Launching our 20th Anniversary celebrations

Street Art from Mohammed Ali created live at the launchOver a hundred people attended a launch party at New Greenham Arts for the large-scale, outdoor community event to be held at Greenham Common on 8 and 9 September 2017. Representatives from groups and organisations joined interested individuals last Wednesday to hear more about the event and how they can get involved.  The American themed party, complete with hosts in US Airforce uniform, hot dogs and 1940s dance demonstration by Swing Patrol, was an opportunity to describe the story that the outdoor spectacular will recreate, and explain the many ways that people can take part, both on the run-up and over the two evenings.

Rosemary Richards, Director of Rosa Productions, who are working with  Greenham Common Trust to stage the event says:

‘It was wonderful to meet so many people wanting to become a part of what will be an extraordinary community celebration. We met members of youth groups, choirs, historians, performers and volunteers. We need many people with different skills and interests to join us, local artists, musicians, dancers, people with technical and digital media skills so, even if you weren’t able to attend the launch party, we would love to hear from you.’

Among the guests at the launch party were a team of professionals who will help mount the event, including the writer Beth Flintoff, and internationally renowned street artist Mohammed Ali, who will work on special projects with local youth groups prior to September.

The event, which will take place on the common, is to celebrate 20 years of Greenham Common Trust who have given £35 million to more than 1,000 local organisations and projects in West Berkshire and north Hampshire since 1997.

If you would like to find out how you can help create the special celebration, please email Ameneh or call her on 07946 424007.

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