Buriton Events was formed in 2002 when a handful of volunteers made the mistake of organising an enjoyable Street Party (and other activities) for the Queen's Golden Jubilee, followed by a splendid Barn Dance & Supper in the Manor Barn. The organisers enjoyed themselves so much that they continued to arrange a long series of popular events in Buriton - all on a completely voluntary basis.
Any profits from events go to good causes and the Buriton Events team also offers other local groups the opportunity to raise money for themselves by organising raffles or other fund-raising activities at events.
After more than a decade of sell-out events, the volunteers tried to bow out with one last event event in the Manor Barn before it was sold to new owners in 2013. Instant Sunshine lit up the evening and provided a fitting finale: Sunshine lights up memorable event in Manor Barn | Buriton Community Website
But the group has subsequently been coaxed out of 'retirement' to help with significant fund-raising events for charitable causes, most notably Buriton's very own production of Calendar Girls (which raised over £3,000 for Leukemia research) and an evening of intimate acoustic music, 'Songs for Survivors', which raised over £1,000 for victims of the 2013 typhoon in the Philippines.
Previous events organised by the Buriton Events team have included the following. If you have any ideas for future events, do let us know: click here to send us a message.
- Barn Dances (2004, 2006, 2009 and 2011)
- Bavarian Evening (2009)
- Bop in the Barn (2006)
- Buriton Banquets with local foods (2008 and 2010)
- Ceilidh Evening (2007)
- Elizabethan Banquet with local foods (2011)
- Instant Sunshine (2012)
- John Lester 'Live in the Barn' (2005)
- Murder Mystery evening* (2003)
- Music Hall evenings* (2004)
- Parish Picnics (2007 and 2010)
- Right Royal Rave (Diamond Jubilee Party) 2012
- Treasure Hunt (2008)
- Tsunami FUNd raiser (2005)
- Golden Jubilee Street Party & Barn Dance (2002)
* in conjunction with Buriton Players
Good causes supported
Good causes supported by the Buriton Events team (all with a local connection) have included:
Buriton Nursery School; Buriton Players; Buriton Playground Fund; Buriton Primary School; Buriton Village-to-Village Link with Dominase, Ghana; Outings for Senior Citizens in Buriton; RM Band Fund; St. Mary's PCC, Buriton; Support for education in Thailand; Winter Fuel Supplements in the parish.