January 2012

FoSJP Gardening Team

  • January 27, 2012
  • 12:00 am

Raking and clearing the North bank by Winchester Road, to prepare for restoration of the Local Floral Nature Reserve.

FoSJP Gardening Team

  • January 12, 2012
  • 12:00 am

The first meeting of the FoSJP Gardening Team. Visit our Gardening Team page for more details.

December 2011

Upper Shirley Learning Community – Christmas Event & Trust Launch

  • December 2, 2011
  • 12:00 am

St.James’ Park hosted the Upper Shirley Learning Community’s Christmas event and launch of theUSLC Trust. There were musical performances – choirs and orchestra – from each of the USLC schools and Taunton College’s community band; entertainment was provided by a juggler, a princess, and a suspiciously large reindeer; fairy lights lit up the park; and free hot food, […]

November 2011

October 2011

Shirley Heritage Project – Autumn 2011 Public Talk #1

  • October 2, 2011
  • 12:00 am

“Art in the Park” Speakers: Anna Vickers, Don Smith, Michaela Lawler‑Levene An illustrated talk showing how memories of Shirley Recreation Ground from the 1920s onwards have been represented in the new art in St.James’ Park.

Autumn Family Fun

  • October 1, 2011
  • 12:00 am

An autumn‑themed fun event for all the family in St.James’ Park.

September 2011

August 2011

Salisbury Big Band

  • August 14, 2011
  • 12:00 am

St.James’ Park was swinging in the afternoon sunshine as an estimated 200‑strong crowd enjoyed listening to the Salisbury Big Band play classic tunes from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Henry Mancini, George Benson, and others.

St.James’ Park Tour

  • August 11, 2011
  • 12:00 am
Part of Southampton's Over 50's Festival Pictured here are some of the guests who attended FoSJP's guided tour of St.James' Park, as part of the Over 50's Festival. The tour focused on the social and military history of the park, local people's park memories, and the recent restoration and improvement works that were funded by the Heritage [...]

July 2011

Play in the Park!

  • July 16, 2011
  • 12:00 am

An event in the Park to celebrate its re‑opening after the restoration and improvement works.
An afternoon of fun activities, culminating in the Mayor of Southampton officially declaring St.James’ Park to be re‑opened after a ribbon cutting ceremony.

St.James’ Park Re-opens!

  • July 6, 2011
  • 12:00 am

Not an organised event, but the day that the fencing came down for the “soft” re‑opening of St.James’ Park after the restoration and improvement works from July 2010 to July 2011.

May 2011

Foyes Corner Community Festival

  • May 22, 2011
  • 12:00 am

FoSJP attended this year’s Foyes Corner Community Festival. The FoSJP History Research Group showcased Local History, and we also served refreshments, with all proceeds going towards setting up our new community café, the ParkLife Café. We’d like to thank the Co‑operative Group who very kindly donated £300 worth of vouchers towards our refreshments for this event.

Friends of St.James’ Park AGM

  • May 5, 2011
  • 12:00 am

Including presentations from Mike Smith, Managing Director of ParkLife, and Anna Vickers from the Media Workshop on our Art for the Park project.

April 2011

Southampton History Fair

  • April 16, 2011
  • 12:00 am

The FoSJP History Research Group had a stall at this year’s Southampton History Fair, held at Townhill Park House. See our History Past Events page for details.

March 2011

Shirley Heritage Project – Autumn 2010 Public History Talk #3

  • March 6, 2011
  • 12:00 am

“St.James’ Road Conservation Area: an Appraisal” Speaker: Kevin White from Southampton City Council – Historic Environment Planning and Sustainability Division Spitfire Production in Southampton during World War II – a Local Tribute Speakers: Michaela Lawler‑Levene, Don Smith

June 2010

November 2010

Southampton City Council Green Spaces 2010

  • November 16, 2010
  • 1:27 pm
November 2010 At Southampton City Council's Green Spaces event on Tuesday 16th November, FoSJP was voted into second place in a peer group poll of organisations across the city that have done, are doing, or will do the most to support their local community. We came away with a prize of £300, which we put towards equipping the new ParkLife [...]

South East Community Empowerment Awards 2010

  • November 15, 2010
  • 1:02 pm
November 2010 FoSJP was awarded first prize in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight section of the South East Community Empowerment Awards 2010, organised by Community Action Hampshire. We won a trophy, a certificate, and £700, most of which went towards equipping the new ParkLife Community Café that we opened in St.James' Park in July 2011. FoSJP was also forwarded as [...]