Welcome to April, Wintonians. Here’s our guide to what’s on this month…
Don’t be alarmed but the Daleks are coming. Get ready for a weekend of Dr Who-tastic fun at the Science Centre and Planetarium. It’s going to be a total invasion, with actors scattered around the site and you may well meet a Sontaran, SIlurians, Autons, the 5th Doctor, Clockwork Droids or The Foretold Mummy. Super-fans may be interested to note that actors Jon Davey, Matthew Dale and John Levene will be taking part. Visit the Science Centre website for more details on the Dr Who theme weekend, 9-10 April, 9.30am – 5.30pm.
For some cultural treats this month, don’t forget to read our Win Guide editor, Donald Hutera’s interview with C-12 Dance Theatre bringing Shhh! to the Theatre Royal on 5 April and Two Destination Language performing Manpower at the Discovery Centre 7 April.
Don’t forget to get researching and booking for next month’s Winchester Speakers Festival which sounds absolutely fascinating on 14 & 15 May with various talks taking place at the Discovery Centre. Here’s a guide to the brilliant range of speakers on offer, including Dan Cruickshank, A C Grayling, Alison Weir and Robert Verkaik among others. For more information and to book tickets, visit the website here.
Get ready to strike a pose for it’s the sixth edition of the Winchester Fashion week, 25 – 30 April. Expect six days of workshops, VIP fashion events and of course the finale catwalk at the Guildhall. For more details, visit the Winchester Fashion week website.
Parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles – it’s a Peppa alert. Peppa Pig will be making a live appearance at the Theatre Royal 23 & 24 April at various times. Peppa Pig Surprise is recommended for children up to 7 years. Time Out hails it as “enjoyably inventive”. For more details, visit the Theatre Royal website here.
Plenty to enjoy then as Spring finally gets into full swing.