What’s On

Thurs. 15th  Nov. – Sun 23rd Dec.

Southampton Christmas Festival – Above Bar Pedestrian Precinct

A traditional German market featuring totally unique, individually designed alpine chalets with traditional German fayre, from bratwurst and waffles to gingerbread hearts and candied fruit. The market includes over 40 independent stallholders . Oh… and Santa and his reindeers fly above the market twice a day !.

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Sun. 18th Nov. Sun 6th Jan’19

Billionaire Boy – Nuffield Southampton Theatres Campus, University Road Southampton

A brand new musical adaptation of the bestselling book by David Walliams, following the hilarious adventures of 11-year-oldbillionaire Joe Spud. Visit : nstheatres.co.uk

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Fri. 23rd   Nov. – Mon 31st Dec

Winter Jewels – Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, J’ermyns Lane
Romsey

An exhibition of contemporary jewellery by more than 25 studio jewellers.  From 10am to 4pm daily (closing at 3pm on Christmas Eve and the 1st of January) Visit : acjwessex.co.uk

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Sat 1st Dec. – Sun 6th Jan

Beauty and the Beast – Theatre Royal, Winchester

From the same team behind last year’s smash hit Peter Pan, this magical pantomime will break your heart and tickle your funny bone in equal measure

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Sat 1st Dec. – Mon 24th Dec

Southampton‘s Panto Trail – WestQuay Shopping Centre

Take your family on an adventure around the city centre this Christmas, collecting clues before finishing at the Mayflower Theatre to receive your reward. Pick up your trail sheet from the Mayflower Theatre, Central Library, The Marlands, Westquay or, alternatively, download it at southamptonchristmas.com/panto-trail

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Mon 3rd Dec – Wed 19th Dec

Southampton‘s Festive Feeling

Bargate North, Outside Westquay, Outside Decathlon, inside The Marlands and Guildhall Square have been  designated for community groups or local talent to provide seasonal musical entertainment with children from at least 13 different Southampton schools performing every weekday between 5pm and 6:30pm.

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Sat 8th  Dec. – Sun 6th Jan

Sleeping Beauty – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Packed with great songs, amazing dance routines and plenty of laughter, this family treat  stars Jennifer Ellison (8-12 Dec) and EastEnders Rita Simons (14 Dec-06 Jan)

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Sat 1st Dec. – Mon 24th Dec

Southampton‘s Panto Trail – WestQuay Shopping Centre

Take your family on an adventure around the city centre this Christmas, collecting clues before finishing at the Mayflower Theatre to receive your reward. Pick up your trail sheet from the Mayflower Theatre, Central Library, The Marlands, Westquay or, alternatively, download it at southamptonchristmas.com/panto-trail

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Mon 10th  Dec – Fri 14th Dec

MyJourney Health Walks – Southampton Common 

An initiative aimed at making it easier to get around Southampton. Activities are provided as part of the MyJourney programme, including a number of health walks across the city.           For details visit : walkingforhealth.org.uk

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 Wed. 12th Dec. – Sat 29th Dec

Cinderella and her Pussy in Boots – The Stage Door, 78 West Marlands Road, Southampton

8pm : If you’ve been before, you’ll know to expect a night of side splitting laughter!  Not for the easily offended and Adults Only! To check out the show dates visit : stagedoor.org.uk 

Thurs. 13th Dec. – Sun 30th Dec.

Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn’t Sleep – Nuffield Southampton Theatres City, 142 – 144 Above Bar Street, Southampton

Appropriate for all ages, especially 2 – 5 yrs. Set in the New Forest, this humorous and uplifting tale of friendship and belonging uses original music, charming characters and visual flair to entertain children and adults alike. Visit : nstheatres.co.uk

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Fri. 14th Dec. – Sat 5th Jan.

Cinderella – Ferneham Hall, Fareham

You shall go to the ball and enjoy music, stunning sets, slick choreography and sensational costumes.  Stars include Hollyoaks star Andy Moss and CBBC’s Ed Petrie !

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Fri. 14th Dec. – Sat 23rd Feb

Cool Coast Ice Rink – BIC Purbeck Hall, Bournemouth

Whether you’re a budding figure skater or feel more comfortable clinging on to the sides, everyone is welcome – the rink is big enough for all. Soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying Bavarian inspired food and drinks in a cosy alpine setting.                               Visit : bhlivetickets.co.uk

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Sat 15th  Dec. – Mon 31st Dec

Puppet Panto – Berry Theatre, Hedge End

When a bunch of puppets try to put on a performance of Snow White, how will they cope when everything goes wrong? Find out in Stuff and Nonsense’s brand new, seriously playful Christmas panto!

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Sat 15th  Dec.

Saturday Life Drawing – Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton

11am – 4pm : Brian Reynolds leads the session suitable for any ability except absolute beginners. You are welcome to bring materials but we can supply the basics. To book call  023 8083 4536

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Sat 15th  Dec. – Sun 6th Jan

Dick Whittington – Mayflower Theatre

Join our hero Dick as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness and becomes the Lord Mayor of London. This ultimate magical pantomime adventure stars Steve McFadden, Joe McElderry, Bobby Davro,  Sheila Ferguson and  Suzanne Shaw

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Sun 16th Dec

A Taste of Christmas Chocolate & Sweet Fair – Lyndhurst Community Centre, Main Car Park, Lyndhurst

10am – 4pm : * Sweet Stalls * Fudge Stalls * Belgian Chocolate *Chocolate Gifts * Chocolatiers * Healthy Chocolates * Vegan Chocolate…it’s all there !!. Visit : cuatroevents.com

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Sun. 16th  Dec.

Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba Fiesta – Medbar, 50 Oxford Street,
Southampton

5pm – 10pm : An evening celebrating the wonderful world od dance. A chance to impress on the dance floo AND keep fit. Go for it. Details at : latininteractive.co.uk

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Sun 16th  Dec.- Sun 30th Dec

Snow Queen by Mike Kenny – The Point, Eastleigh

This Christmas join a winter journey about growing up, loyalty, friendship and the dangers of the unknown. Packed with songs from renowned composer Ivan Stott and physical storytelling, this magical journey is perfect for all the family and set to melt hearts this Christmas.

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Mon 17th  Dec

Macmillan Mondays – Central Library, Civic Centre,
Commercial Road, Southampton

10:30am to 2:30pm : Whether you are a person affected by cancer, or a family member or friend of someone who is, or just a member of the public with a question, friendly help is on hand.

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Mon 17th  Dec

Santa’s Christmas Party – Theatre Royal, Winchester

10.30am : 1pm : 4pmA 45 minute, interactive family show, particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds, after which the adventure continues as each child gets the chance to receive a special present from Father Christmas.

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Tues. 18th Dec

Sewing & Embroidery Group at Bitterne Library – Bitterne Road Library

10:30am – 12:00pm : Whether you’re experienced or not, members are on hand if you  run into difficulties. It’s a chance to take up  new projects and actively share patterns, ideas and materials.

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Tues.  18th Dec. – Tues. 25th Dec.   Various Locations

Tues 18th Dec : Nativity: Live and Unplugged – St Mary’s Golden Grove area, opposite the children’s playground, a block from Kingsland Square crossing over St Mary’ Road

6.45pm : A concert style production with all the classic songs performed in a relaxed atmosphere. Visit : e-quiparts.org.uk

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Wed. 19th Dec.

The Sleeping Beauty Ballet – Rose Theatre, Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh

7.30pm : The Barton Peveril Dance Company perform their rendition of the classic tale.

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Wed. 19th Dec.

Memory Box Session – Bitterne Library, Bitterne Road East,
Southampton

10.30am – 11.30am : A reminiscence session, providing people living with dementia and their carers the opportunity to share memories using themed memory boxes. Free, no booking required.

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Thurs. 20th Dec.

Equality Exhibition – Dukes Keep,  Reception on 12th Floor, Marsh Lane, Southampton 

10am – 2pm : An exhibition highlighting issues relating to all the nine protected characteristics of The Human Rights and Equality Commission: Age, disability, gender, race, chosen religion or belief, sexual orientation, or gender transition.

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Thurs. 20th Dec.

The Spitfire Sisters Christmas Special – Theatre Royal, Winchester

7.30pm : The girls perform festive songs both old and new, with their unmistakable vintage styling and extra mirth for good measure. Bells will be jingled and merriment will be made !

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Fri. 21st  Dec

Southampton Amateur Radio Club Meeting – Peartree Inn, Peartree Road, Southampton

7:30pm – 9:30pm : Discussing all matters of Amateur Radio and talks. Members of the South Hampshire Repeater Group will also  talk about the 4 new repeaters coming to the South Hampshire area this spring. Old and new members are welcome.  Visit : southampton-arc.org.uk

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Fri. 21st  Dec

Abba Rival as Abba – Concorde Club, Eastleigh

10pm : The tribute combo continues to entertain audiences with their unique ability to re-create the massive and legendary sound of ABBA with uncanny accuracy. Formed in 1999, they are officially one of the longest-running successful ABBA tribute bands in the business.

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Sat 22nd   Dec.

Christmas Canoe Paddle  – New Forest Activities, Bailey’s Hard, Bailey’s Hard Lane, Beaulieu

10.30am – 12noon : Enjoy a 90 minute guided tour of the river’s beautiful nature reserve, with the river offering up some of it’s more stunning sights on a fresh Winter’s day. Great for all ages from 18 months and upwards with all equipment provided.

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Sat 22nd   Dec.

Sticking Together craft morning – Lordshill Library, Lordshill Centre, Southampton

10.30am – 12noon : A craft session 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   Dec.

Motown Got Soul Party with Some Rock’n Roll – The 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton

7.30pm : Time to party with 10 piece authentic soul sensation,  Madison Heights with support from The B-Sides performing classic 50s Rock ‘N’ Roll. Plus DJ Rob Moore.

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Sun 23rd  Dec.

Southampton Juniors Parkrun – Riverside Park, Woodmill Lane, Southampton

9am : A 2km run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). The aim is to have fun. Come along and join in whatever your pace. It’s free! but please register on-line before your first run
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Sun. 23rd   Dec.

Rob Lamberti as George Michael – Concorde Club, Eastleigh

9.30pm : Since winning his heat on Stars in Their Eyes in 1994, Rob’s talent has led him into some fantastic opportunities.  His images and vocals of the George Michael and Wham songs make this a great  live tribute show.

*****Xmas Shows, Pantos & Events*****

 

Sun. 18th Nov. Sun 6th Jan’19

 Billionaire Boy – Nuffield Southampton Theatres Campus, University Road Southampton

A brand new musical adaptation of the bestselling book by David Walliams, following the hilarious adventures of 11-year-oldbillionaire Joe Spud.                   Visit : nstheatres.co.uk

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Sat 1st Dec. – Sun 6th Jan

 Beauty and the Beast – Theatre Royal, Winchester

 From the same team behind last year’s smash hit Peter Pan, this magical pantomime will break your heart and tickle your funny bone in equal measure

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Mon 3rd Dec – Wed 19th Dec

Southampton‘s Festive Feeling – Bargate North, Outside Westquay, Outside Decathlon, inside The Marlands and Guildhall Square

These locations have been  designated for community groups or local talent to provide seasonal musical entertainment with children from at least 13 different Southampton schools performing every weekday between 5pm and 6:30pm.

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Sat 8th  Dec. – Sun 6th Jan

 Sleeping Beauty – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

 Packed with great songs, amazing dance routines and plenty of laughter, this family treat  stars Jennifer Ellison (8-12 Dec) and EastEnders Rita Simons (14 Dec-06 Jan)

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Sat 1st Dec. – Mon 24th Dec

Southampton‘s Panto Trail – WestQuay Shopping Centre

Take your family on an adventure around the city centre this Christmas, collecting clues before finishing at the Mayflower Theatre to receive your reward. Pick up your trail sheet from the Mayflower Theatre, Central Library, The Marlands, Westquay or, alternatively, download it at southamptonchristmas.com/panto-trail

*

 Wed. 12th Dec. – Sat 29th Dec

 Cinderella and her Pussy in Boots – The Stage Door, 78 West Marlands Road, Southampton

 8pm : If you’ve been before, you’ll know to expect a night of side splitting laughter!  Not for the easily offended and Adults Only! To check out the show dates visit : stagedoor.org.uk 

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 Thurs. 13th Dec. – Sun 30th Dec.

Humbug! The Hedgehog Who Couldn’t Sleep – Nuffield Southampton Theatres City, 142 – 144 Above Bar Street, Southampton

 Appropriate for all ages, especially 2 – 5 yrs. Set in the New Forest, this humorous and uplifting tale of friendship and belonging uses original music, charming characters and visual flair to entertain children and adults alike.

*

Fri. 14th Dec. – Sat 5th Jan.

 Cinderella – Ferneham Hall, Fareham

 You shall go to the ball and enjoy music, stunning sets, slick choreography and sensational costumes.  Stars include Hollyoaks star Andy Moss and CBBC’s Ed Petrie !

 *

Fri. 14th Dec. – Sat 23rd Feb

 Cool Coast Ice Rink – BIC Purbeck Hall, Bournemouth

Whether you’re a budding figure skater or feel more comfortable clinging on to the sides, everyone is welcome – the rink is big enough for all. Soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying Bavarian inspired food and drinks in a cosy alpine setting. Visit : bhlivetickets.co.uk

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Sat 15th  Dec. – Sun 6th Jan

 Dick Whittington – Mayflower Theatre

 Join our hero Dick as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness and becomes the Lord Mayor of London. This ultimate magical pantomime adventure stars Steve McFadden, Joe McElderry, Bobby Davro,  Sheila Ferguson and  Suzanne Shaw

*

Sat 15th  Dec. – Mon 31st Dec

Puppet Panto – Berry Theatre, Hedge End

When a bunch of puppets try to put on a performance of Snow White, how will they cope when everything goes wrong? Find out in Stuff and Nonsense’s brand new, seriously playful Christmas panto!

*

Sun 16th  Dec.- Sun 30th Dec

Snow Queen by Mike Kenny – The Point, Eastleigh

This Christmas join a winter journey about growing up, loyalty, friendship and the dangers of the unknown. Packed with songs from renowned composer Ivan Stott and physical storytelling, this magical journey is perfect for all the family and set to melt hearts this Christmas!

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