Lodge throws open its doors

Romsey Advertiser:

1:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

There’s a chance to tour one of the Test Valley’s most distinctive houses over the next week.

Fighting off Forest invasion

10:33am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Aliens invading the New Forest will be the subject a talk to given in Romsey in October.

Still protesting after all these years

Romsey Advertiser: BRITAIN’S first lady of folk, Julie Felix, will perform in Ilminster next week.

4:42pm Thursday 25th September 2014

TO celebrate 50 years in music, legendary folk and protest singer Julie Felix will appear in Winchester this weekend.

Joanna supports cathedral windows appeal

Romsey Advertiser: Joanna Lumley

4:39pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A WORLD-renowned actress and human rights activist is coming to Winchester as part of an appeal to restore cathedral windows.

Young quartet at Stockbridge Town Hall

Romsey Advertiser: The Delmege Quartet featuring former Romsonian, Hannah Rose Innes, 21 on cello

4:30pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A STRING quartet from The Royal Academy of Music will play in Stockbridge next month.

Church concert for peace

9:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

As part of its commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Rmsey’s Abbey United Reformed Church has been focussing on issues of war and peace. On Saturday, October 4, he church is staging a “Concert for Peace” featuring local performers and a variety of music.

Fruits of the Forest at art exhibition

Romsey Advertiser:

9:45am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AN EYE-catching display of art representing the New Forest is on show at Romsey’s Rum’s Eg gallery.

Hampshire harvest

Romsey Advertiser: Winchester Cathedral

8:36am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

PREPARATIONS are underway for a Hampshire festival set to welcome autumn with a jam-packed weekend.

Rockney legends

Romsey Advertiser:

10:09am Friday 19th September 2014

FOLLOWING the release of their new album British pop-rock duo Chas and Dave are set to take a Basingstoke theatre by storm.

Take a chance on Abba night

9:55am Friday 19th September 2014

ABBA fans will certainly be thanking one super-troupe for the music when a reunion act comes to Southampton next month.

Austen manuscript on show at her museum

Romsey Advertiser:

9:53am Friday 19th September 2014

A RARE glimpse into the way Jane Austen worked is now on display at her Hampshire home.

Shiver me timbers!

Romsey Advertiser:

9:29am Friday 19th September 2014

AHOY there shipmates! Pirates have been spotted ahead.

The story of remembrance

Romsey Advertiser: Major General Patrick Cordingley led a battalion of 12,000 men in the Gulf War.

8:52am Friday 19th September 2014

HE commanded the Desert Rats during the 1991 Gulf War.

New cultural network targets business rates

Romsey Advertiser:

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NEW culture networking group has been launched in a bid to boost business and artistic space in the city.

Smugglers' tales

12:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

David Robinson will give a talk entitled “Smuggling in Hampshire and Dorset, 1750 to 1840” at Romsey Town Hall on Thursday (September 25) at 7.30pm.

South Wonston film club to show "The Promise"

Romsey Advertiser:

8:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

THIS month’s film at South Wonston Village Hall will be “A Promise”, a romantic drama set in Germany just before the Great War, starring Rebecca Hall and Alan Rickman.

Builders brew up

4:49pm Monday 15th September 2014

A HOUSE-builder is taking part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser.

Wayne forecast

Romsey Advertiser:

3:55pm Friday 12th September 2014

The Wayne Fontana Show,

William's the douse manager after braving the ice bucket challenge

Romsey Advertiser:

9:47am Friday 12th September 2014

RESIDENTS of a retirement home gave their house manager a soaking.

General back in the saddle for show

Romsey Advertiser:

9:42am Friday 12th September 2014

Major General Patrick Cordingley has not ridden a horse for the last 10 years but tomorrow (Saturday) he will be back in the saddle in front of thousands of people as he takes the salute on horseback for the closing ceremony of the Romsey Show.

Leo's a class act

Romsey Advertiser:

10:27am Thursday 11th September 2014

By day he’s a guitar teacher by night he’s the leader of a contemporary jazz group.

Recital in memory of organ builder

Romsey Advertiser:

9:58am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Jeffrey Williams, the former organist of Romsey Abbey, returns to the console on Friday, September 19 to give an organ recital.

Reunited on the Riviera

Romsey Advertiser:

9:55am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Private Lives,

Mayor invites artists and businesses to launch city's cultural network

Romsey Advertiser: Cllr Berry has become Winchester's 815th mayor

12:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

LOCAL artists and businesses have been invited to a meeting for a new cultural network by Winchester City Council.

Big top thrills in Baddesley

Romsey Advertiser:

8:24am Thursday 4th September 2014

A circus is pitching its big top in North Baddesley this week.

University appoints Hampshire sculptor as its first artist in residence

Romsey Advertiser:

12:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

WINCHESTER University has appointed its first Artist in Residence to create new art for the campus.

Director looks to the future with 'absurd' theatre

Romsey Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

IT has often been argued that the theatre can be a platform for so much more than simple audience entertainment.

Bryn breaks with organ tradition

Romsey Advertiser:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The lunchtime concert in the Abbey next Wednesday (September 10) at 1pm promises to be outside the usual run of organ recitals.

Tea date for Songul

Romsey Advertiser:

10:09am Monday 1st September 2014

Romsey's Teapoet Collective will present a monthly poetry cafe at the town's community art gallery, Rum's Eg, starting on Sunday, September 14.

Theatre Royal celebrates centenary

Romsey Advertiser:

1:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A WINCHESTER landmark has celebrated its centenary.

Winchester Poetry Festival to mark Great War outbreak

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE outbreak of the First World War will be marked with a series of centenary events and readings at Winchester’s inaugural poetry festival.

Winchester artists' work displayed at National Gallery

Romsey Advertiser:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

NOT every artist can boast their artwork has been exhibited at London's National Gallery alongside the great masters.

Winchester's Billy Elliot to tap dance in the High Street once more

Romsey Advertiser:

3:16pm Monday 28th July 2014

WINCHESTER helped launch Hampshire’s very own Billy Elliot.

Winchester's Florian dancers stage sell-out show

Romsey Advertiser:

4:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WINCHESTER-based Florian School of Dance’s sell-out show And The Clock Struck XVII had a cast of more than 330 local children, aged five to 18 years.

Winchester performer pulls rabbit out of hat with Scottish festival slot

Romsey Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

HE has proven he has the magic touch, and now a Winchester performer is set for the bright lights of a Scottish festival.

Choral Society in fine form

9:29am Friday 11th July 2014


Dive into Blake at Mottisfont

Romsey Advertiser:

9:25am Friday 11th July 2014

ONE of the nation’s best-loved artists will soon come to Romsey for an exhibition of children’s illustrators.

Dancing in the streets

Romsey Advertiser:

9:22am Friday 11th July 2014

ORGANISERS are promising entertainment for everyone at Romsey’s Beggars Fair this Saturday (July 12) Chairperson of tomorrow’s free summer music festival Delsia Bartlett said this year’s show had a wide-range of acts that would appeal to young and old alike.

True love ways

9:24am Friday 4th July 2014

Romsey Decorative and Fine Arts Society are delighted to welcome Peter Medhurst and his colleague, Philip Salmon, to the United Reformed Church on Thursday (July 10) for an evening entitled The Course of True Love.

Mark's a single-minded entertainer

Romsey Advertiser:

9:21am Friday 4th July 2014

Romsey Festival brings back happy memories for performer Mark Ponsford.

The force is with them!

Romsey Advertiser:

9:18am Friday 4th July 2014

It was a case of cowering cornets and trembling trombones in Timsbury this week as Darth Vader dropped in on Michelmersh Silver Band’s rehearsal for their festival g concert. The menacing light-sabre wielding (and tuba-toting) visitor from the Dark Side put in an unannounced appearance, much to the surprise of players Katie Topp and Connie and Meg Boler, as band members busily rehearsed the theme from Star Wars.

Echoes of the Great War ring through festival

Romsey Advertiser: Echoes of the Great War ring through festival

9:21am Friday 27th June 2014

Many of this year’s arts festival hark back to the Great War and matters military.

Abbey and URC at the heart of festival

9:24am Friday 13th June 2014

WITH 30 different venues for the 100 plus events being held during the forthcoming Romsey Festival, organisers have been able to spread the festival across a large part of southern Test Valley, writes festival chairman, Dick Hewett.

Church says it with flowers

9:09am Friday 13th June 2014

HOUGHTON is holding its annual flower festival at All Saints’ Church tomorrow (June 14) between 2pm and 6pm. The garden of the Old Rectory next door will also be open to visitors. Entry is £4 and all money raised will go towards the upkeep of the church.

Constabulary band on the beat in the Abbey

9:02am Friday 13th June 2014

Serving and retired police officers and staff are taking part in the Band of Hampshire Constabulary’s first-ever concert in Romsey Abbey at 7.30pm next Friday (June 20). Cash raised at the Midsummer Duty Calls Concert will be shared between the Countess Mountbatten Hospice and Naomi House Children’s Hospice, as well as the band.

Winchester School of Art graduates dazzle with their fashion show

Romsey Advertiser: A model on the catwalk at Winchester School of Art's graduate fashion show

1:00pm Monday 2nd June 2014

IT was a day of monochrome prints, stark lines, bold colours and even tartan at this year’s Winchester School of Art graduate fashion show.

Thousands expected at steam rally

8:53am Friday 16th May 2014

STEAM engine lovers will gather in full force next weekend to raise money for a cancer charity.

Prodigies return to perform at festival

Romsey Advertiser: The Delmege Quartet featuring former Romsonian, Hannah Rose Innes, 21 on cello

8:52am Friday 25th April 2014

An array of home-grown classical musicians are among artists who have signed up for this year’s Romsey Festival in July.

Murder mystery is a who-nun-it?

8:44am Friday 25th April 2014

Preview: Agnes of God, at the Plaza Theatre, Romsey

Singers keep it in the family

9:26am Friday 11th April 2014

IT IS a family affair for chamber choir, Romsey Singers, as they gear up for their next big concert.

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