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Nick Heyward – Important Info

The Nick Heyward performance tomorrow evening, Wednesday 10 April, is SOLD OUT so here is some key information to help the night run as smoothly as possible.

Doors to the venue will open at 7pm with doors to the auditorium opening at 7:45pm and the nights entertainment due to start at 8pm.

We can now announce that the acoustic duo Butterfly will be performingbefore Nick hits the stage.

With the show being a sell out please arrive earlier than usual, especially if you are collecting tickets or you plan to use one of our 2 bars. Yes we are using both bars tomorrow evening so please do use the Top Bar in the Upper Foyer to your left as you enter Arlington Arts.

All roads to Arlington Arts are open as usual at the time of writing.

PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS PAGE CLOSER LEADING UP TO THE EVENT

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They’re back!

Back for their third year in a row are The Thinking Drinkers with a BRAND NEW SHOW Heroes of Hooch.

Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure, from Plato and Picasso, to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers. You’ll learn a lot, laugh a lot and, don’t forget, you get five free drinks.

The performance is on Saturday 28 March 2020. Tickets are £16.

‘Pioneers of alcohol based comedy’ (Sunday Times)

‘A terrific show. The best value for money in town’ **** (Scotsman)

‘Hugely funny, genuinely fascinating’ **** (Edinburgh Evening News)

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On Sale Now – The Alter Eagles

The Alter Eagles are delighted to bring their two hour-plus tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time to the Arlington Arts Centre for the very first time. Since they started in 2004, the six piece have built a reputation as one of the most faithful tributes around, ensuring that the audience enjoys a loving note-for-note recreation of songs like Hotel California, Lyin’ Eyes, New Kid in Town, Take it Easy, Tequila Sunrise, Take it to the Limit and Life in the Fast Lane – as well as more recent Eagles’ classics like How Long, Busy Being Fabulous and  and Long Road out of Eden; there’s even time for key Don Henley and Joe Walsh solo numbers like Boys of Summer and the classic Rocky Mountain Way.  Expect rocking twin lead guitar breaks, sumptuous four part country harmonies and an attention to detail that’s second to none.  

So what makes a great tribute? It’s more than simple mimicry, according to singer/guitarist Jay Stezaker. “It’s not as if we dress up like the Eagles or anything like that – we’re more interested in the music.” 

“It’s been a real education,” says guitarist and singer Steve McCormack. “One of the Eagles’ great strengths is that they make everything sound so simple, but when you come to pick it apart, you realise how much is going on and what great songs they really are.” 

The process can be painstaking but it’s always worthwhile. “There’s a real buzz when you crack a particular harmony or when Mike and Steve nail a guitar duet. Once that’s happened, we just want to get the song out there and start playing it in front of people,” says Stezaker. 

The band members are Steve McCormack (vocals, guitars) Jay Stezaker (vocals, guitars) Alan Tomkins (keyboards, guitars, vocals) Rob Beattie (bass, acoustic guitar, vocals) Mike Bradley (guitars, vocals) and Jacob Booth (drums and percussion). Find out more by visiting the band’s website at www.altereagles.co.uk

“A joy to watch.” – EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES

“One of the best tribute bands I can remember seeing.– WINDSOR OBSERVER

“World class” – LEMONROCK GIG GUIDE

“Pitch-perfect harmonies” –BRIGHTON EVENING ARGUS

So do not miss out on one of the finest UK tribute acts on Friday 19 July at 8pm. Tickets are £16.

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Newbury HealthFest 2019 Schedule

We’re excited to bring you Newbury HealthFest 2019 curated by Natures Corner at the end of April.

You’ll already know that the main speaker will be Mr Medicinal Chef himself Dale Pinnock, but we can now reveal to you the full schedule. See the two schedules (speakers and workshops) below to plan your HealthFest 2019!

Tickets are £15 which includes a FREE LUNCH!

Get yourselves over to Natures Corners website to see the full schedule!

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Announcement – The Kris Barras Band

We are pleased to announce the return of The Kris Barras Band to Arlington Arts on Friday 11 October 2019.

UK guitarist Kris Barras is known for his high-energy hybrid of no-nonsense rock, blues and country. Winners of ‘best new band’ in the 2018 planet rock awards, The Kris Barras Band have become one of the UK’s fastest rising acts.

Recently voted one of the ‘top blues guitarists in the world’ (music radar) and winning the ‘best album’ accolade in the European blues awards, perhaps best demonstrates the band’s fluidity and appeal to fans of different genres. The band’s unique mix of foot-stomping riffs and catchy tunes have made them the ‘must-see’ Blues/Rock band of 2019.

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY 29 MARCH AT 10AM. You will be able to purchase tickets from this link.

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Announcement – Turin Brakes Acoustic!

The estimable London 4-piece Turin Brakes are delighted to announce a UK Acoustic Tour starting Autumn 2019. The band – founder members and former primary school friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, along with longtime bandmates Rob Allum and Eddie Myer – are one the finest indie bands of the last two decades.

This is a chance to see the band in their first full stripped back acoustic tour since way back in 2002.  They will be playing a range of songs spanning their 20 year career – which includes seven top 40 singles and 6 top 40 albums with sales over a million worldwide.

The performance will take place at Arlington Arts on Saturday 12 October. Tickets will be £20 and are on sale from Friday 22 March at 10am at the link below.

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This Weekend – Info and Offers

This week we have some of the greatest music of the past with The Animals & Friends and Pulse: A Pink Floyd Tribute.

If you are coming to Arlington Arts this weekend we have some very important information for you below.

Road Closure

The Wantage Road up to Snelsmore Common (labelled below) is closed and you are unable to access the venue from that direction. Please use the Oxford Road up past Donnington Golf Course and The Fox and Hounds Pub.

Pulse = Sold Out

Please be aware that Pulse is sold out and we have a waiting list so please do not expect to be able to purchase tickets on the door. If you are collecting tickets at the box office, please arrive in plenty of time to ensure you are in your seat before the performance starts.

You may want to use our second bar in the upper foyer as well because our main bar tends to get quite congested at busy shows.

Pint For £3

At the Upper Foyer Bar we will be continuing last weeks popular offer of £3 a pint for the Revisionist Craft Lager .

If that doesn’t take your fancy we also offer Shipyard Pale Ale at the Upper Foyer Bar. This is not included in the £3 a pint offer.

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Support Announcement – Matt Woosey

We are pleased to announce that Matt Woosey will support The Oli Brown Blues Band.

Matt Woosey has made a career of defying expectations. His albums break down the confines of genre. His performances span from eyeball-to-eyeball solo sets in fans’ front rooms, to thundering full-band explosions that shake the most prestigious venues in Europe. He’s an artist who slips the creative handcuffs of the industry, a trailblazer with no reverse gear, a guitar visionary whose palette bleeds into folk, rock, ambient and electronica. 

He will support The Oli Brown Blues Band on Wednesday 20 March at 8pm. Tickets are only £15.