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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

19
AUG
Art Exhibition
The Art Studio at Awbridge

An art exhibition held in delightful Hampshire rural garden and lakeside surroundings featuring landscapes of the New Forest and Test Valley and seascapes of the South Coast; also abstract paintings. All beautifully framed and available to purchase; special small framed paintings making…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07896 547973
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19
AUG
Equinox Sailing Cruising Days
Hamble Yacht Services

So why not join the boat and crew on either of the dates below to experience cruising on a yacht. Saturday 19th August : 09:00 till 17:30 Sunday 20th August: 09:00 till 17:30Saturday 26th August 09:00 till 17:30Sunday 27th August 09:00 till…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07788 548989
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19
AUG
Newport Flavours of the World Market
St Thomas' Square,

Newport Isle of Wight is likely to be abuzz with locals out‐of‐town shoppers and tourists from Saturday to Monday on 19‐21 August when a colourful International World Food market sets up stall in the town centre in the square around St Thomas…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07542 026035
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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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22
AUG
Sensory Time Practitioner Course
TBC

Our Sensory Time classes encourage children to learn develop and grow in a safe and enabling environment. Parents can spend quality time making memories with their little ones safe in the knowledge that we have appropriate training and qualifications in place; in…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03300 432181
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23
AUG
Southampton Ghost Tour
St Michaels Square

Right from the start you will be gripped by the many ghostly stories from Southamptons eerie past. The tours include live actors who take on the part of Southamptons most notorious ghosts including the owner of Tudor House Sir John Dawtrey and…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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25
AUG
Don Letts (DJ Set) - BBC 6 Music
The Orange Rooms

Don Letts DJ set ‐ Friday 25th AugustBBC 6 Music Culture Clash Radio10pm ‐ 3amSUPPORTSOUL 45AstrofunkRoom Service ‐ Fleur De La VieWeve been working on this for a while and were absolutely delighted to finally announce that we will be bringing…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 232333
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25
AUG
Victorious Festival
Victorious Festival

Widely known as one of the best value festivals in the country Victorious Festival is the UKs biggest metropolitan festival of music and family entertainment taking place over the weekend of 25 27 August 2017 in the spectacular seaside location of…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: -
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29
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Osborne House and Gardens

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
SEP
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Theatre Royal Winchester

Book & Director: Gerry Flanagan Music & lyrics: Pippa Cleary Choreographer: Alicia FrostFree‐spirited country girl Tess Durbeyfield knows nothing of the world outside her own village. When she is caught between her wealthy manipulative cousin Alec and the handsome educated…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01962 840440
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01
SEP
The 24th Carole Nash Eurojumble
Netley Marsh Eurojumble

From tyres to tinware and engines to oil there are thousands of bargains to be had on all manner of motorcycle related items plus a selection of exhibits from motorcycle clubs. In its south coast location of Netley Marsh near Southampton this…

Location: 6.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01507 529347
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02
SEP
International Autojumble
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

Beaulieus most famous motoring event the International Autojumble is the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic.With over 2000 stands bursting with all kinds of vintage and classic motoring ephemera ‐ motoring parts accessories automobilia literature tools and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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06
SEP
Speed Dating in Southampton
Ninety Degrees

Speed Dating in SouthamptonHow Speed Dating in Southampton worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Southampton you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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07
SEP
Heritage Open Day at Bursledon 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.This year thanks to a donation from Taylor Wimpey we are going to be steaming up…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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10
SEP
Southampton Auditions for TheVoice for Open Mic UK
The 1865

SOUTHAMPTON OPEN MIC UK AUDITIONS ARE LOOKING FOR THE VOICE TO WOW THE JUDGES AT OPEN MIC UK 2017Have you got the voice Audition dates for Southampton Open Mic UK have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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10
SEP
Southampton Open Mic UK Music Competition
The 1865

SOUTHAMPTON OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITION 2017 AUDITION DATES RELEASEDMusic competition auditions dates for Southampton Open Mic UK Music Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking hereOpen Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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10
SEP
Southampton Open Mic UK Singing Competition
The 1865

SOUTHAMPTON OPEN MIC UK SINGING COMPETITION 2017Singing Competition auditions dates for Southampton Open Mic UK Singing Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking hereOpen Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for the Southampton Singing…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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10
SEP
Southampton Songwriting Competition
The 1865

SOUTHAMPTON FUTURE MUSIC SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2017 PERFORMANCE DATES RELEASEDSongwriting Competition performance dates for Southampton Future Music Songwriting Competition 2017 have been announced You can enter Future Music 2017 by clicking hereFuture Music have announced their performance dates for the Southampton Songwriting Competition…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 529966
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14
SEP
Autumn Show - Ceramics & Wall Art by Andrew Dowden
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery

Isle of Wight Ceramic Artist Andrew Dowden will be showing a collection of unique and distinctive handmade hand‐carved ceramics and complementary textured wall art at the Quarr Abbey Art Gallery. Quarr Abbey is sited in tranquil grounds with landscaped gardens the tea…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01983 867505
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14
SEP
Speed Dating in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

Speed Dating in PortsmouthHow Speed Dating in Portsmouth worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Portsmouth you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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16
SEP
Murder Mystery Dinner
South Lawn Hotel

Whilst enjoying the company of your fellow guests over a splendid three course dinner a blood‐curdling scream rends the night air and to your horror you realise that the charming person that was sitting next to you has just been killed A…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07958 464677
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19
SEP
RCNi Revalidation Study Day - Southampton 2017
Double Tree by Hilton, Southampton

USE DISCOUNT CODE EVT5 TO GET 5 OFF YOUR BOOKINGOfficial NMC revalidation forms will be brought to life through group discussions and workshops.The Study Day is designed to give nurses the opportunity to discuss their individual concerns with peers and revalidation experts…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02088 723197
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19
SEP
Winchester Ghost Tour
Royal Oak, Royal Oak Passage,

Our 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 and tales of dark deeds that all took place.Along the way you will…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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24
SEP
Trains galore at Bursledon Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

The September Steam‐up Sunday will have as its focus 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. But on top there…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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24
SEP
Winchester Half Marathon
Winchester Guildhall

Winchester Half Marathon is a beautiful run that starts and finishes in the centre of Winchester outside the Guildhall. The Winchester Half Marathon is a very scenic route through the idyllic setting of the countryside and takes in landmarks such as St…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 254721
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29
SEP
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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29
SEP
Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast
Portsmouth Guildhall

Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Friday 29 September 2017. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Greg Davies You…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
OCT
Rainbow Run
Fairthorne Manor

This 3k fun run is not about speed or fitness its about celebration having crazy fun with friends family and colleagues all while raising vital funds for your local childrens hospice.Youll be pelted with powdered paint as you make your way around…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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06
OCT
Absolute Bowie
Engine Rooms

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08006 889311
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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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