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Tuesday August 1, 2017
VenueAll Saints Church Hall: Main Hall

Milford Art Group Exhibition of Paintings

Exhibition & Sale of paintings from by members of the Milford Art Group.

Show catalogue and a large variety of local scenes on sale by local artists.

Open Daily: 10am to 5.30pm | Sunday 11am to 5.30pm  | (Last Saturday 10am to 4pm)

Admission and Parking Free

Refreshments | Credit Cards Accepted | Disabled Access.

Contact  Tel: 01983 295744 | admin@cowesweek.co.uk

Cowes Week

Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for over 1,000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. The 8,500 competitors range from Olympic and world class professionals to weekend sailors.

Location: Cowes & The Solent, Isle of Wight.



To find out about all of the Clubs & Classes in Milford on Sea, please click here.

Contact  Jason Crane
Office: 01590 642500 | Castle: 01590 642344
VenueHurst Castle

Come & Visit Hurst Castle.  This historic castle is situated at the seaward end of the shingle spit that extends 1.5 miles from Milford on Sea. The end of the spit, only three-quarters of a mile from the Isle of Wight, and the views from the top of the centre keep are spectacular.  Audio Guided Tours available.  You can reach the castle on foot along Hurst Spit, or by a scenic ferry ride from Keyhaven Quay. www.hurstcastle.co.uk

Castle Café: Enjoy a hot snack, light meal or tea/coffee with a delicious slice of cake. 

Hurst Castle - Opening Hours:  
The Castle is open daily from 1st April to 29th October - 10.30am to 5.30pm
November to March – Weekends only, weather permitting.
Entry – Adult: £5.00, Child £3.00, Senior £4.50 (season tickets available)
Children under 5 free | Friendly dogs on leads welcome

Hurst Castle Ferry - Sailing Dates & Times:  
Ferry service daily from 1st April to end of October: 10am to 5.30pm. 
Ferries approx every 20 mins from Keyhaven and Hurst.
First ferry 10am from Keyhaven and last boat 5.30pm from Hurst.

Hurst Castle Ferry Fares: 
Return Fare - Adult: £6.50, Child £3.50 
Single Fare - Adult: £3.50, Child £2.50
Children under 3 free.
All trips are subject to weather and conditions permitting  |  Friendly dogs on leads welcome
History of Hurst Castle: Hurst Castle was the perfect location to defend the western approach to the Solent. The castle was built by Henry VIII as one of a chain of coastal fortresses and was completed in 1544.  Charles I was imprisoned here in 1648 before being taken to London to his trial and execution.  The castle was modernised during the Napoleonic wars and again in the 1870’s when the enormous armoured wings were constructed.  Two of the huge 38-ton guns installed in the 1870’s can be viewed in their casemates.  During World War II, Hurst was manned with coastal gun batteries and searchlights.  Since the castle has been opened to the public many more exhibits and exhibitions have been installed.  These include the Garrison Theatre, the Trinity House lighthouse exhibition and the Association of Lighthouse Keepers' display room.  

Hurst Point Lighthouse: The lighthouse guides vessels through the hazardous western approaches to the Solent, indicating the line of approach through the Needles Channel.  It is situated right next to the castle, and the lighthouse constantly attract photographers & wildlife spotters.  Whilst you cannot go inside, you can wander around the delight surrounded area.

Weather Station: Fancy seeing what the weather is like at Hurst Castle?  Then please take a look at the Internet-connected Anemometer at Hurst Castle.  Please click this link: www.weather-file.com/hurst


Milford on Sea is fast becoming recognised as the Foodie Heaven of the South Coast. Our delightful seaside village has quality dining restaurants, pubs with great food, and quaint cafés & tea shops, ....indeed something for every taste, mood and budget.

Many run regular dining offers and events, so please visit their websites anytime in or outside Food Week to see the menus and what is on offer today.


Fish Fine Dining | Verveine - www.verveine.co.uk
01590 642176 - 98 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE

British | La Perle www.laperle.co.uk
01590 643557 - 60 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD

Classic British |Blue Horizon www.bluehorizonrestaurant.co.uk
01590 642003 - Marine House, Hurst Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PY

Bistro Chic | The Raft - www.theraftmos.co.uk
01590 645300 - 11 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF

Indian | Zaika - www.zaikanewforest.co.uk
01590 643084 - 69 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QG

Thai | Britannia Thai - www.thairestaurantnewforest.co.uk
01590 642226 - 1 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF

South Lawn - www.bespokehotels.com/southlawnhotel
01590 643911 - Lymington Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0RF

Wine Bar

The Cave - www.thecavemos.co.uk
01590 642195 - 2 Church Hill, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QH

Pubs & Food

The Beach House - www.beachhousemilfordonsea.co.uk
01590 643044 - Park Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PT

The Red Lion - www.theredlionmilford.co.uk
01590 642236 - 32 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD

Smugglers Inn - www.pubsnewforest.co.uk
01590 644414 - 88 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE

The White Horse - www.facebook.com/WhiteHorseMoS
01590 642360 - 16 Keyhaven Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QY

The Gun Inn - www.theguninn.com
01590 642391 - Saltgrass Lane, Keyhaven, Lymington, SO41 0TP

Crown Inn - www.crowninneverton.co.uk
01590 642655 - Old Christchurch Road, Everton, SO41 0JJ

The Royal Oak - www.theroyaloakdownton.co.uk
01590 642297 - Christchurch Road, Downton, SO41 0LA

Cafés & Tea Shops

The Village Coffee Pot
01590 641414 - 54 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD

Inger-Lise's Coffee Shop - www.inger-lise.yolasite.com
01590 643518 - 106 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE

Polly's Pantry Tea Rooms
01590 645558 - 46 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD

Needles Eye Café
01590 642458 - Seafront Promenade, Hurst Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PY

Hurst Castle Café - www.hurstcastle.co.uk
01590 642344 - Hurst Castle, Hurst Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QU

Muffins Galore Tea Room - www.atbraxtongardens.com
01590 643601 - Braxton Courtyard, Lymore Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0TX

Camellias Coffee Shop & Restaurant -
01590 642155 - Farmers Walk, Everton, SO41 0JZ


Mr Pink's Fish and Chip Shop
01590 642930 - Church Hill, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QH

Milford on Sea also has some great Food Events, please check them out below:

Milford on Sea Food Week | www.milfordonseafoodweek.org

10:30 - 12:30
Contact  Giles Darvill
Tel: 01590 645589 | info@hcsc.org.uk
VenueHurst Castle Sailing Club

Hurst Castle SC Coffee Morning

Hurst Castle Sailing Club welcome everybody to their weekly Coffee Mornings at the HCSC Clubhouse each Tuesday.

This informal gathering is an excellent opportunity to meet other members and arrange impromptu sailing events and crews for dinghies and cruisers.

If you are interested in joining us, or simply interested in sailing, please come along we would be happy to welcome you.


14:00 - 16:00
Contact  U3A | University of the Third Age (Milford on Sea)
VenueCommunity Centre: Main Hall

Milford on Sea U3A (University of the Third Age)

Meetings are held Monthly on 1st Tuesday of the month with guest speakers. 

Tues 4th July  – Monthly Meeting – Neil Lovesey – ‘Bee Friendly Garden’

Tues 1st August - Monthly Meeting – Harvie Woolley – ‘The Staffordshire Hoard’. The largest hoard or Anglo Saxon gold ever found!

Tues 5th September - Monthly Meeting – Dr Ian Dickens - ‘From Canal Lock to Gridlock’ A History of Transport since 1800.

Tues 3rd October - Monthly Meeting – Eddie Curry - ‘Lymington Times’ Looking back and Looking Forward.

Tues 7th November - Monthly Meeting – Roger Cooper – ‘Major Crime Investigation’ Forensic Science.

Tues 5th December – Monthly  Meeting  – Lydia Argyle – “The Bells will Ring” Method of Hand Bell Ringing.

Venue: The Community Centre, Sea Road, MoS, commencing at 2pm to 4pm. 

Visitors very welcome: £3 entry on door


About Milford on Sea U3A (University of the Third Age)

The U3A provides opportunities for mature people, generally those who have retired, to keep active both mentally and physically. The U3A approach is of learning for pleasure. There is no accreditation or validation and there are no assessments or qualifications to be gained.

U3A stands for the University of the Third Age.This is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. It consists of local U3A branches all over the UK, of which Milford & District U3A is one. The local branches are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers.

Local U3A branches are learning cooperatives which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership. The teachers learn and the learners teach. Between them, U3A branches offer the chance to study over 300 different subjects including art, languages, music, history, life sciences, philosophy, computing, crafts, photography and walking. Milford on Sea U3A now has over 50 interest groups available to its members.

A typical U3A branch has about 250 members but could be as small as 12 and as large as 2000.

An annual subscription of £20 allows membership of any or all of the interest groups.

20:00 - 23:30
VenueMilford on Sea Club

Poker Night at Milford on Sea Club

Everyone welcome

Milford on Sea Club
67 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QG
01590 643209  

VenueThe Red Lion

Quiz Night at The Red Lion  

£1 per person - All of which goes into prize funds. Various prizes per round. 

Chance to win £100 in 'Play Your Cards Right'

Everyone welcome

Featured in CAMRA Good Beer Guide | Full Menu of Home-made Food Available

Wednesday August 2, 2017
09:00 - 19:00
Contact  Bray Associates

New Milton Market

The New Milton general market is held every Wednesday in Station Road, New Milton, BH25 6HR.

20:00 - 22:00
Contact  Tel: 01590 644414
VenueSmugglers Inn

The Smugglers Inn General Knowledge Quiz Nights with Bob.

Held every two weeks. Everyone welcome.

Call 01590 644414 to book at table.

Thursday August 3, 2017
10:30 - 12:00
Contact  Sonia Collyer
Tel: 01590 643943
VenueMoS Village Hall

Pop In

Everyone welcome to come & join us at the Pop In for a cup of coffee or tea, biscuits and a friendly chat.  There is no charge, but donations are welcome, because any profits go to Naomi House children’s hospice, Sutton Scotney.  To date we have sent them over £3,000.

Whether you are a resident, a newcomer or a visitor, come and join us and learn more about our beautiful village.

For further information, or help with transport, ring Sonia on 01590 643943.

Pop-in started in 1996 and is run by teams of volunteers from all the churches in Milford.  Special celebration Pop-ins are held at Easter, Harvest and Christmas, with carols or hymns and seasonal goodies, such as mince pies.

Organised by the Milford on Sea Combined Churches.

20:00 - 22:30
Contact  01590 642391
VenueThe Gun Inn

The Gun Jamming Sessions

Live music session night at the Gun Inn.

The evening is all acoustic, people are welcome to just listen and support, or rock up and play a song or two.

 Musicians of all ages welcome! | Come along and check it out!

Every other Thursday | Free Entry

20:00 - 23:30
VenueMilford on Sea Club

Bingo Night at Milford on Sea MOS Club 

Bingo sessions every Thursday and Sunday 8.30pm.

Non-members welcome - Cash prizes

Milford on Sea Club
67 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QG
01590 643209

Friday August 4, 2017
12:00 - 16:00


13:00 - 14:30
VenueCommunity Centre: Main Hall

The First Friday Lunch is held every 1st Friday in the Month with the profits donated to the good cause running the event.

Lunch £5 - Everyone welcome to just come along to enjoy lunch and meet new and old friends.

Saturday August 5, 2017
08:00 - 17:00
Contact  Market Superintendent

Lymington Charter Market

The market has its origins dating back to the 13th century. Held every Saturday 8am - 5pm.

The market has stalls selling plants, food produce, general household goods, craft items and bric-a-brac.

09:00 - 14:00
VenueEverton Garden Centre

New Forest Local Producers’ Markets: Everton Nurseries, Milford on Sea

Every 1st Saturday - March to December.

Come and buy the best fresh and seasonal local produce direct from the farmers and small holders of the New Forest.

Every market is a unique experience offering a range of products such as honey, bread, cakes, eggs, wool, beef, local game, pork and bacon, cheese, vegetables and specialist plants and much more. They are a great opportunity to meet producers and find out about your local food.

10:00 - 12:00
Contact  Friends of Ray of Hope - Steve Jennings

Saturday Coffee Morning with cakes & scones - In aid of Friends of Ray of Hope

The first Saturday in every month (10am to 12noon) at 33 Whitby Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0NE

Don't be shy, everyone is invited and gets a warm welcome, and you are not pestered to donate. The Friends of Ray of Hope are happy that the price of a cup of coffee really helps their work.

So, go along as this is a great place to meet new people, have a chat with old friends, and for the price of a cuppa help some kids a long way away.

Did you know that Milford on Sea has a charity which is helping children many miles from our comfortable lives here in the UK?

Friends of Ray of Hope Uganda is a small charity that came into being after local resident Steve Jennings, and his wife Liz returned from a month’s visit to Kampala, the Ugandan capital, in the summer of 2007.

Since then, Steve, Liz and a small group of local trustees have been raising funds to help one particular school and its children.

If you would like to make a donation, sell some bowls, get involved in this worthwhile cause, or simply want to find out more, please contact Steve:

Friends of Ray of Hope - Steve Jennings
Registered Charity Number: 1149786

10:00 - 12:30
VenueMoS Village Hall


Contact  Shaun Stevens
01590 673515

Keyhaven Artists Exhibition

Featuring Shaun Stevens, Tessa van Hasselt, Tony Clegg and Graham Turner (Woodturner) 

Graham will be offering Pyrography Workshops, and Shaun will be demonstrating her artistic techniques. 

Free viewing, just come along.

Venue: Keyhaven Scout Hut, Keyhaven, SO41 0TP (Opposite the Gun Inn and next to sailing club.)

14:00 - 17:00
VenueMoS War Memorial Hospital

Milford Hospital League of Friends Summer Garden Party with Strawberry Cream Tea 

Creative crafts, ice cream, gifts, raffle,  books, cakes, local musicians and guest singers. 

Admission free - Everyone welcome.

Venue: Milford War Memorial Hospital.  

Organised by League of Milford on Sea Hospital, Medical Centre and Community Health Care Friends.

Sunday August 6, 2017
08:00 - 09:00

Regular Church Services in Milford on Sea

8am: All Saints’ Church | Holy Communion   
9am: Saint Francis of Assisi Church | Mass   
10am: All Saints’ Church | Morning Service/Holy Communion   
10.30am MoS Baptist Church | Sunday Service (Adult & Children Groups)   
10.45am: MoS Methodist Church | Worship Service   
6pm: All Saints’ Church | Evening Worship/Holy Communion   
6.30am MoS Baptist Church | Sunday Service (or 5pm Cafe Church - Please check website below)

10am: Saint Francis of Assisi Church | Mass

2pm: MoS Methodist Church | After Lunch Club (2nd and 4th Thursdays in the month.) Includes a variety of speakers and activities. The After Lunch Club follows the lunch organised by the Methodist Church for those living alone in the area. People attending the lunch are not obligated to stay for the club. and vice versa.

10:30am: All Saints’ Church | Holy Communion 

For information on special services & celebrations, social groups and further information please use contact details or website links below:

All Saints’ Church: Greenbanks Close, Milford on Sea, SO41 0SQ
01590 644992 - office@allsaintsmilford.co.uk


Milford on Sea Baptist Church: Barnes Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0RN   
01590 645469 - info@milfordonseabaptist.org.uk


Milford on Sea Methodist Church: 108 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE - www.milfordmethodist.org

Saint Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church: Park Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 OPT

10:00 - 11:00
Contact  milfordarts@msn.com

United Church Service on the Green. 

All Milford on Sea Churches involved as part of Milford on Sea Arts & Music Festival.

Everyone welcome!

Venue: Milford on Sea village green.

10:00 - 12:00
Contact  Sean

The New Forest Paddle Sport Company SUP Club is for local paddlers where people can meet and paddle together.

The "Club" sessions are every other Sunday starting on 17th April at 10am at Keyhaven and paddling to Hurst Castle. (The location and times may vary for each session due to tide.)

Sean is happy if you have a spot you enjoy paddling and want to share with others let him know and he will organise a session there.

If you have your own kit please feel free just to go along and join in there is no charge for going out with the group. If you need to borrow equipment, Sean offers a discounted hire rate for club paddlers of £15 on 3 hour hires.

Paddling sessions will not be instructional and all paddlers are advised to have 3rd party insurance which is part of a BSUPA membership which you can get by clicking here, to hold relevant launching license's and be proficient paddlers before coming along.

Tips and techniques will obviously be available but this is not a teaching session you are responsible for yourself when out on the water.

For more information please click here to contact Sean

The New Forest Paddle Sport Company Ltd
46 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD
01590 645270

10:00 - 13:00
Contact  Keith Metcalf or Anne Jenks
Tel: 01590 645825 | 07771 918449 or 01590 644316

Conservation Task Morning: Organised by Milford Conservation Volunteers (MCV)

Please come along & join in. Everyone is welcome, families, individuals & accompanied children.

Our group visits various area around the parish to carry out small tasks related to conservation work. All tools are supplied.

Please bring suitable footware eg: Wellington Boots, Garden Gloves and a bottle of drinking water.

Venue: Conservation Task Mornings take place on the first Sunday of the month and occasionally at other times.  Each time we work at a separate location so please contact Keith to find out where this months group will be working. Keith Metcalf: keithmetcalf@btinternet.com | Tel: 01590 645825 - 07771 918449

About Milford Conservation Volunteers 
Becoming a Milford Conservation Volunteers (MCV) member is just £5 per year and free for children and students.  Why not join us?

The Conservation Task Morning is a joint collaberation between the Milford Conservation Volunteers  & the Parish Council. MCV was created in 2012 merging former organisations the Milford Environment Group (MEG), and Milford on Sea Wildlife Recording Group (WRG)  

Find out more about MCV: www.milfordcv.org

Contact  Margaret Pruden
Tel: 01590 645969 | margaret.pruden@talk21.com
VenueMilford on Sea Seafront


RNLI Souvenir Stall at Fastnet Race.

Milford on Sea Beach, near Needles Eye Café. 

Also bucket collection

(Weather dependant)

12:00 - 16:30

Summer Spectacular Car Show & Dog Show

Classic car show, Dog show, Dixieland band, Belly dancers, Birds of prey display, Car boot sale, Charity stalls.

Organised by Rotary Club of Lymington.  All proceeds to local charities.

Location: Woodside Park, Rookes Lane, Lymington, SO41 8FP

20:00 - 23:30
Monday August 7, 2017
09:00 - 16:00

Christchurch Monday Market

A fabulous weekly market held every Monday in the traffic-free High Street and Saxon Square from 9am - 4pm.

Approxiamtely 50 stalls selling a variety of quality produce including fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, bed linen, pet foods, jewellery, clothes, plants etc

Tuesday August 8, 2017
10:30 - 12:30
20:00 - 23:30
Wednesday August 9, 2017
09:00 - 19:00
14:00 - 15:30
VenueMoS War Memorial Hospital

New Forest Healing Rooms

Open for Healing Prayer on the second Wednesday of the month from  2pm to 3:30pm at Milford War Memorial Hospital Sea Road SO41 OPG

All are welcome. You do not need to have any Christian beliefs. 

- or for Saturday morning appointments at: Milford Baptist Church, Barnes Lane, SO41 ORN. (please contact us for times and dates). Sessions last approx. 30 minutes are confidential and free of charge.

To book an appointment 
1) call or text 07934 163 155
2) visit www.nfhr.uk  and fill in the enquiry form
3)email info@nfhr.uk

NFHR are part of  Healing Rooms England and Wales. Registered Charity Number 1125094

Thursday August 10, 2017
10:30 - 12:00
19:30 - 22:00
Contact  Sue Whitlock
01590 644861
VenueCommunity Centre: Main Hall

Folk Club Night at Community Centre

Hosted by Bill Hesp. Regular Guests and Floor Singers

Bar Open: 7.30pm

Showtime: 8pm

Pay on door.


Milford on Sea Community Centre Box Office:

www.moscommunitycentre.org.uk | Tel: 01590 644861

20:00 - 23:30
Friday August 11, 2017
Saturday August 12, 2017
08:00 - 17:00

Lymington Seafood Festival

Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3SE

See website for full details: www.lymingtonseafoodfestival.co.uk

Sunday August 13, 2017
08:00 - 09:00
12:30 - 16:00
VenueMilford on Sea Seafront


The Rolex Fastnet Race starts from the Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes at 12 noon. The best spectator racing views are from Hurst Castle, Milford on Sea just before 12.30 & onwards.  *Yachts can also be seen racing past the Needles & across Christchurch Bay from Milford Beach.

The Fastnet Race is a premier of the world's yacht races. Around 300 of the largest Class Zero spectacular & hi-tech racing yachts and will be crewed by high profile world class yachtsman from the Olympics, the America’s Cup, and the Volvo Ocean Race. Because of the size of the fleet, the start is broken into classes starting from 12 noon and continues to leave for over two hours.

After the fleet leaves the Solent, & passes the Needles, they then head for the famous Fastnet Rock, off the coast of Ireland. This means over 600 miles of ocean racing & it will be several days before the yachts make the finish in Plymouth. The Fastnet Race is organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club.

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club | www.fastnet.rorc.org


The “Ray of Hope” sponsored walk and cream tea taking place on Sunday 13th August at 2pm at Wilverley Plain.  

20:00 - 23:30
Monday August 14, 2017
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday August 15, 2017
10:30 - 12:30
20:00 - 23:30
Wednesday August 16, 2017
09:00 - 19:00

Lymington Croquet Club Charity Day in aid of Young Carers

Venue: Woodside Recreation Ground Pavilion, Rookes Lane, Lymington, SO41 8FP

£6 per person - come and play or just watch

Enjoy tea in the pavilion

Please wear flat-soled shoes.

20:00 - 22:00
Thursday August 17, 2017
10:30 - 12:00
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 23:30
Friday August 18, 2017
Saturday August 19, 2017
VenueHurst Castle

International Lighthouse Heritage Weekend (ILHW) is a time set aside to promote awareness of all Aids to Navigation (AtoN), which include lighthouses, lightvessels and buoys. Over this particular weekend, as many lighthouses as possible will be opened to the general public, not only in the UK but also throughout the world.

International Lighthouse Heritage Weekend will be held at Hurst Point Lighthouse on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August 2017.

The event spans the whole of the weekend and, at Hurst Point lighthouse, which is located by Hurst Castle at the end of the shingle spit, will be celebrated on both Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August. 

On each day, members of the Association of Lighthouse Keepers (ALK) will be available in the ALK Museum Rooms at the far end of the west wing to answer visitors’ questions. 

Tours will be provided giving explanations of all the five lights at Hurst Point and how the acetylene gas was made and used to light the lamps in both the tall lighthouse and also the steel lighthouse on top of the castle wall. One tour will take place mid-morning and another mid-afternoon on both days. The tours are free of charge but a small donation towards the upkeep of the Lighthouse Museum within the castle would be very much appreciated. It is regretted that the lighthouse tower will not be open due to health and safety reasons.

Both the ALK Lighthouse Museum and the Trinity House exhibition rooms within the castle will be open on both days but normal entrance fees to the castle will apply. Light refreshments will be available from the Castle café on both days.

Travel to the Castle on the ferry [at Cost] – first ferry at 10.20am - or you can walk to the Castle via the 1½ miles long shingle spit.

Entry to the Castle is at cost. FOC to members of English Heritage or the Friends of Hurst Castle

Lighthouse tours are FOC and start from the Lighthouse Museum at the far end of the West Wing in the castle.

There will be two tours each day at 11.30am and 14.30pm. (Tours will include the Acetylene Room but regrettable NOT the lighthouse itself due to health and safety reasons.

Over this same weekend the Christchurch Amateur Radio Society will be operating within the castle as part of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW). This is also a worldwide event where attempts are made to communicate by radio with as many lighthouses as possible. So why not visit the castle to see, first‑hand, just how many contacts have been made.

If you would like to know more about lighthouses and the ALK during this weekend, then please contact the ALK Hurst Castle Project Manager, Keith Morton, at hurst@alk.org.uk or on 01329-843883. Also, take a look at the ALK website www.alk.org.uk.

08:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Contact  John Butler
VenueMoS Village Green

Art on the Green

Exhibition & Sale of paintings from local artists in marquee on the Village Green.

Oganised by Lymington Art Group.

Contact  Pete Gilbert
Tel: 01725 512333 | pgilbert675@btinternet.com

Held at various studio locations across Milford on Sea & the New Forest.  Follow the pink signs to find all of the local artists exhibitiing in our village & nearby.  The artist studios include art in many forms including: paintings, sculpture, wood work, jewellery and pottery.

Where to find Milford on Sea artists: (All Free Entry)

Keyhaven Scout Hut: Tessa van Hasslet, Kate Danby, Shaun Stevens & Tony Clegg.

All Saints' Church Hall: Mary Williams, Janet Wheat, Barbara Jones, Joyce Grainger and Christine Calder

Milford on Sea Community Centre, Dance Studio: Splinters Art Group with 8 local artists.

Maryvonne Hallet: 8 Glebefields, MoS, SO41 0RR

Christina Young: Creek End, Saltgrass Lane, Keyhaven, SO41 0TQ

George Woodford: 14 Champion Close, MoS, SO41 0UH

David Rogers Pottery: Vinegar Hill, MoS, SO41 0RZ


*Please note: Some events finish on the last Sunday, please check the website below.

To View Full Programme of Open Studios please visit:


VenueCommunity Centre: Main Hall

Opera for a Summer Evening  -  your favourite arias sung by Colin Judson,  Mark Stone,  Michelle Walton and Kathleen Wilkinson

Handel, Mozart,  Verdi, Puccini and more.  Programme and details to follow.

Bring a picnic Glyndebourne style  - Black tie optional 

Tickets: £25

Tickets from Community Centre Box Office, or 01590 644861 or www.moscommunitycentre.org.uk

Bar Open on Night

Sunday August 20, 2017
08:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 14:00
VenueMilford Tennis & Squash Club


10:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:30
Monday August 21, 2017
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
Contact  milfordonseadfas@gmail.com
VenueAll Saints Church Hall: Main Hall

Milford-on-Sea Decorative and Fine Arts Society - Monthly Lectures on the Decorative and Fine Arts.

Venue: All Saints Church Hall, Milford on Sea

The Arts Society Meetings: Third Monday of each month, (September to June) at 10.45am (doors close at 10.40am) | Coffee is available from 10am.

Members’ guests are welcome, space permitting, by arrangement with the Membership Secretary (milfordonseadfas@gmail.com). Donations will be appreciated.

The Arts Society (NADFAS) Lecture

Lecture on September 18th 2017 - Charles Dickens - The man, his life and his Characters by Bertie Pearce.


Lecture on October 16th 2017 - Life and Art in Georgian Dublin by Tom Duncan.

Tuesday August 22, 2017
10:00 - 17:00
10:30 - 12:30
19:15 - 21:30
Contact  Sandra Ebbetts
Tel: 01590 644724 | sandra_ebbetts@hotmail.com
VenueAll Saints Church

New Forest Organ Society Concert

Organ Concerts are held monthly and are usually on the fourth Tuesday in the month at 7.15pm. The concerts are by professional performers on modern electronic organs - jazz, big band, light classical - all sorts!

Members have the advantage of booking in advance, but there are usually 30 - 50 tickets to sell to members and non-members at the door. Tickets in advance from: Sandra Ebbetts Tel: 01590 644724

Members annual subscription: £7.50 | Members admission to concerts: £2.50 | Visitors admission: £4


About New Forest Organ Society

This Society was formed in 1979 and the membership steadily increased from 15 people until 1994 when the number reached 200, and it soon became necessary to form a membership waiting list.  Since then the concert evenings are either full or nearly full - the hall holds 200.  Members have the advantage of booking in advance but there are usually 30 - 50 tickets to sell to members and non-members at the door.  Concerts are held monthly and are usually - but not always - on the fourth Tuesday in the month.
The Social Section was introduced in January 1995 and is usually for members only, although people on the waiting list are welcome.  These evenings are also held monthly (usually second Tuesday) and are intended for members to play their own organs and keyboards and often other instruments as well.  We also arrange other events, e.g. concert outings, party evenings or dinners. etc. Other events through the year include Classical Concert, Social Summer Party, Christmas Party and/or Dinner and Concert. The Society welcomes visitors from other Clubs and we are always pleased to hear from anyone who is on holiday in our area.

20:00 - 23:30
Wednesday August 23, 2017
09:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday August 24, 2017
10:00 - 17:00
10:30 - 12:00
20:00 - 23:30
Friday August 25, 2017
10:00 - 17:00
19:30 - 22:00
Contact  Penny Bishop
01590 645572
VenueCommunity Centre: Main Hall

Jazz Swing Night at Community Centre

Featuring Windmill 'Milford's own Swing Band', plus Guest Artists.

Bar Open: 7.30pm

Showtime: 8pm

Pay on door.

Milford on Sea Community Centre Box Office:

www.moscommunitycentre.org.uk | Tel: 01590 644861

Saturday August 26, 2017
08:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday August 27, 2017
08:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:30
Monday August 28, 2017
- 17:00
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday August 29, 2017
10:30 - 12:30
20:00 - 23:30
Wednesday August 30, 2017
09:00 - 19:00
20:00 - 22:00
Thursday August 31, 2017

Bournemouth Air Festival

Free four day spectacular is set against the backdrop of Bournemouth’s seven miles of award-winning beaches and glorious gardens.

For full programme please visit website: www.bournemouthair.co.uk

10:30 - 12:00
19:30 - 23:00
VenueCommunity Centre: Main Hall

Comedy Club Night

Features Open Mic Session. Evening for Broadminded Adults Only.

Everyone welcome

Tickets: £12.50 including one course supper.

Tickets from Community Centre Box Office, or 01590 644861 or www.moscommunitycentre.org.uk

Doors Open 7.30pm | Bar Open on Night

*Comedy Club is held Every 5th Thursday.

20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 23:30
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