10 events and things to do in Hampshire - March 2017
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Charlotte Tomlinson-White has scoured the county to bring you the top Hampshire events taking place this month
Having a Ball
Australia’s national ballet company, The Australian Ballet, presents this award-winning production of Cinderella.
Created by Alexei Ratmansky, one of the world’s most sought after choreographers, the production features the extraordinary designs of Jerome Kaplan. Cinderella attends the King’s Ball and meets the handsome Prince, who travels the kingdom with her glass slipper to find her.
Will they live happily ever after?
• When: March 1
• Where: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea PO5 2SH, kingsportsmouth.co.uk
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Jane’s Local Life
Head to the Langstone Room and join Elizabeth Proudman for this fascinating talk, Jane Austen and her family ties. June 2017 marks 200 years since Jane Austen’s death. She was born in the village of Steventon, and although she lived for a few years in Bath, she spent the majority of her life in Hampshire and her six novels were all written here – three in Steventon and three in Chawton. Elizabeth Proudman will be discussing Jane’s childhood and her family.
• When: March 9
• Where: The Spring Arts & Heritage, 56 East Street, Havant PO9 1BS, thespring.co.uk
Spend quality time with your mother at this Mother’s Day Celebration Chocolate Making Workshop, creating your own unique handmade chocolates. Under expert guidance, Chocolate Craft will teach you how to decorate your chocolates with fine piping techniques as well as package your finished product in a professional way. There will also be the chance to make a Mother’s Day’ chocolate lolly! Refreshments are included.
• When: March 25
• Where: Chocolate Craft Ltd, Unit 1, Upton Park Farm, Old Alresford SO24 9EB, chocolatecraft.co.uk
When Henry Paid a Visit
Find out more about Henry VIII’s visit to this estate with Anne Boleyn in 1535. Usually only available to Oxford University students, Dr Lucy Kaufman delves into tales of the Royal Progress.
• When: March 10
• Where: The Vyne, Sherborne St John, RG24 9HL, nationaltrust.org.uk/vyne
Romance of Brit Art
The Romantic Thread in British Art features works from the 18th century to present day from Southampton’s fine art collection..
• When: March 11 to April 26
• Where: Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery, Basingstoke RG21 7QD, hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/willis-museum
Laughs with a Misfit
Zoe Lyons brings her new show, Little Misfit, to Basingstoke. As the awkward gay kid at school with a different accent and alopecia, she never felt part of the gang, but is now happy being a misfit.
• When: March 11
• Where: The Forge, Churchill Way, RG21 7QR, www.anvilarts.org.uk
Hitting the Heights
Think of Flight Brigade as a family and you will start to understand their chemistry. Hear their songs as epic stories to which each member is essential and you begin to grasp what makes their music so incredibly powerful.
The grand orchestral sweeps, the crunching anthemic guitars, the striking mix of male and female have brought Flight Brigade comparisons to Arcade Fire and Of Monsters and Men, other pop troupes who refused to compromise their size for the sake of their sound.
Expect an amazing live performance from the band from Liss.
• When: March 25
• Where: West End Centre, Aldershot Queens Road, Aldershot GU11 3JD, hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/west-end-centre
Lowdown on Gin
Enjoy an introductory evening to the marvellous world of gin with founder and distiller Paul Bowler, from the award-winning Twisted Nose of Winchester Distillery. Discover the history of the distillery, the distilling process and different styles of gin available. Gin and Bear It is a must for gin enthusiasts and newcomers. Booking is essential.
• When: March 10
• Where: Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Romsey SO51 0QA, www3.hants.gov.uk/hilliergardens
Brace yourself for a gripping and terrifying performance of The Woman In Black and then venture on a haunted theatre tour on this theatre and ghost walk. Led by Victorian ghost expert Professor Frederick, wander through the corridors in the hope of encountering spectral residents from the past 160 years. According to legend, the ghost of Henry Rutley, who opened New Theatre Royal in 1856, is said to wander the corridors of the theatre, as is former theatre manager, Herbert Ralph who committed suicide in 1923. Spooky!
• When: March 30 and 31
• Where: New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD, newtheatreroyal.com
Bound to be a Hoot
Wrap up warm, take a torch and step out in the dark with the owls. Held on Saturday evenings throughout the spring, these enchanting ‘Owls by Moonlight’ events give visitors the opportunity to see the owls really awake and at their best. Expect a magical evening with these beautiful feathered creatures. Plus enjoy a light supper as part of the experience. Numbers are strictly limited, so it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.
• When: March 4, 11, 18, 25
• Where: The Hawk Conservancy Trust, Sarson Lane, Weyhill, Andover SP11 8DY, hawk-conservancy.org