What's on  in Lymington and the New Forest area - Theatre, Cinema, Concert, Events and Exhibitions Email a local event (free)
September 2015 Please always check on the event’s website that the info. given here is up-to-date
Great Dorset Steam Fair web map
Tarrant Hinton, Dorset
2 to 6 September 2015
The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a typically British event offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. The special festival atmosphere whether as a day visitor or taking in the full five days by camping on site. There is no other event like it anywhere in the world which is why over 200,000 visitors attend each year both from the UK and from all over the World!

Free outdoor concerts at Highcliffe Castle web
Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe BH23 4LEA
Sunday 6 September 2015, 1pm to 4pm Jazz & Swing Concert: Swing Unlimited Big Band
Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating. Refreshments are available from the tea rooms. Car parking charges apply. The car park may be busy, please use alternative transport if possible.

Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show web
Broadlands, Romsey SO51 98ZD
Saturday 12 September 2015
A real agricultural show and great day out with something for all the family. The show is one of the oldest in England, held annually since 1842. Showcasing the best of British farming, it is a vital part of the County’s social calendar as cattle and sheep from across the region compete for glory in the livestock classes. Hundreds of horses are entered in a huge number of equine events that range from show jumping and heavy horses to side saddle and best donkey.
Southampton Boat Show web
Mayflower Park/Town Quay, Southampton SO15 1AG
11 to 20 September 2015
The Southampton Boat Show features one of the world’s largest purpose built marinas with over 2km of pontoons, which displays more than 350 boats over the course of the 10 days.
Lymington Piazza Moto 7.5 mile bike ride through the New Forest facebook
13 September 2015 - meet at Sammy Millers Motor Cycle Museum from 9am. Group ride to Lymington at 11.30am. Motor Cycles will park up in Lymington High Street from 12noon.
All are welcome. Motorcycles & Italian Food Market.
The New Forest Marathon web
13 September 2015
We are really excited to announce the New Forest Marathon is returning on September 13th 2015. The event that has been a cornerstone of the running calendar for the last 31 years will see a fresh new line up of events including Full and Half Marathon, 5k/10k/Family race options. We aim to make this an event for all the family to enjoy and experience the New Forest with details of our new location coming soon. In the last 31 years your commitment to the event has helped us generate £1.25 million for local good causes.
Winter Talks 2015 - September
Lymington Town Sailing Club, Bath Road SO41 3SE web
Talks begin at 7.45pm. £1.50, open to non-members.
16th September - IAN FLEMMING AND HIS ROLE IN WWII by Kathy McNally
This talk gives you the chance to hear about Ian Fleming’s role in WW II secret operations that were every bit as fantastic as those in his books about James Bond 007.
23rd September - HAMPSHIRE & THE CIVIL WAR by Robin Miller
An illustrated talk on the part played by the county of Hampshire in the tumultuous years of the English Civil War. From some of the earliest shots fired, at the Siege of Portsmouth in 1642, to the final journeys of Charles 1st before his execution in 1649. Presented by Alan Turton, former curator of Basing House, the site of one of the longest sieges of the Civil War
30th September - THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 1861-1865 by Christopher Knox
A high-level review of the war, illustrated with maps, photos and including music. Covering the causes of the war, major characteristics, key battles and events, and its results and future portents.
Solent Music Festival 2015 web
St Thomas Church, Lymington
17 to 20 Sept 2015
Death and the Maiden
Thursday 17 September 2015, 7.30pm, St Thomas Church. Alina Ibragimova, now one of the most celebrated young violinists in the world, will again open the festival on Thursday 17 September with her Chiaroscuro Quartet.
Sam Haywood and Friends
Friday 18 September 2015, 7.30pm, St Thomas Church
Percy Parrot’s Musical Sea Adventures
Saturday 19 September 2015, 11am, St Thomas Church. Children’s musical workshop with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment members Katherine Spencer and Jo Parker as well as the A-Sharp Trio – Aviva (11), Amos (13) and Anoushka Sharp (15) – fresh from their Royal Festival Hall debut!
The World of Song
Saturday 19 September 2015, 7.30pm, St Thomas Church. An evening of Lieder and opera arias with Mary Bevan and Ben Johnson.
Sunday Sonatas
Sunday 20 September 2015, 4pm, St Thomas Church. Sam Haywood will conclude the festival with a piano recital.
Hordle Arts, Craft & Vintage Fayre
Hordle Pavilion, off Vaggs Lane, (adjacent recreation ground), Hordle. SO41 0FP
Sat 19 Sept 2015, 10am - 2pm
Do visit this new venue for exciting and unusual local handcrafted gifts. Featuring Local handmade crafts, Jewellery, Homeware, Gifts, Vintage finds. Have tea and cake at our Vintage Team Room.
Children’s Playground and FREE Parking.

Scavenger Hunt in the New Forest web
Start at: Waterside Cancer Support Centre, 25 St John's Street, Hythe SO45 6BZ
End at: The Mayflower Pub, King's Saltern Road, Lymington, SO41 3QD
Sunday 27th September 2015, 10 am - 2.30 pm. Cost: £40 per car
Starting at Waterside Cancer Support Centre in Hythe at 10 am, come along with your car and friends and follow the clues around the New Forest until you reach The Mayflower Bar & Restaurant in Lymington. £40 per car, and exciting prizes to be won! How many will you find…? Contact: rachel.rawlings@wessexcancer.org.uk or 023 8067 2200

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October 2015
Music at Beaulieu  web
Abbey Church, Beaulieu
The Farrant Singers - Saturday 17 October | 7pm | £10
This group, based in Salisbury have an excellent reputation for fine musicianship and interesting programmes. They will bring some 35 singers and will perform ìa capella" and also use our 19th century Walker organ. Their programme will include music by Byrd and Tallis.
Winter Talks 2015 - October
Lymington Town Sailing Club, Bath Road SO41 3SE web
Talks begin at 7.45pm. £1.50, open to non-members.
21st October - WILD LIFE IN THE WORKING FOREST by Mike Read
The New Forest is a working forest with timber production and Commoning very important to the National Park. The mixture of heaths, bogs and woodlands now provide a home for a broad range of wildlife from deer to dartford warblers. This site is not only a wildlife haven but it is a beautiful area rightly enjoyed by millions of people each year.
Barbe Museum & Art Gallery: Family Events Programme 2015 web
New Street, Lymington
28 October: Hand to Mouth Theatre
Returning to deliver an enchanting shadow puppetry workshop where children will have the chance to create their own puppets, scenery and performance. The workshop is from 10:30am to 1:00pm. £15 per child. Suitable for children aged 7yrs+. Booking required 14 days in advance.
29 October: Spooky Superstitions
Join us for a spooky day at the museum where we will be exploring superstitions past and present. You can also make your own witches bottle, amulets and charms. Drop in any time between 10:30am and 3:30pm. All ages are welcome and normal admission prices apply.
November 2015
The Simon and Garfunkel Story web
The Regent Centre, 51 High St, Christchurch, BH23 1AS
Wednesday 4 November 2015, 7.30pm
Direct from its success in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back on the road! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more.
Theatre - Star Quality by Noel Coward, Lymington Players web
Lymington Community Centre
9 - 14 November 2015 at 7.30pm
In his deliciously funny final play, Coward takes us behind the scenes of a new West End production and conjures a wickedly observant satire of the backstage world. From the tentative first rehearsal to the triumphant opening night, the clash of egos between temperamental leading lady, ruthless director and jaded old troupers, becomes increasingly and hilariously bloody. What emerges from the mayhem however is a perfect example of that elusive gift - 'Star Quality'.

Tickets available from Monday 19 October from the Lymington Community Centre Office only. Tel 01590 672337 9.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri. 9.30am-12pm Saturday.

Christmas Craft Fair at Compton Acres web
164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole BH13 7ES
Saturday 14 November, Sunday 15 November 2015
We have three spacious floors (all with lift access) filled to the brim with expert craftworkers of all kinds. This is a wonderful opportunity to find the perfect Christmas gift for everyone on your list in one place – everything here is unique and you are buying direct from the makers. These are presents that will really be appreciated: individual and truly special objects that will last, and give delight, for a lifetime. Come and be inspired! Teas and refreshments are available throughout the day.
Winter Talks 2015 - November
Lymington Town Sailing Club, Bath Road SO41 3SE web
Talks begin at 7.45pm. £1.50, open to non-members.
18th November - SOLENT DOLPHIN – THE FIRST 25 YEARS by John Bloomfield
The story of how a major rail disaster, one Skipper, a handful of Crew & a £40,000 landing type of Craft metamorphosed in to over 100 Volunteers running a purpose made £265,000 Boat for people with disabilities & earning the Queen`s award for Community Service.
December 2015
Pantomime - Aladdin web
The Mayflower Theatre, Empire Lane, Southampton
12 December:
Starring Joe Pasquale and Duncan James, our 3D pantomime Aladdin will be everything you could wish for! A spectacular show, led by a star cast with stunning special effects and lots of laugh-out-loud comedy.


Barbe Museum & Art Gallery: Family Events Programme 2015 web
New Street, Lymington
21 December: A Victorian Christmas
A fun & festive opportunity to create your own Victorian Christmas gifts and cards. Children can also try on costumes and pose for a traditional Victorian portrait. Drop in any time between 10:30am and 3:30pm. All ages are welcome and normal admission prices apply.
January 2016
Cirque De Glace - Evolution web
The Mayflower Theatre, Empire Lane, Southampton
6 - 10 January 2016
Cirque de Glace brings to life the story of the creation of our planet, man’s evolution and a journey to the limits of technology as a stunning ice spectacular. Combining dazzling ice dance from the internationally renowned Russian Ice Stars with the world of cirque, made famous by Cirque du Soleil. Evolution promises a thrilling, breathtaking experience filled with music, colour, incredible costumes and jaw-dropping acrobatics to give you an evening of pure entertainment that's out of this world!


Links to What's On in the local area
New Forest
Walking & Cycle Routes National Park PDF's


Car Parks
Cannon St
Community Centre Cannon St
Kids drama/dance/workshops Church Hall
Lymington Library What's On North Close
Lym. Folk Club Thomas Tripp (1st Wed of month)
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

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
Forestry Commission Guided Walks
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 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