Steampunks and the only remaining steam-powered Victorian Brickworks in the UK are such a natural fit! Steampunk is a mix of sci fi and fantasy with a huge range of interpretation possible.
A great networking and photo opportunity with all our Victorian machinery!
Whether newly married and living happily ever after, long-term partners, single, or just up for a laugh, Breast Cancer Haven, Wessex are hosting their inaugural Wedding Dress Ball Friday 8 June 2018 at The Botleigh Grange Hotel. It’s a great opportunity to get dressed up for a good cause.
Botleigh Grange Hotel
Small 82ft x 39ft town garden started in 2008. Raised beds built using railway sleepers and imaginative use of other recycled and new materials to make interesting artistic garden pieces, to complement small herbaceous border, pergola and two ponds, one with a variety of fish.
We are very excited to be welcoming Kirk Brandon and Spear of Destiny back to Southampton at The 1865! They are hitting Southampton as part of their nationwide UK tour to promote forthcoming album ’Tontine’.
Yeehaw there’s been a murder at the Dolphin Saloon and its your challenge to brave the wild west to discover the killers identity!
After watching a live performance, you’ll work together to determine the killer by investigating clues during the two course meal, followed by the reveal finale.
Festival season is on the horizon for The Rockstone and the first of our ’Big 4’ will be our Beer Festival
Here’s what we have planned:
• 4 Day festival – it’s a bank holiday, after all, no work on Monday!!
Ockham’s Razor return with their new show Tipping Point, winner of the Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Circus Award at Edinburgh Festival 2016. Tipping Point is set in the round with the audience drawn in close to the action.
The Stage Door in Southampton plays host to Manford’s Comedy Club.
This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK, personally selected by Jason Manford.
A great evening of original stand-up comedy with some top names from the UK touring circuit.
“This novel is dedicated to the dead and missing girls. According to UNICEF, every ten minutes an adolescent girl dies a violent death.”
I am delighted to announce that Abigail Tarttelin will be visiting October Books on Wednesday 20th June as part of Feminist Book Fortnight!
UK SINGER/SONGWRITER EMMA STEVENS PLAYS SOUTHAMPTON LIVE
Brit country-pop music star Emma Stevens brings her UK ‘To My Roots Spring Tour’ to Southampton
Hailed as ‘just magical’ by the late great Sir Terry Wogan, Emma Stevens is the surfer chick singer/songwriter who’s taken the UK by storm with her distinctive
New Tango Tasters at TLC: @ St. Barnabas Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton, SO14 6QS Tues 17 April 2018 Classes start at 7.45pm Please invite all your family & friends to join our vibrant Tango club on any of the above nights, pay £10 (£7 NUS) on the door and then decide to continue the 7 week course thereafter.
“Tight delivery, responsive playing and creative improvisation … this is not the first time anyone has pushed the boundaries of klezmer, but I have not heard anything quite like this …” 4**** – (Songlines)
“Prepare to dance till it nearly does you in” (Alan Raw – BBC Radio)
Over the last few years, Leeds’ based
The Talking Heads
16-22 The Polygon
Telephone: 023 8036 1970
The Talking Heads Jazz Month presents the Joseph Limburn Ensemble.
*Latin* *Funky* *Flunky*
As a professional jazz bassist, Joe has played with various jazz artists over the years and continues to perform with great some great names and bands as well as performing in his own jazz trio!
The Talking Heads
16-22 The Polygon
Telephone: 023 8036 1970
The Southampton Concert Orchestra presents its Summer Concert, featuring Brahms’ Piano Concerto No 1, with our returning soloist Jinah Shim. We will also be playing Malcolm Arnold’s 2nd Symphony and Marquez Danzon No. 2.
Turner Sims, University of Southamtpon, Southampton
Join us at the Bradbury Centre for our Family Quiz.
Questions are suitable for all ages, so the bigger the age range in your team, the more likely you are to win! Entry is just £2 per person on the night with all proceeds going to the Rose Road Association
Feel free to bring along your own food and drink
The Bradbury Centre, 300 Aldermoor Road, Southampton
Nick & Ginny welcome you to their new 150ft x 50ft garden created in just 3 yrs. The restful top garden is primarily hardy perennials in and around a lawn. Shade-loving plants nestle under a large oak tree. A wisteria covered pergola leads to the next area with trees, shrubs and a rockery.
With the World Cup approaching, what better way to get in the spirit that with a kick-a-bout! To help remedy your world cup fever, we are holding a 6-a-side tournament on Sunday 10th June at Redbridge Community School. The event will run between 12pm-4pm on the 3G pitches.
On Saturday 2 June the most spectacular event will take place at HMS Collingwood, Fareham, Hampshire when the establishment opens it gates for the annual Open Day featuring the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Field Gun Competition.
1½ acre garden designed and constructed by current owners. An exceptional range of rare, unusual and architectural plants incl National Collection of Eucalyptus. Dramatic foliage plants from around the world, see plants you have never seen before!
Every two years Music at Beaulieu holds its main Award Competition. This year it will be towards the end of May. The first Prize is £3000 and the second £1000. There is also a junior Award where the prizes are £500 and £250.
The Abbey Church, Palace Lane, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst
Guests will receive a free Top Trumps card and fun trail on arrival and will be able to compare their scores against a number of giant cards around the park representing our animal species. Head into our gift shop towards the end of your visit to take home the Awesome Animals Top Trumps pack – available for £5.99
Enter the daring realm of World War II spies and soldiers this May half-term!
Become a secret agent and follow the trail to discover hidden car parts and match them to the secret blueprint concealed in Palace House, then make a cipher wheel to crack the coded message.
Bring the family down to Beaulieu for Father’s Day to enjoy a colourful display of hundreds of custom cars and motorcycles. With the Vintage Village, dancing and live entertainment there will be something for all the family to enjoy.
Charity Chefs’ Challenge returns!
Eat, drink and enjoy live culinary theatre at its best whilst raising money for charity.
MC, Chef Alex Aitken from The Jetty will expertly guide us through an evening of light-hearted fun, banter and food magic.
A suburban 40ft x 40ft plot championing the small garden. A variety of shrubs and perennials for shade and sun in a colourful and exuberant style, attracting bees and butterflies, a pond full of newts with hovering damsel flies, a sedum green roof with solitary bee house and a bonsai collection.
Enjoy a weekend of rural nostalgia at Longdown Activity Farm and visit The Longdown Vintage Farm Rally featuring vintage tractors and machinery as well as bygone exhibits.
The two-day event is organised by the New Forest Group of the National Vintage Tractor and Engine Club.
The fabulous Creature Teachers are at the Farm with their menagerie of amazing animals. Hold a barn owl, and meet millipedes, rats, giant snails, lizards, snakes, and many other fascinating creatures too.
Longdown Activity Farm have teamed up with Mower Madness, a group of mower (yes, that’s mower, not motor!) racing enthusiasts who race at venues across the south coast. Fast, furious and ’cutting edge’ fun, the Mower Madness racers will appeal to thrill-seekers and gardeners alike!
Royal Armouries will be hosting Poppies:Wave at Fort Nelson this spring.
Wave is from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ – poppies and original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces,...
Plantaholics’ small but exciting garden, only 3 mins from the beach. This creative garden enjoys traditional cottage style planting with a nod to Christopher Lloyd. Topiary plays an important part with cloud pruned box and a cherished plaited bay tree. Many unusual shrubs and trees add to the mix.
Six Cross Eyed Cats makes it‘s debut at Hanger Farm Arts Centre. This six piece band celebrates the music of one of the greatest of the great blues singers Muddy Waters. Waters often cited as the father of modern Chicago blues is known for classics such as Hoochie Coochie Man, Mannish Boy and I’m Ready.