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Wed, 12:21

A selection of fantastic Hampshire events and things to do on bank holiday Monday 31 August...

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Wed, 12:19
Wellington Farm Shop by Alexander Baxevanis under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) via flic.kr/p/5VNz26

If there’s one thing we love to do here at Hampshire Life, it’s to celebrate local produce! So here are a selection of some of the best farm shops across the county where you’ll find just that

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Winchester City Mill and bridge spanning the River Itchen. The Mill was first recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086, but was rebuilt in 1744, and is now restored to full working order; Credit National Trust Images/Phil Ripley

Winchester’s City Mill welcomes visitors to explore the country’s newest National Park says Joanna Crosse

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hampshire Country Sports Day has an action-packed programme of events and entertainment for the annual countryside extravaganza to be held on Sunday 13 September at Tichborne Park near Alresford, as a brand new show sponsor: GMK Limited of Fareham, suppliers of the famous Benelli shotguns, is announced.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Bembridge lifeboat station at dusk. Credit: Island Visions Photography

Fabulous local food, historic hideaways and bucket loads of outdoor pursuits makes this favoured destination of royals, writers and rock stars well worth the short hop from the mainland writes Viv Micklefield

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Events

Fri, 15:37

Charlotte Tomlinson-White has scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month

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Tue, 09:55

Great things to do in Hampshire this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

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Monday, August 3, 2015
The Weird and Wonderful

Charlotte Tomlinson-White has scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Curtis Ellers American Circus

We’ve scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month

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Monday, June 1, 2015
Cinderella. Photo: Steve Milton

We’ve scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month

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Food and Drink

Frances Quinn (Copyright Georgia Glynn Smith)

Former childrenswear designer and Bake Off winner on channelling her creativity to work with food rather than fabric and why she keeps pencils in the kitchen

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Thu, 11:02

Helen McGinn, author of The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club, has helped to inspire a new breed of wine drinkers. We sent Rebecca Fletcher to her New Forest hideaway to where it all started

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Wed, 16:38

Serve up a taste of Spain to your guests with these deliciously easy Hampshire pintxos

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Wed, 12:19
Wellington Farm Shop by Alexander Baxevanis under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) via flic.kr/p/5VNz26

If there’s one thing we love to do here at Hampshire Life, it’s to celebrate local produce! So here are a selection of some of the best farm shops across the county where you’ll find just that

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins, Mary Berry and Mel Giedroyc (Love Productions/Mark Bourdillon)

*SPOILER ALERT* Bread was the focus in episode 3 of the BBC cookery show. Whipping out their best kneading and plaiting techniques, the bakers set about to create quick breads, French baguettes and 3D bread sculptures

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Friday, May 29, 2015
Vintage meets modern

The latest trend in interior design effortlessly blends the old with the new. Hampshire Furniture’s Frauke Golding shows us how.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

This gorgeous Arabescato marble worktop would make a statement in any kitchen. And if you are prepared to seal it regularly, wipe any spills as soon as they occur and like the idea of it developing character with age, then it is definitely for you.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Macmillan Cycletta

Strictly one for the ladies, and a perfect way to spend a day with your friends exploring the British countryside on two wheels, Macmillan Cycletta is the UK’s leading women-only cycling sportive series, with a range of distances from 20km to 150km rides. Even if you haven’t ridden a bike in years, the distances are challenging but very achievable.

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Interior updates for spring

Frauke Golding, owner of Hampshire Furniture, shares her tips for updating your home for spring.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

If you are looking for something different for your home, why not try stone? We’ve taken a look at some of the reasons to do so...

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People

Thu, 11:02

Helen McGinn, author of The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club, has helped to inspire a new breed of wine drinkers. We sent Rebecca Fletcher to her New Forest hideaway to where it all started

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Wed, 16:25
Tracy Thew set up the Fish Wives three years ago - photo by Jason Allen

Women across Hampshire are becoming hooked on a new pastime, Claire Pitcher spent the day with the self named ‘Fish Wives’ to find out what was reeling them in

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Owen Calvert-Lyons

Eastleigh Film Festival takes over the town next month, transforming every-day venues into unique film screenings. Natalie French speaks to Owen Calvert-Lyons, Artist Director of The Point, Eastleigh & The Berry Theatre to find out more

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Monday, August 17, 2015
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This month, Chris van Schaick ponders the dominance of the scatter cushion and their slow take over of hotel rooms and homes across Hampshire

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Revelling in the success of Southampton’s newest festival, Common People, Radio DJ and organiser Rob Da Bank confirms it will be back for 2016 when he met with Peter White

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Homes and Gardens

Monday, August 10, 2015
Seafront at south-facing Ventnor

If you’re looking for value for money and a gentler pace of life, then the Isle of Wight calls, says Emma Caulton

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Gates swing open to reveal the house, hidden from passers-by

Joe Burke has channelled everything he knows about lighting as a ‘Gaffer’ in the film and television industry into his own lighting business - he shows Emma Caulton around his home in Milford on Sea

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Hook is surrounded by pretty villages - such as Rotherwick with its pubs, ponies and landrovers.

Hook always feels as though it’s on the way to somewhere else, Emma Caulton wonders about the pleasures of staying put

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Monday, June 29, 2015
Cross Lane Barn Farm is a lovely old, weatherboarded barn nestled into the landscape

Opting for maximum glamour over paired back minimalism – Julie Rodilosso wanted a barn conversion with stacks of character, as Emma Caulton found on her recent visit

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Wedding and special event florist, Jay Archer, is flying the flag for British flower growers with the launch of a new Flower School that aims to educate and spread awareness of the thriving industry.

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Walks

Tue, 17:01
Looking north-west over the Blackgang Chine Amusement Park towards the distant cliffs of Tennyson Down © Steve Davison

Follow Steve Davison across to the Isle of Wight for a walk at Niton, visiting the fascinating St Catherine’s Oratory

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
The Sandham Memorial Chapel – houses a stunning series of large-scale murals by Sir Stanley Spencer © Steve Davison

Steve Davison leads the way on a walk in the north-west corner of Hampshire visiting the Sandham Memorial Chapel, home to a stunning series of murals

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Heading towards Manor Farm

Follow Steve Davison to Hampshire’s ‘watercress capital’ for a peaceful walk alongside the River Alre, to the east of Winchester

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Monday, May 18, 2015
Sea and sun looking towards the Isle of White from Barton on Sea © Steve Davison

Steve Davison heads to Barton on Sea for a coastal walk with views across to the Isle of Wight

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Friday, May 1, 2015
Following the Hangers Way towards Vann Farm after Point 2 © Steve Davison

Steve Davison heads to Hawkley for a walk in the South Downs National Park to the north of Petersfield

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