ROMAN dig dates: Sadly, the final year in Silchester. The diggers arrive on Monday, and are on site until August 16.

This site will be open daily Saturday to Thursday, from 10am to 4pm. There will also be open days on Saturday, July 26, and August 9.

MORRIS Dancing: The Kennet Morris Men will be performing outside the Calleva on Monday, from 8pm.

PIRATES Party: Will be held on Saturday, July 12, so get your costumes ready for this annual event.

CANTEMOS Choir: Will give a special concert in the parish church on July 12, from 7.30pm. Music is by several British composers, and some readings too.

Tickets now on sale at £8 (including a glass of wine) from 0118 0700 825. Please come along for an enjoyable evening of music.

GARDEN Open: West Silchester Hall is once again opening its beautiful garden on Sunday, July 13, from 2pm to 6pm. Teas available.

BIG Tea Party: Is taking place on July 20 – please save the date, there will be more news later!