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WATERLOOVILLE CINEMA

(Until 25th April 2024)

On the evening of Thursday 25th April Waterlooville Cinema will be screening the 2023 film drama ‘The Old Oak’.

The Old Oak is set in a town near Durham, where the local pub landlord is struggling to stay afloat as the former mining community is plunged into poverty. Tensions rise when Syrian refugees are placed in local homes, but the pub landlord becomes friends with a Syrian family, and together organise a food initiative to help the struggling community.

Waterlooville Cinema is a ‘Pop-Up’ cinema that shows the latest blockbuster films at St George’s Hall in Waterlooville on every 4th Thursday of the month.

On 25th April the doors will open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets will be £6.00 on the door, and can be paid by card or cash.

You can find out more by visiting the webpage ‘stgeorges.church/cinema’, that’s ‘stgeorges.church/cinema’.

CURTAIN UP PRODUCTIONS

(Until 31st May 2024)

The jolly team at Curtain Up Productions would like to introduce themselves.

Curtain Up Productions are a friendly, award winning theatre group who enjoy performing musicals, comedies, concerts and even murder mysteries. Their full scale productions include a live band, imaginative sets and quality sound, lighting and projection.

They also hold regular fund-raising events, and have an active social diary, including treasure hunts, skittles evenings and trips to see shows.

If you are interested in joining in the fun, then why not pop along to one of their rehearsals.

Curtain Up Productions rehearse at The Church Hall of St John The Baptist in Redhill Road, Rowlands Castle on Tuesdays from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.

You can also find out more by visiting the website –

 ‘curtainup-productions.com

TABLE TOP SALE AT LOVEDEAN VILLAGE HALL

(Until 28th April)

Lovedean Village Hall in Lovedean Lane, Waterlooville, are holding a Table Top Sale on Sunday 28th April, starting at 2.00pm. Why not pop along to grab some bargains and support your local Village Hall.

WATERLOOVILLE PROBUS CLUB

(Until 7th May 2024)

Waterlooville Probus Club is a club that organises monthly lunchtime meetings for anyone in the Denmead, Waterlooville, Purbrook, Widley, Horndean, Lovedean, Hambledon, or Clanfield areas, who are retired or semi-retired from business or professional life.

They meet at The Hampshire Hog in London Road, Clanfield on the second Tuesday of each month, and enjoy a two course meal followed by a talk from a guest speaker.

Their next meeting is on Tuesday 14th May from 12.00pm, and will start with a pre-booked sit down lunch, followed by a talk from Peter Loveridge. Peter is from Havant Borough Talking Newspaper, which was formed in 1993 to serve the people of Havant and surrounding areas.

The meal costs £21.00 and must be ordered one week in advance.

The Club also arrange occasional day trips for members and their families.

You can get more information by visiting the website ‘probusclub.net/waterlooville’, that’s ‘probusclub.net/waterlooville’.

HMS SULTAN’S ROYAL MARINES CADETS

(Until 30th April 2024)

Did you know there are Royal Marines Cadets based at HMS Sultan in Gosport?.

Well there are, and the ‘Gosport Division Royal Marines Volunteer Cadet Corps’ are presently looking at taking on some new cadets.

This opportunity is ideal for any persons from the ages 9 and 15, who may be looking for a challenge and want to learn new skills. This is also a great way of meeting new friends and building confidence.

Being a Royal Marines Cadet may involve – Fieldcraft, Drill and Personal Turnout, learning Military knowledge, Skill at Arms, Navigation, First aid.

Fitness and wellbeing, Community event ceremonial parades, Weekend camps, and adventure training.

There are also a number of other volunteer roles available, from instructors to non-uniform support roles too, with no experience needed.

If you are interested please email:

Gosport@volunteercadetcorps.org

WATERLOOVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2024

(Until 31st May 2024)

Waterlooville Music Festival returns on Sunday 9th June, and with associated concerts running until Saturday 15th June

The festival will be taking place at St George’s Church in Waterlooville, and will include the following performances – The Portsmouth Citadel Salvation Army Band, Cascade Chorus, Havant Chamber Orchestra, Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir, “All That Malarkey”, and Maury Dean’s Solent Big Band.

The traditional Grand Finale – “Last Night of the Proms” will also be back this year, with all the atmosphere, ceremony and flag-waving of the real thing!

Full details, and tickets can be obtained from the festival website: ‘waterloovillemusicfestival.org.uk’.

LEIGH PARK FOOD BANK

(Until 30th April 2024)

If you are in the Leigh Park area and struggling financially, then Leigh Park Food Bank may be of help.

Leigh Park Food Bank can be found at Leigh Park Community Centre, now known as ‘Heart Of The Park’ in Dunsbury Way.

The Food Bank is open there on Mondays and Thursdays between 10.00am and 2.00pm, and offers a self referral service.

Text 07935 516 529 if you require a food parcel. That number again – 07935 516 529 for Leigh Park Food Bank.

HARDDRIVE CHARITY GIG

(Until 1st May 2024)

Vic Woods of popular local 80’s synth duo Harddrive would love your company and support for a charity gig that is very close to their hearts.

Harddrive hold at least three charity gigs each year, and have helped raise thousands of pounds for cancer and food bank related causes in the Fareham & Gosport areas.

On Saturday 18th May Harddrive will be holding a very special gig at Quay West Studio’s in Forton Road, Gosport, and will be joined by Ghost In The Machine and a special guest vocalist.

This not to be missed gig has been organised to raise funds for ‘The Elizabeth Foundation’, which is based at QA Hospital and offers teaching support for profoundly deaf and hearing impaired babies and toddlers.

Tickets are £11.55 from ‘eventbrite.co.uk

So that’s Saturday 18th May for Harddrive’s special charity gig at Quay West Studio’s in Gosport, and in aid of ‘The Elizabeth Foundation’

Visit ‘elizabethfoundation.org’ to find out more about this great charity, and order your tickets from ‘eventbrite.co.uk’

CITIZENS ADVICE HAVANT – FACEBOOK PAGE

(Until 30th April 2024)

Citizens Advice Havant would like to remind you that their Facebook page posts helpful links about services that could benefit you.

Whether it’s informing you about community pantries, warning you about the latest scams, or the risk of using loan sharks, the page aims to reflect the help that is out there.

So find ‘Citizens Advice Havant’ on Facebook, and please like the page.

If you need further advice, then call the Freephone number on 0808 278 7809, that’s 0808 278 7809.

You can also e-mail ‘advice@citizensadvicehavant.org’.

HAVANT BOROUGH COMMUNITY LOTTERY

(Until further notice)

Havant Borough Community Lottery has lots of great local causes you can support by purchasing tickets on line.

Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week.

However you are always a winner with Havant Borough Community Lottery even if your numbers don’t come up, because 60% of ticket sales will benefit Havant Borough residents.

Visit ‘havantlottery.co.uk’ and choose the local cause you like best!, and The Flash is one of those local causes you could support by buying tickets from ‘havantlottery.co.uk’.

Simply click on the menu button on the top right of the website, and choose ‘Find A Cause’. Then scroll down until you find the local cause of your choice.

Havantlottery.co.uk