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More details - Sunset Safari
Join a Forestry Commission Ranger on this 2 mile dusk walk to experience New Forest wildlife as the sun sets. Listen for Nightjars, keep your eyes peeled for bats and watch out for deer.
Blackwater Car Park, SU 268047.
Sat 9 Jun, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Quiz & Curry Night
Quiz & Curry Night in support of the British Liver Trust (charity no.298858). Alternative food options available if booked in advance. Soft drinks, tea/coffee can be purchased on the night.
Trinity Centre Christchurch Road Ringwood
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Ringwood Farmers’ Market
Monthly Farmers’ Market in Hampshire, offering locally produced, delicious food and drink.
The Furlong, Ringwood
Sat 26 May

More details - Ringwood Antiques & Decorative Arts Fair
A unique monthly Antiques & Decorative Arts market held on the 2nd Saturday of every month March to December with 26 stalls offering Antiques, Collectables, Vintage and Retro items including clothing and Vinyl records as well as some artists/makers.
The Gateway concourse, The Furlong, Ringwood
Sat 9 Jun, Sat 7 Jul

More details - New Art Exhibition at Sammy Millers Motorcycle Museum, New Hampshire, May 2018
Christchurch Arts Guild are holding an extensive new Art Exhibition at Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum from 16th to 28th May 2018 One of over 200 paintings on view will be the stunning oil portrait by well-known local artist and Guild member Tom Kelly appropriately entitled “The Biker”.
Sammy Millers Motorcycle Museum, Bashley Cross Roads, New Milton, Hampshire
Today to Mon 28 May

More details - Bisterne Manor - Open Garden for NGS
Glorious rhododendrons and azaleas form a backdrop for our C19 garden first opened in the 1930s for the fledgling NGS, now under restoration. The C16 manor house (not open) overlooks a grand parterre with box hedges and lavender.
Bisterne Manor, Ringwood
Wed 30 May

More details - Bernstein Centenary Concert
Following her successful tour and as part of the Brighton Festival this is a centenary tribute concert to Leonard Bernstein featuring some of his remarkable music performed by accomplished soprano Mehreen Shah, together with songs written by his contemporaries.
St. Luke’s Church, Church Lane, Sway, Lymington
Sat 16 Jun

More details - 21 Chestnut Road - Open Garden for NGS
Be amazed at how much you will see in this third of an acre mature garden. Inspirational ideas where features and plants combine with artistic flare. Seasonal planting, being wildlife friendly, productive and relaxing, all aimed to inspire.
21 Chestnut Road, Brockenhurst
Sat 9 Jun, Sat 21 Jul

More details - 21 Chestnut Road - Open Garden for NGS
Be amazed at how much you will see in this third of an acre mature garden. Inspirational ideas where features and plants combine with artistic flare. Seasonal planting, being wildlife friendly, productive and relaxing, all aimed to inspire.
21 Chestnut Road, Brockenhurst
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Furzehill Farm - Open Garden for NGS
A 3 acre wildlife friendly garden in a New Forest smallholding setting. It has evolved over the last 20 yrs with a pretty cottage garden, vegetable plots, wildlife zones and a tiny oak wood coppice, all combining delightfully into a rambling mix that has a broad appeal whatever your gardening interests.
Furzehill Farm, Fordingbridge
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun

More details - Antiues quiz and Auction evening
A fun filled evening of handling and identifying interesting old items used within the home, garden or beyond. The objects will be familiar to a few of us (the more senior team members, perhaps) but of interest to all.
The Pavilion, Vaggs Lane, Hordle, Lymington
Sat 16 Jun

More details - The New Milton Lions Club Carnival & Town Parade
The Major Event in the New Milton Calendar. Town Parade and Family Fun Day on the Recreation Ground. Arena Displays and Competitions for Adults & Children. Fun Dog Show - Variety of Classes. Community, Charity and Commercial Stalls. Live Entertainment throughout the Event.
The Town Centre and New Milton Recreation Ground.
Sat 26 May

More details - MUSK  Milton Ukulele Strummers Klub.
MUSK welcomes New Members beginners improver’s or old hands come along and enjoy a great evening of fun ukulele playing. We have a song book with over 90 songs that is Free and if you are a complete beginner call us as we give Free lessons.
Memorial Centre, Whitefield Road, New Milton
Tue 29 May

More details - Forest Fables and Seaside Stories
Join us for these relaxed, but fun, family Sunday story sessions. Bearface Theatre invite you to join them for family fun and games. They will take you on an imaginary journey, take part as little or as much as you want.
Forest Arts Centre Old Milton Road New Milton
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Oaklands - Open Garden for NGS
Oaklands is in an elevated position overlooking paddocks and the New Forest, surrounded by a cottage style garden with mixed borders. Climbers, roses, wisteria and clematis abound, potted grasses and hostas jostle for space with planters on the patios.
Oaklands, Nr Lyndhurst
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Waldrons - Open Garden for NGS
A thick high hedge and a selection of trees and shrubs surround our 1 acre garden and C18 New Forest cottage (not open). Raised beds and island beds have been developed for shade and sun loving plants, incl hostas, ferns, alpines, unusual perennials, cottage garden plants, flowering shrubs and wild flowers.
Waldrons, Lyndhurst
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Cheese & Chilli Festival
The Cheese and Chilli Festival is back again in 2018 with a bang! The Cheese & Chilli Festival is a family show offering something for everyone. There are approximately 100 trade stands selling cheese and chilli associated products as well as craft and retail goods.
Next To Hurn Airport
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Christchurch Cheese & Chilli Festival
The Cheese and Chilli Festival is the only show in the UK which celebrates both Cheese and Chilli within a festival setting. The event is organised by 33rd Management Ltd who created the first event in 2014. The events are aimed towards the family audience as there is simply something for everyone.
Next to Hurn Bridge Equestrian Centre Parley Lane Christchurch
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Annalal's Gallery - Open Garden for NGS
Enchanting 150 yr-old cottage, home of two Royal Academy artists. 32ft x 12½ft garden on 3 patio levels. Pencil gate leads to colourful scented Victorian walled garden. Sculptures and paintings hide among the flowers and shrubs.
Annalal’s Gallery, Christchurch
Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Tenors Un Limited - ‘In Concert with Tenors Un Limited Celebrating 15 Years’
TENORS Un LIMITED is proud to present their newest touring show. Throughout 2018 the guys will tour UK theatres and concert halls performing works from their previous albums and tours as well as new repertoire. This concert series combines the rich vocal harmonies for which Tenors Un Limited are known.
The Regent Centre 51 High St, Christchurch
Today

Anything Goes More details - Anything Goes
Sail back with us to an era of glitz and Gatsby Glamour as we embark on an epic voyage. Among the passengers heading for England on the luxury liner SS American are Reno Sweeney, a sometime celebrity evangelist turned nightclub entertainer and Lord Oakleigh, a wealthy English aristocrat, accompanied by his...
Regent Centre, Christchurch
Wed 6 Jun to Sat 9 Jun
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More details - The Arts Society Lymington
Not So Shabby Chic. Juxtaposing works of art from antiquity to the present. Talk by Vivienne Lawes. From renaissance collections to 20th Century design, Vivienne Lawes covers eclecticism, the classical tradition and the key tenets of success.
The Lymington Centre, Fuller McLellan Hall, New Street, Lymington, Hampshire
Wed 13 Jun

More details - Fordingbridge Players - Snake In The Grass
Snake in the Grass, written by the award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn is a play about the reunion of two sisters, Miriam and Annabel, after the death of their abusive father.
Burgate School, Salisbury Rd, Fordingbridge
Thu 31 May to Sat 2 Jun

More details - Cave Painting
Join John House to a cave painting session. Create some unique artwork to take home, using various materials. This events are suitable for children and adults.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Sat 26 May, Sat 14 Jul

More details - Sand Art
Join Sally for a fun and very popular activity for children and adults alike. Make a lovely picture by peeling section of paper away and then pouring colourful sand on the sticky surface revealed. Very easy to do, and very relaxing.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 22 Jul

More details - Ceramic Plaque Workshop
Come and create a unique piece of glazed pottery. 30 min slots available throughout the day. Suitable for children and adults (children must be supervised). The work will be kiln-fired and will then need collecting from the Visitor Centre at a later date.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Tue 29 May

More details - "It's a Bug's Life"
Children’s craft workshop - create your very own selection of bugs and bug hotel for all those creepy crawlies coming our way this summer.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Hengistbury Writers
Come along and join this friendly and informal group of writers. Writers of all abilities and interests are welcome, from complete beginners to novelist and poets, and article writers to script writers. Come and share your knowledge, experience and ideas, and receive helpful feedback.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Tue 5 Jun, Tue 3 Jul

More details - The Great Wildlife Exploration
Explore Hengistbury Head’s nature through guided walks, and help the Rangers to record as much wildlife as possible during the day. See back panel of this leaflet for more information.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Early Morning Bird Walk
As part of The Great Wildlife Exploration, we will be trying to see and hear as many birds as possible.
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Forest Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
A large, peaceful garden in the New Forest, developed from a paddock in 1997. Cottage garden areas contrast with shrubs and trees forming wandering pathways and open spaces. Two ponds encourage a wide variety of wildlife, and a wildflower meadow behind has many wild orchids.
Forest Cottage, Lyndhurst
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Longdown Farm Vintage Rally
Enjoy a weekend of rural nostalgia at Longdown Activity Farm and visit The Longdown Vintage Farm Rally featuring vintage tractors and machinery as well as bygone exhibits. The two-day event is organised by the New Forest Group of the National Vintage Tractor and Engine Club.
Deerleap Lane
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - Meet the Creatures and Their Teachers
The fabulous Creature Teachers are at the Farm with their menagerie of amazing animals. Hold a barn owl, and meet millipedes, rats, giant snails, lizards, snakes, and many other fascinating creatures too.
Longdown Activity Farm, Deerleap Lane, Ashurt.
Thu 31 May

More details - 'Cutting Edge' Racing Fun at the Farm
Longdown Activity Farm have teamed up with Mower Madness, a group of mower (yes, that’s mower, not motor!) racing enthusiasts who race at venues across the south coast. Fast, furious and ’cutting edge’ fun, the Mower Madness racers will appeal to thrill-seekers and gardeners alike!
Longdown Activity Farm, Deerleap Lane, Ashurst.
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Wild Craft Sundays
Try your hand at stone painting - wildlife, scenery, flowers - whatever you can imagine. Use acrylic paint to create a lasting work of art. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Sun 27 May, Sun 24 Jun

More details - Moth Evening
Join the Rangers for an exciting evening to find out all about the colourful and varied moths of the area. Booking essential.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 28 May

More details - New Leaf Health Walks
Get into nature in 2018 and live a healthier life! These weekly walks will help you get active in nature. No need to book. For more information on health benefits call LiveWell Dorset on 0800 840 1628 and ask about Natural Choices.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 28 May, Mon 4 Jun, Mon 11 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Nature Tots
Give your little ones a love of nature. Come along for a different activity each week. For ages 2 - 4. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Tue 29 May, Tue 5 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Pond Dipping
Come to Kingfisher Barn and pick up a pond ID sheet and tray, then go for a dip. Take a look at the amazing creatures to be found in the wildlife pond, or why not check out the river! Lots of fun for all ages. Children must be supervised. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Wed 30 May, Wed 6 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Butterfly Walk
Join the Rangers for a Stour walk to discover some of the species of butterflies to be found on the reserve. Booking essential
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 4 Jun

More details - Dragonflies and Damselflies
Learn to identify these colourful insects, which are common along the river and by the ponds on the reserve. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 11 Jun

More details - Moth Morning
Join the Rangers to learn the names of the colourful and varied moths caught overnight. No need to book.
Kingfisher Barn, Stour Acres, Granby Road, Muscliff, Bournemouth
Mon 18 Jun

More details - Six Cross Eyed Cats (Muddy Waters Tribute)
Six Cross Eyed Cats makes it‘s debut at Hanger Farm Arts Centre. This six piece band celebrates the music of one of the greatest of the great blues singers Muddy Waters. Waters often cited as the father of modern Chicago blues is known for classics such as Hoochie Coochie Man, Mannish Boy and I’m Ready.
Hanger Farm Arts Centre Aikman Lane, Totton
Today

More details - Pocket G&S presents a Gilbert and Sullivan Double Bill…
The Mikado AND The Yeomen of the Guard Pocket Theatre complete the Gilbert and Sullivan canon with two of the pair’s most famous musical comedies. This vibrant company have made a name for themselves at Hanger Farm for their small-scale, high energy productions.
Hanger Farm Arts Centre Aikman Lane, Totton
Tue 29 May to Sat 2 Jun

More details - Pylewell Park - Open Garden for NGS
A large parkland garden laid out in 1890. Enjoy a walk along the extensive informal grass and moss paths, bordered by fine rhododendrons, magnolias, embothriums and cornus. Wild daffodils in bloom at Easter and bluebells in May. Large lakes are bordered by giant gunnera.
Pylewell Park, Lymington
Sun 27 May

More details - Public Image Ltd
Public Image Ltd Plus Special Guests. Artists performing: Public Image Ltd.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Foxbury - Foxbury family day
Join us at Foxbury’s base camp for a wild day in the woods, fun for all ages. Den building, outdoor craft, green woodworking, bug hunt, mud kitchen, wild art and much more. Campfire food and hot drinks available to buy. Limited spaces: make sure you don’t miss out! Booking Essential. Phone: 01794 344020.
Foxbury, Blackhill Road, East Wellow, Burgate Manor, Romsey
Sun 27 May

More details - Foxbury - Nightjar Walks
Visit Foxbury and experience the incredible ’churr’ of the nightjar at dusk. Our rangers will be leading a walk to catch a glimpse of recently established breeding pairs of this highly camouflaged bird at their most active and vocal time of day. Booking Essential. Phone: 01794 344020.
Foxbury, Blackhill Road, East Wellow, Burgate Manor, Romsey
Tue 29 May, Tue 12 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 17 Jul

More details - Foxbury - Wild Play Day
Come to the ’wilds’ of the New Forest for a day of outdoor adventures, from bug hunting and fire lighting practice to loads of 50 things to do before you’re 11 challenges.
Foxbury, Blackhill Road, East Wellow, Burgate Manor, Romsey
Thu 31 May

More details - Foxbury - Foxbury Forest School
Nature-inspired learning through play. Take part in fun activities, including den building, wild art, green woodwork skills, outdoor cookery and more.
Foxbury, Blackhill Road, East Wellow, Burgate Manor, Romsey
Thu 7 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Thu 5 Jul

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