Carnival this year is on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September and the theme is "In The Garden"

The Parade will set up at the Bishopstoke Community Centre on Sydney Road again (the big building opposite St Mary's Church). The procession will leave the Community Centre at 1pm, head down Sydney Road, turn left and head out to cross Church Road and go along Stoke Park Road. Then turn right into Sedgwick before swinging left and heading down Underwood Road all the way to Hamilton Road. The final stretch is to head along Hamilton Road all the way to the end.  Once reaching Spring Lane the Carnival Courts and anyone else wanting to get into the Meadow can go down Portal Road. Everyone else will have the chance to peel off.

Saturday sees the return of the River Floats on Bishy Beach and the Duck Races at Toby Carvery. The Duck Races will also have stalls and childrens' games and possibly a bouncy castle.

As always they would like your help with all of the events, and you can start by applying to be part of the Carnival Court and designing the Carnival Programme Cover.

All the information you need and links to the forms can be found on

All forms should either be posted or delivered to the Parish Office at the address below, or emailed to Please mark any envelope with FAO: Carnival to help them deal with your request more quickly.

Sunday 15th September
- Eastleigh Fire Station Open Day 2019

Steele Close, Eastleigh, SO53 3AA

Go down on the 15th September from 10am-4pm. There will will be plenty for the family to see and do, including demos from your local fire crews. Plenty of stalls, food and refreshments. Dunk a firefighter! Vintage fire engines.

Free entry and parking available at our Service Headquarters.

All money raised throughout the day will be donated to The Fire Fighters Charity.

If you are interested in having a stall on the day please get in touch with me via direct message or email;

20th September Wessex Cancer Trust

Winchester will host its first ever Starlit Trail on Friday 20th September - a sponsored walk through the City organised by Wessex Cancer Trust to raise money for local people living with cancer.    

Starting from the Guildhall, you’ll follow a 5km route through the city streets, taking in the historic landmarks and soaking up live entertainment along the way before finishing back at the Guildhall for celebratory fizz and nibbles.

Registration starts at 13 for under 16s with a sponsorship goal of 25.

For more information and to book visit

27 Sept - 31 Dec Gosport Gallery

Dust down your Rubik's Cube™ and grab your legwarmers for a warp-speed trip back to the 80s! The fantastic new exhibition I Grew Up 80s at the Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery will give an entire generation a chance to wallow in 80s nostalgia with over 200 iconic objects that defined the decade.

Following the success of his hit Star Wars-themed exhibition May The Toys Be With You, collector and cultural commentator Matt Fox has devoted himself to exploring a 1980s childhood through the iconic objects of an era in which so much changed.

Visitors will be able to travel through the cultural landscape of 1980s Britain, revisiting the vibrancy, quirkiness and innovation that symbolised the 80s. From Betamax to the Raleigh Burner BMX, the Rubik’s Cube™ to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, the Thompson Twins to Transformers!

This carefully curated time capsule of treasures showcase the youthful exuberance of this much-loved time. A wide array of wonderfully preserved objects encompasses toys, home technology, sport, fashion, food, film, books, TV and much, much more.

Like Bill and Ted in their phone booth, or Marty McFly in his DeLorean, I Grew Up 80s will take you on a time-travelling adventure to revisit ten remarkable years. Get ready to exclaim: "I remember that!"


I Grew Up 80s tours to Gosport Gallery, 27 September - 31 December 2019