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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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!
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.
New Forest ponies are an iconic sight, yet modern-day pressures pose a constant threat to the traditional landscape. Viv Micklefield heads to Lyndhurst to take stock of what happens inside England’s oldest forest court
Coeliac disease affects 1 in 100 people, and many more are seeing the health benefits after waving goodbye to gluten. Here are just a few of the county’s cafes, pubs and producers who are embracing the gluten free way