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Nell Bryden has the heart of an artist, the mind of a storyteller and the restless soul of a troubadour. With a classic pop sound informed by the rich heritage of American music, and the strong, emotive voice to the fore.
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.
Join Roary the Lion and his friends from The Lions' Club of Newbury for Newbury's biggest, brightest and loudest Charity Firework and Funfair Spectacular!
Roary will be joined by a whole host of friends, funfair, great food and entertainment.
Inspired by the story of a miner who became entombed in a tunnel during WW1, Les Enfants Terribles tour with their award-winning Edinburgh Fringe sell out show.
Blending live music, puppetry and physical performance, The Trench follows one man's epic journey as he battles for salvation and sanity. As the horror threatens to engulf him the boundaries between reality and fantasy begin to blur as he discovers a strange world beneath the mud and death leaving him to question what's real, what's not and whether it even matters?
Written by Oliver Lansley (BBC2’s Whites, ITV2’s FM and SKY’S Little Crackers) and with music by acclaimed artist Alexander Wolfe.
Alexandria 'Sandi' Thom, writer of I wish I was a punk rocker, will be performing at Arlington Arts Centre as part of her latest tour. In 2004 she moved to London in pursuit of her song-writing career teaming up with three co-writers: Jake Field, Duncan Thompson and Tom Gilbert. It was only a year after, in 2005, that she signed her first contract with Windswept Music. In her music it can range Pop, folk, R&B, rock or even blues. It's a show not to be missed and a unique act you can't find anywhere else.
Our Stitch and Chat group meets fortnightly at New Greenham Arts and is run by Textiles artist, Mandi Bainbridge.
This group is an informal home for anyone who loves to knit, crochet or sew in any capacity. Some of the everyday items made by the group are works of art in themselves and so our Learning and Participation team have invited them to share this work with us for just a few weeks, before turning them back to their everyday uses. This is the point at which creativity and practical crafting skills meet.
Wednesday 12th November 2014 – Monday 24th November 2014
Chef Albert Roux OBE, KFO the driving force behind such establishments as Le Gavroche (the Queen Mother’s favourite restaurant) which was the first restaurant in the UK to be awarded three Michelin Stars.
In 1952, when Roux’s godfather - a chef for the Duchess of Windsor - secured him a job working at Cliveden for Lady Nancy Astor, the then 18-year-old Roux set off for England.
One of his gifts, he boasts, is the ability to recognise the abilities of those working for him. It’s true that every top chef in the country seems to have passed through his kitchens: including Gordon Ramsay, Pierre Koffman, Marcus Wareing, and Marco Pierre White.
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)
A wonderful evening of Carols to start the Christmas Season.
This year’s guest band for the Carol Concert will be The Central Southern Area Fellowship Band, under the leadership of Bandmaster Brian Cooper.
The band is made up of Bandsmen from across the Central South and Southern Divisions of The Salvation Army. A local school choir, soloist, and our tambourine players will also be taking part.
One of the winter’s biggest racing and social events starts here – The bet365 Hennessy Festival has quality on the track from the first of three days.
The opening day includes the Bet 365 Listed Intermediate Hurdle as well as the feature race, The bet365 Novices’ Chase – won last year by Paul Nicholls’ Just A Par.
Gates Open - 10.30
First Race - 12.25
Last Race - 3.45
Day two of one of the winter’s biggest racing and social events – The bet365 Hennessy Festival.
The day features another celebration of quality racing with the Grade 2 Fuller’s London Pride Novices’ Chase, won last year by Paul Nicholls’ Wonderful Charm, among six other exciting contests.
Gates Open - 10.30
First Race - 12.25
Last Race - 3.45
Matt Schofield continues to push the frontiers and reshape the boundaries of the British Blues tradition. Guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, producer and band leader. Ten years into his solo career, Schofield's impact as one of the most influential and distinctive guitarists of his generation is unquestionable.
The final day of The bet365 Hennessy Festival features the historic Hennessy Gold Cup and the bet365 Long Distance Hurdle – a feast of top class Jump racing and one of the highlights of the social calendar.
Run over 3 miles and 2½ furlongs, The Hennessy Gold Cup is one of racing’s most prestigious and anticipated contests, won last year by Triolo D’alene for Nicky Henderson and Barry Geraghty’s second straight win.
Gates Open - 10.30
First Race - 12.20
Last Race - 3.35
7:30pm, St Nicolas Church
A unique chance to hear three rarely performed, high-quality choral works by British and French composers in response to the carnage of the First World War, and a favourite orchestral piece evoking the English countryside that meant so much to those who fought and died in ‘a corner of a foreign field’. With Southern Sinfonia, organ and professional soloists, conducted by Cathal Garvey.
As early as 1916 Sir Edward Elgar recognised the power of Laurence Binyon’s words, ‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old’, and set the poems to music in his last major choral work, The Spirit of England. French virtuoso organist-composer Marcel Dupré conveyed his horror at the ravages of war in his De Profundis, a work of great quality and depth. Gustav Holst’s Ode to Death was considered by Vaughan Williams to be among his finest creations. George Butterworth’s evocation of the English countryside, The Banks of Green Willow, is particularly poignant given that he lost his life at the Battle of the Somme. NCS will be joined by Southern Sinfonia and organist Steve Bowey, and professional soloists including soprano Claire Bessent and bass Colin Campbell. Cathal Garvey conducts.
Fast becoming a tradition within Newbury, the 5th Festival of Light: Lantern Procession gathers the community together to share in this stunning winter outdoor event.
Join us from 4pm as the Lantern bearers meet and start to light their lamps, with the procession starting from 4.30pm on Northbrook Street, and parading to Market Place in centre of Newbury Town Centre.
Why not come along to one of our Free Lantern making Workshops, or just come along on the day and enjoy the spectacle and atmosphere, as hundreds of lights process through the streets of Newbury.
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