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Image: Furious Folly

As well as hosting residencies with visiting companies to create their own work, 101 and Corn Exchange Newbury present an annual programme of international Outdoor arts. For upcoming shows please click here.

We also work with artists to produce work in-house, pulling together creative teams and building new large-scale outdoor arts projects from scratch. To date these projects have included:

The Berkshire Giant

An ambitious project with Irish outdoor theatre-makers, Macnas, staged over a week and ten miles of the West Berkshire countryside featuring giant puppetry, live music and performance based on the local legend of the giant, John Ever Afraid.


A fire installation promenade event in partnership with the Canal and River Trust and featuring floating braziers along half a mile of the Kennet and Avon Canal. The creative team included artists Martin West, Dave Chadwick, Dave Young and Pa Boom and Mark Anderson.


A monumental sound installation by British Composer of the Year, Ray Lee, Chorus comprises fifteen giant aluminium tripod structures with spinning speakers. Chorus is already touring internationally to Europe and Australia.

Furious Folly

Multi-media and site-specific artist Mark Anderson of Dark Spark worked with the Corn Exchange and a specially assembled creative team to produce this large-scale sound and performance piece inspired by the anti-war Dadaist movement of the early twentieth century.


Inspired by the Ray Bradbury novel ‘Fahrenheit 451’, 451 is a production created in partnership with Periplum and commissioned by the Without Walls network of festivals. 451 features large moving structures, fire and performance. 451 has been touring since 2015, going to festivals in Brighton, Norfolk and Norwich, Greenwich and Docklands, Stockton and Bournemouth. In 2017 the show will be going to Hull and Krakow, Poland.


In 2016 & 2017 the Corn Exchange & 101 are a partner on a Creative Europe funded project.  Leaders partners Actiontheater PAN.OPTIKUM, one of the leading companies in large scale outdoor performances, are working with eight other European partners to create eight site specific pieces in 2016 & 2017.  Then in 2017 & 2018, working with more than 30 young people from 9 European countries, PAN.OPTIKUM will tour a large scale piece of outdoor theatre to all 9 countries.   


The Corn Exchange & 101 have been producing Newbury’s annual lantern procession since 2011.  Every year hundreds of lanterns are made by the local community and processed along Northbrook Street into the Market Place in December.  In recent years there has been the expansion of the larger lantern making workshops, with bigger and more spectacular lanterns being created every year.


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 Greenham Business Park,
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101, c/o New Greenham Arts, 113 Lindenmuth Way, Newbury, Greenham, Berkshire, RG19 6HW

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