February 2023 News Update

FEBRUARY already!  We were praying that the license for the Vicar of Dibley would be granted and thankfully it has been. So full steam ahead now.  The readthrough will take place in the Jubilee Hall on Tuesday 7th February at 8pm and auditions the following week on Tues/Thurs, 14th and 16th February, same time, same place.
This is always an exciting time at the start of a new production.  Not only will the actors be agreed, but the whole crew needs to be organised to support the production.  If you fancy assisting in anyway, then please contact us (details below) or pop along on 7th Feb and meet some of our members.  This month is very busy as there is a post-Valentine party being organised for current members, HAG certainly know how to party!

The Choir are already back in full voice.  Practising for the next Charity event scheduled for June.  At one point we had nearly 80 choir members, quite a feat to get everyone on the stage! Performing isn’t compulsory, but we do try to encourage it – after all, why put all the effort in and not show off what you can do?  There is safety in numbers if you are shy.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our fun group in whatever capacity.  Stay safe and take care. contactus@hartleyartsgroup.com

Breaking News. NODA Award Announcement.

Hartley Arts Group have received the fantastic news that ‘Calendar Girls’ have been awarded the 2022 Accolade of Excellence for Drama, by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association. Congratulations to all in involved in this production. The award is to be presented to Hartley Arts Group representatives on 11th June 2023 at the NODA Celebration Day in Guildford.

January 2023 News Update

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2023!  Goodness how the years fly by.  Our next production The Vicar of Dibley will be in May, but auditions and the start of rehearsals are imminent.  So if you would like to be notified of the audition dates, and are not already on our mailing list for Members/Associate Members (Free), please contact the Group directly as soon as possible on our email address below. Enjoy 2023 in whatever way you can and hopefully we will see you being entertained by us or with us on stage/back stage/Front of House. Let 2023 be a busy year.

After a very successful Christmas Show the choir will be buoyed up and raring to go!  We meet Monday evenings 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the Jubilee Hall.  A great start to the week and a boost to the spirits.  Singing is so good for mental health.  January always seems a low energy month after Christmas, so I suspect the Choir cannot wait to sing again. I wonder what the repertoire will be this year. Funny how one song can be a challenge to begin with, but end up being one of our favourites.  Rock On 2023! Please contact us if you are interested in joining our fun group in whatever capacity.  Stay safe and take care. contactus@hartleyartsgroup.com

Seasonal Greetings

Dear Hartley Wintney Arts Group Audience, Members and Supporters.

The HAG Committee wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Healthy, Happy, Peaceful New Year.

Looking forward to seeing you all again in 2023.

2023 Show dates will be available soon.

December News Update

Merry Christmas to one and all.  If you are reading this before 9th December then you may still be able to get a ticket for our current event. Full details below as the Choir is leading this.  We have had a very successful year with some super productions, culminating in the wonderful Calendar Girls.  Congratulations to all performers and crew!  Roll on 2023 – we have plans afoot! Watch this space.


Our very successful annual Christmas Show is on 9th and 10th December. This year the Choir are joined by musicians and a few of our HAG members to entertain you and is a wonderful way to set off the festivities.  I am sure by the end of the evening you will be singing along, possibly helped by wine from the bar.  Or, maybe a cup of tea or coffee to ‘wet your whistle’.  HAG members will be playing their parts as bar staff or Front of House Staff, so if you would like to join our Group or Choir please talk to them.  Book your tickets on our website or ring our Box Office: 07899 998906.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our fun group in whatever capacity.  Stay safe and take care. contactus@hartleyartsgroup.com

November 2022 News Update

Last month was our fabulous Calendar Girls Production.  I do so hope you managed to get a seat.  A wonderful production, such fun and some superb acting. Surely our ladies of HW wouldn’t dream of cheating in baking competitions in the same way! So now it is full steam ahead for the HAG Christmas Show – such variety, we do like to be kept busy as it certainly helps to make the winter feel shorter.
We always welcome new members, keen to take part in whatever capacity, please contact us, details below, or visit our website for more information about our Group.

HAG ROCKS! CHOIR The choir are rehearsing too for the Christmas Show. You may have seen our Musical Director, Amanda in Calendar Girls, a lady of many talents. I wish I could tell you exactly what they are rehearsing, dear reader, very hush hush, it will be a surprise for you nearer Christmas. But I bet you won’t be able to stop yourself from singing along. What a splendid way to start the Christmas festivities!  A big welcome back to our MD Lesley, on her feet again after her operation. 

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our fun group in whatever capacity.