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Ancient Futures

Wednesday 24th May 2023, Newbury Market Place

FREE (no booking required)

  • An image of a digital woman with black skin and an Afro. She is wearing patterned trousers and cropped top with uv accessories. There are two mirrored digital women either side of her which are stood on their heads with their legs up and crossed. Behind them there is a repeat print of speakers.

The Corn Exchange and 101 Outdoor Arts are excited to welcome Unlimited Theatre and Upswing to Newbury for our next free outdoor event!

Ancient Futures blends circus and storytelling with Sound System culture and West African folklore, culminating in an epic dance party.

Our flamboyant Afrinauts arrive and throughout the day, build an encampment where they welcome participants to meet them, train with them and witness their unique community. At twilight, audiences join their spectacular dance party, a ritual to launch us into a new reality.

Continue your evening of dance and head to the Corn Exchange at 7.45pm on the same evening for Rhiannon Faith Company's Drowntown.

Start time: The main performance will start at 6:30pm

Location: Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD

Age guide: Suitable for all ages

This event is free to attend.

Ancient Futures is co-produced by Unlimited Theatre and Upswing. Supported by Without Walls. Commissioned by LEEDS 2023; Greenwich and Docklands International Festival; Brighton Festival; Hatfair and Stockton International Riverside Festival. Also supported by Coventry City Council. Co-commissioned by City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council for BD:Festival. Creation supported by 101 Outdoor Arts. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. R&D supported by a Blueprint R&D Investment Fund.

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