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

28
SEP
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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29
SEP
Ask The Professionals
The Sorting Office

Tickets Available at: https:www.eventbrite.co.ukeask‐the‐professionals‐tickets‐27028119834Have you ever wondered just how to get your work sold in a shop Or maybe how you get into a Trade Fair What about exhibitions and craft fairs When the competition is strong how do you stand out…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02380 672825
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30
SEP
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club
Spinnaker Tower

Spinnaker Tower Comedy ClubAward winning local comedian James Alderson introduces 3 brilliant comedians back to the stage after the Summer break and what a line up he hasOpening the show is another comedian hailing from Portsmouth Suzi Ruffell Suzi has recently been…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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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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07
OCT
Southampton Job Fair
The Spark Centre, Solent University

Following the successful Southampton Jobs Fair in May at which 500 jobseekers interacted with 32 businesses offering over 800 jobs the partnership are set to expand the October offer. The Spark Southampton Solent Universitys new Conference Centre will host up to 70…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL:
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08
OCT
Sonny Fodera at Switch Southampton
Switch

Once again this autumn the high spec club will lead from the front with a mouthwatering programme offering some world class DJs and sure to be memorable events including Abode DJ Zinc El Row Sonny Fodera Skream Eats Everything and many more.The…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 00
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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
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
AFC Portchester Clubhouse

When the audience become diners in the Faulty Towers restaurant and are served by Basil Sybil and Manuel pretty much anything can happen especially with two‐thirds of the show improvised. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated then hurtles…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07725 559109
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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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15
OCT
DJ Zinc, Benny Page & Magistrate at Switch Southam
Switch

Once again this autumn the high spec club will lead from the front with a mouthwatering programme offering some world class DJs and sure to be memorable events including Abode DJ Zinc El Row Sonny Fodera Skream Eats Everything and many more.The…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 00
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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
Garage Nation at Switch Southampton
Switch

In a city heavily influenced by its large student population Switch perfectly caters to the needs of an ever‐growing house and dance music scene in the area and is one of the best Southampton nightclubs around.House and techno are the foundations of…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 00
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22
OCT
Half-Term Hauntings
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Join Beaulieu for spooky shenanigans this October Half‐Term with spine‐tingling activities for the whole family to enjoy. Climb aboard the Moan‐a‐rail shiver at spooky stories follow the Halloween quiz trail and have your face painted for free. Will you be brave enough…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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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

24
OCT
New Forest - 3 Day Course
Beaulieu Hotel

3 Days photographing the spectacular autumn colours in the New Forest ‐ Just £425.The New Forest National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty and you will be visiting it at its most colourful ‐ with the beautiful autumn colours. There…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01425 479257
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26
OCT
Billy Talent
O2 Guildhall Southampton

Billy Talent is a melodic punk rock band formed in 1993 in Canada. The members met each other in high school and they remained underground in the indie music scene of Toronto for almost a…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
OCT
Jamie Lawson
Portsmouth Guildhall

Jamie Lawson at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Wednesday 26 October 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Jamie Lawson live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
OCT
"Discover Arts Award" in a day @ The Brickworks!
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A great opportunity to get an award in one day. The award is the Discover Arts Award which is a recognised qualification. Suitable for children 5 years up and young adults up to 25. Cost includes everything and it is only £6.…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01489 576248
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28
OCT
Laughter Live!
Ferneham Hall

Our final show of 2016 is an absolute crackerOpening the show is the legend that is Bob Mills. Most people will remember Bob as the star of In Bed With Medinner and Win Lose or Draw but these days he can be…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01329 231942
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28
OCT
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Nuffield Theatre

Following sell out performances of Goldilocks and the Three Bears Stuff and Nonsense return to Nuffield with their latest production.Inspired by The Muppets Danny Kaye and good old family movies this romp through a classic eccentric tale tells the story of an…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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28
OCT
The Next Step
Portsmouth Guildhall

The Next Step at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Friday 28 October 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch The Next Step live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

29
OCT
ABODE at Switch Southampton
Switch

Abode has to be one of the most upcoming brands in & around London with events being held at Studio 338 Tobacco Docks & many other notorious london venues. The brand is currently operating out in Ibiza with some BIG names on…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 00
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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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