Local Events in and around the Village

(All events at the Coronation Hall unless stated.)
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Monthly Village Coffee Mornings. The Next is Saturday 1 December.

The coffee mornings are usually on the first Saturday morning of every month, in the Coronation Hall, starting at about 10.00 am to midday. 
Next Saturday Coffee Mornings for 2018 are:- 1 December.

Do come along, bring your family and friends,  and meet your neighbours, make  friends with new neighbours and generally hear the village gossip. There are always delicious cakes and things to eat.  Open to everyone and visitors are especially welcome..


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Pewsey Vale Railway Society

Awaiting details of next event.
Next Meeting:- Tuesday 13th November

At Woodborough Social Club SN9 5PL. Non-members welcome, admission £3.
Speaker Christian Wolmar -
The Trans-Siberian Railway




Pewsey Heritage Centre. 

'Railways through the Vale of Pewsey'
Wednesday 21st November 7.30pm






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Thursday 22 November at 7.30.pm.
Local Honeystreet Beekeeper Robert Carpenter Turner on the Goings on in a Beehive.  A talk for those who have never kept bees but wish to know how it is done.  Some Honey tasting will be part of the evening. Order tickets for Alton Talks


Tuesday  27 November. Film Night Tickets £5.00 on the door. Licensed Bar.

The Happy Prince

Happy Prince

Starring Rupert Everett, who also wrote and directed it, this is the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde.  Released from Reading Gaol, he leaves England never to return and wanders around Europe penniless and ill.

“In The Happy Prince Everett not only steps into the shoes of the Victorian writer and raconteur but makes his writing and directing debut. The result is a mixed bag, as while Everett the actor masterfully evokes the mournful mix of decadence and decay of the last years of Wilde, Everett the filmmaker is, like so many before him, too much in love with the brilliant old rogue for his own good.”  Eye for Film

“This poignant dramatisation of Wilde’s final years in exile is a powerful parable of passion and redemption.”  The Guardian

“Who knew that Rupert Everett had it in him? The 58-year-old actor and writer, who made a big splash in the 1980s with Another Country and Dance with a Stranger, and has seemingly teetered on the brink of oblivion ever since (ill-advised pop career, gossipy memoirs, public meltdown on Celebrity Apprentice), has produced an 11th-hour masterpiece in The Happy Prince.”  The Times

Watch trailer:- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2404639/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Friday 7 December at 7.00

Christmas Bingo

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Lots of  Prizes, Big Christmas Bingo. Fun for all the family. 




Village Christmas Party 
Sunday 9 December 
  Click here to book your FREE family tickets or call 852265 to book your tickets, volunteer to give your party piece or help with the preparations or find out more.

2019

Thursday  24 January Film Night Tickets £5.00 on the door. Licensed Bar.

Mamma Mia!  Here we go again.

Yes, this film is REALLY coming to the Altons!

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again!

Past and present intertwine as a pregnant Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is busy re-launching her mother’s taverna while husband Sky is away in New York.  Flashbacks transport us back in time to learn how the Dynamos came into being and how Donna (Lily James) met Sophie’s three putative fathers.

“It’s down to cannily cast diva Cher, playing Sophie’s maternal grandmother Ruby Sheridan, to really raise the roof as she does singing Fernando in duet with her lost love (played by Andy Garcia). The moment white-wigged Cher steps out of her helicopter on the jetty in that sparkling, sun-drenched bay, she owns the movie hook, line and sinker and virtually nothing else exists. Or at least until Meryl Streep appears singing My Love, My Life in that famous cliff-top church and instantly reduces the audience to floods of tears. In a replica of The Winner Takes It All showstopper in Mamma Mia!, it’s a stunningly bravura moment that will live long in the memory.”  Radio Times

“To sum it up in one easy sentence: if you loved the first film, you’ll certainly adore this one.”  The Upcoming

Watch trailer:- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6911608/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Thursday  21 February  Film Night Tickets £5.00 on the door. Licensed Bar.

The Children Act

As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam (Fionn Whitehead), to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.  From the official website

“Richard Eyre's direction is as delicate as a June morning and Thompson gives a performance that deserves a standing ovation. Forget the early days of Tutti Frutti and the fun stuff, she has emerged as Meryl Streep's equal at the top of the actors' pinnacle.” Eye for Film

“It's a remarkable, literate, nuanced film, which refuses to play to the gallery but, like the Bach keyboard music on its soundtrack, finds palpable emotion lurking just below a seemingly ordered surface.”  Radio Times

Watch Trailer:- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6040662/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Thursday  21 March  Film Night Tickets £5.00 on the door. Licensed Bar.

A Star is Born

In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture.  Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally.  She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.  Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.  From the official website

“This latest and fourth version is a gorgeous heartbreaker (bring tissues). Like its finest antecedents, it wrings tears from its romance and thrills from a steadfast belief in old-fashioned, big-feeling cinema. That it’s also a perverse fantasy about men, women, love and sacrifice makes it all the better.”  New York Times

“In his impressive directing debut, Bradley Cooper and the luminous Lady Gaga soar as they catapult the film high into a sphere of contrasts, where life's extremes are on show. Electric, compelling and tender, the film is a knockout creatively and emotionally, offering a raw glimpse into today's world of celebrity.”  Urban Cinefile

“An assured rehash it may be, but it’s one that’s surprisingly slick, emotionally affecting and packing a final unexpectedly meaningful punch.”  Radio Times

Watch Trailer:- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1517451/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again! Past and present intertwine as a pregnant Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is busy re-launching her mother’s taverna while husband Sky is away in New York.  Flashbacks transport us back in time to learn how the Dynamos came into being and how Donna (Lily James) met Sophie’s three putative fathers.
“It’s down to cannily cast diva Cher, playing Sophie’s maternal grandmother Ruby Sheridan, to really raise the roof as she does singing Fernando in duet with her lost love (played by Andy Garcia). The moment white-wigged Cher steps out of her helicopter on the jetty in that sparkling, sun-drenched bay, she owns the movie hook, line and sinker and virtually nothing else exists. Or at least until Meryl Streep appears singing My Love, My Life in that famous cliff-top church and instantly reduces the audience to floods of tears. In a replica of The Winner Takes It All showstopper in Mamma Mia!, it’s a stunningly bravura moment that will live long in the memory.”  Radio Times
“To sum it up in one easy sentence: if you loved the first film, you’ll certainly adore this one.”  The Upcoming
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6911608/?ref_=nv_sr_1