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Mixing 'n' Twisting

60s themed day
29 Sep Heritage

11.30am - 1.30pm


Come along for a unique 1960s themed day to celebrate Kenwood, the household-name manufacturer that has been operating from its head office in Havant since 1962. The company’s products have become a national institution and its presence in the Borough has helped to put Havant on the manufacturing map.

Kenwood Van
On display will be a vintage Kenwood van filled with the iconic Kenwood Chefs as well as photographs and memorabilia from the company.

Memories of Ken
A display and conversation from John Wood, the stepson of Kenwood’s founder, Kenneth Wood. He will provide photography, memorabilia and personal memories of his stepdad and the company.

Pearl’s Pin Up Parlour
Get your ’do done 60’s style! Vintage stylists from Pearl’s Pin Up Parlour will be offering free nostalgic hair and make-up looks for you to try, as well as displaying styling artefacts through the decades.

Nails and Tales
Over the next few months we plan to collect stories and memories about Kenwood in Havant, with the plan of presenting an exhibition and creating a documentary film in 2019
Do you have memories of Kenwood in Havant? Maybe you or a family member worked for the company? We’re looking for four people to chat and share their memories with us whilst getting a free manicure from oral-history trained beautician Laura O’Mahony. To find out more about Laura's work, visit

For more information and to book a slot, please email or call 023 9247 2700.

Even if you don’t fancy getting your nails done for free, please come along anyway to share your memories and to help us collect stories about the company and its impact on our community.

Live music will be provided by vintage singer Lianne, and our café will be serving 60’s themed refreshments throughout.

A Taste of Honey
Don't miss our screening of a classic kitchen sink drama from the 60s at 1.45pm. Professor Sue Harper will introduce this vintage file and host a post-show discussion. The rest of the day is free, but you will need to buy tickets for the film. Find out more and buy tickets

Sat 29 Sep  11:30am FREE EVENT