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Greenham Common Stories is a gathering place for the historical stories, personal memories and media relating to the history of Greenham Common and the Greenham: 100 Years of War and Peace project. The project has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Greenham: 100 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. Alongside the outdoor event were a series of talks and indoor events about the history of Greenham Common. Fete Day worked in partnership with Rosa Productions and the BBC to gather stories relating to the history of war and peace on the Common.

The programme of events marked the 20th anniversary of the Greenham  Trust which has distributed over £35 million to local good causes since 1997. A FREE outdoor show with talks, walks and exhibitions ran from Sunday the 3rd September to Saturday 9th September 2017. The extraordinary history of Greenham Common 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. 

GREENHAM:100 YEARS OF WAR AND PEACE

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

The talks and events programme included

Missiles, Politics and showdown? Corn Exchange, Newbury

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

Characters on the Common BBC Shows and Tours  Corn Exchange, Newbury

Exploring the History of the Common BBC Shows and Tours  Shaw House, Newbury

Book Launch – The Common Good by Penelope Stokes  West Berkshire Museum

Decontamination Suite Tours  Greenham Business Park

Military History Walk  Control Tower, Bury’s Bank Road

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

Tracks Across the Common: Exhibition  West Berkshire Museum

West Berkshire Museum: Post Event Talks

Greenham: 100 Years of War and Peace 

Plants and Wildlife on Greenham Common 

Flight from Uganda: No Sense For What The Future Held 

Living with the Americans 

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