1960’s Hair Lounge at Sheepfair

Do you have your Sixties outfit but are now wondered how to complete your look? Two local hairdressers passionate about hair, have teamed up to help bring the 1960’s to Overton on Saturday. Georgina and Emma will be opening up their salon on Winchester Street between 10am -4pm, booking is recommended.  You can get in touch with them on their …

Key times for your Sheepfair Sunday

To make sure you don’t miss anything pick up a copy of our souvenir programme from The Gallery or our Information Desk over the Weekend. But here are your key times for Sunday: 10AM: Sheepfair opens.   10.15AM: Combined Churches’ Service. Arena (In front of St Luke’s Hall, Winchester Street)   11.00AM: Entertainment starts at the Arena Stage, the Community …

Key times for your Sheepfair Saturday

To make sure you don’t miss anything pick up a copy of our souvenir programme from The Gallery or our Information Desk over the Weekend. But here are your key times for Saturday: 10AM: Sheep travel from the crossroads to St Lukes Hall – Please do stay out of the road to keep it clear for the Sheep! Keep your …

Sheepfair Raffle

Did you know that the Sheepfair raises money for local charities? To aid this we collect money during the Saturday parade and we also have a great raffle which will be drawn at 4pm on Sunday. Prizes are: £500 Cash £250 Cash Forest Holiday Ranger Activity for a family of 4, plus a pizza lunch in the Forest Retreat Forest …

Sheepfair Community Stage

Our Community Stage, sponsored by Parnell, Jordy & Harvey and Ben Hand Build can be found right in the middle of the action outside the Community Centre. Here is what is on each day Saturday:             Sunday:               For full details on all our acts please visit our Whats …

Overton Playgroup at the Sheepfair

At Overton Playgroup we are getting very excited preparing for the Sheepfair! Between 11-3pm on Saturday 16th July we will be opening up the garden at Yield House as our very own ‘Family Play Garden!’ There will be loads of attractions, including a Bouncy castle, Cake stall, Toy Tombola, Boat racing, refreshments and much more! Please come along with the whole family for …

Sixties costume advice

Are you still wondering what you should wear for our Sixties Sheepfair? Basingstoke shop, Vintage Treasures  offer their Top Tips for fashion in 1960’s In early 1960’s, with post-war rationing and austerity well behind us, London took its turn in leading the fashion pack! In 1964 American vogue even went as far as dedicating an issue to the ‘British Invasion’. …

The Queen’s Sheep

Local artist Louise Hight will be attending the Sheepfair this year with her publicly funded community project called, The Queen’s Sheep.   Louise will also be offering free art workshops where you can create your own sheep to take home. https://www.facebook.com/230781470314234/photos/a.531915933534118.1073741827.230781470314234/1105328276192878/?type=3&theater

A personal reflection of the 1960s

We hope that the Sheepfair weekend will bring back some great memories for people who were around to witness the Swinging Sixties. In this blog, past committee member Chris Penney gives an insight on his memories of the 1960s. If you were born between 1941 and 1956 (late ’42 in my case!) you can definitely claim to have been around …

Tupperware – Tupperware???!!!

Our very own Sheepfair Secretary Jane Anthony remembers an icon of the Sixties….. Inherited from my mother’s kitchen, the plastic box sits square and proud. No longer pristine, age and use have reduced its former glory to a decided off-white. But the lid still seals it well and airtight – my Tupperware container. Before the days of click lid lunch …