Winchester is home to hundreds of independent businesses, from vintage book shops, bespoke retail outlets to gourmet eateries. Join Winchester Business Improvement District’s (BID) annual celebration of these local gems by stopping – and shopping – by this July!
For a city the size of Winchester we have a surprising number of diverse places to eat and drink that suit all budgets, here are just a few suggestions from local food blogger and Winchester Ambassador Emma Raphael (@winchestereats).
Step outside and into Jane Austen’s regency England or Peter Pan’s Neverland this July. Winchester is playing host to five fantastical shows you won’t want to miss!
We’ve got days out and gifts for all dads covered – from foodies to historians, cyclists to artists…
The Creative and Cultural award was a new category in the Winchester Business Excellence Awards and was sponsored by Winchester City Council. The award was accepted by Deryck Newland, Kirstie Mathieson and Andrew Loretto on behalf of Play to the Crowd from Cllr Lucille Thompson at the awards dinner held at Winchester College on 1 […]
Culinary couple Mark and Eleanor Dodd’s lifetime achievement was recognised at last night’s Business Excellence Awards. Winchester City Council has awarded the Millennium Egg to local independent restauranteurs Eleanor and Mark Dodd at the district’s 2023 Business Excellence Awards. The Egg recognises lifetime achievement and was presented to the couple, who own and run The […]
The Yard is a hub of creative minds, coming together to promote the visual arts in the Winchester area. They formed over ten years ago to provide affordable studio space to artists and continue to do so today. Together, they make The Yard a diverse ‘makers’ studio, producing a collection of paintings, sculptures, photography, jewellery, […]
Made in Winchester: The Colour Factory “Being a creative in Winchester is inspiring due to the ever-expanding creative community” – Emily Smith, metalsmith and jeweller at The Colour Factory Step inside The Colour Factory, a studio and gallery home to a creative family of artists and makers. From jewellers to garden designers. They first opened […]
This year, Winchester City Council is sponsoring a brand-new Creative and Cultural award at the Winchester Business Excellence Awards. This award is to celebrate a business or organisation that has used the power and value of culture and creativity to enhance “Winchester Life”. To be crowned winner, the judges will be looking for evidence of: […]
If you plan on staying in the heart of Winchester, find out what must-see exhibitions, festivals and tours are on this half-term, specially tailored for a grown-up getaway.