A SWANMORE pub is holding regular art classes. 
The Rising Sun is giving people the opportunity to recreate a famous piece of art on the first Thursday and last Saturday of the month. 
On Thursday, the classes are held from 9.30am - 12pm and on Saturdays 10am - 12.30pm. 
No experience is required, and the classes are taught by a qualified art teacher. 
It costs £28 per class, which includes A3 canvas, use of all art materials and a drink. 
For more details, contact liz@iheartartclass.co.uk or call 07811 978041. 

WORK has started to install a new skate park in Bishop's Waltham. 
The new facility, at Priory Park, is expected to be finished by Easter next year. 
On Facebook, Bishop's Waltham Parish Council said: “Works have commenced at Priory Park to remove the old perimeter fencing and to prepare the area for the new installation. 
“Estimated completion date is 12 weeks, weather permitting, so we are hopeful of the new skate park in place by Easter 2024. 
“Please be aware of diversions in place and traffic movements in this area during this construction time. Thank you for your patience and co-operation.” 

A COURSE on employability and confidence building will be held in Bishop's Waltham next year. 
The free course, run by Hampshire County Council, is for anyone looking to boost their levels of confidence and gain vital skills. 
It will be held at Bishop’s Waltham Library on February 22 and 29. Also March 7 and 14. 
For more details, visit shop.hants.gov.uk/products/employability-skills-and-confidence-building-course-bishop-s-waltham-library-thursday-22nd-29th-february-7th-and-14th-march-2024. 

A CHRISTMAS Carol is coming to Bishop's Waltham early next year. 
The iconic story will be performed by Quantum Theatre at the Jubilee Hall on Saturday, January 13 at 3pm. 
Tickets cost £13 for adults, £7 for children and £37 for a family of two adults and two children. 
The event forms part of Bishop's Waltham Festival, who describe the story as: “It’s a cold, bleak, biting Christmas Eve and old miser Scrooge is not full of the Christmas spirit. In fact he hates Christmas! But on returning home he suddenly finds himself visited by four ghostly apparitions come to teach him a lesson; his old partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet To Come. 
“Each ghost in turn shows him scenes of his life as it was and could be but as Christmas day dawns are these apparitions and their dire warnings enough to make Scrooge see the error of his ways? A joyous production for all the family.” 
For more details, visit bwfestival.art/events/a-christmas-carol-fun-for-all-the-family. 

WICKHAM Community Speedwatch is recruiting volunteers. 
The group is looking for someone to volunteer for up to four hours a month to be part of a visible team to help spread the message about safer driving in the community. 
CSW is a speed awareness initiative run in partnership with Hampshire Constabulary. 
For more details, contact speedwatch@wickhamresidents.org.uk.