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Hungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition


Friday 28 June 2019  10:00am - 4:00pm      The Hub


An open exhibition and sale of new and original artworks produced by local artists. Open every weekend throughout the Summer Festival from Friday 28th June to Sunday 14th July. Anyone interested in exhibiting is welcome to contact the Hub Manager for details.

As with all our exhibitions, 10% of sales (20% on cards) will be donated to Hungerford Library & Community Trust.

Free - no ticket required
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Hungerford Summer Festival Launch


Friday 28 June 2019  6:15pm      John O'Gaunt School


Hold it, flash bang wallop, what a picture, what a party !

We are delighted to invite you celebrate the launch of this year’s summer festival with a party at John O’Gaunt School, Hungerford.

Film and theatre actor Nicholas Lumley will open the event, and with a BBQ and drinks organised by the PSA it should be a fabulous evening. Enjoy live music from buskers and two bands of current and former pupils - Pope and Disorganised. View a display of student art work and an exhibition of photographs by the Hungerford Camera Club, plus an exciting photographic project about Hungerford by the pupils of Hungerford.

Everyone is welcome!

Free - no ticket required
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Gameplan: A play by Alan Ayckbourn


Friday 28 June 2019  7:30pm      The Herongate Club


Teenage Sorrel fights to keep herself and her abandoned mother, once a dot.com businesswoman, financially afloat by setting up as a part-time hooker, advertising for clients on the Internet and persuading her tearful school chum to act as her maid. Just when you wonder what will happen in this terrible situation the play becomes a farce about body disposal, police questioning and media intrusion.
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£10.00
Tickets available from Crown Needlework (Hungerford) and via Theatre Company website
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River Walk: Secrets of the River


Saturday 29 June 2019  6:30 - 8:00am      Freeman's Marsh


Join Rob Starr, River Keeper for the Town & Manor of Hungerford on an exploration of the River Dun. The river is a chalk stream which is a globally rare habitat abundant with wildlife. Rob will spot and talk about wild brown trout, grayling and go river dipping for bullhead and a fascinating variety of invertebrates including caddis and freshwater shrimp.

Free entry - no ticket required
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Brownie Breakfast


Saturday 29 June 2019  8:00am      The Croft Hall


Early Birds breakfast

Enjoy a delicious breakfast cooked by the 1st Hungerford Brownies.

£5.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Making and Understanding Art: A practical workshop


Saturday 29 June 2019  10:00am - 1:00pm      The Herongate Club


Discover the theory of great art and how to make it yourself in this interactive and friendly workshop.

Artist Challoner Spokes will take you through a brief history of art and the theory of composition and show you how to create artwork guided by these principles. You are then invited to create your own masterpiece based on what you have learnt. Beginners and all levels welcome.

Book quickly to avoid disappointment.

£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Hungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition


Saturday 29 June 2019  10:00am - 4:00pm      The Hub


An open exhibition and sale of new and original artworks produced by local artists. Open every weekend throughout the Summer Festival from Friday 28th June to Sunday 14th July. Anyone interested in exhibiting is welcome to contact the Hub Manager for details.

As with all our exhibitions, 10% of sales (20% on cards) will be donated to Hungerford Library & Community Trust

Free - no ticket required
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Armed Forces Day Parade


Saturday 29 June 2019  12:00noon      The Highstreet


This year’s Armed Forces Day will see officers and soldiers from 6 Armoured Close Support Battalion REME (Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers) march through the high street of Hungerford. The Battalion, who have adopted Hungerford as their hometown, is under the command of Lieutenant Colonel P Cummings and the Regimental Sergeant Major is WO1 (RSM) F Condron.

Free entry - no ticket required
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Armed Forces Day Parade After Party


Saturday 29 June 2019  12:30 - 3:00pm      The British Legion


REME and Hungerford Summer Festival invite you to the Armed Forces Day Parade After Party at the Hungerford Royal British Legion with free BBQ and live music from local band POPE. The bar will be open.

6 Armoured Close Support Battalion REME (Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers) have adopted Hungerford as their hometown and enjoy supporting local events.

BBQ kindly sponsored by Christian Alba Traditional Butchers on Hungerford High Street who are well known for their delicious homemade burgers and sausages.

Donations appreciated on the day.

Free entry - no ticket required
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The Children's Theatre Present Dragon Days by Sue and Paul Langwade


Saturday 29 June 2019  2:00pm      The Herongate Club


The Stumbledorf villagers need a hero to save them from their terrifically terrifying dragon... or do they?

£8 adults, children (U16) £6
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Tickets available from Crown Needlework (Hungerford) and via Theatre Company website
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Raise your awareness through Qi Gong


Saturday 29 June 2019  2:00 - 4:00pm      The Croft Field centre


Local Tai Chi teacher and artist Kate Duncan will help you raise awareness of your body, your senses and creativity through an experience of Qi Gong followed by optional observational mark-making.

Kate will lead you on an introduction to Qi Gong, the Chinese practice of body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health and spirituality which can be practiced standing or seated.

Then, as an option if you would like to stay and try for another 30 minutes she will introduce Chinese brushes, charcoal, inks and local natural materials to begin the practice of mark-making. You will discover how to create marks on paper in a technical and emotional response to your environment and the experience of listening to live music.

All ages welcome.

£5.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Introduction to the Brass Band


Saturday 29 June 2019  2:30pm      The Hub


Enjoy a unique and interactive performance from a small group of Hungerford Town Band players who will tell the story of brass bands, and theirs in particular. The performers will also introduce the instruments in the band and invite you to have a go at playing them yourself during the interval.

£5.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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The Youth Theatre present Chicago: High School Edition


Saturday 29 June 2019  7:00pm      The Herongate Club


For razzle dazzle and All That Jazz, don’t miss this High School production of the Broadway classic Chicago. Set during the roaring 1920s jazz era, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two murderesses in Cook County Jail. Driven by ambition, both women try to grab the spotlight, whilst trying to clear their names.

This amateur production of “Chicago (High School Edition)” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. Script adaptation by David Thompson

£10 adults, children (U16) £8

Tickets available from Crown Needlework (Hungerford) and via Theatre Company website
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Uncovered


Saturday 29 June 2019  8:00pm      The Croft Hall


Don't miss one of our hottest local bands, Uncovered, who wowed the crowds at Newbury Racecourse, Garstonbury Festival and the Newbury Christmas Lights Switch-On last year. Join us for their first ever gig in Hungerford! Popular for their big sound and diverse set list, Uncovered are uninhibited, unbelievable, unmissable, unforgettable!

£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Hungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition


Sunday 30 June 2019  10:00am - 4:00pm      The Hub


An open exhibition and sale of new and original artworks produced by local artists. Open every weekend throughout the Summer Festival from Friday 28th June to Sunday 14th July. Anyone interested in exhibiting is welcome to contact the Hub Manager for details.

As with all our exhibitions, 10% of sales (20% on cards) will be donated to Hungerford Library & Community Trust.

Free - no ticket required
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The Children's Theatre Present Dragon Days by Sue and Paul Langwade


Sunday 30 June 2019  11:00am      The Herongate Club


The Stumbledorf villagers need a hero to save them from their terrifically terrifying dragon... or do they?

£8 adults, children (U16) £6

Tickets available from Crown Needlework (Hungerford) and via Theatre Company website
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Tea Light Workshop


Sunday 30 June 2019  2:00 - 4:00pm      The Hub


Make your own summer tea light to hang in the garden or use indoors, the choice is yours. Everything provided – jam jars, paper napkins, PVA glue, wire and beads (optional). Please wear old clothes. An activity for all the family.

£5.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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The Youth Theatre present Chicago: High School Edition


Sunday 30 June 2019  2:00pm      The Herongate Club


For razzle dazzle and All That Jazz, don’t miss this High School production of the Broadway classic Chicago. Set during the roaring 1920s jazz era, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two murderesses in Cook County Jail. Driven by ambition, both women try to grab the spotlight, whilst trying to clear their names.

This amateur production of “Chicago (High School Edition)” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. Script adaptation by David Thompson

£10 adults, children (U16) £8

Tickets available from Crown Needlework (Hungerford) and via Theatre Company website
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Phoenix Brass


Sunday 30 June 2019  3:00pm      Froxfield Memorial Hall


Come and join Phoenix Brass Band for a fun filled afternoon of music under the baton of their conductor David Watson set in the picturesque village of Froxfield. Phoenix Brass will provide a mixed repertoire of music to suit all tastes as the musicians return for the annual Hungerford Summer Festival.

We hope to see many of our patrons at the concert as well as lots of other family, friends and people who might have never seen the band before! Refreshments will be available.

Free entry (retiring collection) - no ticket required
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Around the World with Mezzo-Soprano Abigail Croft


Sunday 30 June 2019  8:00pm      The Croft Hall


Abigail Croft will take you on a musical journey of international favourites from French art songs, German lieder and Italian opera, to 20th century English compositions and American musical theatre. Accompanist will be Helen Reid.

£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Let's Talk Shrubs with Andy McIndoe


Monday 1 July 2019  7:30pm      The Croft Hall


One of the world’s foremost woody plant experts, Andy McIndoe offers information and advice on how to pick the right shrub for every site and condition with suggestions for challenging growing conditions and restricted planting spaces, along with shrubs chosen for their desirable characteristics, including hardiness in shade, difficult soil, and harsh conditions.

Andy has over 40 years' experience in horticulture, multiple Chelsea Gold Medal winner, author, blogger and broadcaster, international gardening lecturer and garden tours leader.

This event is free but ticketed and there will be a retiring collection
Tickets available online.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Hungerford Bowls Club: Introduction to Bowls


Tuesday 2 July 2019  2:00pm      Hungerford Bowls Club


Come Bowling at Hungerford Bowls Club in the Croft

Come and try your hand and enjoy a fun afternoon with tea and cakes to sustain you. We have the equipment – all you need is flat shoes.

We look forward to seeing you there.
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Free - no ticket required
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Comedy: Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck


Tuesday 2 July 2019  8:00pm      The Croft Hall


Sometimes it’s the most unexpected and delightful moments that shape your future. Join award-winning variety artiste Ada Campe and her Psychic Duck for a show about wonderful women, strange encounters and a fairground mystery. ‘Ada Campe made me laugh more than anyone on the circuit for years. Genius. (Sandi Toksvig). ‘Extravagantly mischievous persona… A real original’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Resembles an unhinged super-villain’ (DIVA). ‘Very very funny’ (Edinburgh Magic Circle). ‘Sorcery wrapped in the kind of storytelling that would make Scheherezade jealous’ (Kate Copstick).

Not suitable for under 12 years. There will be audience participation.

£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Go Batty Walk


Tuesday 2 July 2019  8:45pm      Eddington Marsh


Join us for a fascinating evening all about bats led by Dave Endacott from Oxfordshire Bat Group. We will meet some live bats and then take a stroll along the river on Eddington Marsh to see and hear various species of bats using high powered torches and bat detectors.

This is a very popular event run by the Town & Manor of Hungerford and numbers are limited so please ensure you get your ticket. Wear warm clothing, suitable footwear and bring a torch.

Meet in the fisherman’s car park opposite the Shell garage on the A4, Hungerford.

£5.00
Tickets are currently 'SOLD OUT' online but may be available from the Newbury Building Society in Hungerford.
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Honeybees are Amazing


Wednesday 3 July 2019  8:00pm      The Hub


Discover the the fascinating life cycle of a colony of honeybees, the ways in which the beekeeper looks after them and what we can do to help them. Jan Doyle from Newbury and District Beekeepers' Association will talk about all aspects of honeybees from pollinators, to providers of medicine and honey. With a Q&A session at the end of the talk and honey tasting this will be an enlightening and entertaining evening.

This event is free but ticketed and there will be a retiring collection
Tickets available online.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Boo Hewerdine Live


Wednesday 3 July 2019  8:00pm      The Croft Hall


We are excited to present Ivor Novello Award-nominated singer/songwriter, Boo Hewerdine, one of the greatest songwriter performers in the business.

Boo’s first tentative steps came with the band, The Great Divide before the formation of his much-loved eighties group The Bible.

Boo went on to enjoy international success with Eddi Reader (from Fairground Attraction) and their hit ‘Patience of Angels’ in 1995. He has also collaborated with Chris Difford of Squeeze fame, co-writing and producing over 30 songs initially for a show and accompanying soundtrack.

He is now in constant demand as a musician, songwriter and live concert performer and guarantees you a brilliant night out!
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£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Eddington Marsh: Landscape, history and wildlife walk


Thursday 4 July 2019  7:30pm      Eddington Marsh


Join the wildlife team of the Town & Manor of Hungerford for a one-off opportunity this year to walk around the marsh. The marsh is a fascinating place for rare wildlife and we will get to know the birds, see the wildflowers and abundant river life on this ancient area managed for farming and wildlife.

Meet in the fisherman’s car park opposite the Shell garage on the A4. Boots or wellies are advisable.

Free - no ticket required
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Guy Masterson - Fern Hill & Other Dylan Thomas


Thursday 4 July 2019  8:00pm      The Croft Hall


A return to Hungerford from Guy is a very welcome event.

Many will remember Guy’s amazing solo performance of "Under Milk Wood” in 2010 and his hilarious portrayal of the distraught actor in “The Half” in 2013. Described as “arguably the world’s finest exponent of the works of Dylan Thomas” Guy returns with his 2001 Edinburgh Best Actor Award-winning performance of the "Other Works of Dylan Thomas" - or, as he likes to call it - the “Not 'Under Milk Wood' Dylan Thomas”! A selection of three delightful short stories - including of course the much loved “A Child’s Christmas In Wales” along with some of Dylan’s most famous poems including “Death Shall Have No Dominion” and “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.”

£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Hungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition


Friday 5 July 2019  10:00am - 4:00pm      The Hub


An open exhibition and sale of new and original artworks produced by local artists. Open every weekend throughout the Summer Festival from Friday 28th June to Sunday 14th July. Anyone interested in exhibiting is welcome to contact the Hub Manager for details.

As with all our exhibitions, 10% of sales (20% on cards) will be donated to Hungerford Library & Community Trust.

Free - no ticket required
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Wine & Cheese Evening


Friday 5 July 2019  7:00pm      Hungerford Rugby Club


Hungerford Rugby Club has pleasure in inviting you to a Wine & Cheese Tasting at the Clubhouse on the Triangle Field. The club is organising the evening’s gastronomic evening in participation with Grapesmith of Barr’s Yard so expect a range of quality wines to taste and match with a selection of regional cheeses.

£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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The Kennet Accordion Orchestra


Friday 5 July 2019  7:30pm      The Herongate Club


An evening of pure musical enjoyment with The Kennet Accordion Orchestra who perform a wide range of popular tunes from the movies, pop, classical and musicals. If there is a piece of music that can be arranged it will be used! Musical Director Nigel Pasby cites Mozart and Mercury (Freddie) as two of his major musical influences and this diversity is reflected in their performances.

Now based in Hungerford, KAO has been established for over thirty years, comprising enthusiastic accordionists from Hungerford, Newbury, Kintbury, Swindon and Great Somerford.

Their common passion for the accordion has enabled the Orchestra to competing successfully at a number of Music Festivals and travel overseas on international tours.

£5.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Motherhood


Friday 5 July 2019  8:00pm      The Croft Hall


"Motherhood" is a hilarious and insightful exploration of life as a new parent. Tara Newton-Wordsworth has two children under two (yes, she has heard of contraception…) and in her highly anticipated debut hour she delves into the mad world of ‘parental advice’, explores the crazy things all new parents do, and looks at how her life has changed forever - all culminating in the epic journey that is ‘Motherhood'.

As the old saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child… so someone offer to bloody-well babysit because Tara really needs a break.

“Hilarious ★★★★★” (The Sun).

£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Eco Craft Workshop


Saturday 6 July 2019  10:00am - 12:00noon      The Croft Field centre


Come and learn how to make eco bricks to keep plastic out of landfill and seed bombs to grow lovely wild flowers in your garden for the bees. Join in these family-friendly environmental activities. All ages welcome. Please bring along clean dry plastic including bottles, scissors and wooden spoons. Hosted by HEAT (Hungerford Environmental Action Team).

Free - no ticket required
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Hungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition


Saturday 6 July 2019  10:00am - 4:00pm      The Hub


An open exhibition and sale of new and original artworks produced by local artists. Open every weekend throughout the Summer Festival from Friday 28th June to Sunday 14th July. Anyone interested in exhibiting is welcome to contact the Hub Manager for details.

As with all our exhibitions, 10% of sales (20% on cards) will be donated to Hungerford Library & Community Trust.

Free - no ticket required
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Lego, Lego, Lego!


Saturday 6 July 2019  2:00 - 4:00pm      The Hub


Join in with the Hungerford Summer Festival Challenge or free-build to create whatever you like. Using the excellent selection of bricks, including Technic pieces, you can let your creativity run wild. The ideal event to meet new Lego builder friends.

For 5yr+ and aimed at all levels

This event is free but you will require a ticket
Tickets available online.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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The Red Stripe Band


Saturday 6 July 2019  8:00pm      The Croft Hall


Dust off your dancing shoes as Red Stripe arrive in Hungerford and entice us onto the dance floor!

Enjoying their 25th year of performing, The Red Stripe Band’s colourful career has seen their latest CD “Soho Surprise” reach number 10 in the London Jazz Charts and their songs used on Radio and TV alike, including endorsement by Papa Johns the US Pizza Giant. They have played at virtually every jazz and blues festival in the UK and picked up best newcomer at Montreux Jazz Festival in 2010. Expect to be entertained with both original songs and other boogie woogie, swing and rock’n’roll classics in an engaging, ever moving and comical show.
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£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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YOGART Story Telling with yoga and art


Sunday 7 July 2019  10:00am - 12:00noon      Hungerford Youth & Community Centre


Come and tell the tale, through yoga poses, of The Mountain Story set in an exotic land where plants, animals and people all live in harmony. After the yoga session the children will create & take home a piece of art work that has been inspired by The Mountain Story.

Suitable for children aged 6-11 years. Maximum of 12 places.

£5.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Hungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition


Sunday 7 July 2019  10:00am - 4:00pm      The Hub


An open exhibition and sale of new and original artworks produced by local artists. Open every weekend throughout the Summer Festival from Friday 28th June to Sunday 14th July. Anyone interested in exhibiting is welcome to contact the Hub Manager for details.

As with all our exhibitions, 10% of sales (20% on cards) will be donated to Hungerford Library & Community Trust.

Free - no ticket required
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Cricket Club Open Day


Sunday 7 July 2019  12:00noon      Hungerford Cricket Club


Celebrate the Cricket World Cup with a festival of family bat and ball games at Hungerford Cricket Club. In the morning there will be kids coaching and taster sessions where our All Stars can bring a friend to share their wonderful sport. There will be a BBQ lunch followed by World Cup themed family matches in the afternoon to which the whole community is invited. Throughout the day there will also be other activities, such as bouncy castles and face painting, for those not involved in the cricket.

Please see the Cricket Club website for details
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Free - no ticket required
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HAHA Allotment fete


Sunday 7 July 2019  2:00 - 4:00pm      Marsh Lane Allotments


Please come along to our fete and help celebrate our 10th birthday! Enjoy delicious food, drink, games, tombola and more.

Meet some of the plot holders who have been enjoying the delightful atmosphere of this previously unloved field over the last decade. The benefit of having an allotment and growing their own has been enjoyed by over 200 Hungerford families on this site and we look forward to meeting more of you over the years to come.

Free - no ticket required
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Snow White, Rose Red, Bear Brown


Sunday 7 July 2019  3:00pm      The Croft Hall


Snow White and Rose Red – sisters, twins, best friends – have lived in the forest since they were Babes in the Wood. Bought up by their hardworking Mother to be kind, caring and forest fluent.

When their quiet life is interrupted by a friendly bear a new chapter begins. But why has the bear chosen them as playfellows? Why is there sadness in his eyes? And who on earth is that rude little man with a ridiculously long beard that they keep bumping in to?

All questions will be answered in the Woods of Widdershins - by Professor of Gnomology, Andromedus Silverbeard – using puppets, storytelling, and original music.

​ Suitable for ages 4 and up
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£5.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Opus 2 Choir


Sunday 7 July 2019  7:30pm      Our Lady of Lourdes


Join us for an evening of music ranging from traditional sacred choir pieces to contemporary popular compositions. The programme will include pieces by Mozart, Handel. Rachmaninoff, Rutter, Parry, Coleman and an English folk song.

We are a small mixed choir based in Kintbury under the baton of Musical Director Chris Lambert.

This event is free but ticketed and there will be a retiring collection
Tickets available online.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Film Night: Happy Prince (Certificate 15)


Sunday 7 July 2019  8:00pm      The Croft Hall


The last days of Oscar Wilde

In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde (Rupert Everett) lies on his deathbed. The past floods back, taking him to other times and places. He reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long-suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisals of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross (Colin Firth), who tried and failed to save him from himself. As Wilde relives his travels through England, France and Italy, the transience of lust is laid bare and the true riches of love revealed.

“This film is a deeply felt, tremendously acted tribute to courage” Peter , The Guardian, Jan 2018.

£5.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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The Watermill Theatre: OUR CHURCH By Marietta Kirkbride


Monday 8 July 2019  8:00pm      The Croft Hall


Directed by Nik Partridge

In some people’s lives there is a moment when something goes wrong, when they do something very bad, something that poisons their life for good.

In a small village, the last remaining members of the dwindling church committee gather to discuss its future. At this critical meeting, Tom, a contentious nomination to join the committee, is put forward. Caught with indecent images of children on his computer, Tom has been to prison and is now on the sex offenders register. Whilst many of the community can’t forgive him, one committee member proposes that Tom is given a second chance.

When the impact of the past collides with the future of a village community, is forgiveness ever possible? A powerful and captivating new drama that explores, from multiple points of view, what it means to live a haunted life.

This play contains themes of a sensitive and potentially distressing nature. Parental discretion recommended.

Kindly sponsored by The Sackler Trust, Principal Supporter of Watermill Rural Touring

£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Rose of Hungerford Cream Tea Cruise


Tuesday 9 July 2019  2:30 - 5:00pm      The Rose of Hungerford


Join the Rose of Hungerford for a cream tea cruise on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Everyone will be served scone, jam and cream with tea, coffee or a soft drink. The trip will depart from Hungerford Wharf at 2.30pm and last about 2 1/2 hours.

Going east, we go through Dun Mill lock and on to Wire Lock. Depending on the weather, passengers can choose to disembark briefly to stretch their legs and enjoy the views of the beautiful Berkshire countryside. Meanwhile, the crew will turn the boat below the lock, before picking everyone up again for the return trip to the Wharf.

Cream Tea Prices:
Adults: £12.50 ; Seniors: £11.50; Children: £9.00; Children under 3 travel free.

Advance Booking Required:
Online at: https://rose.katrust.org.uk/specials/
By phone: Weekday office hours 01380 721279
In person: Fare Wise Travel, 19 High Street, Hungerford
If you have a particular dietary requirement please call 01380 721279.


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Poetry, Storytelling and Comedy with Vanessa Kisuule


Tuesday 9 July 2019  8:00pm      The Croft Hall


And now for something completely different…. Vanessa’s talents include that of writer, performer, burlesque artist and ‘general empress of blag’. Based in Bristol, Vanessa has won over ten slam titles and has toured the world extensively. Her poetry collections ‘Joyriding the Storm’ and ‘A Recipe for Sorcery’ are both published by Burning Eye.

She has performed at an array of renowned poetry events and venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, The British Library, Blahblahblah at the Bristol Old Vic, Tongue Fu and Chill Pill in London as well as many festivals including Shambala, WOMAD, Wilderness, Secret Garden Party and Glastonbury.
Vanessa has been appointed Bristol City Poet 2019-2020. May contain swearing!

£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Hungerford Food Festival Kids Cook-Off with Ollie


Wednesday 10 July 2019  5:00 - 8:00pm      Youth & Community Centre


Calling all Year 13 - 17 year olds who like to cook up a storm!

Come and learn a recipe to impress from Ollie Hunter, MasterChef Semi-finalist and chef at The Wheatsheaf in Chilton Foliat. Ollie will demonstrate a dish then it's your turn to make it yourself. At the end, the adults get to do the ultimate taste test. The best young chef will be selected to demonstrate at this year's Hungerford Food Festival on Sunday 6 October.

(Ollie is currently writing a book about sustainability so you might pick up some tips on how to save the planet too).

All ingredients and cooking utensils provided.

£5.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Farncombe Farm Visit


Wednesday 10 July 2019  6:30pm      Farncombe Farm


Come and join us for a walk around a wonderful conservation farm just outside Lambourn, in the heart of the North Wessex Downs.

This family run farm dating from the early 1900’s became a conservation farm sixteen years ago. Old fashioned grass varieties were planted, and since then farmed without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Their chalk grassland supports a huge diversity of flowers, butterflies and moths. Winter bird feeding plots help maintain the wild bird diversity.

They also have a breeding herd of Traditional Hereford cattle and a flock of award winning Welsh badger-faced mountain sheep.

Burgers for sale at the finish in aid of James Ballantyne Memorial Fund
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Free - no ticket required
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The Derek Paravicini Quartet


Wednesday 10 July 2019  8:00pm      The Croft Hall


The Derek Paravicini Quartet is the new must-hear group, currently wowing audiences all over the UK, following their successful debut on the BBC’s ‘In Tune’ programme. Four stunningly talented young musicians combine to create a unique sound, portraying a kaleidoscope of emotions – now achingly sad, now humorous, now infused with warmth – and all shot through with a fiery virtuosity.

The Derek Paravicini Quartet are musical chameleons, able to change their sonic palette to suit any occasion, with breathtaking new takes on classic songs and jazz standards, and a repertoire from ragtime to Radiohead, from Irving Berlin to the Beatles, from Cole Porter to Coldplay. The Hungerford Summer Festival is delighted to welcome them to Hungerford this year.

Derek Paravicini, who used to live in Lambourn, is an autistic savant and musical prodigy who has been blind almost from birth.

This event has been kindly supported by G J Ward’s charitable Trust.
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£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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A Walk around Historic Hungerford led by Hugh and Lois Pihlens


Thursday 11 July 2019  6:00 - 7:30pm      Town Hall Steps


A guided walk (lasting 60-90 minutes) exploring some of this historic town’s hidden gems and features of special interest.

Meet at Town Hall steps 6pm

Free - no ticket required
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Hungerford Rock Choir


Thursday 11 July 2019  7:30 - 9:30pm      The Corn Exchange


Back by popular demand, Hungerford’s very own Rock Choir is, for the second year running, excited to demonstrate their musical talents at the Corn Exchange.

This year we will even have a bar to quench the thirst of both the performers and the audience!

Free - no ticket required
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Security and Intelligence: A Talk by Author, Nigel West


Thursday 11 July 2019  7:30pm      The Croft Hall


This speaker will no doubt make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up as he addresses recent security, intelligence and espionage issues. Nigel West is a writer of non-fiction studies on security and intelligence topics and a specialist obituary writer for the Daily Telegraph and has also been a specialist question-setter for BBC TV’s Mastermind. As a contributor to the Dictionary of National Biography he also sits on the editorial board of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence. To top it all – he is the first recipient of the US Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ Lifetime Literature Achievement Award and was voted by the Observer as “The Experts’ Expert”.

Free entry (retiring collection) - no ticket required
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Hungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition


Friday 12 July 2019  10:00am - 4:00pm      The Hub


An open exhibition and sale of new and original artworks produced by local artists. Open every weekend throughout the Summer Festival from Friday 28th June to Sunday 14th July. Anyone interested in exhibiting is welcome to contact the Hub Manager for details.

As with all our exhibitions, 10% of sales (20% on cards) will be donated to Hungerford Library & Community Trust.

Free - no ticket required
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Hungerford Comedy Club - You Decide


Friday 12 July 2019  7:30pm      The Rugby Club


Hungerford Comedy Club returns but this show is going to be a little bit different. Seven newer acts will compete for your votes and the chance to return and perform again in one of the pro-nights in the coming season. There will also be two more established acts on the bill, so you’re guaranteed a good laugh, as well as a few surprises. Regular MC Graeme Coulam will be on hand to keep the night in good order. If you fancy giving comedy a go, get in touch with Graeme via the hungerfordcomedyclub.org.uk website.
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£4.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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The Appel Trio


Friday 12 July 2019  8:00pm      The Croft Hall


A delightful evening of music from this talented young trio who are already highly acclaimed recitalists:

Tabitha Appel - violin
Rachel Appel - cello
Ilya Chetverikov - piano

The programme will comprise: Telemann Trio Sonata in E major for Violin and Cello, Brahms Violin Sonata no. 1 in G Major, Schumann Fantasiestucke Op 73, Shostakovich Cello Sonata and Elgar's La Capricieuse for Violin and Piano.

"Wonderful performance...with the freshness, sparkle and enthusiasm of youth," David Paskett
“Impeccable tuning and a lovely, lyrical tone," Mark Levy

£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Tennis Open Day


Saturday 13 July 2019  0:00am      Hungerford Tennis Club


It’s Wimbledon final weekend. There will be a bbq available on Sunday.

The Hungerford Tennis Club is a friendly club of mixed standards which welcomes people of all ages and abilities.

Please join us on our open weekend to try out tennis or to find out more about the club. Further details can be found on our 'What's On' page.
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Free - no ticket required
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St Lawrence Flower Festival


Saturday 13 July 2019  10:00am - 6:00pm      St Lawrence's Church


All local organisations are invited to take part in this popular annual flower festival. This year's theme is "Musicals" so thinking caps on!

To enter please contact Chris Buck on 01488 683396

Free entry but donations towards church funds are always very welcome.

Free - no ticket required
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Coffee Morning in aid of the United Reformed Church


Saturday 13 July 2019  10:00am - 12:00noon      The United Reformed Church




Free - no ticket required
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Hungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition


Saturday 13 July 2019  10:00am - 4:00pm      The Hub


An open exhibition and sale of new and original artworks produced by local artists. Open every weekend throughout the Summer Festival from Friday 28th June to Sunday 14th July. Anyone interested in exhibiting is welcome to contact the Hub Manager for details.

As with all our exhibitions, 10% of sales (20% on cards) will be donated to Hungerford Library & Community Trust.

Free - no ticket required
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Hungerford Food Festival Kids Bake-Off with Gert


Saturday 13 July 2019  2:00 - 4:00pm      Hungerford Youth & Community Centre


Calling all Year 8 - 12 year olds who like baking! Come and learn how to make fancy sandwiches and cakes with Gert Pienaar, Head Chef of Blandy's at Inglewood. Recently awarded an AA rosette, Blandy's are famous for their afternoon teas. The best young chef will be selected to assist Gert at his demonstration at this year's Hungerford Food Festival on Sunday 6 October.

All ingredients and cooking utensils provided.

£5.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Adam Winslet & The Magnificent 7


Saturday 13 July 2019  7:30 - 11:00pm      The John O'Gaunt School


The 8-piece Adam Winslet Band is world class musicians who have played for some of the biggest names in the music business. Adam and his band never fail to impress and know how to raise the roof with an eclectic mix of music; blues, jazz, rock. Holding the record attendance at Marlborough Jazz Festival for 4 years in a row, get ready to dance the night away with Adam and his band.

£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Tennis Open Day


Sunday 14 July 2019  0:00am      Hungerford Tennis Club


It’s Wimbledon final weekend. There will be a bbq available on Sunday.

The Hungerford Tennis Club is a friendly club of mixed standards which welcomes people of all ages and abilities.

Please join us on our open weekend to try out tennis or to find out more about the club. Further details can be found on our 'What's On' page.
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Free - no ticket required
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The Junk Drum Workshop


Sunday 14 July 2019  10:00am - 2:00pm      The Magistrate's Room


Learn and play in your own DIY RePsycle Junk Band.

Join the Junk Music Workshops with Rhythmologist, Paul Midgley. Workshops are complete with unique junk instruments including the colourful bike wheel drums, a hands free folk flute and Mr Punch's slapsticks (You can "Do It").

Find out how to make a drum from a bike wheel and then play and sing some fun rhymes and funky rhythms.

(May include batteries and a tiny bit of high tech music pedals). For all ages.

Join us on the carnival parade starting at at the John O’Gaunt School from 2.30pm for judging. Parade moves off at 3.30pm and finishes at The Bear at 4.30pm.

Free - no ticket required
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Hungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition


Sunday 14 July 2019  10:00am - 4:00pm      The Hub


An open exhibition and sale of new and original artworks produced by local artists. Open every weekend throughout the Summer Festival from Friday 28th June to Sunday 14th July. Anyone interested in exhibiting is welcome to contact the Hub Manager for details.

As with all our exhibitions, 10% of sales (20% on cards) will be donated to Hungerford Library & Community Trust.

Free - no ticket required
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St Lawrence Flower Festival


Sunday 14 July 2019  12:00noon - 5:00pm      St Lawrence's Church


All local organisations are invited to take part in this popular annual flower festival. This year's theme is "Musicals" so thinking caps on!

To enter please contact Chris Buck on 01488 683396

Free entry but donations towards church funds are always very welcome.

Free - no ticket required
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Kennet Opera presents Viva Verdi!


Sunday 14 July 2019  3:00pm      Our Lady of Lourdes


Kennet Opera returns to the Hungerford Summer Festival with Viva Verdi! A celebration of the very greatest opera of Guiseppe Verdi, this concert includes full chorus and semi-stage excerpts from many favourites, including La Traviata, Macbeth and Don Carlos. There will also be a sneak preview from their production of Mozart’s Magic Flute, in November this year. Kennet Opera sang to a packed church in 2018 with Pop-Up Puccini, and this concert will equally delight — not to be missed!

Tickets include a cream tea served by members of the cast during the interval.

Charity Number 1110637

£12.50
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office (Newbury Building Society, Hungerford) and by telephone (01488683667)
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Hungerford Carnival


Sunday 14 July 2019  3:30pm      The Highstreet


The popular town carnival starts at John O’Gaunt School at 3.30pm and finishes at 4.30pm at The Bear Hotel

If you are interested in entering the carnival, contact the carnival committee at hford.carnival@gmail.com

Free entry - no ticket required
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Hungerford Town Band: Movie Magic


Sunday 14 July 2019  7:00pm      The Corn Exchange


Bringing the 2019 Hungerford Summer Festival to a rousing conclusion, the Hungerford Town Band will be presenting a wide range of music from traditional to contemporary, but watch out for some surprises!

Musical director Tim Crouter’s sparkling repartee brings wit and wisdom to the context of the music and there’s a fun raffle to be drawn after the intermission. Refreshments will be served during the intermission.

Free entry (retiring collection) - no ticket required
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