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Newbury Spring Festival launch

PUBLISHED: 11:38 16 May 2014 | UPDATED: 11:42 16 May 2014

Anne Reid is joined by festival chairman David Livermore and festival director Mark Eynon

Anne Reid is joined by festival chairman David Livermore and festival director Mark Eynon

MAUREEN MCLEAN

Photos: Maureen Mclean - www.maureenmcleanphotography.com

Russell Downing, John Hampson and Keith MooresRussell Downing, John Hampson and Keith Moores

An exciting programme of music and events, ranging from Jeremy Paxman talking about ‘Great Britain’s Great War’ to pianist John Lill performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was unveiled at Newbury’s Corn Exchange.

Those present were delighted to meet Anne Reid, a favourite actress, who will perhaps surprise many with her cabaret performances at The Vineyard at Stockcross on 19 May.

Mary Hamilton, Mike Braide, Caroline Holbrook and Felicity HoareMary Hamilton, Mike Braide, Caroline Holbrook and Felicity Hoare

The festival runs from 10 to 24 May, with venues including Highclere, Englefield House in Theale, Douai Abbey, Sydmonton Court in Ecchinswell and local churches. This year’s programme also reflects the centenary of the start of the First World War, with talks, screenings and recitals.

See www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk to book tickets.

Joyce Pack, Cllr Jo Day, Cllr Hilary Cole and Wendy CarpenterJoyce Pack, Cllr Jo Day, Cllr Hilary Cole and Wendy Carpenter

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Glenn Clarkson and Lesley ClarksonGlenn Clarkson and Lesley Clarkson

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Devina Cameron and Norma KirbyDevina Cameron and Norma Kirby

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Sue and David DinkeldineSue and David Dinkeldine

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Dr John Rowntree, Julia Rowntree and Diane GibbonsDr John Rowntree, Julia Rowntree and Diane Gibbons

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Robert Pickering and Jane PickeringRobert Pickering and Jane Pickering

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The Rev Laurence Stevens and Vivien StevensThe Rev Laurence Stevens and Vivien Stevens

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Mary Cameronn, Jane Kimmins and Mr and Mrs David LivermoreMary Cameronn, Jane Kimmins and Mr and Mrs David Livermore

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Rosalind Osmer and Katy GriffithsRosalind Osmer and Katy Griffiths

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