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Events (September - October 2018)

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4th – 23rd September: Mayflower Park Town Quay, Southampton

Southampton Boat Show

10am – 6.30pm

The most significant marine event hits the South Coast this September. The show offers a fun-filled, action-packed day out for families or individuals.


5th – 9th September, Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral Flower Festival 9am – 7pm

Winchester Cathedral Flower Festival returns! A stunning array of flower arrangements inspired by the magnificent Winchester Bible. Standard entry £12 Groups 15+ & NAFAS entry £10, children 16 and under. Free entry after 4 pm. For more information visit:


6th September: Petersfield, GU31 5SP

Butser Hill Challenge

The course is run on the grassy slopes of Butser Hill. The event has a whole morning of Junior events (1k, 2k and 3k) for school years 3-11 at 9.50am. 5 mile senior race at 12:30 pm. For more information visit: www.runevents.org.


8th September: 4 The Old, Carthouses, Romsey

The Romsey Show  8am – 6pm

The Romsey Show is a traditional country event. It is organised by the Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show Society. Each year, the show has a wonderful turnout of cattle, sheep, horses and donkeys, totally over 1,000 exhibitors. For more information visit: www.romseyshow.co.uk.


7th – 9th September: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex

Goodwood Revival

7am – 10pm

A three-day festival is celebrating the halcyon days of motor racing with the accompanying glamour of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. For more information visit: www.goodwood.com.


Sunday 9th September, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD

New Theatre Royal


After its successful season of Madama Butterfly and Tosca last year, Russian State Opera returns to delight you with the powerful and dramatic production of Carmen. Feel the thrill of fiery passion, jealousy and violence of 19th-century Seville in Bizet’s most popular opera. To book call 02392649000 or book online at www.newtheatreroyal.com


13th – 16th September, Winchester Heritage Centre, 32 Upper Brook Street Winchester.

Heritage Open Day

10am – 10pm

The Heritage Open Day is a wonderful day out. There are guided walks, workshops, pop-up performances, exhibitions, living history and spoken word events along with family friendly activities. For more information visit


21st of September, Jane Austen’s House Museum, Alton, GU34 1SD

Guided Walk in Jane Austen’s Footsteps

10.30am – 12pm

Walk in Jane’s footsteps and find out more about the village in which she lived. Throughout the walk, short readings from Austen’s letters and novels will bring her world to life. Tickets are £10.00 plus booking fee. To purchase visit:


28th of September, Butser Ancient Farm Chalton Lane, Chalton

Mead and Moonlight Evening


Make merry in our Saxon long house after an atmospheric moon and lantern-lit journey through the farm sampling a variety of meads on your way. Travel from Neolithic long-house via Iron-age roundhouse and Roman villa before culminating your journey in the Chalton Saxon house. The evening will end with a talk and demonstration by Mike Wagstaff from Chalice mead on the magic of mead making with a chance to enjoy more of your favourite mead infusions. £20.00 per head. For more information visit www.butserancientfarm.co.uk.

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5th October, Portsmouth, The Royal Maritime Club, 78-80 Queen Street, Portsmouth PO1 3HS.

Motown Evening


The Royal Maritime Club has a Motown Evening on 5th October at 7pm. Includes Motown Band, DJ, Hot Supper and a Raffle that would raise funds for QA Hospitals Renal Department. Tickets cost £28, for more info and tickets contact Jackie.cheeseman@porthosp.nhs.co.uk,
Claire.Whitehall@porthosp.co.uk, or call 07976 397725.


5th – 7th of October, Theatre Royal Winchester

Winchester Poetry Festival

Seventeen sixth form pupils from five Winchester schools have been inspired to write poetry under the expert guidance of Hampshire Poet 2018 Robyn Bolam. For more information and times visit: www.winchesterpoetryfestival.org


10th October: St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton Football Club, Brittania Road, Southampton.

Haven’t the Foggiest Quiz

Haven’t the Foggiest Quiz night returns, in support of Breast Cancer Haven. Hosted by resident Quizmaster and Outnumbered star, Hugh Dennis. Gather a team of ten for this event at to St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton which promises to be a hilarious evening of banter, brain teasers and beverages. Regular ticket price: £400 for a table of ten. Price includes a hot meal. Please get your tickets here: www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk/Event/havent-the-foggiest-quiz.


Friday, 12th October: Holiday Inn Winchester

Comedy, Nostalgia and Drama at the Holiday Inn Winchester

6pm – 11pm

The 4-star Holiday Inn Winchester’s season of entertainment will launch with ‘Fabulous? Absolutely’. The tribute will bring all the drama and comedy of the much-loved TV series into the hotel, while guests enjoy a three-course meal, created by the hotel’s AA Rosette Award winning team, tickets £36 per person. For more information call 01962 670700 or visit www.hiwinchester.co.uk.


Sunday 14 October: Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Breast Comedy Night Ever! 


The Breast Comedy Night Ever returns in support of Breast Cancer Haven. With James Alderson, and comedy from Zoe Lyons, Larry Dean and more, tickets can be purchased for £14.95 via the Ferneham Hall website and box office: www.fernehamhall.co.uk.


21st October, Portsmouth

The Great South Run

9am – 3pm

The world’s premier 10-mile running event is returning to Portsmouth! The route will take runners past some of Portsmouth’s best scenery, including the Spinnaker Tower, Southsea Seafront and through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. For more information visit:


21st October, 24 Albert Road, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 2QJ

Swan Lake, The Nutcraker at the Kings Theatre


The Russian state Ballet and Opera House presents Swan Lake, The Nutcraker at the Kings Theatre at 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm. To book tickets call: 02392 828 382 or book online at: www.kingsportsmouth.co.uk.


25th October & 26th October: Churcher’s College, Ramshill, Petersfield

Save the Children Gift Fair

The Petersfield Branch of STC are hosting their annual Gift Fair at Churchers College. Come along and get a first look at the wonderful selection of jewellery, homewares and decorative items, luxury fashion and many other fabulous items. For more information and times visit: www.petersfield-savethechildren.co.uk


27th October, New Forest

Beaulieu Firework Spectacular

7.30 pm

One of the largest fireworks displays in the South choreographed to music with a range of entertainment for the whole family.
For more information visit: www.beaulieu.co.uk