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Two Wildlife Trust projects shortlisted for Countryside Awards

Posted: 19th Aug 2019

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce that our Woodland Apprentice scheme and New Forest Non-Native Plants Project are both finalists in CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) Hampshire’s 13th annual Countryside Awards.

Queen Alexandra Hospital introduces new robotic surgery

Posted: 16th Aug 2019

The Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth has announced that it is now offering Stryker Mako, the pioneering robotic-arm assisted surgery for knee replacements. 


Posted: 15th Aug 2019

A supercharged weekend filled with kindness, fun and fundraising…

Titchfield Festival Theatre Bard at the Barn season: Twelfth Night

Posted: 14th Aug 2019

The final production in this summer’s 2019 Titchfield Festival Theatre Bard at the Barn season sees the welcome return of Twelfth Night. Although this is the third performance by the theatre, it is the first at the historic Great Barn. 

County Council focus on Climate Change actions

Posted: 13th Aug 2019

Hampshire County Council is pressing ahead with developing a strategy and action plan following its declaration of a Climate Emergency at a recent Cabinet meeting, and endorsement by the full County Council. 

Starlight annual charity event for seriously ill children

Posted: 6th Aug 2019

Starlight are holding their annual charity event for seriously ill children and their families at Popham airfield.

Discover your local producers at the Hampshire Food Festival

Posted: 5th Aug 2019

On September 7th, Hampshire Farmers’ Markets will be returning to Hamble’s Foreshore Car Park from 10am to 3pm for the Hamble Food Festival.

West Meon music festival 2019

Posted: 2nd Aug 2019

Melodrama at West Meon

Rowlands Castle Summer Fair 2019 - It's 46th year!

Posted: 31st Jul 2019

The Rowlands Castle Village Fair celebrated its 46th year on Saturday 6th July!

Kids for a Quid!

Posted: 30th Jul 2019


Kids for a Quid!


For the whole month of August, kids pay just £1 entry to Chawton House

The Horticultural Society is set to celebrate its Centenary Year at the Emsworth Show

Posted: 29th Jul 2019

The Horticultural Society is set to celebrate its Centenary Year at the Emsworth Show this summer at a new site, The New Life Christian Church, Emsworth - the heart of the community!

World Hepatitis Day – working towards elimination of a global disease

Posted: 29th Jul 2019


A staggering 325 million people globally are living with the virus. Across the UK figures suggest that 180,000 people are infected with hepatitis B and 210,000 with hepatitis C. 

Celebrity stylist Nicky Clarke, and Rudimental’s Mark Crown set to feature at this year’s Qatar

Posted: 24th Jul 2019

It’s not just about the globetrotting equine talent on show at Goodwood Racecourse for the much-anticipated Qatar Goodwood Festival, 30 July to 3 August. 

Open Mornings & Visits at Highfield Brookham

Posted: 23rd Jul 2019

The only way to enjoy a sense of Highfield and Brookham’s magic is to come and experience it for yourself. You’ll soon discover what makes us the perfect choice for your child.

New Forest and Hampshire County Show announces record entries

Posted: 23rd Jul 2019

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show has received record entry numbers in four of its sections at the 2019 Show.

Port Solent to take visitors back in time next week with Retro Rewind event

Posted: 19th Jul 2019

Next weekend waterside leisure destination, Port Solent is giving its visitors the chance to take a stroll through memory lane, with a brand new festival celebrating a range of eras across the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s, Retro Rewind, on Saturday 27 July 2019. 

Port Solent set to entertain the kids all summer with its new Kids Club programme

Posted: 18th Jul 2019

Parents looking to entertain the kids this summer holiday can add Port Solent’s Kids Clubs to their list as it announces a host of new events throughout July and August.

Celebrate Hampshire's premier wines at the Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Festival

Posted: 17th Jul 2019

Celebrate Hampshire's premier wines at the Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Festival, this year hosted by the award-wining Exton Park and opened by Strictly Come Dancing Judge, Craig Revel Horwood. 


Posted: 17th Jul 2019

HAMPSHIRE based Anglo Saxon re-enactment group, Herigeas Hundas, will be showing off their skills on the battlefield this weekend at Butser Ancient Farm in Chalton.

The Taming of the Shrew - Titchfield Festival Theatre

Posted: 16th Jul 2019

The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s earliest and darkest comedies – and is arguably one of his most controversial. 


Posted: 15th Jul 2019

Dozens of young boating enthusiasts from sailing clubs around the Portsmouth area are expected to come and take part in next month’s RYA OnBoard Festival 2019 at the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre (ASWC) in Portsmouth.  

Village Hotel Portsmouth hits an Ace with Wimbledon pop-up bar

Posted: 12th Jul 2019

Village Hotel Portsmouth’s Pub & Grill has completely transformed into the All England Club as the tennis pros take to the court for Wimbledon’s final weekend until 14th July.

New luxury wellness Spa to open in July - Holiday Inn Winchester

Posted: 11th Jul 2019

The Holiday Inn Winchester has been working closely with the spa and wellness expertise of leading spa designers SPA Creators to design and develop a luxury spa and leisure facility within the four star hotel. 


Posted: 11th Jul 2019

World Champion boxer Chris Eubank Jr dropped into Goodwood’s Festival of Speed on Saturday with his new customised McLaren 720s.

Classic opera, Don Pasquale, given modern makeover for new audience

Posted: 9th Jul 2019

Welsh National Opera return to Theatre Royal Winchester with their modern makeover of the classic comic opera, Don Pasquale, on Saturday 13 July.

Chawton House wins £1,000 Movement for Good award

Posted: 5th Jul 2019


Chawton House has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public.

Chawton House was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer.

Winchester Hat fair 2019

Posted: 2nd Jul 2019


The full programme for this year’s Hat Fair has been released! The UK’s longest running festival of Outdoor Arts, held in Winchester, celebrates 45 years this summer and runs from Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July.

Winchester Distillery completes successful crowdfunding campaign

Posted: 28th Jun 2019

raising nearly £500k to fund expansion plans


Highlights from IOW 2019!

Posted: 27th Jun 2019

Last year’s Isle of Wight Festival set the standards high with its momentous 50th-anniversary celebrations. However, as we look back at the incredible highlights from IOW 2019, we can definitely say that this festival gets better with age!

​Bedhampton Summer Show Sat 6th July 201

Posted: 25th Jun 2019

Every football fans dream is to lift a Wembley Trophy. Such dreams will come true this year for those attending the ever-popular traditional Bedhampton Summer Show held at Bidbury Mead on Saturday 6th July.

Butser Ancient Farm - Celtic Harp Music Evening

Posted: 21st Jun 2019

On Saturday 22nd June be transported back in time with an evening of Celtic Harp music in the great roundhouse at Butser Ancient Farm. 


Full programme for Winchester’s Hat Fair 2019 now available!

Posted: 19th Jun 2019

The full programme for this year’s Hat Fair has been released! The UK’s longest running festival of Outdoor Arts, held in Winchester, celebrates 45 years this summer and runs from Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July.

Gunwharf Quays fireworks display for D-Day commemorations saw thousands flock to the city

Posted: 18th Jun 2019

Saturday saw thousands of people flock to Portsmouth for the extraordinary D-Day commemoration fireworks display supported by Gunwharf Quays.

Hampshire County Council celebrates its green volunteers

Posted: 17th Jun 2019

Hampshire’s green fingered volunteers have been recognised for their invaluable work at a special event held by the County Council’s former Chairman, Councillor Elaine Still.

Hampshire’s Stansted House steps back in time with The Nostalgia Show!

Posted: 14th Jun 2019

Take a walk down memory lane this 28, 29, 30 June 2019, for an alternative, tongue-in-cheek weekend of fun.

Nobody does Gothic like Daphne du Maurier: the classic Jamaica Inn comes to Titchfield

Posted: 13th Jun 2019

Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn is a real Cornish classic, set on Bodmin Moor almost two centuries ago. This month the popular play will be performed at Titchfield Festival Theatre.

Mental health explored in dance music show, Electrolyte

Posted: 12th Jun 2019

Live dance music and poetry combine in a story that explores mental health issues, in WILDCARD’s Electrolyte, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Monday 24 June.

The John Pinkerton II - Trip Boat, Basingstoke Canal Society

Posted: 12th Jun 2019

Written by Roger Whiffen

I volunteer for the Basingstoke Canal Society, and at times, crew the Trip Boat “John Pinkerton II” on a lovely 2.1/2 – 3 hour relaxing cruise from Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham, RG29 1AL, generally to King John’s Castle and return. 

Sailors from across Hampshire flock to compete in the Round the Island Race 2019

Posted: 10th Jun 2019

Over 1,500 boats are expected to participate in the sailing race around the Isle of Wight this year, including almost 200 boats from Hampshire to date. 

Wildlife Trust celebrates World Oceans Day with citizen science event

Posted: 7th Jun 2019

On Saturday 8 June, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust will celebrate World Oceans Day with a day of inspiring talks, fun activities, and idea sharing at Royal Victoria Country Park.

Gunwharf Quays announces spectacular fireworks display for D-Day commemorations

Posted: 6th Jun 2019

Gunwharf Quays has announced it will be supporting a spectacular fireworks display as part of the 75th anniversary commemorations of the D-Day landings organised by Portsmouth City Council.

West Meon Music Festival is to the manor born

Posted: 5th Jun 2019

This year’s West Meon Music is delighted to welcome actor Peter Bowles, who will be the narrator in a rare performance of Richard Strauss’ “Enoch Arden” – a dramatic setting of Tennyson’s 1897 poem.

Over 100 events for food lovers during July's Hampshire food festival

Posted: 4th Jun 2019

Award-winning local food group, Hampshire Fare, has released the full programme of events for July’s Hampshire Food Festival taking place from the 1st-31st July.

Emsworth British Food Fortnight to take a “Fallow” year

Posted: 3rd Jun 2019

FALLOW - Adjective - (of farmland) ploughed and harrowed but left for a period without being sown in order to restore its fertility or to avoid surplus production.  Oxford Dictionaries.

Wild Night Out on the South Downs

Posted: 29th May 2019

Fewer people, especially young people and children, are getting outside and visiting the countryside and green spaces on offer in Britain. Only a third of children in Britain spent more than an hour a day outdoors, and more than a third of children have never been camping.

Titchfield Festival Theatre’s Shakespeare season set to start in traditional style

Posted: 29th May 2019

Two Gentlemen of Verona, one of William Shakespeare’s earliest plays, is the perfect choice for the start of the 2019 Bard at the Barn season in Titchfield.

Gunwharf Quays announces spectacular fireworks display for D-Day commemorations

Posted: 28th May 2019

Gunwharf Quays has announced it will be supporting a spectacular fireworks display as part of the 75th anniversary commemorations of the D-Day landings organised by Portsmouth City Council.

Celebrate the May Bank Holiday with free live music at Port Solent

Posted: 24th May 2019

Port Solent’s May Bank Holiday live music event is set to return on Sunday 26 May to give visitors a free, fun-filled day of entertainment from local talent.

Celebration of Irish music and song with One Night in Dublin

Posted: 24th May 2019

Irish music fans are in for a treat when The Wild Murphys bring One Night in Dublin to Theatre Royal Winchester on Wednesday 5 June.

Dementia Awareness Week – reducing your risk

Posted: 23rd May 2019

Hampshire County Council is urging everyone to take action to stay healthy to safeguard their own future against dementia this Dementia Awareness Week (20-26 May).

Portsmouth-based Need Street Food to compete at British Street Food Awards

Posted: 22nd May 2019

The British Street Food Awards, supported by Hellmann’s, offers the chance for independent caterers to take part in the world’s toughest street food competition. 


Posted: 21st May 2019

A rising star from the Goodwood Estate has served up a superb menu and fought off fierce competition to be crowned ‘Sussex Young Chef of the Year’.

Local licencees scoop top award for cask ale quality

Posted: 21st May 2019

The licensee of a popular East Dean pub is celebrating this week after scooping a prestigious award for the quality of their beer.

Travel, Tourism and Food sector guests enjoy the launch of the Holiday Inn's new Odyssey Restaurant

Posted: 17th May 2019

The Holiday Inn Winchester recently celebrated the launch of their new Odyssey Restaurant, Bar and Pizzeria with a VIP reception with guests from the  travel, tourism and food sectors.

Sir Michael Parkinson celebrates his life and career, at Theatre Royal Winchester

Posted: 17th May 2019

Fans of popular chat-show host, Michael Parkinson, will enjoy listening to him as he shares his story during An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson, at Theatre Royal Winchester on Monday 3 June.

Helping Hayling Pupils Grow!

Posted: 16th May 2019

Perfect weather conditions were on the cards for an enthusiastic team of nine volunteers to give up their time to help The Hayling College prepare vegetable beds and clear out the pond area for their Growing Together project.

Hampshire Wildlife Watch groups win national awards

Posted: 14th May 2019

Two of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Watch groups have won national recognition in the Wildlife Watch Group of the Year awards.

Mary Rose Shipwreck Explorers Launches this May Half-Term

Posted: 13th May 2019

Prepare for adventure this half-term (24th May – 2nd June) as the Mary Rose launches a shipwreck experience to re-live the ship’s miraculous story with a new interactive trail for families.

Dilemmas: two plays, different choices: what would you do?

Posted: 13th May 2019

Dilemmas is the title of two short plays presented at the Acorn Studio Titchfield Festival Theatre this month. Both characterise the often difficult choices people have to make in their life: one a secret agent, another is a doctor.

Angus Deayton revives classic radio comedy, Radio Active, at Theatre Royal Winchester

Posted: 9th May 2019

Comic TV host, Angus Deayton, is reunited with fellow comedians for a stage version of classic radio comedy, Radio Active, at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 12 May.

Butser Ancient Farm: Beltain Festival - a triumphant burn!

Posted: 8th May 2019

Summer was welcomed in spectacular style on Saturday at Butser Ancient Farm, just south of Petersfield in Hampshire at their annual Beltain Festival. 

Mary Rose Announces Wreck Site Rib Ride Experience

Posted: 3rd May 2019

The Mary Rose is delighted to be working with Onboard Charters to bring visitors an amazing opportunity to expand their Mary Rose experience. For four days only over the early May Bank Holiday, guests can complement their visit to the museum with a trip out to the spot where the Mary Rose sank in 1545 during the Bat

Is 2019 the Year of the Vegan?

Posted: 3rd May 2019

Five years ago, 3,300 people took part in a Veganuary campaign. Fast forward to 2019 and you have as many as 250,000 people making the change to a vegan lifestyle for a month*!

From the village green to Everest base Camp...

Posted: 2nd May 2019

Village Hotel Club Portsmouth helps local firefighters get fit before they embark on the Everest Base Camp Challenge 2019.

Chris Evan's Car Fest returns to Laverstoke Park Farm

Posted: 1st May 2019

It’s official – CarFest South is back at Laverstoke Park Farm from 23rd – 25th August. The highly sought-after tickets for one of the UK’s most family-friendly festivals will go on sale at 8am on Wednesday 1st May 2019.

Damian Hinds, supports Dementia friendly day at Ditcham Park School

Posted: 29th Apr 2019

Secretary of State for Education and local MP, Damian Hinds, recently visited Ditcham Park School to support Dementia Friendly Day.

Roll Up Roll Up! to Emsworth Recreation Ground for The Spring’s Summer Spectacular

Posted: 29th Apr 2019

The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre’s free, family summer spectacular is back and is heading to Emsworth this year.

Alton, we're gearing up for Saturday... The Whiskey Affair

Posted: 26th Apr 2019

We're just putting the finishing touches to the festival on Saturday at our home venue of Alton Assembly Rooms.  It's nice to come home to our familiar town and see so many friends, are you coming to join us? 

Dogstival delighted to be supporting RSPCA in first year

Posted: 24th Apr 2019

With thousands of dogs set to descend on the New Forest this May, Dogstival is delighted to announce its support for the RSPCA, the UK’s leading animal welfare charity. The partnership not only aims to help raise funds to support the RSPCA’s work, but also provide dog-owners with information on welf

Top revision tips for students this Easter break from ScreenSpace’s Dr Lisette Johnston

Posted: 18th Apr 2019

Dr Johnston is Head of School at ScreenSpace and in recent months she’s been meeting and interviewing prospective students for the BA in Content, Media and Film Production - offered in partnership with MetFilm School and the University of West London

Witness for the Prosecution: will the jury be convinced of his innocence…will you?

Posted: 17th Apr 2019

Witness for the Prosecution is based on the famous short story by Agatha Christie. The courtroom drama and thriller has now been adapted by Emma Bevan, a published author and playwright, for its première performance at Titchfield Festival Theatre this May.

Shakespeare’s most popular plays set to feature at Titchfield Festival Theatre

Posted: 17th Apr 2019

Titchfield’s successful and highly popular Bard at the Barn is back again this summer, featuring a number of Shakespeare’s best loved plays.

First steps to finding friendship after losing a partner

Posted: 12th Apr 2019

Withdrawing socially is normal after losing a partner. But when the time feels right to join in again, local friendship group Concord Branch of  Oddfellows say they can help make those daunting first steps a little easier to take.

MK, Gorgon City and Disciples named as acts for Goodwood’s Three Friday Nights

Posted: 9th Apr 2019

This year’s Three Friday Nights at Goodwood Racecourse, presented by NOW TV, are to feature DJ sets from three big names in international music; MK, Gorgon City and Disciples. 

Dragonflies Arrive at Ditcham Park School

Posted: 9th Apr 2019


Ditcham Park School is now welcoming 2½ to 4 years olds to Ditcham Dragonflies Nursery.  The brand new, purpose built eco-style building  blends perfectly into the woodland landscape. 

Gunwharf Quays announces the return of British Street Food Awards to Portsmouth

Posted: 9th Apr 2019

The world’s toughest street food competition is set to return to Portsmouth on 25th – 27th May.

TWO: An honest, engaging, hilarious and heart achingly sad, bitter-sweet comedy

Posted: 9th Apr 2019

TWO is a play written by Jim Cartwright set in a pub in the north of England and is performed for the first time at Titchfield Festival Theatre this April. Comprising of just two actors who play seven different characters each, all pub regulars, the play takes place over the course of one evening. It is poignant, sometimes sad, uncomfortable viewing at times...

Popular Portsmouth restaurant celebrates 10 years

Posted: 5th Apr 2019

Brasserie Blanc at Gunwharf Quays is celebrating 10 years in the city. The popular restaurant marked the occasion with a drinks reception this week.

New South Downs Experiences launched to inspire international tourists to visit National Park

Posted: 2nd Apr 2019

The South Downs National Park has announced eight immersive South Downs experiences as part of a campaign to inspire international tourists to visit the area.


Gunwharf Quays to deliver autism friendly experiences

Posted: 2nd Apr 2019

To mark World Autism Week 2019, Landsec-owned Gunwharf Quays has announced that it will take significant steps over the next twelve months to become autism-friendly, with the aim of delivering a more inclusive retail experience.

Port Solent Sunday Waterside Market to return this April bigger and better!

Posted: 29th Mar 2019

With 48 stalls confirmed, visitors will be spoilt for choice with the unique offerings of everything from handbags, fashion accessories, quirky gifts, stylish jewellery and impressive homemade crafts, as well as delicious cakes and other yummy treats you’ll not want to miss.

What if you had a second chance? - Titchfield Theatre

Posted: 29th Mar 2019


“The fault, Dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves….” Titchfield Festival Theatre is delighted to announce the forthcoming production of Dear Brutus by JM Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, The Admirable Chrichton and Quality Street.

Port Solent’s Sunday Waterside Market is set to return this April!

Posted: 27th Mar 2019

Port Solent’s Sunday Waterside Market is set to return this April boasting double the number of stalls than in previous years.

Gunwharf Quays prepares for a busy Mother’s Day

Posted: 20th Mar 2019

Visitors to Gunwharf Quays will be able to give their mums the ultimate Mother’s Day treat with even more in store at the south coast’s only waterfront outlet shopping centre this year.

Mothers & Grandmothers Free on Mother's Day - The Weald & Downland Living Museum

Posted: 15th Mar 2019

Mothering Sunday is a wonderful time to visit the Weald & Downland Living Museum, at Singleton near Chichester. All mothers and grandmothers enter for free on this special day (31 March), where visitors can enjoy an activity-packed day in the great outdoors.


Titchfield’s new Short Play Season showcases exciting new talent

Posted: 13th Mar 2019

Word of Mouth is an exciting new short play season which will provide an opportunity for new and emerging writers to showcase their work on the Titchfield stage. Every night, eleven short plays will be performed, some of which have been specially written for this production. Each play has its own director and will have a simple set; 2 or 3 chairs and a table.

Would you like your photo to be part of a Petersfield 2020 calendar?

Posted: 13th Mar 2019

We’re looking for photographs which showcase the events and fragments of life that take place in Petersfield throughout the year, for example our Market Days and Petersfield railway station on a happy Friday evening.

Butser Ancient Farm - Beltain Festival

Posted: 8th Mar 2019

The team at Butser Ancient Farm, near Petersfield in Hampshire, are already gearing up to welcome in the summer months with their spectacular annual Beltain Festival on Saturday 4th May. The construction of the Wickerman has now begun, with the 30ft framework standing proud as it looks out across

What secrets are uncovered in the garden next door?

Posted: 28th Feb 2019

Titchfield Festival Theatre’s New Play Season continues with the first-ever production of Exhume by Roger Goldsmith, a Southsea based playwright and film producer whose work has been performed at international film festivals and in the UK.

Key Parts Of The Mary Rose Go On Display For The First Time

Posted: 22nd Feb 2019

Chart a course and set sail for the Mary Rose this half-term to see Henry VIII’s favourite warship reunited with key parts for the first time in almost 500 years!

FEAST & FAMINE Exhibition - Layla Andrews

Posted: 13th Feb 2019

Layla Andrews is presenting her new exhibition FEAST & FAMINE at the Oxo Tower Wharf gallery on London's South Bank, exhibiting mainly large-scale, expressionist and abstract portraiture.

No Man’s Land: two plays about the role of women during World War One

Posted: 12th Feb 2019

Titchfield Festival Theatre is proud to announce details of its latest production opening this month: No Man’s Land. The two plays are set in World War One and celebrate the importance of female friendships from the perspective of middle and working class women.

Gunwharf Quays to celebrate the Year of the Pig

Posted: 7th Feb 2019

Gunwharf Quays is gearing up for a spectacular Chinese New Year celebration on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of February.  Observing the Year of the Pig, the day promises to be a memorable event complete with dazzling entertainment and incredible offers.

Journey the Isle and join The Quest for the Golden Pig!

Posted: 4th Feb 2019

Pig out to win big as you celebrate Chinese New Year with Robin Hill Country Park.

This February, Robin Hill Country Park is set to transform into a wonderland of lights and lanterns with the launch of Spirit of the Orient, an award-winning electric woods event, and one of the

Award winning musician to play at the Greyfriar

Posted: 4th Feb 2019

Steve Brookes, renowned for his work with Paul Weller, will be playing at The Greyfriar at Chawton, Alton on Saturday, 9th February at 7.30pm.


Posted: 31st Jan 2019


Comedy and chaos… Olga at the Theatre is a real tonic for our times

Posted: 31st Jan 2019

Europe: 1890. Titchfield Festival Theatre’s New Play Season continues with the first-ever performance of a brand new comedy written and directed by Johnny O’Hanlon: Olga at the Theatre.

First acts announced for Isle of Wight Festival 2019

Posted: 30th Jan 2019

Following last year’s momentous 50th anniversary celebrations, The Isle of Wight Festival today announces the first artists for the 2019 event, which kicks off the British festival season on  13th - 16th June.

Theme announced for 2019 Festival of Speed

Posted: 23rd Jan 2019

Goodwood is thrilled to announce that the theme for the 2019 Festival of Speed presented by MasterCard, which takes place from 4-7 July, will be “Speed Kings – Motorsport’s Record Breakers”...

What lies behind the Funeral Parlour’s Cold Room door? Come along to Titchfield and find out...

Posted: 18th Jan 2019

The Cold Room is at times funny, at others a powerful and poignant expression of love and loss. It is the second production in Titchfield Festival Theatre’s 2019 New Play Season.

Relaxation and tranquillity on a Spa Break at Solent Hotel and Spa

Posted: 15th Jan 2019

The elegantly refurbished Spa at the Solent Hotel and Spa, Fareham, offers a tranquil retreat to indulge yourself in the perfect pampering package...

Kate Mosse heads a mini Spring season of food and drink events at Chichester Festival Theatre

Posted: 11th Jan 2019

This spring, Chichester Festival Theatre presents a mini season of delicious dinners, lovely lunches, entertaining evenings and gin-tastic get-togethers from caterers Caper & Berry, in CFT’s bright and attractive restaurants overlooking Oaklands Park – The Brasserie and the Minerva Bar

Calling Hampshire's Talented Butchers

Posted: 9th Jan 2019

Local food group, Hampshire Fare, is on the hunt for the county’s talented butchers and producers ahead of the return of the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition on Tuesday 5th February.

Titchfield’s New Writing Season to showcase six premières of new plays in 2019

Posted: 4th Jan 2019

2018 has been a hugely successful year for Titchfield Festival Theatre with no fewer than 30 plays performed throughout the year, together with the completion of a major theatre renovation project.  

New Year, New Maestro, New Music

Posted: 31st Dec 2018

Portsmouth Festival Choir will be starting rehearsals for their next concert this coming Monday 7th January...

Molly’s Den vintage emporiums raise more than £200 to help needy children this Christmas

Posted: 19th Dec 2018

A night of festive fun at Molly’s Den vintage emporiums raised £208.40 to help needy children this Christmas.

Don’t let winter get you down

Posted: 17th Dec 2018

Do you dread the winter months? Do you feel tired and depressed wh

New manager appointed at Silversprings

Posted: 11th Dec 2018

Silversprings Garden Centre in Titchfield has promoted Marie King to Garden Centre Manager, after recognising her exemplary skills and talent.

Top Industry Award for the Holiday Inn Winchester’s Amy Ayers

Posted: 6th Dec 2018

The 4 star Holiday Inn Winchester’s team are celebrating winning one of the hotel industry’s most coveted awards - a Hotel Catey’s Award, won by the hotel’s Revenue Manager Amy Ayers.

Christmas from The Ivy Winchester Brasserie

Posted: 27th Nov 2018

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie has parented with local florist, Catkin & Pussywillow, to host a wreath making masterclass in the restaurant’s private dining room - Buttercross Private Room. Priced at £75 per person and held on Monday, 3 December from 7.30pm to 10.30pm, guests will be able to create and take home


Posted: 23rd Nov 2018

Gunwharf Quays has announced that a fantastic £1,400 was raised for children’s charity Barnardo’s during its annual fireworks extravaganza, which saw thousands of visitor’s flock to the waterfront shopping destination and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display across the Solent.


Posted: 20th Nov 2018

The county’s local food group, Hampshire Fare, has been announced as the winner of this year’s British Food Fortnight (22nd September – 7th October) competition.

Founded in 2002, British Food Fortnight, is a nationwide celebration of British food and drink. Hampshire Fare has b

The eforea spa at the Ageas Bowl

Posted: 13th Nov 2018

On Monday 12th November, the Beautiful South team visited the eforea spa at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton for a day of relaxion and pampering. Provided with robes, slippers, towels and an Elemis goody bag, the team indulged in a full day at the spa with a delightful cream team - which included a variety of sandwiches and cak


Posted: 12th Nov 2018

Winchester Cocktail Week is back for a fourth  round in 2019! The festival was officially launched on Tuesday
evening, in the presence of the Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Frank Pearson, at an exclusive event for participating
venues and VIPs at Hotel du Vin on Jewry Street.

Churcher’s College commemorates the centenary anniversary of the Armistice 1918 – 2018

Posted: 12th Nov 2018

Churcher’s College Annual Remembrance Service was especially poignant this year as we commemorated the centenary of the anniversary of the Armistice.   We honoured those that fell in WW1 with a newly constructed war memorial and 54 &

Gunwharf Quays partners with local special school to create Remembrance Sunday poppy display

Posted: 8th Nov 2018

Gunwharf Quays has partnered with Heathfield School in Fareham, which offers supported learning to children with moderate and severe learning difficulties, to create a poppy-themed art display that will commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

Gunwharf Express sets course for The North Pole this Christmas

Posted: 6th Nov 2018

Following the success of last year’s Enchanted Narnia attraction, Gunwharf Quays has announced a brand new immersive Christmas experience for 2018 supported by Wave 105.

Three Hampshire finalists in Beautiful South Awards shortlist 2018/19

Posted: 5th Nov 2018

Historic country house hotel, Langrish House, near Petersfield, Champneys Forest Mere Spa, Liphook - both in East Hampshire - and the Hawk Conservancy near Andover in the Test Valley, are all celebrating their shortlisting for the coveted Beautiful South Awards 2018/19. 

A Christmas Cracker of a Show!

Posted: 2nd Nov 2018

Bedhampton choir, Folks in Harmony, will be holding their annual Christmas Show at The Church of the Resurrection in Drayton on Saturday December 1st at 7.30pm. 

Honouring Farlington’s Fallen

Posted: 31st Oct 2018

As the nation commemorates the centenary of the end of the First World War, Farlington will be playing its part by honouring the 51 servicemen named on the war memorial in St Andrew’s churchyard and on the plaque inside the church.

Medieval banquets return to Beaulieu for Christmas

Posted: 23rd Oct 2018

Medieval banquets are returning to Beaulieu with the revival of a tradition in the historic Abbey Domus this Christmas.

Holiday Inn Winchester launches multi-million pound refurbishment

Posted: 17th Oct 2018

Built just eight years ago along sustainable lines, the four star Holiday Inn Winchester, is planning a complete transformation of its internal public areas, and the creation of a new luxury Spa, with the project costing over £2 million.

Samhain, a magical time of the year!

Posted: 16th Oct 2018

We are fast approaching Samhain, a magical time of the year in the ancient Celtic calendar when, it is believed, the veil between the worlds is very thin; a time for communication with the ancestors and the spirits of the dead.


South Coast fireworks extravaganza set to return to Gunwharf Quays

Posted: 15th Oct 2018

Gunwharf Quays has announced the return of its legendary fireworks extravaganza, in partnership with children’s charity Barnardo’s. The centre is asking those attending the free event to donate just 50p to help reach their fundraising target. 

Companionship Café – A local group offering companionship activities

Posted: 11th Oct 2018

Companionship Café – A friendly, local group offering companionship activities and support for people living with dementia and their carers.

Festive fun at Port Solent

Posted: 9th Oct 2018

Wrap up in your best woolies and head down to Port Solent for a unique shopping experience and seasonal merriment when its Festival of Christmas returns on 8-9 December.

Celebrate Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos at Wahaca this November

Posted: 4th Oct 2018

This November, Wahaca will celebrate Mexico’s famous Day of the Dead festival in the Westquay South Restaurant with a week-long celebration of delicious feasting menus, specially crafted cocktails and traditional decorations from Monday 29th October – 4th November. 

Hallowe’en Half Term Fun

Posted: 2nd Oct 2018

Visit the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, near Chichester, for half term fun with a Hallowe’en theme. From Monday 22 - Friday 26 October, children can get hands-on with a great range of activities around the Museum’s beautiful 40-acre site.

Beaulieu launches Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition

Posted: 1st Oct 2018

To celebrate the golden half century of one of the world’s favourite films Beaulieu is to launch its Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition which can be seen in the National Motor Museum from October 20th.

Winchester Poetry Festival showcases dazzling array of Poetic talent at this year's event!

Posted: 10th Sep 2018

With six weeks to go, Winchester Poetry Festival is gearing up for its biggest and best year yet, with strong ticket sales and several events already full...

Autumn season at Theatre Royal Winchester

Posted: 6th Sep 2018

Theatre Royal Winchester has released details of its jam packed calendar of performances and events this autumn– with something for everyone to enjoy.


England’s most caring city revealed

Posted: 4th Sep 2018


Portsmouth has been named one of England’s most caring cities in a survey which revealed Hull, Oxford and Derby are the cities most likely to foster while Newcastle, Blackpool and Norwich are the least likely.  

GCSE Success at Ditcham Park School

Posted: 23rd Aug 2018

GCSE Success at Ditcham Park School


Guinness World Record attempt at The Alresford Show

Posted: 20th Aug 2018

Hampshire-based adventurer and conservationist, Holly Budge, was quite literally on top of the world when she summited Mount Everest to raise global awareness of the devastating impact of the elephant ivory trade and of her award-winning ca

Latest News from the Winchester Poetry Festival

Posted: 15th Aug 2018


Awardwinning poet Leontia Flynn unveils new work...

Brand New Season at the Spring Arts and Heritage Centre

Posted: 14th Aug 2018

The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre is a small venue where big things happen and the stunning mix of shows and events on offe

The Royal Maritime Club - Motown Evening

Posted: 13th Aug 2018

The Royal Maritime Club has a Motown Evening on Friday the 5th of October 2018 – 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 information & to purchase tickets contact

Parham Autumn Fair

Posted: 6th Aug 2018

Heralding the start of the new season, Parham House & Gardens’ annual Autumn Fair is set to return on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September. 

NHS surgeons to take on 100 mile cycle challenge

Posted: 6th Aug 2018

Consultant Urological Surgeons from St Richard’s Hospital, Worthing Hospital and West Sussex Urology LLP are vowing to take on a gruelling 100 mile bike ride in a bid to boost urology services for local patients.

Dame Esther Rantzen and her daughter Rebecca Wilcox head to Theatre Royal Winchester

Posted: 31st Jul 2018

Broadcasting legend Dame Esther Rantzen will be in conversation with her daughter, the presenter and journalist Rebecca Wilcox, on Sunday 23 September at Theatre Royal Winchester discussing their illustrious careers, personal lives and family ties.

Families Enjoying Free Summer Holiday Drop-in Activities at the Springs Arts & Heritage Centre

Posted: 31st Jul 2018

Families are already enjoying free drop-in activities at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, where young people can complete activities and learn facts about the history of Havant Borough in order to become a “Havant Historian”.

South Hampshire Green Belt campaign gains more support

Posted: 30th Jul 2018

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Hampshire have received a further boost to their campaign for a South Hampshire Green Belt with the backing of a leading landscape organisation.

Hampshire's Fizz Festival Attracts 800 People

Posted: 26th Jul 2018

Hampshire is fast becoming recognised globally as a leading wine-making region. On Sunday 22 July, crowds flocked to Raimes Vineyard near Alresford to see what all the fuss is about and to experience a taste of our county’s award-winning wines.

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip comes to Molly’s Den in Winchester

Posted: 23rd Jul 2018

Vintage lovers at Molly’s Den in Winchester couldn’t believe their eyes when the stars of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip turned up to film.


Wild Night Out on the South Downs is a huge success raising funds for Endangered Elephants

Posted: 17th Jul 2018

Hampshire based animal conservationist, fundraiser and adventurer Holly Budge is thrilled with the success of Wild Night Out on the South Downs, a recent event she organised aimed at getting people to experience the countryside’s green spaces, wildlife and all that the natural world has to off

Goodwood Revival Pits to celebrate Silverstone’s 70th Anniversary

Posted: 12th Jul 2018

This year, at the 20th anniversary Goodwood Revival (September 7-9), the Revival special themed pits will be transformed into early 1950s Silverstone, in honour of the Northamptonshire circuit’s 70th anniversary. 

Siemens Reveals 1965 Ford Mustang as Autonomous vehicle at this years Goodwood Festival of Speed

Posted: 11th Jul 2018

Siemens unveils 1965 Ford Mustang as autonomous vehicle set to attempt the iconic hillclimb course at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed Challenge looks set to make history, combining classic engineering with autonomous technology.

Come along to QA Hospital's summer fayre to support the children's department

Posted: 11th Jul 2018

Support the Children’s Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital by coming along to an exciting summer fayre on Sunday 22 July, from 12pm – 4pm at the QUaD Centre, QA Hospital, PO6 3LY.

Impressionist and pianist, Alistair McGowan, brings two worlds together

Posted: 10th Jul 2018

Impressionist and chart-topping pianist, Alistair McGowan, brings two worlds together in a brand-new tour mixing his favourite classical piano pieces with his famous voices, coming to The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre on Saturday 28 July.

Ninety-seven-year-old former RAF pilot fulfils Spitfire ambition

Posted: 10th Jul 2018

A few days before the RAF centenary celebrations in London, a 97-year-old former RAF pilot from Kent fulfilled a lifelong ambition at Goodwood Aerodrome, when taking the controls of a Spitfire in the skies over the south coast.

Hampshire is preparing to celebrate all things food and farming throughout July

Posted: 28th Jun 2018

Hampshire is preparing to celebrate all things food and farming throughout July with over 60 tempting events taking place across the county. Sponsored by Hildon Mineral Water, the Hampshire Food Festival line-up includes: vineyard, farm and distillery tours; pop-up dinners; cooking masterclasses and more.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival

Posted: 28th Jun 2018

With the 50th Anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival 2018 officially over and out, we take a look back of this year’s festival highlights…

Wild Night Out on the South Downs

Posted: 21st Jun 2018

Fewer people, especially young people and children, are getting outside and visiting the countryside and green spaces on offer in Britain. Only a third of children in Britain spent more than an hour a day outdoors, and more than a third of children have never been camping.

Brand-new sailing regatta to run alongside TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show

Posted: 19th Jun 2018

A brand-new sailing regatta is set to run alongside the UK’s biggest boat show, it has been announced this week. TheYachtMarket.com is creating a new three-day sailing event, which will run at the same time as TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show.

Isle of Wight Festival 2018: Last chance to purchase day tickets

Posted: 19th Jun 2018

Weekend tickets have now sold out for the Isle of Wight Festival 2018 with only limited day tickets still available. 

Wyevale Garden Centres reveals: Gardening Jobs of the Month for July

Posted: 18th Jun 2018

Peak gardening season is well underway, which means there are plenty of jobs to keep gardens looking their best in July. This month is all about maintaining your blooms, nurturing your fruit plants, and providing your garden with the care it needs to prevent drying out and becoming damaged during the warmer months.

Families bask in the sun at Goodwood as NSPCC raise £50,000

Posted: 18th Jun 2018

Goodwood’s Family Race Day proved popular once again as 9,597 racegoers enjoyed an afternoon in the sunshine on the South Downs.

Taste Buds Tingle ahead of July's Hampshire Food Festival One

Posted: 14th Jun 2018

Hampshire is preparing to celebrate all things food and farming throughout July with over 60 tempting events taking place across the county. 

Firm favourite restaurateur back for a second year to Portsmouth Seafood Festival

Posted: 11th Jun 2018

Well-known Portsmouth restaurateur’s Gary Moreton Jones and Ian Clarke are back for a second year at Portsmouth Seafood Festival, which returns to Gunwharf Quays this summer following the ph

Seafood specialist hosts main food theatre at Portsmouth Seafood Festival

Posted: 6th Jun 2018

Chef, author, educator and ambassador for Seafish in the South, CJ Jackson, will host the main food theatre at Portsmouth Seafood Festival 2018.

Sussex artist Frances Knight features in 'Small Landscapes' exhibition at Oxmarket Gallery

Posted: 4th Jun 2018

Contemporary artist Frances Knight is exhibiting a series of small landscape paintings featuring Sussex and Provence at the 'Small Landscapes' group exhibition, Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester until 10th June. Including Frances, the exhibition features 10 artists from Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, a

Step back in time at War on the Line

Posted: 31st May 2018

This June, visitors to the Watercress Line’s ‘War on the Line’ will step back to the 1940s and experience a taste of railway life during World War II - a time when American soldiers were in Alresford preparing to fight alongside their British allies on D-Day.

Care home’s train of thought helps power the Watercress Line

Posted: 31st May 2018

Train enthusiasts at a Hampshire care home have raised nearly £1,000 to help preserve the Watercress Line for future generations.

Sea Food Festival all set to Spice it up

Posted: 30th May 2018

Spice Island Chilli is an official sponsor and trader attending the second Portsmouth Seafood Festival, which returns to Gunwharf Quays this summer following the phenomenal success of 2017’s inaugural event.

Goodwood racegoers enjoy deliciously entertaining Festival of Food and Racing

Posted: 29th May 2018

Over 22,000 racegoers enjoyed three days of culinary delights and racing thrills at Goodwood Racecourse, when the West Sussex track hosted it’s second Festival of Food and Racing from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 May 2018.

Local Hampshire cook book Author - event in aid of Fitzroy charity

Posted: 25th May 2018

When not “hunting elephants” in the City, Agata Andryszczak loves to cook and travel the world.


Posted: 24th May 2018

The modern day fairy tale of Harry and Meghan’s love story melts even the hardest hearts, with their marriage billed as the wedding of the year. But what if you were preparing for your own nuptials – AND THE ROYAL COUPLE STOLE YOUR BIG DAY?

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie Opens

Posted: 24th May 2018

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie has today (Thursday, 24 May) opened its doors for the first time, with General Manager Reza Najafi and his team welcoming Winchester locals and visitors from 8am.

Boogie at Port Solent this May Bank Holiday Weekend

Posted: 24th May 2018

This May Bank Holiday Weekend, grab your dancing shoes and head down to Port Solent for its free Bank Holiday Weekend music event!

Student entrepreneur to scale up first aid offering for parents and childcare providers

Posted: 18th May 2018

Ambitious medical student Laura Brunning has set out to improve the quality of first aid training in the UK through a scalable business starting on the south coast of Hampshire.

Black Chalk Wine announced as Portsmouth Seafood Festival headline sponsor

Posted: 17th May 2018

Black Chalk Wine has been announced as the headline sponsor for Portsmouth Seafood Festival 2018, which is returning to Gunwharf Quays and Marina on June 30 and July 1. Following the phenomenal success of 2017’s opening event, the festival

Hampshire butcher in final four of Britain’s best butcher shop

Posted: 16th May 2018

A Hampshire butcher’s shop, Uptons of Bassett, has made it to the final four of a national competition to find Britain’s Best Butcher Shop.


Southsea’s Oldest Sandwich Shop Wins Gold In The British Sandwich Industry 2018 Awards

Posted: 8th May 2018

André’s Food Bar, located in Osborne Road, are celebrating being awarded the top spot in the Independent Sandwich Retailer – Sandwich Shop category in the prestigious British Sandwich Association annual awards – The Sammies 2018.

Celebrating our second year in print - a note from the Managing Director

Posted: 2nd May 2018

We are delighted to present you with this very special 2nd Anniversary edition.

Emsworth celebrates St. George’s Day on Monday 23rd April

Posted: 23rd Apr 2018

The community of Emsworth will once again be celebrating St. George’s Day with its annual parade.

Preparing for Beltain Festival at Butser Ancient Farm

Posted: 13th Apr 2018


With less than a month to go until our spectacular Beltain Festival on Saturday 5th May, the team are starting to finesse the finer details of the Wickerman build.

Iconic poppies to be displayed at Fort Nelson as part of 14-18 NOW tour

Posted: 12th Apr 2018

Fort Nelson is part of a large ring of forts built to defend the naval base of Portsmouth, and one of five forts built on Portsdown Hill in the 1860s. 

REVIEW: Turn of the Screw, Portsmouth

Posted: 5th Apr 2018

Henry James’ Turn of the Screw labelled ‘the classic ghost story’ was a hit with the audience at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, earlier this week.

Recipe: Authentic Massaman Thai Curry from Head Chef Sanguan Parr at Nipa Thai

Posted: 5th Apr 2018

Songkran is the annual festival which takes place over three days during the traditional Thai New Year, this year falling on Friday 13 – Sunday 15 April 2018.  Here's a recipe worth exploring in your kitchen... 

Gunwharf Quays to host national street food competition

Posted: 3rd Apr 2018

The toughest street food competition in the world is coming to Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. 

Strawberry and Malted Layer Cake

Posted: 6th Mar 2018

Fresh strawberry and a hint of malted flavor make for a great combination for a summery treat.

Conservation Fundraiser and Exhibition to Help Endangered African Elephants

Posted: 5th Mar 2018

How Many Elephants’ is a unique and innovative campaign and exhibition to raise awareness of the need to conserve the rapidly declining number of African elephants in the wild.  The exhibition is currently open at White Space Alresford, located at The Old Chapel, The Dean, Alresford and has been created by

Make sure you’re ‘Ready to Burn’ as the frost settles

Posted: 28th Feb 2018

As the temperature drops and snow, frost and gales sweep through the country, wood burning stove owners are being encouraged to think about what they burn.  

Harry Potter actor to star at local theatre this week

Posted: 20th Feb 2018

New Theatre Royal is delighted to announce that Harry Potter actor, James Phelps will be starring as Sir Not Appearing A Lot in a performance of Spamalot at the Portsmouth theatre this March. 

Ten ways to maintain a great relationship as you age

Posted: 14th Feb 2018

Lucy Harmer, Director of Services at Independent Age, the older people’s charity, gives her expert advice on how to maintain strong relationships in later life. 

The Maas Clinic - Job Opportunities

Posted: 5th Feb 2018

 The Mass Clinic are recruiting! We are looking for new staff to join our team, to fill the following roles: Receptionist & Patient Liason and HCA/Patient Data.

Who would win if Nutella, Lemon & Sugar, Milk, Flour and Eggs had a race?

Posted: 2nd Feb 2018

Find out at Alton’s annual pancake event! Alton Town Council’s traditional Pancake Race will be held on Shrove Tuesday, 13th February, during the school half term. 

Winchester Hospice ABBA fundraiser at the Holiday Inn Winchester

Posted: 12th Jan 2018

A special fundraising event in aid of Winchester Hospice will be held at the Holiday Inn Winchester on Saturday 20th January, to raise funds to provide local palliative and end of life care for local people.

Sausage and Pie Love

Posted: 10th Jan 2018

Local food group, Hampshire Fare, is urging all local butchers and producers to enter their top meaty products into this year’s Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition.

American Golf Game Improvement Zone Launches At Boundary Lakes Golf Course

Posted: 8th Jan 2018

In conjunction with leading golf equipment brand, American Golf, the Ageas Bowl’s Boundary Lakes Golf Course is pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new American Golf Game Improvement Zone.

Your kick-start to a healthier new year

Posted: 2nd Jan 2018

After all the fun and festivities, many of us will be feeling a familiar strain on our waistlines, bank balances and health. So join us by going dry for January.


Posted: 29th Dec 2017

Stockbridge in Hampshire will welcome one of its long-term residents as a businessman to the High Street after a two and a half year absence, as Misho Dimitrov realises his dream of opening his own hair salon.

Adaptation of Beauty and the Beast showing at Portsmouth is a success

Posted: 18th Dec 2017

Hundreds of people were entertained as they viewed the vibrant new version of the popular spectacle.

Be inspired with your Christmas wrapping this year

Posted: 18th Dec 2017

Top tips on how to wrap the perfect gift this Christmas.

Port Solent's Festival of Christmas

Posted: 8th Dec 2017

Eat, drink, be merry and feel the festive cheer this weekend at Port Solent’s annual Festival of Christmas.

Gunwharf Quays to host first Christmas Carol Concert

Posted: 7th Dec 2017

Visitors to Gunwharf Quays on Thursday 14th December will be able to take in the festive atmosphere with a very special Carol Concert being held in the shopping centre.

Victorian Festival of Christmas

Posted: 4th Dec 2017

 Thousands of people enjoyed Portsmouth’s Victorian Festival of Christmas at the weekend.

Christmas In Emsworth

Posted: 30th Nov 2017

Events in Emsworth during the festive period including the Switching on of the Christmas Lights & the arrival of Father Christmas, Emsworth Christmas Market Day Featuring Hampshire Farmer’s Market and many more... Photo: John Tweddell

A new gift shopping experience comes to Winchester

Posted: 7th Nov 2017

With increasingly homogeneous high streets and independent retailers fighting to survive, shoppers can struggle to find unique gifts.  All this looks set to change with the arrival of The Rare Brand Market.


Posted: 31st Oct 2017

To celebrate UK Sausage Week (Monday 30 October - Sunday 5 November), Hampshire Fare has announced that the new look Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition

WIN a £500 Shopping Spree at Gunwharf Quays

Posted: 30th Oct 2017

WIN a £500 Shopping Spree at Gunwharf Quays Light it Up for Barnardo’s Fireworks Extravaganza

Festive Season Solutions from the Holiday Inn Winchester

Posted: 30th Oct 2017

Activities to do this festive season from the Holiday Inn Winchester

Discovering Beatons Tearooms in Petersfield

Posted: 25th Oct 2017

Denise Lloyd, from The Directory Group and Beautiful South Magazine, discovers a new tearooms certain to accommodate high expectations. 

Pop goes the cork at Port Solent’s Prosecco Festival

Posted: 16th Oct 2017

Saturday evening saw ladies, friends, couples and colleagues join together to have a party like no other at Port Solent’s first ever Prosecco Festival.

Jigger, twist & serve

Posted: 25th Sep 2017

Winchester Distillery will host its first cocktail competition at the Forte Kitchen Winchester, on Tuesday 16 October. 

Hounds for Heroes Charity Quiz Event

Posted: 15th Sep 2017

  The Holiday Inn Winchester is to host a third special charity fund-raising event for the Hampshire based charity Hounds for Heroes, with the return of its popular Curry and Quiz night on Thursday, 12th October.

Winchester Festival of Coffee

Posted: 13th Sep 2017

 Guildhall Winchester, the city’s premier event venue, and Cabinet Rooms are to co-host Winchester’s first coffee festival...

Heritage September Open Days 2017

Posted: 16th Aug 2017

Every year, over four days in early September, thousands of cultural sites and historic buildings in England open their doors for free and invite the general public in.

Butser Ancient Farm is hosting a hands-on Try It! Day

Posted: 24th Jul 2017

Butser Ancient Farm is hosting a hands-on Try It! Day on Friday 28 July

Gunwharf Quays to host Portsmouth's first Seafood Festival

Posted: 7th Jun 2017

Seafood lovers are in for a real treat this summer as Gunwharf Quays plays host to Portsmouth's very first Seafood Festival.


The Youth Of Alton Commemorate Jane Austen

Posted: 9th May 2017

On Saturday 20th May, 1pm-3pm in Alton’s Public Gardens the youth of Alton will be staging ‘Potted Jane.’  Students from Alton Secondary Schools, Convent and College School will be commemorating the 200th anniversary of when local literary icon Jane Austen left her home in Chawton for the final

Beautiful South First Year Anniversary

Posted: 8th May 2017

Luxury lifestyle, direct through your door: That was the aim when Beautiful South magazine was launched in May 2016, to create a publication which truly celebrates all the finest aspects of life in the South Downs. 

Trust launches appeal to save historic mill

Posted: 6th Apr 2017

The National Trust’s Winchester City Mill has launched a new programme of events to support its urgent fundraising appeal.

A spine-chilling tale

Posted: 28th Mar 2017

An electric atmosphere, superb illusion and sheer terror combine in this absorbing, spine-chilling tale, widely regarded as a modern classic of the theatre stage...

South Downs artists in the spotlight

Posted: 3rd Mar 2017

AppArt’s annual Art Exhibition & Sculpture Trail will see many local South Downs artists taking part.

Food festival takes centre stage

Posted: 21st Feb 2017

It’s no April fool, the first ever Shamrock Quay Festival takes place on Saturday 1st April in Southampton - and it’s free to go along.

Help save historic mill

Posted: 19th Dec 2016

Dating back well over a thousand years, Winchester City Mill in the heart of this medieval city has weathered the course of time. Until now.

Need for speed

Posted: 6th Dec 2016

 Ever since it first opened its gates to the public nearly 70 years ago, Goodwood Motor Circuit has proved a thrilling and fascinating track for so many reasons.

A sky full of stars

Posted: 11th Nov 2016

Gunwharf Quays celebrated the start of the festive season in style with its annual fireworks extravaganza. Thousands of visitors lined the waterfront to enjoy a spectacular display set to music.

A leap of faith

Posted: 26th Oct 2016

Fancy a midlife career change? Meet Jo Littler, the inspiring woman who dared to leave her career as a midwife to become a photographer… and she did it very well.


Centre of attention

Posted: 18th Oct 2016

Passion, energy and appreciation of local produce have seen The Sun Inn at Dummer earn plenty of accolades and attention in recent years to become one of the most talked-about pubs in Hampshire.

Beautiful South’s Henry Ascoli paid a visit to d

Shakespeare on the local stage

Posted: 11th Oct 2016

Shakespeare’s great romantic comedies, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing were first paired to great acclaim at Stratford-upon-Avon in 2014.

The kitchen cabinet opens again...

Posted: 23rd Sep 2016

Following the success of the first Kitchen Cabinet event in July, Winchester’s Forte Kitchen will be opening its doors after-hours again for two further events designed for gastronomes and cocktail enthusiasts alike. 

Set yourself free

Posted: 22nd Sep 2016

As women approach menopause, they can feel swamped by the stresses of life, whilst also having to deal with night sweats, weight gain and mood swings. Local menopausal fitness coach Julia Willmott shows us that, by changing how we think, we can thrive </

Five minutes on the pitch

Posted: 21st Sep 2016

More than 40 Hampshire food and drink producers had the opportunity to ‘court’ several key local retail and hospitality buyers at a ‘Date a Producer’ event organised by local food group, Hampshire Fare.

Be there or be square...

Posted: 7th Sep 2016

On Saturday 24th September, Winchester’s Forte Kitchen will be transformed into a 1950’s jazz den by the Cabinet Rooms, as part of the city’s inaugural Jazz Festival.

A true celebration of outdoor theatre

Posted: 31st Aug 2016

Chapterhouse’s charmingly warm and witty production of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ took place in the brilliant green surroundings of Gilbert White’s House and Museum.

Quiz night for a very special cause

Posted: 23rd Aug 2016

Holiday Inn Winchester is offering a fun way of raising funds and awareness for a fantastic local cause.

Afternoon tea - reinvented

Posted: 29th Jul 2016

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”  Henry James

Creative vision

Posted: 28th Jul 2016

This enchanting performance of a classic children’s tale reveals the Yvonne Arnaud’s creative vision at its very best, showcasing emerging talent within the intimate atmosphere of the Mill Studio.

From vine to glass

Posted: 21st Jul 2016

 The county’s award-winning bubbles took centre stage at the Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Festival, which offered an opportunity for people to discover the skills that go into local wine making.

A jewel in the crown

Posted: 30th Jun 2016

 Encircled by the stunning patchwork quilt and rolling hills of the South Downs, the idyllic village of South Harting is the epitome of the beautiful south…

From concept to reality

Posted: 30th Jun 2016

 In the next in our series of features focusing on unique local businesses, Beautiful South discovers Broughton Buffalo near Stockbridge…

Fine dining on the doorstep

Posted: 30th Jun 2016

 Beautiful South’s Henry Ascoli experiences fine dining at Southsea’s Restaurant 27, where chef patron Kevin Bingham creates a delicate blend of classic gastronomic cuisine with modern flavours…

Taste your way around Hampshire

Posted: 30th Jun 2016

July’s Hampshire Food Festival celebrates the delicious food and drink that is grown, reared and served in the county…

Changing perceptions

Posted: 30th Jun 2016

Beautiful South meets Rebecca from Alresford’s Fitique fitness shop to discover how a fresh approach to fitness is helping to change perceptions…

London calling

Posted: 28th Jun 2016

Stylish, sophisticated and steeped in history, Marriott’s UK flagship London County Hall is the epitome of London luxury. Beautiful South’s Henry Ascoli experienced the revival of a London icon…

Truly enchanting

Posted: 20th Jun 2016

Award-winning wedding and special event florist Jay Archer Floral Design celebrated British Flowers Week with an enchanting evening of blooms and botanical cocktails at Winchester’s River Cottage Canteen.

Scents of summer

Posted: 24th May 2016

Eye-popping colours, scented displays, brilliant borders, brimming kitchen gardens, and relaxing open spaces with far-reaching views. National Trust gardens are at their peak during the summer months, and here in Hampshire we are truly blessed to have so many special places and spaces on our doorstep

A family celebration of food

Posted: 24th May 2016

Fantastic food and family fun take centre stage at Lainston House on Sunday 17th July, as the Exclusive Hotel shows its support for Help for Heroes.

Full throttle

Posted: 24th May 2016

An intoxicating mix of cars, stars and motor sport royalty come together over four superb days for the Festival of Speed (Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th June).

Summer adventures

Posted: 24th May 2016

Do you remember the feeling of rolling down a really big hill? For those 10 seconds there was nothing else in the world but the smell of the grass and the sun on your face, the smell of the grass, the sun on your face, the smell of the grass and the incredible thrill of tumbling,

A new era

Posted: 20th May 2016

Beautiful South welcomed special guests to the stunning Lainston House Hotel near Winchester to officially unveil the south’s new premier lifestyle magazine.

Living through change

Posted: 4th May 2016

Racial tension and social changes are at the heart of this razor-sharp satire, which proves both provocative and absorbing viewing.

A world of play and childhood

Posted: 28th Apr 2016

This summer, the National Trust’s Mottisfont in Hampshire is set to celebrate one of Britain’s best-loved authors and illustrators in a special exhibition.

Midsummer magic

Posted: 28th Apr 2016

An enchanting evening is in prospect as an award-winning florist joins forces with Winchester’s most innovative food and drink event organisers.

Power of the collective

Posted: 20th Apr 2016

Wonderfully witty, wildly eccentric and quintessentially British, this fast-paced comedy delivers entertainment in spades.

In the shadows

Posted: 12th Apr 2016

This cleverly-crafted murder mystery kept the Yvonne Arnaud audience guessing until the very last, following the format of the classic crime thriller to the letter.

The class divide

Posted: 6th Apr 2016

Class and culture collide in this compelling comedy, which had the Yvonne Arnaud hanging on every word.

Authentic cuisine

Posted: 5th Apr 2016

Henry Ascoli samples the rich and robust tastes of authentic Italian cuisine at Petersfield’s La Piazzetta restaurant…

Power of the mind

Posted: 31st Mar 2016

A powerful, engaging and ultimately rewarding production which perfectly demonstrates the unique characteristics and appeal of theatre.

Slow burner

Posted: 22nd Mar 2016

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Following in the Footsteps of Jane Austen

Posted: 15th Mar 2016

/>Follow in the footsteps of one of the nation's best-loved writers and see a world of creativity come alive with every step on the Jane Austen trail.

Theatre Review: 'Our House', The Madness musical, performed by Guildford School of Acting, Guildford

Posted: 14th Mar 2016

This breathless musical, packed with larger-than-life characters, embraces both the nutty spirit of the legendary ska band and the gritty appeal of NW1, weaving iconic Madness songs into a dramatic London love story.