Winchester Hat Fair 2013

Winchester's Hat Fair began in 1974 as a busker's festival and is now Britain's longest running celebration of street arts. The annual festival incorporates outdoor and site specific works, musical events, spectacles and a children's procession.
Returning on the first weekend of July from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July 2013. A crazy, colourful celebration of theatre and music, now in its 38th year, where entertainers perform voluntarily in exchange for money to be thrown into their hats. Supported by local businesses, colleges and organisations, this FREE festival takes Hat Fair  over the whole of Winchester's ancient city centre.

Over the weekend there will be interactive installations around the town, walkabout acts, and shows, plus many other festival treats and surprises. The programme usually includes innovative community and education projects that include local school children.

An ideal opportunity for 'street photography' - people, close ups.... Take a  look here for some inspiration: http://www.flickr.com/groups/hatfair/ 

 

http://www.winchesterparkandride.co.uk/route-and-maps.aspx

Parking + £1 meetup fee

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day out, good to meet everyone :)

    July 7, 2013

  • Mandy

    Jane - sorry we missed you hope to see you at another Meetup soon

    July 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Mandy, I was with you in spirit if not in body! Our paths must have crossed looking at the photos - see you for the City of London.

      July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely day, nice weather, good company,

    July 6, 2013

  • Sandra C.

    Winchester is lovely Shame I couldn't stay longer- hope some hats appeared! Thanks for organising Mandy

    July 6, 2013

  • Peter

    Great idea Mandy and well done for keeping us all together except towards the end. Good to see new members too. Winchester is one of those places you could go back and back and still see something new.

    July 6, 2013

  • Lee

    A thoroughly enjoyable day... Winchester is a great city to explore. A big thanks to Mandy for organising it

    July 6, 2013

  • Mandy

    Great relaxing day out and pleased to meet so many new members. Hope to see you all again soon...

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am by the Guild Hall...which way is the museum?

    July 6, 2013

    • Peter

      We are currently at great hall at top - leaving soon to walk down high st

      July 6, 2013

    • Peter

      Joe text me[masked]

      July 6, 2013

  • Peter

    Go to top of high st near westgate

    July 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I found it a while ago...just having a wander now...thanks for the info

      July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I'm going to be about 10 mins late..see you soon....miles

    July 6, 2013

  • Sandra C.

    Mandy I haven't rcvd an email with your number (or I have lost the email if it was a few days ago!) Could you resend it to me please? Looking forward to the day.

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mandy I will have to catch up at some time, as forgot had previously organised myself onto another venue look forward to meeting you all.

    July 5, 2013

  • Mandy

    Eileen - thanks for the update text me if you change your mind should be a fun couple of hours....

    July 5, 2013

  • Mandy

    Hi Jane - Yes that is fine. I am sure if you wander down the High Street you will find us.

    July 5, 2013

  • Eileen B.

    I would love so much to come to this, but time is really difficult to spare at the moment. If I get up early I may wend my way to Winchester and so I may see some of you, but best to say that I will not be there. Sorry to change my RSVP

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mandy, I now have to do something first thing tomorrow morning, so would you mind if I give you a call a little later when I get to Winchester and meet up with you all then? Looking forward to meeting you.

    July 5, 2013

  • Mandy

    Hi Kate - sorry to hear about your car and hope to catch up with you soon....

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm gutted! Got told yesterday my car is a write off after having an accident last Friday so now am out car hunting this weekend :( Shame as was looking forward to this first meeting with you all. Look forward to seeing pictures.

    July 3, 2013

  • Mandy

    Sandra
    I posted a note a few days ago but we will meet at the top of the High Street near Westgate Museum as there are a couple of interesting buildings nearby. I will use one of the park and rides and get the bus in.

    July 2, 2013

  • Sandra C.

    Where are you planning to park/meet?

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sadly can no longer go since I have to attend to the needs of my daughters

    June 30, 2013

  • Mandy

    We will meet at the top of the High Street near Westgate Museum. Will email my mobile number to attendees. Please update your RSVP if you are unable to attend.

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will aim to go to this, but depends as I am already comited for the previous 2 Saturdays. If it's dry, will go by train from Fanrborough; Winchester city is only 5 - 10 minutes walk from the train station and for those going by car an alternative is to park in the train station car park; it's just £2 or £3 all day and a good alternative to the park-and-ride if you don't mind the short walk from car park to city centre

    June 16, 2013

  • Mandy

    Faye - add as many pics as you like :o)

    May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will probably be there but I won't RSVP here as I may be hosting this event with my WCOF group. I hope I can still add some photos though if I get any good ones.

    March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, can't help you there.

      May 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Accept my apologies

      May 8, 2013

  • Mandy

    Apparently the best day to attend this event is July 6 - can you all attend? Another memeber has informed me that on Saturday the event happens all around the town in the daytime culminating in an evening band on The Broadway. On Sunday, the whole Hat Fair moves to a small piece of grassland and becomes a much smaller family day out.

    1 · May 7, 2013

    • Eileen B.

      6th is fine for me and sounds like a better chance of some interesting photos - thanks also to Joe for comment on Parking.

      May 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am pencilled in to go to the New Forest on the Saturday but I will be going to the Hat Fair at some point over the weekend (Difficult for me not to). If I don't get to see you on Saturday can I still add my photos to the album?

      May 8, 2013

  • Mandy

    Apologies but I havd changed the date and I hope you can still make it but Saturday is a better day for seeing everything.

    May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds really interesting, we should get some interesting shots!

    January 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      July the 6th looks good...have to get there early for parking though, or use the park and ride

      May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    working

    February 27, 2013

  • Eileen B.

    This seems like such a long way ahead, but sounds like fun with or without the camera (but I'll have mine with me!)

    January 27, 2013

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