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Get involved in our fantastic fundraising events to raise funds for the Old Library Campaign

The exterior of the Old Library, Cheap Street, Newbury

This autumn, we are holding a number of amazing fundraising events for all ages to get involved with.

All proceeds from these events will go towards the Old Library Campaign to open a new arts hub in Newbury.

The first event to get involved in is the Danceathon on Sunday 1 September. This fun-filled fundraiser will run for 10 hours where there will be dance teachers leading fun sessions throughout the day, local DJ’s mixing some tunes and the chance to party with your friends! By registering to take part in the Danceathon we ask that you commit to raising sponsorship for the Old Library Campaign. Once signed up participants will receive a welcome pack that has everything you need to know about fundraising. Help us raise funds for the Old Library campaign by getting sponsored for completing as much of the 10 hours as possible!

Then on Sunday 8 September, we will be holding an Open Mic Night fundraiser. We have been holding regular Open Mic Nights in our balcony bar with great success over the recent months, but this fundraiser will be bigger and better than ever, taking place in the main auditorium, allowing local performers to showcase their talents on the main stage with a much larger audience. From live music and spoken word to spellbinding magic and much more, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. People who are interested in performing at this friendly event can get in touch by emailing [email protected].

On Wednesday 11 September, join BBC Bargain Hunt Auctioneer Thomas Forrester for An Old Library Fundraising Evening at the Corn Exchange. Thomas will speak about his career as an auctioneer and his time being on the TV starting back at the beginning with some amusing tales of his foray into the antiques business. The event also gives audience members a chance to bring along a small antique or collectable and enter the free draw to have the item valued on stage by Thomas. Audience members who have brought items will be drawn at random to go on stage and tell the audience what their item is and why they bought it, and Thomas will give a valuation.

Last but certainly not least, there will be a Fundraising Quiz on Thursday 26 September. This quiz will give people the chance to rally a team of up to 6 people together, enjoy some delicious drinks from our Café Bar and battle it out to become the champions.

For more information on these fundraising events please click here or contact the Box Office on [email protected] or 01635 522733.