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Fri 13 - Sun 15 Jul

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.


Hampshire Food Festival, throughout July

The Electric Eye Photograpy

Calling all foodies. Launching this Saturday, a month-long celebration of Hampshire’s food and farming community. Expect everything from local produce pop-up dinners with James Durrant to Southampton Cocktail Week via English wine masterclasses with Berry Bros. & Rudd and butchery workshops at Newylns Farm Shop. Drink up. Chow down.



WOCKFEST, Whitchurch, Fri Jul 20, 7pm – 1am

Ibiza meets Hampshire for one night only, with headline DJ Dean Oram — fresh from Ministry of Sound, Ibiza and The Black Eyed Peas tour in Dubai — plus vocalist Errol Reid of 90s reggae outfit China Black. WOCKFEST is the brainchild of local chiropractor and thermographer, Elizabeth Bayliss, so help will be on hand if any of us over-enthusiuastic dancers do some damage *phewff*. So grab your glow sticks,  daub on the UV paint and go large or go home… a short hop down the road. Amen to that.


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/


Jewellery Moves at Freyr and Fell Concept Store, Alresford, Tue 17 Jul, 7pm – 9pm

Join Fiona for an evening of jewellery making, shopping and fizz at Alresford’s new concept store Freyr and Fell. Make either one large pair of hoops or a small pair of hoops and a pair of studs. There will be a selection of wires, beaded, twisted and round, so each pair will be unique. The price is £40 and includes all materials and tuition. No experience is necessary!

Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Festival, Raimes Vineyard, Hinton Ampner, Sun 22 Jul

Meet the winemakers and sample award winning sparkling and still wines from seven of Hampshire’s top vineyards, plus local grub from Hampshire Fare members, wine masterclasses, guided vineyard tours and music from Alresford Ukulele Jam. You can buy tickets from the link below, where you’ll find options to book on masterclasses plus tickets that include coach travel from Winchester hosted by Joel from Grape & Grain Tours.

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