The 2018 events exceeded all expectations: 1600 people attended our extensive programme of concerts, events and gatherings. Over 1000 came to the Art Exhibition in September. Thank you for your support!
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6th April, 2019 The news on the morning of the concert that Michael Mates had taken ill was not to throw us off course. ‘The show must go on’ and so it did thanks to a masterful performance by William Godfree. Not only did he entertain a packed Rowlands Castle Parish Hall with a wonderful […]
The last concert in the Summer Programme was held on 27 October and it featured a remarkable young Harpist, Mary Ann Kennedy. An urban Gael living in the Scottish Highlands, Mary Ann’s whole life has been music. Brought up in a tenement flat full of Gaelic song and classical music on the south side of Glasgow, […]
Significant Grant Funding for the Idsworth Church Friends Trust I am pleased to announce that, in December 2018, The Idsworth Church Friends Trust was awarded a Developers Fund Grant by the East Hampshire District Council of £50,000. This was the result of many months of hard work on the part of the trustees and they […]
The handsome sum of over £400 was raised over the course of the weekend. The weather was sizzling and the refreshments were most welcome. Grateful thanks to the team of volunteers who made cakes and served the teas. You can read the full report here
Grateful thanks to Sue Webber of the Butser Ancient Farm Education Team who led the walk. Congratulations to the seventeen brave (and fool-hardy) walkers who achieved the 5-mile walk in the most appalling torrential rain – you all deserve a medal!
Saturday 30th June The summer weather was perfect for the pre-concert picnics and the audience was well fed and watered before taking their seats for what proved to be a really beautiful concert from the highly talented and accomplished Salieri String Quartet. The programme included items that ‘sounds familiar’ like the Bach Brandenburg or a […]
Audience Lifted by Stunning Evening of Jazz There was a full house for the Jazz evening in May when ‘Katie’s Crooked Swing Band’ gave a sparkling performance of Jazz from the 1930’s and 1940’s. The quality of the musicianship was much in evidence from saxophone, double bass, drums, keyboard and vocals, with the evening proving […]
An evening of Story, Poetry and Music The South Downs Poetry Festival made a welcome return to St Hubert’s for a lovely evening performance with much artistic talent in evidence. The evening was co-ordinated by Barry Smith who also read some of his own poetry. Contributions of poetry were also given by South Downs poets, […]
It was a hot Bank Holiday Monday when the 14 walkers set off for a 3-hour guided walk led by two local farmers. Our guides were on hand to pass on their considerable knowledge of the farming practices in the Idsworth valley from ancient times through to the present day. Swifts and swallows glided overhead, […]