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The closing date for next month is 16/06/2017


Live at the Bandstand
Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer Southsea 1-4pm
Enjoy free live music every Saturday and Sunday throughout June at the Bandstand, Southsea. June performers include the University of Portsmouth Big Band, Mojo Dollar, The Racketeers and Captain Flatcap.

Family Archaeology Morning
1st June Milton Locks Nature Reserve
Allow your children to become an archaeologist whilst they spend the morning uncovering evidence of the past. A £4 donation per child is recommended and booking is essential.

Alton Summer Beer Festival
2nd-3rd June Alton College
Head down to the Alton Summer Beer Festival, created in aid of local charities. Sample ciders, try beers, eat delicious food and enjoy the atmosphere at you dance along to live music at this friendly local festival.

West Dean Arts and Craft Festival
2nd-4th June 10am-5pm West Dean College, Nr Chichester
The UK's definitive arts and crafts festival brings together over 200 artists, makers, writers and performers, delivering a wide range of dynamic workshops, creative sessions and exciting live performances. The festival is located in the stunning surroundings and arts heritage of West Dean House and Gardens. 

Portsmouth Cats Protection Garden Fete
3rd-4th June from 11 am onwards 1 Fernhurst Close, Hayling Island
Visit some of the cats in our loving care and raise funds for their protection. The fun day out will consist of bric-a-brac stalls, plant sales, a chance to get involved in the tombola and a luck dip (prize every time). Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available.

Follow the Yellow Birck Road to Langstone Conservative Club 
This year the event is on Sat 3rd June from 12 noon onwards. The music for the afternoon will be provided by The Langstone Big Band and their vocalist, Jill Langford. Fancy Dress is optional but there will be a fancy hat competition with categories for different ages. Other attractions will include a Hog Roast, Lunches and Cream Teas by Chef Sam; Ice-creams by Northney Ice-cream; cake, bottle, tombola and flower arrangements stalls; an art display; games on the lawn; Children's Corner with a range of activities and games, etc.

"Plants In Art And Culture – How Plants Created Society" illustrated lecture
8 June 2pm St Nicholas' Church Centre, Bedhampton
Voluntary donation of £5 for non-members
Listen to some insightful lectures at 2pm on the second Thursday of each month up until July with Portsdown Decorative and Fine Arts Society. Visitors are very welcome, although contact should be made to the Membership Secretary before attending. For more details, visit portsdowndfas.org.uk.

Virgin Kitesurfing Armada
9th June 2017-11th June Hayling Island
Bringing the kifesurfing community together for a weekend of fun in Hayling Island, all in the name of charity. Get involved in the festival activities, for example the Charity Challenge and you could be involved in breaking a Guinness World Record. 

War on the line at Watercress
10-11th June Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line
Adult ticket: £18 Children (aged 2-16): £10 Children under 2 years: Free
Transport yourself back in time and experience the Watercress Line against the backdrop of WWII. Truly experience the 'Blitz Spirit' as you enjoy your day spent amongst civilian and military re-enactors and vehicles.

Chawton Open Gardens
10th June-11th June Chawton Walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen in the beautiful countryside as you explore the village she lived in, Chawton. The villagers will be opening up their gardens to the public for the weekend.

Solent Male Voice Choir Concert
10 June 7.30 pm Church of the Resurrection, Drayton
Tickets: £8 An amazing joint concert featuring local talent featuring the Solent Male Voice Choir and the Sussex Gruffs Male Voice Choir. Tickets available on the door, or in advance from the parish office on 023 9242 1849.

Alresford Music Festival
10th June 10am-11.55pm
Adult ticket: £22.50 Children: £10-12.50
Spend your Saturday at the 'party in the park' as you enjoy one of the most chilled, family-friendly festivals of the summer. Welcoming over 3,500 festival visitors to a day filled with music and fun in the name of charity, profits raised from the event will go to the ‘AMF Foundation’. For more information please visit www.alresfordmusicfestival.com 

Special Sunday Gun Firings at Fort Nelson
11th June Fort Nelson, Portchester
Experience the special opportunity of live black-power gun firings of historic artillery by uniformed Portsdown Artillery Volunteers. Guns are fired at 11am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3pm. Fort Nelson is one of the few places that you can experience this.

Help in Bereavement Coffee Morning
12 June 10am-12pm St George's Church Hall, Waterlooville
Help in Bereavement is a local registered charity offering support to those suffering grief, loneliness and social isolation following the death of someone they love. Come and enjoy a coffee or tea and loving chat.

Historical Town Walks in Petersfield
11th June & 25th June Met outside of Petersfield Library 2.30pm
Learn about the history of local market town, Petersfield, as an expert guide leads some insightful walks. These walks will feature Petersfield’s part in the war effort of WWII and a Regency Walk in remembrance of Jane Austen in her 200th commemorative year.

Friends of Emsworth Community Health Community Fete
17th June 10am-12pm North Street, Emsworth
Speak to experts from local health-related organisations whilst you enjoy the fun of a traditional community fete in the garden adjacent to the Victoria Cottage Hospital. With tea, coffee & cakes on offer, as well as a variety of interesting stalls. All proceeds to local health organisations.

Portsmouth Philharmonia and Portsmouth Chorus Charity Concert
June 17th 7.30pm St Agatha’s Church, Portsmouth
Adult Tickets: £11.00 Under 16s: Free. Listen to the delights of the Organ Symphony by Saint Saens, Parry and Gilbert & Sullivan, amongst others. The concert is fundraising is in aid of The Samaritans, and the concert is hosted as part of the Portsmouth Festivities.

St John's School Summer Fair
17th June 12-3pm
Save the date and join the St John's Primary School Summer Fair. This year’s fundraiser is all about animals! It’s sure to be a great day with lots of rides, games and competitions, along with the popular Vintage Bus Ride, and not forgetting all the stalls and BBQ - there really is something for everyone.

Unusual Plants Fair, Selborne
17-18th June Gilbert White’s House 10.30am-5pm each day
This year celebrated the 25th year of the Unusual Plants Fair. Find an array of plants, seeds and garden furniture here, that you are unlikely to find in your everyday garden centre. 

Regency Week at Chawton House Library
18th-23rd June Chawton House Library, Alton
As part of Regency week, Chawton House Library will be putting on a range of daily events, including a garden walking tour and cream tea in the grounds, embroidery workshops and meet the shire horses on Chawton Village Green.

Jane Austen's House Museum Midsummer Evening Opening
20th June Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton 5-8pm
Explore Jane Austen's House for an open evening at this exciting event, where you will be able to visit exclusive parts of the Museum that are not usually open to the public.

Summer Garden Sale in aid of The Stubbington Ark (RSPCA Solent Branch)
24th June 10am-12.30pm No 116 Sea Front, Hayling Island
Familiar faces, new friends and well-behaved dogs are all welcome at this exciting charity event. There will be plenty of refreshments, delicious cakes, items for sale, tombola and a big raffle. Although admission is free, donations are much appreciated as every penny raised will directly benefit the many deserving animals of The Stubbington Ark. 

Hayling Island Horticultural Show
24th June Hayling Island Community Centre
The one-day summer show that any garden enthusiast should not miss. The event showcases locally grown plants, flowers and the best products to be using in your gardens.

Outdoor theatre at Uppark: Pride & Prejudice
24th June Uppark House and Garden, Petersfield
Adult ticket: £16 Children: £8
Bring a picnic as you enjoy a summer evening with some theatre, a performance of a Jane Austen’s classic Pride & Prejudice with a twist! Don’t forget to book your space by calling 01730 825415.

Dene Rally at Startergate Farm
24-25th June Startergate Farm, Alresford from 10am
Adult ticket: £5 Children: £3 Family tickets: £15
Use the free vintage bus service to the Watercress Line and enjoy our 6th Steam and Vintage Rally. You will be able to see a wide selection of vintage items from engines to classic motorbikes, cars, tractors and mini steam trains.

Alton Victorian Cricket Tournament
25th June Butts Green, Alton
Each year since 1983, Alton town has been attracting visitors from all over to watch the annual charity Victorian Cricket Tournament. The unique day involves nine local teams wearing 19th Century dress and plenty of family fun!

Local Heroes of the Second World War
28th June 7-9pm Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Fareham
Tickets: £5 (includes refreshments). Guest Speaker, James Daly, D-Day Collections Researcher will be speaking in memory of our local heroes serving in WWII from Portsmouth. Many of their stories have never been told before. Tickets are available in advance from the Royal Armouries website, royalarmourires.org 

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