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Explore and enjoy West Berkshire. With its many pubs & restaurants, live music venues & events, local heritage and countryside, it’s worth a visit.

The Band at the End of the World performers

On Friday 4 May, the Corn Exchange in Newbury will present Ramshacklicious Theatre Company’s preview performance of their latest anarchic outdoor show, The Band at the End of the World in Newbury’s Market Place. Expect quirky live music, physical theatre, clowning and pyrotechnics as the band, dressed in punk marching band attire, arrives into the
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West Berkshire Museum

Knitted Fence at West Berkshire Museum marks the 35 year anniversary of the first embrace the base event, when tens of thousands of women held arms around the perimeter of Greenham airfield fence to protest at the siting of 100 US nuclear cruise missiles. The exhibition showcases some works shown at the MAC Birmingham’s Arts
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Digging For Victory play

Nearly thirty young performers will bring to life a new mystery play about members of the Women’s Land Army at The Watermill Theatre from Wednesday 7 to Saturday 10 March in Digging For Victory. Written by Newbury born Watermill writer-in-residence Danielle Pearson, Digging For Victory chronicles the wartime adventures of three sisters in 1943. When
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Nick Sharratt illustrator

On Saturday 3 March, the Corn Exchange in Newbury will host Nick Sharratt’s Big Draw Along, which will see the best-selling children’s writer and illustrator teach young and old how to draw some of his infamous characters during fun, family friendly sessions. Nick Sharratt, who is perhaps best known as the illustrator of the Tracy
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Kabantu musicians

Over the last 40 years the Newbury Spring Festival has become one of the most popular and successful music festivals in the South of England providing live music accessible to all.  It returns for its 40th anniversary with two weeks of world-class classical music, musical theatre, folk, jazz and cabaret, featuring artists from around the
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Comedian Mark Steel

The Mark Steel UK tour 2018 arrives at the Corn Exchange, Newbury on February 23rd. Not long ago, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton; and Mark was
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Band Steamchicken

The Steamchicken Spring tour arrives at Arlington Arts on March 16th. The remarkable album ‘Look Both Ways’ was a sharp turn left for one of the country’s leading ceilidh bands. A conflation of British and Greek folk forms, musical theatre, jazz and soul, astonished critics and delighted audiences, with a sell-out gigs and standout shows
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Phill Jupitus

Following his hugely successful tour of the UK in 2017, stand-up comedian, poet, improviser and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus continues on the road from February 2018 – with his acclaimed stand-up show JUPLICITY. Watch in delight and/or horror as experienced funny man Jupitus drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the
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Touch Tours

Continuing its commitment to make accessible theatre for all, The Watermill Theatre will offer audio description on four of its shows in Spring 2018 for blind and partially sighted audience members. Audio described performances are available for TEDDY, a punchy new rock ’n’ roll musical set in 1950s London, a new version of THE RIVALS
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