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The Prairie Hearts and Fire in the Meadow

We have recently made changes to our booking system to ensure the safety of all our visitors. See below for our booking policy and please call the box office on 01425 612393 with any queries.

Our new regular Friday music nights are an opportunity to enjoy some of the best of what our region has to offer,from the very local to those from only slightly further afield. With sometimes one, two or three acts on the schedule, and presented in a safe and friendly environment, we hope that you’ll enjoy the company long standing Forest Arts favourites or find something new to love. This week's line up features...

The Prairie Hearts

The Prairie Hearts are a group of friends who came together to indulge their love of Roots, Country and Americana music. Despite being from Hampshire in the South of the UK, they find there's a common thread in the stories and characters of these old songs that transcend time and national boundaries. So, the notion of a British country band doesn't seem so strange! And there are new stories waiting to be told - many of the songs The Prairie Hearts play are their own original compositions. Some (but not all) involve cowboys, spittoons and broken hearts...

Richard "Ched" Chase – vocals, guitar

Chris Gatland - guitar, dobro, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, vocals

Deborah Gatland - fiddle

Steve Powell - bass

Fire in the Meadow

High energy performances that will take you back in time, blending youthful creativity with tradition" Comprised of three young musicians from the south coast Fire in the meadow takes folk music from English Irish and American traditions and offers a unique sound world you won't want to miss out on.

Event: Friday 23 October, 7.30pm

Tickets: £10

Buy tickets for The Prairie Hearts and Fire in the Meadow at Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!

Booking Policy

Online purchases are possible for single and double seats only: groups of three and four seats can be purchased by phoning us on 01425 612393. Two, three and four seat groups must belong to the same household or support bubble.

Staying Safe

To help keep everyone safe, we’ve made some changes at Forest Arts Centre. We have introduced a number of measures in line with government guidelines to help manage our visitor numbers and ensure we maintain social distancing to protect you, our staff and volunteers. You can find out what we are doing at Forest Arts Centre here. More information is available in our FAQs. Please note that face coverings are required when in the cafe and theatre areas of the centre. Please email forest.arts@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk if you have any enquiries.

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