What's On

The essential guide to what's happening in and around Southampton

 

…until  Sun 26th Feb

Hands-On Half-Term - Beaulieu National Motor Museum 

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 Palace House.                                                                                             Collect stamps at each ‘hands-on’ station to complete your pass book!

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Sat. 18th Feb.

Naked Southampton Skinny Dip - Oaklands Community Pool, Cromaty Road, Southampton

6.30 - 8.00 pm : The cost is £5 at the door. Only £1 for under 18's, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and also  £1 entry for full time students showing a Students Union Card. The event is open to all, but please remember to bring a photo ID, such as your driving license, BN membership card, or other suitable i.d.

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Sat. 18th Feb.

Escape & Evade - Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley Abbey

10am – 4pm : A new exciting event which challenges teams of 4 to travel on foot (no private or public transport!) 7.5 miles across Southampton, whilst avoiding being captured on camera.                 Visit : roseroad.org.uk  to find out more.

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Sun 19th  Feb

Classics on the Quay - Shamrock Quay, William Street, Southampton

10:00am - 12:30pm : The monthly event  is back  with   classic vehicles all  1990 and older. Featuring  Supercars, American, Motorbikes and Scooters.  Free to enter, Free to display, Free parking ....

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 Sun 19th Feb. – Wed. 22nd Feb.

 Yes Minister– Ferneham Hall, Fareham

7.30pm :  A unique adaptation of a true classic comedy, by Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn with Jim Hacker, MP for Birmingham East and a thoroughly decent chap up against the charming, but formidable, Sir Humphrey Appleby…

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Sun 19th Feb.

MGM Story – Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

7.30pm : See the world of musicals come alive with a West End cast and live band. It  traces the history of the Golden Age of song and dance and tells the tale of how the famous studio fostered the talents of stars like Judy Garland and Gene Kelly and composers Cole Porter and Irving Berlin and many more.

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Mon 20th Feb – Sat 25th Feb

Room on the Broom - Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Tall Stories’ magical musical stage adaptation of Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler flies into town!How the cat purred and how the witch grinned as they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. A family treat for everyone to enjoy.  

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Mon 20th Feb

Egyptian Mummy Madness (5-11yrs) – Sea City Museum, Southampton

10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-3.30pm. Travel back to the time of the Pharaohs to create your very own mummified orange and clay canopic jar. 

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Tues 21st Feb

Quiz Night  - YMCA Weston Community Library

7:00pm - 9:00pm £2 entry per person. Teams of up to 4 people. Includes chilli and nacho supper and a drink. Prize for winning team! All welcome!

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Tues. 21st  Feb.

Memory Cafe  -Sunrise of Bassett, 111 Burgess Road, Bassett

2:00pm - 4:00pm  : Whether you are someone who has been diagnosed with the early stages of memory loss or you are caring for someone with memory loss, the Memory Café has been created  just for ou. There are Extend Exercises, Art 4 Dementia, Memories and Music and Monthly Theme Quizzes.. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served in relaxed and informal surroundings. You are welcome to come and join us. Please call to let us know you are coming. Call 02380 706 050

 

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Wed.  22nd  Feb.  

Southampton Ghost Tour  Meet at The Holiday Inn. Herbert Walker Avenue, Southampton

8:00pm - 9:00pm. Have a  scream in the city with our interactive Southampton Ghost Tour. Right from the start you will be gripped by many ghostly stories from Southampton’s eerie past. The walks include live actors who take on the part of Southampton’s most notorious ghosts! . Arrive from 7.15pm, relax, purchase a drink (drinks not included in ticket price) and get ready for the scream of your life!.                                                                                   Visit  : supernaturaltours.co.uk

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 Wed.  22nd  Feb. 

Digging up the Past - Family Romans Archaeology - Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, J'ermyns Lane, Romsey

10am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 4pm : Join us at our purpose built  trench in the woods to get muddy and find hidden treasures from ages past.  Learn about Roman life in a carousel of activities; use fire strikers to make sparks, write Roman numerals in clay and learn a legionary drill. Suitable for ages 4-12 years.

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Thurs. 23rd   Feb. – Sat 25th Feb.

Footloose – Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Kick off your Sunday shoes and cut loose as the explosive rock ‘n' roll musical sensation  bursts onto the stage in a show sure to get your toes tapping. Enjoy the classic hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let's Hear It For The Boy and the unforgettable title track, Footloose.

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Thurs. 23rd   Feb.

Prickly Hedgehogs - Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley Abbey, Southampton

10am - 12noon or 2pm - 4pm : Enjoy a hedgehogtastic story and then  collect your own nesting materials and  make your own clay hedgehog to go in your nest. Suitable for 3-8yr olds. All children must be accompanied by an adult.                         Visit : www3.hants.gov.uk

 

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Fri. 24th  Feb.

A Mayflower Adventure - Family Workshop - Mayflower Theatre Bear. 

9.30am : Whether a Cub, Mummy or Daddy discoverer, you can take part in fun and exciting activities whilst on a quest to find Skiff! Is he hiding somewhere in the theatre? Has he got lost? Can you find a trail? Be part of this creative and enjoyable experience during the February half-term for £5 per explorer.  

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Fri 24th   Feb

‘Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years’ Live in Concert - Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Aikman Lane, Southampton

8pm : Performing the songs in a truly captivating way, against a backdrop of images and video footage, the unmistakable sound of the American folk-rock duo is faithfully recreated. Hear many of the hits such as ‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘Mrs Robinson’ , ‘The Boxer’ and, of course,  ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’

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Sat. 25th Feb

More – The hub Theatre, City College, Southampton

2pm & 9.30pm : Artisan Theatre School brings More! live to the stage. Much to enjoy so don’t miss it !

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Sat. 25th Feb.

The Big Bursfest - Bursledon Village Hall

Bursledon Music Festival  with    Live Music, Real Ale, and Home Cooking From 12noon to 11pm. Two stages and 19 different performances in aid of Naomi House Childrens hospice. Tickets online from the festival website.          Visit : thebigbursfest.btck.co.uk

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….. until Sat 4th Mar.

Billy Elliot The Musical – Mayflower Theatre

One of the most beloved shows on stage today and featuring a timeless score by Elton John,  Billy Elliot the Musical is a funny, uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

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Sun 26th  Feb

Pet Shop Boys – BIC Windsor Hall, Bournemouth

7.30pm : The Super Tour sees The  Pet Shop Boys perform songs from their acclaimed new album Super, as well as classic hits and album tracks from over the past 30 years.

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 Sun 26th  Feb.

David O'Doherty: Big Time - Nuffield Theatre, University Road, Southampton

7.30pm : A brand new show of talking and songs played on a dodgy keyboard from 1986. This year David's comedy has been nominated for the best show awards at the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival and he spent the summer on tour around America withFlight of the Conchords.

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Coming Soon…

Starting Wednesday Evening 7.30pm on 1st March and each week on 8th, 15th and 22nd March.

CAP Money Course : Shirley Parish Hall, St James Road, Shirley, Southampton . SO15 5NS.

The CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Money course is a revolutionary, free money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple cash-based system that really works.         This course will help anyone to gain more control over their finances so they can save, give and prevent debt. The course is for everyone, whatever your age or circumstances

Contact  Shirley Parish Office 023 8077 1755 to enrol.