Greenham: One Hundred Years of War & Peace


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Greenham: One Hundred Years of  War and Peace was a large scale outdoor event celebrating 20 years of the Greenham Trust. On the evenings of the 8th and 9th September 2017 the story of Greenham Common came alive through an amazing spectacle of performance, songs, light projections and live art. The Event was filmed for online broadcast and was covered by radio and TV. It portrayed one hundred years of history of the Common and the dramatic moments of war and peace that form part of it’s history. It marked the 20th anniversary of the Greenham Trust which has distributed over £35 million to local good causes since 1997. It was a FREE outdoor show with talks, walks and exhibitions from Sunday the 3rd September. The extraordinary history of Greenham Common has formed the basis of a large-scale community theatrical event and show, performed on the runway of the former RAF USAF Military base. The outdoor event and accompanying programme celebrated 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 were told by 100s of cast members from the local community and led by a professional production team.


FREE Outdoor Show on Greenham Common

8/9 SEPTEMBER FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 6.30-9.30pm, Finale at 8.30pm

Written by Beth Flintoff
Music by Nick Bicât 
Performance Director Sophie Austin.
Creative Director & Producer Rosa Productions
A large cast of local performers, choir, musicians, artists and re-enactors with Paola Dionisotti and other professional performers.

For more information about this production please click on the links below.

GREENHAM: 100 Outdoor Event

GREENHAM: 100 Programme

GREENHAM:100 Travel Information


Upcoming Events

Please book tickets through the Corn Exchange or West Berkshire Museum. Please click no the event for more details.

Missiles, Politics andshowdown? BBC Shows and Tours 3rd September, Corn Exchange, Newbury

Memories of Greenham Common Planes, Military, Nature, Dances, Peace 4th September, Royal British Legion, Newbury

Characters on the CommonBBC Shows and Tours 5th September, Corn Exchange, Newbury

Exploring the History of the CommonBBC Shows and Tours 6th September, Shaw House, Newbury

Book Launch – The Common Good by Penelope Stokes 8th September, Cloth Hall, West Berkshire Museum

Decontamination Suite Tours 8th & 9th September, Greenham Business Park

Military History Walk 8th & 9th September, Control Tower, Bury’s Bank Road

How We Made The Show with Free Afternoon Tea 9th September, Greenham St Mary’s Church Hall

Tracks Across the Common: Exhibition 27th September, West Berkshire Museum

West Berkshire Museum: Post Event Talks

Greenham: 100 Years of War and Peace 4th October

Plants and Wildlife on Greenham Common 6th October

Flight from Uganda: No Sense For What The Future Held 13th October

Living with the Americans 20th October

Press Pack


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