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HADCAF comes of age

 

The Festival celebrates its 18th year in style with a new-look programme, two new venues, and an exceptional line-up of events from which it would be invidious to extract any example for extra attention. However, it is no exaggeration to say that it includes exceptional concerts, extraordinary theatre, exhilarating shows, excellent workshops, exciting films, exquisite exhibitions and extensive extramural activities involving local expertise. But exclusive it is not - there is something here for everyone - so we hope you will experience, experiment and enjoy!
Beryl Fowler, Chairman

 

 

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or tel. 01488 684901 / 683719 / 684038

 

NB Venues and start times of events vary so please check your tickets carefully.

 

Up-to-date information and in some cases fuller details of events, artists and their work may be seen on the Festival website: www.hadcaf.co.uk

Key:

= garden open

= exhibition/artist’s studio open

Friday 3 July

Open Studio Artists Exhibitions

‘Sampler’ exhibitions of work by professional artists taking part in the HADCAF Open Studios scheme.

The Three Swans Hotel High Street, Hungerford Open daily

The Bear Hotel Charnham Street, Hungerford Open daily

Stag Service Station (office) Chilton Foliat Open weekdays
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The Glitzy BagHags

An all-singing,
all-smiling whirlwind
of enjoyment!

 

 

 

 

 

This multi-talented, multi-instrumental acoustic band specialises in spreading glitzy fun and laughter through its unique gypsy-jazz-pop-punk-cabaret-skiffle-swing performances. Their instruments include violin, sax, accordion, oboe, flute, ukulele, guitar, snare, hi-hat, double bass, cheesegrater, saucepan and kazoos. Audience participation is irresistible and joy guaranteed!

 

The BagHags have played at many festivals, including Glastonbury, Bestival, the Isle of Wight, Shambala and the Bath Fringe.

 

The Croft Hall 7.30pm
Tickets £6 from Newbury Building Society
Saturday 4 July

River Dipping with Rob Starr
Town & Manor River Keeper

A chance to dip in the River Dun and look and learn about its aquatic life.

Meet at the swing-bridge by
St Lawrence’s Church 9.30am
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The Joy of Singing

 

 

Community Singing Workshop led by Jo McAndrews

Come and sing gorgeous and varied harmony songs - world, pop, gospel, upbeat and uplifting - all taught by ear so no previous experience needed! Discover the joy of singing with Jo, an experienced and encouraging singing teacher from Naked Voices and a member of Natural Voice Practitioners Network. Everyone welcome – the more the merrier!

The Croft Hall 10am-1pm
Free – turn up, join in, enjoy!
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A Summer Party
in aid of Save the Children

Stalls, cakes, plants, music.
Food served 12 noon-2.30pm.

87 High Street 10.30am-4pm
Entry £1 (includes tea and biscuits)
Hungerford in Bloom Hungerford Town Council invites all residents and businesses to take part in the Hungerford in Bloom 2009 Competition. Garden vouchers to be won for the most attractive garden, hanging basket, commercial premises and - as there is such diversity in the High Street - door knockers, window boxes or floral arrangements in shop windows. Entry forms are not required but if you wish to be judged please telephone Margaret Wilson (01488 683758) by 27 June.
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Beginners Adult Ballet Class with Tara Burden ARAD RTS AISTD

The Croft Hall 2pm-4pm Free – turn up, join in, enjoy! Sponsored by Russell Marshall
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Vivaldi’s Women: Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi

As featured in the award-winning BBC TV film, Vivaldi’s Women

Vivaldi worked at the Ospedale della Pietà, Venice’s foundling hospital, for much of the first half of the 18th century, as violin teacher, musical director and in-house composer for this female musical establishment.

Founded by musicologist and choral director Richard Vendome, Vivaldi’s Women is an all-female ensemble of singers and players which aims to recreate the sound of Vivaldi’s Figlie di Choro, the foundlings who performed at Mass and Vespers from behind grilles in the high choir lofts, and who provided sacred ‘entertainment’ for visitors making the Grand Tour.

The programme includes Gloria and In Exitu Israel and is introduced by Micky White, the researcher upon whose work the film Vivaldi’s Women was based. She will provide an insight into the unique relationship between Vivaldi and the women of the Pietà.

St Lawrence’s Church 7.30pm
Tickets £10 from Newbury Building Society
Sunday 5 July

 

Hungerford Environmental Action Team

Eddington Estate Walk

with gamekeeper Alan Giles

The walk will focus on the woodland, field margins, dewponds, cattle and game management etc of this estate, which extends to some 1,000 acres.

Meet on Town Hall steps, 10am
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Phoenix Brass

Open Air Concert

The band’s annual afternoon concert, including Grand Summer Draw and refreshments. Phoenix Brass is one of the most entertaining bands in the area, playing all types of music for the enjoyment of all.

For further information please visit www.phoenixbrass.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grounds of the War Memorial Hall, Froxfield (inside if wet) 3pm-5pm
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Written & performed by Alison Skilbeck With post-show discussion

 

Directed by Jeremy Stockwell
(one of the judges in the recent BBC TV series The Speaker)

Four tales of the unexpected.... Four women who rub shoulders unawares, linked only by a postcode – London SW11 will never be the same again!

Variously described as ‘a tour de force’, ‘the best solo writing since Talking Heads’, ‘a rare delight’ and ‘an extraordinary piece of theatre’, Alison Skilbeck’s ‘exquisite monologues’ received 5-star reviews at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe.

 

Alison’s next role will be in The Peter Hall Company production of Michael Frayn’s vintage comedy Balmoral (starring Rik Mayall), at the Theatre Royal, Bath in August. Her long and busy career includes both West End and Fringe, theatre all over the UK, and many international tours. She has created roles in six Ayckbourn premieres, and her extensive television credits include Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Dr Who, Midsomer Murders and Law and Order UK. She also teaches at RADA where she specialises in Shakespeare and serves on the Admissions Panel.

 

 

‘Brilliantly observed, richly comic characters,
all played to painful perfection.
A wonderful evening’
Alan Ayckbourn

‘A lovely piece of work....funny,
painful and surreal – very like life’
Alan Plater

The Croft Hall 7.45pm
Tickets £6 from Newbury Building Society

Monday 6 July

A Taste of the Wild
with James Feaver

A foraging walk, wild-food based meal and illustrated talk on wild foods

Supplementing your eating with food that’s seasonal, local, organic and free is very satisfying! Learn what you can eat and how to prepare it, enjoy some delicacies, and gain the confidence to try yourself.

Bring boots, waterproofs and indoor shoes for the Rugby Club after the walk. Camera, wild flower guide & pen/notebook useful.

Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult. Places are strictly limited.

Meet at the Rugby Club, Priory Road
7pm prompt (finishes approx 9.30pm)

Tickets £10 (including meal)
from Newbury Building Society

 

Tuesday 7 July

 

Senior Citizens’ Concert The Day Centre 1.30pm-2.30pm Limited free tickets: tel 682601
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Harvey’s Meadow Walk
with Robin Tubb 2pm-3.30pm

Sited east of Hungerford between the Kennet and the A4, opposite the Garden Centre (park in lay-by). Wellies advisable

Tickets £3 from Newbury Building Society
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Whale Rider (2002)

The enchanting story of a
young Maori girl’s struggle
to fulfill her destiny.

East Garston Village Hall 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) Social Club bar open. Non-members £8 (includes after-film buffet), VFS members free (pre-booked buffet £3).
01488 648534 / www.valleyfilmsociety.org

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Concert: Five Students of
Birmingham Conservatoire

 

Natalie Hyde and Alexandra Bickerton (sopranos), Claire Barnett-Jones (mezzo) and Peter Nicholson (tenor) perform an entertaining selection of songs ranging from Mozart to Mendelssohn, Schubert to Sullivan, accompanied by Lauren Gregory.

The Croft Hall 7.30pm Free - tickets from
Newbury Building Society (retiring collection)

Sponsored by Alan Pollitt

 

Wednesday 8 July

 

Paddy Ashdown will be speaking about his varied life and signing copies of his autobiography in The Riverside Suite in The Bear Hotel at 7pm. Tickets (£4) and further details from The Hungerford Bookshop, telephone 01488 683480 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Marsh Walk with Rob Starr
Town & Manor River Keeper

 

A look at the rivers of Freeman’s Marsh.

Meet at the swing-bridge by St Lawrence’s Church, 7pm
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Close-up Magic Workshop
for beginners (age 14-adult)

with John Winchcombe

 

Member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and of Winchester Magical Society

 

Learn how to do close-up magic tricks (all of them strong magic), including magic of the mind, card and coin magic. Bring a notepad, pen or pencil, a newish pack of cards, a few coins and some elastic bands about 5-10cm long of varying widths or colours.

A well-known local magician, John has been interested in magic since his teens. He welcomes anyone with a genuine interest in learning how to perform close-up magic. Beware, though - performing magic can be addictive - once hooked there is no cure!

 

The Croft Hall 7pm-10pm
Tickets £10 from Newbury Building Society

Sponsored by The Clockmaker

 

Thursday 9 July

Harvey’s Meadow Walk
with Robin Tubb 11am-12.30pm

Sited east of Hungerford between the Kennet and the A4, opposite the Garden Centre (park in lay-by). Wellies advisable Tickets £3 from Newbury Building Society
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Indonesian Satria Arts
Workshop

led by
Malcolm Bray

 

 

Banned by Dutch colonialists, the Indonesian Satria (warrior) arts had to be concealed within the Kembangan (flower dance) which, accompanied by traditional music, was used to enact stories and historical events through physical expression. Hand gestures, steps and physical shapes (based on animals and the natural world) form the basis of the movements, but the emphasis is on free-flowing personal expression – which means that anyone can take part, irrespective of age, gender or ability.

Malcolm has studied martial arts for 15 years, concentrating exclusively on the Satria for the last seven, and runs regular classes in Newbury (tel 0790 527 6375). In this ‘taster’ class he and his students will give a half-hour performance before introducing the basic movements through exercises, stretching, and choreographing short sequences, leading to the expression of a story or theme. Come and have a go, and leave your own mark on the dance of life!

Corn Exchange 7.30pm-9pm Free - all ages welcome!

Sponsored by Fare Wise Travel

 

Friday 10 July

Creative Writing Workshop 1 led by Judi Moore

Short Fiction: Riveting Prose

How can you bolt your words together into sentences, paragraphs, sections and whole stories that your readers won't be able to put down until they get to The End? Judi’s workshop explores ways of generating the creativity required at the beginning of the process and looks at how to 'rivet' the results together to produce exciting stories.

Judi Moore tutors creative writing for the Open University and has more than 10 years’ professional experience as a writer of short and long fiction and poetry. Her novel, Is death really necessary? is available from www.YouWriteOn.com

Lambourn Library 6pm-9pm Limited tickets £10 from Newbury Building Society

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The Bernie Allen Dixie Six

 

Although retired from the professional music scene, popular local jazzman Bernie Allen still performs the music he loves and this evening he and his band make a welcome return to HADCAF with the same irresistible, toe-tapping Dixie sound as ever, guaranteed to get you on your feet and dancing.

 

The Croft Hall 8pm-11pm
Tickets £6 from Newbury Building Society

 

Sponsored by Kennet Roofing and Sugar Mouse
Saturday 11 July

Belly Dance

with Sue Ealding

The Croft Hall
9.30am-11am
Free – turn up, join in!

Sponsored by
Thermatek and
Christine Ealding
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Coffee Morning in aid of
the United Reformed Church

Bring & buy, plants, cakes, books etc.
15 High Street 10am-12 noon
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Creative Writing Workshop 2

led by Judi Moore

 

The Novel:
Unforgettable Characters

Explore ways of developing characters so that they have breadth and depth and become people your readers will look forward to spending time with. Though geared towards creating characters in longer fiction, the workshop can be enjoyed by writers of short fiction too.

Hungerford Library 1pm-4pm
Limited tickets £10 from
Newbury Building Society

 

 

 

An old man lives in a dreary junkyard, dreaming that one day his world will be full of life, colour and sound. His wish is about to come true.... The Tin Forest is a humorous and touching show for family audiences from 3 years up, featuring mechanical birds, a wind-up circus, exotic animals and an evocative live soundscape.

Show: The Croft Hall 3.30pm-4.15pm Tickets for show: £5 from Newbury Building Society

Pre-show workshop for ages 7+ (family groups welcome)
Make sculptures from discarded materials and learn to perform in a junk-instrument orchestra which plays an important part in the show!

Workshop: Croft Field Project 1.30pm-3pm
Tickets for workshop: £3 child (adults free)
from Newbury Building Society
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A Taste of Summer Home-made wine tasting with Chris Jennings

Tickle your palate with Chris’s delicious wines, all made from ingredients gathered from gardens and hedgerows in and around Hungerford, including rose petals, rosehips, sloes, apples, elder flowers, oak leaves, pea pods, strawberries, blackberries and loganberries.

The Croft Hall 7.30pm
Tickets £10 (includes ploughman’s supper) from Newbury Building Society
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Traviata on The Triangle

Kennet Opera specialises in productions of Grand Opera sung in English by almost entirely local people. Their first-ever outdoor concert includes popular pieces from past productions such as La Traviata, Eugene Onegin and Sweeney Todd, as well as this year’s production: Carmen.

Triangle Field, Priory Road 7pm Tickets £10 from Newbury Building Society

Sunday 12 July

 

FARM-Africa Day

A great day out for the family!

Theme: ‘All from this land’

 

10.30am Farm walk with Bill Acworth through wild flower meadows, agro-forestry strips and woodland

 

12.30pm Lunch - local food cooked in wood-fired clay oven

 

2pm-4pm Workshops in farm buildings (small materials charge): papier mâché; natural dyeing; chalk carving; bodging; basket making; clay bead making; Adinkra cloth printing; clay oven workshop

 

Little Hidden Farm, Wantage Road, Hungerford Newtown 10am–4pm
Entry: pedestrians and cyclists free;
£5 per car

Proceeds to FARM-Africa
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Inkpen Fete

All the attractions of a country fete including BBQ, local beers and cider, tea and cakes, plus the Gibbet Challenge Run and a one-mile family fun run. For more information tel. Chris Webb on 01488 668007 or visit
www.inkpen-village.co.uk

Inkpen Memorial Playing Fields 1pm

Music Matinee

Kausikan Rajeshkumar Piano

Born in London in 1990, Kausikan has performed at many prestigious venues in London and across the UK, as well as on BBC Radio Four and BBCTV, and for the Lord Mayor of London and the Lord Chancellor. This year he won the International Liszt Piano Competition in Weimar, and gave two concerts in Weimar and Bayreuth playing Liszt’s Second Concerto with the Schloss Belvedere Orchestra. A Piano Finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year in both 2006 and 2008, he is currently reading Music at Cambridge.

The programme includes Mozart, Bartok, Chopin and Liszt.

 

The Croft Hall 2.30pm-3.30pm
Free - tickets from Newbury Building Society (retiring collection)
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Hungerford Film Club

Second-hand Lions (2003) (PG)

A coming-of-age story about a shy young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his two eccentric uncles in rural Texas. Starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and Joel Osment.

The Croft Hall 7.30pm Tickets £4 from The Hungerford Bookshop

 

Monday 13 July

 

Here Comes Summer
Poetry reading by Caroline Franklin

Caroline presents an entertaining mix of poetry familiar and not so familiar by a variety of authors, which takes what is often a wry but usually light-hearted look at the good and bad things which summer brings - including holidays, the beauty of the countryside, sporting activities of one kind or another, and the vagaries of the weather.

 


Methodist Church Hall 7.30pm
Free – tickets from Newbury Building Society

Tuesday 14 July

 

Round the Town Quiz and

Chicken & Chips Supper

in aid of the United Reformed Church

The Tutti Pole, 3 High Street 7pm
Tickets £7 adult, £3.50 child
(drinks extra) from The Tutti Pole
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Hungerford Twinning Association

 

A light-hearted fun quiz.
Bring a team or come alone.

The Croft Hall 7.30pm
Tickets £6 (includes wine, bread and cheese) from Newbury Building Society
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Wednesday 15 July

Collecting for the Millennium Seed Bank Illustrated talk by Dan Leighton

The Millennium Seed Bank Project (MSBP), which aims to have 25% of the world's flora banked by 2020, is the largest ex situ conservation project ever conceived. Seeds are collected from all over the world by partner organisations in the relevant countries. Dan spent a year helping to collect seeds for the MSBP across Texas, a state not normally known for its flora, but which upon closer investigation yields an incredibly diverse array of ecosystems and interesting species.

The Croft Hall 7.30pm Free - tickets from Newbury Building Society (retiring collection)
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Palladio, Haydn & Hungerford Newbury Symphony Orchestra Players

Presented in conjunction with Hampshire architect Barnaby Wheeler, this innovative programme includes Karl Jenkins’ ‘Palladio’, Haydn’s Violin Concerto in C Major (written in the new classical style when Palladianism became very popular in domestic architecture), and ‘Bending Glass’, a specially commissioned piece for strings by Oxford composer Timothy Perkins, written after visiting a Venice glass-making factory. A display of examples of Palladian buildings in the Hungerford/Berkshire area will draw a parallel between the design of music and building of the period.

St Lawrence’s Church 8pm Free entry (retiring collection)

 

 

Thursday 16 July

Shakespeare in Words, Music & Song

Watership Cantabile directed by David Holland

Downwind Early Music Consort

Watership Cantabile sings a wide variety of music from all over the world. The choir is actively recruiting: contact chairman Chris Druce on 01635 865339.

Downwind comprises eight musicians who perform in period costume and play mainly 16th and 17th century music on such instruments as pipe and tabor, crumhorn, cornamuse, gemshorn, Glastonbury pipe and recorder.

St Lawrence’s Church 8pm Free entry (retiring collection) Sponsored by www.britainsfinest.co.uk

Friday 17 July

Senior Citizens’ Concert with musical entertainment
The Day Centre 1.30pm-2.30pm Free - tickets from Day Centre (682601)
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Publick Transport presents
a comedy double bill

20,000 Leagues Under
The Office

with Angus Barr & Rebecca Smart

Stuck in a lift that is hurtling towards the centre of the earth, two office workers discover ingenious bracing positions, an obsession with rhubarb crumble, cannibalism, confessions of love, Ronnie Biggs, and ultimately themselves....

‘Astonishingly witty’ Venue

‘A brilliant reinvention of comedy’ Three Weeks

The Dept. of Smelling Pistakes

with Angus Barr & Toby W. Davies

Deep in the bowels of a vast Russian governmental building two civil servants jostle for power, one a bureaucrat with delusions of importance, the other an unidentified inspector, the purpose of whose visit remains unclear. Suspicion and paranoia prevail while attempts at political correctness only result in grammatical incorrectness.... Premiere at HADCAF

‘A gem.... An hilarious caricature of the stifling formalities and hierarchies of office life....splendid comic performances’ (preview)

The Croft Hall 7.30pm Tickets £6 from Newbury Building Society
Saturday 18 July

Art, Craft & Photography Exhibition

 

An opportunity for all local artists, amateur and professional, to show and sell their work. To exhibit, please telephone Rosemary Trigwell on 01488 683170.

 

Children’s Art Exhibition Display by local schools

Corn Exchange & Magistrates Room 10am-6pm
WI refreshments available Free entry
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Flower Festival Theme: My Favourite Poem

St Lawrence’s Church 10.30am-5pm Coffee, cream teas available
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The Irby Newland Ensemble and Friends

Blowing and Scraping Family concert

An hour’s musical fun with Mary Newland piano, Carol Irby violin, Helen Pitstow violin, David Newland viola, Christopher Irby cello, Alison Lowdon double bass, Robert Sales clarinet, Geoffrey Shillam bassoon and Richard Cowdy horn.

Free - tickets from Newbury Building Society (retiring collection)
The Croft Hall 11am-12 noon ____________________________________________________________________________________

Methodist Church open 11am-4pm

Ploughman’s Lunches 11.30am-2pm £3

Tea, Coffee and Home-made Cake 2pm-4pm

Methodist Church Hall, Bridge Street Proceeds to Send A Cow
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Real Ale Festival

With a range of local real ales plus ciders and perries.

Hungerford Rugby Club, Triangle Field From 2pm
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Sat 18 July (cont)

 

Hungerford Round Table

CARNIVAL DAY

11am-4pm Entertainment on The Croft with a Wild West theme: Country & Western dancing, bucking bronco, wigwams, a climbing wall, fancy dress competition for children, BBQ, bar facilities provided by The Hungerford Club.

The Parade reaches the Corn Exchange approx 6.45pm.

Entry forms for the Parade are available from Newbury Building Society, Ben’s Garage, Neil Benson (tel 07885 229 314) and other Round Table members.
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Songs of Praise
with Hungerford Town Band

Hungerford Churches Together invite you to bring a picnic and enjoy some favourite hymns.

The Croft, 7pm-8pm
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Battle of the Bands 2009

 

For more information and to enter,
email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Preference given to ages 14–21 (to promote youth music), local bands, new bands. Supported by Kick FM.

 

Hungerford Rugby Club
After the Carnival (from approx 7pm)

Sunday 19 July

Art, Craft & Photography Exhibition * Children’s Art Display
Corn Exchange & Magistrates Room 10am-4.30pm WI refreshments available
Free entry Sponsored by Furr & Company
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Rock Academy for guitarists, bass players, drummers, trumpet players, saxophonists and trombonists (aged 10-18)

With special guest Irwin Sparkes, lead singer of The Hoosiers

Highly accomplished professional trumpet player Matt Holland (Van Morrison etc), will put the brass section (at least Grade 3 standard, please) through their paces, while Rock Academy mainstay Tim Walters works with the rhythm section. Irwin Sparkes, lead singer of The Hoosiers whose debut album topped the UK charts in 2007, will give valuable insight into the music industry and into what it takes to be part of a chart-topping band. Workshop participants will prepare two pieces to be performed as an ensemble at the end of the session.

 

Please bring your own instruments/amplifiers. Drums, percussion and a PA will be provided.
Audience welcome at 1pm for the performance.

The Croft Hall 10am-1pm Tickets £10 from Newbury Building Society
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Flower Festival St Lawrence’s Church 11.30am-5pm Coffee, cream teas available
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Elm Farm Walk led by Bob Winfield

The Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall 2pm Free Wellies advisable
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The Irby Newland Ensemble & Friends

Mary Newland piano, Carol Irby violin, Helen Pitstow violin, David Newland viola, Christopher Irby cello Alison Lowdon double bass, Robert Sales clarinet, Geoffrey Shillam bassoon, Richard Cowdy horn

The programme includes Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor KV478, Schubert: String Quartet in A minor Op 29 (Rosamunde), Beethoven: Septet in E flat major Op 20.

The Croft Hall 7.45pm Tickets £6 from Newbury Building Society

Monday 20 July

The History
of Millinery

Talk by couture milliner
Jane Corbett

Methodist Church Hall,
Bridge Street 7.30pm
Free - tickets from
Newbury Building Society (retiring collection)
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The Community of Hungerford
Theatre Company presents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join The Community of Hungerford Theatre Company for a unique experience: an evening of theatrical entertainment in the famous Hungerford Antiques Arcade.
You’ll be amazed at the transformation! Before the show and in the interval there will be an opportunity for refreshments and to browse among the nooks and crannies.

Hungerford Antiques Arcade
8 pm nightly from 20-25 July
Tickets £7 from The Arcade
Tuesday 21 July

Theatre in The Arcade (see Monday)
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Russian Ark

Dir. Alexander Sokurov (2002)

A ground-breaking feat of filmmaking, Sokurov’s amazing journey through 300 years of Russian art and history is the first-ever feature to be shot in a single, unedited take. Magically transported to St Petersburg’s Hermitage museum, a contemporary filmmaker and a cynical 19th century French diplomat explore its splendid corridors and salons, witnessing startling scenes from Russia’s turbulent past.

Digitally shot with a state-of-the-art high definition Steadicam and featuring a cast of 2,000, Russian Ark is destined to stand as a defining moment in cinema history.

In Russian with English subtitles

‘Magnificent’ The Sunday Times

‘Breathtaking’ The Guardian

‘A miraculous work’ The Independent

 

Herongate Auditorium, Charnham Park (ample free parking, bar available for pre-film drinks) 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets £4 from Newbury Building Society
Sponsored by
English/Russian Translation Service
Wednesday 22 July

Theatre in The Arcade (see Monday)
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The Cheeky Chappie

The saucy seaside postcard world of Max Miller

 

Performed by
Dave Sealey

 

Britain’s top comedian in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, Max Miller electrified audiences with his audacious double entendres. Dave Sealey brilliantly recreates the legendary stage persona with his saucy jokes and gaudy plus-four suits, whilst also revealing the quiet, unassuming man behind the brash performer, and comparing him with such celebrated contemporaries as George Formby, Arthur Askey, Rob Wilton and other giants of the Variety theatre.

 

 

‘Miller’s the name, lady!
There’ll never be another!’

 

The Croft Hall 7.30pm
Tickets £6 from
Newbury Building Society

 

 

 

Sponsored by
The Plume of Feathers
and Mary & Robin Gore

Monday 20 July

The History
of Millinery

Talk by couture milliner
Jane Corbett

Methodist Church Hall,
Bridge Street 7.30pm
Free - tickets from
Newbury Building Society (retiring collection)
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The Community of Hungerford
Theatre Company presents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join The Community of Hungerford Theatre Company for a unique experience: an evening of theatrical entertainment in the famous Hungerford Antiques Arcade.
You’ll be amazed at the transformation! Before the show and in the interval there will be an opportunity for refreshments and to browse among the nooks and crannies.

Hungerford Antiques Arcade
8 pm nightly from 20-25 July
Tickets £7 from The Arcade
Tuesday 21 July

Theatre in The Arcade (see Monday)
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Russian Ark

Dir. Alexander Sokurov (2002)

A ground-breaking feat of filmmaking, Sokurov’s amazing journey through 300 years of Russian art and history is the first-ever feature to be shot in a single, unedited take. Magically transported to St Petersburg’s Hermitage museum, a contemporary filmmaker and a cynical 19th century French diplomat explore its splendid corridors and salons, witnessing startling scenes from Russia’s turbulent past.

Digitally shot with a state-of-the-art high definition Steadicam and featuring a cast of 2,000, Russian Ark is destined to stand as a defining moment in cinema history.

In Russian with English subtitles

‘Magnificent’ The Sunday Times

‘Breathtaking’ The Guardian

‘A miraculous work’ The Independent

 

Herongate Auditorium, Charnham Park (ample free parking, bar available for pre-film drinks) 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets £4 from Newbury Building Society
Sponsored by
English/Russian Translation Service
Wednesday 22 July

Theatre in The Arcade (see Monday)
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The Cheeky Chappie

The saucy seaside postcard world of Max Miller

 

Performed by
Dave Sealey

 

Britain’s top comedian in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, Max Miller electrified audiences with his audacious double entendres. Dave Sealey brilliantly recreates the legendary stage persona with his saucy jokes and gaudy plus-four suits, whilst also revealing the quiet, unassuming man behind the brash performer, and comparing him with such celebrated contemporaries as George Formby, Arthur Askey, Rob Wilton and other giants of the Variety theatre.

 

 

‘Miller’s the name, lady!
There’ll never be another!’

 

The Croft Hall 7.30pm
Tickets £6 from
Newbury Building Society

 

 

 

Sponsored by
The Plume of Feathers
and Mary & Robin Gore

Saturday 25 July
Theatre in The Arcade (see Monday 20 July for details)
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Tap Dance with Iris Lloyd AISTD
The Croft Hall 10am-11.30am Free – turn up and join in!
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Music Matinee
Alessandra Pompili Piano

Alessandra combines performances and recordings with teaching at the University of Manchester. She studied at the Conservatoire A Casella and the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, and has performed to great acclaim throughout her native Italy, including two recitals recorded for Vatican Radio and subsequently broadcast by various European networks. Her programme includes Liszt, Debussy, Hindemith and Calligaris.

‘An exquisite and sensitive pianist’ Marcella Crudeli

The Croft Hall 2.30pm-3.30pm Free (retiring collection)
Tickets from Newbury Building Society

 

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Across the Universe (2007)

Akin in concept to Mamma Mia!, the film weaves a number of The Beatles’ incomparable songs into the story of a young Liverpudlian who falls in love in America against the background of the 1960s anti-Vietnam war protests. A cult in the US, curiously this little-known musical gem has not been widely screened in British cinemas. Directed by the visionary Julie Taymor, it stars Rachel Evan Wood & Jim Sturgess, with cameos by Joe Cocker, Eddie Izzard - and Hungerford actor Nick Lumley!

Herongate Auditorium, Charnham Park (ample free parking, bar available for pre-film drinks) 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets £4 from Newbury Building Society
Sunday 26 July

Make a Cocktail Hat with couture milliner Jane Corbett

All materials provided. Bring a packed lunch if required.

The Croft Hall 10am-3pm
Tickets £10 from Newbury Building Society
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Hungerford Town Band
Festival Concert

Congratulations to the band on qualifying for the finals of the National Brass Band Championships in September. Info: Musical Director Tim Crouter on 01488 680674, or visit www.hungerfordtownband.co.uk

Corn Exchange 7pm Free - tickets from Newbury Building Society
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Swingers in
Suspenders

 

Welcome to this evening’s swinging Hollywood cabaret where James Cagney and Joan Crawford host a galaxy of stars including Bing Crosby, Marlene Dietrich, Dean Martin, Groucho Marx and Edith Piaf!

 

Jo King and Alexi Harden sing, dance and play piano, trumpet, sax and guitar in this hugely entertaining burlesque (and occasionally risqué!) revue of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.

 

The Croft Hall 7.30pm
Tickets £6 from Newbury Building Society

Open Studios

Marlborough Open Studios run Sat/Sun 4/5, 11/12, 18/19, 25/26 July, with ‘sampler' exhibitions at the White Horse Bookshop and Nataraj Art space, The Old Rope Works, Marlborough. Follow the ‘We love Marlborough’ art trail with a map from Waitrose in Marlborough.
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OPEN STUDIO ARTISTS COMBINED EXHIBITIONS

Three Swans Hotel, High Street,
Hungerford. Open daily

The Bear Hotel, Charnham Street. Open daily

Stag Service Station (Office),
Chilton Foliat. Open weekdays

 

 

 

PRINTMAKER
Liz Cave

 

 

Beacon Gallery, Bell Lane, Upper Green, Inkpen
RG17 9QJ Tel 01488 668640
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Sat/Sun July 4/5 & 11/12
(2pm-5pm)

 

BOTANIC / WILDLIFE ARTIST
Rob Howe

Tel 01264 731308

 

sharing studio with
GLASS WORK ARTIST
Billy Morrison

 

22 Martingale Road, Burbage, Marlborough SN8 3TY
Tel 01672 811499
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Sat/Sun July 4/5, 11/12, 18/19 (11am-5pm) and by appointment

 

 

 

 

PAINTER David H Jones

Foxbury Farm, Wantage Road,
Lambourn RG17 8UE
Tel 01488 71838
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Sat/Sun July 4/5, 11/12
(11am-5pm)

 

 

 

SCULPTOR
Sioban Coppinger

 

 

 

 

The Muse, 23 Oxford Street,
Lambourn RG17 8XS
Tel 01488 73978 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.siobancoppinger.co.uk
Sun July 5, 12, 19, 26
(11am-5pm)

 

PAINTER Arran Miles

 

Tel 01488 683951

 

 

sharing studio with

 

PAINTER PRINT-MAKER Susan Kirkman

 

 

Witcha Cottage, Ramsbury,
Marlborough SN8 2HQ
Tel 01672 520429
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Signposted at the Whittonditch crossroads on the B4192.
Garden open also.
Sat/Sun July 4/5, 11/12, 18/19, 25/26 (11am-6pm)
PAINTERS showing together

 

 

Robert Strange

 

 

Jill Eisele

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Millerchip Brown

Elizabeth Davis

The Birches, Chilton Foliat, RG17 0TE Tel 01488 684038
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Weekdays (11am-4pm) except Thurs/Fri July 16/17. Weekends by appointment

There is a small display of the above artists’ pictures in the office of Stag Service Station, Chilton Foliat, open to view each weekday during the Festival.
Open Studios (cont)

 

 

POTTER / WOOD SCULPTOR
Hilary Reem

Highbury, East Garston
RG17 7HW Tel 01488 648887
Sat/Sun July 4/5 & 25/26
(12 noon – 5pm)

 

 

BLACKSMITH Melissa Cole

 

Forest Forge Studio, Putnall
Farm, Marlborough SN8 3HR
Tel 01672 519322
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www.melissacole.co.uk
Sat July 11, 18, 25 (11am-5pm)
Sun 12, 19, 26 (11am-4pm)

 

PHOTO-GRAPHER
Micky Thompson

 

8 Cherry Grove, Hungerford RG17 0HP Tel 01488 686946
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Sat/Sun July 11/12 & 18/19
(10am-6pm)
CABINET MAKER
George Medlin Tel 07881 570301

and

PAINTER Sue Acworth

 

 

Little Hiddden Farm, Wantage
Road, Hungerford Newtown
Tel 01488 683253
www.littlehiddenfarm.co.uk
Sun 12 July (10am-4pm)
(FARM-Africa Day)

 

 

 

 

PHOTO-GRAPHER
Alison
Edmonds

 

 

14 Marlborough Road, Aldbourne SN8 2DD Tel 01672 540114
www.alisons-portfolio.co.uk
Open by appointment

 

 

CERAMICIST
Diana Barraclough

 

 

25 The Croft, Hungerford
RG17 0HY Tel 01488 682292
www.dibarraclough.org.uk
Open by appointment
Open Gardens

Witcha Cottage,
Ramsbury SN8 2HQ
(courtesy of Susan & John Kirkman)
2.6 acre artist’s garden & studio. Signposted at the Whittonditch crossroads on the B4192.
Sat/Sun July 4/5, 11/12, 18/19, 25/26 (11am-6pm)

 

Parsonage Farm
The Croft, Hungerford
(courtesy of Averil & Louis Frenkel)
Traditional garden with lawns, borders and orchard.
Sat/Sun 11/12 July
(2pm-5.30pm)

 

St Cassian’s Young People’s
Residential Retreat &
Day Conference Centre, Wallingtons Road, Kintbury
(courtesy of the De La Salle Brothers)
www.kintbury.org
Extensive grounds, lake. Picnics welcome.
Sun 5 July (2pm-5pm)
Sat 11 (2pm-5pm)

Sun 12 (2pm-5.30pm): Open afternoon with tours of the house and grounds and facilities for wedding receptions, family celebrations, day conferences, etc. Cream teas served from 3pm (donations to St Cassian’s).

 

Acknowledgements

The organisers are indebted to the staff of Newbury Building Society for box office facilities, to John O’Gaunt School for accommodating planning meetings, to The Bear Hotel, the Three Swans Hotel and Stag Service Station for hosting exhibitions, and to all who contribute to this popular community event which, without the financial support of Hungerford Town Council, The Trustees of The Town & Manor of Hungerford, Greenham Common Trust and West Berkshire Council, together with the generosity of the businesses and individuals listed below, could not take place. A huge thank-you to all.

 

ADP Dealer Services Ltd * Marc Allen Barbara Barr * Sugar Mouse * Alan Pollitt * The Gentleman’s Shop
Below Stairs * Janette & Mick Kersey
Framemakers Galleries Ltd * Joan Smith * Dickins Hopgood Chidley
Caroline Lumley Training * Nye & Co
The Clockmaker * Fare Wise Travel
Great Grooms Antiques * Christine Ealding * Patricia Pamflett *Jean Hutchings * Roger King Antiques Kerridge Insurance * Sarah & John Martin * Peter Stirland Ltd * Brenda & John Newton * Kennet Roofing
Furr & Company * Russell Marshall Playground Services Ltd
The Plume of Feathers * Thermatek
L J Smith Accountants Ltd
Mr & Mrs C Priestley * Styles Silver
The G J Ward Charitable Trust
The Veterinary Hospital
Mary & Robin Gore * Mansil Morgan
Tanya Werrell (Edward Jones Ltd)
www.britainsfinest.co.uk * Tesco
English/Russian Translation Service