Stockbridge Community Website
FRIENDS OF STOCKBRIDGE
Last Sunday’s Volunteer Day to tidy the cemetery
was such a success that we are getting together again
for a follow up session on
Tuesday May 21 at 6pm.
PLEASE JOIN US AT WINTON HILL CEMETERY.
Please bring your gardening gloves and gardening tools.
No experience necessary.
Roses and Wine
Midsummer evening – June 21st Mottisfont Abbey, Mottisfont – Famous walled Rose Garden
6:30 – 8:30pm
£10 pp (£6 for U16’s, OAP’s and Students)
A unique and exciting opportunity to see the famous Abbey Gardens which are open for one evening for your enjoyment.
Meet David Stone, Head Gardener for Mottisfont Abbey
· Ask him your rose growing and gardening questions.
· Have a glass of wine
For more information contact David Boardman on email@example.com
A brilliantly talented group of musicians with a passion for swing music of the 30’s and 40’s and the Parisian songwriters of the 50’s, Moscow Drug Club play a mix of highly fashionable gypsy swing and left-field cult classics alongside beautifully written original material that is winning over crowds and critics alike. They will have you singing and dancing and will send you home with a skip in your step and a smile in your heart.
Seated - Tickets £10.00 (£12.00 on day of performance).
All gigs take place at King's Somborne Village Hall.
King's Somborne Village Hall
off Romsey Road,
Parking is available at the village hall.
Note: The entrance to the recreation ground is narrow and can be hard to spot. There is a small "Village Hall" sign at the access road entrance, but you have to watch out for it.
Click here for further information or to buy tickets.
Houghton Lodge is Hoping for an Eggceptional Easter
VISITORS to the charming gardens of Houghton Lodge near Stockbridge can eggspect some cracking good fun over the Easter holiday.
A special Easter egg trail has been devised by head gardener Andy Bentley to keep visitors guessing on Easter Sunday (March 31).
The idea is to be open all day from 10 am to 4 pm and families can show up whenever suits.
Families taking part need to collect a card in the tearooms and follow clues around the gardens to find the eight places where there will be hole-punches to mark their cards with.
They then return to the tearooms to be rewarded with as many mini eggs as they have punched symbols on their cards up to a maximum of eight mini eggs.
The Grade II* listed gardens are just starting to come to life after the winter and spring bulbs are beginning to bloom.
Houghton Lodge is one of the earliest examples Cottage Orne or rural retreat. Both the house and the gardens are listed and they occupy a magical spot on a hill overlooking the River Test.
For more details go to www.houghtonlodge.co.uk
HELP FOR HEROES COLOSSAL CAKE SALE
SATURDAY, 9 MARCH 2013
THE BROOKS SHOPPING CENTRE and
ST MAURICE’S COVERT
HELP US TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR WOUNDED HEROES
If you love baking and would like to bake a cake for a Hero or help out on the day
please contact Sarah Walker on
07771 990403 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jams and Chutneys also most welcome!
GIFT & CRAFT FAIR
SPARSHOLT MEMORIAL HALL
SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2012
11am to 4pm
Ceramics Hand painted china
Pottery Felt Work
Turned wood Silk scarves
Leather handbags & Satchels
Candles Lotions & Potions
Willow baskets Glass
and more, more, more….…….
ADMISSION £2 (accompanied children free)
Includes one free coffee, tea or soft drink
A celebration of orchids and fine Hampshire produce is being held at Houghton Lodge and Gardens near Stockbridge on Wednesday 11th July, as part of the Hampshire Food Festival.
Whether you want to learn more about these beautiful flowering plants or need expert advice on how to give your own orchid the best care, Houghton Lodge resident expert, Andy Phillips, will give a talk packed with information on how to look after, care for and solve any orchid problems.
A delicious Hampshire produce lunch will be served in Houghton Lodge’s fine dining room, looking out on to stunning views over the River Test. Local produce will include Leckford apple juice, homemade traditional pork pie served with Isle of Wight tomato chutney, Lyburn Old Winchester Cheese shortbread and a selection of cakes and tarts served with Hampshire strawberries.
Mr Busk, owner of Houghton Lodge & Gardens, said: “Our orchid days have become very popular as Andy has outstanding knowledge and our display of stunning orchids includes many rare species. We are delighted to be able to combine one of these special days with the Hampshire Food Festival and offer a lunch of local produce to celebrate our involvement.”
The gardens at Houghton Lodge are Grade II listed and surround an enchanting and unique example of an 18th Century “Cottage Orné”. Houghton Lodge is a haven of peace alongside the tranquil beauty of the River Test. Chalk Cob walls enclose a traditional kitchen garden with espaliers, herbs and heated greenhouses housing a hydroponicum, in which plants are grown withoutsoil, as well as the wonderful orchid collection.
Tickets for the Hampshire Food Festival Orchid Day on Wednesday 11 July, which runs from 10.30am-3pm, cost £25 per person, including lunch and entry to the 16 acres surrounding the house. There will be orchid plants for sale and an exhibition of Andy’s engraved glass and gilded orchid models.
Advance booking is required, please book by calling 023 8000 1655
or email email@example.com.
Find out more about Hampshire Food Festival, which runs from 1-31 July at
Please join our family dog walk and treasure hunt at any time between 10am and 4pm at Houghton Lodge Gardens Stockbridge.
It's a fun day out along the River Test and at £10 per familiy a fun way of raising funds for the Enham charity and the disabled people they support.
The historic 18th century Cottage Orne, set in 15 acres of beautiful parkland above the River Test, is a popular attraction for walkers with picturesque gardens with chalk cob walls, plenty of open space and the tranquility of riverside ambles during sunny summer days.
Stockbridge Amateur Dramatic Society will be performing Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare on the 5th, 6th and 7th of July - outdoors in the garden of the Burrow, Longstock. The first night is a gala night with profits going to the Stockbridge Town Hall renovation fund.
Museum hots up the longest day of the year with Solar Gazing Event.
The Museum of Army Flying is hosting a Solar Gazing Event on the 21st June at 7pm. The event will, weather permitting, allow visitors the opportunity to view the sun in real time before having an illustrated tour through the solar system by astronomer Graham Bryant.
The sun, solar flares and possibly even the moon will be revealed when the Museum of Army Flying hosts the special Solar Telescope that protects the viewer with a series of sun filters. Tickets are £5 per person and booking through the museum is essential as numbers are limited.
The museum is fortunate enough to have a wonderful location for Solar Gazing occupying a high position with panoramic views. Marketing officer Rebecca Clay says ‘we rarely get an opportunity to gaze at the Sun, which is after all our nearest star.
Visitors to the event will get the opportunity to see then sun as they never have before safely under the watchful eyes of astronomers from Hampshire Astronomical Group at our solar gazing event.’
Following the excitement of the Sun Gazing, visitors will also be able to enjoy an illustrated tour through the solar system by Graham. He will conduct his ‘telescope clinic’ and instruct in the use of telescopes and star gazing equipment. He will be there to answer all the mysteries of the sun as well as tell you what astronomy is all about and what to look out for in our skies.
Graham Bryant is an amateur astronomer and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and is one of the founding members of the Campaign for Dark Skies, an astronomical pressure group that promotes better use of external lighting.
Graham is also Chairman of the Hampshire Astronomical Group; its large observatory is based in Clanfield. He has been involved in the astronomical world for the past 44 years and lectures to astronomical societies, schools and numerous non-astronomical clubs and interest groups on the subject of astronomy and space sciences.
The Friends of Danebury are having a work party at Danebury.
Meet at 7pm in the top car park and we’ll go on till 8.30pm. Bring stout shoes and gardening gloves, and a pair of loppers if you have them. If not I have some spares.
Hope to see some of you then – don’t worry if you cant make it there will be other opportunities!
Saturday and Sunday July 28th and 29th
from 1.30.- 5.30pm each day
Tickets (actually programmes with garden details and map), will be available from St Peter's Church in the centre of the village, and are priced at £5 for adults and £1 for children under 16yrs.
Parking can often be a problem in Stockbridge but we have again arranged special free off-street parking for those visiting this event in Jennie’s “Stares Off Road Parking”. Turn off the High Street next to Thyme and Tides.
We will have ten or eleven gardens open for viewing all in the eastern end of the village. There will be small cottage gardens, large landscaped gardens, gardens managed to attract wildlife, gardens with lovely water features and views of streams and water meadows and, in addition to these, the Primary School is kindly allowing visitors to see the children's vegetable and flower gardens and the village allotments will also be open for viewing.
And back on the church lawn you will be able to relax and enjoy a wonderful cream tea and listen to the Amesbury Town Band who will be entertaining us again on both afternoons.
There will also be local plant stalls at the church.
A concert of chamber music by Quartet Pro Musica on Friday 11th May 2012.
The performance begins at 7.30pm.
Music will include works by Delius and Elgar. Pre programme drinks and canapes by Wine Utopia and Thyme and Tides will be served on the ground floor from 6.45pm and during the interval.
Tickets are £10.00 available from John Robisonson, Garden Inn and the Old Manse.
Enquiries to 01264 810363
'Jazz by The River'
The Meadow, White Bridge, Longstock Crossroads - Stockbridge, Hampshire.
Sunday May 27th , 12 - 4pm
A fun Family event for all ages to enjoy Traditional Jazz music alongside the banks of the River Test. Jazz Music provided by The Jubilee Traditional Jazz Band will play throughout the afternoon whilst you dance & laze in the summer sunshine. A hog roast is provided and a licensed bar & hot drinks will be available.
A Raffle & an Auction of Prizes will also be held during the afternoon raising funds for the Rupert Trust (helping disabled children in the local area) and 14th Andover (Stockbridge) Scouts Group- Charity No 302201
Tickets in advance from Robinsons' Butchers, Beccy’s Greengrocers & The Garden Inn & Stockbridge Pharmacy; or telephone 01264 811017.
Tickets - Adult £15 Children £8 - includes Entry, Hog Roast lunch & desert.
Recommend you bring picnic rug / chairs.
Stockbridge Football Club
ANNUAL DISCO and SOCIAL EVENING
Friday 4th May At the Grosvenor Hotel
7-30 p.m Start -Tickets £5.oo
This event always sells out . Get your tickets early from Dave Webb 01264-810819
The John O'Gaunt Inn is situated in the picturesque hamlet of Horsebridge, between Romsey and Stockbridge just off the Test Way. Ideal for a break for visitors to the Test Valley.
A Slice of Life
The Art Gallery at Mottisfont
In partnership with Southampton City Art Gallery
Saturday 11 February - Sunday 6 May 2012
This exhibition brings together a selection of 20th century works from both Southampton City Art Gallery and Mottisfont's Derek Hill Collection.
Together they provide a slice of life - a cross-section of very different ways of picturing the world around us. The show is arranged around five main themes: people, places, leisure, work and war, and features work by artists from Degas and Sickert to Hockney and Caulfield.
Normal admission charges apply
See website for opening times and more events
“A blast from start to finish” said Maverick magazine, and we know you will think so too! With rave reviews for their amazing live shows, this sensational American roots band, who have toured the USA with Bob Dylan, is not to be missed. Believe Seasick Steve when he says, "You're in for a surprise!"
Visit the Somborne Sessions website for more details