Concerts and Events

Courtlye Musick coming to perform in October

We’ve been staging live music at the Ship since March 2022. Click here to see a schedule of upcoming events or, looking farther ahead, see our 2023 programme here. An archive of reports on past events is here.

We encourage a variety of performers and artists to play and exhibit work, and share skills through workshops. Tickets are £12 and can be purchased through Eventbrite (see links below) or by contacting us directly. Email or call 0118 981 4504.

Upcoming concerts/events:

Friday 7th October 7–10pm – Open Mic evening. Refreshments available.

Saturday 22nd October 7pm – A Tudor evening with Courtlye Musick. Anita and Martin Felton, and Anne and Gareth Jones will transport you back to the court of Henry VIII, with period food and ale! Buy tickets here.

Friday 4th November 7–10pm Open Mic evening. Refreshments available.

Friday 4th November is the deadline for entries for Talent Competition at The Ship on Friday 2nd December

Friday 18th November and Saturday 19th November 7pm – “Cluedo!” A comic murder mystery play!! Kingsclere Players performing, Jessica Craker-Knott is organising this, it will be such fun!! Please book ahead to avoid disappointment, we have just 40 seats on each night. Jacket potatoes with fillings to be served in the interval. Buy Tickets here

Friday 2nd December 7pm Talent at The Ship! Judges will decide on a winner on the night in three age categories. The winner of each group will receive a trophy and certificate and get a chance to play on the 14th January 2023 event. £3 entry for performers. Entry forms will be available in September and the cut off date to apply will be 4th November 2022.

Tuesday 13th December 11am–2pm Make your own Christmas Table Decoration! You will be served Georgi’s homemade vegetable chilli and bread for lunch. Come and join us in the festive spirit. It will be lots of fun! Tickets £10.

Saturday 17th December – Come and sing carols with Nigel and the band! (Nigel brings delicious homemade cakes too!) This is a free entry event.

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas! Thank you to all performers and audience who have come along this year, we love you all! Georgi, Hazel, Jon, Alison, Jane and Vanessaxx

We are booking concerts for 2023, if you would like to perform, just email us at