Arts for Hungerford
I’m delighted to announce that as of Thursday, 26 August 2021, the Arts for Hungerford programme will be up and running again with a great programme of live music, film, theatre and spoken word events.
Join us on 26 August to welcome back singer and songwriter extraordinaire Jack Lukeman, who has managed to squeeze us in between two gigs supporting the legendary Jools Holland. It’s sure to be a great upbeat night, a perfect way to start the season. The event will be held at the Croft Hall. Tickets are limited to 70, and the layout will be cafe style, so book early to avoid disappointment.
I’m also pleased to report that two of our artistes have gained significant accolades in the past year. Singer Elles Bailey won the 2021 UK Blues Federation Musician of the Year Award and oboist Ewan Millar was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. Both have performed many times for Arts for Hungerford and are testament to the quality of the experience we provide.
For those of you who want to engage in a conversation or just consider some alternative views on our events we introduce, the first of a series of personal thoughts by Danica. The first on our opening film Portrait of a Lady on Fire screening Friday 17 Sept.
‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire gives its audience much to muse upon. Art, like love and memory, is full of secrets. Synchronous with an evolving, illicit love affair, the creation of a painting represents containment, both in terms of the capture and objectification of its subject, and the poignant concentration of memory. The conventions of art mirror those of society, the relationship of artist and muse corresponding with the power dynamics of sexual politics, the working woman and the objectified marriage pawn. One has the power of choice; the other perhaps only the temporary power of refusal to cooperate. But the real and timeless question the film poses is, when we look, when we gaze, do we really see? And, if we don’t, can we learn to do so?’
|Thu 26/8/21||Music – Jack Lukeman|
|Fri 17/9/21||Film – Portrait of a Lady on Fire|
|Sat 18/9/21||Music – Wantage Big Band|
|Fri 1/10/21||Film – The Father|
|Sat 2/10/21||Music – The Music of Yousef – Keith James|
|Fri 15/10/21||Film – Pain and Glory|
|Sat 16/10/21||Music – Robert Cohen – Cello|
|Fri 5/11/21||Film – Nomadland|
|Sat 6/11/21||Classical Young Musicians|
|Fri 3/12/21||Film – Eaten by Lions|
|Fri 7/1/22||Film – Film – Ammonite|
|Fri 4/2/22||Film – The Farewell|
|Wed 6/4/22||Music – Flats and Sharps|
|Sun 12/6/22||Children’s Arts Festival|