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Things to do in Hampshire this March

PUBLISHED: 11:41 27 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:41 27 February 2019

The Hairy Bikers

The Hairy Bikers


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

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Silk Painting

Join artist Helen Mortimer to learn the art of silk painting in the intimate surroundings of Sandham Memorial Chapel. You’ll find out how to create designs on silk using gutta (water-resistant outliner) working with templates provided, or you can bring your own designs. Once these have been created you’ll develop them with iron-fix silk paints, and explore tinting and blending techniques.

• When: March 8, 10.45am – 12.45pm

• Where: Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere

The Hairy Bikers

With their irresistible enthusiasm, Si King and Dave Myers return to Southampton for one night only. The pair have been cooking together for more than 20 years, in which time they have created haute cuisine dishes with Michelin-starred chefs, as well as travelled the world in pursuit of great food and new recipes. Expect an epic night of cooking and conversation.

• When: March 4, 7.30pm

• Where: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Hancock’s Half Hour

From the producers of the critically acclaimed tours of Round the Horne and The Goon Show comes another radio comedy classic live on stage. In 1954 Tony Hancock burst onto the airwaves with a new style of comedy, the sitcom. Now, 65 years later, join the man himself and his cast of fellow comedy greats for three hilarious episodes of this timeless classic.

• When: March 7, 7.30pm

• Where: The Berry Theatre, Hedge End

The Perfect Penguin

As a filmmaker, zoologist, adventure travel leader and public speaker, Sue Flood’s work takes her all over the world but she has a special passion for the icy magnificence of Antarctica. This talk is a tribute to the award-winning photographer’s favourite bird, the Emperor Penguin. Learn about how she captured their majesty during nine years of visiting them.

• When: March 7, 6.30pm

• Where: Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre, Alton

All That Jazz

Discover the stories of local jazz legends such as Nat Gonella, as well as the clubs that did so much to promote the sound that gave its name to the Jazz Age. Plus, find out how jazz also had an impact on the look of everyday objects, from fashion to interior design. With live music and workshops, this exciting and exhilarating family friendly exhibition is not to be missed.

• When: Until March 10, 10am – 5pm

• Where: Westbury Manor Museum, Fareham

The Thinking Drinkers

After the huge success of their last tour, The Thinking Drinkers are back with a brand-new, hilarious show! Join the ‘alcho-demics’ for an intoxicating bar-hop through history, sampling the drinks that were famous for that particular type of drinking den of the age. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts take you from the symposiums of Ancient Greece to the classic British boozer via Wild West saloons, Victorian gin palaces and the secret Speakeasy.

• When: March 8 and 9, 8pm

• Where: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant

Anton & Erin

Head to The Anvil to enjoy the new show from the nation’s favourite ballroom couple! The world of ballroom meets musical theatre with stunning costumes and breathtaking choreography set to theatrical favourites. Featuring the vocal talent of TV favourite Lance Ellington, the magnificent London Concert Orchestra with conductor Richard Balcombe and a sensational West End dance ensemble.

• When: March 16, 7.30pm

• Where: The Anvil, Basingstoke

Picture Perfect

The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world. Marvel at this year’s 48 exceptional entries, including the four prize winners.

• When: March 30 – June 26, 9am – 7pm

• Where: The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre

A Super Happy Story

Get set for a hilarious cabaret musical about depression and how it’s OK not to be OK. Written by Olivier Award winner Jon Brittain and featuring music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky & Mannish), don’t forget to stay behind for the talk!

• When: March 8, 7.30pm

• Where: The Point, Eastleigh

Comedy Queen

Star of Live At The Apollo, Live From The BBC, Mock The Week, Roast Battle and Live From The Comedy Store, Suzi Ruffell is bringing her sell-out and critically acclaimed show Nocturnal, to Fareham. Expect lots of laughs!

• When: March 22, 7.30pm

• Where: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

Gin Launch

Hosted by new Executive Chef Paolo Belloni and Hampshire local, James Edwards from the Wild Carrot Bar, the dinner will feature four courses, each complimenting the new Wild Carrot Gin, mixed with tonics handcrafted by James exclusively for Wild Carrot.

• When: March 22

• Where: Four Seasons Hampshire

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