Sat 7 Sept Brian Bilston reading some of his poems and talking about his new book, but for now listen to a poem, relax and ponder, then book a ticket
Our first Visual Arts event but what an event. 34 Artists across 16 venues for 10 days. Statistics do not even begin to do the work of these artists justice so enjoy a pleasant walk around Hungerford and really saw what they have to offer. http://bit.ly/A4HVATArtists
Bar Opens 7.00pm Screening 8.00pm – Croft Hall Hungerford
New Yorker October 19, 2015
When a film is as enjoyable as this one, its timing so sweet, and its atmosphere conjured with such skill, do you really wish to register a complaint? Would it help?
Rolling Stone October 16, 2015
Who doesn’t like to cozy up to an old-school spy thriller that knows how to build tension and tighten it?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rotten Tomatoes 87%
Critics Consensus: Bridge of Spies finds new life in Hollywood’s classic Cold War espionage thriller formula, thanks to reliably outstanding work from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
Tom Hanks stars as the American attorney tasked with negotiating the release of a U-2 spy plane pilot who was shot down over Russia at the height of the Cold War in this historical drama from DreamWorks Studios. Steven Spielberg and Mark E. Platt produce a film written by Matt Charman. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen | 1 more credit »
Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda | See full cast & crew »
In the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US. Written by Gusde
APPROX. RUNNING MINUTES 138
RELEASE DATES 26/11/2015
BBFCINSIGHT infrequent strong language, moderate threat, violence
GENRE(S) War, Drama
DIRECTOR(S) Steven Spielberg
CAST INCLUDES Tom Hanks, Eve Hewson, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Peter McRobbie, Billy Magnussen, Austin Stowell, Domenick Lombardozzi, Mark Rylance, Michael Gaston, Sebastian Koch
SUMMARY BRIDGE OF SPIES is a Cold War drama in which a US lawyer is recruited to defend a Soviet spy and help the CIA to rescue a missing pilot.
CUT All known versions of this work passed uncut.
Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A
Tickets are available online at Buy Tickets or at Hungerford Bookshop £15
On Saturday the 3rd of September, the Dire Straits Experience frontman and guitarist, Terence Reis, will be performing a selection of his original compositions at the Croft Hall in Hungerford.
Seizing the opportunity offered by a brief respite before an extensive 3 month touring schedule that will be taking in Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, the Canary Island, Holland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine, Terence will be performing songs from both an extensive back catalogue as well as new material.
Listen to demo versions from the Show
Support from Danica Trim and Band a great local artist and songwriter see iTunes
The bar will be open from 19:00 and performance will begin at 20:00.
Terence Reis biography
Terence Reis is currently best known for his role as the frontman for the Dire Straits Experience. With Dire Straits’ Chris White and Chris Whitten, accompanied by a stellar line-up of world-class musicians, the show continues to enthral audiences and accumulate exceptional reviews all around the world.
It is a journey that had an unlikely beginning… Of English, Portuguese, Welsh, Irish and Australian descent, Terence Reis grew up on the east coast of Africa in the Portuguese colony of Lourenço Marques (now called Maputo) in Mozambique. It was here that he was first exposed to music and the guitar in particular: the instrument of choice for the rhythmic, finger picking street musicians. This sound, mixing with the European rock ‘n’ roll radio stations of his youth, began a journey of musical inquiry that has taken in Blues, Folk, Rock, African, Celtic, Americana and a fascination for roots music and the storyteller. Unsurprisingly, there developed with it, a lifelong passion for songwriting.
After completing an honours degree at the University of Witwatersrand School of Dramatic Arts, Terence embarked on an award-winning career as a professional freelance actor and voice artist. It was during this period that, what had started as a hobby, began to develop into a parallel career – that of a guitarist, singer and songwriter. It has seen him playing, writing, singing for and fronting various bands before a decision to take a sabbatical led to a move to Canterbury. It was there that he formed the band Waterhorse. It proved to be a decision that would introduce him to The Straits in 2011 and the formation of the Dire Straits Experience in 2014.
Stranger things have happened. But not many…