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The closing date for next month is 20/04/2018

Photos: Hartley Park Farm (left), Spring Show Sunday 18th March. Purbrook Horticultural Society (centre).


Live at the Bandstand, Southsea seafront, every Saturday and Sunday until 12th August, from 11am. Get set for a sizzling summer of FREE live music – with an array of styles and genres at the Bandstand. Every year this popular season of music attracts thousands of people from across the county. There’s more information on Facebook, and at 02392 826722. www.visitportsmouth.co.uk/whats-on/live-at-the-bandstand

Well established Ladies Barbershop Chorus, The Havant Pitchpipers are seeking new members over 18-years-old with any singing ability. Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening, from 7:30pm until 10pm, at St Philip’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Portsmouth, PO6 2TL. For more details contact Marilyn Penketh on 02392 460227. Email: marilyn.penketh@gmail.com. Or, just turn up to rehearsal and you will be welcomed by the lovely group of ladies.

The Stansted Park Garden Show, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6DX. On the 8th, 9th and 10th June, from 10am to 5pm, this event will help you find all you need to make your garden and home grow! There’s something for all; learn about gardening, entertainment for children, top tips and more. Adults £9, concessions £7, children £3 (under 5 years free). See www.thegardenshowonline.com

Emsworth Craft Fair, at Emsworth Community Hall behind the Old Fire Station, PO10 7DD, Saturday 9th June. There will be locally handmade arts and crafts, refreshments and more. Free admission. This event will also occur on 11th August, 13th October and 8th December.

Music at the bandstand, Saturday 9th June, at Waterlooville Town Centre. There will be live music from 11am to 2pm including The Clarinet and Saxophone Choir, Rufus and the Fireflies and Igloo Music. Organised by the Waterlooville Events Team. Free admission.

The 21st Hayling Billy 5 Mile Race in aid of The Rosemary Foundation. To date, the previous 20 races have raised £28,250 for charity. The 5-mile race is fast, flat, out and back along the old Hayling Billy railway line. Entry is from £12. See www.rosemary-foundation.org.uk/events

Charity Golf Day and Gala Dinner, Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club, raising money for The Elizabeth Foundation, on Thursday 14th June. The charity, who support children learn to hear and speak, invites you to join them for a full day of golf followed by a delicious 3-course dinner. Enjoy a morning round of 9 holes (Texas Scramble), bacon rolls and coffee, an afternoon round of 18 holes (Stableford competition) with snacks and drinks, followed by an evening dinner including prize presentations, raffle and auction. See www.elizabeth-foundation.org/fundraising.asp for more information.

Charity concert on the theme ‘Freedom’ – part of Portsmouth Festivities 2018. On Saturday 16th June at 7:30pm at the David Russell Theatre, Grammar School, High Street, Old Portsmouth. The programme will include Beethoven Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’, and Vivaldi Double Violin Concerto ‘L’Estro Armonico’ - followed by music and songs on the theme of ‘Freedom’ by Southsea Community Choir. Additional information at portsmouthfestivities.org | 02392 681390.

Circus Wonderland, from Wednesday 13th until Saturday 16th June, Kind George V Playing Fields, Cosham. With a brand-new show that celebrates the 250th anniversary of circus in Great Britain, Circus Wonderland presents a sparkling, show-stopping spectacle that will enchant audiences of all ages. Weekdays at 4.30pm & 7.30pm, Saturday at 12pm, 3pm & 6pm, and Sunday at 2pm only. All seats £9. www.circuswonderland.com

Summer Fete by The Friends of Emsworth Community Health, Saturday 16th June, 10am to 12noon. The annual event will be in the hosts garden in North Street. Everybody is welcome. Tea and coffee, as well as homemade cake, will be available. A good quality bric-a-brack will be on offer. Donations welcome. For information, call Irene Craig on 01243 378635.

Down Place – Open Garden in support of the National Garden Scheme, on Sunday 17th June at 2pm to 6pm. 7-acre hillside, chalk garden on the north side of the South Downs with fine views of surrounding countryside. Extensive herbaceous, shrub and rose borders on different levels merging into natural wild flower meadow renowned for its collection of native orchids. Fully stocked vegetable garden and greenhouses. Spring flowers and blossom. Admission £4. Children free. 01730 825374 | www.ngs.org.uk

Westbourne Open Gardens, Sunday 17th June, at 10:30am to 5pm, PO10 7SU. Come and experience the stunning display of blooming gardens across the village of Westbourne this summer. Owners of at least 20 gardens will present their efforts to the public. Money raised from ticket sales is donated to charities based in Hampshire and West Sussex. For more information, search “Westbourne Open Gardens” on Facebook.

Metal Detection Dogs – dogs trained to detect human illnesses such as cancer – on Monday 18th June. This Science Discovery Group talk will be by Terrence Dawes who hopes to bring a trained dog with him. At Warblington School, Havant, from 7:30pm to 9:15pm. £3 per meeting. www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk

CCADS Theatre presents Starlight Express. From 20th to 23rd June at Petersfield Festival Hall at 7:30pm and there will be a 2:30pm Saturday Matinee.  Tickets may be purchased from One Tree Books, Petersfield. Call 01730 261199 or visit www.ccads-theatre.co.uk. Tickets £18/£16.50. The musical phenomenon pulls into Petersfield for the very first time.

Pop-up Opera returns to Cheriton, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June. This charity event is to raise funds for the Cheriton Village Hall Fundraising Campaign – to buy the Village Hall. There will be Mozart Double Bill on both nights.  Two single-act operas will sit either side of the interval. In the grounds of The Old Rectory, Cheriton. Open for picnics from 4:30pm. Performance 7.30pm. Admission £37.50. £10 for 14-year-olds and under. This event is expected to sell out. 01962 771499 |  Popupopera.co.uk

Beer Festival, at the Rose in June, Portsmouth, Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June. A wide range of real ales and ciders, in the garden and marquee. Friday is a taster day, then live music (usually folk) and food including a barbecue. Raffle proceeds go to the Motor Neuron Disease Association. www.theroseinjune.co.uk/summerbeerfest.html


Buriton Arts Trail - Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June. We look forward to welcoming everyone at this year’s Art Trail and hope that the weather will be pleasant for a stroll around the village to visit the 6 venues where visitors can view and buy from a variety of work from painting, prints, lino cuts, pottery, photography, cards, glass work and much more. Trail postcards with details and venues are available from the Five Bells. This year there will be several people demonstrating their techniques and there will be the opportunity to try your hand at something creative. Delicious homemade cakes and a cuppa will be served in the Village Hall. Bring along friends and family to this popular annual event. www.buriton.info


Family Fund Day, Saturday 23rd June, from 11am to 4pm. The Rainbow Centre are holding their 5th annual Family Fun Day at Cams Alders Recreation Ground, Fareham, Hampshire. Free entry plus free parking close-by with thanks to Palmerston Bowls Club. 01329 289500 | fundraising@rainbowcentre.org

Horndean Community Association Summer Fayre, Saturday 30th June, 11am to 4pm. The annual Summer Fayre featuring live music, games, stalls, BBQ, beer tent and more will be held at Merchistoun Hall, 106 Portmouth Road, Horndean, PO8 9LJ. Call 023 9259 7114.

The Portsmouth Seafood Festival, Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July, from 10am to 6pm. Following the huge success of the event last year, Portsmouth Seafood Festival will be back at Gunwharf Quays this summer! Celebrating the city’s seafood and fishing heritage, the free weekend-long event is ideal for all the family. www.gunwharf-quays.com/portsmouth-seafood-festiva

Springwood Community Centre is having their annual summer fayre on Sunday 1st July, 12noon until 4pm. Performance from Big Noise Samba, Sian Goddard Academy of Dance, *FITnFUNKEY* and many more will entertain crowds. This FREE event will be at Springwood Community Centre, Waterlooville. 

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