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    Mon 7 - Sun 13 Oct. This week we've got cracking designer sales in the New Forest and Stoke, big-mouthed funny men in Southampton and the Isle of Wight getting its literature on.

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    Mon 30 Sep - Sun 6 Oct. We slide into October with high-kicking in Winchester, Motown magic in Southampton and building your very own luxury bench at Heckfield.

  • Heckfield Wine tasting

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    Mon 23 - Sun 29 Sep. It's definitely a week for all you culture vultures. We have film festivals in Basingstoke and Eastleigh, wine-tasting at one of the best hotels in the country, plus exhibitions galore.

  • FLower Arranging

    This week

    Mon 16 - Sun 22 Sep. This week sees an epic battle of the ploughs over on the Isle of Wight, a sold-out London show in Southampton and the best food and drink the two counties have to offer.

  • Bleak House

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    Mon 9 - Sun 15 Sep. This week is bursting with fun stuff and plenty of famous faces. The king of interviews, Michael Parkinson gets a grilling in Winchester and we're getting giggling at the Gunwharf Gin Festival.

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    Mon 2 - Sun 8 Sept. Loads to whet your appetite this week with food festivals in Wickham and Hamble, retro mischief with the Beano gang at Mottisfont and the sauciest footwear to ever grace the stage at The Mayflower, Southampton.


    This week

    Tues 27 - Sun 1 Sep. Lego dinos at Marwell, jungle fun on the Island and more singing than I care to mention at the NST City Theatre. The final weekend in August is full to the brim with Summer fun

  • Moped isle of wight scooter rally

    This week

    Mon 19 - Mon 26 Aug. Make the last Bank Holiday of the year count with two cracking music festivals (complete with plenty of 90s nostalgia), enough gin to see you through till September and a whole load of adorable rubber duckies in Overton. Awww.

  • dr_maret_dymond_basset_mindfulness_class

    This week

    Mon 12 - Sun 18 Aug. This week is full of mindfulness (for all the family), great kids activities at places like The Vyne and Carisbrooke Castle, plus wine, garlic and much more.

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    This week

    Mon 5 - Sun 11 Aug. We've got the mid-Summer vibes this week with Champers at Chewton, the start of Cowes Week and more foodie events across the counties than you can shake a baguette at.

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