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Saturday 28th May 2022: Give & Take
Bishop’s Waltham

Saturday 28th May 2022: Give & Take
Bishop’s Waltham

10.30am to 2.30pm

St George's Square, Bishop's Waltham.

Donations from 10.30am
Give & Take until 2.30pm


Theme: DIY, Gardening Tools & Equipment
Give unwanted items for others to select and take, or find something useful to take home for free!

Email bishopswalthamtownteam@gmail.com if you have any questions. 


Next event: Saturday 25th June, theme: Holiday, Travel and Sports Items.

Saturday 28th May 2022: Bookmark Exhibition

Saturday 28th May 2022: Bookmark Exhibition

11am to 3pm

King's Church, High Street, Bishop's Waltham

HAVE YOU EVER been to a Bookmark Exhibition?


Come along to see this collection of over 1000 bookmarks, collected over more than 4 decades by Jill Therkelsen.  They come from all across the world and are made of a range of materials including lace, steel and even cow dung!  The event is free, but donations will go to the Rainbow Trust charity which supports families with seriously ill children and life-limiting conditions.


Homemade cakes, biscuits, teas, coffees and cold drinks will be available.  No booking required, just drop in!

Sunday 5th June 2022: Queen's Jubilee Street Party

Sunday 5th June 2022: Queen's Jubilee Street Party

Starting at 12.00pm

St George's Square, Bishop's Waltham, 

Come along to the High Street for the Queen’s Jubilee Street Party, bring a picnic, and enjoy the entertainment and music.

Saturday 11th June 2022: Carnival & Family Fun Day

Saturday 11th June 2022: Carnival & Family Fun Day

12 to 5pm

Hoe Road Recreational Ground, 87 Hamble Springs, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton SO32 1SF

Starting at 12 noon: Motorcade of vintage & classic cars and motorbikes in the High Street finishing at Hoe Road 12.30pm.

Family fun day commences with live music over 2 stages, food & drink village, inflatables & children's rides, fancy dress competition, pony rides, over 40 craft stalls plus much more...

Entrance £3 and under 16's free!

Saturday 11th to Sunday 26th June 2022: Yarn Bombing

Saturday 11th to Sunday 26th June 2022: Yarn Bombing

Whole 2 weeks

Town Centre

International Yarn Bombing Day is Saturday 11th June!


Look around the High Street, during the fortnight, and you will see decorative displays in shop windows, around the Jubilee Clock and in Red Lion Street.  Also you will find knitted creations on lamp posts, bollards and other street furniture. 


Bishop's Waltham Town Team

bishopswalthamtownteam@gmail.com

Friday 24th June 2022: BW Festival - The Recruiting Officer

Friday 24th June 2022: BW Festival - The Recruiting Officer

7.30pm (gates 6pm)

Bishop's Waltham Palace Grounds, Station Rd, SO32 1DH

Bishop's Waltham Festival


The Recruiting Officer by Richard Farquhar will be performed by Rain Or Shine Theatre Company on the open-air stage.


One of the most popular plays of its time this is a delightful comedic romp through 18th Century Shrewsbury following crooked Army recruiting officers dashing Captain Plume and devious Sergeant Kite as they persuade men to take the King's shilling by any means, legal or otherwise. Vivacious Sylvia, haughty Melinda, melancholy Worthy and foppish Captain Brazen are their accomplices in deceit, passion, sword fights and surprises.


Baker and White of Swanwick  will be on site serving hot and cold beverages and snacks from their converted Citroen van (cash or card payments).


Entry: Adult £18; Conc. £15; Child (5 – 15) £6

Tickets: 

At Best Wishes, Brook Street, Bishop's Waltham, SO32 1AX from 3rd May.

Online www.ticketsource.co.uk or www.rainorshine.co.uk

or Ticketline: 03306 60054

Saturday 25th June 2022: BW Festival - Awful Auntie

Saturday 25th June 2022: BW Festival - Awful Auntie

1.30pm (gates 1pm)

Bishop's Waltham Palace Grounds, Station Rd, SO32 1DH

Bishop's Waltham Festival


Awful Auntie is a truly thrilling tale. Stella, with the help of her friend Soot, fights off Aunt Alberta and saves beautiful Saxby Hall, the family home. Owls, ghosts, chases, escapes, motorcycle rides, and tiddlywinks all fill Stella’s days as she evades her menacing Aunt.


Bring Aunties, Grannies, rugs, picnics, smiles and umbrellas (to keep the sun off!) to this adaptation of David Walliams's tale performed by Heartbreak Productions, organised by BW Festival.


Marucci's Ices will be on site.


Entry: Adults £12; Child (5 – 15) £8; Family (Max 4 people, Max 2 adults) £36

Tickets:

At Best Wishes, Brook Street, Bishop's Waltham, SO32 1AX.

Online tickets: www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk

Saturday 25th June 2022: BW Festival - Festival Jazz

Saturday 25th June 2022: BW Festival - Festival Jazz

6.15pm-10.30pm (gates 6pm)

Bishop's Waltham Palace Grounds, Station Rd, SO32 1DH

Bishop's Waltham Festival


Festival Jazz

Features Harry Strutter's Hot Rhythm Orchestra, an 8 piece band with 2 lady vocalists. Supporting bands are Tony Carter's quintet Gentlemen of Swing, Swanmore College Jazz Orchestra and State of Jazz from Barton Peverill for a relaxed evening of  foot-tapping music as the sun sets in Bishop's Waltham Palace Grounds.


Bring picnics and friends with chairs and rugs.

Bar on site and beverages by Mermaids of Botley. (cash or card accepted)


Entry: Adults £15; Conc. £12; Young People (5 – 18yrs) £6

Tickets from Best Wishes, Brook Street, Bishop's Waltham SO32 1AX

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July 2022:  A Fun Filled Weekend

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July 2022: A Fun Filled Weekend

10.30am-5pm both days

Bishop's Waltham Palace grounds

A weekend of events celebrating 500 years since Henry VIII visited Bishop's Waltham Palace.  Full details on the event website, including the history of this event, opportunities to volunteer for free entry, and how to buy tickets.

Saturday 24th September 2022: BW Country Fayre

Saturday 24th September 2022: BW Country Fayre

11am to 4pm

St Peter's Church, Free Street, Bishop's Waltham, SO32 1EE

Following the success of the 2021 Country Fayre, we can't wait to welcome the community again to St Peter's church and churchyard for this hugely popular event on Bishop's Waltham's calendar.


The 2022 fayre promises to be even bigger and better with more stalls, live music throughout the day, dancing and a variety of food outlets, real ale, Prosecco & Pimms PLUS all the usual favourites including the dog show, kids' crafts corner, live ferrets, racing pigs, and our raffle with loads of fantastic prizes!


Keep watching for more information closer to the event.