#ArtsventCalendar

To make this December a little jollier, all three Hampshire Cultural Trust arts centres are teaming up to give you 24 days of festive goodness as part of the first ever #ArtsventCalendar. Throughout the month each centre will also share venue exclusive content, so be sure to follow them all on Instagram if you want to catch all the fun: West End Centre in Aldershot, Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham and Forest Arts Centre in New Milton. You'll uncover announcements, messages, activities and special content all because our little elves want to say thank you and put smiles on your faces 🎅

Not on Instagram? Feast your eyes on #ArtsventCalendar posts here throughout December...

Thursday 24 December...'Twas the night before Christmas and some of our arts centre teams have a special tale to tell here behind #ArtsventCalendar door 24. Have a wonderful Christmas...


Wednesday 23 December...'Tis the season to be jolly, so warm up those vocal chords up and sing-a-long with our FANTASTIC choir at Ashcroft Arts Centre and friends behind #ArtsventCalendar door number 23. View the full performance and lyrics here...


Tuesday 22 December...there's a message from Forest Arts Centre , something fun to do at Ashcroft Arts Centre and drama performances with a twist here from West End Centre's drama groups...all behind #ArtsventCalendar door 22...


Monday 21 December...here's a throwback to when arts centre favourites, alt-folk duo Jacob & Drinkwater, were at Forest Arts Centre...behind #ArtsventCalendar number 21...

Sunday 20 December...what's more exciting than five more sleeps until Christmas? Ashcroft Arts Centre, West End Centre and Forest Arts Centre have just announced a BRAND NEW blue, roots and Americana gig, hiding behind #ArtsventCalendar door number 20...


Saturday 19 December...all three venues are giving you and your family the chance to watch a festive family favourite whenever you want, wherever you want, how ever many times you want from Slot Machine Theatre until Sunday 3 January. See behind #ArtsventCalendar door number 19 and buy acces at Ashcroft Arts Centre, West End Centre or Forest Arts Centre...


Friday 18 December...explore the wonderful world of tap and learn simple steps with Forest Arts Centre's tap tutor Lucy here and discover new workshops and classes at Ashcroft Arts Centre and West End Centre. All behind #ArtsventCalendar door number 18...


Thursday 17 December...we LOVE live music and we're excited to get out blues and roots dose from the artist hiding behind #ArtsventCalendar door number 17. He'll be playing at all three arts centres so visit Ashcroft Arts Centre, West End Centre and Forest Arts Centre to get your £10 tickets.


Wednesday 16 December...old favourite classes return to West End Centre in January and new workshops make an appearance at Forest Arts Centre and Ashcroft Arts Centre behind #ArtsventCalendar door number 16...


Tuesday 15 December...even MORE new workshops are being announced at Ashcroft Arts Centre, there's a message from one of our live programmers at Forest Arts Centre and we're sharing the festive cheer at West End Centre. All behind #ArtsventCalendar door number 15...


Monday 14 December...behind #ArtsventCalendar door 14, news from the box office... new comedy shows are now on sale across all three arts centres. Visit Ashcroft Arts Centre, West End Centre and Forest Arts Centre to get your tickets for some class acts.


Sunday 13 December...more new workshops at Ashcroft Arts Centre, a brand new comedy podcast streamed live from West End Centre and a brilliant DIY tutorial from a special community project here with Forest Arts Centre behind #ArtsventCalendar door 13...


Saturday 12 December...there's a new workshop at Ashcroft Arts Centre, £10 off an event for a week at Forest Arts Centre and another look at our beautiful Christmas decor in West End Centre. All behind #ArtsventCalendar door 12...


Friday 11 December...today is Christmas Jumper Day, so why not take the warm woolie theme one step further and knit yourself a bobble hat to keep you warm through winter, just like the one behind #ArtsventCalendar door 11...


Thursday 10 December...practice for Aldershot and Farnborough's Christmas sing-a-long with  West End Centre, discover a brand new workshop at Ashcroft Arts Centre and a brand new class at Forest Arts Centre behind today's #ArtsventCalendar doors...


Wednesday 9 December...it's been a funny old year, but not the funny that we like! Do not fear though...we're here to provide the laughs in early 2021. Check out what comedy shows are ON SALE TODAY, behind the #ArtsventCalendar doors and book tickets at Forest Arts Centre, Ashcroft Arts Centre and West End Centre...


Tuesday 8 December...a famous face at the Westy has been spotted adding a bauble to our #CommunityChristmas tree, there's 5% off face coverings at Darn It! Workshops with code FAC5 (Darn It! Workshops will be hosting Forest's Jesmonite Plant Pots and Macrame Hangings next year too) AND a brand new writing short course with published writer, William Sutton...


Monday 7 December...get creative with our festive after school #ArtsventCalendar colouring sheet, downloadable here...


Sunday 6 December...hear a special message from each venue...


Saturday 5 December...our favourite comedy is BACK in 2021...and there's a new show in town! All on sale now at Forest Arts Centre, Ashcroft Arts Centre and West End Centre.


Friday 4 December...it's a big one behind day four today! Our arts venues are officially re-open and the first our are new season events are ON SALE NOW. Check out all arts websites to see the newest live events and activities kicking off in January 2021: Forest Arts Centre, Ashcroft Arts Centre and West End Centre!


Thursday 3 December...create beautiful handmade marble clay coasters to give as Christmas gifts. See the full tutorial here


Wednesday 2 December...be in with the chance of winning prizes from all three arts centres!


Tuesday 1 December...hear from our Artistic Director, Bridget.


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