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Events (July - August 2018)

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July

 

Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th July, West Sussex
PARHAM GARDEN WEEKEND

One of the highlights of the gardening calendar, Parham’s Garden Weekend is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. Guest speakers will include horticultural specialists Tom Stuart-Smith, Todd Longstaffe-Gowan and Ben Pope. There will also be a special talk with the south coast’s most renowned head gardeners featuring Parham’s own Head Gardener Tom Brown, Sarah Wain from West Dean, Fergus Garrett from Great Dixter and Troy Scott Smith from Sissinghurst Castle Gardens led by gardening author Ambra Edwards. 10.30am to 5.00pm.
Please visit www.parhaminsussex.co.uk for more information.

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7th/8th & 14th/15th July, Selbourne
LAVENDAR FIELD OPEN DAYS

Take a stroll through our lavender and wild flower field, have a delicious cream tea served in the farmhouse garden, or perhaps a tractor/trailer ride. A great day out for all the family! Entry is £4 with under 12’s free (refreshments to purchase). No need to book; just turn up and pay on the gate! Hartley Business Park, Selborne Rd Unit 3b, GU34 3HP Alton

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Sunday 7th July, Rowlands Castle
ROWLANDS CASTLE VILLAGE FAIR

All the fun of a traditional village fair. There will be exciting rides for children. A Bar will be available for adults. Lots of other fun too. Free admission. www.rowlandscastlevillagefair.org.uk

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Saturday 7th July, Havant
THE BEDHAMPTON SUMMER SHOW

Traditional annual village fair with sideshows, arena events, kid’s races, fancy dress, raffle etc. Come along for a great day out for all the family – admission free. Held at Bidbury Mead Bedhampton, PO9 3JG - 2pm to 5pm

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Sunday 8th July
OLD THORNS SUMMER ANNIVERSARY WEDDING FAYRE

Our biggest Wedding Fayre at the largest Wedding Venue in Hampshire. The event falls on our 10th Anniversary as PMN Wedding Fayres - so we have an even bigger celebratory fayre planned. Admission is £2.00 per person. Griggs Green, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7PE at 11am to 3pm

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Thursday 12th July - Sunday the 15th of July
GOODWOOD'S FESTIVAL OF SPEED 

The 2018 Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard theme will celebrate the event's 25th anniversary: "Festival of Speed - The Silver Jubilee". The first Festival, in June 1993, redefined what a car event could be, and, in the years since, it has firmly established itself as the world's greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture. The event this year takes place between the 12th - 15th of July, tickets available at: https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/festival-of-speed/

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Saturday 14th July at 3pm
THE PORTSMOUTH CHORUS CONCERT AND CREAM TEA

A special afternoon concert to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, including wartime songs and other summer classics, with audience participation. Ticket price £10, includes a cream tea. Under 16s free location: St Agathas Church, Marketway, Portsmouth, PO1 4AD

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17th/18th July, Rowlands Castle
SUMMER HOUSE SOUNDS, STANSTED PARK

Hampshire’s Stansted Park will host music legend Tom Jones and the world’s most successful classical crossover group Il Divo in July. www.stanstedpark.co.uk

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Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th July, Brockenhurst
THE NEW FOREST AND HAMPSHIRE COUNTY SHOW

Taking place in the heart of the National Park, the New Forest Show offers visitors 30 acres of showground for the whole family to enjoy and explore. www.newforestshow.co.uk

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Sunday 29th July
HAYLING ISLAND RNLI STATION OPEN DAY

Annual event, lifeboat displays, Helicopter fly past, kit races, station tours, teas cakes, face painting, demos from local coastguard, Hayling responders, Chichester Harbour Conservancy and Hayling RNLI Fundraisers. Free event. Donations welcome. www.rnli.org
 

Coming up in... 

August


Monday 30th July to Friday 10th August, Chichester
ITCHENOR’S JUNIOR FORTNIGHT REGATTA

Itchenor Sailing Club’s popular family sailing event, Junior Fortnight will be celebrating its 50th anniversary when it takes place on 30th July - 10th August this year. Heralding the start of the summer holidays, Junior Fortnight Supported by Handelsbanken provides young sailors aged 8 to 18, with the opportunity to test out their skills in dinghy racing and enjoy a wide range of family-friendly activities both on and off the water. Visit www.itchenorsc.co.uk for more information.

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Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August, Wickham
WICKHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

You can also enjoy a wide range of family entertainment including: cartoon cinema, storytelling, puppet theatre and make ‘n’ take crafts tent. In addition, there is a digital funfair, playbus, laser arena, bouncy castles and children’s entertainers – and all are free once people are in the ticketed festival arena. www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/tickets

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Thursday 9th to Sunday 26th August, Chichester
BERNSTEIN AND THE MOVIES

Leonard Bernstein’s greatest contribution to film culture is unquestionably the Jerome Robbins-Robert Wise adaptation of West Side Story (1961), rated by the American Film Institute as one of the best two movie musicals ever made, second only to Singin’ in the Rain. Often overlooked is his one original score, for Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront (1954), which dared to speak with a bold and identifiable musical voice and for which he was nominated for an Oscar. Both will be screened during the Film Festival, together with On the Town, which retained four songs composed by Bernstein from the original 1944 stage musical. Chichester Cinema at New Park Box. Office: 01243 786 650 Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 7XY. 

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Friday 10th August, Rowlands Castle
FLO VIBE STANSTED PARK

A magical weekend of wellness activities by day, and music by night. A place where retreat meets festival. Yoga, dance workshops, live music and more. Tickets: www.universe.com/events/flovibe-festival-tickets-98CV17

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Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August
WEST DEAN CHILLI FIESTA

Latin dance demonstrations and workshops with professional dancers, browse over 140 stalls offering chilli gifts, plant seeds and produce. Los Amigos, cider and cocktail bars, vintage funfair, workshops, music and dance. Explore the gardens.
www.westdean.org.uk/gardens/events/chilli-fiesta

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Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th August, Southsea
PORTSMOUTH INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL  

A great showcase for some of the world’s best kite fliers. One of the largest kite festivals in Europe with a stunning location. Free entry - and lots of activities for the whole family. www.portsmouthkitefestival.org.uk

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Saturday 18th Sunday 19th August, Queen Elizabeth Country Park
SOUTH DOWNS SHOW

The many wonders of the ‘South Downs’ brought together in one exciting family show!  Arena acts, Dog Show, Shopping Areas, Local Food, Horses, Sheep, Face Painting, Beer, music and so much more! Tickets - www.southdownsshow.co.uk

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22nd August, New Theatre Royal Winchester
GYPSY

Hailed by many as one of America’s greatest shows, Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of Rose: a hungry, powerhouse of a woman who wants nothing more than to get her two daughters into showbusiness. www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk BOX OFFICE: 01962 840 440

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Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August, Portsmouth
VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL  

Artists such as The Prodigy, Paul Wellar, Paloma Faith, Brian Wilson and Kaiser Chiefs. www.victoriousfestival.co.uk