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4:00 pm Evelyn – Special Screening @ Vue Cinema, Kennet Centre
Evelyn – Special Screening @ Vue Cinema, Kennet Centre
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Evelyn - Special Screening @ Vue Cinema, Kennet Centre | England | United Kingdom
Evelyn is a deeply personal documentary from the Academy Award winning team behind The White Helmets (2016) and Virunga (2014). The film follows the story of a family overcoming the unthinkable. On a walking odyssey[...]
5:00 pm Sunday Pizza Night at the Queens... @ Queens Arms
Sunday Pizza Night at the Queens... @ Queens Arms
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday Pizza Night at the Queens Arms in East Garston @ Queens Arms | England | United Kingdom
Most of the restaurants and pubs may be shut of a Sunday evening – but not the Queens Arms. Just as the last Sunday lunches are being cleared away, we’re firing up our pizza ovens[...]
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9:30 am Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom
Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit. Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.   Dates Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays). Price £3.70 per child or £5.70[...]
10:00 am Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD sale  Monday 18 – Saturday 23 February at Burghfield Library, nothing more than £1. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35189
10:00 am Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for ... @ Swindon MECA
Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for ... @ Swindon MECA
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for Halfterm @ Swindon MECA | England | United Kingdom
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 2019 10am – 4pm (Daily) UNLIMITED PLAY Bouncy Castles (up to 10yrs) Inflatable Obstacle Course (up to 10yrs) Toddler Soft Play (0-4yrs) 0-6 Months – Free Under 4’s –[...]
10:00 am Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom
Monday Rhymetime at Thatcham Library Rhymetime for under 3’s at Thatcham Library. Every Monday in term time, 10.00-10.20am. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286
10:00 am Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
For under 5s – come and join Music Mondays.  Join in with traditional songs and rhymes accompanied by live music. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Spaces are limited so please book in advance[...]
1:30 pm Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Duplo Play Sessions For toddlers and preschoolers: Mondays, 1.30-3.00pm all year round Wednesdays. 10.45am-12.15pm half-term and holidays An informal session to have fun with Duplo. Younger siblings welcome – we have a few baby toys to[...]
1:45 pm Let’s Talk About the Old Days @ ... @ Theale Library
Let’s Talk About the Old Days @ ... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Let's Talk About the Old Days @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Let’s Talk About the Old Days Regular events for older people – Carers welcome. 3rd Monday each month, starts 19th November. Please call or email ahead if you wish to attend – For more information,[...]
2:00 pm Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom
Coffee and Craft Every Monday in term time, 2.00-4.00pm at Pangbourne Library. Drop in and bring any craft with you. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Arts for Hungerford Celebrates its First Year

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Arts for Hungerford was set up with the aim of providing a year-round programme of high-quality arts events for Hungerford and the surrounding communities. Our small market town really punches above its weight in terms of annual events such as the literary festival and Hungerford Arts Festival (HADCAF) but it was thought that there was space for a regular arts programme offering something every month.

So far, Arts for Hungerford has showcased a variety of genres including film, music, drama, literary talks, art and comedy. The original Bookshop Band opened the year with their unique mix of songs. Terence Reis and Danica Trim two local singer songwriters, one with an international career as the front man of the Dire Straits Experience gave us great original music

Highlights in the past year have included the multi-award winning folk band Faustus for a sell-out event, a ‘Stand-Up History’ comedy night which brought the house down, and superlative performances from classical singer Hannah Medlam and blues vocalist Elles Bailey.

Arts for Hungerford teamed up with the bookshop to continue to evolve the Literary Festival with over 16 authors in 2016 and new formats to come for 2017 and 2018.

The community organisation also believes strongly in supporting new talent, and is gaining a reputation for finding and presenting exceptionally gifted musicians at the start of their careers, as seen in November with ‘Young Classical Musicians’ (in association with Berkshire Maestros), and a trio of sparky singer-songwriters performing rock and pop pieces earlier this year. Continuing this theme international cellist Gerard LeClerc offered not only a romantic evening concert but a master class and group playing session for 20 local cellists and an afternoon children’s concert attended by over 70 children

Arts from Hungerford has become renowned for creating a relaxed and intimate atmosphere for its evenings. Tables and chairs are set-up café style, with candles on the tables and a well-stocked bar. It makes for an immersive and entertaining experience.

It seems unbelievable that a year has already passed. Plans are well underway for a Visual Arts Trail in September as well as a Summer concert; with the return of Jazz All-Stars fronted by Adam Winslet and an outstanding one woman play about Jane Eyre imminent, there is plenty more to look forward to.

Arts for Hungerford will be celebrating its first birthday on the steps of the Town Hall on Saturday April 1st from 10am – midday. They invite you to come along for a piece of cake, to buy tickets, and to find out more about forthcoming events. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer is also welcome to introduce themselves.

Hungerford is very lucky to have this active organisation (run entirely by volunteers) sourcing, creating and promoting exceptional arts events for our enjoyment. Happy first birthday!

To find out more visit the Arts for Hungerford website or pop in to The Hungerford Bookshop.

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