1 In Southampton...

THE biggest marine event hits the South Coast this weekend, so whether you're an expert or only just finding your sea legs, Southampton Boat Show is not to be missed.

The show offers a fun-filled, action-packed day out, for families or individuals old and young.

Stroll around the show's spectacular marina, where you can see over 300 boats of all classes, shapes and sizes, whilst you soak up the last of the summer sun in beautiful surroundings.

Browse the very latest products and services from boats and fashion to electronic gadgets and equipment from over 500 exhibitors.

2 In Portsmouth...

GUNWHARF Quays is set to be transformed this weekend into a gin-lovers' paradise, with the Gin Lounge Festival heading to the Plaza.

They're teaming up with the Gin Lounge, a band of gin enthusiasts, to put together a jolly, gin-filled interactive event to celebrate some of the world’s best gins as well as discovering some incredible gins distilled all over the south.

Over three days, attendees can enjoy tasting amazing gins, as well as masterclasses, demonstrations and all the best ‘ginanigans’ at an event not to be missed!

3 In Romsey...

THE Romsey Show is back at Broadlands this Saturday.

The event is one of the largest one-day country shows in the South and is run by a large team of dedicated volunteers.

It provides a fantastic day out with something for all the family to enjoy.

In the President’s Ring, cheer on the thrill-seeking Stunt Riders, watch an exciting demonstration from the Remount Display Team and look to the sky for the magnificent Bremont Great War Display Team.

Have a go at fly fishing, hold a chick and bring your dog to take part in the family dog show.

4 In Winchester...

DISCOVER Curious Combustions at Winchester Science Centre – a brand new exhibition opening this work.

Ignite inquisitive minds with an explosive live show exploring the fascinating science behind combustion, and fun hands-on activities in the Invention Studio.

Learn why and how combustion occurs, as we discover what makes up an explosion, with plenty of exciting demonstrations along the way.

Admission: £13.20 per person (with donation), including live science show and Invention Studio activities.

Planetarium tickets sold separately.

5 In Southampton...

JOIN John Robins for his new stand-up show in Southampton this weekend, following the critically lauded, sell-out smash, 'The Darkness Of Robins'.

As well as receiving widespread acclaim for his radio show with Elis James, John Robins has gained a reputation as a stand-up for finding humour in our bleakest moments.

Expect soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping-hot shame from the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, who has been on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live At The BBC and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

John will be at NST City on Saturday.

6 In Middle Wallop...

IT IS 1941 and in a small café in occupied France, there is a British airman hiding under mama's bed.

The café owner has cheese in his ears to drown out his wife's dreadful singing and a gateaux from the chateaux hides a secret treasure.

These are the perfect ingredients for a hilarious Murder Mystery tribute to 'Allo Allo.'

Visit Army Flying Museum this Saturday and see if you can you find out whodunnit?

There will also be dancing with a DJ playing hits from the 1940s era.

Tickets cost £25 each and include a curry supper and dessert.

7 In Winchester...

BRITAIN’S most popular soprano, Lesley Garrett, will share stories from her life on-stage at Theatre Royal Winchester this weekend.

An Audience with Lesley Garrett will see the opera star not only stun theatre-goers with her incomparable voice, but recall behind-the-scenes anecdotes from her long-standing career performing across the UK and the world, and releasing numerous albums.

Garrett will be accompanied by, and in conversation with, Anna Tilbrook – also a regular performer in Europe’s major concert halls and who coaches for the Royal Opera, in Covent Garden.

Tickets: www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk, or call the box office on 01962 840440.

8 In Winchester...

DISCOVER all about World War One and World War Two this Saturday at All Saints Church.

An interactive talk and presentation is to be held on various aspects of war memorials.

Free tea and coffee will be available 15 mins before but donations to local charity welcome.

This is the second of two talks being hosted by Steve Jarvis.

9 In Alresford...

THE Watercress Line will open its stations this weekend so you can view current restoration projects at Ropley, as well as exploring the yard and the Engineering Shed and Carriage Shop Viewing Galleries.

A guided tour operates through Saturday and Sunday.

A freight train will be operating with 'Queen Mary' brake van rides available for a donation.

For more information 01962 733810.

10 In Hambledon...

COME along to the first ever WSET Wine Education Open Day on Sunday at Hambledon Vineyard.

Hambledon are teaming up with Enjoy Discovering Wine during Wine Education Week to offer you an interactive and enjoyable WSET experience.

This is a great way to learn about wine making and your local wines.

The open day is aimed at all types of people, and the ticket price includes two glasses of Hambledon sparkling wine to enjoy as well as vineyard and winery tours.