Students of Solent University flats are you looking for things to do in Southampton this month?

look no further as the Urba-life team have listed below all of the events which are taking place this May. We all know it’s hard to fund activities while being a student but most of these events taking place in May are totally free! Please read below for more information:

-The 170th Anniversary of Southampton Old Cemetery will be held on Southampton Common on the date of 7th May 2016 at10:00am – 4:00pm. The Mayor and the Bishop of Southampton will be in attendance along with several VIP’s. There will be a marquee, two choirs, a folk singer and hopefully a band. There will be refreshments at this event and as always, this event is totally free but any donations would be most welcome to help the FoSOC to continue their conservation work in the Old Cemetery.

-Bandstand live is an exciting live music event which will be held on Palmerston Park, on Saturday 14th May between 12noon and 7pm. This event is totally free and is held by Matt Bunday Events LTD and Voice FM Radio who are working in partnership with Southampton Solent University. This event is primarily for Local bands and acoustic singers who will be performing from a variety of music genres. Due to this event being in partenership with Southampton Solent University its very lucky that it will be packed with students from Solent University flats so it’s a great way to socialise and to meet new people.

-National Oceanography Centre Open Day will be held on the 21st May 2016 from 10:30am – 4:00pm. The aim of the day is to showcase the amazing work undertaken by the National Oceanography Centre and University of Southampton, giving all visitors a unique glimpse of the world class science from all aspects. Unfortunately this event is not free but you can Pre-Register to secure your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/national-oceanography-centre-open-day-2016-tickets-21205053887 . Below I have included some information of what to expect from the event:

  • Marine Engineering and Robots Zone
  • Unmanned Technology, Ocean Exploration and Working Under Pressure Zone
  • Environmental Science and Research Zone
  • The Discovery Collection Zone
  • Quiz Zone
  • Ocean Modelling Zone
  • Cinema & Talk Zone
  • Royal Research Ship Zone
  • International Projects Zone.
  • Coastal Zone
  • Careers and Education Zone

-Hampshire’s farmers market will be held on the 22nd May 2016 from 10:00am – 2:00pm, in Guildhall Square. Hampshire’s farmers market is one of the largest farmers’ markets organisations in the UK, holding a growing number of awards for our work. If you attend this event you will be able to explore the wide selection of stalls offering award-winning foods, plants, crafts and gifts created by dedicated local producers who have to meet the markets’ very high standards and criteria.

-Bank holiday foam party. On Sunday 29th May 2016, Oceana in Southampton will have X-Factor’s very own Stevie Ritchie and S Club’s Jo jumps on the decks in Disco for a full on party set! This event is not free but you can buy tickets for only £4 from this link; https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Southampton/Oceana-Southampton/BANK-HOLIDAY-FOAM-PARTY-With-X-Factors-STEVIE-RITCHIE–S-CLUB/12719275/#eventticketsbox

So students of Solent University flats why not get yourself down to one of these amazing events!