Anthony Trollope was one of the most popular authors of the 19th century, and his novels, including the Barchester and Palliser series, continue to attract new fans. This talk will explore Anthony Trollope’s links with Hampshire including family connections with Heckfield and Winchester, and some Hampshire locations that may have inspired places in Barchester.
7 - 13 October 2019 Events at Winchester Discovery Centre Vesper Sky concert of poetry and songs - Stewart & Carol Henderson and Yvonne Lyon Thursday 10 October, 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 in advance/ £12 on the night. Vesper Sky is a stunning and unique collection of songs and poems, written and performed by poet, broadcaster… Continue reading Events during Libraries Week
Acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin is coming to Winchester for an evening talk in January, in celebration of her brand new book 'A Life of My Own'. Winchester Guildhall welcomes the writer for an evening in conversation with John Miller, in aid of local charity Home Start Winchester. Claire is an expert at exploring the life… Continue reading Claire Tomalin Coming to Winchester
The final weekend of November saw the celebration of Winchester Discovery Centre's 10th anniversary, a weekend bursting with activity and an opportunity to reflect on the 10 years since Winchester Library was refurbished and reopened to huge success. On Tuesday 27th November 2007, Winchester Discovery Centre staff opened their doors for the first time. Five million visitors, three… Continue reading 10 Years of Winchester Discovery Centre: A Celebration
About the book It's a day in the life of a 40-something woman. She has recently been obliged to move in with her elderly mother because the latter is a committed, lifelong, naturist who no conventional care home would admit. Reviewed by Thursday Reading Group A beautiful read, good characterisation and good topics. Star rating:… Continue reading The Whole day through by Patrick Gale