Music – Sat 16 oct – Robert Cohen – Cello

An international cellist’s journey 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £16 In words and music, Robert tells his story from the inspiration of hearing the cello playing the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations at age 3 in the back of a Morris Minor, to studies with Jacqueline du Pré and Mstislav Rostropovich, his award-winning recording of the Elgar cello… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 18 Sept – Wantage Big band

 In full swing/Get back into the swing of things 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £16 With compelling rhythms and a large playlist, the 18-piece Wantage Big Band are the local kings (and queens) of swing– the popular dance music that started in the 1930s. Come to this evening of traditional and modern swing – and… Continue reading →

Music – thu 26 aug – jack lukeman

“The most magnificent and enigmatic of performers.” Edinburgh Spotlight Magazine – Scotland 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £16 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… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 7 Mar – The London Classical Trio

Simply the best 8pm Croft Hall Hungerford – Tickets £16 Three of the UK’s finest chamber musicians – James Toll, violin, Jonathan Rees, cello and JP Ekins, piano – drawn together by friendship and a shared vision in chamber music, make a welcome return to Hungerford Each a specialist, a soloist, a leader, and a prizewinning instrumentalist… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 15 Feb – Martin Simpson – Cancellled

We have had to canel this event due to an injury to the artist, Martin and Arts for Hungerford apologies In a class of his own 8pm Croft Hall Hungerford – Tickets £16 Forty years after he recorded his first album, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 1 Feb – Genesis Visible Touch

Genesis Visible Touch are the ultimate Phil Collins-era Genesis show! 8pm Croft Hall Hungerford – Tickets £16 In 1980, Genesis released their iconic album “Duke” and embarked on their last ever small theatre tour. To celebrate the 40th anniversary, GVT are touring in early 2020 performing the “Duke Tour” live set.  Expect old classics alongside… Continue reading →

Music – Fri 31 Jan – New London Chamber Ensemble

Wind quintet with a difference! 8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £21 For two decades, the New London Chamber Ensemble has challenged traditional ideas of chamber music with its innovative programmes. The members of the emsemble are delighted to begin their 20th year with a special Beethoven-inspired programme, celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 18 Jan – Area Code 629

Nashville sounds 8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £12 Enjoy the best of local up-and-coming young musicians in a great environment, and there’s free entrance for under 18s. This time we have returning talent with Cerea Folkes on piano and Indie band Disorganised plus two new acts. Country band Area Code 629 is made up of some of the UK’s best… Continue reading →

Music – Thu 19 Dec – Christmas with the Carice Singers

Purest of Sounds 6.30pm St Lawrence’s Church – Tickets £15, Under 25’s £5, Under 17’s Free Purest of sounds Acclaimed vocal ensemble the Carice Singers bring their trademark pure sound and imaginative choice of music to Hungerford. Founded by conductor George Parris in2011, the choir is one of the UK’s finest vocal ensembles with four recordings for Naxos… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 7 Dec – Ultimate Elton and the Rocket Band

Matchless Tribute The famous Christmas Party Gig 8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £21 Matchless tribute – Returning after 2 years Sure to Sell Fast Some tribute artists look like their idol, some sound like their idol. Paul Bacon as Sir Elton John does both! Close your eyes and you won’t believe your ears, open your eyes and… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 16 Nov – Philip Daish-Handy & Martin Penrose

Something for Everyone Dream Programme 8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £16 Something for everyone Dynamic English cellist Philip Daish-Handy returns to Hungerford with his accompanist Martin Penrose to present a fascinatingly varied programme. It will include works by Beethoven, Popper, Ravel and Saint Saens as well as Bruch’s beautiful Kol Nidrei, so there is sure to be… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 2 Nov – Angel Snow

Ethereal chanteuse Amazing Songwriter and beautiful style 8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £12 Over the past decade, Angel Snow has gone from penning songs for the likes of Alison Krauss to stepping into the spotlight as a buzzing independent solo act. In her 2012 debut album Angel Snow, the lead single ‘These Days’ exceeded more than six million… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 19 Oct – Wrong Jovi

Full on Rock Widely Recognised as the Best Bon Jovi Tribute Band 8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £16 Described as “the best Bon Jovi tribute bandin the world”, Wrong Jovi are a five-piece look-and-sound-alike tribute who deliver a concertexperience like no other. Since their formation,Wrong Jovi have taken the tribute circuit by storm, regularly selling… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 5 Oct – Fretwork – Cancelled

We have cancelled this event due to poor ticket sales 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 £21 Fretwork Richard Boothby, Asako Morikawa, Sam Stadlen, Emily Ashton, Jo Levine Few other viol ensembles can match the… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Sun 23 Jun – Children’s Arts Festival.

Loads of fun and activities Buy Tickets An action-packed day of fun hands-on arts activities for three to 11 year olds.Enjoy theatre workshops, art sessions, music making, story telling and much, much more. See or full details nearer the time. If the weather’s fine, bring a picnic blanket and make a day of it. Refreshments will… Continue reading →

Fri 31 May – Elles Bailey

They say you get a lifetime to write your first album, and the blink of an eye to make your second. Elles Bailey wins either way, which is why she’s ready to follow the widespread success of Wildfire with the stunningly mature and highly personal synopsis of a year that changed her life in forthcoming… Continue reading →

Sat 4 May – Leonid Gorokho

International star visits Hungerford! Buy Tickets The Programme:Chopin Introduction and PolonaiseChopin Sonata Gorokhov Verses UntoldBrahms Sonata op 108, version for Cello and Piano Renowned Russian cellist Leonid Gorokhovwill present an exciting programme including works by Chopin and Poulenc. A graduate of the Rimsky-Korsokov Conservatoire, Leonid’s talent has been long internationally recognised with competition successes including… Continue reading →

Sat 20 Apr Classical Young Musicians Concert

Join us for the latest in our series of Classical Young Musicians’ concerts. These events have really gathered momentum over the past two or three years, providing a valuable performance platform for some of the area’s most talented young players. Young Musicians’ evenings typically comprise six soloists, each presenting a short recital; this format, unique… Continue reading →

Sat 16 Mar – Contemporary Young Musicians

Showcasing the stars of tomorrow Buy Tickets 8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £8 Beth George is now unable to appear Changes to the programme but still an interesting night out as we give a range of performers a chance for a public stage show Barefoot Bigfoot – Rock 10 mins Symptom 64 Band – Rock 10 mins… Continue reading →

Sat 9 Mar -The Songs of Leonard Cohen – Keith James

The Songs of Leonard Cohen These remarkable songs – stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line. The chilling announcement of… Continue reading →

Sat 23 Feb – Faustus

Benji, Saul and Paul return to give you their unique take on English folk music Faustus last visit to Arts for Hungerford Oct 2016 Video and Photos courtesy of Matt Carter-Bennet Click Here Buy Tickets Faustus us a English tradition folk trio, nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, featuring three of the… Continue reading →

Sat 2 Feb – How Shostakovich Changed My Mind

8pm Croft Hall – Tickets £10 Rediscovering pleasure in existence Buy Tickets “There’s something about hearing your most painful emotions transformed into something beautiful…” The old Russian who uttered those words spoke for countless fellow survivors of Stalin’s reign of terror. And the ‘something beautiful’ he had in mind was the music of Dmitri Shostakovich.… Continue reading →

Sat 26 Jan-The Blue Bishops

Blues but definitely on that rocky edge. Join us for one of our classic cafe format evenings with great music. Over the years The Blue Bishops have built a reputation both for their studio albums and live performances. Acknowledged as one of the best live bands on the circuit, on first seeing them at the Bishopstock… Continue reading →

Fri 25 Jan – The London Haydn Quartet

Buy Tickets Internationally renowned ensemble Programme: Mozart String Quartet No. 21 in D major K.575 Beethoven String Quartet op. 18 no. 6 in Bb major – Haydn String Quartet op. 77 no. 2 in F major One of the world’s leading period instrument string quartets, the London Haydn Quartet have received invitations to many of… Continue reading →

Sat 1 Dec – Tony O’Malley – Christmas Party

Buy Tickets Start the festive season with the Tony O’Malley and his band! A regular feature at London’s world famous Ronnie Scott’s and 606 Club, Tony comes to Hungerford with his truly outstanding band. A founding member of 10-piece soul pioneers Kokomo, Tony has led a distinguished career, from being a member of pop legends… Continue reading →

Sat 24 Nov – the London Classical Trio

Buy Tickets The London Classical Trio was formed by three of the UK’s finest chamber musicians, drawn together by friendship and a shared vision in chamber music. Each a specialist, a soloist, a leader, and a prizewinning instrumentalist in their own field, they share an unusual affinity, enjoyment, and communicative style in performance together. As… Continue reading →

Sat 10 Nov – Joys and Sorrows

Buy Tickets The Medlam Family String Quartet, consisting of Lukas, Ingrid and Charles and nearly family member Mia Bodet will be joined by Hannah Medlam (soprano), and Corby Welch (tenor) from the Düsseldorf Opera, for an evening of predominantly Austrian Music, with works by Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Korngold, Ingrid Seifert and Lukas Medlam. There will… Continue reading →

Sat 3 Nov – A Day to Remember

Marking 100 years since the end of the first world war we bring you a poignant and moving performance from a young, acclaimed, performance poet, Toby Thompson. Buy Tickets In 2015 Toby was commissioned by director Jesse Jones (National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic) who was in residence at Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton, to… Continue reading →

Sat 13 Oct – An evening of English Opera

Gilbert & Sullivan: Trial by Jury Edward Lambert: The PartingPurcell: Dido & Aeneas (abridged)Under the auspices of Arts for Hungerford, The Music Troupe returns to the Croft Hall on Saturday 13 October at 8pm for a relaxed evening of English Opera in which they are joined by the Newbury Chamber Choir. Buy Tickets First on the programme is Gilbert and Sullivan’s… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 29 Sept, 8pm: Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri

For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience. 2018 marks Kiki’s 55th year in the music… Continue reading →

Sat 22 Sept Classical Young Musicians.

An evening of magical Performances from some of the area’s most talented young musicians. Buy Tickets An evening of extraordinary performances from young local soloists. Join us for the latest in our series of concerts showcasing the talents of some remarkable players. The reputation of these events is spreading and as always an exciting and… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 1 Sept, 8pm: Fleetwood Bac.

Sold Out FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, and raved about by Peter Green’s biographer, the only Mac tribute band to authentically replicate the classic Stevie/Lindsey/Christine/John/Mick ‘Rumours’ line-up. Buy Tickets Fleetwood Bac have been rated by the Times newspaper as one of the U.K.… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 1 Sept, 8pm: Fleetwood Bac

Sold Out FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, and raved about by Peter Green’s biographer, the only Mac tribute band to authentically replicate the classic Stevie/Lindsey/Christine/John/Mick ‘Rumours’ line-up. Buy Tickets Fleetwood Bac have been rated by the Times newspaper as one of the U.K.… Continue reading →

Fun – Sat 2 & Sun 3 Jun – Children’s Arts Festival

A weekend of arts for children. A two day festival, where kids try out arts activities with professional artists. A fabulous way to round off half term. A wide range of fun workshops and activities for kids, including theatre, music, drama, storytelling and crafts. Outdoor and indoor. Day passes and weekend passes.  Festival Pass in Advance… Continue reading →

Children’s Arts Festival Programme

A weekend of arts for children. A two day festival, where kids can try out arts activities with professional artists. A fabulous way to round off half term. A wide range of fun workshops and activities for kids, including theatre, music, drama, storytelling and crafts. Outdoor and indoor. Day passes and weekend passes. Festival Pass in… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 28 April, 8pm: Adam Winslet & His All Stars Band

Adam Winslet, our very own local phenomenon, returns with his amazing All Star Band, and his mix of funk, rock, pop ‘n soul. It is always a brilliant night out! The band are world-class musicians who work with internationally renowned artists. The line-up is: Adam Linsley – Trumpet A whole host of London Shows most recently Young… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

Sat 28 Oct – Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band

Some tribute artists look like their idol, some sound like their idol. Paul Bacon as Sir Elton John does both! Close your eyes and you won’t believe your ears, open your eyes and you won’t believe them either! You simply won’t nd a closer tribute to Sir Elton John. Rapidly established as the foremost Elton… Continue reading →

Sat 15 Oct – Faustus

The Multi Award Winning Folk trio ‘A blend of energy and musicianship that establishes this trio as one of Britain’s outstanding folk bands…[a] distinctive blend of subtlety and attack.’ **** The Guardian ‘The concept?  To rescue contemporary folk from the curse of feyness… Bloke-folk!… Fans of Led Zep III should take a thoughtful interest.’ ****… Continue reading →

Sun 9 Oct 4.00pm – One Piano – Four Hands

Julian Jacobson & Mariko Brown  piano duo Hungerford, The Croft HallSunday 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… Continue reading →

Sat 3 Sept – Terence Reis & Band

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… Continue reading →

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

Sat 3 Sept Terence Reis & Band

The first of our featured band members Simon Carter – Piano & Keyboards with a strong pedigree including Jamiroquai, 10cc, Midge Ure, The Dire Straits Experience Simon Carter A showcase event of Terence’s own songs before he rejoins the Dire Straits Experience for a world tour, with an incredible band and support from Danica Trim and band… Continue reading →

Fri 29 April – Jazz All Stars

Jazz All Stars – 29 April Doors 7.30pm for 8.00pm. The first of our regular café style Jazz events featuring four world class musicians.  Fronted by Adam Winslet with , Matt Holland –  Trumpet, Laurence Cottle – Bass, Richard Cottle – Keyboards. + Drummer Matt Hooper – Trumpet Laurence Cottle – Bass Richard Cottle – Keyboards Michael William… Continue reading →

Gérard Leclerc – Post Event Comments and Review

To read the review more easily click here 10 Young cellists and a great afternoon concert thanks to Gérard Leclerc, Jude Barnby and Phillip Brown. We started with a masterclass for three extremely talented students and a class for 10 young cello players. Then an afternoon concert and tea party with over 90 people, followed… Continue reading →

The Bookshop Band – 2 April 2016

Beth Porter and Ben Please, otherwise known as ‘The Bookshop Band’ captivated an audience with their performance on Saturday night, the first event to be held by the new community organisation ‘Arts for Hungerford’. The duo write songs inspired by books, and are currently on tour, having played at festivals, bookshops and the V&A. They… Continue reading →

Sat 23 Sept – Jericho Comedy – Stand Up

Ales Farrow returns to the Croft with some of the best comedians in Oxford, where they have been selling out twice a month for the last year, a great night of general stand up. Croft Hall 8.00pm Tickets £10 at and at the Hungerford Bookshop Pre Show Food 7.00pm must be ordered by Thur… Continue reading →

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 PROGRAMME Conrad Spencer – Bassoon – Concerto in A minor RV497 – Antonio… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

Sat 4 Mar – Gigspanner

About Gigspanner  Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene. Hailed by Songlines as “another… Continue reading →

Sat 28 Jan – Young Singer Songwriters – Hannah Dorman

Three young female singer songwriters bring their own great music and some covers for a great cafe style evening. Hannah Dorman, Jenny Bracey and Beth George Croft Hall Hungerford 8.00pm Bar 7.00pm Cafe Style For Tickets Click Here Hannah Dorman British singer songwriter Hannah Dorman brings her unique style to the genre. With the emphasis… Continue reading →

Sat 28 Jan – Young Singer Songwriters – Beth George

Beth George is an electro pop artist. She combines delicate, sincere vocals with quirky synth and mellow dance beats. Compared to the likes of Jack Garratt and Oh Wonder, her authentic sound is built from experimental live loops and harmonies. Her live set up, is a complex and captivating performance expressing emotional endearing lyrics of… Continue reading →

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… Continue reading →

Sat Feb 4 – Les Amours Baroques with Hannah Medlam

Local singer Hannah Medlam, together with father Charles Medlam on the bass viol, and London thoerbo player William Carter will present a programme of songs and court airs from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, interspersed with instrumental items on their period instruments. Hannah studied singing in Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam and Marseilles, before taking to the… Continue reading →


We are delighted to be able to bring you this superb musical talent and quality of programme within the beautiful wooden beams of the Croft Hall Book Now to secure your place at this great event Just back from several months in Rome to improve her bel canto and spoken Italian Hannah Medlam will be joined… Continue reading →

Sat 28 Jan – Young Singer Songwriters – Jenny Bracey

20 year old Jenny Bracey is a developing singer-songwriter from South West UK. Her stunning vocals, and tidy guitar skills separate her from just another ‘girl with a guitar’. Jenny has strong rock influences leading to her developed sound on her recent recordings, showing off not only her skill as a songwriter and recording artist… Continue reading →

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Sat 16 Sep – Life and Art – A Night of Opera

Life and Art Following the success of their 2016 production at The Totally Thames Festival, The Opera Box have teamed up with The Music Troupe to bring you The Oval Portrait a new semi-opera by Edward Lambert and a new English translation of Mozart’s The Impresario by Mark Burns.  Croft Hall Hungerford 8.00 pm Tickets… Continue reading →

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