Events Guide – Winchester Today

Events Guide – Winchester Today

Here is a list of some of the things happening in Winchester and beyond. You can keep us up to date on the Events Guide by posting brochures and leaflets to Winchester Today, Suite 123, 80 High Street, Winchester, SO23 9AT, send it to or text the information to us on 07427 417387 – for free. ::

Events Guide – Winchester Today – August 2016

Rachel Gover brings together the best of what’s on in Winchester, near to Winchester and far across the rest of Hampshire! And even South Wiltshire, Berkshire and Surrey too… Publicise your event – free – by dropping a line to


16th, 23rd, 30th August – Make and Take Tuesdays – Drop into the Mill for a range of fun family crafts, something different each week! Whitchurch Silk Mill. 10.30am- 12.30pm. £1 per child, no booking needed.

Until 12th October 2016 – Wednesday Afternoon Special Tours, Winchester Cathedral, Winchester. 10.30am / 1.30pm. Tours are FREE, General Admission Applies

Monday 1st – 31st. Children’s Summer Holiday Trail. Big Theme, Royal Blood. Winchester Cathedral, Winchester. Times Vary, Cathedral Admission Applies

Until Sat 20th. CATS. The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton. 7.30pm. Price range from £25 – £44.50

Monday 15th- Friday 19th August – 10am – 5pm Elevate Integrate Summerschool – Dance summer school led by Stopgap dance company. Suitable for young people 14-25 including people with disability. Cost £110. For more information visit

Tuesday 16th. Lunchtime performance by Claire Jones (harp). Winchester Cathedral, Winchester. 1pm-2pm. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

Tuesday 16th. RSC Live: King Lear. Anthony Sher returns to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare. Kings Theatre, Southsea, Portsmouth. 7pm. Tickets available at

Tuesday 16th. Summer Holiday Nature Detectives. Lepe Country Park, Beaulieu, Hampshire. 1pm – 3pm. £4 per child

Tuesday 16th. Winchester Ghost Walk. Royal Oak Passage, Winchester. 8.30 – 9.30pm. £6

Wednesday 17th. Fireman Sam Visit at Finkley Down Farm, Andover. 11.15am, every hour until 3.15pm. FREE. Admission Applies

Wednesday 17th. The Lion King – Mask ad Movement Workshop. The Lights, Andover. 9.30am. £10

Friday 19th. The Simon and Garfunkel Story. The Brook, Southampton. 8pm. £16 in advance, £18 on the door

Friday 19th. Sky Dining with Stephanie Moon. Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth. Time TBC. £80 per person.

Friday 19th. Murder Mystery Evening at the Langstone Hotel, Northney Road, Hayling Island. Including Three Course Meal and Entertainment. Time TBC. £30

Friday 19th. SS Shieldhall – Bournemouth Air Festival. Eastern Docks, Gate 4. Southampton. 10am – 7pm. £42 Adult. £10 Children

Saturday 20th. SS Shieldhall – Bournemouth Air Festival. Eastern Docks, Gate 4. Southampton. 10am – 7pm. £48 Adult. £20 Children

Saturday 20th. Emsworth Farmers’ Market. South Street Car Park, Emsworth. 10am – 1pm. FREE

Saturday 20th. Family Summers End Picnic at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Jermyns Lane, Romsey. 6.15 – 9pm. £17.95 Adult. £10 Child

Saturday 20th. Hampshire Pet Fair. Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Portsmouth. 10am -4pm. £3 Adult, £2 Child

Saturday 20th. Jazz Saturday at Hinton Ampner, Alresford. Time TBC, FREE. Normal Admission Applies.

Saturday 20th. Bestival Bandstand Takeover. The Bandstand, Southsea, Portsmouth. 1pm – 4pm. FREE

Saturday 20th. Record and CD Fair. The Lights, Andover. 10am – 4pm. FREE

Saturday 20th. Maetloaf – Europe’s biggest tribute act to Meatloaf. The Brook, Southampton. 8pm. £12 in advance, £14 on the door

Saturday 20th. Summer Pool Party, Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity, Christchurch. 1pm – 6pm. £5

Saturday 20th 21st. Cheese and Chilli Festival, North Walls, Winchester. 10am – 5pm. £5

Sunday 21st. The Three Sillies. Puppetry, clown and original folk songs, an interactive theatre experience. The Whitchurch Silk Mill. 10.30am, 12pm, 2.30pm. £6.50pp or £25 for a family ticket (max 3 children) Tickets can be purchased online –

Sunday 21st. Family Olympics Day, Avon Tyrrell, Christchurch. 10.30am – 3pm. £5

Sunday 21st. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Palmerstone Road, Southsea. 10am – 4pm. FREE

Sunday 21st. Supercar Showdown at Beaulieu, National Motor Museum, Brockenhurst. 10am – 6pm. Tickets available here –

Monday 22nd. Hampshire County Youth Centre, Nuffield Theatre, Southampton. Visit for all activities

Monday 22nd. Memory Cafe. A series of monthly meetings for people living with dementia and their carers. Corn Exchange, Newbury. 10.30am. FREE

Monday 22nd – 26th Kings Theatre Award Summer Arts School, Portsmouth. 10am – 4pm. Ages 11-16. Book tickets here –

Tuesday 23rd. Lunchtime performance by Nicola Hands (oboe/Cor Anglais).Winchester Cathedral, Winchester. 1pm – 2pm. Admission is free but a retiring collection will be taken to help defray costs.

Tuesday 23rd – 25th. Summer Forest School, Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle. 9am – 3.30pm. £30 per child, per day

Tueday 23rd/ 25th. A Tudor Wedding, Winchester City Mill, Winchester. 11.30am – 2pm. Normal Admission Applies. Book in advance to avoid disappointment

Wednesday 24th. England v Pakistan ODI 2016 at The Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, Southampton. 2pm start. £40 Adult, £15 Under 17

Wednesday 24th – 27th. Guys and Dolls, RicNic. Community Event. Theatre Royal, Winchester. 7.30pm. £14, Concessions £10

Thursday 25th – 30th. Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society Annual Exhibition. Festival Hall, Petersfield. Times Vary. FREE

Friday 26th. The ZZ Tops – The ZZ Top Tribute Show. The Brook, Southampton. 8pm. £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Friday 26th. WW1 Tour with Cream Tea. Winchester Cathedral, Winchester. 2pm. £12.50

Friday 26th – 28th. Carfest South for BBC Children in Need. Laverstoke Farm, Basingstoke. Visit for all information

Friday 26th – 29th. Fairthorne Family Festival, Fairthorne Manor, Southampton. Visit for all information

Saturday 27th. Antique and Collectibles Market. Palmerstone Road, Southsea. 10am – 4pm. FREE

Saturday 27th. The Riddle at Casino Royale – Murder Mystery Dining Event. Including a set three-course meal with coffee and chocolate. The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton. 7.30pm. £59 per person

Saturday 27th – 28th. Victorious Festival. Southsea Seafront, Portsmouth. Times Vary. £32.40 Adult, £7.56 Child

Saturday 27th – 29th. Petersfield Summer Festival, Bank Holiday. The Square, Petersfield. FREE

Sunday 28th. Graze Festival. Hazeley Road, Winchester. Times Vary. Tickets Available at –

Monday 29th. Bank Holiday Organ Recital. A performance by George Castle, Assistant Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral. 4pm. £10, available from Cathedral Box Office

Monday 29th – 2nd September Summer Dance Week for Adults! New Greenham Arts Auditorium, Newbury. Age 19+. 7pm. £70 for the week

Monday 29th – 2nd September NCDC Summer Dance Week. New Greenham Auditorium, Newbury. Aged 9-18. 10am – 4pm. £125 for 5 days. £94 if additional siblings booked in same transaction. Book here –