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Exclusive train trip on Saturday 13 May to mark 10th anniversary Three Rivers Comunity Rail Partnership


We are delighted to announce that on Saturday 13 May 2017 we will be running the Fawley Forester Rail Tour.

We are celebrating the 10th anniversary since the inception of the Three Rivers Comunity Rail Partnership and running the shuttles between Southampton and Fawley, to promote the possible re-opening of the railway to passengers.

The re-opening is planned to run passenger rail service from Southampton Central to Hythe and eventually through to the redeveloped Power Station at Fawley, known as Fawley Waterside.

The departure times are as follows:

Eastleigh depart 10.26am
Southampton Central (trip 1) depart 10.54am
Southampton Central (trip 2) depart 13.04pm
Southampton Central (trip 3) depart 15.15pm
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Marwell's Zany Zebra trail hits Southampton!

The long awaited trail around Southampton City Centre has now started with over 40 large scale zany zebras adorning the streets. Already families are flocking to Southampton to spot their favourite zebra.Look out for ours, Bunty (Let's go fly a kite!), outside Southampton Central Station as part of a great day out in the City and log on to our special QR code to find out more about us!During the school
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Join the fun at Southampton's Celebration of Cycling

Southampton will be celebrating all things cycling on 30 October 2016 (12 - 2pm) with a 3km family ride through Southampton Common. Local cycling organisations will be on hand to provide you with lots of tips and information about cycling.There will be a group picnic at the end of the ride too - please bring your own food and drinks. All ages and abilities are welcome. Come and join in the fun! The
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Lighten UP 2 – Lighting up Southampton's Guildhall Square

Showcase Gallery is proud to present an evening of outdoor live drawing and performances exploring the world of light art on a grand scale.For one night only this visually stunning event is on Saturday 22 October, in Southampton Guildhall Square from 7pm onwards.Lighten Up 2 is part of the British Art Show 8 Fringe events. Showcase Gallery has commissioned 3 local visual artists, Alys Scott Hawkins
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Hampshire Farmers' Market - Southampton Sunday 23 October 2016

Guildhall Square, Southampton 10am - 2pm Come and experience the vibrant and stimulating atmosphere of the Hampshire Farmers' Markets. Have fun exploring 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. Stalls on Sunday include:Ambrose SausagesBeceriesBerry Hill
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What's on in Southampton

Take a guided walk or tour.SEE Southampton and Southampton Tourist Guides Association regularly hold guided walks throughout the year with themes to suit all interests. Most walks start at The Bargate monument.Look at: seesouthampton.co.uk or southamptontouristguides.com for more information.The Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery hold regular guided walks. Next guided walk is on Sun 25 Sept at 2pm
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The Arches Open Studios Weekend

Sat 20 & Sun 21 Aug / Arches Studios, The Old Cattle Market, Terminus Terrace, Southampton / 11am - 4pm / FreeThe Arches Open Studios returns this year on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August. The 17 resident artists throw open the doors and welcome the public into grade II listed Victorian arches underneath Central Bridge.The weekend long event, hosted by ‘a space arts’ who manage the
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News about Marwell's Zany Zebras


Trail Maps Revealed!


The Marwell’s Zany Zebras Trail Maps for Southampton City and Marwell Zoo are now available to download from Marwell Zoo's website.
Printed copies will be distributed around the city this week or why not pop in to the Marwell’s Zany Zebras Zone in the Marlands shopping centre, Southampton from 16 July to pick up your trail map and perhaps a souvenir guide too?

Sculpture Parade


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Walk to commemorate the Battle of the Somme Centenary

Southampton Old Cemetary Sunday 3rd July at 3pm Themed walk to commemorate the Battle of the Somme Centenary. There will also be a minutes silence and laying of a wreath at the Cross of Sacrifice and wooden crosses placed at the graves before the walk starts. All walks are Southampton City Council approved and start just inside the main gates at the end of Cemetery Road where parking is available.
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A name has now been chosen for our Zany Zebra!

As you will be aware the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership, East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership and South West Trains have banded together to sponsor a Marwell Zoo Zany Zebra as part of the proposed 40+ zebra trail around Southampton this Summer.We held a public competition for naming our Zebra at the Community Rail in the City event in Waterloo in mid May and we are delighted to announce
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What's on in Southampton next week?

Common People music eventEnjoy this fantastic event this bank holiday weekend with awesome live music, DJs, scrumptious street food, knitting tent, kids area, arts and crafts, the list is endless. Headliners include Craig David (Sat) and Duran Duran (Sun) discoversouthampton.co.ukWoodmill activities daysSchools out at Woodmill so why not come and join us for an Active Adventure. This multi-activity
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Marwell Zoo welcomes home Gilbert

Gilbert is home and dry! Police officers from Hampshire Constabulary located Gilbert in a back garden in the Shirley area of Southampton during Sunday evening. We are delighted to see him back where he belongs at the zoo, where he will soon be on display outside the Membership cabin, until he joins his friends in Southampton for the spectacular art trail around the city.We would like to thank everyone
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Vibrant 1 day music event at Palmerston Park Southampton

Matt Bunday Events LTD and Voice FM Radio, working in partnership with Southampton Solent University, are working to put bring ‘Bandstand LIVE!’ to the centre of Southampton again this year. Working with the support of Southampton City Council they will be staging this exciting live music event in Palmerston Park on Saturday 14th May 2016 between 12noon and 7pm. This will be a free to attend
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Bring Gilbert home!

Gilbert was meant to grace our Community Rail in the City event yesterday at Waterloo Station, but he's been stolen!So, let us know if you have any information about his whereabouts please or contact Marwell Zoo direct.marwell.org.ukvar idcomments_acct = '591d07a310dc0208114628108d606323';var idcomments_post_id;var idcomments_post_url;
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The rail bus link from Eastleigh Railway Station to Marwell Zoo returns!


Service M1 Eastleigh to Marwell Zoo (plus once a day from Southampton*) runs direct to Marwell from Friday 25 March to Sunday 4 September on school holidays, weekends and bank holidays & offers an exclusive saving of 10% off zoo admission!

  • Bus departs from Eastleigh Railway Station for Marwell Zoo at: 10.25am, 11.25am, 12.25pm & 1.25pm
  • Bus departs from Marwell Zoo for Eastleigh Railway Station at: 2.47pm, 3.47pm, 4.47pm & 5.47pm

N.B. The bus will stop & pick up from Eastleigh Bus Station (2 minutes earlier), and Fair Oak, New Clock Inn along the route.
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Farmers' market - this coming Sunday

Farmers' market - this coming Sunday 1 May in Romsey and thereafter every first Sunday of the month!A Farmers' market is also held once a month in Southampton Guildhall Square - the next being on Sunday 22 May.For more information or to find your local farmers' market visit hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.ukvar idcomments_acct = '591d07a310dc0208114628108d606323';var idcomments_post_id;var idcomments_post_url;
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