What’s On This Weekend
Fri 8 - Mon 11 Jun
The Grange Festival, Alresford, Thu Jun 7 – Sun Jul 8
With opera, ballet and a lake-view champagne bar you can leave your festival wellies at home for this one.
Soldier: An Exhibition by Robert Fitzmaurice, Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, Fri 8 Jun – Fri 6 Jul
Painting, printing and mixed media art considering the nature of the soldier from ancient times to the present day. The world-famous Sandham Memorial Chapel houses Sir Stanley Spencer’s epic series of large-scale murals depicting the first world war. There will also be a poetry and discussion event at 3pm on Sat 16 June when poet, Adrian Blamires joins Robert Fitzmaurice to consider the themes and influences of his programme alongside those found in the Spencer Chapel paintings.
The exhibition is open Wed – Fri 11.00-16.00 and Sat & Sun 11.00 – 17.00 Free entry. Usual admission to the chapel.
Alresford Music Festival, Arlebury Park, Sat Jun 9
Totally family friendly, this ‘party in the park’ is a brilliant way to keep everyone entertained this summer with headliners including the London-based collective Nubiyan Twist and the 9-piece soul fusion band, Necktr.
The Ginchester Fête, Winchester, Sat Jun 9 (World Gin Day!)
A chance to try a vast selection of gins from all across Hampshire, time for some local pride!
Southwick Revival, Southwick Village, Sat Jun 9 – Sun Jun 10
Commemorate D-Day with this living, breathing experience of 1940s Britain with a vintage fun-fair, history talks and even a battle of Britain memorial fly over.
Basingstoke Thai Festival, Sat Jun 9 – Sun Jun 10
A touch of Thai life with this magical festival, enjoy the cuisine and entertainment or just make the most of the Thai massages on offer.
Hampshire Country & Garden Festival, Bere Mill, Whitchurch, Sun Jun 10
Filled with demonstrations, music, food and drink, this festival isn’t just for those with green fingers.