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Mon 7 - Mon 14 May

Shamrock Quay Fest, Southampton, Mon May 7
Come to the festival of the sea and enjoy locally sourced food, cooking demos, face painting and live music.

Storytime for the Under 5’s: Giraffes Can’t Dance, Haskins Garden Centre, Southampton, Tue May 8
Enjoy a coffee or two whilst your little one is entertained by guest story-teller Elliot Frisby.

Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, Winchester Theatre Royal, Tue 8 – Wed 9 May
Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles.

Education, Education, Education, NST City, Southampton, Tue May 8 – 12
A comedy love-letter to the schools and music of the 90s.

Scummy Mummies, Theatre Royal Winchester, Thu May 10
Join Ellie and Helen as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA.

Gilbert White’s House Re-Launch, Selborne, Sat May 12

Large house with garden.
After a £3 million lottery funded refurbishment, Hampshire’s very own Natural History Museum opens its new Stable Yard, and galleries. Countryfile’s Tom Heap is cutting the ribbon at 11.30, plus expect performances and workshops from the Lions of Zululand and a chance to see the new museum for free before a good leg-stretch in the large garden.

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair, Southampton Guildhall, Sat May 12
Find unique, handpicked quality goods with stalls of vintage fashion, accessories, home, collectables and more from some of the UK’s finest traders.

The Little Mermaid Ballet, The Lights, Andover, Sat May 12
Glittering costumes and expressive dancers bring this magical, childhood tale to life.

(How to stop pretending you) love your body: a talk, The Railway Inn, Winchester, Mon May 13

Do you love the way you look? Do you spend time trying to? Do you pretend that you do, or need convincing? In this talk from Wire Wool Events, Deborah Coughlin will take us through the theories and facts behind why having a body can be so tricky.

Palestinian Lunch, St Mary Bourne, North Hampshire, Sun May 13
Join some of the ABCD Team for a delicious Palestinian Lunch.

I Do! at Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery, Apr 25 – 7 Jul
With a royal wedding this year, what better excuse for Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery to delve into their collections and share exquisite wedding dresses from the last 250 years.

The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize Exhibition at National Trust Mottisfont, Romsey, Wed Apr 25 – Jun 24

From a bespoke bicycle to giant willow sculpture, this exhibition provides an important snapshot of how contemporary British craft connects with the world today.

Further afield:
Story Telling From the Start, Tynewydd Writers Retreat, Wales, Fri May 11-13

White building behind wrought iron gates.
This storytelling course for beginners—and those returning to the craft—is a chance to learn how to prepare and perform traditional stories in the company of two of Britain’s leading exponents of the art form.

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