Partner Organisations

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

The Retreat Elcot Park

If you are visiting Newbury for the festival, you will want somewhere special – and convenient – to stay. We have teamed up with Newbury’s award-winning country house hotel and spa – The Retreat Elcot Park – to offer festival-goers a 10% discount on their beautiful rooms.

The hotel is situated in glorious Berkshire countryside, close to festival venues in Kintbury, Combe and Hungerford, and a short drive from the town centre. There are two stunning restaurants and an indulgent spa – including a heated outdoor pool.

A stay at The Retreat is a perfect enhancement to your festival experience. To book your discounted stay, please click here.

Good Vibes Music Academy

From guitar and piano to DJing and music production, Good Vibes’ professional musicians bring years of industry and performing experience and will get you making music and playing from the moment you start.

Young or old (and anywhere in between!) our mission is to get as many people as possible making music. What are you waiting for? It’s time to get involved!

Open Studios

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.

The Arts Society Newbury


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. Email: [email protected]