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The Marlands Shopping Centre
From: 28 Jul '18 10:00am -
To: 31 Jan '21 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: 31 Jan '21 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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Royal Victoria Railway

Royal Victoria Country Park
From: 16 Apr '19 11:00am -
To: 13 Apr '20 04:00pm

The Railway is open every weekend 11am -4pm and daily during School Holiday!

Welcome aboard the Royal Victoria...

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Royal Victoria Railway

Royal Victoria Country Park
From: 16 Apr '19 11:00am -
To: 13 Apr '20 04:00pm

The Railway is open every weekend 11am -4pm and daily during School Holiday!

Welcome aboard the Royal Victoria Railway, for a unique, 1 mile journey around the Royal Victoria Country Park, with spectacular views across Southampton Water and the surrounding park land. Look out for the wildlife and plants in the woods or just relax as one of our twelve locomotives pulls your train around our steeply graded line. All our trains have both open and closed coaches with cushioned seats for accessablilty, comfort and all weather operation.

The railway is open from

The Royal Victoria Country Park has excellent facilities and many large open spaces and woodland, to provide an ever changing scenery. From the blossoms and flowers of Spring, to the stunning colours of Autumn. There is a tea room, shop, sensory garden, a museum dedicated to the fascinating history of the park's former life as a military hospital, a Commonwealth cemetery, large duck pond and two adventure playgrounds to explore!

The park also boasts access to the beach along Southampton Water, where many large ships and boats can be seen as well as fantastic ancient woodland and open spaces to run around in. Please note there is a small charge for parking within the park.

Contact details

Venue Name
Royal Victoria Country Park
Address
Netley Abbey, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO31 5GA, United Kingdom
Telephone
02380 455 157
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Make a Chair

The New Forest National Park
From: 01 Jun '19 09:30am -
To: 01 Jun '20 04:30pm

Make a Chair in a Day

In the heart of the New Forest, come spend a relaxing day making a unique chair from coppiced...

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Make a Chair

The New Forest National Park
From: 01 Jun '19 09:30am -
To: 01 Jun '20 04:30pm

Make a Chair in a Day

In the heart of the New Forest, come spend a relaxing day making a unique chair from coppiced hazel.

Using traditional tools, make a natural chair whilst learning about the history and renovation of the largest hazel coppice left within Crown land of the Forest. BBQ lunch and refreshments included.

As featured on Ch5 TV's 'Britain by Bike' with Larry & George Lamb.

Location: Pondhead Conservation Trust  Inclosure

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cost: £115

http://www.pondheadconservation.org.uk/products-courses/make-a-chair-in-a-day/

Contact details

Venue Name
The New Forest National Park
Address
Lymington Town Hall, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 9ZG, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 646600
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Westquay's Quiet Hour

Westquay Shopping Centre
From: 08 Jul '19 09:00am -
To: 31 Dec '20 10:00am

Starting Monday 1st July 2019 Westquay will be running a regular weekly quiet hour. This will involve the centre and...

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Westquay's Quiet Hour

Westquay Shopping Centre
From: 08 Jul '19 09:00am -
To: 31 Dec '20 10:00am

Starting Monday 1st July 2019 Westquay will be running a regular weekly quiet hour. This will involve the centre and its retailers working together to create a quieter than normal shopping environment. The hour is aimed at visitors, young and old that find large public spaces, noise and crowds of people difficult to deal with.

We hope this offer builds on the great work that’s been achieved over the last year with a range of our community partners to continuously work towards Westquay being an accessible environment throughout the year.

Westquay's quiet hour will take place every Monday 9am - 10am

Contact details

Venue Name
Westquay Shopping Centre
Address
Above Bar, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO15 1QE, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8033 6828
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Penguin Talk & Feed

Marwell Zoo
From: 12 Sep '19 10:00am -
To: 31 Mar '20 05:00pm
Penguin Cove is likely to be one of your first stops on your visit! Ever the favourites - join our feathered friends...
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Penguin Talk & Feed

Marwell Zoo
From: 12 Sep '19 10:00am -
To: 31 Mar '20 05:00pm
Penguin Cove is likely to be one of your first stops on your visit! Ever the favourites - join our feathered friends at 3.30pm for feeding time and see their streamlined bodies in action as they zoom around their watery world. Lying below a rocky outcrop is a large deep pool with a pebbly beach and stream, and it’s here that you’ll find our noisy little Humboldt penguins bobbing up and down in the water; diving and generally having a great time. Venture into our underground cave and you can see them “fly” through the water with their perfectly adapted, streamlined bodies. Find out more in our daily talk and feed!

Contact details

Venue Name
Marwell Zoo
Address
Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO21 1JH, United Kingdom
Telephone
019 6277 7407
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Peppa Pig and Friends

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 26 Sep '19 12:00am -
To: 31 Jan '20 11:30pm
Come and meet Peppa Pig and George in Peppa Pig World! The cartoons most popular characters appear every day that the...
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Peppa Pig and Friends

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 26 Sep '19 12:00am -
To: 31 Jan '20 11:30pm
Come and meet Peppa Pig and George in Peppa Pig World! The cartoons most popular characters appear every day that the Park is open for photograph opportunities with their loving fans on the veranda in front of the school house. Check the Paultons Park App on the day for accurate show times.

Contact details

Venue Name
Paultons Family Theme Park
Address
Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO51 6AL, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 4442
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Meet Roary and Chewy

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 26 Sep '19 08:00am -
To: 31 Jan '20 05:00pm
Rory and Chewy are our newest arrivals at the Park - they are baby dinosaurs from the Lost Kingdom.They are very cute...
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Meet Roary and Chewy

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 26 Sep '19 08:00am -
To: 31 Jan '20 05:00pm
Rory and Chewy are our newest arrivals at the Park - they are baby dinosaurs from the Lost Kingdom.They are very cute and love to meet guests along with the Lost Kingdom Rangers. You can find them around Lost Kingdom at various times throughout the day. Seasonal, subject to weather.

Contact details

Venue Name
Paultons Family Theme Park
Address
Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO51 6AL, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 4442
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Alive! Dinosaur Encounter

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 26 Sep '19 08:00am -
To: 31 Jan '20 05:00pm
Get up close and personal with Lost Kingdom's Jurassic inhabitants! Everyday there will be an incredible opportunity...
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Alive! Dinosaur Encounter

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 26 Sep '19 08:00am -
To: 31 Jan '20 05:00pm
Get up close and personal with Lost Kingdom's Jurassic inhabitants!
Everyday there will be an incredible opportunity to meet our tame(ish) walking realistic dinosaurs at ALIVE - Dinosaur Encounter.

Contact details

Venue Name
Paultons Family Theme Park
Address
Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO51 6AL, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 4442
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Meerkat Talk & Feed

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 26 Sep '19 08:00am -
To: 31 Jan '20 05:00pm
See our family of meerkats at feeding time and learn all about their habitat in Little Africa. 1.30pm daily (during...
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Meerkat Talk & Feed

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 26 Sep '19 08:00am -
To: 31 Jan '20 05:00pm
See our family of meerkats at feeding time and learn all about their habitat in Little Africa. 1.30pm daily (during advertised opening dates).

Contact details

Venue Name
Paultons Family Theme Park
Address
Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO51 6AL, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 4442
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Penguin Feeding

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 26 Sep '19 12:00pm -
To: 30 Jun '20 03:30pm
Watch Paultons' group of Humboldt Penguins daily feeding sessions that take place at 12 noon and 3.30pm with live...
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Penguin Feeding

Paultons Family Theme Park
From: 26 Sep '19 12:00pm -
To: 30 Jun '20 03:30pm
Watch Paultons' group of Humboldt Penguins daily feeding sessions that take place at 12 noon and 3.30pm with live commentary from one of our keepers.

Contact details

Venue Name
Paultons Family Theme Park
Address
Paultons Park, Romsey, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO51 6AL, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8081 4442
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KINGS & SCRIBES: THE BIRTH OF A NATION

Winchester Cathedral
From: 01 Oct '19 09:00am -
To: 01 Jan '21 05:00pm
Be one of the first to explore Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation, a stunning new exhibition at Winchester...
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KINGS & SCRIBES: THE BIRTH OF A NATION

Winchester Cathedral
From: 01 Oct '19 09:00am -
To: 01 Jan '21 05:00pm
Be one of the first to explore Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation, a stunning new exhibition at Winchester Cathedral.
Winchester Cathedral is a living monument to the heritage of England and is one of the most historically significant buildings in Britain. From the time of Alfred the Great until after the Norman Conquest, Winchester was England’s capital and the Cathedral was its royal chapel. Much of England’s early history was based here and twelve English kings are believed to be buried here – meaning that Winchester can lay claim to being the first Royal Mausoleum. The opening of Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation marks the culmination of an ambitious seven-year project to unlock the Cathedral’s stories and treasures by inspiring active engagement in the interpretation and exploration of our heritage.


Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other generous supporters, a spectacular three-level exhibition space in the South Transept will take visitors on a journey through over 1,000 years of history, whilst offering awe-inspiring views of the Cathedral.


There are four exciting galleries to explore:


A SCRIBE’S TALE
The Winchester Bible is the largest and finest of all surviving 12th-century English bibles. Hear the incredible story of how and why the Winchester Bible was made, in the Cathedral where it was created, and admire its exquisite illuminated initials and elaborate decorative schemes.


THE BIRTH OF A NATION
Winchester played a unique role in shaping early English history and Old Minster, the Anglo-Saxon Cathedral, lay at the centre of its foundation. Join us on an intriguing journey of discovery as we unearth the secrets hidden within the Cathedral’s mortuary chests, meet influential Anglo-Saxon kings in the city from which they ruled and discover the role of Winchester’s Anglo-Saxon and Norman Cathedrals in the birth of a nation.


DECODING THE STONES
Unlock the mysteries of Winchester Cathedral, a building which has been created, destroyed and remade over centuries of struggle and Civil War. Decoding the Stones will tell the story of the Cathedral itself, linking modern restoration works and contemporary craftspeople with their medieval predecessors.


THE MEZZANINE
Explore the realities of monastic life at Winchester Cathedral Priory with a fascinating rolling programme of displays from the Cathedral archives. The Mezzanine also provides access to the remarkable 17th-century Morley Library and its outstanding collection of books, which have remained in their current location for over 400 years.

Contact details

Venue Name
Winchester Cathedral
Address
The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO23 9LS, United Kingdom
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New Forest Community Choir

The New Forest National Park
From: 17 Oct '19 07:30pm -
To: 14 Jul '20 09:30pm
We sing in Acapella style. No need to read music & no auditions.
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New Forest Community Choir

The New Forest National Park
From: 17 Oct '19 07:30pm -
To: 14 Jul '20 09:30pm
We sing in Acapella style. No need to read music & no auditions.

Ticket information

£36.00 per half term, taster session free

Contact details

Venue Name
The New Forest National Park
Address
Lymington Town Hall, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 9ZG, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 646600
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Pink Floyd Planetarium Experiences

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 18 Oct '19 06:30pm -
To: 06 Mar '20 09:00pm

Enjoy the seminal albums of Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall or Wish You Were Here played in full in...

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Pink Floyd Planetarium Experiences

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 18 Oct '19 06:30pm -
To: 06 Mar '20 09:00pm

Enjoy the seminal albums of Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall or Wish You Were Here played in full in the unique setting of The Planetarium at Winchester Science Centre. Immerse yourself in a retro, psychedelic, fulldome visualisation by Starlight Productions to accompany each of these iconic albums. This is also a fantastic opportunity to experience the brand new planetarium in all its glory. Following a recent full system upgrade, you can expect high definition graphics and stunning contrast!

Ticket information

Admission: £15 per person. Please note that individual tickets must be booked for either Dark Side Of the Moon, The Wall or Wish You Were Here. Please ensure you select your preferred show, date and time on the calendar on the booking page.

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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Quiet Hour

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 29 Oct '19 08:00am -
To: 15 Apr '20 05:00pm

Our dedicated quiet hours provide an opportunity to experience the Science Centre in a calm and relaxed environment,...

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Quiet Hour

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 29 Oct '19 08:00am -
To: 15 Apr '20 05:00pm

Our dedicated quiet hours provide an opportunity to experience the Science Centre in a calm and relaxed environment, developed for children with sensory sensitivities and their families.

Explore the exhibition floor at your own pace, without the hustle and bustle! Our quiet sessions include some special adjustments to make your visit more comfortable and enjoyable:

- We will not be open to the general public

- Lighting levels will be lowered where possible

- No tannoy announcements will be made during the hour

- Additional sensory activities will be running

- Extra relaxed screenings will be showing in the planetarium. See our planetarium listings page for more information.

- Our team of Inspirers will be on hand to help

Following the quiet hour, visitors are welcome to stay for the whole day. 

Dates and Times

2019

Tuesday 29 October: 17:15 – 18:15

Tuesday 14 November: 16:15* – 17:15

Friday 20 December: 08:30 – 09:30

2020

Wednesday 22 January: 16:15* – 17:15

Monday 17 February: 17:15 – 18:15

Wednesday 15 April: 08:30 - 09:30

*Please note that although the official quiet hour start time is 16:15, we expect the centre to be relatively quiet from 2pm onwards on these days.

We do hope you enjoy this new initiative. Please do provide any feedback to our team on the day.


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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Giraffe Talk & Feed

Marwell Zoo
From: 18 Dec '19 10:00am -
To: 31 Oct '20 03:00pm
Life for a giraffe is anything but dull! Join us to find out what life is like for giraffe on the African savannah,...
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Giraffe Talk & Feed

Marwell Zoo
From: 18 Dec '19 10:00am -
To: 31 Oct '20 03:00pm
Life for a giraffe is anything but dull! Join us to find out what life is like for giraffe on the African savannah, and why they need to learn life's lessons quickly in order to survive and thrive.

Contact details

Venue Name
Marwell Zoo
Address
Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO21 1JH, United Kingdom
Telephone
019 6277 7407
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After Dark

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 18 Dec '19 05:00pm -
To: 01 Aug '20 10:00pm

A chance for adults to enjoy a child-free exploration of the hands-on exhibition floors and bespoke show in the...

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After Dark

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 18 Dec '19 05:00pm -
To: 01 Aug '20 10:00pm

A chance for adults to enjoy a child-free exploration of the hands-on exhibition floors and bespoke show in the planetarium.

An evening where adults are able explore their own curiosity in science with full access to the hands-on exhibition floors and the opportunity to enjoy a bespoke presenter-led planetarium show on a topic that changes monthly.

The Hub Cafe & Bar will be open for drinks and light snacks.

Event schedule:

17:00 Centre closes to day visitors

18:30 Centre opens for After dark event; exhibition floors and bar open

20:20 Planetarium doors open

20:30 Live presenter-led planetarium show exploring of monthly topic (approx 45 minutes + time for Q&A with presenter afterward)

22:00 Event ends

2019-20 Monthly dates and topics

14 September - Rocky Planets

12 October - Gas Giants

9 November - Dwarf Planets

7 December - Moons

4 January - Asteroids and Comets

1 February - Satellites and Robotic Explorers

7 March - Exoplanets

4 April - Life

2 May - Life cycle of stars

6 June - Milky Way

4 July - Time

1 August - Origins of the universe

Ticket information

£12.50 per person (50% discount for Annual Pass holders).

Strictly ages 18yr+. If you're lucky enough to look younger, please bring ID.

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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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Join Jo Malone London to celebrate Vetiver & Golden Vanilla

Westquay Shopping Centre
From: 10 Jan '20 11:00am -
To: 30 Jan '20 07:00pm

Join Jo Malone London to celebrate Vetiver & Golden Vanilla

Thursday 9th January

Thursday 16th January

Thursday 23rd...

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Join Jo Malone London to celebrate Vetiver & Golden Vanilla

Westquay Shopping Centre
From: 10 Jan '20 11:00am -
To: 30 Jan '20 07:00pm

Join Jo Malone London to celebrate Vetiver & Golden Vanilla

Thursday 9th January

Thursday 16th January

Thursday 23rd January

Thursday 30th January

11am - 7pm

Join the Jo Malone London John Lewis & Partners Southampton boutique on a journey to discover the opulent and unexpected scents of Cologne Intense and celebrate their delectable new addition, Vetiver & Golden Vanilla.

Enjoy delicious treats and British sparkling wine* while their Stylists spoil you with a Scent For You service.

*Guests must be 18 or over.

Contact details

Venue Name
Westquay Shopping Centre
Address
Above Bar, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO15 1QE, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8033 6828
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Micro Marvels

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 11 Jan '20 10:00am -
To: 02 Feb '20 05:00pm

Discover Micro Marvels at Winchester Science Centre every weekend from 11 January – 2 February. Explore the weird and...

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Micro Marvels

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 11 Jan '20 10:00am -
To: 02 Feb '20 05:00pm

Discover Micro Marvels at Winchester Science Centre every weekend from 11 January – 2 February. Explore the weird and wonderful microscopic world through a fun and engaging live show and interactive activities. Get hands-on with microscopes in the Invention Studio and take a tour of the unseen, from mesmerising minibeasts to everyday objects as you’ve never witnessed them before!

Ticket information

Admission: £13.20 per person (with GiftAid), including live science show and Invention Studio activities. Planetarium tickets sold separately.

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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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Paint Let Loose - Art Exhibition

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 14 Jan '20 10:00am -
To: 29 Jan '20 04:00pm

Celebrate the New Year with an exciting colourful Exhibition of original new paintings by Artseen.

Featuring...

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Paint Let Loose - Art Exhibition

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 14 Jan '20 10:00am -
To: 29 Jan '20 04:00pm

Celebrate the New Year with an exciting colourful Exhibition of original new paintings by Artseen.

Featuring atmospheric coastlines and forests, dramatic skies and landscapes in acrylics, oils, watercolour, and collage using a rich palette of expressive colours and textures. An opportunity to meet and talk with artists demonstrating throughout the exhibition. Also for sale greetings cards, prints and unframed originals.

*exhibition closes at 3pm on the last day.

Ticket information

Free entry to the exhibition

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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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Pudding for a Pound

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 14 Jan '20 12:00pm -
To: 31 Jan '20 02:00pm

Try a delicious homemade pudding for just £1 when purchasing a main course, served Monday to Friday in the Pavilion...

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Pudding for a Pound

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 14 Jan '20 12:00pm -
To: 31 Jan '20 02:00pm

Try a delicious homemade pudding for just £1 when purchasing a main course, served Monday to Friday in the Pavilion Restaurant.

Ticket information

No need to book

Get tickets here

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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Space Lectures

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 15 Jan '20 04:30pm -
To: 15 Jul '20 06:00pm

Monthly evening lectures, each followed by a short planetarium show.

These Wednesday lectures are aimed at a level a...

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Space Lectures

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 15 Jan '20 04:30pm -
To: 15 Jul '20 06:00pm

Monthly evening lectures, each followed by a short planetarium show.

These Wednesday lectures are aimed at a level a little above most popular science lectures, so come prepared to exercise your brain and learn the science behind the headlines. The speakers are chosen from the best academic speakers in the UK, with a talent for explaining difficult concepts and the knowledge to give the very latest news from the research community.

Although the primary audience is adults, older children are also welcome to attend.

15 January 2020 - Dissecting dots: exploring the diversity of alien worlds

Dr Ben Burningham

Abstract: The last decade has brought an explosion in the number of planets beyond the solar system that are known to science, revealing an incredible diversity of alien worlds and planetary systems which continue to surprise and intrigue scientists. Dr Ben Burningham (University of Hertfordshire) will take you on a tour of this planetary zoo, and bring you up to date on the hunt for oases of habitability in the harshness of the cosmos.

The Lecturer: Dr Ben Burningham is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of Outreach and Public Engagement at the University of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Astrophysics Research. His research focuses on remote sensing the atmospheres of giant exoplanets and brown dwarfs. He earned his PhD from the University of Exeter in 2006. He has worked at the University of Hertfordshire since 2007, with periods of secondment to the National Observatory of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro (2012 - 2014), and NASA Ames Research Center, California (2014 - 2016).

12 February 2020 - Communicating with both Astronauts on the Moon and Rovers on Mars directly from the UK

Matthew Cosby

Abstract: The next decade will see humans returning to the Moon and more robotic landers and rovers on both the lunar surface as well as Mars. This increased traffic, as well as the need to service the existing assets around the solar system, will put pressure on the NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) antenna infrastructure. Goonhilly, in Cornwall, is working alongside the ESA to convert a 32m diameter dish into a Deep Space Network compatible antenna. This asset will sit alongside ESA’s established network and support the expanding institutional and commercial science and exploration missions. The project is funded by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, which is the public body responsible for growth and development of the Cornish region, given the project’s potential to rejuvenate and attract highly skilled jobs into the area. The project timescales are such that the system can be used in support of Cubesat missions delivered by the Artemis-1 mission, that will also deliver Orion to Lunar Orbit for the start of return humans to the surface of the Moon. This talk describes the technical challenges of the project and how the completed system will allow communications to the Lunar and Martian surface from UK.

The Lecturer: Matthew is Chief Technology Officer at Goonhilly Earth Station ltd in Cornwall, where he works to expanding capabilities at the site including the deep space communications, orbit tracking, and development of new communication systems. He was previously Chief Communications Engineer for the QinetiQ Farnborough’s space group, where he was responsible for technical leadership of the planetary communications team, including the UHF transceiver on ESA's ExoMars project. He read Physics with Space Science and Technology at the University of Leicester and has worked in the space industry for over 20 years. Matthew is also the UK Space Agency representative on the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (http://ccsds.org ) and the UK delegate for Interagency Operations Advisory Group (http://ioag.org). Both organisations bring together the world space agencies to create the policies and infrastructure to ensure their space systems all work together.

18 March 2020 - The Colour and the Shape: Understanding galaxy evolution through simple observations of the Local Universe.

Dr. Nicolas Bonne

Abstract: There are an estimated 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe. Each galaxy is unique, so understanding why a galaxy looks the way that it does, and understanding the internal workings of any given galaxy can seem like a daunting task. Galaxies in the local universe have provided astronomers with some of the most detailed galaxy studies to date, due to the simple fact that they are close enough to observe in great detail, and can be morphologically classified. As well as visual imagery, I will provide physical props and tactile representations of data for audience members to interact with, as well as sonifications of phenomena, to demonstrate how a few simple observations of nearby galaxy properties like general galaxy shape and galaxy optical colour can help us start to unravel these mysteries. I will discuss what we can learn about the past, present and future of these complex systems, but why assuming too much about what we can see can be misleading.

The Lecturer: Dr Nic Bonne is a blind, Australian astrophysicist and outreach officer based at the University of Portsmouth whose research area is galaxy evolution. Nic is currently project lead for The Tactile Universe - a public engagement project to make current astrophysics research accessible to people with visual impairments. Nic also works as an advisor and consultant on a number of other national and international VI accessible astronomy projects.

22 April 2020 - The human body in long term space flight on the ISS

Paul Muckelt

Abstract: Ever since we have turned our attentions to space, and particularly once the decision was made to start human space flight, we have known that living in microgravity will have effects upon the human body. this lecture will cover the human body’s adaptations to life in space; some of the challenges that are faced, such as increased body temperature, changes to the cardiovascular system; and then focus on effects of microgravity on the musculoskeletal system. Featuring an ongoing study being conducted by University of Southampton, Charité University (Berlin) in partnership with the European space agency, NASA and the UK Space Agency. Changes in muscle characteristics are being monitored through the novel use of a device known as the MyotonPRO (measuring mechanical properties) and ultrasound imaging (measuring muscle size) across the three phases of an ISS mission. This will allow us to have a greater understanding of the effects of microgravity on muscles. The eventual aim is to aid the design of astronauts’ personalised daily exercise routines more specifically whilst on the ISS and post flight, to optimise muscle function and enable closer monitoring on future long-distance space missions.

The Lecturer: Paul is a Research Fellow and PhD student in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. He is a researcher on the Muscle Tone in Space (Myotones) project, working with Prof Maria Stokes and Dr Martin Warner in Southampton and a team in Germany, led by Prof Dieter Blottner. This study monitors astronauts’ muscular health before, during, and after their mission to the International Space Station. Paul took part in the first ever ultrasound measurements in space, guided remotely from Earth, and has now lead several further sessions with the astronauts on the ISS. Paul’s research interests include: the biomechanics of movement and physiology of motor control; understanding the implementation and uses of Movement Screening tools; the importance of physical activity and the barriers to and facilitators of participation and adherence; prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries; the use of Myoton technology and ultrasound imaging in understanding muscle characteristics, in health and disorders, in various populations. Paul is funded by the Science & Technology Facilities Council/UK Space Agency for his role in the Myotones project and the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis for his work on movement quality and injury prevention. 

20 May 2020 - Plasma: Barriers for Space Exploration and Gifts for Human from the Universe

Dr Min Kwan Kim

Abstract: Plasma, which is an ionised gas, is the most common state of matters in the universe. On the space exploration missions such as planetary entry, plasma brings us technical challenges by causing harsh environment and interrupting communications, knows as ‘radio blackout’. However, the special type of plasmas, which is known as ‘non-thermal plasma’, brings us the innovative solution for urgent global problems on public health and environment. Dr Minkwan Kim (University of Southampton) will show you novel aerospace technologies to overcome the challenges of planetary entry caused by plasmas, and explore the next generation of medicine and environment remediation technologies using plasmas.

The Lecturer: Dr Minkwan Kim is a Lecture in Astronautics as the University of Southampton. His research focuses on plasma and weakly ionised gas dynamics for space and biomedical applications. He is currently a member of the Plasmadynamics and Laser (PDL) Technical Committee (TC) in the AIAA. He earned his PhD from the University of Michigan in 2009. He has worked at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR, 2010 - 2012) and University of Adelaide, Australia (2012 - 2016). In particular, he is one of the frontiers in a plasma communication which is using MHD (Magneto Hydrodynamic) effect to solve the radio blackout problem during planetary entry/re-entry.

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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Join The Body Shop to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Westquay Shopping Centre
From: 21 Jan '20 09:00am -
To: 16 Feb '20 05:00pm

oin The Body Shop to celebrate Chinese New Year. Head in store between January 10th - February 16th, use Alipay to...

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Join The Body Shop to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Westquay Shopping Centre
From: 21 Jan '20 09:00am -
To: 16 Feb '20 05:00pm

oin The Body Shop to celebrate Chinese New Year. Head in store between January 10th - February 16th, use Alipay to purchase your Body Shop goodies during this time and you will receive a FREE gift, when you spend over £65.

The Body Shop's top picks this Chinese New Year are the following products;

Ginger shampoo:

Blended with ginger essential oil from Sri Lanka, birch bark, white willow extracts and

Community Trade honey, our iconic anti-dandruff shampoo gently clears loose

flakes and soothes the scalp.

Ginger conditioner:

Blended with ginger essential oil from Sri Lanka, birch bark, white willow extracts and

Community Trade organic aloe vera, our lightweight Ginger Scalp Care

Conditioner gently soothes the scalp and strengthens weak locks.

Vitamin E range:

Loved since 1977, our Vitamin E skincare range has stood the test of time. If you’re

concerned about the damaging effects of the environment on your skin, our

Vitamin E range can help to protect against pollution, cigarette smoke and

UVA/UVB rays. Our popular Vitamin E Cream and Vitamin E Oil are suitable for

all skin types and help to protect the skin from premature ageing.

Tea tree range:

Prone to blemishes, blackheads and oily skin? Our Tea Tree skin care range enriched with Community Trade tea tree oil will help you get clearer looking skin. Whether you tackle your skin with our Tea Tree Oil, Skin Clearing Facial Wash or while you sleep with our Night Lotion, it’s time to say goodbye to shine and hello to clearer looking skin!

British Rose:

Enriched with hand picked rose extract from Hertfordshire. Suitable for dry & sensitive skin.

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Venue Name
Westquay Shopping Centre
Address
Above Bar, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO15 1QE, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8033 6828
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31st January 2020
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Hampshire Artists' Co-Operative

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 31 Jan '20 10:00am -
To: 19 Feb '20 04:00pm

Come to see a new collection of exciting contemporary art including ceramics, paintings, textiles, drawings, prints,...

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Hampshire Artists' Co-Operative

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 31 Jan '20 10:00am -
To: 19 Feb '20 04:00pm

Come to see a new collection of exciting contemporary art including ceramics, paintings, textiles, drawings, prints, sculpture, jewellery and glass by the Hampshire Artists Co-operative and invited guest artists.

There will also be cards and unframed work. Something for everyone at prices to suit all pockets.

*exhibition closes at 3pm on the last day.

Ticket information

Free entry to the art exhibition.

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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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1st February 2020
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Gardeners' Breakfast and Tour

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 01 Feb '20 08:30am -
To: 01 Feb '20 10:00am

Enjoy a home cooked breakfast including juice, cereals, toast and tea or coffee. Learn gardening hints and tips from...

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Gardeners' Breakfast and Tour

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 01 Feb '20 08:30am -
To: 01 Feb '20 10:00am

Enjoy a home cooked breakfast including juice, cereals, toast and tea or coffee. Learn gardening hints and tips from one of our horticultural experts. After breakfast we will lead you on an exclusive seasonal garden tour showing you the very best of our winter highlights before we open to the public.

You will then receive free entry to the Gardens for the rest of the day to enjoy exploring at your own leisure.

Ticket information

Booking is essential

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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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Snowdrops in Coloured Pencils

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 01 Feb '20 10:00am -
To: 01 Feb '20 04:00pm

An introduction to coloured pencils with professional artist Karen Coulson.

Snowdrops will be observed and sketched...

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Snowdrops in Coloured Pencils

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 01 Feb '20 10:00am -
To: 01 Feb '20 04:00pm

An introduction to coloured pencils with professional artist Karen Coulson.

Snowdrops will be observed and sketched from life. A line drawing can be supplied if required. Suitable for all abilities.

All materials are supplied to use within the session.

Ticket information

Price: £61p/p includes lunch

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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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Fruit Pruning with Chris Bird

The New Forest National Park
From: 01 Feb '20 10:00am -
To: 01 Feb '20 03:30pm

Senior lecturer at Sparsholt College, Chris Bird, coordinates the college's RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden, winning...

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Fruit Pruning with Chris Bird

The New Forest National Park
From: 01 Feb '20 10:00am -
To: 01 Feb '20 03:30pm

Senior lecturer at Sparsholt College, Chris Bird, coordinates the college's RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden, winning nine gold medals. He has also published The Fundamentals of Horticulture for the RHS.

Fruit trees that are not pruned become congested and unproductive. During the day you will learn how to improve the health and productivity of trees by appropriate pruning. The course will provide participants with practical skills through hands on experience of the renovation and ongoing pruning of trees and will cover all types of tree from recently planted to mature and trained examples. Although concentrating on apple trees Chris knows everything there is to know about fruit and there will be the chance to look at currants and berries as well.

The course is limited to 12 places to ensure that all participants have ample opportunity for practical work. No prior knowledge is required. Please feel free to bring your own tools (for example secateurs/pruning saw) although some tools will be available at the centre.

Tea and coffee provided and homemade soup for lunch.

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Venue Name
The New Forest National Park
Address
Lymington Town Hall, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 9ZG, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 646600
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Be a Chorister for a day!

Winchester Cathedral
From: 01 Feb '20 10:00am -
To: 01 Feb '20 05:30pm

This free event is held twice each year, by the Cathedral and the College in turn. It is open to all boys in Years 3,...

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Be a Chorister for a day!

Winchester Cathedral
From: 01 Feb '20 10:00am -
To: 01 Feb '20 05:30pm

This free event is held twice each year, by the Cathedral and the College in turn. It is open to all boys in Years 3, 4 and 5 who love to sing – not just boys who want to join the choir.

Keen singers may use it as an opportunity to find out more about life as a Chorister, or Quirister, but the main aim of the event is to have fun singing together. Boys can join with the Cathedral Choir to sing the anthem at Evensong in the beautiful historic Cathedral, or perform in an informal concert with the Quiristers in the stunning Chapel at Winchester College, one of the oldest public schools in the country.

You could also take your son to hear (and ideally see) choristers singing with their choir. The best service would be choral Evensong, which is shorter and has more music sung by the choir. The service times for the Cathedral and the College are on their websites. There is another helpful website which will help you find a choral Evensong somewhere near you, if you are not in Winchester.

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Venue Name
Winchester Cathedral
Address
The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO23 9LS, United Kingdom
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A Pre-Raphaelite Drawing Experience

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 01 Feb '20 11:00am -
To: 01 Feb '20 04:00pm

A dynamic drawing opportunity, with long and short poses during which you will be able to capture the movement and...

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A Pre-Raphaelite Drawing Experience

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 01 Feb '20 11:00am -
To: 01 Feb '20 04:00pm

A dynamic drawing opportunity, with long and short poses during which you will be able to capture the movement and colour of a costumed model, posing within a stage set pre-Raphaelite scene. Suitable for adults with some figure drawing experience. You are welcome to bring materials but we can supply the basics.

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Venue Name
Southampton City Art Gallery
Address
Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7LP, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8083 4536
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Art Gallery Pre-Raphaelite Family Fun Day FREE Drop in

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 01 Feb '20 11:00am -
To: 01 Feb '20 04:00pm

See the exhibition out in style with our last day of show family fun day. Enjoy facepaints, fancy dress, stories,...

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Art Gallery Pre-Raphaelite Family Fun Day FREE Drop in

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 01 Feb '20 11:00am -
To: 01 Feb '20 04:00pm

See the exhibition out in style with our last day of show family fun day. Enjoy facepaints, fancy dress, stories, crafts and even a wingmaking workshop! Most activities are free - A small charge of £4.50 for wing making will apply.

Contact details

Venue Name
Southampton City Art Gallery
Address
Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7LP, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8083 4536
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The Art of Game of Thrones Talk

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 01 Feb '20 03:00pm -
To: 01 Feb '20 04:00pm

Kieran Belshaw discusses his work process creating the environments of Game of Thrones, and his inspirations and...

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The Art of Game of Thrones Talk

Southampton City Art Gallery
From: 01 Feb '20 03:00pm -
To: 01 Feb '20 04:00pm

Kieran Belshaw discusses his work process creating the environments of Game of Thrones, and his inspirations and insights on entering the film and television industry as an artist.

Contact details

Venue Name
Southampton City Art Gallery
Address
Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO14 7LP, United Kingdom
Telephone
023 8083 4536
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Hampshire County Youth Orchestra

Winchester Cathedral
From: 01 Feb '20 07:30pm -
To: 01 Feb '20 09:00pm

Hampshire County Youth Orchestra join young string players from Winchester Schools for Hampshire String Fest. Music...

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Hampshire County Youth Orchestra

Winchester Cathedral
From: 01 Feb '20 07:30pm -
To: 01 Feb '20 09:00pm

Hampshire County Youth Orchestra join young string players from Winchester Schools for Hampshire String Fest. Music will include the world premiere of Winchester Tales by Jeff Moore.

Contact the Box Office for more details at 01962 857 275.

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Venue Name
Winchester Cathedral
Address
The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, England, SO23 9LS, United Kingdom
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5th February 2020
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Over 200 Years of the Gurka Regiment

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 05 Feb '20 11:00am -
To: 05 Feb '20 02:00pm

Collections Officer of the Gurkha Museum, Douglas Henderson highlights the history of the Gurkha Regiment within the...

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Over 200 Years of the Gurka Regiment

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 05 Feb '20 11:00am -
To: 05 Feb '20 02:00pm

Collections Officer of the Gurkha Museum, Douglas Henderson highlights the history of the Gurkha Regiment within the British Army

Coffee on arrival followed by lecture and a two-course lunch. Price also includes admission to the Gardens.

Ticket information

Booking is essential


Price: £22.50p/p

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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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8th February 2020
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Rain and Shine

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 08 Feb '20 10:00am -
To: 08 Feb '20 04:00pm

When it’s grey and chilly outside why not come and paint something bright and shiny? Botanical artist Candida Groom...

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Rain and Shine

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
From: 08 Feb '20 10:00am -
To: 08 Feb '20 04:00pm

When it’s grey and chilly outside why not come and paint something bright and shiny? Botanical artist Candida Groom will show you watercolour techniques to make fruit and vegetables glow and leaves shine. Then add some realistic rain drops!

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. A materials list is supplied.

Ticket information

Booking is essential

Price: £61p/p includes lunch

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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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Garden Willow Obelisks

The New Forest National Park
From: 08 Feb '20 10:00am -
To: 08 Feb '20 01:00pm

After yet another successful year, Louise Arthur from 'Rough Around the Hedges' will be delivering another willow...

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Garden Willow Obelisks

The New Forest National Park
From: 08 Feb '20 10:00am -
To: 08 Feb '20 01:00pm

After yet another successful year, Louise Arthur from 'Rough Around the Hedges' will be delivering another willow obelisk workshop, you will learn a simple weave using long willow withies to create your own unique willow planter to take home with you.

This is a fun workshop suitable for all abilities. You will be working from the ground upwards so there will be some kneeling involved and you may wish to bring a kneeler and wear work clothes.

A pair of secateurs and some gardening gloves may also be useful. Tea & coffee will be provided.

Morning & afternoon sessions are available.

Ticket information

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Venue Name
The New Forest National Park
Address
Lymington Town Hall, Lymington, Hampshire, England, SO41 9ZG, United Kingdom
Telephone
01590 646600
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Destination Space

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 08 Feb '20 10:00am -
To: 01 Mar '20 05:00pm

Discover Destination Space at Winchester Science Centre this February half term (daily from 14 – 24 Feb and every...

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Destination Space

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
From: 08 Feb '20 10:00am -
To: 01 Mar '20 05:00pm

Discover Destination Space at Winchester Science Centre this February half term (daily from 14 – 24 Feb and every weekend from 8 February – 1 March). Embark on a mission through the galaxy with an exciting space-themed live science show and Invention Studio activities. Learn about the current search for life on Mars, the latest space telescope technology and discover the specially designed sites across the Earth that can launch rockets far into the cosmos.

Ticket information

Admission: £13.20 per person (with GiftAid), including live science show and Invention Studio activities. Planetarium tickets sold separately. 

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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