Welcome to the 16th Thatcham Festival. The Festival is a showcase of the range of activities that are available in our town and the talents of Thatcham residents. Whetheryou are interested in sport, music, dance, theatre, history, craft or gardening, you will almost certainly find something to interest you.
Many of you would have taken part in one of the past Festivals which continue to grow each year. For this year’s Festival we welcome new musicians, new organisations and new venues. It is great to see more people wanting to take part in the Festival and a real pleasure to have those groups and individuals returning this year who continue to dedicate their time and enthusiasm.
The Festival website www.thatchamfestival.info is kindly provided by DevZen, here you will be able to find out more about the activities and performances in this programme. Thatcham Photographic Club and individual photographers registered with the Council will be visiting all the events and we hope to include many of these photographs on the website.
One of the aims of the Festival is to provide the majority of the activities free of charge to the public. Picture It has kindly agreed to be our Box Office as you will need a free ticket for certain events or you might need to make a telephone booking with the session leader. Occasionally groups do need to make a charge to cover the cost of hiring equipment or music, this year we have allowed five events with a ticket charge, full details are provided in individual listings.
I hope you will enjoy the Festival and I look forward to seeing you there.
Councillor Ellen Crumly
Town Mayor of Thatcham 2016 - 2017