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Events (January - February 2018)

Left Photo: Southern Shores exhibition, Air-Sea Rescue Launch D Type, 1943, Stephen Bone © Southampton City Art Gallery.
Middle image: A Remarkable Man, Winchester Discovery Centre, Photo © Ian Macdonald, Right image: Alton Winter Beer Festival.

 

January 

Friday 12th January, Portsmouth Guildhall, from 6pm
THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY
Following its West End success at the Leicester Square Theatre, London, the show is currently the biggest and most successful folk / rock sensation Simon and Garfunkel. Featuring seasoned West End leading man Greg Clarke and a full cast of talented actor- musicians, ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ takes you back through the ‘groovy’ times of the 1960s. Tickets from £22.50
02393 870200 | www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

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From Saturday 13th January. Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road, Gosport, various times
SOUTHERN SHORES

An exhibition bringing together marine-themes works from the outstanding collection of Southampton City Art Gallery to celebrate the shores of the south we inhabit. The selection of paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, includes works by Richard Eurich, Spencer Gore and C.R.W. Nevinson.
Call 02392 501957 | hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

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Friday 19th January, The Langstone Hotel, Hayling Island
ONLY FOOLS AND 3 COURSES

The dinner event of the year which combines fine food and comedy action, served up Only Fools and Horses style. Expect and evening of chaos and mayhem with extra large portions of comedy. Box office: 0333 666 3366. 

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From Saturday 20th January. Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, all day.
A REMARKABLE MAN

Through the words of those who knew David Brown and his exceptional contribution to the arts, this is the intriguing story of a remarkable man, collector and curator. Call 01962 873603. Admission free.

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Sunday 21st January, Lainston House Hotel, Winchester, 9:30am to 1:30pm
SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS USING FISH
It’s your turn to master slicing and dicing your way to better home cooking at Lainston House Hotel’s Season Cookery School. The courses can vary in price. For more information call 01962 776088.

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Sunday 21st January, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, 10am
WINTER I SPY
Spot the signs of winter in the Gardens, look out for the colourful berries and smell the scented flowers.
www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/hilliergardens | 01794 369318

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Friday 26th January, Portsmouth
BURNS NIGHT ABOARD HMS WARRIOR 1860

Join the team aboard for this special celebration of Scotland’s most famous Bard. With traditional fayre and entertainment throughout the evening will finish with a Ceilidh band on the Officer’s Half Deck. £70 per person.
02392 778610 | specialevents@hmswarrior.org

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Monday 29th January, Portsmouth Guildhall, doors open 7pm
PORTSMOUTH CHAMBER MUSIC: ENSEMBLE 360
Ensemble 360 have quickly gained an enviable reputation across the UK not only for the quality of their playing, but also for their flexibility in orchestration and repertoire. Tickets from £16.
For further information: music@port.ac.uk or call 0239284302

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February

2nd to 4th February, Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield, 10:30am to 5pm
PENMAN’S ANTIQUE FAIR
Almost all the exhibitors are regulars, so maintain high standards and a good balance of disciplines. Jewellery is particularly popular in Petersfield, so the fayre usually has 5 jewellers.
01886 833091 | Email info@penman-fairs.co.uk

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Saturday 3rd February, Winchester Guildhall, 7pm
QUIZ NIGHT WITH MAYOR OF WINCHESTER
The annual event will be hosted by Kevin Ashman promising to be an entertaining evening. The mayor and their team will be there determined not to be beaten! Nibbles and bar available. £12 per person.
01962 848259.

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5th – 11th February, Jewry Street, Winchester
WINCHESTER COCKTAIL WEEK

The event is an opportunity to sample the best of Winchester’s cocktail scene. For just £15 your wristband will gain you access to incredible deals, exciting cocktails and fascinating masterclasses right across the city.
Winchestercocktailweek.co.uk

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Wednesday 7th February to Saturday 3rd March, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, City Studio 144, 7:30pm. 
Thursday 8th February, The Kings Theatre, Southsea,
7:30pm
BUBLE MEETS SINATRA: THE SHOWDOWN!
Fans should prepare to be wowed by an exhilarating show that sees Sinatra transported from his trilby-wearing prime in the mid-1950s to meet the ultimate contender for his crown, Canadian megastar Michael Buble. The show’s ‘Buble’ (Kai McKenzie) is seen and approved by Michael Buble himself.
Box office: 02392 828282 | kingsportsmouth.co.uk

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9th, 10th and 11th February, Alresford
PRE-SPRING STEAM GALA ON THE WATERCRESS LINE

Join in with the nostalgic event commemorating 50 years since the end of BR steam.
01962 733810. www.watercressline.co.uk

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Saturday 10th to Wednesday 28th February, Basingstoke, 10am to 5pm
THE LOST TAPESTRIES AT THE VYNE
On this family trail, help recover and fit together jigsaw pieces of oriental tapestries hidden in nooks and crannies across the grounds. No booking required. Suggested donation. 01256 883 858

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Wednesday 14th February, Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, from 7pm  
VALENTINES COMEDY SPECIAL WITH STEPHEN BAILEY

Stephen is a regular at comedy clubs all over the UK, but you may recognise him from a variety of TV and radio shows. Tickets are between £15 and £32.50.
Book online at spinnakertower.co.uk. Call 02392 857520

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Friday 16th February, Portsmouth Guildhall, 7:30pm
BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND MONSTERS 
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra returns to Portsmouth Guildhall, this time featuring music from films with monsters galore.
0844 847 2362 | portsmouthguildhall.org.uk | Price range £17 - £32, including booking fee and levy.

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Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February, Alton
ALTON WINTER BEER FESTIVAL

The beer festival is organised to support local charities and will be held at Alton College. There will be a range of beer, cider, wine, food and music. Join in with the friendly festival with the focus of drinking for charity! Call 07789 430892.
Altonbeerfestical.org.uk