Your guide to What’s On in the area between August 22 and August 28

Jodi Prenger in Calamity Jane

Jodi Prenger in Calamity Jane

First published in Leisure News


THEATRE ROYAL, WINCHESTER (Box Office 01962 840 440) Hello Dolly. August 27-30.


(Box Office 01483 44 00 00) Film Season 2014. Until Saturday.

Double Death. August 26-30.

Twelfth Night (Mill Studio). August 27-30.


(Box Office 0118 960 6060) Starmaker Summer Show, 6pm. Friday.

CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY (Box Office 0845 5218 218) Lungs, 7.30pm. Wednesday.

Our Teacher’s a Troll. August 28-30.

NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING (Box Office 0844 871 7677)      Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee. Until Saturday.

Rock of Ages. August 25-30.

WATERMILL THEATRE, NEWBURY (Box Office: 01635 46044) Calamity Jane. Until September 6.

THE MILL AT SONNING, SONNING EYE, READING (Box Office 0118 969 8000) Last Confessions of a Scallywag. Until September 27.

THE MAYFLOWER, SOUTHAMPTON (Box Office 023 8071 1811) The Lion King. Until September 6.



CarFest South – Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton. (sold out) Friday-Sunday.

Acoustic Live Lounge Sessions – a fantastic line up of local musicians – The Tea Bar, London Street, Basingstoke. Friday.

Old Skool Classics, Friday; R & B + UK G, Saturday, Plush Lounge Bar, Wote Street, Basingstoke.

Daryl Kellie – The Tea Bar London Street, Basingstoke. Saturday.

Funk, Soul & Motown Magic – The Tea Bar, London Street, Basingstoke. Sunday.

Reggae Memories – Jazz Café, Madejski Stadium, Reading. Friday.

King of Pop – starring ‘NAVI’ – The Brook, Southampton. Friday.

Tom Lowman – The Railway, Winchester. Saturday.

Eric Sardinas & Big Motor – The Brook, Southampton. Saturday.

I Found Loving – The Soul Reunion Party – Jazz Café, Madejski Stadium, Reading. Sunday.

Roots Open Mic Night – The Railway, Winchester. Monday.



Bronzes for the World: the Morris Singer Foundry – 10am-4pm, Tuesdays to Saturday’s, The Willis Museum, Basingstoke. Until Saturday.

The Artists Rifles exhibitionSainsbury Gallery, The Willis Museum, Basingstoke. Until September 27.

Dream Weavers by Joanna Rose Tidey – 10.30am-5pm (not Mondays), Whitchurch Silk Mill, Winchester Street, Whitchurch. Until August 31.

Soldiers’ JourneyMilestones Museum, Basingstoke Leisure Park. Until January 11.

The Games We Played – a nostalgic exhibition exploring some of the most popular and less well-known board and card games from the 1920s through to the 1970s – Andover Museum, Church Close, Andover. Until September 13.



Free Kids Cookie Decorating – 10am-noon, Cakeypigg Tearoom, at Cottismore Garden Centre, Newbury Road, Kingsclere. Every Monday and Thursday in August.

The Big Tree Climb – from 11am, The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke. Tickets £15. Friday & Saturday.

Trading Card Game Challenge – demonstrations of the Pokemon Trading Card Game and Cardfight Vanguard – 10am-4pm, Waterstone’s, Festival Place, Basingstoke. Friday.

Pond Dip and Bug Hunt Day – pond dipping sessions – 10am, 11am & noon; bug hunting sessions – 2pm, 3pm & 4pm, Nature Discovery Centre, Lower Way, Thatcham. Pre-booking is required. Friday.

Bugs & Butterflies – free event – activities include sweep netting and beating to catch and identify all sorts of insects plus the chance to catch and identify different types of bees. For the children there is a Spot the Butterfly trail and ‘make your own insect’ – 2pm-4pm, Old Down Hall, Kempshott, Basingstoke. Saturday.

Teddy Bears Picnic – noon-3pm, De Vere Venues, Highfield Park, Heckfield, near Hook. Monday.

Inflatable Weekend – Wellington Country Park, Riseley, between Reading and Basingstoke. Saturday-Monday.

Print Design Drop-in Activity – Drop in between 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm, The Willis Museum, Basingstoke. Costs £1.50 per design. Tuesday.

Dream Catchers Craft Activity – drop-in between 10am and 4pm, South Ham Library, Paddock Road, Basingstoke. Wednesday.

Flowers and Feathers Children’s Crafts – 10.15am, Tadley Library, Mulfords Hill, Tadley. Wednesday.

Story Time – 11am-11.30am, Waterstone’s, Festival Place, Basingstoke. Wednesday.

Inflatable Obstacle Course – 10.30am-11.45am Sports Centre, Festival Place, Basingstoke. August 28.

Manydown Family Fun Maize Maize – 10am- 5.30pm, Scrapps Hill Farm, Worting Road, Basingstoke. Until September 7.

4 Kingdoms Adventure Farm – family fun, from 10am-6.30pm, Newbury Road, Headley. Until November 3.



Swallowfield Show 2014 – opens at 10am, free car park, at Whitehouse Farm, Spencers Wood, Reading. Sunday & Monday.

Car Boot Sale – 8am-1pm, The Vyne Community School, Vyne Road, Basingstoke. Every Saturday & Sunday.

Car Boot Sale – from 12.15pm, Bramley Football Pitch, The Street, Bramley. Sunday.

Giant Car Boot Sale – 8am-1pm, Hillside Nurseries, Alton. Sunday & Monday.

Record & CD Fair – free entry, 10am-4pm, The Lights Theatre, Andover. Saturday.



‘Once Upon a Time’ – a fairytale story through dance! – 2.30pm, The Vyne Community School, Vyne Road, Basingstoke. Friday.

Poppy Picnic/Strawberry Tea – All Saints Church, Basingstoke. Saturday.

Vets4Pets Roadshow – from 11am, The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke. Saturday.

Open Air Theatre Production – Much Ado About Nothing Presented by Chapterhouse Theatre Company – from 6.15pm-10.30pm, Gilbert White’s House & Garden And The Oates Collection, Selborne, Alton. Sunday.

Animal Centre Summer Opening – Sparsholt College, Sparsholt, Winchester.  

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