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Racecourse Newbury - Fantastic Friday

One of your last chances to catch Flat racing at Newbury in 2014. Call our Hospitality Team for some great deals in our private boxes on 01635 40015.

Gates Open - 11.30
First Race - 2.10
Last Race - 5.30



Arlington Arts - John Etheridge Special guest: Kit Holmes

John Etheridge (Solo) and special guest Kit Holmes enjoy an uplifting evening of: blues, folk, jazz, African grooves and much more from two outstanding guitarists



Racecourse Newbury - Worthington’s Armed Forces Raceday

A fantastic finale to the Flat season featuring the Group 3 Molson Coors Stakes and the Group 3 Worthington’s Champion Shield Stakes. There’s free entry for Armed Forces, MOD Civil Servants, RBL members and their families to this great family raceday, featuring the Launch of the Berkshire and the Vale of the White Horse Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Under 18s go free on a fun day for the family.

Free Premier Enclosure tickets for Armed Forces Personnel must be reserved in advance on 01635 40015 (Maximum of 2 allocated per Military ID number/MOD Civil Service ID Card/RBL Member).

Gates Open - 11.30
First Race - 1.50
Last Race - 5.10



Arlington Arts - Nell Bryden

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.



Food Festival 1st - 2nd November

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.



Charity Fireworks & Funfair Spectacular 2014

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.



Corn Exchange - The Trench

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.



Arlington Arts - Sandi Thom

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.



New Greenham Arts - In Stitches Exhibition

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



Corn Exchange - Albert Roux

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.



The Watermill - PETER PAN

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)



Corn Exchange - Carols at the Corn Exchange

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.



For the Fallen: Music of the First World War

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.



Festival of Light: Lantern Procession

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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