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BID Presentation Evening

This is a chance for you to meet with other local BID businesses for an informal catch up, but on top of this Newbury BID has arranged for two guest speaker – Chris Boulton of Greenham Common Trust and Tracey Miller of Bigger Brighter Bolder – to come along and talk to the group.

Chris Boulton of Greenham Common Trust will give a short presentation and this is a fantastic opportunity to find out what the Trust does and how it benefits the town.

Tracey Miller is co-founder of Bigger Brighter Bolder and says: ‘If you want to improve sales, become more influential, be a better leader, achieve bigger goals, get what you want more often, and generally have the business you always dreamed of, there is one key mindset element that will give you everything you need to achieve it.’ If you want to know what it is, learn the formula and how to master it, join us for this insightful workshop and get the information you need to take your business into 2015. Newbury BID has negotiated for Tracey to run this free session on 27 January, so this is a great chance to find out more from her.

This event is purely for BID businesses and both Chris and Tracey are giving generously of their time, so please do come along for what promises to be a valuable and interesting evening.

Time: 6–7.30pm
Venue: Broadway House, The Broadway, Newbury



Arlington Arts - Bonnie Dobson

Joined by top UK Folk Rock Musicians (affectionately known as “her boys”), the Canadian born Bonnie Dobson returned to the scene in 2013 with an album as immortal as her voice. Bonnie was a key figure in the ‘60s folk revival, with Time magazine bracketing her together with Joan Baez and Judy Collins as the three top female folk singers in America.



Corn Exchange - Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music

The smash-hit musical show that has been all around the world now returns to the UK for the 50th anniversary of the iconic movie.

Yes the original Sing-a-long-a show is back. After a four year rest, the spring 2015 tour celebrates the film’s half century giving it a birthday party to remember.

For those of you not yet converted, Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen Technicolor, complete with lyric subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along.



Newbury 1914

The early impact of the Great War on Newbury

Talk by local Historian Phil Wood

7.00 pm - Council Chamber, Town Hall, Newbury

Tickets available from the Reception Desk at Newbury Town Hall during office hours

£5 per ticket
(all proceeds to be divided between the Mayor’s Charities and the RBL Poppy Appeal)



Corn Exchange - Grounded

She’s a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot. She’s pregnant. Her career in the sky is over. Now, she sits in an air-conditioned trailer in Las Vegas flying remote-controlled drones over the Middle East. She struggles through surreal 12-hour shifts far from the battlefield, hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night.

Grounded is a gripping, compulsive new play that flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence. This extraordinary play targets our assumptions about war, family, and what it is to be a woman.



Arlington Arts - Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes

Over three decades and fourteen albums Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes have managed to establish themselves as perhaps the single best blues band in Britain. In an era where fame can be gleaned almost instantly– Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes did things the traditional way, earning their acclaim through the unfashionable avenue of true dedication.



Racecourse Newbury - Betfair Super Saturday

One of the Jump season’s highlights featuring the Grade 3 Betfair Hurdle and the Grade 2 Betfair Denman Chase. Betfair Super Saturday regularly showcases some of racing’s stars of the future with the likes of the legendary Denman and Kauto Star having triumphed on the day. In 2014, Splash of Ginge won the Betfair Hudle for Nigel Twiston Davies.

Gates Open - 10.30
First Race - 1.15
Last Race - 4.40



The Watermill - Agatha Christie's THE SECRET ADVERSARY

Agatha Christie’s gripping thriller follows the daring and dizzying adventures of Tommy & Tuppence through 1920s London.

Home from the War, flat-broke and unemployed, our twenty-something heroes embark on a daring business scheme: ‘The Young Adventurers Limited’… willing to go anywhere, willing to do anything. But their first assignment plunges them into more danger than they ever imagined and they quickly find themselves sucked into a perilous world of political intrigue, criminal conspiracy, murder and mayhem.

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 Sat 21 Mar 2015)



Corn Exchange - Monster Ceilidh Band

Their experimentation with electronic beats, “simply stunning” (Songlines), has its roots in the traditional but has produced something innovative, contemporary and dynamic. They combine, explosive and fiery folk with, funky riffs, glitchy Drum ‘n’ Bass beats and live drums.

But don't expect to just sit and listen, the Monster Ceilidh Band’s music embraces the old dance traditions, while translating them into blood-quickening crescendos for the twenty-first century audience.



Arlington Arts - Cara Dillon

Folk goddess Cara Dillon boasts many accolades, “Album Of The Year” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, The Meteor Music Award for “Best Irish Female”, Tatler’s “Woman Of The Year in Music”… put simply she is one of the most talented people in the music industry today – and undoubtedly for many years to come. Dillon is no purist, insistent that her songs speak to the soul rather than adhering to outdated concepts – leading her to work alongside the likes of Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), Richard Hawley and Robin Millar. As a result, her songs are ethereal masterpieces, each one telling a story that anyone can relate to.



New Greenham Arts - Brendan Power

He has recorded with the likes of Sting, Kate Bush, Van Morrison, Paul Young, Mary Black, James Galway, John Williams, and Paul Brady. Brendan’s playing has also featured on several Hollywood film soundtracks (eg. 2008 Oscar Winner ‘Atonement’) and BBC TV series.



Racecourse Newbury - Mencap Charity Raceday

Celebrate the end of winter with the first of two great days of Jump racing in support of a good cause. You can enjoy a competitive seven-race card and get behind-the-scenes access with tours hosted by Hennessy-winning jockey Mattie Bachelor before racing.

Gates Open - 11.30
First Race - 2.00
Last Race - 5.15



Racecourse Newbury - Greatwood Charity Raceday

The second of our two days of racing centres around the Grade 3 StanJames.com Greatwood Gold Cup, whose past winners include subsequent Hennessy hero Madison du Berlais. The supporting card also sees the first ever running of the Betfair Veterans’ Handicap Hurdle, staged specifically for older horses with limited opportunities to race.

Gates Open - 11.00
First Race - 1.30
Last Race - 5.35




It’s 1832 and wolves roam freely around a dark and wintry England. Left alone after her parents go abroad, Bonnie and her orphaned cousin Sylvia are looking forward to spending time together in their huge, rambling home, Willoughby Chase. But the arrival of the sinister governess Miss Slighcarp and a mysterious stranger on a train leads them into a frightening series of mysteries. Who is Miss Slighcarp, and what does she want? As enemies take over Willoughby Chase, Bonnie and Sylvia must escape their clutches and solve the puzzle for themselves.

(Running until Sat 28 Mar 2015)





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