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 6 Sept – Fishermans Friend

Fisherman’s Friends will make you laugh, smile, and believe that anybody can have their 15 minutes of fame. 2019  Cert 12A   1hr 52mins Comedy/Musical 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5  A true feel-good movie A fast-living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village for a stag weekend where he’s pranked by… Continue reading →

Words – Sat 7 Sept – Diary of a Somebody – Brian Bilston

Mischievous comedy“A laugh-out-loud comedy of suburban despair in the great tradition of David Nobbs and Sue Townsend.” Jonathan CoeMischievous comedy 8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £11 This your chance to hear Brian Bilston – known as ‘the unofficial poet laureate of Twitter’ – talk about and read from his first novel, which is liberally interspersed… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 14 Sept – Jack Lukeman

Buy Tickets “The most magnificent and enigmatic of performers.” Edinburgh Spotlight Magazine – Scotland Jack Lukeman is an Irish singer-songwriter, performer, raconteur and a whole lot more besides. A platinum-selling, critically acclaimed artist in his homeland, in recent years Lukeman has devoted more of his time to winning a growing fanbase in the UK and… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 28 Sept – Classical Young Musicians

Tomorrow’s stars ‘Drama joy and accomplishment in six stunning performances ‘ NWN Apr 2019 8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £16 Join us for an evening of high-quality entertainment from some of the area’s most talented young musicians. We have been running these recitals for a number of years now and they provide a valuable performance… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 4 Oct – Wild Rose

In pursuit of a dream… 2019   Cert 15   1hrs 40mins Comedy/Musical 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5 Wild Rose tells the complicated story of Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley), a Glaswegian womanon a quest to become a country music star, having been recently released from prisonand a young mother of two children. Rose-Lynn thinks her only… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 5 Oct – Fretwork

Music that spans 500 years ‘“Fretwork is the finest viol consort on the planet.”—Stephen Petit, The London Evening Standard ‘ 8pm St Lawrence’s Church – Tickets £16 Fretwork Richard Boothby, Asako Morikawa, Sam Stadlen, Emily Ashton, Jo Levine Few other viol ensembles can match the range of Fretwork’s repertory, spanning as it does fromthe first… Continue reading →

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