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5 things to do in the Winchester district (21-29 May)

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Are you wondering what to get up in the Winchester district between the 21-29 May? Here are some of our suggestions…

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🚂Delve into Vintage Vehicles at the Watercress Line 20 – 22 May

There will be a display of classic cars, motorcycles, tractors and commercial vehicles as well as full size and miniature traction engines and steam lorries.




🏞️Be uplifted Humble by Nature: An Evening with Kate Humble at Theatre Royal Winchester – 24 May

An Evening with Kate Humble takes the audience on an uplifting, inspiring, funny and emotional roller coaster of a journey full of warmth and passion for the natural world.

Kate Humble is a farmer, best-selling author, activist, entrepreneur and one of the UK’s best-known and loved TV presenters.

She started her television career as a researcher, later presenting programmes such as Animal ParkSpringwatchAutumnwatchLambing Live and most recently the hit C5 series Coastal Walks and Escape to the Farm with Kate Humble.

A night of travel, adventure and animal stories throughout! Book here.

💙Be inspired by Out of the Blue at The Arc Winchester– 27 May – 29 Aug

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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.

👑Celebrate the Queen’s Platuimn Jubilee with a Royal Revelations in Winchester Guided Walking Tour – 28 May

Guided tour city centre-® Harvey Mills Photography 2017

In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a Guided Walking Tour led by Winchester Tourist Guides looking back at notable royal stories in Winchester over the years.

The tour will last 90 minutes and start from Winchester Visitor Information Centre. Book here.

🗺️Explore the Winchester district with our new guides and maps

Discover all the Winchester district has to offer with our brand new Destination Guide and Market Town Guide. Be inspired for your visit with hidden gems, history and fun days out.

We also have three brand new maps featuring our spectacular market towns Wickham, Bishop’s Waltham and Alresford. Discover these beautiful market towns, with great independent shops and eateries, stunning walks and fabulous history.