Village Rounders Match – Monxton vs Amport 29 April

With Monxton being the reigning champions in the village sports events, after the recent football match, we have everything to play for.

Sunday 29th April is the Village Rounders Match.

Meet on Amport Green at 2pm by the play area. Refreshments will be provided.

All ages and abilities welcome

Please get in touch with Karin Staines if you’d like to be part of the Monxton team – 712061.

Harmonium Singers’ Concert – 14 April


A Concert by the Harmonium Singers

who will be singing a mixed programme of music

accompanied by Rev Canon Peter Gilks and Gwilym Stacey

Musical Director: Bruce Randall

Saturday 14th April 2018 at 6.30pm for 7pm

St Mary’s Church, Furzedown Lane, Amport

Refreshments during the Interval
Tickets £10 available from:
Caroline Unwin Tel: 01264 772375
Veronica Bacon Tel: 01264 771285
Michael Taylor Tel: 01264 772578

Come and feel our newly heated church





Adult Guitar Workshops for Beginners

Have you ever fancied playing the guitar but never got round to it? James Littleworth is planning a series of workshops, bringing people together in a relaxed, fun and social environment, where you can learn the basics of guitar (and even take it to the next level of ROCKISM!) with friends, without any pressure, and most importantly having a good time! These will be exclusively adult workshops – and you are most welcome to bring along a little alcohol!

The location for these workshops will most likely be the Monxton village hall, although this is to be confirmed. Possible days and times for these workshops include Tuesdays 5:20 – 6:20pm, Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm, Fridays 4 – 5pm and Saturdays 4 – 5pm, or 5 – 6pm.

The cost will be £10 the hour’s session. If this is something you’re interested in, please send James an email with your preferred availability to:

Event: No Finer Life by Graham Harvey – 21 February

Wednesday 21st February 2018, 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Home Farm Barn, Farleigh House, Farleigh Wallop, Basingstoke, RG25 2HT

Graham Harvey, for twenty years the Agricultural Story Editor of The Archers and writer of more than 600 episodes, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero and an enduring romance.

No Finer Life is set in the Oxfordshire countryside at the end of World War Two, rich in tradition and full of vivid, memorable characters. But this is no nostalgic, bucolic ramble.

This is Elizabeth’s story…

What inspires a young Somerset land girl to set off in search of a best-selling author in the darkest days of war? The story moves between the 1940s and the current day, reflecting that the love of the countryside, the need to protect it and issues of national identity, are timeless.

“When peace is won, we fight for the land we love”…

To book your tickets, please click here.

Graham Harvey will be taking part in an after-show conversation – included in the ticket price of £20 – where he will discuss the issues in the play…and all things Ambridge!

The show features new live music composed and performed by Alastair Collingwood, who has written scores for numerous theatre shows, including Betty in London’s West End, directed by Kathy Burke, and Cora with Dana Gillespie, which also toured the USA. His TV credits include the title music for French and Saunders (BBC1), Mad About Alice (BBC 1), Rhona (BBC 2), Vanessa’s Real Lives (ITV 1) and How Clean Is Your House? (Channel 4), amongst many others.

By kind permission of The Viscount Lymington, and with all profits going to CPRE Hampshire, working to protect the countryside. No Finer Life is a Dogwood Productions event.

Drinks from 7.00pm. Performance 7.30pm – 8.45pm. Talk and Q&A 8.45pm – 9.30pm.

How to book

To buy tickets, please visit the Eventbrite booking page, or call CPRE Hampshire on 01962 841897 or email the Administrator, Denise Messenger.

No New Year’s Eve plans?

Why not come together for a communal meal where everyone contributes a course or a dish – and drinks.
The village hall is beautifully decorated from last week’s Ugly Duckling pub night so it’s a great venue.

Please let us know before 8pm on Friday 29th December if you would like to join. Contact Mel Bacon –