Fri 10 Mar – Elles Bailey & Her Blues Band

Elles Bailey brings her blend of Rootsy blues and Country to Arts For Hungerford
Full Band Show
Tickets £15
Bristol based Elles Bailey (28) seamlessly weaves rootsy blues, country and soulful rock with a contemporary edge and her trademark  ‘smoky vocals’ taking the lead.  Her husky toned, lived-in voice sounds like she has a 60-a-day habit, but was actually caused by a serious illness when she was three. Her two EP’s, both produced by Brian Banks, (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie) ‘Who I Am To Me’ (Feb 2015) and ‘The Elberton Sessions’ (Oct 2016) were released to critical acclaim, and her debut album is set to drop Spring 2017.
No stranger to the scene, over the last three years, this captivating, hard-working songstress and her talented band have built up a loyal all-age fan base through relentless touring, through both the UK and Europe. She’s opened for acts like Wille & The Bandits and shared festival line-ups with Lisa Simone, The Mystery Jets & Wilko Johnson.
In fact, 2017 looks set to be a very busy year for Elles with over 30 dates scheduled in the run up to her debut album release in April. Her festival diary is also filling up very quickly. Elles will feature at The Great British Rock and Blues Festival in Skegness and will be opening for soul singer Jo Harman on her February tour before heading back into Europe in Spring 2017.
Her new album will be released Spring 2017, with her brand new single Wildfire dropping 10/02/17
Like many artists today, Elles is breaking down the barriers of traditional genres, taking inspiration from many and fusing them together to bring you her own unique sound, which is earning her a legion of devoted fans, young and old, from across the UK and further afield.
  Wildfire Teaser
– Perfect Storm
– Spring Tour
‘2016 has seen Elles and her band create major waves around the UK with their dazzling blend of rootsy blues and soul, with a recent bout of writing and recording over in Nashville and dates with Wille & The Bandits, Elles continues her rapid ascent to the top’
Slap Magazine
‘It’s safe to say that Miss Bailey is probably the best new blues prospect in the last decade and this latest set only goes to confirm that’
The Rocker
‘Bailey has a fine grip on her influences and her choice of blues-rock serves only to augment her smoky and infections vocals, Who Am I To Me will find favour among blues fans from around the globe’
Songwriting Magazine
‘Gritty, southern, smoky vocals that have a real bluesy/country feel to them’
Maverick Magazine

Fri 17 Mar – Julieta


Review Kermode
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out May 20, 2016
A sombre, ravishing study of grief, guilt and burden.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald November 16, 2016
This is a restrained, mature work from Almodovar that compliments the Hitchcock-like mystery as it unravels slowly before us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5


Rotten Tomatoes 92%
Critics Consensus: Julieta finds writer-director Pedro Almodóvar revisiting familiar themes — and doing so with his signature skill.

After a chance meeting, middle-aged Julieta (Emma Suarez) learns that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. This begins a painful reflection by Julieta into her checkered past, flashing back to the moments of pain that defined her current life. This drama is directed by Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar.

After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Julieta (Emma Suarez) is a middle-aged woman living in Madrid with her boyfriend Lorenzo. Both are going to move to Portugal when she casually runs into Bea, former best friend of her daughter Antia, who reveals that this one is living in Switzerland married and with three children. With the heart broken after 12 years of total absence of her daughter, Julieta cancels the journey to Portugal and she moves to her former building, in the hope that Antia someday communicates with her sending a letter. Alone with her thoughts, Julieta starts to write her memories to confront the pain of the events happened when she was a teenager (Adriana Ugarte) and met Xoan, a Galician fisherman. Falling in love with him, Julieta divides her time between the family, the job and the education of Antia until a fatal accident changes their lives. Slowly decaying in a depression, Julieta is helped by Antia and Bea, but one day Antia goes missing suddenly after a vacation with no clues about where to find … Written by Chockys

TYPE Feature


RELEASE DATES 26/08/2016

BBFCINSIGHT strong sex

GENRE(S) Drama

DIRECTOR(S) Pedro Almodóvar

CAST INCLUDES Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Michelle Jenner, Darío Grandinetti, Rossy de Palma, Susi Sánchez, Pilar Castro, Joaquín Notario, Nathalie Poza, Mariam Bachir

SUMMARY JULIETA is a Spanish drama about a mother’s search for her estranged daughter.

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Wed March 29: Clover Stroud, ‘The Wild Other’

wild-otherThis is a memoir of love, loss, motherhood, sex and danger. Broadcaster, writer and journalist Clover Stroud says:

“I had a very unconventional and very happy childhood in Wiltshire, which ended in the most violent way when my mother suffered fell from her horse out riding and was left horrifically brain damaged. This early experience of loss and trauma has informed everything I have done since then.

Mum’s accident sent me out into the world on a journey that took me to the brink of self destruction, where I sought wild experiences in the form of wild horses, sex, narcotics and wild men. The book is also about the devastating power of nature to destroy and heal, and I hope that my five children will not be alarmed by it.”

Travelling from gypsy camps in Ireland, to the rodeos of west Texas and then to Russia’s war-torn Caucasus, Clover eventually found her way back to England’s lyrical Vale of the White Horse.

The Wild Other is a grippingly honest account of love, loss, family and the healing strength of nature. Powerful and deeply emotional, this is the story of an extraordinary life lived at its fullest.

‘There is so much richly evoked life here…beautifully written.’ Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Times

‘Beautifully written…I love this book.’ India Knight

‘Compelling and candid, deftly weaving together past and present…a heart-wrenching story told in haunting, lyrical prose.’ Tatler

Clover will be talking about her book to Lis Allen, before answering questions from the audience and signing copies of her book.

Tickets £6 from The Hungerford Bookshop (includes a glass of wine and £5 off the book on the night) or on-line on here

Fri 7 Apr – The Girl on the Train




Rotten Tomatoes 54%
Critics Consensus: Emily Blunt’s outstanding performance isn’t enough to keep The Girl on the Train from sliding sluggishly into exploitative melodrama.
A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
Director: Tate Taylor
Writers: Erin Cressida Wilson (screenplay), Paula Hawkins (based on the novel by)
Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson | See full cast & cre

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson’s life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down — Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.

TYPE Feature


RELEASE DATES 05/10/2016

BBFCINSIGHT strong language, sex, violence

GENRE(S) Thriller, Drama

DIRECTOR(S) Tate Taylor

CAST INCLUDES Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Laura Prepon, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, Justin Theroux, Lisa Kudrow

SUMMARY THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is a US mystery thriller in which a woman becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind a person’s disappearance.

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Sat 8 Apr – Jazz All Stars

The return of this top quality Jazz/Funk act, where does he find these great professionals and how does he persuade them to come to Hungerford.

As usual we will be in for a real treat, Catch them here as no Marlborough Jazz this year, so no big tent appearance. Buy Tickets

The Band

Matt Holland – Trumpet
Matt is an old Hungerford favourite having played with the Jazz All Stars and the Adam Winslet band, he has also has been performing all around the world for the Last 20 years with the likes of Van Morrison, Lisa Stansfield, Marti Pellow, The Hoosiers & Burt Bacharach.

Jim Watson – Piano
Jim Watson is a freelance Pianist, Keyboardist Composer and Improviser. I studied at Leeds College of Music (BA Hons) then at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

London/Suffolk based I’m currently working with Manu Katche. Recent work includes Sting, Katie Melua, Richard Bona, Raul Midon, Zero 7, Incognito, Meshell Ndegeocello amongst others.
Simon Price – Drums
Simon is highly regarded as one of the most musical and versatile drummers around having played with Chuck Berry and is a very busy sideman to many jazz musicians of high repute

Ralph Mizraki – Bass
Raph Mizraki was for several years a member of the mediǽval and renaissance band the Dufay Collective, in which he played oud, rebec, viol and mediǽval percussion, and was also frequently employed on violone with some of London’s leading early music ensembles such as His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornets and The Gabrieli Consort. He has also taken part in many cross-cultural projects with African and Arabic musicians, and toured extensively with Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. He eventually gave up all this tomfoolery to concentrate on jazz and funk, and he is currently house bassist at the Spin in Oxford.

Sat 12 Nov -Young Classical Musicians Concert

Young Classical Musicians Concert – Croft Hall,  Hungerford – 8.00pm £8

A little more about one of the artists and his programme.

Chopin polonaise in A flat major Op53
Rimsky-Korsakov The Flight of The Bumble Bee

To get tickets for the concert click here

Theodore Hayes

Started piano lessons just before his 6th birthday with Rosemary Burn in 2006.
Have passed Grade 3 in the Autumn 2007.

Theodore stared having lessons with Yekaterina Lebedeva in 2009.
He started RCM JD in 2012  where he is still studying piano with Yekaterina Lebedeva.

Theodore has won several prizes in Bath and Bristol music festivals in solo piano classes (under 8 and under 11).

In 2014 he won a major prize presented by “Western Daily Press” for an outstanding young pianist  under 13 in Mid-Somerset Music Festival.

Theodore has taken part in Jaques Samuel piano festival and performed as a winner in Wigmore Hall in 2012 and 2013.

Theodore took part in international “Piano Talents” competition in Milan where he was awarded 2-nd prize in 2013.

He passed Grade 8 with Distinction in piano performance in 2014.

He currently holds Music Scholarship at Stowe school where he had masterclass with Lang Lang and performed Bach Keyboard Concerto with MK Orchestra.

He won Milton Keynes Young Musician of the Year Competition in 2016.

Currently working towards ABRSM Diploma in piano performance.

Fri 18 Nov – Sing Street

Funny, Joyful and Effortlessly Cool. 1980’s Dublin, Boy meets girl, Girl unimpressed, Boy starts band. A world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.



Rotten Tomatoes

From director John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN), SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.
Rating: PG13 (for thematic elements including strong language and some bullying behavior, a suggestive image, drug material and teen smoking)
Genre: Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By: John Carney
Written By: John Carney
In Theaters: Apr 15, 2016 limited
Box Office: $16438
Runtime: 106 minutes


A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.


12A BBFCINSIGHT infrequent strong language, drug use, moderate sex references, smoking

Sat 12 Nov – Classical Young Musicians Concert

Classical Young Musicians Concert – Croft Hall Hungerford – 8.00pm £8

Click Here to buy tickets

Meet 8 exceptionally gifted musicians at the start of their careers. A professional quality concert in a unique environment, enjoy a great evening with superb performances  and good wines and beers.

See a star of the future, always something to remember. In collaboration with Berkshire Maestros we bring you

Emma Beach – Oboe

Thalia Lee – Violin

Emily Ambrose – Bassoon

Thomas Carr – Clarinet

Theo Hayes – Piano

Yi-Ann Yeung – Cello

A repertoire which includes:

Rondo by Mozart

Introduction and Polonaise by Carl Bohm

Chopin Polonaise in A flat major Op53

Rimsky-Korsakov The Flight of The Bumble Bee

Fri 21 Apr – Queen of Katwe

Bar Opens 7.00pm Screening 8.00pm – Croft Hall Hungerford


Review Kermode
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone September 23, 2016
Directed by the great Mira Nair, the film hits you like a shot in the heart. Nyong’o and Oyelowo are both extraordinary, giving newcomer Nalwanga a chance to shine as Phiona grows into her own woman.
Full Review | Original Score: ¾

Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer September 28, 2016
The story is true, and the message it delivers-with care and help, the disenfranchised can become role models and inspire others-is unabashedly sentimental, but in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4


Rotten Tomatoes 88%
Critics Consensus: Queen of Katwe is a feel-good movie of uncommon smarts and passion, and outstanding performances by Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo help to elevate the film past its cliches.

“Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair (“Monsoon Wedding”) from a screenplay by William Wheeler (“The Hoax”) based on the book by Tim Crothers, “Queen of Katwe” is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher (“The Darjeeling Limited”) and John Carls (“Where the Wild Things Are”) with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers. The film stars Golden Globe (R) nominee David Oyelowo (“Selma”), Oscar (R) winner and Tony Award (R) nominee Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga. For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family. Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” will open in U.S. theaters on September 23, 2016.


TYPE Feature


RELEASE DATES 21/10/2016

BBFCINSIGHT mild sex references, injury detail, distressing scenes

GENRE(S) Drama


CAST INCLUDES Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga, Martin Kabanza, Taryn ‘Kay’ Kyaze, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Esther Tebandeke

SUMMARY QUEEN OF KATWE is a drama based on the true story of a young girl from the slums in Uganda who trained to become a chess champion.

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Sat 22 Apr – Jane Eyre:An Autobiography

Broadway Baby “Hands down the best adaptation of Jane Eyre I have ever seen, in any medium”

Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Bronte’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones. Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane – and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities. From the creators of: Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Female Gothic, Christmas Gothic and Dalloway.

Praise for Dyad Productions:
“Riveting… a breathtaking creation” (Edinburgh Evening News)
“Truly extraordinary… one of the most exciting young performers on the British stage” (British Theatre Guide)
“Richly re-imagined, exquisitely evocative” (Edinburgh Guide)
“Perfection… Vaughan is simply sublime” (Huffington Post)

Fri 5 May – Bridge of Spies

Bar Opens 7.00pm Screening 8.00pm – Croft Hall Hungerford



Top Critic
Anthony Lane
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?
Full Review
Top Critic
Peter Travers
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
TYPE Feature


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.

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Fri 19 May – Things to Come

Bar Opens 7.00pm Screening 8.00pm – Croft Hall Hungerford


Review Kermode

Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out November 23, 2016
It echoes Hansen-Løve’s previous films in her delicate approach to the passing of time and her sensitivity toward life’s expectations and disappointments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
David Ehrlich
indieWIRE October 4, 2016
Convincing proof that Mia Hansen-Løve is one of the best filmmakers on the planet.
Full Review | Original Score: A


Rotten Tomatoes 86%
Critics Consensus: A union to cherish between a writer-director and star working at peak power, Things to Come offers quietly profound observations on life, love, and the irrevocable passage of time.

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life


TYPE Feature


RELEASE DATES 02/09/2016

BBFCINSIGHT infrequent strong language, drug misuse

GENRE(S) Drama

DIRECTOR(S) Mia Hansen-Løve

CAST INCLUDES Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob, Sarah Le Picard, Solal Forte

SUMMARY THINGS TO COME is a French drama about a middle-aged philosophy teacher who struggles on with her life following several unexpected changes of fortune.

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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.

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Sun 9 Oct 4.00pm – One Piano – Four Hands

Julian Jacobson & Mariko Brown  piano duo

Hungerford, The Croft Hall
Sunday 9 October at 4 pm

tickets free at (booking essential)

a short concert of music for piano duet

Edward Lambert: Aspects of ‘Work’
Schubert: Rondo in A major D 951

Since their formation in 2011, the piano duo of Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown has quickly established itself as an ensemble of rare distinction, vitality and originality, performing in major venues around the world. While their repertory is based on classical masterpieces, they are also keen supporters of new music. Later in the month* Julian and Mariko will give the first performance at the Manchester Art Gallery of Edward Lambert’s Aspects of “Work”, a composition derived from the famous painting (above) by Ford Madox Brown on display there. This concert in Hungerford’s beautiful Croft Hall provides an opportunity for a preview of an exciting new piece – as well as a chance to hear a sublime, late work by Schubert.

Edward Lambert will introduce the music and refreshments will be served

The Music Troupe – charity number 1161386

Sat 1 Oct Shades of Miles – Paul Higgs and Band


Miles Davis, the most revered jazz trumpeter of all time, was at the forefront of several major innovations in jazz from the mid ’40s to the early ’90s – bebop, cool, hard bop, modal, jazz funk and jazz fusion. Paul plays well-known favourites from these styles as well as some less familiar gems.

The Music

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The Band

Gabriel Keen – Piano

Gareth Hughes – Double Bass

Neil Bullock – Drums


Sat 3 Sept – Terence Reis and Band

And what a band- Paul Geary on bass plays with Nik Kershaw, Chris Rea, The Dire Straits Experience and he’s playing Hungerford, get use to the quality Buy tickets now for our first event of the new season. Click on post for video