Sun, 28 Aug 2016
A 10K run, a Lambourn fiesta and Silence will all occur in West Berkshire today (Sunday).
The Englefield 10k run returns, now in its seventh year, taking runners around the grounds of the Englefield Estate, the ancestral home of the Benyon family.
The race is organised by Reading Abbey Rotary Club and funds from this year’s run will be donated to Reading YMCA.
The group needs funds to equip its tool shed in order to help vulnerable young people with skills to support them into jobs.
Running alongside the main 10k event is a 3.5k run for under 15s, as well as a family treasure hunt.
More than 300 people entered last year’s race, which raised around £3,000 for cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow.
Registration opens at 9.30am and the race begins at 11am on Sunday, August 28.
For more information and to register in advance visit www.englefieldrun.info
Silence will fall over Newbury tonight with a street theatre production in the Market Place.
Famed for its legendary street theatre production, Carmen Funebre, which explored the impact of war on civilians, Polish company Teatr Biuro Podrózy present a newly commissioned sequel.
Physical theatre, fire, unusual staging, puppetry and music will pick up the continuing story of refugees and migrants caught up in a spiral of war, fences and the dream of escape.
Presented by the Corn Exchange, 9pm, Newbury Market Place. Age guide 14+. Please be advised that strobe lighting is used in this performance.
For more information visit http://cornexchangenew.com/events/info/silence
The seminal event in the month-long Lambourn Festival is set to hit the leafy streets of the village this weekend as the carnival marches into town.
The annual festival began on August 11 with an open air band concert at Market Square and will close with a children’s treasure hunt on September 18.
So far there have been funfairs, a tea dance and a flower show as part of the catalogue of events and Sunday will see the lively carnival take place from 4pm at Lambourn Sports Club.
The carnival promises a parade of floats and walking entries winding their way through the picturesque village from 5pm.
The procession will assemble at the field at Lambourn Sports Club before judging takes place at 4pm, followed by the parade through the village.
The carnival raffle carries a top cash prize of £200 this year.
Organisers have warned that road closures will be in effect during the parade.
Ahead of the weekend event and as part of the series of festival events, the sports club will also host a quiz night tonight (Thursday) at 7.30pm.
Events continue on Monday with homemade cakes and scones on offer at Lambourn Memorial Hall between 3pm and 5pm.
Organisers hope this year to top the impressive sum of £1,500 which last year’s festival and carnival raised.
The sum enabled the Lambourn Festival Committee to make donations to local good causes, including the Methodist Church, Lambourn Sports Club for essential repair work and Lambourn Bell Chimers for their work with pupils at Lambourn Primary School.