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New Season Autumn 19

New Season Autumn 19 15 July 2019


You may have noticed that we have changed a few things about the way we look. We have just unveiled our refreshed branding. We hope you like it!

The Autumn season at The Spring is live!

See the brochure online here…

Our Open day in October: Jump In!

There’ll be taster sessions in ballroom and Latin dance classes, theatre for all ages, comedy from Frisky and Mannish, retro music from The Spitfire Sisters and Mitch Benn from Radio 4’s The Now Show will be in the Harrison Room.

The Spring will be taking its new look on the road this autumn with its annual library tour on 7-10 October with an interactive Book Club for Super Spies. The show features puppetry and songs as well as clues and riddles to solve and is designed for 5-8 year olds. 

In honour of its anniversary, The Spring has curated a ‘Birth Day’ festival on Friday 11 October which will feature a range of events celebrating the story of birth and acknowledging the trauma and wonder of the experience.

Performances include the theatre show, Wild, a humorous look at the language of birth that includes music, comedy, bold talking and glitter as it covers birth, trauma and post-natal illness.

The Birth Day festival will be headlined by poet and spoken word artist Hollie McNish, and will include work from her award-winning collection about motherhood and parenting, ‘Nobody Told Me’.

Ghosts and a goose on Hallowe’en

On All Hallows’ Eve, we’re bringing you The Monster and Mary Shelley. It’s an atmospheric and moving story of how the author’s life was changed for ever when she was challenged to write a ghost story.

This spookily special evening also features a heritage talk about Hampshire Ghosts and The Goose and the Crow, who perform for free for ticket holders of the above two events.

The Spring’s Christmas show is Otto and The Robin. It’s a heart-warming tale about friendship and learning to be a little more bold.
Original music, live songs, beautiful puppetry and gentle interacting make this a wonderful way to celebrate the festive season with family.
Cutting edge video installation

And as a way of further celebrating both the past and the future we’ve got some cutting edge artists bringing a much-anticipated exhibition to The Spring. Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer, who are based in Portsmouth but are internationally recognised artists, have created Wellspring, an immersive video installation which celebrates the natural springs for which Havant is famous.

Wellspring takes an extraordinary look at the process of water moving over and through chalk and other materials, filmed in extreme slow motion on a high speed camera, to create a unique sculptural landscape. Water remains an important element of the area’s character – that’s why we reflected it in our use of colour and the active nature of the new design.

So Wellspring is the perfect tenth birthday present for The Spring. This, and our new look, means we are facing the future with growing confidence.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in this packed season!

See you soon!