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The closing date for next month is 17/08/2018


Well established Ladies Barbershop Chorus, The Havant Pitchpipers are seeking new members over 18-years-old with
any singing ability.

Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening, from 7:30 pm until 10 pm, at St Philip’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Portsmouth, PO6 2TL. For more details contact Marilyn Penketh on 02392 460227. Email: marilyn.penketh@gmail.com. Or, turn up to rehearsal and the lovely group of ladies will welcome you.

Wickham festival 2nd of August to the 5th August.
Wickham Festival is a music and arts festival held every August in A stunningly beautiful rural location near the historic village of Wickham in Hampshire. With live music on four stages plus a host of other entertainment, Wickham is rated by many as one of the safest, most relaxed, family-friendly festivals in the UK. Buy tickets here www.wickhamfestival.co.uk.

Trout ‘n About Food Festival on Sunday 5th August, 10 AM – 4 PM.
Stockbridge’s local food festival takes place annually on the first Sunday of August. Trout ‘n About showcases the best of local food, local produce and local crafts, in a family-friendly, outdoor market environment. Visit www.tnastockbridge.co.uk for more information.

Butser Ancient Farm celebrates of Science and Sorcery on 7th 14th and 21st August.
This Summer Butser Ancient Farm celebrates its Summer of Science and Sorcery; an exploration of ancient technology, crafts and skills, all within the beautiful and atmospheric surroundings of the farm’s Stone Age, Iron Age, Roman and Saxon buildings. Hands-on activities will bring to life how ancient innovations and prehistoric knowledge shaped our world; from flint knapping and fire lighting to metalworking and mead-making!  More details of all activities can be found on the Butser website; www.butserancientfarm.co.uk or by calling 02392 598838.

Thomas the Tank Engine Returns to the Watercress Line (New Alresford) this August from Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th August.
The world’s favourite little blue tank engine returns to the Watercress Line this summer. Thomas will once again be accompanied by the Fat Controller and Rusty, our Thomas-themed entertainer. This year Thomas’ visit has been made even better with the addition of exciting funfair rides and lots of tasty new food options to discover. It’s certainly a highlight of Hampshire’s summer event calendar. £18 for adults, £12 for children aged 2-16, and free for children aged under two years old. Family tickets (two adults and two children) are priced at £54. All tickets include participation in activities, funfair rides and unlimited travel on trains, running between 9:45 am to 4:45 pm.

The Windmill Players, Clanfield annual Concert for The Rowans Hospice is on Saturday 11th August at 8pm in the Memorial Hall, South Lane, Clanfield, PO8 0RB 
Award winning talent from around the greater Portsmouth area, please come and support one of our most important local charities in an evening of music, laughter and fun. Tickets £8 including refreshments.

Portsmouth International Kite Festival on the 11th and 12th August, 10 AM until 5 PM both days.
Once again, the skies above Southsea Common, Portsmouth will be filled with a myriad of kites of all shapes and sizes. This free event is jointly organised by Portsmouth City Council and The Kite Society of Great Britain. 

Summer Fayre Sunday, August 12th, 11 am - 3 pm at the Church Hall St Peter and Paul Church, Old Wymering Lane Cosham.
The Summer Fayre includes market stalls, music and children’s entertainment. The perfect day for a fun family day out.

Waterlooville Probus Club Provides a Meeting for Retired or Semi-Retired, Professional or Business, Ladies and Gentlemen on the 14th August, 12 PM – 3 PM at ‘The ChairMakers’.
Waterlooville Probus Club provides meetings on second Tuesday of each month alongside a 3-course lunch with drinks. There guest speaker, Anne Charlesworth, will give a presentation entitled 'Petworth Park and House'. For more information visit their website on http://waterloovilleprobusclub.webplus.net/.

Film night on Saturday 19th August at Denmead Community Centre, School Lane at 7:30PM.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is a fabulous drama written, directed, and produced by Martin McDonagh. It stars Frances McDormand as a mother who rents three billboards to call attention to her daughter's unsolved murder. Tickets are £5. For more details call 02392 256132 or visit www.denmeadca.com.

Clanfield Gardening Club Annual Show on Sunday 19th August at 2 PM at Clanfield Memorial Hall, PO8 0RB.
Come and support the gardening club! Professional Judges will be choosing the best entries on that morning.  Late afternoon, prizes, Shields, Trophies and Cups will be presented at 3.30pm. Admission to show £1, Children Free and Exhibits Free.

‘Seaside in the square’ in Guildhall Square Southampton on the 20th July - 22nd August.
Come and enjoy our 480m2 beach in the middle of the city! With over 100 free activities ranging from beach yoga and fitness to live music, cinema and sand art, there will be something for everyone at Southampton’s Seaside in the Square – open from morning until late. For the active among you, there’ll be a whole range of beach sports including yoga, beach fitness, volleyball and beach soccer. You can even have a go at sumo wrestling! For more information visit www.discoversouthampton.co.uk.

Waterlooville Events Team Pop-up Cinema Presents - Paddington 2 PG on the 23rd of August at 7 PM at St George’s Church Hall, Waterlooville. 
Paddington returns to catch a pesky thief on the streets of London. Tickets are £6 and include a tea/coffee and treat.

Summer Picnic Concerts at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey on Saturday 25th August 2018 at 6 PM.
Join Sir Harold Hillier Gardens for their spectacular Picnic Concerts this Summer! Bring your picnic hampers, rugs and sun hats for fun under the starlit skies, tickets only £19.00.

Victorious Festival, on the 24th August – 26th August.
Victorious Festival Portsmouth returns on the August Bank Holiday weekender, bigger and better than ever before. The first tranche of acts have been announced from Kaiser Chiefs to Paul Weller; there are plenty of acts that will aid you in having a fabulous day! Buy tickets today by visiting their website on www.victoriousfestival.co.uk.

Emsworth Artists are Holding our Annual Summer Art Exhibition at the Community Centre Church Path Emsworth from Saturday 25th August until Wednesday the 29th August from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Emsworth Artists are a non-profitable group that support the Emsworth Community Association. The Summer Exhibition of 2018 includes a printing workshop alongside an Exhibition for which visitors can vote a favourite Exhibit or favourite Watercolour painting. Each year Emsworth Artists can donate in the region of £1000 to the community Centre and hope this figure can rise. For more information visit http://www.emsworthartists.org.uk/.

Emsworth Show - Monday, August 27th, 10.30 - 5.00 pm.
The "best little Show in the South" - huge horticultural, crafts, cookery and floral marquee, with stunning displays.  Over 100 stalls, musical entertainment, dog show in the afternoon, arena events all day - NEW this year the Sussex cadets with a kit car race.FREE Park and ride from Thorney Road to the Showground on the Jubilee Recreation Ground on Horndean Road.   Entry £5 adults, children under 12 free.  Full details on the website emsworthshow.org.uk.  A fabulous day out for all the family!


The Whiskey Affair: Portsmouth - 1st Sept 2018 at 1pm-5pm and 7pm-11pm.The Whiskey Affair Festival is returning to Portsmouth Guildhall. Organisers are keen to evangelise about whiskey possibilities and share their enthusiasm with a broad audience against a backdrop of good music, good fun and a sense of inclusiveness for any level of knowledge. For more information visit www.thewhiskeyaffair.co.uk.

Mixing ‘n’ Twisting 60s Themed Day on Saturday 29th September at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Spring Arts & Heritage Centre Havant.The FREE event celebrates Kenwood; the house-hold-name manufacturer that has been operating from its head office in Havant since 1962. On display will be a vintage Kenwood van, a conversation from John Wood (the stepson of Kenwood’s founder) and a camper van! Vintage Singer Lianne will also provide live music! For more information and to book your slot, please email: faith@thespring.co.uk or call 02392-472700.

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley