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Countess gives backing to next year’s Romsey Festival

The Romsey Festival has announced that The Countess Mountbatten of Burma has agreed to become the patron of the 2023 event. Her involvement was confirmed during a recent gathering of potential participants.  The Festival team has said it is grateful to Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten, for showing her support for this cultural highlight in Romsey’s diary. Organisers say…

Elizabethan Christmas at King John’s House

Step back in time to Elizabethan England at King John’s House this Christmas. The time is 1580 and a local merchant and his goodwife are at home in King John’s House. As Christmas is approaching, they will be preparing their celebrations but still working hard. Come and talk to them about life over 430 years…

The show WILL go on – Romsey Festival programme is confirmed

Romsey residents can still look forward to the town’s festival this year. The 2021 Romsey Festival will open with a flag raising ceremony at the Abbey on Friday July 2, with a full programme of events running from the Saturday. Normally held every three years, this is the twelfth to be organised by an all-volunteer…

Festival lovers can see events programme for Romsey Festival amid coronavirus

This article was first published in The Romsey Advertiser on Friday 18th June, and some of the events mentioned have now been cancelled or postponed. FESTIVAL lovers can now see what events will be held at a popular event this summer, organisers have revealed. The Romsey Festival committee announced in May the event will launch on…

Test Valley’s Celebration of Art and Culture – extended to 2021

Welcome to Test Valley’s biggest celebration of arts and culture! NOW EXTENDED INTO 2021 Test Valley Borough of Culture 2020 was planned to be a year long festival of events, led by and for the community, celebrating the people, places, heritage and culture of Test Valley. The original plan for a year long festival throughout…

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The Romsey Festival announces new dates

Following their first ever online meeting the Romsey Festival Committee are pleased to announce dates for a Festival in 2021 to replace the event cancelled this year. Romsey Festival 2021 will launch at the Town Hall on Friday 2nd July and run through to Sunday 18th July 2021. All participants signed up for this year…