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“Playhouse Creatures” at Petersfield Festival Hall

Posted on Sat, 07/10/2017 - 4:58pm

The Lion and Unicorn Players tell the story of the first actresses allowed on the stage.

Set in the 1660s, this play by April de Angelis, tells the story of the first actresses allowed on the stage – including the darling of Restoration theatre, Nell Gwynn, who became the mistress of King Charles II.

It’s funny, bawdy and poignant – with adult themes and swearing …

Performances will be held on November 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Explore the Dark Side of Buriton

Posted on Sat, 02/09/2017 - 11:16pm

Buriton is a great place to enjoy the best free light show that there is - with twinkling stars and bright planets scattered across the sky. How can we help to protect this?

A new leaflet has been produced for parishioners which explains that, in such a busy part of the country, Buriton is a special place: part of a small area where you can see the Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy and the Orion Nebula.

An International Dark Sky Reserve has been created: one of only 11 in the whole world.

Another ‘Acoustic Night’ at the Village Inn

Posted on Sat, 02/09/2017 - 10:45pm

Saturday 26th August

Chris and the team at the Village Inn are welcoming back, 'by popular demand', the gorgeous voice of Meena Mew, accompanied by Harry Weeks, to play an extended set and will be introducing local favourite, Sam Hollands-Rawlinson performing a great combination of old and new country songs, along with more contemporary numbers to complete the night.

 

Update on Village Design Statement

Posted on Sat, 02/09/2017 - 10:41pm

The community’s revised Village Design Statement (VDS) was considered by the South Downs National Park Authority in August.

 

Village Design Statements describe the character of the landscape and built environment and include guidelines to help ensure that this character is conserved and enhanced. They can be adopted as are Supplementary Planning Documents which are then taken into account when assessing planning applications.

 

Conscientious Objectors – a hundred years ago

Posted on Tue, 20/06/2017 - 11:00am

In her incredibly well-researched talk in Buriton in June, Alison Wilcox explained how the introduction of conscription in 1916 led to some significant opposition and, in some cases, imprisonment.

Local tribunals were set up to hear applications from men who believed they should be exempt, either on the grounds of conscience but also for health, economic or family reasons.