Other Events

The Book Group at the Cabinet Rooms

Winchester’s Book Club for Book Lovers

These events alternate between ‘Meet the Author’ sessions, where you will hear the authors read from their works and answer any questions you may have about their craft, and ‘The Book Discussion’ where you will have the opportunity for lively debate about a book selected by the previous month’s author along their chosen theme.

While many book clubs focus on drinking wine (which we also enjoy very much!), books are the main attraction at the Book Group. We’ll only be providing good company and a few nibbles, meaning you can purchase whatever you’d like to drink from the bar – be it a cocktail or a Horlick’s – to enjoy with your discussion!

Tickets are £7.50 including nibbles.

7pm Wednesday 28 March 2018
Meet Emma Curtis, author of “One Little Mistake”

7pm Wednesday 25 April 2018
The Book Discussion: “Being Dead” by Jim Crace

7pm Wednesday 30 May 2018
Meet Rachel Malik, author of “Miss Boston & Miss Hargreaves”

7pm Wednesday 27 June 2018
The Book Discussion: TBA

7pm Wednesday 25 July 2018
Meet Andrea Bennett, author of “Two Cousins of Azov”

7pm Wednesday 29 August 2018
The Book Discussion: “Border Crossing” by Pat Barker

More information can be found on Cabinet Rooms’ website, where you can also buy tickets. http://www.cabinetrooms.com/event/the-book-group/

Hursley Park Book Fair 

23-24 June 2018

Location: IBM, Hursley Park, Hursley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2JN

Meet the Authors  | Book Readings |  Book Signings | Buy Books

Genres include:
  • Children’s Fiction, General Fiction
  • Romance, Poetry
  • Mystery, Young Adult Fiction
  • Crime, Thrillers
  • Non Fiction

“One reads for pleasure…it is not a public duty.” ― Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

A family day out to remember!Ditch the electronic devices and come and enjoy a day in the beautiful surroundings of Hursley Park.

There will be Authors to talk to, books to browse through, speakers to listen to, lots of freebies, all this and a restaurant and bar as well!

All genres will be there over the two days to suit all literary tastes – Children’s fiction, young adult fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, thrillers, romance and poetry.

There is a large, free car park and entrance is free – what are you waiting for?!?

Visit the website to find out more.

Winchester Writers’ Festival

Find out more here http://writersfestival.co.uk/the-festival

The programme for the Winchester Writers’ over 60 speakers plus opportunities for one to one meetings and informal networking.Festival will feature

Winchester Writers’s Festival Programme- over 60 speakers in 3 days


Petersfield Write Angle

Every 3rd Tuesday of each month OPEN MIC and poetry

Townhouse Pub/Bistro, 28 High St, Petersfield – 7.15pm for 7.30pm, Entry £6


Workers’ Educational Association (WEA)


Tuesdays 15.5.-19.6.18, 10am-12.15pm, 6 weeks, 15.5.-19.6.18, £58.05

Through close analysis of a selection of his poems we will deepen our knowledge of the man and his works and the cultural context that shaped him.


Thursday 31.5.18, 10-15.30pm, £30

In the post-war period some British poets looked across the Atlantic for poetry buzzing with confidence, audaciousness and innovation. We will consider a range of American voices, acknowledging the confessional poetry of Robert Lowell and the braggadocio of the Beats. Frank O’Hara and the New York School will be part of the equation as well as contemporary poets such as Billy Collins, Frederick Seidel, Sharon Olds and Claudia Rankine.

Location: St Lawrence Parish Room, Winchester, Colebrook Street SO23 9LH

For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Branch Secretary Ruth Chase (ruth.chase@hotmail.com)

Additionally, we are always looking for new tutors/lecturers keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. If you think you know anybody who would be interested in this opportunity, please contact us via the email given above.

Further information can be obtained from the following link: www.southern.wea.org.uk



On the second Monday of each month at 7.30pm – 9.30pm at the Winchester Discovery Centre: £5 at the door.

Many opportunities for local writers to share their work in OPEN MIC sessions during the evening – just sign up to read at the door. Readers may be considered for future feature spots.

For more info email: sue.wrinchATgmail.com

Titchfield Festival Theatre

73 St Margarets Lane, Titchfield, PO14 4BG



Winchester Discovery Centre Events

Winchester Discovery Centre