Interesting Events – June 2017

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.

Saturday 3rd June Fareham – HMS Collingwood Open Day 2017
HMS Collingwood, Fareham, opens its gates for the annual Open Day, sponsored by Eight Wealth Management, featuring the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) Field Gun Competition.

Sunday 4th June Southampton – Solent Gardeners’ Fayre – 10am-4pm
A visit to the Solent Gardeners Fayre has become a must for all keen gardeners and craft enthusiasts. With over 70 exhibitors, free car parking, Michelmersh Silver Band, Southampton Ukulele Jam & children’s entertainment and refreshments, the Fayre provides an excellent day out for all the family. All proceeds go to charities supported by Rotary Club of Southampton.  For all the details, go here.

Sunday 4th June Salisbury – Old Sarum Airfield Event
A popular event for vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and aircraft. Held on the first Sunday of every month as an informal gathering. Free entry. Arrivals from 10am Free landings for all aircraft registered before 1960. On arrival, 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 Old Sarum can be found on the website:

Wednesday 7th June Romsey – South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society (SHHAS) Talk
‘Airshows’ a talk by Phil Holt. Philip Holt began his career in 1972, since then he has given over five hundred presentations to audiences from twenty to over 1,500, formal and informal, male, female or mixed audiences. He joined National Air Traffic Services (NATS) in 1972 as an Air Traffic Controller, a career spanning almost 40 years serving at seven locations, including London Heathrow, the busiest airport in the world. 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

Tuesday 13th – Thursday 15th June Southampton – Seawork 2017
Seawork International is the largest international commercial marine and workboat exhibition and conference held in a European port. It takes place over three days, every year, in Southampton, UK. Attracting more than 7,600 high calibre visitors from over 70 countries across the globe, Seawork is where buyers, sellers, innovators and legislators come together for three invaluable days at one incomparable location.

Wednesday 14th June Winchester – Science Centre & Planetarium Lecture Series
When Galaxies Collide by Professor Carolin Crawford (University of Cambridge). There is a whole Universe of galaxies out there, displaying a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours. Carolin will be talking about those ‘peculiar’ galaxies that appear very different from their mainstream counterparts – galaxies which have been pulled together and then pulled apart by gravity to make some of the most spectacular deep sky objects. Carolin will discuss the toll that such an encounter exerts on an individual galaxy’s properties, and the wider implications of the phenomenon. 4:30pm lecture £8/£6 and 6:30pm lecture £10/£8. Winchester Science Centre, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ.

Thursday, 15th June – Chilworth Gardening Club – Chilworth Manor – 7.30pm
A timely focus on hanging baskets. Visitors welcome, with a £3 ticket from Cllr Finlay.

Friday 16th June Southampton – Business South Annual Conference
People, Place, Prosperity. Celebrating 10 years of the highly successful Business South Champion programme, the organisation invites you to join them at their prestigious Annual Conference taking place at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, on Friday 16th June 2017. Over the past decade, together with local organisations, the Business South Champions and business community, Business South have delivered projects and initiatives to improve the People, Place and Prosperity of our region. These remain the key priorities for Business South and this year’s Conference will explore the challenges, process and outcomes to deliver transformational change in these areas. The influence of Business South is made possible due to the high calibre of our members – our Champions and regional businesses. It is the collaboration between us that achieves a real difference for our region. Business South invite you to join them to hear from experienced speakers exploring these themes and help inform future collective projects for the benefit of your business and our region. The Keynote speaker at this year’s conference is Christine Ourmières-Widener – CEO, Flybe. For more information please visit: Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Leigh-Sara on 07506 742214 or If you would like to register to attend this event please email or call the events team on 023 8068 2520.

Sunday 25th June, 11am-3pm – Southampton – HSBC UK City Ride – FREE
Calling cyclists of all ages. Join the city’s mass cycling participation ride. There’s plenty to do for all the family on and off your bike. Register here, it’s free!

Thursday 29th June – Sunday 2nd July Chichester – Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
An intoxicating mix of cars, stars and motorsport royalty come together over four superb days for the Festival of Speed. The largest event of its kind in the world, the Festival gathers together the planet’s rarest and most glamorous cars.


1st – 16th July – Romsey Festival
Check out for full details.

Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd July Camberley – Blackbushe Festival of Flight
Blackbushe Airport celebrates 75 years of service to aviation. An incredible history with two days of flying, fun, and entertainment.

Friday 7th July Larkhill – Special Wings Over Stonehenge – A Unique Bristol Scout Returns to Larkhill
A Bristol Scout biplane will return to the Grade II Listed Flying Sheds at Larkhill for the first time in 103 years. The prototype Scout flew for the first time from Larkhill in February 1914 and no Bristol Scout has been seen there since. Scout C Serial No.1264, one of a batch produced in the Summer 1915, was recreated from three original parts kept as a souvenir by Flt Sub Lt F.D.H Bremner RNAS. She is the only airworthy Scout in the world today. This will also be a rare chance to see inside the historic Grade II listed flying sheds at Larkhill, which are normally closed to the public. To mark this unique occasion there will be a programme of engine runs, photoshoots, presentations and displays throughout the day telling the story of the Scout, its pilots, and the amazing recreation of this particular aircraft. 10.00am until 3.00pm Wood Road, Larkhill. Admission Adults £5.00. Children (under 12) Free* Further information – see attached briefing sheets. Contact: Wings Over Stonehenge. Roger Green (Event Coordinator) Tel 01980 849040 mob 07952 024090. Tim Brown (Publicity) Tel 01209 219778 mob 07753 677548. ‘Wings Over Stonehenge’ c/o Wakes Farm House, Humber Lane, Tidworth SP97AN

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