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Recipe for a Great Half Term

February half-term in Kent (Monday 17th - Friday 21st February FYI) has plenty to tempt you and your little ones. From some exciting exhibitions and hands-on history to up-close animal encounters and adventures in the great outdoors, we've got all the ingredients needed for a stress-free week off with the kids in the Garden of England.  Read more

Toss Pancakes at Winchester Cathedral

The event, The Annual Winchester Pancake Race, the second, is played out against the awesome backdrop of the magnificent Winchester Cathedral and starts at 12.30pm with entertainment from Winchester University Buskers Society with pancakes and refreshments available.  Read more

Kent Life Heritage Farm Announces 2020 Dates

Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, a 28-acre working farm and visitor attraction situated in Sandling, Maidstone, announces new 2020 dates for some of its most popular annual events for groups.  Read more

Ideas for Your First Date in Kent

Trust us, we know how daunting the first date experience can be. The combination of nerves, excitement, fear of the dreaded awkward silence… and don't even get us started on choosing what to wear.  Read more

Two New Exhibitions are Launched

Exhibitions by two emerging artists will open on January 25th in the Contemporary Gallery at God’s House Tower, Southampton. The 700 year old building has recently undergone a major £3.1m refurbishment and has welcomed more than 5,000 visitors since opening in October 2019.  Read more

Raphael: Prince Albert's Passion

2020 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael and to commemorate this significant event, exhibitions are being staged around the world to celebrate Raphael’s achievement as one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. The Lightbox is the only regional gallery in the UK to be mounting an exhibition about Raphael in 2020.  Read more

Spa Valley Diesel & Beer Weekend

The first enthusiast event of the 2020 is the Diesel and Beer Weekend on 21 and 22 March 2020. The event will see the railway’s heritage diesels take to the stage for two days of diesel filled action.  Read more

2020 Exhibition Highlights at The Lightbox

The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking, Surrey, has a full and varied exhibition programme to look forward to in 2020. From an in-depth look at David Hockney’s ingenious exploration of a diverse range of media, to Prince Albert’s fascination with Renaissance artist Raphael, to the historical roots of Bridget Riley’s art and her working methods; there is something for all artistic tastes at The Lightbox in 2020.  Read more

2020 Events at Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle announces 2020 events calendar. Gorgeous gardens and living history galore for groups of all sizes.  Read more

Christmas in Winchester now Available

This year’s Christmas in Winchester Guide is now available, and will be door-dropped to 50,000 households in the Winchester district in the coming days.  Read more

David Hockney - Ways of Working

'Portrait of Sir David Webster' 1971, Acrylic on canvas 57 x 72'' © David Hockney Photo Credit Richard Schmidt Spanning six decades of creative output, this exhibition takes an in-depth look at David Hockney’s ingenious exploration of a diverse range of media, from painting techniques, draughtsmanship and printmaking skills, to photography, designs for the stage and the embrace of digital technologies such as the iPad, Photoshop and inkjet processes.  Read more

Culture on the Kent Coast

As the Turner Prize opens in Margate, Kent looks ahead to an exciting year of culture in 2020…  Read more

Group Travel this Spring at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace has unveiled a fantastic programme of new slide talks for 2020. The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site is a truly unique destination for group visitors both from the UK and overseas.  Read more

Kings and Scribes: Birth of a Nation

Explore Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation, a stunning new exhibition now open at Winchester Cathedral. Winchester Cathedral is a living monument to the heritage of England and is one of the most historically significant buildings in Britain. From the time of Alfred the Great until after the Norman Conquest, Winchester was England’s capital and the Cathedral was its royal chapel. Much of England’s early history was based here and twelve English kings are believed to be buried here – meaning that Winchester can lay claim to being the first Royal Mausoleum.  Read more

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