Fri 13 – Sun 15 Oct – Hungerford Literary Festival

A weekend of literary events revolving around the theme of Journeys. Martin Bell has almost sold out and Alastair Sawday proving popular, but don’t miss…

Tom Fort on The Village News. The ‘thinking man’s Bill Bryson’ hops on his bicycle to explore the history of the village. “A witty, charming and informative book… full of shrewd insights peppered with nostalgia and humour” – Countryside magazine. Sat 14 Oct 11am, Croft Hall.

Jonathan Dean on I Must Belong Somewhere. The Sunday Times writer tells the stories of his great-grandfather and grandfather, each of whom was forced to flee his country and forge a new life elsewhere. During his journey he is struck by the parallels between past and present. Sat 14 Oct 1:30, Croft Hall.

Jules Mountain on Aftershock: The Quake on Everest, and One Man’s Quest. The incredible and inspirational story of how one man survived cancer, and also the deadliest earthquake in Everest’s history.  Sun 15 Oct 7:30, Town Hall.

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Visual Arts Trail – Thu 21 – Sat 30 Sep

In an exciting new venture this Autumn Arts for Hungerford will launch its first Visual Arts Trail focussed around a large arts trail through the town.

Designed to showcase high quality art in a variety of mediums including paint, sculpture, textiles, ceramics and photography by national and local artists, it will be a fantastic opportunity for the public to enjoy a diverse array of art on their doorstep, and also to attract people in to the town.

Art will be displayed in local businesses and public spaces. Business owners have already signed-up to turn their premises into a display space, and organisers will have fun matching the works of art to their destinations. Works of art will be for sale.

As well as a trail, the festival will hold workshops, lectures and an interactive exhibit that adults and children can take part in. There are also plans to link-up with local schools and use the Town Hall to present children’s work, as well as display photographs from the Arts for Hungerford Photography Challenge.

The festival will take place from Thursday 21st September – Saturday 30th September.

Calls for submissions will will be issued on the 25th February

For any queries please contact Tony Drewer-Trump on 07590 555 877 or email

Sculpture: Crouching Man by Jane Milne