In December 2010 Southlands hosted its annual Christmas fayre.
In the house itself there was plenty to do for grown ups and children alike. The house was full of Victorian sounds, violin, piano and accordian.
There was a visit from Father Christmas, and traditional Victorian food for those with a sweet tooth. Traditional crafts were on sale and there were parlour games. There was an excellent art exhibition by Simon Gamble in the front two rooms.
Outside we had local performance throughout the day. There was a specially scripted performance from the Purple Theatre company. There was newly choreographed Victorian dance from Freedom of Dance. And there was traditional music. Children's treasure hunt and face painting.
Over 500 people attended on the day and many new visitors to the centre - a great end to the year.