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The Marlands Shopping Centre
From: 28 Jul '18 10:00am -
To: 29 Jan '20 04:30pm

As a centre we are aim is to help the community we serve in anyway possible. Management and retailers have recently...

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The Marlands Shopping Centre
From: 28 Jul '18 10:00am -
To: 29 Jan '20 04:30pm

As a centre we are aim is to help the community we serve in anyway possible. Management and retailers have recently undertaken an amazing awareness training session by a Dementia Friends Champion to help us understand some of the challenges faced by people who are living with dementia, autism or other sensory issues whilst shopping with us. 

With this in mind we have introduced Sensory Sundays every last Sunday in each month. 

These changes  we have introduced such as requesting the stores reduce the volume of their music and security/cleaning staff to be available to assist wherever possible. We really hope that this will help make a difference and be more inclusive. Very much like to involve our community as a focus group, to feedback any of the issues they find which makes shopping a challenge. If you would like to be involved in this please contact us for more information. 

This will be every Sunday throughout the year!

Ticket information

This will be every Sunday throughout the year!

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Contact details

Venue Name
The Marlands Shopping Centre
Address
Civic Centre Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7SJ, United Kingdom
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Standard Travel on the Watercress Line

Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
From: 03 Aug '18 08:00am -
To: 31 Dec '27 05:30pm

Let the train take the strain as you sit back, relax and travel through the heart of the English countryside. Whether...

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Standard Travel on the Watercress Line

Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
From: 03 Aug '18 08:00am -
To: 31 Dec '27 05:30pm

Let the train take the strain as you sit back, relax and travel through the heart of the English countryside. Whether you are taking a trip down memory lane or creating new ones, it’s the perfect way to unwind and experience the nostalgic sights, sounds and smells of steam travel from a bygone age.

We are open every weekend from mid-February to the end of October, daily during school holidays and midweek from May until September.

5 reasons to visit (included in your ticket price):

  • Hop on and off our trains all day with unlimited travel
  • It's the perfect day out for all the family, with plenty of activities
  • The ten mile route has four authentic stations adjoining the South Downs National Park.
  • As a charity, your visit is supporting the restoration of part of our country’s heritage.
  • Investigate our impressive engineering sheds and see preservation in action.
Standard Travel Fares

Adult /Senior £16

Child (age 5 - 16yrs) £8

Child Age 4 and under FREE!

Family (2A+2C) £40

Disabled One FREE adult carer per full fare paying

disabled child or adult

Dog FREE

Ticket information

Contact details

Venue Name
Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
Address
The Railway Station, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO24 9JG, United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 733810
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Become a Signalman with a Signal Box Experience

Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
From: 01 Sep '18 12:00am -
To: 31 Mar '19 12:00am

The opportunity to command the line as a signalman on the Watercress Line!

day signal box experience £150

Full day...

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Become a Signalman with a Signal Box Experience

Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
From: 01 Sep '18 12:00am -
To: 31 Mar '19 12:00am

The opportunity to command the line as a signalman on the Watercress Line!

½ day signal box experience £150

Full day signal box experience £250

Join one of our experienced signalmen in one of our idyllic signal boxes throwing the levers, setting signals, points and issuing the single line token for trains to proceed into section. These experiences can be tailored to your requirements. For instance, you could spend half a day in one box and half in another, or even spend time in all 4. Call Reservations to discuss the possibilities available.

Simply purchase this gift experience as a voucher valid for 12 months from date of purchase. The recipient then books their experience directly with us.

THE PARTICIPANT MUST:

* Be aged over 18 years.

* Be reasonably fit and in good health - able to climb a steep flight of stairs.

* Wear old clothing that fully covers your arms and legs.

* Wear sturdy shoes / boots that protect your feet - trainers are definitely not permitted.

* Not attend the experience under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Please note that the Mid Hants Railway reserves the right to reschedule a Signal Box Experience for whatever reason.

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Ticket information

Full Day Signal Box Experience £250.00 (plus None)

Half Day Signal Box Experience £150.00 (plus None)

Get tickets here

Contact details

Venue Name
Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
Address
The Railway Station, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO24 9JG, United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 733810
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Animal Experiences

Marwell Zoo
From: 19 Sep '18 10:00am -
To: 13 Mar '19 05:00pm

Animal Experiences

If you're keen to get really close to our animals these experiences are a must for you – or the...

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Animal Experiences

Marwell Zoo
From: 19 Sep '18 10:00am -
To: 13 Mar '19 05:00pm

Animal Experiences

If you're keen to get really close to our animals these experiences are a must for you – or the perfect gift for your friends and family.

Each one comes with a selection of goodies - and they sell out fast so be sure to book early. It’s a once in a lifetime experience!

To find out more or book your experience now please call our Fundraising office on 01962 777988 or email fundraising@marwell.org.uk.

  • Junior Keeper Experience - £185
  • Keeper for a Day - £395
  • Giraffe Face to Face - £200
  •  Penguin Face to Face - £100

Ticket information

Contact details

Venue Name
Marwell Zoo
Address
Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO21 1JH, United Kingdom
Telephone
019 6277 7407
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years

Beaulieu
From: 20 Oct '18 10:00am -
To: 03 Nov '19 05:00pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' with a fantasmagorical exhibition at Beaulieu!

See a truly...

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years

Beaulieu
From: 20 Oct '18 10:00am -
To: 03 Nov '19 05:00pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' with a fantasmagorical exhibition at Beaulieu!

See a truly scrumptious collection of never-before-seen memorabilia including props, costumes and original artwork... plus meet the four-wheeled stars!

Ticket information

The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition is included in your admission ticket to Beaulieu.

Get tickets here

Contact details

Venue Name
Beaulieu
Address
Beaulieu, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, SO42 7ZN, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 612345
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Winter Paddling

New Forest Activities
From: 01 Nov '18 09:00am -
To: 31 Mar '19 05:00pm

Still looking to head out and enjoy the great outdoors this Winter? Why not go and explore the stunning Beaulieu...

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Winter Paddling

New Forest Activities
From: 01 Nov '18 09:00am -
To: 31 Mar '19 05:00pm

Still looking to head out and enjoy the great outdoors this Winter? Why not go and explore the stunning Beaulieu River on a Winter Paddle with New Forest Activities? Choose from either open-top Canadian canoes or stable touring kayaks and enjoy a 2 hour guided paddle of the river's nature reserve. You may need to layer up (and pack yourself a flask of hot chocolate of course!) but there's nothing quite like exploring the river's beautiful nature reserve on a crisp Winter's day.

Available from November 2018 - March 2019

See their website for available session times.

Ticket information

£20 Adult, £15 Child

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Contact details

Venue Name
New Forest Activities
Address
High Street, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, SO42 7YA, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 612377
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Winter Archery

New Forest Activities
From: 01 Nov '18 09:00am -
To: 31 Mar '19 05:00pm

Take advantage of our great value Winter Archery sessions and enjoy a 90 minute, fully instructed Archery experience....

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Winter Archery

New Forest Activities
From: 01 Nov '18 09:00am -
To: 31 Mar '19 05:00pm

Take advantage of our great value Winter Archery sessions and enjoy a 90 minute, fully instructed Archery experience. Your guide will teach you the correct way to handle a bow and arrow before you step up to the firing line to test your aim. There’ll also be plenty of time for fun scoring games and challenges along the way. Perfect for beginners and novices alike!

£18 Adult, £15 Child

Available from November 2018 - March 2019.

See their website for available session times.

Ticket information

£18 Adult, £15 Child

Get tickets here

Contact details

Venue Name
New Forest Activities
Address
High Street, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, SO42 7YA, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 612377
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Ringos Winter Fun

Calshot Activities Centre
From: 02 Nov '18 10:00am -
To: 28 Feb '19 04:30pm

Winter Fun @CalshotActs

Book in advance (highly recommended) or pay on the day (subject to availability)

Ringos

Cost and...

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Ringos Winter Fun

Calshot Activities Centre
From: 02 Nov '18 10:00am -
To: 28 Feb '19 04:30pm

Winter Fun @CalshotActs

Book in advance (highly recommended) or pay on the day (subject to availability)

Ringos

Cost and further detail as follows:

£8.50 per person per Ringo

Booking online in advance highly recommended. Pay on the day, subject to availability

Duration limited to 30 minutes per person

Parents/guardians must remain in the immediate area supervising their children during the session. This may involve/require closer supervision at the top of the slope and pulling Ringo up the slope

Long sleeved clothing recommended

Very small/young children may be accompanied by an adult in the Ringo at the discretion of the slope supervisor

Parking charges apply

Ticket information

Please use link for dates and bookings

Get tickets here

Contact details

Venue Name
Calshot Activities Centre
Address
Calshot Spit, Fawley, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO45 1BR, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8089 2077
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Adult Keeper Experience

New Forest Wildlife Park
From: 19 Dec '18 10:00am -
To: 15 Jan '20 04:00pm

Roll up your sleeves, put on your boots, get your hands dirty and join our animal keepers at New Forest Wildlife Park...

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Adult Keeper Experience

New Forest Wildlife Park
From: 19 Dec '18 10:00am -
To: 15 Jan '20 04:00pm

Roll up your sleeves, put on your boots, get your hands dirty and join our animal keepers at New Forest Wildlife Park for an hour, 2 hours, or a half or full day.

We’ll be happy to vary your Keeper Experience, depending on the time you want to spend with us and your individual interests.

If you’re mad about otters, help to get their food ready and watch them squeak with excitement as you feed them their dinner. Or would you prefer to feed the deer?

With food preparation, feeding times, animal enrichment activities and general animal care, a Keeper Experience will give you first-hand experience of what it’s like to be a keeper and how things work behind the scenes.

Throughout your Keeper Experience you will be accompanied by one of our knowledgeable and friendly animal keepers, who will ensure you have an exciting and enjoyable time.

A Keeper Experience is the perfect way to say thank you to a loved one, for a birthday, anniversary or celebration, or for a gift with a difference. So contact us to find out more and we’ll do our best to make your Keeper Experience special.

Keeper days are available all year round.

Wildlife Keeper Experiences are available all year round.

Each unique experience is one-to-one with an experienced, friendly Wildlife Keeper.

Website for more detail http://www.newforestwildlifepark.co.uk/gifts-experiences/keeper-experience/adult-keeper-experience/Keeper Experience Available

Adult Keeper Experience

Little Helpers and Junior Keeper Experience

Adopt an animal gifts

Parties

Ticket information

Pricing: 

Adult half day (3 hours)

Adult full day (6.5 hours)

Age 16 years + 16 years +

With Gift pack

Extra adult £90

To find out more contact:

Shanna on 07764 291 022 or 023 8029 2408

Email: shanna@newforestwildlifepark.co.uk

Contact details

Venue Name
New Forest Wildlife Park
Address
Deerleap Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO40 4UH, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8029 2408
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Little Helpers and Junior Keeper Experience

New Forest Wildlife Park
From: 01 Jan '19 10:30am -
To: 31 Oct '19 12:00pm

Join our popular Little Helper and Junior Keeper Experiences for children for a fun-filled time looking after our...

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Little Helpers and Junior Keeper Experience

New Forest Wildlife Park
From: 01 Jan '19 10:30am -
To: 31 Oct '19 12:00pm

Join our popular Little Helper and Junior Keeper Experiences for children for a fun-filled time looking after our animals.

We’ll do our best to make sure you have an exciting time, getting up close to our animals and learning all about their daily lives.

For 5-9 year olds, we offer the Little Helper Keeper Experience for one hour, with an accompanying adult. Little Helpers help with feeding and preparing enrichment toys for the animals, receive a gift pack, a New Forest Wildlife Park cap and can adopt an animal of their choice for six months.

The Junior Keeper Experience, for 10-15 year olds, takes place over two hours and provides the perfect gift for young animal lovers. Junior Keepers help to prepare food, feed the animals, clean their water trays and equipment and prepare enrichment toys. Junior Keepers also receive a gift pack, a choice of either a New Forest Wildlife Park cap or T-shirt and can adopt an animal of their choice for one year.

Children are accompanied by an experienced keeper at all times and must be accompanied by an adult.

Ticket information

Pricing Includes:

Little helper (1 hour) £75

Junior keeper (2 hours) £120

Age 5 years+ 10 years+

Feeding Animals 

Enrichment Toy with Gift Pack

Additional  uests

1 adult Free Of Charge

Extra adult £20

Extra child £45

Wildlife Keeper Experiences are available all year round.

Each unique experience is one-to-one with an experienced, friendly Wildlife Keeper.

Contact details

Venue Name
New Forest Wildlife Park
Address
Deerleap Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO40 4UH, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8029 2408
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The Secret Life of Plants

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 06 Jan '19 10:00am -
To: 02 Jun '19 04:00pm

Hillier Gardens: The Secret Life of Plants

Improve your botanical illustration and gardening knowledge.

Six days

Sunday...

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The Secret Life of Plants

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 06 Jan '19 10:00am -
To: 02 Jun '19 04:00pm

Hillier Gardens: The Secret Life of Plants

Improve your botanical illustration and gardening knowledge.

Six days

Sunday 6 January - Sunday 2 June, 10am - 4pm

Improve your botanical illustration and gardening knowledge with 6 fun exploratory workshops.

Follow the story of plant life through the seasonal cycle and study the forms and functions of plant parts. Drawing plants with botanical precision sharpens observation of flower and habit features, deepening plant understanding and easing identification.

SYLLABUS:

  • Week 1, 6 January Fruits, seeds, nuts and seed dispersal
  • Week 2, 3 February Winter twigs and stem structures
  • Week 3, 3 March Germination and growth
  • Week 4, 7 April Leaves and photosynthesis
  • Week 5, 5 May Roots and vegetative reproduction
  • Week 6, 2 June Flowers and sexual reproduction

Each workshop (except the first) starts with a review of home studies. We share what we have discovered in our own lines of interest. After coffee there is a presentation on the subject for the week, with live examples, discussions and microscope observations. After lunch the group gets down to some serious drawing and painting of their chosen specimen. Your tutors Sally Pinhey MSc, FLS, SGM, FCPGFS, and Sue Flynn RN. SCM Dip. SBA. will give individual attention during this time, concluding with the individual home study projects for the month ahead.

A materials list will be provided.

Price: 385p/p for six month course

Includes workbook worth over 17, lunch and refreshments

Early bird discount 350, save 35 if booked before Christmas

Booking is essential

Cost £350

ContactSir Harold Hillier Gardens

Phone 01794 369318 or Booking Link

Contact details

Venue Name
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Address
Jermyns Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO51 0QA, United Kingdom
Telephone
017 9436 9317
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Altitude

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
From: 09 Jan '19 10:30am -
To: 25 Nov '19 05:00pm

Altitude is a brand new virtual reality experience only available at Emirate Spinnaker Tower.

Altitude gives you the...

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Altitude

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
From: 09 Jan '19 10:30am -
To: 25 Nov '19 05:00pm

Altitude is a brand new virtual reality experience only available at Emirate Spinnaker Tower.

Altitude gives you the feeling of being 90 metres up in the air, balancing your way around the outside of our iconic building with a computer generated view of the harbour far below. Test your head for heights with a selection of simulated sky-high challenges!

You will find Altitude on View Deck One. The experience costs just £4 per person with standard Tower admission.

No advanced booking necessary. Suitable for ages 9 and over.

Available daily!

Contact details

Venue Name
Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Address
Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO1 3TT, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9285 7520
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Guided Tours

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
From: 09 Jan '19 11:00am -
To: 17 Dec '19 03:00pm

Guided Tours

Discover more about the tower and our views with a guided tour. Available at 11am and 3pm daily, our...

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Guided Tours

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
From: 09 Jan '19 11:00am -
To: 17 Dec '19 03:00pm

Guided Tours

Discover more about the tower and our views with a guided tour. Available at 11am and 3pm daily, our Guided Tour ticket also includes a General Admission Ticket.

£16.50 per person

Children are welcome to join the guided tour (must be accompanied by an adult) and should purchase a standard all day ticket (they will not receive a souvenir guidebook).

Ticket information

Contact details

Venue Name
Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Address
Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO1 3TT, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9285 7520
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Sunday Getaway

Stanwell House Hotel
From: 15 Jan '19 12:00am -
To: 22 Dec '19 11:30pm

Sunday Getaway

From £139 to £179

Banish the Sunday night blues

Book one night’s dinner, bed and breakfast and start your...

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Sunday Getaway

Stanwell House Hotel
From: 15 Jan '19 12:00am -
To: 22 Dec '19 11:30pm

Sunday Getaway

From £139 to £179

Banish the Sunday night blues

Book one night’s dinner, bed and breakfast and start your Monday in the best possible way waking up at Stanwell House.

Seasonal rates

Spring Mar - May

£169.00

Summer June - Sep

£179.00

Autumn Oct- Nov

£169.00

Winter Dec - Feb

£139.00

Terms & Conditions

Prices are for a Double / Twin room and based on 2 people sharing. Why not treat yourself and upgrade- £30 per room per night for a four poster, £40 per room per night for a suite or £60 per room per night for a garden suite.

All offers are available from Sunday to Friday from 1st October – 25th March 2018 and excludes Christmas, New Year, Valentines and Bank Holidays.

From March 25th 2018 until October 31st 2018 offers are only valid Sunday – Thursday.

Our weekend offer is the only offer that is valid at weekends.

All the above offers cannot be used in conjunction with any others.

Well behaved children and dogs welcome at £15.00 per night.

For further details please see T&C’s page for deposit details Weekend 3 night break. Please note these Exclude Christmas, New Year, Easter and Bank Holidays.

Early check in or late check out’s will be charged at an additional rate of £10.00 per hour, for each hour requested. The earliest check in time available will be 12.00 noon – latest check out will be 1.00pm

Contact details

Venue Name
Stanwell House Hotel
Address
14-15 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 9AA, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 677123
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gourmet getaway

Stanwell House Hotel
From: 15 Jan '19 12:00am -
To: 30 Nov '19 11:30pm

For foodie fans

Our gourmet getaway means your three night’s stay will also include two night’s dinner, bed and...

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gourmet getaway

Stanwell House Hotel
From: 15 Jan '19 12:00am -
To: 30 Nov '19 11:30pm

For foodie fans

Our gourmet getaway means your three night’s stay will also include two night’s dinner, bed and breakfast – the third night with complimentary bed and breakfast.

Seasonal rates

Spring Mar - May

£460.00

Summer June - Sep

£490.00

Autumn Oct - Nov

£460.00

Winter Dec - Feb

£410.00

Terms & Conditions

Prices are for a Double / Twin room and based on 2 people sharing. Why not treat yourself and upgrade- £30 per room per night for a four poster, £40 per room per night for a suite or £60 per room per night for a garden suite.

All offers are available from Sunday to Friday from 1st October – 25th March 2018 and excludes Christmas, New Year, Valentines and Bank Holidays.

From March 25th 2018 until October 31st 2018 offers are only valid Sunday – Thursday.

Our weekend offer is the only offer that is valid at weekends.

All the above offers cannot be used in conjunction with any others.

Well behaved children and dogs welcome at £15.00 per night.

For further details please see T&C’s page for deposit details Weekend 3 night break. Please note these Exclude Christmas, New Year, Easter and Bank Holidays.

Early check in or late check out’s will be charged at an additional rate of £10.00 per hour, for each hour requested. The earliest check in time available will be 12.00 noon – latest check out will be 1.00pm

Contact details

Venue Name
Stanwell House Hotel
Address
14-15 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 9AA, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 677123
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Room 544

Stanwell House Hotel
From: 15 Jan '19 12:00am -
To: 18 Nov '19 11:30pm

5 night getaway

It’s always shining in Room 544 with 5 nights 4 the price of 4! Why not treat yourself and upgrade-...

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Room 544

Stanwell House Hotel
From: 15 Jan '19 12:00am -
To: 18 Nov '19 11:30pm

5 night getaway

It’s always shining in Room 544 with 5 nights 4 the price of 4! Why not treat yourself and upgrade- £30 per room per night for a four poster, £40 per room per night for a suite or £60 per room per night for a garden suite.

Wake each morning to enjoy our famous New Forest breakfast, after breakfast it’s time to explore the area. Only 5 minutes drive to the New Forest which is a National Park, 10 minutes from the beach or 30 minute ferry crossing to enjoy the Isle of Wight. There’s enough to fill every day with something different. Our five night package, includes one night with our compliments.

Seasonal rates

Spring March - May     £545.00

Summer June - September    £580.00

Autumn October - November  £545.00

Winter Dec - Feb     £495.00

The prices are based on two people sharing a double/twin room.

The offer excludes all Saturdays, Christmas, New Year and Valentines and is subject to availability.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are for a Double / Twin room and based on 2 people sharing.

All offers are available from Sunday to Friday from 1st October – 25th March 2018 and excludes Christmas, New Year, Valentines and Bank Holidays.

From March 25th 2018 until October 31st 2018 offers are only valid Sunday – Thursday.

Our weekend offer is the only offer that is valid at weekends.

All the above offers cannot be used in conjunction with any others.

Well behaved children and dogs welcome at £15.00 per night.

For further details please see T&C’s page for deposit details Weekend 3 night break. Please note these Exclude Christmas, New Year, Easter and Bank Holidays.

Early check in or late check out’s will be charged at an additional rate of £10.00 per hour, for each hour requested. The earliest check in time available will be 12.00 noon – latest check out will be 1.00pm

Contact details

Venue Name
Stanwell House Hotel
Address
14-15 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 9AA, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 677123
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Weekend Breaks

Stanwell House Hotel
From: 15 Jan '19 12:00am -
To: 30 Nov '19 11:30pm

Long weekends are the best weekends

Enjoy a three night’s stay: two night’s dinner, bed and breakfast – the third...

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Weekend Breaks

Stanwell House Hotel
From: 15 Jan '19 12:00am -
To: 30 Nov '19 11:30pm

Long weekends are the best weekends

Enjoy a three night’s stay: two night’s dinner, bed and breakfast – the third night with complimentary bed and breakfast.

Seasonal rates

Spring Mar - May

£480.00

Summer June - Sep

£505.00

Autumn Oct - Nov

£460.00

Winter Dec - Feb

£425.00

Terms & Conditions

Prices are for a Double / Twin room and based on 2 people sharing. Why not treat yourself and upgrade- £30 per room per night for a four poster, £40 per room per night for a suite or £60 per room per night for a garden suite.

All offers are available from Sunday to Friday from 1st October – 25th March 2018 and excludes Christmas, New Year, Valentines and Bank Holidays.

From March 25th 2018 until October 31st 2018 offers are only valid Sunday – Thursday.

Our weekend offer is the only offer that is valid at weekends.

All the above offers cannot be used in conjunction with any others.

Well behaved children and dogs welcome at £15.00 per night.

For further details please see T&C’s page for deposit details Weekend 3 night break. Please note these Exclude Christmas, New Year, Easter and Bank Holidays.

Early check in or late check out’s will be charged at an additional rate of £10.00 per hour, for each hour requested. The earliest check in time available will be 12.00 noon – latest check out will be 1.00pm

Contact details

Venue Name
Stanwell House Hotel
Address
14-15 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 9AA, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 677123
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Glorious golf

Stanwell House Hotel
From: 15 Jan '19 09:00am -
To: 01 Dec '19 11:30pm

Glorious golf in the New Forest

Hearty New Forest breakfast, overnight accommodation and one round of Golf per person,...

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Glorious golf

Stanwell House Hotel
From: 15 Jan '19 09:00am -
To: 01 Dec '19 11:30pm

Glorious golf in the New Forest

Hearty New Forest breakfast, overnight accommodation and one round of Golf per person, why not indulge in dinner as well?

Seasonal rates

Spring Mar - May

£195 / £245

Summer June - Sep

£195 / £245

Autumn Oct - Nov

£195 / £245

Winter Dec - Feb

£195 / £245

Terms & Conditions

Prices are for a Double / Twin room and based on 2 people sharing. Why not treat yourself and upgrade- £30 per room per night for a four poster, £40 per room per night for a suite or £60 per room per night for a garden suite.

All offers are available from Sunday to Friday from 1st October – 25th March 2018 and excludes Christmas, New Year, Valentines and Bank Holidays.

From March 25th 2018 until October 31st 2018 offers are only valid Sunday – Thursday.

Our weekend offer is the only offer that is valid at weekends.

All the above offers cannot be used in conjunction with any others.

Well behaved children and dogs welcome at £15.00 per night.

For further details please see T&C’s page for deposit details Weekend 3 night break. Please note these Exclude Christmas, New Year, Easter and Bank Holidays.

Early check in or late check out’s will be charged at an additional rate of £10.00 per hour, for each hour requested. The earliest check in time available will be 12.00 noon – latest check out will be 1.00pm

Contact details

Venue Name
Stanwell House Hotel
Address
14-15 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 9AA, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 677123
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War On The Line

Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
From: 15 Jan '19 09:30am -
To: 16 Jun '19 04:30pm

Transport yourself back in time to the 1940s, against the backdrop of a Second World War railway, to experience the...

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War On The Line

Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
From: 15 Jan '19 09:30am -
To: 16 Jun '19 04:30pm

Transport yourself back in time to the 1940s, against the backdrop of a Second World War railway, to experience the 'Blitz Spirit'.

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Join us for a bumper event!

Enjoy unlimited train travel and mingle with civilian and military re-enactors; hop off at each station to explore period displays, music, dancing, vintage vehicles and stalls selling retro wares.

NB Steam trains will not be operating to or from Alton station until the end of July 2019.

Ticket information

Adult £20

Child (aged 5-16 yrs) £10

Child under 5 yrs FREE

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £50

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Contact details

Venue Name
Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'
Address
The Railway Station, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO24 9JG, United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 733810
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Battlefield LIVE Moors Valley with New Forest Activities

New Forest Activities
From: 27 Jan '19 12:00am -
To: 24 Nov '19 12:00am

Battlefield LIVE is an exciting, outdoor laser-tag combat game, perfect for adrenaline seekers looking for some...

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Battlefield LIVE Moors Valley with New Forest Activities

New Forest Activities
From: 27 Jan '19 12:00am -
To: 24 Nov '19 12:00am

Battlefield LIVE is an exciting, outdoor laser-tag combat game, perfect for adrenaline seekers looking for some head-to head fun. Unleash your inner Fortnite fan as you duck, dive and dodge your opponents on the woodland playing field.

New Forest Activities have a new woodland battlefield at Moors Valley Country Park in Dorset, giving you plenty of fresh new ground to outwit your opponent, and with lots of natural places to hide and seek cover – the game is really on! Usually running 1-2 open sessions a month, Battlefield LIVE Moors Valley is perfect for those based in the Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset areas who are looking for a fantastic activity to do with friends or family.

Bring some old clothes, trainers and your best sense of adventure! You’ll be provided with all the kit and be given 2.5 hours to run yourself ragged through this incredible woodland setting.

Great for groups, families and parties, players must be 8+ years to participate. See their website for available dates and session times.

Ticket information

£25 per person

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Contact details

Venue Name
New Forest Activities
Address
High Street, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, SO42 7YA, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 612377
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The Shadow Factory

Nuffield Southampton Theatres
From: 30 Jan '19 07:30pm -
To: 02 Mar '19 12:00am

Critically acclaimed, this sell out smash hit features a stellar cast supported by a 25-strong community company made...

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The Shadow Factory

Nuffield Southampton Theatres
From: 30 Jan '19 07:30pm -
To: 02 Mar '19 12:00am

Critically acclaimed, this sell out smash hit features a stellar cast supported by a 25-strong community company made up of Southampton residents. The Shadow Factory returns to celebrate the first birthday of Southampton’s brand new theatre NST City.

Don’t miss out this time!

Ticket information

Tickets starting at: £30, £24, £17, £10

Get tickets here

Contact details

Venue Name
Nuffield Southampton Theatres
Address
142, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7DU, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8067 1771
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Time for Two Spa Day at Saltus Spa

Balmer Lawn Hotel
From: 01 Feb '19 09:00am -
To: 28 Feb '19 06:00pm

TIME FOR TWO SPA DAY

THE SALTUS SPA, THE PERFECT ESCAPE FROM THE STRESS OF EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE HEART OF THE NEW...

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Time for Two Spa Day at Saltus Spa

Balmer Lawn Hotel
From: 01 Feb '19 09:00am -
To: 28 Feb '19 06:00pm

TIME FOR TWO SPA DAY

THE SALTUS SPA, THE PERFECT ESCAPE FROM THE STRESS OF EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE HEART OF THE NEW FOREST!

It’s that time of year where you show your loved one how much you love them. Come relax and enjoy some quality time together at Saltus Spa. Your day will start with a show around the spa facilities where we have a pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Your day also includes a 40 minute treatment in the dual room (or separate rooms) with candles and rose petals. After, relax in our quiet relaxation area where you can enjoy a herbal tea.

Your spa day also includes a tapas light lunch and dessert for you both which will be served in our lounge area.

Treatments include:

ESPA Facial

Lifesaving Back Treatment

Hot stones back and leg massage

Full body salt and oil scrub and scalp massage

Invigorating Foot Treatment with Nail Paint (Traditional polish)

CAN’T DECIDE? OR WOULD LIKE ANOTHER TREATMENT? UPGRADE FOR JUST £30 INSTEAD OF £45

£130 PER COUPLE – MONDAY – THURSDAY

£140 PER COUPLE – FRIDAY – SUNDAY

CONTACT OUR THERAPISTS TODAY TO BOOK YOUR NEXT SPA DAY ON 01590 625 709 OR EMAIL SALTUSSPA@BLH.CO.UK

Ticket information

£130 per couple Monday to Thursday

£140 per couple Friday to Sunday

Get tickets here

Contact details

Venue Name
Balmer Lawn Hotel
Address
Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, SO42 7ZB, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 623116
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Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 01 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 06 May '19 03:00pm

This year sees the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the greatest artists and...

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Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 01 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 06 May '19 03:00pm

This year sees the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the greatest artists and scientists the world has known. To mark this anniversary, Royal Collection Trust has collaborated with twelve museums and galleries to stage simultaneous exhibitions of Leonardo’s drawings across the United Kingdom, in an initiative designed to give the widest-ever UK audience the opportunity to see the work of this extraordinary artist.

Leonardo was perhaps unique in the range of his achievements, and drawing lay at the heart of his creativity. He drew to prepare his artistic projects, to record the world around him, to pursue his scientific speculations, and to make visible the workings of his imagination.

This display will feature twelve drawings which reflect the full range of Leonardo’s practice including anatomy, botany, engineering, and cartography.

This exhibition will be accompanied by a series of special events including talks, tours and art workshops. Visit southamptoncityartgallery.com to see the full events program.

Image credit left: Leonardo da Vinci, A rearing horse (detail), c.1503-4, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Ticket information

Free

Contact details

Venue Name
Southampton City Art Gallery
Address
Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7LP, United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 833007
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Drawings from Southampton’s Collection

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 01 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 06 May '19 03:00pm

To complement the drawings loaned from the Royal Collection a space in the gallery will be given over to the...

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Drawings from Southampton’s Collection

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 01 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 06 May '19 03:00pm

To complement the drawings loaned from the Royal Collection a space in the gallery will be given over to the presentation of works on paper and drawings from Southampton’s permanent collection. Exploring common themes found in the work of Leonardo da Vinci, this display will examine the roles drawing has in artists’ practice.

Image credit: Dale Atkinson, Two Cats, Charcoal on paper

Ticket information

Free

Contact details

Venue Name
Southampton City Art Gallery
Address
Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7LP, United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 833007
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Greg Gilbert

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 01 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 06 May '19 03:00pm

Following on from Greg Gilbert’s solo exhibition, Through Sand, in 2015 this display shows the evolution of the...

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Greg Gilbert

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 01 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 06 May '19 03:00pm

Following on from Greg Gilbert’s solo exhibition, Through Sand, in 2015 this display shows the evolution of the artists’ work from miniature, photorealistic biro studies drawn from photographs to equally intricate but surreal imaginings.

In 2016 Gilbert was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer which triggered this major shift in his practice. This exhibition will feature a body of work, Convalescence, which was created in a great outpouring both in hospital and at home. Although all of the images arrived very naturally, they put the artist back in touch with primary influences of interwar artist such as Stanley Spencer, Paul Nash and David Jones, who processed their traumatic experiences through surreal narratives. Also on display will be a selection of the artists’ poetry, a selection of which has been chosen by Carol Ann Duffy to be one of her Laureates’ Choice publications. These poems further explore his illness but in a less abstract way creating a full, sensory diary of his experience.

To accompany this presentation of his own works Gilbert will be selecting several drawings from Southampton’s permanent collection, featuring artists who have informed and resonate with his own practice.


Image credit: Greg Gilbert, Convalescence Drawing no. 8 © the artist

Ticket information

Free to visit

Contact details

Venue Name
Southampton City Art Gallery
Address
Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7LP, United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 833007
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Valentine’s High Tea

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
From: 01 Feb '19 12:00pm -
To: 28 Feb '19 05:30pm

Valentine’s High Tea

Experience Valentine’s Day with breath-taking views and delightful treats in the intimate...

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Valentine’s High Tea

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
From: 01 Feb '19 12:00pm -
To: 28 Feb '19 05:30pm

Valentine’s High Tea

Experience Valentine’s Day with breath-taking views and delightful treats in the intimate surroundings of The Clouds Café.

Includes selection of sweet and savoury bites, accompanied by tea or coffee.

£55.00 per couple.

Available February 2019 only.

High Tea must be booked at least 48 hours in advance (subject to availability) and bookings can be made a maximum of 12 weeks in advance.

BOOK NOW: Call 02392 857 520 or book online using the link below (the link will only appear 12 weeks in advance of available Valentine’s High Tea dates). If you have any specific allergies or accessibility requirements, please call us to book rather than book online. When completing the online booking form, for ‘quantity’ please enter the number of people attending e.g. if you would like 1 x High Tea for 2 package, please input 2.

Ticket information

Contact details

Venue Name
Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Address
Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO1 3TT, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 9285 7520
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Flavour of The Month - February

Burley Fudge
From: 09 Feb '19 09:00am -
To: 28 Feb '19 05:00pm

Flavour of the Month for February is Rose and Cardamon Fudge, an exotic recipe marrying Rose Water and Cardamon...

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Flavour of The Month - February

Burley Fudge
From: 09 Feb '19 09:00am -
To: 28 Feb '19 05:00pm

Flavour of the Month for February is Rose and Cardamon Fudge, an exotic recipe marrying Rose Water and Cardamon decorated with crystallised Rose petals. Call in to the shop for a free taster or buy online

Contact details

Venue Name
Burley Fudge
Address
2 The Mall, Burley, Hampshire, England, BH24 4BS., United Kingdom
Telephone
01425 403513
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Space to Create!

John Hansard Gallery
From: 09 Feb '19 12:00pm -
To: 27 Apr '19 04:00pm

Space to Create!

09 February 2019 - 27 April 2019

Every Saturday

12 – 4pm, Active Space

Free, family friendly workshops...

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Space to Create!

John Hansard Gallery
From: 09 Feb '19 12:00pm -
To: 27 Apr '19 04:00pm

Space to Create!

09 February 2019 - 27 April 2019

Every Saturday

12 – 4pm, Active Space

Free, family friendly workshops for visitors to draw, make and build together. All welcome, under 16's must be accompanied by a guardian at all times.

Taking inspiration from the themes, materials and processes on show in the galleries, activities will explore maps and mapping, collaging found materials and mechanical drawings, building 3D structures, dressing up as playful characters, developing new stories from archives and creating and revealing secrets.

Keep an eye on our website for details of each Saturday!

Contact details

Venue Name
John Hansard Gallery
Address
142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7DU, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8059 2158
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Storyteller in Residence | Dr Nazneen Ahmed

John Hansard Gallery
From: 11 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 27 Jul '19 05:00pm

Storyteller in Residence | Dr Nazneen Ahmed

11 February 2019 - 27 July 2019

Dr Nazneen Ahmed will be exploring how the...

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Storyteller in Residence | Dr Nazneen Ahmed

John Hansard Gallery
From: 11 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 27 Jul '19 05:00pm

Storyteller in Residence | Dr Nazneen Ahmed

11 February 2019 - 27 July 2019

Dr Nazneen Ahmed will be exploring how the construction of language and space affect visitor and staff experiences in the gallery, inviting staff and visitors to share their stories with her in conversation and workshops. She will be conducting creative workshops and community events designed to use the gallery spaces and artworks in different ways, with a focus on breaking down barriers and opening up spaces to communities who haven’t visited or taken part in gallery events before.

Events as part of this residency will be added to our website once confirmed.

Contact details

Venue Name
John Hansard Gallery
Address
142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7DU, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8059 2158
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Fudge Tasting

Burley Fudge
From: 13 Feb '19 11:00am -
To: 31 Dec '19 04:30pm

Contact details

Venue Name
Burley Fudge
Address
2 The Mall, Burley, Hampshire, England, BH24 4BS., United Kingdom
Telephone
01425 403513
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February Half Term: Science of Magic

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 15 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 25 Feb '19 05:00pm

The perfect fun-filled day out for February half term!

Holiday Activities

• Discover the science behind the magic with...

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February Half Term: Science of Magic

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 15 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 25 Feb '19 05:00pm

The perfect fun-filled day out for February half term!

Holiday Activities

• Discover the science behind the magic with a live science show packed full of exciting chemistry tricks and optical illusions. Shows running at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:30 and 15:30

• Children can get hands-on in the Invention Studio with themed activities and challenges

• Inspirers will be roaming the exhibition floor with exciting busking activities

Ticket information

Book tickets on the Winchester Science Centre website – all half term activities are free with admission. Book at least 3 days in advance and save 25% on admission to the Centre! You will also have the option to reserve a free live science show, which is recommended to guarantee your place.

Get tickets here

Contact details

Venue Name
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Address
Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO21 1HZ, United Kingdom
Telephone
01962 863 791
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Festival of Light

Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
From: 15 Feb '19 05:00pm -
To: 24 Feb '19 10:00pm

Festival of Light is back on the Esplanade.

Are you ready to #letlightinWQ?

Join us for a stunning showcase of brand...

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Festival of Light

Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
From: 15 Feb '19 05:00pm -
To: 24 Feb '19 10:00pm

Festival of Light is back on the Esplanade.

Are you ready to #letlightinWQ?

Join us for a stunning showcase of brand new immersive and interactive light displays on the Esplanade, in front of the Old City Walls.

We can reveal the new light displays include the following:

Planetarium is inspired by the ancient concept of Planetariums (dome-shaped theatres) and viewers will be taken on a journey through a marvellous universe as lights depict planets, moonlight, beautiful starry skies and a sensational eclipse.

Sunrise a bespoke commissioned piece for Westquay, visualises an abstract sunrise made of 4000 points of light on strands that will radiate from the centre to the edge.

Wave consists of some 500 individual suspended orbs, brought to life through light and sound to create a walkthrough immersive experience reminiscent of the ocean.

Control No Control invites guests to use their hands and body to act on its sound and graphics, creating a unique experience for each and every individual.

Lightbattle located along the vaults of a pathway, consists of two sets of five bicycles facing each other, where the public will use pedal power to project beams of light to the opposite side in an attempt to defeat their opponents.

We cannot wait for you to see Westquay's 2019 Festival Of Light. You do not want to miss it.

Visit this half term with cameras at the ready! Share your pictures on social media using the hashtag #letlightinWQ @Westquay to be in with the chance to win one of two Instax Mini Instant Camera's!

Free fun for all the family is guaranteed!

Ticket information

Free

Contact details

Venue Name
Westquay Shopping Centre and Dining Level
Address
Above Bar, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO15 1QE, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8033 6828
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Half Term Trail

Lepe Country Park
From: 16 Feb '19 09:30am -
To: 24 Feb '19 03:00pm

Half Term Trail

Pick up a trail card from the park office anytime everyday between 9.30am - 3pm.

Pick up a trail card...

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Half Term Trail

Lepe Country Park
From: 16 Feb '19 09:30am -
To: 24 Feb '19 03:00pm

Half Term Trail

Pick up a trail card from the park office anytime everyday between 9.30am - 3pm.

Pick up a trail card from the park office anytime everyday between 9.30am - 3pm, and return with the correct answers to claim your prize.

Please note that the park office closes at 4pm, so please ensure that you return from your walk before this time to claim your prize.

Cost £2 per person

Ticket information

Book on ticket link

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Contact details

Venue Name
Lepe Country Park
Address
Exbury, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO45 1AD, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8089 9108
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Esther Teichmann and Monster Chetwynd: Phantasie Fotostudio II

John Hansard Gallery
From: 16 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 23 May '19 05:00pm

Esther Teichmann and Monster Chetwynd: Phantasie Fotostudio II

16 February 2019 - 23 May 2019

Phantasie Fotostudio II...

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Esther Teichmann and Monster Chetwynd: Phantasie Fotostudio II

John Hansard Gallery
From: 16 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 23 May '19 05:00pm

Esther Teichmann and Monster Chetwynd: Phantasie Fotostudio II

16 February 2019 - 23 May 2019

Phantasie Fotostudio II is the most recent work made as part of the ongoing collaboration between artists Esther Teichmann and Monster Chetwynd. Since having first met at the Royal College of Art during their MA studies in 2004, the pair have been struck by the parallels in reference materials that their very distinct practices draw upon. Their practices also overlap in their adoption of tableaux vivantes and their use of theatrical backdrops and sets. Thus begun a dialogue and close friendship that has taken the form of making a joint body of work once a decade.

Their previous collaboration 'Phantasie Fotostudio, The Esthacus Teichwynd Photos' (fusing Spartacus Chetwynd and Esther Teichmann), was made and shown in Berlin in 2007. Utilising photography and collage, these works playfully draw on diverse references, from Walter Benjamin’s essay Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Man Ray and Lee Miller’s solarisations, to Brigitte Bardot as Roger Vadim’s muse, Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon (1980, dir. Randal Kleiser), Satyricon, David Lynch, and Walkabout (1971, dir. Nicholas Roeg). The subjects within these works recall imagined icons, at once beautiful and grotesque, a Frankenstein of moments in modern cinema and culture, each work unique and distinctly archival in quality, as though found on the kind of cutting-room floor you might encounter in a dream. All the protagonists are part of the artists’ circle of friends, artists, curators, musicians in their own right, with the inclusion of family.

Phantasie Fotostudio II brings many of the same protagonists together again along with new collaborators in this Warholesque film montage of extended portraits. Punctuated by the repetition of a crying figure, the film becomes a narrative of gazes, dramatized further by the original string quartet score by Benji Jeffrey, artist, musician and composer, who is also one of the protagonists within the film. Directed by Esther Teichmann, all the subjects selected costumes from Monster Chetwynd’s extraordinary wardrobe, under her careful guidance, with contributions by artist and make-up enthusiast Paul Kindersley. This most recent collaboration features not only a new generation of artist protagonists alongside Teichmann’s and Chetwynd’s peers, but also their own children, both in front of and behind the camera.

Esther Teichmann

Esther Teichmann (b.1980, Karlsruhe, Germany) is a London based artist working with the photographic across still and moving image installations. Her practice looks at the relationships between loss, desire and the imaginary, slipping between autobiography and fiction. Recent solo museum shows include Heavy the Sea, Transformer Station, Cleveland and Mondschwimmen, Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim. In collaboration with artist Christopher Stewart she curated and edited the exhibition and book Staging Disorder (2015) that included work by An-My Lê, Sarah Pickering, Richard Mosse and Broomberg & Chanarin. Teichmann received an MA (2005) and PhD (2011) in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art (RCA) and is Head of Programme of Master of Research, and Coordinator for Critical and Historical Studies at the RCA. Esther is currently working on a monograph of visual works and essays, On Sleeping and Drowning, forthcoming by Stanley/ Barker.

Monster Chetwynd

Monster Chetwynd (b. 1973, London, UK) lives in Glasgow, UK. Chetwynd’s practice intertwines performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video. Her work incorporates elements of folk plays, street spectacles, popular culture and Surrealist cinema. Her performances and videos often employ troupes of performers – friends and relatives of the artist – and feature handmade costumes and props. She has performed and exhibited internationally, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012. Solo exhibitions and performances include those at Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy (2018); Sadie Coles HQ London (2018); CCA Glasgow (2016); Bergen Assembly, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2016); Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany (2016); Arts Council Collection Commission (2016); Nottingham Contemporary (2014); Studio Voltaire, London (2014); Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy (2014); Sadie Coles HQ, London (2014); and the New Museum, New York (2011–12). She has been involved in numerous group exhibitions, most recently: Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany (2016); Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland (2016); Liverpool Biennial (2016); Glasgow International (2016); Edinburgh ArtFestival (2015); the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Sweden (2013); and ‘Performance Now: The First Decade of the New Century’, various venues, USA (2012–14).

Benji Jeffrey

Benji Jeffrey (b. 1988, Halifax) is a London based artist, musician and composer, working primarily in moving image and live performance to create works that interrogate and play with notions of theatricality, performativity, identity and authenticity, friendship, enthusiasm and joy. Music and collaboration are central to Jeffrey’s practice, which includes curatorial projects and drag. Benji received an MA from the Royal College of Art in Moving Image in 2017 and a BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2011.

Contact details

Venue Name
John Hansard Gallery
Address
142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7DU, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8059 2158
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Stefan Gec: The Shepherd's Whistle

John Hansard Gallery
From: 16 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 27 Apr '19 05:00pm

Stefan Gec: The Shepherd's Whistle

16 February 2019 - 27 April 2019

The Shepherd’s Whistle centres around the artist’s...

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Stefan Gec: The Shepherd's Whistle

John Hansard Gallery
From: 16 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 27 Apr '19 05:00pm

Stefan Gec: The Shepherd's Whistle

16 February 2019 - 27 April 2019

The Shepherd’s Whistle centres around the artist’s fascination with top-secret maps of strategic cities worldwide that were created by Soviet intelligence during the Cold War, alongside an M-72 Soviet army motorbike and sidecar from 1957. These two highly symbolic elements are brought together to create a complex project that explores the socio-political environment of the Cold War era, whilst also touching on current issues of identity, migration and immigration.

Riding the M-72 motorbike and navigating using the Soviet maps, Gec has made a number of journeys to five UK towns and cities that were identified by the Soviets as having strategic importance. The starting point for all of these journeys has been Gec’s hometown of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.

Following the end of the Second World War, there were around 250 displaced Ukrainians, including Stefan Gec’s father, in the Huddersfield area. An important development for that community was the formation of the Huddersfield branch of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, whose headquarters opened in 1956. Starting from Huddersfield, Gec rode the M-72 motorbike to and around Derry-Londonderry, Blyth, Greenock, Barrow-in-Furness and Southampton. Throughout the project Gec has worked with the artist/filmmaker Lee Hassall, to document the journeys using 8mm film shot on Soviet cine cameras of the same era.

For The Shepherd’s Whistle, Gec presents a number of newly-made works, including text and sculpture, shown alongside the film footage made in each location, examples of the Soviet maps and his M-72 motorbike.

During the Cold War, the Soviet military undertook a top-secret enterprise: to create comprehensive surveillance maps of the British Isles. These detailed the widths of roads, heights of bridges, depths of rivers and names of streets. They also revealed the exact location and purpose of every building of strategic importance. Printed exclusively in Cyrillic script, the maps were translated phonetically so that a Russian speaker on the ground could easily pronounce place names. The maps being exhibited in Southampton have an additional significance, as the city is home to the Ordnance Survey Headquarters, and is the final destination for Gec’s UK journeys.

The M-72 Soviet motorbike and sidecar that Gec uses is presented along with its original registration paperwork. Manufactured in Kiev, Ukraine, for the Soviet army, the motorbike is a direct, unauthorised copy of Germany’s pre-war BMW model R71. Gec has painstakingly dismantled, cleaned and rebuilt the engine and body, whilst preserving its original ‘found’ appearance.

The Shepherd’s Whistle builds on Gec’s previous works and thematic concerns, however, for the first time Gec will actively engage as a performer - the journey serves as a reflection on his artistic practice. The chosen locations retrace previous projects that explored similar themes: 'Trace Elements' (1990), 'Detached Bell Tower' (1995-96) and Buoy (1996-present). Alongside the physical experience of revisiting these places, the films help mark the legacy of this research activity in each location.

The Shepherd’s Whistle has been commissioned by John Hansard Gallery in partnership with Locus+, and is supported by Arts Council England.

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John Hansard Gallery
Address
142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7DU, United Kingdom
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Anya Lewin: More than Stories: A Film Trilogy

John Hansard Gallery
From: 16 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 04 May '19 05:00pm

Anya Lewin: More than Stories: A Film Trilogy

16 February 2019 - 04 May 2019

More than Stories is a trilogy of films...

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Anya Lewin: More than Stories: A Film Trilogy

John Hansard Gallery
From: 16 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 04 May '19 05:00pm

Anya Lewin: More than Stories: A Film Trilogy

16 February 2019 - 04 May 2019

More than Stories is a trilogy of films inspired by Anya Lewin’s family photographs and stories, and their interconnections with screen history and public archives. Each film has at its heart the haunted memories of Jewish life embedded in a particular story passed down to Lewin by her father.

'Fez: The Royal Scent' (2019) has been made specifically for this exhibition and will be presented alongside 'With Heartfelt Gratitude for the Painless Treatment' (2008) and 'Chez Paulette on the Sunset Strip' (2013). 'Fez: The Royal Scent' completes Lewin’s trilogy of installations that will be shown here together for the first time.

These films take place in three different cities that Lewin’s family inhabited during their wanderings: Cairo, Berlin, and Los Angeles. Each of the films was shot within built sets that recreate the locations central to each story: a perfume shop, a dental office, a coffee house. Aspects of these sets reach out from the films and appear in the gallery space so that the audience becomes part of an expanded frame.

'Fez: The Royal Scent' takes place from 1926 to 1928, when Lewin’s father was a child, and his father and mother decided to leave Berlin for Cairo, Egypt, which had a large Jewish immigrant community. The film is shot in four languages: Arabic, French, Polish and English, acknowledging the multi-lingual environment the family would have found themselves in. Once settled in Cairo the family opened a perfume shop and Lewin’s grandmother – who had a degree in chemistry – invented a scent called Fez that was presented in a bottle in the shape of the common Fez hat. The bottles were stacked in the shop window when one day King Fuad I happened to drive past, stopped the royal car and bought all the stock. Fez became the Royal Perfume and the family stayed in Cairo for two years.

'With Heartfelt Gratitude for the Painless Treatment' blends the historical with the imaginative. Developed from an inherited and unexplained collection of autographed photographs of 1920s film and theatre stars who frequented the Berlin dental practice of Lewin’s grandfather, Dr Ignatz Lewin, the story tells of a Jewish Polish family, who fled to the USA in 1938, soon after Krystallnacht and before Hitler invaded Poland. The film travels through the Weiner Library archive to discover the original Berlin address of the dentist surgery to reveal a film within a film of the fascinating patients, with a nod to silent German Cinema.

'Chez Paulette on the Sunset Strip' brings together the launch of the European style coffee house in Los Angeles, the experience of Jewish immigration to Hollywood, the influence of Europe on Hollywood, and the blurring of fact, fiction, the real and the reconstructed.

In 1958 Max Lewin took over his family’s failing cake shop. Capitalising on its hip location on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip, he turned it into a coffee house called Chez Paulette. With the help of Marlon Brando, who became a regular customer to help build its reputation, Chez Paulette became a popular Hollywood bohemian hangout favoured by actors, poets, folk singers and flamenco guitarists and dancers. At the same time as Chez Paulette emerged, along came 77 Sunset Strip (also 1958–64) one of the first detective television series. 77 Sunset Strip and Chez Paulette were brought together when a set of the café was built on the Studio lot, and featured in the series with Max Lewin as host.

These tales and tidbits, TV scenes, facts and momentary glimpses from photos in a scrapbook have been reworked, copied, quoted, and reconfigured into a film script and made into a film that is both finished and unfinished at the same time. As the director/detective figure in the film says, “there is no mystery, just history”.

To accompany the exhibition Gordian Projects is publishing Anya Lewin's photo-text book, More Than Stories. The book examines the archive materials — photographs, newspaper clippings and other ephemera — from the research processes that culminated in her film trilogy.

The production of Fez: The Royal Scent has been made possible through support from Arts Council England. Production and audio-visual exhibition services have been provided by Spike Film and Video at Spike Island.

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John Hansard Gallery
Address
142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7DU, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8059 2158
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HANDS-ON HALF-TERM

Beaulieu
From: 16 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 24 Feb '19 04:30pm

SEE AMAZING MACHINES

Step inside Coggins' Garage to see the amazingly inventive machines featured in Chitty Chitty...

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HANDS-ON HALF-TERM

Beaulieu
From: 16 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 24 Feb '19 04:30pm

SEE AMAZING MACHINES

Step inside Coggins' Garage to see the amazingly inventive machines featured in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Balloon car

BUILD YOUR OWN BALLOON CAR

Visit the National Motor Museum to colour in and customise your creation. Then blow up the balloon and watch your car zoom into action!

DISCOVER CURIOUS GADGETS

Put your detective skills to work in Palace House to work out how strange gadgets from the 19th century were used.

DESIGN A WACKY INVENTION

Take a pit stop in the Brabazon Restaurant and put pen to paper to design your own invention before enjoying a Toot Sweet treat!

BECAME A MEDIEVAL BUILDER

Visit Beaulieu Abbey to pick up some medieval building tips and learn how to make an arch. You can even try on a monk's habit.

SEE CHITTY IN ACTION

You might be lucky enough to see a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reconstruction being driven around the grounds (weather dependent).

Please note: Timings and content may vary. We reserve the right to amend the programme without warning as circumstances dictate.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years

EXPLORE THE CHITTY EXHIBITION

Visit the National Motor Museum to see props, costumes and original costumes from the film... and meet the four-wheeled stars!

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Venue Name
Beaulieu
Address
Beaulieu, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England, SO42 7ZN, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 612345
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Room on the Broom

Nuffield Southampton Theatres
From: 19 Feb '19 03:30pm -
To: 24 Feb '19 12:00am

At NST Campus.

Join the witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical...

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Room on the Broom

Nuffield Southampton Theatres
From: 19 Feb '19 03:30pm -
To: 24 Feb '19 12:00am

At NST Campus.

Join the witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book.

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Tickets £12

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Nuffield Southampton Theatres
Address
142, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7DU, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8067 1771
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Escape to the Country!

Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel
From: 23 Feb '19 09:30am -
To: 23 Feb '19 04:00pm

We have created the most wonderful day to get your creativity flowing and your energy glowing!

*explore your...

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Escape to the Country!

Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel
From: 23 Feb '19 09:30am -
To: 23 Feb '19 04:00pm

We have created the most wonderful day to get your creativity flowing and your energy glowing!

*explore your creativity

* relax and replenish your energy levels

* learn about home remedies

* treat yourself and join us for an indulgent Escape Day at The Chilworth Manor Hotel. Including a 2 course hot&cold buffet lunch, plenty of refreshments, free parking and a whole day full of relaxing activities.

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Venue Name
Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel
Address
Chilworth, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO16 7PT, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8076 7333
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Upcycling Workshop

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 23 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 23 Feb '19 04:00pm

Hillier Gardes: Upcycling Workshop

Bring Your Own Item to Upcycle Workshop

Saturday 23 February, 10am - 4pm

Do you have...

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Upcycling Workshop

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 23 Feb '19 10:00am -
To: 23 Feb '19 04:00pm

Hillier Gardes: Upcycling Workshop

Bring Your Own Item to Upcycle Workshop

Saturday 23 February, 10am - 4pm

Do you have a loved piece of furniture that no longer fits with your home interior? Learn how to refresh tired furniture on this creative workshop with Jean Nimmo from Jeans Interiors, a local up-cycling company.

You will learn how to transform your piece giving it a fresh new look that will be totally unique to you and your home.

The workshop covers:

  • * Planning a design
  • * Working with chalk paint products
  • * Stencilling and distressing
  • * Papering
  • * Waxing and protecting

Simply bring your piece of furniture (no bigger than a stool or side table) and everything else will be provided.

You will take away your completed piece as well as the confidence and knowledge to continue up-cycling. Come and get creative

Price: 67p/p includes lunch, bring your own item all other equipment is included

Booking is essential

Contact Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Phone 01794 369318

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Venue Name
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Address
Jermyns Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO51 0QA, United Kingdom
Telephone
017 9436 9317
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