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

Car park improvements coming

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!

We celebrate our 5th Birthday!

Today marked the culmination of our Fabulous Fifth Birthday celebrations! These began two weeks ago, with a party for the amazing volunteers who make Barnaby’s what it is. Then all last week, the big screen in Barnaby’s has featured lots of “behind the scenes” images from the past 5 years. Finally today, we gave away a load of free cake and held a charity art auction!

Our thanks go to everyone who helps to make Barnaby’s such a great asset to the community it serves – customers, suppliers, volunteers & friends.

Art auction Saturday 12th October

As part of Barnaby’s 5th Birthday celebrations, volunteer Berty Ferrone has offered the opportunity for you to bid for one of his fabulous photos that are currently hanging on our wall. Bertys images are wonderfully shot and beautifully framed. We invite you to come in to Barnaby’s this week and enjoy the variety on display.

The auction will take place at 1130 on Saturday 12th October, after which the winner will chose from any of the images displayed. The proceeds will be split between the St.George Foundation and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

Tickets now available from Barnaby’s…

Tickets for two events are now available from Barnaby’s:

Quiz Night
The St.Barnabas Quiz Night will kick off in the Paterson Centre at 7pm on Saturday 12th October. Your host Alastair Walton will test your knowledge on a number of subjects, ahead of a fabulous ploughmans supper. Lots of prizes! Tickets are £10 (£5 for U16’s), and multi-generational teams of 6-8 are encouraged. Bring drinks!

Light Party
Crafts, games, music, food, singing & fun for our younger customers kicks off at 4pm on Thursday 31st October. A huge success in its first year, last year. Tickets are free, and there are prizes for the Best Dressed Superheroes! Who will you be?