What’s On

Wed. 2nd Jan – Sun 31st Mar.

Winter ArcheryNew Forest Activities, Hazel Copse Farm
Beaulieu

Enjoy a 90 minute, fully instructed Archery experience as
your guide teaches you the correct way to handle a bow and arrow before you step up to the firing line to test your aim. There’s also fun scoring games and challenges along the way. Perfect for beginners and novices alike!.
Visit : newforestactivities.co.uk

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Fri. 1st Feb. – Mon. 6th May

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing – Southampton City Art Gallery

This year sees the five hundredth anniversary of the death of one of the greatest artists and scientists the world has known. To mark this anniversary, there are  simultaneous exhibitions of Leonardo’s drawings across the United Kingdom. This exhibition will be accompanied by a series of special events including talks, tours and art workshops.

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Sat. 23rd Mar.

Tool SaleTools for Self Reliance Workshop, Ringwood Road,  Netley Marsh

10am – 12noon : A chance to buy tools and items that are unsuitable to be sent to the projects in Africa. All funds raised will help to support Tools for Self Reliance’s work delivering vocational training projects and tools in the five African countries they work in. 

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Sat 23rd Mar.

The Accessible Art Show – The Spark,  Solent University Conference Centre , East Park Terrace, Southampton

11am – 5pm : A free local art show and live online auction. A day of inspiration and community to celebrate the creative minds in our neighbourhoods.
Local artist will exhibit their artwork showing up to 300 pieces on
display

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Sat 23rd Mar.

Communicare Vintage and Craft FairThe Victory Centre, 154-156 Portswood Road, Southampton

11am – 2.30pm : Live musicians, stalls selling homemade and vintage goods, refreshments including homemade cakes and a ‘adopt a teddy stall’.A chance to buy a unique Mother’s Day or Easter Gift. Entry is free !!

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Sun 24th Mar

Southampton Chocolate Fair – Chilworth Manor, University Parkway, Chilworth

10am – 4pm : A feast of vegan, Belgian  and gourmet chocolate, fudge and lots more. There will also be activities and demonstrations throughout the day!. Entry is FREE!!. Visit : cuatroevents.com

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Sun. 24th Mar.

Craft Fair & Fun Dog Show at the Brickworks Museum.Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, 148 Swanwick Lane, Fareham

11am – 4pm : Over 50 Craft and Gift Stalls, Fun Dog Show with Certificates and Prizes, Cherished Buses Display as well as working machinery, Old Slot Machines, Children’s Activities and more.

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Sun 24th Mar.

Hancock’s Half Hour – Theatre Royal, Winchester

7.30pm : Take a trip to 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam to join ‘the lad himself’ and his motley crew for three classic episodes of this hilarious show performed live on stage

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Mon 25th Mar

Busted – O2 Guildhall, Southampton

Doors – 7pm : James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson bring you a night of storming hits that have sold 5 million to date.

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Mon. 25th Mar

Stones in His Pockets – Nuffield Theatre, University Road
Southampton

This Olivier award play is a hysterically funny, witty and wonderful comedy about a rural Ireland village which has been turned upside down by a Hollywood studio filming a historical blockbuster.

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Tues 26th  Mar.

Blurt It Out : Tackling loneliness and promoting good mental health – Above Bar Church, 69 Above Bar Street
Southampton

Get involved with Southampton’s modern WI, make new friends and feel part of a community!. Hailey Dann, Head of Partnerships at The Blurt Foundation will be talking on loneliness, with a video and also updates on Blurt’s amazing projects for 2019. You can arrive any time from 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Tues 26th Mar – Sat 30th Mar.

Totton Festival of Drama – Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Off Aikman Lane, Totton

Celebrating the best of local amateur theatre from across the south

with up to three one act plays in each session . 16 productions from 14 groups compete for silverware and a place at the next round of the All England Theatre Festival. Visit : tottondrama.co.uk

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Wed 27th  Mar

Southampton Ghost Tour – Tudor House and Garden, Bugke Street, Southampton

8:30pm – 9:30pm : Discover the many ghostly stories from Southampton’s eerie past featuring live actors who take on the part of Southampton’s most notorious ghosts including the owner of Tudor House Sir John Dawtrey and Ellen Wren, a lady known for all the wrong reasons!

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Wed. 27th Mar.

David Gray – Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

7.30pm : Hot off the announcement of his first album of new material in four years, join one of the countries top singer/songwriters on his Gold In A Brass Age Tour

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Thurs. 28th   Mar.

Wessex Hearbeat Charity Night – Concorde Club, Eastleigh

8pm : A night of live music and dancing to raise funds for this wonderful charity whose aim is to provide the best in cardiac care here in the South.

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Thurs. 28th   Mar.

Get Cycle Savvy Pit Stop : Guildhall Square – Southampton Guildhall Square

11am – 2pm : Take your wheels to the Bike Doctor and let the  mechanics give it a tune up and fix any issues for free (ex. Parts). They can also give advice on maintenance. Also  Try-a-bike: a selection of bikes to sample which could include: childrens bikes, cargo bikes, e-bikes, folding bikes, hybrids, MTBs, tandem… plus child seats & trailers.

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Fri. 29th   Mar.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Quiz Night – Goals, Millbrook Point Road Southampton

7.30pm : There’s a raffle, live music and lots of prizes to be won including a £100 cash prize for the winning team. Come along and help support the charity that provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families while their child is in hospital.   Visit : rhmc.org.uk

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Fri. 29th   Mar.

Mayor’s Charity Ball – Ferneham Hall, Fareham

7.30pm : This year it’s a Hollywood Oscars Theme Night and includes music, dancing and a three-course meal. In aid of the Mayor’s chosen charities, Abby’s HeroesActs Of Kindness and The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust.

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Fri 29th Mar – & Sun  31st  Mar.

Snow White – The Point, Eastleigh

Enjoy this wonderful story told by Jane Mackinnon School of Dance through dance. Snow White is becoming more beautiful every day and will indeed soon be the fairest!!

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Sat. 30th    Mar.

Spring Tide-y – Chessel Bay,  At the end of Quayside Rd, near Bitterne Manor School. 

10am – 2pm : Spring is on its way, but the high tides and winds over the winter have unfortunately brought lots of floating rubbish to our shores. Come along and help with the clean up and improve the habitat for the area’s wildlife.

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Sat 30th   Mar. Wed 3rd Apr.

Docked – Guildhall Square, Southampton

12noon – 6pm : Southampton Solent University’s second year Fine Art students present their annual pop-up event. Over 20 up and coming artists will fill the square with new and exciting works showcasing the latest emerging talents from across the city.    Free entry 

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Sun 31st  Mar

Strictly Ann: An Evening with Ann Widdecombe – Nuffield Southampton Theatres City, Above Bar Street, Southampton

7.30pm :  One of the most outspoken politicians of our time presents an entertaining and  enlightening evening lifting  the lid on life in Westminster and sharing  behind-the-scenes gossip from some of the nation’s best-loved programmes.

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Sun 31st   Mar.

9 to5 The Musical – Theatre Royal, Winchester

7.30pm : Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring West End musical!

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Sun. 31st   Mar.

Mother’s Day Paddle to the Pub with New Forest Activities, Bailey’s Hard, Bailey’s Hard Lane, Beaulieu

11am – 12.30pm : Treat Mum to a wonderful paddle to the pub on the Beaulieu River this Mother’s Day and enjoy a gentle guided tour through the idyllic Beaulieu River Nature Reserve before disembarking at the Master Builder’s pub on the riverside at Buckler’s Hard.