends. He has taken leading roles (including Figaro) in most Mozart operas and in other repertoire, appearing with Bristol Opera School, Chameleon Opera and Opera Exchange. He is now Artistic Director of Opera Unmasked, a new organisation which aims to promote enjoyment and understanding of opera especially amongst younger people. Last year he directed his first production for the company, Hansel and Gretel.

Jim also appears regularly in a comedy duo ‘Two Blokes and a Piano’ and leads Singing for Fun groups.

Jim Mitchell will lead this fun session with everything from Gospel to West End Shows. No need to be able to read music,

Friday 17th August

Tour of Benham Estate

Date: 17th August

Venue: Benham Estate Offices, Newbury, RG20 8LR

Time: 10am to noon

Tickets: £10. To purchase your entry click HERE. Hurry only 25 Tickets available.

Time: 3pm to 5pm

Tickets: £10. To purchase your entry click HERE. Hurry only 25 Tickets available.

A tour of Sutton Estates’ operations in and around Stockcross, by tractor and (covered) trailer. The Estate Manager and team will lead the tour around the Estate, outlining the challenges and opportunities associated with running a substantial and diverse rural business. The tour will include the topics of river management, arable and livestock farming, and commercial forestry.

There are two tours 10am and 3pm. Booking essential. Hurry as places are limited.

Acupuncture Talk

A huge thank you to acupuncturist Carolyn Sykes for her talk about acupuncture, acupressure massage, mind and calm meditation

Carolyn covered all the main aspects of self help and where acupuncture can make permanent benefits.  Or, why it hasn’t worked before.  Those who attended the talk have requested Carolyn to contact them.  For those who couldn’t make it, Carolyn has a phone in programme on Kennet Radio, every 4th Friday.

Helpful hint on how good Chicken or Beef broth is for you.  Cook chicken or Beef on the bone for 14 hours; allowing time for marrow to be extracted.  Strain off juice and keep refrigerated –  drink warm and use within 3 days. Remaining meat obviously falls off the bone – very tender!!-

Picnic With Harps

Friday 17th August, 12.30pm – 2pm

Venue: The Croquet Lawn, Stockcross House, Stockcross, RG20 8LP

Image Picnic with harps

What better way to spend a summer day than to picnic on the croquet lawn of Stockcross House, listening to harp music. Wessex Harpers have appeared regularly at Stockfest and love playing in beautiful surroundings.

Wessex harpers come from all over the south-east, from Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire as well as Hampshire and Berkshire. They perform regularly at lunch clubs and in care homes as well as festivals and fetes. A highlight of each year is the Carols with Harps which takes place in Tadley on the first Saturday in December.

FREE EVENT 

 

Classic Film – Hitchcock’s North By Northwest

Date: 17th August

Venue: The Sutton Hall, Church Road, Stockcross, RG20 8LN

Time: 7pm

Tickets: £5. To purchase your entry click HERELimited tickets available so booking in advance is highly recommended!
Tickets on the door £7

Join us to watch the classic Hitchcock film North by Northwest, introduced by Andy Coleby.
We are delighted to welcome Andy Coleby, to Stockfest18. Andy, a movie expert from Maidenhead is the author of British Films 1944-1973: Another World. The self-published work gives a synopsis, opinion and background including where each movie was made for 100 of his favourite classic films which includes The Winslow Boy, Oliver! and Three Men in a Boat.   Andy will be introducing our classic film and providing some background on the Hichcock films.

Our pop-up pub Inn On The Glebe is open  today from 6pm to 10pm

Saturday 18th August

Dog Walk

Saturday 18th August, 10am – 11am

Venue: The Sutton Hall, Church Road, Stockcross, RG20 8LP

Join us for a stroll along a route suitable for well-behaved dogs.

FREE EVENT 

 

Fun Bootcamp

Saturday 18th August, 10am – 11am

Venue: Croquet Lawn, Stockcross House, Stockcross, RG20 8LP

Image Fun Bootcamp

Run by Lee Busby of Berkshire Fitness and Wellbeing. Suitable for all ages.

FREE EVENT 

 

The Inn on the Glebe

Saturday 18th August, 12pm – 10pm

Venue: The Inn On The Glebe, Glebe Field, Stockcross, RG20 8LN

Image Inn On The Glebe

 

Car Boot Sale

Date: 18th August

Venue: Glebe Field, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LN

Time: 11.30pm – 2pm

Pitch: £6 per car. To purchase your pitch click HERE.

Entry is just £1.00. To purchase your pitch click HERE.

Come along a grab a bargain at our Car Boot Sale.

If you would like to book a pitch click HERE. Cost £6.00 per car. You can also pay on the day.

Stalls on the Glebe

Saturday 18th August, 11.30 am – 4pm

Venue: Glebe Field, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LN

Book stall, BBQ, with music from Kennet Radio

Free event

 

Ave a go with Arty

Saturday 18th August, 1.30 pm – 3pm

Venue: Glebe Field, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LN

Image Have a go with Arty

Drop in children’s art workshop with Arty Pumpkin

Tickets: £3 per child. Purchase tickets HERE.

 

Grand Auction

Saturday 18th August, 2pm

Venue: Glebe Field, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LN

Image Stewart Hofgartner

Come and join Auctioneer Stewart Hofgartner, as seen on “Real Deals” in our Auction of exceptionally good quality items, hampers and vouchers.

To bid in advance visit our Auction page HERE or come along and bid in person on the day.

FREE EVENT 

Jazz On The Glebe

Date: 18th August

Venue: Glebe Field, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LN

Time: Doors open 5pm

Ticket: £5.00 per person. To purchase click HERE.
Tickets on the day £7

6pm-8pm          Teddy White Band
8pm – 10pm      Hot Swing Gentlemen

Feel free to bring your own picnic or buy food for sale from various vendors on the Glebe

Our pop-up pub Inn On The Glebe is open  today from 12 noon to 10pm

Sunday 19th August

Fairy Houses

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Join the hunt for fairy houses at Stockcross House.Tiny but gorgeous homes are hidden away in parts of the garden for you to find.

Buy your Lucky Trail Map in the garden or from the cafe int he Sutton Hall on the day.

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

Classic Car Show

Date: 19th August

Venue: Glebe Field, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LN

Time: 9am for the Tour

Ticket: £25.00 per car or bike. To purchase click HERE.

The Rare Breed Tour is organised in association with the MG Car Club MGA Twin Cam Group and MG Car Club MGA Register. All marques and ages of car and bikes are welcome.

The Tour starts at 9am.

The Glebe Field opens at 11am for those who want to exhibit their classic cars or bikes.

The event is free for visitors to attend.The field is open from 12 noon for visitors.

Drop-In Children’s Art Workshop

Date: 19th August

Venue: Glebe Field, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LN

Time: 12 noon

Ticket: £3.00. To purchase click HERE.

This art workshop is run by talented art workshop Simon Jardine. Open between 2pm to 4pm so come and have some fun at a time that suits you.

12 noon Afternoon Party

With the Inn on the Glebe, food stalls (hot, cold, afternoon teas), crafts and gift stalls, both on the Glebe and in the Sutton Hall. You’re welcome to picnic.

The Rare Breeds Car Tour should start returning from about 12.30pm.

12 noon – 5pm
Stockcross House. open gardens and fairy trail for children

Art exhibition in the Church

Live Music from 1.30pm

  • Finisterre – an eclectic mix of genres, covers and originals
  • MisSpent Ulkes – Newbury’s own fun 4-piece ukulele band

2 – 4pm
Drop-in children’s art workshop with Simon Jardine

4.30 – 5.30pm
Happy hour at the Inn On the Glebe and raffle draw

5.30 – 10pm
Farewell to Stockfest18

A welcome return to the superb Chicago 9. Come and dance the evening away till….

10pm last orders at Inn On The Glebe

Our pop-up pub Inn On The Glebe is open  today from 12 noon to 10pm