Southampton listings 29 November – 5 December.

Southampton listings 29 November – 5 December.

by Sally Churchward.

With December beginning this week, there’s no denying Christmas is on its way. The Christmas market with the confusing water wheel is in Southampton city centre, as is the more typical ice skating. Soul 45 are going to be at Belgium and Blues with their Motown Christmas Party on Friday.  Christmas fayres are popping up, including Mayfield Nurseries’ one on Saturday.

Theatre Royal Winchester’s big Christmas panto, The Wizard of Oz, launches on December 3 – click here to read more, while the Winchester venue also has a comedy festival (read more here).

Meanwhile, while  it may seem like everyone is playing Whamageddon, shopping for gifts (remember the God’s House Tower Christmas Makers Markets start on the 11th, so save some pennies for then – click their advert for more), and wearing novelty clothing, there are plenty of non-seasonal things happening.

The Mayflower Theatre has the English National Ballet performing Raymonda (click here for more), while the excitement of parents, grandparents and acquaintances of small children is palpable with Hey Duggee coming to the MAST Mayflower Studios stage  (read more here) – younger children may also enjoy the first ever stage adaptation of the hit kids’ TV show.

There’s lots of great music to choose from too. This includes Sunday’s Creative Unity Concert with classical Indian music at Turner Sims, Babybird at The Joiners, The Dub Pistols (pictured) at The Brook and a Vinilo Record Store ‘outstore’ from Marcus Mumford, also at The Brook.

Anyone renting or wishing to support those in rented accommodation may also wish to make a note in their diaries for the Southampton Tenants Union meeting at October Books on December 3 (read more here).

As always, we’ve just picked out a few of this week’s highlights. Our friend Chris at Shop Local Southampton has done the hard graft of compiling comprehensive listings of what’s on in Southampton this week. So do click the link to see all the great things on in the city this week:


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