What’s On For November & December

We thought we would start this edition of Whats On with a look forward to what is our prime charity event of the year – our wonderful Christmas Fayre on Saturday 24th November, with doors opening at 10.00 am.

The Rosemary Foundation Christmas Fayre

This is our first time at The Petersfield School and we are grateful for the support we have received from the Headmaster and his team to help us put this together.

We are also delighted that Jonathan Pratt – from BBC 1 TV’s ‘Flog It’ – will officially open the Fayre for us, and the Petersfield Ukulele Band will be providing background music.

Jonathan Pratt Profile

Finally for the Fayre, a request for help please. We are expecting more attendees than ever this year and, to avoid disappointment, would be very grateful for donations towards our bottle tombola – bottles can be of anything that is in date so from tomato ketchup, for instance, to soft drinks to something a bit stronger! Donations may be left at Sheen Stickland, 77 Station Road, Petersfield or at our office in Langrish.

We look forward to seeing you on the 24th – we have over 30 tables this year bringing a range of gifts and crafts along.


On the following day, Sunday 25th November, and once again with the kind permission of Nigel and Robina Talbot-Ponsonby, we will be holding our annual Lights of Remembrance service at Langrish House.

Langrish House In The Snow

The Service will commence at 5.00 pm and from 4.45 pm Petersfield Voices will perform a selection of Carols in the Talbot Room at Langrish House.

Places are limited and if you would like to attend and make a donation for a dedication please contact Barbara Toms by emailing tx@rosemary-foundation.org.uk or telephone the office and leave a message for her on 01730 266329


Slightly out of order, and taking place the weekend before – on Saturday 17th December – a Race Night to raise funds for The Rosemary Foundation is being held at Petersfield Social Club, starting at 7.30 pm.

Royale Race Nights

For further details and to buy tickets please contact Petersfield Social Club on 01730 263001. We would like to add our thanks to all the race sponsors and horse owners for their kind donations and all those who are giving up their time to make the evening a success.


 

Moving forward into December, on December 1st, the Emsworth Village Voices are organising a Winter Concert at Emsworth Baptist Church, starting at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £5 each and there will be a retiring collection in aid of The Rosemary Foundation.

Emsworth Village Voices Winter Concert 2018

 

On December 8th, at 7.30 pm in Petersfield is a performance by the gemini consort in St Peters Church.

The Gemini Consort Logo

Admission to this ever-popular concert is free and there will be a retiring collection for The Rosemary Foundation.

This concert of Christmas music contains a wealth of beautiful works. The first half is an amalgam of the Magnificats by Bach and Vivaldi, interspersed with Bach solos for flute and piccolo trumpet. The latter will be played by Lucy Humphris, who was invited to give a recital in America in July. It was greeted with rapturous applause.

The second half of the concert is devoted to a variety of joyous and contemplative carols by Vaughan Williams, Warlock, Tavener, Gardner and Chilcott. There are also solo pieces for recorder and clarinet.


 

Magic of Christmas Logo

Finally for our Christmas Events, we are delighted to once again have been chosen as a beneficiary of the Emsworth Concert Band ‘Magic of Christmas’ concert at Bedales School on Saturday 15th December. Starting at 7.30 pm, tickets are £12.50 each and available from the locations mentioned below.

Now in its fifth year, the concert is their biggest event of the year and promises a feast of the best of Christmas music, alongside songs from stage and screen.  It will feature over 50 musicians including Nyewood residents who play in the Emsworth Concert Band, conducted by Matt Bowditch a member of the Royal Marines Band Service, as well as talented local vocalist Sophie Bateman.

It’s a great night for all the family – children under 16 are FREE if accompanied by a paying adult. And for those needing transport, the Harting Minibus will be running a return service from Nyewood for a nominal fee.

Proceeds from the concert will support three worthy causes: The Rosemary Foundation ‘Hospice at Home’ charity, Petersfield’s Mayor’s charity Home-Start Butser helping families in times of crisis, and the rebuilding of the Henry Warren Hall in Nyewood.

Tickets are available from One Tree Books, Petersfield, Harting Stores or online at – www.eventbrite.com. Alternatively you can buy a ticket, plus book a seat on the minibus, by contacting Jo Bennett – telephone 01730 821026 or email guyandjo@btinternet.com.


 

We cannot close this newsletter without saying thank you following a couple of events in October and November – firstly to the 13 teams who joined us for our Quiz Night in October and helped to raise just under £1,000 for The Rosemary Foundation, and secondly to the fantastic Zig Zag Band from Selborne who used their 10th Birthday Party as an excuse to have fun and raise funds for The Rosemary Foundation.

 

With a repertoire covering virtually every ‘pop’ song you have ever heard, they raised over £5,000 for The Rosemary Foundation – a truly memorable evening in every sense of the word.

Zig Zag Band 10th Year Celebration

 

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR JOINING US AT THESE EVENTS – AND SUPPORTING THOSE WHO SPEND MANY HOURS ORGANISING THEM FOR US – WITHOUT YOU ALL WE COULD NOT DO WHAT WE DO WE REALLY ARE ALL ‘TOGETHER FOR THE COMMUNITY’

 

PLEASE JOIN US NEXT MONTH FOR SOME EXCITING NEWS ABOUT OUR MOVE INTO 35 LAVANT STREET, PETERSFIELD

 

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