For a glimpse at what to expect during the festival season see the films on the Visit Winchester YouTube channel.
Highlights include Hat Fair, held in July. This is Britain’s longest running festival of street theatre and takes its name from the money in the hats of performers. Every summer over 50,000 people flock to the streets of Winchester to watch the three-day spectacle.
Winchester’s annual Writers’ Conference (June) hosts up to 500 professional and aspiring writers at the University of Winchester in a series of lectures, workshops and seminars.
Enjoy some of the greatest names in 21st century theatre, literature, visual arts and music at the Winchester Festival every July.
One of the most talked-about fashion events outside of London is Winchester Fashion Week – a creative frenzy of catwalk shows, workshops, talks, exhibitions and a frock swap.