Hyde900 King Alfred Weekend 2016

Thu 20/10/16 - Sun 23/10/16 10:00 am

The KAW is Hyde900’s annual showcase of the projects it has undertaken in bringing to light the heritage and talents of Hyde and its community.

This year there is an exceptionally rich and varied mix. It begins by commemorating the casualties from Hyde in 1916, the year of the Somme and the Battle of Jutland and then moves back one thousand years to consider the state of the English language at the time of King Alfred, whose remains still lie on the site of Hyde Abbey. What’s left of the abbey itself is then exposed and discussed in a number of specialist sessions before a celebration of the links between Hyde and Shakespeare through a performance of his most distinguished poem, ‘Venus & Adonis’ . There will be talks about Hyde900's plans to do more to interpret the Hyde Abbey site and giving a chance to friends and supporters to contribute to the future strategy at the Annual General Meeting. Hyde900 are particularly delighted this year to welcome Mr Alan Lovell, Chair of Hampshire Cultural Trust and a key partner for Hyde900, to outline his vision of what the future might hold for Winchester as a world-class heritage venue.

If you are a local resident or interested in this unique corner of Winchester then the King Alfred Weekend is an exceptional opportunity to get under the surface of what lies locally and discover more than you might imagine.

Events will be taking place at various times at Hyde Parish Hall, Hyde Street, Winchester S023 7DY and St Bartholomew's Church, King Alfred Place, Winchester SO23 7DF.

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