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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

26
JUN
Could You Foster?
ASDA Fareham

Formed in 1989 Five Rivers Child Care is a Social Enterprise specialising in the care of Looked After Children through Residential Care and Foster Care.Were currently recruiting Foster CarersFor those who dont know Fostering involves children and young people being cared for…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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28
JUN
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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30
JUN
DJ/90's Night
Flip Out Southampton

Get involved with some 90s nostalgia by dressing up as your fave 90s icon and coming down for a bounce where a DJ will be providing the perfect 90s throwback playlistPrices are £8.50 per hour or £15 for 3 hours. Not only…

Location: 4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02382 147811
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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
Manford's Comedy Club
The Stage Door

The Stage Door 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 and…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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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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06
JUL
Speed Dating in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

How speed dating in Portsmouth worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Portsmouth. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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06
JUL
Summer Show - Andrew Dowden Ceramic Artist
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery, Quarr Abbey

Quarr Abbey will be hosting a ceramics and art exhibition in its art gallery by ceramic artist Andrew Dowden. Quarr Abbey is set in tranquil landscaped surroundings. Its teashop is popular with visitors as is the farm shop bookshop and visitor centre.A…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01983 867505
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09
JUL
Simply Jaguar
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

All Jaguar owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Jaguar owners and enthusiasts.Shine your S‐Type polish your XKR and buff up your F‐Type...…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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15
JUL
Curdridge Country Show
Curdridge Reading Rooms and Recreation Ground

The Curdridge Country Show offers a fun‐filled family day out.The line‐up so far includes Jamz Dance Falcon Birds of Prey Dog Factor Hamble Valley Brass Band a performance by Curdridge Primary School an opera singer and a vintage car display.3p‐Suite an A…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07722 787338
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15
JUL
Medieval Weekend 2017
River Hamble Country Park

Historical re‐enactments a medieval village featuring authentic cooking combat demonstrations and travelling players performing a series of rambunctious plays will help bring the past to life in a FREE weekend of entertainment for all the family.Presented by the Road To Agincourt a…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

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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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15
JUL
Writer’s Talks: A Look into King Henry V’s Nav
River Hamble Country Park

Weve hand‐picked a selection of writers and historians to give talks on topics related to King Henry V and the Navy that dominated waters around 15th Century England.The Writers Talks take place on Saturday 15th June at the Medieval Weekend River Hamble…

Location: 4.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

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18
JUL
Jane Austen's Persuasion: A New Musical Drama
Theatre Royal Winchester

In commemoration of the Bicentary of Jane Austens death and the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Persuasion Chamber Opera Tours returns to the stage this summer.In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austens death July 18 1817 and the publication…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +0016309 151529
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18
JUL
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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19
JUL
Around the World in 80 Days
HAMPTWORTH LODGE

Based on the novel by Jules Verne adapted for the stage by Laura Eason19 ‐ 29 July No performance Monday 24thin the open air at Hamptworth Lodge Landford SP5 2EA between Romsey and SalisburyThe fabulously wealthy Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg wagers his…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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19
JUL
Speed Dating in Southampton
Ninety Degrees

How speed dating in Southampton worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Southampton. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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19
JUL
Spinnaker Tower Edinuburgh Preview Comedy Nights
Spinnaker Tower

Now in its third year Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club bring the Edinburgh Festival shows to the tower stage BEFORE the comedians go to EdinburghA sneaky chance to see the festival shows of the comedy worlds top comedians and see their hour long…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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21
JUL
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club 21st July
Spinnaker Tower

Finishing off our run of Edinburgh Preview shows is a full on night of raucous comedy to keep you going through the Summer monthsHosted by award winning compere James Alderson its a night to remember jam packed with laughsOpening the show is…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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22
JUL
Living History – Summer Holiday Activities
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

Join us for a fun‐filled family day out this summer as a fascinating programme of living history brings Beaulieu to life with the sights and sounds of the past this Summer from 22 July 1 September. Transport yourself back to the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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25
JUL
Five Rivers Fostering @ the New Forest Show
New Forest Showground

Formed in 1989 Five Rivers Child Care is a Social Enterprise specialising in the care of Looked After Children through Residential Care and Foster Care.Were currently recruiting Foster Carers in the New ForestFor those who dont know Fostering involves children and young…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

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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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30
JUL
Simply Japanese
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

Come to Beaulieu in your Japanese vehicle on Sunday 30th July and become part of Simply Japanese a gathering of Japanese vehicles of all shapes and sizes.All models are welcome and visitors will have the choice to vote for their favourite…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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05
AUG
Beaulieu Supercar Weekend
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

See the worlds most prestigious supercars unleash their horsepower through the grounds of Beaulieu as the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend returns for a second year.Your Supercar Weekend ticket includes entry to the Beaulieu attraction including the National Motor Museum Palace House Beaulieu Abbey…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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07
AUG
Film Dance Academy St. Swithun's 7-16 years
St Swithun's

The Film Dance Academy will introduce many iconic dances from films new and old. Our professional dance teachers will take you through dance warm ups progressive stretches and fun filled energetic classes that will cover a variety of dance themes so that…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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10
AUG
Boomtown Fair
Boomtown Fair

Boomtown is one of the UKs most innovative independent festivals which leads the way in terms of set design and production values. Headliners include The Specials M.I.A. Cypress Hill Sublime with Rome Arrested Development Toots and the Maytals The Original Blues Brothers…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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11
AUG
VW T Fest
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

Back by popular demand all VW Transporter owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu and park up within the museum complex for VW T Fest It promises to be a superb weekend for VW Transporter owners and enthusiasts.Sunday visitors to Beaulieu will…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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15
AUG
Netball Academy 7-16 years at St. Swithun's
St Swithun's

The coaching team will introduce girls to the games most modern skills and strategies helping the young players master both basic and advanced skills using methods adopted by international players. There will be a constant emphasis on fun and skill development with…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 03301 119077
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20
AUG
Vehicles through the Ages at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Steam‐up Sunday again and this time there will be all kinds of vehicles on site to make the visit even more interesting. This year we are hoping to have a plethora of old buses as well. We will be all steamed up…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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22
AUG
Great Expectations
Osborne

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens unforgettable story of love family and friendship set in the depths of Victorian England. From the haunting marshlands of Kent to the bustling streets of Victorian London this epic tale follows the fortunes of a young…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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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