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August 2020

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to The New World

August 5 @ 8:00 am - August 7 @ 5:00 pm
Holyrood Church, 3-5 Bernard Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 3AU United Kingdom
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Street Theatre performed by the Sarah Siddons Theatre Company against the backdrop of Old Southampton. We step back into history with this unique street theatre company's production which brings to life 17th century Southampton. Meet Essay Whittiffe builder of the Speedwell, the colourful fishwives of St Michael's Square, bid farewell to John Alden as he leaves his Southampton home. Set against the original historic backdrops of where these real life incidents took place feel free to dress up in period…

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Talking Through History: Voyages & Pilgrimages – An Introduction to ‘The Old Way’

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saint Mary’s Church, 135 St Mary Street
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 1NX United Kingdom
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An introduction to ‘The Old Way’ A Canterbury Pilgrimage beginning in Southampton by William Parsons, of the British Pilgrim Trust. The Old Way to Canterbury is a lost pilgrimage route, rediscovered from Britain’s oldest road map – the Gough map, dated c. 1360. For over two centuries, this was the most accurate map of Britain that shows overland routes. But in nearly 3000 miles of roads, the Gough map only shows one path to Canterbury. And it is not the…

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Talking Through History: Voyages & Pilgrimages – The Story of the Mayflower Pilgrims 1590-1632

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
God’s House Tower, Town Quay Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 2NY United Kingdom
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Jake Simpkin leads this illustrated talk about the pilgrims who sailed to the 'New World' aboard the Mayflower. The story of the Pilgrim Fathers: Who were they, where did they come from, and what happened to them after they sailed from Southampton? This illustrated talk brings to life the extraordinary characters, who risked everything to create a perfect society. They survived against all odds, and established a colony, but the community they hoped for never materialised. For more information, please…

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Talking Through History: Voyages & Pilgrimages – Hampshire & The New World: Exploration & Empire 1500-1750

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
God’s House Tower, Town Quay Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 2NY United Kingdom
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Dr Cheryl Butler discusses the vital role that Southampton's port played in the colonisation of the 'New World'. Hampshire & The New World: Exploration & Empire 1500-1750 by Dr Cheryl Butler, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society From the early days of fishing in Newfoundland, through early explorations funded by privateering and led by Humphrey Gilbert and Walter Raleigh, to the sailing of the Pilgrim Fathers and The Great Fleet. From witch trails in Salem to debtors shipped out to…

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Talking Through History: Voyages & Pilgrimages – The Mayflower Pageants, Memorials & Cocktails Commemorating the Mayflower in Southampton

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
God’s House Tower, Town Quay Road
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 2NY United Kingdom
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Dr. Tom Hulme of Queen's University of Belfast discusses the various ways in which the Mayflower has been memorialised through history. Public interest in the story of the Pilgrim Fathers was strong in Britain throughout the late 19th and early 20th century. Southampton, as one of the places from which the ship had sail, was a keen participant in this Mayflower mania. In 1913 the town unveiled its ‘Mayflower Memorial’ and, in 1920, there were extensive celebrations – from historical…

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Hand of Love Four – The Journey

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guildhall Square, Above Bar St
Southampton, SO14 7DU
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A celebration of the arts and culture of eighteen of Southampton's communities. We aim to break down cultural barriers, tackle biases and stereotypes, and create understanding and friendship as well as helping visitors to experience and immerse themselves in diverse art and cultures. The Cultural Quarters is for everyone. We want to bring diverse communities to enjoy, share and experience the space for arts, song, dance, and culture in the heart of our city. Hands of Love events will help…

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September 2020

Dash in the Dark – 5K Neon Fun Run

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Southampton Common, The Avenue
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 7NN United Kingdom
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Back by popular demand, Dash in the Dark is returning to Southampton in 2020 and its going to be bigger then 2019! Join in on the night mission, Dash in the Dark; a 5k fun run with a difference for your local Air Ambulance. This 5k neon night run, skip, jog, dance and walk around Southampton Common is filled with lights and music. They would love to see you light up the night by donning neon face paints, fancy dress…

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Beats and Eats Southampton

September 19 @ 11:00 am - September 20 @ 6:00 pm
Hoglands Park Southampton, SO14 1JZ + Google Map

The Village Popup Presents...Beats & Eats Southampton. After more than 5 years of organising popup events and the success of our food festival in Hoglands Park last year, The Village Popup team is bringing its trademark festival formula of live music and street food back to Hoglands on 19th & 20th September 2020. Formerly known as The Hampshire Food & Drink Emporium, we will be returning under the new name Beats & Eats. We will be inviting the very best…

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October 2020

VentureFest South 2020 / #VFS20 Festival of Innovation

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Ageas Bowl, Botley Rd
Southampton, Hampshire SO30 3XH
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The fastest growing innovation programme in the South is back with it's next big annual showcase this March! VentureFest South is a not for profit initiative which exists to stimulate, nurture and celebrate the south’s innovation ecosystem. We invite the region's innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and businesses to come together in one place on one day to celebrate our incredible innovation ecosystem, showcase the latest technology, share thinking and explore new ideas. This interactive, one-day conference features great speakers, seminars, workshops,…

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Southampton Poppy Run

October 25
Southampton Common, The Avenue
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 7NN United Kingdom
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Powering veterans’ recovery. Be Unstoppable. Our family friendly Poppy Run will take place on Sunday 25th October 2020 across Southampton Common. Choose to run, jog or walk the 5km course – the event is open to all ages and abilities, including four legged friends. By taking part and fundraising you’ll help veterans in the Armed Forces community gain the skills and self-belief to transform their lives as they recover from physical and mental challenges. No one should have to walk…

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