6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Hampshire Life CLICK HERE

The Diary from Hampshire Life

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...

The Diary


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

0 comments

Shop with us at Great British Life

More from Out & About

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The secluded beauty and calming powers of wild swimming has been attracting quite a following in the UK. Natalie French speaks to the founder of The Outdoor Swimming Society, Kate Rew, and discovers Hampshire’s own wild watering holes

Read more
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Hook is surrounded by pretty villages - such as Rotherwick with its pubs, ponies and landrovers.

Hook always feels as though it’s on the way to somewhere else, Emma Caulton wonders about the pleasures of staying put

Read more
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Tudor House in City Centre of Southampton, England (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

This summer, there will be a 64-day cycle ride covering the whole coast of Great Britain. The Countrywide Great Tour is heading to Hampshire...

Read more
Monday, June 29, 2015
Ryde (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Hampshire welcomes The Countrywide Great Tour this summer so we took a closer look at Ryde where cyclists will begin to arrive on 12 August as part of stage 40

Read more
Friday, June 19, 2015

Set in over 400 acres of land, Thruxton race track is the fastest circuit in the country. We sent Jane Gazzard to get to grips with some serious boys’ toys that cater for enthusiasts from five to 85

Read more
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Discover market stalls of artisan produce. Photo: The Electric Eye

In celebration of the Hampshire Food Festival’s special anniversary, Hampshire Fare take us back to the beginning to find out how the county’s love for local food has grown

Read more
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Sunset over Southampton Shipyard (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Hampshire welcomes The Countrywide Great Tour this summer so we took a closer look at Southampton where cyclists will begin to arrive on 13 August as part of stage 41

Read more
Monday, June 15, 2015
Heading towards Manor Farm

Follow Steve Davison to Hampshire’s ‘watercress capital’ for a peaceful walk alongside the River Alre, to the east of Winchester

Read more
Monday, June 15, 2015
Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

We took to Instagram one afternoon and discovered a whole host of amazing Hampshire photos. Here are 15 of the best we found...

Read more
Monday, June 15, 2015

Historic Hartley Wintney has been bustling with traders for over 250 years and today boasts an array of established and new entrepreneurs. Some of the High Street’s recent arrivals tell us why they love being in Hartley Wintney

Read more
Monday, June 8, 2015
Boom Town Fair

Festival fever has taken hold in Hampshire. Whatever your taste in music, Natalie French has rounded up a selection of the best music events taking place in our county this year

Read more
Monday, June 8, 2015

As the weather heats up, there’s no better place to visit than the glorious New Forest coastline. From cruises to campsites, walking tours to wildlife you’re guaranteed a full itinerary

Read more
Monday, June 8, 2015

With festival fever taking hold in Hampshire, Natalie French has rounded up a selection of the best food/drink events to enjoy across our county this year

Read more
Friday, June 5, 2015
Agapanthus 'Purple delight'

Fairweather’s Wholesale Nursery in Beaulieu opens its doors for just one weekend a year on August 2 and 3 when visitors can see behind the scenes of one of the south’s leading producers of perennials.

Read more

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP




subscription ad
subscription ad
Hampshire's trusted business finder