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Forthcoming New Forest Events
The forthcoming New Forest events below are listed in starting date order - the closer they are to beginning, the higher up the page they appear. Once the events have finished, they automatically disappear from the page. If you have a New Forest event that you would like to publicise, please submit it here. Alternatively, you can e-mail it to us.
Summer Living History - Beaulieu
See history come to life at Beaulieu this summer! Brand new for 2016, discover Beaulieu’s connection to Shakespeare with a range of special activities to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Meet Shakespearean courtiers and watch falconry displays in Beaulieu Abbey. Join a guided walk by living history monks Brother William and Brother Peter, then follow the Shakespeare-themed trail around the grounds to discover more about Shakespeare’s Beaulieu. Plus: see veteran and vintage vehicles in action, have a go at traditional garden games and enjoy music and singing in Palace House. All of our Summer Living History activities are included in your Beaulieu attraction ticket, which includes entry to the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear.
Living History at Buckler's Hard - Beaulieu
See history come to life this summer at the historic shipbuilding village of Buckler's Hard. Join costumed characters on their daily tours to discover what life was really like in the 18th century and listen as they share tales from this once-thriving village where ships for Nelson’s Navy were built. Plus explore the village with our fun family trail!
Hampshire Open Studios - New Milton
Small garden studio based in New Milton Hampshire, open to the public three times per year for open studio events, pop in and meet the makers. We have a wide selection of products available including Photography, hand woven and hand dyed products, wirework and fused glass jewellery, fabric bags, home decor and doodle artwork, felting and ceramics all made by hand. We are open daily 11am - 5pm from 17th-29th August as part of Hampshire Open Studios
International Autojumble - Beaulieu
Beaulieu’s most famous motoring event, the International Autojumble is the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic. With over 2000 stands, groaning with all kinds of vintage and classic motoring ephemera - motoring parts, accessories, automobilia, literature, tools and clothing, there is something for everyone and lots of bargains to be had. This iconic event enjoys the reputation that; “if you can’t find it at Beaulieu, it doesn’t exist!” Your ticket also includes entry to the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear.
"In the Beginning..." - New Milton
Professional orchestra Questa Musica are delighted to start their residency in New Milton this September with a concert filled with some of the nation's favourite works. Don't miss your chance to hear Barber's Adagio for Strings, "Summer" and "Autumn" from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Haydn's Cello Concerto in D, Mozart's Divertimento in F, and Serenade for Strings by Elgar. We are delighted to welcome our leader, Charlotte Gallagher, as the soloist in The Four Seasons and our principal cellist Philip Daish-Handy returns to the soloist spotlight for the Haydn. Join us for this exciting launch concert. You can book your programmes when you order tickets and our new album of the Elgar Cello Concerto will be available to buy on the night, some of which was recorded when we came to New Milton before! Questa Musica is made of top-level professionals from orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and more, as well as professionals from Dorset, Hampshire and the surrounding areas (including a number of players from the New Forest!).
Brockenhurst Gateway Charity Auction - Lymington
Richard Cartridge from Radio Solent The Cartridge years has agreed to be our auctioneer for our charity auction. It is being held on Saturday October 15th 2016 at The Everton and Lymore social club, Everton Nr Lymington. The auction will start at 7pm with a silent auction and then the big event will be at 7.30pm. Lots include Chewton Glen dinner, beauty and hair vouchers, pet care vouchers, meals out, cycle hire, beach hut for the day, signed speakers whiskey and much much more. Please come and support us and help us raise money for Brockenhurst Gateway, a social club for adults with learning difficulties.
Free entrance to everyone. No membership required.
Fireworks Spectacular - Beaulieu
Be wowed by the explosive and dynamic fireworks display, set to a "Night at the Movies" theme. Have fun on the Beaulieu Rides & Drives and Old-Time Fairground, all at good value extra charges. Hot food and drinks are available both inside and out, as well as roast chestnuts and candyfloss. Everyone is invited to get in the spirit of the night...in fancy dress...with prizes going to the best dressed!
An Enormous Elephant art Exhibition - Lyndhurst
The Enormous Elephant Art Exhibition will be a fantastic opportunity to see a wide range of thought-provoking artwork about elephants and rhinos. 10am-5pm Saturday 29th Oct, & 10am-4pm Sunday 30th Oct What is there to see? - There will be an official opening at 10am on Saturday 29th Oct with guest Tara Golshan, Education Director at Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots. - You will be able to buy paintings, sculptures, textiles, ceramics, and small handcrafted gifts. - There will be short films played throughout the two days, and lots of fascinating information displayed. - Live African themed music - Cafe open for resfreshments Is there anything for children to do? - Learn unusual and amazing facts about elephants - Create & decorate elephant artwork in craft workshops - Children's competition prizes at 3pm on Sunday 30th Oct for the best elephant sculpture Tickets available on the door. Free entry for all artists exhibiting. The Enormous Elephant Art Exhibition is in aid of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya (DSWT), which is the most successful orphan-elephant rescue & rehabilitation program in the world, and 100% of the money raised by the exhibition will go to this charity. Large numbers of elephants are poached every year for their ivory tusks, which are used to make trinkets. If we continue to allow poaching at the current rate, elephants will almost certainly be extinct within 15-20 years. You can help by spreading the word, coming to the exhibition, buying any artwork at the exhibition, adoption a baby elephant, or simply by donating via our website. 100% of all money raised will go to the DSWT charity.
Simply Smart - Beaulieu
Come to Beaulieu in your Smart Car on Sunday 13 November for ‘Simply Smart’ – a gathering of Smart Cars of all shapes and sizes. All models are welcome and visitors will have the choice to vote for their favourite in the People’s Choice Award – the winner will receive a Beaulieu trophy! Your Simply Smart ticket also includes entry to the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear.
Christmas Shopping Open Studio - New Milton
Small garden studio based in New Milton Hampshire, open to the public three times per year for open studio events, pop in and meet the makers and buy something unique and handmade for your loved ones this Christmas. We have a wide selection of products available including Photography, hand woven and hand dyed products, wirework and fused glass jewellery, fabric bags, home decor and doodle artwork, felting and ceramics all made by hand.