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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September 2022

Orchard Film Club – Belfast

Friday, 9 September @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£6

Belfast, 15 August 1969 - surrounded by sporadic violence and growing danger, nine-year-old Buddy finds himself confronted with the ugly reality of sectarian conflict.  As the situation worsens around his once-peaceful neighbourhood, Buddy tries to understand The Troubles and his family must come face to face with a nearly impossible, life-altering decision: to stay or go?  Stars Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan and Jude Hill as Buddy. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja3PPOnJQ2k Tickets are £6 per person and will be available from around mid-August…

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Big Ginger Tom Music presents a Double Bill with Evan Carson & Georgia Lewis and Chris Cleverley

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

Percussionist Evan Carson and multi-instrumentalist Georgia Lewis join forces combining thunderous rhythms with intimate harmonies in a blend of traditional folk music and progressive rock celebrating European and British folk traditions whilst shining a light on the follies and history of this island. Evan and Georgia return with a new live concert featuring music from both solo albums ‘OCIPINSKI’ and “THE BIRD WHO SINGS FREEDOM’.They’ll also be performing new and exclusive tracks from their upcoming duo album set for release…

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Big Ginger Tom Music presents The Askew Sisters with support Chris Brain

Friday, 30 September @ 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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October 2022

Orchard Film Club – Downton Abbey – A New Era

Friday, 7 October @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£6

Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, astonishes the family by revealing that years ago she was gifted a villa in the South of France by the Marquis de Montmirail.  While Lady Mary remains behind to oversee the making of a film at the Abbey, the Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the villa. Starring High Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and the wonderful Dame Maggie Smith. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN0Spmq610Q Tickets are…

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Big Ginger Tom Music presents Kim Lowings & The Greenwood with support from Steve Warner

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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November 2022

Orchard Film Club – Operation Mincemeat

Friday, 4 November @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£6

It's 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler's grip on occupied Europe and plan an all-out assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge - how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre.  It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu and Charles Cholmondeley to dream up the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war - centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man.  Starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen and…

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Big Ginger Tom Music presents Ellie Gowers with support from Malcom MacWatt

Saturday, 19 November @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

Ellie Gowers has been making an impression wherever she lands. Her music embeds a fierce energy that echoes the 60’s folk revival scene and she is known to hold pride of place on stage with her strong and lucent vocals. Her songs are built from a childhood love of literature and traditional folk song, but also discuss the more modern narratives of the present day. These influences fuse together to create a sound that has been deemed unique and incomparable.…

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Christmas Craft Fair

Sunday, 20 November @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cherry & Orchard Halls
Free

The Harwell Christmas Craft Fair is back again for 2022!  Our chosen charities are again The Lewy Body Society (https://www.lewybody.org/) and Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Oxfordshire (https://www.omstc.org/). As ever, there will be lots of wonderful Christmas gifts, cards, toys and decorations so don’t miss out! Admission is free and there are refreshments available for a donation. Join us on Sunday 20th November 2022 from 11am to 4pm.

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December 2022

Big Ginger Tom Music presents Fred’s House with support from Calum Gilligan and Not Your Type

Friday, 2 December @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

Fred’s House are an award-winning band based in Cambridge. They make summery, 70’s West Coast inspired folk/rock but have their own distinctively fresh sound that is very much part of now. This group of musicians have the rare ability to sweep you away with their gorgeous harmonies, moving lyrics, infectious melodies and uplifting grooves. Among their many influences are the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Lissie and Janice Joplin. Since forming in the home studio of producer Fred Cox in 2010…

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