What's On


Here we list our many regular and one off events


We host a range of classes and activities, led by experienced professionals, for adults and children. Please contact individual tutors to book a place or find out more. Many activities are on-going - you can join at any time. Activities are weekly, fortnightly, monthly or one-off.


We have been awarded an HLF grant to explore and celebrate Southbourne’s history with the following free activities:
CREATIVE WRITING – get inspired by local history with writing coach Ann Sharratt. 5 sessions on Weds 10.30-12.30 on 27/3, 10/4, 24/4. Final 2 dates t.b.c. Booking essential, places limited. Suitable all levels. 01425 273235 www.facebook.com/CreativeWritingByTheSea
CREATIVE TEXTILE ART – with tutor Bernadette Green. 10 sessions, Fridays 2-5pm, starts 8th March. Learn creative art, craft and textile techniques to create a group hanging. Suitable all levels. Booking essential, places limited. 01202 422536 berngreen@ntlworld.com
HISTORY WALK – Sunday 7th April, meet 2pm at The Hub for a guided walk with local history expert John Cresswell. Duration approx 2 hours returning to The Hub for refreshments. Children and teenagers welcome with an adult.
ACTIVITY OPEN DAYS – Friday 1st March 2-4pm, Monday 11th March 4-6pm. Come and explore maps, photos, and much more and discover the story of Surprising Southbourne, with free activities and refreshments for adults and children.
Surprising Southbourne concludes May - July with more walks and open days, an exhibition and a music performance, dates and venues tbc.


SCRABBLE AFTERNOON – Tues 5th March, 2-4pm. This is a recreational rather than competitive session. If take-up is good we will hold more sessions. Contact Peter Stubbs to register your interest: 01202 434 975 peter.stubbs3@virgin.net
POLYMER CLAY WORKSHOP- Sun March 24th, 10-4pm. Contact Kerry Venner 07962067506 deedee.wild@googlemail.com
FEBRUARY HALF TERM – Make and Take Art Workshops with B-Kreativ. Tues 19th Feb 1-11am or 11-12 am. Pick a bag or t-shirt, print your own design, let it dry, take it home. Suitable 4-12 year olds. £5. Book via www.bkreativ.co.uk or 07756 146359


DRUM CIRCLE – 10.30-11.30am. Fun for all ages 2 – 92. Equipment provided, £4 per adult plus 1 child. £2 extra child. Contact Heike 07542115055 or heike@heikedrumshare.com
TELLING YOUR FAMILY STORIES – 1-3pm. With Jill Barr of the New Forest Storytellers, interactive and creative fun discovering entertaining ways to tell your family’s stories. jill.barr@talktalk.net or call The Hub 01202 427962. £7 per week.
CREATIVE WRITING GROUP – 7.30-9.30 fortnightly. All levels welcome. Friendly, informal group who support each other in creative writing. Only £2.50. Contact Jane on gjdeans@btinternet or call The Hub.
QUAY OF SEA SINGERS – 7.30-9.30 fortnightly. All levels and ages welcome, no audition and no need to read music. A variety of styles covered with expert tuition from Regina and Jenny. Contact 07816 167253 or quayofseasingers@gmail.com


QI GONG – gentle exercise & meditation 9-10am, £5 or £20 for 5. Trudie, 07711 946436
IYENGA YOGA: 6.00-7.15pm. £7 or £20 for 4. Contact Cara Bowen cbellyjam@hotmail.com or 07950 770469.
BELLY DANCE: 7.45-8.45pm. Contact Cara Bowen cbellyjam@hotmail.com or 07950 770469


J H ACTION FIGHTERS: 6.30-7.30pm ages 5-16. 7.30-9.00pm 16+ years & adults. Shukokai Street Fighting & Karate. All levels £5 children £7 adults. Contact Janet Ho on 07889756194.


ZUMBA DANCE: 9.30-10.30 am. All levels. £4 Contact Kelly Stroud 07833961343

MESSY TODDLERS – 11-11.45am. £5. Under 5s explore creativity without any worry about the mess. Heidi Steller 07957 900795 heidi.steller@ntlworld.com

ZUMBA DANCE: 6.30-7.30 pm. All levels. £4 Contact Kelly Stroud 07833961343

DRUM SHARE: last Friday of the month. 7.45-8.45. See Mon mornings for details.

JAZZ IMPROVISION SESSIONS – Fortnightly 7.45- 10pm. Contact BobGreenwell 07948 375355 robertgreenwell.1@gmail.com


J H ACTION FIGHTERS: 6.30-7.30pm ages 5-16. 11-12, 16+ years & adults 12-1.30. Shukokai Street Fighting & Karate. All levels £5 children £7 adults. Contact Janet Ho on 07889756194.

BREAK DANCE – 3-5pm. Adult practice session. Contact Anthony Penfold 07817711996 penfold2005@yahoo.co.uk


J H ACTION FIGHTERS: 6-7pm ages 5-16. 7-8.30 16+ years & adults 12-1.30. Shukokai Street Fighting & Karate. All levels £5 children £7 adults. Contact Janet Ho on 07889756194.