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Independent workshops

As well as holding our own events and workshops, The Spring is home to some vibrant, creative local businesses who hire rooms for their activities. For details and bookings, please use the contacts provided.


Body Control Pilates

Led by Gillian Burn

Relax, unwind and strengthen your body. Pilates helps to strengthen and tone muscles, improve posture, balance and flexibility and helps you have a longer, leaner and stronger body.

Intermediate Class

Wednesdays, 11.30am - 12.30pm  

6 November – 18 December

15 January – 12 February

26 February – 1 April

Beginners Class

If you want to see how Pilates can help you feel better by creating a longer, leaner and stronger body – join us for a new class starting Wednesday 15 January, 1 – 2pm, ideally suited for people new to pilates – all equipment is provided  

Wednesdays, 1pm - 2pm

15 January - 12 February

Numbers are limited to enable individual attention
All equipment (mats etc) is provided
Gillian trained with the Body Control Pilates Academy and has been teaching for over 15 years

For more information, please contact Gillian on 07831 526531 or email

Wednesdays, 11.30am - 12.30pm
Wednesdays, 1pm-2pm


22 January – 12 February and 26 February – 1 April Ages 10 - 19

Rock School is a place where you can meet people with similar interests and musicians of all calibres. It is a laid back, chilled environment where everyone is welcome. Learn to play a new instrument, write songs and lay down tracks in the studio. Rockschool is run by Music Fusion, a charity delivering music projects in Havant and the surrounding region.

Ages 10 - 19

For more information please email

Wednesdays, 4.30 - 6.30pm

Malcolm Sargent

Presented by the Elgar Society Southern Branch Free

Malcolm Sargent
Malcolm Sargent, nicknamed “Flash Harry” because of his immaculate appearance, was disliked by orchestral players but endeared to concertgoers. He began his career as an organist and choirmaster. Sargent was chief conductor of the BBC Proms from 1948 until his death in 1967. One of his finest recordings in 1945 was Elgar’s “Dream of Gerontius”. Andrew Keener, a classical recording producer, will discuss Sargent’s life and career.

For further information, please contact Mrs. Wendy Wiseman, Branch Secretary on 01590 626516 or email


Saturday 12 October, 2pm

Handmade in Portchester


Saturday 9 November, 1pm - 4pm 

In the Garden Room


Offering an exclusive range of high quality gifts, at reasonable prices, local artists will be displaying their handmade works and offering a chance to pick up some Christmas presents.

Saturday 9 November

Inspirational Room Designs

Fiona Bell £85

Thursday 12 September, 11.30am - 4.30pm

Join interior designer and tutor Fiona Bell for this fun, engaging workshop exploring how to use colour, pattern and texture in your home. With valuable insider tips, you will be supported to gain the confidence to bring your design ideas to life. Bring photographs of your room, take home a mood board, colour scheme and fabric swatches. Materials provided. 

For tickets email


My Family Tree


Saturday 14 September, 10am – 12noon

Drop-in activity for accompanied children


I expect you see your nanna and your grandpa all the time. Do you know when and where they were born? What do you know about THEIR parents? Do you have any photographs? Maybe there was someone who fought in WW1 or WW2. This is all your family history, and you can record it in a family tree.


We will help you to create an A3 poster where you can stick photographs and write details of family members. We will provide glue, paper, examples, and help with layouts.


This is a free activity provided by Friends of Havant Cemeteries in connection with their HLF Lottery Grant.


The Elgar Society Southern Branch

Saturday 29 February, 2pm
It's The Only Wish I've Got

Looking at the role of the National Trust in safeguarding ‘The Firs’, Elgar’s birthplace at Broadheath. One of Elgar’s last wishes was that the little cottage would be preserved for the nation and he wrote to a friend; ‘It’s the only wish I’ve got…’ Joe Tierney, a member of staff, will discuss the role of the Trust in caring for ‘The Firs’ collection and engaging with the public and the wider community. 


Saturday 18 April, 2pm
Adrian Boult

Adrian Brown returns to us after his insightful look at ‘The Spirit of England’ in 2018. Adrian presents a portrait of his conducting mentor, Sir Adrian Boult. Boult was, of course, a first-class Elgar conductor, but he also championed much other music, including works that were considered ‘difficult’ and ‘modern’. Adrian will provide many fascinating insights into Boult’s musical philosophy, technique and working relationships.   


For further information, please contact Mrs. Wendy Wiseman, Branch Secretary on 01590 626516 or email