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Fri 28
June
Hungerford Summer Festival Art ExhibitionHungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition

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.

The Hub

 
10:00am - 4:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5602
Fri 28
June
Hungerford Summer Festival LaunchHungerford Summer Festival Launch

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!
John O'Gaunt School

 
6:15pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5603
Fri 28
June
Gameplan: A play by Alan AyckbournGameplan: A play by Alan Ayckbourn The Community of Hungerford Theatre Company

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.

Tickets also available online at: http://www.hungerfordtheatre.com/buy-tickets.html
Herongate Leisure

 
7:30pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5604
Sat 29
June
River Walk: Secrets of the RiverRiver Walk: Secrets of the River Rob Starr

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.
Freeman's Marsh

 
6:30 - 8:00am

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5605
Sat 29
June
Brownie BreakfastBrownie Breakfast

Early Birds breakfast

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

Tickets £5.00 available here or via the website.

The Croft Hall

 
8:00am

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5606
Sat 29
June
Hungerford Summer Festival Art ExhibitionHungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition

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
The Hub

 
10:00am - 4:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5608
Sat 29
June
Making and Understanding Art: A practical workshopMaking and Understanding Art: A practical workshop

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.

Tickets £10.00 available here or via the website.

Herongate Leisure

 
10:00am - 1:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5607
Sat 29
June
Armed Forces Day ParadeArmed Forces Day Parade

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.
The Highstreet

 
12:00

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5609
Sat 29
June
Armed Forces Day Parade After PartyArmed Forces Day Parade After Party

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.
The British Legion

 
12:30 - 3:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5610
Sat 29
June
The Children's Theatre Present Dragon Days by Sue and Paul LangwadeThe Children's Theatre Present Dragon Days by Sue and Paul Langwade The Community of Hungerford Theatre Company

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

£8 adults, children (U16) £6
Herongate Leisure

 
2:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5611
Sat 29
June
Raise your awareness through Qi Gong Raise your awareness through Qi Gong Kate Duncan

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.

Tickets £5.00 available here or via the website.

The Croft Field centre

 
2:00 - 4:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5612
Sat 29
June
Introduction to the Brass BandIntroduction to the Brass Band The Hungerford Town Band

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.

Tickets £5.00 available here or via the website.

The Hub

 
2:30pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5613
Sat 29
June
The Youth Theatre present Chicago: High School EditionThe Youth Theatre present Chicago: High School Edition The Community of Hungerford Theatre Company

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
Herongate Leisure

 
7:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5614
Sat 29
June
UncoveredUncovered

Join the fans of local Lambourn band, Uncovered, for a great night of live music and their first performance in Hungerford. Popular for their big sound and diverse set list, Uncovered played at the turning on of the Newbury Christmas lights 2018 to a massive crowd, performed at last summer’s Garstonbury Festival and twice at Newbury racecourse.

Uninhibited, unbelievable, unmissable, unmatched, uncensored and unforgettable is Uncovered.

Tickets £10.00 available here or via the website.

Supper is avaiable before this event.

The Croft Hall

 
8:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5615
Sun 30
June
Hungerford Summer Festival Art ExhibitionHungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition

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.
The Hub

 
10:00am - 4:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5616
Sun 30
June
The Children's Theatre Present Dragon Days by Sue and Paul LangwadeThe Children's Theatre Present Dragon Days by Sue and Paul Langwade The Community of Hungerford Theatre Company

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

£8 adults, children (U16) £6
Herongate Leisure

 
11:00am

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5617
Sun 30
June
The Youth Theatre present Chicago: High School EditionThe Youth Theatre present Chicago: High School Edition Community of Hungerford Theatre Company

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
Herongate Leisure

 
2:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5619
Sun 30
June
Tea Light WorkshopTea Light Workshop Liz Barnett

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.

Tickets £5.00 available here or via the website.

The Hub

 
2:00 - 4:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5618
Sun 30
June
Phoenix BrassPhoenix Brass

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.
Froxfield Memorial Hall

 
3:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5620
Sun 30
June
Around the World with Mezzo-Soprano Abigail CroftAround the World with Mezzo-Soprano Abigail Croft

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.

Tickets £10.00 available here or via the website.

Supper is avaiable before this event.

The Croft Hall

 
8:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5621
Mon 1
July
Let's Talk Shrubs with Andy McIndoeLet's Talk Shrubs with Andy McIndoe Andy Mcindoe

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.

Tickets £0.00 available here or via the website.

The Croft Hall

 
7:30pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5622
Tue 2
July
Hungerford Bowls Club: Introduction to BowlsHungerford Bowls Club: Introduction to Bowls

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.
Hungerford Bowls Club

 
2:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5623
Tue 2
July
Comedy: Ada Campe and the Psychic DuckComedy: Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck

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.

Tickets £10.00 available here or via the website.

Supper is avaiable before this event.

The Croft Hall

 
8:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5624
Tue 2
July
Go Batty WalkGo Batty Walk The Town & Manor

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.

Tickets £5.00 available here or via the website.

Eddington Marsh

 
8:45pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5625
Wed 3
July
Boo Hewerdine LiveBoo Hewerdine Live

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!

Tickets £10.00 available here or via the website.

Supper is avaiable before this event.

The Croft Hall

 
8:00 - 10:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5627
Wed 3
July
Honeybees are AmazingHoneybees are Amazing Jan Doyle

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.

Tickets £0.00 available here or via the website.

The Hub

 
8:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5626
Thu 4
July
Eddington Marsh: Landscape, history and wildlife walkEddington Marsh: Landscape, history and wildlife walk Town & Manor

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.
Eddington Marsh

 
7:30pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5628
Thu 4
July
Guy Masterson - Fern Hill & Other Dylan ThomasGuy Masterson - Fern Hill & Other Dylan Thomas

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.”

Tickets £10.00 available here or via the website.

Supper is avaiable before this event.

The Croft Hall

 
8:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5629
Fri 5
July
Hungerford Summer Festival Art ExhibitionHungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition

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.
The Hub

 
10:00am - 4:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5630
Fri 5
July
Wine & Cheese EveningWine & Cheese Evening 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.

Tickets £10.00 available here or via the website.

Hungerford Rugby Club

 
7:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5631
Fri 5
July
The Kennet Accordion OrchestraThe Kennet Accordion Orchestra Kennet Accordian

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.

Tickets £5.00 available here or via the website.

Herongate Leisure

 
7:30pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5632
Fri 5
July
MotherhoodMotherhood Tara Newton-Wordsworth

"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).

Tickets £10.00 available here or via the website.

Supper is avaiable before this event.

The Croft Hall

 
8:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5633
Sat 6
July
Eco Craft WorkshopEco Craft Workshop HEAT

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).
The Croft Field centre

 
10:00am - 12:00

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5634
Sat 6
July
Hungerford Summer Festival Art ExhibitionHungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition

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.
The Hub

 
10:00am - 4:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5635
Sat 6
July
Lego, Lego, Lego!Lego, Lego, Lego! Hungerford Library Lego Club

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

Tickets £0.00 available here or via the website.

The Hub

 
2:00 - 4:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5636
Sat 6
July
The Red Stripe BandThe Red Stripe Band

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.

Tickets £10.00 available here or via the website.

Supper is avaiable before this event.

The Croft Hall

 
8:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5637
Sun 7
July
YOGART Story Telling with yoga and artYOGART Story Telling with yoga and art

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.

Maximum of 12 places.

Tickets £5.00 available here or via the website.

Hungerford Youth & Community Centre

 
10:00am - 12:00

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5638
Sun 7
July
Hungerford Summer Festival Art ExhibitionHungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition

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.
The Hub

 
10:00am - 4:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5639
Sun 7
July
Cricket Club Open DayCricket Club Open Day The 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
Hungerford Cricket Club

 
12:00

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5640
Sun 7
July
HAHA Allotment feteHAHA Allotment fete HaHa

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.
Marsh Lane Allotments

 
2:00 - 4:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5641
Sun 7
July
Snow White, Rose Red, Bear BrownSnow White, Rose Red, Bear Brown Puppet Theatre of Widdershins

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

Tickets £5.00 available here or via the website.

The Croft Hall

 
3:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5642
Sun 7
July
Opus 2 ChoirOpus 2 Choir Opus 2

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.

Tickets £0.00 available here or via the website.

Our Lady of Lourdes

 
7:30pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5643
Sun 7
July
Film Night: Happy Prince (Certificate 15)Film Night: Happy Prince (Certificate 15) Croft Films

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.

Tickets £5.00 available here or via the website.

Supper is avaiable before this event.

The Croft Hall

 
8:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5644
Mon 8
July
The Watermill Theatre: <strong>OUR CHURCH</strong> By Marietta KirkbrideThe Watermill Theatre: OUR CHURCH By Marietta Kirkbride The Watermill Theatre

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.

Tickets £10.00 available here or via the website.

Supper is avaiable before this event.

The Croft Hall

 
8:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5645
Tue 9
July
Rose of Hungerford Cream Tea CruiseRose of Hungerford Cream Tea Cruise

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.
The Rose of Hungerford

 
2:30 - 5:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5646
Tue 9
July
Poetry, Storytelling and Comedy with Vanessa KisuulePoetry, Storytelling and Comedy with Vanessa Kisuule

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!

Tickets £10.00 available here or via the website.

Supper is avaiable before this event.

The Croft Hall

 
8:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5647
Wed 10
July
Hungerford Food Festival Kids Cook-Off with OllieHungerford Food Festival Kids Cook-Off with Ollie

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.

Tickets £5.00 available here or via the website.

Youth & Community Centre

 
5:00 - 8:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5648
Wed 10
July
Farnecombe Farm VisitFarnecombe Farm Visit Liz & John Brunskill

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
Farncombe Farm

 
6:30pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5649
Wed 10
July
The Derek Paravicini QuartetThe Derek Paravicini Quartet

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 haritable Trust.

Tickets £10.00 available here or via the website.

Supper is avaiable before this event.

The Croft Hall

 
8:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5650
Thu 11
July
A Walk around Historic Hungerford led by Hugh and Lois Pihlens A Walk around Historic Hungerford led by Hugh and Lois Pihlens

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
Town Hall Steps

 
6:00 - 7:30pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5651
Thu 11
July
Security and Intelligence: A Talk by Author, Nigel WestSecurity and Intelligence: A Talk by Author, Nigel West

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”.
The Croft Hall

 
7:30pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5653
Thu 11
July
Hungerford Rock ChoirHungerford Rock Choir Hungerford Rock Choir

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!
The Corn Exchange

 
7:30 - 9:30pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5652
Fri 12
July
Hungerford Summer Festival Art ExhibitionHungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition

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.
The Hub

 
10:00am - 4:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5654
Fri 12
July
Hungerford Comedy Club - You DecideHungerford Comedy Club - You Decide

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.

Tickets £4.00 available here or via the website.

The Rugby Club

 
7:30pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5655
Fri 12
July
The Appel TrioThe Appel Trio The Lynton Appel Trio

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

Tickets £10.00 available here or via the website.

Supper is avaiable before this event.

The Croft Hall

 
8:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5656
Sat 13
July
Tennis Open DayTennis Open Day

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.
Hungerford Tennis Club

 


More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5657
Sat 13
July
Coffee Morning in aid of the United Reformed ChurchCoffee Morning in aid of the United Reformed Church
The United Reformed Church

 
10:00am - 12:00

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5659
Sat 13
July
Hungerford Summer Festival Art ExhibitionHungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition

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.
The Hub

 
10:00am - 4:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5660
Sat 13
July
St Lawrence Flower FestivalSt Lawrence Flower Festival

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.
St Lawrence's Church

 
10:00am - 6:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5658
Sat 13
July
Hungerford Food Festival Kids Bake-Off with GertHungerford Food Festival Kids Bake-Off with Gert

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.

Tickets £5.00 available here or via the website.

Hungerford Youth & Community Centre

 
2:00 - 4:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5661
Sat 13
July
Adam Winslet & The Magnificent 7Adam Winslet & The Magnificent 7

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.

Tickets £10.00 available here or via the website.

The John O'Gaunt School

 
7:30 - 11:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5662
Sun 14
July
Tennis Open DayTennis Open Day

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.
Hungerford Tennis Club

 


More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5663
Sun 14
July
Hungerford Summer Festival Art ExhibitionHungerford Summer Festival Art Exhibition

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.
The Hub

 
10:00am - 4:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5665
Sun 14
July
The Junk Drum WorkshopThe Junk Drum Workshop Twinwave

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.
The Magistrate's Room

 
10:00am - 2:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5664
Sun 14
July
St Lawrence Flower FestivalSt Lawrence Flower Festival

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.
St Lawrence's Church

 
12:00 - 5:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5666
Sun 14
July
Kennet Opera presents Viva Verdi!Kennet Opera presents Viva Verdi!

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

Tickets £12.50 available here or via the website.

Our Lady of Lourdes

 
3:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5667
Sun 14
July
Hungerford CarnivalHungerford Carnival

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
The Highstreet

 
3:30pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5668
Sun 14
July
Hungerford Town Band: Movie MagicHungerford Town Band: Movie Magic

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.
The Corn Exchange

 
7:00pm

More info: 01488 683667

www.hungerfordsummerfestival.com
5669

HADCAF is supported by  Plus numerous individuals and local businesses identified in the programme and on the home page.
Thanks also to the staff of Newbury Building Society (Hungerford branch) for their excellent box office service.
Hungerford Town Council and Hungerford Town & Manor Greenham Common Trust West Berks Council