What’s On

Upcoming events in Christchurch, Highcliffe and Southbourne areas.

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  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    A fantastic challenge for individuals and companies to set themselves a fundraising target, build the best cardboard shelters and ‘survive’ until morning. From 6.45pm-6.30am. Contact Sheena Dayman at fundraising@ymcabournemouth.org.uk or visit https://ymcabournemouth.org.uk/event/the-big-sleep-easy-2019/ for more information.

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    A fantastic challenge for individuals and companies to set themselves a fundraising target, build the best cardboard shelters and ‘survive’ until morning. From 6.45pm-6.30am. Contact Sheena Dayman at fundraising@ymcabournemouth.org.uk or visit https://ymcabournemouth.org.uk/event/the-big-sleep-easy-2019/ for more information.

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    9.30am - 3pm. Entry £1 and includes raffle ticket to win a Christmas Hamper! Under 16 free. Fabulous stalls, Christmas Café, Father Christmas & 'Santa Express'. Come along & make Christmas shopping FUN!

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Lantern parade by local schools, Santa’s Grotto and festive market stalls. From 6pm.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019
    Thu
    12
    Dec
    2019

    An exhibition and sale of unusual Christmas gifts created by local artists. Open daily, 10am-4pm at the Hayloft Gallery, 14 Wick Lane, Christchurch, BH23 1HX.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    10am-8pm. Christmas Market, Real reindeer in Saxon Square, Santa’s Parade, Christmas lights switch on, Santa’s Grotto.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    Druitt Hall, Christchurch from 10am-5pm for the lights switch on. Locally made food and crafts. Vintage tearoom pop up, raffle and free entry. All welcome.

  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019

    10am-6.30pm. Gifts, raffle, jewellery, books, glass and china, competitions, crafts by local crafters, refreshments and entertainment. Tower tours will be available.

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    4-7pm. Please come and join us for an evening of festive fun to raise funds for our school. Stalls, bar, café, raffle, grotto, entertainment and much more. Wick Lane, Christchurch, BH23 1HX. Entry £1 for adults and children free. Please come along and support our school children.

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    A Christmas Tree Festival, ending with a Christmas Fayre at St Luke’s Church, Burton.Refreshments, raffle and much more. Free Entry. See our website for further details and opening times. Visit www.burtonsopley.com.

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019

    Join in some festive creative crafts, all materials supplied. 10-11.30am at Christchurch Library. Booking essential, adults only, £2.50 per person (includes refreshments). Contact Christchurch Library on 01202 485938 to book or find our more

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2019

    Greystones House, Waterford Road, BH23 5JL. Doors open at 6.30pm, performance at 7pm. Tickets priced £4 for members and £4.50 for non members available from Reception or call 01425 271604.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Showcasing over 25 artists and makers. Good coffee, pop up cafe, local beer, street food, free art table for the children and much more. Corpus Christi Centre, St James Square, Parkwood Road, BH5 2BX. Visit www.southcoastmakersmarket.co.uk for more information.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Holy Redeemer Church, Highcliffe, BH23 5BL. 2-4pm. Stalls, raffle, teas and mince pies. Free entry.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Taking place at Highcliffe Methodist Church Hall from 10am-3pm. Bric a brac, cakes, souvenirs, jigsaws, jewellery, tombola and toys. Refreshments available. Admission free.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    Christchurch U3A Vintage Brass in concert with St George's Singers. At St Christopher's Church, Arnewood Road, Southbourne, BH5 2JT at 7pm. Tickets £7 available from www.christchurchu3a.org.uk/vintagebrass or phone 01202 422074.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019

    All are invited to a Christmas social event at BEAS, Lingdale Road, BH6 5LA from 11am-1pm. Bacon rolls, mulled wine and mince pies, roasted chestnuts, craft stall and raffle. Join us for some Christmas cheer.

  • Sun
    08
    Dec
    2019

    Local crafters selling their surplus supplies at bargain prices, 10.30am-1pm in Druitt Hall, Christchurch.Free entry. Refreshments available. Spaces for new stall holders. Table hire £4. To book please phone 01202 470261 or email janemartin88@hotmail.com.

  • Sun
    08
    Dec
    2019

    Festive coffee morning raising funds for Dorset Cancer Care Foundation. £3 to include coffee and delicious homemade cake, children £1. Tombola, raffle, stalls and Santa! Friendly, fun atmosphere. British Legion Hall (upstairs), 61-63 Bargates, Christchurch from 10am-12pm.

  • Tue
    10
    Dec
    2019

    Christchurch U3A Singers will be holding their Christmas Celebration at 2.30pm. At St Christopher's Church, Arnewood Road, Southbourne, BH6 5DW. Followed by refreshments, free admission with a retiring collection.

  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2019

    Come and enjoy some lovely festive tea and a bit of cake while we all have a chat. At 2.30pm in Christchurch Library. Booking required, £5 per person. Contact Christchurch Library on 01202 485938 for more information.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    Musical Director Tim Hooper. At The Priory Church, Christchurch, BH23 1BU starting at 7.30pm. Tickets: £20, £14 & £10 available from Christchurch Priory Box Office www.christchurchpriory.org/services-and-events. Telephone 01202 485804.

  • Tue
    17
    Dec
    2019

    At 7.30pm join Dorset’s premier female vocal ensemble for an evening of glorious harmonies and warming festive favourites. Early booking is recommended. Contact Highcliffe Castle on 01425 278807 for tickets.

     

  • Wed
    18
    Dec
    2019

    JS Bach joyous Christmas Oratorio. Christchurch Priory at 7.30pm. Grange Choral Society director Marcio da Silva, ensemble orchestra. Tickets reserved £18, side aisle with television screens £13, students £5. Telephone 01202 485804, visit www.christchurchpriory.org.uk or on the door.

  • Fri
    20
    Dec
    2019

    7.15pm at Tuckton Social Club. Celebration includes food and chess played to the accompaniment of Carols. Chess book and DVD sale during the break. Donate unwanted chess items. All players welcome. Fee £2. More information on 01202 427523.

  • Sat
    21
    Dec
    2019

    Drop in and create some Christmas crafts. All day at Christchurch Library. Contact Christchurch Library on 01202 485938 for more information.

  • Sat
    04
    Jan
    2020
    Sat
    11
    Jan
    2020

    ‘Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood’. Boo the Sheriff of Nottingham or “Ah!” the Babes, put the winter blues “behind you!” and grab your tickets. At the De La Salle Theatre. Call the box office on 07548 100770.

  • Sat
    18
    Jan
    2020

    JS Bach joyous Christmas Oratorio. Christchurch Priory at 7.30pm. Grange Choral Society director Marcio da Silva, ensemble orchestra. Tickets reserved £18, side aisle with television screens £13, students £5. Telephone 01202 485804, visit www.christchurchpriory.org.uk or on the door.

  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2020

    2pm. Entitled ‘A Lifeboat on the Road’ by Howard Nichols, about his life at the training school on wheels. Tickets are £2.50 for Friends and £4.50 for visitors available from the Museum. Call 01202 482860.

  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2020
    Talk by Howard Nichols - 'A Lifeboat on the Road' at 2pm at the Red House Museum. Tickets £4.50 or £2.50 for Friends. This talk will be in the Sue Wickham room which is up two flights of stairs. Call 01202 482860 for further information and tickets.
  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020

    Learn about storytelling from author Louise Van Wingerden. 1.30-3.30pm at Christchurch Library. Booking required, £5 per person. Contact Christchurch Library on 01202 485938 for more information.

  • Thu
    30
    Jan
    2020

    Join a group of fellow book lovers to share a reading. No need to book just come along. 10.30-11.30am at Christchurch Library. Contact Christchurch Library on 01202 485938 for more information.

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020

    Come and join us reading stories. No booking required. 2.15-3.15pm at Christchurch Library. Contact Christchurch Library on 01202 485938 for more information.