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About 2013

Welcome to the thirteenth Thatcham Festival of Arts and Leisure. There are over 70 events this year including many well established favourites as well as some new ones including the Festival Sausage from Cook & Butcher! We welcome your feedback on what you enjoyed in this year’s Festival and what you would like to see in future events. Please contact the staff at Thatcham Town Council Offices with your comments.

Medieval & Folk Music with Charles Spicer & Mark T.

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Event date: 
16 October 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Boxoffice: 
Family Bookshop
Location: 
Old Bluecoat School

This is Mark and Charles’ third concert for the Festival. Together, on English bagpipes, bouzouki, pipe & tabor and darabuka, they provide a unique take on early music mixing Charles’ wide knowledge of period music and English folk music with Mark’s Celtic, Mediterranean and North African inspired backings. Previous concerts have been oversubscribed, collect your free tickets early to avoid disappointment.

You can watch their latest music video online at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ7Fd-dAZoY&feature=youtu.be

Beenham Wind Orchestra: Chamber Music Concert

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Event date: 
15 October 2013 - 7:30pm
Boxoffice: 
Family Bookshop
Location: 
Old Bluecoat School

There has been a change to the programme for this event. Rather than the advertised chamber concert, orchestra member, John Kane, will being performing an interesting and entertaining lecture recital on the history of the violin.

Festival Finale

Event date: 
25 October 2013 - 7:00pm
Boxoffice: 
Family Bookshop
Location: 
St. Mary’s Church

In celebration of Thatcham Festival of Arts & Leisure you are invited to enjoy an evening featuring performances from Thatcham Rock Choir, harpist Rosie Oliver, and entries from the Festival Hymn and Poetry competitions.

Collect your free ticket for this event from The Family Bookshop, The Broadway, Thatcham.

Kids Craft

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Event date: 
25 October 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Crafty, bouncy, creative fun for toddlers, pre-schoolers & primary aged siblings.

FREE bouncy castle and face painting. Some activities may incur a small charge.

Activities provided by local pre-schools, toddler groups and other age appropriate organisations:
Buttercups Baby & Toddler Group www.buttercupsplaygroup.co.uk
Pied Piper Pre-School www.piedpiperpreschool.org.uk
Dingley Family & Specialist Early Years Centre www.dingley.org.uk
Barefoot Books www.buybarefootbooks.co.uk
Yoga Bellies www.yogabellies.co.uk
Little Kickers www.littlekickers.co.uk