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The Last Night of the Proms. Saturday 9th July.


Event Guide June - August 2011


Summer is on its way, and there is plenty going on around Alton to give everyone something to do when the sun shines! Sign up to our mailing list at www.thisisalton.co.uk to receive a free and updated event guide direct to your email inbox every month.


JUNE EVENTS Saturday 4th


St Lawrence Church Furniture Sale Plenty of second hand furniture on sale today from 9am at the Parish Centre on Vicarage Hill. There will also be opportunities to buy bric-a-brac, books, crockery, glassware, books, videos, and CDs. Refreshments available. All proceeds to youth work in Alton. For donations and general enquiries, please contact Clare Allen on 01420 88951.


Saturday 4th


Alton Summer Beer Festival Very popular event indeed! See over the page for more details. Get your tickets early!


Saturday 11th


Hampshire Farmers’ Market The High Street and Cross & Pillory Lane will be closed for the finest produce from Hampshire Farmers between 10am and 2pm. www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk.


Saturday 11th


Alton Craft Market Cross & Pillory Lane and the Market Square will be closed for this popular market of hand made arts and crafts from 10am.www.altoncraftmarket.co.uk


www.thisisalton.co.uk Saturday 11th


‘SWINGING SIXTIES’ The Alton Lions’ summer event always draws large family crowds to the Public Gardens. Join them from 10am for the nostalgic trip down memory lane - Mods & Rockers, Iconic Vehicles, Alternative Therapy (Hippy) Village, Fun & Craft Stalls, 60’s Memorabilia.


Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th


Mid Hants Railway - War on the Line Experience the sights and sounds of WWII life on a Hampshire railway. Civilian and military re-enactors, vehicles, air displays and much more. Visit www. watercressline.co.uk for tickets and information.


Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th


Chawton Open Gardens Walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen and help celebrate the bicentenary of her arrival in the village. Explore 15 of the village’s most charming gardens including Chawton House Library. Horse and Carriage rides, Morris Dancing, Cream Teas, plants and stalls. £5.00 per adult, accompanied children Free.


Sunday 12th


Known Unto God (a play) (cancelled) Based on true life stories for WWI, this play is a memorial and testament to those who fought and fell during the war. Tickets £9.50 and £8.00 from Alton Assembly Rooms. Doors open 2:30pm


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