After last year’s online festival due to lockdown, Thatcham Festival is delighted to be back even bigger and better this October with new live events from author talks and poetry workshops, to walks in the beautiful countryside that surround Thatcham. There will also still be a range of events to enjoy online.
Organised by Thatcham Town Council, the festival offers local people the chance to get creative in a workshop, learn something new at a talk, explore our local area on a walk and enjoy a range of performances including music, drama and dance. Many of the events and activities are offered to the public free of charge or for a small booking fee.
Mayor of Thatcham John Boyd says, “in particular choral and orchestral groups were hit hard by
the pandemic and it’s so good to see many of them at this year’s Festival. Most of our events are free but in some cases their popularity or capacity size does make it necessary that we charge a nominal admin and booking fee, but we still hope that you will give generously at many of the events to two
charities that are part of my Mayor’s appeal this year: Thatcham Town Cricket Club and Swings and Smiles.”