Autumn is on its way, bringing with it a whole bunch of cool things to do in Southampton!

Check out our round up of some of the highlights this season

1. Ghost walk

To get yourself in the Halloween spirit, why not join a guided ghost walk around

some of Southampton’s most haunted areas?

2. Burlesque Idol

If saucy showgirls are more your thing, join the House of Burlesque for Burlesque

Idol where you will be greeted by a showgirl and given a ballot to vote on the

evenings contestants.

3. Big Night Out

Join 5,000 other students as they take over the legendary Bedford Place for the

biggest Fresher’s bar tour in Southampton!

4. Arts by the Sea

This amazing free festival is not quite in Southampton, but just a short train ride

away in sunny Bournemouth. There are so many events to choose from, from a set

by The Correspondents, to a burlesque mermaid, to art exhibitions, plays, films,

workshops and so much more!

5. Zebratastic Weekend

You may have noticed colourful zebras popping up all over Southampton, but if you

have missed them don’t worry! They are all uniting at the Ageas Bowl for a

spectacularly zebratastic showcase!

6. Black History Month

Southampton celebrates Black History Month by hosting events throughout October

at various venues. Check out a showing of The Shawshank Redemption at the

Mayflower or a performance by The Gentlemans Dub Club at the Engine Rooms, or

join the plaque unveiling for Muhammed Ali.

7. Speed dating

Ever wondered what all the fuss is about when it comes to speed dating? Here’s your

chance to find out! Choose from events at Ninety Degrees or Rumba to see if your

magical match is right around the corner.

8. An Enormous Elephant Art Exhibition

Fancy seeing some amazing sculptures, textiles,
glassware and artworks from award

winning artists while helping with the conservation of elephants in the wild? Then

this one is for you!

9. Sailing Taster Sessions

Make the most of this great free taster session to get an idea of what it’s like to sail a


What are you getting up to this month? We’d love to hear from you!

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