Events Page

Please find below a list of upcoming events involving or organised by the Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery.

History Group Meeting
Venue: 30 Priory Road
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
19:00 - 21:00

We have rescheduled the postponed meeting to this date. Please come and tell us about your latest research.

Organiser: Ros Clow

Passive Resistance
Venue: The Phoenix Theatre, Newtown Road Newbury
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - Sunday, April 15, 2018

A new play about a mass protest that began in the autumn of 1903. The protest was against aspects of the 1902 Education Act. Local residents, many of whom are buried in Newtown Road Cemetery found themselves in court for refusal to pay their rates. The bailiffs were sent in and their household goods were auctioned in the streets.

Now entirely forgotten this protest led to the landslide victory of the Liberal Party in the1906 General Election.

Tickets available now: matinees £8 Saturday and Sunday to include interval refreshments , Saturday evening performance to include a glass of wine in the interval £10

Organiser: Ros Clow

Meet Cemetery Friends weekend
Venue: West Berkshire Museum and Newtown Road Cemetery
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Sunday, April 29, 2018
10:00 - 16:00

Saturday 28th April 10.00am till 3.00pm we will be running a stall at the Heritage Forum event in West Berkshire Museum. It would be lovely to have some visitors this year!

Sunday 29th April we will host a Welcome Day at the cemetery. Come and see the spectacular Resurrection Window. Find-a-Grave service. Guided Tours.

Organiser: Ros Clow

Open Studios
Venue: Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 27, 2018

A new exhibition from Isabel Carmona, Christine Lack and Kate Steele. Open every weekend

Organiser: Isabel Carmona

Midsummer Cemetery
Venue: Newtown Road Cemetery
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
18:00 - 21:00

Enjoy the cemetery at the height of summer. Guided Tours. Last year we caught 62 different kinds of moths in one night. Wild flowers and magnificent grasses.

Organiser: Ros Clow

Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery AGM
Venue: St Francis de Sale Church Hall
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Speaker to be announced

Organiser: Maureen Hudd

Storytelling for Halloween
Venue: Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

After trick or treating come to the Chapel in costume to hear a new story about a cemetery.

Organiser: Ros Clow

World War Words
Venue: Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 10, 2018
19:30 - 22:00

An evening of readings and drama. Lest We Forget.

Organiser: Ros Clow

Remembrance Welcome Event
Venue: Newtown Road Cemetery Chapel
Saturday, November 10, 2108
10:00 - 16:00

Vist the cemetery to remember those who died during both World Wars, especially in World War One which ended 100 years ago tomorrow. Guided Tours. Find-a-Grave Service

There will be a Poetry Reading event in the Chapel in the evening.

Organiser: Doug Larsen



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