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

Saturday 4 March
6.30 for 7pm.
St Michael's Church, Cheriton
THE CHERITON TALKS ARE BACK Poverty and Politics by Labour MP Frank Field
Tickets £12 (children free) subject to availability from Cheriton Stores, The Flower Pots Pub or send SAE with remittance to Mrs P Scott, Burnt Platt, Cheriton SO24 OPY. Tel 01962 771263. See www.cheritontalks.com. Cheques to Cheriton PCC. All proceeds St Michael's Church, Cheriton.


Saturday 8th March
9am to 1pm
Alresford Surgery, Station Road
MARIE CURIE DAFFODIL DAY Cake stall outside the surgery and street collection in the town. Cakes gratefully received, please take to Alresford Surgery on Fri 7th March or on the day. If you can spare an hour to help with tie street collection please contact Val Bond c/o Alresford Surgery on tel 732345.


Saturday March 11th
10am to 1pm buyers (doors open 9am for table holders)
The Community Centre, Alresford
Alresford District Friends of Girlguiding TABLE TOP SALE Table hire £10 from Jo Curtis 01962 733929 or email: rayjo.curtis@btinternet.com by February 28th to book and pay for a table. Fundraising to help our local Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Senior Section units. If you would like to join the committee or be a support contact Jo using details above.


Saturday 11 March
6.30 for 7pm.
St Michael's Church, Cheriton
THE CHERITON TALKS ARE BACK "Kathenne of Aragon: The True Queen". an illustrated talk by Alison Weir.
Tickets £12 (children free) subject to availability from Cheriton Stores, The Flower Pots Pub or send SAE with remittance to Mrs P Scott, Burnt Platt, Cheriton SO24 OPY. Tel 01962 771263. See www.cheritontalks.com. Cheques to Cheriton PCC. All proceeds St Michael's Church, Cheriton.


Friday 17th March
10.30am
Pinglestone House, Old Alresford, SO249TB
CHARITY DOG WALK Two guided walks of different lengths - 3/4 and 1.5 hours. Both walks leave at 10.45am prompt, whatever the weather, and will include some stiles. Donation £10 per walker (incl soup and ploughman's lunch). Non dog walkers welcome. Book with Sue Barham, Home-Start Winchester & Districts, Lanterns, Bereweeke Road, Winchester SO22 6AJ. 01962 851177, info@home-startwinchester.org.uk Sponsored by Gay Dog Boarding Kennels In aid of Home-Start Winchester


17th and 18th March
Doors open 7,30pm, curtain up 8pm
Ropley Parish Hall
Ropley Dramatic Society a one-act play "THE FAT LADY SINGS IN LITTLE GRIMLEY" (a hilarious comedy by David Tristram) followed by FISH AND CHIP SUPPER and QUIZ A superb evening's entertainment- Licensed bar-Free parking. Tickets £15 (incl supper). Our last show was a sell out so don't miss out! Contact Box Office 01420 568265


Saturday 25th March 2017
2.00pm - 4.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Craft:Mother's Day Celebration Chocolate Making Workshop Workshop To book: email sales@chocolatecraft.co.uk or call 01962 732731 Price: £95 for two.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Well now you can find out at an award-winning chocolate company right here in Old Alresford!
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.
For all further Chocolate Making Workshop dates please see: www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/chocolate-workshops/


Sat 25th March
7.30 doors open 7pm
Ropley Village Hall
Cinema at Ropley mmdly presents A STREET CAR NAMED BOB (12A) Tickets £6 from the Courtyard Village Shop (01962 773666) or 01962 773690.


Monday 27 March
7:45pm
Coffee Room, Church St, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk "Soft fruits - all aspects of growing" with Peter Barwick, formerly of Blackmoor Estates.Parking at the Parish Hall just down the road £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425, Ropley.hort.soc@btinternet.com


Wednesday 29 March
2.30
Alresford Recreation Centre
Alresford Art Society Karen Pearson demonstrates Koi in mixed media This is an afternoon meeting starting at 2.30 For information contact 01962 736397 email jo.may@live.co.uk or visit www.artsociety.alresford.org


Saturday 1 April
9.00 - 5.00
Broad Street
Authentic French Market www.franceathome.com


Saturday 8th April 2017
10.00pm - 12.30pm
Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford, SO24 9EB
Chocolate Craft Easter Celebration Chocolate Making Workshop To book: email sales@chocolatecraft.co.uk or call 01962 732731 Price: £55 for one: £95 for two.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a chocolatier? Well now you can find out at an award-winning chocolate company right here in Old Alresford!
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.
For all further Chocolate Making Workshop dates please see: www.chocolatecraft.co.uk/chocolate-workshops/ .


Saturday 8 April
Doors open 2:30pm
Ropley Parish Hall, Vicarage Lane
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, Ropley.hort.soc@btinternet.com


Sunday 16 April
11.00 - 5.00
The river Alre footpath 500m from the bottom of The Dean
Eel HouseEel House open Come and see the traps and the Eel House interior and find out about the secret life of the eel in one of only two known eel houses in the country. Directions www.towntrust.org.uk/eel_house.htm


Monday 24 April
7:45pm
Coffee Room, Church St, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk on "Vegetable growing - techniques, ideas & advice" with Barry Newman, FNVS. Parking at the Parish Hall just down the road £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425, Ropley.hort.soc@btinternet.com


Friday 19 & Saturday 20 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, Ropley.hort.soc@btinternet.com


Sunday 21 May
10.00 - 4.00
Alresford Town Centre
Watercress Festival this nationally acclaimed annual festival will bring together thousands of visitors drawn from the local community and from far and wide to celebrate watercress - the superb locally grown, delicious and versatile crop. www.watercressfestival.org


Sunday 21 May
11.00 - 5.00
The river Alre footpath 500m from the bottom of The Dean
Eel HouseEel House open Come and see the traps and the Eel House interior and find out about the secret life of the eel in one of only two known eel houses in the country. Directions www.towntrust.org.uk/eel_house.htm


Saturday 10 June
All day
Arlebury Park
Alresford Music Festival Over 25 acts are being finalised over the coming months, but our annual 'Party in the Park' is planned to be more exciting than ever in 2017. FIVE STAGES OF LIVE MUSIC Rock - Pop - Indie - Blues - World - Folk - Dance - Jazz - Northern Soul - DJs & MUCH MORE! www.alresfordmusicfestival.com


Sunday 2 July
11.00 - 5.00
The river Alre footpath 500m from the bottom of The Dean
Eel HouseEel House open Come and see the traps and the Eel House interior and find out about the secret life of the eel in one of only two known eel houses in the country. Directions www.towntrust.org.uk/eel_house.htm


Saturday 19 August
2:30pm
Ropley Parish Hall, Vicarage Lane,
Ropley Horticultural Society SUMMER SHOW You can see the best of our flowers, fruit, vegetables, floral art, cookery, craft and photographs. Entry & parking FREE, all welcome. Home-made refreshments available. Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425, Ropley Horticultural Society.


Monday 28 August
11.00 - 5.00
The river Alre footpath 500m from the bottom of The Dean
Eel HouseEel House open Come and see the traps and the Eel House interior and find out about the secret life of the eel in one of only two known eel houses in the country. Directions www.towntrust.org.uk/eel_house.htm


Sunday 10 September
11.00 - 5.00
The river Alre footpath 500m from the bottom of The Dean
Eel HouseEel House open Come and see the traps and the Eel House interior and find out about the secret life of the eel in one of only two known eel houses in the country. Directions www.towntrust.org.uk/eel_house.htm


Monday 25 September
7:45pm
Coffee Room, Church St, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Gardeners Question Time with Ray Broughton, tutor at Sparsholt College & RHS Wisley. Parking at the Parish Hall just down the road £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425, Ropley Horticultural Society.


Monday 30 October
7:45pm
Coffee Room, Church St, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - Illustrated talk "Botanical Autumn Fireworks" with Peter Chivers, formerly of Portsmouth Parks Department. Parking at the Parish Hall just down the road £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425, Ropley Horticultural Society.


Monday 27 November
7:45pm
Coffee Room, Church St, Ropley
Ropley Horticultural Society - demonstration "Hedgerow Christmas Wreath-making & other Craft" with Mollie Butters of the Field Farm Project. Parking at the Parish Hall just down the road £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425, Ropley Horticultural Society.

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

Alresford Recreation Centre

Alresford Recreation Centre
Arlebury Park
More info.

Book on line
or call

01962 732079 - For daytime weekday bookings please call between 9 - 5 Monday - Thursday. 9 - 1pm. Friday

01962 736689 - For evening and weekend bookings please call after 4pm Monday - Saturday

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

Bishop's Sutton Village Hall
Mandy Bennett - 01962 732863 (10.00 - 12.00 or 18.00 - 22.00)

Christy Hall, Old Alresford
Michael Thwaites - 01962 733978

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

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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