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Hat Fair Winchester 2019

Hat Fair 2019 Fri 5 – Sun 7 July Free to attend! SEE HAT FAIR 2019 LINE-UP Hat Fair is the UK’s longest continually running Outdoor Arts Festival. The festival takes place every year during the first weekend of July across the historic city of Winchester. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at each year’s festival, and best of all, it’s absolutely FREE to attend! Friday & Saturday – Two jam-packed dates of arts and culture all around Winchester city centre. Sunday – All-day family picnic at North Walls Recreation Ground, with some of the world’s most spectacular street performers.

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Fewer than 1 in 10 small businesses set up because they spot market gap

Fewer than one in 10 small businesses set up shop because they actually see a gap in the market. Only 3% of SMEs go into business because they want to be 'next big thing'. Working for oneself is the number one reason SMEs give for having started a business (69%), with “so that I can love what I do” being the second most powerful motivator (31%). Spending more time with family is in third place (23%).

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Theatre Royal Winchester revamp receives £375,000 boost from civic chiefs

WORK to revamp part of a Winchester theatre has been boosted by a six-figure investment from civic chiefs. Hampshire County Council is providing £375,000 to the Theatre Royal, as part of a £500,000 investment in its facilities. Designed and managed by the authority’s in-house Property Services team, the money will help fund internal works to remodel the front of house areas over the coming months.

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