It’s summer in the city. Let’s see some of the highlights on offer this month:
It’s the Winchester Festival, 7 to 15 July. Celebrating its twentieth year, this is one of the city’s oldest festivals. Enjoy nine days of curated music, talks, drama and visual arts in a programme that includes homages to Rachmaninoff, Queen Victoria, Shakespeare and, in the year that marks the 200th anniversary of her death, Jane Austen. There will also be Winchester walks on offer. For full details, visit the website here.
The Chesil Theatre will also be celebrating Jane Austen with their sold out production of Persuasion, 15 to 22 July. Fear not, if you missed out on a ticket this time, as Chamber Opera Tours present Jane Austen’s Persuasion: A New Musical Drama at the Theatre Royal Winchester. For more details, and to book tickets, visit here. The Bank of England will be unveiling a brand new £10 note at Winchester Cathedral on 18 July, featuring Jane Austen from 2.30pm. Registration for tickets has closed now but the Cathedral will remain open as normal. For other Jane Austen events, don’t forget to visit the Jane Austen 200 website.
The Pedal, Paddle, Pace triathlon will take place on 16 July, in support of Macmillan. With a 20k cycle ride, 5k run and 2k kayak (supplied), individuals or groups can enter. PPP was established in 2004 and has raised over £100,000 since. For more details on how to participate, visit the website here.
The 2017 edition of the Winchester Science Festival will take place 28 – 30 July. There are plenty of events for all age groups, with talks and participatory exhibits. The festival takes place at the Winchester Discovery Centre. For a full schedule of events and details about how to book passes, visit the festival website here.
Don’t forget to take a look at the Popcorn in the Planetarium programme at the Winchester Science Centre. It’s a good chance to watch a big blockbuster movie screening for little ones, teens and grown-ups in the planetarium cinema space. For the full schedule, visit here.
Finally, for food connoisseurs, keep an eye on the Hampshire Fare Food Festival running all month. For a tasty programme of events across the county, visit the website here.
We’ll bring you more tips on Twitter throughout the month @Win_Guide, meanwhile enjoy!