I’m delighted to announce that as of Thursday, 26 August 2021, the Arts for Hungerford programme will be up and running again with a great programme of live music, film, theatre and spoken word events.

Join us on 26 August to welcome back singer and songwriter extraordinaire Jack Lukeman, who has managed to squeeze us in between two gigs supporting the legendary Jools Holland. It’s sure to be a great upbeat night, a perfect way to start the season. The event will be held at the Croft Hall. Tickets are limited to 70, and the layout will be cafe style, so book early to avoid disappointment. 

I’m also pleased to report that two of our artistes have gained significant accolades in the past year. Singer Elles Bailey won the 2021 UK Blues Federation Musician of the Year Award and oboist Ewan Millar was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. Both have performed many times for Arts for Hungerford and are testament to the quality of the experience we provide.

Tony Drewer-Trump

Film – Fri 17 Sept – Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Exquisitely crafted romance 2019 Cert 15 121 mins 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £6 Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by Céline Sciamma and set in 18th-century France, this is a spell-binding tale of a clandestine romance between two women that examines the connection between an artist and their muse.When young painter… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 18 Sept – Wantage Big band

 In full swing/Get back into the swing of things 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £16 With compelling rhythms and a large playlist, the 18-piece Wantage Big Band are the local kings (and queens) of swing– the popular dance music that started in the 1930s. Come to this evening of traditional and modern swing – and… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 1 oct – the father

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages.Oscar : Best Actor, Best Actress, Screenplay, Best EditingBAFTA : Best Actor, Screenplay, Film 2021 Cert PG 1hr 37mins Bio/Drama 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £6 A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 15 Oct – Pain & Glory

Deeply personal and powerful 2019 Cert 15 1hr 53 mins Drama 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £6 Cannes Awards: Best Actor, Best Soundtrack2019 Cert 15 1hr 53mins A writer/director in physical decline played by Antonio Banderas looks back on his past, and recalls such moments from his youthas tender feelings for his mother, first love and the pain… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 16 oct – Robert Cohen – Cello

An international cellist’s journey 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £16 In words and music, Robert tells his story from the inspiration of hearing the cello playing the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations at age 3 in the back of a Morris Minor, to studies with Jacqueline du Pré and Mstislav Rostropovich, his award-winning recording of the Elgar cello… Continue reading →

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