Winchester Criterium and Cyclefest 2018

Winchester Criterium and CycleFest is back for its sixth year, bigger and even better for 2018 – supported again by headline sponsors Hargroves Cycles. The Criterium race, which will take place on Sunday 10 June, is widely regarded by riders and fans as the best of its kind. Taking place in the heart of the […]



Mayor of Winchester’s awards celebrates a decade of honouring district’s volunteers

The 10th annual Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards took place on Wednesday 21 March 2018 to honour and thank the many residents who carry out a huge range of voluntary roles to serve the Winchester District community. Cllr David McLean, the 818th Mayor of Winchester marked the significant anniversary by inviting Chris Pines – a […]



Happy exploring in Hillier’s Haven, Abbots Barton

A new open space at Abbotts Barton, Hillier’s Haven, has now opened with paths through the woodland, a meadow area with stone fire pits, bird and bat boxes, and a sculpture trail. The site was opened on T22 March by the Mayor of Winchester, Cllr David McLean, and Wonky the Woodpecker and included a host […]



In the Footsteps of the Shadow Factory

Excitement surrounds the Nuffield City Theatre ‘Studio 144’ opening and its inaugural production ‘The Shadow Factory’, telling the role that the townsfolk of Southampton played in keeping the production of the Spitfire going despite almost insurmountable odds. Destruction of the Supermarine Woolston and Itchen works between 24th and 26th Sept 1940 led to the establishment […]



Winchester Science Centre to inspire young minds at Farnborough International Air Show

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is confirmed as an official public engagement partner for the forthcoming Farnborough International Airshow on Futures Day (20th July 2018) and during the public weekend (21st – 22nd July 2018). Dedicated to sparking curiosity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the Winchester Science Centre welcomes over 170,000 visitors per […]



Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018

Hillier, the most successful exhibitor in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has announced details of its 2018 garden. “STIHL Inspiration” by Hillier will take on a more rustic theme than previously featured in Hillier’s exhibits with corten steel throughout, and orange and blue flowering plants will add warmth alongside the traditional feature […]



VTB Capital Garden – Spirit of Cornwall at RHS Chelsea

Hampshire nursery Hortus Loci are growing for Chelsea Flower Show 2018’s The VTB Capital Garden – ‘Spirit of Cornwall’ – a unique creative collaboration not usually seen in the industry, bringing together garden designers, architects, a composer, musicians and a sculptor. Garden design is by multi award-winning garden designers Stuart Charles Towner & Bethany Williams, […]



Rediscovering the work of late British artist Anthony Benjamin

The University of Southampton’s Winchester School of Art is hosting a new exhibition of work by painter, sculptor and printmaker Anthony Benjamin. The show at the The Winchester Gallery (opening 2 February 2018) is the first retrospective of the artist’s work in 15 years, bringing together the vibrancy and electric colours of his early period […]



Southampton to play key role in the world’s electric vehicle revolution

he University of Southampton is set to play a key role in accelerating the development of the next generation of batteries and battery materials to power the UK’s and the world’s electric vehicle revolution. Building on the University’s strengths and expertise in High-Performance Computing and Electrochemistry, researchers from Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering have joined two […]



The Lemon Tree Trust: Growing Food, Growing Home, Growing Dignity

A garden inspired by the resilience, determination and ingenuity of refugees living in Domiz camp in Northern Iraq will be unveiled at the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Lemon Tree Trust Garden, designed with the input of refugees, is a first in the show’s 105-year history and highlights the importance of gardens and gardening to […]