What's on  in Lymington and the New Forest area - Theatre, Cinema, Concert, Events and Exhibitions Email a local event (free)
August 2016 Please always check on the event’s website that the info. given here is up-to-date
Open Studio in New Milton web Oakwood Art Studio part of Hampshire Open Studios
17 to 28 August. we are open daily 11am - 5pm between
We are a small studio based in New Milton with 3 family members taking part in Hampshire Open Studios. Our range of handmade products include local photography, hand weaving, dyeing, felting, wirework and fused glass jewellery, textile bags and creatures, home decor, doodle artwork and wood turning Free entry and street parking available, children are welcome but no dogs please (We have a nervous cat that lives here!) the X2 bus route stops just up the road. Directions - From New Milton centre go north past the Station, First Right (Manor Road) after 400m turn Left into Oakwood Avenue, We are on the Right just past Hilton Road. Access: Flat path beside house through to garden studio (one step). Park in road. (X2 bus route).

St Barbe needs extra volunteers web
Due to the overwhelming success of the re-opening of St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, the Museum is seeking more volunteers every day of the week for weekly or on-call ‘front of house’ duties. In particular it needs people to act as stewards in the museum area and in the art galleries themselves. So these vacancies would suit people who are good at dealing with the general public and who enjoy art as well as those who love local history. There are also vacancies for volunteers to work partly at the reception desk, where they will use an electronic till and also be involved in giving tourist information. Volunteers work for half a day a week and are part of a team, so the work is sociable. Details of these roles and application forms are available from the reception desk at St Barbe or by emailing volunteers@stbarbe-museum.org.uk.

Hampshire Open Studios web
19 to 28 August 2017
For two weeks hundreds of artists from all over Hampshire open their houses and studios to the public, displaying everything from paintings, sculptures, textile work, woodwork and photography.
Events at Highcliffe Castle
Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe BH23 4LEA web
Sunday 20th August - Classic Cars on the Prom car display
Candlelight Nights - Bournemouth
Lower Gardens, Bournemouth BH1 2AQ
Wednesdays in August, 7.30pm to 10pm
From dusk, see the Lower Gardens transformed into a magical candlelight kingdom. Be sure to come and see how Bournemouth's oldest tradition still thrills in 2016.
Great Dorset Steam Fair web map
Tarrant Hinton, Dorset
24 to 28 August 2017
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!
Annual Bath Race web
Bath Road, Lymington SO41 3SE
27 August 2017
The contestants make a standard bath into a sea-worthy, racing craft to take part in the paddle driven heats on the water just behind the club pontoon. Adults and children alike in fancy dress or otherwise have a wonderful time competing for the much wanted Bath Trophy as well as a vast array of other prizes. People are attracted by the racing as well as the BBQ and other stalls.
Bournemouth Air Festival web
29 August to 3 September
The 2016 Air Festival will be our 8th year. The Air Festival has welcomed more than 7 million people to the UK’s leading resort since 2008.
September 2016
Swanage Folk Festival web
8 to 10 Sept 2017
Swanage comes alive with hundreds of Morris dancers in their bright costumes and jingling bells, and folk music lovers, every year for the weekend on the second Friday after the August Bank Holiday Monday. All sorts of crafts and trade stalls offer a variety of fair trade and ethnic goods for sale at our "Festival Village" on Sandpit Field above the sea front.
Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show web
Broadlands, Romsey SO51 98ZD
Saturday 9 September 2017, 8am to 6pm
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.
Alexandra Vaduva - piano web
Brockenhurst Music Society - 2017 Season
St Saviour’s Church, Brockenhurst
Monday 11 September at 7.30pm, £12 at the door
Works by Brahms, Schumann, Enescu, Bartok & Beethoven. First prize at Vienna International Piano Competition. Tickets (free to Society members and students) £12 at the door or £10 in advance from Pot Pourri or Streets in Brockenhurst, or Sway Deli in Sway. For more information please see our website www.brockenhurstmusicsociety.co.uk or ring 01590 624733.
The Mill at Gordleton tribute nights web
Come and listen to your favourite artist and songs whilst enjoying a delicious homemade three course meal. Round up your evening by joining the dancing or relaxing with friends and watching the performance.
Tuesday 12 September 2017 – Jersey Boys
Tuesday 10 October 2017 – Whitney Houston
Tuesday 14 November 2017 – Tina Turner
Tuesday 28 November   2017– Queen
Wednesday 29 November   2017– Queen
Imar - Forest Arts Centre web youtube
Old Milton Road, New Milton BH25 6DS
14 Sep 2017
Glasgow’s hottest new folk property, five-piece Ímar have created more than a bit of a stir in little over a year since their formation. Their touring credits already include the opening set at that year’s Cambridge Folk Festival (technically, the band’s first billed gig - a plaudit surely amongst as rare as they come) and headlining a stage at Belgium’s Dranouter Festival just a week later. With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk and Barrule, and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes – including the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles – the group’s formation embodies a personal reconnection with its members’ formative years, dating back long before their recent camaraderie around Glasgow’s justly celebrated session scene.
Southampton German Beer Festival 2017 web
Guildhall, Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LP
Saturday 16 September 2017, 5pm to 11pm
This festival is organised wholly by volunteers of the Southern Hampshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and features more than 90 real ales, plus real ciders, real perries and UK & foreign bottled beers.

Reducing Your Home’s Energy Consumption - Talk by Harry Paticas BA BSc web
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road SO42 7RY
Saturday 16th September 2017, 2pm to 4pm
How to retrofit your existing house, whether old or recently built, with measures to reduce the cost of energy bills, keep warm, and replace carbon fuels with renewable energy. Harry Paticas is an architect with a passion for and expertise in deep retro ing both historic and modern buildings. He has lectured widely on this subject, is a tutor at the University of Westminster and a director of the architectural practice Aboreal Architecture.

Be Involved New Milton Community Activities web
New Milton Recreation Ground and Memorial Centre
16 & 17 September 2017, 11am to 4pm
A weekend of performances, displays and have-a-go opportunities, on the Recreation Ground and in the Memorial Centre, will be promoting the wide choice of community activities available in the New Milton area; with street food, refreshments and a bar on hand throughout the weekend. From 11-4pm, with different activities featuring on each day, including an Information Fair on Saturday and a Free Health Check on Sunday. More events are planned at local venues in the week before and after. Whether your interest is in getting fitter, learning a new skill, finding an outlet for your creativity, making a difference in the community or just getting out to meet some new people – this is your chance to find out what’s out there waiting for you. The Forest Arts Centre, Memorial Centre, New Milton Health & Leisure, Community Centre, Adult Learning and Skills Centre are all involved, as well as various Sports and Social clubs. There’ll be a host of demonstrations including dancing, martial arts, musical performances, workshops, and exercise classes from seated to boot camp! Storytime and face painting for the kids and Good Citizen training for the dog.
Murder Mystery UK are coming to South Lawns Hotel web
Lymington Rd, Milford on Sea SO41 0RF
Saturday 16th September 2017 @ 7.30pm
A ghastly murder has been committed, Police are racing to the scene, and your instincts as a mystery buff tell you that there is a crime to be solved. Will you be able to unmask the murderer before the Police arrive? Tickets: £35.00 including 3-course Dinner

Beaulieu Road Pony Sales 2017 web
Across the road from Beaulieu Road railway station map
All sales commence at 10.30am
Wednesday 27th September
The Beaulieu Road Sales yard is used primarily by commoners (owners of the ponies on the New Forest) to sell their ponies by auction.

October 2016
New Milton Crafts 2017 Autumn Fair web
New Milton Memorial Centre, Whitefield Road. New Milton. BH25 6DE
Saturday 14 October to 10am until 3.30pm
Regularly attracting between 600 and 900 visitors, the New Milton Crafts Series of events are now in their seventh year and they provide an ideal platform for local crafters and other producers to showcase their offerings in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. For visitors, there is a diverse range of crafts and gifts on offer and the opportunity to purchase unique handmade items. The Fair Bistro is open throughout the event offering teas and coffees and a feast of homemade sandwiches and cakes.
The Coastal Comedy Show web
Venue: The Lymington Centre, New Street, Lymington, SO41 9BQ
Saturday 21st of October, Show starts at 8:30pm Doors open at 7:30pm
Come and enjoy a top night of entertainment. Coastal Comedy was a finalist for The Best Night Out as part of the Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2017 and we’re bringing the funnies to you in Lymington.

Beaulieu Road Pony Sales 2017 web
Across the road from Beaulieu Road railway station map
All sales commence at 10.30am
Wednesday 25 October
The Beaulieu Road Sales yard is used primarily by commoners (owners of the ponies on the New Forest) to sell their ponies by auction.

'What's on' links 
Mayflower, Southampton   Guildhall, Southampton
Pavilion, Bournemouth   Forest Arts Centre, New Milton
The Lymington Centre   Lymington Folk & Blues Club
Music at Beaulieu   Highcliffe Castle Forthcoming Events
Countryside Education Trust, Beaulieu   The Regent Centre, Christchurch
Gardens open for charity   Car Boot Sales around the New Forest
Country Shows in and around the New Forest   Library events at Lymington Library
Park Run in Lymington   local art

Links to 'What's on' on other websites 
Dorset (Visit)
Hampshire (Visit)
Isle of Wight (Visit)
New Forest Centre
New Forest (Explore The)
New Forest National Park
New Forest - Official visitor site
New Milton
Southampton (Discover)

Links to 'What's On' activities outdoors 

Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Lymington Tuesday cyclists
New Forest car park map PDF
National Park Events New Forest
New Forest guided walks
RSPB Events New Forest
Town Tours Lymington
Walking & Cycle Routes National Park PDF's

Links to 'What's On' in local areas 

Car Parks
Community Centre Cannon St
Kids drama/dance/workshops Church Hall
Lymington Film Society
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

The New Forest Centre

East Boldre
Community Website

Minstead Village Community Website

New Milton
Forest Arts Old Milton Road
New Milton Community Centre Osborne Road

Beaulieu National Motor Museum Trust
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)
BIC & Pavilion Theatre Exeter & Westover Rds
O2 Academy Boscombe
Odeon Cinema 10 screens

Southampton (car parks)
Hanger Farm Arts Centre Totton
Harbour Lights Cinema Ocean Village
Mayflower Theatre Commercial Road
Museums Libraries & 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

Guide to South-Central Region

Earls Court and Olympia

Royal Albert Hall
Southbank Centre
The O2
London Theatres

Groups organising local activities
Lymington and Brockenhurst Lions Club

Be in a BBC audience

Local websites
Beaulieu council website
Brockenhurst brockenhurst-newforest.org.uk
Brockenhurst council website
Burley burleynewforest.co.uk
Christchurch visit-dorset.com
Christchurch christchurchdorset.com
East Boldre eastboldre.org
Fawley fawleyonline.org.uk
Highcliffe highcliffedorset.co.uk
Hythe hythe-newforest.org
Hythe & Dibden council website
Lyndhurst council website
Lymington & Pennington council website
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 newforestgateway.org
New forest council website
New Milton newmilton.org.uk
New Milton New Milton Town Partnership
New Milton newmilton.net
New Milton council website
Ringwood ringwoodtown.co.uk
Ringwood council website
Sway swayvillage.co.uk
Sway council website