St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery

Our building is closed until July 2017
for a major renovation

To talk to the St Barbe team call 01590 676969

For tourist information call 01590 675586

Talk: Hengistbury Head - Stone Age to Selfridge

Talk: Hengistbury Head - Stone Age to Selfridge

Starts: May 5 - 7:00pm
Ends: May 5 - 9:00pm

Steve Roberts, historian and author, will talk about
the rich history of Hengistbury Head from the Stone
Age finds to modern times. And from Charles Rolls of
Rolls-Royce to Harry Selfridge (‘Mr Selfridge’). He will
also cover other aspects of the Head’s existence,
including its name, tourism, nature, landmarks and
the very future of the Head.
Lymington Community Centre
Refreshments 7:00pm Talk 7:30pm Non-members £5


Lymington Open Gardens

Lymington Open Gardens

Starts: May 14 - 2:00pm
Ends: May 14 - 6:00pm

The 5th Open Gardens Sunday organised by Friends
of St Barbe.
Entry by programme (£6) in advance (from Beagley Room, Lymington Centre) or on the day at any garden.

Here’s a list of participating gardens:
Moore Blatch Solicitors
48 High Street
SO41 9ZQ
Maintained by Ian Perry

Little Foxes
49 Church Lane
SO41 3RA
Judy & Bob McConnell

Mariners
15 Waterford Lane
SO41 3PT
David Rule & Sandra Leary

Broadcroft
28 Broad Lane
SO41 3QP
Billy & Heather Howard

58 High Street
SO41 9AH
Miranda & James McWhirter
Maintained by J Rea

2 Grosvenor Gardens SO41 9NS
Penny & Michael Witherick

4 Grosvenor Gardens
SO41 9NS
Martyn & Marlene Kemp

The Garden House
7 Grosvenor Gardens
SO41 9NS
Libby Kirkman

The United Reformed Church
High Street
SO41 9AG
John Wiseman

The Chantry
Hollywood Lane
SO41 9HD
Daphne & Ivor Johnston

Hollywood Cottage
Hollywood Lane
SO41 9HD
David & Barbara Marklew

37 Highfield Road
SO41 9JH
Robert & Glynis Payne

Rothesay
39 Highfield Road
SO41 9JH
Rosemary & Ian Macintyre

54 Highfield Road
SO41 9JX
Jane Smith

17 Ambleside Road
SO41 3QS
Shirley Foster

Albany House
3 Highfield
SO41 9GB
Kitty & Simon van Hagen
Maintained by Tim Woodford


Talk: Calshot: A Place in Time

Talk: Calshot: A Place in Time

Starts: June 2 - 7:00pm
Ends: June 2 - 9:00pm

Colin van Geffen will examine the history of Calshot
Castle and the Spit, from Saxon times to the present
including its use by the Army, Navy, Air Force and
Coastguard in peacetime and at war. Pirates,
smugglers, ship-wrecks, submarines and much more…
Do you think you know about Calshot? You’ll be
surprised!!
Lymington Community Centre
Refreshments 7:00pm Talk 7:30pm Non-members £5


Talk: The Diary of an Elizabethan Impresario

Talk: The Diary of an Elizabethan Impresario

Starts: July 7 - 7:00pm
Ends: July 7 - 9:00pm

Dr Emma Jolly will give a talk drawing on the
contents of the most important document about
Elizabethan theatres, Philip Henslowe’s Diary, which is
a collection of memoranda and records, from
payments to writers to the purchase of expensive
costumes and stage properties incuding a ‘dragon’ for
a production of Doctor Faustus. Emma will cover
money boxes to bear-baiting and playwrights to
horoscopes and a bit more…
Lymington Community Centre
Refreshments 7:00pm Talk 7:30pm Non-members £5


Fish and Chips Quiz

Fish and Chips Quiz

Starts: September 1 - 7:00pm
Ends: September 1 - 9:30pm

Annual informal quiz evening for
‘Friends’ and friends of ‘Friends’
Choice of fish, chicken or vegetarian option and chips.
Remember to bring your own drinks and glasses
Tickets £10 members, £12 guests
from St Barbe Museum Shop
Book your place and meal choice by Friday 25th August
Lymington Community Centre 7:00pm – 9:30pm
(Note start time)


Talk: Ascension - An Island of Contrasts

Talk: Ascension - An Island of Contrasts

Starts: October 7 - 7:00pm
Ends: October 7 - 9:00pm

Rosalyn Goulding, who is the Collections and
Engagement Manager at St Barbe Museum, was
based on Ascension Island for for six weeks in 2014
when she was employed by the Ascension Island
Heritage Society to modernise their museum. Lying
about halfway between Africa and South America, this
strange yet fascinating isolated volcanic island has a
significance belied by its small size and isolated
location. Rosalyn will talk about the history of
Ascension Island and its role in the modern world.
Lymington Community Centre
Refreshments 7:00pm Talk 7:30pm Non-members £5


Talk: Art of World War II John Noott Collection

Talk: Art of World War II John Noott Collection

Starts: November 3 - 7:00pm
Ends: November 3 - 9:00pm

Steve Marshall will give an introduction to the
St Barbe Gallery exhibition of paintings from the
John Noott Collection. The collection now numbers
well over a hundred paintings, prints and posters by
famous and lesser known artists including Felix
Topolski, Eduardo Paolozzi, Edward Seago, Alan
Sorrell, Ruskin Spear, Jack Chalker, Montague
Dawson and Sir William Rothenstein. There are rarely
seen portrayals of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, the
Blitz, life on the Home Front, the war at sea and in
the air, the battlefronts in Africa, Europe and the Far
East and the aftermath of this global tragedy
Lymington Community Centre
Refreshments 7:00pm Talk 7:30pm Non-members £5


Friends Christmas Reception in the new St Barbe Gallery

Friends Christmas Reception in the new St Barbe Gallery

Starts: December 8 - 6:00pm
Ends: December 8 - 7:30pm

As well as mulled wine and nibbles there will be an
opportunity to view a selection of recent acquisitions.
Mark Tomlinson, the Director, will give an update on
developments and forthcoming events for 2018.
Recommended donation £5 at the door
St Barbe Museum and Gallery – 6:00pm to 7:30pm