Nearby Events – July 2018

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 that you think are worth including, please send details to the Editor.

Sunday 1st July – Southampton

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for theArmed Forces community, from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets. The event will start with a parade through the city centre, starting at Holy Rood Church at 11am, comprising military personnel, armed forces veterans, cadet forces, re-enactors and marching bands. A military vehicle cavalcade will follow the foot parade, finishing in Guildhall Square where there will be static displays including aircraft and a Chieftain tank. Aboard a vintage bus there will be a film about the Spitfire, a stage with various musical entertainment including The Hampshire Caledonian Pipe Band and The Decadettes, a 40’s style singing group. There will also be free themed guided walks by the Southampton Tourist Guides Association.  For more info click here.

Sunday 1st July – Salisbury

Old Sarum Airfield ‘Vintage Sunday’ Event

Our popular event for vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and aircraft. Join us on the first Sunday of every month for this informal gathering. Free. Arrivals from 10am. Free landings at Old Sarum for all aircraft registered before 1960. Reduced entry (£5) to the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection for pilots of pre-1960 aircraft and drivers/riders of classic and vintage cars and motorbikes. On arrival, please follow the signs and look out for marshals who will direct you to a dedicated parking area.  Cars and motorbikes must not enter the active airfield.  Information on events at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection can be found on Facebook page: or at

3rd-5th July – Southampton

Seawork 2018

Seawork International is Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition. Seawork is regarded as the industry’s one-stop-shop, providing buyers, legislators and influencers with direct access to the commercial marine and workboat market, its products, its innovations and its people, for three invaluable days every year. Since 1998 Seawork International has delivered a unique on-shore and on-water trade exhibition. Nowadays, Seawork comprises an exhibition, conference and awards, attracting over 7,600 industry professionals, 10,500 products and services, together with over 70 vessels. Seawork International will return 3-5 July 2018 at the prestigious Mayflower Park venue in Southampton, UK.

Wednesday 4th July – Romsey

South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society (SHHAS) Talk

‘Canberra Target Towing’ a talk by Joe Marsden. All meetings 7.30 for 7.45pm start. Romsey Working Men’s Conservative Club. Non-members very welcome (£4 on the door). Contact Phil Wiltshire

Saturday 7th July – Portsmouth

Actions Stations STEM Open Day

The STEM Open Day at Action Stations offers interactive science, technology and engineering activities for university students and kids of all ages! The day will involve: Fun and interactive science, engineering and technology experiments for the whole family. Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, College Road, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ.

Sunday 8th July –  Sopley (nr Bransgore)

Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Open Day

The museum has a wealth of pictures and artefacts commemorating the aviation operations and aircraft of WW2 involving the 12 airfields and also the training airfield at East Boldre from WW1. Open from  10am-4pm for this open day for which the Trustees ask for a donation of £5 for adults, £2 for 10-16 year olds and ‘under 10s’ are free.  The museum is in Mosquito Way, accessed via the new housing estate BH23 8AU, off Derritt Lane, Bransgore, Turn left immediately on entering the estate.    See the Facebook page or  the website at <> or further details via email at <>

Wednesday 11th July – Winchester

Science Centre & Planetarium Lecture Series

Valhalla, Discworld and 21st Century Cosmology by Professor Bernard Jones (University of Groningen) with Marlies van de Weijgaert (University of Groningen). Cosmology has made gigantic leaps over the last half century. Our perception of the Universe has undergone a shift. We now ‘know’ that it expanded from a Hot Big Bang, we know its size, its temperature and how fast it is expanding and all of this with a precision undreamt of only 50 years ago. We now have our ‘Standard Model of the Universe’. 4:30pm lecture £8/£6 and 6:30pm lecture £10/£8. Airbus Defence and Space Planetarium in Winchester, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ.

12th-15th July – Chichester

2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Saturday, 19th June 1993, was a momentous day for Goodwood: it was the opening day of the very first Festival of Speed, aimed at bringing motorsport back to this historically important venue. No barriers, no wire fences, a paddock open to tall, and a Hill climb that snaked to the top of Goodwood Park. From the beginning, it was ‘the garden party of the Gods’. On the manicured lawns of an English stately home, the tranquil sophistication of a summer garden party is shattered by a piercing wail as a Formula One car screeches up the front drive, wreathed in tyre smoke. It’s an unforgettable experience: a visceral assault on the senses; an intoxicating display of speed and power; a unique joining of the past, present and future of automotive. Welcome to the Festival of Speed.

Friday 13th July – Lyndhurst

New Forest Aviation Group (NFAG) Lecture

‘The New Forest Airfields during WW2’ by Dr Henry Goodall. Henry is Chairman of FONFA, Friends of the New Forest Airfields.  The twelve airfields of the New Forest area played an important part in WW2 helping to secure the eventual victory, especially with the support of D-Day. They were involved in every aspect of air warfare from research and development, training, flying on both defensive and offensive missions and supporting the operations of secret agents and Resistance Organisations in occupied Europe.  Doors open at 7pm for prompt 7.30pm start at Lyndhurst Community Centre. Visitors £4 including light refreshment. Contact Stephen Robson:

Saturday 14th July – Portsmouth

UTC Portsmouth STEM Open Day

In partnership with the award winning charity, The Girls Network, UTC Portsmouth are organising a thought-provoking, fun and interactive event for girls interested in STEM. The event aims to support girls aged 13 – 16 into STEM subjects and improve the visibility of women in those fields. The event will bring together a great selection of women speakers from the various STEM topics to give inspirational talks, host engaging discussion panels and speak one-to-one with the girls about their careers and experiences. 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Sunday 15th July – Sherborne

Classics and Supercars 2018

Now in its 15th year, Classic & Supercars can now be regarded as certainly one of the premier classics and supercar shows in the South of England with upwards of 2,000 cars on display, from veterans to the latest supercars. In the last 4 years the show has raised in excess of £130,000 for national and local charities.

Sunday 22nd July – Brooklands

2018 Brooklands (BTM) Classic Car Show and Jumble

The Brooklands (BTM) Classic Car Show and Jumble is an annual event held at the heart of British Motorsport – Brooklands. The show and jumble surround the 1907 Clubhouse and spreads out through the Motoring Village, Finishing Straight and the original banked track itself.

Thursday 26th July – Salisbury

Museum of Army Flying Event

Flying without Aircraft a Lecture with Fraser Corsan, the World Record holder for Fastest Speed Flown in a Wingsuit. Have you ever wondered what it was like to jump out of a plane and just fly? Fraser Corsan, the World Record holder for Fastest Speed Flown in a Wingsuit, will share his experiences of jumping from an aircraft at 35,508ft and travelling at over 249mph! The talk covers the history of early wingsuit development and the inherent dangers and challenges that had to be overcome up to the current day development.  A curry supper is available from the Museum of Flying’s Apache Cafe team from 6pm (vegetarian meal also offered). Curry suppers are limited to 60, so book now to avoid disappointment. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  £10 lecture, £7.50 supper.  Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8DY.



4th-5th August – Beaulieu

Supercar Weekend

Join us for the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend the must-see family spectacular that brings some of the world’s most exclusive and desirable motors to Beaulieu.


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