James Hussey

Corssing Lines Performers

On Saturday 12 August, the Corn Exchange and 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space, Newbury will present the latest in its exciting free outdoor arts programme, Crossing Lines. The performance will take place in Goldwell Park, Newbury at 9.30pm. Crossing Lines Presented by one of Europe’s most spectacular outdoor performance companies, Actiontheater PAN.OPTIKUM, Crossing Lines will
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On Saturday 19 August at 11.30am and 3pm at the Clock Tower, Newbury The Watermill Theatre will bring drama, music and storytelling to the town centre with Newbury Yarns, a free promenade theatre event suitable for families. Beginning at the Clock Tower and moving through the town to finish at the Marketplace, the performance will
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A successful Newbury Jazz & Blues

Following on from what appeared to be a successful first Newbury Jazz & Blues, enjoyed by visitors and the musicians, I asked for your feedback. And, it would seem you agreed: – The music, atmosphere, location and sense of community were common positives mentioned in the survey. This was reflected in what we saw on
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Blues Musician Robin Bibi

Newbury’s inaugural Jazz & Blues festival is this weekend (15/16 July). A free two-day event in the Market Place featuring 10 hours of Acoustic & Electric Blues, Jazz and Jazz Swing. Proceedings will kick off at 6pm on the Saturday with: – 6pm – The Bob Long Trio 7.15pm – The Andy Kennedy Quintet 8.30pm
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Giant of Light

Last Friday was a magical evening in Newbury as the Gentle Giant of Light awoke and enjoyed a stroll through the town centre. The magic began to happen outside the Methodist Church as the renowned percussion ensemble, Worldbeaters, illuminated by light, performed high-energy beats on their drums. Dressed in wonderful outfits they reminded me of
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Giant Light Man

On Friday 30 June, specialist, German, outdoor puppeteers, Dundu will bring their gentle giants of light to life in Newbury’s town centre, accompanied by high-octane live music from renowned percussion ensemble, Worldbeaters in a premiere performance, Sense of Unity. Presented as part of the Corn Exchange, Newbury’s expanding free outdoor arts programme, Sense of Unity
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This Summer holidays, children aged between 7-11 years old, can become an Arts Award Explorer at the West Berkshire Museum. The museum has become an Arts Award centre and will be running Discover and Explore level programmes throughout the summer holidays. What is Arts Award Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association
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Rampage Mas Band Dancer

They were quite a spectacle in 2015 and Newbury Carnival organisers have announced that the fabulous Rampage Mas Band will be returning to the carnival parade on July 16th. They will feature as part of the parade as it makes its way through Newbury Town Centre and perform in front of the main stage in
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Musician Ben Waters

Hungerford Arts Festival is gearing up for its fantastic annual event which runs from Friday 30 June to Sunday 16 July, with something for everyone. The phenomenal boogie pianist Ben Waters and his 16-piece Big Band headline the programme which lists around 50 events, including music of all kinds, theatre, talks, films, workshops, guided walks
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