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March

Exhume, Titchfield Theatre, Acorn Studio, 25th Feb - 2nd March.
Robert returns from travelling overseas to the house in Islington where he grew up with Edward his elder brother who bought out Robert’s side of the house left to them by their parents following their death five years earlier. A day after Robert’s arrival the police dig up the garden next door suspecting that the remains of a woman murdered twenty years ago may be buried there. What do the police find? Why has Robert come back? Is there a secret to uncover? Book tickets online here www.titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

Portsmouth Big Mouth Comedy Festival, Portsmouth Guildhall, 1st and 7th of March.
The Big Mouth Comedy Festival returns to Portsmouth Guildhall this March, this year taking place over two weekends of side-splitting laughs from some of the industry's biggest names. Visit bigmouthcomedyfestival.co.uk/ to find out more and get tickets for the event.

Jason Manford: Muddle Class, Wed 6th March, 7pm
It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show, but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. ‘Muddle Class’ promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ - causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed. £31.80 including fees & levy. Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AB. Call 02074 905546 or visit www.jasonmanford.com to book.

Sons of death, Titchfield theatre, Wed 6th - Fri 15th March
Collaboration or murder which is it to be?
A series of murders in rural France but are they linked? Have old wartime wounds healed or are they still open and festering. To be a Collaborator is maybe not what it seems. Is this the perfect murder or will the audience decide ‘who dunnit’. A brand new thriller from Steve Harris (The Pub Quiz and Ask Me Another) will have you intrigued and guessing to the end. 73 St Margaret’s Lane, Titchfield PO14 4BG. For more performances throughout March/April or to buy tickets call 01329 556156 or visit www.titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com

Spring Steam Gala at The Watercress Line, Fri 8th – Sun 10th March, 9am - 5pm
This three day event at The Watercress Line is a chance to see and ride behind guest engines and the home-fleet locomotives. Come and enjoy behind the scene tours throughout Ropley workshop & yard and get up close and explore The Watercress Line’s locomotives under restoration. Prices – Adult £30, Child (aged 4 and under) FREE, Child (aged 5-16 yrs) £15 Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) £75. The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG. Call 01962 733810 or visit www.watercressline.co.uk for more information.

Alresford Artisan, Craft Show - Sat 9th March
The craft show is situated right in the heart of the picturesque Alresford, a few minutes walk from the Watercress Line. Crafts will include metalwork, felt landscapes, silk flower arrangements, jams and chutneys, pottery, glasswork, original watercolours, jewellery, and much more. (Free entry). Open 10am to 4:30pm. Alresford Community Centre, West Street, Hampshire SO24 9AG. For more information please contact: 01252 724968 or visit www.visit-hampshire.co.uk

A Special evening with Russell Watson, Thurs 14th March 7.30 -10.30pm
Join four-time Brit Classical Award winner Russell Watson for a very special evening, accompanied by his pianist and guest choir. Tickets £45. The Broadway, Winchester, SO23 9GH. To book or find out more call 01962 848 179 or visit www.guildhallwinchester.co.uk

Emsworth Farmers Markets, Sat 16th March and Wed 20th April
Showcasing the best of what Hampshire has to offer, local producers and small businesses many based in rural areas growing and rearing their own to bring to customers. From bread to beer, fruit to fish cakes, gin to game, shopping at your local Hampshire Farmers’ Market offers an abundance of choice. (10-2pm). St Peter’s Square, Emsworth, PO10 7AG For other locations and dates please call 01420 588671 or visit www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk

Jersey Boys, Mayflower Theatre, Tues 19th – Sat 30th March
The internationally acclaimed stage sensation Jersey Boys is working its way back to Southampton. The smash hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for best new musical. Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound and sold 100 million records worldwide. Featuring hit after legendary hit including Beggin’, Can’t take my eyes off you, Oh What A Night, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and many more. Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GE. For tickets call 02380 711811 or visit www.mayflower.org.uk

SAVE THE CHILDREN (Petersfield Branch) “BIG SALE” Held in Petersfield Festival Hall:
There will be a huge selection of new and good-as-new clothing and shoes for all the family, many of them with the original price tags. There will also be homeware, a designer room and a cafe. 
Friday, 29th March - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. £2 entry (Friday only),
Saturday, 30th March, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.1 p.m. - 4 p.m. All items half price 4.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. Fill a Save the Children bin bag for £10.

Come and have a good time and help raise funds for disadvantaged children in the U.K. and throughout the world. For further information contact
www.petersfield-savethechildren.co.uk

Mothers Day at Chawton House, Sun 31st March
A visit to Chawton House is the perfect day out for all generations: take a stroll in the beautiful grounds, soak up the atmosphere of the Elizabethan manor house, and enjoy a cup of tea and sweet treat in the Old Kitchen Tearoom. As a special treat this Mother’s Day, bring Mum along to Chawton House and she will receive a slice of cake for free! (11 - 4.30pm). Chawton House, Alton, Hampshire. To find out more call 01420 541010 or visit www.chawtonhouse.org

April

100 Acres 10k, Sun 7th April 
Come and join Team Rainbow for a challenging 10K around the scenic forest course. After taking on the tracks and trails of Forest Bere and crossing the finish line, you’ll be greeted by all the rainbow cheer volunteers and receive your Winnie the Pooh themed medal. Entry fee: £20, Fundraising target: £100. Forest of Bere, 6 Hundred Acres Road Fareham, NH PO17 6JB. To register please call 01329 289500 or get in touch with Maya fundraising@rainbowcentre.org

Simply Aston Martin at Beaulieu, Sun 7th April
All Aston Martin owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 7th April and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Aston Martin owners and enthusiasts. All participants have the opportunity to be chosen as the winner of the People’s Choice Award, selected by public vote. Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runners-up. 10am- 5pm (9am - 3pm vehicle entry). Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN, For more information about booking call 01590 612345 or visit www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-aston-martin/

The Jungle Book, Wed 17th and Thurs 18th of April
Wicked Productions return to the New Theatre Royal with their production of The Jungle Book. The Jungle Book tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy who is raised in the jungle by a family of wolves. When Shere Khan, the tiger, swears to kill the child, Baloo, the bear and Bagheera, the panther, agree to take the boy to the man village for his safety. But the jungle holds danger and surprises for them all in this hilarious adventure of a lifetime! Wed 17th April 2019 - 18:00, Thu 18th April 2019 - 11:00, Thu 18th April 2019 - 15:00, Adult £18, Children £15.50, NTR Friends £15.50, Family£62. New Theatre Royal 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD. To book tickets call02392 649000 or visit www.newtheatreroyal.com

Bugsy Malone at The Kings Theatre, Southsea, Wed 17th Apr - Sat 20th April
It is 1929 in New York and the city is divided by gang warfare. On one side, Dandy Dan’s mob terrorise the district, taking out those they turn against with their new splurge guns. On the other side, Dandy Dan’s rival, Fat Sam, runs his successful Grand Slam Speak easy. Splurge, custard pies, and flour bombs fly across the bar as the pandemonium comes to a sticky end. Adults £19.50 | Children £13.50 Kings Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea, PO5 2QJ. To book tickets call 02392 828282 or visit www.kingsportsmouth.co.uk

Petersfield Beer and Cider Festival, Fri 26th April (6pm – 11pm), Sat 27th April (12pm – 5pm)
Lots of beer to sample from many local breweries as well as some from further afield. As always there will be fantastic water cooled Real Ale and Cider from all across the region backed up with quality live music and fantastic hot food. The Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield, GU31 4EA. For tickets visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/HometownFestivals (Over 18’s Only).

Wine Tour and Tasting, Sat 27th April
This two hour tour begins by hopping on a trailer to be taken to the vineyard to see Hattingle’s Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier plantings followed by an in-depth tour of their state-of-the-art winery explaining the production process. (10.30-12.30pm). Hattingley Valley Vineyard, Wield Yard, Lower Wield, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9A. To find out more call 01256 389188 or visit www.hattingleyvalley.com