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Newbury Fest is back and it's bigger and better than ever! From Saturday 25th June – Sunday 24th July there will be loads going on in and around Newbury; from the Waterways Festival at Victoria Park, to an outdoor showing of Pride and Prejudice at Shaw House. Check out all of the events here.

Alongside lots of fantastic events there's also Shop Local Week, where retailers around the town will be offering great discounts and reminding us all of the importance of shopping locally! And don’t worry, as always the Covent Garden Entertainers will be back with some classic street performances to keep you entertained while you shop.

There are lots of fantastic events happening throughout NewburyFest for all the family, find out more below.

WATERSHIP
DOWN
THE WATERMILL THEATRE
SATURDAY 25TH JUNE -
SATURDAY 23 JULY
DAY OF
DANCE
NEWBURY TOWN CENTRE
SUNDAY 10TH JULY
NEWBURY
ARTISAN MARKET
NEWBURY TOWN CENTRE
SUNDAY 26TH JUNE
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EVENTS

There are lots of fantastic events happening throughout NewburyFest for all the family, find out more below.

Click on the week you’re interested in below to see what is happening, where and when during the festival. Click the findout more button for further details.

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MONTH
Watership down
Various show times
The Watermill Theatre, Newbury
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Watership Down
The Watermill Theatre
Saturday 25th June
- Sunday 23rd July

Watership Down, based on the book by Richard Adams, adapted by Rona Munro.

Intimately linked to the nearby countryside, the staging of Richard Adams' best-selling book in the atmospheric warren-like surroundings of The Watermill will make for a very special theatrical experience.

Tickets £26.50 to £15
Book online watermill.org.uk
or via Box Office on 01635 46044

SUN26JUNE
NEWBURY ARTISAN MARKET
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Newbury Town Centre, Newbury
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NEWBURY ARTISAN MARKET
Newbury Town Centre
Sunday 26th June

Quality produce, original art, designer crafts & sizzling street food, all mixed in with family activities, music and more...brought to you by Newbury BID.

SUN26JUNE
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
10:00AM
Newbury Town Centre, Newbury
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ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Newbury Town Centre
Saturday 26th June

Parade leaves The Wharf at 10am, with a short service in the Market Place, followed by the parade through Northbrook Street from 10:30am.

SUN26JUNE
ROTARY BOULES
10:00AM - 4:30PM
Newbury Town Centre, Newbury
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ROTARY BOULES
Newbury Town Centre
Sunday 26th June

A tournament for local businesses and community groups to enjoy a fun and competitive day whilst raising funds for Rotary nominated charities.

WED29JUNE
SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK
7:45PM
Corn Exchange, Newbury Town Centre
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SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK
Corn Exchange, Newbury Town Centre
Wednesday 29th June

From street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter.

THURS30JUNE
Pelican Charity Race Evening & Scott Mills DJ Set
9:10PM
Newbury Racecourse
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Pelican Charity Race Evening & Scott Mills DJ Set
Newbury Racecourse
Thursday 30th June

Newbury Racecourse - Pelican Charity Race Evening & Scott Mills DJ Set

Our Thursday Nights Live series continues with Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills performing a set after a seven competitive thoroughbred races

THURS30JUNE
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
GATES OPEN 6PM - PERFORMANCE 7:30PM
Shaw House, Newbury
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Shaw House, Newbury
Thursday 30th June

New Era Players, a locally based amateur theatre group, will be presenting Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice" in the beautiful setting of the Great Lawn.

Tickets: Adults £10 (£9 with WBC card), 16 and under £4 (£3.60 with WBC card) Available from Shaw House 01635 279279 or online at  www.westberkshireheritage.org/whatson

FRI1JULY
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
GATES OPEN 6PM - PERFORMANCE 7:30PM
Shaw House, Newbury
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Shaw House, Newbury
Friday 1st July

New Era Players, a locally based amateur theatre group, will be presenting Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice" in the beautiful setting of the Great Lawn.

Tickets: Adults £10 (£9 with WBC card), 16 and under £4 (£3.60 with WBC card) Available from Shaw House 01635 279279 or online at  www.westberkshireheritage.org/whatson

SAT2JULY
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
GATES OPEN 6PM - PERFORMANCE 7:30PM
Shaw House, Newbury
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Shaw House, Newbury
Saturday 2nd July

New Era Players, a locally based amateur theatre group, will be presenting Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice" in the beautiful setting of the Great Lawn.

Tickets: Adults £10 (£9 with WBC card), 16 and under £4 (£3.60 with WBC card) Available from Shaw House 01635 279279 or online at  www.westberkshireheritage.org/whatson

SAT2JULY
PARKWAY'S SUMMER STREET PARTY
10AM - 5PM
Parkway, Newbury
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Shaw House, Newbury
Saturday 2nd July

Join Parkway’s launch of the Summer series for a fantastic, traditional street party. Enjoy live music, choirs, acrobats, international street performers, The Minions, Punch & Judy, FREE strawberries & cream from M&S and so much more! Those who love shopping are also in for a treat with an exclusive offer available in every store on the day – many with up-to 20% off! Download you party pass for the exclusive offers at www.shopatparkway.com

SAT2JULY
CARD NINJA
7PM
New greenham arts
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CARD NINJA
New greenham arts
Saturday 2nd July

The Card Ninja possesses extraordinary skills which are more than just sleight of hand; these ‘tricks’ are on another level, and unlike anything you've seen before. Watch as Javier uses ordinary playing cards as weapons, with unfathomable precision, speed and power, in a unique, hilarious performance that you'll never forget. WARNING: This show contains Ninja’s, NOT magic.

MON4JULY
SHOP LOCAL WEEK
ALL DAY
Newbury Town Centre
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SHOP LOCAL WEEK
Newbury Town Centre
Monday 4th July

Newbury Town Centre - Shop Local Week – support your local retailers and change your shopping habits by exploring the whole town and discovering the many independent shops alongside the larger chains, giving Newbury its character and charm. With fun competitions and prizes, and street music whilst you shop! This is brought to you by Newbury BID.

THURS7JULY
MOTOWN LIVE NIGHT
9PM
Newbury Racecourse
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MOTOWN LIVE NIGHT
Newbury Racecourse
Thursday 7th July

A celebration of Motown music, when a performance of live Motown and soul classics will follow an exciting seven-race card of Flat racing.

SAT9JULY
SHOP LOCAL CELEBRATIONS
ALL DAY
Newbury Town Centre
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SHOP LOCAL CELEBRATIONS
Newbury Town Centre
Saturday 9th July

The culmination of Shop Local Week sees the Town Centre amazed, amused and entertained by the Covent Garden street performers, brought to you by Newbury BID.

SUN10JULY
DAY OF DANCE
ALL DAY
Newbury Town Centre
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DAY OF DANCE
Newbury Town Centre
Sunday 10th July

Morris Dance groups from around the UK will perform around the Town Centre, celebrating their history and heritage. This is brought to you by Newbury BID.

SUN10JULY
WIGGLE MAGNIFICAT
ALL DAY
Newbury Racecourse
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WIGGLE MAGNIFICAT
Newbury Racecourse
Sunday 10th July

Celebrating it’s 10th year in 2016, this sportive has gained the reputation of a prestigious event with a fierce pedigree and formidable challenge. The longest route spans 128 miles (200km) – a simple anti-clockwise look that begins in Newbury. You can enter on the day if spaces are not sold out. See more here

SAT16JULY
Simply Red Live
5:30PM
Newbury Racecourse
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Simply Red Live
Newbury Racecourse
Saturday 16th July

Newbury Racecourse - Simply Red live on Weatherbys Super Sprint Day

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SAT16JULY
Parkway En Provence
11AM - 4PM
Newbury Parkway
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Parkway En Provence
Newbury Parkway
Sunday 10th July

Enjoy the taste of France at Parkway Shopping Newbury, as we host some traditional French markets courtesy of PAUL Café, M&S (French Cheese & Wine), Café Rouge & delightful hand treatments, samples & testers from L’Occitane at Parkway. Also there will be a host of French themed entertainment for shoppers to enjoy including a Caricaturist, mime acts, accordion player and more!

SAT16JULY
CultureFest
12PM - 4PM
St.Bartholomew’s School
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CultureFest
St.Bartholomew’s School
Saturday 16th July

CultureFest is All2gether’s flagship community event, showcasing culture, heritage, diversity, community achievement, and success through: performance, music, dance, arts & crafts, workshops, stalls, exhibitions and LOTS of food from around the globe.

SAT16JULY
RHYTHM OF THE DANCE
7:45PM
Corn Exchange, Newbury
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RHYTHM OF THE DANCE
Shaw House
Saturday 16th July

This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent featuring a live band, three tenors & some 22 dancers!

SUN17JULY
SHAW HOUSE SUMMER FAIR
11AM - 4PM
Shaw House
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SHAW HOUSE SUMMER FAIR
Shaw House
Sunday 17th July

Come and share the beautiful surroundings of Shaw House and enjoy all the fun of the Summer Fair, with craft stalls, children's rides, activities and bouncy castle. We will also have performances from Mr Muddles the Magician and live music.

After all that fun you’ll be in need of refreshments, we’ll have locally produced ales, as well as a Pimms tent, cream teas and barbecue.

Entry £1 per adult, children 16 and under free.

FRI22JULY
Archaeology without a trowel
1PM - 2PM
West Berkshire Museum, Newbury
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Archaeology without a trowel
West Berkshire Museum, Newbury
Friday 22nd July

West Berkshire Museum: Talk - Archaeology without a trowel, part of the Festival of Archaeology 2016.

Times: 1pm – 2pm

Tickets: £5 available from the Museum or the Corn Exchange

Details: There are clues everywhere to what happened in West Berkshire in the past – this talk, will show you examples of what you can find out without digging, both outside and using the web.

Sarah Orr, Historic Environment Record Officer, West Berkshire Council  http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/whatson

SAT23JULY
PROMS AT PARKWAY
11AM - 4PM
Parkway Newbury
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PROMS AT PARKWAY
Parkway Newbury
Saturday 23rd July

Enjoy the best in local professional classical music at Parkway. Relax, sit back & enjoy a picnic from PAUL among many other offers inside the Debenhams piazza - whilst humming along with some of the best in classical musical scores! Look out for a feature act to finish the day at 4pm!

SUN24JULY
WATERWAYS FESTIVAL
ALL DAY
Victoria Park and canal
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WATERWAYS FESTIVAL
Victoria Park and canal
Sunday 24th July

The Newbury Branch of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust proudly organises the Newbury Waterways Festival which sees the beautiful waterway brought to life with a flotilla of boats, with a “Pirates of the K&A” theme and prizes for the best dressed boat! Enjoy the stalls, entertainment and food outlets in the Park, and the ever popular duck race!

SHOP LOCAL WEEKS

4th JUNE - 10TH JULY

We’re encouraging you to shop local, below are some great
offers from local retailers to help you do so!

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