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EVENTS

31

JULY

The Watermill - OLIVER!

Set in London’s murky underworld, Lionel Bart’s much-loved musical tells the story of the runaway orphan Oliver and the colourful characters he encounters following his escape from the workhouse. The bullying Mr Bumble, devious gang leader Fagin, menacing Bill Sikes, his kindly girlfriend Nancy and the Artful Dodger are brought vividly to life in the atmospheric setting of the old mill. A company of the theatre’s trademark actor-musicians, with a supporting cast of Watermill Youth Theatre actors, and Bart’s witty and memorable songs, including You’ve Got to Pick A Pocket Or Two, Consider Yourself and I’d Do Anything, Oliver! will tug at your heart strings, make you smile and most definitely make you want to sing along!

(Running until Sat 19 Sep 2015)

14

AUGUST

Racecourse Newbury - August Afternoon Racing

Our two-day August fixture, which climaxes on Saturday with Betfred Ladies Day, kicks off with a high-quality card of Flat racing. Winners on the card last year include subsequent Racing Post Trophy winner Elm Park, so it is more than possible you will witness some equine stars of the future whilst enjoying one of the more relaxed, informal days of our 2015 Flat season.

Gates Open - 12.00
First Race - 2.20
Last Race - 5.35

15

AUGUST

Racecourse Newbury - Betfred Ladies Day

Betfred Ladies Day 2015 will be run for the first time in support of Breast Cancer Care, the country’s leading breast cancer support charity.

The day will be full of entertainment with racegoers being offered the chance to enter our Most Stylish Racegoer competition, with the winner receiving a holiday to Florida for two worth up to £4,500 courtesy of Charter Travel of Newbury.

Gates Open - 11.30
First Race - 1.45
Last Race - 5.05
Concert - approx 5.30

25

AUGUST

Racecourse Newbury - Betfred Evening & Summer Finale Night

The last of our summer evening fixtures for 2015 is brand new this year and will feature an excellent seven-race card in a more relaxed, informal atmosphere. Celebrate the end of a fantastic summer of Flat racing with us at Newbury, before those autumn nights begin to draw in!

Gates Open - 3.30
First Race - 4.40
Last Race - 7.40

9

SEPTEMBER

Corn Exchange - Roundabout at the Corn Exchange

For a limited time only, a pop-up festival is coming to the Corn Exchange. Five days, four 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.

Wednesday 9th September 2015 – Sunday 13th September 2015

16

SEPTEMBER

Corn Exchange - Knightmare Live: Level II

Welcome, watchers of illusion, to Level 2. Knightmare Live returns following two sell-out Edinburgh runs, national tours and a show in the glittering West End. Each performance one member of the public will be guided through Treguard's dungeon but will they succeed in their quest, or fall foul to one of Lord Fear's schemes?

19

SEPTEMBER

Newbury Showground - The Royal County of Berkshire Show: 19 and 20 September

The Newbury and District Agricultural Society was formed in 1909 with the aim of providing a show to replace the local Horse Show. Today the Society is a registered charity established with the aims and the showcase for these aims is one of the most successful agricultural shows in the country – The Royal County of Berkshire Show.

24

SEPTEMBER

The Watermill - THE LADYKILLERS

Criminal mastermind, Professor Marcus, and his gang of oddball villains posing as musicians, meet their match when they take up residence in the top floor room of Mrs Wilberforce’s dilapidated house. A convenient location to plan their heist, they figure their sweet-natured old landlady will be easily hoodwinked. But beneath her demure exterior, Mrs Wilberforce is made of sterner stuff and, with just her parrot, General Gordon, for moral support, she turns the tables on the bogus quartet.

(Running until Sat 31 Oct 2015)

26

SEPTEMBER

Arlington Arts - Chris White

A night of mind-blowing sax with Chris White of Dire Straits. A backstage pass on 40 years in the music industry; from Knopfler, to McCartney, to Robbie… this is one man’s tale of a life on the road.

4

OCTOBER

Arlington Arts - The Christians + Roachford

The Christians and Roachford join together for this double headline date. With a 70 minute set each, the evening promises to delight with both bands playing their well-known hits to transport you back to days of old.

8

OCTOBER

New Greenham Arts - Faustus

Previously nominated for the Best Group Award in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and in the wake of the latest album ‘Broken Down Gentlemen (Navigator Records, 2013), Faustus brings to the stage three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson;Carthy, Whapweazel, War Horse), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone representing the best in the current vibrant English folk scene.

23

OCTOBER

Arlington Arts - Joanne Shaw Taylor

Celebrated British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor, returns to the UK in autumn 2015 for an exclusive Nationwide UK Tour. Joanne will perform songs from her recently critically acclaimed album The Dirty Truth, as well as songs from her previous three albums White Sugar, Diamonds in the Dirt and Almost Always Never.

19

NOVEMBER

The Watermill - ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Chasing a mysterious white rabbit with a pocket watch, Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole and into a world of fun and adventure. There she meets the colourful characters of Wonderland and hears their fantastical tales. After a lively tea party, an unusual game of croquet and a nail-biting trial to find out who stole a very special plate of jam tarts, will Alice find her way home?

(Running until Sun 03 Jan 2016)

12

DECEMBER

New Greenham Arts - Gerard and the Watchman

Music to warm your heart on a winter’s evening from one of the most widely praised acts on the UK’s alternative folk scene. Expect stunningly beautiful and haunting songs from this four piece as they flit from guitar to banjo, double bass to drums and mandolin to percussion. Dave Gerard’s glorious voice is the ideal vehicle for his poetic, beguiling lyrics.

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