Film: Fri 7 Apr - The Girl on The Train
Theatre: Sat 22 Apr - Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Well we feel like we have had a great first year, hope you have all found something to enjoy, new ideas are always welcome just email or catch one of us at an event. We have already started bookings for our next season so more news coming soon.

This Fri 17 Mar - Film - The Girl on The Train

'Paula Hawkins' madly popular 2015 novel The Girl on the Train had a terrific main character. That she's still terrific in the film is reason alone to see it.' Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph, Oct 2016. Trailer and info below.

This Sat 8 Apr - Music - Jazz All Stars - Food tickets still available, event tickets sold out

The return of this top quality Jazz/Funk act, where does Adam find these great professionals and how does he persuade them to come to Hungerford? Detail below.

Sat 22 April - Jane Eyre: An Autobiography - World Class Drama in Hungerford, top show at the Edinburgh Fringe. Broadway Baby “Hands down the best adaptation of Jane Eyre I have ever seen, in any medium”

Food Menus - please remember to book 48 hours in advance

Fri 7 Apr - Croft Films - The Girl on the Train - North Indian Chicken curry with Brown rice and poppadums. Vegetarian Option of North Indian Split pea curry with Brown rice and poppadums.
Sat 8 Apr - Music - Jazz All Stars - Fish cakes and tartare sauce with roast potatoes and mushy peas. Vegetarian Option of Veg cakes and tartare sauce with roast potatoes and mushy peas. 
Fri 21 Apr - Croft Films - Queen of Katwe - Beef stew with carrot mash and spring greens. Vegetarian Option of root veg stew with carrot mash and spring greens.
The cost is £8 per head and must be ordered 48h before the event either Online or at the Hungerford Bookshop. Supplied by the Wheatsheaf, Chilton Foliat.
The Girl on The Train
Fri 7 Apr 8.00pm
Food and Bar from 7.00pm
(2016, 15, 1hr 58min)

Directed by Tate Taylor
Starring Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson 

Each day, Rachel takes the train in to work, passing her old house, where she lived with her husband, who still lives there with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head - a perfect happy family. One day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking. The next day, she wakes up with a hangover and bruises, and no memory of the night before. 

'Retaining the British accent that makes her even more of an outsider in this scary New World, Blunt convinces completely as a drunken fish out of water.' Mark Kermode, Observer, Oct 2016

Watch the trailer here and Mark Kermode review here.

Queen of Katwe
Fri 21 Apr 8.00pm
Food and Bar from 7.00pm
(2016, PG, 2hr 4min)

Directed by Mira Hair
Starring Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o

"Queen of Katwe" is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her charismatic coach, family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

'the film hits you like a shot in the heart. Nyong'o and Oyelowo are both extraordinary, giving newcomer Nalwanga a chance to shine as Phiona grows into her own woman.' Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Sept 2016.

Watch the trailer here and Mark Kermode review here.

Future Screenings for Croft Films, at the Croft Hall   Follow links to trailers
5 May Bridge of Spies
19 May Things to Come
2 Jun Arrival
16 Jun Little Men
Tickets £5 Online and at the Hungerford Bookshop
Sat 22 Apr - Theatre - Jane Eyre
8.00pm - Food and Bar From 7.00pm - Croft Hall Hungerford

The top drama show from 2016's  Edinburgh Festival in Hungerford for all of our Bronte fans, book early as bound to be a sell out.

Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Bronte’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones. Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane – and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities.

Get the Full SP Here

TV Bomb

"The kind of performance that stays with you for days after you wear your hands out in applause

Broadway Baby

"Hands down the best adaptation of Jane Eyre I have ever seen, in any medium"

Edinburgh Guide

"A theatrical masterpiece"

Tickets £15
Pre-show food £8. Menu to be announced.

Sat 8 Apr - Jazz All Stars - Sold Out
Wed 12 Apr - Joanna Trollope 'City of Friends'
7.30pm - Croft Hall

The Hungerford Bookshop is delighted to welcome back Joanna Trollope who will be talking about her newly published novel 'City of Friends' before taking questions from the audience and signing copies.

Joanna Trollope has been writing for over thirty years and is well known for her enormously successful contemporary works of fiction.  She has been described as one of the most insightful chroniclers and social commenters writing fiction today.

Tickets £6 (includes a glass of wine and money off the book on the night). Buy from the bookshop or Online.
Thurs 25 May - Henry Hemming "'M' Maxwell Knight: MI5's Greatest Spymaster"
7.30pm - Town Hall

To celebrate the release of Henry Hemming's latest book, the author will be giving a talk about two remarkable female spies and the man who ran them: an animal-loving drop-out who went on to become MI5’s greatest spymaster.

This is the dramatic true story of a maverick MI5 officer who recruited two women in the 1930s to penetrate the British Communist movement. Their work led to the exposure of a Soviet spy-ring in the Woolwich Arsenal.

Tickets £6 (includes £5 off the book on the night, plus a free glass of wine). Buy from the bookshop or Online.
Visual Arts Trail

Sculpture by Jane Milne

Visual Arts Trail Submissions being Sought

In an exciting new venture this Autumn Arts for Hungerford will launch its first Visual Arts Trail focussed around a large arts trail through the town.

Designed to showcase high quality art in a variety of mediums including paint, print, sculpture, textiles, ceramics and photography by national and local artists, it will be a fantastic opportunity for the public to enjoy a diverse array of art on their doorstep, and also to attract people in to the town.  Art will be displayed in local businesses and public spaces.

Submissions are now being sought for consideration, please send pictures of your work and details to

For any queries please contact Tony on 07590 555 877 or email

Your support and feedback will ensure we provide the events you want to see.

This newsletter is published twice a month incorporating all the events put on by Croft Films, Arts for Hungerford and the Hungerford Bookshop as well as a myriad of other arts activities for you to enjoy. For the latest information and to Buy Tickets go to or vist the amazing Hungerford Bookshop.

For film lovers, Croft Films' have two screenings each month - an eclectic mix of fabulous films.

There're a wide selection of music and literary events to look forward to. For more information take a look at our website - events are grouped by category, Music, Film, Literature etc., and there's a complete list at the bottom of the website. 

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Arts for Hungerford Calendar - for those who like to plan ahead and guarantee a seat - just go to the bottom of our main page 
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