Welcome to the 17th Thatcham Festival. The Festival is a showcase of the range of activities that are available in our town and the talents of Thatcham residents. Whether you 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.

Events in this programme marked with ADMIT ONE ADMIT ONE will require a free ticket or booking with the event organiser. Tickets are available via the EventBrite website or in person at Thatcham Town Council Offices unless otherwise mentioned in the listing. There is one event listed within the programme that is not free of charge and has been clearly marked with a £ symbol. Where events or exhibitions run for more than one day they have been listed under every day that they are running.

I hope you will enjoy the Festival and I look forward to seeing you there.
Yours sincerely, Councillor Ellen Crumly
Town Mayor of Thatcham 2017 - 2018