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Lymington Seafood Festival, Lymington, weekend 11 Aug


So you thought the New Forest was all about the, er, forest? Wrong. Yes, though we love the wild ponies, ancient oaks and semi-legal food foraging — we’ve also got a thing for the oft’ overlooked coastline skirting Hampshire’s world-famous woodland. That’s why Team Muddy Hants has block booked the weekend of 11 August, and you should too. Why hello there Lymington Seafood Festival.


A Day Out with Thomas, Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line, Ropley, 4 – 12 Aug

Take a ride with the real life Thomas the Tank Engine, shake-hands with the Fat Controller then enjoy vintage fairground rides and story time with Rusty.


The Tate’s ARTIST ROOMS: Agnes Martin, The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre, Thu Jul 5 – 5 Oct 

Agnes Martin, Happy Holiday, 1999. ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Acquired jointly through The d’Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Art Fund 2008. Photo © National Galleries of Scotland (Antonia Reeves)

World-class art comes to Winchester. Agnes Martin was one of America’s foremost abstract painters and this exhibition, part of Tate’s highly prestigious ARTIST ROOMS scheme, is definitely worth a visit or five. Apparently, to really appreciate the calming, grounding nature of Martin’s work, you need see it regularly; entirely possible with this three-month-long exhibition.


Summer Holiday Art Workshops with Nadia Waterfield Fine Art, Goodworth Clatford, Jul & Aug

PAINT A JUNGLE SCENE: Tue 24 Jul/10.00am – 1.00pm: 7 – 11 yrs/ 2.30 – 5.30pm: 11 – 14 yrs

DESIGN YOUR DREAM BEDROOM IN A SHOEBOX: Tue 31 Jul/10.00am – 1.00pm: 7 – 11 yrs/2.30 – 5.30pm: 11 – 14 yrs

EXPERIMENTAL ART: Thur 30 Aug 10.00am – 1.00pm: age 7 – 11 yrs /2.30 – 5.30pm: 11 – 14 yrs

Nadia Waterfield Fine Art, Quiddity Barn, Goodworth Clatford SP11/07717 833999/


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