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26th June

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Arts Association
HADCAF 2018

  29 Jun - 15 Jul

Hungerford Arts Festival

12:00am
Various start times

The Arts Festival runs for two weeks and includes MUSIC, THEATRE, EXHIBITIONS, COMEDY, FILM, TALKS, WALKS 7 WORKSHOPS - in fact, something for everyone! Tickets available ONLINE and from Newbury Building Society, Hungerford.


Tickets:
Comedy Club

  29 June

Comedy Club

8:00pm

Hungerford Comedy Club rounds off its first year with a mixture of stand-up styles including sets from Sunjai Arif and Jay Handley, and regular MC Graeme Coulam.



An engaging storyteller, Sunjai quickly wins over audiences with his warm personality. Jay is a regular at some of the UK's very best venues and has twice been a finalist in the Birmingham New Act of the Year Awards - although he did not win, what he lost in potential accolades he has gained in a zen-like acceptance of his place in the world.


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Graham Harvey

  29 June

The Archers

Graham Harvey, In Search of Countryside Treasure

8:00pm

An evening with Graham Harvey, Ambridge's 'Minister of Agriculture'



With music by Alastair Collingwood



Writer of over 600 episodes of The Archers - the world's longest-running radio soap opera - and creator of some of its most memorable storylines and characters, Graham Harvey looks back on his time with the programme and explains how it is created. Fans will enjoy the light-hearted pub quiz on the show!



With live music, songs and readings from his stage play, No Finer Life, Graham explores our relationship with the countryside. 'Farming,' he says, 'the state of the land, its impact on the countryside and the quality of the food it produces, and our individual health are inextricably linked. Getting it right is perhaps the most important challenge of the 21st century. Deciding what we do, even discussing it, should not be left to politicians, industry or those working the land alone. Everyone should be part of a great debate.'



A discussion and Q&A session on rural life concludes the evening.


Tickets:
Exhibition - 23 local artists

  30 Jun - 15 Jul

Exhibition

23 Local Artists

10:00am
weekends only.

Paintings, prints, pottery, sculpture, textile art, jewellery, photography, stained glass, ceramics, millinery.



Curated by David H Jones



Artists: Shirley Cartey, Jane Corbett, Amy Malikov, Sandra Cook, Rowan Whimster, Susan Kirkman, Sue Acworth, Micky Thompson, Patty Medlin, Theresa Hing, Normandy Barcelo Soto, Andi Mulholland, Helen Colling, David H Jones, Elizabeth Davis, Hilary Reem, Diana Barraclough, Rosemary Trigwell, Claire Acworth, Arran Miles, Diccon Dadey, Susie Whimster, Rosalind Hewitt



Open: Saturday and Sunday 30 June/1 July, 7/8, 14/15 July.  Parking, wheelchair access, garden.


Tickets:
Kast Off Kinks

  30 June

KAST OFF KINKS

7:30pm

The Kast Off Kinks are actual former members of the iconic rock band The Kinks, back together playing great music and reliving the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name



This great line-up features Mick Avory (original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals Kinks 80s & 90s and still works with Sir Ray Davies), John Dalton (bass/vocals Kinks 60s & 70s), Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, previously with the Beach Boys, Noel Redding Band and Tim Rose).



Expect all the hits including: You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, All Day and All of the Night plus many more.



A great night out, not to be missed!


Tickets:
HADCAF

  1 July

Singing Workshop

with Sarah Cope

2:00pm

Come and sing! All welcome - no experience necessary.



Since 1997, Sarah has been the Director of Music at St Nicolas Parish Church, Newbury, where she has grown the church choir to over 40 members, both Juniors and Adults. The choir performs regularly for all Sunday Services as well as for special civic and Newbury Festival services.


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Ashworth Rattenbury

  1 July

Ashworth & Rattenbury - Guitar Recital

8:00pm

Ashworth & Rattenbury Guitars began playing as a duo to prepare music for a celebration of composer Milton Babbitt's centenary in 2016. Their performance was recorded for later broadcast by BBC Radio 3's Hear & Now show, and they also performed Babbitt's music at further concerts. Inspired to explore the guitar duet repertoire further, they now perform a wide range of music for two guitars. This includes arrangements of baroque keyboard music, well-known classical guitar duets, choros from Latin America, and works by the American minimalists. Both guitarists are also members of the Sussex Guitar Quartet.



Jon Rattenbury is an active guitarist and music educator. He has wide experience as a performer on electric and classical guitar and as a music tutor. Jon has worked as a music examiner for RSL and the International Baccalaureate Organisation, and has recently worked as a music consultant for ABRSM, helping to develop a new popular music syllabus. Jon completed his Masters in music at Goldsmiths, University of London, and has interests in both historical and contemporary musicology. In 2014, the Lute Society published Jon?s critical edition of 17th century baroque guitar songs from the library of Samuel Pepys at Magdalene College, Cambridge.



Brian Ashworth studied classical guitar, piano, and harmony, benefiting greatly from his studies with Robert Brightmore at music college in London. Professional projects have included TV and radio work with composer Karl Jenkins, working from Olympic Studios in London. His recent focus has remained in contemporary music and education, working in Brighton as a guitar, bass, drum kit and ukulele teacher. Brian also travels internationally as a performer, presenter, and educator. He has played and recorded with many ensembles over the years, with particular interest in 'Early' and 'Late' periods of music.


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Continuing this week

Soldier

  8 Jun - 6 Jul

SOLDIER

Exhibition of paintings by Robert Fitzmaurice

11:00am

To mark the hundredth anniversary of the end of WWI the artist Robert Fitzmaurice will present a solo exhibition of paintings, prints and mixed media that considers the nature of the soldier from ancient times to the present day.



https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/d59c668b-65e6-4377-b85d-0ab7a3c66b9d/pages/details


Details:
Bohun Gallery

  19 May - 28 Jul

John Piper - 'A Very English Artist'

10:00am

This summer Oxfordshire's Bohun Gallery will be examining John Piper's travels around the British Isles and his contribution towards the protection and maintenance of our English Heritage.


Details:
New Era Players

  12 May - 21 Jul

The Fascination of Colour, Surface and Pattern

11:00am

An Exhibition of Paintings by Katie Tattersdill.



www.katietattersdill.com


Details:
is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council