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Zombies, music and fireworks all loose today

John Herring



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What's On October 27 - November 2

Join in the 5km Zombie run at Newbury Showground. See Sunday

Once you've remembered that the clocks went back at 2am and had that extra hour in bed; there's a few things to get you out today. 

We're hearing reports of a zombie outbreak at Newbury Showground.

UK Running Events have herded the zombies there for a 5km challenge. 

Runners are given three lives before setting off on a 5km inflatable obstacle course. However, flesh-craving zombies lurk after each obstacle and are hungry for the life tags on your belt.

Can you reach the end intact or will you become one of the infected undead?  

Oxjam Newbury will bring local bands to Market Place to raise money toward ending world poverty. 

The family-friendly day will display local talent for from across West Berkshire between 10am until 6pm. 

It's being supported by local businesses, including Hogan Music and Prohibition. 

The event is an OXJAM initiative, celebrating the 10th anniversary of OXJAM Music Festival nationwide.

The gig will run alongside the colourful sights and tantalising smells of Newbury’s artisan market.

Proving that Newbury is still at heart a market town, and run in conjunction with Newbury BID, the artisan market in Northbrook Street includes art, designer and crafts stalls and sizzling street food.

The artisan market runs from 10am to 4pm on the last Sunday of every month.

Elsewhere, a spectacular fireworks display is scheduled to take place in Hungerford.

The event, organised by the John O’Gaunt School parent school association and Hungerford Rotary Club, takes place in the school grounds from 5pm.

Tickets are available in advance, at a discounted rate (£15 for a family of four or £6 per adult, and £3 per child), from Crown Needlework in Hungerford High Street.

Alternatively, they can be bought at full price on the door.

Stalls include barbecue, bar, tombola, followed by judging of Guy Fawkes competition at 5.10pm, bonfire lighting at 5.30pm and fireworks from 6.30pm.

All money raised will go towards the school.

Also in the town, Hungerford Antiques and Flea Market will run in the town hall Hungerford Town Hall. 10am-4pm.

Hungerford Town Band will also be holding a Poppy Concert in the town hall at 7pm.

Preparing for your big day? Head to a Wedding Show at Donnington Grove Hotel between 11am-3.30pm.

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