What’s On

 ….until 7th Apr.

Common Ground Exhibition –Southampton City Art Gallery

Focusing on Southampton Common, this exhibition is the culmination of four years spent documenting the space in the early hours of the morning. Southampton based photographer David Baker hopes to motivate others to look again at the Common and engage with it in a new and personal way.                                                               Open : Mon – Sat : 10am to 3pm and Sat :  10am to 5pm

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Sat 24th Feb

Willow Sculpture Workshop – Belmont Hall, 105 Belmont Rd
Chandler’s Ford

9.30am – 1.30pm : Spend time with willow sculpture and artist Jacqueline Rolls for a great introduction to willow sculpture. Not only will you create a unique item for your garden, you will gain some of the skills that you will help you to create larger items. Visit : jaxsarts.co.uk
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Sat 24th Feb

Free Family Rock Jam Workshop – Academy of Music and Sound, 11 High Street, Southampton

10am – 12noon : Join Southampton Music Hub and house band Groove Merchant at free and fun, open-access rock guitar jam sessions. No experience needed, just bring a guitar (if you have one) or use one of the free guitars provided!

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Sat. 24th Feb

Barn dance with Threepenny Bit – Highfield Church, Highfield Lane, Highfield, Southampton

7.30pm : The well-known Hampshire-based folk band will be providing energetic music for the barn dance and it is not to be missed!. You are invited to bring a bottle… or two !. All proceeds go towards Communicare in Southampton to help them continue their services helping lonely and isolated people in our city

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Sun 25th Feb

Southampton from The Blitz to D Day Guided Walk

11am – 12.45pm : Starts at The Guildhall Square. Southampton was in the front line of defence during the dark days of the Second World War. The home of the Spitfire made it a target for the Luftwaffe. Visit : southamptontouristguides.com

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Sun 25th Feb

Anand Mela – Indian Marathi Food Festival – Chandlers Ford Methodist Church, Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford

12.30pm – 3.30pm : Featuring various food stalls of authentic home made Marathi/Maharashtrian Indian food. There will be games/activities stalls for all to enjoy. Event open to absolutely all who enjoy Indian food!

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Sun 25th Feb & Mon 26th Feb

Horrible Histories : More Best of Barmey Britain – Theatre Royal, Winchester

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for MORE of your favourite characters from our barmy past – and a brand new scene with wordy Will

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…….. until  Sat 3rd Mar.

The Shadow Factory – Nuffield Southampton Theatres City, Above Bar Street, Southampton 

See how Southampton stepped up when the chips were down and came together to build the Spitfire in the world premiere of Howard Brenton’s new play. Experience this spectacular world premiere to open Southampton’s brand new theatre NST City featuring a 25-strong community chorus made up of Southampton residents ! Visit : nstheatres.co.uk

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Mon 26th Feb – Sat 3rd Mar.

Teddy – Nuffield Southampton Theatres Campus

A fun, punchy and poignant homage to teenage rebellion and the birth of a new musical era, featuring some of the biggest hits from the 1950s performed live on stage by Johnny Valentine and the Broken Hearts.

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Mon 26th Feb

Music Bugs – Abbey Hall, Grange Road, Netley Abbey

9:50am – 12:30pm : A gently structured, play-based session for children from birth where they can develop, grow and have fun in a multi-sensory environment. Visit musicbugs.co.uk/southampton

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Tues 27th Feb

Living With Harmony – Musical Mandala – Third Age Centre,  11 Cranbury Terrace, Southampton

11am – 12noon : Music is understood by the brain as meaningful and music which is familiar will bring memories and associations. This is a clear benefit for people suffering from dementia for example. Join Meta and Alistair for a taster session!   Visit : lingwithharmony.net 

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Tues. 27th  Feb

Ultimate Sports Quiz – Concorde Club, Eastleigh

8pm : How’s your sporting knowledge ?. You can put it to the test  as you make up a team  of 6 chums or family members to take on the opposition !. A curry will be served during the interval.

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 …..until  Sat 17th Mar

Miss Saigon – Mayflower Theatre

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production, featuring a company of 60, continues at the Mayflower,  fresh from  a  smash hit  run in the West End and on Broadway.

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 Wed 28th   Feb

Mindfulness Meeting – The Study Room, Bitterne Library

2:15pm – 4:15pm :  If  you’re  feeling lonely, isolated, stressed or worried and  would simply like to sit and relax in good company with friendly people why not come along and join us.  It’s all free of charge with no obligations.

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Thurs. 1st Mar – Sat 3rd Mar.

Judy and Lisa : A Musical Extravaganza – Theatre Royal, Winchester

7.30pm : The most loved mother and daughter team in showbiz, Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, are back together again thanks to this new musical experience set against a background of photographs and movie clips.

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Thurs. 1st Mar

Foresters Flower Club – Copythorne Parish Hall, Pollards Moor Rd
Copythorne

7:30pm – 9:30pm : The club meet every first Thursday of the month featuring  lively meetings with professional floral demonstrators, speakers and workshops. Everyone welcome

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Fri.  2nd Mar.

Shadow Factory Southampton City Centre Walk

4.30pm : The subject of this 90-minute walk is the establishment of the Shadow Factories, the mobilisation of the population, to defend their homeland, and produce tools, which would eventually lead to victory in 1945. Meeting Point: NST Studio 144, Above Bar Street, Southampton. Visit : nstheatres.co.uk

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Fri 2nd Mar.

Showaddywaddy – Ferneham Hall, Fareham

7.30pm : Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, Showaddywaddy have sold more than 20 million records and have toured the world. This amazing show is also in aid of the Mayor of Fareham’s chosen charities…so rock up and enjoy !!

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Sat 3rd Mar.

Family Orchestra – The Ashby Centre — Sure Start, Stratton Road,
Southampton

10am – 12noon : Join Southampton Music Hub and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in a free family orchestra that’s open  to any standard, and age and any instrument. Enjoy making music together with free workshops across the city — bring your own instrument or use the percussion provided. Visit : southamptonmusichub.org/familyorchestra

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Sat 3rd Mar

Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf – Berry Theatre, Hedge End

2pm : A brand new show with amazing music created live with a variety of instruments and objects, including real musical vegetables. For 4 year olds and above

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Sat. 3rd Mar.

Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown – The O2 Guildhall, Southampton

7pm : The outrageously cheeky comedian returns to Southampton for another evening of bawdy fun. Strictly for adults only !!!!

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Sun 4th Mar

International Women’s Day Walk – Southampton Common

2pm – 3pm : Starting and finishing at the Hawthorns Centre on Southampton Common. Brisk or gentle hour-long walks available. Wear a dash of purple and celebrate the achievements of women around the world.  Please show your support for women and help make this a fairer world. Registration starts at 1.30pm

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Sun 4th Mar

Joe Brown – Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre

7.30pmJoe Brown MBE is a genuine one off. With a history that spans music hall, skiffle, Rock ‘N’ Roll, Theatre, Films, TV, Radio and even Circus !

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Sun 4th Mar

Stepping into the Spotlight – Berry Theatre, Hedge End

2pm & 6pm : Stagecoach Fareham and Hedge End present  a  variety show of song and dance in support of the Royal British Legion.

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THE ABP SOUTHAMPTON MARATHON! – SUNDAY 22ND APRIL 2018

2018 ROUTE

The Marathon route is an exciting mix of coast, city and parks. This route is predominantly flat, perfect for a debut marathon! This is a 2 lapped route, which means you have twice the fun and you know whats coming up.

Just like the half marathon and 10k in 2017, you’ll get the chance to run over the Itchen Bridge during your race journey.

At the top of the bridge almost 100ft up, you’ll experience a feast for the eyes with the beautiful view of the city, the River Itchen, commercial centre and out to sea towards the Isle of Wight.

This event is an ideal choice for first time Marathon runners and an exciting new course for seasoned pro’s alike. We are expecting approximately 10,000 runners for this event.

A spectator friendly route, with lots of activities, coffee houses and restaurants to explore and make it a weekend away with the whole family.

To sign up visit :

www. abp.southamptonhalf.co.uk