Southampton listings 25 April – 1 May

Southampton listings 25 April – 1 May

This week’s listings take us into the May 1 bank holiday, aka International Workers’ Day.  You can celebrate the day off at St James’ Park in Shirley, where Friends of St James’ Park are hosting a family event from 11am to 3pm, featuring stalls, a bouncy castle, sports activities, a tea tent and more. Families and friend groups are invited to bring a picnic and (hopefully) enjoy some sunshine in the park (click here for more details).

On the stage, Annie continues its run at The Mayflower (read our review), while local celebrated am dram group Maskers Theatre Company continue their run of Gormenghast (click here for a review), and

You can spend an evening in the company of Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson at the University of Southampton (click here for details), find out how to be a good monarch with Tracy Borman at Theatre Royal Winchester (click for more), or laugh with Al Murray (read more here).

In music, Pet Needs (pictured top) are with The Lottery Winners at The Engine Rooms, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly is at The Joiners, Peter Hook and the Light are at the 1865 (click here for more), Grant Sharkey is at The Art House and much more.

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