Things to do – August 2017

Outdoor Cinema: Mamma Mia


Cult Screens outdoor cinema are back!

The outdoor cinema with a difference. Enjoy your favourite like never before in the grounds of this beautiful Cathedral.

Across August and September we are showing old and new cult classics. Also playing is Back to the Future, Mamma Mia, Goonies, Jaws and La La Land.

Enjoy a fun night out with on site catering and a choice of seating options.

Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink but we do have everything you need at the event.


Tel: 01962 857 20


Walk – Summer City Highlights – 1 Jul to 31 Aug

Summer walks

Starting at the Tourist Information Centre a tour lasting approximately 1.5 hours.

A late afternoon tour, ending with a chance to see inside an historic pub or restaurant.

Times and Prices:

4.30pm from the Tourist Information Centre – Monday to Saturday during July & August.

£5 adults, accompanied children free.  Tickets can only be bought on the day.


Tel: 01962 840 500


Wickham Festival 2017- 3rd Aug to 6th Aug

Wickham Festival

A fun-filled weekend for all the family

There will be an incredible line up for 2017, including many welcome returns for the likes of The Levellers, 10cc, Seth Lakeman, Eliza Carthy, Show of Hands, and Oysterband. As always there will be many debuts from a wide range of artists.  To celebrate the 10th birthday at Wickham, the festival will include artists that you might expect to see at a carnival delivering music with passion that will get you on your feet.

Wickham Festival

Blind Lane, Wickham

PO17 5HD


Winchester Comedy Night – 3rd August

Guildhall Comedy Night

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.

Free Entry


Guildhall Winchester, Wintonian Bar

Broadway, Winchester

SO23 9GH

Tel: 01962 840820



Beaulieu Supercar Weekend- 5th Aug to 6th Aug

Beauleigh Super Car

See a display of prestigious supercars and hear their distinctive engine notes as they unleash their horsepower on the demonstration run.

The Supercar Weekend is a must for all supercar enthusiasts, providing an opportunity to get almost close enough to touch these impressive motors!
All vehicles taking part will be entered into the People’s Choice Award with the winner, selected by public vote, receiving a coveted Beaulieu trophy.

National Motor Museum

Beaulieu, New Forest

SO42 7ZN

tel: 01590612345


Turner and the Sun: 5th August to 15th October


This modest exhibition showcases J.M.W. Turner as the undisputed master of light, and particularly focuses on his lifelong fascination with the sun. Witnessing the technicolour vibrancy of sunset, Turner repeatedly explored the transformative effects of sunlight, and sought to replicate its life-giving energy in paint. Combining naturalistic observation with imaginative flights of fancy, his light-drenched landscapes encapsulate the elemental force of his art and remain as dazzling today as they were for a contemporary audience.

The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre

Jewry Street, Winchester

SO23 8SB

Monday – Friday: 9am-7pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Sunday: 11am-3pm

Entry is free

Tel: 01962 873600



Walk – Hidden Winchester: Hidden Railways-12th August

Hidden railways


Explore the route of Winchester’s lost railway. One of a number of tours this year that will take you inside some of the private buildings and hidden places of Winchester.

A guided walk exploring the route of Winchester’s ‘other’ railway, the old Didcot, Newbury and Southampton line which includes a rare opportunity to go inside the disused Chesil Railway tunnel.

Do wear stout shoes as there are steps and steep slopes!

1.15am or 2.15pm from the Tourist Information Centre.  The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

£7.50 adults, £3 accompanied children under 16.

Please book in advance by contacting Winchester Tourist Information Centre (01962 840500) or buy tickets on the day if available.



Cheese & Chilli

19 Aug to 20 Aug

We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is returning to Winchester for 2017, at the North Walls (Devils Island) behind the River Park Leisure Centre.

The event will again bring an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences to town and is a ‘must go to event’. Come rain or shine, the event will be fantastic! The event in 2017 will see more cheese and chillies from around the world brought to you along with amazing arts and craft stalls selling great and authentic products.

The event has an obvious focus on cheese and chilli, but there will be something for everyone at the event and is a perfect family day out with FREE activities for children and adults to take part in as well as fun rides and games etc.

Activities include; Live Music, Motorbike, Quad and Mountain Bike Stunt Shows from the amazing Jez Avery, Falconry display, Magic Shows, Punch & Judy, Inflatables, Chilli Eating Competition, Real Ale and Real Cider Bars, Craft Tent, Sand Art, Ballon Modelling, Wine Tastings, Cooking Demonstrations, Chilli Presentations, not to mention all the amazing produce and crafts for sale at the show.

Please see the full schedule of activities on our website.
Adults: On the gate – £7, in advance – £5 / Senior: On the gate – £4, in advance – £3

Carers/Disabled: On the gate – £4, in advance – £3 / Children under 16 – FREE

Tickets can be purchased in advance on the Cheese and Chilli website:


The Whiskey Affair 26th August


The Whiskey Affair continues it’s nationwide tour by debuting in Winchester on the 26th August! Coming on the back of their hugely successful Brighton, Guildford, Reading and Southampton events, it’s a lively and fun night out for any fans of whiskey where they can discover new brands and blends. With the event split into four sections – scotch, bourbon, whiskey and whiskey cocktails – there’s something for all levels of knowledge too.For the Whiskey Affair Winchester, they’ve stepped it up another gear. Alongside live music and representatives from the brands, they’ve got tasting sessions, free samples from a number of new brands, and an array of spectacular moonshines from the guys at Shine London (warning: it packs a punch!) All these factors and more mean you’re in for a great night and even friends and partners with no interest in whiskey can sample the cocktail menu and still enjoy the night. And who knows – with a variety of whiskeys ranging from smooth bourbons to spiced whiskies, you may even be able to change their minds…

There will be two sessions: 1pm – 5pm and 7pm – 11pm.

Tickets are £8 per person




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