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Audience at a music festival

Summer of fun coming up across Fleet, Aldershot, Yateley, Farnham and beyond

Though not all schools have broken up yet, the recent warm weather means that summer is already in full swing. There are lots of outdoor events coming up in Fleet, Aldershot, Yateley, Farnham and other local areas to keep you entertained over the next few weeks.

Stars of Stage and Screen at Fleet Carnival

This weekend Fleet was taken over by the Hollywood theme of this year’s Festival. The main procession started on Connaught Road at 2pm. Every penny collected along the route went directly to the chosen 2018 charity – The Zone! The-Zone! is a charity dedicated to families living with autism and similar conditions in Hart, Rushmoor and surrounding areas. Sadly, this year’s dog show at the Carnival had to be cancelled due to the heat. However, the Baby Show and Kids zone were very popular. Crowds were entertained with music from many live bands including Farnborough Tech bands and Fleet Rock Choir.

Summer fun in the Princes Gardens bandstand in Aldershot

A summer of free music kicked off on Saturday with the Sandhurst Community Band performing in the Aldershot bandstand at lunchtime. There will be free music every Saturday over the summer from midday to 2pm right through till 1st September. Why not take along a picnic and enjoy the entertainment? You can view the full line of up bands here: https://www.rushmoor.gov.uk/bandstand

Live Music on 14th July in Elvetham Heath, Sherfield on Loddon and Hartley Wintney

Next Saturday offers a variety of entertainment with events across our local region. Concert on the Green takes place in Elvetham Heath in Fleet from 3-8pm and promises live music, inflatables, food and refreshments. Further west, Sherfest takes place at Sherfield Park in Sherfield on Loddon from 12-8pm. Along with live music, there will be a balloon twister, face painting and more to keep the kids entertained. At Hartley Wintney Football Club you can enjoy live music from 1pm right through to 11pm at family-friendly music festival Rowfest. Bands include The Ganchos, The Whisky G’s and Jo Johnson.

And ..Action: Outdoor cinema in Aldershot, Fleet & Yateley

If cinema is more your thing you can enjoy outdoor screenings at locations in Aldershot, Fleet & Yateley – as well as other locations across the South East. The Greatest Showman at Aldershot Lido is already fully booked for 12 & 13th July but there are still tickets available for other screenings. Enjoy a blast from the past with Back to the Future on Yateley Green on 26th August or Pretty Woman at Aldershot Lido on 31st August.

That’s not all

There’s also Weyfest in Farnham on 17th – 19th August to look forward to. This premium, boutique-style festival offers fine foods, wines, ales, ciders and lagers, cocktails and champagne bars – with plenty of posh clean toilets. The beautiful campsite is set in 10 acres of stunning woodland of the Rural Life Centre museum. Bands include Aswad, 10CC and Cast.

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fireworks display

Firing up the Fireworks across Hampshire & Surrey

This year 5th November actually falls on a Saturday and there are a wide range of fireworks displays planned across our area.

The events begin in Aldershot with the Rushmoor Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday 29th October.  This event has been held at Manor Park for more than 20 years and has grown to be one of the largest public fireworks events in the region, attracting between 7,000 and 10,000 people each year.  Thanks to sponsors, admission to the event this year is free.  Gates open at 5pm to a large funfair, with food and refreshments available.  The 20-minute firework spectacular takes place at 7.30pm.

Remember, remember the 5th of November

On Saturday 5th November the Fleet Firework Fiesta takes place in Calthorpe Park and promises to be a great evening for all the family.  There will be a grand firework display, entertainers, food stalls, gluwein and a sumptuous BBQ.  Gates open at 5pm with the show set to start around 6:30pm.  This year tickets can be purchased online,  enabling you to dodge the queues and use the fast-track gate in Reading Road North.  Family tickets for 2 adults and 2 children are £15, with individual adult tickets at £6 and children at £3.  Under 5s go free.

The Yateley Fireworks Fiesta takes place on Westfields Junior School Playing Fields.  It features a Guy Competition as well as a Bonfire.  The bonfire will be lit at 6.45pm and fireworks start at 7pm.  Tickets for adults are £4 in advance or £5 on the gate, with under 16s £1.50 in advance and under 4s free.

5th November also sees the Farnham Fireworks which begin with a Torch lit Procession from Farnham central car park.  The procession begins at 6.15pm and leads to Farnham Park where the bonfire and fireworks take place.  Tickets can be purchased online a week before the event, as well as on the day around Farnham.  Family tickets are £16, with individual adults at £6 and 5-15 year olds at £4.

Even remember the 6th of November

Sunday 6th November sees Farnborough’s turn with Farnborough Football Club’s Fireworks at the Rushmoor Community Stadium at 7pm.  There is a funfair available from 3.30pm to keep the kids entertained.  Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for under 16s, under 4s free, and can be purchased online.

The Mytchett Fireworks Bonanza also takes place on Sunday 6th November.  Held at the Community Centre, gates open at 5pm for the funfair and entertainment, with fireworks at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 for adults, £2 for under 16s and under 5s are free.

We are keeping our fingers crossed for good weather this year so that we can all get out to enjoy some fireworks.  We do recommend you double check the details of any event you are planning to attend, in case of any last minute changes.

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Group of runners

New Year’s resolution to get fit? Why not enter the Fleet half marathon?

The Fleet Half Marathon takes place on 22nd March 2015. Although still a couple of months away, entries are filling up fast so if your New Year’s resolution was to get fit then why not enter?

In its 34th year, the long established Fleet Half Marathon is open to over 2,500 runners and features a traffic-free course which is gently undulating. The route is well marshalled and benefits from professional medical support. Designed to be completed in under 3 hours, the course offers an ideal build-up to the London Marathon or a fantastic achievement in itself.

If a half marathon might be too much in just a few months there are plenty of other options for runs and walks of shorter distance in our local area, which are still an achievement to be proud of. The Bolt Around the Holt in Farnham on 28th March offers an off road, traffic-free trail for all with routes of 5k and 10k, as well as a half marathon. The 6 mile Hook Fun Run & Road Race takes place on 17th May or the Basingstoke Half Marathon takes place on 4th October – giving you a few more months to prepare.

If running isn’t your thing then Hampshire and Surrey offer many other fantastic sports facilities including the Arena Leisure Centre in Camberley, the Connaught Leisure Centre in Aldershot and football, rugby, cricket, hockey, tennis, ice hockey, volleyball and even gliding clubs around the region.

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Christmas candles

Christmas markets to start your festive season in style

With just over 5 weeks to go until Christmas, going to a local Christmas market can be a great way of making a start on your Christmas shopping as well as getting in the festive spirit – and having some fun!

In our area there are a number of wonderful Christmas markets you can attend, complete with shopping, eating and even ice skating to keep you entertained.

  1. Winchester Christmas market attracts more than 350,000 visitors each year and is recognised as one of the best in Europe.  Pretty German inspired wooden chalets are situated in Winchester Cathedral’s historic Inner Close surrounding a large open-air real ice rink.  Wonderful Christmas gifts, decorations and festive foods can be found in abundance.  Open daily from 20 November to 21 December
  2. Reading Christmas Market takes place from 27 November to 7 December and promises to be a super cool Christmas market in its newly refurbished Town Hall square.  With over 40 high quality stalls and a bustling atmosphere you can stock up your Christmas larder or make up a gift hamper with a wide range of foods with cheeses, pickles and meats and fabulous sauces and preserves.  There will be wines to sample and tempting liqueurs and local cider and beers to try and buy.
  3. Guildford Winter Market & Fair takes place in Guildford Cathedral on Saturday 22 November 2014 from 11.00am to 4.00pm and promises to deliver a wonderful early Christmas shopping experience with over 60 exhibitors selling bespoke Christmas gifts and decorations, chocolates, wines, jewellery and much more.
  4. Farnham Christmas Market – A Christmas themed street market on Castle Street on Sunday 14th December with an array of stalls selling a variety of Christmas goods, food and drink.

There are also lots of local Christmas Fayres and shopping evenings at schools, nurseries and local villages and towns so you are sure to find something suitable to start off your Noel.

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