Coming soon to Eastleigh Museum ‘All that Jazz.’
A celebration of the history of Jazz and it’s impact on this area.
February 29th- 25th April 2020
Monday- Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday mornings. (Hot drinks café and shop on site.)
At the Eastleigh museum there is a really good small exhibition space and this time we have a corker for you!
Four amazing artists have collaborated to put together a mixture of sculpture, sound art, multimedia paintings and glass work. All of the art is for sale.
We have had a good time just being in the space and feeling really inspired, relaxed and peaceful.
As ever, you can pop in to the café area and enjoy a lovely hot drink. We have some lovely retro chairs in there to get comfortable on and of course the shop with new local produce in.
Here is a short film clip of one persons’ experience of the exhibition.
We wish all our; customers, staff, volunteers and the communities of Eastleigh and Fareham we serve, a very happy new year!
Looking back over 2019, we have done so much! Looking back to Shop Mobility collecting their service award from the mayor of Eastleigh, fast forward to moving to our temporary premises at 75 Leigh Road.
We have all worked hard to improve the lot of people in Fareham and Eastleigh through our community project support, volunteering, Eastleigh museum’s and Fareham’s shop outreach and Young Carers groups. Our transport appeal for funding for a new bus is almost at the point of being able to get one on the road and the day activity services are a fun and welcoming place to be.
Wishing all of you a very happy new year!
From all of us at One Community.
On Saturday the 14th of December, pop into Eastleigh Museum.
Between ten o’clock and midday you can make a Mini Christmas tree decoration. Bring your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and your friends kiddies as this is FREE of charge.
Stay with them and have a cuppa while you are waiting. There’s a really good coffee in there- arguably the best in Eastleigh.
You don’t even need to book, just come on in.
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On Saturday the 16th of November, our very own Santa came to Eastleigh Museum.
Here is the wonderful team who really made the day fabulous and the grotto inviting.
We had lots of families, with young and not so young come in to see us. It was a really lovely time of lights, fun and community.
If you would like to be a part of our team of volunteers at Eastleigh Museum or doing a range of different volunteering things, click HERE.
THE EASTLEIGH community reporter will be hosting weekly drop-in sessions, where you can come along and share your stories or events.
Daniel Vassie, who joined the Daily Echo last month, will be present in the information room of Eastleigh Museum every Monday from 12 until 1pm.
This is a chance for members of the Eastleigh community to visit the local reporter to make sure they are represented in the News.
This scheme has already been successful in Romsey, and we are hoping the same can be done for Eastleigh and the surrounding areas.
The museum is located at 25 High Street, Eastleigh and the weekly surgery starts on Monday November 4.
Hate Crime Awareness Week Event at Eastleigh Museum
It’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week 12-19 October and at Eastleigh Museum, Naomi from One Community, Hampshire Police and Chrysalis will be on hand to offer support and advice from 10am-2pm on Saturday and 10am-3pm Monday to Friday. There will be free activities. A confidential 1-2-1 room is available. Eastleigh Museum is a third party hate crime reporting centre, where people can seek support if they have been targeted because of their race, disability, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation. Phone 023 8064 1202 for further information.
Book Now for the
Community Christmas Tree Festival
23 November 2019-4 January 2020.
You are invited to participate in the 2019 Community Christmas tree festival by bringing along a “tree”, however you wish to interpret that, to represent your organisation. It’s a great way to promote your activities or recruit members/volunteers, as it attracts hundreds of visitors to the exhibition gallery at Eastleigh Museum, where the festival takes place, and information about your organisation is displayed next to your tree.
The theme this year is upcycling – also known as creative re-use: “The process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value.”
For a booking form please call 023 8090 2458 or email us on email@example.com. It is completely free to enter.
This week we have been having some amazing new volunteers, from the British Army no less!
Working on a One Community filming project, to be shown later this year, the soldiers have been out at our various locations. ShopMobility, Eastleigh Museum and Day Activity Centres have all had visits.
Today our chief executive Jean Roberts-Jones has been interviewed.
Our special employee, LBE the canine partner dog, gave them a very warm welcome!
Yes! The kiddies are home an within a day or two (if you’re lucky!) the terrible words ‘I’m BORED!’ ring out through your homes.
Our fabulous Young Carers team have got awesome activities over the summer already booked.
There’s a live concert band playing on Saturday 27th July in aid of One Community (at the Eastleigh bandstand, Leigh Road Park from 12-2.) bring a picnic and relax to the Riverside Band playing everyone from Disney film music through to ABBA and lots of variety in between.
There are things on in general, which we will talk you through at the end of this post. The top things mentioned first are on in the next few weeks and are generally FREE of charge.
For ALL One Community activities in the Eastleigh Museum we ask for at least one responsible adult to stay with the child or children you are bringing. We are told the coffee in the museum is the best in Eastleigh, so maybe buy one whilst you’re waiting for your creative genius’ to finish their wonderful work.
Eastleigh Museum is fully accessible for people who use mobility aids including wheelchairs. We have an accessible toilet & no steps. If you have a hidden disability and would like to come along, please contact us on 023 8064 3026 or email Naomi firstname.lastname@example.org so we can be accommodating to your needs to enable access to our activities.
‘Made for Making’ FREE family craft activities at Eastleigh Museum.
Friday 26 July & Monday 5 August. Sessions at 11am, 1pm & 3pm
FREE but please book your place by contacting Eastleigh Museum on 023 8064 3026 or pop in and book.
In these free family workshops, led by artist Jackie Rolls, children will use their practical and creative skills to turn everyday materials and recycled materials from Southampton’s scrap store into fun or useful items, just as Ford factory workers did with left over materials from the factory floor.
Friday 26th July: Make your own balloon powered vehicle
Monday 5th August: Create your own wind powered weathervane
The sessions are funded by Radian and supported by members of the Wide Lane Round About café’s craft group. All materials supplied.
On Thursday 1st August at 10-12 in Eastleigh Museum FREE lava lamp making.
On Thursday the 8th August 10-12 at Eastleigh Museum is cress growing. FREE of charge and you get delicious cress to go in your salads and sandwiches in a matter of days (fingers crossed!)
Rain cloud making on 22/8/2019 from 10-12 at Eastleigh Museum. FREE of charge.
Other things to do in the Eastleigh area in the summer holidays.
The library has a summer reading challenge and this year in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings- the theme is SPACE CHASE.
Under 18’s swim for free at the Places Leisure pool. All the summer holidays. Children must be accompanied. Monday-Friday 1-3. ALL under 8 year olds can swim for FREE in any session with a full paying adult.
Park Sport is running throughout the Eastleigh Borough. It is heavily subsidised so if not FREE places are low cost. They do get booked up fast but some sessions are still available.
Local schools are running clubs during the holidays and these are worth exploring, even if to give a couple of days respite for a small cost.
The Point in Eastleigh has a full summer program including outdoor events, some are FREE.
If your child has a disability you may be entitled to support getting a break and help finding the right provision for your circumstances. You need to contact Hampshire county council for this. The scheme Hampshire use for this is called ‘Gateway card‘.
There are lots of attractions and activities such as aquarium in Southsea, the royal naval dock yard in Portsmouth and Mary Rose, Go Ape (Alice Holt, Itchen valley country Park and others), Longdown Activity farm, Manor Farm, Marwell Zoo, Paulton’s Park, Hollywood Bowl, Hawk Conservancy, New Forest, Alpine Sports Centre, Alpaca walking, falconry, trampoline parks, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, cinema (the Vue have ‘mini mornings‘ at a considerable discount.)
Other things to think about are:
1) getting a Geocaching App on your phone to make a walk more interesting.
2) visit the outdoor water paddling pools.
3) enjoy a picnic at the country park.
4) catch the train to Bournemouth and have a day at the seaside.
5) further ideas below: