Hungerford Summer Festival 2021

Hungerford Summer Festival 2021 

 
 
Hungerford Summer Festival has Outdoor Summer Festival | Walks, Talks, Music, Drama, Exhibitions, Open Gardens, Workshops & Art to enjoy- why not have a look at what is on offer for 2021

Saturday 3rd July 2021

Medieval Garden – Hungerford

Saturday 3 July   & Sunday 4th July 10:00am – 5:00pm

87 High Street, Hungerford

What Joy is a Garden! Come and visit the beautiful local medieval garden in Hungerford. Location: 87/88 High Street , Hungerford £5 entry fee in aid of Noreen’s Kids Garden ornaments and refreshments will be on sale. All proceeds go to Noreen’s Kids.

£5.00
Tickets available on the day

Summer Festival Exhibition: 20 Local Artists

Saturday 3 July- 11th  July   10:00am – 5:00pm

 

An exciting and inspiring range of paintings, ceramics, printmaking, jewellery, stained glass, pottery, millinery, textile art and photography.

Artists include Shirley Cartey, Rosalind Hewitt, Diana Barraclough, Sandra Cook, Arran Miles, Susan Kirkman, Micky Thompson, David Jones, Patty Medlin, Bernadette Bawol, Andi Mulholland, Elizabeth Davis, Theresa Hing, Hilary Reem, Helen Colling, Susan Acworth, John Hing, Diccon Dadey, Rosemary Trigwell, Lone Hudson.

Open every day between 3rd and 11th July
Parking, wheelchair access, garden

Free – no ticket required

Make & Decorate Cookies

Saturday 3 July  10:00 – 11:00am

Hungerford Youth & Community Centre

Learn an easy cookie recipe with Avneet.

Make and decorate fun-shaped cookies to take home.

Parents can stay or drop off their kids.

Kindly sponsored by Hungerford Food Markets & Festival

This event is free but you will require a ticket
Tickets available online. – For Children Aged 7 to 11

HEAT Presents – Green Technology Cars

Saturday 3 July  11:00am – 4:00pm

Hungerford Croft

A cross section of Electric powered vehicles will be on display on the Green at the Croft. Talk to experts to discover the benefits and potential of environmentally friendly car ownership.

Free – no ticket required

Indian Cooking for Beginners: Chapatti and Daal

Saturday 3 July  11:30am – 1:00pm

Hungerford Youth & Community Centre

Learn the secrets of Punjabi cuisine with a hands-on cooking experience with Nin Dulai from Nin’s Kitchen.

All ingredients and equipment will be provided.

Kindly sponsored by Hungerford Food Markets & Festival

£3.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee – Suitable for 11 years of age and upwards.

Indian Cooking for Beginners: Chapatti and Paneer Curry

Saturday 3 July  2:00 – 3:30pm

Hungerford Youth & Community Centre

Learn the secrets of Punjabi cuisine with a hands-on cooking experience with Nin Dulai from Nin’s Kitchen.

All ingredients and equipment will be provided.

Kindly sponsored by Hungerford Food Markets & Festival

£3.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee – Suitable for 11 years of age and upwards.

Dan’s Disco

Saturday 3 July  7:30 – 11:30pm

Town Hall

So, after nearly 60 Discos in his living room over lockdown Dan is finally pleased to announce he is going ‘Live’ at Hungerford Corn Exchange.

A fun packed evening of entertainment. Fancy Dress in encouraged and prizes for best male and female. A one hour show and then over to Ben Pike of Moonraker Disco.

Bar supplied by the Plume.

£10.00
Please refer to performer’s website for specific ticket and/or schedule information

There will be a licensed bar at this event

collection of delicious baked goods in local bakery

Hungerford Food and Artisan Market

Sunday 4 July  10:30am – 2:30pm

Hungerford Croft Field Centre

A wonderful selection of local food and artisan ware for your home and garden. Meet the producers, reduce your food miles and shop local for bread, honey, jams, cakes, apple juice, venison, cheese, smoked fish, pies, produce, eggs, cut flowers, wooden chopping boards, pottery, sustainable soap and lots more.

Free – no ticket required

Champagne and Nibbles at Winding Wood Winery

Sunday 4 July  3:00 – 4:30pm

Winding Wood Winery

9 years ago this picturesque location was being used to farm sheep when a throwaway comment by its owner suggested that instead of sheep, how about a vineyard. Forward 9 years and Winding Wood now have 3 vintages of Winding Wood sparkling with three more in the pipeline. The second release from the 2016 classic cuvee won a clutch of medals including a gold from WineGB – the wine equivalent of the Baftas!

A wonderful opportunity to visit Winding Wood Winery a stone’s throw from Hungerford. Tucked in a lovely valley, the winery was once used to farm sheep.

£15.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee – Ticket price includes tasters of 2 sparkles – the classic cuvee and demi-sec – plus nibbles.

Georgian Hungerford – a guided walk

Monday 5 July  6:00 – 7:30pm

Hungerford Town Hall

Explore some of the town’s fascinating history with local historians Hugh and Lois Pihlens.
Meet on the Town Hall steps: 6.00pm

This event is free but you will require a ticket
Tickets available online.


Joe Hicks Trio

Monday 5 July  8:00 – 10:00pm

Hungerford Croft Field Centre

Newbury’s well loved singer-songwriter Joe Hicks blends pop, blues and folk influences, combining intricate guitar composition with classic pop song-craft. Having made a name for himself as a session guitarist, Hicks released his first solo single at the start of 2017 following a soul searching writing trip to a secluded Cornish Airbnb garage with no internet or phone signal.

Soon after he was made ‘BBC Introducing Artist of the Week’, receiving extensive radio play across the U.K and also a CLASH ‘Track of the Day’ feature. Since then the songwriter has built up a sizeable online following (+1 million Spotify Streams) helped on by extensive support from BBC Introducing and touring of the UK and Europe, including appearances at the Big Feastival, Are You Listening? Festival, over 30 ‘Sofar Sounds’ shows and a slot supporting BRITS critics choice winner Sam Fender.

Joe’s self-titled album (06.03.20) was recorded at Studio 91 in his home town of Newbury with producer Sam Winfield (Amber Run, Fickle Friends).

£10.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee

Creative Writing Workshop with Jill Sharp

Tuesday 6 July  10:00am – 4:30pm

Herongate Club

Hungerford U3a present a day of tutorials, discussions, readings, writing games and practical exercises to refresh your inspiration, impetus and sharpen your writing skills.

Suitable for both beginners and those of you looking to extend your practice, it will provide fresh approaches to structure and plot.

Jill Sharp is a highly experienced writer and was a tutor with the Open University for many years. She is a published poet and her book, “Written in Stone”, was published by English Heritage.

This will be a friendly and informal workshop, both focused and purposeful.

Bring along your writing notebook and your favoured pen! All other materials provided.

Refreshments will be available in the Honesty Cafe.

Kindly sponsored by Lucy Bennett

£18.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee – Refreshments will be available in the Honesty Cafe.

Stretching with Poppy

Tuesday 6 July  11:00am – 1:00pm

Hungerford Croft Field Centre

Learn some valuable techniques to help with bad posture from Poppy, a personal trainer and qualifying Pilates instructor. Help to loosen up tight chests and hip flexors and learn to improve hunched postures through the use of stretching and movement.

After the session you will be able to have a short and relaxing shoulder and neck massage courtesy of Philip Weir. Massage is a great way to alleviate aches and pains, aiding recovery and reducing the risk of injury. Massage can also help to improve movement and help to reduce stress and increase relaxation throughout the body.

Philip holds a Level 3 Sport and Remedial Massage therapy qualification and is looking forward to joining his partner Poppy, to bring his skills to use.

£6.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee

River Dipping – Secrets of the River

Tuesday 6 July  6:00 – 7:30pm

Eddington Marsh

Join Rob Starr, River Keeper for the Town & Manor of Hungerford on an exploration of the River Dun.

The river is a chalk stream which is a globally rare habitat abundant with wildlife. Rob will spot and talk about wild brown trout, grayling and go river dipping for bullhead and a fascinating variety of invertebrates including caddis and freshwater shrimp.

The walk starts at Fishermans car park opposite the Shell garage on the A4. Booking is required as numbers are limited. Sorry no dogs allowed.

This event is free but you will require a ticket
Tickets available online. – Booking is essential and numbers are limited.

Georgia Lewis and Bowreed

Tuesday 6 July  8:00 – 10:00pm

Hungerford Croft Field Centre

Exploring folk tales old and new, Georgia Lewis blends ballads of nature, love, loss and longing with great depth and passion.

Nominated for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Horizon Award, winner of the Future of Young Folk Award, Ely Band Competition and Priddy’s, recently revived, Agility Mendip Stepping Competition, Georgia’s been “making a name for herself through really well received concerts” Julie Fowlis.

Her debut album ‘The Bird Who Sings Freedom’ was described as “an impeccable British folk album” (Songlines) and received a glowing five-star review from Rock’n’Reel magazine.

With her “delicately expressive voice” (fRoots), accordion and whistle she is described as having a “fine musicianship and authentic feel” (Living Trad) Georgia’s energy is hard to beat!

£10.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee

There will be a licensed bar at this event

The Ramsbury Brewery Tour and Tasting

Wednesday 7 July  11:00am – 12:30pm

Ramsbury Brewery

Set amongst 19,000 acres of the Ramsbury Estate in the chalk-rich valleys of Wiltshire, this is an opportunity to visit Hungerford’s much loved local brewery and learn more about the ethos, the history and the products with a chance to taste the results.

Free of charge but numbers are limited to 12 – a pre-booked ticket is required.

This event is free but you will require a ticket
Tickets available online. – There is an option to have lunch (chargeable) at The Bell afterwards but numbers will be needed in advance so please advise. Menu available.

Paul J Chapman – Art Appreciation – Stanley Spencer

Wednesday 7 July  3:00 – 5:00pm

The Hungerford Croft Field Centre

Paul Chapman, Accredited Arts Society Lecturer will bring his extensive knowledge of our local artist, Stanley Spencer, to the Summer festival. The title of the event ‘Stanley Spencer, The Odd One Out’ will afford us the opportunity to find out more about this celebrated artist.

Spencer, an English painter working in the 20th Century, is considered a visionary and an eccentric, he was an independent artist that never joined any of the artistic movements of the time. Spencer’s works often express his fervent if unconventional Christian faith, his romantic and sexual obsessions. Spencer was a commissioned War Artist in both WW1 and WW2. He was skilled at organising multi-figure compositions as seen in some of his greatest works including ‘Resurrection, Cookham’ ‘The Sandham Memorial Chapel’ and the ‘Port Glasgow’ series. Spencer saw military service in WW1, had two unconventional marriages, was rejected on occasions by the Royal Academy, had an attempted prosecution for obscenity against him, all while living his entire life in a Berkshire village make his life as intriguing as his paintings.

£5.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee

The Kennet Accordionists

Wednesday 7 July  7:30 – 9:00pm

Hungerford Croft Field Centre

Nigel Pasby, the Orchestra’s Musical Director cites both Mozart and Freddie Mercury as two of his major musical influences and a night spent with the talented Kennet Accordionists and accompanists (flute and drums) will demonstrate these influences brilliantly.

Pop, classical and music from film and musicals are played with great skill and verve – a really ‘feel good’ night.

£5.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee

Big Cook, Little Cook

Thursday 8 July  4:00 – 5:30pm

Hungerford Croft Field Centre

Enjoy making pastry and tuna pasties with the little cook(s) in your family with Tessa Brown from Hungerford Nursery School.

All ingredients and equipment provided and you get to take the pasties and recipe home.

For 3 – 6 yrs with one or two accompanying adults.

Kindly sponsored by Hungerford Food Markets & Festival

This event is free but you will require a ticket
Tickets available online. – Six family tables will be available in an outdoors location, each accommodating a maximum of four people.

Farncombe Farm Walk

Thursday 8 July  6:30 – 9:00pm

Farncombe Farm

A wonderful opportunity for an exploratory walk around a family-run, conservation farm dating from the early 1900’s.

Just outside of Lambourn in the heart of the North Wessex Downs, the chalk grassland supports a huge diversity of flowers, butterflies and moths.

This event is free but you will require a ticket
Tickets available online. – There will be a barbecue after the walk – all donations to support the James Ballantyne Memorial Fund.

The Hungerford Town Band

Thursday 8 July  7:30 – 9:00pm

Hungerford Croft Field Centre

A chance to welcome back our wonderful Town Band to share with us their skills and enthusiasm. Under the leadership of Musical Director, Tim Crouter, the band has achieved a reputation as one of the leading brass bands in the region.

£5.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee

Well-being Workshop with Lis Allen: Life’s a (re) Balancing Act!

Friday 9 July  2:00 – 4:00pm

Hungerford Croft Field Centre

What got you through last year? Was it laughter, lager or lethargy?!

What did you love about lockdown? What did you loathe?

Why would you come to this event?

It’ll be a fun, thought-provoking and inspirational afternoon, giving you time to check in with how you’re feeling coming out of lockdown. You’ll pick up some ideas and learnings for your well-being going forward: after all, there’s ALWAYS more to learn, isn’t there?! Bring a pen and an open mind

Lis has had an extremely varied career, working in diverse roles and organisations such as the NHS, the House of Commons and the BBC. She trained as a mindset coach in 2002 and has been running her own coaching and speaking business since 2008.

Lis is known widely for her Vagina Dialogues and Talking Bollocks events. She’s currently Regional President (Thames Valley) of the Professional Speaking Association of UK and Ireland. She’s also done a few stand-up comedy gigs because she loves having fun and is always on the look-out for it!

£5.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee


Blithe Spirit

Friday 9 July  7:30 – 9:30pm

 

Hungerford Croft Field Centre

Following 2019’s highly acclaimed tour of The 39 Steps – A Radio Drama, BlackBox Theatre Company returns to the stage with an outdoor production of Noel Coward’s timeless classic, Blithe Spirit.

Charles Condomine, a successful novelist, has had two wives – one is most certainly living and the other is most certainly dead! However, after a rather eventful seance held by the eccentric Madame Arcati, the ghost of his temperamental first wife has come to visit, much to the consternation of the current Mrs Condomine.

Two wives, ‘living’ under the same roof? What could possibly go wrong?


£10.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee

Go Batty – Bat Walk

Friday 9 July  9:00 – 10:30pm

Eddington Marsh

Back by popular demand

Join us for a fascinating evening all about bats led by Dave Endacott from Oxfordshire Bat Group.

We will meet some live bats and then take a stroll along the River Dun on Eddington Marsh to see and hear various species of bats using high powered torches and bat detectors. Wear warm clothing, suitable footwear and bring a torch.

This is a very popular event run by the Town & Manor of Hungerford.

Meet in the Fisherman’s Car Park opposite the Shell garage on the A4, adjacent to the A4 bridge by the river Kennet in Eddington.


£5.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee – Booking is essential and numbers are limited.

Hugh Warwick – The Hedgehog Man

Saturday 10 July  3:00 – 4:30pm

Hungerford Croft Field Centre

Hugh is an ecologist and writer, public speaker and educator with a particular fondness for hedgehogs.

Among his many commitments he is spokesman for the British Hedgehog Society. His books include A Prickly Affair, Hedgehog, The Hedgehog Book and Linescapes in which he investigates the impact that the lines we make have on the capacity of wildlife to thrive.

Hugh has recently appeared on the One Show. He works closely with research groups and the Wildlife Trust.


£5.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee

The Adam Winslet Band

Saturday 10 July  7:30 – 10:00pm

Hungerford Croft Field Centre

Adam Winslet is joined by a group of world class musicians.

Adam and his band never fail to impress and know how to raise the roof with an eclectic mix of music; blues, jazz, rock.

Holding the record attendance at Marlborough Jazz Festival for 4 years in a row, get ready to dance the night away with Adam and his band.


£15.00
Tickets are required for this event
Tickets are available online with no additional booking fee

Open Garden – Chilton Foliat

Sunday 11 July  10:00am – 4:00pm

 

Our large cottage garden is fully organic and includes a mix of perennial borders, complimented with annual planting. There are a variety of wildlife areas and a productive vegetable garden, complete with chickens.

There will be cakes and coffee available for a donation, and plenty of brains to pick if you have questions.

Please join us to raise money for two fabulous local causes, and keep your fingers crossed for a glorious summer day.

All money raised will be shared equally between Chilton Foliat Primary School and the National Animal Welfare Trust at Trindledown, Great Shefford.

£2.50
Tickets available on the day


NOTE: Sorry, no dogs due to the presence of chickens. Children must be supervised at all times. A full risk assessment has been carried out. All visitors are expected to act responsibly at all times and to take personal responsibility for their safety while on the premises.