Romsey is a small, unspoilt, historic market town with the majestic C12 Norman Abbey as a backdrop to 4 Mill Lane, a garden described by Joe Swift as the best solution for a long thin garden with a view.
On Saturday 2nd June , Romsey Abbey at 7.30pm the Bournemouth Bach Choir and orchestra perform Mozart Requiem , Bruckner Motets and Purcell Funeral music for Queen Mary.
Tickets available from Romsey Tourist Information tel 01794 512987 and on www.ticketsource.co.uk/musicinromsey
A family market with nearly new tables for hire to sell baby/children’s items. Prams, maternity items, clothes, shoes, toys, books, highchairs and so much more.. Come and see what bargains you can find! Sellers table £11.00 and Business Space £16.00.
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
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
Mottisfont showcases bold, beautiful and brilliantly diverse works by the finalists of the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize from 25 April – 24 June. From a bespoke bicycle to giant willow sculpture, this exhibition provides an important snapshot of how contemporary British craft connects with the world today.
The National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses flower just once a year, creating a glorious spectacle in our walled gardens. You’ll be met with unsurpassed fragrance and colour from thousands of roses, which reach their peak in June.
Our gardens are staying open until 8pm (last entry 7pm) on Thursdays - Saturdays from 8 - 23 June, giving you opportunities to enjoy our unique collection of roses. The National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses flower just once a year, creating a glorious spectacle in our walled gardens.
Mottisfont, Mottisfont, near Romsey
Thu 7 Jun to Sat 9 Jun, Thu 14 Jun to Sat 16 Jun, Thu 21 Jun to Sat 23 Jun
A rare chance to see world-renowned percussion virtuoso Kuniko Kato, performing in the unique setting of the Whistler Room. The programme will include works by J.S. Bach, Akira Miyoshi, and Somerset-based composer Hywel Davies.
Nearly New Sales from 3years +
£1 Entry for Adults, Children are Free
As our followers families grow we have often been asked to do markets that cater for school aged children.
Families will be able to buy and sell great quality nearly new items for children 3 years +.
With the World Cup approaching, what better way to get in the spirit that with a kick-a-bout! To help remedy your world cup fever, we are holding a 6-a-side tournament on Sunday 10th June at Redbridge Community School. The event will run between 12pm-4pm on the 3G pitches.
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.
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.
The Southampton Concert Orchestra presents its Summer Concert, featuring Brahms’ Piano Concerto No 1, with our returning soloist Jinah Shim. We will also be playing Malcolm Arnold’s 2nd Symphony and Marquez Danzon No. 2.
Turner Sims, University of Southamtpon, Southampton
Charity Chefs’ Challenge returns!
Eat, drink and enjoy live culinary theatre at its best whilst raising money for charity.
MC, Chef Alex Aitken from The Jetty will expertly guide us through an evening of light-hearted fun, banter and food magic.
The Rotary Club of Southampton West presents a Big Band Concert, hosted by the Concorde.
Vintage music, dancing, singing. Vintage stalls, food, fashion. nostalgia.
Crooner and dance lessons.BBQ or book restaurant. Bring folding chairs
Dress 1940’s optional
Southampton West Rotary Club presents:
A Big Band Concert – Celebrating the Fabulous 40’s
Date: Sunday 24th June 2018 - 12 noon to 5pm
Venue: The Concorde, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, SO50 9HQ
A fun 1940’s event in the grounds of The Concorde, listen and dance to the amazing Swing Unlimited Big Band, Eddy Hailwood
“This novel is dedicated to the dead and missing girls. According to UNICEF, every ten minutes an adolescent girl dies a violent death.”
I am delighted to announce that Abigail Tarttelin will be visiting October Books on Wednesday 20th June as part of Feminist Book Fortnight!
UK SINGER/SONGWRITER EMMA STEVENS PLAYS SOUTHAMPTON LIVE
Brit country-pop music star Emma Stevens brings her UK ‘To My Roots Spring Tour’ to Southampton
Hailed as ‘just magical’ by the late great Sir Terry Wogan, Emma Stevens is the surfer chick singer/songwriter who’s taken the UK by storm with her distinctive
New Tango Tasters at TLC: @ St. Barnabas Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton, SO14 6QS Tues 17 April 2018 Classes start at 7.45pm Please invite all your family & friends to join our vibrant Tango club on any of the above nights, pay £10 (£7 NUS) on the door and then decide to continue the 7 week course thereafter.
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.
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 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!
Whiteparish All Saints’ Church & School will be holding their annual village fete on Saturday, 23rd June. This traditional Village fete will be themed around the 250th Anniversary of ’The Circus’ as an entertainment idea.
Whiteparish Memorial Ground, Common Road, Whiteparish.
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.
The Talking Heads Jazz Month presents the Joseph Limburn Ensemble.
*Latin* *Funky* *Flunky*
As a professional jazz bassist, Joe has played with various jazz artists over the years and continues to perform with great some great names and bands as well as performing in his own jazz trio!
The Talking Heads
16-22 The Polygon
Telephone: 023 8036 1970
Festival season is on the horizon for The Rockstone and the first of our ’Big 4’ will be our Beer Festival
Here’s what we have planned:
• 4 Day festival – it’s a bank holiday, after all, no work on Monday!!
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.
Friday night headline slot from TORCODA FRAY at Heartbreakers Bar / Venue on 22nd June.
Come on down and get your fill of the best local guitar bands.
Tickets only a fiver in advance!
Torcoda Fray: 9.15 - 10pm
Pot Kettle Black: 8.15 - 9pm
Dark Tourism: 7.35 - 8.05
Yeehaw there’s been a murder at the Dolphin Saloon and its your challenge to brave the wild west to discover the killers identity!
After watching a live performance, you’ll work together to determine the killer by investigating clues during the two course meal, followed by the reveal finale.
We are very excited to be welcoming Kirk Brandon and Spear of Destiny back to Southampton at The 1865! They are hitting Southampton as part of their nationwide UK tour to promote forthcoming album ’Tontine’.
Small 82ft x 39ft town garden started in 2008. Raised beds built using railway sleepers and imaginative use of other recycled and new materials to make interesting artistic garden pieces, to complement small herbaceous border, pergola and two ponds, one with a variety of fish.
A fantastic new art and crafts event has taken residence in Stockbridge. Hampshire Pop Up Studios brings you quality art and crafts direct from the maker and their next event will take place on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June 2018.
Upstairs at The Vine, First Floor, High Street, Stockbridge
Stockbridge with its many listed houses, excellent shops and hostelries is on the famous River Test. Four gardens are open this yr offering a variety of styles and character. Little Wyke, next to the Town Hall, has a long mature town garden with mixed borders and fruit trees.