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Things to do in Hampshire this weekend

PUBLISHED: 14:30 18 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:30 18 July 2017

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New Forest Sunrise by davidgsteadman (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0) via flic.kr/p/8E7myw. Edited with canva.com.


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

Details of events correct at time of publishing. 

Curious Arts Festival - Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July

Pylewell Park

This eclectic boutique festival is back for a fourth year with a stellar literary line up of authors, fantastic comedy, kids programme and music, all in the idyllic grounds of the privately-owned Pylewell Park in the beautiful New Forest. Highlights include: Music from Tom Odell and Izzy Bizu; author events with Dave Eggers and people’s poet Lemm Sissay; comedy from TV stars Ed Byrne, Paul Tonkinson and Simon Evans; opera, cricket, poetry trails, snail racing, night bat-walks, life drawing and even a spot of mindfulness.


Spitfire Sisters’ Nostalgic Night - Friday 21 July

Hinton Ampner, near Alresford SO24 0LA

Head to Hinton Ampner and enjoy a vintage summer evening with the fabulous Spitfire Sisters. The classic ‘40s style, close harmony vocal trio, backed by a six piece swing band, will be filling the air with an old take on some new tunes as well as some swing classics. Relax on the lawns as the sun sets over the elegant country house, bring a picnic and make an evening of it. Booking is essential.


The Addams Family - Ongoing event

Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road, Southampton

Don’t miss the UK premiere of this musical comedy from the writers of Jersey Boys. Everyone’s favourite kooky family have moved into the neighbourhood and Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a man from a respectable family.


Outdoor Cinema: Grease - Saturday 22 July

Woodside Park, Lymington


Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Festival - Sunday 23 July

Cottonworth Vineyards, near Stockbridge, SP11 7JX

Celebrate Hampshire’s best wines at the Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Festival, this year opened by local celebrity chef Jane Devonshire.

This is the fifth annual wine festival held by Vineyards of Hampshire dedicated to promoting Hampshire’s superb quality sparkling and still wines. It includes some of the top vineyards in the county: Cottonworth Vineyards (Andover), Danebury Vineyards (Stockbridge), Exton Park Vineyard (Meon Valley), Hambledon Vineyard (Waterlooville), Hattingley Valley (Alresford), Jenkyn Place (Alton) and newly joined Raimes (Titchborne).

Set in the glorious countryside of the Test Valley, guests will have the opportunity to meet the winemakers, take part in wine workshops and join guided tours of the Cottonworth vineyards.


Open Garden - Sunday 23 July

Conholt Park, Hungerford Lane, Andover

10 acres surrounding Regency house (not open), with mature cedars and lawns. Rose, sensory and secret gardens.



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