Posted: 29th Nov 2021
Chawton House, Hampshire, November 2021. VisitEngland has announced that Chawton House has won a ‘Hidden Gem’ award as part of their 2020-2021 Visitor Attraction Accolades for the third year in a row.
Posted: 26th Nov 2021
Chawton House reopens for the festive season celebrating Christmas traditions of days gone by.
Posted: 24th Nov 2021
Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth is offering guests the chance to win big this Christmas with a Santa sack full of prizes.
Posted: 23rd Nov 2021
More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Portsmouth’s Mary Rose in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
Posted: 23rd Nov 2021
Winter can be a difficult time for everyone – especially the many families around us who struggle on a daily basis of ensuring their families have enough to eat.
Posted: 22nd Nov 2021
Hampshire Fare, the county food and drink group, is returning to Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market, taking over a chalet from 5th to 22nd December.
Posted: 15th Nov 2021
Portsmouth Choral Union and David Gostick were so pleased to be back performing live that they began by applauding the audience. They deservedly got that back with interest at the end.
Posted: 8th Nov 2021
Festive fun will be top of the wish list when Port Solent welcomes visitors to its fantastic
Festival of Christmas.
Posted: 27th Oct 2021
Theatre Royal Winchester’s panto favourites, Julian Eardley, Ed Thorpe, and Libby Gore are set to return later this year in the theatre’s traditional family pantomime, Aladdin.
Join us for our Winter Wonderland Walk and Christmas Fair in the delightful grounds of Southwick Est
Posted: 25th Oct 2021
Rowans Hospice Charity is continuing on its long road to recovery following the difficulties caused by the Pandemic, in the last 18 months.
Posted: 14th Oct 2021
Beaulieu is set to launch Bond in Motion – No Time To Die, a new exhibition featuring the iconic cars, gadgets and costumes from the latest 007 film.
Posted: 14th Oct 2021
Chawton House launches a special programme of events celebrating all things Gothic
Posted: 20th Sep 2021
The value of sourcing sustainable seafood from the Solent will be taking centre stage at this month’s Local Produce Trade Show (30th September, Ageas Bowl, Southampton) with Tim Ferrero, Project Manager, Hampshire &
Posted: 20th Sep 2021
Hampshire-based businesses celebrated at being voted ‘Best in Class’ in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Muddy Stilettos 2021 Awards in a stylish Awards Ceremony.
Posted: 16th Sep 2021
Volunteers and charities took to the streets of Petersfield on Saturday to carry out the 2021 Charity Walk for Peace.
Posted: 16th Sep 2021
As we emerge from the last 18 months and all that has resulted from the Pandemic, the Rowans Hospice Charity faces a difficult period to recover from the significant financial constraints and seeks to find ways to generate income for the Charity.
Posted: 7th Sep 2021
Small patches of land owned by East Hampshire District Council can be turned into havens of wildflowers and pollinating insects, thanks to a new scheme.
Posted: 2nd Sep 2021
Make-A-Will fortnight - Ever thought you should make your Will but not sure where to start?
Posted: 26th Aug 2021
Port Solent will be on red alert for summer holiday fun with the return of its popular 999 Day on Saturday 4 September.
Posted: 24th Aug 2021
Gunwharf Quays is partnering with The British Street Food Awards to host the Southern heats of the competition at the South Coast’s biggest outlet shopping destination
Posted: 12th Aug 2021
A colourful new art project has been launched in Emsworth, Hampshire, targeting littering on our streets.
Posted: 9th Aug 2021
Emsworth Arts Trail is back for 2021 with a new date in the Calendar! There is extra reason to celebrate the return of the trail this year- it’s 20 years since the first Emsworth Arts Trail.
Posted: 5th Aug 2021
Councillors and officers from Havant Borough Council will be proud to receive an award for its support for the Armed Forces.
Posted: 23rd Jul 2021
PHEW! It's been a long wait, but this year we're back with a programme of South Downs Youth Action days in the National Park.
Posted: 22nd Jul 2021
As we emerge from the measures and restrictions enforced because of COVID-19, the Charity is beginning the long road to recovery after the devastating financial losses caused by the Pandemic.
Posted: 30th Jun 2021
“Registration is now open” Rowans Hospice Charity is delighted to announce the Moon & Stars Memories Walk being held on 31 July at Castle Field, Portsmouth.
Posted: 28th Jun 2021
A captivating celebration of the life and music of legendary sing-songwriter Paul Simon – Something About Simon - will be heading to Theatre Royal Winchester on Saturday 10 July.
Posted: 21st Jun 2021
Hampshire Fare have launched an exclusive, bespoke crest to celebrate the county food, drink and craft group’s 30th anniversary.
Posted: 21st Jun 2021
Emsworth-based environmental charity the Final Straw Foundation is calling on volunteers to get involved as it celebrated its first official beach clean up post-Covid.
Posted: 10th Jun 2021
Rowans Hospice Charity invites all cyclists to take part in Rowans Ride, Your Ride-Your Way
Posted: 2nd Jun 2021
As the English Senior Men’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship gets underway at Blackmoor Golf Club this week, the current national champion, Rupert Kellock believes concentration levels will hold the key to a successful defence of the title.
Posted: 1st Jun 2021
British Flowers Week in June celebrates the beauty and variety of British cut flowers, foliage and plants, as well as the florists, growers and wholesalers who make it all possible.
Posted: 25th May 2021
Rowans Hospice Charity invites all garden lovers to show-case their garden by entering our Rowans Summer Garden Contest 1 – 30 June 2021
Posted: 24th May 2021
The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair is opening in just a few weeks in the grounds of Petworth House in Petworth, West Sussex from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 June 2021.
Posted: 13th May 2021
MSC Cruises’ latest flagship, MSC Virtuosa, has arrived in Southampton, her homeport for the summer, ready to restart cruising in UK
Posted: 10th May 2021
The Rowans Hospice Charity is looking for thrill-seeking daredevils to make an epic and adrenaline-fuelled 13,000ft tandem skydive!
Posted: 26th Apr 2021
As part of Alton Town Council’s 2021 events programme, we are pleased to be able to stage the ever popular Walking Festival during the month of May.
Posted: 22nd Apr 2021
This year is the 35th anniversary of the devastating Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster on 26th April 1986. It contaminated Belarus and Ukraine, but also affected vast areas of Europe, and these communities are still suffering the ongoing effects.
Posted: 6th Apr 2021
Rowans Hospice Charity launches latest fundraising initiative ‘Rowans’ Great BIG Bake Off’. A virtual bake off proudly supported and judged by Dave Friday, Finalist in the iconic Great British Bake Off 2020.
Posted: 6th Apr 2021
Play to the Crowd, the charity that organises the Outdoor Arts festival Hat Fair, has today confirmed that this year's event will go ahead as planned on Friday 2 - Sunday 4 July 2021.
Posted: 31st Mar 2021
Rowans Hospice is delighted to announce its brand new partnership with Local Hospice Lottery which aims to raise over £1.8 million towards local Hospice care in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire over the next five years alone.
Posted: 22nd Mar 2021
Titchfield Festival Theatre (TFT) is delighted to announce its new partnership with the Gosport and Fareham Multi Academy Trust (GFM), with the launch of a two-year post-16 BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts this September.
Posted: 11th Mar 2021
Rowans Hospice Charity launches Online Auction with highly coveted and exclusive money-can’t-buy ‘lots’ worth bidding on.
Posted: 28th Feb 2021
Two Hampshire crematoria have donated a total of £10,000 to Southampton Hospitals Charity in support of the Respiratory Care Fund at University Hospital Southampton which conducts vital research into sarcoidosis.
Posted: 10th Feb 2021
Paloma Faith, singer, mum and mum-to-be shares her must-have parenting products with The Baby Show:
Posted: 9th Feb 2021
Boosting spirits and entertaining the community, Rowans Hospice Charity launches virtual talent show Rowans’ Got Talent despite a third national lockdown.
Posted: 2nd Feb 2021
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner which means it’s time to think about all of those people who deserve a little love.
Posted: 1st Feb 2021
Blackeyed Theatre’s productions of Jane Eyre and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde are now available to watch On Demand from the comfort of your home on your phone, tablet, desktop, laptop or smart TV via Theatre Royal Winchester’s website.
Posted: 25th Jan 2021
Him & Me – The Tracy & Hepburn Story is a new play by Charly Armstrong and Dan Scott, the latest production to be streamed by Titchfield Festival Theatre. It tells the interesting story of the relationship between actors Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.
Posted: 14th Jan 2021
2021 may have started with theatres closed to the public, however for Titchfield Festival Theatre the new year is full of opportunity.
Posted: 5th Jan 2021
Last night Prime Minister Boris Johnson called a third national lockdown for the whole of England.
Posted: 15th Dec 2020
In times of darkness, The Renaissance Choir defeat the lockdown odds by bringing festive joy and light through music and song to the Rowans Hospice Charity’s Christmas Message
Posted: 30th Nov 2020
Following the government’s announcement of tiered restrictions that will be in place from the end of current national restrictions (2 December), East Hampshire will be in coronavirus TIER 2 – HIGH ALERT.
Posted: 21st Nov 2020
Play to the Crowd has today announced that Ed Thorpe will be joining Julian Eardley as the second Dame in this year’s Theatre Royal Winchester Christmas Show Four Dames in Search of a Panto
Posted: 13th Nov 2020
Westquay Shopping Centre has revealed the ten charities that have been awarded a grant through its Giving Back Project. Launched in August, the Giving Back Project is a new scheme which will see Westquay donate a total of £20,000 to support local groups across Southampton that have been hit hard by COVID-19
Posted: 29th Oct 2020
Chawton House launches a special exhibition featuring items made by volunteers over Lockdown for November’s ‘Craft Month’
Posted: 26th Oct 2020
Theatre Royal Winchester has today announced that the show will go on this Christmas after all with a panto-styled show called Four Dames in Search of a Panto
Posted: 26th Oct 2020
The award of significant funding to Titchfield Festival Theatre (TFT) as part of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) is a huge step forward, according to Kevin Fraser, Artistic Director and Chair of the Trustees. The money, which will fund stage and other equipment, enables TFT to conti
Posted: 7th Oct 2020
Chawton House launches a special programme of events on all things Gothic
Posted: 1st Oct 2020
Clare McIntyre was one of Britain’s most celebrated playwrights to emerge during the 1980s. McIntyre was passionate about changing the perception of women in society; and two of her plays are now rightly considered to be modern classics: Low Level Panic and My Heart’s a Suitcase.
Posted: 24th Sep 2020
Theatre Royal Winchester has today announced that, due to the continuing effects of the Covid pandemic, their pantomime, Aladdin, scheduled to take place this Christmas, has been postponed until 2021.
Posted: 22nd Sep 2020
Golden caramel fields, rusty red leaves, purple heathers and gorgeous pink sunsets – all the spectacular colours that make autumn special.
Posted: 3rd Sep 2020
How can you find creative ways of killing someone without being too close? That has been the challenge of the cast and directors of Sondheim’s celebrated musical Sweeney Todd, which opens next week, with Titchfield Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director Kevin Fraser promising a new “post Covid” style
Posted: 28th Aug 2020
This week, national treasure and theatre royalty, Dame Judi Dench, sent a message of support to Play to the Crowd – the arts and education charity which runs Theatre Royal Winchester, Hat Fair and Playmakers towards their Su
Posted: 27th Aug 2020
The so-called ‘new normal’ has seen the rise of a range of heroes: NHS workers, supermarket staff, lorry drivers, care providers, teaching staff, and members of the community who do that little bit extra to help out a neighbour in need.
Posted: 26th Aug 2020
Escape to Chawton House, your local get away.
Chawton House, Hampshire, August 2020. See out the last of the long summer days in the beautiful setting of Chawton House. With a Country Fair, Sunday Picnics, Parkland Breakfasts, September Sunsets and brand new kids
Posted: 25th Aug 2020
Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. This play shines a light on human nature and our frailties: the lust for power, the consequences of greed, ambition and revenge … as well as love. This month, Macbeth makes a welcome return to the Titchfield stage as the Bard at the Barn season continues
Posted: 7th Aug 2020
The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and the Mary Rose (MR) are delighted to announce that they are coming together in collaboration to deliver a new and revitalised offer for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard visitors, when they reopen together on 24 August 2020. This will include a new joint tick
Posted: 5th Aug 2020
Portsmouth’s Mary Rose Museum has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award From Home, it was announced last week.
Posted: 3rd Aug 2020
The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays. A mix of comedy, romance and drama, the play contains many themes that resonate to this day, such as antisemitism and the treatment of people of different races. This August, The Merchant of Venice returns to the Great Barn in Titchf
Posted: 28th Jul 2020
Theatre Royal Winchester’s Cafe Bar has signed up to be part of the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme during the month of August. Customers will be able to enjoy 50% off all food and soft drinks that are ‘eaten in’ on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wedne
Posted: 14th Jul 2020
With some of the UK’s most famous and beautiful coastline, the waters of south east England serve up not only a treat for tourists, but some of the best seafood in the country.
Posted: 9th Jul 2020
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is a heart-warming, funny, smart and wonderfully raw story. It is also the first play to mark the reopening of Titchfield Festival Theatre - and streamed live.
Posted: 7th Jul 2020
The arts and education charity, Play to the Crowd which runs Theatre Royal Winchester, Hat Fair and Playmakers, has today announced that it needs to raise £225,000 by the end of September in order to survive beyond the Covid crisis.
Posted: 2nd Jul 2020
The Ivy Winchester Brasserie is excited to announce it will be re-opening its doors in the heart of Winchester on Saturday, 4 July.
Posted: 29th Jun 2020
Butser Ancient Farm is delighted to confirm it will be reopening to once again welcome visitors, for selected days and times, from Saturday 4th July 2020.
Posted: 22nd Jun 2020
The annual Armed Forces Day will be marked in the borough of Havant from Monday 22 June when a specially commissioned flag will be flown outside the Public Service Plaza.
Posted: 9th Jun 2020
Play to the Crowd, the arts and education charity that runs Theatre Royal Winchester, is delighted to announce that their redeveloped Cafe Bar has been nominated for a national accolade in this year’s SPACES Awards (Society of Public Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Surveying).
Posted: 5th Jun 2020
What could be a better way to celebrate World Gin Day on 13th June than enjoying a glass of the best gin in England from the River Test Distillery in Hampshire?
Posted: 3rd Jun 2020
Throughout the coronavirus outbreak a huge effort has been made by councils, community groups and volunteers to make sure no-one is left without the supplies they need.
East Hampshire District Council trying to make sure no-one is missing out on the available help.
Posted: 1st Jun 2020
Theatre doors across the country are currently closed, with increasing concern as to the future financial viability of entertainment venues. However, despite the significant challenges facing the performing arts, Titchfield Festival Theatre (TFT) has announced plans to protect its patrons when the doors
Posted: 28th May 2020
At a time when gyms are closed and the population is being asked to stay at home, finding ways to keep active can be challenging.
Posted: 14th May 2020
What small act could you make to create a kinder world?
This is the question local charity Inclusion Hampshire are asking as part of their ’Little act of Kindness Pledge’, to help promote mental health and well-being.
Posted: 12th May 2020
At a time when the population is being asked to stay at home, finding ways to keep active can be challenging. Regular physical activity is strongly associated with a reduction in chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes as well as improving mental health.
Posted: 11th May 2020
We all have outfits in the wardrobe that we simply won’t wear.... and many have time right now to clear them out, bag them up and - we hope - donate them to a great cause.
Posted: 7th May 2020
On Friday 8 May the nation celebrates the 75th anniversary of VE Day when Nazi Germany formally surrendered to the Allied Forces bringing an end to the war in Europe.
Posted: 5th May 2020
When the Covid-19 ‘stay at home’ announcements were made, the brewery had a cellarful of beer ready for the pub trade, 80% of their business. The Langham team felt it was “important to keep going, while keeping safe.” To do this, sadly two staff were furloughed, so the close team is now down to a core of
Posted: 4th May 2020
Local financial advisor, Ian Batterbee, of Better Wealth Management, wants to go beyond clapping for NHS staff after the loss of his mother to COVID 19.
Posted: 28th Apr 2020
Looking after your mental health is more important than ever, urges Hampshire County Council as many of our lives change beyond recognition during the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: 20th Apr 2020
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust has launched new initiatives to keep people connected with nature while restrictions to contain the spread of Covid-19 are in place.
Posted: 16th Apr 2020
Staff working in the science labs, design and technology classrooms and IT have all helped to support the national COVID-19 response.
Posted: 15th Apr 2020
Emsworth couple have created a pioneering audio biography service so that families are able to record their experiences and memories.
Posted: 14th Apr 2020
Hampshire County Council is reporting an unprecedented rise in digital library use, as people who live, work and study in Hampshire are turning to the library service for access to books during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Posted: 9th Apr 2020
Langham Brewery - situated in the South Downs National Park between Lodsworth and Petworth - have found themselves adapting positively to the changes imposed by Covid 19. The brewery is offering a Home Delivery Service and has opened a Brewery Drive-Through.
Posted: 6th Apr 2020
This year’s New Play Season at Titchfield Festival Theatre was a huge success, with five new plays and a brand new adaptation of a classic performed and audiences increasing by 45%.
Posted: 3rd Apr 2020
A new helpline has been launched for frail and vulnerable residents to call if they need help during the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: 2nd Apr 2020
Local to Petersfield? Listen to essential Petersfield information every morning at www.petersfieldradio.uk or search petersfield on any podcast app - or scan the PR code. Keep informed!
Posted: 31st Mar 2020
Communities throughout Hampshire have been doing an incredible job over the last couple of weeks, pulling together more than ever to support those in need.
Posted: 26th Mar 2020
Bored at home? or self-isolating due to current circumstances? why not take this opportunity to test your knowledge and entertain yourself with this month’s crossword, simply print off and enjoy!
Posted: 26th Mar 2020
If you’re spending more time at home or self isolating due to current circumstances, why not take this opportunity to bond with one another, or simply entertain yourself... Why not give our quiz a go and keep your brain active!
Posted: 26th Mar 2020
Keep your mind active this month, while you’re at home, with these brainteasers! Simply print off and enjoy!
Posted: 26th Mar 2020
If you need something to keep you occupied due to current circumstances, why not take this opportunity to check out our puzzle page! Just simply print off and enjoy!
Posted: 26th Mar 2020
Please feel free to print these self-isolating slips if you would like to help out a neighbour!
Posted: 24th Mar 2020
The mental health implications of the pandemic will impact everyone differently, and clinical psychologists at Flow Neuroscience have offered a guide to support and manage one’s mental health and those of others during these times...
Posted: 19th Mar 2020
Hampshire County Council has emphasised its priority will be on providing critical services for Hampshire residents during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Posted: 4th Mar 2020
Rowans Hospice Charity is looking for thrill-seeking daredevils to make an epic leap with a tandem skydive.
Posted: 27th Feb 2020
Gifted singer Marvin Muoneké pays a visit to Theatre Royal Winchester’s Cafe Bar for a night of jazz, as part of the venue’s new Cafe Bar Jazz Nights, on Friday 6 March.
Posted: 24th Feb 2020
A panel of expert judges from across the UK gathered at Eastleigh College this week for The Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition 2020 organised by local food group Hampshire Fare.
Posted: 21st Feb 2020
The Portsmouth Philharmonic will cross the harbour for its latest charity concert in aid of the Gosport & Fareham Inland Rescue Service which will feature music by Sibelius, Gounod and Haydn.
Posted: 19th Feb 2020
Hat Fair – the UK’s longest running festival of Outdoor Arts – is inviting local businesses to a special event to learn how they can get involved in, and support, this year’s vibrant festival, which celebrates 46 years in July, and last year broke records with ov
Posted: 13th Feb 2020
Wuthering Heights is one of the literary classics and this March a brand new stage adaptation comes to Titchfield Festival Theatre.
Posted: 10th Feb 2020
Playtime is coming to Beaulieu with new and adventurous Little Beaulieu and we would like to invite you and your family to its exciting VIP launch. So save the date for Saturday 14th March to join us...
Posted: 6th Feb 2020
From Jane Austen to Tennyson, the beauty of the South Downs has never failed to inspire tales of romance, joy and passion.
Posted: 3rd Feb 2020
Winchester Cathedral hosted a ground-breaking multi-dimensional community art installation at the end of January, inspired by the theme of pilgrimage and coffee. Pausing to drink coffee echoes the rhythm of pilgrim steps and prayer.
Posted: 30th Jan 2020
Gunwharf Quays will be hosting a spectacular Chinese New Year celebration on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd February. Marking the Year of the Rat, the day promises to be a memorable event for all the family, with incredible entertainment and special offers.
Posted: 29th Jan 2020
In uncertain times, it is important for communities to pull together. That’s why 100 delegates from Hampshire based charities and voluntary groups delved into the new decade with a conference debating the future of volunteering and upcoming challenges for the sector.
Posted: 27th Jan 2020
Jaq has a secret she doesn’t want to reveal yet but before she can draw breath, other secrets tumble out of the closet and who knows what will be said before the taxi arrives?
Posted: 24th Jan 2020
The Early Bird registration fee offer for Rowans Moonlit Memories Walk finishes at midnight on 31 January.
Posted: 23rd Jan 2020
Museum reaches over £500k of its £1m Heritage Endowment Fund target for the Golden Future Campaign. 2020 will mark 50 years since Weald & Downland Living Museum first opened its doors and it is celebrating with an ambitious fundraising campaign.
Posted: 21st Jan 2020
Titchfield Festival Theatre’s New Play Season continues with two brand new comedy plays written by Southsea based playwright and film producer Roger Goldsmith: Freehold and Inside Out.
Posted: 17th Jan 2020
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Posted: 17th Jan 2020
The Wine Bank Lee-on-the-Solent is hosting an Australian Wine Tasting event in support of Australian Bushfire Relief Effort, on Friday 31st January at 7:30pm.
Posted: 16th Jan 2020
The £125,000 grant will help to take the Charity closer to the funding needed to complete the first phase of their capital appeal (the Silver Jubilee Appeal), the first phase of which is to completely transform the in-patient unit.
Posted: 15th Jan 2020
Theatre Royal Winchester is looking forward to the roaring 20s again, with a host of intimate jazz nights, which will see talented singers and musicians performing in the venue’s stylish new Cafe Bar.
Posted: 13th Jan 2020
Winchester Cathedral will host a ground-breaking multi-dimensional community art installation later this month, inspired by the theme of pilgrimage and coffee. Pausing to drink coffee echoes the rhythm of pilgrim steps and prayer.
Posted: 9th Jan 2020
February Half Term Activities at The Mary Rose. The Mary Rose, Portsmouth Friday 14th– Sunday 23rd February 2020 11:00 – 15:00.
Posted: 8th Jan 2020
Rowans Hospice have announced their exciting calendar of fundraising events for 2020. Offering everything from adrenaline filled adventures, to sporting challenges to community quizzes.
Posted: 7th Jan 2020
Following on from last year’s hugely successful first season, Titchfield Festival Theatre is delighted to welcome another new set of plays from experienced and aspiring writers as part of its New Play Season 2020.
Posted: 6th Jan 2020
Gunwharf Quays has announced the launch of the Spinnaker Quarter; a new dining area featuring a collection of restaurants, unique to the region, with stunning views across the marina that take in the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower.