Corn Exchange

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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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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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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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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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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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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Ring Out Poster

On Monday 29 May, the Corn Exchange, Newbury will present the next event in its exciting outdoor arts programme, Ring Out. Working with multi-award winning composer and artist Ray Lee, the Corn Exchange will transform the Market Place with a mesmerising, large-scale sound art installation, using giant industrial tower structures and huge bell like speaker
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Group of people in the Corn Exchnage

From 11.30am to 4pm on Wednesday 17 May, the Corn Exchange, Newbury, in collaboration with West Berkshire Dementia Action Alliance, will be hosting a special dementia awareness event in Newbury’s Market Place. Scheduled to take place during Dementia Awareness Week, the Corn Exchange will be celebrating the creative work of older people, including those living
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Volunteer Performers Required

The Corn Exchange, Newbury are seeking volunteer participants for two of their upcoming outdoor events, Ring Out and BELONGING(s). Ring Out On Monday 29 May, the Corn Exchange and renowned sound artist Ray Lee will transform Newbury’s Market Place with a large scale sound art installation in Ring Out. Mounted on large industrial towers, giant
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