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  • More Festivals than you can shake a stick at

    Tuesday, 05 April 2016.

    Arts for Hungerford was launched on Saturday 2nd April with a concert from The Bookshop Band followed a week later by cellist Gerard le Clerc at the Croft Hall playing music by Faure, Debussy and Sc...

    Literary festival - Recommended

    Thursday, 08 October 2015.

    This year's Literary Festival reaches its climax on 19th October when literary giant Louis de Bernières talks about his latest novel, The Dust That Falls From Dreams in the Corn Exchange at 7.30pm. ...

    POSTPONED Literary star comes to Hungerford, 9th June

    Friday, 29 May 2015.

    DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT HAD BEEN POSTPONED. On 9th June at 7.30pm, acclaimed novelist and Kintbury resident Gill Hornby will be launching her second novel, All Together Now, at the Hungerford Bookshop. ...

    Rachel Joyce - Literary Festival review

    Thursday, 30 October 2014.

    Book tours, readings and promotional events are a necessary evil for authors trying to publicise their work, but bestselling novelist Rachel Joyce seemed in good spirits when she spoke to a packed ...

    Hungerford Literary Festival - The Best Yet

    Wednesday, 21 October 2015.

    It has been said that for a small town, Hungerford really punches above it weight and on no occasion is this more evident that with our annual Literary Festival. Organised by Hungerford Bookshop's E...

    In praise of small town living

    Wednesday, 01 July 2015.

    Literary supernova and Kintbury resident Gill Hornby who has just published her second novel, All Together Now, took time out from a punishing round of literary festivals and book promotion engagement...

    Hungerford boasts the best bookshop in the south west.

    Wednesday, 11 March 2015.

    The Hungerford Bookshop has just scooped the prize for Independent Bookshop of the Year for the South West region at the Bookseller Industry Awards. The judging committee praised the winners and sho...
    Blooming botany
    Martin and the Magpie has never been one to rest on its laurels. Hungerford’s most contemporary florist is always looking for ways to push the trend and as the saying goes “a rolling stone gathers no moss”.

    VIP access at Donnington Country Club
    Donnington Grove have something extraordinary up their sleeves this month; an exclusive outdoor sculpture exhibition taking place in their tranquil walled gardens.

    Aldbourne’s fun run is back
    Dust off your running shoes and get ready for the annual Aldbourne 5k run

    Honeymoon? You need a honeypot!
    Over the last century newlyweds have been evolving, much rarer is the trepidation of a blushing bride about to leave her family home for the first time.

    Afternoon tea, Pimm’s for me!
    Blandy’s bistro are renowned for their extraordinary afternoon tea. It is a banquet affair with a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, homemade scones with tiptree preserve and clotted cream along with a variety of homemade cakes.

    Getting fruity with the Tutti Men
    The Tutti men went above and beyond duty this year to collect their kisses; symbolic of the tradition of collecting rent from the commoner’s houses owned by the John O' Gaunt estate, as one was seen claiming a ladder to fashion one!

    Championing children’s charities for 2018
    Berkshire is home to some truly fantastic causes. We have some “outstanding” local schools and nurseries that are doing vital work to raise the next generation...

    18 idyllic championship holes
    Once considered the preserve of retired bank managers, the game of golf has been re-branded for a new generation and not only now has mass appeal, but in certain quarters is even considered quite groovy

    Your library is about so much more than books
    Judging from the amount of community activity going in Hungerford Library, the council are going to have a hard time justifying its closure in their next round of swingeing cuts.

    Walks in around Hungerford
    Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience. Throughout the summer, we will be publishing details of some of the best and favourite walks in the town and its surrounding villages and countryside