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5 things to do in the Winchester district this weekend (9-10 Oct)

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Are you looking for something to get up to this weekend (9-10 October)? Here are our top tips for things to do in the Winchester district this weekend…

  1. Down for the Count Swing Orchestra at Theatre Royal Winchester.

    Join the Down for the Count Swing Orchestra on 9 October for “one hellova celebration of vintage music” (TimeOut London) as they celebrate the Legends of Swing. The band recreate classic tunes from the Swing Era, but this is no mere nostalgia trip – the band perform each song in their own unmistakeable style, breathing new life into the best vintage music. Combine that with the band’s top class instrumental solos, sublime vocal performances, and irresistible humour and joie de vivre, and you get a show that will leave you feeling uplifted and wanting more.
    You won’t want to miss it so book your tickets now!

    Musicians performing

    Musicians performing

  2. Hug a tree on our brand new FREE Tree Trail.

    Handkerchief Tree

    Handkerchief Tree

    Have you ever wanted to learn more about nature in Winchester? With the help of our brand-new Winchester Tree Trail, you’ll learn all about over 20 species of trees that provide us with beauty and shade in the city centre – from the Common Beech to the Japanese Cedar tree. What’s more is that you can follow it step by step digitally as you go here.


  3. Discover A Life Behind the Lens exhibition at The Gallery in Winchester Discovery Centre.

    This Saturday (9 October) find out how Joyce spent his childhood in Hampshire before building a global reputation as a documentary filmmaker, writer, photographer and painter. To celebrate his life and work, and to mark his 80th birthday, A Life Behind the Lens brings together a selection of exceptional portraits, first shown over 40 years ago in London, Paris, New York and beyond.

  4. Listen out at Winchester Science Centre with Acoustic Explorers.

    Put your investigation skills to the test and take an adventure through some epic sounds and find out what an acoustic engineer does, live demos and fun audience participation.
    Child listening to noise

  5. Explore the ruins of Bishop’s Waltham Palace.

    Now you can enjoy a stroll around the ruins and, with the weather looking good this weekend, why not pack a picnic and enjoy it in the grounds? The medieval market town of Bishop’s Waltham is just across the road – so why not make a day of it and enjoy specialty shopping in our traditional rural market town or stop for a coffee and cake in one of the independent eateries?

    Bishop's Waltham Palace

    Bishop’s Waltham Palace