5 things to do in the Winchester district this weekend (13-14 Nov)
Have you got plans for the weekend?
If not, don’t worry we have you covered with our top 5 things to do…
1. Reflect with the Winchester Remembrance Parade and Service on Remembrance Sunday (14 Nov)
The Winchester Remembrance Parade will take place in the city centre on Sunday 14 November, the parade of veterans and other organisations will arrive outside the Cathedral at 9.30am in time for the service.
Join Winchester Cathedral for their Remembrance Sunday Service at 10am.
Introit: Guest They shall grow not old
Anthem: Parry My soul, there is a country
Sermon: Lt Col The Revd Nicholas Mercer Rector, Bolton Abbey Voluntary: Thalben-Ball Elegy All are welcome to join us in the Cathedral or via Live Stream
Hampshire Cultural Trust is delighted to showcase artwork created by Winchester Art Club members, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, woodcarving and textiles.
The submissions are judged by a specially invited panel and winning entries are decided entirely on merit. All of the work in the exhibition is for sale and available to collect at the end of the exhibition in December. A perfect Christmas present for a loved one!
Winchester Art Club was founded in 1919. The objective of the Club is to encourage the practice of Fine Arts in Winchester, particularly among those who paint as a hobby. Members include painters, print-makers, sculptors, woodcarvers and more, from beginners to professional artists.
The Hampshire area of the South Downs National Park has a diverse and inspirational landscape with breath-taking views and a rich variety of wildlife. Visit this tranquil and unspoiled countryside and find rare and internationally important species or visit the bustling market towns and explore.
Escape to the countryside which inspired novelist Jane Austen and naturalist Gilbert White and visit the attractions that delve into the world of these famous writers.
The Park is full of great activities and learning experiences and an abundance of exciting attractions, all on the doorstep of Winchester. Find out more on our South Downs National Park pages here.
Walk or cycle along Winchester’s restored historic railway.
Opened in 1891, the Hockley Viaduct was part of the Didcot to Southampton railway. It closed to passengers in 1960, and to freight in 1966 as part of the national programme of closures proposed by Dr Richard Beeching.
The viaduct has now been repaired to begin a new life as part of the National Cycle Route Network Route 23, for walkers and cyclists to enjoy. Why not take the Viaduct Way and enjoy some scenic views from a lovingly restored landmark?
Look out for interpretive artwork by Nicola Henshaw that reflects the history of Hockley Viaduct and marks the restoration of Viaduct Way using wood and other media.
You can also now explore this trail digitally here.