Thursday 1st October

Reading the Leaves!
Thursday, 1 October, 2pm, Nineveh
A different kind of ‘reading’ – the ancient and quintessentially English divination method of Tasseography, or reading tea leaves as it is better known. This practical workshop will be led by none other than Gipsy Rose Sam. Ticket price includes all the tea you can sup, from a proper china cup, plus a book, Jane Struthers’ The Art of Tea Leaf Reading for you to take home and develop your own powers!
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Tickets: £6 HLF Members’ Discount: 15%
Please show your Membership Card at time of purchase
Box Office: 023 9247 2700 / www.havantartscentre.co.uk

Calligraphy: Introductory Talk and Workshop
Thursday, 1 October, 5pm, Nineveh
Led by Mary Noble, calligrapher & teacher who’s written several books on the subject, will show how calligraphy has moved from its origins of quills on vellum to today’s expressive and creative renderings, some of not even legible!

This talk complements the Calligraphy exhibition at Nineveh throughout the Festival, See the Brochure for details.
Tickets: £3
Box Office: 023 9247 2700 / www.havantartscentre.co.uk

England’s Secret Weapon – the Wartime Films of Sherlock Holmes
Thursday, 1 October, 7pm, United Reformed Church Hall
Sherlock Holmes is considered the quintessential Victorian detective – so imagine the shock when, in 1942, cinema audiences discovered Hollywood had ‘modernised’ Holmes and recruited him to fight the Nazis. In this illustrated talk, Gosport-based author Amanda Field discusses her new book, England’s Secret Weapon – the Wartime Films of Sherlock Holmes, and reveals how Basil Rathbone came to represent the acceptable face of England for wartime America.
Tickets: £5
Box Office: 023 9247 2700 / www.havantartscentre.co.uk
Books available for sale and signing

Poetry and Pints
Thursday, 1 October, 7.30pm, The Robin Hood
** Note changed venue
What it says on the tin! An opportunity to hear a poem (or two), over a pint (or two) and maybe join in yourself.
Presented by WriteAngle of Petersfield.
Guest performance by poet Stella Mandella and musician John Butler.
Free Entry

Bench Theatre’s Ghost Walk of Old Havant
Thursday, 1 October, 10pm, Havant Arts Centre / Town Centre
Meet at Havant Arts Centre for a spooky promenade round Old Havant Town and a chilling tale of ghosts, ghouls and gargoyles! Six new stories for 2009.
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Tickets: £6 HLF Members’ Discount: 15%
Please show your Membership Card at time of purchase
Box Office: 023 9247 2700 / www.havantartscentre.co.uk

Bench Theatre website – http://www.benchtheatre.org.uk/