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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

Grand Opening Fete On The Glebe Field

Sunday 12th August 12 noon to 6pm

Dog Show sponsored by Oscar’s Dog Food

Date: 12th August

Time: 12 noon

Venue: Glebe Field

Tickets: £2 per category. To purchase your entry click HERE.

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 are three categories you can enter
1. Obedience
2. Funniest Character
3. Waggiest Tail
The winner from each category will receive a rosette and a bag of treats.

Our pop-up pub Inn On The Glebe is open  today from 12 noon to 6pm

Live Music from 12 noon

Raspo Steel Band – started in 1997 as a community project in Reading. This lively band has played at Womad, Olinda carnival Brazil and Notting Hill carnival.

Kennet Accordion Orchestra – a Kennet valley based band, An enthusiastic group of accordionists from Marlborough, Hungerford, Newbury and Swindon.

2pm Balloon Competition – £1 entry, pay on the day

3pm Tug Of War – £5 per team, pay on the day

Fun Fair, Hog Roast

Come and join the fun!

Monday 13th August

Ramble

Monday 13th August, 10am – 11am

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

Meet at the Inn On The Glebe for a 3 mile easy walk.

FREE EVENT 

 

Gospel Choir 

Date: 13th August

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Stockcross Church, Stockcross, RG20 8LP

Tickets: £10 per adult. £5 Under 15s. To purchase your entry click HERE.

Limited tickets available so booking in advance is highly recommended!

Tickets on the door £12. £5 for children under 15 years.

The DMU Gospel Choir from Leicester sing 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.

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

Tuesday 14th August

Mural Painting

Tuesday 14th August, 10am – Noon

Venue: Post Office garden, Stockcross, RG20 8LP

Drop in and help paint a mural of the village with Simon Jardine.

FREE EVENT 

 

Kids’ Pizza Making

Tuesday 14th August, 10am – Noon

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

Image Children making pizza

A chance for children to get ‘stuck in’ then take home their delicious pizza for tea..

FREE EVENT 

 

Stockcross House Garden Tours

Date: 14th August

Venue: Stockcross House, Stockcross, RG20 8LP

Time: 10am

Tickets: £5. To purchase your entry click HERE. Hurry only 20 tickets available.

Time: 3pm

Tickets: £5. To purchase your entry click HEREHurry only 20 tickets available.

Book your ticket to tour this delightful two acre garden set around a Grade II listed former rectory (not open), with an emphasis on naturalistic planting. With romantic wisteria and clematis covered pergola, reflecting pond with folly, rich variety of roses, vegetable and cutting garden. Enjoy the Orangery with vines,pond with cascade and duck house and sculptural elements by local artists.

The tour will be conducted by Head Gardener Meri Mower who will outline how the garden was created and answer any questions you might have.
Tours are 10am and 3pm and there are only 20 tickets per tour available. Book fast to avoid disappointment.

Pub Quiz

Date: 14th August

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

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £5 per team (teams of 4 max). To purchase your entry click HERE.

The Inn On the Glebe will be open from 6pm to 10pm. The Quiz starts at 7.30pm. Join the fun and pit your wits against the other quizzers!

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

Wednesday 15th August

Come and Try Pilates

Date: 15th August

Time: 10.30am

Venue: The Sutton Hall, Stockcross, RG20 8LP

Tickets: £10. To purchase your entry click HERE. Hurry only 50 tickets available.

Your purchase price will be offset against any course purchased.

Gillian Frost is a qualified instructor of pure Pilates and been teaching classes in West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire for the past 16 years.  Men and women of all ages are welcome. Pilates is practised by many sportsmen, dancers and singers.

The benefits include: Improved sleep: Better posture and balance: Leaner stronger muscles: A flatter tummy:Increased flexibility and mobility

Booking online and then phone confirmation is essential.  Contact Gillian on 07981 362867.

There are only limited tickets available. Book fast to avoid disappointment.

Dogs Trust Tour, Talk & Tea

Date: 15th August

Venue: Dog’s Trust Reception, Dogs Trust, Plumb’s Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, RG20 0HR

Time: 11am

Tickets: £10 per adult. £5 Under 15s. To purchase your entry click HERE. Only 20 tickets available.

Time: 3pm

Tickets: £10 per adult. £5 Under 15s. To purchase your entry click HERE. Only 20 tickets available.

The ticket price includes a £5 donation to the Dogs Trust.

Founded in 1891 The Dogs Trust (formerly the NCDL) is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 15,000 dogs each year through its network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK.

The charity have been involved in every piece of legislation affecting dogs over the past 126 years and their aim is to protect dogs from maltreatment and cruelty and to rescue or rehome dogs as needed.
In this unique opportunity to listen to an expert from The Dogs Trust who will tell us about their activities, introduce us to some of their dogs and show us around the kennels and facilities. The Tour will include a cup of tea.
The cost of the Tour includes a £5 donation to The Dogs Trust.

Gardeners’ Question Time

Date: 15th August

Time: 2pm

Venue: The Sutton Hall, Stockcross, RG20 8LP

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

Got a gardening question? Come along and ask our panel of experts.

Please submit questions in advance on a card.  Please hand in to Post Office or Pop-Up pub no later than lunchtime on Tuesday 14th August.
There will also a plant sale so you can stock up before you head home.

Pop-Up Puccini

Date: 15th August

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

Time: 6pm

Tickets: £10 per adult. £5 Under 15s. To purchase your entry click HERE. £12 on the door. Limited tickets available so booking in advance is highly recommended!

As part of the Stockfest season, 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!

The Inn on the Glebe is closed today but there will be a bar selling beers and wines at the Village Hall open 6pm – 10pm.

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 10 places.

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 10 places 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,

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

Friday 17th August

Tour of Benham Estate

Date: 17th August

Venue: Benham Estate Offices, Newbury, RG20 8LR

Time: 10am

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

Time: 3pm

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 morning will begin with tea and coffee at Richens Lodge, the Estate’s events venue on the bank of the River Kennet. The Estate Manager and team will then 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 xxxx and xxx. Booking essential. Hurry as places are limited.

Acupuncture Talk

Date: 17th August

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

Time: 10am

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

Acupuncturist Carolyn Sykes talks about acupuncture, acupressure massage, mind and calm meditation

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

History Walk

Saturday 18th August, 10am – 11am

Venue: The Sutton Hall, Stockcross, RG20 8LP

Learn about the history of Stockcross during a gentle walk around the village

FREE EVENT 

 

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.

FREE EVENT FOR VISITORS

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

If you would like to book a pitch click HERE. Cost £5.00 per car. You can also pay on the day.

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 Action

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

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: 12 noon

Ticket: £5.00 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 event is free for visitors to attend.

Drop-In Children’s Art Workshop

Date: 19th August

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

Time: 12 noon

Ticket: £3.00 per car or bike. 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