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Get along to one of the many events happening in West Berkshire today

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper


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IT'S set to be a stunning day weather-wise, so don't stay indoors - get yourself along to one of the many events happening in West Berkshire today (Saturday).

It is Ladies Day at Newbury Racecourse where an afternoon of top-class racing will be followed by a 'homecoming' gig from Hungerford-born pop star Will Young.

If you fancy trying something a bit different - a free cultural and spiritual festival will be coming to Newbury for the very first time this afternoon.

The Newbury Rathayatra Festival - which celebrates love, unity, peace and diversity - will bring colour, music and dancing to Northbrook Street and Victoria Park.

Those attending will be able to take in a live Mantra Music show, relax in yoga tents and meditation tents, or get themselves a henna tattoo or have their face painted.

After an action-packed afternoon, taste buds will be tantalised with a free vegetarian feast for everyone who attends the festival in Victoria Park.

The festival starts at 1pm with a procession through Newbury town centre, which will feature a top-class line-up of traditional Kirtan bands.

The Mantra Music in Victoria Park will take place from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

At Kintbury Jubilee Centre from 2pm to 6pm, local circus performer and founder of Aim to Fly, Mel Stevens will be showcasing a range of fun and exciting circus skills in a special open day.

Mel will be performing with silks, trapeze, German Wheel and much more – and those attending will even have the opportunity to have a go themselves.

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