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The What's On Guide is one of the most comprehensive listings for charities and non profit making events in the local area.

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Outdoor Events Rise of the Dinosaurs
Calling all adventurers - be enthralled by our awesome dinosaurs as they come to life with animatronics.

On: Fri 23rd May 2014
Until: Tue 2nd Sep 2014
Address: Marwell Zoo, Thompson's Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, SO21 1JH
Website: http://www.marwell.org.uk/planning_your_day/whats_on.asp?css=1
Outdoor Events The Importance Of Being Earnest
"A trivial comedy for serious people"

Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” takes a big pointy stick of satire and jabs the ridiculous late Victorian upper classes squarely in the ribs. You won’t be laughing with these ludicrous characters – you will be laughing at them – over and over and over again.

Come and enjoy a summer evening in the beautiful gardens of Hamptworth Lodge. You will be treated to a fresh interpretation of Wilde’s classic comedy, bringing out the best of his wicked wit and sexual innuendo. With gorgeous costumes it will be a visual delight not to be missed!
Come early, bring a picnic and enjoy a hilarious theatrical experience

Matinee on Sunday 20th July at 3pm
No performance on Monday 21st July
Ticketsouth 023 8071 1818
Online at http://www.ticketsouth.co.uk/
Tickets from £10
(Group bookings 023 8071 1812)
Tickets available on the gate,
Disabled facilities

On: 19:30 Wed 16th Jul 2014
Until: 22:00 Sat 26th Jul 2014
Address: Hamptworth Lodge, Landford, SP5 2EA
Website: http://www.maskers.org.uk/
Exhibitions Quentin Blake and Friends
One of the nation’s best-loved artists comes to Mottisfont this summer in a new exhibition of work by Quentin Blake and other leading contemporary children’s illustrators. Visitors will be able to see for the first time 21 new drawings made by Quentin for the hit West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, full of his usual wit and sharp-eyed observations. There will also be stunning watercolour illustrations by artists including Michael Foreman, Emma Chichester Clark, John Burningham, Helen Oxenbury, Rebecca Cobb and Oliver Jeffers. The stories illustrated range from classics such as Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland and classic fairy tales to works by Terry Jones and Michael Morpurgo.

Visiting families can take inspiration from the exhibition and set off on an epic imaginative story trail around the house and grounds, creating their own illustrated books as they go. On special event weekends in August there are lots of additional hands-on activities, including helping to make the biggest picture book ever! You might even get some tips from Quentin Blake himself.

The fun starts on 19 July and runs every day until 14 September 2014, 10am to 5pm, no additional charge.

For more information on this and all our great events and exhibitions, please visit our website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont. For great behind the scenes peeks, news and up to the minute information on Mottisfont, follow us on Facebook (Mottisfont, National Trust) and Twitter (@MottisfontNT).

On: 10am Sat 19th Jul 2014
Until: 5pm Sun 14th Sep 2014
Address: Mottisfont House and Gardens, National Trust, Near Romsey, SO51 0LP
Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont
Hull fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda find tickets to Ladies'Day at Ascot the year it's located to York. So it's off with the hairnets, overalls and welllies and on with the posh frocks and fancy hats as they dress to the nines and head for the races for a drink, a flirt and a flutter. Anna Lomax directs Amanda Whittington's funny and heart-warming Ladies'Day - a good bet for a great evening's entertainment.

On: 7.30pm Mon 21st Jul 2014
Until: Sat 26th Jul 2014
Address: STUDIO THEATRE ASHLEY ROAD, SALISBURY SP2 7TN, Tickets from Salisbury Information Centre Tel 01722 342860 £10/£8 concessions
Website: http://www.studiotheatre.org.uk
Live Music Donizetti's Elixir of Love
Winterbourne Opera will be returning to the cattle ring in Salisbury Market in two weeks time with Donizetti’s comic masterpiece The Elixir of Love. Audiences will be transported to the colourful world of the seaside in the 1960’s, the escapism and the fun of an English holiday where the sun always shines! It promises a roller coaster of holiday flirting, romance and rejection, and the comic possibilities presented by credulous campers confronted by a flamboyant fraudster!
This year, under the musical direction of Calum Fraser, we have talented young professionals, both as soloists and as our orchestra, all supported by Winterbourne Opera’s own chorus. It promises glorious music in a vibrant, sparkling and memorable production.

Venue - Cattle Market: Netherhampton Road: Salisbury
Wednesday 24th July 2014 - 7:30pm Gates open 6pm
Thursday 25th July 2014 - 7:30pm Gates open 6pm
Saturday 26th July 2014 - 7:30pm Gates open 6pm Sunday 27th July 2014 - 3pm Gates open 1pm
Cost of tickets - £20:00 and £25:00
Tickets available from Salisbury Playhouse - 01722 320333
or Web: www.salisburyplayhouse.com

On: 7pm Wed 23rd Jul 2014
Until: Sun 27th Jul 2014
Address: Livestock Market, Netherhampton Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 8RH
Website: http://www.winterbourneopera.net
Live Music Sausage 14
Sausage is a non-profit, intimate, friendly new music festival near Salisbury, firmly based on good music and merriment.

Tickets are just £25 for a weekend camping ticket. Gates open at 2pm on Friday 25th July and close at 12pm on the Sunday.

acts already announced are Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Gaz Brookfield, Corridors, Bonsai Pirates, Crippled Rook, Captain Accident & The Disasters, The Intercepteurs and much much more.

Please support a local festival in its first year.

On: 14.00 Fri 25th Jul 2014
Until: 23.00 Sat 26th Jul 2014
Address: Green Acres Farm, Rockbourne Road, Coombe Bisset, SP5 4LP
Website: http://sausagefestival.webs.com/
Exhibitions Contemporary Sculpture at Mompesson House - Material Connections across the Ages
This exhibition looks at connections between contemporary sculpture and the historic objects, funishings and architechtural fabric of this Queen Anne house. It explores the evolving story of how creative imaginations and the skilled touch of hands working with expensive or low value materials have shaped lives and the look of this house across the centuries. It features pieces made from wood, paper, glass, clay, metal, stone and textile. It includes work by Elisabeth Frink and Peter Randall-Page. The exhibition is association with The Veronica Stewart Arts Trust.

On: Sat 26th Jul 2014
Repeating: Every Saturday
Address: Mompesson House, National Trust, The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EL
Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mompesson-house/
Dance Classes, Drama Lessons and Singing Classes
Dance Lessons, Singing Lessons and Drama Classes for all 4 - 18 yr olds. Train with the professionals in Starcasts fun, inspiring and affordable classes. Give your child the chance to shine!

On: 10am Sat 26th Jul 2014
Repeating: Every Saturday
Address: The Elim Centre, Dews Road, Salisbury, Wilts, SP2 7SN
Contact name: Samantha Holloway
Phone number: 07974 721091
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.starcastperformingarts.co.uk
Outdoor Events The Damerham Fair
A Traditional Village Fair with fun for all the Family
Produce & Trade Stands, Craft Show, Main Arena Events, Horticultural Exhibits,
Children’s Rides and Games, Wheelbarrow Racing, Egg Throwing
Animal Attractions - including a Fun Dog Show open to all,
Live Music, BBQ, Teas, Licensed Bar.
Supporting The British Heart Foundation and local charities.

On: 11.30 Sat 26th Jul 2014
Address: Damerham, Fordingbridge, SP6 3HQ
Website: http://www.damerhamfair.co.uk
Hijack All Dayer
Salisbury's Largest Youth Arts Festival returns with bands, comedy and loads of great workshops to take part in. With bunting, barbecues and bags of music, it's the perfect festival for ages 13 - 21.

Headling the Hijack All Dayer 2014 is...

“Master of the fine art of beatboxing” The Independent

Internationally acclaimed beatboxer, Guiness World Record holder and World Loopstation Champion SHLOMO creates an incredibly energetic live show like nothing you have seen before: jaw dropping, inspirational and totally absorbing. A firm favourite on the UK Festival scene, Shlomo’s live performances never cease to amaze and are not to be missed.

On: 12noon Sat 26th Jul 2014
Address: Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury, SP1 3UT
Website: http://www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk
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