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

Sat 13th January
6pm
The Guildhall, Winchester
CLAIRE TOMALIN In conversation with John Miller Tickets £12 including booking fee, available online www.claire-tomalin-in-conversation.eventbrite.co.uk or call 01962 851177. Sponsored by Dutton Gregory Solicitors. In aid Home-Start Winchester.


Friday 26th January
7.15pm for 8pm
Medstead Village Hall
Hit The Limelight NEW YEAR ROCK 'N' ROLL SHOW Rock 'n' roll band "The Toledos" with an authentic 50s and 60s sound, epitomising a bygone era of cool, dressed in sharp suits and skinny ties. Dance the night away or just enjoy the music. Licensed bar. Tickets £8 each in advance only from 01420 562378. For full information see: www.medstead.org/shows


Tuesday 30th January
2pm
The ARC, Alresford
Demonstration by RICK HOLMES : Beside the Thames in Pastel


9th February
8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Cheriton Village Hall, SO24 0PZ
A special 'CHERITON SESSIONS' evening of live folk music with James Patrick Gavin & Friends, showcasing his debut album 'Chewing The Fat'. London-born James is a fiddle player and guitarist who creates folk music that dances the line between tradition and irreverence, groove and grace - with original material that weaves together three generations of his own Irish family. Tickets available at £12 from Cheriton Stores, The Flower Pots Inn and online (fees apply) at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cheritonsessions [For further information, please visit www.jamespatrickgavin.com and cheritonsessions.yolasite.com


10th February
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Sat 24th February
6pm to 9pm
Community Centre
Alresford District Friends of Girl Guiding FAMILY "BEETLE DRIVE" Please support Friends of Girlguiding raising funds for Alresford District Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section. Tickets from Jo Curtis 01962 733629 or email: rayjo.curtis@btmternet.com. Cost £8 adult, £4 child (age 4-15) - includes Ploughman's Supper. Bring your own drinks and glasses. We look forward to seeing you for a FUN evening.


24th February
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Monday 26 February
7:45pm
Sports pavilion, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk "A Practical Guide to Pruning" with Kevin Hobbs Head of R&D at Hillier Nurseries. Parking free £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


Tuesday 27 February
2.00pm
Alresford Recreation Centre
Alresford Art Society Jenny Whalley demonstrates Cockerel in mixed media For information contact 01962 736397, email jo.may@live.co.uk or visit www.artsociety.alresford.org


3rd March
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


10th March
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


24th March
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Saturday 7 April
2:30pm
Ropley Parish Hall, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society SPRING SHOW with refreshments featuring home-baking. Relax over a special afternoon tea with waitress service, before admiring our cheerful display of spring designs and flowers. Entry & parking FREE, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


14th April
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Monday 24 April
7:45pm
Sports pavilion, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk "Border Design" with Rosie Yeomans well-known horticulture lecturer & contributor to Gardeners' World Magazine. Parking free £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


12th May
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Friday 18 & Saturday 19 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


16th June
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


14th July
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Monday 30 July
7:45pm
Sports pavilion, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk on " What the Judge is Looking For (Flowers at the shows)" with Pip Bensley, NAFAS & RHS accredited judge in Floral & Floral Art. Parking free £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


Saturday 18 August
Doors open 2:30pm
Ropley Parish Hall, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society SUMMER SHOW Entry free, and home-made refreshments available. You can see the best of our flowers, fruit, vegetables, floral art, cookery, craft and photographs. Entry & parking FREE, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


8th September
10.00am - 12.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Monday 24 September
7:45pm
Sports pavilion, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk on" Making the Most of Bulbs " with Steven Bradley, freelance garden writer and broadcaster.Parking free £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


13th October
10.00am - 12.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Monday 29 October
7:45pm
Sports pavilion, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk "Time for a Seasonal Garden Review with Nicola Baldwin, well-regarded Hampshire garden designer.Parking free £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


10th November
10.00am - 12.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/


Monday 26 November
7:45pm
Sports pavilion, Vicarage Lane, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk" Idyllic Italian Gardens" with Rosemary Legrand, experienced public speaker & photographer. Parking free £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425


15th December
10.00am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Workshops Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Have fun creating your own unique chocolates using the finest ingredients. Expert chocolatiers will teach you fine piping techniques too and you'll create your own handmade chocolate lolly. All packaging is provided to ensure your finished products will wow your family and friends.
£59 for one. £99 for two Call: 01962 732731 or visit www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/shop/

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

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

Alresford Recreation Centre
Arlebury Park
01962 732079

Bishop's Sutton Village Hall
Vera - 07717 353159

Christy Hall, Old Alresford
Diane Cox- 01962 735388

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

Ropley parish Hall
Norma Day - 01962 772267

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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