Our 20th Anniversary

Greenham: 100 Years of War and Peace

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GREENHAM: 100 YEARS OF WAR AND PEACE
 

Click for Greenham 100 Outdoor Event informationA FREE outdoor show + walks, talks and exhibitions

Outdoor Show on Greenham Common
8 Friday / 9 Saturday September
Event start 6.30pm
Finale at 8.30pm
Event ends 9.30pm

Click for Greenham 100 ProgrammeWith talks, walks and exhibitions from Sunday, the 3rd September (see Greenham 100 Programme).

The extraordinary history of Greenham Common forms a basis of a large-scale community theatrical event and show, performed on the runway of the former RAF USAF Military base.

Click for Greenham 100 Travel InfoThe outdoor event and accompanying programme celebrate 20 years since the MOD returned Greenham Common to local people and the Greenham Trust was formed.

At the outdoor event, the stories of the Common will be told by 100s of cast members from the local community led by a professional production team.

Click for Greenham 100 FAQsPaola Dionisotti (RSC, National Theatre, Game of Thrones) will lead the volunteer and professional performers in an unique dramatic event involving music, mass choirs, dance, live painting, banner processions and re-enactors. The stories told cover the history of the last 100 years including the American arrival in WW2, the Uganda Asians flight from Idi Amin’s Uganda and their arrival at the Greenham airbase and of course the Cold war and peace protests that brought Greenham to international attention.

Click to find out why we are celebratingThis is a celebration created by script writer Beth Flintoff to bring back to life the moments of war which created such impact for Greenham and the world and to appreciate the return of the Common to its natural state.

The first two hours from 6.30pm to 8.30pm will be performed in walk through ‘immersive’ installations and performances which all come together for the finale at 8.30pm.

Click for information about theTracks Across the Common exhibitionFor the outdoor event, there is a free shuttle bus service from Newbury running through the evening from Cheap Street and disabled parking and event Drop Off point at the Control Tower car park. Ticketed parking is available at Greenham Business Park.

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Click for information about The Common Good history bookFriday 8 September Parking & Bus Ticket Pre-Booking

(note no ticket required for town centre shuttle bus)

Parking Friday Greenham Business Park (£5)

Newbury College Friday Bus Ticket Booking (£3)

Disabled Parking Friday (Free)

Click for Greenham 100 Press PackSaturday 9 September Parking & Bus Ticket Pre-Booking

(note no ticket required for town centre shuttle bus)

Parking Saturday Greenham Business Park (£5)

Newbury College Saturday Bus Ticket Booking (£3)

Disabled Parking Saturday (Free)

 

BBOWT LogoGreenham and Crookham Commons form the largest area of lowland heath in West Berkshire. They are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to this fragile and threatened habitat, home to some of Britain’s rarest ground-nesting birds, including nightjar, woodlark and lapwing.

Natural England LogoThank You

A huge thank you to all the people and organisations who have helped us to bring this amazing story to life: Rosa Productions, Arts Council England, The Heritage Lottery Fund, The Royal British Legion Newbury Branch, Home Front History, The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, Natural England, The Greenham and Crookham Commons Commission, West Berkshire Council, Greenham Parish Council, West Berkshire Museum, BBC Radio Berkshire, The Newbury Weekly News, The Corn Exchange, Newbury, 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space, The Watermill Theatre, NOCTURNE, Newbury College, St Mary's Church, Greenham, Weavaway Travel, Verbatim and all the other local organisations who have, we hope, enjoyed getting involved in the project.

www.homefronthistory.com

Home Front History is an established popular resource for Historians, Researchers, those in Education, Events and the Media and anyone else with an interest in this era of history. We are a not for profit entity with a shared interest in presenting, as accurately as possible, aspects of life in Britain during the war years 1939-1945. We do this through various mediums including accredited Living History which we present with our own team and members of associated groups. We support Armed Services and other charities and work with TV including Channel 5 and the BBC

 

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