February 2018

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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