What's on inPortswood


Welcome to Portswood

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Portswood - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Portswood to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Portswood

28
APR
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Medina Theatre

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 823884
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28
APR
Manfords Comedy Club
The Stage Door

The Stage Door Theatre in Southampton plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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30
APR
Simply Ford
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Bring your Ford to Beaulieu and become part of the eighth Simply Ford rally a gathering of Fords of all shapes and sizes. Any model is welcome; from classic Capris and Cortinas to new Rangers and Fiestas.Join the hundreds of vehicles…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01590 614614
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05
MAY
Film on a Farm - Outdoor- Indiana Jones and the Ra
Manor Farm

Film on a Farm is a unique Outdoor Cinema experience. Showcasing some of the most stunning landscapes the Great British countryside has to offer. Pull up a straw bale and snuggle up beneath a blanket of stars and join us for a…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 07768 706928
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05
MAY
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club
Spinnaker Tower

Award winning comedian James Alderson introduces another full line up of comedy to the Spinnaker Tower stageOpening the show is Karen Bailey. Karen has just supported Joe Lycett on tour and can be seen performing at all the best clubs around the…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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05
MAY
Tea Coffee Or Something
Guildhall Portsmouth

Free From Gravity is set to release their inspirational single entitled Tea Coffee or Something on 5 May 2017. The bands front man Vince Barnes having seen a video on YouTube of a police officer in New York physically abusing a homeless…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07507 126956
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06
MAY
Film on a Farm - Outdoor Cinema – Pretty Woman
Manor Farm

Film on a Farm ‐ Outdoor Cinema Pretty WomanFilm on a Farm is a unique Outdoor Cinema experience. Showcasing some of the most stunning landscapes the Great British countryside has to offer. Pull up a straw bale and snuggle up beneath…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 07768 706928
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13
MAY
"Beer, Bricks & Buses" at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A first for the Brickworks we are holding our very own beer festival Bricks Beer and Busesbecause that is exactly what it is going to be. We will be running a heritage bus service from Swanwick Station good trains to Portsmouth…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01489 576248
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13
MAY
Hack Pompey 7: Hack the Home
Portland Building

Home sweet home. Theres no place like it for sure but why not make it more special with clappers for your lights self‐watering plants or perhaps a Nerf gun home defense systemHack the Home will be a Saturday full of innovation from…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: Seew ebsite
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13
MAY
Southampton City Live@The Bandstand
Palmerston Park

Now in its third year this free to attend music and arts event is now bigger and better than ever. With three music stages and additional attractions and entertainment there is something for every one. Come and enjoy…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 553736
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13
MAY
Spring Autojumble
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Visit the 24th Spring Autojumble being held at Beaulieu over the weekend of 13‐14th May 2017. Browse over one thousand stands bursting with automotive bargains. From motoring parts automobilia and accessories to literature tools and clothing. Covering all motoring eras there…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01590 614614
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13
MAY
The Naomi House and Jacksplace Gauntlet Games
Matterlry Estate

The 5k and 10k obstacle course will see you tackle a series of gladiator zones bounce on inflatables swing from monkey bars over water battle gladiators with pugil sticks and escape onto a giant slippery slideThis hilarious and challenging obstacle course is…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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16
MAY
The Woman In Black
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

Susan Hills acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratts ingenious stage adaptation.Now celebrating 27 terrifying years in the West End Robin Herfords gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere illusion and controlled horror.A lawyer obsessed with a curse…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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16
MAY
Winchester Ghost Tour
Royal Oak

Get ready to discover the ghosts of Winchester in this Ultimate Ghost Tour ExperienceOur guides will take you on a journey around the citys historic streets sharing its many secrets with you. Youll hear about the bloody plots of treason horrific deaths…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07516 103947
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20
MAY
Beethoven Concert
Ferneham Hall

An all Beethoven Concert played by The Havant Chamber Orchestra conducted by Robin Browning. Overture Creatures of Prometheus Piano Concerto No. 3 soloist Roger Owens & Symphony No. 5.free parking. Licensed Bar.…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 261372
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20
MAY
Beethoven night in Fareham!
Ferneham Hall

Its Beethoven night with the Havant Chamber Orchestra The stunning fifth Symphony rounds off a feast of great works from the great man.The Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus provides a suitably dramatic opening to the concert. It is short…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
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24
MAY
Southampton Sailing Week
Royal Southampton Yacht Club

One of the Worlds top locations for Sailing the Solent and Southampton Waters are home to World Famous races and Southampton Sailing week is here to celebrate all things Sailing and encourage more people to enjoy the water.…

Location: 1.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 254721
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25
MAY
EXHIBITION: VISIONS & DIMENSIONS
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery

Quarr Abbey is situation in tranquil landscaped gardens. Facilities include tearoom and gardens farm shop plants and home‐grown produce for sale bookshop visitor centre old abbey ruins woodland walk disabled access and toilets. The abbey also keep pigs and rescued chickens. Large…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01983 867505
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27
MAY
Absolute Bowie
New Theatre Royal

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 649000
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28
MAY
Children's Fun Day at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A day of activities aimed at children aged 3 90 All kinds of things to do with child focussed entertainment for the day. The entry price includes the museum which will be all steamed up and the old machinery working.…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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30
MAY
Babe - The Sheep Pig
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

Meet the lovable Babe in a heart‐warming tale of friendship adventure and bravery.When Babe arrives at Hoggets Farm he is taken in by the trusty sheep‐dog Fly and discovers a talent for herding. With the help of his adopted Mum our polite…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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31
MAY
Southampton Ghost Tour
Holiday inn

Scream in Southampton with our interactive Southampton Ghost Tour.Right from the start you will be gripped by many ghostly stories from Southamptons eerie past. The walks include live actors who take on the part of Southamptons most notorious ghostsYou will discover the…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07516 103947
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06
JUN
Miss Meena and the Masala Queens
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

Dazzling saris grand Bollywood lip‐sync dance numbers and queues of adoring fans for Miss Meena this is all now a distant memory. The once famous and fabulous drag queen has lost his sparkle and like his nightclub is washed up and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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09
JUN
Comedy All Stars PORTMOUTH
New Theatre Royal

Comedy All Stars is coming to PORTSMOUTH The biggest comedy club in the south founded in Horndean with regular shows throughout the year is coming to the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth for two huge shows cram‐packed full of TV faces from…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 649000
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18
JUN
New Forest bike ride
Brockenhurst Sixth Form College

A beautiful ride through the New Forest helping to raise vital funds for CoppaFeel ‐ on a mission to promote early detection of breast cancer.Theres a choice of four routes all starting and finishing in Brockenhurst. The three longer routes cross a…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Sports

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25
JUN
Country Fair at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

One of our most popular days. We turn the old factory into the countryside for the day well as best we can Come and see the museum itself and then add animals crafts displays and more.Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust will…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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30
JUN
Laughter Live!
Ferneham Hall

James Alderson introduces another 3 terrific comedians to the stage for the second show of 2017 at Ferneham HallOpening the show is Mock The Week regular Ed Gamble Ed has had a tremendous year on TV with his career going from strength…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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30
JUN
Nathassia Feel The Future Now Tour (Southamptonl)
The Joiners

Audacioulsy crafted live electronic music surrounded by the sights & sounds of the decades to come. Step into the future join us and access your full state of Flow.London based electronic music artist NATHASSIA brings us her debut album Light of the…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07710 700750
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15
JUL
Steampunk Festival at Bursledon Brickworkss
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Steampunks and the only remaining steam‐powered Victorian Brickworks in the UK are such a natural fit Steampunk is a mix of sci fi and fantasy with a huge range of interpretation possible. The weekend event will include specialist Steampunk Traders selling everything…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01489 576248
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30
JUL
Family Fun Day at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A day of activities for everyone. All kinds of things to do with lots of child focussed entertainment for the day. The entry price includes the museum which will be all steamed up and the old machinery working. Hampshire Narrow Gauge…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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Tourist Attractions


Beaulieu Palace House

Formerly the 14th century Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House is set in glorious grounds and gardens with immaculate spreading lawns and walkways overlooking the Beaulieu River. The House has been in Lord Montagu's family ownership since 1538, when Sir Thomas Wriothesley, later 1st Earl of Southampton,…

Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Few car museums in the world can match the unique collection of the world renowned National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Managed by the National Motor Museum Trust, Beaulieu is also the home of the world famous Beaulieu International Autojumble and Automart. Whether your interest is as an individual,…

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway is a magical place in the New Forest National ParkThe Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre 100 hectare site, world‐famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring,…

Marwell Zoo

Marwell is a great place for a day out. From antelope to ants, from bats to bongo, from wallabies to warthogs, from zebra to zebu ‐ there are over 200 different species of amazing animals.Zambar the Amur tiger cub was born in March and had a slightly shaky…

Beaulieu

Beaulieu, one of the South of England's top day visitor attractions, is set in the heart of the New Forest, the UK's newest National Park. Beaulieu is a guaranteed great family day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House,…

Beaulieu Abbey

Beaulieu Abbey was founded in 1204 by Cistercian monks on land given to them by King John. Although much was destroyed at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries during the reign of Henry VIII, there is still much for visitors to see today. In medieval times,…

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