Seven Days

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

At Winchester Cathedral and Close… WITH displays, workshops, children’s activities and a children’s farm, crafts and a programme of music, Hampshire Harvest celebrations will take place tomorrow and Sunday, culminating in a special County Harvest Festival Service at 3.30pm on Sunday.

This free family event celebrates the very best of what our county with its feats of agriculture and farming has to offer.

The regular Farmer’s Market will be joined by Harvest themed crafts, a mobile farm experience with live animals, birds of prey, hurdle-making, morris dancing, face painting and Suffolk Punch horse-drawn wagon rides.

There will be live musical entertainment from musicians at the Winchester Music School including Belgarum Brass Ensemble and friends, and Tubilatum.

At Ferneham Hall, Fareham… THIRTIETH birthday celebrations get under way with a free open day tomorrow from 10.30am to 4pm. The event will be opened by the Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Dennis Steadman, and will offer free backstage tours, lighting demonstrations, wine tasting, face painting, giveaways and competitions.Also enjoy displays of Tr iumph motorcycles from Destination Tr iumph, a fire engine and the return of the Daleks!

There will also be performances from local groups that use the venue, including Bodyrox, South Downe Musical Society and the Marie Clarke School of Dance.

AT Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh… A MAJOR London 2012 celebration is to take place tomorrow featuring home-grown Olympic and Paralympic heroes.

Hamble’s Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Dani King (pictured) is among those invited to the event.

Eastleigh’s David Smith, who won Paralympic silver and bronze in boccia, Chandler’s Ford brothers Adam and David Knott, who represented the nation at goalball, and gymnast Laura Edwards, who narrowly missed selection for Team GB, have also been asked to attend the jamboree.

Eastleigh Borough Council organised the celebration to honour the achievements of competitors from the area who took part in the summer sports extravaganza. Borough residents who participated in London 2012 as gamesmakers, torch bearers and officials have also been invited to the get-together.

The Eastleigh celebration runs from 2pm to 4pm and anyone can attend.

Local sports organisations and clubs will also be on hand on the day providing short demonstrations.

At Moors Valley Country Park… FOR your chance to learn some outdoor survival skills, you need look no further than this year’s Countryside Fair,tomorrow and Sunday. Primitive fire lighting, looking at plants for food and other essential bushcraft skills will be demonstrated in four sessions throughout the day.

The popular have-a-go at digger driving returns and there’s the chance to get up close to a host of different birds of prey in a static display by Liberty’s Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre. You will also be able to see these majestic birds in a daily flying display.Moors Valley’s latest totem pole will be completed at the Fair,as Rachel Huggett adds the final touches with a British wildlife theme.

At Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey… TEXTILE expert, Caroline Hyde-Brown, will be visiting Romsey this Sunday to host a one-dayworkshop.

The event is suitable for anyone who enjoys sewing. Materials, including wool, felt and thread will all be included so anyone can achieve wonderful effects and ‘paint a picture with their sewing machine’. The theme for the day will be creating an autumn woodland.

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