Out and about - THE DIARY

What's on out & about in Hampshire over September...

Guided Walk

September 24

Head to Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve for an introduction to the unique geography and history of the local area, including a look at the seashore. Don’t forget your walking boots! Tel. 01329 662145


From mid-September

Join the Hawk Conservancy Trust, Andover for a totally magical experience which sees two night-time flying demonstrations featuring several species of owl - wide awake and at their best! ‘Owls by Moonlight Evenings’ are held on Friday and Saturday evenings and include a hot supper. Don’t forget to wrap up warm and bring a torch. Tel. 01264 773850

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Ghostly Going-ons!

September 3 and 17

This autumn, The Vyne near Basingstoke is running its first ever evening ghost tours, in association with Twilight Tours. These tours offer a unique opportunity to explore the spooky and spiritual side of the former Tudor ‘powerhouse’ and quiz the experts! The tour also includes a light supper of local produce to settle the nerves. Tel. 01256 883858

Heritage Open Days

September 8 to 11

Celebrating England’s wonderful architecture, history and culture, Heritage Open Days feature properties not normally open to the public. Highlights include a chance to visit the honeymoon villa of the composer Elgar which is part of a row of villas that will be open to the public in Alexandra Gardens, Ventnor. Tel. 08443 351884

Something for Teenagers

September 17

Queen Elizabeth Country Park will be hosting Butserfest 2011, an alcohol and drug-free event aimed at 14-20 year olds. Welsh rockers Funeral For A Friend will headline the best local and national up-and-coming bands, plus free activities. Food and refreshments will also be available. Tel. 02392 595040

Boutique market

September 18

After the success of the Southsea Boutique Market, the indoor fair is coming to the Guildhall, Portsmouth. Market goers can explore the two grand rooms, where there will be something for everyone from jewellery to vintage clothing.

Historic talks

September 22

Researchers Joan Russell and Maggie Ventham will be hosting a talk on The Alverstoke Charter of Liberty at Gosport Discover Centre. Find out all about the real-life detective story involving the Norman establishment and the street revolutionaries of the 13th Century. Tel. 08456 035631


September 3

Back by popular demand, this year’s Pulse Festival will be taking place at Sunnyfield’s Farm, near Southampton. Last year’s festival featured a stellar line up of artists and this year is set to be bigger and better with two live stages, as well as local ale, cider and wine, a farmers market and children’s area.

Tel. 02380 861266

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