Snip, snip, stick!

A9A91932-8D56-4C04-B361-30D5689E3A52Mixed Media & Collage Workshop with Shirley Cartey and Andi Mulholland

Saturday 6th October 2018, 2-5pm

This promises to be a fun afternoon! Working with Shirley and Andi to create collage paintings using scissors, paper and glue.

How does collage work?

Any way you want! You can create an image with paper just as you can with paint –  you can add colour and texture using paper, magazines or photographs. You can add paint, charcoal, oil pastels – whatever you fancy – to bring out the textures or further develop your image.  Of course it doesn’t have to be just paper – it could be scraps of fabric or dried leaves – anything as long as it can be stuck to paper.

The purpose of this workshop is to experiment and play with media you might not normally use and be open to possibilities. The results might inspire a painting, or simply encourage further experimentation. 

Ticket price includes a selection of materials but bring any special finds you may have, photographs that inspire you, plus your favourite scissors. We’ll provide the tea, coffee and cake!

Cost: £35

To book a place contact or speak to a member of the library team.

Shirley and Andi are both artists who have exhibited with Open Studios and regularly show their work in local exhibitions. You can see their work at and 


Autumn Workshops in the Hub


The Whirly Pool, by Shirley Cartey (mixed media)

Mixed Media with Collage on Saturday 6th October 2018, 2-5pm

Create multi-layered landscapes and coastal scenes with local artists Shirley Cartey and Andi Mulholland using collage and water-based media, pastels, charcoal and graphite. They will encourage you to develop an experimental approach to painting using a variety of materials with lots of demonstrations and one-to-one support.

The cost of the workshop is £35 (payable in advance) and includes a selection of materials, but bring any special finds you may have, as well as any photographs that inspire you. You might also like to bring a notebook to record your ideas plus scissors, glue and of course, creative energy!

Age: all adults, beginners upwards

To book a place contact or use the contact sheet here

Have a look at our other workshops lined up for this autumn – go to What’s On



A big thank you to everyone who came to the Hub launch party on Saturday – it was great to see so many people there. Because of your support we have been able to make a great start on our fundraising, especially with Sponsor a Brick. There are already over 60 bricks going up on the wall in our first week!  Remember, you can sponsor a brick at any time – just contact us via or ask a member of the library staff for a sponsorship form.

Finally, we have to say a big thank you to our generous sponsors who donated some great prizes for our raffle and tombolas. Take a bow – Hungerford Bookshop; The Hungerford Arms; The Kitchenmonger; Inklings; W H Smith; The Tutti Pole; Christian Alba’s; The Downgate; Boots; Cooper and Cooper; The Emporium; The Oxford Wine Company; Martin and the Magpie; The Naked Grape; Hungerford Leisure Centre.

12 September 2018

Music at your fingertips



Learn to play the harp with Ellie Prout this Autumn – opening with a workshop on Saturday 22nd September (times as above) and followed by evening classes starting on 4th October. Full details of the classes are here

Ellie will be playing at our launch party on 8th September (3pm) if you want to catch her then.

Ticket enquiries direct to Ellie at


#happeninginthehub !


Join us on 8th September when we officially launch Hungerford Hub. Instead of a ribbon, we will be cutting a cake to have with our tea! There will be live music and prizes to be won, plus we will be launching our Sponsor a Brick campaign, giving everyone an opportunity to be involved in the cause – keeping a roof over our library.

Hope to see you there.

PS: It starts at three and is free entry!

Hungerford Hub calls out for votes in Tesco’s bag fund

DBC641DE-BEEE-46FA-A0D4-57EF159A2465The Hungerford Hub team is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. 

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

The newly formed Hungerford Hub is one of the groups on the shortlist. As many of you will know, the library building is now a community asset – Hungerford Hub – that not only houses our valuable library but will also offer activities involving everyone in the community and in turn raise funds to support the building. Because it is a new venture, there is a lot of equipment that the team needs to buy, from crockery and cutlery to chairs and tables. There will be an official launch party on Saturday 8th September when everyone will be invited into the Hub to meet the team and see what’s planned for the future. 

Voting is open in all Tesco stores in September/October and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. 

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £56 million to more than 16,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: 

“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.” 

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit 

August 2018

Thank you!

Do you remember at the beginning of the year we asked anyone shopping in Waitrose to drop a green token in our box? Well we are delighted to say that thanks to you, we have received £290 from the their green token scheme which is fabulous. Thank you everyone who remembered us!

We also have to say a huge thank you to the Town and Manor who have promised a donation of £500 – this will ultimately be match funded via the Good Exchange and will make a massive difference.

How will it help?  In order to run the many events that we are planning in the Hub – like workshops and talks – we have a list of things we need in order to make the Hub operational. This ranges from glassware, crockery and cutlery to a whiteboard and chairs – in fact the list is endless and growing as we come up with new ideas to raise funds for the building!

Thank you again everyone – and let us know if there is an event you would like to see in the Hub, or even if you would like to arrange one. You can reach us via the contact sheet here (link) or call the hub team on 07512 076 150.

Thanks again everyone for your support.

July 2018