Thank you from Brian Moignard

The Village Easter Festival 2019 was a huge success. Here is the message from Brian Moignard, Landlord of The Retreat in Reading:

“A massive thanks to everyone who helped to make it such a successful weekend, there are far too many to mention all of you by name but a few need special praise:

“Alison Rolls, David Gray and Kevin Harrington for harassing and badgering the acts to play for minimal money to entertain us all so brilliantly and also for so vigorously promoting and marketing of the event.

“To young Ella, Jordan and Rich Sloman for pouring the drinks and keeping our customers lubricated.

“Kristopher Dorward and staff at The Lyndhurst Bar & Kitchen and I wish you all the best for the future whatever it may hold.

“Dorota Lathem and her hardworking team at Piwnica Restaurant for holding the magnificent after party.

“Wyn Moseley for furniture removals.

“To one and all of you a heartfelt thanks.

“Here’s to The Village Festival 2020


Keep this Saturday clear

Keep this Saturday clear: the second day of The Village Festival Easter Festival has a wonderful mix of great live music at The Retreat and The Lyndhurst. The programme starts at 13.00 and rolls on until late.

Saturday 20 April 2019
13.00 – 15.00 3 Buck Shirt at The Retreat
15.00 – 17.00 Ma Bessie at The Lyndhurst
17.00 – 19.00 Mayor & James at The Retreat
19.00 – 21.00 Fleur Stevenson at The Lyndhurst
21.00 – 23.00 Dave Gray & John ‘Dusty’ Dunsterville at The Retreat

>>> read more about the artists and bands

Fleur Stevenson to appear at The Lyndhurst

Fleur Stevenson and Hugh TurnerOn Saturday 20 April, between 19.00 and 21.00, Fleur Stevenson will be playing live at The Lyndhurst. This is a real treat for the Festival.

Fleur is one of the new breed of jazz singers, known for her velvet tone, imaginative improvisation and sparkling presentation. She enjoys collaborations with many of the UK’s top musicians including Gareth Williams, David Newton, Brandon Allen, Art Themen to name a few. She performs at many prestigious venues across the UK, including the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 606 Club and Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho.

After Party

An After Party for the Village Festival is being organised. Details will be confirmed as soon as possible.