08 August 2023

Festival of the Moon: Outdoor cinema

Festival of the Moon: Outdoor cinema

On Sunday 20 August there will be an outdoor cinema event held at the Wharf Newbury. This is part of the summer’s Festival of the Moon fun-filled line-up, which is being run by Newbury BID (Business Improvement District) who are the not-for-profit organisation behind Visit Newbury. The festival takes place across various venues in Newbury from 15 August to 3 September and has over 100 exciting moon related events and activities ranging from yoga & wellness sessions to live music, full moon parties, and free talks with renowned scientists! 

The Town Centre Programme at West Berkshire Council are supporting the event, as this is an opportunity to use the Wharf space. The findings in the Newbury Masterplan highlighted the Wharf as an area of priority to improve and there are plans to redevelop the area into a new multi-purpose space.

The vision entails transforming the car park within the Wharf into a new social and events space, which will have the capacity to hold events, improve visitor experience in the town centre and in doing so providing a new attraction within Newbury Town centre.

Due to this we will be hosting a fantastic outdoor cinema at the Wharf. The outdoor cinema will be run by local outdoor cinema and audio-visual experts, AV Events. The cinema will be continuing with the moon theme showing Despicable Me 2 at 13.30 and First Man at 16.00.

It is recommended to bring your own camping chairs or blankets to sit on as there will be very limited beanbags available on a first come basis. Sound will be provided by silent disco headsets, allowing everyone to set the volume individually.

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