What's On - The Directory Group


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The closing date for next month is 19/01/2018

Photo (left) FREE – Four Week Harmony Singing Course with The Havant Pitchpipers, (middle) The Simon Garfunkel Story at Portsmouth Guildhall and (right) Messy Church at the Church of Resurrection parish hall, Drayton. 


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 Marine Salvage Project Conservation Talk. Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, PO17 6AN, at 12 noon. On the second Sunday of each month, visitors are invited to join Conservator, Matthew Hancock, behind-the-scenes for a free 30 minute talk, as he discusses one of the major conservation projects currently being carried out at Fort Nelson, The Marine Salvage Project. Call 01329 233734. Caroline.chapman@armouries.org.uk 

Help in Bereavement. On the second Monday of the month from 10am to 12pm, at St George’s Hall, Waterlooville. This coffee morning is the listening and support service for bereaved people. For enquiries please call 07432 602613. Free admission. 

Alton Farmers’ Market, Alton, 7th January, 10am onwards. Alton Farmers' Markets bring you the best in Hampshire's food and drink, direct from the producers. Call 01420 588671 for more information. 

Find YOUR Place in The Choir. FREE – Four Week Harmony Singing Course with The Havant Pitchpipers. Beginning Tuesday 9th 2018. From 7:30pm at St Philips Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Cosham, PO6 2TL. Ladies with any singing ability are welcome. For more details contact: marilyn.penketh@gmail.com www.pitchpipers.co.uk

Rowlands Castle Painting Society, Tuesday 9th January, Parish Hall, Links Lane, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6AD from 7:30pm concluding at 9:30pm. Roger Dellar will be giving a demonstration using oils. Non-members are welcome. Tickets cost £5 for the evening with refreshments throughout. For membership information please contact John Davis 01243 371662.

Jan 9th. Workshop 2.0 - 4.0 pm

Drawing and Painting with help. Demonstration 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. Roger Dellar Oils
Jan 19th. 2.00 - 4.00 p.m.
Life Group
23rd Jan
Workshop 2.00 - 4.00 p.m. David Collier Mixed Media
Demonstration 7.30 - 9.30 Ronnie Ireland Acrylics. Pencils.
30th Jan
2.00 - 4.00 p.m.
Life Group

Alton Organ Society Hosts Jonathan Hope. Tuesday 9th January, from 7:30pm, at St Lawrence Church, Church Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2BW.  What better way to start off the new year than stepping out on a crisp January evening and joining us for a wonderful evening of organ music played by Jonathan Hope (from Gloucester Cathedral). Admission £10. Further details are available from the website www.altonorgansociety.co.uk

Care and Fellowship Group. Wednesday 10th January, 2pm to 4pm, Church of the Resurrection parish hall, Drayton, PO6 2AP. The group will hear from fellow members who recently visited Assisi, in the footsteps of St Francis. Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments available with admission charge £1, which includes a raffle ticket. For further information or details please call 023 9242 1849. Or email communications@farlingtonparish.co.uk

A Winter Garden Talk. Thursday 11 January 2018, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. Alton Malting Centre, Alton, Hampshire. A Winter Garden Talk hosted by Christian and Lynn Dupont from Mow n Blow Garden Services. 1 hour of how to get the most out of your garden at the worst time of year Come along have a glass of wine and some treats and let us entertain you for the evening. £12.50. www.mow-n-blow.co.uk

The Simon and Garfunkel Story, Friday 12th January, Portsmouth Guildhall, from 6pm. Following its West End success at the Leicester Square Theatre, London, the show is currently the biggest and most successful folk / rock sensation Simon and Garfunkel. Featuring seasoned West End leading man Greg Clarke and a full cast of talented actor- musicians, 'The Simon and Garfunkel Story' takes you back through the 'groovy’ times of the 1960s. Tickets from £22.50 | 02393 870200 | www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk 

May the Toys Be With You at Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery. Old Town Hall Market Place, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7QD. From Saturday 13th January. This January, from a galaxy far, far away, an unmissable exhibition for Star Wars fans everywhere comes to Basingstoke. For more information call 01256 465902. Email: musmst@hants.gov.uk – Free admission. 

Petersfield Barn Dance, on Saturday 13th January, from 6pm to 9pm. Join Hope Church Petersfield for fun at their barn dance. Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane, Petersfield GU31 4BW. www.hopechurch.life for more information. 

Universe matters – A Journey through Space and Time many billions of years ago. On Monday 15th January. A Science Discovery Group talk by Professor Daniel Thomas, Professor of Astrophysics and Portsmouth University will be at Warblington School, Southleigh Road, Havant, 7.30-9.15pm. Entrance is £3 per person. 

Orchard Wassaill. Wednesday 17th January 2017, Chawton House Library, Chawton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ. Join us for this magical evening following the ancient tradition of the Orchard Wassail! Held on Old Twelfth Night (17 January according to the old Julian calendar rather than 5-6 January in our modern Gregorian calendar) this was the practice, in cider-producing regions of England, of visiting orchards to recite incantations and sing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year. More information at chawtonhouse.org - 01420 541010. Tickets: £15; Children (6-16) £7.50 

Full Council Meeting, Four Marks Village Hall, Lymington Bottom, Four Marks, Alton, Hampshire GU34 5AH. Wednesday 17th January,  7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Free event to view meeting from public gallery. Call Sarah on 01420 768284 for more details. 

East Meon History Group, 18th of January 2018, All Saints’ Church Hall, East Meon, 7:30pm. Bob France: Uppark and Its People. We ask non-members to contribute £5 at the door, and to let the organiser know in advance at michaelblakstad@gmail.com

Dick Whittington by The Windmill Players. Friday 19th and Saturday 20th January at 7:30pm. Matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane, PO8 0RB. If you like lots of music, laughter and more than the odd double entendre this is the show for you! Tickets are £8 with concessions at £6 including refreshments. 01730 231474. Raising money for The Rowans Hospice. 

George Egg: DIY Chef. The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant. On Friday 19th January at 8pm. Tickets: £12. A mix of award-winning stand-up comedy, innovation and multitasking as Egg demonstrates more live cooking. Call 02392 472700.

Messy Church, Saturday 20th January, 2pm to 4pm, Church of the Resurrection parish hall, Drayton, PO6 2AP. Messy Church is designed for families with young children. Families are welcomed with tea or coffee and puzzles are available to amuse the children. After this there is a variety of craft activities linked to the theme of the day. Suggested donation. 

Table Top Sale. Saturday 20th January, 11am to 2pm, at St Philip’s Church, Hawthorn Crescent, Cosham. Tables to hire are £5, advanced booking. Refreshments with bacon rolls etc. will be available. From homemade cakes to clothing – there will be something for all. Entrance for browsers is 50p. Contact 02392 379278 for more details and booking. 

Dance Fest, Saturday 20th January, 11am to midnight, at Barton Hall, Horndean Technology College, PO9 9PQ. All cash raised at the all-day charity fundraiser will go to Tommy’s Charity who fund research into saving babies’ lives. Includes FREE beginners Learn to Dance pack. For more information visit www.tommys.org | www.facebook.com/CerocFeverSouth/

Sunday 21st January, 4pm-6pm at Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Ave, Drayton, Portsmouth PO6 2AP – Cre8ive Prayer: discover new ways to pray using Lego, adult colouring, arts and craft, silence, candles etc. Includes simple meal of soup and bread. All welcome. Free.

Veterans’ Breakfast Club. Second Thursday of every month, from 9am to 11am. Age UK Portsmouth café, The Bradbury Centre, 16 – 18 Kingston Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5RZ. All ex-service personnel are welcome to come along, together with their partners, to socialise with other veterans, take part in the banter and enjoy a great breakfast. book your place at the Breakfast Club call us on 023 9288 3506 or email kandy.lucas@ageukportsmouth.org.uk. £4 admission. 

Curious Children, 18th to 20th January, Bedales Theatre, Petersfield, GU32 2DG, 7:30pm. This performance tells three stories about three very different children and how they cope with their unusual life experiences.  This physical theatre and dance show will be performed by pupils from Block 1 and 2, and members from the wider Bedales Schools community. Free admission. Box office: 0333 666 3366

A Remarkable Man. Saturday 20th January, Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, all day. Through the words of those who knew David Brown and his exceptional contribution to the arts, this is the intriguing story of a remarkable man, collector and curator. Call 01962 873603. Admission free.

Waterlooville Events Team Presents: Victoria and Abdul (Biography/drama/history) on 25th January. Shown at St George’s Hall, Waterlooville. Film starts at 7.30pm Buy your tickets at the door - £6 each plus a free cup of tea or coffee and a small treat (doors open at 7pm) Check out the blog www.weteam.org.uk Follow us on Facebook – Waterlooville Events Team or on Twitter @waterloovilleet

Rowlands Castle Painting Society 23rd January 2018. Ronnie Ireland will be giving a demonstration using acrylics and pencils at The Parish Hall, Links Lane, Rowlands Castle PO9 6AD. The demonstration begins at 7.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. Non members very welcome, £5 for the evening, refreshments are served during the evening. For information on membership please ring John Davis 01243 371662

Burns Night Aboard HMS Warrior 1860, Friday 26th January, Portsmouth. Join the team aboard for this special celebration of Scotland’s most famous Bard. With traditional fayre and entertainment throughout the evening will finish with a Ceilidh band on the Officer’s Half Deck. Information can be found at: 02392 778610 | specialevents@hmswarrior.org

Mark Bruce's Macbeth, Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB. Wednedsay 31st January – Thursday 1st February 7.30pm. Multi-award-winning Mark Bruce Company presents a striking dance theatre adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a tragic descent into the darkest sides of ourselves. Suitable for 11+ (contains scenes of violence, gore and blood). Box office: 01962 840 440. www.theatreroyalwinchester.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