Newbury Spring Festival
Greenham Common Trust has been supporting Newbury’s international music and cultural festival Newbury Spring Festival since 2005 to help the local community experience the highest quality live music.
The Trust is delighted to continue its support to help NSF deliver its excellent programme for its 33rd festival in 2011 and has again extended its funding to enable a wider cross section of the public to benefit. The Trust has agreed to grant nearly £43,000 to support the Festival’s 2011 programme including:
- The main concert – The Philarmonia Orchestra at St Nicolas Church on Saturday May 7 at 7.30pm
- Great Big Gilbert & Sullivan Show at The Corn Exchange on Sunday May 8 at 3pm
- Sheepdrove Piano Competition – Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre - on Sunday May 15 mat 3pm
- Education Programme – Family concert at Corn Exchange on Sunday May 15; Rural School’s Touring Programme, Workshops at Trinity School; Ballet Central at the Corn Exchange
- Free Ticket scheme to attract younger audiences
This year the Trust will again be contributing towards the NSF’s education outreach work with local primary and secondary schools. Once the again the excellent Central School of Ballet’s graduate touring company Ballet Central will work with Berkshire Maestros to host a series of dance and music workshops with local schools.
The Trust is also continuing its support for the free ticket scheme to attract more 16-30 year-olds to attend festival concerts across a broad range of music.
Greenham Common Trust Board Director Graham Mather said: “The Trust is happy to endorse such a wonderful festival for local people in West Berkshire. The NSF’s continuing commitment and dedication to support the Arts in Newbury is outstanding. The Festival is so diverse and really does have something to offer everyone. I’m delighted that more young people will be able to enjoy it this year.”