Arts for Hungerford 2021-22 Season kicks off to a great start

The Arts for Hungerford 2021/22 programme kicks off with a great programme of live music, film, theatre and spoken-word events. There was a prequel event on 26 August when singer and songwriter extraordinaire Jack Lukeman managed to squeeze in a gig in town: but the regular action starts on Friday 17 September with a showing of Portrait of a Lady on Fire. 

Each month we usually bring you four events, two being films (generally on a Friday) and two music or spoken-word (generally on a Saturday). The details of each event is usually confirmed about two months in advance.

We aim to provide a varied mix of top-quality entertainment. To get a flavour of the calibre of what we offer, have a look at our past events in the areas of performing arts, film, literature and visual arts. Expect more of the same this season.

For more about Arts for Hungerford generally, please visit our website.

What’s coming up…

We’ve taken a quick peek into the Arts for Hungerford schedule – here are the events coming up over the next four weeks…

Friday 17 September, 7.30pm at the Croft Hall – Portrait of a Lady on Fire. This won the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes and is a spell-binding tale of a clandestine romance between two women that examines the connection between an artist and their muse.

Saturday 18 September, 7.30pm at the Croft Hall – The Wantage Big Band. With compelling rhythms and a large playlist, the 18-piece Wantage Big Band are the local kings (and queens) of swing.

Friday 1 October, 7.30pm in the Croft Hall – The Father. Another award-winning film. It’s a tremendously powerful story about a man who begins to question the fabric of his reality and features powerhouse performances from Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman.

Saturday 2 October, 7.30pm in the Croft Hall – Keith James presents the music of Yusuf (formerly Cat Stevens). This acclaimed guitarist and singer/songwriter looks back at the life and legacy of Cat Stevens illustrated with performances of several of his most well-loved songs.

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