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

25
OCT
Half-Term Hauntings at Beaulieu
Beaulieu National Motor Museum

There are strange goings‐on at Beaulieu this half term with spooky activities for all the family to enjoy.Take a ride on the moan‐a‐rail shiver at spooky stories have your face painted and brave the Halloween quiz trail. Plus half price entry for…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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26
OCT
Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model
The Nuffield Theatre

A dude who is fast becoming a recognisable face on British TV with appearances on BBC 1s Live At The Apollo & Lets Dance for Comic Relief BBC 2s Mock The Week QI & Nevermind The Buzzcocks C4s 8 Out of 10…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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26
OCT
Dogs Trust Poppy Walk
Royal Victoria Country Park

Dogs Trust Poppy Walk Royal Victoria Country Park 11.30 a.m ‐ Sunday 26th October 2014The walk has been arranged by the Dogs Trust to commemorate those dogs that served during WW1 and all conflicts since.The walk will take place in Royal…

Location: 4.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01329 663821
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26
OCT
Andy Burrows
Talking Heads

Andy Burrows at Talking Heads in Southampton on Sunday 26 October 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Andy Burrows tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
OCT
Halloween Ghost Walk
Royal Oak

Come and discover the ghosts of Winchester in our halloween ghost walk. Our guides will take you on a journey around the city of Winchester sharing many of the ghost stories and some local history in the cities most haunted places like…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07516 103947
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28
OCT
The World Alive
Southampton Joiners Arms

The World Alive at Southampton Joiners Arms in Southampton on Tuesday 28 October 2014. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
OCT
Psychic Sally On The Road
Portsmouth Guildhall

Psychic Sally On The Road appears live in Portsmouth Hampshire at Portsmouth Guildhall on Wednesday 29 October 2014. For ticket prices to watch Psychic Sally On The Road at Portsmouth Guildhall see the list of tickets available for Psychic Sally On…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

29
OCT
Steve Hackett
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Make no mistake Phil Collins or not without the immense talent and creative ability of guitar guru Steve Hackett it's more than likely one of the greatest groups of all time Genesis would never have…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
OCT
Omid Djalili
Portsmouth Guildhall

Multi award winning stand‐up television and movie star Omid Djalili is back on tour with his brand new comedy show. A firm favourite at the Edinburgh Festival with his legendary performances Omids stand‐up awards include…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
OCT
Omid Djalili Iranalamadingdong
Portsmouth Guildhall

Omid Djalili Iranalamadingdong at Portsmouth Guildhall live Comedy on Thursday 30 October 2014 in Portsmouth Hampshire. To compare ticket prices for the Omid Djalili Iranalamadingdong event at Portsmouth Guildhall see the list of ticket companies.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

31
OCT
Halloween, Ghost Hunt
Gosport Discovery Centre

This halloween Supernatural Tours will be hosting an extreme ghost hunt with all new experiments to discover the ghosts of The Old Gosport Discovery Centre.Many have experienced the ghost of the strict former headmaster who has been seen walking down the corridors…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07516 103947
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31
OCT
Joan Armatrading
The Concorde Club

Described as Britains First Lady of Song Joan Armatrading has been nominated for a Grammy Award on no less than three occasions. Possessing an extremely unique voice and strong rhythmical acoustic guitar she is…

Location: 2.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
OCT
National Theatre Live presents Frankenstein
Thornden Hall

National Theatre LivepresentsFrankenstein Encore Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature Friday 31 October 7pmTickets: £15 £13 concessions…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 246555
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31
OCT
Paranormal experience. Ghost Hunting at Explosions
Explosions! The Museum of Naval Firepower

Come and join a team of professional Paranormal Investigators for an experience you will not forget at the extremely haunted Explosion The Museum of Naval Firepower participate in activities such as infrared thermometers digital voice recorders Electronic magnetic field sensors and…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 01444 233859
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31
OCT
Jamie T
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Jamie T at O2 Guildhall Southampton in Southampton on Friday 31 October 2014. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
NOV
David O’Doherty
The Nuffield Theatre

David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything.The forgotten Sugababe the bad boy of Zumba David O'Doherty presents a new hour of talking and songs. Take a ride into the Davidzone.One man. One small keyboard. With batteries. And a chair. And a mic. And cables.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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01
NOV
Fireworks Spectacular
Beaulieu Motor Museum

Be wowed by the explosive and dynamic fireworks display set to a Rock Legends theme.Have fun on the Beaulieu Rides & Drives and Old‐Time Fairground all at good value extra charges. Hot food and drinks are available both inside and out as…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01590 612888
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02
NOV
Y T
The Brook

Y T performs live at The Brook in Southampton Hampshire on Sunday 02 November 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Y T at The Brook now.…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
NOV
Tesseract
Talking Heads

Tesseract represent a new breed of experimental progressive metal with its roots in the little known djent scene of bedroom musicians and producers that are so mind blowingly creative they may be the next big…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
NOV
Rixton
The Brook

British PopRockR&B band Rixton made their US debut with Me And My Broken Heart EP on March 18. Following release the music video for the title track and their first single premiered on MTV worldwide…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
NOV
Twin Atlantic
O2 Guildhall Southampton

After bursting onto the forefront of the alternative rock scene following their critically acclaimed 2011 album release Free Twin Atlantic are hotly tipped for a huge 2012. With their single of the same name garnering…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
NOV
No Briton Is An Island
Forum One,

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionThe theme for this exhibition is images of this sceptered Isle we call Britain. Home to a lost empire cultural diversity and with a moving landscape a Britain which…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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05
NOV
Asking Alexandria
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Asking Alexandria is a British metal core band that has their roots in Dubai one of the most unlikely locations to serve as a starting point for such a band. Their founder Ben Bruce…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
NOV
The Comedy Club Hampshire
Mortimer Arms

Host Comedian ‐ WindsorJack Docherty Show Ch5 & Melinda Messengers Big Night In Action Ch5One of the UKs top comperes a first class host with a natural charm warmth and enviable ability to create a relaxed friendly atmosphere in any room.…

Location: 6.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 814379
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07
NOV
Paranormal Investigations at Beaulieu Abbey
Beaulieu Abbey

Join the Hampshire Ghost Club for a paranormal investigation at the historic 13th century Beaulieu Abbey the site of many spooky sightings. Activities include vigils and investigations using professional equipment.Tickets available for purchase until midday on Friday 31 October. Age 18 only.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01590 612345
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08
NOV
Bonfire and Fireworks Display
Sherfield English Sports Field

Gates open at 6pm for one of the most affordable professional family fireworks displays in the South. BBQ on offer throughout. The bonfire will be lit around 6.15pm and the display starts at 7pm…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01794 884319
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08
NOV
Band of Skulls
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Alternative rock group Band of Skulls consists of Emma Richardson vocals Russell Marsden guitar and Matt Hayward drums. Having met at college the band have grown from strength to strength having started their music…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
NOV
Cardinal Burns
The Nuffield Theatre

British Comedy Award winning and BAFTA nominated duo Cardinal Burns are hitting the road.Following their second series on Channel 4 the duo are ready to unleash a torrent of never‐before‐seen characters and familiar faces from the series all over your lovely town.Previous…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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09
NOV
Simply Smart
Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Come to Beaulieu in your Smart Car on Sunday 9 November for Simply Smart a gathering of Smart Cars of all shapes and sizes.Featuring a cavalcade and display on the Main Arena one of these cars will be named the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01590 612888
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09
NOV
Rise Against
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Rise Against at O2 Guildhall Southampton in Southampton on Sunday 09 November 2014. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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