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Wed 29 Apr Neonatal Support
Fri 1 May FREE Legal Advice
Sat 2 May Crafty Saturday
Sat 2 May Youth Sports Club
Sat 9 May Bike Doctor at the Park
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Updated: 6th April 2015

Shirley Timeline Unveiling - Monday 4th May

On Spring Bank Holiday, the Right Worshipful Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Sue Blatchford, will unveil the FoSJP History Research Group's Shirley Timeline in St.James' Park.

The Shirley Timeline is an interpretation panel to be displayed on the Park building. It depicts how the land that is now the Park has changed over time, including significant events from both Shirley's local history and wider British and World History. Included on the timeline are silhouettes of people dressed according to the period - some of these are people from Shirley, who have modelled in costume - others are designed by artist Anna Vickers.

To coincide with the unveiling of the timeline, FoSJP will be holding a celebration afternoon in the Park, with musical entertainment from local band The Guvna's, children’s activities, and history information.

Monday 4th May, 1.00pm - 4.00pm
St.James' Park
1.00pm - Musical Entertainment
2.00pm - Shirley Timeline Unveiling

Everyone is invited to join us at the celebration — bring a chair and sit back and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment in the Park!

FoSJP News

Updated: 11th March 2015

FoSJP logo This year's FoSJP AGM will be held on Thursday 14th May, from 7.00pm in the ParkLife Community Room at St.James' Park.

This is a great opportunity for everyone to get together, hear about the last year in the Park and plans for the coming year, and celebrate all that we’ve achieved. We‘d love to see you there!

Events News

Updated: 29th March 2015

St.James' Park Sports/Events Facebook page [external link] This Summer St.James' Park Sports/Events are giving everyone a chance to be part of something amazing, as they make an audacious attempt to set an official Guinness World Record in St.James' Park.

UPDATE The date has now been confirmed as Sunday 23rd August.

Visit our Events & Activities page to find out more...!

History News

Updated: 25th April 2015

Shirley Heritage Project logo The FoSJP History Team's book "St.James' Park, from Shirley Rec to Renovation, 1907 - 2014" was launched at a special event on Sunday 22nd March. The book is now available to be ordered from Waterstones at West Quay, Southampton or online. Visit our new History Book Launch report to find out more.

UPDATE The book was presented to Southampton City Council and others at a special invitation event in the Mayor's Reception Room at Southampton Civic Centre on Wednesday 1st April. Visit our new History Book Presentation report to find out more!

Café News

Updated: 6th April 2015


NEW Paul Salmon, who’s been ParkLife Café Manager for over 2 years, moved on to pastures new in April. We'd like to say a huge "Thank You!" to Paul for all his hard work, and wish him every success in his new venture.

We're pleased to announce that we now have our new ParkLife Café Manager in place - see our Recent News page to find out more...!

Community News

Updated: 4th April 2015

We're delighted to announce the return of the Coxford Tigers Youth Rugby League Club to St.James' Park, as they've resumed giving FREE weekly training sessions for 6-14 year old children from Sunday 1st March.

UPDATE The Sunday afternoon sessions finished on Sunday 22nd March - sessions have now reverted to Tuesday evenings, from Tuesday 31st March, as per 2014's successful series.

Visit our Community Groups page to find out more!

Keep an eye on our Latest News section on this page, and our regularly updated Calendar and News pages, to keep track of all that's happening at St.James' Park. Also check the noticeboards at St.James' Park - by the SE and NW Entrances and outside the ParkLife Café.

Latest News

Updated: 25th April 2015

FREE Legal Advice Clinic
Another FREE legal advice clinic was held on Friday 3rd April - the next is on Friday 1st May.


Crafty Saturday
FoSJP ran another FREE craft session on Saturday 4th April - the next is on Saturday 2nd May.


Youth Sports Club
Another session was held on Saturday 18th April - the next session will be on Saturday 2nd May.


Shirley Timeline Event
The Mayor of Southampton will unveil the Shirley Timeline will in St.James' Park on Monday 4th May.


Bike Doctor at the Park
Another bicycle maintenance session was held on Saturday 11th April - the next is on Saturday 9th May.


Easter Weekend
We celebrated with an Easter Trail over the Easter Weekend and an Easter Event on Monday 6th April.


History Book Presentation
FoSJP presented its St.James' Park History Book at Southampton Civic Centre on Wednesday 1st April.


Emotional First Aid
This six-week course for parents ran from Tuesday 24th February until Tuesday 31st March.


Visit our News page to catch up on news and events in and around the Park over the last few months.

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