What's on  in Lymington and the New Forest area - Theatre, Cinema, Concert, Events and Exhibitions Email a local event (free)
September 2014
Exhibition Redevelopment of the Community Centre
Fuller McLellan Hall, New Street in Lymington Community Centre
Monday 22 to Saturday 27 September, 9am to 8pm
Showing the exciting development plans for the Lymington Community Centre. Please come along and bring your friends. No booking needed. Just pop in. Everyone welcome. Free entrance.
Talk - Southampton Ordnance Survey by Geoff May
Lymington & District Historical Society web
At the Lymington Community Centre
26 September, 7.15pm
The evolution of the organisation from 1791 to the present day. Guests are welcome - £3.
Waders and Wildfowl of Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes web
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Saturday 27 September, 10am to 12.30pm
A coastal walk to see autumn migrants. Join Bob Chapman, New Forest and Avon Valley living Landscapes Manager on a coastal walk to see autumn migrants. The sea wall is exposed so bring windproofs and suitable footwear. Suggested donation £1.50
Park and meet in the Keyhaven pay and display car park
Festival of Choirs
New Milton Memorial Centre, Whitefield Road, New Milton web
Saturday 27 September, Doors Open 7.30 pm, £8 Children £4
Exhibition Nocturnal Encounters
St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington web
27 September to 8 November
Exhibition of prints of the natural world by Colin See-Paynton. Entirely self-taught, Colin began to make wood engravings in 1980 and soon established himself as one of the world’s most revered printmakers. His work is based on the meticulous observation of the natural world, inventing complex compositions that link species and their habitats.
October 2014
Talk - The Essential Magic of Linoprints by Peter Ursem
Organised by by the Friends of St. Barbe Museum
At the Lymington Community Centre
Friday 3 October, 7.30 pm - all welcome - non-members £3
Peter Ursem, who graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, has developed a striking approach to relief printmaking, celebrating the English landscape in particular in multi-layered reduction linoprints. Peter will explore the essential magic of relief printmaking techniques, looking at the character and movement of the Grosvenor School artists, as well as the intimate calmness of his own work.
Keep the Home Fires Burning by The 3 Sopranos
Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe BH23 4LEA web
Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 7.30pm
The 3 Sopranos return to the Castle for their third year with this new concert in celebration of music and memories. The Evening will be dazzling, delightful, breath-taking and fun. With Songs that inspired and enriched a nation. A Celebration of Music and Memories. Patriotic – Nostalgic. A heart warming trip down Memory Lane through a Golden Era of Song. Including: I’ll be Seeing You, White Cliffs of Dover, We’ll Meet Again. Join us in a Rousing Patriotic Celebration. There’ll Always Be An England, Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem.
Woodland Birds in the New Forest web
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Saturday 11 October 2014, 10am to 1pm
Join Marcus Ward on a walk to seek hawfinch, firecrest and other woodland birds. Park and meet in the Bolderwood car park (Map ref. SU 242 086). Contact Theo Jarman on 01794 514825 or e-mail theokj@hellobroadband.co.uk. Suggested donation £1.50. Sorry, no dogs.

Park and meet in the Bolderwood car park,
Bolderwood, New Forest,

La Serenissma  web
Abbey Church, Beaulieu
Saturday 11 October | 7pm | £12
La Serenissima was formed in 1994 by violinist Adrian Chandler for a performance of Vivaldi's La Sena festiggiante and has now firmly established itself as one of the leading exponents of the music of Antonio Vivaldi and his Italian contemporaries. The ensemble performs across the UK and internationally. They bring to Beaulieu Vivaldi's best loved work, The Four Seasons, as part of Vintage Music's inaugural weekend festival celebrating performance on period instruments in the stunning setting of Beaulieu Abbey and Palace House.
Lymington Film Society web
Fuller McLellan Hall, New St, Lymington
Sunday, 12th October 2014, 8pm
Populaire (France) 2012. 1hr 51mins.
A feelgood start to the season with this superbly crafted French romcom nostalgic for the fifties - think Mad Men meets My Fair Lady, and mix with a bit of speed typing! Filmed by the cinematographer Guillaume Schiffman (who also filmed The Artist), “Populaire is a love letter to the under-appreciated Hollywood movies of the 1950’s” (Phillip French, The Guardian).
French (subtitled) Colour Cert 12
Non-members welcome, £5 at the door.
New Forest Transition Exhibition  web
New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst Car Park
18 Oct to 23 Nov, daily 10am - 4.30pm
Come and enjoy our interactive exhibition to celebrate the sustainable activities we have achieved, and also what we can all do in the New Forest in the future. The exhibition includes interactive activities and displays on local food, sustainable transport, renewable energies, greener living, energy saving and our vision of 2030.
Beaulieu Road Pony Sales 2014 web
Across the road from Beaulieu Road railway station map
All sales commence at 10.30am
22 October
27 November

The Beaulieu Road Sales yard is used primarily by commoners (owners of the ponies on the New Forest) to sell their ponies by auction.
The Paperboys
Forest Arts Centre, Old Milton Rd, New Milton web
25 Oct 2014, Show starts at 8pm
For the past 15 years, The Paperboys have been selling out venues throughout the globe. Formed by Mexican born, Tom Landa in the mid 90s in Vancouver, Tom had a vision of forming a band that fused Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass music with Pop and Rock. After finding a group of musicians who shared common musical interests, they recorded their first CD and set to tour across Canada in a used van they bought for 500 bucks. What has happened since? Well, 7 albums, countless tours of North America and Europe, TV and Movie appearances, Movie Scores, Industry Accolades, rave reviews by Press & Media, and several Music awards including Canada's version of The Grammy's, The JUNO Award.
Wimborne Food Festival  web
25 October 2014 - 26 October 2014
One of Dorset's best food festivals, where independent food producers, brewers, winemakers and chefs are dedicated to nurturing, preserving and highlighting the very best in local food and drink. 
New Forest Activities: Halloween Events
Halloween Canoeing - Wed 29 & Fri 31 October, 6.30 to 8pm
Join New Forest Activities on a haunted adventure on the Beaulieu River. Come dressed in your worse as you paddle at dusk along the river in Canadian canoes, hearing ghost stories from Beaulieu legend. Once you reach your destination you’ll take a guided walk back to your start point through the spooky woods.   Adult £22 | Child £17 | Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £68
Infected Battles - Tue 28 and Thur 29 October, 1pm to 3pm
Battlefield LIVE takes a spooky turn this half term with the return of Infected Vs survivor battles. With the Urban Battlefield site closing in November this is your last chance to survive in the deserted buildings of this old RAF base. £25 Adult | £20 Child (8-16)
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November 2014
Talk - The New Forest and 1914 by John Cockram
Organised by by the Friends of St. Barbe Museum
At the Lymington Community Centre
Friday 7th November, 7.30 pm - all welcome - non-members £3
John Cockram, who has researched and edited various New Forest War Memorial books, will talk about the preparedness of the Royal Navy and the Army for war and explore their fortunes in the first five months of the war including the involvement of local people.
Music in Romsey web
Romsey Abbey, Romsey SO51 8EP
Saturday 8 November, 7.30pm
Conductor: Jamie W Hall
Paul Van Gulick: Horses: A Gift to Mankind
A commission to commemorate the Romsey Remount Depot and the centenary of World War I. Tickets: Reserved £18, £15, Unreserved £12 – Concessions
Salisbury Cathedral Choir  web
Abbey Church, Beaulieu
Saturday 8 November | 7pm | £10
The men and boys of Salisbury Cathedral Choir, under their Director David Halls, pay their first visit to Beaulieu to give a concert. In addition to services in the Cathedral, the choir is involved in BBC broadcasts, concerts, CD recordings and the annual Southern Cathedrals Festival This will be an exciting visit by the full cathedral choir.
Flare Path Lymington Players web
Lymington Community Centre
11 to 15 November 2014
Based on Terence Rattigan’s first-hand experience as a tail gunner in RAF Coastal Command during World War II. It is a fine example of his well-crafted storytelling and use of uniquely British understatement to express powerful emotion. Tickets will be on sale from Monday 20 October.
Exhibition Lives Less Ordinary
St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington web
15 November 2014 until 10 January 2015
The new exhibition celebrates the lives of nearly 30 local residents who made a mark both close to home and nationally. The exhibition provides a chance to discover more about this eclectic mix of people whose exploits and influence and vision brought them to prominence or notoriety on the New Forest coast and beyond. These range from GO Smith (1872-1943), the David Beckham of his day, captain of the England Football team and every schoolboy's idol to religious cult leader Mary Ann Girling (1827-1886), founder of a sect called The People of God, also known as the New Forest Shakers. Other people of note featured in the exhibition include: occult novelist Dennis Wheatley (1897-1977); Arthur Philip (1738-1814), who originally founded the colony of New South Wales, and was the beginning of what would eventually become the nation of Australia; local hero Sir Harry Burrard-Neale (1755-1813, a British officer in the Royal Navy and MP for Lymington; John Howlett (1863-1974), who helped shape modern Lymington; Andrew Peterson (1813-1906) the eccentric builder of Sway Tower, a 66m high Grade II listed folly in the heart of the New Forest; and Charles William Retford (1875-1970), the best violin bow craftsman of his time. The lives of contemporary figures will also be showcased such as Sammy Miller, championship winning motorcycle racer, in both road racing and trials, and Sir Ben Ainslie; the most successful sailor in Olympic history he has won medals at five consecutive Olympic Games including gold at the last four.

Christmas lights in Lyndhurst
Thursday 27 November at 7pm
Late night shopping and the switching on of Lyndhurst's Christmas lights by Simon Clarke of, Wave 105

Talk - The New Forest at War in 1914 by John Cockram and team
Lymington & District Historical Society web
At the Lymington Community Centre
28 November, 7.15pm
How we prepared for war and progress in the last 5 months of 1914. Guests are welcome - £3.
December 2014

Christmas in Lyndhurst
Saturday, 13 December from 10am
Christmas Fun Day: including, Santa, market stalls and carol singing.

Christmas Craft Fair at Kingston Lacy web
Kingston Lacy House & Gardens, Wimborne Minster BH21 4EA
Sat 23 August, Sun 24 August, Bank Holiday Mon 25 August
10am to 5pm, £3.50, children free
Our great Christmas Craft Fair takes place at Kingston Lacy over the first weekend of December, to coincide with a special Christmas opening by the National Trust of the entrance and servants’ hall of Kingston Lacy House – a magical event to put the whole family into the Christmas spirit!
Over a hundred skilled craftworkers – jewellers, woodturners, glassblowers, weavers, toymakers, fine artists, potters, leatherworker and many, many more – offer their unique products in and around our heated marquees, which are located beside the main drive and car park next to the House.
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs on leads welcome
Free parking
Children's entertainment
Food and refreshments
Music for Chistmas with Highcliffe Junior Choir   web
Abbey Church, Beaulieu
Saturday 20 December | 7pm | £10
The award winning Highcliffe Junior Choir return to Beaulieu with a programme of Christmas music and readings. Mulled wine and a mince pie are included in th ticket price. This ia a popular concert and was a sell out in 2013 so book your ticket early.
January 2015
Talk - Streams, Ponds and Puddles by Peter Gilbert
Organised by by the Friends of St. Barbe Museum
At the Lymington Community Centre
Friday 9 January, 7.30 pm - all welcome - non-members £3
Peter Gilbert, well known and successful local artist, is passionate about the New Forest landscape. He will be talking about his work and the inspiration he found in the watery aspects of the Forest to create the January St. Barbe Gallery exhibition.
Talk - Hengistbury Head- from Saxons to Selfridge by Steve Roberts
Lymington & District Historical Society web
At the Lymington Community Centre
30 January, 7.15pm
The history and characters of Hengistbury Head and looking to the future. Guests are welcome - £3.
February 2015
Talk - Alfred the Great & the defence of Wessex in the
Viking Age
by Prof. Ryan Lavelle
Lymington & District Historical Society web
At the Lymington Community Centre
27 February, 7.15pm
Professor Lavelle from Winchester University outlines the sweeping saga of Alfred, the only English King to be called ‘The Great’. Guests are welcome - £3.
March 2015
Talk - Sir Harry Burrard-Neale – his life and his Monument by Jude James
Lymington & District Historical Society web
At the Lymington Community Centre
27 March, 7.15pm
The life and times of Sir Harry Burrard - Neale and why the Nation erected our local Monument in gratitude. Guests are welcome - £3.
Links to What's On in the local area
Lymington (car parks)
Cinema Cannon St
Community Centre Cannon St
Kids drama/dance/workshops Church Hall
Lymington Library What's On North Close
Lym. Acoustic Club Thomas Tripp (1st & 3rd Wed)
Malt Hall Theatre Cannon St
Markets and Car Boot Sales

Milford on Sea
Community Centre What's On
Milford on Sea calendar What's On

New Park Shows & Events
New Forest Polo Club New Park
Village Hall Cinema & What's On

Lyndhurst Recreation Directory

East Boldre
Community Website

Minstead Study Centre
Minstead Village Community Website

New Milton
New Milton Events
Forest Arts Old Milton Road
New Milton Community Centre Osborne Road

Beaulieu Events
Out of Town Centre Events
Music at Beaulieu Beaulieu Abbey Church
New Forest Activities High Street, Beaulieu

Burley Events

Exbury Gardens Events

Lepe Country Park Events

Highcliffe Castle Events

Priory Church
Red House Museum What's On
Regents Centre 51 High Street

Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre

Bournemouth (car parks)
ABC Cinema Westover Road
BIC & Pavilion Theatre Exeter & Westover Rds
Bournemouth Gig Guide
O2 Academy Boscombe
Odeon Cinema Westover Road
Pier Theatre Bournemouth Pier

Southampton (car parks)
Hanger Farm Arts Centre Totton
Harbour Lights Cinema Ocean Village
Mayflower Theatre Commercial Road
Museums Exhibitions at the museums
Nuffield Theatre University Road
Odeon Cinema West Quay Road
Southampton Guildhall Civic Centre
The Brook Portswood Road
Turner Sims Concert Hall Southampton Uni

Broadlands events
Romsey Abbey concerts

Moors Valley Country Park events

Wimborne Market largest undercover in the south

South Hampshire
Listed Magazine What's on in the South
Morris and Traditional Dance South Hants

Guide to South-Central Region

Earls Court and Olympia

Royal Albert Hall
Southbank Centre
The O2
London Theatres

Countryside Education Events Beaulieu
Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust aa
Forestry Commission Guided Walks aa
Moors Valley Events Near Ringwood
National Park Events New Forest
Open Gardens UK National Directory
RSPB Events New Forest
Town Tours Lymington

Groups organising local activities
Lymington and Brockenhurst Lions Club

Links to other 'What's on' websites
Bournemouth - official
Dorset Echo
INQ - for young people in the New Forest
Isle of Wight - What's On
New Forest Centre - What's On
New Forest Council - What's On
New Forest National Park - What's On
New Forest - official visitor site
New Forest Youth Website
New Park - What's On

Be in a BBC audience

Local websites
Barton on Sea barton.ukfossils.co.uk
Beaulieu council website
Brockenhurst brockenhurst-newforest.org.uk
Brockenhurst council website
Burley burleynewforest.co.uk
Christchurch visitchristchurch.info
Christchurch christchurchdorset.com
Christchurch council website
East Boldre eastboldre.talktalk.net
Fawley fawleyonline.org.uk
Highcliffe highcliffedorset.co.uk
Hythe hythe-hants.org.uk
Hythe & Dibden council website
Lyndhurst council website
Lymington & Pennington council website
Milford on Sea milfordonsea.com
Milford on Sea milfordonsea.org
Milford on Sea visitmilfordonsea.co.uk
Milford on Sea council website
New forest thenewforest.co.uk
New forest newforestexplorersguide.co.uk
New forest new-forest-national-park.com
New forest newforestnpa.gov.uk
New forest newforest.hampshire.org.uk
New forest newforestgateway.org
New forest council website
New Milton newmilton.org.uk
New Milton New Milton Town Partnership
New Milton newmiltontoday.com
New Milton council website
Ringwood ringwoodtown.co.uk
Ringwood council website
Sway swayvillage.co.uk
Sway council website