What’s On

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Fri 21st  July & Sat 22nd July

Through the Looking Glass – Kings Theatre, Southsea

7pm plus Sat matinee at 2pm : This Kings Youth Theatre’s production sees Alice grow and develop through her time in the chessboard world, and there are three Alice’s appearing in every performance, so the audience sees her mature before their very eyes. Visit : kingsportsmouth.co.uk

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Fri 21st  July

Unity 101’s Summer Ball – The Double Tree, Hilton Hotel

On stage live will be The Unity 101 Singing Group, Nandan Roy an Hawaiian Guitarist along with a tabla payer and  dancing with Storm Roadshow with a  sumptuous 3-course dinner.  For ticket details visit : unity101.org. Dress like the stars and make it to the Summer Bollywood Ball from 7pm till 11pm.

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Sat. 22nd  July

David Starky : Henry 8th – The First Brexiteer ? – Theatre Royal, Winchester

7.30pm : The renowned historian draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign and his insights as a leading commentator on modern politics

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Sat. 22nd  July

Sticking Together Craft Morning at Lordshill Library

10.30am – 12noon : Suitable for children aged 3-11. The session is free and there is no need to book – just turn up!

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Sat. 22nd July & Sun 23rd July

Steppin Out – Berry Theatre, Hedge End

Platform School of Dance’s annual show providing a variety of dance styles.    Sat : 6pm and Sun : 11am

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Sun 23rd   July

Edd China races Wacky Record Breakers at Beaulieu

10am – 6pm : TV presenter and inventor Edd China drives  two of his craziest creations around the grounds of the attraction to launch the summer exhibition Wacky Record Breakers in the National Motor Museum.

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Sun 23rd  July

Dog Jog Southampton – Southampton Common

2pm – 4pm : Bring along your four-legged friend and have a bark in the park at this  unique 5k jogging event. It  offers a relaxed, fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. You and your pet pick the pace! Visit : dogjog.co.uk

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Sun 23rd  July

Come-Unity Charity Tea and Concert – Peartree Church Hall, 180 Bitterne Road, Sholing

3pm – 5pm : Vintage tea party with tea, cake and sandwiches.  Entertainment by Delicious Sounds Choir and Southampton Brass Ensemble. Raising funds for WaterAid. Entry by donation. Raffle.

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Mon 24th July

After work activities – New Forest Activities, High Street, Beaulieu

6pm – 9pm : Enjoy a relaxed paddle along the stunning Beaulieu River or enjoy the sunset while shooting some arrows. A wide range of activities to choose from to make your day end on a high. Visit : newforestactivities.co.uk

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Mon 24th  July – Wed 23rd Aug.

Multi Arts  – The Point, Eastleigh

Fun-packed arts days packed with dance, drama and visual art with the perfect chance to socialise and make new friends. For details visit : thepointeastleigh.co.uk

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..until  Sat 29th July

The Addams Family – Mayflower Theatre

Everyone’s favourite kooky family take to the Mayflower  stage in the UK premiere of this spectacular musical comedy. Starring Samantha Womack as Morticia, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Wednesday, Cameron Blakely as Gomez and Les Dennis as Uncle Fester.

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Tues 25th July – Thurs 27th July

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show – The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst

8.30am – 6.30pm each day. The Show is rated among the top ten agricultural Shows in the country and attracts on average 95,000 visitors .With an exciting timetable of main ring attractions, livestock competitions, local produce and more than 600 trade stands there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Wed.  26th  July – Thurs 24th Aug

Unicorns and Dragons – West Quay Shopping Centre

12noon : Over five days this summer there’s a chance to  show off your creative talents in these make and take sessions. Kids will be able to make either a unicorn or dragon accessory! For more details visit : west-quay.co.uk/events/unicorns-and-dragons

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Wed.  26th  July

Wessex Dance Academy – Theatre Royal, Winchester

7pm : An evening of exciting choreography and moving film, this is a dance company you will never forget.  The evening will also feature the Wessex Girls  and Wessex Boys,  the Academy’s performance company.

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Thurs. 27th July

Maritime Memories Machine Tour – Guildhall Square

10am – 4pm : The Maritime Memories Machine is touring the UK to collect  your connections to the sea. The memories you share will find a home in the new Sea Things gallery opening in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich in 2018. This is a unique chance for your sea stories to be part of a national museum collection.

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Thurs. 27th July

Charity Tease : Burlesque Cabaret Evening – The Stagedoor, West Marlands Road, Southampton

7.30pm : Headliner is scintilating stunner Sensu Elle with the wonderful Aura Jay hosting  the evening. This is a charity evening to raise funds for Nicole’s House

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Fri. 28th  July

Peartree Green : Open Meeting – Peartree Church Hall, 80 Peartree Road, Southampton

4.30pm – 7.30pm : Come along to see our exhibition and find out how we’re getting on with our application for Local Nature Reserve status, and give us your views. Free tea and coffee provided.

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Fri 28th   July

The Rod Stewart Show with Cregan and Co – Concorde Club, Eastleigh

9pm : The Faces broke up in 1975 and Rod Stewart started his own band. One of the most influential guitarists in this line-up was Jim Cregan. Now, more than 40 years on, Jim, together with four outstanding musicians, performs that well-loved music !

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Sat. 29th July & Sun 30th July

Companion Dog Show – Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley Abbey

The show is held under Kennel Club Rules in aid of New Forest Dog Owners Group Alabama Rot Research Fund. Entries taken from 11am. Judging at 12 noon. There are a number of classes within the Pedigree or Novelty groups Entry Fee: 2 pounds per class

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Sat. 29th  July – Sat 19th Aug

Terrace Tales – Bournemouth Pavilion Terrace

A brand new and exciting seasonal storytelling event for under 6’s to attend with their families.  The tails aim to engage young audiences in potentially their first experience of theatre through captivating interactive stories that they actively become a part of. For dates and times visit : bic.co.uk

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 Sat. 29th  July

Vintage & Antiques Pop – Up – Shop – The Old Chemist, Bitterne Triangle, Southampton

9am – 4pm : Selling  a collective mix of Vintage & Antique silver, glassware homeware, clothing, jewellery, curios & collectables. 2 rooms to browse & buy for one day  only.. So come along & find something you’ve been searching for or start a new collection!

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Sun 30th   July

Family Fun Day – Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum,

148 Swanwick Lane, Fareham

11am – 4pm : 4AB Dog Agility at 1 o’clock.  Crazy Golf.  Vintage buses.  Pottery Painting & Face Painter.   That’s Jive Dance Group.  Sign Language Choir.  Victorian Worker’s Tea Party 2 o’clock (£3 – Victorian Dress Optional).   Flea Circus.   Old Slot Machines.  Train Rides.

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 Sun 30th   July

Puppetry Skills for Adults – Cobbett Hub & Library, Cobbett Road, Bitterne Park

10am – 4pm : A one day workshop introducing the skills needed to be a puppeteer.  You’ll  start with the basics of movement, then move into characterisation, voice and then creating short scenes with objects and puppets.  Suitable for anyone with an interest in puppetry, and those looking to brush up on their technique. To book visit : unexpectedplaces.co.uk

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Sun 30th   July

Yellow Vintage Summer Fair! – Ageas Bowl, West End, Southampton10am – 4pm : Over 100 beautiful vintage and craft stalls, The Vintage Hair Lounge, live music from The Cadettes, Betty Blue & more…

Classic Cars & scooters, children’s craft area and summer BBQ!

Entry only £3, under 12’s go free!  Free parking    Dogs are welcome