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5 things to do this weekend in the Winchester district (24-25 Sept)

Jane Austen
Jane Austen

Here are 5 things to do this weekend in the Winchester district (24-25 Sept)…

🌟Science Starz at the Winchester Science Centre

Photo of a child

Photo of a child

The contestants are ready. The judges are waiting. It’s 2002 and Winchester Science Centre are going back to where it all started. It’s Science Starz, a science show like you’ve never heard before!

In 2022 the science centre are celebrating 20 years of wow moments. This Autumn, it’s your final chance to take a trip down memory lane with them with their final show celebrating some of their best show themes and demos from the past 20 years – all with a retro 2002 twist. Their last stop is sound.

Back in 2002 the music scene was dominated by singing talent show winners. Shows like Pop Idol produced the highest selling singles year on year. Music styles started to converge with contestants joining orchestras and DJ’s live on stage. And pitch correction software, Auto-Tune, really took off. But what made this formula work so well for the music and TV executives? Is there any science involved in music creation? Let’s find out together in Science Starz.

Grab your exclusive ticket to join the live studio audience of Science Starz. It’s big band week and the contestants are using instruments to enhance their performances! Watch as awesome experiments recreate well-known musical sounds. There’ll also be fun audience participation. Don’t worry, you won’t have to sing!

Discover the connections between music and science as together we delve into how instruments make sound. Watch as percussion and wind instruments come to life through exciting science experiments. And be wowed by the ultimate science musical instrument – the mind-blowing, light-bending laser harp. Wow! But which scientific sound machine will help crown the reality show winner? The vote is yours – you decide who wins.

Why not join them on social media? They’ll be sharing lots more fun sound and music innovations from the past 20 years. Did you know that in 2002 you would have most likely still been buying your music on CD? It wasn’t until 2014 that digital overtook physical music sales! And there’s also lots of other fun STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) news from around the world. See you there!

🎷Winchester Jazz Festival

Winchester Jazz Festival saxophonist

Winchester Jazz Festival 2022 will take place from 22nd-25th September in venues across the city centre.

An amazing array of acts performing throughout Winchester; audiences will enjoy four days of top quality entertainment from the jazz world. A platform to nurture local talent, expose world-class jazz music to a wider local audience.

“We are working in partnership with the city’s key arts venues as well as alongside our valued independent pubs, bars and cafés in order to offer a diverse program of ticketed and free events, balancing maximum engagement with high quality performances.”

🚲Winchester Sporterium (24 Sept)

The day will be full of two wheel themed activities with the main events being two sportive’s and a set of criterium races.

The Winchester Sporterium will be taking place on Saturday 24th September 2022. With the ‘Spin City’ being based near the start line, where you can take part in the exciting and interactive activities. To find out more about the event that most interests you click below.

60Km Sportive: This route is the shorter of the 2 rides and is perfect if you want to give sportive riding a go. The route starts in the heart of Winchester before heading south to Bishops Waltham, through the countryside of Old Winchester Hill and up towards New Alresford. After New Alresford cyclists will ride parallel to the River Itchen back into Winchester City Centre.

100Km Sportive: The 100K route starts in the heart of Winchester and heads south towards Bishops Waltham, through the countryside surroundings of the Meon Valley and Old Winchester Hill. The route then continues north of New Alresford towards Sutton Scotney and back into Winchester City Centre.

Winchester Criterium: A short-distance race where riders compete around a lapped circuit to complete the most laps possible in a short amount of time.

🏃‍♂️Winchester Marafun (25 Sept)

The Winchester Half Marathon and Winchester Hilly 10k are beautiful courses that start and finishes in the centre of Winchester outside the Guildhall.

You can choose between The Winchester Half Marathon or The Winchester Hilly 10k. Experience the very scenic route through the idyllic setting of the countryside that takes in landmarks such as St Catherine’s Hill, Winchester Cathedral and King Alfred the Great.

🌲Winchester Green Week

Winchester’s annual festival to celebrate & promote sustainable living. A week of inspiring talks, events and activities. Green Week aims to celebrate and promote action for sustainable living in Winchester District.

A week of events for everyone, organised by local communities, environmental groups, educational institutions, faith groups, local authorities and businesses in the Winchester District.

A sustainable future can be created by all of us growing greener together.

Take part in our Tree Trail across the city.

Immerse yourself in the nature of this city and learn more about these fascinating trees.  Learn all about over 20 species that provide us with beauty and shade in the city centre – from the Common Beech to the Japanese Cedar tree.

Find out facts about the featured trees – for example, did you know the Judas tree is noted for its deep pink flowers? or that the Handkerchief tree is said to be the most romantic tree in China?