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Colors of Southampton - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Hollybrook Cemetery Chapel Southampton is known as a luxurious resort, especially popular among wealthy people in the United States. On the coast, you can see a lot of luxury estates and villas next to upscale restaurants, clubs and other entertainment venues. Resort features great natural beauty that attracts not only top-level vacationers, but also cultural luminaries. For many centuries, Southampton remained an attractive place for artists and photographers. Salvador Dali and other famous painters have created many masterpieces while living in the resort.
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Amazing combination of high life, natural splendor and rich cultural traditions makes Southampton simply irresistible in eyes of travelers. The best way to get acquainted with culture and traditions of local people is to visit the city during one of the many festivals. The Festival of Greek culture is considered the most interesting one; it takes place in mid-July and lasts for a week.
The colorful holiday program includes a wide variety of shows and entertainment. The festival is attended by famous Greek chefs, musicians and actors. Vacationers are offered to visit plays of the ancient Greek theater, classical music concerts and performances of contemporary artists. The festival always hosts food and wine events and special activities for children. Copyright
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Travelers fascinated by painting have to visit the city at the beginning of August, as at this time Southampton hosts an exhibition of fine arts. The main feature of the event is that it is carried out under the open sky, in the scenic area of ​​Village Green. In the second half of August other important cultural event that attracts visitors to the resort from all over the world is held.
We are speaking about Southampton blues fest that has become a traditional event of the resort. Romantic open-air concerts, your favorite tunes and unique atmosphere of friendliness reign here and guarantee a good rest for an audience. This is only part of the exciting events present in the cultural calendar of the resort.
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One of the most famous festivals of Southampton is the Southampton Game Fest, which is organized in different locations throughout the city. The main venue of the fest is the Millennium Third Age Center, where tournaments in various games are held. Cosplay sessions are held in the themed pub The Hobbit. Here visitors dressed in their costumes can show themselves in all their glory, as well as taste the cocktails “Frodo” or “Bilbo”. Many geeks take the entire year to prepare for this holiday, thinking through every detail of their vestments. The Shooting Star Bar is a gaming center where you can play your favorite arcade games, and, of course, have fun over a glass of strong drink surrounded by like-minded people. The festival is held in early May, but it can sometimes fall at the beginning of October.
Netley Abbey, near Southampton A fest which music lovers will find interesting is held at the end of May and is called the Environmental Rock Festival. The place where you can hear high-quality rock music from local bands is The Hobbit pub, one of the most popular spots among locals and tourists alike, all thanks to its atmosphere. In addition, to live listening to music, visitors to the pub can play interactive and arcade games. The festival, as its name suggests, is dedicated to the subject of the environment and a rational attitude towards nature. Those who wish to remember the old hits of bands such as Metallica or Bon Jovi, eagerly look forward to the tribute Southampton Fake Festival. The event is held in mid-August in Mayflower Park. Incendiary parties, tasting dishes of local cuisine, a cheerful atmosphere – all this awaits visitors to the event.
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Another festival “Let’s Rock Southampton!” takes place at the beginning of July. The venue of this event is the large-scale park, Southampton Common, and it brings together those who miss the distant 80s of the 20th century. The festival is just as monumental as the park in which it is held: visitors put on old costumes that were the fad of that time and enjoy retro music at theme parties. Among other things you stand to enjoy here are, barbecues, as well as a treat to Chinese and Indian cuisines – such dishes are quite popular among local residents. Popular local groups also perform at the festival, giving the visitors a lot of positive vibes.
Remains of the Royal Pier in Southampton The end of July is the time when one of the most family events in the festival life of the city is held. We are talking about the event with the simple name “Southampton Festival”, which is interesting primarily because of its elaborate program. Visitors of the festival will enjoy the live music of different genres, taste local cuisine, see excellent theatrical performances, and have fun in the Mayflower Park. There are also a large number of entertainment activities here for children: inflatable rides, animators shows, face-art, an interactive program with scientific experiments, as well as magical performances that will fascinate even adults.
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Another family festival takes place before the Southampton Festival, in mid-July. It is called the Southampton Mela Festival and is held at Hoglands Park. The event is dedicated to Indian culture – as you might know, there are many people from India living in Southampton. At this time, they demonstrate their skills by dancing and performing music on special stages. Visitors will be entertained with the traditional folk music of India, Bhangra dances, and as well as modern Hindi music. You will also have the opportunity to taste some delicious Indian cuisines. What is most fascinating about the whole experience is that you can visit the festival for free. There is an interesting event held in mid-June, called the Umbrella Arts Festival. At this time in the “Nuffield Southampton Theaters NST City” unfolds interesting activities within an interactive program, craft fair, music, as well as other stage performances and art installations that seem to carry visitors to another world.
Yet another large-scale event that many locals look forward to is called Southampton Common People. It takes place in the middle of May, at the park Southampton Common. Among its entertainment are rides for kids, food courts, musical concerts, as well as theatrical and dance performances, and face painting. The middle of the first summer month will give fans of event tourism the opportunity to attend the “Gung-Ho! Festival”, whose program includes the setup of a large-scale rope town with interesting obstacle courses. The venue of this festival just like many others is still the same Southampton Common. One of the festival’s features is that visitors can donate money to the charity foundation “BBC Children in Need”.
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Gastronomic festivals are also held in Southampton. For example, the concert hall “O2 Guildhall” becomes a venue for two events dedicated to gin. The first is held in early May (The Great Southampton Gin Festival), and the second in mid-September (The Great British Gin Festival). The people of Southampton are also beer lovers, and this is confirmed by the fact that at the end of October, locals traditionally organize Oktoberfest celebrations. The festival is held at various venues (bars, restaurants, and clubs) scattered throughout the city. At these places, you are sure to be treated to a special menu, accompanied by live music. It is worthwhile to consider attending the festival and enjoying the incredibly cheerful atmosphere in the company of friends well in advance, as many locals make reservations here during the beer event.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Southampton
♥   Church of St. Joseph, Southampton, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, Portsmouth, 24.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Former Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Chichester, 44 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Church of St. Michael and St. George, Aldershot, 60 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Survived castles around Southampton
♥   Castle 'Southampton Castle' , 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Netley Castle' , 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Calshot Castle' , 11 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'West Cowes Castle' , 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Wolvesey Castle' , 18.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Portchester Castle' , 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Yarmouth Castle' , 22.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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