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

01
MAR
Alun Cochrane: Alunish Cochranish
Ashcroft Arts Centre

Jokes ideas and possibly movement will all be deployed for your amusement during this show.As seen on blah blah and blah and heard on various funny radio shows.The age recommendation is 16…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01329 223100
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01
MAR
Pop-Up Opera: Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

For Spring 2018 after its huge successes in 2017 Pop‐Up Opera are reviving Humperdincks Hansel and Gretel giving one of the most popular operatic fairy tales a magical twist that will both enchant and thrill. Continuing to challenge the way opera is…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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01
MAR
Speed Dating in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

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

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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02
MAR
Emily Maguire
Ashcroft Arts Centre

Emily Maguire is truly a talent to be reckoned with R2 Magazine.Her strong thought‐provoking lyrics supremely expressive vocals and spellbinding live performances have won her fans across the globe. After a two year break Emily has been touring her hauntingly beautiful fifth…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 223100
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07
MAR
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…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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08
MAR
Foxbury Forest School
Foxbury

Forest School is an alternative educational approach that focuses on developing childrens personal social and emotional development through regular outdoor experiences. Each session gives time and space to develop skills interest and understanding through a range of activities which provide practical hands‐on…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01794 344020
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09
MAR
Craobh Rua
Ashcroft Arts Centre

Craobh Rua pronounced Crave Roo‐Ah translates from Irish to Red Branch and is a name that is well known in Celtic history from the stories of the Red Branch Knights of Ulster. Hailing from Belfast they perform Irish traditional music with their…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 223100
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14
MAR
South Coast Comedian of the Year 2018
Portsmouth Guildhall

Its our 5th year searching for another brilliant new act from the region and heats 1‐8 are underway and this year the heats and semi finals are at the wonderful Portsmouth Guildhall with the final as usual at Southseas Wedgewood RoomsCome and…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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15
MAR
Croft & Pearce
Ashcroft Arts Centre

After a total sell‐out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and a hit series on BBC Radio 4 The Croft & Pearce Show these award‐winning comedians bring their hilarious sketch comedy show to Ashcroft Arts Centre for one night only. A BBC…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01329 223100
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25
MAR
Craft Fair
The Brickworks Museum

A special craft market to kick start the season. Entry prices include both the museum and the craft fair. Special one day prices: Adults £3 Children £1…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01489 576248
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25
MAR
Easter Fayre 2018
Bradbury Centre

We have activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoyFind one of many hidden treats in our Easter Egg HuntGet in the spirit of Easter with one of our many stalls including a range of Flying Tiger Copenhagen products Rose Road merchandise a…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02380 721202
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29
MAR
Easter Thursday Foam Party
Oceana, Southampton

Its Easter and what better way to kick it off the 4 day weekend than with FOAM With the UKs biggest foam cannon expect to get covered from head to footVenue: Oceana Southampton Leisureworld West Quay Road Southampton SO15 1REPriceprice 1: GBP…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: n/a
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30
MAR
Nature Detectives
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

From Friday 30th March ‐ Sunday 15th April were inviting all our visitors to become nature detectives and explore the wonders of the natural world on our bird‐themed Easter trail.Go on a nature hunt for natural treasure in the Beaulieu grounds collect…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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31
MAR
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Winchester Discovery Centre

Gerald Scarfe is the UKs most prominent political cartoonist known for his acerbic and uncompromising satire his work has appeared in The Sunday Times for 50 years. Scarfes unmistakable characters and worlds have also been given life on stage and screen.…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01962 873603
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07
APR
Out of Egypt
Gosport Gallery

Discover how Ancient Egyptians treated their dead and see many of the objects placed in the tomb for the afterlife including scarabs and mummified animals mummy masks and wrappings shabti figures and jewellery. There are lots of activities games and puzzles to…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02392 501957
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08
APR
Simply Aston Martin
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

Come to Beaulieu in your Aston Martin on Sunday 8th April and become part of the third Simply Aston Martin a gathering of Aston Martins of all ages.Join fellow Aston Martin owners and enthusiasts to show off your pride and joy.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 614614
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17
APR
The Big Sports Quiz & Curry
The Concorde Club

The Big Sports Quiz & Curry in aid of Rose Road will be taking place on 17th April at the Concorde Club in Eastleigh. Starting at 6.30PM the quiz will feature questions from the world of sport we hope to have a…

Location: 2.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 721213
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22
APR
ABP Southampton
Southampton Common

This flat route is perfect for all running abilities from beginners right through to experienced runners trying to beat a PB.There are many delights on this route including running through the huge expanse of the commonThere are many delights on this route…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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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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22
APR
Beaulieu Boatjumble
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

The 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…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 614888
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26
APR
Singles Quiz Night in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

How the Singles Quiz Night worksYou will be greeted by our lovely quiz master who will get you registered in give you your name badge and also your dating ticket. Once everyone has arrived the men and women will be divided into…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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26
APR
Speed Dating in Winchester
Pitcher & 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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29
APR
Big Spring Steam Up!
The Brickworks Museum

All our resident traction engines and road rollers will be out in force. The museum will be in steam as well. Both large steam engines and our small vertical one should be working away. Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust will be running…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01489 576248
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29
APR
Simply Audi
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

Bring your Audi to Beaulieu and become part of the first ever Simply Audi rally a gathering of Audis of all ages and styles. Any model is welcome; from classic Coupes and Sport Quattros to the new A6 or Q3.Join fellow…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 614614
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06
MAY
Simply Ford
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

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: Family Events

TEL: 01590 614614
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06
MAY
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Best of Wham!
Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE BEST OF WHAMStarring CRAIG WEBB Sweeney Entertainments brings a fantastic new show to venues across the UK featuring the very best of George Andrew Pepsi and Shirlie ‐ The Best of WhamCan it really be 37 years since…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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07
MAY
May Day Triathlon
Kings School

Swim: 200mYou will swim 200m in the shallow beginner friendly 6 lane pool with only 4 people per lane. You will get to swim with people of similar ability so dont worry about it being too intimidating.Cycle: 11kmCycle out of the historic…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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12
MAY
Beer Festival @ Brickworks Museum
The Brickworks Museum

Bricks Beer and Busesbecause that is exactly what it is going to beWe will be running a heritage bus service from Swanwick Station good trains tofrom Portsmouth and Southampton to the Brickworks.NB This is a TICKET ONLY event. Opening times:‐ Museum: From…

Location: 5.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01489 576248
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12
MAY
Gauntlet Games
Matterley Bowl

The 5k and 10k obstacle course will see you tackle a series of gladiator zones bounce on inflatables swing from monkey bars over water battle gladiators with pugil sticks and escape onto a giant slippery slideThis hilarious and challenging obstacle course is…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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19
MAY
Mozart in Prague
Ferneham Hall

Take a trip to Prague with the Havant Chamber Orchestra Our concert features the Symphony no. 38 by Mozart which had its premier in the city in 1787. We pair it with the music of one of the most famous…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 231942
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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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