What's On?


25th May

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
The Mystery of Memory Lane

  25 May

The Mystery of Memory Lane - Hand to Mouth Theatre


£5 all seats, Under 5s free.

Another delight from Hand to Mouth Theatre, and a chance to remember forgotten fun and make new memories with all the family!

This warm and nostalgic show is based around a Bric-a Brac market stall where Mr Shabby and Mrs Chic try to teach a new dog old tricks and solve the Mystery of Memory Lane.

Telling stories, singing songs, using tin toys, hand-carved marionettes, seaside Punch and Judy puppets and playing vintage musical instruments they eventually restore the memory of the lost Puppet Dog Toby and find out where he belongs.

"A charming doubleact.....there's an easy, particular and charismatic quality to Hand to Mouth that is hard to resist." Polka Theatre, Wimbledon

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

  25 May

Pasadena Roof Orchestra - 50th Anniversary Tour



Duncan Galloway, leader.

With an unparalleled reputation across the UK, Europe and beyond, for 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s to widespread acclaim.

Enjoy beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries, and re-live the electrifying hot jazz from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington.

Presenting the show, and putting on the top hat and tails, is the suave singer and band leader Duncan Galloway. So pack up your troubles, come on get happy, and experience an evening of superlative live music, with more than a dash of wit and humour.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

  25 May

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra


£42, £32, £22.

Martyn Brabbins - conductor

Sophie Bevan - soprano

Roderick Williams - baritone

Newbury Spring Festival Chorus

Walton                  Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

Britten                   Four Sea Interludes

Vaughan Williams  Symphony No. 1 A Sea Symphony

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra return to close the Festival again in 2019 with an exciting evening drawing together the air and the sea, under the direction of Martyn Brabbins, music director of English National Opera.

Walton's rousing and patriotic Spitfire Prelude and Fugue opens the concert - a celebration of one of the nation's favourite aircraft.

Moving to the sea, we then hear Britten's Four Sea Interludes, taken from his opera Peter Grimes. Finally the orchestra and Spring Festival Chorus are joined by two of Britain?s leading singers, Sophie Bevan and Roderick Williams, for a performance of Vaughan-Williams? A Sea Symphony. The firstsymphony by Vaughan Williams set the stage for a new era of symphonic and choral music in Britain during the first half of the 20th century.

Hungerford Jazz Forum

  31 May

Hungerford Jazz Forum

until 11pm

Have you got an idea for a mini set on Friday? That would be great and we will try to fit in as many mini sets as we can.

We have a PA, music stands, music books and a great stage set up so come along and join in the friendly and supportive atmosphere and play or sing.

If you are not a muso, just get in a party mood and support the musos as you always do.

There is a bar with good prices and don't forget that it is only £2 towards our costs to get it. Who else can say that after 16 years the price is the same.

We hope to see you there,

George and Andy

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council