Things To Do (Differently) In Southampton This April


📅Abstract Painting and Mixed Media Workshop

Southampton City Art Gallery | 15th April 2017, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Admission Type: Paid

Abstract Painting and Mixed Media Workshop
Sat 15 April
£34 / Pre-book
Be inspired by the abstract works on display in the gallery and work with artist Abi Kremer to develop your own expressive techniques. Media used will be inks, acrylic paint and collage – please bring an object that has meaning for you as a starting point. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own brushes and pallet knife.
How to book
By phone: 023 8083 4536
In person:  Visit the reception desk at any of our venues.

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📅Gerry Cottle’s Circus

Hoglands Park | 28th April 2017 – 7th May 2017
Admission Type: Paid

Gerry Cottle’s Circus

28 April – 7 May
Hoglands Park, Southampton

ROLL UP, ROLL UP: New for 2017, Gerry Cottle is back with his sensational WOW Circus – a high-energy family show featuring a new generation of vibrant young performers.

Fun filled, wild, wonderful and out of this world, WOW Circus brings together amazing international acts with an infectious soundtrack and the latest lights and technology with dazzling and delightful energy – family entertainment for the modern age all within a climate controlled Big Top.

Gerry calls upon his 50 years in circus to provide an awe-inspiring line-up of the worlds greatest acts in circus, comedy and magic for LIVE entertainment to thrill and astonish all ages.
Home-grown UK talent includes The WOW STARS, a troupe of 10 hugely talented young performers led by Sarah Cottle & Ellen Ramsay who will astound with their unbelievable daredevil acts high in the roof of the big top, on unicycles, roller skates and juggling on the back of quad bikes as they roar around the stage & even on a MOTOR BIKE ON THE HIGH WIRE.
Amazing acts in the air including:
The Sky High Motorbike – upside down on the High Wire Duo Roma – Two Guys – You won’t believe your eyes
From Mexico Gordon Marquez – Madcap Juggler (There’s no walls round him!)
From Russia – The Veslovski – Whip Cracking Cossacks
From Africa – The Tanzanian Tornadoes
The Truly International Fire Finale – Rocking Around the World


‘Exciting Escapes’ listed as the #1 ‘Fun Thing to do’ in Southampton.

You may not have heard of Escape Rooms yet but, according to the Financial Times recently, their growth in the UK is nothing short of  ‘phenomenal’. Small teams of friends, families, and work colleagues pay to enter themed rooms and have 60 minutes to Escape, Complete the Mission, or a myriad of other objectives all with the clock ticking down.

‘Exciting Escapes’ launched in Southampton three months ago and has already made it to the #1 ‘Fun Thing to Do’ in Southampton. Alongside social games at evenings and weekends, they’ve been especially focused on running corporate team building events during the week, with a capacity to date for teams of up to 24 people.


Chainska Bassika Reggae Carnival, The Stage Door, Southampton

Chainska Brassika's Reggae Carnival

On April 8th, Fiesta Bombarda and Chainska Brassika will be hitting The Stage Door in Southampton for a huge reggae carnival.

ChainSka Brassika are a 9 piece ska-fuelled, energetic reggae and dub band from South East London. Their lively old-school ska sound combines with the skank of today’s bass culture and commands any audience get up and dance.

Over the summer of 2013, following the release of their first single ‘This I Know’, ChainSka appeared at major UK festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, One Love and Boomtown Fair and supported the likes of The Skatalities, The Abyssinians and Californian reggae band Rebelution on their UK tour. The band are now to tour the UK to promote their forthcoming ‘Unwind E.P’ set to be released 21st December 2013.

Click link above for tickets and exclusive discount for Town or Country guests.


📅Easter Fair

Southampton Common | 13th April 2017 – 23rd April 2017
Admission Type: Paid

Easter Fair: Thursday 13 – Monday 23 April 2017

The Easter Fair will feature many exciting rides as well as the traditional Bank Holiday market on the Monday.

Opening Times: 
1pm – 9.30pm
Bank Holiday Easter Monday 10am – 9.30pm

Don’t miss CRAZY PRICES on THURSDAYS where rides are just £1 (please note this discount does not apply to the Oxygen Ride)


Ben Glover


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