Mon 11 - Sun 17 Mar
WORKSHOP: Art Workshops, Riverside Lifestyle, Mon 4, Tue 5, Mon 11 & Tue 12 Mar
How about unleashing your creative spirit in March with an art workshop? In these art discovery classes, each with its very own theme, you can change your perception to look and see like an artist before committing your unique point of view to canvas.
FAMILY: Dress Like a Victorian, The Vyne, Basingstoke, Dates from Mon 11 Mar
This is fashion – 19th-century style. Starting from this week you can take the kids to experience what life was like in the Victorian age at The Vyne in Basingstoke. With a rack of costumes to try on, complete with hoop skirts, bustles and more, the kids will have a ball dressing up at this ongoing event.
WORKSHOP: Adult Beginners Trapeze, St Lukes Church Hall, Southsea, every Monday
If you’ve ever fancied running away with the circus then this class can help you can polish up your acrobatic skills for your CV. Every Monday evening (except Bank Holidays), you can try your hand at the trapeze or aerial hoop in a workout like no other. A good chance to channel your experience of watching The Greatest Showman on repeat.
FOOD & DRINK: Yomp & Stomp Food and Heritage Tour, Southampton, Mon 11 Mar
We love a good history tour and discovering the hidden past of an area, but when you add food into the mix it’s even better. The Yomp & Stomp tour of Southampton will regale you with tales of the fated RMS Titanic, both in reality and the James Cameron version, complete with fish & chips, Anglo Saxon delicacies and more.
TALK: Hampshire Travels the World, Hampshire Record Office, Winchester, Tue 12 Mar
Hear about the exploits of Hampshire broadcaster and explorer John Pilkington, at this evening in Winchester. Working on the BBC World Service, he travelled the length of the Silk Road and many curious places in between. This evening will be full of gripping anecdotes and breathtaking photography from his experiences.
THEATRE: The Band, Mayflower Theater Southampton, Tue 12 – Sat 16 Mar
For anybody who has ever been slightly in love with a boyband, The Band will resonate deeply with your teenage soul. Following the story of five friends, reunited after 25 years, on their quest to meet their beloved boyband is filled with laughs, a TONNE of Take That music and all the fuzzy-wuzzy feelgoods you could need.
THEATRE: The Paper Cinema’s Macbeth, The Point, Eastleigh, Thurs 14 Mar
This is Shakespeare’s Macbeth… errrr, the “Scottish play” as you’ve never seen it before. A dark tale of power, witchcraft and revenge (we feel you Macduff), this silent adaptation is performed by a cast of hand-drawn puppets complete with live score.
FAMILY: Science Week at the Mary Rose, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Thurs 14 – Sun 17 Mar
Henry VIII’s ill-fated vessel, The Mary Rose, is one of Portsmouth’s most famous attractions (and housed in a rather amazing building in the Dockyard as well). Obviously keeping an artefact of this scale and historical magnitude isn’t an easy task, and to celebrate Science Week the preservation team will be explaining how they managed to raise, and protect, this icon of Tudor life.
SHOPPING: Kooky Two Pop Up, Old Down Hall, Basingstoke, Fri 15 Mar
We love pop ups here at Muddy, and Kooky Two jewellery is having one this week. Yay! As well as a free glass of fizz, you can peruse the collections of stunning jewellery as well as clothes from Solo-Mia at the same time. It’s been a long week and you deserve a treat!
FAMILY: Healthy Eating Cookery Class, Hampshire Collegiate, Fri 15 Mar
Getting the kids to eat healthily is a constant battle sometimes. However, one surefire way to get them interested in fruit and veg is to put the cooking into their hands. Geared up for the under 5s, you can help chop, prepare and cleverly manoeuvre them away from the beige food, in this healthy eating cookery class at the Hampshire Collegiate school.
SHOPPING: Wessex Guild of Craftsmen, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Sat 16 – Mon 25 Mar
Whittling, braising, weaving and more, there’s a lot of effort that goes into some of our countryside crafts. The Wessex Guild of Craftsmen is setting up shop in the pretty surroundings of Sir Harold Hillier Gardens for the public to take a look and pick up some of their wares made around the Hampshire area.
EXHIBITION: This Green and Pleasant Land, Eastwood Fine Art, Stockbridge, Sat 16 – Sat 30 Mar
This exhibition of landscapes from various artists is a giant celebration of the fabulous English countryside. Featuring prominent artists’ depictions of the sweeping landscapes across the country, you’ll probably find yourself humming Jerusalem as you take it all in.
WELLBEING: Vegan cookery and yoga retreat, The Studio, Tiny Homes Holidays, Newport, Sat 16 Mar
If you’ve ever fancied a yoga retreat but can’t find the time, then this is the event for you. This vegan cooking and yoga retreat is all packaged up into a single one-day session on the beautiful Isle of Wight. With cooking demonstrations, breathing exercises and the promise of an Oreo Cheesecake, you’ll be able to recharge your batteries and learn some new skills in just nine hours.
WORKSHOP: Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden, Minstead Study Centre, Sat 16 Mar
Embrace the Good Life and make your daily life a bit more self-sufficient, with this introduction to vegetable growing. The one-day course headed up by horticultural maven Rosie Yeomans, will get you from seed to your own brand of kale smoothie in no time at all.
EVENT: Science & Engineering Day, Southampton, Sat 16 Mar
With a whole week of science and engineering discover in Southampton this week, the pièce de résistance is the Science & Engineering Day this weekend. All activities are free of charge and range from a Musical Tesla Coil, a talk on the evidence of evolution to even coding your very own emoji. Suitable from kids to grown ups, looking to get their science on.
WORKSHOP: Introduction to Lino Printing, The Garlic Farm, Sat 16 Mar
Set trends with your very own prints at this beginners guide to Lino Printing at the Garlic Farm this weekend. Headed up by fine artist Debbie Chessell, you’ll learn all about the process from prepping to carving and have your very own set of swish prints to take home with you.
FAMILY: DIY Science: Slime, Winchester Science Centre, Sat 16 – Sun 17 Mar
Will the slime craze ever end? Well, in the meantime, placate your little monsters love of the goo with this entertaining (and yes, educational. Woohoo!) event at the Winchester Science Centre. They can create the perfect slime, while also learning about chemistry and not destroying your kitchen surfaces at the same time.
SHOPPING: Crafts in the Tower, Square Tower Old Portsmouth, Sun 17 Mar
Restarting for 2019, Crafts in the Tower is an exhibition once a month of local creators that brings some of the best of Portsmouth’s craft to the public. Not only is it a great place to grab a gift or two, but the Square Tower with its historic past and epic heritage interior is worth a gawp at the same time.
FAMILY: Doggy Paddles, Beaulieu, Sun 17 Mar
Forget the same old forest walk with Fido this weekend and instead take to the river. New Forest Activities are holding their regular Doggy Paddle where you, your family and pup, can take a trip down the Beaulieu River in a Canadian canoe for an adventure like no other. Bring a blanket (and probably some towels if your dog is fond of a swim), for an epic family day out in the New Forest.