On the hundredth anniversary of some women finally being given the right to vote, and the year that a statue to Millicent Fawcett has appeared in Parliament Square, the Sarah Siddons Fan Club have turned their attention to the story of suffrage in Southampton. In 1912 Southampton was seen as such a hotbed of support… Continue reading Deeds not Words!
Christmas Ghost Walks: 12–14 December 2017 Its Christmas time in the old Southampton Gaol at God’s House Tower, in Winkle Street and the Gaoler and his wife are full of Christmas ‘spirit’. Join our merry pair as they look to earn a few extra groats for the holidays by leading a tour around the prison… Continue reading Ghosts, Ghouls and Gaolers of God’s House
The Stinking Fish of Southampton Festival leaflet is launched! Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Fan Club have been working with lots of local heritage societies to mark the 200 anniversary of the death of Jane Austen and to celebrate Southampton’s heyday as a spa town. There’ll be guided walks, talks,… Continue reading The Stinking Fish of Southampton!
We are thinking about a production this summer around Bishopstoke tentatively called ‘The Reverend Bale’s Morality Tale’ and will be coming over all Tudor in the Autumn with a play commissioned for the Tudor Revels in Southampton. We will also be looking at the gory side of life in Tudor England at Halloween and of… Continue reading What has the rest of 2012 got in store?