The 21 – 30 Sep – Visual Arts Trail

Welcome to our first Visual Arts Trail with over 30 artists showcasing in 16 venues. Take a walk around our marvellous town, discover venues and artists, experience beautiful and thought provoking works, or try your own hand at one of the workshops for adults and children.

Designed to showcase high quality art in a variety of mediums including paint, sculpture, textiles, ceramics and photography by national and local artists.

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

Event Diary

Working Artists on the Town Hall steps throughout the festival see for information
Fri 22  – Frida – Film on the life of Frida Carlo the painter a great night of entertainment
Sat 23  – Community Mural 10am-3pm Town Hall Steps
Sun 24  – Walking & Drawing Workshop 10.30-12.30 Town Hall. Tickets £10
Mon 25  – Drawing at Barrs Yard.10-1pm.Tickets £10
Wed 27  – Clay Workshop. 10-1pm. 25 The Croft.Tickets £15
Thurs 28 – Gainsborough.A Portrait. Book Talk.7.30pm.Corn Exchange. Tickets £6(includes glass of wine & £5 off book)
Sat 30 – Caricature Drawing. 10-12. High Street.
Portrait Workshop. 10-12.30.URC Church Hall.Tickets £10
Cartoon Workshop. 2-3.30pm. URC Church Hall. Tickets £5

For Workshop Details


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

Sculpture: Crouching Man by Jane Milne

Sat 17 Jun – Young Classical Musicians – Programme

We have the final programme for Saturday’s concert a chance to hear some very talented young musicians
Come and support Local, Young Talent

8.00 pm at the Croft Hall – Hungerford, Tickets £10 Pre-show food available

Tickets from Hungerford Bookshop or


Conrad Spencer – Bassoon
– Concerto in A minor RV497 – Antonio Vivaldi

Yi-Ann Yeung – Cello

Gavotte No. 2 in D major, Op. 23 – David Popper
and The Swan – Camille Sain

Matthew Prior – French Horn
Concerto No. 2 in Eb major – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Emily Ambrose – Recorder The English Nightingale – Jacob van Eyck
Music for a Bird – Hans Martin Linde
Sonata in F major, movements 1 and 2 – Arcangelo Corelli

Joseph Willis – Trombone

Four Sketches for Trombone, 1. Blues, 3. Pastels – Tony Cliff
Morceau Symphonique – Alexandre Guilmant

Noam Rosenbaum – Flute
– Sonatina – Eldin Burton and Fantasia – Gabriel Faure

Accompanist – Hayley Tull

Sat 17 Jun – Young Classical Musicians

  • Arts for Hungerford will be showcasing some of the best local young musical talent on Saturday 17th June in a Classical Young Musicians Concert. These events are becoming a regular fixture in the Hungerford Arts calendar and always deliver performances of exceptional quality. The concert will feature performances on flute, recorder, cello and bassoon with others to be confirmed. Come along and support these young players as they begin their musical journey.

Fri 30 Jun – Sun 16 Jul –  HADCAF 

The Festival launches on Friday 30 June with the captivating cabaret chanteuse Lili la Scala and ends in party-style on Sunday 16 July with La La Piano Bar, where New York cool club meets Berlin cabaret bar. The programme also features the Wessex Male Choir (who sang to a crowd of 84,000 at Wembley Stadium last year as part of the RBL Poppy Appeal), the acclaimed young Russian pianist Alexander Karpeyev, bluegrass band Francis Pugh and the Whisky Singers, and flute-harp-cello combo Trio Sospiroso. Any Questions? chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby will be broadcast from Hungerford as part of the Festival, while theatrical treats include a tribute to Stan Laurel by theHi-de-Hi actor Jeffrey Holland, and The Watermill Theatre’s touring comedy Nesting.

With lots more music, talks, an exhibition by local artists, workshops, open gardens, guided walks and children’s activities, it’s going to be a busy but brilliant Festival!

HADCAF 2017 runs from 30th June-16th July, and details of all events and tickets are available online at

Contact: Tel 01488 684038

Fri 2 Jun – Arrival


Review Amy Adams Interview Amy Adams with THR

Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune November 10, 2016
The focus is serious human drama, gripping in a way that sci-fi seldom achieves. The film is intricately handsome and rarely showy, flawlessly made and earnest-minded.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle November 15, 2016
The revelation here is Villeneuve, who expands on the symphonic pacing showcased last year in the drug war drama Sicario. Even though the concept of Arrival is far-out fiction, Villeneuve treats it with no less detail or urgency.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic November 14, 2016
The best film of the year to date, ambitious in conception and extraordinary in execution, has arrived.
Full Review
Top Critic
Sara Stewart
New York Post November 10, 2016
“Arrival” makes a moving case that we’ve only scratched the surface of what we think is possible – and what we define as intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4


Rotten Tomatoes 82%
Critics Consensus: Arrival delivers a must-see experience for fans of thinking person’s sci-fi that anchors its heady themes with genuinely affecting emotion and a terrific performance from Amy Adams.

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team–lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)–are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers–and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

TYPE Feature


RELEASE DATES 10/11/2016

BBFCINSIGHT infrequent strong language

GENRE(S) Science Fiction

DIRECTOR(S) Denis Villeneuve

CAST INCLUDES Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O’Brien

SUMMARY ARRIVAL is a science fiction film about an expert linguist employed to communicate with extra-terrestrials.

CUT All known versions of this work passed uncut.

Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A
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