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The new website is here - Say goodbye to Discover Southampton and say hello to VISIT SOUTHAMPTON

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The Discover Southampton website is having a new look and a new name in May!

Go! Southampton is working with several stakeholders including Southampton City Council to launch a brand-new visitor site for Southampton - Visit Southampton (www.visit
This will launch in early May 2019 and will feature listings from all the *businesses in Southampton as well as events, attractions and visitor information - a one stop shop for all things Southampton.

New Events Listing

The events listings on the new website will be in association with The LIST - they have the most comprehensive listings in the UK and they publicise and promote a wide range of arts, events and entertainment.

New Form - If you have an event or activity that you wish to submit that takes place from May onwards, you will need to complete a new form.

Venues within the Southampton City Administrative boundary

Central Southampton / Aldermoor / Banister Park / Bassett / Bassett Green / Bevois Valley / Bitterne / Bitterne Park / Coxford / Freemantle / Harefield / Hightown / Itchen / Lordshill / Lordswood / Maybush / Merryoak / Midanbury / Millbrook / Newtown /  Nicholstown / Northam / Ocean Village / Peartree / Polygon / Portswood / Redbridge / Shirley / Shirley Warren / Sholing / St Denys / St Marys / Swaythling / Thornhill / Townhill Park / Upper Shirley / Weston / Woodmill / Woolston

All event venues within these areas can be listed on the new Visit Southampton website via an on-line form > 
These approved events will be seen on the Visit Southampton website's events listings.

Venues outside the Southampton City Administrative boundary

All event venues outside the Southampton City Administrative boundary can still submit event listings through The LIST, however, they will not appear on the Visit Southampton website, but will appear on the LIST Guide website. Please use on-line form >

How to submit your event to the new Free Events Listings

Before you start, please read the Guide to Listings >

Download Guide as a PDF >

Create your own account >  This will allow you to sign in and start submitting your events.  
Anyone can take advantage of the four functions to send information on events, as well as places where events are held (venues). Add an Event / Update an Event / Add a Place / Update a Place.

Please submit your event a minimum of 14 days before the event start date, to allow time for publishing.
Information submitted is reviewed by The List's content team for accuracy and relevance. Please note that they do not guarantee listings will be published.
Urgent information, such as changes to or cancellation of an existing event, is valuable at any time, otherwise general information or new event listings less than 14 days in advance are most unlikely to be processed.

If you have a large number of events to submit (30 or more), The List can accept structured files, JSON or XML, or semi-structured data such as CSV. They can process data direct from a large range of box office systems.

You can submit the following file formats: JPG (JPEG), GIF, PNG, BMP, TIF. If in doubt, use JPG. 
The minimum size is 555px width x 366px height at 72dpi. There is no maximum dimension but the image must have a file size of under 12MB, otherwise it can't be processed. If the dimensions of your image will disrupt the page layout or the text on your poster will be too hard to read, the image will be cropped. 
Click on the categories section to see more sub categories available and chose which ones suit your event or activity.
The LIST does already pull feeds from various venue websites, so check first, your events may automatically appear on the listings and you may not need to do anything else!

To discuss supply options, or for help regarding event listings, contact , or call The List on +44 131 550 3078. If emailing about previously submitted information or an update, be sure to include event name and venue.

In the meantime click here to visit the city’s Events Listings pages on Discover Southampton website. You can still submit events via the Discover Southampton website listings which will continue to be published until the end of April 2019.

*Are you a Business in Southampton?

If you are a Business within the Southampton City Administrative boundary - don't miss out on your free listing on the new Visit Southampton website. Find out more > 

If you are a Business outside the Southampton Administrative boundary - Find out more >