Friends of Alton Abbey: events in 2015

Alton Abbey

See below for details of forthcoming events organised by the Friends of Alton Abbey.

March 21st      Saturday     Concert  by  Winchester University Foundation Music students Soloists and King Alfred Consort Chamber Choir

Tickets  £15     Starting at 6.30pm with wine, soft  drinks and light refreshments,  Concert 7.30pm

June 6th &  7th  Saturday  &  Sunday – 12noon – 5pm

Open Garden  &   Plant Sale   at Alton Abbey                          

  • Helen Wilson supplies many of our plants for sale, and will be there to give information
  • Lace demonstration
  • Secondhand Books
  • Hadeel Products from Palestine
  • Entrance £3; Teas £3
  • Organ Recital  3pm both days by  Anna Warhurst

July 31st           Friday   Hymns & Pimm’s      7.30pm

Tickets £5   for Pimm’s after the Hymns

August 8th       Saturday         Car Boot Sale    2pm – 5pm    

  • Cars £5 each to be booked in advance
  • Entrance  £2
  • Teas  £3  for tea, coffee and a piece of cake

October 16th   Friday –  13th  Annual Abbey Lecture     “Perspectives from Palestine”  –  7pm

To be given by Tim and Mayonne Coldicott,  from Frensham,  Surrey

A study tour to Israel and occupied Palestine introduced us to Jews, Moslems, Christians and secular people who shared a common aim, searching for a just solution to the conflict in this area.  All were concerned that the international community should hear their stories; they, and we, are not well served by the media.  In the light of the upsurge in violence we are using our contacts to research and update our initial presentation.

  • Zaytoun and Hadeel Products will be on sale, to support the Palestinian efforts to help themselves.
  • Tickets  £25  to include supper with wine in the Refectory after the Lecture

November 14th   Saturday  –   The Abbey’s Got Talent   – 7.30pm

Tickets  £15     Wine, soft drinks,  and light refreshments after the performance

December  11th  Friday – Concert of Advent Music   –  7.30pm

by  Soprano Diana North and Friends 

  • with piano, guitar and drums
  • Tickets £15   
  • Two ½ hour concerts, with an extended interval when wine, soft drinks and light refreshments will be served

Tickets are available from: The Secretary, Friends of Alton Abbey, Alton Abbey, Abbey Road, Beech, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4AP. Cheques should be made payable to “Friends of Alton Abbey”. Please include a SAE, and a telephone number, or an email address.