Seven Days

First published in What's On Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Entertainments Editor

At The Mayflower… Have you ever wanted to find out what it would be like to stand on the Mayflower’s stage, or get up close to the beautiful stage costumes? Well now is your chance, as part of the Mayflower’s 25th Anniversary celebrations this year,the theatre will be staging an open day tomorrow.

Some of the highlights of the day will include visiting a dressing room for English National Ballet and being able to explore the costumes, ballet shoes and wigs worn by this world famous company.

Hear excerpts from La Bohème from a guest Welsh National Opera artiste, then visit the dressing room to see behind the scenes.

Families can discover how the technical side of the theatre works, looking behind the spotlight, and experience the actors’ point of view looking out from the Mayflower stage at more than 2,000 seats.

AT Beaulieu...
As the world’s largest exhibition of Bond vehicles tops its first 100,000 visitors, Beaulieu
is stepping it up a gear for the summer holidays. To celebrate 50 years of the iconic
James Bond films, the world-famous National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is hosting Bond
in Motion, an exhibition of 50 vehicles from Bond’s history.
Not only has Bond in Motion recently welcomed the Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye,
two Honda CRF250R motorcycles straight from the set of the new Bond film, Skyfall,have
arrived ahead of the film’s release in October.
The action-packed exhibition displays Bond vehicles throughout the decades with vehicles
from the humblest parachute to the most iconic, gadget-laden car,plus video footage
of some of the most memorable stunts.

At Bursledon Village Hall...
LEARN the tricks of the trade as budding magicians come
together for a summer workshop.
Aimed at eight to 13-year-olds, the workshops will bring young
magicians together to learn new tricks as professional magicians
Marcus Bailey and Richard Kettle dazzle you with their illusions.
Summer Holiday Magic, runs between 10am and 3pm on
Monday and Friday next week. See youngmagicians.co.uk

AT Theatre Royal Winchester...

Immerse yourself in the World of the Brothers Grimm at workshops for
eight to 16-year-olds next week.
Come face to face with characters from Little Red Cap, The Fisherman
and His Wife, The Riddle and The Elves and the Shoemaker.
Recreate their stories in a magical end-of-week performance that
intertwines storytelling, character and shadow puppet theatre to bring
their world to life!

AT the Old Bowling Green, Southampton… Greensleeves, Henry
VIII and his six wives,
the English reformation,
the tragic
tale of Lady Jane
Grey, pictured,
and the great
intelligence of
Elizabeth I. The
Tudor period is one of
most famous periods
of history.
Now an exciting
new programme
of
events and activities
will bring
Southampton’s
Tudor History to life this
summer and
autumn.
The Heritage
Lottery funded,
Tudor Revels will
showcase the
fascinating heritage,
archives and
real lives of
Southampton’s
Tudor era.The first
event of Tudor
Revels will take
place tomorrow at
The Old Bowling
Green Open Day
from 11am to 1pm.

At Gunwharf Quays...Adrenalin junkies and
urban dance enthusiasts will
once again witness a jaw
dropping mix of freestyle
mountain bike stunt teams,
explosive dance crews and a
climbing wall at the Extreme
Event tomorrow and Sunday.
The weekend promises
exhilarating talent led by
British Freestyle champion
Chris Doney from Wickham
and partner Andy Ponting
from Havant.
Streetforce DC will offer
visitors free workshop sessions
and the Portsmouth
Roller Wenches will perform a show.

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