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Literary Art In Winchester

Writers Meetup, Literature Festival And Poetry Events In Winchester

For all the bibliophiles and lover of content there are a bunch of literary events in Winchester. Dive into the deep ocean of literature while you enjoy the Winchester literature festival or the litfest as you may like to call it. You get a chance to engage with the best in the business, interact with them and take away their stories. There are many literary organizations who hold writing workshops in Winchester and even competitions for that matter. All this is not limited to reading and writing, there are storytelling events, book launches, litfest, and poetry events in Winchester as well. Content is celebrated across the globe and these events just make it better. Look out for opportunities to attend poetry events, literary gatherings and writing workshops near you.

Upcoming Literary Art Events in Winchester

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WEIGHT LOSS WEDNESDAYS! Free weekly support group in Winchester.

The Old Gaolhouse , 11a Jewry Street, Winchester, United Kingdom

Looking for a FREE local weight loss support group? Look no further.  WHO Our attendees are of all ages and all genders who understand the importance of support from their peer group when it comes to losing weight. WHYSharing your tips, frustr... Read More

Wed Aug 21 2019
07:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Sep 06 2019

Martin Gayford - Michelangelo: His Epic Life

Winchester Discovery Centre , Jewry Street, SO23 8SB Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

Friday 6th September 2019 7.00pm Start Winchester Discovery Centre An evening in conversation with Michelangelo biographer Martin Gayford, author of ‘Michelangelo: His Epic Life’, in which he explores what it felt like to be Michelangelo Buonarroti, a... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Sep 09 2019

Tracy Chevalier Book Launch - A Single Thread

Winchester Cathedral , 9 The Close, SO23 9LS Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

Join novelist Tracy Chevalier for the launch of her latest novel, ‘A Single Thread’, in conversation with Alison Finch. Tracy Chevalier has always loved cathedrals, and finds Winchester's particularly rich in stories. She will discuss the genesis of her... Read More

Mon Sep 09 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Sep 10 2019

Margaret Atwood - Live in Cinemas

Thornden Hall , Thornden Hall, Thornden School, Winchester Rd, SO53 2DW Chandler's Ford, Winchester, United Kingdom

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions pre... Read More

Tue Sep 10 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Sep 11 2019

Keats in Winchester

Winchester College , College St, SO23 9NA Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

The poet John Keats spent a productive time in Winchester in 1819; taking regular walks in the water meadows, and wrote his beautiful ode “To Autumn” after walking to the Hospital of St Cross. To mark the 200th anniversary, the school is hosting a publi... Read More

Wed Sep 11 2019
07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
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Sep 17 2019

No Man's Land

Theatre Royal Winchester , Jewry Street, SO23 8SB Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

A chance meeting between two elderly writers in a North London pub leads to an alcohol-fuelled night of reminiscences and verbal sparring. Hirst, a wealthy recluse, invites Spooner, a down-at-heel poet, to his Hampstead townhouse for a nightcap. As the s... Read More

Tue Sep 17 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Sep 19 2019

Behind the scenes tour at The Great Hall

The Great Hall , Winchester, United Kingdom

Want to discover more, then why not join us for special historical tours exploring the fascinating stories of The Great Hall, Winchester Castle and the trials and tribulations of the Great Hall as a law court. Visitors will join one of our enthusia... Read More

Thu Sep 19 2019
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Women of Winchester - Historical Walk

The Buttercross , High Street, Winchester, United Kingdom

Join us on Thursday 19th for a fascinating walking tour of Winchester, even those who have lived in Winchester for decades will probably discover new facts about their home city. This gentle walk with Dr Sue Anderson-Faithful around the streets of W... Read More

Thu Sep 19 2019
02:00 pm to 03:30 pm

Winchester Poet Power : The Path to Keat’s Autumn - Talk by Dr Tim Hands

Winchester College , College St, SO23 9NA Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

John Keats famously conceived his Ode to Autumn, one of the most celebrated of Romantic poems, 200 years ago, on a walk to St Cross. A less well-known succession of Winchester philosophers and poets deeply influenced Romanticism. Dr Tim Hands, Headmaster... Read More

Thu Sep 19 2019
07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Clare Teal

Theatre Royal Winchester , Jewry Street, SO23 8SB Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

Clare Teal and her Trio Brand New Show for 2019 Part of Winchester Jazz Festival 2019 As the hot bed of Teal creativity, award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal’s concerts with her Trio are constantly evolving and renowned across the... Read More

Thu Sep 19 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

'Pie Fidelity: In Defense of British Food'

The Stable , Winchester, United Kingdom

In Britain, we have always had an awkward relationship with food. We've been told for so long that we are terrible cooks and yet when someone with a clipboard asks us what the best things are about being British, our traditional food and drink are... Read More

Thu Sep 19 2019
07:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Sep 20 2019

West Hill Cemetery Guided Tour - morning

West Hill Cemetery , Winchester, United Kingdom

West Hill Cemetery opened in 1840 and for three quarters of a century was the main burial place in Winchester. These guided tours will reveal the fascinating history of the cemetery and some of the notable people buried there, including two holders of the... Read More

Fri Sep 20 2019
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Sep 21 2019

Winchester Women and the Girls’ Friendly Society

Hampshire Record Office , Sussex St, Winchester, United Kingdom

In the late 19th century Winchester was a centre of philanthropic activity. The home of the Mothers' Union, Winchester was also the cradle of its precursor, The Girl's Friendly Society (GFS). Founded in 1875, the GFS was the first women's organisation ado... Read More

Sat Sep 21 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Tea and scandal with Pedlars and Petticoats

Winchester City Mill , 174 High Street, Winchester, United Kingdom

Not essential to book but only 20places available per performance so priority will be given to those who have booked Pedlars and Petticoats present their new theatrical interlude “Tea and Scandal”. A light hearted, imagined conversation over t... Read More

Sat Sep 21 2019
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Historian Rebecca Rideal Unravels One of the Most Important Events in British History

Winchester Discovery Centre , Jewry Street, Winchester, United Kingdom

We do hope you can join historia Rebecca Rideal for this fascinating lecture. At 2pm, on Tuesday 30 January 1649, King Charles I stepped onto a wooden scaffold outside Whitehall’s Banqueting House. In front of an audience of thousands, he was... Read More

Sat Sep 21 2019
02:30 pm to 03:30 pm

Sep 22 2019

Loose Muse Poets perform in Church of St Lawrence-in-the-Square

Church of St Lawrence , 18-19 The Square, Winchester, United Kingdom

Join us for an hour of poetry readings by ‘Loose Muse Winchester’ poets organised by poet Sue Wrinch. Poems have been especially written for Heritage Open Days on this year’s theme of ‘People Power’ and for the local theme of Hampshire Food & Drink. C... Read More

Sun Sep 22 2019
02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Hyde 900's Keats in Hyde: A Guided Walk with poetry readings

Corner of Paternoster Row and Colebrook Street , Winchester, United Kingdom

Join Hyde 900 for discussion and poetry readings as we walk in Keat's footsteps north from the site of his lodgings in Paternoster Row in the city centre out to Abbots Barton via Hyde, and mark the bicentenary of his famous ode 'To Autumn'. Considered one... Read More

Sun Sep 22 2019
05:15 pm to 06:30 pm

Heritage Quiz at the Hyde Tavern 2019

The Hyde Tavern , 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, United Kingdom

Returming for the second year . . . . .  Pit your wits against other quiz teams and discover how much you really know about heritage. None other than Kevin Ashman of BBC2’s Eggheads will be your quizmaster for the evening. If you’re a local you will... Read More

Sun Sep 22 2019
07:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Sep 23 2019

Alice Roberts

Theatre Royal Winchester , Jewry Street, SO23 8SB Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

An Evening with Alice Roberts: Digging into Britain’s Past Anthropologist, author and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts has been delving into Britain’s past, and making archaeology programmes, for nearly twenty years. Alice joined Time Team as a bone... Read More

Mon Sep 23 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Sep 24 2019

Roger McGough and LiTTLe MACHiNe

Theatre Royal Winchester , Jewry Street, SO23 8SB Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

Roger McGough, one of Britain’s best-loved poets, is the author of over seventy books of poetry and editor of numerous anthologies. Exuberant new collection joinedupwriting ranges from forgotten friendships and the idiosyncrasies of family life to the tr... Read More

Tue Sep 24 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Sep 29 2019

Benjamin Zephaniah

Theatre Royal Winchester , Jewry Street, SO23 8SB Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

He befriended Nelson Mandela, fought in the 1980s race riots and recorded radical reggae music with Bob Marley’s former band. Benjamin Zephaniah was unable to read and write at school but became one of Britain’s most remarkable poets. And now he’s back to... Read More

Sun Sep 29 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Winchester Discovery Centre , Jewry Street, SO23 8SB Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing Sunday 29th September 2019 7.30pm Winchester Discovery Centre Winchester Comedy Festival presents: Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing One of British comedy's most exciting talents (although she's Danish), winner of the prestigious Ed... Read More

Sun Sep 29 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Oct 03 2019

Bright Star: Film Screening

Winchester Discovery Centre , Jewry Street, SO23 8SB Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

Come and join us at a special screening of Bright Star, the critically-acclaimed 2009 biopic of poet John Keats, to mark the 200th anniversary of the fateful visit to Winchester that inspired ‘To Autumn’. Following Keats through the final few years of h... Read More

Thu Oct 03 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Oct 05 2019

Writing: Naturally all-day workshop

St Cross , St Faith's Hall, Winchester, United Kingdom

A good story requires us, as writers, to be attentive to place and space, to use the senses and mine the motivations and emotions of our characters in a way that is natural, specific and resonant. Join novelist and creative writing tutor Judith Hene... Read More

Sat Oct 05 2019
10:30 am to 04:00 pm

Autumn Comedy Gala

Theatre Royal Winchester , Jewry Street, SO23 8SB Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

Winchester Comedy Festival present Autumn Comedy Gala 2019 Jan Ravens With her unique mix of hilarious mimicry and sharp satire, Jan Ravens is one of the UK’s most successful impressionists. She is a long-running star of BBC’s Dead Ringers and was recent... Read More

Sat Oct 05 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Oct 08 2019

The Book Group: "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" by Shirley Jackson

Cabinet Rooms , 2 De Lunn Buildings, Winchester, United Kingdom

This month the Book Group is discussing "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" by Shirley Jackson. Please note that the author will not be attending this book discussion. Shirley Jackson's masterpiece: the deliciously dark and funny... Read More

Tue Oct 08 2019
07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Oct 10 2019

South Hampshire PA Network: Cyber Security for PAs & EAs with Monica Seeley

Westley Court , Sparsholt College, Hillside Road, Winchester, United Kingdom

We at South Hampshire PA Network are pleased to confirm the rescheduled date for our latest networking event for PAs, EAs, VAs and Office Managers. We are delighted to welcome back Dr Monica Seeley of Mesmo Consultancy, following her session with us in 20... Read More

Thu Oct 10 2019
05:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Rory McLeod Solo Concert

The Hyde Tavern , 57 Hyde Street, SO23 7DY Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

Rhythmic storyteller, multi-instrumentalist, …telling unpalatable truths about broken hearts…social injustice…in songs, that are percussive, bold, lyrical, deeply personal …and have an unexpected edge to them, accompanied by spoons, harmonica, guitar, tro... Read More

Thu Oct 10 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Oct 12 2019

Ancient & Modern Presents Owen Tromans and Provincials

Ancient & Modern , Upstairs at the Railway, 3 St Paul's Hill, SO22 5AE Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

Ancient and Modern returns for the first in our new concert series. Tickets £5 advance / £7 door Buy here: https://www.railwayinn.pub/shows/owen-tromans-album-launch-show-provincials/ Following the ‘suburban loner folk’ of 2016’s Winter Tape EP, Owen T... Read More

Sat Oct 12 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Robert Newman

Theatre Royal Winchester , Jewry Street, SO23 8SB Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

In a world gone crazy, can philosophy help? This sparklingly brilliant new show tries to give you the answer. Rob Newman (stand up legend, best-selling novelist, Radio 4 Sony Award Winner) attempts to piece together a philosophy for our troubled times b... Read More

Sat Oct 12 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Oct 19 2019

Autumn Grand Regency Ball in Jane Austen Country

Avington Park , Winchester, United Kingdom

The Autumn Regency Ball, an evening event like no other!Arriving in the Painted Hall at 7pm, you will be presented with your dance card, a glass of bubbly and delicious canapés. For your entertainment, Regency Dancers will perform a... Read More

Sat Oct 19 2019 at 07:00 pm to Sun Oct 20 2019 at 12:00 am

Tony Walsh & Stephen James Smith: Discovery Centre, Winchester

Winchester Discovery Centre , Jewry Street, SO23 8SB Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

Acclaimed Dublin poet Stephen James Smith embarks on his 2nd UK tour this October. Supporting the the incredible Manchester poet Longfella: Poet Tony Walsh! https://www.stephenjamessmith.com http://www.longfella.co.uk -- Stephe James Smith YouTube pla... Read More

Sat Oct 19 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Oct 25 2019

Shappi Khorsandi

Theatre Royal Winchester , Jewry Street, SO23 8SB Winchester, Hampshire, Winchester, United Kingdom

Comedian, author, cultural icon and – most recently – idiot who agreed to be tortured on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts. But live comedy is where she’s in her element, and now – after her spell in the jungl... Read More

Fri Oct 25 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Oct 31 2019

The Gruffalo, The Witch and The Warthog with Julia Donaldson

Theatre Royal Winchester , Winchester, United Kingdom

Following a sell-out season at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the UK’s best-selling author Julia Donaldson presents a show featuring Room on the Broom, The Magic Paintbrush, The Ugly Five, Superworm, The Gruffalo and The Cook and the King. The ca... Read More

Thu Oct 31 2019
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Nov 12 2019

The Book Group: Meet Catriona Ward

Cabinet Rooms , 2 De Lunn Buildings, Winchester, United Kingdom

This month, the Book Group is welcoming Catriona Ward to join us and talk about her work. Catriona will be reading from her second novel, "Little Eve". Catriona was born in Washington, DC and grew up in the United States, Kenya, Madagascar, Ye... Read More

Tue Nov 12 2019
07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Dec 10 2019

The Book Group: "Get in Trouble" by Kelly Link

Cabinet Rooms , 2 De Lunn Buildings, Winchester, United Kingdom

This month the Book Group is discussing "Get in Trouble" by Kelly Link. Please note that the author will not be attending this book discussion. 2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Fiction “A collection of short stories in which a write... Read More

Tue Dec 10 2019
07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Apr 25 2020

PMDD & Me Conference 2020

University of Winchester , Sparkford Road, Winchester, United Kingdom

Managing your PMDD: symptoms and solutions building on the success of PMDD & Me 2019 we bring you PMDD & Me 2020! This day is designed entirely for you and your own unique experience of living with PMDD. Whether you are a sufferer or l... Read More

Sat Apr 25 2020
08:30 am to 05:30 pm

Jun 12 2020

Autism in Adulthood Day - Winchester

Winnall Community Centre , Garbett Road, Winchester, United Kingdom

Be inspired and learn from people who really live with the condition Learn about some of the most important parts of being an adult on the autistic spectrum This event will look at some of the matters that affect autistic adults, including you... Read More

Fri Jun 12 2020
09:30 am to 03:00 pm

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