Tuesday 10 July

Tuesday 10 July

Lunchtime Recital

Tuesday 10 July, 1.00pm

St Lawrence’s Church

Tickets: £8 (£5 students)

Josh Hall  oboe
Hayley Parkes  piano

Clara Schumann  Drei Romanzen
Britten  Temporal Variations
Isaac Albéniz  Suite Espagñola

Josh Hall began studying the oboe at the age of thirteen while at Churchers College, Petersfield. He is currently a postgraduate student at the Royal Northern College of Music, having previously graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire, where he was Principal Oboe of the Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra as well as of the CBSO Youth Orchestra and CBSO Youth Academy. He has performed regularly as Principal with the Mowbray Orchestra and in Italy with the Royal Northern College of Music and throughout Denmark, with the Det Danske Ungdomsensemble.

Supported by The Friends of Music in Winchester

Suzannah Lipscomb

Tuesday 10 July, 6.00pm

Theatre Royal

Tickets: £15 *

The Tudors

The characters and stories of the 16th Century are endlessly fascinating and this period remains in the popular consciousness because it was an era that mattered.

In this talk, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb explains why she believes that the Tudors were the dynasty that had the greatest impact on the history of Britain, and explores the ground-breaking developments and innovations of this most singular age.

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is an historian, author, broadcaster and award-winning academic.

*Theatre Royal Box Office 01962 840 440

Piatti Quartet

Tuesday 10 July, 8.00pm

Church of St Cross

Tickets: £22

Haydn  String Quartet Op.20 No.4 in D
Ravel  String Quartet in F
Mendelssohn  String Quartet No. 6 in F minor

Saint Cross Church will resonate warmly to the ‘spirited and engaging’ playing of the Piatti Quartet, multiple prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall String Quartet Competition. Their survey of string quartets covers the 18th to the 20th Centuries, ranging from Haydn’s early mastery of the form and the serene beauty of Ravel’s only quartet to the intensely felt emotions of Mendelssohn’s last major work, an elegy for his beloved sister.

Supported by The Roger and Ingrid Pilkington Charitable Trust

Between the Covers

Tuesday 10 – Friday 13 July, 3pm

Tourist Information Centre

Tickets: £10

Winchester in Literature

Come for a walk with the Winchester Tourist Guides and hear what famous (and less famous) writers have had to say about the city from Saxon times to the present day, with readings from books, poems and even a song or two.

‘The city of Wintoncester, that fine old city, aforetime capital of Wessex, lay amidst its convex and concave downlands in all the brightness and warmth of a July morning.’

Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles

‘Blood flowed out of the butchers’ shops into the street, and fat rats dodged between the feet of  the people who came to buy.’

Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

The walk starts outside the Tourist Information Centre. Tickets should be booked in advance through the Cathedral Box Office. The walk lasts for approx. 90 minutes.