Wednesday 24 July – Friday 11 October
In the Sadler Gallery
A dual celebration of The Spring’s tenth anniversary and the wealth of local talent in Havant and the surrounding region!
Local artists, amateurs and enthusiasts will have submitted work, in all mediums, on the theme of ten and their work celebrated in this special exhibition in our main Sadler Gallery.
For more information on entering and how to do so, please see the documents attached.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the formation of Havant and Waterlooville FC, we are holding a special exhibition tracing the history of the Hawks.
Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have interviewed key players, staff and fans from the past two decades who have recalled the inevitable ups and downs of a non-league football club. The exhibition tells the story of the two original clubs Havant Town FC and Waterlooville FC and offers a season by season account of the Hawk’s exploits over the past two 20 years, including last year’s dramatic promotion to the National League, a feat that means the club is now playing at its highest ever level.
Artefacts on display include legendary striker James Taylor’s two caps when he played for the England semi-professional side in 2002 and defender Dan Strugnell’s medal from the Hawks’ title win last season.
Visitors can watch a short film telling the story of the club’s famous FA Cup run in 2007/08 when they played five times European champions Liverpool at Anfield in the fourth round. In addition, supporters can choose their own all-time Hawks’ eleven after watching a film in which chairman Derek Pope and fans Ade Oakley and Barry Gamblin pick their own greatest eleven players. There is also an opportunity to win Hawks’ merchandise by playing a fun Spot the Ball competition.
An hour long documentary film telling the full story of the Hawks will also be screened as part of the exhibition once it has premiered in the theatre on January 27th.
Book your place for the premiere here
Monday 1 April – Saturday 29 June
In the Mezzanine Gallery
The kitchen appliance manufacturer Kenwood moved its entire operation from Woking to Havant in 1962 and has been a major employer in the town ever since. Our exhibition will tell the story of Kenwood and the iconic products that helped spark a domestic revolution in Britain in the 1950s and 1960s. The exhibition will include a documentary film including interviews with former and current employees, who will tell stories about their working and social lives at Kenwood and track the way the company has developed since it first arrived in New Lane more than half a century ago.
Monday 22 July – Saturday 31 August
In the Mezzanine Gallery
In celebration of our The Spring’s tenth Birthday you’re invited to a very special party!
Make and post us a card, take part in party games, learn some fun Birthday facts and of course there will be cake!
This self-led, interactive exhibition is designed for children age 8 and under, and their families and is a free activity running throughout the summer holidays.