Here we list events in the halls which are open to the public, free or by ticket sales.  To be listed here please email events@harwellvillagehall.co.uk

For details of all other bookings please see our bookings calendar, and our list of regular users.

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February 2022

Orchard Film Club – Summerland

Friday, 4 February @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£5

Alice is a reclusive writer, resigned to a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II rages across the channel.  When she opens her front door one day to find she's to adopt a young London evacuee named Frank, she's resistant.  It's not long, however, before the two realize they have more in common in their pasts than Alice had assumed. Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Courtenay star in this intensely emotional story of…

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Big Ginger Tom Music presents The Askew Sisters with support from Steve Warner

Friday, 18 February @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

Emily and Hazel Askew have become known as two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music. Their live performances brim with the depth and connection not only of two sisters, but also of two musicians who have been immersed in folk music all their lives. Together, they rework and reinterpret songs and balladry, creating breath-taking arrangements, which allow words that are hundreds of years old to resonate profoundly with contemporary audiences. Alongside this, both women are also…

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March 2022

Orchard Film Club – Radioactive

Friday, 4 March @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£5

From the 1870s through our 21st century, 'Radioactive' tells the story of pioneering scientist Marie Curie through her extraordinary life and her enduring legacies – the passionate partnerships, her shining scientific breakthroughs, and the darker consequences that followed. Starring Rosamund Pike as Marie and Sam Riley as her husband Pierre Curie. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU0oOUTo5zo Tickets are £5 per person and will be available from around mid-February from Bob’s Butchers. Tickets will also be available on the door. We are able to…

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Big Ginger Tom Music presents The Portraits with support from Dom Prag

Friday, 18 March @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

We are thrilled to bring The Portraits back to Harwell, this time as a headline act. Anglo-Irish Acoustic Pop duo The Portraits, aka husband and wife songwriters Lorraine and Jeremy Millington from Galway and Bristol respectively, reached no 2 on the main iTunes chart, and no 24 on the Christmas Day UK Ocial Charts Company Download Chart in December 2020 with their version of 'Together In Electric Dreams' featuring a locked down choir and orchestra from Somerset, UK. It was…

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April 2022

Orchard Film Club – The White Crow

Friday, 1 April @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£5

Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War.  With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet's most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad.  His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB. Starring Ukrainian ballet star Oleg Ivenko as Nureyev and Ralph…

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Big Ginger Tom Music presents Sam Carter with support from Wednesday’s Wolves

Friday, 22 April @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later... with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Jon Boden (Remnant Kings, ex-Bellowhead), Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric…

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May 2022

Big Ginger Tom Music presents Forty Elephant Gang with support from Lizzy Hardingham

Friday, 20 May @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

Forty Elephant Gang are a rousing, engaging, and intensely innovative three-piece from East London who blend Folk, Americana and American Blues, with truly classic songwriting. Forty Elephant Gang take their name from a notorious gang of female pickpockets from The Elephant & Castle. The band features Andrew White (Lead Vox and Guitar) Sean Mannion (Mandolin and Backing Vox) and James Bachmann (Guitar and backing Vox).  Since their formation they’ve taken their unique sound to large and varied audiences throughout London and…

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June 2022

Big Ginger Tom Music presents Chris Fox with support from Maya Dodkins

Friday, 24 June @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

After a superb reception in Harwell Village Hall when he supported The Black Feathers, we are delighted to welcome back Chris Fox as a headline act. He will be joined by John Parker on double bass. Award winning singer songwriter Chris Fox is an independent musician and Loop station chemist who has worked his way through the Cambridge music scene the past few years, each year acclaiming greater presence at an increasing number of stages as a headliner and festivals,…

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September 2022

Big Ginger Tom Music presents a Double Bill with Kolyadin, Carson & Shaer and Chris Cleverley

Friday, 16 September @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

This is the long-awaited gig (original planned for May 2020) where Saint Petersburg virtuoso pianist Gleb Kolyadin (iamthemorning/solo) joins forces with percussionist/feeder of ducks Evan Carson (Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys) and multi instrumentalist/keeper of chameleons Toby Shaer (Cara Dillon) in a thundering blend of classical, prog and folk that will leave all who listen elated, sleepy and angry/hungry. The trio will be playing brand new compositions from their forthcoming release, plus pieces from their combined catalogue including Kolyadin’s…

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October 2022

Big Ginger Tom Music presents Kim Lowings & The Greenwood with support from Evan Carson & Georgia Lewis

Friday, 21 October @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

With a fresh approach to traditional folksong, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood have firmly rooted themselves into the British folk scene. Their sound is “punchy and authentic” (Mike Harding) and cleverly combines original songs with familiar traditional tales highlighting the continued relevance of tradition today. Singer-songwriter Kim Lowings heads up the four piece with a grace and charisma that draws you in, reminiscent of troubadours of old. Greenwood musicians Andrew Lowings, Tim Rogers and Dave Sutherland bring together their creativity…

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