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Fair Oak Art and Craft Society Spring Exhibition

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April 12, 2018

The Fair Oak Art and Craft Society (FOACS) is holding its Spring Exhibition this weekend, 14th and 15th April 2018, at Fair Oak Village Hall. As always, there will be a mixture of stalls, displays, and demonstrations. It’s a great opportunity to see all sorts of arts and crafts, and to meet some of the artists. The...
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Fair Oak Art and Craft Annual Exhibition 2017

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November 9, 2017

The Fair Oak Art and Craft Society (FOACS) Annual Exhibition is returning this weekend, 11th and 12th November, at Fair Oak Village Hall. As always, there will be a mixture of stalls, displays, and demonstrations. It’s a great opportunity to see all sorts of arts and crafts, and to meet some of the artists. The exhibition is...
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Open Studios Exhibition in Fair Oak 19/20th August

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August 12, 2017

Fair Oak Art and Crafts Society is holding an Open Studios Exhibition on 19th and 20th August, at Fair Oak Village Hall. There will be a wide variety on show, including: Oil, acrylic, and watercolour paintings Mixed media Textile, mixed media and hanging crafts There’s something to suit all tastes, with subjects including Landscapes...
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Eastleigh’s Tec Hub launches comic book

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May 3, 2017
Eastleigh’s Tec Hub launches comic book

Blood and Valour, the all-new comic book retelling of the near-forgotten tales of Southampton’s legendary knight Sir Bevis, celebrated its inception in style with a launch event at Tec Hub Eastleigh. The epic medieval fantasy comic revives the local tales of Sir Bevis of Hampton in comic book form, and is described as a story...
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Local author launches adult epic fantasy

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March 6, 2017

A local writer who overcame childhood dyslexia to become a university lecturer has unveiled her latest novel at a book launch in Winchester. Madeleine Vaughn read extracts from Blood of the Delphi and signed copies for fans at a special event at Waterstones on the High Street. The book follows on from The Sons...
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Jane Austen’s wallpaper sees light of day

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February 28, 2017

Jane Austen’s House Museum has launched its bicentenary commemorations by taking the first steps towards recreating the interior of the house as it was in Austen’s day. The house, located in the village of Chawton, was Austen’s home for the last eight years of her life and the place where she wrote or revised...
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Film Expo South ‘A big hit’

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February 7, 2017
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The second Film Expo South event took place at Ageas Bowl last Friday bringing together practitioners and experts from every level of film making under one roof making it a one-stop-shop for film makers. Theoretically, it would have been possible to walk in with an idea for a film, pitch it and walk out...
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Local artist will design underpass

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February 6, 2017
Local artist will design underpass

Eastleigh Borough Council has commissioned local artist Denise Hughes to design a tiled mural for the underpass – a busy pedestrian and cycle route which runs under the M3 and links Velmore to the Nightingale School, Aviary Estate and Fleming Park, including the Leisure Centre and the Pavilion on the Park. The makeover project...
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Local radio show celebrates 20 years

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February 6, 2017

For 20 years Julian Clegg’s breakfast show on BBC Radio Solent has been at the heart of the local community. Like most local morning shows there is the usual mix of local and international news along with the weather, sport and traffic updates but the USP of Julian Clegg show has always been the...
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Builders unearth Bishopstoke’s Roman past

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July 13, 2016
Builders unearth Bishopstoke’s Roman past

Evidence of Bishopstoke’s ancient past has been unearthed at a site where 85 new properties are being built by Bovis Homes. As work begins on the new homes on the land off Church Rd, archaeologists have returned to their laboratories to finish piecing together some of their finds following a nine week dig. Some...
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Puppets help break down age barrier

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July 1, 2016
Puppets help break down age barrier

Eastleigh-based historical costumier Helen McArdle has made a set of eight puppets to be used in  workshops that help improve communication between young people and the elderly. Helen was commissioned to make the puppets by Emma Golby-Kirk, Heritage Project Manager for the Age Fusion Project at Age Concern Hampshire, which is funded by the Heritage...
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Gardener’s Fayre returns to Eastleigh this Sunday

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June 1, 2016

If gardening or arts and crafts is your thing then there is treat in store for you next Sunday when Southampton Rotary Club bring their annual Solent Gardeners Fayre and Craft show to Eastleigh. As usual growers and nurseries will be selling plants and all manner of things horticultural alongside busy craft stalls. There...
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Local legend becomes comic book hero

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February 23, 2016
Local legend becomes comic book hero

Southampton’s legendary icon Sir Bevis of Hampton is to become a comic book hero for the first time, thanks to a collaboration between emerging writer Matt Beames and Tec Hub’s Marcus Pullen of Blue Donut Studios. Marcus, one of the founding members of Eastleigh’s digital business hub, will design and draw the illustrations based...
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Tec Hub company puts Eastleigh on comic map

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February 9, 2016
Tec Hub company puts Eastleigh on comic map

A local graphic designer will see his debut comic unveiled on ComiXology, an amazon company who feature and sell comics online. Marcus Pullen, founder of the multimedia production company Blue Donut Studios based in Eastleigh’s Tec Hub in Eastleigh has said is delighted to have been selected to see his comic The Last Dead...
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“Teen Queen” Cathy Cassidy visits Thornden

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February 4, 2016
“Teen Queen” Cathy Cassidy visits Thornden

Best-selling teen author Cathy Cassidy paid a visit to an Eastleigh school this Thursday to promote two of her new books. She spoke to a group of pupils at Thornden School about her new books Fortune Cookie and Looking Glass Girl, alongside providing literary advice and inspiration to any budding young writers. Twice winner...
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