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The Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards 2016/17

The Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Jane Rutter, has announced the launch of the Winchester District Community Awards for 2016/17. Now a firm fixture in the city’s diary, the Mayor’s Awards recognise and celebrate the organisations and individuals who give outstanding service to the people and places of the Winchester District. Cllr Rutter said: “The aim […]

Winchester ‘Rain Jane’ trail makes a splash for Jane Austen bicentenary

An innovative new trail to raise awareness of a programme of events across Hampshire to mark the 200th anniversary of local author Jane Austen has been commissioned by Winchester City Council and sponsored by Winchester College and the Jane Austen Society of North America. The trail, the brainchild of AR Design Studio in Little Minster […]

Winchester invites public art proposals

Artists, designers and creative professionals are being invited to make a new piece of public art for the heart of Winchester. Expressions of interest in creating and installing a work of public art next to the Casson Block on St George’s Street are being sought by Winchester City Council. The specification, with a contract value […]

Celebrating The South Downs Through Poetry

The chalk landscape of the South Downs has a special place in this year’s Winchester Poetry Festival (October 7-9 2016). Seven poets whose lives and imaginations have been shaped by this area of outstanding natural beauty have been commissioned to create new work, which will be celebrated in a special event and a new anthology […]

Davis Cup Trophy Tour to visit Winchester

The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas will officially arrive in Winchester this month as part of a national Trophy Tour of Great Britain. Following Great Britain’s historic win against Belgium in the 2015 Davis Cup Final, when Team GB hoisted the trophy for the first time in 79 years, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) wanted […]

Major New Poetry Prize Beats Predictions

A new poetry prize, launched this year as part of Winchester Poetry Festival, has attracted just under 1,500 entries from over 640 poets – a response which has far exceeded organisers’ expectations. Winchester Poetry Festival chair Stephen Boyce said: “Our aim is to promote and foster exciting new talent with this open, international Competition and […]

Chief Executive to leave Winchester City Council

Simon Eden has announced that he is leaving his role as Chief Executive of Winchester City Council after 13 years. The announcement was made after the City Council’s Cabinet meeting (Wednesday 8 June 2016). Cllr Stephen Godfrey, the Leader of Winchester City Council, said: “Simon Eden has announced his departure from Winchester City Council and […]

The art doctor will see you now

Free surgery sessions for Winchester-based artists will continue in the city’s ArtCafé in Jewry Street monthly until February 2017. The first session is on Thursday 28 April from 9am to 1pm, but you will need to book an appointment. If you are a creative business based in the Winchester area, or are thinking of setting […]

Registration now open for Family Ride at Winchester Criterium & CycleFest 2016

The Family Ride, in partnership with South Downs National Park, will take place on the circuit on Criterium day, Sunday 5 June, from 10am to 11am, leaving from the Broadway. This ride is not a race. Instead, it provides a unique opportunity to cycle traffic and pedestrian-free in the heart of Winchester around the same […]

New ideas for Winchester’s thriving markets programme

Winchester City Council is collecting evidence to inform the next steps for the development of its busy programme of markets. The markets have been a huge hit with visitors and with many regular shoppers. Since their introduction to the High Street in 2010, the presentation, line-up and location of the stalls has continued to evolve. […]