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Posts Tagged ‘ The Point ’

Mark Thomas show makes a Point

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January 28, 2016
Mark Thomas show makes a Point

Mark Thomas latest show 'Trespass', takes aim at the local and national government sell-off of public communal spaces and and proposes direct remedies!
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Eastleigh’s creatives look forward to a busy year

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January 28, 2016
Eastleigh’s creatives look forward to a busy year

Members of Eastleigh’s artistic community filled the Studio Theatre at The Point for this year’s Creative Eastleigh Symposium, highlighted by internationally-renowned guest speaker Professor John Holden. The event also gave Eastleigh Borough Council’s Culture Unit, led by Dr Cheryl Butler, the opportunity to announce some of the exciting projects coming up in the year....
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Mark Thomas: 100 acts of minor dissent

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October 23, 2013
Mark Thomas: 100 acts of minor dissent

Mark Thomas will mean different things to different people. A bureaucrat working for the council might know him as that annoying man that won’t let them get on with things; corporations might know him as the man on a mission to bring them down to size; you might know him as that guy that...
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Love, Sex, Death and Opera

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November 19, 2012
Love, Sex, Death and Opera

Serious illness can destroy or unite families, but for stand up comedian and self-styled ‘Libertarian Anarchist’ Mark Thomas, his father’s degenerative illness led to new insights into their relationship, an appreciation for an art form he once derided and a new touring show Bravo Figaro! which comes to Eastleigh’s Point theatre this week. Mark...
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‘Hairspray’ tonight at The Point

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September 9, 2011

It’s going to be ‘mash potato time’ at the point this weekend as the local ‘Stepping Out’ school of dance stage their own version of the popular cult 60’s musical ‘Hairsrpay’ at Eastleigh’s  ‘The Point’ dance studio. The Bishopstoke based dance troupe has over 50 students who perform in classes covering all major dance...
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Local girls dance success

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May 30, 2011
Local girls dance success

Two young Eastleigh dancers are celebrating success at the annual Southampton Stage Dance Festival. Emelia Adams (8) and Lidia Slominski (9) won the gold medal for their age group dancing a character duet entitled ‘Peter Pan and his Shadow” which adjudicator Judith Vardy described as “well sychronised” and “charming”. The girls said they were...
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Point based dance company gets chop

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March 31, 2011
Point based dance company gets chop

“Shocked and saddened “was the reaction of Lucy Frazer, Director of Eastleigh based Hampshire Dance to the news that they will receive no funding from April next year as the Arts Council announced £100 million worth of cuts imposed by the Lib Dem coalition government. Hampshire Dance is based at the publicly funded Point...
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Empty shelves in Eastleigh shops?

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March 23, 2011

Eastleigh residents could be faced with the prospect of no food in the shops and what little there is being prohibitively expensive – that is the stark warning given by local college lecturer and environmentalist Dr Andrew Ross who was speaking at a recent film night and discussion held by Eastleigh Transitions Network at...
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£7,000 to explore sexuality

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February 21, 2011

An Eastleigh based ‘Theatre Company’, who ‘fuse cabaret and animation’ in order to ‘explore themes of gender and sexuality’ has received £7,000 from the arts council to fund its work. The company called ‘Milk Presents’, who are one of the ‘associate artist’ groups based at the loss making Point theatre, have secured the funding...
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Money to burn

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February 5, 2011

In the last ten months Eastleigh Borough council has spent almost £600k on consultant fees and nearly £5000 on Chauffeurs it has been revealed Details of all council spending over £500 from between April – December 2010 have finally been put online by Eastleigh Council as: “Part of its requirement to demonstrate transparency in...
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Scrooge gets the Point

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December 14, 2010

A new version of the Charles Dickens seasonal classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Neil Duffield and presented by the Point Youth Theatre, starts a run at the council owned arts centre on Friday. “It’s Christmas Eve and the snow is on the ground when miserable Scrooge is visited by a host of spirits who...
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Council sponsor Goat Song show

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October 6, 2010
Council sponsor Goat Song show

Eastleigh’s Point theatre, owned and managed by the borough council, is co-sponsoring a 30 date national tour of major UK venues by a Polish theatre company called ‘Song of the Goat’. The Teatr Pieśń Kozła are bringing their unique interpretation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Scottish Play’ to some of the UK’s greatest cities – London,...
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Top Tory in Town visit

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March 19, 2010
Top Tory in Town visit

Top Tory front bencher Theresa May, the Shadow Secretary of State for work and pensions was in Eastleigh today. The former Conservative party chairwoman and shadow minister for women – who had been instrumental in the drive to recruit more female candidates – was in Town at the invitation of Conservative PPC Maria Hutchings....
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Information Consternation!

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March 2, 2010
Information Consternation!

Eastleigh Borough Council is failing to respond to Freedom of information requests within the legal timescale according to Matthew Myatt, Eastleigh Activist and Local Human Rights Campaigner. Under the Freedom of Information Act, Public Bodies are obliged to respond within 20 days to requests for information. Exasperated at the delay to his information request...
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Council’s ‘Good News’ budget

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February 24, 2010
Council’s ‘Good News’ budget

Details of Eastleigh Borough Council’s budget for 2010 have been revealed by the leader of the Council , Keith House.  In a largely ‘good news’ pre-election budget speech the Lib Dem Leader revealed he planned to make 50% efficiency savings without any cuts to services or staff redundancies and that Council Tax increases would...
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