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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
OCT
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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20
OCT
Comedy All Stars PORTMOUTH
New Theatre Royal

20th OctoberThe second night in 2017 is chock‐a‐block with TV comedy talent First up is the hilarious Paul Tonkinson. Older comedy fans will remember Paul as the host of The Big Breakfast but in more recent years stand up comedy has seen…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02392 649000
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20
OCT
Comedy night
The Henry Cort Community College

Following the success of our first Comedy Night on 14 July we are hosting our second Comedy Night live on: Friday 20 October 2017 at 7:00pmDoors open from 6:30pmPre‐show and interval drinks available from the Community HubTickets now on sale: £10.00 per…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01329 843127
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21
OCT
October Half Term
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

Celebrate the magic of autumn at Beaulieu this October Half Term with amazing seasonal activities and traditional fun and games that all the family will enjoy.See the fantastic harvest festival‐themed decorations in Palace House and head to the Victorian Kitchen to help…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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21
OCT
The Coastal Comedy Show
The Lymington Centre

Come and enjoy a top night of entertainment. Coastal Comedy was a finalist for The Best Night Out as part of the Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2017 and were bringing the funnies to you in Lymington. Enjoy a fantastic night out and…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01590 672337
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21
OCT
Zombie Run
Beaulieu Motor Museum

The run is 3km and the focus is not on speed or fitness it is about celebrating Halloween having fun with friends family and colleagues of all ages simultaneously raising vital funds for your local hospice for children and young adults.There will…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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23
OCT
Winchester RFC Harlequins October Half Term Camp
Winchester RFC

The Winchester RFC Harlequins October half‐term Camp is the perfect way to keep kids entertained during the October half‐term. The half‐term camp which runs from the 23rd until the 25th of October is open to boys and girls aged 6‐14 from complete…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Sports

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25
OCT
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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26
OCT
Speed Dating in Winchester
pitcher and piano

Winchester Speed Dating How speed dating in Winchester worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Winchester. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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28
OCT
Fireworks Spectacular
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

Be wowed by the explosive and dynamic fireworks display set to a Beaulieu does Broadway theme.Have fun on the Beaulieu Rides & Drives and Old‐Time Fairground all at good value extra charges. Hot food and drinks are available both inside and out…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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29
OCT
Halloween Steam Up! at Bursledon 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 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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31
OCT
Halloween Southampton Ghost Tour
Outside Tudor House

Scream in Southampton with our interactive Southampton Ghost Tour.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…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 07516 103947
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08
NOV
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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10
NOV
60's Night Out with The Dreamers
The Medina Theatre

Join 60s hitmakers ‐ The Dreamers formerly Freddie and The Dreamers as they recreate their hits including Im Telling You Now You Were Made For Me If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody Over You Short Shorts plus many more.They are…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 823884
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10
NOV
Intro to essential oils - Nature's medicine cabine
Friends Meeting House Quakers

Come to our live class where we will present:‐ An introduction to essential oils‐ How you can use essential oils‐ Particular focus on 10 of the most commonly‐used oilsAttendance is free and attendees will receive a free gift of…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01962 600121
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12
NOV
Simply Smart
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

Come to Beaulieu in your Smart Car on Sunday 12th November for Simply Smart a gathering of Smart Cars of all shapes and sizes.All models are welcome and visitors will have the choice to vote for their favourite in the Peoples…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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18
NOV
The Sorting Office Winter Open Studios 2017
The Sorting Office

Winter Open Studios is our favourite event of the year. With the festive period just around the corner its the ideal place to bag exquisite locally hand‐crafted gifts for loved ones and explore a creative world tucked away in the heart of…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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21
NOV
The Circus of Horrors - Voodoo
Theatre Royal Winchester

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo.The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts acts all woven into a sensational…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01962 840440
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24
NOV
Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi
Quay Arts

Rediscover the genius of blues masters Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry as Guy Davis and Fabrizio Poggi bring you an evening inspired by these two musical greats. Heavily influenced by the storytelling style and harmonica technique of Sonny Terry Guy Davis has…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01983 822490
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26
NOV
An Edwardian Worker's Christmas at The Brickworks
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

A different Christmas event this year and to celebrate the changes we are dropping the entry price to £2 per person £1 for children. Lots of really lovely activities with an Edwardian theme. We will have our Christmas market upstairs as usual…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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26
NOV
Santa Fun Run
The Spark Centre, Solent University

Get into the spirit of Christmas and join the Naomi House & Jacksplace annual Santa Fun Run Make Christmas 2017 extra special for the local children and young adults cared for at our hospices. It costs £11000 to run a full service…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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04
DEC
RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair Southampton December 2017
Novotel Southampton Hotel

Visitors will also have the opportunity to attend our FREE CPD‐accredited seminars where you will gain insight into everything from revalidation CV writing interview preparation the importance of taking care of yourself preceptorship mental health nursing and more Key reasons to attend:Meet…

Location: 1.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02088 723170
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08
DEC
Intro to essential oils: Nature's medicine cabinet
Friends Meeting House Quakers

Come to our live class where we will present:‐ An introduction to essential oils‐ How you can use essential oils‐ Particular focus on 10 of the most commonly‐used oilsAttendance is free and attendees will receive a free gift of…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01962 600121
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08
DEC
Nathassia Feel The Future Now Tour (Southampton)
The Joiners

.Audacioulsy crafted live electronic music surrounded by the sights and sounds of the decades to come. Step into the future join us and access your full state of Flow.London based electronic music artist NATHASSIA brings us her debut album Light of the…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07710 700750
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08
DEC
Nathassia Feel The Future Now Tour (Southamptonl)
The Joiners

.Audacioulsy crafted live electronic music surrounded by the sights and sounds of the decades to come. Step into the future join us and access your full state of Flow.London based electronic music artist NATHASSIA brings us her debut album Light of the…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07710 700750
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16
DEC
Victorian Christmas
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

See what the Victorian Montagu family members would have been at Beaulieu doing as they prepare for the festive season of 1889.Pose for photos beside the impressive life‐size Gingerbread House in visitor reception before heading out into the Beaulieu grounds to see…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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22
APR
ABP Southampton Marathon, Half and 10K
The Guildhall

The Marathon route is an exciting mix of coast city and parks. This route is predominantly flat perfect for a debut marathon This is a 2 lapped route which means you have twice the fun and you know whats coming up.Just like…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: http://reesleisure. co.uk/
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23
SEP
Winchester Half Marathon 2018
Guildhall Winchester

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…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: http://reesleisure. co.uk/
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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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