What's On - The Directory Group


To advertise here FOR FREE, send a brief description of your event, and telephone number, either via email to whatson@thedirectorygroup.co.uk, or via post to What's On, The Directory Group, Unit 1 Viceroy Court, Bedford Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3LJ. We cannot guarantee all adverts will be published. Adverts are published on a first come first served basis.

The closing date for next month is 12/12/2017


Thursday 30th November to Friday 1st December, Winchester Guildhall

Bridging the gap between a London style shopping event and a regional charity fair this space will focus on emerging new brands. The Rare Brand is a superb label to kick-start your Christmas shopping and get some unique gifts for your loved ones. Tickets cost £8 with a 2 for 1 offer available. Purchase your tickets at: http://www.therarebrandmarket.co.uk

Waterlooville Probus Club
The Chairmakers, Worlds End, Hambledon, PO7 4QX. Second Tuesday of every month, from 12pm to 3pm.
Providing a meeting place for retired or semi-retired ladies and gentlemen. The group meet for a drink and a chat with fellow members. A three-course Christmas lunch, followed by a quiz and raffle, will be on 12th December. Call Peter Quine on 079 2662 0530 | peterpia1989@outlook.com

Spirit-of-the-South Open Evening
Havant Methodist Church, Havant, PO9 2BY. First Tuesday of every month, from 7:30pm to 9pm.
The ladies at Cappella Chorus enjoy performing to an audience. The singers rehearse regularly. For more information call: 02392 451220 | 02392 641997

Mixed-gender Pilates Classes
Every Monday morning at Emsworth Community Centre, Tuesday evenings at Denmead Community Centre, and Wednesday mornings at Waterlooville Community Centre.
An ideal opportunity for anybody who has never tried Pilates. All abilities welcome. Call or email Alison on 07576 283882 | info@atpilates.co.uk 

Karate classes
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening at Warblington School, Southleigh Rd, Havant PO9 2RR.
Get involved with friendly classes held each week. Sessions are open to young people over 10-years-old, men and women. Call Sensei Chris Thompson on 023 92453 923 | 07836 721168 for information. www.washinkai.co.uk 

Alton Town Walks 
Guided tours around Alton, starting at the Curtis Museum, on various dates. Adults cost £3 and children, ages 5 to 16, 50p. Dates and times for the walks can be found at www.alton.gov.uk

Friday 1st December to Saturday 23rd December, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, 9:30am - 5pm Santa and the Elves experience
Take a journey through a special door and discover how Santa and his elves prepare for Christmas. General entry ticket to the Science Centre: £12 (adult) / £8.40 (child) / £9.60 (concessions). 01962 863791.

Saturday 2nd December, Giant Christmas Charity Market, 9.30am – 3pm, Petersfield Festival Hall. Over 70 stalls- bric-a-brac, cakes, books, jams & marmalade, craft, jewellery, toys, collectables, mince pies and gifts. Refreshments. Free admission. Raffle. Enquiries 01730 264802.

Advent Fayre Saturday 2nd December 2017 12 noon-3.30pm @ Christchurch Portsdown London Road Widley/Cosham border - market stalls, tombola, kids corner, entertainment and scrummy refreshments. 
Admission free. More info http//www.christchurchportsdown.org

Mulled Wine Weekend
Gilbert White and the Oates Collections, Selborne, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3JH.
Free event. From 10:30am and 4:30pm on both 2nd and 3rd December. The relaxing weekend of festive merriment, will consist of a raffle, music and more. See gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk 

Springwood Community Centre's Christmas market is Sunday 3rd December at 12-4.30pm.
It is FREE entry for all and the market will have some beautiful stalls. Unique local handmade products for all your shopping needs. Springwood Community Centre, 110 Springwood Avenue, Waterlooville, PO7 8BJ. Tel. 02392 230330

Sunday 3rd December, Petersfield Town Centre, 10am - 3:30pm. Petersfield Christmas market. 
The town centre is set to welcome the popular Christmas market. Thousands of people will be entertained as they enjoy the festive vibes.

Santa’s Grotto
Waterlooville Library, 25 The Precinct, London Road, PO7 7DT. December 9th to 23rd.
Children cost £2 each, or £5 for three. Babies free. Each child will receive a wrapped gift, chocolate and a walk through the magical winter wonderland. Babies receive a soft toy. No need to queue as you will get a ticket and there will be colouring available. Opening times vary. Further information can be found at weteam.org.uk

Rowlands Castle Craft Fayre
Parish Hall, Links Lane, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6AD. 10am to 1pm, Saturday 2nd December. Free admission.
Refreshments available. Around 24 stalls selling high quality hand-made items produced by local people. Crafts can include beading, body products, candle making, ceramics and more. On road parking and car park close by. Enquiries to rowlandscastlecraftfayre@gmail.com

Round in Circles Boutique, Ladies Fashion and Accessories 
Saturday 2nd December, 10am to 4pm. 65 High Street, Cosham, PO6 3AZ.

The store will be holding a Christmas shopping event, complimentary mince pie and glass of prosecco while you shop. A raffle, gift ideas at 10% off and more will be available. 

Solent Male Voice Choir, Christmas Concert 
Portchester Methodist Church, PO16 9PS, at 7:30pm, Saturday 2nd December.

The show will consist of vibrant, fresh new Christmas music, such as Greg Gilpin's 'I See a Star' and American scene-setter 'There is Faint Music.' Traditional carols will also be sung. Money raised from the concert will go to The Rowan's Hospice. Tickets are £7. Call Jenny Hooper on 01329 232069. 

Charity Christmas Show 
Raising money for Portsmouth Hospitals Charity Medicine for Older People, at St Colman's Church, Havant Road, Cosham. 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Saturday 9th December. 
Hosted by The Havant Pitchpipers and featuring other acts. Free entry and refreshments. Donations welcome. 

Emsworth Craft Fair 
Saturday 9th December, 10am to 2pm.
At Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, PO10 7DD. Unique crafts by talented local people, wonderful Christmas gifts, free entry. Refreshments available. 

Advent Concert
Saturday 9th December at Alton Abbey, Abbey Road, Beech, GU34 4AP.
   “NE TIMEAS MARIA” The a cappella singers - Vox Lucis - are returning by popular request following their wonderful performance last April, and will be singing in the Abbey Church. The programme will be mainly early music, to include Palestrina, Victoria, Parsons, Tallis, De Wert and others. All proceeds will go to Friends of Alton Abbey Registered Charity Number 284876. Email: friendsofaltonabbey@gmail.com

Hayling Island Choir presents A Christmas Concert 
With the Blendworth Brass Band at Hayling Island Community Centre, Saturday 9th December, 7:30pm.
Tickets are £10 including a glass of mulled wine and mince pies. Purchase tickets from the community centre or choir members telephone at 02392 467545, or www.haylingchoir.co.uk  

Remember Someone Special 
A Rowan’s Hospice event at Canoe Lake, Southsea, on Friday 15rh December, 5pm to 7pm.

Service starts at 5:45pm. www.rowanshospice.co.uk 

Enjoy Christmas Singing.
On Sat Dec 16th, a harmony chorus, Spirit-of-the-South, will be singing Christmas songs / carols at the Meridian Centre Havant, at 11am, then at QA Hospital Cosham at 2pm.

Horndean Band Christmas Concert
St George’s Church, Waterlooville, on Saturday 16th December. Doors open at 3pm and the concert begins at 3:30pm.
Tickets available on the door, £5 for adults and children free. Join in with the festive spirit. More information at 07980 830234.

Alresford Artisan Craft Show
Saturday 16th December at West Street, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9AG.
A high-quality craft show, every exhibitor makes their craft by hand, from start to finish. Entrance is free. 10am to 4:30pm. Call 01252 724968 for more information. 

Christmas Fayre and Santa’s Grotto
Emsworth Cottage Hospital, North Street, by the A259 roundabout.
Southbourne Lions and Friends of Emsworth Community Health present the opportunity to meet father Christmas for free. Stalls, hot food, and entertainment will entertain. Email fete@southbournelions.org.uk call: 01243 431183. 

Pamper, pottery and shopping
The Pottery Pantry, Unit 6, Soldridge Business Park, Medstead, GU34 5JF. Friday 22nds December, from 6:30pm until 9:30pm. Free entry.
A night of relaxation and dun – catching up with friends with a glass of mulled wine, mince pies, pamper treatments, Christmas shopping and pottery painting all under one roof.  Call 077 8853 6822 for more information. 

Waterlooville Pop-up Cinema 
St George’s Hall, PO7 7EH. Thursday 28th December, 7pm with the film commencing at 7:30pm.
Tickets cost £6 and are only available on the door. Full details can be found by searching ‘Waterlooville Events Team’ on Facebook. 

Pilgrim Players present Aladdin
Christ Church, Old Market Avenue, Chichester, PO19 1SW.
Thursday 8th and 9th February 2018 at 7pm. Also, Saturday 10th February at 3pm. Tickets include refreshments. Adults cost £8 and accompanied children under 16-years-old £2. Contact 07732 315807. All profits will be donated to Save the Children. 

Parish Events for Farlington
Various events for the Farlington, Drayton and Cosham area will take place mainly at St Andrew Church, St Andrew’s Road, PO6 1AD.
Additional information can be found at 02392 421849. Email communications@farlingtonparish.co.uk 

Portsmouth Light Orchestra Christmas Concert
Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Portsmouth, PO2 7BB.
Attend the event for an hour, or more, for Christmas music and some carols. Admission is free. Enjoy a cuppa and mince pie donating for the community centre funds. A festive raffle will also be on offer. Contact Val Loft on 02392 371135.  

‘Hidden Figures’ Film Night
Denmead Community Centre, School Lane, PO7 6LU, at 7:30pm.
Tickets cost £5. More information can be seen at www.denmeadca.com | 02392 256132. 

St James’ Church Show
Sunday 17th December, 7pm, St James’ Church, Emsworth, PO10 7DP. 

The Emsworth Concert Band, your local band featuring a range of professional and amateur musicians, will play an exciting programme of music from the shows, classics and Christmas favourites. Tickets available from tickets@emsworthconcertband.com, at £7, or £9 on the door. 

Free Christmas Dinner 
The Petersfield Area Churches Together (PACT) group will dish up Christmas dinner at Petersfield Community Centre, between 1:30pm and 3:30pm, Monday 25th December.
Anybody who is on their own on Christmas Day should register to be a guest by the 11th December. Volunteers required. Email pactchristmaslunch@gmail.com

Hambledon Fork Club Christmas Event 
Wednesday 13th December, Hambledon, Godalming, GU8 4HQ. 8:30pm.
Entry: £10 with members at £8 and students and under 18s £5. Magpie Lane is a five-piece folk band from Oxford, specialising in traditional English songs and tunes. For reservations call 02392 632719 or email folkclubhambledon@hotmail.co.uk 

Bugsy Malone
Alton Maltings Centre, Maltings Close, Alton, GU34 1DT.
Bar opens at 6:45pm with the show commencing at 7:30pm. This gangster musical had a twist in its tale, where instead of firing real bullets, the gangsters used 'splurge guns' that covered victims in cream - a crowd pleaser. Various dates. £7 for over 16s, £5 for under 16s. Information at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/strictlyshowtime


Charity New Years Day Sea Dip to raise money for cancer Research UK, Southsea Seafront - by The Coffee Cup, 11.30 am ready for the dip at 12pm. Please see website to sign up http://www.newyearswim.co.uk/

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