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WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL 2024

Julian Clary: A Fistful of Clary Wednesday 24 April 2024
Venue:  Theatre Royal     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  Box office: 01962 840440
Event:  Julian Clary: A Fistful of Clary - 7.30pm - You've heard of The Man With No Name? Well, here's The Man With No Shame. Julian Clary, renowned homosexual and national trinket, is fixing to saddle up and head on out for his 2024 UK tour.
Theatre Royal website:  theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk
Theatre Royal on Facebook:  facebook.com/TRWinchester
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Categories   Comedy

Winchester Uke Jam Wednesday 24 April 2024
Venue:  Winchester Rugby Club     map
Address:  North Walls Park, Hillier Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7SU
Telephone:  01962 867021
Event:  Winchester Uke Jam - 8pm - The Winchester Uke Jam meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month at The Winchester Rugby Club and all are welcome, regardless of ability. You don't have to be a uke player to join in. They welcome any stringed instrument or if you fancy playing a bit of percussion, having a sing or just want to listen then go along. Check their website for details: www.moonroller.com/winchesterukejam.htm.
Winchester Rugby Club on Facebook:  facebook.com/winchesterRugbyFootballClub
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Categories   Music jam

Nick Helm's Super Fun Good Time Show Wednesday 24 April 2024
Venue:  The Lights     map
Address:  West Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1AH
Telephone:  Box office: 01264 368368
Event:  Nick Helm's Super Fun Good Time Show - 8pm - Nick Helm – the man with the golden larynx and greatest living all-round entertainer – is BACK! After years and years of therapy, pills, personal growth and being a living legend the nation’s favourite Uncle and International Treasure-in-Waiting returns to the road to mesmerise a new generation of thrill seekers in his all new, brand new, box fresh show. Come and see your Golden Emperor shake his ass and give you the only thing you’ve ever wanted… the best damn night of your fragile lives.
The Lights website:  thelights.org.uk
The Lights on Facebook:  facebook.com/thelightsandover
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Categories   Comedy


THURSDAY 25 APRIL 2024

London Concertante: Music From The Movies Thursday 25 April 2024
Venue:  Winchester Cathedral     map
Address:  Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS
Telephone:  01962 857275
Event:  London Concertante: Music From The Movies - 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) - Get ready to be whisked away on a journey of iconic scores and soundtracks from some of the greatest movies of all time as acclaimed live orchestra London Concertante bring their spectacular ‘Music from the Movies by Candlelight’ Candlelight Concerts series to awe-inspiring cathedrals across the UK & Ireland..
Winchester Cathedral website:  winchester-cathedral.org.uk
Winchester Cathedral on Facebook:  facebook.com/winchestercathedral
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Categories   Live music

WINCHESTER'S QUEER CEILIDH DANCE Thursday 25 April 2024
Venue:  The Nutshell     map
Address:  15 Kings Walk, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AF
Telephone:  01962 808533
Event:  WINCHESTER'S QUEER CEILIDH DANCE - 7pm - Ceilidh dancing is a genre that emphasises the sociability of dances. It is often -- almost always -- called gender-free, it's inter-generational and family-friendly, and everyone is encouraged to partner with whoever they like. In this context, queerness isn't about who you partner with in a romantic way, but about rethinking how we relate to one another as a community, pushing back against social pressure to separate into cliques based on age, ethnicity, class, gender, school... WinQeilidh welcomes everyone, encourages consent culture, and teaches dancing without making assumptions about dancers.
The Nutshell website:  thenutshellwinchester.com
The Nutshell on Facebook:  facebook.com/thenutshellwinchester
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Categories   Dance

Comedy - MARTIN ROWSON: GIVING THE GIFT OF OFFENCE Thursday 25 April 2024
Venue:  The Arc     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  01962 398046
Event:  Comedy - MARTIN ROWSON: GIVING THE GIFT OF OFFENCE - 7.30pm - Martin Rowson is a multi-award-winning political cartoonist, author, ranter, illustrator, broadcaster and poet who's been assailing the world of politics and the news with his foul images for 40 years
The Arc website:  arcwinchester.org.uk
The Arc on Facebook:  facebook.com/arcwinch
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Categories   Comedy

Funke and the Two Tone Baby + Interesting Wallpaper Thursday 25 April 2024
Venue:  The Railway     map
Address:  3 St Pauls Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5AE
Telephone:  01962 867795
Event:  Funke and the Two Tone Baby + Interesting Wallpaper - 8pm - FUNKE AND THE TWO TONE BABY IS BACK OUT ON THE ROAD FOR PART TWO OF HIS REACCLIMATE TOUR
Venue notes: ID is required on the door. For full details including start times and age restrictions visit the venue's website.
The Railway website:  railwayinn.pub
The Railway on Facebook:  facebook.com/railwayinnwinchester
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Categories   Live music

Jazz at St. Paul's Thursday 25 April 2024
Venue:  St Paul's Church     map
Address:  St Paul's Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5AB
Event:  Jazz at St. Paul's - 8pm (bar from 7.30pm) - Andy Panayi (sax) with Robert Carter (piano) in a programme of works by Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter. Tickets £15 (cash only) on the door.
Categories   Live music

Andover Music Club present Ben de Souza and AGM Thursday 25 April 2024
Venue:  The Lights     map
Address:  West Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1AH
Telephone:  Box office: 01264 368368
Event:  Andover Music Club present Ben de Souza and AGM - 7.30pm - Ben de Souza presents a programme of music for solo classical accordion. Repertoire to include Baroque transcriptions, and original repertoire for the accordion from Russia and Scandinavia. The evening will also feature the Annual General Meeting.
The Lights website:  thelights.org.uk
The Lights on Facebook:  facebook.com/thelightsandover
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FRIDAY 26 APRIL 2024

No Way Out Friday 26 April 2024
Venue:  O'Neill's     map
Address:  90-91 High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AP
Telephone:  01962 844001
Event:  No Way Out - 10pm - No Way Out's website: www.no-wayout.co.uk. No Way Out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NoWayOutRocks. Classic and modern rock covers band No Way Out always have the place on its feet with an awesome mix of the most iconic party rock tracks. They're a popular and busy bunch playing the best classic and current iconic guitar-fuelled numbers by Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs, Nirvana, Muse, Stereophonics, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Killers, REM, The Police and Bruce Springsteen. And there's something new every time you see them.
O'Neill's website:  oneills.co.uk/national-search/south-east/winchester
O'Neill's on Facebook:  facebook.com/oneillswinch
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Categories   Live music

ROCKAFELLAS Friday 26 April 2024
Venue:  Exchange     map
Address:  9 Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9DZ
Event:  ROCKAFELLAS - 8pm - Live music every Friday.
Exchange website:  craftunionpubs.com/exchange-winchester
Exchange on Facebook:  facebook.com/ExchangeWinchester
Categories   Live music

Comedy - NICK HELM'S SUPER FUN GOOD TIME SHOW Friday 26 April 2024
Venue:  The Arc     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  01962 398046
Event:  Comedy - NICK HELM'S SUPER FUN GOOD TIME SHOW - 8pm - Nick Helm – the man with the golden larynx and greatest living all-round entertainer – is BACK! After years and years of therapy, pills, personal growth and being a living legend the nation’s favourite Uncle and International Treasure-in-Waiting returns to the road to mesmerise a new generation of thrill seekers in his all new, brand new, box fresh show. Come and see your Golden Emperor shake his ass and give you the only thing you’ve ever wanted… the best damn night of your fragile lives.
The Arc website:  arcwinchester.org.uk
The Arc on Facebook:  facebook.com/arcwinch
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Categories   Comedy

VINYL + New Tide Friday 26 April 2024
Venue:  The Nutshell     map
Address:  15 Kings Walk, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AF
Telephone:  01962 808533
Event:  VINYL + New Tide - 7.30pm - A fundraiser gig in support of #TheNutshellAppeal on Crowdfunder. Based in Winchester, Vinyl are a four piece indie/rock band from Peter Symonds College. The band was originally formed by Jake Jones (Guitar / Vocals) and George Henderson (Bass) when they were 11 however it wasn’t until early 2023 that they solidified their line up with Iris Roffey (Vocals / Piano) and Stanley Halliday (Drums). Having signed with LMSUK they are as committed as ever to making a career out of their music. Having spent time gigging around southern England they recently went into the studio with producer Barnaby Thwaites to record a few original songs. They released their debut single, ‘The ones I choose’ in June of 2023, it has already amassed over 2000 streams. Now back from their tour of the Scilly Isles they look towards releasing their next song 'Blame'.
The Nutshell website:  thenutshellwinchester.com
The Nutshell on Facebook:  facebook.com/thenutshellwinchester
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Categories   Live music

Heavy Lungs + Big Trousers + Speaking of Witches Friday 26 April 2024
Venue:  The Railway     map
Address:  3 St Pauls Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5AE
Telephone:  01962 867795
Event:  Heavy Lungs + Big Trousers + Speaking of Witches - 7.30pm - Touring extensively across the UK and Europe, with three EPs to their name released so far, Heavy Lungs are only just getting started with their plans for world domination.
Venue notes: ID is required on the door. For full details including start times and age restrictions visit the venue's website.
The Railway website:  railwayinn.pub
The Railway on Facebook:  facebook.com/railwayinnwinchester
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Categories   Live music

Soulful Sessions – with Dan & Jade Friday 26 April 2024
Venue:  Cart and Horses     map
Address:  London Road, Kings Worthy, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7QN
Telephone:  01962 882360
Event:  Soulful Sessions – with Dan & Jade - 7.30pm
Cart and Horses website:  thecartandhorses-kingsworthy.co.uk
Cart and Horses on Facebook:  facebook.com/thecartandhorses
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Categories   Live music

Stephen Bailey: Crass Friday 26 April 2024
Venue:  The Lights     map
Address:  West Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1AH
Telephone:  Box office: 01264 368368
Event:  Stephen Bailey: Crass - 8pm - Star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo & Would I Lie To You?, comedian and TV’s Stephen Bailey makes a very welcome return to the stage with his brand new live show, CRASS. From a working-class background in Manchester, six years working at Sainsbury’s, many a carvery and putting his hometown Denton on the map, a lot has changed for Stephen who is five years deep into a relationship, bought a home, become an uncle and climbed his way to the middle of the showbiz ladder – proving why he’s much more than a crass act.
The Lights website:  thelights.org.uk
The Lights on Facebook:  facebook.com/thelightsandover
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Categories   Comedy

KGB Live Friday 26 April 2024
Venue:  Foresters Arms     map
Address:  2 London Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 2PA
Telephone:  01264 323580
Event:  KGB Live - Glenn & Rick on guitars, Bruce on bass and John on drums.
Foresters Arms on Facebook:  facebook.com/Foresters-Arms-363519443739170
Categories   Live music


SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2024

Organ Festival 2024 Saturday 27 April 2024
Venue:  Winchester Cathedral     map
Address:  Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS
Telephone:  01962 857275
Event:  Organ Festival 2024 - 6.30pm - Concerts throughout 2024 on the newly-restored organ.
Winchester Cathedral website:  winchester-cathedral.org.uk
Winchester Cathedral on Facebook:  facebook.com/winchestercathedral
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Categories   Live music  •  Music festival

NICK TATHAM Saturday 27 April 2024
Venue:  Exchange     map
Address:  9 Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9DZ
Event:  NICK TATHAM - 7pm
Exchange website:  craftunionpubs.com/exchange-winchester
Exchange on Facebook:  facebook.com/ExchangeWinchester
Categories   Live music

Comedy - RIA LINA: RIAWAKENING Saturday 27 April 2024
Venue:  The Arc     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  01962 398046
Event:  Comedy - RIA LINA: RIAWAKENING - 7.30pm - In the aftermath of a global pandemic, comedian and scientist, Ria Lina has had a Riawakening and sees the world differently. In this, her highly anticipated debut tour, Ria tackles the issues of coming out of a global pandemic, the new normal, divorce, dating in a new digital world, motherhood and what it really means to be a woman today.
The Arc website:  arcwinchester.org.uk
The Arc on Facebook:  facebook.com/arcwinch
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Categories   Comedy

The Mike Parker Experience Saturday 27 April 2024
Venue:  The Railway     map
Address:  3 St Pauls Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5AE
Telephone:  01962 867795
Event:  The Mike Parker Experience - 8pm - Meet The Mike Parker Experience, a legendary quintet that emerged from the heart of Winchester as a musical gift for their mate Mike Parker's 40th birthday. Little did they know that this celebration
Venue notes: ID is required on the door. For full details including start times and age restrictions visit the venue's website.
The Railway website:  railwayinn.pub
The Railway on Facebook:  facebook.com/railwayinnwinchester
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Categories   Live music

Winchester Philharmonic Choir - Come & Sing Mendelssohn Elijah Saturday 27 April 2024
Venue:  St Michael's Church     map
Address:  St Michael's Passage, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9PF
Event:  Winchester Philharmonic Choir - Come & Sing Mendelssohn Elijah - 10.30am - Winchester Philharmonic Choir's website: winchesterphilharmonicchoir.org.uk. Winchester Philharmonic Choir on Facebook: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063590582173. Choir and associated orchestra Winchester Philharmonic Choir (the new name for Winchester Music Club) is one of Hampshire's longest-established choral groups with over 100 members and an associated orchestra. An independent charity run by its members, the choir benefits greatly from a close association with Winchester College, whose Master of Music, David Thomas, is their musical director. The choir enjoys first class facilities for rehearsal and the support of other music staff to facilitate sectional practise sessions for the various voice groups. Established singers who join the club will find an environment which allows them to participate at a high level in choral music - with at least one performance every year in Winchester Cathedral.
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Categories   Live music  •  Choir

Somborne Sessions: Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow Saturday 27 April 2024
Venue:  Kings Somborne Village Hall     map
Address:  Kings Somborne, Hampshire, SO20 6PP
Event:  Somborne Sessions: Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow - 7.30pm - Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow create joyous and virtuosic music that not only tugs at the heart-strings but also gets you up on your feet. "How such a complete and sensational sound can come from just two voices and two instruments is awe-inspiring. They represent live music at its best" - Americana UK. Somborne Sessions are a non-profit group based in Kings Somborne, Hampshire and run entirely by unpaid volunteers. Their aim is to bring top quality live music to their rural community and to raise money for the development and upkeep of the village hall (registered charity number 1180268).
Kings Somborne Village Hall website:  kingssombornevillagehall.co.uk
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Categories   Live music

Black Dog Saturday 27 April 2024
Venue:  The Halfway Inn     map
Address:  114 Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, SO53 2GJ
Telephone:  023 8027 5596
Event:  Black Dog - 9pm - Black Dog's website: www.blackdog-band.co.uk. Classic rock covers band Rock covers band formed in 2005 that play a mix of rock covers from Free, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Oasis, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, U2, AC/DC, GNR, Sabbath and many more.
The Halfway Inn website:  greeneking.co.uk/pubs/hampshire/halfway-inn
The Halfway Inn on Facebook:  facebook.com/Halfwayinnchandlersford
Facebook event

Categories   Live music

Southern Ruin Saturday 27 April 2024
Venue:  Angel Inn     map
Address:  95 High Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1ND
Telephone:  01264 357467
Event:  Southern Ruin
Angel Inn on Facebook:  facebook.com/angelinnandover
Categories   Live music

The Soulcatchers Saturday 27 April 2024
Venue:  Station Inn     map
Address:  63 Bridge Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1BY
Telephone:  01264 336585
Event:  The Soulcatchers - 9pm - The Soulcatchers's website: www.thesoulcatchers.co.uk. The Soulcatchers on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSoulcatchers. Soul, Motown and funk covers band The Soulcatchers are a dedicated soul band with decades of musical experience between them, they play a wide variety of soul songs, putting their own mark on some classic numbers.
Station Inn website:  stationinnandover.co.uk
Station Inn on Facebook:  facebook.com/StationInnAndover
Categories   Live music

Rorke's Drift Saturday 27 April 2024
Venue:  Foresters Arms     map
Address:  2 London Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 2PA
Telephone:  01264 323580
Event:  Rorke's Drift - Rock covers band Rorke's Drift are a high-energy rock covers band based in and around Swindon who pride themselves on ensuring their audience has fun, as well as delivering some huge rock tunes from the present day and going right back to the 70's.
Foresters Arms on Facebook:  facebook.com/Foresters-Arms-363519443739170
Categories   Live music


SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2024

New Sussex Opera The Dragon of Wantley Sunday 28 April 2024
Venue:  Theatre Royal     map
Address:  Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Telephone:  Box office: 01962 840440
Event:  New Sussex Opera The Dragon of Wantley - 4pm - The Dragon of Wantley - Lampe's 1737 smash hit: a Yorkshire legend, a send up of Italian opera seria, with earthy satire, razor wit and delightful music in the style of Handel. A dragon is terrorising the Yorkshire countryside, devouring anything it meets. The only person who can save the locals is a drunken squire - if he can put down his pint. He agrees, but just as daunting as his monstrous opponent is the love triangle that ensues. Will the dragon prevail? And who will get their man? The Dragon of Wantley, the 1737 smash hit of the London season, parodies Handel's serious operas - as well as poking fun at the government of the day. The combination of Lampe's first-rate music (of which Handel himself approved) and wonderfully witty libretto by Henry Carey makes this opera a comic gem. Don't miss the rare chance to see this masterpiece of English comic opera performed with a traditional period orchestra as New Sussex Opera sets the opera in a South Yorkshire of the 1980's (against the background of the miner's strike). The recent recording of The Dragon of Wantley from the Brook Street Band and conductor John Andrews won BBC Music Magazine 2023 Award in Opera.
Theatre Royal website:  theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk
Theatre Royal on Facebook:  facebook.com/TRWinchester
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Categories   Live music  •  Theatre  •  Opera

Fred Lane + Velour + Abigail Bignell Sunday 28 April 2024
Venue:  The Railway     map
Address:  3 St Pauls Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5AE
Telephone:  01962 867795
Event:  Fred Lane + Velour + Abigail Bignell - 7.30pm - Newly established promotions company Mosaix are hitting Platform 1 for their debut show with a killer lineup! Headliner Fred Lane are celebrating the success of their debut single, My Da Vinci, with special guests: synth-pop duo Velour and singer-songwriter Abigail Bignell! Don't miss out!
Venue notes: ID is required on the door. For full details including start times and age restrictions visit the venue's website.
The Railway website:  railwayinn.pub
The Railway on Facebook:  facebook.com/railwayinnwinchester
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Categories   Live music

Sunday Sessions: Helen Spooner & James Stretch Sunday 28 April 2024
Venue:  Foresters Arms     map
Address:  2 London Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 2PA
Telephone:  01264 323580
Event:  Sunday Sessions: Helen Spooner & James Stretch - 5pm
Foresters Arms on Facebook:  facebook.com/Foresters-Arms-363519443739170
Categories   Live music

 

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TODAY, Wednesday 24 April 2024

Julian Clary: A Fistful of Clary

Julian Clary: A Fistful of Clary

Venue: Theatre Royal
7.30pm
You've heard of The Man With No Name? Well, here's The Man With No Shame. Julian Clary, renowned homosexual and national trinket, is fixing to saddle up and head on out for his 2024 UK tour.


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