Nearby Events – Sept 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.

Thursday 30th August – Sunday 2nd September – Bournemouth

Bournemouth Air Festival 2018

Award-winning and internationally renowned, the Bournemouth Air Festival has entertained more than 9.2 million people since 2008. By the sea and free!

Sunday 2nd September – Salisbury

Old Sarum Airfield ‘Vintage Sunday’ Event

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

Wednesday 5th September – Romsey

South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society (SHHAS) Talk

”V1 to B747 – My Life and Career” a talk by Steve Thirkettle. 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 15th September – Beaulieu

Friends of The National Motor Museum Trust Lecture

F1 Cars: An Engineering Challenge. What is Formula 1? Why does a Formula 1 car look the way it does? How do the teams go about designing the cars? What are the main contributors to the car performance? These questions and more will be answered by Steve Fenwick, Head of Full-Size Car CFD at Renault Sport Racing.  The races we watch on TV are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the people and effort involved: hear about the intense, highly skilled work that you don’t see on TV, that takes place 24 hours a day at the team factories, just to take two cars racing somewhere in the World every couple of weeks. Join Steve for a look into the design, performance and complexity of modern-day F1 racing cars, including insights into the F1 world away from the TV cameras, at the pinnacle of automotive engineering. The evening will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Collections Centre at 7.30 pm. The Museum will be open from 6.00 pm (at no extra charge). A pay bar will be available in the Collections Centre for the purchase of beers, wines and soft drinks. Tickets are £7.50 for members of the Friends of the National Motor Museum, £10.00 for non-members.


Wednesday October 17th – Winchester

Science Centre & Planetarium Lecture Series

“Our solar system, compared to exoplanets” Dr Amaury Triaud (University of Birmingham). We will look at recent discoveries in exoplanets – planets orbiting other stars than the Sun. Exoplanets have surprised researchers by how different they appear to the eight planets we know so well. But are we really distinct, or just one system amongst a multitude? We will explore the properties of our planets, and those of others Suns, comparing them to one another. 4:30pm lecture £8/£6 and 6:30pm lecture £10/£8. Airbus Defence and Space Planetarium in Winchester, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ.


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