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5 things to do in the Winchester district (20 – 21 August)


Are you looking for something to do in the Winchester district this weekend?
Here are some suggestions…

🦖Brickosaurs! Evolution at Marwell WildlifeImage of T Rex with mouth open

BRICKOSAURS! Evolution showcases over 20 species made using more than 2 million toy bricks and will leave you in awe as you embark on an immersive adventure through the zoo.

The interactive expedition is sure to excite families, toy brick, and dinosaur enthusiasts alike.

Visitors go back in time and come face to face with amazing pre-historic creatures such as the incredible seven-metre-long Spinosaurus, a nodding Heterodontosaurus, and a huge Mosasaur emerging from the water.

Enthusiasts are able to test their knowledge along the trail with a host of fascinating dino facts and build stats at every turn.

There are plenty of photo opportunities too, including a sit-in Carnotaurus, a giant dino egg, and the chance to get up close to nine adorable baby dinosaurs.

At the Fossil Zone, kids both big and small can literally walk in their favourite dinosaurs’ footsteps on the fossil pavement, plus prepare for a few surprises!

The event has taken professional builders at the Hampshire-based workshop of Bricklive International more than 9,000 hours to complete.

🐰Hares of Hampshire

A spectacular public art event where Winchester and Southampton have been brought to life with a drove of Hares and their young Leverets sculptures, creating a free, fun, family-friendly trail of discovery for everyone to enjoy whilst exploring our great cities.

Each sculpture is sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist – either well-known or just starting out, from Hampshire or further afield. They hopped into the cities on Thursday 16 June – and will be leaving on Thursday 25 August 2022. Then from 2 to 4 September, there will be the chance to say a final ‘goodbye’ at a Farewell Event before each Hare is auctioned to raise funds for The Murray Parish Trust.

Share in the excitement – and keep up-to-date with the latest news – on their social media channels using #HaresOfHampshire

💙Out of the Blue at The Arc Winchester

Photo of designer

Photo of designer

Hampshire Cultural Trust is proud to present Out of the Blue, a touring exhibition from The Fashion and Textile Museum, celebrating the work of influential design company, Designers Guild.

Founded by Tricia Guild OBE, Designers Guild started life in 1970 as a small section of a single shop in Chelsea’s King’s Road. The brand has since evolved and grown into a global enterprise whose products have changed the way we view colour, pattern and texture in our homes. The rich riot of colours and patterns of Designers Guild will be exhibited across both The Gallery and City Space at The Arc.

Out of the Blue unravels Tricia Guild’s unique and creative approach, focusing in on her inspiration, her intuitive design methodology and the techniques, processes and materials used. Frustrated with the lack of truly contemporary fabrics and wallpapers for interiors, Tricia’s vision, initially created alongside Robin Guild, was to create a lifestyle. Tricia demonstrated how to put the different elements of a room together; how colour, pattern, texture and form can combine to create a harmonious space.

Designers Guild is perhaps best known for florals and botanicals, but plain fabrics in a multitude of shades and textures, alongside a vast range of geometric and abstract designs, are also vital to the mix. Tricia is renowned for her confident and vivid use of colour, but the natural and neutral palette enjoys equal prominence in the company’s collections. With a broad and engaging array of designs on display, this exhibition will showcase the variety and constant re-invention central to the ethos of Designers Guild.

Look out for additional content and behind-the-scenes insights for this exhibition on the digital publication, Culture on Call

🔌Sparks at Winchester Science Centregirl with electric sparks

Plug in and power up! It’s time to blast into 2002 for an electrifying new science show. Over the past 20 years the way we use electricity has radically changed as our use of personal technology has evolved. We rely so heavily on electricity to power our lives. But what is it and how is it generated? Let’s find out together in Sparks, a brand new live science show.

In 2022 we’re celebrating 20 years of wow moments at the Science Centre. Take a trip down memory lane with us and enjoy some of our best show themes and demos from the past 20 years – all with a retro 2002 twist. Next stop – electricity.

👠Outdoor theatre performance of Cinderella at Winchester Cathedral (21 August)

Photo of poster advertising the show

Photo of poster advertising the show

In an enchanted kingdom in a faraway land, magical creatures and fairy godmothers come together to tell the best loved of all fairytales. Full of song, mirth, and joy for the summer ahead, join us on Cinderella’s journey of a lifetime to a magical ball where nearly anything is possible especially if it is before midnight. Fun for all the family, this outdoor theatre performance will be taking place in the Lower Deanery Garden of Winchester Cathedral. Refreshments will be available to purchase on the night; picnic under a beautiful summer sky, in historic surroundings and lose yourself in this magical fairy tale.