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Wednesday 28th February - Saturday 3rd March 2018
1956: The Beauregard Private Hotel near Bournemouth is a hotbed of repressed emotions and middle-class Englishness. Each of the staff and residents has their own reasons for seeking the solace of a quiet life, but hiding away from a growing wave of cultural change proves to be impossible. Things can’t go on as they were and nothing will ever be the same again. Today: 50 years on from the decriminalisation of homosexuality, this alternative version of Rattigan’s gently subversive two act drama (written by him for its American premiere) observes the challenges to the status quo of the changes in post-war British culture and puts a spotlight on the treatment of ‘difference’ within our society.

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Eddi Reader

Wednesday 9th May 2018
Eddi Reader grew up in Glasgow and Irvine, Scotland and it was in those towns that she learned to use music as a vehicle for communicating with others through busking and performing at the local folk clubs. In the early 1980s, Eddi travelled around Europe with circus and performance artists before moving to London where she quickly became a sought after session vocalist. She famously harmonized with Annie Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, after her time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four. It was the short-lived but warmly remembered Fairground Attraction that really brought her into the limelight and to the attention of a much wider audience. The single ‘Perfect’ and parent album First of a Million Kisses both topped the British charts.

Llŷr Williams

Sunday 13 May 2018
The Festival is delighted to welcome back one of its former Young Artists, now established as one of the UK’s leading pianists. Welshman Llŷ r Williams is widely admired for his profound musical intelligence, and for the expressive and communicative nature of his interpretations. With several Beethoven cycles under his belt, he recently completed a sonata cycle at the Wigmore Hall to great acclaim, and a Beethoven concerto cycle with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He will be performing works from Schumann, Debussy, Rachmaninov and Scriabin. ‘The sound Williams creates has an irresistible singing quality like no one else’s.’ Washington Post Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 3.00pm (ends approx 4.45pm) Tickets £22 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Sponsored by Sir Hugh and Lady Stevenson, and Sir David and Lady Sieff Image © B.G. Ealovega

Raghu Dixit

13 March 2018
Often hailed as India’s biggest cultural & musical export, Raghu Dixit’s unique brand of infectious, happy music transcends age, genre, and even language. His music is strongly rooted in Indian traditions and culture and is presented with a very contemporary, global sound. From playing to over 100,000 people in his home state to the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury, an appearance on Jools Holland and even playing for the Queen of England and the entire Royal Family, Raghu Dixit has done quite a bit! His second studio album ‘Jag Changa’ was Songlines Editor’s ‘Top of the world’ album choice for December 2014. “A Marvellous Sound!” - Jools Holland “Raghu Dixit is one of India’s most inventive and charismatic artists” - The Guardian “Blessed with a versatile, earthy and soulful voice” – Viji Alles, UK Asian “Must hear!” – TimeOut Mumbai

Brunel Brass

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Brunel Brass will be playing between 15:00-17:00 on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Victoria Park Bandstand

The Rivals

Thursday, March 15 - Sat, April 21, 2018
Lydia Languish is passionately in love with a dashing but penniless soldier with whom she plans to elope. Mrs Malaprop, her guardian, commands she ‘illiterate him’ from her memory and marry the rich and handsome son of a friend who is ‘the very pineapple of politeness’. Little do they realise that both poor Beverley and the wealthy Captain Absolute are one and the same young man. Cue confusion, romance, misunderstanding and a twilight duel. Taking place over one hilarious day, this classic comedy of desire, intrigue and romantic delusion, bursts onto The Watermill stage. An energetic ensemble perform a fresh, funny and fast-moving new version in the round directed by Jonathan Humphreys whose previous credits include The Mighty Walzer (Manchester Royal Exchange) and Romeo and Juliet (Sheffield Crucible).

Tom Allen: Absolutely

Thursday 13th March
The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, Tom Allen embarks on his debut solo tour. You’ll have seen him on the likes of Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, and heard him on Radio 4’s Just a Minute and The News Quiz. https://cornexchangenew.com/event/tom-allen-absolutely

Steamchicken

Friday, March 16, 2018
This harmonica and mandolin led five/six piece play exciting folk-jazz-blues-tinged music with improvised melodies. Featuring singer Amy Kakoura who "gives Imelda May a run for her money" - Northern Sky

Corn Exchange Comedy Club - March

Tuesday 9th Jan 2018 — Tuesday 20th March 2018
Meeting on a fortnightly basis, the Corn Exchange Theatre Makers are a group of adults who are looking for performance opportunities in a range of styles and genres. Working with the Learning and Participation Team, as well as guest artists and directors, the group will collaborate to create performances in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. https://cornexchangenew.com/event/corn-exchange-community-theatre-makers

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

Friday 23rd March 2018
Shappi presents England's unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton. For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson's mistress', a bit of a harlot. (You get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation.) Women's lib wasn't a 'thing' in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from 'scullery maid' to 'Lady Hamilton'. Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn't? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in. ‘She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency.’ The Guardian Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi is on the road with her new sell out show. She has whip-crack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm. Shappi Khorsandi is also the best selling author of ‘A Beginners Guide to Acting English’ and her fantastic debut novel ‘Nina is not OK’ was published by Ebury in 2016. Shappi was also elected president of the British Humanist society.

The Be Wiser Jump Season Finale – Friday

Friday, March 23, 2018
The 2017/18 Jump season at Newbury draws to a close with two days of competitive racing and a chance to see some promising young horses perform in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Beer Goggles was a notable winner from last year, going on to win the Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle here in December. Please note this is a six race card. You could try out our Brasserie restaurant – it offers a fresh, seasonal menu in a relaxed informal atmosphere, with no pre-booking required. Food is served until approximately 40 minutes before the last race. Please note that race and gate opening times and the race programme for this event are currently provisional and will be finalised in due course

The Be Wiser Jump Season Finale – Saturday

Saturday 24th March 2018
The EBF & TBA ‘National Hunt’ Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, a valuable and important Grade 2 handicap, forms the centrepiece of our final day of the 2017/18 Jump season. The supporting card also features the valuable Doom Bar Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, run for £40,000 again in 2018. Make it a day to remember with one of our Hospitality Boxes, offering fantastic views of the racecourse with packages to suit all budgets and requirements.

Newbury Artisan Market

Sunday 25th March, 29th April, 20th May, 24th June, 29th July, 26th August, 30th September, 28th October, 25th November 2018
Newbury Artisan Market takes over the streets of Newbury on the last Sunday of the month. Think quality produce, original art, designer crafts & sizzling street food, all mixed in with family activities, music and more... Our ‘Feast Street’ section will get your taste buds tingling with a mouth-watering selection of locally produced dishes. Our Designer-Makers promise to fill your bags and homes with gifts and all manner of unique designs and vintage treasures. Our food producers will fill your cupboards with ciders and sauces, breads and pastries, meats and sweet treats. Our Kids corner will provide activities and entertainment for the little ones while you have a well deserved break and a coffee. Find us in Newbury town centre from 10 am– 4pm and get yourself a slice of Berkshire's finest.

Sunday Sessions - Basin Street Brawlers

Sunday 25 March
This band of master musicians swing and stomp their way through the most beautiful melodies and raucous rags of the 1920s and 1930s ‘with all the energy and assurance of a bunch of Kansas City veterans’ (The Sunday Times). Their debut record ‘It’s Tight Like That’ has garnered critical acclaim, with reviews describing them as ‘world class’ (BBC). Their repertoire features the finest work of the master songwriters of the era, including Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and George Gershwin, delivered in a unique and powerful style. The ensemble is led by trumpet player and singer Peter Horsfall from Kansas Smitty’s Big Four, who played at The Watermill in February 2017. The Basin Street Brawlers have headlined the London Swing Festival and regularly perform at the UK’s most prestigious jazz and chamber music venues, including Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, the Pizza Express Jazz Club and the Holywell Music Room.

Newbury Spring Festival presents...Travelling by Tuba II

Saturday 26 May 2018
80,000 miles a year and still not out of puff, Travelling by Tuba returns to the Festival by popular demand. A fascinating voyage through the weird and wonderful world of the tuba. Discover instruments ancient and modern: alpine horns, Roman cornu, Chinese dragon-headed trumpet, Caribbean conch shell, American sousaphone plus many more ... all will be revealed. Music from classical to jazz, a can-can dancing tubist ... and watch out for the exploding tuba! Packed with audience participation, this is an unforgettable performance for all the family. ‘Travelling by Tuba are experts who really get their enjoyment of music across.’ The Times Chris Cranham tuba and assorted wind/brass instruments Stewart Death piano and assorted wind/brass instruments Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 11.00am (ends approx 12 noon) Tickets £5 all seats Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Sponsored by The Sheepdrove Trust

National Garden Scheme Rookwood Farm House Charity Garden

Wednesday 4 April, Sunday 6 May, Wednesday 20 June, Monday 27 August
This exciting valley garden, a work in progress, has elements all visitors can enjoy. A rose covered pergola, fabulous tulips, giant alliums, and a recently developed 'jungle garden' with banana plants and canas. A kitchen garden features a parterre of raised beds, which along with a bog garden and colour themed herbaceous planting, all make Rookwood well worth a visit. www.ngs.org.uk Wednesday 4 April, Sunday 6 May, Wednesday 20 June (11am - 5pm). Monday 27 August (11am - 5pm). Also open Stockcross House. Admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas. Rookwood Farm House, Stockcross, Berkshire, RG20 8JX 3m W of Newbury. M4 J13, A34(S). After 3m exit for A4(W) to Hungerford. At 2nd r'about take B4000 towards Stockcross, after approx ¾m turn R into Rookwood. Visitors also welcome by arrangement April to September for groups of 10+. Please enquire about price when booking. The Hon Rupert & Charlotte Digby 01488 608676 charlotte@rookwoodfarmhouse.co.uk Gravel paths, some steep slopes.

Puddle Jumping

Sunday 8th April
Have a splashing time a Puddle Jumping on Sunday 8th April 11:00 - 14:00pm in the Newbury Market Place. The event will include plenty of opportunities to splash in puddles to your heart's content! Other activities suitable for all the family include: Welly Wanging, Art & Crafts, Face Painting and Children's Rides. Sponsored by Kennet Centre.

What's In My Head: Katie Piper

Thursday 12 April 2018
She will discuss her own battles with anxiety and explain how she has overcome its crippling clutches. Katie is opening her own diaries, photo albums and personal memories in this most intimate and revealing talk about her life. In a time of glossy magazines, Photoshop, Instagram filters and app dating, remaining in touch with reality has never been harder. Insecurities exist in us all and adversity in life is unavoidable, but how can it be managed? How can we find the light in the darkest of times? Katie believes no matter how big or small your challenges might seem, there is always a confident way forward and she will show you how. This is her story, this is her life, this is her wisdom. This is ‘What’s in My Head’.

Corn Exchange Comedy Club - April

Friday April 13th 2018
Join us for a guaranteed giggle once a month this spring! Leave your cares at the door, grab a drink and join us for an evening full of laughter as Avalon Promotions present some of the best new names in comedy. With comedians such as Joe Wilkinson, Greg Davies, Lee Nelson, Jenny Eclair, Al Murray and Russell Howard on their books, Avalon are experts in finding the next big names on the circuit - you never know, you might see them in Newbury first! So send your friends that group text, book a babysitter and start your weekend in style at the Corn Exchange Comedy Club!

The All About Dogs Show

Saturday 14th April - Sunday, 15th April 2018
The All About Dogs Show is the UK's largest fun Dog Show - and it's coming to Newbury this April. Bring your dog and join hundreds of families for two days full of exciting arena displays, expert advice, shopping and lots of fun have-a-go activities including the popular dog shows. There's FREE parking and for big savings on the door price, fetch your tickets online now at www.allaboutdogsshow.co.uk.

Know Your Blood Pressure Pop-up Clinic 2018

Saturday 14th April 2018
The Rotary Club of Newbury facilitates this event in support of the Stroke Association’s Stroke Awareness Day in which we invite members of the public off the street to have their blood pressure checked free of charge by professionals – this helps to raise public awareness of the risks of high blood pressure and in recent years we have found some BP’s of sufficient concern to recommend a consultation with their GP. The venue is at Newbury Town Hall between 09.00 and 12.00 – Mr Mayor, Cllr David Fenn is expected to attend. This year we also expect Stroke Care for Newbury & West Berks to be present providing details of their services to local stroke survivors. Rotary took over 23,000 blood pressure readings nationally in 2016 through some 2000 separate events and from these more than 6,000 people (26%) were advised to make an appointment with their GP. These events can play a big role in reducing strokes across the country. It’s clear from our work that high blood pressure is far more common than one would think. One stroke survivor said “I urge anyone who does not know their blood pressure to get it checked. You may be how I used to be and think you are living a healthy life, but you never know what might be round the corner.” We hope to see many people from the Newbury area at this Newbury Rotary Club event; it’s a simple and straightforward way to find out more about the importance of blood pressure and reducing risk of having a stroke.” Where: Newbury Town Hall, Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5AA Cost : Free Contact: Kevin Mosley Tel: 01189 811851 Email: kevin@setsquare-solutions.ltd.uk Website: http://www.newburyrotary.org

Trembling Bells

Saturday 14th April
<p>The song-based group of Alex Neilson (drummer to Baby Dee, Tight Meat, Bonnie Prince Billy, Josephine Foster and more.) Like a faintly unhinged take on Fairport Convention or Fotheringay with soaring uplifting Sandy Denny style vocals that occasionally give way to deranged passages of feedback and clattering percussion.</p>

The Dead South

Wednesday April 18th 2018
The Dead South have been described as outlaws, modern hillbillies and Mumford and Sons’ evil twins, but the best way to describe the Regina-based band is fearless. They’re a rare musical commodity – a band that’s equally compelling on record as they are on stage. While The Dead South’s signature blend of bluegrass and classic folk is familiar, it’s also eminently fresh; fuelled by the kind of energy and ethic you’d associate with a punk band. “A lot of our inspiration comes from an old school feel, but our sound is an amalgamation of the we all like, and the punk influence is definitely there,” says vocalist/guitarist Nate Hilts. Since the release of their second record, Illusion & Doubt (Curve Music/Entertainment One), in late 2016, The Dead South have proven themselves a force to be reckoned with on both sides of the 49th parallel. Illusion & Doubt recently hit Top 5 on the US Billboard Bluegrass chart and entered the top 30 on the US Country iTunes Chart. That’s fuelled interest in the band’s debut, Good Company, as well, which, though released in 2015, recently hit the Top 50 On Billboard and the Top 20 on US iTunes overall chart The boost to both albums, Hilts believes, is partially due to the band’s video for ‘In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company,’ which was released in early 2016. “We were late to the game getting videos out for Good Company in general and after we did the ‘In Hell’ video in 2016 we concentrated on releasing Illusion & Doubt and put the video on the back burner. But, a few months after we released it, there was just this huge… BOOM.” Boom is a good way to put it. Currently ‘In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company’ has over 25 Million views on YouTube.

Inholmes

Wednesday 18th April 2018
Highlights include: • Highlights include tulips and cherry blossom in spring, roses and fine shrubs in summer. • Dogs welcome on leads. Coach parties should book in advance. • Open for the NGS on Wednesday 18th April 11am-3:30pm. And again13th June. • Admission £5 each or £7 for both. Children free. Wheelchair access. • Light refreshments available. Plants for sale. Full details on the NGS website: National Garden Scheme The National Garden Scheme is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country, donating over £50 million so far. We help our garden owners open their beautiful gardens to the public, sharing their passion and raising impressive amounts of money through entry fees, teas and slices of cake. Editors Notes: • Since its foundation in1927, The National Garden Scheme has donated over £50 million to its beneficiaries. • Charities supported by the National Garden Scheme include the Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and MS Society. Further donations are also made. • Registered Charity 1112664 • www. ngs.org.uk Local contacts: Heather Skinner, Berkshire County Organiser & General Inquiries email: heatheraskinner@aol.com Graham O’Connell, Berkshire NGS Press Contact email: graham.oconnell22@gmail.com

Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Friday

Friday 20th April 2018
Two days of exciting Flat racing kick off what will be a momentous 2018 season at Newbury. Winners on the card in recent years included subsequent Group 1 winner Seville Star and the meeting often proves a pivotal one in terms of early season form for racing fans. Real ale enthusiasts have cause for excitement too, as we will be hosting our annual beer festival over both days of the meeting, with a wide selection of real ales & ciders on offer on the Copper King Lawn in the Grandstand Enclosure. Please note that race and gate opening times and the race programme for this event are currently provisional and will be finalised in due course.

Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Saturday

Saturday 21st April 2018
Our opening Flat meeting of 2018 climaxes with the Greenham Stakes, a key trial for the 2,000 Guineas won by superstars such as Frankel and Kingman in recent years. It’s a chance to see some of last season’s most exciting juveniles begin their three-year-old campaign and witness some stars of the future too, with subsequent Royal Ascot scorer Eagle Top victorious on the day in 2015. Why not take a break from the action and enjoy our annual beer festival? With a wide selection of real ales & ciders on offer on the Copper King Lawn in the Grandstand Enclosure, it is the perfect accompaniment to a thrilling days racing. Please note that race and gate opening times and the race programme for this event are currently provisional and will be finalised in due course.

Spring is in the Hare - The Teashop by the Canal

Saturday 21st April 2018
Come and spend a relaxing couple of hours with us, upstairs in The Teashop by the Canal, creating a lively spring image to brighten the season - Spring is in the Hare All materials and equipment will be provided; acrylic paints, brushes and a canvas. Please bring an apron if you're worried about spilling paint on your clothes though. We'll even serve you a cup of tea! This class is suitable for beginners as Simon will guide you step-by-step to draw out all of the components and then show you how to recreate his painting style. Tickets are £19.95 per person and can be booked online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spring-is-in-the-hare-newbury-tickets-43274319655 or contact Rosie: call 07548 883569 or e-mail rosie@armadilloimages.com

Newbury Rotary Quiz Night

Saturday 21 April 2018
Brighten up your Spring by joining our Fun Quiz evening for all keen quizzers. The venue is at the Coronation Hall in Kintbury and the evening includes a great quiz night and a fish & chip supper. There will be a private pay bar with wine, beer and soft drinks available on the night. We plan teams of 6 to 8 maximum. Solo guests can join / assemble teams on the night. The evening will also include a game of “Heads or Tails” to win a cash prize. All proceeds will go to Rotary Charities. Contact Trevor Gibbons on 01635 254123 or through email fundraising@newburyrotary.org.uk or website http://www.newburyrotary.org When: 21st April 2018 19.00 arrival for 19.30 start. Cost: £11 per person Where: Coronation Hall, 18 Inkpen Road, Kintbury, RG17 9TX

Sandleford Place

Sunday April 22nd 2018
A plantswoman's 4 acres, more exuberant than manicured garden with River Enborne flowing through. Various areas of shrub and mixed borders create a romantic, naturalistic effect. Wonderful old walled garden. Long herbaceous border flanks wild flower meadow. Year round interest from early carpets of snowdrops and daffodils, crocus covered lawn, to autumn berries and leaf colour. A garden for all seasons. Home-made teas. Visitors also welcome by arrangement March to October. For group bookings more than a month in advance

Burke and Hare

Tuesday 24 April 2018 - Saturday 05 May 2018
Two Williams, William Burke and William Hare, discover a money making scheme far more lucrative than hosting lodgers. The first rule of business? Supply and demand. In the leading city for medical research, there’s a huge demand for bodies and an inconveniently low number of deaths. The profitable solution? Murder, of course. As the infamous pair flourish in their new found careers, the more they murder, the less they care but for how long will they get away with it? In a new black comedy that is as hysterical as it is historical, three actors tell the true story of the prolific duo. Burke and Hare is also touring to village halls, rural venues and arts centres. A list of venues is to be announced.

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Thursday 26 April 2018
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for an evening of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. Featuring adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly. A familiar face from his time as team captain on BBC 2's pop quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Phill also regularly appears as a guest on BBC 2's QI, and was on Dave's Alan Davies As Yet Untitled. On BBC Radio 4 he is also a regular panellist of the award winning I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.

An Evening With 'The Great Gambo - The Professor Of Pop

Friday April 27th 2018
For the first time Paul Gambaccini reveals how he started life in the Bronx and wound up as 'The Professor of Pop'. Together with clips of great artists he has known, Paul covers everything from how he first got into radio and television, his early experiences with Rolling Stone magazine, to his fascinating years in BBC Radio and Classic FM. Hear him discuss the three great crises of his life: coping with the Vietnam War's challenge to his American generation, enduring the era of AIDS, and surviving a hostile encounter with the Metropolitan Police. In a nod to his current Radio 4 series Counterpoint, there will be a Music Quiz and a Q&A.

Grumpy Old Women To The Rescue

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Perrier Award winning comedian, writer and star of GOW Live Jenny Eclair welcomes the return of original cast member Olivier Award-nominated actor, singer and comedian Dillie Keane (Fascinating Aida) and new recruit, actor and comedian Lizzie Roper (Hollyoaks Ch4, Boy Meets Girl BBC Two) for a brand-new 90 minutes of ‘full-fat’, ‘batteries included’ comedy. Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, Grumpy Old Women put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement, free at last to practise their extreme colouring-in, ukelele orchestra and novelty fudge- making. But with the world in a bigger mess than ever before, is there anything that can tempt them off their backsides to unleash their superpowers and once more come to the rescue?!

Walk for Parkinson's - Welford Park 2018

Sunday 29th April 2018
Join Parkinson’s UK on Sunday 29 April 2018 when we will be returning to Welford Park for our sponsored Walk for Parkinson’s. There will be two different circular walks available, a 2.5 mile walk and a more challenging 6.5 mile walk around the beautiful Welford Park estate, home of the Great British Bake Off. During the walk you will cross the River Lambourn, climb the hill to see the impressive cricket pitch whilst overlooking the historic Welford Park, explore the wonderful woodland before crossing the fields and taking in the lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Entry fee is £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s and all walkers will receive a Parkinson’s UK t-shirt, plus a medal on completing the walk. The funds raised from the Walk for Parkinson’s – Welford Park will go to Parkinson’s UK to support the vital research work taking place to find a cure for Parkinson’s and improve the lives of the 145,000 people in the UK who are affected by the condition. We support those living with Parkinson’s and their families and friends, so that no one has to face Parkinson’s alone. You can find out more and register at www.parkinsons.org.uk/walkwelfordpark or contact the Regional Fundraising Team on 020 7963 3912 or email fundraising@parkinsons.org.uk

Oye Santana

Saturday 5th May 2018
What makes Oye Santana so good? First of all the music. There’s a treasury of more than four decades of Santana catalogue to draw on, and every number in our set is a gem in its own right. Then there’s the musicianship. Check out the credentials of Milan 'Carlos' Webb; of Gez Kahan and Hector Gomez; the astonishing breadth of abilities that Auriol Kobani and Paul Murphy, Pete Lockwood and Jon Quirk bring to our on-stage set-up. This really is a feast of musical talent. Next there’s the authenticity. We could go off on self-indulgent flights of fancy, but we don’t. We painstakingly recreate the original Santana arrangements of the big hits that you know and love to bring you the true Santana sound. But playing the right notes is only a start. There's much more to being the Best Santana Tribute in the World… There’s the passion. Carlos Santana’s guitar playing is instantly recognizable not just because of his tone or his trademark licks, but because of the emotion he puts into every note he plays. Oye Santana has that covered. And there’s the good-time feel. Every track is a fiesta – come and dance, come and party. We’ve got that covered too. And every Oye Santana performance is a show, a visual feast of lights and action that will have you singing along, smiling along and dancing along from the first chink of a tambourine to the explosive finale. You’re going to love Oye Santana.

National Garden Scheme Rookwood Farm House Charity Garden

Sunday 6th May 2018
This exciting valley garden, a work in progress, has elements all visitors can enjoy. A rose covered pergola, fabulous tulips, giant alliums, and a recently developed 'jungle garden' with banana plants and canas. A kitchen garden features a parterre of raised beds, which along with a bog garden and colour themed herbaceous planting, all make Rookwood well worth a visit. www.ngs.org.uk Wednesday 4 April, Sunday 6 May, Wednesday 20 June (11am - 5pm). Monday 27 August (11am - 5pm). Also open Stockcross House. Admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas. Rookwood Farm House, Stockcross, Berkshire, RG20 8JX 3m W of Newbury. M4 J13, A34(S). After 3m exit for A4(W) to Hungerford. At 2nd r'about take B4000 towards Stockcross, after approx ¾m turn R into Rookwood. Visitors also welcome by arrangement April to September for groups of 10+. Please enquire about price when booking. The Hon Rupert & Charlotte Digby 01488 608676 charlotte@rookwoodfarmhouse.co.uk Gravel paths, some steep slopes.

Pangbourne Band Sunday

Sunday 6 May 2018
Pangbourne Band Sunday play at the bandstand on Sunday 6 May 2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare

Thursday 10 May 2018 - Saturday 16 June 2018
Following the great success of last year’s Twelfth Night and Romeo + Juliet, the Watermill Ensemble return with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, fusing actor musicianship with one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies. Four lovers escape the decorum of the royal courts, eluding tradition and etiquette on one fateful, intoxicating night in the Athenian woods. Secrets, love and mistaken identities collide with a fusion of rich and beautiful music inspired by the hedonistic soulful sounds of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. Hermia is to be married to Demetrius.But she actually loves Lysander and after the lovers runaway to marry in secret, pursued by Demetrius, who has been told by Helena of their plan, all respectability begins to unravel. Enter an enchanted world of dreams and passion, where the powerful spirits of a midsummer’s night will put a spell on you.

Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra (with the Gatsby Girls)

Saturday 12th May 2018
From the Charleston of the 1920s through the beautiful classic songs of the 1930s to swing and jazz mayhem, Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra and the four Gatsby Girls present a night of razzle dazzle. The evening features some of the greatest music of the golden jazz age, including such timeless classics as It Don’t Mean a Thing, The Very Thought of You and Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby. Celebrating its 30th year, this leading jazz orchestra presents its Anniversary Gala Gatsby Concert, transporting the audience back to a world of sophistication, glitz and glamour, delighting the senses with flapper fun and frolics. ‘A wonderfully entertaining evening ... there wasn’t anything that was less than exceptional.’ BBC 4 Michael Law conductor, piano, vocals Piccadilly Dance Orchestra with Louise Cookman vocals and The Gatsby Girls Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx 9.35pm) Tickets: £22 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Supported by Friends of Newbury Spring Festival

Newbury Chilli Festival

13th May 2018
<p>The HOTTEST day out in Newbury this year! In association with Newbury BID, Yummy events are organising Newbury's very own FREE chilli festival. From plant and seeds to sauces and a whole lot more, there is something for everyone at this family friendly day out. And don't forget the big highlight of the day - the legendary Chilli Eating Competition hosted by The Wiltshire Chilli Farm ....... can you take the heat? Trader/press enquiries to yummyevents@gmail.com</p>

Newbury Town Council Victoria Park Family Day

Sunday 13th May 2018
Newbury Town Council Victoria Park Family Day takes place on Sunday 13th May 2018

Newbury Spring Festival Sound Beginnings Romeo and Juliet Sunday 13th May

Sunday 13th May
The whole family is welcome to this all-inclusive performance of Romeo and Juliet, Prokofiev’s great ballet based on Shakespeare’s most well-known love story. Lasting just under an hour, with selections of the ballet specially arranged for two pianos, the story is narrated in animated style making the audience feel part of the cast. With beanbags for youngsters to sit on, and with all ages welcome, no one will mind if your little ones make a noise! After the performance delicious organic food using produce raised and grown at Sheepdrove Organic Farm is served. Mikhail Kazakevich piano Elena Zozina piano Richard Morris narrator Sheepdrove Eco Centre Lambourn RG17 7UU 10.00am (ends approx 11.00am) and 12.00 noon (ends approx 1.00pm) £20 adults £9.50 children 5 years and over £50 family ticket Under 5s free Prices include food served after the performance. Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge)

A Community Annual Sponsored Walk to raise funds for “your” charity

Sunday 13th May
Come and join in our fully marshalled and signposted charity walk raising funds for your own good cause by sponsorship. A choice of 8 & 5 mile routes@ Snelsmore Country Park. Entry fee - £1 p.p. on the day for sponsored walkers or just walk for fun by donating £5 to Rotary Nominated Charities For details or to pre-register: email walk@newburyrotary.org tel: 01635 42027 visit website: www.newburyrotary.org

Royal Wootton Bassett Brass

Sunday 13th May
Royal Wootton Bassett Brass will play at Newbury Bandstand on Sunday 13th May

Newbury Spring Festival Sir John Tomlinson talks to Barry Millington

Tuesday 15th May 2018
Acclaimed as one of the world’s leading bass baritones, Sir John Tomlinson has dominated the international opera scene for several decades, appearing at the Bayreuth Festival every year from 1988 to 2006. In this special event, Sir John talks to renowned music critic Barry Millington about his extraordinary career, the roles he has sung, the world of opera and the new work, Kokoschka’s Doll, written for him by John Casken, which is being performed on Wednesday 16 May in the Corn Exchange, Newbury. Shaw House Newbury RG14 2DR 3.00pm (ends approx 4.30pm) £15 talk only £20 talk followed by tea and cake Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Sponsored by The Englefield Charitable Trust Image: © Robert Workman

Newbury Spring Festival Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Tuesday 15 May
Experience the power of thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography, synchronisation timed to perfection and post-apocalyptic martial imagery in this spellbinding display of sheer energy. Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers make a welcome return to the Festival. As the UK’s longest-established taiko ensemble and Europe’s most successful professional touring company of this thrilling and energetic Japanese performance art, Mugenkyo create a contemporary look and sound, fusing the traditional spirit of taiko with a captivating modern stage performance. ‘Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity’. Edinburgh Evening News Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx 9.30pm) Tickets £20 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Sponsored by Arigato, part of the BDZ Investments Group

John Tomlinson with Couterpoise - The Art Of Love and Kokoschka’s Doll

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
A fascinating evening of two halves, focussing on the dramatic affair between artist Oskar Kokoschka and composer Alma Mahler, starring operatic legend Sir John Tomlinson. In the first half, mezzo-soprano Rozanna Madylus adopts the role of Alma in The Art of Love: Alma Mahler’s Life and Music (text by Barry Millington), a sequence of music by Alma and Gustav Mahler, Zemlinsky, Webern and Wagner (arranged by David Matthews). In the second half Sir John and Counterpoise perform Kokoschka’s Doll, created specially for them by composer John Casken and writer Barry Millington, which tells the dramatic tale of the curious relationship between Oscar Kokoschka and his muse. ‘Tomlinson [gives a] titanic, heart-rending performance.’ The Telegraph Image © Tony Nandi John Tomlinson bass baritone Rozanna Madylus mezzo soprano Counterpoise Fenella Humphreys violin Deborah Calland trumpet Kyle Horch saxophone Iain Farrington piano Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx 9.30pm) Tickets £20 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Sponsored by Mrs Katalin Landon

Newbury Spring Festival presents... Kabantu

Wednesday 16th May 2018
Kabantu, meaning ‘of the people’, is a quintet from Manchester who unravel new marriages of music from around the globe, to celebrate the space where different cultures meet. Vocal harmonies from South Africa coalesce with everything from Celtic reels to Brazilian sambas and beyond. Kabantu has performed all over the UK, including at the BBC Proms and on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. As well as winning the Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Award, subsequently performing to royalty at the Cadogan Hall, the quintet was delighted to be Selected Making Music 2016–17 and BBC Introducing Artists. ‘Utterly brilliant.’ BBC Radio 3, BBC Proms Katie Foster violin Abel Selaocoe cello Ali McMath double bass, banjo, didgeridoo Ben Sayah guitar Delia Stevens percussion Donnington Priory Newbury RG14 2JE 7.30pm (ends approx 9.30pm) Tickets £20 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Sponsored by Dreweatts Image © Alex Moldovan

Newbury Spring Festival presents... Merrily We Roll Along (Stephen Sondheim & George Furth)

Thursday 17th May 2018
Stephen Sondheim & George Furth For the second year running the Festival welcomes the University of Chichester’s celebrated Musical Theatre Festival Company, who this year bring to the stage this rarely performed Sondheim classic, considered one his most startling and affecting achievements which dazzles as a piece of theatre craftsmanship. Merrily We Roll Along makes a virtue of spilt milk, sour grapes and friendships down the drain. Telling the story backwards may not be the usual formula for a Broadway hit, but Sondheim’s score was a sensation, with audiences finding the life of Hollywood producer Franklin Shepherd compelling as it rolls back 20 years. University of Chichester Musical Theatre Festival Company Sarah Redmond director and choreographer Stuart Hutchinson musical director Emma Shouksmith assistant choreographer Ryan Laight designer Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx 10.00pm) Tickets £20 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge)

Starlight Charity Raceday

Friday 18 March
Head to Newbury for a day of competitive Flat racing in support of a worthy cause. A high quality seven-race card forms part of a day held in support of Starlight, who do remarkable work granting the wishes of terminally ill children. It’s a great opportunity to try the Bumper Package for a £10 food and drink voucher plus a £2 bet or experience one of our luxury hospitality suites or panoramic restaurants. Please note that race and gate opening times and the race programme for this event are currently provisional and will be finalised in due course.

Newbury Spring Festival presents... Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday 18th May
British pianist John Lill, who performed at the very first Newbury Spring Festival, returns with Beethoven’s ground-breaking first Piano Concerto. The rest of the programme is on a Scandinavian theme, opening with Delius’ homage to spring, and continues in the second half with some of the most popular works by Sibelius and Grieg. Flanders Symphony Orchestra boasts over half a century of experience, its musicians creating a musical bridge between past and present, with stylish interpretations of the familiar symphonic repertoire tempered with their exploration of innovative contemporary paths. It is a delight to welcome them under the baton of British conductor Jan Latham Koenig, who makes his Newbury Spring Festival debut. Jan Latham Koenig conductor John Lill piano Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 Sibelius Swan of Tuonela Grieg Peer Gynt Suites 1 and 2 St Nicolas Church Newbury RG14 5HG 7.30pm (ends approx 9.20pm) Tickets £41, £31, £21 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Sponsored by Mrs Rosamond Brown, The Kilfinan Trust and Horsey Lightly Image © Simon van Boxtel

Newbury Spring Festival YolanDa Brown 10 Years In Music Tour

Friday 18th May
YolanDa Brown is the premier female saxophonist in the UK, and the Festival is delighted to welcome her back. Known for her unique fusion of reggae, jazz and soul, this evening features music from her critically acclaimed albums, plus many crowd favourites. YolanDa has toured with Diana Krall, The Temptations and Billy Ocean, and collaborated with artists such as Snarky Puppy’s Bill Laurance, reggae legend Bob Marley’s son Julian, and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. A real renaissance woman set to reach new heights, join YolanDa Brown for a fantastic evening of sunshine music as she celebrates 10 Years in Music. ‘This is an artist who could breathe soul into a Bank of England spreadsheet. ’ Josh Layton YolanDa Brown saxophonist with her 4-piece band Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx 9.30pm) Tickets £22 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Image © Agenda

Al Shaqab Lockinge Day

Saturday 19 May 2018
Come and join us for the Best Day Out By A Mile – our richest raceday and one of the social highlights of the summer. Centred around the Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes is an outstanding seven-race card worth a total of £750,000 which will see some of Europe’s finest thoroughbreds go head-to-head on an unmissable day of equine action. With exclusive prizes to be won, a fantastic atmosphere and live music after racing it is an unbeatable day to kick of the summer. Witness history unfold with one of our exceptional dining or hospitality packages and ensure you don’t miss out on one of the highlights of the Flat season. Please note that race and gate opening times and the race programme for this event are currently provisional and will be finalised in due course.

Joe Stilgoe and his Quartet: A celebration of Gene Kelly

Saturday 19th May 2018
Following his sell-out show at The Vineyard in 201, Joe Stilgoe returns and lights up Newbury Spring Festival once more with this very special celebration of Hollywood legend Gene Kelly. The show celebrates the incredible output of the man who revolutionised not only dance on screen, but screen musicals, while pioneering many choreographic and filming techniques taken for granted in modern cinema. With a string of ground-breaking and joyous films including Singin’ In The Rain, An American In Paris and On The Town, Gene Kelly’s influence in the worlds of dance, film and music is still as vital as ever and this show is the ultimate ‘tip of the hat’. Joe Stilgoe piano Ben Reynolds drums Tom Farmer double bass Giacomo Smith clarinet Katie Beard director Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx 9.30pm) Tickets £22 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Image © Jordan McLachlan

Bounder & Cad

Sunday 20th May 2018
Bounder & Cad concoct wickedly witty songs, which have scandalised and delighted audiences from Downton Abbey to Downing Street (their song composed for the latter occasion was vetoed by the PM’s aides - but performed nonetheless). They have entertained princes, princesses, and Tim Henman... and now they’re coming to The Watermill! Backed by a sizzling jazz trio of piano, bass and drums, the raffish duo’s ‘laser-sharp’ lyrics lampoon everything from Brexit to the Bake Off, and everyone from the Royals to the Kardashians. You are invited to join the songster scoundrels for a unique cocktail of piquant parodies, tall tales, party games and hot new numbers in their critically acclaimed show. Not to be missed. ‘Intense … noirish … preternaturally talented’ The Spectator ‘Kit & the Widow, Fascinating Aida… Every generation needs an original, stylish and witty cabaret act. Behold the next: Bounder & Cad.’ Gyles Brandreth ‘laser-sharp wit … tears of laughter’ BritishTheatre.com

Cold Ash Brass

Sunday 20th May
Cold Ash Brass play at Victoria Park Grandstand on Sunday 20th May

Newbury Spring Festival presents... Come and sing HMS Pinafore

Sunday 20th May 2018
Fun for all the family! Set sail on board Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore and join principal singers from the D’Oyly Carte and Carl Rosa Opera Companies as you, the audience, take on the roles of sailors, sisters, cousins and aunts. From the comfort of your seat, rehearse the well-known songs under expert G&S conductor Ian McMillan before being joined after the interval by costumed soloists for a performance where anything can, and will, happen! Dress up in character (optional) for a chance to win a prize. Songsheet plus a flag to wave in the patriotic finale provided! ‘Terrific fun for all ages! The Observer Ian McMillan director/accompanist Principals from the D’Oyly Carte and Carl Rosa Opera Companies: Louise Crane Little Buttercup Graham Stone Dick Deadyeye Nick Sales Ralph Rackstraw Ian Belsey Captain Corcoran Ellie-Jane Moran Josephine Simon Butteriss Sir Joseph Porter, KCB Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 3.00pm (ends approx 5.00pm) Tickets £25 to include songsheet and flag Sponsored by Greenham Trust Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge)

The Power Of Compassion: Tibetan Monks From Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery Tibet, the Land of Snows: home of Buddhist lamas whose ancient rituals have fascinated people for thousands of years. Forced into exile following the Chinese invasion of 1959, the monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery share their endangered culture with audiences in the West. The performance includes the music of the Himalayas: the long horns, bone trumpets, skull drums and oboes; masked dancers in brocade robes; the sacred chant from the monastery and an energetic display of the traditional art of debate, an essential part of the monks’ spiritual education. The event is accompanied by introductions explaining the background to the monastery and its arts. From 23–26 May the monks are in residence at West Berkshire Museum, creating a traditional Tibetan sand mandala. ‘A window of time onto a magical universe of reincarnation and release ...’ The Independent Introduced by Jane Rasch Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx 9.30pm) Tickets £20 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Sponsored by The Sheepdrove Trust Image © Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust

Newbury Spring Festival presents Graffiti Classics

Wednesday 23rd May
Presenting 16 strings, eight dancing feet and four voices with one aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating! Graffiti Classics bursts the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with this hilarious all-singing, all-dancing show. This is a classical concert, gypsy-folk romp, opera, stand-up routine and dance show all in one. From Beethoven to bluegrass, baroque to pop, Mozart and Offenbach to Elvis, Strauss and Saturday Night Fever, there is something for everyone and the group never fails to get audiences laughing, clapping and singing along. Children and adults alike love the uplifting variety of musical styles with cheeky audience interaction. ‘A cabaret that will leave you wanting more.’ Daily Mail Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx 9.30pm) Tickets £20 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Sponsored by Dreweatts Image © Roger Cable

Newbury Spring Festival presents... Ballet Centeral

Thursday 24th May 2018
Under the artistic direction of Christopher Marney, Ballet Central returns with a new programme showcasing the best in dance theatre. These young dancers on the cusp of their professional careers perform works by world-renowned choreographers. See Jenna Lee’s brand new creation Black Swan, a dark twist on the iconic classic, and a gothic reworking of the Fairies Prologue from Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty. An excerpt from FAR by the multi-award-winning choreographer and director Wayne McGregor will also feature, and to celebrate the work of Kenneth MacMillan the repertoire includes an excerpt from his rarely seen Valley of Shadows. And finally, enjoy Christopher Gable’s Cinderella, a timeless version of a much-loved fairy tale. Christopher Marney artistic director Philip Feeney music director Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx 9.40pm) Tickets £22 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge) Sponsored by Mr and Mrs David Bruce Image © Jam Deluxe

Patrick Monahan at Arlington Arts

Friday 25th May 2018
Brand new stand up show from multi award winning Patrick Monahan and inspired by his Irish/Iranian/Teeside teens in the 90's. Identity cards, ‘Cool Britannia’, Drink and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll’ were some of the trademarks of the 1990's but for the Teetotal and drug free Monahan it was ‘cake and tea and R ‘n’ B!’ Monahan explores what life was like for teenagers in the 90’s growing up with their basic technology and compares the current problems teenagers face, such as faulty phone charger leads, dabbing and whether they should Instagram their dinner or just eat it! The 90’s teenagers didn't have to make many choices as there wasn't much to choose from! The Touring show is in 2 halves. Rewind Selector 90s is the second half and the first half is a club set coupled with fun audience participation set.

Sun Shine Music Fest

Friday 25th May to Sunday 27th May
Web: www.sunshinemusicfest.co.uk FB: fb.me/sunshinemusicfest Sun Shine Music Festival is a family festival set in sunny West Berkshire, A stone’s throw away from Newbury town centre and on main line transportation links making it easy to get to. Sun Shine Music Festival main stage hosts a fabulous mix of famous 80's artists including Katrina (Ex Katrina and the Waves), Doctor & The Medics, Dave Finnegan's Commitments and top UK tributes for Little Mix, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Take That, Duran Duran, Coldplay as well as sensational covers band Murdoch's Crazy Eyes. More band announcements to follow. Plenty of entertainment for the kids with the fairground and film shows. Enjoy the party late in to the night with the after dark silent discos. Full bar service, VIP tents and camping option available. Kids under 13 go free with adults. Doors open Friday 25th May with the festival running through to Sunday 27th May. Day tickets from £10 to £25 for adults. Weekend tickets from £39.95 (+ booking fee) Start your festival season with a little Sun Shine.

Newbury Spring Festival presents... Clare Teal and her trio: Swing’s the Thing

Saturday 26 May 2018
This fabulous brand-new show sees award-winning jazz vocalist Clare Teal and her excellent Trio traverse a rich landscape of timeless and sparkling material. Expect standards from the grand masters of the Great American Song Book, Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart, witty and urbane song stylists of the 50’s and 60’s Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh and Dave Brubeck, and a nod to more contemporary writers and originals too. Clare’s concerts are renowned for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with warm and witty storytelling, guaranteeing a night to remember. Her show at Newbury Spring Festival 2016 was a sell-out – so book early! ‘A sensation in the world of jazz.’ Mail on Sunday Clare Teal vocals Jason Rebello piano Simon Little bass Ben Reynolds drums Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD 7.30pm (ends approx 9.20pm) Tickets £22 Buy tickets online here or call the box office 0845 5218 218 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge)

Wilton Royal British Legion Band

Sunday 27 May 2018
Wilton Royal British Legion Band will play at the Victoria Park bandstand on Sunday 27 May 15:00-17:00pm

2018 ROC Newbury 10K Race, supported by The Good Exchange

Sunday 27th May 2018
<p>Newbury 10K will be held on Sunday 27th May with new sponsors, <a href="https://www.roctechnologies.com">Roc Technologies</a> and <a href="https://app.thegoodexchange.com/project?text=&amp;status=0&amp;sort=Relevance&amp;simple&amp;pageNumber=1&amp;pageSize=6">the Good Exchange.</a></p> <p>Entries are now open at <a href="https://www.entryhub.co.uk/2018-roc-newbury-10k">The entry hub</a>.<br />There will be no entries on the day they will close on Tuesday 22nd May 2018 or when full.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>About the Roc Newbury 10K Supported by <a href="https://app.thegoodexchange.com/project?text=&amp;status=0&amp;sort=Relevance&amp;simple&amp;pageNumber=1&amp;pageSize=6">The Good Exchange</a></strong></p> <p>2018 will be the 11th year of the Newbury 10K (previously the Bayer Newbury 10K), a town based multi-terrain race, with two shorter races for under 16’s. To be run under UK Athletics License ID: 2018-30320</p> <p>All races start and finish in the historic Newbury town centre market place, West Berkshire.<br />Newbury 10K will be held on Sunday 27th May with new sponsors, Roc Technologies and the Good Exchange.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

The Story Of Guitar Heroes

Thursday 31st May 2018
"“If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!” Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May and Slash are just some of the outstanding guitar heroes you will have chance to experience in one amazing show! This phenomenal live concert style 'rockumentry' is performed by the extraordinarily talented and renowned musician: Phil Walker, and his exceptional band. With over 20 guitars used on stage, the show accurately recreates the sound and ambiance of each guitar hero starting from the 1950's to the present day. Also offering the very latest in video screen technology to create a larger than life event. Compounded in a creative and powerful experience this show not only appeals to all those budding guitar heroes out there, but to music lovers of all ages.

Store Wars with Naomi House & Jacksplace

Thursday 31st May 2018
<p>Newbury BID are proud to be supporting Naomi House and Jacksplace as their nominated charity. Get ready as the team take over the Newbury charity shop and compete against other stores across the region, we'll be bringing along some real super heroes including our local police and fire service! Come along and join us, while raising money for a great cause too! </p>

Watership Brass

Sunday 3rd June 2018
Watership Brass will play at Victoria Park Bandstand on Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 15:00 - 17:00pm

Mike Oldfield Convention - 45th Anniversary of Tubular Bells @ Arlington Arts

Saturday 9th June
Mike Oldfield Convention - 45th Anniversary of Tubular Bells Featuring live music from from Les Penning (Ommadawn, In Dulci Jubilo etc. www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWeCfuaveCY ) and Tubular Tribute ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=BugzEo36I6I ) and other special guests to be confirmed shortly. Interviews with some key people from Mike's career including Les Penning and Tom Newman and more to be announced. Plus some other events including an analysis of the Tubular Bells multi tracks, merchandise, record/memorabilia fair, and an auction of a Tubular Bells LP signed by all the producers. Expect special guests and additional items as we organise all of the details for the day. Note: Itinerary subject to confirmation. Mike Oldfield is not expected to attend.

Newbury Rotary Annual “Boules in The Square Tournament”

Sunday 10 June 2018
After our previous very successful “Boules in the Square” tournaments, this year, our 6th year, continues to gain popularity. It is a great opportunity for Newbury area based businesses, charities and community groups to build team work while having a fun day in a competitive spirit with friends and colleagues. Again, this year we will have 6 pistes in total: 4 for the main team trophy competition, 1 for practice and 1 for a general public competition with a prize for whoever gets the closest accumulated distance to the “jack / pig” with 3 throws. There are opportunities to publicise your company brand. Our plan is to limit the number of teams (teams of 4 people) so do not delay to register your team. Opportunities are available for sponsorship – details available from the below contact addresses. Why not bring your friends and family and chill out in the local outlets between matches. All proceeds will be donated to “The Rosemary Appeal” and other Rotary nominated charities. Pre-registration needed by the 11th May by emailing boules@newburyrotary.org or via http://www.newburyrotary.org 10.00 start thru’ to around 16.00. Local businesses are invited to enter a team / teams of 4 people – entry cost is only £60 for a company team (£35 for a charity team). Sponsorship opportunities from £85. General public competition - £1 for 3 throws. Charities can have free gazebo pitch. Where: Newbury Market Place Berkshire RG14 5AA Contact telephone: Graeme Leech on 07733 487023 Details also on the Newbury Rotary website at http://www.newburyrotary.org

Great Western Youth Band

Sunday 10 June 2018
Great Western Youth Band will play at Victoria Park Bandstand between 15:00-17:00 on Sunday 10 June 2018

June Afternoon Racing

Thursday 14 June 2018
Begin the summer of 2018 at Newbury with a bang as we bring you some top-quality midweek Flat racing in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Take the chance to try out our Brasserie restaurant before racing – it offers a fresh, seasonal menu in a more casual setting with no pre-booking required. Please note the first race at 13.00 is for purebred Arabian horses. The first thoroughbred race is at 13.30. Please note that race and gate opening times and the race programme for this event are currently provisional and will be finalised in due course.

Jazz and Blues Festival

Sat July 14 - Sun July 15, 2018
<p>Newbury's jazz and blues festival takes place over two evenings this summer bringing together some of the most amazing talent that the genre has to offer. This free to attend event will become an annual feature on the Newbury Events calendar.</p>

Ramsbury Silver Band

Sunday 17 June 2018
Ramsbury Silver Band will play at the Victoria Park Bandstand between 15:00-17:00 at Sunday 17 June 2018

Jerusalem By Jez Butterworth

Thursday 21 June - Saturday 21 July 2018
St George’s Day. It’s the day of the Flintlock Fair and the day Kennet and Avon Council want to see the back of Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron for good. The new estate want the maverick local boy evicted, but Johnny has other plans. At his ramshackle caravan kingdom, the charismatic hellraiser entertains his band of ‘undesirable’ scallywags with outlandish tales, unbelievable antics and an ample supply of booze and drugs. Infamous for holding the most riotous parties this side of the Wiltshire border, Johnny is a hero to many but a villain to others. Pursued by the authorities, threatened by the local thug and reprimanded by his ex, Johnny is not a man to be beaten down. Inciting his own special brew of anarchy, Johnny fights against the hypocrisy of modern suburban life and embodies the spirit of England’s legendary giants of myth. A raucous, earthy contemporary classic, Jerusalem paints a rebellious alternative vision of the idyllic English countryside. Following enormous success in the West End and Broadway, Jez Butterworth’s startling, multi award-winning play is brought to life in its first major revival since its London premiere.

The First Battle of Newbury

Saturday 23rd June and Sunday 24th June
<p><strong>Event Programme:</strong></p> <p>11:00 - 17:00 Living History (Cope Hall Park)</p> <p>11:30 Infantry Drill Display</p> <p>12:15 Cavalry Display</p> <p>13:00 Artillery Display</p> <p>15:00 Large Scale Battle</p> <p>17:00 Site Closes</p> <p>All Displays and the Battle take place on the Battlefield</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Tickets</strong></p> <p><strong>In Advance</strong></p> <p>Adult £5</p> <p>Family £10 (2 Adults, 2 Children)</p> <p><strong>On the day</strong></p> <p>Adults £6</p> <p>Family £14</p> <p>Child (Age 5 to 15) £2</p> <p> </p> <p>Parking is FREE</p> <p>Advance tickets for sale at Budgens Newbury, West Berkshire Museum, Newbury Building Society (Newbury &amp; Thatcham), Tesco (Pinchington Lane &amp; London Rd)</p> <p>Presented by The English Civil War Society www.ecws.org.uk</p>

Hungerford Town Band

Sunday 24th June 2018
Hungerford Town Band will play at Victoria Park on Sunday 24th June 2018 between 15:00-17:00pm

Summer Evenings at Newbury

Tuesday 26 June, Thursday 5 July, Thursday July 12, Friday 20 July, Thursday July 26 2018
Our series of Summer evening race meetings is back! These evenings are perfect if you are new to racing and offer a relaxed and friendly environment for an after work social or a family night out, so come along, and enjoy a cracking evening of great racing and entertainment! Please note that the first race is for purebred Arabian horses with the first thoroughbred race at 17.50. Please note that race and gate opening times and the race programme for this event are currently provisional and will be finalised in due course.

Newbury Race for Life 2018

Sunday 1st July 2018
This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. 10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. Enter now at raceforlife.org http://www.newburyshowground.co.uk

Waterways Festival

Sunday 8 July 2018
The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust presents the 2018 Newbury Waterways Festival to be held at Victoria Park in Newbury on Sunday 8th July. Enjoy a spectacular display of colourful and decorated narrowboats on the towpath whilst Victoria Park will be filled with stalls, activities, and entertainment for all the family. With live music, boat trips and a beer tent there is something for everyone. Entry to the Festival is free.

East Woodhay Silver Band

Sunday 15 July 2018
East Woodhay Silver Band will be playing at the Victoria Park Bandstand between 15:00-17:00 on Sunday 15 July 2018

Super Sprint Day

Saturday 21 July 2018
After an exciting afternoon of racing Craig David will perform on the Party in the Paddock stage. Craig David, the acclaimed singer-songwriter, will take to the Party in the Paddock stage after racing on Saturday 21 July 2018 to perform live at Newbury Racecourse for the first time. He released his debut album, Born To Do It, in 2000, and has had 20 UK top 40 singles, and seven UK top 40 albums, selling over 15 million records worldwide as a solo artist. The highlight of the afternoon’s racing action is the much-anticipated Weatherbys Super Sprint Day, won last year by Bengali Boys.

Phoenix Brass

Sunday 22 July 2018
Phoenix Brass will perform at the Victoria Park Bandstand on Sunday 22 July 2018 between 15:00-17:00pm.

Cove Brass

Sunday 29th July 2018
Cove Brass will be playing at Victoria Park bandstand between 15:00-17:00 on Sunday 29th July 2018.

Newbury Covers Festival

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2018
<p>If live music is your forte, you'll love the Newbury Covers Festival, coming to you this August! Packed with music from various cover acts including ACDC, Brit Pop Boys and The Killers. So <strong>are you ready</strong> to dance like you did <strong>when you were young?</strong></p>

August Afternoon Racing

Tuesday 7 August, Friday, August 17
Our first August afternoon is brand new this year and will feature an excellent seven-race card in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. It’s a great opportunity to try the Bumper Package for a £10 food and drink voucher plus a £2 bet or experience one of our luxury hospitality suites or panoramic restaurants. Please note that race and gate opening times and the race programme for this event are currently provisional and will be finalised in due course.

Hebborns Family Funfair

9th – 19th August 2018
Taking place in Victoria Park from 9th - 19th August 2018

Southern Wool Show at Newbury Racecourse

Saturday, September 1, 2018
A vibrant festival of knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and felting. As well as 60 wonderful stalls, there's a great set of workshops and free demonstrations. Knitters and crocheters will be in seventh heaven with an amazing range of hand-dyed yarn, as well as commercial yarn, accessories, patterns and kits. There's also a lovely food court and free parking. PRICE: Standard entry £5. Over 60s and students £4. WEBSITE: www.southernwoolshow.co.uk

Their Legacy, Our History

Saturday 8th September, Sunday 9th September
<p>1940s weekend takes place between Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th September starting at 10:30am. An historical event taking place in Newbury with many activities throughout the weekend including:</p> <p>• War walks <br />• Photo exhibitions, <br />• 1940's radio throughout the weekend, <br />• 1940s fashion show <br />• Wartime films <br />• Ruby's Vintage &amp; Retro fairs (including hair and make-up) Sunday only, <br />• Community &amp; Military parades <br />• Children's street party <br />• Vehicle Displays <br />• Arts &amp; Crafts <br />• Apollo Big Band &amp; other artists on Saturday Evening.</p> <p>For more information please visit: <a rel="noopener" href="http://www.homefronthistory.com/events" target="_blank" title="History Events">http://www.homefronthistory.com/events</a></p>

Camberley & District Silver Band

Sunday September 9 2018
<p>Camberley &amp; District Silver Band will perform between 15:00-17:00pm at the Victoria Park Bandstand on Sunday September 2 and Sunday September 9 2018</p>

Tadley Concert Band

Sunday, September 9, 2018
Tadley Concert Band will play between 15:00-17:00 at the Victoria Park Bandstand on Sunday, September 9, 2018

Hannington Silver Band

Sunday 16th September
Hannington Silver Band will perform at the Victoria Park Bandstand at 15:00 - 17:00pm on Sunday 16th September

Dubai Duty Free International Friday

Friday, 21 September 2018
The two-day Dubai Duty Free International Weekend, which climaxes on Saturday with the Group 2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes, begins with an afternoon of high-quality Flat racing featuring the Listed Dubai Duty Free Cup and the Haynes, Hanson & Clark Conditions Stakes. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy one of our restaurants, with exceptional dining packages available in both the Hennessy and the Racegoers. Please note that race and gate opening times and the race programme for this event are currently provisional and will be finalised in due course.

Dubai Duty Free International Saturday

Saturday 22nd September 2018
The second day of Dubai Duty Free International Weekend is a fantastic day of racing and entertainment. The feature race is the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Group 2), which is often won by an exceptional horse, including last year’s Al Shaqab Lockinge winner, Ribchester. Who will be this year’s future star? With a superb supporting card including the Group 3 Dubai International Airport World Trophy it is sure to be a day of top-class Flat racing. Off the track enjoy a variety of extra entertainment in the Dubai Duty Free marquee and a range of live music before, during and after racing. With all this to enjoy it’ll be the perfect end to our summer season. If you’re looking to make it a day to remember or just after an exclusive experience try one of our Hospitality Boxes, offering fantastic views of the racecourse with packages to suit all budgets and requirements. Please note that race and gate opening times and the race programme for this event are currently provisional and will be finalised in due course.

Cholsey Silver Band

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Cholsey Silver Band will perform between 15:00-17:00 at Victoria Park Bandstand on Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Tadley Band

Sunday, September 30, 2018
The Tadley Band will perform at the Victoria Park Bandstand between 15:00 - 17:00 on Sunday, September 30, 2018