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Forthcoming New Forest Events
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The Lost Songs of Jake Thackray - Totton
For the past three years John Watterson has been researching the write the first biography on the late Jake Thackray, with the help of Jake’s family, friends and fellow performers. In the course of this research, John has uncovered 15 songs written by Jake but never released. These songs, along with never-before told stories from the biography research (plus some much loved Jake classics) will feature in John’s 2017 tour.
Tea with Oscar Wilde - Totton
A chat show with a difference! Join Oscar Wilde as he interviews leading celebrities of the Victorian era, recounts a story or two and invites his audience to get “Caught in the Act”! Brought to you by Don't Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company - the British Empire's finest practitioners of top-notch Victorian entertainment!
Andrew Lawrence - The Hate Speech Tour - Totton
Star of BBC1’s Live at The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and Dave’s One Night Stand, as well as the hugely successful self-penned BBC Radio 4 series, There Is No Escape. The UK comedy scene's most bigoted scumbag presents an all new show of morally repugnant material all for the sake of a cheap laugh. Come, bring a friend who's easily offended, and be sure to take everything at face value.
Pocket Theatre presents Shakespeare Play in a Day! - Totton
Time and hour run through the roughest day! Twenty four hours, twenty four actors, two directors, two abridged Shakespeare plays, one evening in the theatre to remember! Pocket Theatre are being split into two competing teams to rehearse, prepare and perform two randomly assigned Shakespeare plays in just 24 hours… and you, the audience, will decide who is victorious!
Hanger Farm Family Easter Parade - Totton
Families can have fun in our Barn on Easter Saturday afternoon, getting creative, sharing stories and going on an Easter egg hunt. 2-3.30pm - Drop in to the Barn at any time to make wacky Easter bunny headgear, Easter egg wreaths and Easter egg collecting baskets. This will be followed by some laugh-out-loud EGGY stories in the Theatre so that everyone can sit down and relax before the next bit of fun… 3.30-4pm - An Easter Egg hunt around Hanger Farm, helping each other follow a bunny trail towards the Easter Egg Treasure Chest.
Pocket Opera presents The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Totton
Join Pocket Opera for their very own take on Mozart’s masterpiece. Sung in English and comprising some of the very best voices in the local area, this musical comedy will combine Mozart’s musical and dramatic genius with the usual dose of Pocket eccentricity. Prepare for fun, feathers and frolics!
2017 Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta - Brockenhurst
Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta 2017 Saturday 22nd April 2017 (10am to 5pm) & Sunday 23rd April 2017 (10am to 3.30pm) Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road, Hampshire, SO42 7RY Free parking. Less than 5 minutes walk from Brockenhurst Railway Station. £3.00 entrance. Light refreshments by the WI. Proceeds used to support local textile groups and raise funds for Brockenhurst Village Trust. Stalls and exhibits range from the traditional to the contemporary and include embroidery and embellishment, weaving, beading, patchwork, yarn, threads, fabric, dressmaking and much more. Both local and national traders and on hand to share their infectious enthusiasm, invaluable knowledge and experience and to supply you with all the specialist books, tools and materials you could possibly need. www.brockenhurstfiesta.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
Eleanor Conway’s Walk of Shame - Totton
What is life without something that makes you feel good? Ferocious clubber and party girl Eleanor Conway has always been a woman of extremes; she partied around the world as a music journalist, ran off to Asia to work for the triads, made hardcore porn and Tinder’d her way through most of London… Now sober from alcohol and substances she’s failing to find moderation and meaning. A standup debut about sex, sobriety and Sambuca and the modern addict that lies within us all.
Bluegrass and Folk, Jaywalkers - Totton
The exciting, young trio JAYWALKERS will be coming to the Hanger Farm Arts Centre on Saturday 29th April. These former BBC Young Folk Award finalists are touring their fourth studio release - Songs We Like (EP) - which follows on from the release in 2015 of their third studio album - Weave - which was met with great acclaim, expanded their musical horizons and established the band as one of the best bands working on the British Folk Scene. Together they effortlessly fuse elements of Folk, Bluegrass, and Old-Time and the music Jaywalkers create is innovative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating. This will be the second visit by the band to the Hanger Farm. Their first visit two years ago was a fantastic evening and their return on the 29th April promises to be even more entertaining, foot stomping and is not to be missed! Their new EP - “Songs We Like” features a collection of 5 tracks that the band did not write. Their previous album - Weave - is now almost a year and a half old and rather than release a full album, the band wanted to release an E.P of non-original music. The idea behind this is to hopefully give an insight into some of the songs and artists that have inspired them throughout their lives as well as demonstrate how they put their own unique blend of Folk and Bluegrass to the songs they like. The covers chosen range from the song “Tainted Love”, made famous by Soft Cell in ’81, to a striking traditional murder ballad called “Delia”, which was brought to popular attention by Johnny Cash.
Jaywalkers - Totton
Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Charity Quiz - Totton
Tools For Self Reliance are hosting a quiz on Tuesday 16th May to raise money for vocational projects in Africa. These projects are vital in helping people set up their own business and supporting their families. Tickets cost £10 including food, and a raffle and a cash bar will be available.
The Sway Open Gardens and Craft Fair 2017 - Sway
The Sway Open Gardens and Craft Fair 2017 is an event that runs every other year in the village of Sway, in the New Forest. 20 villagers open their beautiful gardens to the public, who come from Dorchester to Portsmouth and all places in between. This year we are also having a Craft Fair to compliment the Open Gardens event. The majority of the proceeds go to the Oakhaven Hospice, but some organisations within the village also benefit. * The events starts at 11.00am until 5.00pm * Craft Fair held in Sports Pavilion * Raffle * Renown well stocked plant stall * Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available all day * Light lunches served * Free Mini bus available to transport visitors to more outlaying gardens * Tickets prices £6.50 in advance/£7.50 on the day
£6.50 in advance, £7.50 on the day. children free
110.00 am to 5.00pm
Location: Village Centre, Station Road, Sway
Tel: 10590 682000
New Forest Bike Ride - Brockenhurst
A beautiful ride through the New Forest, helping to raise vital funds for CoppaFeel - on a mission to promote early detection of breast cancer. There's a choice of four routes, all starting and finishing in Brockenhurst. The three longer routes cross a landscape of open vistas and autumnal woodlands while quiet roads and gentle hills make the shorter rides ideal for families. Family-friendly Route - 15 miles - following forest tracks so nearly all traffic-free. NOT suitable for racing bikes!
Adult Entry Pack (30, 45, 60 miles) (£18.50) Children's Entry (16 & under) (£5.00) Student Entry (£12.50) Team Entry (Enter total no. required. Price per person) (£18.00) Adult Entry (15 mile) (£9.50) Kid's Entry (15 mile) (£3.50)
60, 45 and 30 mile cyclists: 8:00am - 10:00am at a time to suit you! (15 mile family route: anytime between 9.30am - 10.15am)
Location: Brockenhurst 6th Form College
Tel: 0117 9897080