What's On - The Directory Group


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The closing date for next month is 17/05/2019


Award winning Havant Ladies Barbershop Harmony Chorus “The Pitchpipers”
...welcomes guests every week to their rehearsals at St Philips Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Cosham PO6 2TL on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 10.00pm. Find us at www.pitchpipers.co.uk and also on Facebook or call 02392 460227.

Alton Walking Festival 1st – 31st May 2019
The Festival, organised by Alton Town Council, will offer walkers a range of guided walks enabling them to explore the town and surrounding countryside, featuring walks of 2 – 10 mile durations as well as several feature walks taking in longer distances. Whether you are looking to delve into the town’s history, enjoy the local shops, cafes and restaurants or are a keen walker looking to enjoy a day out in the East Hampshire countryside, the programme will offer something for all ages and abilities. To register visit www.eventbrite.co.uk

Uppark House and Garden - Humphry Repton at Uppark - 1st – 24th May 2019
Find out more about the famous landscape designer Humphry Repton and his plans for Uppark. Pick up our special map to discover Reptons designs for the garden and house on this self-led route. Normal admission prices apply. No booking required. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome. A National Trust Event - Gates open 10:00. Start 10:00. End 16:00. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply. Collect a copy of our special map from Visitor Reception. Check website for latest information. Uppark House and Garden, South Harting, Petersfield, GU31 5QR. Contact telephone: 01730 825 415.

Beltain: Burning of the Wickerman 4th May 2019 4.30 – 9.30pm, At Butser Ancient Farm.
At Butser Ancient Farm we've been celebrating Beltain for many years, by joining us in 2019 you can expect a fantastic afternoon and evening of entertainment and refreshments culminating with the spectacular burning of the Wickerman at dusk.There'll be storytelling, live music, warrior training and more. There will also be a real ale bar, Celtic Mead and a selection of hot food available. (4.30 – 9.30pm)
Full Price tickets: Adult: £28/ Child £23 (under 3’s free). For more information visit www.butserancientfarm.co.uk or call 02392 598838.

Classic Car Sunday – 5th of May
The free meet starts in Alton from 2.00pm, where owners can take part in a chilled and relaxed Sunday afternoon classic car gathering. The site has ample free parking on a dedicated event field. The Cafe has full facilities and is filled with retro and vintage charm. ENTRY Strict pre-1990 entry requirement for cars, bikes and trucks on the event field. The Departure Lounge Cafe GU34 4BH. To find out more visit www.thedepartureloungecafe.co.uk

Petersfield Hampshire Farmers Market, Sunday 5th May 10am
Join us in the Market Square, Petersfield on the first Sunday of Every month.
Fresh, seasonal & local, from bread to beer, fruit to fishcakes, gin to game, shopping at your local Hampshire Farmers’ Market has never offered so much choice. Our members from across the county have a passion for their produce and work hard to bring the best quality, affordable, delicious food and drink to market.

Monday 6th. May BOWLING OPEN DAY.
PURBROOK HEATH BOWLING CLUB have an open day for all ages.  Come along and have a go at both outside green and indoor short mat bowling. There will be club members to show you how to bowl along with a cuppa and cake.  We have bowls for you to use, just make sure you wear flat soled shoes. Don't be put off it rains as the club house will be open from 10:00 to 16:00 to show you what we offer as a social club.  
For more details contact John on 07427620238.

Alton Farmers' Market - Saturday 11th May 2019, from 10am until 2pm
Enjoy the great taste of Hampshire, savour the delights of truly local food reared, grown, baked, caught and brewed in Hampshire. Home reared meats including buffalo and game, eggs, cheese, milk, ice cream, wine, beer, apple juice, bread, cakes, bakes, pickles, chutney's, preserves, fruits and vegetables, wool & coppice goods. Seasonally produced from within Hampshire. From 10am until 2pm, High Street, Alton, GU34 1AB.

Portsmouth Light Orchestra - Spring Concert - Saturday, 11th May 2019 at 7.30 pm. Venue - Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton, Portsmouth, PO6 2AP.
Join us for an exhilarating concert of well-known orchestral music. Programme will include Die Fledermaus Overture, Gold and Silver Waltz, Jamaican Rumba, L'arlesienne Minuet and Farandole, Scenes Pittoresques, Bohemian Rhapsody, selections from Grease and other toe-tapping shows. Admission - £7.00 - accompanied under 16s have free admission. Light refreshments will be available. In aid of Drayton Centre Development and orchestra funds. Tickets are available from Val Loft on 02392 371135 and at Drayton Centre 02392 327842 Mon - Fri - 9.00 - 1.00 pm.

Saturday Market – Every third Saturday of each month. (May – September)
Grounds of Emsworth, Cottage Hospital (10:00am – 1:00pm). To book a stall please email fete@southbournelions.org.uk or call 01243 431183.

Petersfield stamp collectors meet every month on the first Monday at Petersfield Community Centre, 7.30 p.m. All welcome. Tel. 01730 261244.

Multiple Sclerosis monthly exercise group
Held on the first Thursday of each month, at from 1.30pm-3.30pm. Sessions are £3.50. For more details call Tina on 07512 794817.
This month’s MS group exercise group is on the 2nd of May 2019. This month the session will be held at Napier Hall, Portsmouth Road Waterlooville PO8 9NL.

Clanfield Garden Club Meeting - 14th May  
Speaker is Russell Bowes - A Nice Cup of Tea. 18th May is our Plant Sale and Afternoon Tea at the Memorial Hall at 2 pm. 

Titchfield Theatre - Witness for the Prosecution: 8th - 18th of May
Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. Based on the short story by Agatha Christie, the play takes place in the courtroom...will the jury be convinced of his innocence…will you? For more information, other performances and additional dates please visit:
www.titchfieldtheatre.com or call 01329 556156.

A fantastic day family day out with a difference, whatever the weather. A truly eye opening event where you can connect with other people involved in practical sustainability. This event is Zero Waste. Our Green Fair Charter is a promise from our stall holders that they will recycle everything and not use things like one use plastic at our event. Our aim is to eliminate rubbish that goes to landfill. To achieve this, we have colourful recycling facilities from Nifty Bins all over the fair.
Gate Price - Adult £8 Child £3.50
Online Price - Adult £7.50 Child £3

Waterlooville Probus Club - Waterlooville Probus Club provides a meeting place for retired or semi-retired, professional or business, ladies and gentlemen. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 'The Chairmakers', Worlds End, Hambledon, PO7 4QX. The next meeting will be held on the 14th of May, from 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm. We meet for a drink and a chat with fellow members, and after a 3-course lunch, our guest speaker, Dawn Perrier, will give a presentation entitled 'The Mary Rose'. If you would like further information on the Probus Club, please visit our web site http://waterloovilleprobusclub.webplus.net, or contact our Secretary, Peter Quine, on 079 2662 0530 or by e-mail to  peterpia1989@outlook.com. 

Petersfield Gardening Club – Gardeners question time (Ray Broughton). All meetings held at the Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Crundles, Moggs Mead, Petersfield GU31 4PJ and start at 7:30pm. For more details go to www.petersfieldgardenersclub.com or call 01730 261263.

Quiz Night - In aid of Bushy Leaze Children and Families Centre - Friday 17th May 2019
The Royal British Legion, Anstey Park, Anstey Lane, Alton GU34 2NB, Friday 17th May 2019, 7.30pm start, Tickets £10pp including a light supper, tables of 8 max. To book tickets email a.blackman@bushyleaze.hants.sch.uk

TABLE TOP SALE - on Saturday the 18th of May, 11am to 2pm at St Phillips Church Hall, Hawthorn Cresent, Cosham. 
Tables to hire for £5, book in advance. Refreshments Available. Variety of tables & homemade cakes. Entrance 50p. Contact 02392 379278 for further details.

Science Discovery Group on Monday 20th May.
The death of the internal combustion engine – what comes next?
Talk by Dr Gareth Hinds, National Physical Laboratory, London. At 7.30-9.15pm in Warblington School, Southleigh Road, Havant, PO9 2RR.  Entrance charge £3 per meeting. No previous knowledge assumed. Email: sciencediscoverygroup@gmail.com, Tel: 07711 167523.

Woodland Crafts Petersfield Craft Show, 18th & 19th May.
Discover the very best in contemporary Art, Craft and Design. A fantastic opportunity to buy from an inspiring range of original and affordable products, created by carefully selected makers and designers. Browse, shop, stop for refreshments and take home something unique. The show takes place between 10:30am-4:30pm. Free Parking. Admission £2.50, accompanied under 16’s free. Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4EA (a few minutes from the A3) To find out more please call 01243 641306 visit www.woodlandcrafts.co.uk

Titchfield Theatre – 20 - 25 of May, 2 short plays with major dilemmas!

What's Left Of The Flag
New recruit Yossi has just graduated from the Mossad training academy in Tel Aviv, the Midrasha, and is sent to Dublin on his first mission. He’s teamed up with, soon to retire, veteran feild agent Jacob, who is on his last mission. As the minutes tick away and the target nears Yossi discovers that a conscience is a luxury he can no longer afford. A spy with a dilemma and a job to be done but what would you do?

London’s finest physician, at the peak of his career, is on the horns of a dilemma – having discovered a miracle cure for tuberculosis, should he treat a penniless fellow doctor or save a talented yet unscrupulous artist? A keen-eyed examination of medical morals and malpractice, The Doctor’s Dilemma is a witty, compassionate and timely classic by master playwright, George Bernard Shaw. For more information, other performances and additional dates please visit:
www.titchfieldtheatre.com or call 01329 556156.

NEEDLEWORK ON DISPLAY - Wednesday 22 May – Sunday 2 June
Parham is home to possibly the finest and most important collection of embroidery in the United Kingdom. This display, returning by popular request after last year, gives visitors an enhanced opportunity to discover Parham’s needlework collection, including items that are not normally on view. For more information please visit: www.parhaminsussex.co.uk. 

Saturday 25th May  – Film Night “Mary Poppins Returns” Denmead Community Centre, School Lane, at 7.30pm.
Tickets £5. For more details call 02392 256132 or visit www.denmeadca.com

Alresford and District Horticultural Society Coffee Morning and Plant Swap - Saturday 25th May from 10am to noon, Alresford Community Centre. Come and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of homemade cake at reasonable prices. Bring your unwanted plants and seeds to swap for something new or buy plants from the Alresford Country Market producers. More information about this event and our monthly meetings from www.alresfordhorticultural.com or email shireen@coghlan.com 

Fashion Show in aid of the Rowans Hospice Silver Jubilee Appeal Wednesday 22nd May at 6.30 p.m. at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Dukes Walk, Waterlooville. Tickets £4 available from the shop or Sheila 92 615132.  Light refreshements, 20% discount on purchases on the night. Rowlands Castle Painting Society are holding their Annual Exhibition and Sale 18th/19th May, Parish Hall, Links Lane, PO9 6AD. 10am-5pm  Free Entry. Everyone welcome. Pop-up cafe, tombola. http://www.rowlandscastlepaintingsociety.co.uk/

Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May, from 11 a.m. – Community May Fair At the Church of the Resurrection, Drayton, PO6 2AP
Our May Fair will include stalls, games, lunches, entertainment, information tables, refreshments, raffle and tombola. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Proceeds will go towards our support for local charity Friends Without Borders.

Denmead WI Belles at the All Saints Church Hall, Denmead on Saturday 1st June at 10am – 12.30pm. 
You can't get better than WI cake and a cuppa on a Saturday morning. It's all about getting the community together, having a laugh, relaxing, chatting, making new friends, anything you want it to be. Open to absolutely anyone! WI Belles is a modern fresher take on the Women's Institute, with the hope of encouraging the next generation to join in and continue the ethos that the WI was set up to achieve. We are all about fun, friendship and laughter. We meet 7.30pm on the first Wed of the month at the Denmead Memorial Hall, Hambledon Road, Denmead.

Denvilles Club Social Club Garden Party – Saturday 1st June
Denvilles Club, 33 Emsworth Road, Havant, PO9 2SN.  Visitors are welcome to join us from 12 noon. We have music during the afternoon featuring "The Dolomites". There will be a range of food and drink available - lunches from the restaurant, a Hog Roast, Cream Teas, an ice-cream stall etc. A small range of stalls will be there including a tombola, cake stall, plant stall, children's corner, etc and a few other games, activities and competitions. There will also be a display from a local art group. To find out more visit http://www.denvilleshouse.net/

The South of England Show, 6th - 8th June
This three-day spectacular will of course still feature the best of British agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and equestrianism with multiple displays and competitions throughout the programme. However, this year’s event will - more than ever - centre around the pure ‘everyday’ yet undiscovered pleasures of countryside lifestyle, products and activities. Foodies will love the artisan and street food markets featuring a mouth-watering selection of food and drink and showcasing the best of ground to plate. To find out more information or to buy tickets for the South of England Show please call 01444 892700 or visit www.seas.org.uk

British Cactus and Succulent Society Summer show on 1st June 2019 
A charity that delights in showing hundreds of rare varieties of cacti and succulents at the show. £1 Entry (children free). The show will have refreshments available as well as a large amount of plants for sale with experts on hand to talk about your plants.  (11am – 4pm) If you would like more information please visit www.portsmouth.bcss.org.uk

SAVE THE CHILDREN (PETERSFIELD BRANCH) TEDDY BEAR PARACHUTE JUMP - Tuesday, 11th June 2019 - St. Peter’s Church, The Square, Petersfield 
3 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. £1 per jump. How high can your bear fly? Watch your teddy parachute from the church tower. There’ll be a certificate for every teddy that completes the jump. For all local schools, nursery children and anyone in the area with a teddy including adults!! For further information contact e-mail pennyblois@hotmail.co.uk

The Isle of Wight Festival 2019 takes place from the 13th to 16th June at Seaclose Park, Newport, on the Isle of Wight. 
Headliners include Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, George Ezra, Biffy Clyro and more! Purchase tickets at www.isleofwightfestival.com

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