Jane Austen Tour with Coffee and Cake 3rd June
Tours will be taking place on the first Saturday of the month from February to November 2017 at:
The Close, Winchester
Jane Austen died in Winchester in 1817, in rented rooms in College Street. She was buried in the north aisle of the Cathedral. This tour offers visitors an intimate and often amusing insight into her life and connections with the Cathedral. The tour will include a walk through the Cathedral’s historic Inner Close to the house on College Street where Jane and Cassandra stayed during their time in Winchester.
Tour lasts about one hour.
Contact: 01962 857275
Winchester Speakers Festival 2017 3rd and 4th June
This year’s Winchester Speakers’ Festival) brings together some of the UK’s most interesting speakers including:
Kate Adie, the celebrated BBC foreign correspondent.
Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister
Sir Malcolm Rifkind explaining his memoirs of 18 years as a Minister.
Iby Knill, the Auschwitz survivor and female Hungarian resistance fighter, explains her memoirs and the lessons to be learned.
Contact: 0333 666 3366
Walk – Women in Winchester: Stuart Monarchs & Mistresses 3rd June 2017
One of this year’s historically themed tours which pay tribute to some of the women who have shaped the city’s history.
Summer scandals in Winchester. We start with Charles II and his dalliances with Nell Gwyn and the Duchess of Portsmouth and finish with Anne, our last Stuart monarch.
Tel: 01962 840500
The Grange Festival 7th June -9th July 2017
A magical estate hidden away in the Hampshire countryside, famed for its Greek revival architecture and overlooking an ornamental lake, The Grange has an award-winning theatre which is intimate yet flexible and known for its excellent acoustics.
Audiences will not only have the opportunity to enjoy the rich and varied high-quality concerts and productions, but a much enriched experience, with a completely refurbished theatre and the stunning grounds restored to their eighteenth-century Arcadian glory.
For the 2017 launch season, internationally acclaimed singer Michael Chance presents the thrilling and deeply moving Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, the sublime Carmen and the great comedy Albert Herring, continuing the legacy of opera performances at The Grange. In addition will be two concert performances, A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein / Rodgers & Hart, and Verdi’s Requiem.
Contact: 01962 791020
Winchester Comedy Night 8th June
Comedy night showcasing some of the top comedians on the circuit.
In an open mic format, Guildhall Winchester welcome budding comedians onto their small stage in the Wintonian Room on the first Thursday of every month. From stand up, to musical comedy there is something for everyone.
Bar is open throughout, so come down, relax and enjoy comedy straight from the street.
call: 01962 840820
Winchester Writers’ Festival 16th -18th June 2017
The Winchester Writers’ Festival brings emerging writers together for three days of workshops, talks, and one-to-ones with literary agents and editors.
University of Winchester
Sparkford Road, Winchester
Winchester School of Art Degree Show 16-24th June
Winchester School of Art welcomes you to our annual BA Degree Show, which showcases the work of our talented graduates on campus and at the Degree Show Shop.
Contact: 02380 596906
On Parade, Peninsula Barracks 18th June 2017
On Parade! Come and enjoy a fun day to mark Armed Forces Day
Something for the whole family with stalls, displays and live music.
It’s an opportunity to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and it gives the nation an opportunity to Show Your Support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families and from veterans to cadets.
Romsey Road, Winchester
Hat Fair 30th June-2nd July
Hat Fair is the UK’s longest running festival of outdoor arts, set across the historic city of Winchester.
In 2015, performances ranged from hidden gypsy fairgrounds to theatrical hatters, from pop-up surprises and swing-dancing streets to magical moments of calm amidst the hustle and bustle.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy at each year’s festival, and best of all, it’s absolutely FREE!