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Southampton Hoteliers Hospitality Awards announce their finalists!

The Southampton and Region Hoteliers Association launched a new award scheme back in July of 2018 and with a month to go until the awards ceremony, the finalists for each category have just been announced.  A ‘meet the finalist’ afternoon took place mid-December 2018 where the sponsors met with their finalists to allow them to choose their category winner. The 2018 Hospitality Awards, sponsored by Cab My Ride, have been designed to seek out high achievers and teams of the year, and will amplify the best hotels in the city for customer service, guest satisfaction and market growth. Richard Groome...

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Marwell Zoo shows off magnificent animals during annual stocktake

The New Year has got off to a busy start for keepers at Marwell Zoo, near Southampton, as they complete an audit of every species in the park. The mammoth task is led by zoo registrar Debbie Pearson, who is busy tallying up dozens of animals including every resident mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish and invertebrate. There were around 2,000 animals across 143 species recorded in 2017. However, those figures will increase due to significant breeding successes of species including Grevy’s zebra and Hartmann’s mountain zebra as well as the arrival of new animals for the opening of the zoo’s Tropical...

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10 New Year’s Eve parties in Southampton!

The countdown has begun to the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019! As always the pressure is on to find the perfect spot to see in the New Year and we’ve all been so caught up in getting ready for Christmas we’ve not given much thought as to where to be when the clock strikes 12:00 on the 31st December. To make the decision a little bit easier we’ve put together 10 suggestions of New Year’s Eve parties in Southampton that are worth a look! New Year’s Eve at HarBAR on 6th Celebrate in true Latino style...

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What’s new at Beaulieu for 2019

The fantasmagorical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition, the first sculpture trail with internationally acclaimed sculptors, brand new car events and a celebration of the work of Lord Montagu’s mother are all fresh reasons to visit Beaulieu in 2019.   Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years See an original screen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Humber 8hp driven by Truly Scrumptious and the original Child Catcher carriage in this new exhibition which will be open until November. Dress up for a selfie in the replica Grandpa Potts’ hut, see Sally Anne Howes’ life-size music box doll dress and...

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Ian McKellen on Stage comes to Southampton

Ian McKellen on Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, others… and You! At Nuffield Southampton Theatres Campus 10 April 2019 Tickets: Starting from £10 . Book early for the best prices Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) has announced today that the UK Ian McKellen tour of one man shows in honour of his 80th birthday, will come to Southampton’s NST Campus theatre. McKellen is touring the country next year revisiting theatres that he has performed in during his career. Sir Ian McKellen performed at NST’s Campus theatre in Edward II in 1969 with the Christopher Marlowe Prospect Theatre Company. McKellen’s fee and all...

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