What’s On

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…until  Sun. 25th Feb’18

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered – SeaCity Museum, Southampton

On tour from the V&A Museum of Childhood this exhibition  celebrates the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games. It includes more than 100 objects, featuring some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s national collection of board games.

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…until Tues 2nd Jan.

Ice SKATE Southampton – WestQuay Shopping Centre 

10.30am – 10pm : Skate on real ice by the old town wall. Whether you’re skating or just watching, you’ll find cosy seating areas set in an authentic alpine chalet – Moguls Alpine Café Bar.              Visit : iceskatesouthampton.co.uk

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Sat 18th Nov

Christmas Bazaar – St Christopher’s Church, Pepys Avenue
Thornhill

1:30pm – 3:30pm : Lots of stalls – gifts, home made goodies (cakes, sweets, preserves) raffle, competitions and loads more.  Plus Santas Grotto.  Parking & refreshments.

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…until  Sun 19th Nov

Southampton Film Week –  Various venues throughout the city

A great mix of films, workshops, events and competitions for filmmakers and film lovers.  It was launched in 2008 as part of an initiative by community film making charity City Eye to foster a greater appreciation of film and moving image within Southampton and the wider area.                     Visit : southamptonfilmweek.com

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Sat 18th Nov

Pear Tree Church Christmas Bazaar – Pear Tree Church Hall, 80 Pear Tree Road, Bitterne

2:00pm – 4:00pm : This is one of our main fundraising events of the year so please come along and support us.  Stalls include Christmas goods, tombola, toys, cakes, books, bric-a-brac, raffle and refreshments. There is also a Children’s Craft Area.   Admission 30p.

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Sun. 19th Nov

Southampton’s Medieval walls and vaults walk – From The Bargate

11am – 12:30pm : Discover the fascinating history of Southampton, from Saxon times to the present day.  Hear stories and legends and have history brought to life.                                    Visit : southamptontouristguides.com

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Sun 19th Nov.

The Emperor’s New Clothes – Theatre Royal, Winchester

2pm & 4pm : Stuff and Nonsense present a brand new romp through a classic, eccentric tale. Suitable for 3 year olds and older.

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Mon 20th Nov. – Fri 24th Nov.

Toy Appeal – Central Library, Civic Centre, Commercial Road,
Southampton

Please help collect unwanted toys for S.C.R.A.T.C.H (Southampton City & Region Action To Combat Hardship) as part of their annual Christmas toy collection for local children.  Please donate for ages; new born to 17 years.

  • Good quality clean second hand toys that are complete
  • Games and puzzles
  • Books (undamaged)
  • Electronic toys
  • No war games/guns please
  • Local collection points are : Civic Centre Reception : One Guildhall Square Reception : Central Library : Woolston Library. : Shirley Library. Visit : co.uk

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Tues 21st Nov. – Sat 25th Nov.

Crazy For You – Mayflower Theatre

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production is the ultimate feel-good musical starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and Strictly Come Dancing) and Charlotte Wakefield (Sound Of MusicChitty Chitty Bang Bang) featuring a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook.

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Tues. 21st Nov – Sat 25th Nov.

Sister Act – The Point, Eastleigh

Eastleigh Operatic and Musical Society presents a well-loved and lively musical for all the family to enjoy

You never know…….it could become a HABIT  !!!!!

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Wed. 22nd  Nov.

The Memory Box Trust – Woolston Library, Victoria Road,
Woolston

10.30am – 11.30am : An exciting reminiscence project which aims to engage, support and share memories with people living with dementia and memory loss In Hampshire. Please come along, share a cuppa, chat about the interesting memorabilia and share some stories!

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Wed 22nd  Nov.

 Light UP Drama Classes – St Andrew’s Centre, Beaulieu Road, Southampton

4:30pm – 7:30pm : A great introduction to drama, these fun classes, for children aged four and above are designed to Light UP your child’s imagination and confidence while teaching them performance skills and developing their curiosity. Visit : lightupdrama.org.uk

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Thurs. 23rd  Nov.

Open Event  – City College, Southampton

5:30pm – 7:30pm. An opportunity  to find out more about our wide range of full-time career-focused courses and apprenticeships – an excellent route to university or work. Register your place below. Visit :  southampton-city.ac.uk/events/open-event-23nov17

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Thurs. 23rd   Nov

Saba Douglas-Hamilton – Theatre Royal, Winchester

7.30pmJoin the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.

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Fri.  24th  Nov

Manfords Comedy Club – The Stage Door, West Marlands Road, Southampton

8pmTop flight laughs with Edd Hedges, Gareth Richards and Will Duggan.   

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Fri. 24th  Nov. & Sat 25th Nov.

Christmas Tree and Music Festival – St James Road Methodist Church, St James Road, Southampton

Friday 24 Nov 2pm – 6pm  : In  aid of CONNECT – a space to share Church Development Project and Simon Says Charity.. Musical performances by local schools. Free admission
Sat 25 Nov 10am – 5pm  : Music in the church all day : Grand raffle : Quality Local Crafts : Refreshments : Cake stall

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Friday 24Sunday 26 November

Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton

JCI UK  National Convention 2017

JCI Southampton is honoured to be hosting the 2017 National Convention for JCI UK. JCI’s mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. This year’s National Convention will see a raft of brilliant speakers and trainers across the weekend; they will be
providing fascinating insight into business, personal development. Visit : www.jciuk.org.uk/nc2017 to find out more

Sat 25th Nov – Tues 2nd Jan

All the Colours of Christmas at Mottisfont – Mottisfont Abbey, Romsey

Discover a house dressed with stunning trees, piles of presents and dramatic flower arrangements. Outside, artist installations will emphasise the natural winter colours found around the grounds and estate.

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Sat 25th Nov

Former Red Arrows Pilot Flies into Southampton – Grand Harbour Hotel, West Quay Road, Southampton

2pm : Andy Wyatt, Ex Red Arrows Pilot & Motivational Speaker presents a high flying talk. Andy completed over 300 displays during his 3 years with the Team and was a member of the elite synchro pair. Visit : andy-wyatt.eventbrite.co.uk

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Sat 25th Nov

The Nutcracker – Ferneham Hall, Fareham

7.30pm : Russian National Ballet perform a family oriented production of Tchaikovsky’s eternal Christmas classic.

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Sun. 26th Nov

Santa Fun Run – Southampton Common

9am – 11am : Get into the spirit of Christmas and join the Naomi House & Jacksplace annual Santa Fun Run. Make Christmas 2017 extra special for the local children and young adults cared for at our hospices. Visit : naomihouse.org.uk/events

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Sun 26th Nov.

Arts, Craft and Gift Fair – University Of Southampton, Staff Social Centre, Highfield Campus

10:00am – 4:00pm :  A wide range of exhibitors will be selling cards, handmade crafts, jewellery, pottery, prints, handbags and much more

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Sun 26th Nov.

Christmas at the Brickworks Museum –  Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, 148 Swanwick Lane, Fareham

11:00am – 4:00pm : – Christmas Craft & Gift Stalls
– Father Christmas (small extra charge) :  Hand Bell Ringers
– Choir : Free Children’s Activities :  Surface Warship Display :   – Old Vehicles :  Blacksmith :  Log Cutting Machine and more..