Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

Isle of Wight prepares for Victoria bicentenary

May 16, 2019
The Isle of Wight, and the English Heritage flagship property Osborne, will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria... 

Step back into the sizzling Summer of 69 at the Isle of Wight Festival

May 16, 2019
Dig out your psychedelic clothing...the 2019 Isle of Wight Festival is turning the Island’s clocks back 50 years, to the sizzling “Summer... 

Half Term adventures in We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Treasure Island

May 14, 2019
Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) have a host of family adventures planned for May Half Term, including a musical adaptation of the much loved... 

Extreme Jag, Aston line-up and Marcos showcase at Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

May 14, 2019
August 3rd & 4th   A new extreme Jaguar XE SV Project 8, line-up of more than 100 Aston Martins and Marcos 60th anniversary display... 

Centenary of Hampshire’s Exbury Gardens to be celebrated at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

May 14, 2019
100 years since Lionel de Rothschild founded great 200-acre woodland garden at Exbury in New Forest, now considered to be one of the finest in... 

Former Winchester TV magician Ben Hart takes to the stage to dazzle

May 14, 2019
Ben Hart, who wowed the judges of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday night, returns to his home-town of Winchester this autumn, for his... 

Model boats D-Day re-enactment mark for May half-term at Buckler’s Hard

May 10, 2019
  For an action-packed start to May half-term, see a model boat re-enactment of the Normandy landings on the Beaulieu River at the historic... 

Secret agent training for May half-term at Beaulieu

May 10, 2019
  Train to be a secret agent at Beaulieu this May half-term, May 25th - June 2nd, completing cunning challenges to follow in the footsteps... 

Beltain Festival – a triumphant burn!

May 8, 2019
Summer was welcomed in spectacular style on Saturday at Butser Ancient Farm, just south of Petersfield in Hampshire at their... 

Marwell Zoo welcomes an endangered okapi calf

May 3, 2019
Marwell Zoo in Hampshire is celebrating the rare and safe arrival of an endangered okapi calf born at the zoo – and it’s a girl! The... 

Theatre Royal Winchester postpones children’s show Dear Zoo

May 3, 2019
Theatre Royal Winchester has postponed its performances of Dear Zoo after the show’s tour company announced their truck – containing the... 

Announcing extended opening hours for Chawton House’s Old Kitchen Tearoom

May 3, 2019
The Old Kitchen Tearoom will open its doors from 9.00am during the week from May 15. Chawton House, Hampshire May 2019. Due to the ongoing... 

Celebrating The Birth Of A Nation

May 3, 2019
Our understanding of the English nation is about to be transformed by an enthralling new National Lottery funded exhibition at Winchester... 

Proud Peregrine Parents at Winchester Cathedral

May 3, 2019
Winchester Cathedral’s resident Peregrines have become the proud parents of four chicks! Recently named Winnie and Chester in a public vote,... 

Local Chef Recreates Queen’s Dishes

April 30, 2019
[caption id="attachment_16309" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Jay Geddes[/caption] Head Chef Jay Geddes at Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST)... 

Chance for children and teens to become young reviewers for Theatre Royal Winchester and Hat Fair 2019

April 30, 2019
[caption id="attachment_16306" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Honk - CREDIT Nick Rutter[/caption] Children and teenagers are being given the... 

Mary Rose Announces Wreck Site Rib Ride Experience

April 30, 2019
The Mary Rose is delighted to be working with Onboard Charters to bring visitors an amazing opportunity to expand their Mary Rose... 

Beltain Festival this Saturday at Butser Ancient Farm!

April 30, 2019
This Saturday 4th May, Butser Ancient Farm, near Petersfield, Hampshire, will host its spectacular annual Beltain festival. As the highlight... 

Shipwrightry and Morris dancing for May bank holiday at Buckler’s Hard

April 29, 2019
  Traditional skills and customs will come to life at Buckler’s Hard this May bank holiday with shipwrightry demonstrations and Morris... 

Watercress Line to undergo WW2 makeover

April 25, 2019
The Watercress Line will transform itself into a bustling Second World War railway on 15th-16th June for its War on the Line event, which this... 

New Forest Open Art Exhibition – Call for Submissions

April 25, 2019
The ever popular New Forest Open Art Exhibition, sponsored by ExxonMobil Fawley, is now in its seventh year. The New Forest with its timeless... 

Robin Hill goes SKY HIGH at Mayflower Park, Southampton

April 17, 2019
On the 12th April the team from Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight and Red Funnel teamed up to take a hot air balloon sky high from... 

Nuffield Southampton Theatres Announces New Season Highlights

April 17, 2019
With SS Mendi, a co-production with Isango Ensemble, opening at the Royal Opera House this week and Peter Morgan’s The Audience opening... 

Find your Best Easter Egg Hunt in Hampshire

April 15, 2019
  The 2019 Easter Holidays are in full swing and spring is definitely touching down across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Nothing says... 

Antique Fair moves to Chawton House!

April 11, 2019
Chawton House’s Dyers Barn is the new, larger venue for the Antique, Vintage, Craft & Gift Fair, previously held at Chawton Village... 

The Royal Opera presents SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill in the Linbury Theatre

April 11, 2019
A Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Isango Ensemble Production co-production. Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and... 

New male Red Panda joins Marwell Zoo

April 11, 2019
A new male red panda called Peter has joined Marwell Zoo in Hampshire. The three-year-old male arrived on 7 March from Gaia Zoo in the... 

Meet Winnie & Chester at Winchester Cathedral

April 9, 2019
Winchester Cathedral’s resident Peregrines have been named! Winchester Cathedral recently asked their team of 800 volunteers to suggest names... 

Shaun the Sheep has arrived at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight for the baa-rilliant Farm Fest!

April 9, 2019
Shaun the Sheep set sail to the Isle of Wight with Wightlink Ferries this weekend. Shaun and his entire flock left Mossy Bottom Farm to spread... 

Lambs galore at Butser Ancient Farm

April 4, 2019
Butser Ancient farm are delighted to have welcomed 18 rare-breed baby lambs to the farm, born just in time for Easter and Spring-time fun! The... 

World exclusive BRICKOSAURS! event comes to Marwell Zoo

April 4, 2019
Marwell Zoo in Hampshire has a world exclusive this year with BRICKOSAURS!, a collection of life-like LEGO® brick dinosaurs on display around... 

Easter holiday family fun At Nuffield Southampton Theatres

April 4, 2019
At Nuffield Southampton Theatres City from 8 April   Nuffield Southampton Theatres’ (NST) have a host of family events planned for the... 

Easter aboard the Mary Rose

April 4, 2019
Befriend the Tudor crew and Royalty at the Mary Rose 6 – 22nd April 2019 The Mary Rose Museum Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Following the... 

Watercress Line couples up with Alresford Music Festival

April 2, 2019
To celebrate the return of the Alresford Music Festival on 8th June, the Watercress Line has teamed up with organisers to offer its passengers...