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From 2 December East Hampshire will be in coronavirus TIER 2 – HIGH ALERT

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.

Casting of Dame Two announced!

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

Westquay names ten local charities that will receive a share of £20,000 donation

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

Made in Lockdown: a new exhibition at Chawton House

Posted: 29th Oct 2020

 

Chawton House launches a special exhibition featuring items made by volunteers over Lockdown for November’s ‘Craft Month’

Theatre Royal Winchester announces Christmas Show 2020!

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

Titchfield Festival Theatre: COVID secure and continuing to entertain the South Coast

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

Gothic Month at Chawton House

Posted: 7th Oct 2020

 

Chawton House launches a special programme of events on all things Gothic 

 

Titchfield Festival Theatre’s autumn season continues with two modern short plays

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. 

Theatre Royal Winchester postpones panto until 2021

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.

Capture the enchanting beauty of autumn in the National Park

Posted: 22nd Sep 2020

 

Golden caramel fields, rusty red leaves, purple heathers and gorgeous pink sunsets – all the spectacular colours that make autumn special.

He shaved the faces of gentlemen, who were never thereafter heard of again.

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

Dame Judi Dench backs Play to the Crowd’s Survival Appeal

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

WALBERTON PARISH ‘COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS’ RECOGNISED IN LOCAL AWARDS

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.

Stay local with Chawton House this late summer

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

Death is the solution to all problems, No man, No problem.

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

PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD – POST COVID COLLABORATION BRINGS REVITALISED NEW OFFER FOR REOPENING

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

Portsmouth’s Mary Rose shortlisted for national award for its lockdown activities

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.

If you prick us, do we not bleed?

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

Theatre Royal Winchester’s Cafe Bar signs up to Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

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

Why we should all eat south east seafood and where you can get it

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.

 

Frankie and Johnny: One night in New York, a poignant funny and bittersweet comedy

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.

 

Play to the Crowd Launch Survival Fundraising Appeal

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.

THE IVY WINCHESTER BRASSERIE SET TO OPEN ITS DOORS ON SATURDAY, 4 JULY

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.

Butser Ancient Farm to reopen as new goat kids are born!

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.

Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

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.

Theatre Royal Winchester’s Cafe Bar nominated for national award

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).

Celebrate World Gin Day with The Best in England

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?

Know anyone that needs support?

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.

Titchfield Festival Theatre to launch new live streaming productions

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

Physical activity for adults while staying at home - Advice from Heart Research UK

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.

A Little Act of Kindness Goes A Long Way…

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.

Heart Research UK - Healthy Tips - Activity at home for older adults

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.

Could you clear out clothes for charity?

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.

VE DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY FRIDAY 8 MAY, 2020

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.

 

Langham Brewery have found themselves adapting positively to the changes imposed by Covid 19.

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

Beyond clapping for the NHS

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - support is available to help keep Hampshire mentally well

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.

Local Wildlife Trust’s new initiatives to connect people with nature

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. 

Ditcham Park School supports frontline NHS staff and international research teams

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.

Emsworth couple create pioneering audio biography service

Posted: 15th Apr 2020

Emsworth couple have created a pioneering audio biography service so that families are able to record their experiences and memories.

Hampshire Libraries celebrate a 770% increase in new digital library users

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.

Langham Brewery: Keep Going. Keep Safe.

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.  

Titchfield Festival Theatre looks ahead

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%. 

New helpline launched for vulnerable people

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.

Listen to essential Petersfield information every morning!

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!

Winchester Distillery celebrates Hampshire Heroes

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. 

Why not give our Crossword a try?

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!

It's Quiz time! Keep your brain active!

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!

 

Brain-Teasers for you to enjoy at home!

Posted: 26th Mar 2020

Keep your mind active this month, while you’re at home, with these brainteasers! Simply print off and enjoy!

 

Give our Puzzle Page a go!

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!

 

 

Help a neighbour! Self-isolating slips

Posted: 26th Mar 2020

Please feel free to print these self-isolating slips if you would like to help out a neighbour!

How to protect your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

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...

Hampshire County Council remains resolute on delivering frontline services

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.

Rowans Hospice is looking for people to take an epic leap!

Posted: 4th Mar 2020

Rowans Hospice Charity is looking for thrill-seeking daredevils to make an epic leap with a tandem skydive.

Jazz from Marvin Muoneké in Cafe Bar

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.

The Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition - Let the judging commence!

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.

The Portsmouth Philharmonic will cross the harbour for its latest charity concert

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.

Chance for local business to support Hat Fair

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

Honest people do not hide their deeds…

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.

Playtime is coming to Beaulieu...

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...

Love is in the air! Five Valentine’s date ideas in the South Downs

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.

‘Ground-breaking’ community art installation - Winchester Cathedral

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.

Gunwharf Quays to commemorate the Year of the Rat with traditional celebrations

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.

The future of volunteering is bright!

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. 

What is behind The Last Secret at Titchfield Festival Theatre?

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?

Rowans Moonlit Memories Walk Early Bird Offer Ends 31 January

Posted: 24th Jan 2020

The Early Bird registration fee offer for Rowans Moonlit Memories Walk finishes at midnight on 31 January. 

Weald & Downland Living Museum hits over £500k fundraising milestone to mark its 50th Anniversary

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.

Sometimes you knock on the wrong door, but the right person answers…

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.

We're Hiring! Part-time Internal Sales Executive

Posted: 17th Jan 2020

Would you like to work for the fastest growing publication and media company in Hampshire?
 

‘Australia Day’ wine tasting event

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.

 

The Rowans Hospice Charity has been awarded a major grant from the Wolfson Foundation

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.

Cafe Bar Jazz Nights to kick off 2020

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.

‘Ground-breaking’ community art installation at Winchester Cathedral

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.

A Right Royal Romance: Valentine’s Day with the Tudors

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.

A Positive Start in 2020 for You and Rowans Hospice

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. 

A magnificent 7: Titchfield Festival Theatre’s New Play Season 2020 returns this January

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.

Gunwharf Quays celebrates Veganuary with the launch of new Spinnaker Dining Quarter

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. 

RUGBY FAMILY URGED TO GET STUCK IN FOR CLUB FAVOURITE

Posted: 30th Dec 2019

 

 

For the past decade, 54-year-old Wendy Wilson has been an invaluable member of Petersfield Rugby Football Club based at Penns Place, Petersfield. 

Dick Whittington cast go shopping at The Brooks

Posted: 23rd Dec 2019

This week several colourful characters from this year’s Theatre Royal Winchester panto, Dick Whittington, took a break from winning hearts – or meddling, in the case of King Rat – to pay a visit to The Brooks Shopping Centre.

Top five Boxing Day walks in the South Downs for families

Posted: 16th Dec 2019

Boxing Day wouldn’t be Boxing Day without a family walk to revive the senses after one too many mince pies and mini-chocolates.

Dick Whittington cast visit Naomi House & Jacksplace hospice

Posted: 12th Dec 2019

This week several cast members from Theatre Royal Winchester’s panto, Dick Whittington, made a special festive trip to Naomi House & Jacksplace hospice, near Winchester.

Gunwharf Quays to host Christmas Carol Concert

Posted: 10th Dec 2019

Join Gunwharf Quays to celebrate the start of the Christmas season, with a very special Carol Concert being held at the waterfront outlet shopping centre on Thursday 12th December. 

Portsmouth Choral Union - Come and Sing - Faure’s beautiful Requiem

Posted: 6th Dec 2019

Portsmouth Choral Union - Come and Sing - Faure’s beautiful Requiem at All Saints Church, Hambledon Road, Denmead PO7 6NN.

Pinocchio: The best Panto ever with no strings attached!

Posted: 3rd Dec 2019

A brilliant fun packed version of Pinocchio is set to hit the stage at TFT this Christmas. 

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR CHARITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT BY CANDLELIGHT

Posted: 27th Nov 2019

On Saturday 7th December, the Renaissance Choir and Portsmouth Cathedral Choir will perform a Christmas Concert by Candlelight at Portsmouth Cathedral, in aid of Rowans Hospice Silver Jubilee Appeal.

LANTERN PARADE RETURNS TO WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL

Posted: 26th Nov 2019

Winchester Cathedral’s lantern parade is back for 2019! Now a firm fixture in the City’s Christmas festivities it will start at 6.30pm on Thursday 28 November in the Cathedral Outer Close. 

Chawton House launches new exhibition for Christmas

Posted: 22nd Nov 2019

Celebrating Christmas from 21 November, Chawton House will host an exhibition and series of events and activities on select openings throughout the festive season. 
 

MasterChef champion Jane Devonshire announced as charity ambassador

Posted: 20th Nov 2019

Coeliac UK announces Jane Devonshire, champion of MasterChef 2016, as its new ambassador who will spearhead the national charity’s 2020 campaign to help find thousands of children living with undiagnosed coeliac disease.

The Silver Tassie: an astonishing play on the reality of war - Titchfield Theatre

Posted: 19th Nov 2019


The Silver Tassie is a brilliant and astonishing play written in 1928 by Irish playwright Sean O’Casey...

Alresford Community Choir - 'A Carol for Everyone' 14th December

Posted: 19th Nov 2019

Join the Alresford Community Choir on Saturday 14th of December (at 7:30pm) for 'A Carol for Everyone' ...

Gunwharf Quays kicks off Light Show Spectacular alongside local community

Posted: 15th Nov 2019

Last night, the Portsmouth community joined Gunwharf Quays for the official launch of its spectacular free light show, which is running at the outlet shopping centre until 23rd November. 

3 best “wow” spots in England’s South Downs

Posted: 14th Nov 2019

Breathtaking, mysterious, beautiful and inspiring – the South Downs is all these things...

Registration now open for “Rowans Does Strictly”

Posted: 13th Nov 2019

Today Rowans Hospice launched its brand new fundraising event for the Silver Jubilee Appeal, “Rowans Does Strictly.”

Anti-Bullying Week (11-15 November)

Posted: 13th Nov 2019

This Anti-Bullying Week (11-15 November), Hampshire County Council is highlighting the advice and support available to parents and carers to assist them in helping children to deal with bullying – including how to spot the signs that a child may be at risk. 

 

A Christmas Carol MR FEZZIWIG’S CHRISTMAS PARTY - Portsmouth Choral Union

Posted: 12th Nov 2019

A Christmas Carol MR FEZZIWIG’S CHRISTMAS PARTY by Jonathan Rathbone

Reverse Advent Calendar November & December 2019 - Help others this Christmas!

Posted: 12th Nov 2019

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.

Veterans asked to join together to mark Remembrance Day at Living Well Centre

Posted: 8th Nov 2019

The Veterans regular Monday morning drop-in session at Rowans Living Well Centre will be observing the two minute silence Act of Remembrance on Monday 11 November.

How to help your youngster understand what Remembrance Day is all about

Posted: 6th Nov 2019

How to help your youngster understand what Remembrance Day is all about...

A new look for Hampshire’s Twisted Nose Gin

Posted: 4th Nov 2019

Winchester Distillery has unveiled a stunning new design for its flagship gin, Twisted Nose. Using 20% less glass and 95% less plastic, Twisted Nose is now presented in a bespoke bottle...

Listen very carefully – I shall only say this once.. ‘Allo ‘Allo comes to Titchfield

Posted: 30th Oct 2019

Following on from the success of comedy shows such as Blackadder, Steptoe & Son and Rising Damp, Titchfield Festival Theatre welcomes to the stage ‘Allo ‘Allo this November.   

Little Barn Door - Home Staging and Styling

Posted: 28th Oct 2019

Based in Fareham, Little Barn Door are a local Home Stager, offering stress free service to improve home selling success across hampshire...

What’s on during October half term at Gunwharf Quays

Posted: 25th Oct 2019

 

Gunwharf Quays has announced what’s on this October half term to keep families entertained. The outlet shopping centre has a whole host of activities to help kick off the autumn season with the family.

Sweet Panic: a play for our times with a message of hope - Titchfield Theatre

Posted: 23rd Oct 2019

Stephen Poliakoff explores the modern-day phenomenon of ‘panic’ in his dark thriller Sweet Panic performed at Titchfield Festival Theatre later this month.

 

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR CHARITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT BY CANDLELIGHT

Posted: 21st Oct 2019

On Saturday 7th December, the Renaissance Choir and Portsmouth Cathedral Choir will perform a Christmas Concert by Candlelight at Portsmouth Cathedral, in aid of Rowans Hospice Silver Jubilee Appeal.

GOODWOOD GETS THE GO-AHEAD FOR HOTEL EXPANSION AS PART OF MAJOR REFURBISHMENT

Posted: 21st Oct 2019

Goodwood has been granted planning permission to begin renovating the Goodwood Hotel and intends to start creating a new bedroom wing in the next few weeks.

Gunwharf Quays announces weekend offers for Great South Run 2019

Posted: 17th Oct 2019

 

 

Gunwharf Quays is expecting to welcome thousands of visitors this weekend ahead of the Great South Run. With runners and spectators expected to increase the number of visitors into the city, the centre has issued top tips for those planning on travelling to Portsmouth.

Theatre Royal Winchester’s new Cafe Bar officially open

Posted: 11th Oct 2019

Theatre Royal Winchester held a special breakfast event on Tuesday 8 October to officially open its brand-new Cafe Bar.

Businesses and Residents Pulling Together for Local Nature Reserve

Posted: 11th Oct 2019

On 18th October 2019, Bordon businesses and residents will come together to help conserve Deadwater Valley Nature Reserve. 
 

The Petersfield Health and Wellbeing Show

Posted: 9th Oct 2019

The Petersfield Health and Wellbeing Show - Come along to a new free event devoted to health and wellbeing at the Taro Leisure Centre on Sunday November 17, 10am to 4pm.  

Ghost Stories in Beaulieu's Palace House

Posted: 8th Oct 2019

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th November. Enjoy a spine-tingling journey through Beaulieu’s paranormal past with the new Palace House Ghost Stories after dark event . . . with a few spooky surprises along the way.

Petersfield’s Firewalk Festival!

Posted: 4th Oct 2019

On Friday 18th October, a group of self-nominated people will walk over 20ft of hot coals to fundraise for Fitzroy, a charity which supports people with learning disabilities and autism. 

Gunwharf Quays to support The National Autistic Society’s Quiet Hour

Posted: 3rd Oct 2019

Gunwharf Quays has announced it will be supporting The National Autistic Society’s Quiet Hour this month to help create a more autism-friendly shopping environment across the UK.

Big fun at Little Beaulieu with new £½m adventure play area

Posted: 2nd Oct 2019

 

 

 

Playtime is coming to Beaulieu with an adventurous new feature for 2020 as Little Beaulieu brings family fun to the award-winning attraction with a £½m enchanting play area for all ages.

Registration is Open for Rowans 10th Starlit Walk

Posted: 1st Oct 2019

Registration is now open for Rowans 10th Starlit Walk, which is taking place at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 30th October at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Friday Fright Night set to scare Port Solent visitors with launch of new event

Posted: 26th Sep 2019

 

 

Dare you come to Port Solent this Halloween season? The waterside leisure destination known for its popular events is launching its first Friday Fright Night on Friday 1 November.

New Odyssey Restaurant, Bar and Pizzeria and the new luxury Ana Spa

Posted: 25th Sep 2019

The 4 star Holiday Inn Winchester has undergone a radical transformation over the summer and celebrated the opening of all aspects of the hotel’s £2.5 million refurbishment with a recent VIP launch of the hotel’s new Odyssey Restaurant, Bar and Pizzeria and the new luxury Ana Spa.

Gunwharf Quays to host Jobs Fair

Posted: 24th Sep 2019

 

The south coast’s leading designer shopping outlet, Gunwharf Quays, is looking to recruit local talent for a variety of roles across its brands and will be hosting a Jobs Fair from 12-3pm on Thursday 26th September.

 

Five of the best “wow” spots in England’s South Downs

Posted: 23rd Sep 2019

Breathtaking, mysterious, beautiful and inspiring – the South Downs is all these things.

Sunflower Fields

Posted: 20th Sep 2019

 

Stoke Fruit Farm on Hayling Island spread sunshine over the island and surrounding areas once again this year by opening up their amazing sunflower fields for the public to ‘pick their own’.

Paving the way to better footways across Hampshire

Posted: 19th Sep 2019

Hampshire’s highways teams are currently out across the county delivering an extensive programme of pavement improvements as part of Hampshire County Council’s Operation Resilience programme.

BIG FUN AT LITTLE BEAULIEU WITH NEW £½M ADVENTURE PLAY AREA

Posted: 18th Sep 2019

Playtime is coming to Beaulieu with an adventurous new feature for 2020 as Little Beaulieu brings family fun to the award-winning attraction with a £½m enchanting play area for all ages.

Spooky and haunting goings-on as the Lovecraft Festival comes to Titchfield

Posted: 17th Sep 2019

From the master of cosmic horror, H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu and Pickman’s Model make their debut on the Titchfield stage this month. 

IT’S TIME TO PARTY WITH THE VIKINGS!

Posted: 16th Sep 2019

ENJOY a cup of mead and a good story with your ancestors this September at Butser Ancient Farm in Clanfield.

Port Solent welcomed thousands of visitors to its first Retro Rewind

Posted: 13th Sep 2019

This August waterside leisure destination, Port Solent welcomed thousands of visitors to its first Retro Rewind event, a brand-new festival that celebrates the 40’s, 50’s, 60s and 70s, with a range of activities! 

Invading Vikings attack Hampshire Farm

Posted: 12th Sep 2019

GET ready to experience a brutal battle of ferocious warriors this September at Butser Ancient Farm.

Hampshire County Council maps out way forward for improving recycling in Hampshire

Posted: 11th Sep 2019

As part of the County Council’s budget planning, a report into how savings could be made, while improving recycling, will be considered by Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at his Decision Day on 17 September. 

A historic Hampshire gem – Major work starts at Staunton Country Park

Posted: 10th Sep 2019

Staunton Country Park is a step closer to a fantastic new visitor centre and restoration of its beautiful 200-year-old Regency landscape, as Hampshire County Council is set to begin the major phase of improvements later this month. 

It’s 1977 and you’re invited to a party… Abigail’s Party - Titchfield Festival Theatre

Posted: 9th Sep 2019

The 1970s: a period remembered for its lurid wallpaper, questionable taste in clothing, increasing consumerism and political and economic uncertainty. It also gave us one of the most popular stage and TV shows of the decade: Abigail’s Party. 

Announcing Chawton House’s autumn events programme!

Posted: 6th Sep 2019

From late night gothic tours, to author talks, creative workshops and yoga in the Great Hall, there's plenty happening between now and Christmas at Chawton House.

Celebrate Hampshire’s historic venues with Heritage Open Days

Posted: 3rd Sep 2019

Hampshire residents and visitors will be able to experience many of the county’s venues in fun and interactive ways - and all for free - as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days.

Just over a week to go until the walking event of the year

Posted: 29th Aug 2019

It’s just over a week to go until the first ever Chichester Walking Weekend, running from 6th to 8th September, 2019. 

GCSE Success at Ditcham Park School 2019

Posted: 22nd Aug 2019

 

22 August 2019, Pupils and staff at Ditcham Park School are celebrating today’s very good GCSE results. Nearly 40% of all grades achieved were the new 7/8/9 grades which are equivalent to the old A*& A grades. 

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. 

CHRIS EVANS’ CARFEST SOUTH RETURNS TO LAVERSTOKE PARK FARM

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. 

ANGLO-SAXONS DO BATTLE AT ANCIENT FARM

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. 

WATERSPORTS FUN FOR YOUNGSTERS AT PORTSMOUTH ONBOARD FESTIVAL

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. 

BRITISH WORLD CHAMPION BOXER MAKES A SURPRISE VISIT TO GOODWOOD’S FESTIVAL OF SPEED

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. 

GOODWOOD STAR WINS SUSSEX YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR

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.

HAMBLEDON FOLK CLUB – SPRING/EARLY SUMMER LISTINGS – March – July 2019

Posted: 31st Jan 2019

HAMBLEDON FOLK CLUB – SPRING/EARLY SUMMER LISTINGS – March – July 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

GUNWHARF QUAYS RAISES £1,400 FOR BARNARDO'S CHILDREN'S CHARITY

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.

HAMPSHIRE FARE WINS BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT COMPETITION

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

REFRESHING WINCHESTER COCKTAIL WEEK

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

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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

SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED POEM PLUS ARTIST/POET IN RESIDENCE APPOINTED

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.

DR. OETKER GIFTS WEDDING CAKE FIT FOR ROYALTY

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.

MISHO HAIR STUDIO TO OPEN IN STOCKBRIDGE, HAMPSHIRE AT NEWLY REDEVELOPED THE VINE YARD

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.

FOR THE LOVE OF SAUSAGE AND PIE

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.