Please plan ahead and make sure you look at the individual event websites before visiting. Please continue to follow government guidance when you are enjoying one of our festivals or events.
A music anticipated event in Hampshire’s cultural calendar the Winchester Chamber Music Festival is back this year with a vibrant programme of performances. Delight in Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E flat, Op. 1 No 1, hear Joe Cutler’s Slippery Music or be moved by Brahm’s Clarinet Quintet in B minor. The overall audience capacity will be lower than usual so to ensure as many people as possible can hear the concerts recordings will be released online later in the month.
Hat Fair is a family-friendly festival of Street Performance and Outdoor Arts taking place in the city. This year the performances will be ticketed to ensure the size of crowds and social distancing. The fantastic performances are sure to delight and will definitely not disappoint.
Immerse yourself in a world of Chilli and Cheese at this well named festival. Enjoy local and regional cheese and many types of chilli available to taster and purchase. Enjoy live music, authentic beer from microbreweries in the area and free children’s entertainment.
Are you in need of a laugh? The Comedy Festival Summer Show is coming to the Theatre Royal Winchester this June. Book your night at the theatre and enjoy the hilarious comedy from acts such as James Gill, Marcus Brigstocke and Zoe Lyons. Get your tickets now.
Heritage Open Days provides the general public with amazing opportunities to discover new places and explore Hampshire’s incredible history, architecture, gardens and heritage – and all for FREE. Don’t miss this year’s festival from the 10- 19 September for plenty of events and activities for all the family on the theme Edible England – from woodland foraging to factory floor, forgotten recipes to regional delicacies.
Visit Chawton House and view the inspired new collection of creative works by volunteers at the ‘Great House’. View the works in the Made in Lockdown exhibition inspired by a deep knowledge of the house and gardens. Running throughout Chawton House enjoy poetry, arts, crafts and other imaginative projects.
Have you become an avid gardener during lockdown? Brighten up your garden at the Unusual Plants Fair at Gilbert White’s House on 19 & 20 June – you’re sure to find something original for your garden paradise.