A CHRISTMAS Carol is coming to Bishop's Waltham.
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.

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. 

A COURSE on employability and confidence building will be held in Bishop's Waltham.
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 NEW support group for autistic adults is starting in Swanmore.
Autism Hampshire's Swanmore Serendipity Community Group will be held twice a month on Thursdays from 11.15am - 1.15pm.
The free support group is for autistic adults to share interests and experiences. 
For more information, email serendipity@autismhampshire.org.uk or visit autismhampshire.org.uk/how-we-can-help/serendipity-social-groups/. 

WICKHAM Community Centre is looking for volunteers to join the board of trustees.
The centre has lots of projects planned for 2024, including major building renovations, as well as running lots of community projects including The Wickham Pantry and Wickham Community Garden. 
The trustees meet for two hours a month (online or in person) on a Wednesday.
For more information, contact katherine-lemon@hotmail.com.