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The eforea spa at the Ageas Bowl

Posted: 13th Nov 2018

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


Posted: 12th Nov 2018

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

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

Posted: 12th Nov 2018

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

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

Posted: 8th Nov 2018

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

Gunwharf Express sets course for The North Pole this Christmas

Posted: 6th Nov 2018

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

Three Hampshire finalists in Beautiful South Awards shortlist 2018/19

Posted: 5th Nov 2018

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

A Christmas Cracker of a Show!

Posted: 2nd Nov 2018

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

Honouring Farlington’s Fallen

Posted: 31st Oct 2018

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

Medieval banquets return to Beaulieu for Christmas

Posted: 23rd Oct 2018

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

Holiday Inn Winchester launches multi-million pound refurbishment

Posted: 17th Oct 2018

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

Samhain, a magical time of the year!

Posted: 16th Oct 2018

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


South Coast fireworks extravaganza set to return to Gunwharf Quays

Posted: 15th Oct 2018

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

Companionship Café – A local group offering companionship activities

Posted: 11th Oct 2018

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

Festive fun at Port Solent

Posted: 9th Oct 2018

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

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

Posted: 4th Oct 2018

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

Hallowe’en Half Term Fun

Posted: 2nd Oct 2018

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

Beaulieu launches Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition

Posted: 1st Oct 2018

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

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

Posted: 10th Sep 2018

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

Autumn season at Theatre Royal Winchester

Posted: 6th Sep 2018

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


England’s most caring city revealed

Posted: 4th Sep 2018

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

GCSE Success at Ditcham Park School

Posted: 23rd Aug 2018

GCSE Success at Ditcham Park School


Meon Fashion Show - Breast Cancer Haven

Posted: 22nd Aug 2018

Guinness World Record attempt at The Alresford Show

Posted: 20th Aug 2018

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

Latest News from the Winchester Poetry Festival

Posted: 15th Aug 2018


Awardwinning poet Leontia Flynn unveils new work...

Brand New Season at the Spring Arts and Heritage Centre

Posted: 14th Aug 2018

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

The Royal Maritime Club - Motown Evening

Posted: 13th Aug 2018

The Royal Maritime Club has a Motown Evening on Friday the 5th of October 2018 – at 7pm!

Includes Motown Band, DJ, Hot Supper and a Raffle that would raise funds for QA Hospitals Renal Department. Tickets cost £28, for more information & to purchase tickets contact

Parham Autumn Fair

Posted: 6th Aug 2018

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

NHS surgeons to take on 100 mile cycle challenge

Posted: 6th Aug 2018

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

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

Posted: 31st Jul 2018

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

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

Posted: 31st Jul 2018

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

South Hampshire Green Belt campaign gains more support

Posted: 30th Jul 2018

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

Hampshire's Fizz Festival Attracts 800 People

Posted: 26th Jul 2018

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

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

Posted: 23rd Jul 2018

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


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

Posted: 17th Jul 2018

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

Goodwood Revival Pits to celebrate Silverstone’s 70th Anniversary

Posted: 12th Jul 2018

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

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

Posted: 11th Jul 2018

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

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

Posted: 11th Jul 2018

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

Impressionist and pianist, Alistair McGowan, brings two worlds together

Posted: 10th Jul 2018

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

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

Posted: 10th Jul 2018

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

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

Posted: 28th Jun 2018

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

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival

Posted: 28th Jun 2018

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

Wild Night Out on the South Downs

Posted: 21st Jun 2018

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

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

Posted: 19th Jun 2018

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

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

Posted: 19th Jun 2018

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

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

Posted: 18th Jun 2018

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

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

Posted: 18th Jun 2018

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

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

Posted: 14th Jun 2018

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

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

Posted: 11th Jun 2018

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

Seafood specialist hosts main food theatre at Portsmouth Seafood Festival

Posted: 6th Jun 2018

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

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

Posted: 4th Jun 2018

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

Step back in time at War on the Line

Posted: 31st May 2018

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

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

Posted: 31st May 2018

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

Sea Food Festival all set to Spice it up

Posted: 30th May 2018

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

Goodwood racegoers enjoy deliciously entertaining Festival of Food and Racing

Posted: 29th May 2018

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

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

Posted: 25th May 2018

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


Posted: 24th May 2018

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

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie Opens

Posted: 24th May 2018

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

Boogie at Port Solent this May Bank Holiday Weekend

Posted: 24th May 2018

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

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

Posted: 18th May 2018

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

Black Chalk Wine announced as Portsmouth Seafood Festival headline sponsor

Posted: 17th May 2018

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

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

Posted: 16th May 2018

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


Enjoy a weekend of sailing and windsurfing this week...

Posted: 11th May 2018

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

Posted: 8th May 2018

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

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

Posted: 2nd May 2018

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

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

Posted: 23rd Apr 2018

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

Preparing for Beltain Festival at Butser Ancient Farm

Posted: 13th Apr 2018


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

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

Posted: 12th Apr 2018

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

REVIEW: Turn of the Screw, Portsmouth

Posted: 5th Apr 2018

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

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

Posted: 5th Apr 2018

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

Gunwharf Quays to host national street food competition

Posted: 3rd Apr 2018

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

Strawberry and Malted Layer Cake

Posted: 6th Mar 2018

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

Conservation Fundraiser and Exhibition to Help Endangered African Elephants

Posted: 5th Mar 2018

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

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

Posted: 28th Feb 2018

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

Harry Potter actor to star at local theatre this week

Posted: 20th Feb 2018

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

Ten ways to maintain a great relationship as you age

Posted: 14th Feb 2018

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

The Maas Clinic - Job Opportunities

Posted: 5th Feb 2018

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

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

Posted: 2nd Feb 2018

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

Winchester Hospice ABBA fundraiser at the Holiday Inn Winchester

Posted: 12th Jan 2018

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

Sausage and Pie Love

Posted: 10th Jan 2018

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

American Golf Game Improvement Zone Launches At Boundary Lakes Golf Course

Posted: 8th Jan 2018

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

Your kick-start to a healthier new year

Posted: 2nd Jan 2018

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


Posted: 29th Dec 2017

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

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

Posted: 18th Dec 2017

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

Be inspired with your Christmas wrapping this year

Posted: 18th Dec 2017

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

Port Solent's Festival of Christmas

Posted: 8th Dec 2017

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

Gunwharf Quays to host first Christmas Carol Concert

Posted: 7th Dec 2017

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

Victorian Festival of Christmas

Posted: 4th Dec 2017

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

Christmas In Emsworth

Posted: 30th Nov 2017

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

A new gift shopping experience comes to Winchester

Posted: 7th Nov 2017

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


Posted: 31st Oct 2017

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

WIN a £500 Shopping Spree at Gunwharf Quays

Posted: 30th Oct 2017

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

Festive Season Solutions from the Holiday Inn Winchester

Posted: 30th Oct 2017

 Activities to do this festive season from the Holiday Inn Winchester

Discovering Beatons Tearooms in Petersfield

Posted: 25th Oct 2017

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

Pop goes the cork at Port Solent’s Prosecco Festival

Posted: 16th Oct 2017

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

Jigger, twist & serve

Posted: 25th Sep 2017

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

Hounds for Heroes Charity Quiz Event

Posted: 15th Sep 2017

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

Winchester Festival of Coffee

Posted: 13th Sep 2017

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

Heritage September Open Days 2017

Posted: 16th Aug 2017

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

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

Posted: 24th Jul 2017

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

Gunwharf Quays to host Portsmouth's first Seafood Festival

Posted: 7th Jun 2017

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

The Youth Of Alton Commemorate Jane Austen

Posted: 9th May 2017

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

Beautiful South First Year Anniversary

Posted: 8th May 2017

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

Trust launches appeal to save historic mill

Posted: 6th Apr 2017

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

A spine-chilling tale

Posted: 28th Mar 2017

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

South Downs artists in the spotlight

Posted: 3rd Mar 2017

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

Food festival takes centre stage

Posted: 21st Feb 2017

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

Help save historic mill

Posted: 19th Dec 2016

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

Need for speed

Posted: 6th Dec 2016

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

A sky full of stars

Posted: 11th Nov 2016

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

A leap of faith

Posted: 26th Oct 2016

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

Centre of attention

Posted: 18th Oct 2016

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

Beautiful South’s Henry Ascoli paid a visit to d

Shakespeare on the local stage

Posted: 11th Oct 2016

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

The kitchen cabinet opens again...

Posted: 23rd Sep 2016

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

Set yourself free

Posted: 22nd Sep 2016

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

Five minutes on the pitch

Posted: 21st Sep 2016

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

Be there or be square...

Posted: 7th Sep 2016

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

A true celebration of outdoor theatre

Posted: 31st Aug 2016

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

Quiz night for a very special cause

Posted: 23rd Aug 2016

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

Afternoon tea - reinvented

Posted: 29th Jul 2016

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

Creative vision

Posted: 28th Jul 2016

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

From vine to glass

Posted: 21st Jul 2016

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

A jewel in the crown

Posted: 30th Jun 2016

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

From concept to reality

Posted: 30th Jun 2016

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

Fine dining on the doorstep

Posted: 30th Jun 2016

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

Taste your way around Hampshire

Posted: 30th Jun 2016

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

Changing perceptions

Posted: 30th Jun 2016

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

London calling

Posted: 28th Jun 2016

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

Truly enchanting

Posted: 20th Jun 2016

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

Scents of summer

Posted: 24th May 2016

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

A family celebration of food

Posted: 24th May 2016

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

Full throttle

Posted: 24th May 2016

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

Summer adventures

Posted: 24th May 2016

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

A new era

Posted: 20th May 2016

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

Living through change

Posted: 4th May 2016

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

A world of play and childhood

Posted: 28th Apr 2016

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

Midsummer magic

Posted: 28th Apr 2016

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

Power of the collective

Posted: 20th Apr 2016

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

In the shadows

Posted: 12th Apr 2016

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

The class divide

Posted: 6th Apr 2016

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

Authentic cuisine

Posted: 5th Apr 2016

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

Power of the mind

Posted: 31st Mar 2016

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

Slow burner

Posted: 22nd Mar 2016

 Working through the night, ovens cranked up to full blast, a fleeting fag break the only escape from the monotony.

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

Love and loyalty, lies and deception...

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.