Newbury peeps can look forward to the latest outdoor event when the Corn Exchange brings the Colour of Time to town on Friday (22nd) at 7pm.
Starting at the Methodist Church, participants will be invited by French outdoor theatre company Artonik to take part in a colourful parade incorporating elements of the Indian festival Holi in which people throw coloured powder in the air to celebrate loved ones.
The event will incorporate dance and theatre before culminating in a finale in the Market Place.
The event is funded by Greenham Common Trust and the Arts Council for England. Organisers recommend that contact lens users wear glasses and that you wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting stained. You can follow the fun on social media with the hashtag #colournewbury
Coming soon – Families can enjoy Scamp Theatre’s award-winning adaptation of Stick Man (Sat 17 – Mon 19 Sep), one of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved books and perfect for ages 3+; Michael Morpurgo’s An Elephant in the Garden (Thu 20 & Fri 21 Oct) is brought to life, in this inspiring tale of a little girl, her mother and an elephant called Marlene as they flee the Allied bombings of 1945 Germany. Big Wooden Horse treat families with little ones aged 2 – 7 years to a sack full of festive cheer as they tell charming story of The Night Before Christmas (Wed 14 – Sun 18 Dec).