Tag Archives: whats on

What’s on in Swanmore Hampshire. Events, fun, open gardens, coffee mornings. Everything!

Festive specials now available!

December is here! To help us all get in the mood for Christmas, Barnaby’s now has a number of new festive specials available for you to enjoy:

  • yummy gingerbread latte and a gingerbread man for just £2.50
  • individual gingerbread man for just 40p
  • new festive flavoured biscotti

During Christmas week, all Barnaby’s visitors will be able to enjoy a free mince pie in place of our normal complimentary coffee biscuits. Take your mind off all that shopping – come on in and enjoy a little festive treat or two with your friends!

Charity Awareness Day – Leukaemia Care UK

In honour of our friend Peter Boraston, who passed away recently, we will be holding a Charity Awareness Day for Leukaemia Care UK on Saturday 23rd November. Half our days takings will be sent to this fabulous charity, so please come and support the cause by buying some yummy homemade cake and a delicious coffee!

For more information about our Charity Awareness Scheme, or to apply for the support it provides, please head to barnabys.coffee/charityawarenessscheme.

Car park improvements

Starting on Saturday, there will be some further improvements made to the new car park opposite Barnaby’s. The fence (pictured) will be removed to allow two cars to pass at the same time, and the surface nearest the main road with be topped up. In the near future, the stones marking each bay will be painted white, and new signage will be fitted.

Well done Swanmore Parish Council!

“All The Light We Can Not See”

This Thursday, the Barnaby’s Book Club will meet in the Brickmakers Pub in Swanmore to discuss what they thought of “All The Light We Can Not See” by Anthony Doerr – a book that won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

Interested? Please just turn up at 7.30pm on Thursday and enjoy the conversation!

Charity Awareness Day – Royal British Legion

This Saturday, Barnaby’s will focus on the work of the Royal British Legion as part of our Charity Awareness Scheme. The RBL was formed in May 192 with the objective of bringing together four national organisations of ex-Servicemen that had established themselves after the First World War:

  • National Association of Discharged Sailors & Soldiers
  • British National Federation of Discharged & Demobilised Sailors & Soldiers
  • Comrades of The Great War
  • Officers’ Association

The amalgamation of these diverse bodies can be attributed largely to two men: Field Marshal Earl Haig and Tom Lister. Lord Haig served as President of The RBL until his death in 1928. For more information, head to britishlegion.org.uk.

Arrangements for Peters funeral

Peter Borastons funeral will be held in St.Barnabas Church at midday on Monday 11th November. It will be followed by a family burial at Hoe Road. As a special gesture to Peter, and in response to all the volunteers who have offered their services, Barnaby’s will be open before & after the service, but only for those attending the funeral.

For those who wish to send a message of condolence to Peters family, please write directly to onwardsandupwards@swanmore.net. 

SADS Box Office is now open!

Every Saturday in November, Barnaby’s will play host to a “popup” box office for SADS, allowing you to purchase tickets for their forthcoming production of “The Snow Queen” on 5th, 6th & 7th December. There are four performances to choose from. Ticket prices start at £4:50.

The SADS Box Office will be in Barnaby’s from 10am to noon on 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd November. The SADS team look forward to seeing you.

“Cuppa & Colour” is back

“Cuppa & Colour” is a fun way for your kids to get stuck in to a little bit of creativity in a lovely safe environment. All this week, Barnaby’s will have drawing ideas available for the U10’s, while you sit back and enjoy a nice velvety coffee and some free wifi!

What will you do with your new found freedom? Read a book? Catch up with friends? Launch a new business? Either way, you’ll find drawings and pencils ready for little ones when you get here. Pin their creations up on the noticeboard to win a prize at the end of the week!

Meet the Neighbourhood Watch on Thursday 31st October

After successful trial ‘drop-in’ sessions with the Meon Valley Neighbourhood Watch earlier this year, we will be welcoming them back on Thursday 31st October from 10am to midday. This is your opportunity to:

  • ask about current initiatives in the Meon Valley
  • raise concerns about recent events near you
  • propose or discuss ideas that Neighbourhood Watch could get involved in to help improve security near you

Find out more about the Meon Valley Neighbourhood Watch team on their Facebook page at facebook.com/MeonValleyNHW, or just pop in to Barnaby’s on Thursday morning for a coffee and a chat.