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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

12
FEB
Cinderella - the pantomime
Bursledon Village Hall

Come along and enjoy Cinderella ‐ a traditional family pantomime.There are plenty of jokes and audience participation ‐ and a few well known songs to please kids of all ages.There are all the usual characters too ‐ Cinderella Buttons Prince Charming and…

Location: 4.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07958 464677
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13
FEB
Hands-On Half Term
Beaulieu

To celebrate the opening of Driving Change a brand new display in the National Motor Museum Beaulieu are inviting visitors to get hands‐on this February half term with interactive activities for the whole family.Meet the Beaulieu crash test dummy and turns knobs…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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13
FEB
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club Valentines Special
Spinnaker Tower

SPINNAKER TOWER COMEDY CLUB VALENTINES SPECIALOur yearly Valentines celebration is a corker this year with TWO nights over the valentines weekend so everyone can get a chance to come and laugh with loved ones.Hosting is regular award winning comedian James Alderson and…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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13
FEB
Bowling For Soup
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Despite this punk pop band forming way back in 1994 they didnt rise from local prominence until made several supporting appearances for large punk and ska bands. Since then they have grown in popularity…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
FEB
The Witches
The Nuffield Theatre

Roald Dahls scariest book is brought to life in a tremendously terrifying treat for the whole family. Witches absolutely detest children. They find them revolting and are planning to wipe them out like weasels They want to squish them and squiggle them…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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17
FEB
South Coast Comedian of the Year 2016
The New Theatre Royal

100 comedians from the south coast enter and 50 make it down to the live heats at the wonderful new studio at The New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth.They have 6 minutes to impress and make you laugh and you the audience decide…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 649000
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18
FEB
Rebecca Ferguson
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Rebecca Ferguson a singer songwriter from Liverpool first caught publics eye in 2010 when she was fighting her way to the stars in the popular star search show The X Factor where she finished as…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
FEB
Mosaic Workshop with Rachel Evans
Hounsdown Community Hall

This full day workshop will introduce you to the wonderful world of making mosaics using the direct method. During the workshop you will be supported in defining your design choosing materials and colours and completing your mosaic piece using the basic…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07956 373607
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19
FEB
Runrig
Portsmouth Guildhall

Formed on the Scottish isle of Skye Runrig are a Scottish Celtic rock group who sing both in English and Gaelic. They first appeared on the music scene in the early 1970s and have released…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
FEB
Laughter Live
Ferneham Hall

Award winning comedian James Alderson once again hosts this huge comedy extravaganza in Farehams Ferneham HallOpening the show is the one and only Jarred Christmas the New Zealander who is larger than life and very familiar to anyone with a telly Jarred…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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20
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Richard Hawley
O2 Guildhall Southampton

2008 Best British male performer Richard Hawley is set to embark upon a cross UK tour this fall. Critically acclaimed as a guitarist singersongwriter producer and renowned for his onstage performances Rick can dazzle across…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
FEB
Eastleigh 10k
Fleming Park Leisure Centre

Take part in one of the largest 10k road races in the south for Naomi House in 2016 ‐ the Eastleigh 10kThe event takes place on Sunday 20 March 2016 and is once again set to attract more than 2750 runners …

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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21
FEB
Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South
The Nuffield Theatre

Becketts back with a brand‐new hour of funnies and hes taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread Star of BBC1s Live at the Apollo BBC2s Mock the Week & Channel 4s 8 out of 10 Cats.A revelation …

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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22
FEB
Jamie Raven
Portsmouth Guildhall

Jamie Raven at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Monday 22 February 2016. 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 GetMeIn…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
FEB
A Raisin in the Sun
The Nuffield Theatre

Never before in the entire history of theatre has so much of the truth of black peoples lives been seen on the stageJames BaldwinThe Younger family live in a tiny apartment one that only just fitted them when they were half the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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23
FEB
CHARITY QUIZ & CURRY NIGHT IN AID OF THE HAVEN
The Concorde Club

Test your knowledge at The Concorde Clubs quiz and curry night on 23rd February 2016. Includes a Raffle. Prizes for the winning teams. 6 maximum in a team. With a delicious curry served during the interval. To purchase tickets call…

Location: 2.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01329 559290
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23
FEB
The Classic Rock Show
Portsmouth Guildhall

The Classic Rock Show at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Tuesday 23 February 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest The Classic Rock Show tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
FEB
U2 2 at The Brook
The Brook

U2 2 are now in their 24th year on the road Formed as a look‐a‐like sound ‐ like band they remain the real‐deal when it comes to U2 tribute. Known for their attention to sounds the band have regularly been…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 555366
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28
FEB
Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am
The Nuffield Theatre

The most well‐crafted and poignant comedy turns at this years Fringe The HeraldInteresting engaging and funny The MirrorIt never really bothered me that Id never met my mum.It never occurred to me I needed to meet her to find out who I…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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29
FEB
Sabaton Alestorm
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Sabaton Alestorm at O2 Guildhall Southampton in Southampton on Monday 29 February 2016. 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

29
FEB
Twenty One Pilots
Portsmouth Guildhall

Twenty One Pilots at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Monday 29 February 2016. 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: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
MAR
The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary!
The Nuffield Theatre

For your viewing pleasure Peepolykus No Wise Men The Hound of the Baskervilles proudly present Gustave Flauberts masterpiece Madame Bovary. The seminal nineteenth century novel will be brought spectacularly to life by director Madame Bodinetz and her bijoux cast with a fair…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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03
MAR
Cowes - Recruitment & Income Presentation
New Holmwood Hotel

You are invited to a Recruitment & Income Presentation.A unique opportunity for you to earn an additional income.No matter what your age background or circumstances you could build a substantial income alongside your other commitments.The main advantages of the opportunity are: Choose…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07444 875382
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06
MAR
Lulu
The Concorde Club

Lulu at The Concorde Club in Eastleigh on Sunday 06 March 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Lulu live in the knowledge that…

Location: 2.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

11
MAR
Dead Prez LIVE
The Social Club

The Real LIVE HIP HOP continues ... Dead Prez The Florida‐based political rap duo Dead Prez consists of Stic.man and M‐1 a pair of rappers inspired by revolutionaries from Malcolm X to Public Enemy. They immersed themselves in political and social studies…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 230606
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11
MAR
Norton Grange Boogaloo Rock 'n' Roll Extravaganza
Norton Grange

One of our favourite venues for its location overlooking the sea the great food and the friendly helpful team.Boogaloo will be providing the entertainment for the weekend with live music from:The KingcatsJoey & The JiversGreggi G & His Crazy GangRockin The JointThis…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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17
MAR
James Morrison
O2 Guildhall Southampton

James Morrison a BRIT Award‐winning singer‐songwriter hails from Warwickshire is a critically acclaimed artist who has produced several chart topping singles and albums that appeal to a large audience. Influenced by the likes of…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
MAR
Ed Byrne Outside Looking In
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Ed Byrne Outside Looking In at O2 Guildhall Southampton in Southampton on Saturday 19 March 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Ed Byrne Outside Looking In tickets so weve done the legwork for…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
MAR
James Martin
Portsmouth Guildhall

James Martin at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Wednesday 23 March 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do the…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

24
MAR
The Odyssey
The Nuffield Theatre

Odysseus is fighting for his right to belong in his own country. He is being held in an illegal immigrant detention centre side by side with the Trojan settlers he helped to defeat.In a bid to gain entry to his own country…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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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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