Southampton listings: 24 – 30 January

Southampton listings: 24 – 30 January

by Sally Churchward.

It’s the last full week of January. It’s staying light later and the sun has been spotted in our skies on numerous occasions. If you have been in hibernation, perhaps it’s a good time to think about venturing out and enjoying some of what’s on offer in and around Southampton. This week there are more than 100 events to pick from, so it should be pretty easy to find something that appeals.

There are some great music options. Gracie Abrams (pictured top), who is definitely one to watch for 2023, is coming to The Brook, Southampton, as a Vinilo Record Store outstore, on Friday. It’s one of just three UK dates and a chance to catch her at an intimate venue before she heads off on her headline US tour before supporting Taylor Swift (read more here). Down the road in Bournemouth The Beat featuring Ranking Jr are at The Old Fire Station, also on Friday. They’ll be in Southampton in May too, at The Engine Rooms (read more here). Meanwhile, Maja Lena comes to Heartbreakers on Saturday as part of a UK tour (click here for an interview), and Foot/Long will be at The Platform Tavern on Sunday with some folk music.

There’s a chance to stand up for the NHS on Saturday, by taking part in an SOS NHS rally in Southampton city centre (click here for the details).

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day and The Parkes Institute is holding a special speaker event – for more details and a booking link, click here.

The Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities is holding a speaker event on Thursday. Sharon H. Venne (notokwew muskwa wanitokan) will be talking about her work with the United Nations on the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Treaty Rights of Indigenous Peoples and her work as a judge directing the hearings of the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC). For more details, click here.

It’s your last chance to see My Fair Lady at The Mayflower this week. If you’re unsure whether to go, check out our review (click here).

As always, we’ve just scratched the surface of what’s on offer. For your deep dive, lovingly compiled by Chris at Shop Local Southampton, click the link:


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