Things to do in Hampshire this weekend
PUBLISHED: 16:10 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:10 19 June 2017
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.
Zaza Goes On Tour - Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 June
Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Rd, Southampton SO15 1GE
La Cage Aux Folles: Bill Kenwright presents the first UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award-winning production, with John Partridge as Albin, who moonlights as star drag act Zaza at the infamous nightclub. La Cage Aux Folles follows the story of Georges, a Saint Tropez nightclub manager, and his partner, Albin. They live an idyllic existence in the south of France but all may be about to change.
In Austen’s Footsteps - Ongoing event
Art trail: ‘Sitting With Jane’ features 25 sculptural benches, all shaped like an open book. Each is uniquely designed and painted by a professional artist in a style inspired by Jane Austen’s life and times in Basingstoke, Steventon and the surrounding area. Venture on this art trail to explore (and sit in) places and landscapes that were important influences on Jane’s life and work – often undiscovered by visitors. Once the trail closes, each sculpture will be auctioned for a local charity.
A Night With The Birds - Saturday 24 June
The Hawk Conservancy Trust, Sarson Lane, Weyhill, Andover SP11 8DY
Top birds: Head over to The Hawk Conservancy for a fun evening celebrating our feathered friends. The evening starts with a hog roast roll (vegetarian alternative available) followed by a collection of light-hearted, un-rehearsed, previously unseen displays including Chris and Ashley, birds from the trust, robotic birds and guest appearances from other birds such as a Marabou Stork and Raven.
Dene Rally - Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June
Dene Rally, Charlwood Lane, Monkwood, Ropley, SO24 0HA
Their 6th steam and vintage rally in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. With fun for both the young and the young at heart and exhibits large and small.
Open Garden - Sunday 25 June
Cheriton Cottage, Cheriton, Alresford, SO24 0PR
This traditional 4 acre walled garden is a haven for butterflies and bees. Herbaceous borders host a variety of garden-worthy natives and old fashioned perennials, to form naturalistic planting schemes.
Isle of Wight County Show - Sunday 25 June
Isle of Wight
Celebrate country life on the Island including falconry displays, gun dogs, show animals, local produce, stalls and food and drink. £8 for adults and children under 16 go free.