Wednesday 10 July

Wednesday 10 July

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 10 July, 1.00pm

St Lawrence’s Church

Tickets: £8 (£5 students)


Amelie Budd  oboe, Jess Gill  flute

Freya MacKenzie  violin, Laura Leigh  trumpet

Sam Booth  cello, Samantha Carrasco  piano

The lunchtime recital by students from the Hampshire Specialist Music Course is always eagerly anticipated; for the seventh year, students from the HSMC at Peter Symonds will bring chamber repertoire to the Festival, showcasing the outstanding talents of the young performers, accompanied by Samantha Carrasco, Head of Keyboard.

This year the programme will include the Oboe Concerto Op.9 No.2 by Albinoni, the first movement of Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto, the Concert Etude by Alexander Goedicke and the Piano Trio by Mendelssohn.

Supported by The Friends of Music in Winchester


Andrew Marr - CANCELLED

Wednesday 10 July, 6.00pm


Tickets: £15


With regret and disappointment, we are very sorry to inform you that Andrew Marr has pulled out of this year’s Winchester Festival due to unforeseen circumstances. We have endeavoured to find a suitable replacement but, at this short notice, without success.   Please accept our sincere apologies.

If you have bought tickets for the talk you should already have been contacted by the Cathedral Box Office to offer you a refund or to ask if you would like to switch your tickets to another event.  If by chance the Box Office doesn’t have contact details for you and you haven’t yet heard from them, please do contact them on 01962 857 276.  If you have any problems with this, please do ring the Festival Office on 01962 857 240.

Andrew Marr

Jane & John visit Winchester

Monday 8 – Thursday 11 July, 3.00pm

Meet outside Tourist Information Centre

Tickets £10


A walk with Jane Austen and John Keats

Winchester Tourist Guides present a walk through Regency Winchester to mark the 200th anniversary of the visit of John Keats to the city in 1819, and of Jane Austen’s death here in 1817, with quotes from their works and letters read by 'Georgian' players along the way. Discover the contrasting wit and wisdom of two of the greatest writers of their day as they give their opinions on life, education, religion, love – and Winchester!

Walks last approximately 90 minutes.

.. it is the pleasantest Town I ever was in, and has the most recommendations of any,’

– John Keats, letter 1819.

I give you joy of having left Winchester (College). Now you may own how miserable you were there,’

– Jane Austen, letter 1811.