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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
JAN
Consensual
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

Theres the way I remember things. The way I want to remember things. And the way things happenedWhat happens when buried secrets catch up with you Freddie used to be Dianes student and her lover. The truth about their relationships is about…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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19
JAN
Speed Dating in Portsmouth
Spice Island Inn

Speed Dating in Portsmouth for 20s & 30s on Thursday 19th January 2017Book here ‐ http:www.slowdating.comspeed‐datingportsmouth106507.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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24
JAN
An Italian Straw Hat
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

Known traditionally as a French farce the play starts with a horse eating a straw hat belonging to a lady who finds herself in a rather compromising position. She cant return home without it or risk being rumbled and so sparks a…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: boxoffice@nstheatres .co.uk
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29
JAN
Southampton Celebration Proms
Mayflower Theatre

Join over 300 fantastic performers from across the city for an entertaining evening of uplifting and inspirational music. ReesLeisure in collaboration with Showcase Performance Company presents the inaugural Southampton Celebration Proms. Performances range from school and community groups to soprano solos and…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 711811
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31
JAN
Monstrous Regiment
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

People dont look for a woman in trousers see Mens clothes short hair and a bit of a swagger is all it takes to be a man. Oh and a second pair of socks.It started as a sudden strange fancy: …

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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31
JAN
Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
Nuffield Theatre

Shove them down the front of your trousers. People notice whats missing more than they notice whats there. Only one pair though dont get ambitious.31st January ‐ 4th February 2017 Nuffield Theatre SouthamptonIt started as a sudden strange fancy: Polly Perks…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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03
FEB
Laughter Live!
Ferneham Hall

Laughter Live continues to go from strength to strength and 2017 looks to be the best yetAward winning comedian James Alderson takes the reigns and hosts the show cram‐packed with TV faces.Opening the show is Alex Smith the guitar welding comedian seen…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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07
FEB
Oliver
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

This hugely popular show tells the story of Oliver Twist the boy who asked for more and includes such brilliant toe‐tapping Lionel Bart songs as Consider Yourself Pick a Pocket or Two Reviewing the Situation…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

08
FEB
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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11
FEB
Hands-On Half-Term
Beaulieu, National Motor Museum

Get hands‐on at Beaulieu this February Half‐Term with interactive activities for the whole family.Handle historic motoring objects and race your own balloon‐powered car in the National Motor Museum. Become a medieval builder in Beaulieu Abbey and dress up as a Victorian in…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01590 612345
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11
FEB
Havant Chamber Orchestra
Ferneham Hall

Concert by Havant Chamber Orchestra with music director Robin Browning and oboe soloist James Turnbull.Mendelssohn was a master of the concert overture and Havant Chamber Orchestra begin this concert with one of his finest The Fair Melusine. This was inspired…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01329 231942
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11
FEB
Joe Lycett comes to Spinnaker Tower!
Spinnaker Tower

Two amazing nights are planned at Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club starring the one and only Joe LycettMost will remember Joe from his parking ticket rant on 8 Out of 10 Cats but youll also have seen him numerous times on Live At…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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11
FEB
Little Bo Peep
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesnt know where to find them.Her friend Little Boy Blue is doing his best to help find the woolly runaways but he keeps falling asleep. Meanwhile The Nursery Rhyme Man is in his kitchen…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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14
FEB
Spinnaker Tower Valentines Day Comedy Night
Spinnaker Tower

Were putting on a special night of comedy on Valentines Day for those who are in love or those who just love to laugh We have a host of acts who will tickle everyones funny bone some Spinnaker Tower favourites and…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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15
FEB
Speed Dating in Southampton
Ninety Degrees

Speed Dating in Southampton for 20s & 30s on Wednesday 15th February 2017Book here ‐ http:www.slowdating.comspeed‐datingsouthampton106516.aspx ‐ by clicking on the link to meet new people at Southamptons most popular singles night How speed dating in Southampton works ‐ When you arrive…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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15
FEB
The Mikado
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

This year LOpSoc brings to the Nuffield Theatre a fresh and unique production of The Mikado one of the most loved and best lasting Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. With a new aesthetic twist and setting witty libretto and gorgeous music this is…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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17
FEB
Rock Icons Show
Berry Theatre

Rock Icons is an all new energetic live music show that will take you on a journey through the eras and evolution of Classic Rock featuring music & visuals from the worlds most iconic Albums and Bands from Yes Deep Purple Queen…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL:
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18
FEB
'Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Na
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal Navy will open to the public in 2017 and focus on the history of women working in the Naval Service. The exhibition will reveal some of the lesser‐known stories of women dating right back to…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02074 392822
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18
FEB
Walrus & Carpenter
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

This oddly matched pair of ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS fame accompanied by a capricious Maid with Mop make entertaining company for all. Loosely based on Lewis Carrolls poem this show for all ages is led by a large weepy Walrus puppet…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671171
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19
FEB
MGM Story
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

Gotta sing gotta dance Its a night out at the movies live on stageSee the world of musicals come alive with a West End cast and live band. The MGM Story traces the history of the Golden Age of song and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: boxoffice@nstheatres .co.uk
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20
FEB
Room on the Broom
The Nuffield Theatre

Tall Stories magical musical stage adaptation of Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler flies into townHow the cat purred and how the witch grinnedAs they sat on their broomstick and flew through the windThe witch and her cat…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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26
FEB
The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!
Ferneham Hall

Featuring The Jerseys Leye D Johns and The Viva ShowgirlsJoin The Jerseys as we celebrate the timeless music of the 100 million album selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons the Drifters The Stylistics Beach Boys and more ‐ from Doo Wop…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01329 231942
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04
MAR
Old Mother Hubbard
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

Join Old Mother Hubbard as she clatters about her kitchen hanging out the washing and making breakfast with her dancing dog Oscar at her side.Their little world of friendship and harmony is interrupted by the squeaking of a little mouse in the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02360 871771
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06
MAR
Grapes of Wrath
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

The American dust bowl. The height of the Great Depression. One family begins an epic journey driven as much by fear as by hope. Route 66 to California the Promised Land. In search of work. A new life.The Grapes of Wrath is…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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06
MAR
The Grapes of Wrath
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

One of the greatest of the great American novels. The Guardian 100 Best Novels of All TimeA majestic adaptation... makes Steinbeck live for a new generation. The New York TimesThe American dust bowl. The height of the Great Depression. One family begins…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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11
MAR
A Bit of Magic with Stu & Friends
The Stage Door

Bringing a smorgasbord of colourful cabaret acts to the the Stage Door comedy magician Stu Turner hosts a brilliant bill packed full of talent.Join us for laughs tricks burlesque sketches impressions and moreBlending comedy & magic with absolute nonsense Stus offbeat act…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 630300
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11
MAR
Angie Lewin: A Printmaker’s Journey
Winchester Discovery Centre

Angie Lewins highly recognisable prints reflect and record the time she spends sketching the native flora of the clifftops and salt marshes of the North Norfolk coast and Scottish Highlands. Her distinctive imagery can be seen across a variety of mediums. Curated…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01962 678140
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11
MAR
Goldilocks
NST - Nuffield Southampton Theatres

An original adaptation of the well‐loved tale.Feisty ragdoll Goldilocks enters the Raggedy Woods and we follow her hilarious journey to the three bears house. Expect hurdy‐gurdy music naughty goblins helpful spiders porridge and sing‐a‐long funMartin Bridle and Su Eaton have woven extra…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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12
MAR
Southampton Dance Auditions
River Studios

Southampton Dance Auditions for teenagers: The exciting new dance contest in Southampton for teenagers and pre‐teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get their name out there. The…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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12
MAR
Southampton Singing and Dance Auditions
River Studios

Southampton Singing and Dance Auditions for teenagers: The exciting new singing and dance contest in Southampton for teenagers and pre‐teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get their…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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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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