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17:41 27 October 2011

The Portsmouth Chorus Christmas Gala

The Portsmouth Chorus Christmas Gala

All the important dates for what is happening out and about from Hampshire Life...

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All the important dates for what is happening out and about from Hampshire Life...



A Victorian christmas


November 19 to 20


Experience the spirit of a traditional Victorian Christmas at Osborne House, Isle of Wight this month. The house will be transformed into a festive Victorian scene with the sumptuous ground floor rooms bedecked with festive decorations, including colourful trees decorated in the style favoured by Prince Albert. Marvel at the Singing Chimney Sweeps; enjoy the period fairground stalls and Queen Victoria herself. Father Christmas might make an appearance too, if youve been good! Tel. 0870 3331181

Ghost walk


November 6


Join the Portsmouth Tourism Guiding Service this month and hear all about the murders and mysteries of Old Portsmouth as they take you on a haunted walk. The Square Tower in Old Portsmouth will be open for viewing and refreshments before the walk starts at 2.30pm. Tickets must be bought in advance from the Visitor Information Centres or the City Museum. Tel. 02392 826722

Putting to bed

November 12 to 16

Take a peek behind the scenes at Hinton Ampner, Bramdean, as the Conservation Team set about the task of cleaning and conserving the collections of this stunning country house. Gain useful tips and advice on how best to care for your own items, including glassware and ceramics, and learn how to avoid damage from common pests such as silverfish and woolly bears! Tel. 01962 793510

A taste of honey

November 18

The Gilbert White Field Studies Centre, Selborne will be hosting Keeping Bees in Your Garden, perfect for would-be beekeepers. The workshop uncovers the many pleasures and benefits of keeping bees at home. Find out how to get started, what equipment youll need and how to solve problems, plus honey tasting. Tel. 01420 511275

Art fund xmas fair

November 2

The annual Hampshire Art Fund Christmas Fair will be held at Hockley House, Cheriton by kind permission of Mrs Luciana Moretti. Browse a wonderful range of stalls packed full of Christmas gifts, including crafts, local produce and Art Fund merchandise. Dont forget to take a gamble on the Tombola! With light refreshments and wine available. Entrance donation is 5 and includes access to the gardens.

Xmas fare

November 19 and 26

Visit the Newlyns Farm Shop, Weyhill on Saturday November 19 or the Newlyns Farm shop, Warnborough on Saturday November 26 to experience a fabulous Christmas Fayre. As well as a shop full of gorgeous festive presents to buy, there will be a yuletide themed cookery demonstration from their cookery school chef and plenty of free food goodies to sample. With complimentary mulled wine, mince pies and carols to get you in the festive spirit. Tel. 01256 704128

Dive in

November 5 to 6

Discover the secrets of the underwater world at the Blue Reef Aquarium, Southsea during Divers Weekend. Expect an interesting introduction to the sport of diving as well as the rich variety of marine habitats in the local area. Tel. 02392 875222

The Portsmouth Chorus Christmas Gala

December 3

The Portsmouth Chorus invite you to join them for their festive Christmas Gala concert,
featuring Festival Brass and introducing The Portsmouth Chorus Junior Choir

At The Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral,
Old Portsmouth, Saturday 3rd December 2011 at 7.30pm.
Ticket prices: Adults 10 * Concessions 8 * Children 6
Tickets (non-refundable) can be purchased from Gina Dore, Tel: 023 9261 9726
The Cathedral Bookshop for seven days prior to the concert
or www.theportsmouthchorus.com

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