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What’s On This Weekend

Fri 4 - Mon 7 May

The Hampshire Art Fair, Nadia Waterfield Fine Art, Goodworth Clatford, Fri 20 Apr – Sat 5 May

For browsers and buyers alike, Nadia Waterfield’s welcoming gallery exhibits over 250 original paintings, sculpture, ceramics and garden sculpture from Contemporary British and International artists. Prices start at a very affordable £100, heading all the way up to £4,000 plus, but there is no pressure to buy. Come along for a quiet coffee and the chance to view world-class art in a beautiful, light-filled rural venue.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, NST City, Tue May 1-5

A riotous reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays. Featuring original live music, this classic tale of young lovers and warring fairies is given a unique and irreverent twist.

The Spring Collection, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Stockbridge, 28 Apr–12 May

Modern art, horse.
Abstracts, garden sculpture and everything in between, our Muddy award-winning art gallery: Josie Eastwood Fine Art, opens its doors for a limited time during The Spring Fair, expect pieces for the house and garden. The the rosé will be out this Bank Holiday weekend, with drinks at the gallery on Sat 5 to Mon 7 from 11 am onwards. All very welcome.

Chakra Balance Yoga Workshop, New Energy Yoga, Winchester, Sat May 5
Learn how to balance your chakras and corresponding organs with the powerful technology of Kundalini Yoga. The transformative session will culminate in a healing mantra meditation followed by a long relaxation in the sacred sound current of the universal gongs and crystal singing bowls.

Hamble Spring Festival, Sat May 5
Sample some of the county’s finest gin from Winchester Distillery and Silent Pool Distillers, pick-up a pack of Catch Fabulous Fishcakes and take a bite of something sweet from Cupcakes mmm Cookies. As well as a feast of food and drink there’s plenty of family activities including kayaking.

Cupper Joe Pop-up Coffee Shop, Basingstoke, Sun May 6
Coffee and fudge, plus it’s perfect for the nice weather (if it returns) right on the Clift Meadow Park. Take a stroll with your coffee or check out the outdoor gym… to earn that fudge.

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.

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.

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