Southampton Maritime Festival

Walks and Talks

Talk Stage programme

Our programme of FREE talks take place on the Festival talk stage, inside the Ocean Cruise Terminal. 

Friday 22nd August
10.00 - 12.00 - The Arch-Manche project contributing to EU coastal zone management
12.30 - The Flying Enterprise and the tug Turmoil - John Avery
13.30 - The SS Shieldhall story - Nigel Philpott
14.00 - Nigel Smith: The history of Trafalgar Dock
14.30 - Social Maritime History of River Itchen - Anne McGillivray 
15.00 - Discovering the changing solent through art and archaeology - Lauren Tilbury
15.30 - Changing lives through sailing - Jubilee Sailing Trust
16.00 - The Solent’s lost landscapes - The Maritime Archaeology Trust
16.30 - Forgotten shipwrecks of the First World War

Saturday 23rd August
12.00 The Thetis Widows - John Avery:
12.30 The steam tug Challenge - Jerry Lewis
14.00 Social Maritime History of River Itchen - Anne MacGulliver
14.30 The history of Southampton’s Trams - Nigel Smith
15.00 Forgotten Shipwrecks of the First World War - Steven Fisher
15.30 -16:30 The history of Red Funnel Group

Titanic trail walks

Southampton Tourist GuidesStart from the Southampton Tourist Guides stand, (downstairs inside OCEAN terminal) and take a walk back in time with your guide, to discover sites and stories associated with the Titanic.

  • See where some of the First Class passengers stayed the night before sailing

  • Stop outside the pub where several of the crew were drinking the morning of the sailing and find out if they made it on board

  • Stand on the steps of the White Star Offices and imagine yourselves waiting to hear news of whether your loved one had lived or died

  • This and much more will be revealed

Cost of the walks £2.00. 

Simply come to the stand to book your ticket.

Schedule - Friday 22nd August

12:00 - 12:45

14:00 - 14:45

15:00 - 15:45

16:00 - 16:45

Schedule - Saturday 23rd August

12:00 - 12:45

14:00 - 14:45

15:00 - 15:45

16:00 - 16:45

Heritage bus tours around Southampton sights

Heritage Bus tour

Take a free bus tour courtesy of the Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust. Places are limited, register here.