1 In Test Valley...

TEST Valley Borough of Culture 2020 is a year long festival of events, led by and for the community, celebrating the people, places, heritage and culture of Test Valley.

Organised by Test Valley Arts Foundation, the festival aims to promote the rich variety of cultural events and activities taking place in the region and make them accessible for everyone.

The programme of events includes workshops, festivals, concerts, competitions, exhibitions and plays, representing the diverse range of organisations and artists across this predominantly rural region between Andover and Romsey.

To find out what’s on and how to take part visit Test Valley Borough of Culture’s website.

2 In Selborne...

GILBERT White Around the World exhibition will explore Gilbert White's international impact.

The Natural History of Selborne, Gilbert White's pioneering work, is often quoted as being the fourth most published book in the English language, however it is not just published in English, readers from all over the world have also read White from China to Sweden.

The exhibition will centre around these international copies of The Natural History of Selborne, charting Gilbert White's influence around the world since the eighteenth century till today.

Head along to Gilbert White's House this weekend – museum entry fees apply.

3 In Whitchurch...

SEE the mill in a new light this weekend.

The Whitchurch Silk Mill and its gardens are sparkling with an all new magical, after dark illuminated trail.

It has been transformed by spectacular installations, leaving the dark winter evenings aglow.

This is a first for the mill as it features dazzling light artworks, installations and an illuminated trail.

For more information visit the mill's website.

4 In Winchester...

DISCOVER Micro Marvels at Winchester Science Centre – a new exhibition set to blow your mind.

Explore the weird and wonderful microscopic world through a fun and engaging live show and interactive activities.

Get hands-on with microscopes in the Invention Studio and take a tour of the unseen, from mesmerising minibeasts to everyday objects as you’ve never witnessed them before.

5 In Chawton...

JOIN Chawton House for Saturday's magical night of merrymaking following the ancient tradition of the Orchard Wassail.

Held on Old Twelfth Night, there was the practice in cider-producing regions of England of visiting orchards to recite incantation and sing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year.

There will be a torch-lit procession to the orchard in the Walled Garden, where there will be singing and toasting around the Bramley tree.

Chawton House encourage you to bring your own instrument and torch for the procession.

Special guests performing on the night are the Shanty Men!

Prices: £18 adult, children (Under 16) £15. Price includes soup, roll and a drink.

6 In Southampton...

JOIN Southampton Football Club for their family day with entertainment for the Saints versus Wolves game on Saturday.

Junior tickets are on sale from just £1.

​For more information and to book tickets visit Southampton Football Club's website.

7 In Romsey...

DISCOVER witty works from some of Britain's best cartoonists commenting on current affairs.

Comedy and Commentary at Mottisfont started on Monday and is there to stay for the weekend.

Humour is at the heart of this show, with funny, beautifully drawn works from the likes of Matt of the Telegraph, Mike Williams of Private Eye, and Ronald Searle.

8 In Portsmouth...

TWO of the best British comedy shows are being rolled into one on Saturday.

Royal Beach Hotel's Comedy Dining brings together two iconic shows, following its success with Only Fools and 3 Courses and Fawlty Towers, with the brand new Fools @ Fawlty Towers.

Four professional actors will portray different characters during the evening's entertainment, including Basil, Del Boy, Rodney, Manuel, Uncle Albert, Trigger, Sybil, Boycie, Slater, Raquel, Tony and Cassandra.

Boycie has organised a surprise 50th birthday party for Del Boy, and has booked the function suite at Fawlty Towers.

9 In Basingstoke...

THERE'S a new exhibition opening at the Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery this Saturday – and it is not one to be missed.

The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss will line the walls, from the collections of Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

The startling photography of Levon Biss reveals the astonishing and stunning detailed form of insects with breathtaking clarity.

Images present insect specimens as never before, using large-format photographic prints to expose their beauty at microscopic levels.

Combining art with science, visitors can view the images up close and discover more about these fascinating creatures through their shape, colour and sculptural forms.

10 In Southampton...

JOIN the City of Southampton Orchestra this Saturday for fantastic family entertainment in a concert inspired by all your favourite toys.​

Audiences will be treated to the sounds of musical teddy bears, tin soldiers, fairies, swings, dolls and much more.

The narrator Phil Cheesman will tell a musical story, and of course, City of Southampton Orchestra's conductor John Traill will guide you through the whole adventure, to infinity and beyond.​

Why not bring along your favourite toy?

See City of Southampton Orchestra's website for tickets and further details.