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Win Guide to August

It’s sizzling out there. Here’s our Win Guide to a chilled out hot summer in the city of Winchester:

The Winchester Guildhall is running a Summer Film Fest, with a great programme of family films.

For a full programme or to book tickets, visit the website here.

For a relaxed folk music treat to distract us from the heat, the Wickham Festival is on, 2-5 August. It’s a bumper line up this year. For full details, visit the website here.

Fancy getting involved with the Chesil Theatre? Find out what’s behind the Little Red Door on the first Saturday of every month in an open morning, 10.30am-12.30pm. Visitors can learn about what goes on behind the scenes and meet members of the theatre as well as finding out how to sign up. The next session is on 4 August. Visit the website for more details here.

There are some great community events on at the Theatre Royal this August. Support Hampshire Hospitals Got Talent on 11 August. Money raised will go to the Winchester Hospice charity. Ricnic Hampshire is staging the musical great Gypsy, 22 – 25 August. Petersfield Shakespeare Festival present The Taming of the Shrew, 29 August.

The Boom Town Fair Festival is back between 9-12 August on the Matterly Estate in its 10th Anniversary Edition. Gorillaz will be headlining and other music highlights include Damon Albarn, Jimmy Cliff, DJ Goldie and Limp Bizkit, and many, many more.

Hampshire Open Studios runs between 18 – 27 August.

Check out the local arts scene as over 500 local artists open their doors to show original artworks. For a full programme visit the website here.

Celebrate Cheese and Chilli in the Cheese and Chilli Festival, 18-19 August. There will also be plenty of other entertainment to amuse the family, including pig racing,  face painting, magic shows and live music.  Visit the website here for more details.

The City Mill will be hosting their annual Grand Duck Race, back by popular demand on 25 August.   Complete your ‘Design-A-Duck’ sponsorship certificate to take part in the ‘Best Dressed’ racing duck competition. Submit your design by 25 August and the winner will be announced, along with the fastest race finishers, on the duck race day. The fun starts at 11am. With cake and craft stalls, food and drink, fete games and chances to win prizes, there is plenty for all the family to enjoy and take away.

Graze Festival returns this year, 26 August in Twyford.  There will be live music, food stalls and entertainment for children. For details, visit the website here. Here’s a trailer from last year’s festival for a flavour of what you can expect to graze upon:

We’ll be bringing you more highlights throughout the month on Twitter @Win_Guide.  Have a great summer one and all…

Hampshire Open Studios

Win Guide to Hampshire Open Studios

Saturday 20 – Monday 29 August 2016

An annual art trail which gives a unique view on the world of local artists, their studios and galleries.  Over 500 local artists will be giving talks, exhibiting their work and providing demonstrations.

Events are taking place across Winchester and the county.

Here’s a few of the Winchester landmarks on the trail:

yard_e68d7e75beb69fb5c11964992f1b00c1The Yard Studio
The Yard Studios, Matleys Yard, Wharf Hill, Winchester, SO23 9NQ

“A diverse group of over 20 artists working in everything from paint and photography to sculpture and silver jewellery”.

Kate ArnoldArt Cafe Winchester
De Lunn Buildings, Jewry St, Winchester SO23 8SA

Kate Arnold

“Kates drawings and prints are full of movement and character. The confident fluid line that creates the image works in both her prints and drawings”.

Links GalleryThe Link Gallery
West Downs Centre, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5HT

Encounters – 2D3D South

“Different styles and individual approaches, from painting and drawing to printmaking and sculpture”.

Keith BennettKeith Bennett
106 Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LH

“Figurative paintings and drawings in pastel, oil and watercolour. Portraits and musician studies as well as landscapes and still lifes”.

Clare GoodmanClare Goodman
West End Studio, 5 West End Close, Winchester, SO22 5EW

“The spirit of the countryside evokes an emotional response in Clare’s work, which is inspired by the effect of light over landscape”.

Cards available. Coffee and cake in support of Hants IOW Air Ambulance. Private View 6.00-8.00pm Saturday 20th.

Hampshire Open Studios Jill NorthJill North, Pauline Cherrett, Debbie Forsdyke & friends
3 Byron Avenue, Fulflood, Winchester, SO22 5AT

“Photography, paintings, books, cards, kumihimo jewellery, stained glass, basketry, and more. Tea and cake”.

Rhian JohnRhian John
Tegg Lea, Lanham Lane, Winchester, SO22 5JS

“Energetic and vibrant landscapes, floral and animal paintings packed with colour, which people tell me make them smile! If you like colour as much as me, this is for you. Kettles on!”

For a full programme of events in Winchester and the rest of the county, visit the Hampshire Open Studios website here.