10 things to do in Hampshire this weekend

10 things to do in Hampshire this weekend

1 In Winchester…

DISCOVER Destination Space at Winchester Science Centre this weekend.

Embark on a mission through the galaxy with an exciting space-themed live science show and Invention Studio activities.

Learn about the current search for life on Mars, the latest space telescope technology and discover the specially designed sites across the Earth that can launch rockets far into the cosmos.

Admission: £13.20 per person (with GiftAid), including live science show and Invention Studio activities. Planetarium tickets sold separately.

2 In Basingstoke…

TAKE a step back in time in Basingstoke this weekend.

As 2020 marks 125 years of the National Trust, take a look around The Vyne’s garden history.

Put on your detective gear and be prepared to learn dozens of fascinating facts.

Trail sheets will be available from Visitor Reception.

A family version will also be available.

3 In Romsey…

WHEN it’s grey and chilly outside why not go inside and paint something bright and shiny?

Botanical artist Candida Groom will be at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens this week.

She will show you watercolour techniques to make fruit and vegetables glow and leaves shine. Then add some realistic rain drops!

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

A materials list is supplied.

Price: £61, includes lunch. Booking is essential.

4 In Grayshott…

GRAYSHOTT Pottery’s one day courses are the perfect start for people wanting to try their hand at throwing clay on a potter’s wheel.

They run these courses in small class sizes to ensure you get as much one on one tuition as possible – and there’s one this weekend.

The course includes: clay preparation, throwing bowls and upright pots and one masterpiece fired and glazed.

Grayshott Pottery will also provide refreshments throughout the day and a tasty lunch with the group in the Kiln Café.

5 In Selborne…

TO CELEBRATE National Storytelling Week, Gilbert White’s House will be hosting a storytelling session with DD Storyteller this weekend.

Made up of two one hour sessions (1pm and 2.30pm), it will include interactive traditional tales and an chance to make woodland animal masks.

Tickets are £8 per child, which includes one free accompanying adult.

6 In Cheriton…

CHERITON Sessions presents an exciting Saturday evening with The French Chanteuse Pauline Callais with Spainish Guitarist Keith Hastings.

An intoxicating blend of smooth jazz vocals and elegant Spanish Guitar.

Tickets are available locally from Cheriton Stores and The Flower Pots Inn

Cheriton Sessions takes place in the Village Hall from 8pm.

7 In New Milton…

LEARN how to create a variety of colourful curries from around the world such as Keralan fish curry to Pakistani pumpkin curry, balancing herbs and spices suitable for your palette, it’s time to spice up your life.

Steve Bulmer will be sharing his specialist knowledge at The Kitchen at Chewton Glen this Saturday.

£190 per person, booking essential.

8 In Portsmouth…

MEGSON are four-time nominees for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and double winners at the Spiral Earth Awards.

They will be performing at The Square Tower in Broad Street this Saturday.

Band members Stu and Debs bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars.

Megson have gained fame on the British folk and roots scene, not only for their arresting and intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour.

As Roots Magazine puts it: “If you don’t like the music here then you have a problem!”

9 In Winchester…

THE 2019 Edinburgh Fringe sell out hit – Philly Philly Wang Wang – is coming to Winchester on Saturday.

Phil Wang has made a name for himself exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly.

This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!

As seen on Taskmaster, Live at the Apollo and Netflix.

10 In Ringwood...

How far would you go to be free? Would you leave your home? your country?…..your family?

Local award winning storyteller and actor Michele O’Brien will bring her magic to Forest Forge Theatre on Saturday.

Through storytelling, dance and puppetry, The Ark and Dove will entertain, enchant and educate audiences.

Mary’s in the Charity Shop pricing up donations. Through a treasure of objects she learns about the adventures of two ships The Ark and Dove – a gripping story from the year 1633.

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