Onwards and Upwards

Well a new season almost upon us we are rebuilding our website and are very excited to announce our Autumn/Winter programme.

The team has done a wonderful job in moving Hungerford up the quality ladder; in addition to performing locally our artists this season are also appearing at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall – New York, Christchurch Cathedral in Vancouver, as well as special-guesting for Sting, Special Guest Jool’s Holland

We have drama based on the classic book the Ragged Trousered Philanthropist; the ‘poet laureate of Twitter’ Brian Bilston; original contemporary music with Jack Lukeman and Angel Snow, and Area Code 629 bring us our first country and western event. Amazing cover bands returning include Ultimate Elton and the Rocket Band, and with the full rock edge Wrong Jovi.

Classical artists include Fretwork“The finest viol consort on the planet.” (Stephen Petit, The London Evening Standard) – and a return visit from popular cellist Philip Daish-Handy with pianist Martin Penrose.  We are also excited to have the New London Chamber Ensemble open their 20th season in Hungerford – “Individually captivating and collectively brilliant throughout.” (Musician Magazine).

Christmas brings The Carice Singers to St Lawrence’s Church – new arrivals on the Hungerford scene from the Cheltenham Music Festival and Oxford Lieder Festival. An external event we are glad to promote.

We continue to feature and support Young Musicians with both Contemporary and Classical Concerts providing valuable performance opportunities. These are outstanding concerts with growing audiences.

We are proud to have set up the Hungerford Primary School Art Fund to improve children’s exposure and opportunities to participate in the arts. £1 will be donated from each Arts for Hungerford event ticket this season. This will provide lunchtime concerts to the whole school as well as tuition and workshops from a variety of professional artists.

We hope you will enjoy these top-quality performances right on your doorstep.

Under 18’s Free tickets available for all events

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1hr 4 mins from London 33 mins from Reading 11 mins from Newbury

Forfor all of our evening shows:

Newbury: 19.00 Arrives 19.11, Catch the 22.24 home arrives Newbury 22.36 or even the 23.27 arrives 23.39

Reading: 18.38 Arrives 19.11, Catch the 22.24 home arrives Reading 23.07

London: 18.07 Arrives 19.11, catch 22.24 arrives London 00.10 .events

Film – Fri 18 Oct – Everybody Knows

Hidden depths 2018   Cert 15   2hrs 13mins Art House/Drama in Spanish with subtitles 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5 The film follows Laura (Penélope Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing hertwo children along for the occasion. One ofthe wedding guests is… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 19 Oct – Wrong Jovi

Full on Rock Widely Recognised as the Best Bon Jovi Tribute Band 8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £16 Described as “the best Bon Jovi tribute bandin the world”, Wrong Jovi are a five-piece look-and-sound-alike tribute who deliver a concertexperience like no other. Since their formation,Wrong Jovi have taken the tribute circuit by storm, regularly selling… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 1 Nov – Bohemian Rhapsody

And the show went on… 2018   Cert 12A   2hrs 14mins Drama 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5 Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek). The film traces their meteoric rise. They reach unparalleled heights, but Freddie,surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen for… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 2 Nov – Angel Snow

Ethereal chanteuse Amazing Songwriter and beautiful style 8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £12 Over the past decade, Angel Snow has gone from penning songs for the likes of Alison Krauss to stepping into the spotlight as a buzzing independent solo act. In her 2012 debut album Angel Snow, the lead single ‘These Days’ exceeded more than six million… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 15 Nov – Shoplifters

And the show went on… 2018 Cert 15 2hr 1minIn Japanese with subtitles Art House/DramaWinner of a Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2018 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5 Wryly humorous Osamu and Nobuyo live with their family in a small and isolated house in Tokyo. Having only part-time jobs, they augment their incomeby shoplifting. One day,… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 16 Nov – Philip Daish-Handy & Martin Penrose

Something for Everyone Dream Programme 8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £16 Something for everyone Dynamic English cellist Philip Daish-Handy returns to Hungerford with his accompanist Martin Penrose to present a fascinatingly varied programme. It will include works by Beethoven, Popper, Ravel and Saint Saens as well as Bruch’s beautiful Kol Nidrei, so there is sure to be… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 23 Nov – Contemporary Young Musicians

Stars of the Future Some returning with new songs and some exciting new arrivals 8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £9 Enjoy the best of local up-and-coming young musicians in a great environment, and there’s free entrance for under 18s. This time we have returning talent with Cerea Folkes on piano and Indie band Disorganised plus two new acts. If… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 7 Dec – Ultimate Elton and the Rocket Band

Matchless Tribute The famous Christmas Party Gig 8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £21 Matchless tribute – Returning after 2 years Sure to Sell Fast Some tribute artists look like their idol, some sound like their idol. Paul Bacon as Sir Elton John does both! Close your eyes and you won’t believe your ears, open your eyes and… Continue reading →

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