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Things to do in Hampshire this weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:51 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:51 19 September 2017

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

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. 

Live Music Under the Stars - Friday 22 September

Winchester Science Centre, Telegraph Way, Winchester

Experience Live Music Under the Stars with Thea Gilmore in the unique setting of the Planetarium. Journey through the stars as Thea performs tracks from her latest album, The Counterweight.


Music of Maz - Friday 22 September

The Forge, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR

She may be English, but Maz O’Connor composes melodies reminiscent of 1960s’ American balladeers. The BBC Folk Award-winner performs songs from her new album The Longing Kind.


An Audience with Martin Kemp - Friday 22 September

The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR

Best known as the bass guitarist from 80’s band Spandau Ballet, Martin Kemp has had an exciting, if not varied career. Having achieved numerous top 20 hits with songs like Gold, True and Through the Barricades, Martin Kemp has also had a starring role in BBC soap EastEnders, playing villain Steve Owen. For one night only, join him as he shares tales about his career with a guest host, followed by a Q&A. Post-show meet and greet also available.


Chalk One Up - Saturday 23 September

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Romsey

Learn how to refresh tired furniture on this creative workshop with Jean Nimmo from Jeans Interiors, a local upcyling company. Discover how to re-purpose a drawer, transforming it into a beautiful display shelf for you to keep. You will learn how to plan a design, work with chalk paint products, stencil and distress as well as attach door knobs and hooks, installing the confidence and knowledge to keep upcycling. All materials and lunch provided. Booking essential.


Fleet Chilli Fiesta - Saturday 23 September

The Views, Harlington Way, Fleet

Visit the Spice Market where you’ll find over 60 stalls selling all things chilli related, help judge the official UK Chilli Cookoff Championship, picnic on some great bowls of fire, enter the chilli eating competition, listen and dance to some live Latin and reggae flavours, choose the best chilli sauce of the Fiesta and then cool off in our Chill Out Zone.

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The Big Fat New Forest Scavenger Hunt - Saturday 23 September




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