What's On In and Around Haslemere

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Date Time Location Cost Description
Wed 3rd May 17
Morning only - 2 lecturesHaslemere Educational MuseumPlease contact society for details

HDFAS Study Day: Denise Heywood - Legend and Lustre, Jim Thompson and Thai Silk

Haslemere Decorative & Fine Arts Society (registered charity no: 1151238) is a member society of NADFAS. Lectures on 3rd Tuesday of the month (September-June). For full details of lectures, outings and study days visit the website at www.haslemeredfas.org.uk, For all enquiries please email enquiries@haslemeredfas.org.uk. To become a member please contact the membership secretary Mrs Sue Wright 01428-683 578 or email membership@haslemeredfas.org.uk. New members are always welcome.
Sat 6th May 17
7.30 pmHaslemere Hall, Bridge Road (GU27 2AS)£16.00, £10.00, £8.00. Under 18s half price

HMS Orchestral and Choral Concert

BERNSTEIN ‘Candide’ Overture, COPLAND ‘Rodeo’ (excerpts), GERSHWIN ' Summertime’, NOVELLO 'A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, COATES ‘London’ Suite, BINGE Elizabethan Serenade’, ‘Sailing By’, VERDI Nabucco Chorus of Hebrew Slaves, JOHN WILLIAMS Theme from ‘Schindler’s List’, ARTIE SHAW Pop arrangements by Thomas Lydon, ELGAR 'Nimrod’ Enigma variations, PARRY ‘Jerusalem’. . All tickets can be booked through the Haslemere Hall Box Office 01428-642 161 or online.
Sat 6th May 17
11.00am to 1.00pm Haslemere Educational Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere, GU27 2LANo entrance fee - No need to book

Plant Sale at Haslemere Museum

Haslemere Museum’s annual Plant Sale promises a fabulous selection of bedding, vegetable and perennial plants, some very unusual, all at very reasonable prices. It is a lovely opportunity not only to brighten up your garden, but also to help the Museum as all proceeds go towards the work of the Museum. The Tea Room will also be open for some tasty treats too! To find out more,contact Haslemere Museum enquiries@haslemeremuseum.co.uk, www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk, 01428 642112.
Sun 7th May 17
2.30pmHaslemere Educational Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere, GU27 2LABy Donation to Haslemere Museum

Guided Haslemere Town Walk

Learn more about Haslemere High Street and the fascinating history of the town on this guided walk with local historian Tim Winter. Meet outside the Museum. No need to book, just turn up. To find out more,contact Haslemere Museum enquiries@haslemeremuseum.co.uk, www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk, 01428 642112.
Mon 8th May 17
2.00 pmHaslemere Hall, Bridge Road (GU27 2AS)£1.00 including tea, for both members and guests

U3A Monthly Talk - An amusing account of Life in our Schools, by Brian Carline

Brian Carline has been teaching for over 30 years and most recently worked as an Assistant Head at a secondary school in Essex. In his spare time, he's a stand-up comedian. Brian has written several books on teaching including: What Pupils Really Think About Their Schools, How to be a Successful Head of Year, and The SAS Guide to Teaching. Membership: Margaret Mowatt 01428-652 338, Meetings: Don Stacey 01428-644 423, Website www.haslemere-u3a.org.uk.
Thu 11th May 17
DaytimeKingston Lacey

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.
Fri 12th May 17
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Mon 29th May 17
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Fri 12th May 17
8pmSt Christopher's Church, Haslemere GU27 1DD£8 in advance £10 on the door

Fringe Acoustic with Jazz Morley: Part of the Haslemere Festival

The Haslemere Fringe welcomes back Jazz Morley to St Christopher’s Church for one of her stunning acoustic shows, playing a whole host of new songs and some old favourites to critical acclaim. 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 12th May 17
7.30pmSt Bartholomew's Church, Church Hill, Haslemere GU27 1BS£10

Haslemere Town Band Concert: Part of the Haslemere Festival

The Town Band is the oldest recorded society in the town – and it has survived so long because it has adapted to changing times. Tonight’s concert certainly is breaking the Brass Band mould. The programme, devised by Musical Director David Wright, includes:
Handel’s Organ Concerto, Susato’s Renaissance Dances, Gordon Langford’s Suite of British Folk Songs and Bernstein’s West Side Story. 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 12th May 17
8.45pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£13.50

Sunset Cinema - Grease: Part of the Haslemere Festival

Grab a friend, a blanket and a picnic and head to the lawns of the Haslemere Museum for a night under the stars watching a classic feel good film. Fantastic food stalls and bar will be available.
Gates open 7pm and film starts at 8.45pm.
Tickets from www.sunsetcinema.events
Fri 12th May 17
2.30pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: The History of Twelve Local Churches

Alan Bott OBE read Modern History at Merton College, Oxford and spent over 40 years working as Cargo Director for P&O, going around the world 43 times! His travelling and love of history has made him an accomplished lecturer on the NADFAS circuit and the history of 12 Churches local to Haslemere is the subject of today’s entertaining and instructive talk. 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 13th May 17
7.30 pmGrayshott Village Hall, Nr Hindhead GU26 6TZTBA

Grayshott Folk Club presents: Ezio Booga

Two men, two voices, one great night out. www.grayshottfolkclub.co.uk. Please call Des O'Byrne 01428-607 096 for further details.
Sat 13th May 17
7.00 pm for 7.30 pmFernhurst Village Hall, GU27 3EH£5.00

Fernhurst Films present: Captain Fantastic

In the mould of ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, a super-dad determined to raise his kids on his own terms, takes his family on a road trip. A beautiful and uplifting film that won acclaim at both Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. Stars: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Frank Langella. Duration 1 hr 58 mins. Rated R. Tickets in advance from Fernhurst Post Office or on the door on the night. Licensed bar with wines, beers and soft drinks from 7.00 pm, also cafetiere coffee/tea and complimentary brownie. Criterion ices on sale in the interval.
Sat 13th May 17
11.00 am - 1.30 pmGrayswood Village Hall, Surrey GU27 2DJ£1.00 for adults (includes tea/coffee and a biscuit!), children under 10 free

All Saints Spring Fayre

Stalls will include raffle, cakes, Kitchenalia, Beauty and the Beads, brocante, plants and Gardenalia, toys and games, books… and out-door games! This year we are also offering crafts and haberdashery where you can find fabrics and knitting materials. Bacon butties, cakes and scones with cream and jam will be served from 11.30 am - 1.00 pm. Come and join the fun! For more information please contact Di (01428-654 303, drdcook01@gmail.com) or Shirley (01428-653 285, shirley1941@btinternet.com)
Sat 13th May 17
7.30 pmSt Christopher's Church, St Christopher's Green, Haslemere GU27 1DD£15.00

Opera South presents, as part of the Haslemere Festival : Fresh and Intimate Baroque

With two exceptionally talented rising young stars Margo Arsane,soprano and Mark Austin, harpsichord. A unique opportunity to hear these protégés inject spirit and sparkle into jewels of the French and Italian Baroque repertoire. Our brilliant French soprano performs exquisite arias by Lully, Rameau, Vivaldi and Handel. An exhilarating recital and world-class musicians - on our doorstep!. 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 13th May 17
2pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Historic Haslemere: Part of the Haslemere Festival

A short informative walk and talk around the old town centre to consider how the vibrancy of Haslemere has been enhanced by its many generous benefactors, contrasted with its occasional undesirable elements. It will be led by Robert Serman MBE President of our local civic society, The Haslemere Society. 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 14th May 17
7.30pmSt Christopher's Church, Haslemere GU27 1DD£12.50

The Harlequin Chamber Choir: Part of the Haslemere Festival

The Harlequin Chamber Choir will be performing their eclectic repertoire, packed with popular and familiar arrangements of well-known songs. The concert will also showcase the work of one of the greatest Italian Renaissance composers, Monteverdi – featuring the full choir ensemble – together with English madrigals from the same period and written for courtly entertainment. 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 14th May 17
All DayWoolmer Hill Sports Ground, Haslemere

Cycleworks Little Lumpy Sportif

Now in its 9th year, Little Lumpy will once again start and finish at Woolmer Hill School in Haslemere. This ‘not-for-profit’ event is pleased to announce that its partner charity for 2017 is the Macmillan Midhurst Palliative Care.
Four individual bike routes in one, with home-cooked food along the way, from The Taster, designed for families and those new to cycling, The Sport, The Challenge and finally, The Epic - 100 miles of gruelling fun! A fantastic day out in the stunning local countryside. Entry and full details through the website www.littlelumpy.co.uk

Sun 14th May 17
9am - 12 noonHaslemere Leisure Centre, KIngs Road, Haslemere£5

Have a Go Sub Aqua Club: Part of the Haslemere Festival

If you are over 14 years, why not take the plunge and have a go with a full set of dive gear in the Herons pool with one of our instructors! We are a friendly diving club, active in Haslemere for 45 years, with two dive boats, an air compressor and several sets of training kit and welcome both new and experienced divers to join our diving and social calendar. Pool sessions (starting at 9am, 10am, 11am, and 12 noon) include briefing, kitting up, and an introductory dive. 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 14th May 17
12 noon - 5pmMalabar, Holdfast Lane, Haslemere GU27 2EY£5

National Garden Scheme Open Garden

Tony & Beryl Bishop are opening their garden again this year in the National Garden Scheme with all proceeds going to caring charities (Macmillan, Marie Currie, Motor Neurone Disease Assoc etc.). Full details including directions and photos can be found on:
http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/Garden.aspx?id=32906

Teas and cakes available, plants for sale, children’s competition and dogs on leads welcome.
Mon 15th May 17
2.30pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: Hans Holbein, Painter & The Reformation

This talk by Rt Revd Dr Christopher Herbert (Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics, University of Surrey) will explore in some detail Hans Holbein’s remarkable portrait paintings, his enigmatic life and the ways in which his paintings have shaped our understanding of the Tudor Court. 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 15th May 17
11amHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: Music for the Movies

Guy Farley, the award-winning composer (recently nominated for an award for The Good American), was born in Haslemere and has written and recorded the music for over 60 films. His illustrated talk is based on John Hurts’ last film (due to be released this year) called That Good Night (Dylan Thomas). 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 16th May 17
2.00 pm for 2.15 pmHaslemere Hall, Bridge Road, GU27 2ASAn open Meeting, part of the Haslemere Festival - all welcome

HDFAS Lecture: Shirley Smith - Sandro Botticelli, Painter of Florence

A look at his enigmatic works and the life and times which influenced them.
Haslemere Decorative & Fine Arts Society (registered charity no: 1151238) is a member society of NADFAS. Lectures on 3rd Tuesday of the month (September-June). For full details of lectures, outings and study days visit the website at www.haslemeredfas.org.uk, For all enquiries please email enquiries@haslemeredfas.org.uk. To become a member please contact the membership secretary Mrs Sue Wright 01428-683 578 or email membership@haslemeredfas.org.uk. New members are always welcome.
Tue 16th May 17
11amHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: Jane Austen, Persuasion

Lynne Taylor-Gooby (past Principal of the Royal School) will consider Jane Austen’s final work in relation to her other novels. A number of familiar themes recur and, in this novel more than any other, with the impact of significant political events on private lives being a major feature. If any reader still believes that Jane Austen wrote exclusively about trivia and romance – they will be in for a big surprise.
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 16th May 17
2.30pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: The Battle of Waterloo

John Harvey and Ralph Moore-Morris have both had a lifetime interest in 18th and 19th century military history. They have given numerous lectures, written articles for publication and made research visits to the Waterloo battlefield, which has enabled them to provide valuable new insight into the key points. For this exciting talk, the audience will sit round the table-top battle map, which will help to communicate the decisions and atmosphere that led to an allied victory and changed the course of world history. 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 16th May 17
2pmHaslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS£5

Festival Talk: Sandro Boticelli Painter of Florence

Haslemere Decorative and Fine Arts Society invite you to join their Open Meeting. NADFAS Lecturer, Shirley Smith, will examine Botticelli’s enigmatic works and the life and times which influenced them. Tea and Cakes will be served after the lecture.
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 17th May 17
7.30pmSt Christopher's Church, Haslemere GU27 1DD£15

Alissa Firsova and the Tippett Quarter: Part of the Haslemere Festival

The programme includes her new string quartet, which was inspired by the poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson and by the beautiful countryside around Haslemere. The programme includes classics such as Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E flat, Op 12, Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major as well as Alissa’s exciting new composition. 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 17th May 17
11amHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: The Protestant Reformation

The role of Martin Luther and John Calvin in shaping the religious arguments will be examined as will the religious wars which resulted from the divisions their teachings produced. John Jackson was a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for 18 years, has served in the Royal Army Educational Corps for 27 years, was a lecturer at Reading University in the Graduate Institute of Political and International Studies and currently teaches each summer at the Cambridge University Summer School. 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 17th May 17
2.30pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: The Battle of Jutland

On 31 May, 1916, 250 rival warships of the Royal Navy and the Imperial German Navy fought the only major fleet action of the First World War. Dreadnought battleships and battlecruisers were tested in battle for the first time and both sides claimed victory – but the results continue to be debated a hundred years later. The talk by Rodney Atwood will outline the four main phases of the battle and the controversy over what happened.
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 18th May 17
7pmSt Christopher's Church, Haslemere GU27 1DD£5 Under 18s free

Haslemere String Competition Final: Part of the Haslemere Festival

The final round of the string competition will feature competitors performing a first movement of a concerto with piano. The winner will direct a concerto with The Waverley Ensemble on Saturday November 25 at St Christopher’s Church. 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 18th May 17
11amHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: Watts Gallery

Perdita Hunt OBE DL, Director of Watts Gallery Trust, will describe the challenges of reviving Watts Gallery, The Pottery, the house and studio, restoring The Watts Chapel and re-establishing Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village. 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 18th May 17
2.30pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: Japanese Art & Culture

Suzanne Perrin lectures on Japanese Art and Culture and organises study tours to Japan and China. She studied Nihonga (traditional Japanese painting) at Nagoya University of Art – and founded Japan Interlink in 1995 to promote educational and cultural exchange links between Japan and the UK. 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 18th May 17
7.30pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£15

Festival Talk: Haslemere Travel Literary Evening with Dr Zhivago theme

Author, Anna Pasternak will be talking about her new book ‘Lara: The Untold Love Story that inspired Dr Zhivago’. Liz will also talk about how she is bringing the book to the screen as part of this stimulating evening. The chair of the evening will be Val Hudson, former editorial director of Harper Collins and Hodder Headline. The event will include as the opportunity to win a luxury spa day for two at Guildford Harbour Hotel and to purchase paperbacks and have them signed by the two authors.
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 19th May 17
7.30pmSt Christopher's Church, Haslemere GU27 1DD£12.50

Gareth Williams, the music of Bill Evans

As one of the UK’s most versatile and creative jazz pianists, Gareth Williams is supremely qualified to interpret the music of Bill Evans, one of the most influential pianists in modern jazz who had a unique style based on his classical training. 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 19th May 17
7.30pmHaslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere GU27 2AS£19 and £21

The Phil Beer Band: Part of the Haslemere Festival

Phil Beer's instrumental wizardry is well documented and has been used by countless artists over the years – among the most notable being The Rolling Stones, Mike Oldfield and Steve Harley. He was lead guitarist and singer with the Albion Band and co-wrote many of their songs. He has also made many forays into film and television music as well as producing albums for other artists. The Phil Beer Band plays a unique blend of folk ‘n’ roll and The Guardian once described their sound as “where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide”. 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 19th May 17
11amHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: Lawrence of Arabia

An Archaeological Investigation of World War 1 Battle Sites in the Hijaz and The Truth about T.E. Lawrence. Roger Ward, Head of the Field Survey for the Great Arab Revolt Project, describes how the Team set out to discover the archaeological imprint left by the activities of T E Lawrence during his time in the Middle East in WWI.
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 19th May 17
2.30pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: Brexit with Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, MP for South West Surrey, will talk about Brexit and the possible impact for 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.
Sat 20th May 17
7.30pmSt Christopher's Church, Haslemere GU27 1DD£18.50

Alina Ibragimova and Cedric Tiberghien

Classical music partners and international superstars, Alina and Cédric have enjoyed astonishing careers as soloists, appearing with many of the world’s leading orchestras and as solo recitalists at leading venues and festivals on the classical music circuit. Russian born Alina has established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and intriguing violinists of her generation, which was illustrated by her prominent presence at the 2015 BBC Proms. Alina and Cédric’s eagerly awaited Haslemere Festival programme includes: J.S. Bach, Violin Sonata No. 4 in C minor; Brahms, Violin Sonata No 2 in A major; John Cage, Six Melodies for Violin and Piano and Robert Schumann, Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor. 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 20th May 17
3pmSt Bartholomew's Church, Church Hill, Haslemere GU27 1BSCost £2 (£1 for children) to cover the costs of the cake; the bell-ringing, as always, is free.

Bell Ringing - Come and Have a Go! Part of the Haslemere Festival

Try something different that is musical and exercises your mind, body and spirit! Whether you’re less than 5ft or more than 6ft we have a bell for you! Have a go at hand-bells or try our biggest bell for size and find out what a ton of metal feels like! Finally see our app in action and then relax with another English tradition: home-made cakes. 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 20th May 17
1.30pmLion Green, HaslemereEntrance £3 per class or £7.50 for three classes (pay on the day)

RSPCA Fun Dog Show: Part of the Haslemere Festival

Registrations open from noon. Bring your dog, have fun at the show and maybe win a rosette or two….the show is open to all dogs (and their well-behaved owners!). Classes include Best Veteran (10+ years), Waggiest Tail, Best Rescue, Best Child’s Friend and Owner Most Like Their Dog. Organised by the Alton, Haslemere and Petersfield RSPCA branch, the show will help fund welfare activities such as paying vets’ bills for local animals in need.
Sun 21st May 17
6pmSt Bartholomew's Church, Church Hill, Haslemere GU27 1BS-

Festival Evensong: Part of the Haslemere Festival

Festival Evensong - come and join a celebration of all that Haslemere has to offer.

Mon 22nd May 17
11amHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA

Festival Talk: Redesigning you Garden

An illustrated talk on how to redesign your garden to give variety throughout the year, with plenty of fresh ideas on layout, design, planting, maintenance and what works and what doesn’t! Glyn Griffiths and Revis Cruttenden, respectively bookseller and teacher turned gardeners, spent six years rebuilding a farmhouse, tending an olive grove in the Peloponnese of Greece and creating a garden on the banks of the Wye before returning to the Surrey/Hampshire borders – where they continue to garden for themselves and for others. 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 22nd May 17
2.30pmHaslemere Museum, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2LA£5

Festival Talk: Haslemere's Peasant Art Revival

Lindsay Moreton, Collections Manager at Haslemere Educational Museum, will tell how a group of craftspeople, inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, thrived in Haslemere in the early 1900s collecting ‘Peasant Art’ from all over Europe and opened their own museum in Haslemere to inspire local artisans. 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 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
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.
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
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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