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

08
MAY
MAXIMUM 1DIRECTION TRIBUTE @ FERNEHAM HALL
Ferneham Hall

Prepare yourselves for the Maximum 1D experience Simply the best Tribute act to the biggest group on the planet right now. A fun‐filled family night not to be missedLiam Chris Christopher Nathan and Vince are not only great individual lookalikes to the…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07968 851261
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09
MAY
The Hudsucker Proxy
The Nuffield Theatre

December 1st 1958. Waring Hudsucker president of the giant Hudsucker Industries has just thrown himself from the 45th floor. The business world holds its breath. But the board of directors has a cunning plan: put an idiot in his place depress the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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10
MAY
Mike the Mechanics
Portsmouth Guildhall

Mike the Mechanics at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Sunday 10 May 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Mike the Mechanics tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

16
MAY
Havant Chamber Orchestra
Ferneham Hall

Robin Browning conducts Weber Beethoven ‐ Violin Concerto soloist: Savitri Grier & Schubert Symphony No. 2.…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 231942
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16
MAY
Quartet
Chesil Theatre

QUARTETBy Ronald HarwoodDirected by Peter Liddiard16 23 May at 7.45pm not Sun and 2.30pm on 23 MayReading 6 March at 7:45pmAuditions 8 & 9 March at 7:45pmWe're artists aren't we we're supposed to celebrate life'A gentle and poignant comedy about life‐long…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03336 663366
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18
MAY
Pint of Science Southampton
The Red Lion (plus other venues)

Science... in a pub Southampton academics are bringing their latest research to a pub near you as part of Pint of Science the worlds largest festival of public science lectures.Ever wondered how your brain stores memories Could we survive a mission to…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL:
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20
MAY
Lee Nelson
Portsmouth Guildhall

Hello u blurb readin legend Its Lee Nelson here from off ur tele im coming to a crap town near u with my brand new WELL NEW TOURits gonna b bigga betta …

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

20
MAY
Lee Nelson LIVE
Portsmouth Guildhall

I've hosted Live at the Apollo sold out my three‐times extended Lee Nelson Live tour had over two million people watching BBC Three's Lee Nelson's Well Good Show and Lee Nelson's Well Funny People and…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
MAY
CERAMICS AND ART EXHIBITION: Visions & Dimensions
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery

Quarr Abbey Art Gallery will be hosting a ceramics and art exhibition by Isle of Wight artists ANDREW DOWDEN and JEANNE MILLS‐HOLLAND. This will be Andrew and Jeannes fifth exhibition together at Quarr.A carpenter for 20 years Andrew Dowden was inspired to…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01983 867505
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22
MAY
Dylan Moran
Portsmouth Guildhall

Dylan Moran star of Black Books Shaun of the Dead and Run Fat Boy Run is about to spread a little happiness with a brand new tour for 2011. Ageing religion kids relationships…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
MAY
Totton & Eling Arts Festival
Hanger Farm Arts Centre

We are looking forward to our second Totton & Eling Arts Festival which will take place 23rd May 2015. We will be holding all of the fun and activities at Hanger Farm Arts Centre and the recreation ground opposite the park. We…

Location: 5.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07749 023872
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24
MAY
Children's Fun Day
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

JUST what it says on the tinA day of activities for children. Why not come along and get rid of that surplus energy at the museum There will be Circus skills free Tommy Train layout Nerf game Gladiators and Rodeo Bull small…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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24
MAY
School Half Term Event
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

NOTE: These half term holiday activity days are only held on Sundays Wednesdays and Thursdays ONLY. The Museum is not open every day of the week....sorry…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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25
MAY
Environmental Rock 2015
The Hobbit Pub

Environmental Rock Southampton's annual family‐ friendly Eco Festival returns on Monday 25th May 2015 Situated in the Hobbit Pub in Bevois Valley Southampton this unique festival is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and sustainable living. With a spectrum of entertainment including some…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL:
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29
MAY
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
Portsmouth Guildhall

Jimmy Carr Funny Business at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Friday 29 May 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Jimmy Carr Funny Business tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
MAY
Stewart Francis
O2 Guildhall Southampton

The star of 'Mock The Week' 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo' embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show A brilliant comic brain... this stand‐up cracks some…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

02
JUN
Constellations
The Nuffield Theatre

Following critically acclaimed sold‐out runs in the West End and on Broadway the Royal Court Theatre presents the first UK tour of Nick Paynes explosive new play about free will and friendship.Starring Louise Brealey Sherlock The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Joe…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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02
JUN
Manic Street Preachers
O2 Guildhall Southampton

The Manics debut album Generation Terrorists in 1992 gained them a huge following and cult status. Since then they seen 8 out of 10 albums released make the top ten with 15 top ten singles…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUN
Laughter Live!
Ferneham Hall

This shows headliner is a TOP SECRET TV ACT and one of TVs hottest properties right now rising through the ranks and surely set to become an even bigger star in the next 12 months.As seen onThe Royal Variety PerformanceLive At The…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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05
JUN
Bryan Ferry
Portsmouth Guildhall

Lead vocalist and charismatic front man of Roxy Music where he originally performed alongside fellow greats like Brian Eno and outstanding solo star Bryan Ferry is a living legend.With a smooth timeless style inspired by…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
JUN
Country Fair
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Our popular early summer event A countryside theme with interesting demonstrations animals childrens activities and more. Engines all steamed up and working trains running cafe baking as always. …

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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14
JUN
England vs New Zealand 3rd ODI
The Ageas Bowl

England vs New Zealand 3rd ODI at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Sunday 14 June 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Sports

19
JUN
Elvis Costello
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Regarded by many to be one of the more influential and creative musicians of his era Elvis Costello has consistently released his unique variety of music since the late 1970s. With an individual style that…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUL
The Seagull
Chesil Theatre

The SeagullBy Anton ChekhovA new version by Anya ReissDirected by Deborah Edgington11 18 July at 7.45pm not Sun and 2.30pm on 18 JulyReading on 24 April at 7:45pmAuditions 26 & 27 April at 7:45pmLove is the only thing on this earth…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03336 663366
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11
JUL
WOODLANDS COUNTRY SHOW
Royal Victoria Country Park

The Woodlands Country Show 2015 is set to be a great weekend with so much to see and do. The show is packed with exhibits activities and entertainment for all. Families will be able to experience a fun packed day out with…

Location: 4.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01243 641306
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11
JUL
Lets Rock 2015 Extras
Southampton Common

Lets Rock 2015 Extras at Southampton Common in Southampton on Saturday 11 July 2015. 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…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUL
Lets Rock 2015 Extras
Southampton Common

Lets Rock 2015 Extras at Southampton Common in Southampton on Saturday 11 July 2015. 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…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUL
Odyssey Sam Fox Lets Rock 2015
Southampton Common

Odyssey Sam Fox Lets Rock 2015 at Southampton Common in Southampton on Saturday 11 July 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUL
Odyssey Sam Fox Lets Rock 2015
Southampton Common

Odyssey Sam Fox Lets Rock 2015 at Southampton Common in Southampton on Saturday 11 July 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
JUL
Music Festival
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

If music be the food of love..... Live music all day today. Hoping the weather is summery and we can be outside but plenty of space inside as well. Why not come along and let the world drift by This is one…

Location: 5.4 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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