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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

31
AUG
Southampton Ghost Walk
Outside Tudor House

Southampton gets spooky as Supernatural Tours joins forces with SEE Southampton Two of Southamptons tour companies are set to join forces in 2016 to bring an all new ghost walk to the city. Scream in Southampton with our interactive Southampton Ghost Walk.…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07516 103947
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01
SEP
"Indian Terracotta Art" photographic exhibition
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

An exhibition of photographs showing the rich and living tradition of terracotta art in India. Exhibition is included in the price of museum visit. …

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01489 576248
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02
SEP
23rd Carole Nash Eurojumble
Meadowmead Farm

The ideal destination for traders and visitors alike the annual Carole Nash Eurojumble is one of the UKs biggest bike autojumbles and its growing every year From tyres to tinware and engines to oil there are thousands of bargains to be had…

Location: 6.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01507 529529
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02
SEP
The 23rd Carole Nash Eurojumble
Meadowmead Farm

Its the event that has the best bike bargains in the land and this September 2‐3 thats a Friday and Saturday dont forget will once again see motorcycle owners and restorers make the trip to Netley Marsh near Southampton for the Carole…

Location: 6.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01507 529470
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03
SEP
International Autojumble
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01590 612888
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07
SEP
In Conversation with Loyd Grossman
The Guildhall, Winchester

Loyd Grossman CBE entrepreneur historian writer and broadcaster. Born in Boston and educated at Boston University BA the London School of Economics MSc and Magdalene College Cambridge MPhil PhD Loyd has been based in the UK since 1975.After an early career in…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01962 857275
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08
SEP
G4 Back For Good Tour 2016
Jersey Opera House

. Having reunited in 2014 G4 are now officially Back For Good.Hail the kings of Popera Daily MailA 5 masterclass in delivery tone and performance Celebrity RadioA pitch‐perfect performance Frost MagazineVocally Flawless Entertainment FocusSpecial Guests8th September: Vox Fortura soprano Georgi Mottram &…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07989 302532
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08
SEP
Heritage Open Days @ The Brickworks!
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A chance to see the museum for FREE We are open again as part of this national scheme to help everyone get close to our amazing heritage.PLEASE NOTE: The Heritage Days this year are 8th and 11th September ONLY…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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09
SEP
Aerial Capers: Colin Prescot
Stockbridge Town Hall

The Museum of Army Flying holds a special lecture at Stockbridge Town Hall. Our guest Speaker is world record breaker adventure balloonist and author of The Edge of Space Colin Prescot. Aerial Capers charts a fascinating journey from adventure balloonist and stuntman…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01264 784421
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10
SEP
Counterfeit Sixties Show
The Concorde Club

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 2.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 613989
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11
SEP
PORTSMOUTH MUSIC COMPETITION – OPEN MIC UK 2016
The 1865

Auditions for the exciting Open Mic UK Portsmouth music competition are coming to The 1865 in Portsmouth. The Portsmouth music competition is brought to you by Future Music who are responsible for discovering acts such as Birdy Jacob Banks Lucy Spraggan Karen…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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11
SEP
SOUTHAMPTON MUSIC COMPETITION – OPEN MIC UK 2016
The 1865

Auditions for the exciting Open Mic UK Southampton music competition are coming to The 1865 in Southampton. The Southampton music competition is brought to you by Future Music who are responsible for discovering acts such as Birdy Jacob Banks Lucy Spraggan Karen…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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11
SEP
SOUTHAMPTON SINGING AUDITIONS – OPEN MIC UK 2016
1865

Auditions for the exciting Open Mic UK Southampton singing auditions are coming to The 1865 in Southampton. The Southampton singing auditions is brought to you by Future Music who are responsible for discovering acts such as Birdy Jacob Banks Lucy Spraggan Karen…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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16
SEP
Burlesque Varietease
Brockenhurst Village Hall

Burlesque Promoter Author Teacher & International Performer SensuElle brings together some of the finest Burlesque Artistes from all over the South Coast and beyond to entertain you with their eclectic mix of the Art of Tease ‐ from the traditional classic style…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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16
SEP
The Southampton Boat Show 2016
Mayflower Park

Now in its 48th year the Southampton Boat Show returns in September and will showcase the very best that the international sailing and boating world has to offer. With hundreds of boats on display including 330 on the stunning marina itself…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: +44(0)1784 473377
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22
SEP
3 Steps To The Paperless Office
Konica Minolta

Join us at Konica Minoltas Southern Headquarters in Chandlers Ford Southampton. Featuring guest speakers from Barclays Bank and Konica Minolta this informative morning event will talk about the 3 steps to the paperless office and how to automate business processes through the…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02380 267755
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25
SEP
Trains Galore @ The Brickworks!
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

The September Steam‐up Sunday will be helped by the addition of lots more trains an extra treat for the train lovers amongst you. We will have the museum all steamed up and working plus the caf and the museum visit itself.…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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03
OCT
Jamie T
Portsmouth Guildhall

Jamie T at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Monday 03 October 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 for…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
OCT
Boogaloo Blues Weekend at Norton Grange, IoW
Norton Grange

One of our favourite venues for its location overlooking the sea the great food and the friendly helpful team. Booked so far:The Connie Lush BandThe Cadillac KingsThe ProofTraffickerSplit WhiskersSam Paine TrioStompin DaveAcoustic BluesMCDJ: Tony Farinha plus late night jams led…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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11
OCT
The Complete Deaths
The Nuffield Theatre

There are 74 onstage deaths in the works of William Shakespeare ‐ 75 if you count the black ill‐favoured fly killed in Titus Andronicus. From the Roman suicides in Julius Caesar to the death fall of Prince Arthur in King John; from…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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13
OCT
World Sight Day @ The Brickworks!
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

We are taking part in this international initiative for the first time. We want to encourage people with visual impairments to visit the museum. Its a really touchy feely place with very little that is out of bounds. Although it is an…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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16
OCT
Marcus Brigstocke: Why The Long Face?
The Nuffield Theatre

Dazzling inspired perfectly observed. Ive yet to see anything funnier ‐ Daily TelegraphIntelligent dark subtle stuff ‐ The Observer ... Charming hilarious and utterly refreshing ‐ Sunday MirrorI was born with a long face and now theres UKIP and Putin…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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18
OCT
Level 42
Portsmouth Guildhall

Level 42 could have called it a day in 2010 following their successful 30th anniversary tour but true to form Mark Kings thumping bass refuses to quit as the legendary British band announce a tour…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
OCT
Graeme Swann's Great British Spin Off
The Nuffield Theatre

This Autumn Graeme Swann Englands greatest ever spin bowler is heading out on a UK theatre tour with none other than crickets best loved commentator Henry Blofeld.Who better to discuss the trials and tribulations of Swannys illustrious career than the man who…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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20
OCT
Omid Djalili Schmuck For A Night
New Theatre Royal

Omid Djalili Schmuck For A Night at New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth on Thursday 20 October 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
OCT
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Portsmouth Guildhall

Emerging back in 1988 the original and credible Floyd act TAPFS has been getting bigger and better ever since. The band were described by Floyd drummer Nick Mason on BBC 5 Live as Very…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
OCT
Birdy
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Birdy at O2 Guildhall Southampton in Southampton on Friday 21 October 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 for…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
OCT
Mark Thomas - The Red Shed
The Nuffield Theatre

The Red Shed is the third part in a trilogy that started with the multi award winning shows Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed. A story of strikes fights dinner ladies and commies. Crap beer great beer burgers and burger slingers. Pickets placards friendship…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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23
OCT
Halloween Steam Up @ The Brickworks!
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Usually the biggest Steam‐up Sunday of the year. All our resident traction engines and road rollers will be home again after the summer away plus friends of their with yet more engines. The museum will be in steam as well. Both the…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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23
OCT
Adam Hills
Mayflower Theatre

Adam Hills at Mayflower Theatre in Southampton on Sunday 23 October 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: 1.4 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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