1 In Winchester...

THE most important factor in photography is you.

If the camera and tech were that important, how did the old time masters make such breathtaking images with the most basic of cameras?

If cameras took pictures, you and your wizz-bang digital should be able to whoop them.

Join the Cameras Don’t Take Pictures event at Winchester Discovery Centre this Saturday and gain insight and understanding of the thought process behind all great imagery.

Spaces can be booked online or by calling 01962 873 603.

2 In Winchester...

FOLLOW in the footsteps of the poet John Keats this Saturday.

Keats wrote one of his most famous pieces, 'To Autumn’, during his 1819 stay in Winchester by strolling through the watermeadows towards the Hospital of St Cross.

Take the tour and see just where his inspiration came from.

It will last one and a half hours and starts at the Tourist Information Centre in The Broadway.

Tickets: online or they are available to purchase at the Winchester Tourist Information Centre.

3 In Beaulieu...

GET over to Beaulieu this Sunday for a stunning display of British cars.

All Jaguar models are welcome at Simply Jaguar, which provides a great opportunity to admire some stunning vehicles and to connect with fellow enthusiasts.

All participants have the opportunity to be chosen as the winner of the People’s Choice Award, selected by public vote.

Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runners-up.

The People’s Choice Award ceremony will take place at 2pm.

Anyone wishing to be in with a chance of winning will need to remain on site until the awards ceremony has taken place.

Tickets available online.

4 In Chawton...

CALLING all Jane Austen fans.

Chawton House will be hosting the inaugural Summer Fayre on Sunday, celebrating Jane and the village.

There will be talks, workshops, displays and plenty of Regency entertainment in the house and grounds, with a large marquee in the gardens.

Head over and try your hand at lace tatting or calligraphy, browse the beautiful stalls with handmade arts and crafts or take part in traditional games.

The fayre will run from 11am.

5 In Romsey...

A SPECTACULAR evening of classic soul and Motown magic is returning to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens this weekend.

Get onboard the soul train and join the party for a spectacular tribute to the classic soul and Tamla Motown hits, featuring the exceptional 10-piece band Madison Heights.

With four vocalists and a team of great musicians, this slick band faithfully brings to life 'soulsational' timeless classics by Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, James Brown, Tina Turner, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and many many more.

Tickets can be purchased online.

6 In the New Forest...

GET ready for a bumper maritime weekend!

Visit Buckler's Hard on Saturday and Sunday to climb aboard a full-size replica of Battle of Trafalgar's HMS Pickle.

This period-perfect tall ship is a recreation of the vessel that brought the news of Nelson's death back to Britain after the Battle of Trafalgar.

Take a tour and chat to her crew about what life was like in Nelson's Navy.

On Sunday, the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team will pay tribute to HMS Pickle with a remote control model boat display featuring pyrotechnics.

7 In Portsmouth...

IT'S late at night when suddenly a blood-curdling scream echoes around Old Portsmouth.

The Queen has been killed! But how and why?

Join a team at The Dolphin on Saturday, and see if you're smart enough to handle this Medieval murder mystery – including a three-course meal.

The evening will begin at 7.30pm.

For information or to register an interest, call 02392 820762.

8 In Curdridge...

THE Curdridge Barn Dance is set to unite the village community on Saturday.

This traditional event, with Bursledon Village Band leading the entertainment and dancing, will include a Ploughman's Supper and a cash-bar will be selling real ales, cider, Pimms, wine, a selection of spirits and soft drinks.

Lace up your dancing shoes, put on your best outfit, and get along to the Curdridge Reading Room for 7.30pm – there's nothing quite like a good dance.

Full details and tickets can be bought online from the Curdridge Show website.

9 In Winchester...

Pedal, Paddle, Pace (PPP) is back in the city again on Sunday.

PPP is a unique form of triathlon and an event for everyone to enjoy.

It consists of a 20km bike ride through the Hampshire country lanes, a 2km paddle up the Itchen Navigation Canal, kayaks provided, and a 5km run along the newly-restored Hockley Viaduct.

Have you got what it takes?

Visit the Winchester PPP's website for further details and to enter the event.

10 In Southampton...

SOUTHAMPTON’S biggest free family festival is back!

The Southampton Mela Festival will fill Hoglands Park with music, dance and family activities from around the world on Saturday.

It is a long-standing summer highlight in the city events calendar – now in its 16th year the festival is estimated to attract 20,000 people from along the South coast.

Head to the event for an assortment of music and dance styles from South Asia and around the world, including Indian Classical, Bollywood, Folk, World Music, Qwaail, Asian Fusion, Flamenco and Bhangra.