There’s exciting news this month from Round & About HQ! From October, we will be expanding with the launch of our sixth regional edition. Hold on to your hats – the Old Woking and The Clandons magazine allows your Ramblings to be seen by another 22,000 homes!
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Do you have a diagnosis of dementia or do you care for someone who does? Alzheimer’s Society organise weekly meetings and informal activity groups in Haslemere, Farnham, Milford and Cranleigh. Call Kim Wing, the group’s co-ordinator, on 01932 855582
Last call for all those wanting to attend Victorious Festival in Portsmouth on 29th and 30th August. Tickets are still available to see the likes of, Ray Davies, The Darkness, Johnny Marr, Basement Jaxx, Tinie Tempah, Texas and The Flaming Lips. They says it’s THE festival for music lovers so if you are wanting tickets, visit www.victoriousfestival.co.uk
Midhurst Camera Club in conjunction with Madhurst are holding their Seventh Annual Photographic Exhibition, on 29th August to Monday 31st August and will be open daily from 10am to 4pm, at the Midhurst Methodist Church Hall North Street Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DU. It features works from all club members from beginners to professionals.
Do you believe in magic? On Monday 14th from 2pm John Field, an associate member of the Inner Circle of Magic, will reveal the oldest magic trick and how to avoid the scams. He will also entertain listeners with a history of magic, famous magicians and demonstrate different styles of the magician’s art. Organised by Haslemere U3A, it will be held at Haslemere Hall and everyone is welcome. Admission is £2 on the doors. Visit www.haslemere-u3a.org.uk
I’m sure you need no reminding that Haslemere Beer Festival returns to Haslemere Hall on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th. Crazy, I know, but it will be celebrating its eighth year and they have estimated that nearly 25,000 pints have been consumed since it started. It is now one of the leading beer festivals and this year looks to be big and better than ever. There will be more than 50 real ales, ciders and perries, as well as live music and local food stands. The very popular men’s crèche will also return this year where wives and girlfriends just deliver their other halves and then go and enjoy some peace! Tickets are selling out! Visit www.haslemerebeerfestival.co.uk or call 01428 642161
On Saturday 26th Chiddingfold Village Hall will be the venue for a ‘Quintessentially English Autumn Sale’ in aid of St Mary’s Church. If you like pretty things, vintage or artisan products then you’ll enjoy an afternoon browsing the stalls. There will be something for everyone including china, linens and glassware, cards, clothes, cakes, artisan bread and even flowers. Doors open at 10.30am
Haslemere Gardening Society will host Gardening Question Time on the 23rd at the Catholic Church Hall in Weydown Road from 7.45pm. This event is a very popular event and there are always interesting questions asked and then ably answered by Jean Griffin. Members and non-members are all welcome.
Liphook Methodist Church will hold a Floral Festival with the theme ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ over the weekend of 19th and 20th. Doors will be open to the public on the Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. Representatives from Liphook Floral Decoration Society, St Mary’s Church, Little Cherubs Pre-School, Girl Guides and the Methodist Amateur Dramatics Company will all take part and refreshments and cream teas will be available. The event is a fundraiser for WaterAid UK Liphook Methodist Church, London Road, Liphook, GU30 7AN.
Waverley Ensemble’s first concert of the new season take place on Saturday the 26th at St Christopher’s Church, Haslemere. The evening begins at 7.30pm with a lovely programme including Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 by Bach performed by Penelope Cave on harpsichord and Rowland Sutherland playing flute followed by Telemann Flute and Violin Concerto and Spring from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi. For tickets and more information please either call on 07834 275879 or go to www.ishanibhoola.com
Stedham WI will be celebration 100 years with a ‘Centenary Celebration Fete and Village Event’ on Saturday 19th. There will be many stalls to peruse, including a traditional WI cake and produce stall, refreshments, bric-a-brac, books, tombola and plenty of entertainment for the family. It all takes place at Stedham Memorial Hall and on the Village Green from 2pm to 4.30pm. Entry is free and proceeds will go to village organisations and the WI.
Haslemere Flower Club will meet this month at 1.30pm at Haslemere Hall on Wednesday 23rd. Carol Ferris will be this month’s demonstrator and her title is ‘Wish you were here’. The arrangements will be raffled and the afternoon will end with tea and biscuits. Visitors are always welcome, as are friends. The more the merrier.
Following a summer break, Grayshott Folk Club begins its new season of music on Saturday 26th. As always, Grayshott Village Hall is the venue, and their special headline guests will be Betty and The Boy who are on tour from Eugene, Oregon. They are a band whose music straddles Folk, Rock, Bluegrass and Americana. Music starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £12 in advance and £14 on the door. Please call Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096.
8pm on Wednesday the 9th sees the opening of the autumn season for Grayshott Gardeners at Grayshott Village Hall with a lecture by Dr Henry Oakley, entitled ‘Why Poisonous Plants Make Good Medicines’ which promises to be an interesting and informative evening. Visitors and new members are always welcome at this friendly RHS affiliated club which meets on the second Wednesday of the month. Lectures start at 8pm and refreshments are always available and plants usually on sale. Call Maureen Boorman on 01428 722000 or visit www.grayshottgardeners.net
Martin Barre spent 43 years as lead guitarist of Jethro Tull and is now touring the country with his own band performing an evening of classic Tull! Tickets are now available for his gig at Haslemere Hall on Saturday 10th October and as it’s likely to be popular, I’m giving you a heads-up. Visit www.haslemerehall.co.uk
Grayshott Decorative and Fine Arts Society recommence their meetings, after the summer holiday, on Thursday 3rd at 2pm in Grayshott Village Hall with a lecture on ‘The Founders and Treasures of the Wallace Collection’. Stephen Duffy will present many of the collection’s finest treasures as well as the history of its formation over five generations of one family. This lecture is the forerunner of their visit to London later in the month when they will visit Hertford House. Call Caroline Young on 01428 714276 or visit www.grayshottdfas.org.uk.
Chiddingfold Horticultural Society open the doors for their annual Autumn Show on Saturday 5th from 2pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and admire the exhibits of flowers, fruit, vegetables, flower arranging, cookery, photography, arts and craft. If you wish to enter the booking in time is 7.30-8.30 pm on Friday 4th.Following that, their monthly talk on the 16th, will be given by Kevin Hobbs who is the nursery director of Hilliers. The subject is ‘Pruning throughout the Year’ and you’ll find expert advice and plants for sale. The evening will take place from 8pm in the Village Hall in Coxcombe Lane, Chiddingfold
Haslemere Decorative and Fine Arts Society will return after the summer break for a lecture with a musical theme. On Tuesday, 15th at Haslemere Hall, Charles Beauclerk will explore the life of one of England’s greatest pianist, John Ogdon. The lecture, which starts at 2pm for 2.15pm, will be followed by tea and the opportunity to ask the lecturer questions and meet society members.
Liphook’s biggest Macmillan Coffee Morning will be held at the Millennium Centre, Liphook on Friday 25th from 10am to 12 noon. Admission is free and there will be many stalls including a large selection of homemade cakes and produce, attractive crafts and gifts, lovely jewellery plus a tombola and an amazing raffle with some great prizes. Every penny raised will go to Macmillan Midhurst Cancer Support Palliative Service which covers this area.
Midhurst Camera Club has a busy programme of events this month. On the 2nd they will hold their new season club welcome evening. If you wish to meet a few like-minded photographers then pop along. At their meeting on the 16th, speaker Ken Scott will deliver a talk entitled ‘It’s all in the mind’ exploring photography from a psychological perspective and uncovering the fundamentals of why we see what we see and how we respond. They have a practical evening on the 23rd and on the 30th. Visit www.midhurstcameraclub.co.uk
Are you thinking of starting or expanding a business in the borough? Would you be interested in some free advice? Book a place at Waverley Borough Council’s Ask the Expert event on 29th at Georgian House Hotel in Haslemere. A range of Waverley Council officers will offer advice on business rates, planning and licensing. It starts at 6pm and small and larger businesses are welcome. Visit www.enterprisefirst.co.uk
The talented cellist and winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012, Laura van der Heijden, is making a much-heralded return to Grayshott on Friday 18th to perform with the famous London Mozart Players. Her previous performance for Grayshott Concerts at St Luke’s Church in 2013 proved so popular tickets sold out in weeks. This year’s starts at 7.30pm and features Haydn’s impressive Cello Concerto No.1 in C as well as other classical favourites. There are still a few tickets available; but tnot last for long. Book at www.grayshottconcerts.co.uk or call 01428 606666
Fernhurst Football Club is entering the South Surrey league with an under-8 and under-9 team. A signing-on day will be held on the30th August from 10am whilst they host the Hospital Cup tournament with three local teams, Haslemere, Chiddingfold and Milford for both the adults and juniors. Fernhurstfootballclub.org.uk or Kate on 07801 560219.
Haslemere Autumn Fair takes place at Grayswood Village Hall on Saturday 3rd October, 10am-4pm. It promises great stands and an exceptional charity stall and raffle. If that doesn’t tempt you, the scrumptious home-baked treats will. Admission, £2, includes a cup of coffee or tea and money goes to the NSPCC.
As part of the new walking festival, Transition Haslemere will be leading two interesting walks. ‘Notable trees of the town’ on the afternoon of Friday 25th and ‘Notable trees of the woodlands’ on the afternoon of Sunday 27th. They will visit the biggest, oldest and tallest local trees, as well as many more that are simply lovely or interesting. Walks are free. www.transitionhaslemere.org
Haslemere Art Society will hold its 121st Annual Exhibition at Haslemere Educational Museum from 12th -19th. This large and popular exhibition will show local professional and amateur artists and includes painting, drawing sculpture ceramics for sale. www.haslemere.com/artsoc/
Not a combination I would automatically put together, but a curry and classical concert are on offer on Saturday 26th at St Christopher’s Church Haslemere from 7.30pm. The Waverley Ensemble will be directed by Gilly Findley, with Rowland Sutherland and Penelope Cave. The program will include Brandenburg 5, Flute and Violin Concerto by Telemann, and Spring by Vivaldi. Tickets available from www.ishanibhoola.com or call 07834 275879
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