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Things to do in Hampshire this September

PUBLISHED: 14:19 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:49 12 September 2018

Tutus and testosterone

Tutus and testosterone


We round up some of the best events and things to do across Hampshire this month

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Wine Dinner with Maisons Marques et Domaines

A special dinner with Maisons Marques et Domaines. Hosted by Maisons Marques et Domaines’ Christine Allen, the event will see her sample some of her favourite wines with Wild Carrot Chef, Adam Fargin’s seasonal dishes. Guests will have the opportunity to taste a selection of wines, with everything from a Louis Roederer Rosé to a Rioja from Marqués de Murrieta and a 10yr Tawny Port from Ramos Pinto - Port & Douro Wine, all paired with delicious seasonal dishes prepared using the finest local ingredients.

• When: 27 September

• Where: Wild Carrot Restaurant and Bar, Four Seasons Hotel, Hook RG27 8TD

Snap Happy

Join professional photographer and filmmaker Paul Gonella for this fun and interesting photography and film workshop. Set in the beautiful grounds of Basing House, over a period of three days, this in-depth workshop will explore different locations within the grounds and help you discover and develop lots of new camera techniques and skills.

• When: September 9, 16 and 23

• Where: Basing House, Basingstoke, 01256 463965

Agnes Martin

With a career that spanned nearly five decades, Agnes Martin became one of America’s leading abstract painters. Her style was underpinned by her deep belief in the emotive and expressive power of art. Offering a kind of spirituality and transcendence, marvel at her work and experience the delicacy, vigour and visual magnetism.

• When: Until October 7

• Where: Winchester Discovery Centre, 01962 873603

Tutus and Testosterone

Affectionately known as “The Trocks”, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo have been delighting audiences for over 40 years. Established in New York, the Trocks are loved for their sassy spoofs and hilarious homages to classical ballet. Expect tutus and testosterone, blush-pink ballet pumps, fierce false eyelashes and prima ballerina attitude plus daring physicality and impeccable comic timing.

• When: September 28 and 29

• Where: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, 02380 711811

Austen Fashion

Amber Butchart is a fashion historian and author who specialises in the historical intersections between dress, politics and culture. This month, find her at Jane Austen’s House Museum leading an illustrated talk looking at dress in the work of Jane Austen against the backdrop of Regency fashion, and the tumultuous period at the end of the 18th century.

• When: September 22

• Where: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton, 01420 83262

Folk Star

Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most much-loved figures in the contemporary roots and folk scene. Nominated six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, including for Singer of the Year in 2017, Jim Causley will be sure to entertain with his new solo show.

• When: September 28

• Where: The Spring Arts & Heritage, Havant

An Ant Adventure

Get set for an adventure filled evening with Ant Middleton! The explorer, survival expert, TV presenter and ex-elite forces soldier is bringing his one-man show to Portsmouth, sharing his experiences and exploits.

• When: September 8

• Where: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, 02393 870200

Queen Vic

When you think of Queen Victoria what springs to mind? A little old lady, dressed in black, permanently grumpy? Historian Lucy Worsley wants you to think again. Join her as she delves into the life, the palaces, and the colourful age of Queen Victoria.

• When: September 20

• Where: The Anvil, Basingstoke, 01256 844244

Open Exhibition

Mottisfont’s popular Open Exhibition returns for 2018, showcasing work from both amateur and professional artists, in the romantic house’s sunny top floor gallery space. Previous years have resulted in over 100 exhibits, and the mix of media and styles is broad. Witness everything from porcelain and glass to textiles and watercolours. This year, the exhibition will also feature the exciting results of a years’ residency from artists Eileen White and Sunra Imre. Definitely not to be missed!

• When: September 15 – November 11

• Where: Mottisfont, near Romsey, 01794 340757

100 Watt Club

Step back in time with Hundred Watt Club and brace yourself for a risque evening at the speakeasy. Join hostess Gracie as she guides you through this rip roaring 1920s themed evening, and enjoy acts from burlesque darling Tabitha Taboo, death-defying duo Lipstick & Wax and Arran Shurvinton as sweetheart of the silver screen, Noseferatu. Also presenting gin-soaked showgirl Natalya Umanska and vaudevillian Paul Preston Mills… plus as always, a few naughty surprises!

• When: September 29

• Where: West End Centre, Aldershot, 01252 330040

Saxaphone Sister

Double MOBO award-winning saxophonist, YolanDa Brown is performing at New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth this month. Known for her unique fusion of Reggae, Jazz and Soul, she has toured with Diana Krall, The Temptations, Billy Ocean, and collaborated with artists such as Snarky Puppy’s Bill Laurance and Reggae Legend Bob Marley’s son Julian. Join YolanDa for a fantastic evening of sunshine music, featuring music from her critically acclaimed albums as well as many of her crowd favourites, as she celebrates 10 years in music.

• When: September 27

• Where: New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, 02392 649000

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