Updates & Changes

The programme was created in Spring 2019, and therefore with nearly 150 events it is to be expected there will be last minutes changes, including cancellations and additions.

This page will be updated regularly to reflect all those changes. To receive the updates direct to your inbox subscribe for FREE to our mailing list.


We realised we have said that the Medieval Knights will be outside The Westgate on 21st, in fact it will be Sunday 22nd when you will be able to hear the clank of medieval armour and the sound of clashing blades as knights of the High Middle Ages demonstrate the art of medieval combat. There will also be show and tell activities upstairs in the chamber.

Another wonderful atmospheric moment from our fabulous friendly and photographer Mike Hall.⠀
We thought it might inspire you to pick up your pens and pencils to take part in the exciting #Keats200 competition. Only 7 days left to take part!⠀
More details on the competition can be found via our website, but for now we want to thank again @mike.s.hall for allowing us to use this inspiring image⠀
#wednesday #skywatch #inspirationalphotography #hampshire #visitwinchester #seasons


Unfortunately the following events have been cancelled.

  • Andrew Bentley’s herbal talk on Saturday 14th September has been cancelled by the venue

  • Open Day at Theatre Royal on 21st September is no longer part of the festival programme

Additions to programme

We are delighted to announce the following five events have been added to the programme. Some are bookable and some you can just turn up to.