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Things to do in Hampshire this January

PUBLISHED: 10:59 08 January 2019 | UPDATED: 10:59 08 January 2019

Professor Brian Cox (Photo by Nicky J Sims)

Professor Brian Cox (Photo by Nicky J Sims)

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

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A Universal Show

Join Professor Brian Cox, OBE for his warm up show before he heads off on his world tour. Having set two Guinness World Record titles with his previous sell-out live tour, Professor Brian Cox will be taking audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and evolution of our Solar System and the universe. With comedian Robin Ince overseeing the audience, enabling questions.

• When: January 31 – 1 February, 7.30pm

• Where: The Anvil, Basingstoke, 01256 844244

Shoreline Art

St Barbe has brought together a group of leading contemporary artists for an exhibition that celebrates the beauty and atmosphere of the British coast. Featuring work by Richard Bawden, Alison Bolton, Jeremy Gardiner, Angie Lewin and more. With a local history exhibition exploring how the coastline has changed over time in Gallery 3.

• When: Until January 13, 10am - 4pm

• Where: St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington

Phil Beer and the Bully Wee Band

One of Britain’s foremost exponents of acoustic folk/rock music, The Bully Wee Band is coming to Havant. Featuring Ian Cutler from Feast of Fiddles, Colin Reece, Jim Yardley and Fergus Feely, the group has teamed up with legendary folk musician Phil Beer for a special tour.

• When: January 24, 8pm

• Where: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant

Winchester’s Ghosts

Journey around Winchester’s historic streets and discover some of its many secrets with Super Natural Tours! Discover bloody plots of treason, horrific deaths and tales of dark deeds that all took place in the City. Expect plenty of interaction, fun and of course scares!

• When: January 15, 8.30pm

• Where: The Royal Oak, Winchester

Burns Night

Don your kilts and celebrate Burns Night on board HMS Warrior! Guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience, relax and unwind in the surroundings of Queen Victoria’s favourite ship and enjoy a hot toddy on arrival before savouring a delicious three course meal. With traditional music and reflections on the renowned Scottish poet, Robert Burns’ life.

• When: January 25, 7pm – 11.45pm

• Where: HMS Warrior, Portsmouth

Ben Waters

Don’t miss Jools Holland’s favourite piano player this month when he brings his distinctive boogie-woogie playing style to New Milton. With support from his six-piece band, including his own teenage son.

• When: January 25, 7.30pm

• Where: Forest Arts Centre, New Milton

Fish Supper

Fish and seafood lovers should head to Newlyns for their hands on workshop, Dishes of the Sea this month. Gain confidence from knowing how long to cook fish for, what flavours to put with it and what to look for when buying fresh fish.

• When: January 11, 10am - 3pm

• Where: Newlyns Cookery School, Hook

Laughter & Landscapes

Experience the world of Norman Thelwell, one of Britain’s most popular cartoonists. Marvel at characters Penelope and her pony, Kipper as well as satirical cartoons and breathtaking landscapes.

• When: January 5 – April 27

• Where: Mottisfont, Romsey

The Comedy Bar

Shake off the post-Christmas blues and welcome the New Year with another star studded, side-splitting Comedy Bar BIG GIG at Nuffield Southampton Theatres City. A sell-out every year, the show features four of the biggest and best names on the comedy circuit on one fantastic bill. January’s show includes Phil Wang (Taskmaster), Suzi Ruffell (Mock The Week), Fin Taylor (Live at The Apollo) and Matt Richardson (The Xtra Factor). Recommended age 15+. May contain strong themes and language.

• When: 12 January

• Where: NST City, Southampton

Highland Tea

Throughout the week of Burns Night, officially celebrated on 25 January, Tylney Hall will be offering guests Afternoon Tea with a Scottish twist! Available in the lounges, enjoy sweet and savoury Scottish delights, including Haggis sausage rolls, potted chocolate made with “Dalwhinnie 15 year old whisky”, raspberry cranachan and millionaire’s shortbread, alongside the regular selection of sandwiches, pastries and freshly baked scones.

• When: January 19 to 27, 2.30pm – 5pm

• Where: Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens, Hook

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