Coming Up

These are details of local events and activities happening soon. It does not aim to be comprehensive, but might be worth reading and even increase attendance at these events.

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Don’t forget the regular Christchurch Health Walks, taking place every Monday (except Bank Holidays), Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. These are not listed in the calendar below – except four additional ones. See the programme here.


SATURDAY, 19 January – 7.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Concert

This is advertised on here because it is a concert by a local and quite famous choral group. There are full details of this concert on their excellent website, and tickets can also be booked from that page. Unfortunately I have not been able to find a video of them performing, so here is a link to Domine Fili Unigente, from the Gloria. It is very popular with both amateur and professional choirs, and audiences too. Note that this is not the Grange Choral Society, only because there is no recording, They are extremely good! This will be their 50th year, though of course the personnel has changed over that time!

Click the image for a full-size version


MONDAY, 21 January – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Iford Meadows. Click for details


MONDAY, 28 January – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Stanpit Marsh. Click for details


MONDAY, 28 JANUARY – 10am
The Quomps

Holocaust Memorial Day

Led by the vicar of Christchurch Priory, with a series of speakers telling their stories of being torn from home – the theme of this year’s day.

Click the picture to go to last year’s report, with a short video.


FRIDAY, 1 FEBRUARY
Highcliffe Castle re-opens after the winter break

Note that the grounds have been open throughout.


MONDAY, 4 February – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Millhams Mead. Click for details


THURSDAY, 7 February – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Lunchtime Organ Concert

Paul Provost, Southwell Minster

40 minutes of varied music, with performer on view.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection. 
Lunches and light refreshments available, 10am-4pm

Click the image for a video


SATURDAY, 9 February – 7.30pm
Twynham Church, Barrack Road
Concert by the Bournemouth Male Voice ChoirHere is a link to the church website. There are no details of this concert there, but there is a good map, and information about the church. Here is an amateur recording:


MONDAY, 11 February – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. The Chines. Click for details


MONDAY, 11 February – 10.45am
Wick Lane Car Park
Additional Christchurch Health Walk

Grade 3 walk: Programme link at the top of the page


TUESDAY, 12 February – 7.30pm
Druitt Hall, Christchurch
Public Information Meeting

Have you thought about being a Parish Councillor?

Come along to this meeting, where you can chat to those who know what is involved, and how you can help your local community.

Click the image for a legible version.


THURSDAY, 14 February – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Lunchtime Organ Concert

Timothy Parsons, Exeter Cathedral

40 minutes of varied music, with performer on view.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection. 
Lunches and light refreshments available, 10am-4pm

Click the image for a video


MONDAY, 18 February – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Hengistubury Head. Click for details


THURSDAY, 21 February – 10.45am
Marsh Lane Car Park, off Fairmile
Additional Christchurch Health Walk at St Catherine’s Hill

Grade 3 walk: Programme link at the top of the page


THURSDAY, 21 February – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Lunchtime Organ Concert

Martyn Noble, HM Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace

40 minutes of varied music, with performer on view.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection. 
Lunches and light refreshments available, 10am-4pm

Click the image for a video. I can’t find a solo item, so this is of Martyn Noble accompanying a very jolly piece! Note that there may be a short advertisement before it. However, it is worth the wait.


MONDAY, 25 February – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Stour Valley. Click for details


THURSDAY, 28 February – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Lunchtime Organ Concert

John Challenger, Salisbury Cathedral

40 minutes of varied music, with performer on view.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection. 
Lunches and light refreshments available, 10am-4pm

Click the image for his Facebook page


MONDAY, 4 March – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Southbourne Overcliff. Click for details


THURSDAY, 7 March – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Lunchtime Organ Concert

David Beeby, Poole Grammar School

40 minutes of varied music, with performer on view.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection. 
Lunches and light refreshments available, 10am-4pm

Click the image for an article about him at The Priory in 2013. Note that there may be a short advertisement before it.


MONDAY, 11 March – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Redhill Park. Click for details


THURSDAY, 14 March – 10.45am
Wick Lane Car Park
Additional Christchurch Health Walk

Grade 3 walk: Programme link at the top of the page


THURSDAY, 14 March – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Lunchtime Organ Concert

Simon Earl, Christchurch Priory

40 minutes of varied music, with performer on view.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection. 
Lunches and light refreshments available, 10am-4pm

Click the image for a video of him accompanying at Wakefield Cathedral. Note that there may be a short advertisement before it.


MONDAY, 18 March – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Sheepwash. Click for details


THURSDAY, 21 March – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Lunchtime Organ Concert

Richard Moore, Guildford Cathedral

40 minutes of varied music, with performer on view.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection. 
Lunches and light refreshments available, 10am-4pm

Click the image for a video of him at Guildford Cathedral.


MONDAY, 25 March – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Kinson Common. Click for details


THURSDAY, 28 March – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Lunchtime Organ Concert

Alex Davies, St Michael’s, Lyme Regis

40 minutes of varied music, with performer on view.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection. 
Lunches and light refreshments available, 10am-4pm

Click the image for an article about him in Lyme Online.


MONDAY, 1 April – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Wick Lane  Car Park. Click for details


THURSDAY, 4 April – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Lunchtime Organ Concert

Sam Hanson, Bournemouth

40 minutes of varied music, with performer on view.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection. 
Lunches and light refreshments available, 10am-4pm

Sorry – no link for this one!


MONDAY, 8 April – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Coy Pond. Click for details


THURSDAY, 11 April – 12.30pm
Christchurch Priory
Lunchtime Organ Concert

Jeremiah Stephenson, All Saints, Margaret Street, London

40 minutes of varied music, with performer on view.
Admission is free, with a retiring collection. 
Lunches and light refreshments available, 10am-4pm

Click the image for a video of him playing at a wedding in Toulouse. Note that there may be a short advertisement before it.


SATURDAY, 13 ARIL
Hengistbury Head

The Great British Spring Clean. No details available yet, but their website is here.


MONDAY, 15 April – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Throop. Click for details


MONDAY, 22 April – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. Strouden Woods. Click for details


MONDAY, 29 April – 10am
Walk – a Monday Morning Meander. East Overcliff Drive. Click for details