Village & Local Events 

(All events at the Coronation Hall SN8 4LB unless stated.)
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Monthly Coffee Mornings and Village Market. 

Next is Saturday 7 March 2020

The coffee mornings and village market are usually held on the first Saturday morning of every month, in the Coronation Hall, starting at about 10.00 am to midday. The coffee morning with a village market is new idea for us - do support it and come along.  If you wish to sell or swap some home made jams, cakes, honey, marmalade, (please ensure you home made products have you contact details on the label) plants, flowers or even some Bric-à-brac do come to the Coffee Morning & Village Market. For those selling at the market a volantry contribution to the hall funds would be appreciated.  Bring your family and friends, meet your neighbours if you’ve yet to meet them and generally hear all the village gossip. There are always delicious cakes to go with the tea or coffee.  Open to everyone and visitors.
Please Volunteer to help with coffee mornings

Alton Arts is pleased to present Ninebarrow who are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who have been impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding ‘like two halves of one voice’ and by Mercury Music Prize nominee Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. 


In 2017, the duo were nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ’Horizon’ category for ‘Best Emerging Artist’. One of the highest accolades in their genre, it was made even more exceptional because it was only a few months prior to this that Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere relinquished their jobs as a teacher and GP in favour of a full-time music career. Since then, the duo have continued their upwards trajectory, graduating to more senior award categories, most recently picking up ‘Best Duo’ in the 2019 awards. 

Named after Nine Barrow Down in the Purbeck hills, their first release While the Blackthorn Burns was voted FATEA Magazine’s Best Debut Album of 2014, while their last album Releasing the Leaves (2016) saw a volley of critical acclaim including five-star reviews in Maverick and EDS Magazine as well as Best Duo nominations in the FATEA and Awards. 

Licensed bar. Tickets in advance £10.00 or £12.00 at the door on the night.

Full details of Ninebarrow click here.

See them on YouTube

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VE Day  - Victory in Europe Day.   

Friday 8 May

Plans are underway for celebrating VE Day.  It is proposed that we have a Vintage Village 1940’s Supper in the Coronation Hall.  All will be welcome.  Please mark this day in your diary.  

If you have any ideas or can help at the party please email Robert c/o Alton Arts

Open Gardens in the Altons and Honeystreet

Sunday June 7th    

A selections of gardens will be open - full details to follow shortly.

Part of the open Gardens will be at All Saints church when Music for Awhile will present Bach and the Dance - Pop into the church anytime, stay as long or as little as you like. Bring the whole family, the atmosphere will be relaxed, and dance if the mood takes you! All Saints’, Alton Priors 12.30 – 14.30 FREE! This concert is part of Open Gardens in the Altons and Honeystreet. 

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25th Music for Awhile 

Summer Festival 
Artistic Director:-  Maggie Faultless

All Saints’ Church, Alton Priors

Friday June 19th to Sunday June 21st

Friday June 19th  Handel  Acis and Galatea
(with Rowan Pierce, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook, Stephen Carter)

Saturday June 20th Purcell  Dido and Aeneas
(with Meg Bragle, Amy Carson, Matthew Brook, Nicholas Mulroy, Stephen Carter)

Sunday June 21st  Bach in the Afternoon
Orchestral suite no.1; Cello solo by Jonathan Manson;  the 25th Festival will end with the joyous and triumphant Jauchzet Gott  with Charlotte Shaw, soprano, & Paul Bosworth, trumpet.  

Ticket information to follow shortly

Click to see the Music For Awhile  video
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