Interesting Events – Aug 2016

A monthly digest of upcoming events in our region that local residents may find interesting, and of which they may otherwise be unaware.  If you know of any others worth including, please send details to the site’s Admin.

Wednesday 3rd – Saturday 13th August Cowes – Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week the World’s best-known sailing regatta.  Red Arrows display August 11th at 19:20pm.

Thursday 18th August – Sunday 21st August 2016 – Bournemouth Air Festival

By the sea and completely free. Red Arrows confirmed for all 4-days along with the RN Black Cats Helicopter Display Team, Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team and Swiss Air Force Super Puma Display Team!

Thursday 25th – Monday 29th August Blandford Forum – Great Dorset Steam Fair

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is an annual show featuring steam-powered vehicles and machinery. It now covers 600 acres and runs for five days.

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th August Basingstoke – Carfest South

CarFest presents a unique and fabulously eclectic mix of music, cars and fun. Red Arrows display Sat 27th at 13:00. Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton Road, Overton Hampshire RG25 3DR. Laverstoke Park Farm is owned by Racing Driver Jody Scheckter.

Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th August Basingstoke – Dunsfold Wings and Wheels

Features a 5 hour Airshow including the Red Arrows on both days (16:30 and 12:00 noon) and a 2 Hour Motoring Show.

 

Slightly Further Ahead

Friday 9th September Stockbridge – Museum of Army Aviation Event

The Museum of Army Flying holds a special lecture at Stockbridge Town Hall. Guest Speaker is world record breaker, adventure balloonist and author of ‘The Edge of Space’, Colin Prescot. A chance meeting with a hot-air balloon owning Afghan princess, hanging 300m below a helicopter in the Grand Canyon and breaking the World Record for a non-stop orbital flying machine: 17 days and 18 hours of endurance, surviving being sucked into a lethal thunderstorm over Central Thailand. Colin Prescot joins us to share his remarkable story. 19:00. Refreshments will be available from 18.30. £10.00 Lecture Ticket.  https://www.armyflying.com/events/

Saturday, 10th September – Romsey Show

Just in case you’d forgotten… here’s the show’s website.

Friday 16th – Sunday 25th September – Southampton Boat Show 2016

The UK’s largest purpose-built Show marina in the late summer sunshine. This year’s Show is a festival of boating fun for all the family. Brand new attractions to enjoy, see and have a go at as well as much loved favourites.

Mixed in with over 100s of exhibitors and 1000s of boats and brands this really is a festival of boating fun for everyone. There are so many ways to get out on the water, whether you are new to boating or an experienced sailor so buy now.

 

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