Hampshire Guitar Workshop - Lovedean - founded by Derek Hasted

Workshop's next concert

Bedhampton Guitar Concert 2004 - in aid of charity

The Guitar Workshop has played informal concerts for local charities
since 1989, raising up to £1000 a time!


Concert soundclips

Have a listen to some informal live recordings by visiting this page...

Ever played guitar with someone miles away? You can now!

Play the music Workshop plays

Every concert features new music that's been added to the Workshop Collection, together with many of Workshop's favourite pieces. You can share it!

Previous guitar concerts

In our first 35 years, we played one or two informal Concerts each year and donated the proceeds to charities.

Past concerts 2020-2022
53 Christmas 2022 for Young Lives vs Cancer
2021 cancelled due to Coronavirus
2020 cancelled due to Coronavirus
Past concerts 2010-2019
52 Christmas 2019 for Myeloma UK
51 Summer 2019 for the Daisy Garland
50 Christmas 2018 for Wessex Cancer Trust
49 Summer 2018 for Southampton Music Festival
48 Christmas 2017 for Naomi House Children's Hospice
47 Summer 2017 for the Samaritans
46 Christmas 2016 for the Mayor of Havant's Charity Appeal
45 Summer 2016 for the Charlotte Frances May Foundation
44 Christmas 2015 for the Rowans Hospice
43 Summer 2015 for the Mayor of Havant's Charity Appeal
42 Christmas 2014 for Cancer Research UK
41 Summer 2014 for Wessex Cancer Trust and Morelands Growing Places
40 Christmas 2013 for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
39 Summer 2013 Workshop's "silver celebration concert" for the Mayor of Havant's Charity Appeal
  Christmas 2012 cancelled - venue flooded
38 Summer 2012 for the Portsmouth Samaritans
37 Christmas 2011 for the Mayor of Havant's Appeal
36 Summer 2011 for Naomi House Children's Hospice
35 Christmas 2010 for Havant Women's Aid
34 Summer 2010 for The Macmillan Cancer Appeal
Past concerts 2000-2009
33 Christmas 2009 for The Mayor of Havant's Appeal
32 Summer 2009 21st birthday concert - for The Izabelle Evans Appeal
31 Christmas 2008 for ARC - Arthritis Research Campaign
30 Summer 2008 for The Bridge Church's Indian Orphanage Appeal
29 Christmas 2007 for St Andrew's Parish Hall Appeal
28 Summer 2007 for the Children's Friendship League (Hampshire)
27 Christmas 2006 for the Mayor of Havant's Charity Appeal
26 Summer 2006 for AFK - Action for Kids
25 Christmas 2005 for Diabetes UK and Special Olympics UK
24 Summer 2005 for PALS - Partnership for Active Leisure Scheme
23 Christmas 2004 for The Portsmouth & District Branch of The Alzheimer's Society
22 Summer 2004 for Headway Portsmouth and Wessex Kidney Patients' Association
21 Christmas 2003 for The Chernobyl Children's Lifeline - Portsmouth Link
20 Summer 2003 featured Workshop and hago in a Fund-Raising Concert for the Rowans Hospice
19 Christmas 2002 for The Rocky Appeal and The MRI Scanner Appeal
18 Summer 2002 for the PSP Association - read more by clicking on the link
17 Christmas 2001 Derek's "Silver Celebration Concert" for The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth's Appeal for Kidney Care
16 Summer 2001 for The Mayor Of Havant's Appeal
15 Christmas 2000 for Canine Partners for Independence and The Wessex Cancer Trust
14 Summer 2000 for The Portsmouth Samaritans and The Rheumatology Trust QA Hospital
Past concerts 1990-1999
13 Christmas 1999 for Headway Portsmouth, a charity devoted to the care of Head Injury victims
12 Summer 1999 for three different local appeals
11 Christmas 1998 raised £1200 for the local Breast Care Unit. Join with us - see, hear, read and play with us!
10 Spring 1998 10th Birthday of Workshop and 100th Birthday of a local hospital
9 Christmas 1997 for the Queen Alexandra Hospital's Phoropter Appeal
8 Christmas 1996 for Naomi House - the Wessex Children's Hospice
7 Christmas 1995 for St Wilfrid's Hospice and the National Asthma Campaign
6 Christmas 1994 for the local Macmillan Cancer Nurses
5 Christmas 1993 for the Rowans Hospice
4 Christmas 1992 for the Mayor of Havant's Appeal
3 Christmas 1991 was recorded and excerpts subsequently broadcast on local community radio
2 Christmas 1990 for ARMS - Action for Research into Multiple Sclerosis
Past concerts 1989
1 Christmas 1989 our first ever