This weekend (from Friday evening to Sunday) we have some fun, family friendly events across the Herald area to attend to get summer ready, writes Year 10 student ROSIE PHILLIPS.
1. Music at The Shed
If you fancy some club classics and stomping tunes then head to The Shed, Bordon (GU35 0DJ) at 8pm on Friday, July 15. Get your groove on while going back to the 1990s and hit the dance floor. Entrance is free but donations are welcomed and there is a card friendly tip bucket.
2. Ash Music Festival
A local music festival takes place at The Lion Brewery, Ash (GU12 6BT) this Saturday, July 16, from 11am to 7pm. Watch bands from the area showcase their music and entertain crowds at this charitable event. Under-threes will be admitted free. Children aged three to 14 pay £5 in advance or £6 on the gate. Over-14s pay £10 in advance or £12 on the gate.
3. Carnival Fun Day
Running from midday to 4pm on Saturday, July 16, Liphook Millennium Centre (GU30 7LD) is hosting a carnival fun day. Get your face painted, play ball games and have a chance to win lots of prizes! In addition, enjoy a barbecue dinner and eat ice cream while being entertained by live music.
4. Music and beer festival
The Passfield Club Music and Beer Festival in Liphook is back with some brilliant live music, great food and beverages, providing fun for all the family as well as free parking. Join the party at GU30 7RU on Saturday, July 16, from 3pm to 11pm. There is an entrance fee of £2 for adults. Children will be admitted free.
5. Outdoor cello concert
Celebrate emerging artist Megan Allen, who is a cellist, as she performs in the peaceful setting of the Museum of Farnham (GU9 7DX) walled garden. All ages are welcome and the concert starts at 7pm on Saturday, July 16, when you can indulge in a glass of Prosecco, wine, beer or soft drinks. Adult tickets cost £10 and child tickets cost £5. You can find out more at summer-sessions-megan-allen
6. Absolute Bowie
Let’s Dance! Put on your red shoes and dance away those blues with Absolute Bowie. On Saturday, July 16, from 8.30pm to 11.30pm go to The Harlington in Fleet (GU51 4BY) to see one of the UK’s best tribute bands. Be taken on a musical journey through Bowie’s greatest hits such as Ziggy Stardust, Heroes, Let’s Dance, Hunky Dory and Aladdin Sane. Tickets cost £18. 6452208
7. Alton Bus Rally and Running Day
Have a blast from the past and see bus services re-creating the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s eras of bus operation in Alton on Sunday, July 17. See a display of more than 150 buses and coaches from 10am to 5pm. Toilets, catering outlets and sales stands will all be on site and there is free entry and parking.
8. The King’s Men choir
The King’s Men are returning to St Andrew’s Church in Farnham (GU9 7PW) on Sunday, July 17, at 7.30pm. Be entertained by a packed evening of brilliant choral music. Tickets cost £15 and the price includes an interval drink (options of a glass of wine or soft drink). You can book tickets via Eventbrite at the-kings-men-in-concert-tickets-344625041777
9. Flora’s Peverel goes on tour
Starting at the Phoenix Theatre, Bordon (GU35 0LR) at 7.30pm on Friday, July 15, watch the play Flora’s Peverel. There is an entry fee of £8 to see this play marking the 75th anniversary of the death of Lark Rise To Candleford author Flora Thompson. The play by local author and historian John Owen Smith will be staged at several local venues this month including The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon (July 15), Liphook Village Hall (July 16), Haslemere Museum (July 17), The Triangle, Liss (July 22), Headley Village Hall (July 23) and The Holybourne Theatre, Alton (July 24).
10. Music in the Meadow
End your hot summer weekend at Music in the Meadow (Gostrey Meadow, Farnham). On Sunday, July 17, from 3pm to 5pm, you can be entertained by some live music provided by the Young Persons Showcase at this family-friendly event. Entry is free and there will be a charitable tea tent on site.