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  • New Forest Tourism Association
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Story-telling, Thu 15 Jun 2017, £11-£12



Romany storyteller and historian Peter Ingram shares stories, songs and anecdotes from Gypsy life. Peter will also demonstrate traditional Jig Dolls and the Romany crafts.

The Hither Side of the Hedge celebrates folk song collector, author and artist Alice Gillington (1863 -1934) using her own words as well as traditional Hampshire songs and dances she collected from Gypsy families in Southampton and the New Forest. Expect readings, poems, songs and step dancing from Jigfoot musicians with Jo and Simon Harmer and the inimitable Peter Ingram.

This event is part of the New Forest Arts Festival 2017

Disabled toilets

Disabled accessGuided tours mandatoryFacilities for hearing impaired

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 15 Jun 2017 19:30


£12, £11 concs

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Forest Arts Centre

01425 612393


Old Milton Road,
New Milton,
BH25 6DS



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Map reference: NE 240440  Lat: 50.74871 Long: -1.66117


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours mandatoryGuided tours mandatory
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesRamp


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 1
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • Light refreshments only, including gluten free cakes.