Fairs & Events
The Harp “Come & Try” weekend is to be held on the 20/21st July. This is a marvellous opportunity to try your hand at playing the harp—who knows where this might lead?! It was a most enjoyable event last year and I’m sure will be the same again this year.
The Paraphernala Fair will be held on Thursday, 4th July and the Foresta Artisan Fair on Sunday, 7th July. Lady Cynthia’s Fleamarket will be held on Sunday, 14th July. These are all regular fairs which we enjoy hosting at the Centre.
iSing Children’s Choir are holding a summer concert here at the Centre on Saturday, 13th July at 6.00pm. The children would love you to come and support them and I’m sure the evening will be great fun. Entry is free but donations will be gratefully received in aid of the FOLS ECG appeal.
The Community Club Lunch will be held on Friday, 19th July. Come and have a lovely lunch prepared for you and meet old and new friends. You can be assured of a very warm welcome.
Film Night—Stan and Ollie (PG)
Laurel and Hardy — the world’s greatest comedy team — face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious partnership. The film stars Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
New Forest Art Society
July 17th—John Edwards, local artist and teacher will be critiquing members’ paintings brought to the meeting; always a great opportunity to enhance our art by listening to and receiving constructive feedback.
The Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society are presenting “The Tin Woman” by Sean Grennan from the 18th –20th July. The Tin Woman is the story of a woman who receives a heart transplant and her eventual meeting with the family of the donor.
Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Jack’s family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack’s death? Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humour and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life.
The Tandem Tart Challenge Weekend
I am delighted to announce that the weekend activities based in the Community Centre in May raised an incredible £1377.51 which has now been donated to the ME Association’s Ramsay Research Fund. The total amount raised since the TTC was launched three years’ ago has topped £11,194, all of which will be used for research purposes only. Thank you. Mary Corbett.
The New Forest Tour Bus
From the 6th July the New Forest Tour bus will be running until the 8th September. This is an excellent service covering three routes. The Green route visits the south east of the New Forest, the Red route explores the wild northern heaths and the Blue route takes in the coastal south west of the Forest. The Green and Red routes start and finish at Lyndhurst main car park and the Blue route at Brockenhurst rail station. You can buy tickets on board or online at thenewforesttour.info.
Some of you may have seen the lovely Friesian stallions that were pulling the carriage from Sevenoaks to Brockenhurst in aid of Cancer Research UK. They stopped for a rest here in Lyndhurst on Friday, 21st June, having travelled from near Marwell on that day.