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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

09
DEC
Winter's Tales
Beaulieu Palace House

Complementing the Victorian Christmas programme which runs from 17th December 2nd January will be a brand new event Winters Tales. On selected evenings in December visitors to Beaulieu will be able to see the interior of Palace House illuminated by candles…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612888
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10
DEC
Santa's Grotto Gosport
Square Pegs Charity

This weekend Square Pegs Charity have The Reilly Enterprises Traditional Father Christmas in his cozywinter Grotto at our venue in Royal Clarence Marina. Each child will receive a sweetie surprise and the chance to take some fantastic pictures. dont forget your cameras…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02393 079676
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10
DEC
Treasure Box Gift Workshop
Sticks Gallery

Join textile and mixed media artist Lorna Jones for this very special workshop making treasure boxes. These treasure boxes can then be taken home and make a wonderful Christmas Gift for the special people in your life.All materials are provided and…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07941 435835
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17
DEC
Make your own Hanging Fairy Shoes Decoration with
Sticks Gallery

Join us this festive season for a family friendly workshop to make a beautiful decoration for your Christmas tree or home.Textile and mixed media artist Lorna Jones leads this workshop where you will get the chance to create hanging fairy shoes to…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07941 435835
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17
DEC
Victorian Christmas
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu. Join in with carol singing around the grand piano try your hand at traditional Victorian games and be enchanted by Christmas fairy tale storytelling.Sample delicious hot fruit punch before visiting the life‐size Gingerbread…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01590 612345
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19
DEC
Jason Donovan
Portsmouth Guildhall

Jason Donovan at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Monday 19 December 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Jason Donovan live in the knowledge…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
DEC
A WINCHESTER CHRISTMAS Concert and Champagne Recep
WINCHESTER COLLEGE CHAPEL

To mark the 30th Anniversary of Childline the NSPCC is delighted to present a wonderful celebration of Christmas hosted by Childlines Founder Dame Esther Rantzen. She will be joined by celebrity readers award‐winning young chamber choir Sansara organist Malcolm Archer FRCO and…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07973 937704
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20
DEC
Winchester Original Ghost Walk
Royal Oak

Get ready to discover the ghosts of Winchester in this Ultimate Ghost Walk Experience 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…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07516 103947
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14
JAN
The Comedy Bar: Big Gig (January 2017)
The Nuffield Theatre

The side‐splitting sell out stand up show returns to the Nuffield Theatre featuring an all star line up of the biggest and best comedians in the country.MC: MATT RICHARDSONBest known as co‐presenter of ITV2s The Xtra Factor in 2013 alongside Caroline Flack…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02380 671771
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14
JAN
The Romantic Thread in British Art
Winchester Discovery Centre

The exhibition encompasses paintings prints and drawings from the late eighteenth century to the present day and illustrates successive Romantic movements that have emerged at times of anxiety and troubled world events. These include the high Romantic era of the early nineteenth…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01962 678140
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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25
MAR
Mike The Mechanics
Portsmouth Guildhall

Mike The Mechanics at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth on Saturday 25 March 2017. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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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

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

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
APR
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
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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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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24
MAY
Southampton Sailing Week
Royal Southampton Yacht Club

One of the Worlds top locations for Sailing the Solent and Southampton Waters are home to World Famous races and Southampton Sailing week is here to celebrate all things Sailing and encourage more people to enjoy the water.…

Location: 1.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02380 254721
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18
JUN
New Forest bike ride
Brockenhurst Sixth Form College

A beautiful ride through the New Forest helping to raise vital funds for CoppaFeel ‐ on a mission to promote early detection of breast cancer.Theres a choice of four routes all starting and finishing in Brockenhurst. The three longer routes cross a…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Sports

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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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