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For a limited time only, a pop-up festival is coming to Newbury Corn Exchange. Four days, three plays, one state-of-the-art 168 seat amphitheatre. Showcasing a repertory of work from the country’s hottest writers, The Roundabout Festival is unmissable. With a bear pit atmosphere, Roundabout is the most dynamic, most innovative, most essential new theatre in the country and is brought to us by acclaimed touring theatre company Paines Plough, straight from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.
Wednesday 27th August 2014 – Saturday 30th August 2014
Just before Germany’s spring offensive in 1918, British officers are in a dug-out on the front line. Keen young officer Raleigh joins the company and finds Stanhope, his old friend, much changed. Trying to create some sort of normality amidst the horror, are Trotter, who is furious about how the war has interfered with his meal times, Hibbert, who is trying to find a way to escape, and Osborne, who would rather be tending to his garden.
(Running until Sat 11 Oct 2014)
For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved and most enthusiastic of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Martin was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2014.
Dave Swarbrick first came to prominence on the folk scene as a young instrumental virtuoso, and in 1969 joined Fairport Convention and his contribution to folk and folk/rock music from that point on, is legendary and well documented.
Lil' Jimmy Reed is coming to Arlington Arts. If you are a blues enthusiast or even just looking for a good show, you must come and see this blues magician when he performs, it is an experience not to be missed. Growing up across the street from a nightclub he developed a fascination for music while hearing the sounds of guitars and pianos.
Percussive fingerstyle master Preston Reed, who inspired such latter day flattop heroes as Andy McKee and Jon Gomm, is back and with a mind blowing new album!
Using the two-handed integrated percussive acoustic technique he pioneered in 1987, Reed fuses chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion that integrate the breathtaking potential of the guitar body. Preston Reed doesn’t need a band. He isthe band.
FRAGILE were founded as a tribute project to the music of classic 70s symphonic rock band Yes in 1998. The band are now well known to YES fans all over Europe, having appeared on the UK's primetime Richard & Judy TV show with Rick Wakeman and visionary album cover artist Roger Dean and performed throughout the UK, Finland, Belgium, Holland & Switzerland, including tours with YES/ASIA guitar legend Steve Howe in 2005/6 and 7.
One of The Racecourse Newbury’s biggest summer weekends starts here. Join us to kick your weekend off in style!
Fantastic Friday- book your Grandstand ticket for £10 before August 19th subject to availability; Flying Start- 10% off online bookings 7 days in advance.
Gates Open - 11.30
First Race - 2.15
Last Race - 5.40
A thrilling day of world class Flat racing featuring the Group 2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes, the Group 3 Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup, and the Group 3 Dubai International Airport World Trophy.
Enjoy award-winning fine dining in The Hennessy restaurant with panoramic views of the course, overlooking the winning post.
Gates Open - 11.00
First Race - 12.50
Last Race - 4.40
The Royal County of Berkshire show is undoubtedly Berkshire’s best weekend. Where else can you see everything from chickens to llamas; horse driving to pig showing skills; taste Britain’s finest foods and watch cookery demonstrations; sample the best craft and watch traditional crafts in action or compare your horticultural skills to the expert displays on show? Come and watch the best in show jumping, the wonderful spectacle of the Livestock Grand Parade and the breathtaking Hot Air Balloon flight at the end of each day. Shop ‘til you drop, celebrate agriculture and all your countryside has to offer, meet friends and make new ones, bring the family and you’ll find something for everyone.
Hogan Music is getting ready to launch a Young Songwriter Competition that will conclude with a Grand Final concert, to be held in the Corn Exchange on Sunday 21st September.
The Grand Final will feature the top 6-8 entrants and will, essentially be a concert that we hope will fill the Corn Exchange.
James Cousins has achieved more than many choreographers manage in a lifetime. A graduate of London Contemporary Dance School, he has moved seamlessly from performing work to creating it, finding himself in demand with companies at home and abroad.
Like Matthew Bourne, Cousins knows how to communicate with an audience. He thinks outside the box. Abstract yet utterly accessible, his choreography is dynamic, emotional and clever.
Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s dark but tender novel, Norwegian Wood, Cousins has choreographed Without Stars and There We Have Been. Taking the themes of love, loss and friendship, and adding his own unique quality to them, he has created a rich and powerful double-bill.
The Falcon’s Malteser follows the adventures of the hopelessly inept private detective Tim Diamond and his sharp witted brother Nick.
The plot sees the Diamond Brothers Detective agency on a thrilling case to discover just what is so important about the box of Maltesers. It features a host of brilliant characters like: The Fat Man (who has lost a lot of weight), Gott & Himmel, Lauren Barcardi, Beatrice von Falkenberg and Betty Cleaner.
Tuesday 7th October 2014 – Wednesday 8th October 2014
Your Newbury Food Festival is free to the public and features attractions for all the family with a diversity of food and drink offers representing the best of local produce and producers. Taking place in the town centre, Northbrook Street and Batholomew street.
When the mischievous Peter Pan swoops in with tales of a magical place far beyond London’s starlit sky, what child can resist? Dreaming of fun and tempted by the promise of adventure, Wendy and her brothers journey with Peter to the mystical world of Neverland where children never have to grow up.
Together they explore a land with sparkling mermaids, swashbuckling pirates and a ticking crocodile. With the help of Peter’s band of Lost Boys and a sprinkling of fairy dust, they must brave the perils of Neverland and defeat the villainous Captain Hook.
A classic story of magic, courage and friendship with original music to warm your heart, fly away for an unforgettable adventure in Neverland.
(Running until Sun 04 Jan 2015)
7:30pm, St Nicolas Church
Dupré: De Profundis
Elgar: The Spirit of England
Holst: Ode to Death
Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow
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