Our charity

As a registered charity we are dedicated to the advancement of the arts in West Berkshire.
We offer open access to disadvantaged groups in the community, the elderly, the differently abled, young people from all backgrounds, and those without easy access to the performance arts.  Each play has a huge impact on rural communities in West Berkshire providing art to those not easily able to travel to the bigger regional hubs, bringing people together and increasing their sense of community. 

In particular, young people are encouraged to participate in and attend these plays.  The majority of the cast is under 25 and half the cast are usually of primary school age.  Everyone involved attends over thirty workshops in drama , dance and musical performance, all led by leading professionals. 
For the majority of the cast, this is the first such experience they have had and amongst other benefits for them are:
  • a new appreciation of the arts
  • confidence from performing to a paying audience
  • education in drama, dance and music
  • an experience which is not available to many, particularly in rural West Berkshire
  • an event that brings together the community of Boxford and surrounding villages, and by necessity has young and old, as well as disabled people working together in teams for a common cause.

Latest News

Covid-19 and Masques

Probably the least surprising news of the year so far - our beloved Masques will be postponing a year until 2021.

We delayed making this decision until the last feasible moment, in the hope things may improve. Sadly that is not the case and we are at the point where rehearsals would need to start and no means to do so.

So, let's look forward to next summer.....

Wednesday 28th July 2021- Sunday 1st August 2021 will be our new dates! 

On the positive side; thanks to all your fantastic support and fundraising, we are in a strong financial position to stage a great show, we have the location booked back in Boxford and it will be the 21st birthday of the modern Boxford Masques!!

After all these dark times, something wonderful to look forward to. 

We hope you are safe and well and now looking forward with us to a super spectacular show next year!

Much love,

Masqueteer x

 

 

AGM

8pm Boxford Village Hall Thursday 5th March.

See 'Latest AGM' page for Chairman's address x

 

Did you know that simply by shopping at Amazon, you can support The Masques?

 very simple:

1. Go to Smile.Amazon.co.uk whenever you are shopping online,
 
2. Select Boxford Masques as your charity of choice,
 
3. Go shopping!
 
Or, you can go directly here:  https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1098753-0

 

Curry and Quiz 8th Nov

Thanks so much for the wide community support we received with so much yummy curry for our quiz evening!

Over 100 peple came and enjoyed the food, the quiz and the camaraderie! congrats to Karen Smith and team on a well deserved win x

 

 

Party in the Park!

What a fantastic time we all had at the summer closing event at Boxford Rec!

Thanks so much to all the partygoers, volunteers, musicians, cooks and everyone who made it such a success!

Roll on the 2020 Masque!

 

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