2020 Update from the Chair.

Well, times are still worrying and difficult and none of us know when life will be normal again. I do hope that everyone is keeping safe, well, sane(!) and perhaps managing to get out and about a little bit more now.
During this challenging time, your committee has not been totally idol, sharing our thoughts via email and phone, and now planning our future meetings via Zoom.  We have given much thought to the upcoming AGM which we will be holding on the 23rd June. However of course, it will not be the social evening that we would normally have. We will be emailing you, our paid-up Members and our Associate Members, with the necessary paperwork, reports etc, and voting forms for the committee. So please look out for them.  Please note however that Associate Members are unable to vote.
Although the group cannot run as we would like too, we still have some bills to pay and we have lost a large income from both the choir and cancelled shows this year, so your support is vital.
As regards to our current plans, we cannot rely on social distancing measures allowing us to fill the Victoria Hall with an audience for the October show. The best we can hope for, at this time, is to start rehearsals for our planned February slot in Sept/Oct 2020.
As to when HAG Rocks Choir! can return is sadly still in the air at the moment. Oh how we are all missing our weekly get together, chatting and reaping the physical and mental rewards that a good sing song gives!  We will be starting back as soon as possible that’s for sure.
However, we have had one good idea! How about a radio play that we can put together online? This will be a new departure for HAG, and it will have its advantages, no script to learn for a start! Please contact us if you are interested in taking part.
With best wishes and love to all.
Chair: Hartley Arts Group

Forth Coming Shows Postponed

As you will have seen on the news, it is clear that the effects of the Coronavirus situation are likely to continue for many weeks to come. We have therefore taken the difficult decision to postpone Hi-de-Hi which was due to be performed in June. The current plan is to move this production into our October slot but we will of course keep you updated.

We have also decided to cancel our HAG Rocks Choir charity concert in July due to the ongoing suspension of choir rehearsals.

So like the rest of the country HAG is bunkering down and shutting up shop for a bit. Our next planned activity is the AGM in June, we will of course provide an update on this nearer the time.

We hope you all stay safe and well during this very difficult time and we will be in touch again soon.


The play read throughs that were planned for Wednesday 18th March and Tuesday 24th March have been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

We have decided to postpone this show and move it to the October show slot.

Sadly we have had to cancel the birthday party we had planned for Friday 3rd April.

The usual Monday evening rehearsals for the choir have been suspended until further notice. This suspension will be reviewed on a regular basis and updates will be provided in due course as to when rehearsals will resume.

Sadly we have had to cancel this concert due to the suspension of choir rehearsals.


I very much regret that, for the time being, due to the current situation with rapid spread of coronavirus, choir on Monday nights is to be discontinued.

Although there is no compulsion to cancel at the time of writing, there are many factors which lead us to believe that this is the right thing to do, in particular due to the high number of members, most of us in the higher age range, in close proximity together. Many have medical conditions that could  result in increased risk should they become infected.

I have no idea how long this will last and indeed whether we will be able to do our charity summer concert. Only time will tell and we will be guided by the experts.

I sincerely hope you all weather this storm as best you can. I will keep you informed of any future arrangements.

With very best wishes to you all,

Hi De Hi (Reminder) Read through & Auditions Dates

As part of us celebrating 45 years of HAG, this June we will be performing HI-DE-HI!

If you are interested coming for a read through, please join us on Tuesday 10th of March at 8pm in Jubille Hall in Victoria Hall in Hartley Wintney.

Audtions will take place on Thursday the 12th & Tuesday the 17th of March in Jubillee Hall within Victoria Hall in Hartley Wintney.

All are welcome to come along.

Hello Campers, HI DE HI Important Dates and Information

Are you interested in joining the fun at Maplins Holiday Camp this June? Some important dates to note!

Script read through –  10th March 8.00 Jubilee Hall

Auditions are 12th & 17th March 8.00 Jubilee Hall

Our rehearsal evenings are Tuesdays & Thursdays as required. Please contact us at contactus@hartleyartsgroup.me.uk if you are interested, but cannot make any of the dates.

2 Weeks to go. Double Bill Evening from Agatha Christie Rehearsal Photos

Afternoon at the Seaside

Only 2 weeks to go – tickets are selling fast for our sleuthing evening with Agatha Christie when we are presenting two one act plays. “The Rats”, which is a tense thriller, and after your fish and chip supper and fun quiz answers “Afternoon at the Seaside” a much lighter “who dunnit” in Agatha’s inimitable style. Please come and support your fellow members, our hard working cast and crew, and brighten up a dark February evening!