The Retro evening on Mon 11th

 This is a two-part event which is partnered with a guided walk earlier in the afternoon around the village. Mike Johnson will be leading the walk along with Steve Adams. The walk will feature various places and properties of historic interest in Everton.

The Retro evening itself will take place in St Mary's Church Hall. Mike Johnson will start by giving an illustrated talk. This will be followed by a Victorian Magic Lantern Show given by 'Peppers Ghost. They will be using a genuine Magic Lantern to show original Victorian photographs and hand painted slides. This will be accompanied by poetry and humour and music. There will be a bar available for refreshments. Entry is by ticket only (£5).

We anticipate that this will be a very popular event and so as tickets are limited due to size and space, please don't hesitate or wait!


The Ukulele Workshops  Tues 12th and Fri 15th

The idea is for beginners and improvers to learn some chords and strum patterns in a couple of sessions (Tues12th and Fri 15th 3.30pm at Pavilion) so that they can learn a couple of songs, maybe more. Then they can play them at the Folk evening evening on Fri 15th. These are free sessions with a maximum of 20 places and are just intended to be fun with no pressure on individuals. All you need is a ukulele.. and even if you haven't got one we'll have a few thatyou can borrow! To book a place text or ring Steve on 07754 842731


The Polly Morris band and The Bushwackers - Tues evening 

This is a double-bill of entertainment at the Social Club:                          Polly Morris 7.30-9pm and Bushwackers 9.30-11pm

Polly Morris writes and performs humorous and thought-provoking songs and is ably backed up by her talented and fun-loving band. They have been great supporters of our festival in the past and I trust we'll provide a great Everton welcome this time round! You can find her Facebook page at

The Bushwackers are difficult to categorise but wander in and out of the Irish folk genre. Consisting mainly of fiddle, mandolin and banjo (but not necessarily!) they play some great reels and jigs along with stomping songs and sing-along favourites.

Publishing an autobiographical novel

A few years ago Gordon Pound arrived in Everton from Tasmania. Whilst abroad, Gordon had already published several  books on the Military, but in his hand he still clutched an early version of his autobiographical novel 'Poverty Lodge' .(This is his very humorous  account of the trials and tribulations that befell him as he attempted to run a sheep farm.) Last year 'Poverty Lodge' was accepted for publication by Macmillan, and this afternoon Gordon is going to be telling us about some of his related experiences,


The Classical Concert on Sun 10th

 Relax, be roused and enjoy our opening concert, at St Mary's Church Hall, Branwood Close. We are bringing you a 'Summer Serenade' an evening of Light Classical Music given by Ken Smith, flute, Brian Howells, violin, Alison Meyers, cello and Chris Dowie,piano. Flautist, Ken Smith, before his semi retirement, was the principal flute at the Philharmonic Orchestra, London.  This group of musicians met and became friends whilst playing for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Due to the size of the hall seating is limited, so be warned, in the past, tickets have sold out within days!

Entry is by ticket only (£5), which includes a light buffet after the performance. Wine and soft drinks will be available from when the doors open at 6.30 for a 7.00 performance. TICKETS NOW ALL SOLD


The Photographic Walk at Keyhaven Thurs24th May1.30p.m.

This walk is being  led by Steve Knighton, one of the Ramblers of Everton and hopes to attract both walkers and photographers. The walk will start in the Amenity car park at Keyhaven from 1.30p.m. with a gentle stroll along the shoreline . The group will then walk to Hurst Castle along the Spit and return by the Ferry. This will allow plenty of opportunity during the afternoon for taking some amazing photographs!

Photographs can be entered into the Festival Competition, 'Spring on our Coastline' by jpeg or as a printed version.

Although this is a Free Event, please note that there will parking charges to pay at the Amenity car park in Keyhaven, and also a ticket cost for the Ferry. (Ferry cost is usually £3.50, but Steve is trying to sort out a group fare!)

PhotoCompetition Details

The theme for this year's competition is ' Our Coastline in Spring' .

There are two categories, 16 and under and Adult. Please note entrants should live within a 10 mile radius of Everton. The Competition will be judged by Louis Rumis and prizes awarded during the Festival Finale at Everton Nurserieson June 17th

Entries should be submitted to Cheryl Fillmore, 7 Frys Lane, Everton or by 6.00p.m. Saturday the 9th June.


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