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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

27
MAR
The Monstrum
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

A disease has broken out. In a cold village on the edge of nowhere the young are being infected its transforming them into monstrous creatures. Villagers fearfully watch their children for symptoms. Bolek the local scholar makes a breakthrough in finding a…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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28
MAR
The Twits
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

Mr. Twit was a twit. He was born a twit. And now at the age of sixty he was a bigger twit than ever. Mr Twit has a very hairy face. His beard is spiky and smelly. It also contains cornflakes sardines…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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29
MAR
South Coast Comedian of the Year 2017
New Theatre Royal

Now in its 4th successful year South Coast Comedian of the Year is back with another run of heats for this now famous competition searching for the brightest new comedy talent along the south coast of England and YOU get to vote…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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29
MAR
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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31
MAR
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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31
MAR
Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club
Spinnaker Tower

James Alderson introduces three brilliant acts to the stage for this Spring specialOpening the show is Dana Alexander as seen on Russell Howards Good News and BBCs Edinburgh Festival Specials Dana is in demand all over the world with her larger than…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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01
APR
CLASSICs on the Quay Special
Shamrock Quay Marina

Do you own a Classic car 1990 or older American Motorbike or interesting vehicle or Supercar of any age Join us for our very Special show being part of the Hampshire Food and Wine Festival on the 1st April from 10.00am…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02380 229461
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APR
Dvorak Mass in D Major
Portsmouth Cathedral

Portsmouth Festival Choir and soloists from The Royal College of Music are conducted by Thomas Neal and accompanied by organist Mark Dancer.Dvorak Mass in D will be performed with other Czech and Russian choral music.…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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01
APR
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
The 1865

Having toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 222605
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02
APR
Simply Aston Martin
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Come to Beaulieu in your Aston Martin on Sunday 2nd April and become part of the second Simply Aston Martin a gathering of Aston Martins of all shapes and sizes.Join Aston Martin owners and enthusiasts to show off your pride and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01590 614614
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02
APR
Special Craft Fair at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

First Sunday of the new season we open our doors again. This year we are going to be starting with a craft fair to get the season going. Entry prices include both the museum and the craft fair. …

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01489 576248
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03
APR
Dr Frankenstein
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

You are forever responsible for what you create.Victoria Frankenstein is a brilliant visionary young woman born into a world not ready for her. The industrial revolution is dawning and the British Empire circles the globe. Its an age of enlightenment a time…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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06
APR
Rick Astley
Portsmouth Guildhall

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
APR
Nature Detectives
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

Get your magnifying glass out and join us to learn about the remarkable natural world.MEET MR. NATURE DETECTIVELook out for Mr Nature Detective as he drives around the Beaulieu grounds in his Willys Jeep.PLANT YOUR OWN CRESSChat to the Victorian gardener and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

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15
APR
Billy Ocean
Mayflower Theatre

Born in Trinidad but based out of Britain for his entire career Billy Ocean was the undisputed king of British R&B in the 1970's and 1980's. Billy has not only scored with many Top 20…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
APR
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
APR
Canine Partners Puppy Party
titchfield community centre mill st titchfield Po14 4AB

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01730 716017
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20
APR
Speed Dating in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

Speed Dating in Portsmouth for 20s & 30s Thursday 20th April 2017Book here ‐ http:www.slowdating.comspeed‐datingportsmouth106510.aspx ‐ by clicking on the link to meet new people at Portsmouths most popular singles night How speed dating in Portsmouth works ‐ When you arrive…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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22
APR
Yacht Sailing Taster Sessions
Hamble Yacht Services

Equinox Sailing are pleased to announce they will be holding further sailing experience sessions on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2017.Choose from the following session times and come along and experience what its like to sail a yacht. Morning Session…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07788 548989
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23
APR
ABP Southampton 10K
Southampton Guildhall Sqaure

Following the same route as the Half Marathon for the first 7k of the route the 10km route is a stunning mix of coast city and parks. Starting in the heart of the city by the Guildhall Square this fairly flat route…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 254721
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23
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ABP Southampton Full Marathon
Southampton Guildhall Sqaure

Just like the half marathon and 10k in 2016 youll get the chance to run over the Itchen Bridge at your 4‐5 mile race journey.At the top of the bridge almost 100ft up youll experience a feast for the eyes with the…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 254721
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23
APR
ABP Southampton One Mile Fun Run
Southampton Guildhall Sqaure

Open for all ages from 2 years to 120 years old Walk jog run do it in fancy dress or do it with the family for a 1 Mile Fun Run. This is a great fun run through the Southampton City Centre…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 254721
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23
APR
Beaulieu Boatjumble
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Beaulieu Boatjumble has hundreds 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 boating enthusiasts. You can be sure…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01590 614614
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23
APR
Big Steam Up! at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

The first Steam‐up Sunday of the new season. All our resident traction engines and road rollers will be out in force. The museum will be in steam as well. Both the large steam engine and our small vertical one should be working…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01489 576248
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23
APR
Southampton Half Marathon
Southampton Guildhall Sqaure

Starting in the heart of the city by the Guildhall Square this fairly flat route has a unique ascentTowering over the River Itchen since 1977 is the Itchen Bridge spanning 870 yards 800 m is 92 feet 28 m at its highest…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 254721
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25
APR
Pygmalion
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

One flower girl. Two experts. Free lessons. Six months. Duchess required.Over one hundred years after it was written a radical new co‐production explores one of the most celebrated comedies of the 20th Century Bernard Shaws Pygmalion. The science of speech. Thats my…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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26
APR
Speed Dating in Southampton
Ninety Degrees

Speed Dating in Southampton for anyone aged 37 to 49 on Wednesday 26th April 2017Book here ‐ http:www.slowdating.comspeed‐datingsouthampton106518.aspx ‐ by clicking on the link to meet new people at Southamptons most popular singles night How speed dating in Southampton works ‐ When…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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28
APR
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Medina Theatre

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: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 823884
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28
APR
Manfords Comedy Club
The Stage Door

The Stage Door Theatre 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…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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30
APR
Simply Ford
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Bring your Ford to Beaulieu and become part of the eighth Simply Ford rally a gathering of Fords of all shapes and sizes. Any model is welcome; from classic Capris and Cortinas to new Rangers and Fiestas.Join the hundreds of vehicles…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01590 614614
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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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