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Around the World in Stories

This year’s Hungerford Literary Festival 13th-15th October, is inspired by the theme of Journeys. Festival curator Emma Milne White says, ‘At a time when our world seems in such a state of flux it seemed an appropriate choice and books are a great way to help us understand the world in which we live.”

Helping us understand one of the great issues of our

time, Sunday Times writer Jonathan Dean traces his remarkable family history in I Must Belong Somewhere, drawing parallels between the thirties and present-day refugee crisis. For full event listings, click here.


 Raymond Blanc seeks the best of British
British Food Fortnight Competition 2017 The search is on for the most imaginative and innovative celebration of British food during British Food Fortnight, which takes place from 23rd September to 8t...
 A Life Thwarted by Desire - James Hamilton
Acclaimed author and art historian, James Hamilton will be appearing at the Corn Exchange on Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm to discuss his latest work, Gainsborough: A Portrait in what looks set to...
 Totally Locally comes to Hungerford with Fiver Fest
Our beloved High Streets are so beleaguered by the seemingly unstoppable march of online shopping that independent traders are having to pull rabbits out of hats just to stay in business. We, the co...
 River walk along the Kennet at Ramsbury 23rd September
ARK (Action on the River Kennett), that wonderful charity run almost entirely by volunteers who work so hard to keep our waterways in rude health, are holding one of their lovely River Walks this Satu...
 Mothers with attitude - BMW X1 road test
My first car was a clapped-out Morris Marina that my Dad bought from a man in a pub for £50. That was in 1985, a purchase which set the tone for the next thirty odd years as I drove a succession of ...
Avebury is a henge monument (which is an ancient place surrounded by a bank and ditch) and is the world’s largest prehistoric stone circle, originally comprising of some 100 standing stones, wit...
 Lit Fest gets new sponsorship
Hungerford’s acclaimed Literary Festival has attracted generous support from Dick Lovett BMW and Mini for 2017. Now in its sixth year, The Hungerford Literary Festival will be held on 13-15 Octo...
 Three swans open for business again and looking fabulous
After major investment by the Coaching Inn Group, Hungerford’s Three Swans Hotel, Eatery and Coffee Shop is once again open for business and looks set to be Hungerford’s go-to place for accommod...
Savour a slice of southern Sweden
Nordic noir, Medieval towns, architecture, serene rail travel, beaches and superb innovative food.

Lord Coe loves Hungerford
Olympic medal winner and Chairman of FIFA's Ethics Committee, Sebastian Coe was at the opening of Hungerford's Barrs Yard on Friday.