What’s On

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…untul Tues 16th Oct.

The Bungalow Café Festival – Nuffield Southampton Theatres, 142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton

A festival of theatre, music, comedy and film to celebrate 100 years since the  first British women won the right to vote. Visit : nstheatres.co.uk

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….until  Sun. 28th  Oct.

The Sky View Observation Wheel – The Bargate, Southampton

The Wheel is 33m high and offers the riders a birds eye view of Southampton, the historic quay and beyond. It can be enjoyed by all age groups from small Children to Great Grandparents. It’s open daily from 10.30am to 10pm (weather dependant).

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Wed 3rd Oct  – Sat 27th Oct.

Wicked – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

An ingenious and witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This multi-award winning musical casts it’s magical spell with great songs and an unforgettable theatrical experience !

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Tues.  9th  Oct & Tues 6th Nov.

Baby Screenings – The Point, Eastleigh

10.30am Special film screenings designed for you and your little one. Softer volume. ever-so-slightly brighter lights. Mama Mia on the 9th Oct and  The Children Act on 6th Nov

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Fri. 12th Oct. – Sat. 8th Dec.

Black to the Future – Solent Showcase Gallery, Sir James Matthews Building, 157-187 Above Bar Street, Southampton

As part of Black History Month, an exhibition of exciting UK artists who are exploring art through a black cultural lens. Dismantling stereotypes and  fusing cultures.    Open : 11am-6pm Tuesdays to Fridays11am-5pm Saturdays                                     FREE ENTRY. Visit : solent.ac.uk/showcase

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Sat 13th Oct. – Wed 31st Oct.

Pumpkin Festival – Sunnyfields Farm, Sunnyfields
Jacobs Gutter Lane, Totton

10am – 5pm : Pick your own pumpkin… from massive ones, warty ones, white ones, blue ones, little munchkins and of course, lots of orange ones…

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Sat 13th Oct.

Jumble Sale – St Christopher’s Church, Pepys Avenue, Thornhill

1pm – 2.30pm : Traditional Jumble Sale with tombola and refreshments in aid of church funds.  On site parking.  Admission 20p adults, children free.

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Sun 14th Oct.

Half-Day Meditation Retreat – The Point, Eastleigh 

10.30am – 1pm : An opportunity to step out of the stress of daily life to practice basic techniques that can help you  find more peace and calmness in your life. Suitable for beginners.

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Sun. 14th Oct.

Miller Plays The Musicals – Theatre Royal, Winchester

2.30pm : A concert featuring a host of Glenn Miller classics including In the Mood,American PatrolAt Last and many more performed by The Astor Big Band.

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Sun 14th Oct.

Breast Comedy Night Ever – Ferneham Hall, Fareham

8pm : Join the ever popular Larry Dean, the feisty Zoe Lyons and special headliner,  the hilarious Gary Delaney,  as they  join forces for local charity Breast Cancer Haven, based in Titchfield.

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Mon 15th  Oct  – Sun 28th Oct.

Southampton Foodie Fortnight – Various Venues

Do you enjoy eating out? Then this is the event for you! Foodie Fortnight is your chance to try out a huge range of fantastic eateries in the city for less. Visit : foodiefortnight.com

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Mon 15th  Oct.

Benedict Allen – Theatre Royal, Winchester

7.30pm : The adventurer-explorer  tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea where he  temporarily went missing making worldwide headlines. He’ll also show never-before-seen material from his travels across the globe.

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Tues. 16th  Oct – Sat. 20th Oct.

OklahomaPlaza Theatre, Romsey

Rodgers and Hammerstein classic features some of the great songs of musical theatre.

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Tues.  16th  Oct

Understanding Care Fees – Sunrise Senior Living Bassett, 111 Burgess Road, Southampton

11am – 12noon : Local businesses present  a seminar and provide guidance on care fees.  Topics covered will include; selling your property, long term care costs, the importance of Power of Attorney and much more.  Everyone is welcome and complimentary refreshments will be served. Visit : sunrise-care.co.uk

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Wed 17th  Oct.

Little Lowrys (under 5’s) – Southampton City Art Gallery

10:30am – 11:30am : A chance to explore the gallery and have fun getting creative with the learning team.       To book call 023 8083 4536

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Wed. 17th Oct.

Evening Talk : Public Transport in Southampton    – Portswood Library

7.15pm : Southampton guide, Steve Roberts, tells the story of getting around Southampton through the ages. FREE entry

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Thurs. 18th Oct.

Joel Dommett and Friends – Nuffield Southampton Theatres City, Above Bar Street, Southampton

8pm : Catch the funny man in full comedic flight  as he tries out new material alongside the talented Tom Lucy and Jake Lambert. Visit : nstheatres.co.uk

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 …until  Sat 27th Oct.

Wicked – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

An ingenious and witty re-imagining of the stories and characterscreated by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This multi-award winning musical casts it’s magical spell with great songs and an unforgettable theatrical experience !

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Fri. 19th Oct. & Sat. 20th Oct.

Sleep Out 2018 – Guildhall Square, Southampton

Join us for a night sleeping under the stars, to highlight the issues surrounding homelessness throughout Hampshire. The event runs in two parts – with fantastic food being provided and live bands performing in the first half of the evening, before participants bed down for the night in Guildhall Square in the second half.                 Visit : ssj.org.uk/sleep-out

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Fri. 19th Oct.

Sun Records : The Official Concert – Concorde Club, Eastleigh

8.30pm : The legendary record label that brought you Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin’ pioneers, comes to life live on stage.

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Sat 20th Oct & Sun 21st Oct.

Battle Royale III – Quidditch Tournament – Wide Lane Sports Ground, University of Southampton

Teams from the south of the UK compete to become champions. A gender-inclusive sport, quidditch is played in real life as a serious and competitive game, and this is a great opportunity to watch several high-quality matches.

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Sat 20th Oct

Clean Up at Chessel Bay, Quayside Road, Southampton 

10am – 2pmChessel Bay should be an excellent habitat for nature, but is often strewn with rubbish. If you would like to come and help with the Autumnal Tidy-Up you would be helping to improving the habitat for the wonderful wildlife which depends on the Nature Reserve.      Visit : southampton.gov.uk

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Sat 20th Oct.

Quiz night with light supper – Lordshill Community Centre, Cromarty Road, Lordshill

7pm : For 21s and over. Dust off your brain cells and gather your friends and family  and book in your team of up to 6 players, or come along on your own and join a team. Price includes entry, meal and raffle.  Visit : lordshillcommunitycentre.co.uk

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Sun 21st  Oct.

Witches, Wizards and Ghosts – Starts at  The Bargate

7.30pm – 9pm : Come along to a spooky Witches, Wizards and Ghosts Walk.   Yes, there were once witches and wizards living in Southampton.  Also ghosts of mobcap maids, disgruntled ladies of the night and spectral children.   Come and discover, if you dare. Visit : Southamptontouristguides.com

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Sun. 21st  Oct.

Guide Dogs Demo Team – WestQuay Shopping Centre

11am – 5pm : The team will demo how they  train their dogs. Lots of chances to meet the  dogs and find out more about them! There’ll also be lots of information about how you can volunteer as they’re always  looking for puppy trainers in the area!. Visit : guidedogs.org.uk

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Sun 21st  Oct.

Bowie Experience – Theatre Royal, Winchester

7.30pm : A breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy !