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his edition of What’s on in Winchester focusses on the wonderful variety of events and activities taking place in and around Winchester during the festive season. And there are so many to include that you will never be short of something to do; the ice rink and market are now firm favourites and return for the third year even bigger and better than before. Go to www.winchesterat christmas.co.uk for further information about these and lots more.

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Just ahead of the Christmas festivities is ‘Winchester Out Loud’; our contribution to the National Year of Reading, which kicks off with a host of spooky goings-on for Halloween, and incorporates the bi-annual children’s book festival; always a hit with youngsters as they can meet their favourite authors. Read the listing to find out more, or go to www.winchesteroutloud.org.uk for full details. There is so much going on in and around Winchester that we just can’t squeeze everything into

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these pages. Go to our online events calendar at www.winchester. gov.uk/events to find out about many more events taking place over the coming months.


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Winchester Out Loud

2008 is the National Year of Reading and activities have been going on around the country all year to encourage everyone to read. Here in Winchester we have put together an exciting mixture of events set around Halloween. Why not join in – if you dare! Go to www.winchesteroutloud.org.uk for full details.

31 October - 7 December 2008

T sun 26 oct – sun 23 nov

T mon 3 nov

T mon 24 nov

david hockney’s grimms’ fairy tales

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An exhibition of etchings created by David Hockney in 1969. place: The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 0845 603 5631 www.discoverycentres.co.uk/winchester

Drop-in event publicising the imminent release of a new book published by The English Project. place: Winchester Discovery Centre

words & world music: patience agbabi & keith waithe

enquiries:

0845 603 5631 www.english project.org

T wed 29 oct grimm and grotty fairytales cartoon workshop A fun and exciting workshop for children aged 7-10. place: Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 01962 840 440

T fri 31 oct grimm and grotty poetry workshop Beastly poetry for children aged 11-14. place: Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 01962 840 440 www.discoverycentres.co.uk/winchester

halloween horrors at the westgate museum Halloween ghost storytelling for all the family. place: The Wesgate Museum enquiries: 01962 869 864

fright night!

International wine and book tasting evening. place: The Slug and Lettuce, Winchester enquiries: 01962 848 303

T sun 9 nov rapunzel A fun and fantastic adaptation of a much-loved fairy tale, suitable for age 7+. place: Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 01962 840 440

T thu 13 nov

T sat 1 – sun 30 nov,

T sun 23 nov

Find and keep photographs hidden in best-loved books. Free adult writing workshop on 20 Nov. place: Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 01962 873 603 www3.hants.gov.uk/wdc

wessex children’s book festival A seven-day celebration of children’s literature.

real corkers at the slug and lettuce

into the woods

bookmarks project and writing workshop

T mon 24 – sun 30 nov

T thu 6 nov

Spooky guided tour of Winchester followed by a reading of a brand new ghost story for Winchester. place: Meet at the Theatre Royal Winchester enquiries: 01962 840 440 www.theatre-royal-winchester.co.uk

workshop thu 20 nov

An evening of poetry interlaced with music. Suitable for adults and children over 12. place: Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 01962 840 440

A special showing of this hit Sondheim show. place: Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 01962 840 440

T wed 19 & thu 20 nov a christmas carol A thrilling production of Dickens’ classic tale. place: Theatre Royal Winchester enquiries: 01962 840 440

michael morpurgo and private peaceful The best-selling children’s author reads from his poignant novel. place: Winchester College enquiries: 01962 621 209

place:

Winchester Guildhall and local schools time: Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm (at the Guildhall) http://www3.hants.gov.uk/wessex-book-festival

T thu 27 nov how to really talk about books you haven't read Learn the invaluable skill of literary bluffing at this entertaining evening with Henry Hitchings. place: Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 01962 840 440

T fri 28 nov charlie higson Hear the brilliant comedy actor/writer talk about his successful children’s books, including the ‘Young Bond’ series. place: Winchester Guildhall enquiries: 01962 826 660

T fri 28 nov until 4 jan 2009 reading on ice Listen to actors reading short extracts, seasonal stories and poems, as you skate. place: Winchester Cathedral ice rink

T spring 2009 legacy project: a literary guide for winchester by keiren phelan Look out for a new guide to the historical and contemporary writers who have a special Winchester connection. Publication details at: www.winchesteroutloud.co.uk

Don’t forget: Farmers’ M arkets every second and last Sunday in Winchester


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in and around Winchester

Friday 21 — Sunday 30 November

Cathedral Close enquiries: 01962 840 500 www.winchestertouristguides.com www.discoverycentres.co.uk/winchester

fri 21 – sun 30 nov making merry open studios

Take the strain out of Christmas shopping this year by visiting the many galleries, studios and artists’ homes in and around Winchester and surprise your loved ones with something different.

Visit local artists Admission is FREE and craftspeople to find individual gifts for Christmas. place: Winchester and surrounding towns and villages enquiries: 01962 840 500 www.visitwinchester.co.uk www.christmasinwinchester.co.uk

sat 22 nov – sun 4 jan making merry at city space Exhibition complementing Making Merry place: City Space, Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 01962 873 610 www.discoverycentres.co.uk/winchester

sats & suns 29 & 30 nov, 6 & 7 dec, 12 & 13 dec christmas in winchester through the ages A stroll through the city’s decorated streets.

sun 30 nov christmas wreath making Make a beautiful Christmas wreath or table decoration and enjoy a light lunch. place: Winchester City Mill enquiries: 01962 870 057 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/ w-winchestercitymill

sat 6 & sun 7 dec christmas past at the city mill Get into the Christmas spirit during the weekend, with hand bells on Sunday. place: Winchester City Mill enquiries: 01962 870 057

sat 6 dec handmade chandelier workshop Make a wonderful chandelier for Christmas. place: Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 0845 603 5631

wed 10 dec – sun 4 jan beauty and the beast A favourite fairytale is brought to life in this uproarious version. place: Theatre Royal Winchester enquiries:: 01962 840 440 www.theatre-royalwinchester.co.uk

sat 13 dec christmas workshop at hampshire record office Christmas-themed family event. Children 6+ must be supervised by an adult. place: Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester enquiries: 01962 846 154 www.hants.gov.uk/archives

christmas at the cathedral General enquiries (unless otherwise stated): 01962 857 275 www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk boxoffice@winchester-cathedral.org.uk

thu 27 nov – sun 14 dec winchester cathedral christmas market

mon 1 dec

sat 13 dec

honeypot christmas concert

the lord lieutenant’s carol concert

The Pilgrims’ School Choir and Cathedral Choristers sing popular Christmas carols. time: 7pm admission: Adults £12, under 16s £6

The choirs of Winchester Cathedral, introduced by Alan Titchmarsh. time: 7pm admission: £20 - £12

wed 3 – wed 24 dec

mon 15 dec

christmas tower tours

the life of a pantomime dame

thu 27 nov – sun 4 jan

A fabulous opportunity to see Winchester at Christmas from a new perspective. time: 2.15pm admission: £7.50

Seasonal two-course lunch with interactive talk from a former pantomime dame. time: 12.30pm admission: £17.95

winchester cathedral ice rink

sat 6 dec

fri 19, sat 20 & mon 22 dec

bach: christmas oratorio

public carol services.

The Waynflete Singers and Florilegium. time: 7.30pm admission: £30, £25, £20 & £10

Candlelit suppers available afterwards in the Visitors’ Centre. time: 6.30pm admission: Services free, supper £19.95

sat 29 nov

fri 12 – wed 24 dec

wed 24 dec

advent carol service

twilight tower tours

children’s christmas service

Enjoy beautiful views over Winchester as dusk falls. time: 3.30pm admission: £12

time: 11am & 3pm admission: Free

Around 80 chalets offering a diverse range of quality craft and Christmas items, as well as festive food and drink. time: 10am – 8.30pm

The real ice rink returns to offer a truly unique experience. time/admission: contact for details enquiries: 01962 857 276 www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/icerink

time: 6.30pm admission: Free

Submit your event to: www.winchester.gov.uk/submitevent


Here is a small selection of other events taking place up to February 2009. Please go to www.winchester.gov.uk/events for full details of these and many more of the fun and exciting activities for everyone, including things to do during the school holidays.

T fri 31 oct & sat 1 nov guided walk: ghastly goings-on for hallowe'en place: Meet at Winchester Tourist Information Centre enquiries: 01962 840 500 www.winchestertouristguides.com

T mon 3 – sat 15 nov exhibition: reflections on the first world war place: Hampshire Record Office, Winchester enquiries: 01962 846 154

www.hants.gov.uk/archives

T mons 3, 10, 17, 24 nov & 1 dec history of winchester walks and talks place: Henry Beaufort School, Winchester enquiries: 01962 888 970

www.henrybeaufortschool.org.uk

T fri 31 oct – sun 2 nov annual craft market place: Whiteley Village Outlet Shopping enquiries: 01489 886 886

www.whiteleyvillage.com

T wed 12 nov josie dew: cycling around the world place: Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 01962 840 440

www.discoverycentres.co.uk/winchester

T wed 12 nov

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T thus 20 nov, 18 dec, 29 jan, 26 feb

T sat 24 jan – sat 28 feb

guided tours of abbey house

exhibition: 2008 jerwood drawing prize

place: Abbey House, the Broadway, Winchester enquiries: 01962 840 500

www.winchestertouristguides.com

T sat 29 nov – sun 18 jan crafted

place: The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 0845 603 5631

www.discoverycentres.co.uk/winchester

T sat 10 jan at 7.30pm

a selling exhibition bringing together handpicked contemporary craft makers from around the UK. place: The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 0845 603 5631 www.discoverycentres.co.uk/winchester

london welsh male voice choir

T mon 1 – sat 6 dec

the glass menagerie

loot by joe orton place: The Chesil Theatre, Winchester enquiries: 07527 471 539

place: Winchester Cathedral enquiries: 01962 857 275

www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk

T mon 2 – sat 7 feb place: The Chesil Theatre, Winchester enquiries: 07527 471 539

www.chesil theatre.org.uk

www.chesiltheatre.org.uk

T sat 7 feb

T wed 3 dec

party for life - charity ball for cancer research

martin simpson and guests

place: Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney enquiries: 01962 715 392

place: Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 08700 600 100

www.discoverycentres.co.uk/winchester

T tue 10 feb

T thu 4 dec

cathedral open evening

ben osborne - life in a freezer place: Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 01962 840 440

place: Winchester Cathedral enquiries: 01962 857 275

www.winchester-cathedral-org.uk

www.discoverycentres.co.uk/winchester

T sat 13 feb

T fri 12 dec

valentine’s crystal ball

dave swarbrick place: Winchester Discovery Centre enquiries: 08700 600 100

place: Lainston House Hotel, Winchester enquiries: 01962 766 088

www.exclusivehotels.co.uk

www.discoverycentres.co.uk/winchester

T thu 1 jan king alfred historic bus running day place: The Broadway, Winchester enquiries: 01962 880 917

www.fokab.org.uk

space lecture at INTECH

twyford waterworks’ new year’s day opening

place: INTECH Science Centre, Winchester enquiries: 01962 863 791

place: Twyford Waterworks enquiries: 01962 714 716

www.intech-uk.com

www.twyfordwaterworks.co.uk

promote your own event Any public event taking place within the Winchester district will be considered for inclusion in both the printed What’s On in Winchester and the Council’s online events calendar, which can be found at www.winchester.gov.uk/events. It’s simple to submit your event details: go to the online form at www.winchester.gov. uk/submitevent and follow the instructions. The next printed edition will include events taking place between March – June and the deadline for receipt of online forms is Monday 8 December.

Don’t forget: Farmers’ M arkets every second and last Sunday in Winchester

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What's On in Winchester - Autumn 2008