Volunteers & Partner Organisations

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The Festival would not be able to operate the way it does without a loyal army of volunteers, to whom we are extremely grateful.

Equally there are several organisations that we work alongside to mutually benefit each other, details of which are below.

There are a myriad of tasks undertaken by volunteers behind the scenes, from stuffing envelopes to distributing guides. There are of course the more visible roles such as stewarding events, and even page turning.

If you’re interested in supporting the Festival through Volunteering, please contact General Manager Ashley Morris on [email protected] or 01635 32421

Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire was set up in 1988 by the late Pat Eastop MBE as a non-profit organisation, run entirely by unpaid volunteers, to celebrate the diversity of visual arts available within the local community. We strive to create a dialogue between artists and the community by encouraging members of the public to visit artists’ studios.

Every May our artists open their studios and exhibitions free of charge and are happy to talk about their creative process with visitors. We work to make entering any art space a comfortable experience, to encourage and promote accessibility to art and artists. Works of arts are normally for sale but there is no obligation to buy, the focus is on enjoying your visit.

Open Studios is organised entirely by a committee of volunteers made up of artists and other professionals who generously donate their time each year to ensure the scheme runs efficiently and within budget.


Having been established in Newbury for almost 30 years Hogan Music is the leading music store in West Berkshire, also covering Basingstoke, Reading, Swindon and Oxford, for all that a discerning musician may need. Our generously stocked shop and on-line store provide a wide selection of equipment from classical, acoustic and electric guitars, drums, pianos, sheet music, sound and recording equipment through to a great range of orchestral instruments.

Stocking the biggest brands known to the musical industry such as Yamaha, Fender, Blackstar, Ibanez, Martin, Tanglewood and many more, but also a variety of reasonably priced and vintage collectable second hand instruments catering for beginner to professional.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or beginner come and see us at Hogan Music. We are passionate about all aspects of music; we are not just a music shop but so much more.



Enriching lives through an appreciation of the Arts

Are you interested?

Join a vibrant society with 10 monthly lectures September – July with first class lecturers. They meet at The Arlington Arts Centre on 4th Tuesday of the month Morning or Afternoon Membership.

They also offer Special Interest Days: when a subject is explored in detail and Trips & Tours at home and abroad.

See the website for Membership Forms, the current Programme of Lectures, Special Interest Days and Trips.

www.theartssocietynewbury.org.uk Email: [email protected]