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August 13 @ 10:00 am-August 31 @ 4:00 pmFree

Join us at Andover Museum to explore all things nature and the environment with themed crafts and activities from 13 – 31 August.

Suitable for children aged 3yrs+.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. No need to pre-book, just drop-in. We’re open from Tues- Sun from 10am – 4pm during the Hampshire School holidays from 23 July.

FREE, donations welcome to Hampshire Cultural Trust.

Family Nature Weaving Workshop

August 18 @ 2:00 pm-3:00 pm£5

Join textile artist, Rezia Wahid MBE, for a fun nature weaving workshop in the beautiful Mill grounds.

This Summer Holidays family weaving workshop is part of a series of talks and workshops by Rezia to run alongside her ‘dancing in the womb‘ exhibition here at the Silk Mill.

Booking essential
1x £5 Family Ticket covers up to five family members

OrganiserWhitchurch Silk Mill Phone: 01256892065E



‘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

‘Dancing in the womb’ Performance and Book Launch

August 20 @ 2:00 pm-3:00 pmFree

Outdoor performance based on the Dancing in the Womb weaving series by Rezia Wahid, including dance, music, readings, and book launch.

dancing in the womb performance 2.00pm

Conceivedand directed byRezia Wahid. The performance depicts the experiences she felt, heard, smelt during her pregnancies and the early years of motherhood. It conveys the characteristics of her young children, her own interpretations of the strong bond and her body movements on the loom.

dancing in the womb book launch 2.30pm

dancinginthe womb isauthored by Rezia Wahid and published by Hesterglock Press. It chronicles her latest series of handwoven silk cloths from conception to epic productions on the loom which have been photographed in their various stages by professional photographer Paul Tucker. The inspiration for the book was borne during the first covid19 lockdown so includes an Introduction by Prof. Catherine Harper (Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University of Creative Arts written during that time.and essays by Prof. Simon Olding (Director of Crafts Study Centre), and Hettie Judah (senior art critic on British newspaperThe i.)

Dancer- Meera Patel

Choreography – Rezia Wahid and Meera Patel

Artistic Director – Rezia Wahid

Music- Khaled Hakim

As part of aseries of talks and workshopsto runalongside her ‘dancing in the womb‘exhibition here at the Silk Mill.

Free admission.

Organiser Whitchurch Silk Mill Phone:01256892065

International Vulture Awareness Day

Saturday 3 September


The first Saturday in September each year is International Vulture Awareness Day.

At the Hawk Conservancy Trust we love vultures so every day is vulture awareness day! If you would like to celebrate these incredible birds, join us on the first Saturday in September to learn more about vultures and why we need them.

Vultures are ecologically vital and are now the most threatened group of birds in the world; populations of many species are under pressure and some are facing extinction.

International Vulture Awareness Day has grown from Vulture Awareness Days that were started by the Hawk Conservancy Trust and the Birds of Prey Programme of the Endangered Wildlife Trust who worked together to expand the initiative into an international event with hundreds of participants across the globe.

Organisations including zoos, wildlife parks and conservation organisations can sign up to take part in IVAD by sharing their planned activities on theIVAD website. The aim is for each participating organisation to carry out their own activities that highlight vulture conservation and awareness. The website provides a central place for participants to share their activities with the vulture conservation community, and learn about the activities of their colleagues. If you are part of an organisation that would like to celebrate IVAD with us, please sign up on the website to share your vulture awareness activities!

Here at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, we will be celebrating vultures with even more vultures in our fantastic flying demonstrations and plenty of other vulture-themed activities throughout the day. We will also have vulture themed products available from the shop and we’ll be fundraising for vital conservation work!

Tickets: This event is free as part of a pre-booked visit

VenueHawk Conservancy TrustHawk Conservancy TrustAndover,SP11 8DY

Phone: 01264773850




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