Monkey Puzzle Stories set to music | A reading of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s wonderful story about a butterfly helping a little monkey find his mum. Accompanied by music and dance, the audience will learn new moves for each animal they meet along the way! Performed by former Birmingham Royal Ballet soloist, Laura Tye, and Toscana Strings. Sponsored by The Sheepdrove Trust
Ronowned worldwide for their high-energy spectacular showmanship, their viral video Bring Me Sunshine, and for being the first live band to reach the final rounds of Britain’s Got Talent, The Jive Aces have firmly established themselves as the UK’s No. 1 jive & swing band. The new albums Diggin’ The Roots Vol. 1 Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues and Vol. 2: Hot …
Mikeleiz Zucchi Duo | Winners of the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition’s Mixed Ensemble Prize (2021) and 2022 City Music Foundation Artists, the Mikeleiz-Zucchi Duo’s repertoire spans everything from reimagined traditional works to modern repertoire and improvisation
Wantage Band | Part of the successful Wantage Silver Band organisation, their award winning, championship section band will perform a selection of music put together by their musical director Jonathan Pippen.
The Primacy of Doubt | Tim Palmer FRS, CBE is a Royal Society Research Professor of Physics at Oxford University, and a world authority on weather and climate forecasting
17thMay2023Brief EncounterIn the year marking Rachmaninov’s 150th anniversary it is appropriate to include a screening of the great classic of British post-war cinema, Brief Encounter. This is the film that brought attention to his second Piano Concerto, which is heard throughout the movie and which launched it as the most popular piano concerto of its …
Rising stars Polish cellist Maciej Kułakowski and Swiss pianist/composer Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula met at the Kronberg Academy in Germany.
Ballet Central returns to the Newbury Spring Festival presenting a mixed programme created by internationally acclaimed choreographers.
Sansara | This specially-curated programme is inspired by four of the Garden Follies at Highclere Castle – The Temple of Diana, The Walled Garden, The Etruscan Temple and Heaven’s Gate – arching the line of a love story from first meeting to final parting.
Piano Competition Winner | Newbury Spring Festival is delighted to welcome the winner of the 2023 Sheepdrove Piano Competition to the Corn Exchange to perform a recital as part of the Festival’s Young Artists Lunchtime Series.