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TONY Stace in Concert

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm £6

An evening of melodic, easy listening music performed on electronic keyboard.

Doors open 7.00 p.m.   Ample free parking     Interval refreshments.

Enquiries: (01264) 323213.

VenueFairground Hall, WeyhillWeyhill
Andover, SP11 0QN

Flight at the Movies

 Saturday 25 June  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm £39.00

Join the Hawk Conservancy Trust for a sensational evening on Saturday 25 June, their biggest event of the year, where they’ll create a spectacle you simply won’t experience elsewhere. With the accompaniment of live music and a singer playing iconic music and singing familiar songs you’ll know and love from some of the best movies of all time, birds of prey will grace the skies above Reg’s Wildflower Meadow, while you sit back and savour them in flight as they glide in time to the music.

They’ll bring firm favourites alive in true Hawk Conservancy Trust style. You’ll experience moments inspired by movies during the evening with a combination of music, birds and costume that will be truly uplifting. Whether it’s a line from a film, a piece of music or a song you can hum or sing along to, the Trust will transport you into the movies such as the Lion King, Mission Impossible and Harry Potter, as only they can, with our beautiful birds flying overhead. As this will be the largest display of the year at the Trust, you can expect to see more birds flying in one display for this night only! See stars such as the mesmerising Barn Owl, the team of aerial acrobats – the Black Kites, the cheeky Hooded Vultures, the mighty Bald Eagle, the inquisitive Striated Caracara and the king of speed Peregrine Falcon

Tickets: £39, with optional barbeque additions available.

VenueHawk Conservancy TrustHawk Conservancy Trust
Andover, SP11 8DY Phone: 01264773850 Website :

Good Festival June 25 @ 6:30 pm - June 26 @ 6:30 pm £30 – £35

Good Festival (formerly Hampshire Country & Garden Festival) is a fun-filled day for all of the family hosted by the Hampshire Medical Fund. Set amongst the beautiful gardens of Bere Mill on the River Test in Whitchurch, the festival returns this year on Sunday 26th June.

Every penny from the festival goes towards the purchase of pioneering medical equipment for Basingstoke, Andover and Winchester NHS hospitals. This year, the Hampshire Medical Fund has a very special fund-raising target of £200,000 for the procurement of a state of the art AI (artificial intelligence) machine for interventional radiology.  This machine allows minimally invasive, image guided procedures to target tumours in the lungs, kidneys & liver.  There are only two of these machines in the entire United Kingdom, which makes it cutting edge technology in cancer treatment for The Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  

The festival launches on Saturday 25th June with an evening of sparkling wine, cocktails and canapés set against the backdrop of Bere Mill gardens. This will be followed by a delicious supper, a silent auction and a fast auction finale, accompanied by musical duo, The Canapés, on the guitar and violin.

On Sunday, the doors open at 9.30am. Visitors are invited to step among the colourful festival tents and enjoy a day of wholesome good simple fun for all the family. The festival combines exciting interactive attractions and experiences with a feel-good atmosphere of family fun.

The children’s area will be jam-packed with exciting activities. Children’s entertainers Sharky & George return with their imaginative and energetic games to ensure that the festival is full of bubbles, laughter and happy faces. There will be bushcraft, bubble football, laser fun, circus skills, story-telling, face painting, theatre fun and festival flower headdresses, to name a few!  This year there will be a new area for the Under 5’s to keep the littlest festivalgoers entertained.

Infectious funky grooves from the exciting musical brass band, Tuba Libres will have you dancing around the hay bales. Also new for this year, The Good Living Tent, celebrates all aspects of well-being with local experts and practitioners. Have you ever tried aerial silks or wanted to have a go at surfing but not quite made it to the waves? Visitors can experience some of life’s simple outdoor pleasures. For the fishing enthusiasts, ‘Famous Fishing’ will be on the banks of the River Test with fly fishing casting tuition, guidance on fly types, and the opportunity to learn how to tie a fly.

For shoppers, there will be local artisans, delicious local food and drink producers and an array of plant stalls to help fill your garden with summer colour. The festival venue, Bere Mill, leads the line-up of food providers with a barbeque feast sourced from the green pastures all around. The mouth-watering selection will include vegan delights, a hog roast, crêpes, ice-cream, locally roasted coffee and handmade cakes. Make sure you come hungry and thirsty! ‘The Three Cockerels’ mobile bar will provide award-winning drinks from local breweries and distilleries across the South Downs. 

Last but not least, enter your canine friends in the popular Family Fun Dog show. In the Good Paws tent, our four legged friends will be in with the chance to win: Dog Most like its Owner, Most Handsome Dog, Waggiest Tail and Dog with the Most Character. Water bowls and doggy waste bins are provided throughout the site. 

For further information about Good Festival and to book tickets:

For further information about Hampshire Medical Fund:

VenueBere MIllwhitchurch
Hants, RG28 7NH United Kingdom

OrganiserHampshire Medical Fund Email Website:

‘Dancing in the womb’ by Rezia Wahid

July 16 @ 10:30 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm Free with Mill admission

‘Dancing in the womb’ is the long-awaited third solo show from Rezia Wahid MBE, a Bangladeshi-born British textile artist and designer whose work has been exhibited both in the UK and abroad.

Her signature works are gossamer-light woven cloths evoking qualities of air, peace, and tranquillity. Her inspirations are diverse, deriving from Islamic spirituality, her Bangladeshi and English backgrounds (William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement are passionate and ongoing influences), as well as Indonesian ikat and Japanese kasuri techniques—the resulting multicultural dialogue blending into an original voice which is very much Wahid’s own. In 2005, Wahid was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year Honours for her contribution to arts in London.

This exhibition follows a gap of more than a decade during which Wahid has been busy with making a living for her family, motherhood and other creative work, including workshops, teaching, choreography, performances, and curating exhibitions.

‘Dancing in the womb’ comprises a series of woven poetic inspirations felt, seen and collected by Wahid during pregnancy and motherhood. A warp which she designed when pregnant with her first child didn’t ever reach the loom, as her other teaching and work projects took precedence. She now has four children and it was the March 2020 lockdown and the home-schooling of her children during that time, together with a modest a-n Bursary, which finally gave her the opportunity to revisit it.

Image credit: Paul Tucker

DetailsStart:July 16 @ 10:30 am End:September 4 @ 5:00 pm Cost:Free with Mill admissionEvent Category :Exhibitions Website:

OrganiserWhitchurch Silk MillPhone  :01256892065 Email:

Venue  Whitchurch Silk Mill, 28 Winchester Street,, RG28 7AL

Wallop Wheels & Wings 2022

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Army Flying Museum will be holding its flagship fundraising event, 

Wallop Wheels & Wings 2022, on Saturday 2nd July at the Army Flying Museum and the Army Air Corps airfield in Middle Wallop. The event will showcase 50 classic aircraft, 300 super and classic cars and 100 motorcycles. There will also be a Concours D’Elegance, vehicle parades, flypasts, children’s activities, a shopping village, a beer tent, food stalls, live music, a photographic competition, and a Grand Prize Draw with some fabulous prizes.

Guaranteed to be a fabulous, fun day out for all ages!

OrganiserArmy Flying Museum Phone:01264781086

FOODIES FESTIVAL returns to Winchester in July – with a star-studded line-up of celebrity chefs and chart-topping music stars.

Foodies Festival (dubbed “Gastro-Glasto”) is the biggest touring gourmet food festival in the UK, featuring MasterChef champions, stars of Great British Bake-Off and Michelin starred chefs

Award-winning chefs in the first wave of announcements, include: MasterChef 2020 champion Thomas Frake, Great British Bake Off 2021 star, Juergen Krauss and MasterChef 2012 champion, Shelina Permaloo.

They will be joined by star bakers, including Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch bread expert Jack Sturgess AKA ‘Bake with Jack’, who’ll be creating show-stopping cakes and patisseries in the Cake and Bake Theatre.

A legion of chefs from some of the regions best restaurants will also join the impressive line-up, giving the festival a distinctive local flavour.

The music line-up includes: chart-topping singer-songwriter, Gabrielle and Lee Ryan & Simon Webbe from legendary boy band Blue. And new for Friday, Foodies launch their ‘Big Party Night’ – taking a nostalgia-filled trip back to the 90s, featuring some of the biggest music acts of the era, including: Rozalla, N-Trance and 911.

The high-profile festival has announced thrilling new features and a busy programme of events, in the quest to deliver an unforgettable weekend of fine food, new experiences and exceptional quality, promising a great family day out.


Early Bird Adult Day ticket £19 (on the door £25)
Weekend ticket £38 (on the door £47)
Under 12s £3 (on the door £5).

*Entry to all theatres is included in the ticket price

OrganiserFoodies Festival




Works in Silk by Robert Ely

April 2 - July 3

‘Works in Silk’, an exhibition by silk ribbon weaver Robert Ely. Weaving is on the Heritage Crafts Association Red List of Endangered Crafts, and silk weavers are few in number, so this is a unique opportunity to see silk ribbons woven in the UK showcased in the country’s oldest silk mill.

Robert Ely studied hand weaving at West Surrey College of Art and Design, graduating in 1989, and in 1995 his connection with the Whitchurch Silk Mill began as he completed a short internship here to study weaving shed operations. In 1996 he began to design and weave jacquard silk ribbons for his new studio, called Papilionaceous. At first Robert intended to weave silk for bow ties, which in French are ‘papillon’ – the butterfly – and so Papilionaceous, a word meaning butterfly-like, was born. The studio relocated to Dartmouth, Devon in 2001.

Robert is now able to devote more time to the artistic side of his work, designing and weaving wall pieces assembled from multiple woven silk ribbons and inspired by local Devon land and seascapes. The ribbons are woven on a narrow fabric jacquard loom which weaves at a width of 4cm. As with any other form of weaving, the appearance of the finished piece is a combination of weave structure and yarn colour. The jacquard mechanism allows greater control over where the structures and colours are used.

Robert starts with an idea of what the overall layout of the piece will be, and then designs and tries out small areas in isolation before weaving increasingly longer lengths of ribbon to see how each strip works with its neighbours. The final process is to weave a complete length of each ribbon which can then be mounted and framed. Through this process the finished piece evolves over a considerable length of time.

This is Robert’s first solo gallery exhibition outside Devon and brings together weaving from all areas of his work. Visitors will see one-off and limited-edition wall panels through to woven silk costume ribbons used for film and television, including the BBC’s ‘Poldark’, all brought to life at the Mill.

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am to 5.00pm

OrganiserWhitchurch Silk Mill Phone:01256892065



Enjoy great films and friendships

Join us at ODEON Silver Cinema, our special screenings during quieter times of the day, where we show a selection of new, talk-of-the-town releases and timeless classics. While tickets are from £3.50, the price includes tea, coffee, and biscuits, served before the film.

Unwind and catch up with friends as you get ready to be transported to another reality on the big screen.

See carefully selected films

Whether you're watching a critically acclaimed classic or a new blockbuster, we'll lead you to another time and place.

Relax as we dim the lights, raise the curtain and bring the screen leaping to life. Inspiring biopics. Laugh-out-loud comedies. Ageless romances. Let us take you there.

Book your Silver Cinema ticket

You can book your ticket for Silver Cinema online or at the cinema on the day. * Remember to check the website for Silver Cinema view times.


*Tickets for ODEON Silver Cinema with standard seats are £3.50 when you book as a myODEON member online and £4.50 in-cinema. Tickets for ODEON Silver Cinema with standard seats are £4.00 when you book online as a guest and £5.00 in cinema. Additional upgrade costs apply to other seat types. Price information is correct at the time of publication but is subject to change at any time.

For more details contact

 Cinema Unit, New Asda Development, Anton Mill Rd, Andover SP10 2RW

Phone0333 014 4501