James Hussey

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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Picture of a crest

The Corn Exchange, Newbury has joined forces with Newbury Library, West Berkshire Museum and Shaw House, to develop the Arts & Culture Passport, a new free activity for the residents of Newbury and West Berkshire. On Friday 25 August, the four Newbury based venues will be launching their new activity booklet, the Arts & Culture
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