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Kieran James

NCTJ trained and have worked for The News, Portsmouth, for a year as a community assistant reporter. Sport and gig reviews is my passion.


Theatre ‘goes dark’ as £7.5m refurbishment gets underway

June 22, 2018

It’s shone a light on some of the biggest stars in theatre and music over the last 90 years. But Mayflower Theatre has ‘gone dark’ as a £7.5m refurbishment project gets underway. The iconic Southampton venue, which has seen the likes of Julie Andrews, Laurel and Hardy, Michael McIntyre, Take That and even The...
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Summer ball accelerates fundraising for Hampshire heart charity

June 20, 2018

A cruise themed ball has helped Hampshire heart charity Wessex Heartbeat to raise more than £23,000. The charity held its annual summer ball at Southampton’s new Harbour Hotel last week and, between ticket sales, an auction and other money-spinning ideas, the event raised an impressive £23,332. The money will be used to support the...
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Outdoor Cinema comes The Point

June 20, 2018

  This summer The Point, Eastleigh presents an Outdoor Cinema triple-bill, inviting audiences to enjoy three fantastic films on the venue’s Garden Stage. Running Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st July, The Point’s Outdoor Cinema strand screens three acclaimed films outside as the sun sets over Eastleigh. The screenings will be accompanied by a handmade...
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Winchester’s Free Outdoor Arts Festival, Hat Fair set to return

June 19, 2018
Winchester’s Free Outdoor Arts Festival, Hat Fair set to return

Hat Fair, the UK’s longest continually running Outdoor Arts Festival, takes place in Winchester on Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July. The free three day festival, now in its 44th year, brings the very best in international street performance, theatre, dance and circus-inspired events to Hampshire. The festival will run throughout the city...
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Eastleigh Sign Josh Hare

June 19, 2018

Andy Hessenthaler’s Spitfires have signed defender Josh Hare. The 24-year-old signs a one year deal at The Silverlake becoming Eastleigh’s second signing of the summer. The youngster started his playing career at Gillingham before moving on to Eastbourne Borough, Leatherhead and most recently National League side Maidstone United. Josh told the official website: ‘I...
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Eastleigh Unwrapped returns this weekend

June 18, 2018

This Saturday 23rd June Eastleigh Unwrapped, produced by The Point, returns for a free day of festival fun. Featuring circus, theatre for families and interactive workshops, the festival – now in its sixth year – takes place across Leigh Road Recreation Ground and Eastleigh town centre. This year the event welcomes back firm favourites...
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Eastleigh College Students joins chef to celebrate end of year

June 15, 2018

Eastleigh College Hospitality and Catering students ended their year on a high note as they joined Andrew Mackenzie, Executive Chef of the Exclusive Chefs Academy, to cook up a storm for College staff and parents. Andrew Mackenzie and his Academy chefs worked alongside our Second Year Catering students to create the locally sourced dishes...
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Oscar Gobern signs for Eastleigh

June 15, 2018

The Spitfires have signed 27 year old, midfielder Oscar Gobern as their first summer signing. Oscar started his professional career at Southampton helping them secure promotion to the championship. From there he has gone on to play for MK Dons, Queens Park Rangers and most recently Yeovil. First Team Manager Andy Hessenthaler told the...
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Southampton Charity Store Celebrate In Style On Volunteer Week

June 14, 2018

The Oxfam Music Southampton team celebrated the end of National Volunteer Week in style, with a DJ set at Southampton’s newest city centre venue, Heartbreakers. Over the course of the week, volunteers at the store were treated to a picnic, and 17 certificates were awarded for long service. One of the longest serving team...
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Eastleigh business leaders share best practice

June 14, 2018

Business leaders from some of the area’s biggest and most innovative companies will share good practice in promoting environmental sustainability, and employee health and wellbeing, at this year’s Eastleigh Business Conference. The free event – on Wednesday 27 June, from 4pm to 7pm, at The Point, Eastleigh – will highlight what the Council, its...
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Murder mystery group helps Southampton mental health charity

June 13, 2018

Award-winning SUP Theatre Company is teaming up again with Southampton-based mental health charity Creative Options to present a hilarious and suspense-filled Murder Mystery Dinner. Tickets are available for the 1920s themed event, which takes place at Brook House Country Club in Botley on Friday 22nd June from 7pm. SUP Theatre Company is a community...
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Feel fit and healthy at The Point

June 12, 2018

This summer The Point launces Wellbeing Sundays; three weekends of outdoor classes in Yoga, Dance Fit, Salsa and Samba, suitable for all ages. Taking place Sunday 1st, 8th and 15th July, the programme invites you to spend the morning doing relaxing Yoga on the venue’s Outdoor Garden Stage, enjoy a healthy lunch made by...
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Eastleigh college student wins Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

June 12, 2018

Students at Eastleigh College have been recognised for their outstanding achievement during an exclusive awards ceremony this month. Nominees were invited to East Avenue, the student-run restaurant currently rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor, for a gourmet meal and celebration of the learner’s achievements over this past academic year. The prestigious ‘Young Entrepreneur of the...
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Local Eastleigh woman wins prestigious award for environmental services

June 11, 2018

Dottie Allan, Client Services Manager at Green Rewards, was announced as one of the winners of the 35 Under 35 awards programme. 35 Under 35 is an awards programme, organised by letsrecycle.com in partnership with Grundon, which identifies the ‘young guns’ in the sector who are striving for professional excellence, promoting industry innovation and...
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Live Music at The Point this summer

June 8, 2018

The Point has a busy Live Music season this summer, introducing The Garden Sessions and the Sounds of Summer. As part of its Summer Social – six weeks of interactive activities, professional performance and outdoor events – The Point hosts an array of live music evenings throughout June and July on its Garden Stage....
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