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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

28
MAR
Myth and Memory of Gallipoli
National Museum of the Royal Navy

A new exhibition promising to challenge the historical perceptions of a major First World War campaign is to open at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth this March. The exhibition is the second in the National Museum of the Royal…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02072 875488
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04
APR
Rival Sons
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Hailing from the gorgeous Long Beach in sunny California Rival Sons were formed from the ashes of Scott Holidays band Black Summer Crush in 2009. Their style is often compared to blues‐rock bands from…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
APR
Gurdas Maan
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Gurdas Maan at O2 Guildhall Southampton in Southampton on Sunday 12 April 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Gurdas Maan live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
APR
Simple Minds
Portsmouth Guildhall

Scottish rock band Simple Minds were at the peak of their popularity in the early 1990s. The band are thought to have sold more than 40 million albums world wide and are famed for 80s…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
APR
Wessex Guild of Craftsmen Exhibition
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Ten members from the Wessex Guild of Craftsmen will be at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens from Wednesday the 22nd to Monday the 27th.Members who are participating in this Exhibition and Sale of Work are:Sheila Barrow Textiles.Jo Berryman Pottery.Thea Hamlin …

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 0142 086140
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22
APR
Wuthering Heights
The Mayflower Theatre

Passionate and obsessive Cathy and Heathcliffs love is as unruly and dangerous as the Yorkshire moors that surround them.As children they are inseparable running wild and free on the moors but over time their childish affection deepens into an overwhelming love …

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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24
APR
Titchfield Art & Craft Show 2015 - Preview Evening
Titchfield Community Centre

A popular annual event that enables Artists Photographers and Crafts People from Hampshire and beyond to exhibit and sell their paintings photographs and local craft. We also hold a Childrens Art competition in conjunction with our local schools. All proceeds…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07962 200208
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24
APR
Duke Special
Talking Heads

For his thousands of fans he is known as Duke Special. But for his family friends and loved ones he is their dear Peter Wilson. Lisburn North Ireland witnessed the birth of this very…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
APR
Status Quo
Portsmouth Guildhall

Also known as 'The Quo' of simple 'Quo' the band is synonymous with their own unique style of 'boogie rock' and 'shadow step' guitar riffs. Status Quo was founded in the early 1960s by Francis…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
APR
Titchfield Art & Craft Show 2015
Titchfield Community Centre

A popular annual event that enables Artists Photographers and Crafts People from Hampshire and beyond to exhibit and sell their paintings photographs and local craft. We also hold a Childrens Art competition in conjunction with our local schools. All proceeds…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07962 200208
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26
APR
Beaulieu Boatjumble
Beaulieu

Beaulieu Boatjumble has around 1000 stands of boating bits new trailerable boats dinghies equipment and craft from classics to nearly new. With thousands of new and used boating bargains it makes for an unmissable event for all sailors. You can be sure…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01590 612888
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26
APR
Seasick Steve
O2 Guildhall Southampton

American born blues musician Seasick Steve ‐ real name Steven Gene Wold ‐ has a long and distinguished career in the music industry. Learning the guitar at the age of eight Steve left home…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
MAY
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club
Spinnaker Tower

1st MayJames Alderson introduces the hottest comedians in the UK right now headlined by Dane Baptiste who many will recognise from numerous BBC 3 shows and has been tipped by The Guardian The Independent and The Times as one to watch for…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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02
MAY
Michael Ball
Portsmouth Guildhall

Michael Ball Britains leading musical theatre star multi‐platinum recording artist TV and radio presenter and Olivier Award winner has announced that he will be hitting the road once more across the length and breadth of…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
MAY
Laura Marling
O2 Guildhall Southampton

At just twenty‐one Laura Marling has had a career many of her peers would dream of. Currently nominated for a second successive Brit Award thanks to the fantastic A Creature I Dont Know ‐ released…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
MAY
Belle and Sebastian
Portsmouth Guildhall

Influential indie pop band Belle and Sebastian formed in 1996 in Glasgow Scotland. Their eighth album the first for four years has been received well by critics and the band has been compared to…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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 7:45pmWere artists arent we were supposed to celebrate lifeA gentle and poignant comedy about life‐long…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03336 663366
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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

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

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
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
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
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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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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