Our new season got off to a brilliant start with a typically eclectic range of events in the Croft Hall. 
Our first Friday Film was Portrait of a Lady on Fire which was beautiful to watch not only in terms of the cinematography but the deep-felt emotions portrayed by the characters (unusually all of which were female). The final scene in particular had viewers rapt, and will linger a long time in the mind.
The following night was a different mood altogether with the 16-piece Wantage Big band (which just about fitted onto the stage) playing recognisable hits from the 40s through to the 60s. It was an upbeat evening with audience members up and dancing,
Later in the month Keith James took us back to the classic songs of Yusuf (Cat Stevens), weaving in some biographical tales of the musician’s life as he went. We were are treated to a bit of Leonard Cohen.
Now we are looking forward to our second film of the month, Pain & Glory, on October 15th starring Antonio Banderas as an ageing film director, followed by internationally acclaimed cellist Robert Cohen on October 16th. in words and music Robert tells us his story which includes studying with Jacqueline du Pre and working with Mehudi Menuhin.

Film – Fri 5 Nov – Nomad Land

The final curtain 2020 Cert 12 1hr 43mins Bio/Drama 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £6 Winner Oscars 2021 – Best Film, Best Actress, best Director, Best adopted Screenplay Following the closure of a gypsum mine in the rural Nevada town she calls home, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road. Exploring life outside… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 6 Nov – Classical Young Musicians

Expect extraordinary performances 8pm Croft Hall Hungerford – Tickets £9 Join us for the latest in our series of concerts showcasing the talents of some remarkable young players. The reputation of these events is spreading and as always an intriguing and varied programme is promised. Featuring six soloists performing some exciting repertoire, we can guarantee… Continue reading →

Film – Fri 19 Nov – Another Round

Best International film – Oscars 2021Best Film not in the English Language – BAFTA 2021 How a film about a drinking experiment became a celebration of life 2020 Cert 15 1hr 55mins Drama/Comedy 7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £6 Take one part deftly directed tragicomedy, add a dash of the excellent Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen in vintage form,… Continue reading →

Music – Sat 20 Nov – De fuego – spanish guitar duo

7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £16 Latin rhythms, Latin Uk AwardsTHE CLASSICAL/JAZZ OR FOLK ACT OF THE YEAR Winner 2019 De Fuego is a multi award-winning Spanish guitar duo playing energetic instrumental flamenco and rumba music. In 2019 they won the Lukas Awards (UK/EU Latin Awards) for best Classical/Jazz/Folk act of the year. They have performed in… Continue reading →

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