What's on in East Hampshire in August

These are some of the things that are on in East Hampshire during August. 1, 8, 15,22 & 29 Wild Art Day Gilbert White's House Museum 11:00-12:00pm 1:00-2:00pm Enjoy messy art in the garden, using natural materials. Drop in activity, all ages welcome. Free with admission. 01420 511517 www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk 1 - 31 Summer Explorer Fun Gilbert White's House Museum from 10:00am Borrow an explorer backpack and take your adventure to the next level. Backpacks include magnifying glasses, binoculars, sketch book, and identification keys. 01420 511517 www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk 1 - 31 Inspired by the Word Gilbert White's House Museum 10.30 - 5:00pm Contemporary Artists celebrating the literature of Hampshire writers, Jane Austen, Edward Thomas & Gilbert White 01420 511517 www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk 1 - 31 (Tues - Sat) The History of Petersfield Petersfield Musem 10:00 - 4:00pm Anniversaries to commemorate, with the changes to the museum, a look back at its origins & some of the latest discoveries from the Bronze Age barrows on display. 01730 262601 www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk 1 - 31 (Tues - Sat) Wedding Belles Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield Museum 10:00 - 4:00pm Looking at the changing fashions in wedding dresses, using examples from the Bedales Historic Dress Collection. Following trends from Victorian times to today. 01730 262601 www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk 1 - 31 (Tues - Sat) Flora Twort: Portraits 'Studies of Character, charmingly drawn' Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield Museum 10:00 - 4:00pm Although Flora Twort is best known for her Petersfield drawings, her sensitive hand and ability to capture the character of people, has earnt her the reputation as a portrait artist. 01730 262601 www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk 1 - 31 Summer Holiday Family Trail Uppark House 10:00 - 4:30pm Investigating the world of miniature this summer, with the Life in Miniature exhibit. Explore the house and grounds, keeping your eyes peeled, to complete the trail. Suggested donation of £1. 01730 825415 www.nationaltrust.org.uk 1 - 31 Summer Family Trail Hinton Ampner House 10:00 - 5:00pm The pretty garden, with all its different levels, winding paths, and quirky topiary, is a great place for kids to explore. 01962 771305 www.nationaltrust.org.uk 1 - 31 Spectacular Summer Staunton Country Park 10:30am Get creative with seasonal crafts, follow the summer trail, meet friendly animals in encounter sessions. Small charge for some craft activities. 02392 453405 1 - 31 Inspired by the Word Physic Garden, Petersfield 9:00 - 6:00pm Exhibtion of contemporary artists celebrating the literature of Hampshire - Jane Austen, Edward Thomas & Gilbert White. Sculptures, letter carving & works in other media. 01730 233557 www.petersfieldphysicgarden.org.uk 1 - 31 Jane Austen in 41 Objects Jane Austen's House Museum 10:30 - 4:30pm A celebration of Jane Austen's life, the story of her life and legacy with reference to 41 objects in the collection. Follow the story online. 01420 83262 www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk 1 - 31 Georgian Petersfield - Exhibition Petersfield Museum 10:00 - 4:00pm What Petersfield was like in Jane Austen's time, an era which brought change and development to the town. 01730 262601 www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk 1 - 31 Inspired by the Word Chawton House Library 12:00 - 4:30pm Commemorating not only Jane Austen, but also highlighting some of her lesser known contemporaries. 01420 541010 www.chawtonhouse.org 1 - 31 Exhibition: Fickle Fortunes Chawton House Library 12:00 - 4:30pm July 1817 saw the deaths of Jane Austen & Gertrude de Stael. Over the 2 centuries, the relative repuation of the 2 writers have re-aligned. 01420 541010 www.chawtonhouse.org 1 - 31 Life in Miniature Uppark House 11 - 4:30pm Dating from between 1735 - 1740 the dolls' house has been described as 1 of the 2 most important British dolls' house to have survived. Displays, events, regular talks and tours. Free, normal addmisison applies. 01730 825415 www.nationaltrust.org.uk 7 - 9 Engineering Intelligence Summer School The Petersfield School 9am - 4pm Exscitec sponsored by InSync Technology 01730 262927 www.exscitec.com 8 - 11 Pastel Planets: School Holiday Activity Petersfield Museum 10:30 - 12:30pm Arts and crafts activities for children and families. Free for children, adult entry still applies. 01730 262601 www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk 9 All About Bugs Queen Elizabeth Country Park 9:00 - 3:30pm Up to the woods for a woodland bug hunt. Explore the meadow for butterflies with sweep nets. Discover the underwater world in the pond tanks. Age 8+. Booking essential, £30. Bring packed lunch. 02392 595040 www.hants.gov.uk 9 Sensory Welly Walk Gilbert White's House Museum FSC 11:00-12:00pm 1:00-2:00pm A walk through Gilbert's grounds, exploring the senses on the way. Don't forget your wellies! £3 per child, booking required. All ages. 01420 511517 www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk 11 - 13 The Railway Children Hollycombe Working Steam Museum 2:00 & 3:30pm A brand new musical adaptation of E Nesbit's classic tale of adventure, discovery and friendship. Presented by The Yvoone Arnaud Youth Theatre. 01428 724900 www.hollycombe.co.uk 12 Bronze Sword Workshop Butser Ancient Farm 10:00-4:00pm £190.00 02392 598838 www.butserancientfarm.co.uk 12 The Liphook Artisan & Community Market Millenium Hall 10am - 2pm www.liphook.uk 12-13 Flint Knapping& Lithics Soc Weekend Butser Ancient Farm 10:00-5:00pm Watch flint knappers at work as the Lithics society arrive for their annual meeting. Standard entrance costs apply. 02392 598838 www.butserancientfarm.co.uk 13 Children's Teddy Bear Outing Hollycombe Working Steam Museum 11:00 - 5:00pm Bring along your teddies, and maybe a picnic, then join in with the afternoon fun. Teddy bear trail, with a giant teddy present. 01428 724900 www.hollycombe.co.uk 13 First World War in Petersfield Meet outside Petersfield Library 2:30pm The walk explains the significant part Petersfield played in the war effort, and where the events took place. £5, booking recommended. 01730 262601 www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk 13 Make a Sliver Wrist Torque Butser Ancient Farm 10:00-4:00pm £90.00 02392 598838 www.butserancientfarm.co.uk 15 Toga Tuesdays: Art, Plays & Poetry Butser Ancient Farm 10:00-5:00pm Take part in a short production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Roman poetry, Roman seco painting, make a Vindolanda tablet, mosaics. Normal admission, booking recommended. 02392 598838 www.butserancientfarm.co.uk 15 Write Angle Poetry & Music Caberet The Town House, Petersfield 7.15pm Open mic spot for anyone to get up and read or sing. Guests Claire Dyer & Claire Booker. www.petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk 15 Beauty & The Beast (PG) Savoy Cinema, Festival Hall 2.30pm Classic adaptation of the classic fairy tale . Children are welcome to dress up as their favourite character. Goody bags for U12s. £5 One Tree Book Shop Petersfield Town Council www.ticketsource.co.uk 15 Viceroy's House (12A) Savoy Cinema, Festival Hall 7.30pm Seventy years after partition, a tribute to the millions of Hindus, Sikhs & Muslims who were uprooted or killed. As above 15 - 16 All about bats........ Gilbert White's House Museum FSC 8:00pm Join Nik Knight and explore the grounds to find some bats. Booking required. 01420 511517 www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk 15 - 18 Woolly Wonders: School Holiday Activity Petersfield Museum 10:30 - 12:30pm Arts and crafts activities for children and families. Free for children, adult entry still applies. 01730 262601 www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk 16 Be a Ranger Queen Elizabeth Country Park 10:30 - 12:00pm 1:00 - 2:30pm Have you got what it takes to keep the park up and running, sweeping, picking, cutting back paths. Plant a small salad garden to take home.Age U8. Booking essential, £6, adult must accompany. 02392 595040 www.hants.gov.uk 16 All about bats... Gilbert White's House Museum FSC 11:00 - 1:00pm 2:00 - 4:00pm Build your own bat box. Find out about the bats that live locally with the Hampshire Bat Group. £6 per child. Booking required. 01420 511517 www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk 16 Reflect St Peters Church, Petersfield 1-1.30pm A new monthly service of reflection, silence & prayer. www.stpeterspetersfield.org.uk 17 Be a Ranger Queen Elizabeth Country Park 9:00 - 3:30pm Have you got what it takes to keep the park up and running. Litter picking, conservation tasks and wildlife monitoring. Age 8+. Booking essential, £30. Bring packed lunch. 02392 595040 www.hants.gov.uk 17 Talk: Archaeoastronomy with Dave Woods Butser Ancient Farm 7:30pm Hantsastro will present a talk taking you through time and space to explore the history of the night sky. Free but booking advised. 02392 598838 www.butserancientfarm.co.uk 17 Talk: Horses of the Great War Petersfield Museum 7:00pm Phoebe Merrick looks at how the horses were acquired and prepared for military service. Refreshments provided. £5 01730 262601 www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk 18 Summer Bistro Night Plump Duck, Petersfield 7-10pm Chicken and Chorizo Paella 01730 858080 www.theplumpduck.co.uk 18 Family Outdoor Theatre: The Emperor's New Clothes Uppark House 6:00 - 9:00pm Picnic and relax on the lawn with Illyria's high-energy, hilarious take on this classic story. (NB: There is no nudity!) Gates open 30 minutes before the performance. Ad £16 Ch £8. 0344 249 1895 www.nationaltrust.org.uk 19 Medicinal Herbs through Time Butser Ancient Farm 10:00-4:00pm £60.00 02392 598838 www.butserancientfarm.co.uk 19 Lazy afternoon jazz Hinton Ampner House 12:00 - 3:00pm Wander around the garden and hear the music of smooth jazz, by the Harry Strutters Hot Three, floating in the air. 01962 771305 www.nationaltrust.org.uk 19 Buriton Village Show Village Hall, Buriton Noon onwards Horticultural show, baking, craft, competitions, Buriton's Got Talent, Traditional Games. Starwars Theme. FREE www.buriton.info 19 Flint Knapping Workshop Butser Ancient Farm 10:00 - 4:00pm Discover how our ancestors made tools out of stone with flint napper Bob Turner. £60. 02392 598838 www.butserancientfarm.co.uk 19 - 28 Hampshire Open Studios Various Locations Various Times An annual art trail where the visiting public can meet artists in their studios and galleries. See brochure/website for details. www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk 19 - 20 South Downs Show Queen Elizabeth Country Park 10:00am Fun and exciting event for all the family, arena acts: Stallions of Sustance, Sweeps Sheep Dog Display, Reedlands Retrievers. Stalls, archery, donkey rides + much more. 02392 595040 www.hants.gov.uk 20 Talk: Wildlife of Prehistoric Britain. Butser Ancient Farm 7:30pm Tiffany Francis explores the wildlife of prehistoric Britain, including ancient species lost to extinction, and those still living among us. 02392 598838 www.butserancientfarm.co.uk 20 Scooter Sunday Square Brewery, Petersfield 1pm Ska, Northern Soul, Hog Roast, Scooters www.facebook.com 20 Plant Fairs Roadshow Chawton House Library 11:30 - 5:00pm View a collection of specialist nurseries offering a wide range of bulbs, periennials, herbs, shrubs and trees. 01420 541010 www.chawtonhouse.org 20 Garden Tour Chawton House Library TBC A tour of the grounds with Head Gardner, Andrew Bentley. Will include distinctive period features such as the wilderness and the 'ha-ha'. Standard admission + £1. 01420 541010 www.chawtonhouse.org 21 Open Gardens Event Various Locations From 12 noon As part of Buriton Village Show, a number of gardens will be open around the village. Start with tea and cakes at the church and start your tour. www.buriton.info 22 Toga Tuesdays: Technology & Engineering Butser Ancient Farm 10:00-5:00pm Build a real working hypocaust, and a Roman archway. Find out what a gromer is and how it was used to make the famous Roman roads. Normal admission, booking recommended. 02392 59883 www.butserancientfarm.co.uk 22 Exploring Butser Queen Elizabeth Country Park 9:00 - 3:30pm Design your own bin bag kite, then trek up to the top of Butser. Admire the view and play games. Age 8+. Booking essential, £30. Bring packed lunch. 02392 595040 www.hants.gov.uk 22 - 25 Beside the Seaside: School Holiday Activity Petersfield Museum 10:30 - 12:30pm Arts and crafts activities for children and families. Free for children, adult entry still applies. 01730 262601 www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk 23 Butterfly Walk Gilbert White's House Museum FSC 11:00 - 1:00pm 2:00 - 4:00pm 1st session - 5 9 years, 2nd session - 10+. A walk to document all the amazing species of butterflies which can be found in Gilbert's grounds. Don't forget your wellies! £6 per child. Booking required. 01420 511517 www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk 23 - 28 Petersfield Arts & Crafts Society Exhibition Festival Hall 10:00 - 6:00pm 25th 10:00 - 8:00pm Showcasing over 600 exhibits from 120 artists and crafts people. Including oils, watercolours, acrylics, drawings, photographs, ceramics, wood, textilles, sculpture and glass. www.petersfieldartsandcrafts.org.uk 24 Summer Kitchen Garden course Gilbert White's House Museum TBC Spend the day in the kitchen garden to find out how to plan, prepare and sow your own vegetables for the garden. £45. Booking required. 01420 511517 www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk 24 Team Building Day Queen Elizabeth Country Park 10:30 - 12:00pm 1:00 - 2:30pm Work together as a team, navigate around an animal trail without getting lost. Then build a shelter for your teddy. Finish round the firebowl for toasted marshmallows.Age U8. Booking essential, £6, adult must accompany. 02392 595040 www.hants.gov.uk 24 Animal Agents: Meet a Real-life Canine Hero Petersfield Library 11:00am & 1:30pm Meet Bug Wrightson and Oppo, a level 3 Operational Search Team who search for vulnerable missing people. Oppo is a hard-working friendly dog, who loves strokes and cuddles. 4+ accompanied by an adult. Booking required. £1. 01730 267806 24 - 27 Speed The Plough by Thomas Morton Bedales Olivier Theatre 7.30pm Stanstead Players 27th Annual Production 01420 511 371 alastair.langlands@gmail.com 26-28 Petersfield Summer Festival Petersfield Square from Sat eve onwards Details TBC www.petersfieldfest.com 27 Pubs, Inns and Breweries Meet outside Good Intent 2:30pm Over the years there have been more than 40 pubs and inns in the town. Learn why there were so many, where they were and what happened to them. £5 per person. 01730 262601 www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk 27 NGS Open Garden Chawton House Library 11:30 - 5:00pm Chawton House Library has recently joined the National Gardens Scheme. Funds go to a range of charities. Tickets £4 (U16 free) Refreshments available. 01420 541010 www.chawtonhouse.org 27 A Midsummer Night's Dream Gilbert White's House Museum 6.15pm doors open for 7:30 start Shakespeare's best loved romantic comedy by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Picnic with the family. Booking required.Ad £15 Ch £10. 01420 511517 www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk 28 Glorious Games & Gladiators - Try-it Festival of Archaeology Day Butser Ancient Farm 10:00-5:00pm Watch a real Roman gladiator fight, visit a Roman market stall, as well as a variety of other entertainments. Normal admission, booking recommended. 02392 598838 www.butserancientfarm.co.uk 29-31 Warrior Camp II advanced Butser Ancient Farm 10:00-4:00pm Ages 10-14. Booking required. 02392 598838 www.butserancientfarm.co.uk 29 - 31 Back in Time: School Holiday Activity Petersfield Museum 10:30 - 12:30pm Arts and crafts activities for children and families. Free for children, adult entry still applies. 01730 262601 www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk 30 Woodland Discovery Queen Elizabeth Country Park 9:00 - 3:30pm Use your senses to discover the woodland. Play lots of games including blindfold walks, tree hugging, clay tree faces and journey cards. Age 8+. Booking essential, £30. Bring packed lunch. 02392 595040 www.hants.gov.uk 30 Pond Dipping Gilbert White's House Museum 11:00 - 1:00pm 2:00 - 4:00pm 1st session - age 5 to 9 years, 2nd session - age 10 year+ Explore what creatures are living in the pond at Gilbert White's House Museum. All equipment provided. Booking Required. £6 per child. 01420 511517 www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk