New events added

Lil’ Jimmy Reed & The Bob Hall Band, June 11, acoustic house concert in Emsworth

Don Gallardo, July 9 at Compton Parish Room

Hat Fitz & Cara, July 26 at Compton Parish Room

Blazin’ Fiddles, March 5 2020 at Emsworth Baptist Church

See the events page for further details

Live theatre comes to Emsworth

We are delighted to present Poisoned Beds, written by Greg Mosse and Lucy Flannery, with original live music by John Gleadall, on Wednesday 19 June at 7.30pm at Brook Hall. The 60 minute production is followed by a revealing post-show discussion. Further details on the Events page.

WemsFest SunFest 2019

We’re giving free sunflower seeds to every household in and around Emsworth. This is an enjoyable and colourful project that will help everyone to understand the importance of flowers to birds, bees, and our environment generally.

There will be a fun competition that will be judged at the Emsworth Horticultural Show on Monday 26 August at its new home outside Emsworth’s New Life Church. A prize will be awarded for the best picture of a sunflower grown from one of our seeds.

Please post your pictures on WemsFest’s Facebook page here. Feel free to post pictures of your sunflowers as they grow!

Seeds are available from the following shops in Emsworth and Westbourne:

Bookends, Citrus Flowers, Vin Wine Merchants, Emsworth Hardware, Westbourne Animal Feeds

Seeds are being provided to pupils at the following schools:

Emsworth Primary, Glenwood, St. James’, Southbourne, Thorney Island, Westbourne

Planting your sunflower seeds

Seeds can go straight into weed-free ground, or can be grown in a pot. They will do best in a sunny position

If planting in the ground, rake the soil so that it’s crumbly

Plant the seeds 12mm deep at least 45cm apart, or in separate pots

Protect against slugs and snails as shoots appear

Water regularly

Support the stem with a cane as the plant begins to grow

Please make sure that you only plant the seeds on your own property. Please do not plant them in any public places. Thanks.

Comedy at The Club !!

Following two very enjoyable comedy nights at Emsworth Sports & Social Club in January and March, we have added another night on Friday October 18, with more to come. Watch this space!


4th Emsworth Beer, Cider & Wine Festival

Friday 27 – Sunday 29 September 2019

The fourth Emsworth Beer, Cider and Wine Festival will be held in the Assembly Room at the Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, Emsworth PO10 7DD. Times can be found on the ‘Events’ page.

We plan to have around 30 cask-conditioned ales from near and far, including local brews and 2019 award winners. We also expect to have a range of ciders, wines, and organic apple juice.

Tickets are £10 (which they have been since we started) and  include programme, complimentary souvenir glass, and drinks tokens.  Live music is on Friday and Saturday nights courtesy of ‘Andy Beaumont’ on the piano !

We hope to find sponsors for all our barrels in 2019. Sponsorship costs £100 and for that you will receive 6 free tickets and advertising in our publicity material and at the venue. And of course, you’ll be helping to support a great local event. We’d love to hear from you if you are interested.