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What's on this October in Hampshire

PUBLISHED: 15:48 01 October 2019 | UPDATED: 10:30 03 October 2019

Gilmore & Roberts (Photo by Elly Lucas)

Gilmore & Roberts (Photo by Elly Lucas)


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

Discover weekly events and photography in the links above

Snap Happy

Lichfield, Duffy and Donovan: Snapping the Sixties showcases the decade's most famous photographers. Featuring works by Patrick Lichfield, Brian Duffy and Terence Donovan, there's Twiggy wearing a Mary Quant outfit, George Best leaning on a goalpost, and Paul McCartney and George Martin in the studio.

- When: Until 10 November, 11am-5pm (4pm from 4-10 November)

- Where: Mottisfont, near Romsey SO51 0LP,

The Hampshire Art Fair

50 British and international artists exhibiting the most beautiful collection of original paintings, ceramics and sculptures.

- When: 11-26 October

- Where:

Brush up your Shakespeare

With a nod to Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Some Like It Hip Hop tells a tale of love, mistaken identity and revolution. Written and directed by Kate Prince with Felix Harrison and music by DJ Walde and Josh Cohen.

- When: 15-16 October, 7.30pm (Wed 2pm)

- Where: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton,

The Best Policy

TV favourite Ed Byrne brings his biggest tour to date to Aldershot. If I'm Honest… comes hot on the heels of his sell-out touring hit, Spoiler Alert! Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. Don't miss your chance to see one of the finest observational comics in the industry!

- When: 8 October, 8pm

- Where: Princes Hall, Princes Way, Aldershot GU11 1NX,

Setting the Sky Alight

Out of this World will not only celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing but also 50 years since Beaulieu's first fireworks event. Arrive early to enjoy the attractions of Beaulieu, live entertainment and old time fairground rides, before one of the largest fireworks displays in the south.

- When: 26 October, 7pm

- Where: National Motor Museum, Beaulieu,

Open Day

Queen Elizabeth Country Park's fantastic new café and visitor centre is now open after a £1.2 million refurbishment. Expect live music, local produce, kids' nature trails, face painting and birds of prey, plus meet Hampshire's finest purveyors of food and drink including ChalkStream Trout, Mozzo Coffee and Suthwyk Ale — all featured on the menu in our brand new Beechwood Kitchen.

- When: 19 October, 10am-4pm

- Where: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean PO8 0QE;

Award-winning Folk Harmonies

Combining astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts have been nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. The duo has toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals and won countless accolades.

- When: 10 October, 8pm

- Where: The Lights, Andover,

Enter Stranger

With all the fun and drama of the 1980s cult TV show, Knightmare Live offers the chance to wear the Helmet of Justice and brave Lord Fear's evil lair. Expect magic, mayhem, monsters and… erm, anagrams.

- When: 12 October, 7.30pm

- Where: The Haymarket, Basingstoke,


The Philippine Eagle is one of the rarest eagles in the world with just 400 pairs in the wild. Founder of Raptor Aid Jimmi Hill will share insights from his time conserving this magnificent species.

- When: 11 October, 7pm

- Where: The Hawk Conservancy Trust, Sarson Lane, Weyhill SP11 8DY,

Dancing up a Storm

James Wilton Dance's The Storm sees seven hyper-athletic dancers fuse acrobatics, break-dance and martial arts against an energetic rock soundtrack. Moving amid thousands of pieces of paper they tell the story of a storm from a light breeze, exploring how a storm can be more than just weather, but also of the mind.

- When: 2 October, 7.30pm

- Where: Theatre Royal Winchester,

The Big Blue

Witness mind-blowing marine life, wild adventures and stunning cinematography with The Ocean Film Festival. A series of short films tell seafaring stories from both above and below the water's surface. Highlights include Surfer Dan, following the crazy guy with an icy beard who catches waves in January.

- When: 3 October, 7.30pm

- Where: The Kings Theatre, Southsea,

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