All news items in 'Winchester'


Winchester marks 10th year of Cathedral Christmas events

Christmas in Winchester will be more magical than ever this year with a national television launch, Santa’s grotto and the iconic Coca Cola Christmas truck joining for the first time the city’s famous ice rink and Christmas market. This year marks the 10th Cathedral Christmas market and Ice Rink and, in a bid to add […]



Winchester supports national white ribbon campaign

Winchester will support a campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse with an event in the city centre on Wednesday 25 November (10am-3pm). The ‘White Ribbon Campaign’ is a national and international effort to highlight the impact domestic abuse has on individuals and families. Members of Winchester Community Safety Partnership, Domestic Abuse and Violence Forum […]



Paralympic ‘personal bests’ event

A two-day sporting event for children and adults with additional needs is to be held in the Winchester area in August. The event, known as ‘Paralympic Personal Bests’ has been organised by Winchester City Council in partnership with Winchester Go LD, Hampshire Horse Riding Therapy Centre, Places for People Leisure and Cycles4all. The aim is […]



Winchester CycleFest and Criterium 2015

Winchester CycleFest invites you to bring your bike to the Broadway, Winchester, and join in fun cycling activities from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 7 June 2015. This free event, hosted by Winchester City Council, brings a range of exciting cycling activities from pedal-powered Scalextric to a cycle stunt display, and from a mountain-bike track […]



New events planned for Winchester Guildhall

Winchester’s Guildhall is planning to diversify its range of events to include music, comedy, theatre and film. New General Manager, Chris Smith, intends to give a new lease of life to the historic venue in the heart of the city. Chris said: “It’s an exciting time, as we introduce changes to how we operate to […]



Try tennis for free in Winchester

Try tennis for free at River Park Leisure Centre in Winchester on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May. The ‘Great British Tennis Weekend’ features sessions to suit all ages and abilities. It runs from 1pm to 5pm and includes mini tennis, junior, adult, cardio, family time and free play. The event is run by Winchester […]



Winchester Criterium Trail launched

A new family-friendly trail has been launched as part of the 2015 Winchester Criterium and CycleFest organised by Winchester City Council. The Criterium Trail invites budding ‘cycle explorers’ to track down wheel-shaped clues hidden around Winchester in each of the participating shops and rearrange them into a cycle-themed word to claim their prize. This year […]



Community cookery skills courses in Winchester

A new six-week course of community cookery skills classes aimed at men over 55 will be run by Winchester City Council, thanks to a public health funding grant from Hampshire County Council. The course has had previous success in a number of areas across the Winchester District. Des Holyhead, who attended the course in Bishop’s […]



Freedom Parade in Winchester

A Freedom Parade involving the King’s Royal Hussars will take place in Winchester on Thursday 9 July. The event is being arranged jointly by the Regiment and Winchester City Council in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Hussars. The right of ‘Freedom of Entry’ to the city is an ancient privilege and allows a […]



Wanted – new tourist guides for Winchester

Winchester Area Tourist Guides Association has teamed up with Winchester City Council, the University of Winchester and Winchester BID to recruit new guides for the city. Winchester has had a team of professional tourist guides for many years, and the current guides enjoy their varied work. They are inviting applications from anyone who shares their […]