Events in & around Alresford

This page provides details of forthcoming events as provided by the organisers of those events. Organisations wishing to include an entry on this page should e-mail the content to when it will be included at the next update. There is no charge for non-profit making organisations. Commercial events can be included but there is a small charge for such entries. Please e-mail for details. Whilst we prefer e-mail you can telephone 01962 733893.

The Watercress Line has a full programme of events throughout the year details of which can be found on their web site.

There is a street market in Broad Street every Thursday morning and Continental Markets on some Saturdays and Sundays during the year between April and December. (Dates below). Alresford WI Market takes place at the Community Centre from 9.00 - 11.30 every Thursday.

For details of the Theatre Royal, Winchester productions click here The Screen at Winchester 0870 066 4777

For details of events at Gilbert White's House & Garden and the Oates Collection click here

Gardens open to the public around Alresford

New Alresford Town Council meetings


Date
Time
Venue
Event

Friday 19 & Saturday 20 May
Friday 2 - 5pm, Saturday 9:30 - 1pm
Coffee Room, Church St, Ropley, SO24 0DS
Ropley Horticultural Society Plant Sale Locally grown bedding, specimen plants, vegetables & perennials. Come early to get the best choice!Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425, Ropley.hort.soc@btinternet.com


Sunday 21 May
10.00 - 4.00
Alresford Town Centre
Watercress Festival this nationally acclaimed annual festival will bring together thousands of visitors drawn from the local community and from far and wide to celebrate watercress - the superb locally grown, delicious and versatile crop. www.watercressfestival.org


Saturday 10 June
All day
Arlebury Park
Alresford Music Festival Over 25 acts are being finalised over the coming months, but our annual 'Party in the Park' is planned to be more exciting than ever in 2017. FIVE STAGES OF LIVE MUSIC Rock - Pop - Indie - Blues - World - Folk - Dance - Jazz - Northern Soul - DJs & MUCH MORE! www.alresfordmusicfestival.com


Sunday, 11th June
2 - 5 pm
Ropley Village
Ropley Open Gardens 11 gardens in the centre of Ropley are opening to the public to help raise funds for the rebuilding of the fire damaged St Peter's Church and for The Rosemary Foundation, a local 'hospice at home' service.
Tickets cost £5 to cover entry to all the gardens and can be bought on the day from the Parish Hall in Vicarage Lane, Ropley SO24 0DU.
Come and enjoy the gardens and then have tea and cakes in the Hall or a glass of Pimms in one of the gardens. Plenty of parking will be available. For more information phone 01962 773603 or 01962 772425.


Sunday 11th June
2pm to 4.15pm
Bishops Court, Bishops Sutton
VILLAGE FETE AND GARDEN PARTY BBQ, licenced bar, teas, raffle, tombola, cakes, books, plants, bric-a-brac, toys and much more. Magic Wanda to entertain the children along with face painting, hook a duck, glitter tattoos, tennis. "Famous egg throwing" competition. Heated swimming pool open rain or shine. Join us for a fun filled family afternoon out.


Sunday llth June
4pm
The Church in the Woods on Bramdean Common
HYMNS IN THE WOOD Come and join this annual open air service singing popular hymns accompanied by a brass band. Park cars on the common and follow the sound of the bell. Wear stout shoes and bring a folding chair to ensure seating. We look forward to seeing you.


Weds 14th June
10.00 - 4.00
Alresford Community Centre
SHOPPING OPPORTUNITY! Join Daisies Hampshire and Blue Bowl for a wide array of presents, jewellery, clothes and more. More information and to pre-order visit www.bluebowl.co.uk. Use offer code SIX-WEST ALRESFORD to remove postage for locals.


Sat 17th June
10.30am to 4.30pm
Perins School
ALRESFORD FESTIVAL OF TOY TRAINS 20 layouts and over 80 sales tables. BBQ, refreshments, live music, real ale. Vintage bus rides to Alresford Fete via Alresford Station. Adults £6, Child £2, Family(2+2) £14. Early entry for sales table £10. Money raised to Save the Children (Alresford) and Four Marks & Cheriton Scout Troops.

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17th June
2pm to 4.30pm
Old Alresford Village Green
Old Alresford Traditional Village Fair Featuring Knickerbocker Glory Appalachian Dance Team, Fun Dog Show with Dog Fancy Dress Competition, Free Vintage Bus rides from New Alresford, Free Parking and Free Entry, Duck Race, Beer Tent, Teas, BBQ, Ice Creams and Popcorn, Fun children's Tug of War, Bottle Stall, Bouncy Slide and many more stalls and side shows, Grand Draw - win an iPod Mini.
Trade Stalls please contact Clive Hancock on 07970 549022


Sunday 18 June
11.00 - 5.00
Broad Street
The Gardens of Broad Street Open An opportunity to visit many of the hidden gardens. Admission £6, Children free. Afternoon Teas.


Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June
10.00 - 4.00
Starter Gate Farm, Monkwood, Ropley, SO24 0HA
The Dene Steam & Vintage Rally Steam Roller, traction Engines, Vintage Tractors, Vintage Cars, Vintage Motorbikes and much more. Tickets £5, Children £3. www.facebook.com/denerally


Wednesday 28th June
7pm (bar open from 6.30pm)
Sun Hill Infant School
The Wind in the Willows by Mark and Helen Johnson © Out of the Ark Performed by Sun Hill Young Voices and Sun Hill Family Singers Fundraising concert for Infant School 50th birthday gates.
Tickets £6.00 available from Six West or Rosie Waring Green 01962 733237 ra@22rwg.co.uk


Wednesday 28 June
7.30
Alresford Recreation Centre
Alresford Art Society Wessex Sculptors give us an opportunity to find out more about what they do.For information contact 01962 736397 email jo.may@live.co.uk or visit www.artsociety.alresford.org


Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July
Friday &Saturday 10 - 5, Sunday 10 - 4
Community Centre
ALRESFORD ART SOCIETY ANNUAL EXHIBITION Come see the wonderful work done by local artists


Sunday 2 July
11.00 - 5.00
The river Alre footpath 500m from the bottom of The Dean
Eel HouseEel House open Come and see the traps and the Eel House interior and find out about the secret life of the eel in one of only two known eel houses in the country. Directions www.towntrust.org.uk/eel_house.htm


Saturday 19 August
2:30pm
Ropley Parish Hall, Vicarage Lane,
Ropley Horticultural Society SUMMER SHOW You can see the best of our flowers, fruit, vegetables, floral art, cookery, craft and photographs. Entry & parking FREE, all welcome. Home-made refreshments available. Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425, Ropley Horticultural Society.


Monday 28 August
11.00 - 5.00
The river Alre footpath 500m from the bottom of The Dean
Eel HouseEel House open Come and see the traps and the Eel House interior and find out about the secret life of the eel in one of only two known eel houses in the country. Directions www.towntrust.org.uk/eel_house.htm


Sunday 10 September
11.00 - 5.00
The river Alre footpath 500m from the bottom of The Dean
Eel HouseEel House open Come and see the traps and the Eel House interior and find out about the secret life of the eel in one of only two known eel houses in the country. Directions www.towntrust.org.uk/eel_house.htm


Monday 25 September
7:45pm
Coffee Room, Church St, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Gardeners Question Time with Ray Broughton, tutor at Sparsholt College & RHS Wisley. Parking at the Parish Hall just down the road £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425, Ropley Horticultural Society.


Monday 30 October
7:45pm
Coffee Room, Church St, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk "Botanical Autumn Fireworks" with Peter Chivers, formerly of Portsmouth Parks Department. Parking at the Parish Hall just down the road £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425, Ropley Horticultural Society.


Monday 27 November
7:45pm
Coffee Room, Church St, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - demonstration "Hedgerow Christmas Wreath-making & other Craft" with Mollie Butters of the Field Farm Project. Parking at the Parish Hall just down the road £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425, Ropley Horticultural Society.

Do you need a venue for your event? The following are available for hire:

Alresford Recreation Centre

Alresford Recreation Centre
Arlebury Park
More info.

Book on line
or call

01962 732079 - For daytime weekday bookings please call between 9 - 5 Monday - Thursday. 9 - 1pm. Friday

01962 736689 - For evening and weekend bookings please call after 4pm Monday - Saturday

Community Centre
01962 732057

The Old Goods Shed, Alresford Station
01962 733810 or e-mail

Alresford Golf Club,
Cheriton Road, Tichborne Down, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 0PN Tel: 01962 733746

Bishop's Sutton Village Hall
Mandy Bennett - 01962 732863 (10.00 - 12.00 or 18.00 - 22.00)

Christy Hall, Old Alresford
Michael Thwaites - 01962 733978

Bighton Village Hall
Gail Johnson - 01962 736556
www.bighton.org.uk

Cheriton Village Hall
Penny Scott
01962 771 263
- website

Itchen Abbas Village Hall
Jenny Sloan - 0796 911 3630 - www.iaavillagehall.co.uk

Alresford Health Walk, Every Tuesday at 1.30pm, meeting
opposite the entrance to Alresford Recreation Centre (The Avenue)

These FREE walks are an hour long (approx. 2 ½ - 3 miles) and are led by trained walk leaders.

For further details contact Lydia on 01962 848725 or llockhart@winchester.gov.uk

. No need to book - just turn up.



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