What's On In and Around Haslemere

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May 2017 - All Events
Date Time Location Cost Description
Tue 2nd May 17
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Sat 27th May 17
Museum Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm Haslemere Educational Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere, GU27 2LABy Donation to Haslemere Museum

History of Haslemere – An Exhibition at Haslemere Museum

Discover more about Haslemere and its fascinating history in this exhibition at Haslemere Museum. A wonderful opportunity to find out more about the town’s rich heritage. For more information, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk
Fri 12th May 17
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Mon 29th May 17
Haslemere

Haslemere Festival

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Fri 12th May 17
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Sat 27th May 17
Museum Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm Haslemere Educational Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere, GU27 2LAAdmission by Donation

The Rise and Fall of the English Switzerland - An Exhibition at Haslemere Museum

This highly entertaining exhibition describes a very colourful chapter in Hindhead’s history from 1880 - 1910. Based on original research by Dr Marion Dell, it illustrates: how treacherous Hindhead was once considered; the impact of the arrival of the railway through Haslemere: why eminent physicist, Professor Tyndall, christened Hindhead the ‘English Switzerland’; why Hindhead immediately became immensely fashionable, attracting celebrity writers of the day, including Conan Doyle and Bernard Shaw, and, finally, how Hindhead’s popularity led to its demise. A ‘must’ for anyone interested in local history! For more information, visit www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk
Tue 23rd May 17
2.30pmHaslemere Educational Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere, GU27 2LAMembers Free / Non Members £1 - No Need to Book

Tea and Talk at Haslemere Museum - Haslemere since the Arrival of the Railway

Come along and enjoy our talks for adults with tea and biscuits! As part of local history month, join local historian Tim Winter to look at why, how, where and when the town developed and grew following the opening of the railway in 1859. To find out more, contact Haslemere Museum enquiries@haslemeremuseum.co.uk, www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk, 01428 642112.
Tue 23rd May 17
11amHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: Haslemere Map 0f 1735

Hugh Turrall-Clarke is a local historian who has given talks on a wide variety of subjects relating to the history of South-West Surrey. He has been a volunteer at Haslemere Museum for the last ten years, and has developed an intriguing computer facility enabling visitors to view over 3,000 fascinating photographs from the Museum’s archive. Tickets from Haslemere Festival Box Office, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS. 01428-642 161, www.haslemerehall.co.uk, boxoffice@haslemerehall.com. Cheques for this event should be made payable to Haslemere Hall.
Tue 23rd May 17
2.30pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: Haslemere in Transition

Chris Harrison tells the story of Haslemere’s journey from a rotten borough in the eighteenth century to a magnet for writers, intellectuals, scientists and artists in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries – told through the Haslemere Society’s Blue Plaque scheme, which Chris has run since its inception 10 years ago. He will share perspectives on Haslemere’s history, illuminated by the stories behind the 12 plaques that commemorate the events and famous individuals who have shaped the town’s heritage.
Tickets from Haslemere Festival Box Office, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS. 01428-642 161, www.haslemerehall.co.uk, boxoffice@haslemerehall.com. Cheques for this event should be made payable to Haslemere Hall.
Tue 23rd May 17
8pmOur Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, Hindhead Road, Haslemere-

Festival Talk: St. Benedict’s Rule

St. Benedict wrote his Rule for Monks some 1500 years ago, yet the wisdom of his Rule is as fresh and relevant today as it was when first written. Bishop Richard, who was ordained in 1982, served in the Archdiocese of Southwark and was Bishop of the Armed Forces, will explore the ways in which this ancient text is helpful to those living in today’s busy world.
Wed 24th May 17
DaytimeBramber & Steyning

Three Counties Assn of NT Members & Volunteers: Outing

For members of the Three Counties Association of National Trust members, volunteers and their guests. To become a member, please contact threecounties@yahoo.co.uk.
Wed 24th May 17
7.30 pmStepping Stones School, Undershaw, Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, GU26 6AQ£10.00 donation to the school on the door (refreshments included)

The first in a series of Arthur Conan Doyle Heritage Events

Stepping Stones School, custodian of Undershaw, the home of Arthur Conan Doyle in Hindhead, is announcing the first in a year long series of heritage events. Michael Gunton, Senior Archivist of Portsmouth's Arthur Conan Doyle Bequest will be giving a lecture entitled ‘Conan Doyle - the Hampshire/Surrey connection’. This is the first in a series of lectures which will culminate in an Arthur Conan Doyle themed weekend in May 2018. For further details please see the school website: www.steppingstones.org.uk or contact Anne Edward on businessmanager@steppingstones.org.uk or phone 01428-609 953.

Wed 24th May 17
2.30pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: Louis Pasteur and Vaccination

Louis Pasteur’s name will always be associated with pasteurisation. His discovery led him to explore the germ theory of disease – very much against the perceived wisdom of the time and led him to identify cures for an astonishing range of problems – wine and beer preservation, disease in silk worms and vaccination, the cure for anthrax and rabies. This talk will be given by Mrs Anne Lynch, Principal of the Royal School, Haslemere.
Tickets from Haslemere Festival Box Office, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS. 01428-642 161, www.haslemerehall.co.uk, boxoffice@haslemerehall.com. Cheques for this event should be made payable to Haslemere Hall.
Wed 24th May 17
11amHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA

Festival Talk: Follies - Emblems of Foolish Luxury

An illustrated talk by architect Andrew Plumridge who is founder and chairman of the Folly Fellowship – a pressure group to protect, preserve and promote follies, grottos and garden buildings. Britain is the global home of The Folly and Andrew’s talk will cover their history and include local Follies such as the underwater ballroom at Witley Park. Tickets from Haslemere Festival Box Office, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS. 01428-642 161, www.haslemerehall.co.uk, boxoffice@haslemerehall.com. Cheques for this event should be made payable to Haslemere Hall.
Wed 24th May 17
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Sat 27th May 17
EveningGrayshott Village Hall£12.00

Grayshott Stagers present: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Based on the popular 1988 film, the play centres on two con men living on the French Riviera. The first is the suave and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson, who makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. The other, a small-time crook named Freddy Benson, more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. An hilarious battle of cons ensues, that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end. Tickets from www.grayshottstagers.co.uk or from Hill & Co, Headley Road, Grayshott.
Thu 25th May 17
11amHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: Living in Hindhead 1889-1921

Dr Marion Dell’s talk, which builds on her previous work, The Rise and Fall of the English Switzerland, illustrates the social and domestic life of the family, their friends and neighbours and is based on extracts from Mrs Marshall’s unpublished journal, and archive photographs. Tickets from Haslemere Festival Box Office, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS. 01428-642 161, www.haslemerehall.co.uk, boxoffice@haslemerehall.com. Cheques for this event should be made payable to Haslemere Hall.
Thu 25th May 17
2.30pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: Sculpture Haslemere's Bust of Queen Elizabeth I

Malcolm Stathers is a professional sculptor, local to Haslemere, who specialises in wildlife sculptures – typically African bronzes. He was the sculptor of the bronze bust of Queen Elizabeth I, situated in Haslemere’s Charter Walk and his talk majors on why Queen Elizabeth I is relevant to Haslemere, why the bust was commissioned, what it is based on, and how a bronze is made. Tickets from Haslemere Festival Box Office, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS. 01428-642 161, www.haslemerehall.co.uk, boxoffice@haslemerehall.com. Cheques for this event should be made payable to Haslemere Hall.
Fri 26th May 17
7.30pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£10

Ebony, Ivory and a Touch of Gold: Part of the Haslemere Festival

Concert pianist and talented multi-instrumentalist, Corinne Marsh, presents a programme of light music in a variety of styles – including film, theatre, popular Victorian parlour classics and jazz standards – which she will perform on the piano, oboe and cor anglais, soprano and tenor saxophones. This is a stunning programme guaranteed to appeal to all tastes. Tickets from Haslemere Festival Box Office, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS. 01428-642 161, www.haslemerehall.co.uk, boxoffice@haslemerehall.com. Cheques for this event should be made payable to Haslemere Hall.
Fri 26th May 17
7.30pmHaslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS£15 and £17.50

Tony Jacobs and The Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra: Part of the Haslemere Festival

Celebrating songwriters such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin, The Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, comprising some of the UK’s finest musicians, authentically re-creates the sounds of the British and American bands and performers of the era including Henry Hall, Bing Crosby, Ruth Etting, Connee Boswell, Fred Astaire and many more.
Special guest singer is the lovely Catherine Sykes, currently touring with the Glenn Miller UK Orchestra. Come and enjoy some great music – seamlessly linked by Tony’s fascinating stories of the era – and some hilarious anecdotes! Tickets from Haslemere Festival Box Office, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS. 01428-642 161, www.haslemerehall.co.uk, boxoffice@haslemerehall.com. Cheques for this event should be made payable to Haslemere Hall.
Fri 26th May 17
7.30pmHemingways, High Street, Haslemere£5 Booking in advance at Hemingways

Portland; water-shed; Chilli Con Keeler: Part of the Haslemere Festival

Returning to the place where it all began, iTunes chart-topping Portland bring their unique blend of country and Americana to Hemingways. With their funky, melodic ‘folk and roll’ water-shed will be performing brand new songs alongside favourites from their 2nd album. Chilli Con Keeler are a brand new local based band bursting with youthful energy. Booking in advance only from Hemingways (01428 656904)
Fri 26th May 17
11amHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: John Harrison's Chronometer

Rory McEvoy, curator of horology at the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich looks after the charismatic megafauna of the Royal Observatory that are otherwise known as the Harrison timekeepers. Tickets from Haslemere Festival Box Office, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS. 01428-642 161, www.haslemerehall.co.uk, boxoffice@haslemerehall.com. Cheques for this event should be made payable to Haslemere Hall.
Fri 26th May 17
2.30pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: The Battle to Build the Panama Canal

Hamish Donaldson will tell the story of this amazing canal and the addition of a third set of giant locks that opened only last year. Tickets from Haslemere Festival Box Office, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS. 01428-642 161, www.haslemerehall.co.uk, boxoffice@haslemerehall.com. Cheques for this event should be made payable to Haslemere Hall.
Sat 27th May 17
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Sun 28th May 17
7.30pmSt Christopher's Church, Haslemere GU27 1DD£15

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Specially commissioned by Imagine That Productions, the World Premiere of Clive Osgood’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a stunning one act opera featuring two sublime concert performances from the Haslemere Singing Studio and Waverley Ensemble. With ethereal children’s voices singing the fairies and talented local singers voicing the main parts, this is a superb opportunity to hear some of Haslemere’s best talent accompanied by professional musicians in a unique collaboration. Tickets from Haslemere Festival Box Office, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS. 01428-642 161, www.haslemerehall.co.uk, boxoffice@haslemerehall.com. Cheques for this event should be made payable to Haslemere Hall.
Sun 28th May 17
All DayLion Green, Haslemere

Classic Car Show

The Classic Car Show includes a morning tour around the countryside, with limited entry so booking is essential.
Afternoon static car show from 12 noon-5pm, FREE entry for all show cars, booking essential. Open to all pre-1977 vehicles whether veteran, vintage or classic. From exotic sports cars, elegant pre-war tourers, everyday family classics to Americana and hot-rods. Alongside the cars there is much to appeal to the whole family – vintage style fete, kids entertainment, food, bar, jazz, Best Dressed Car & Crew
Quality stalls selling local produce, crafts, art, vintage and classic car related goods. FREE public entry, but please buy a lucky programme to support the show
Further information and booking forms for cars are available online at www.jamesewing.co.uk/hccs or contact hccs@jamesewing.co.uk or 07802347727
Sun 28th May 17
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Mon 29th May 17
12.30 - 6pmGrayshott2 days Adults £6 Children under 12 free

Hidden Gardens of Grayshott

More than twenty five gardens are committed to open to the public with several new gardens and some of the fabulous former favourites. Plants and delicious homemade cakes will be available for sale. Check us out at our new web site www.hiddengardensofgrayshott.co.uk and like our facebook page Hidden Gardens of Grayshott. For more information email us hiddengardensofgrayshott@gmail.com or call Cheryl on 07838 248626
Mon 29th May 17
11am and 2.30pmHaslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS£7

The Giant Jumperee with Julia Donaldson: Part of the Haslemere Festival

Who is the scary creature lurking in Rabbit’s burrow? Find out in an hour of splendid entertainment with best-selling children’s writer Julia Donaldson and a cast including her husband, Malcolm. The show includes a guest appearance by The Gruffalo and afterwards Julia will be personally signing books on request. Tickets from Haslemere Festival Box Office, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS. 01428-642 161, www.haslemerehall.co.uk, boxoffice@haslemerehall.com. Cheques for this event should be made payable to Haslemere Hall.
Mon 29th May 17
7.30pmJubilee Theatre, Royal School, Farnham Lane, Haslemere£17.50 inc a glass of fizz

Memories of Flanders and Swann: Part of the Haslemere Festival

Michael Mates and William Godfree launched their Flanders and Swann tribute show in July 1996 and have since repeated the show the length and breadth of the country. Mates, in Donald Swann’s own words ‘the nearest thing to Flanders since Flanders’ and Godfree, ‘Utterly professional’ will give us all the old favourites, plus some intriguing rarities from the F & S canon. Tickets from Haslemere Festival Box Office, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS. 01428-642 161, www.haslemerehall.co.uk, boxoffice@haslemerehall.com. Cheques for this event should be made payable to Haslemere Hall.
Wed 31st May 17
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Sun 4th Jun 17
Horb-am-NeckarTBA

Haslemere & District Twinning Association: Haslemere - Horb Visit

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