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The Second Hyde900 Writers’ Competition

datePosted on 15:29, September 15th, 2013 by Site admin

bookSee your work in print in our second anthology of local writing

Following the sell-out success of the first Hyde900 book, Inspired by Hyde, we’re planning a sequel – and you might be in it!

The theme is ‘Hyde Days and Holidays’. It’s all about places – local or distant – and the impressions they make and the people you meet. It could be a poem, a short story or a short piece about a location you remember well and the memories you associate with it. The place could be in Winchester or elsewhere: somewhere you’ve travelled, somewhere you used to live, or somewhere you’ve just made up.

Entries are welcome from all writers of all ages, amateur or professional, who live, work, study or attend a writing group in or near the Hyde area of Winchester. Read the rest of this entry »

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datePosted on 08:05, November 11th, 2011 by Site admin

What better way of spending a murky November evening than with the soloists and choir of

PETER SYMONDS COLLEGE at the final concert in the ‘HYDE900 Michaelmas Music’ season?


Come along this evening and enjoy the stars of the future perform

  • music for Brass ensemble by Jean Berger, Maurer, Riccio and Josquin.
  • music for upper voices by Kodaly, Alexander Campkin and Bob Chilcott.
  • two madrigals by Weelkes and Morley sung by Kelso Choir.
  • Cantata by Purcell: How pleasant is this flowery Plain and Grove, for soprano, bass, two flutes and continuo.
  • Two anthems for vocal ensemble by Tallis.
  • Verse Anthem by Gibbons for mixed voices and brass with continuo.


Tickets £6 at the door (students free) which opens at 7.00.

Performance begins at 7.30

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Opening on 28th October Invisible Cities is the inaugural HARP/Hyde900 visual arts event to take place at St Bartholomew’s Church and the adjacent Hyde Gate/Chamber.

Forming part of the 10 Days Across the City arts festival (starting this week in Winchester), Invisible Cities features work by four local artists, Susan Wood, Alex Hoare, Nicola Harlow and Sophie Cunningham Dawe who are re-uniting following last year’s highly successful contemporary visual arts exhibition, Re-imagining Treasures of Hyde Abbey.

Referencing past inhabitants’ and travellers’ tales, the four artists aim to create a conversation with current events taking place across the city of Winchester and beyond through installations which utilise glass, plastic, found objects and sound – often fragmentary – to explore how we might reconcile traces of past utility in this place – whether knowable or imagined – with its present and future possibilities.

Themes of memory, place and poetic contemplation are all investigated to form interventions within and around the historic architecture of St. Bartholomew’s and the Hyde Gateway/Chamber – almost all that remain of the Norman Hyde Abbey, once a great centre of pilgrimage and learning and the burial place of Alfred the Great.

How to visit:

Invisible Cities is situated in St Bartholomew’s and its rear grounds, in Hyde Gate & Chamber and can be self-guided 10am – 4pm daily (St Bartholomew’s open hours with services at 10am Wed and 9.30am Sun, all welcome). Works outside the Church and in Hyde Gate/Chamber can be viewed at all times.
All are welcome at the official launch event on Friday 4th November 6.30pm at St Bartholomew’s when the artists will be present to talk about their work. The launch will feature the sole viewing of a projection that forms part of the show.  This exhibition is free and suitable for all ages.


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The Hyde Tavern is hosting an unusually small – with the emphasis on the ‘small’ – exhibition until 6 November 2011 as part of the 10 Days Across the City event.

Organised by Sophie Cunningham Dawe as HARP/Hyde900’s contribution to the Winchester-wide festival, Hyde 9×5 celebrates the pleasure of small scale creativity concentrated into a space nine inches by five inches (or thereabouts).

“We issued an open invitation to local people to contribute their work and we have been overwhelmed by the response,” said Sophie. “Eighty artworks were submitted including drawing, painting, collage, photography, printmaking and mixed media. They came from a wide range of people aged between six and ninety-one, some of whom are practising artists while others are aspiring hobbyists. Collectively the works reflect the extraordinary range of work that can be generated within such tight constraints.”

The works are already selling at prices between £10 and £100 with visitors also being invited to vote for their favourite work as part of a People’s Choice Prize. (Three prizes will be awarded courtesy of local businesses Creative Crafts and Forte Tearooms. The prize winners will also be invited to take part in a group exhibition next year.)

HARP/Hyde900’s other contributions to 10 Days Across the City includes works for the Invisible Cities exhibition in St Bartholomew’s Church, Hyde Gate and Chamber.

The Hyde Tavern, now well established as a vibrant venue for local arts events, is open Mon -Thurs 5 -11pm incl. Thurs lunch 12.30 -2pm Fri 5 -12pm Sat 12 -12pm Sun 12 -11pm and is just a short walk from the city centre along Hyde Street. This exhibition is free and suitable for all ages.

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Hyde 9×5: Call for submissions

datePosted on 12:31, October 1st, 2011 by Site admin

 Hyde 9×5 is an open community art exhibition to be held at the Hyde Tavern 20 October – 6 November 2011 as a part of HYDE900’s King Alfred Weekend celebrations and the 10 Days Across the City arts event.

This is a HARP/HYDE900 visual arts initiative to encourage all ages and abilities to join in for a group show representing the Hyde community and beyond. Works can be of any subject and in any media but no larger than 9” x 5” in finished size whether mounted, unmounted, framed or unframed.

There’ll be a People’s Choice Prize for the three most popular works and it’s free to enter for those under 17, over 70 or those on welfare benefits, otherwise it’s £5 per person. Works will be for sale and each person can enter up to 3 works. Read the rest of this entry »

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Writers’ Walk

datePosted on 17:00, August 11th, 2011 by Madelaine

You can read about our recent Writers’ Walk around Winchester here.

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‘Michaelmas Music’ events for Autumn

datePosted on 20:32, August 6th, 2011 by Site admin

Emma AlexandraHyde900 is delighted to announce its Michaelmas Music programme for 2011 in St Bartholomew’s Church, Hyde, sponsored by Taylor Fordyce Solicitors.

The series of six concerts builds on the success of last year’s Hyde900 concert series which demonstrated St Bartholomew’s excellent acoustics, and its scope as a charming niche venue within the wider Winchester Music scene.

The series will feature three characteristic strands – choral music, English music and ‘youth opportunity’. What makes it outstanding, however, is that it features a series of premieres including works written by the performers themselves.

Students from both Peter Symonds College and the University of Winchester will be taking part along with Vox Angelica (an early music choir). The distinguished international clarinettist Emma Alexandra [pictured], and the Spooner Mosley Duo will both be performing works specially written for the series as will Mark Gillman, the St Bartholomew’s resident organist, who premiers his newly written work ‘St. Bartholomew’s, Hyde’. Read the rest of this entry »

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