Saturday 3rd October

Stop Press: In the event of continuous heavy rain, Word on the Street events scheduled for the Gazebo Garden will move to Nineveh, East Pallant on Saturday October 3rd. If only showers, take an umbrella, so will the performers!

Shedman
Saturday, 3 October, daytime The Square, Emsworth
Shedman will conduct impromptu workshops, invite passers-by to tour his shed and maybe even accept on the spot commissions for an ode or a sonnet.
You can’t miss him – he’ll be the poet in the shed!

Word on the Street!
Saturday, 3 October, daytime Havant Town Centre
A feast of free live entertainment in two locations in Havant Town Centre. West Street will have the noisier, energised performances and the Gazebo Garden (in East Pallant car park) will host the quieter, more contemplative offerings. Highlights include A F Harold, Stella Mandella and The House Band in West Street; Ann-Marie Laugher, The Havant Mysteryes with John Scadding and John Hardcastle’s classical guitar in the Gazebo Garden. See the Word on the Street! page for more information.

Sandra Ann Horn – Under 5s Session
Saturday, 3 October, 10am, Havant Library
A special event with author and creator of Tattybogle, Sandra Ann Horn.
Please apply direct to Havant Library for your free ticket.

House Name Plaque Workshop
Saturday, 3 October, 10 – 12.30pm, Making Space
One of the Festival themes this year is ‘Journeying’ and sometimes, the best journey is the one that takes you home . . . five year olds and over can design and make a beautiful house or room name plaque with ceramicist Emily Stracey.
Places are free but limited, contact Making Space on 023 9247 2491

Book Fair
Saturday, 3 October, 10 – 4pm, St Faith’s Church Hall
Antiquarian, collectable and quality second hand books, including some out of print titles. Book-lovers can browse to their heart’s content – and pick up a bargain!
FREE ENTRY

The Tale Tellers
Saturday, 3 October, 10.30am, Havant Arts Centre
Bring your children to the fun and excitement of being inside a story. Our storytelling will engage your children directly, face to face, allowing early readers to experience the joy of the story first and foremost, and to be a part of it. Today’s principal story: Puss in Boots. Suitable for four – seven year olds.
Free event!

Water Walk
Saturday, 3 October, 10.30am, Havant Arts Centre / Town Centre Locations
To accompany this afternoon’s talk on Havant’s parchment-making history, a walk around some key locations including the old drying sheds near Homewell, plus a rare opportunity to see a spring ‘uncapped’ within Portsmouth Water Company grounds.
Tickets: £5
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Box Office: 023 9247 2700 / www.havantartscentre.co.uk

Bookbinder
Saturday, 3 October, 10.30 – 4pm, Nineveh
Winchester book binder, Jack Walters will have examples of the book binder’s craft on display and will do his best to answer your questions!

Earth Air and Water – Exhibition
Saturday, 3 October, 10.30 – 4.30pm, Emsworth Museum
An exhibition of works by local artists inspired by Chichester Harbour and selected by Conservancy staff.
Admission is free – donations are welcome

Twitter Workshop
Saturday, 3 October, 10.45am, Nineveh
A practical beginner’s workshop. Ellie Dawes, Production Editor for Faversham House Publishing, shows you how to get started and make good use of the on-line social networking system Twitter.
£3 on the door – bring your mobile!

Fay Weldon
Saturday, 3 October, 1pm, United Reformed Church Hall
The hugely popular and influential author talks with The Guardian’s Literary Editor, Claire Armitstead, about her life and work. Her long and extraordinarily diverse career includes work in radio and television – including an idiosyncratic adaptation of Pride and Prejudice – and a spell in advertising as well as a sustained and prolific book output.
Creator of the slogan ‘Go to work on an egg’, writer of the first ever episode of Upstairs Downstairs and current Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University, Fay is best known for her novels, including Praxis, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil and for her autobiography, Auto da Fay.
Tickets: £8 HLF Members’ Discount: 15%
Please show your Membership Card at time of purchase
Box Office: 023 9247 2700 / www.havantartscentre.co.uk

House Name Plaque Workshop
Saturday, 3 October, 1.30 – 4pm, Making Space
One of the Festival themes this year is ‘Journeying’ and sometimes, the best journey is the one that takes you home . . . five year olds and over can design and make a beautiful house or room name plaque with ceramicist Emily Stracey.
Places are free but limited, contact Making Space on 023 9247 2491

Parchment Making in Havant
Saturday, 3 October, 4pm, United Reformed Church Hall
A talk with Bosmere 100 member, Jim Phillips, on Havant’s unique parchment-making history. Parchment was made in Havant for over 1,000 years, and was greatly prized for its whiteness, due to the high chalk content of the local springs and streams. Many famous documents were written on Havant parchment, including the Treaty of Versailles.
PLEASE NOTE: Owing to Betty Marshall being indisposed, this talk will now be given by Jim Phillips. We are very grateful to Jim for stepping in at very short notice.
Tickets: £3
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Box Office: 023 9247 2700 / www.havantartscentre.co.uk

Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Why Critics Matter!
Saturday, 3 October, 4.30pm, United Reformed Church Hal
The Literary Editor of The Guardian, Claire Armitstead, discusses the role of the critic in the literary, theatrical and artistic arenas.
Tickets: £6 HLF Members’ Discount: 15%
Please show your Membership Card at time of purchase
Box Office: 023 9247 2700 / www.havantartscentre.co.uk

The Party Guest, Bench Theatre
Saturday, 3 October, 6.30pm, United Reformed Church Hall
The high point of Alan, Jack and Lulu’s acting careers was appearing in The Cherry Orchard. Years later, they meet again by chance. Life has treated them unequally and the reunion sparks some unexpected consequences. An original play by Jacquie Penrose.
Tickets: £4.50
Box Office: 023 9247 2700 / www.havantartscentre.co.uk

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, HIADS
Saturday, 3 October, 7.45pm, Station Theatre, PO11 OEH
Peter Nichols’ black comedy about a couple coping with their disabled child.
Tickets: £6
Tickets available from 8 August from the Station Theatre, Hayling Island
Box Office: Open Mon – Sat, 10-12, 023 9246 6363
Wheelchair access by prior arrangement only

‘Hampshire Voices’
Saturday, 3 October, 8pm, The White Hart Function Room
An evening of folk music and ballads from the best of the region’s musicians and singers.
£5 on the door

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