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Kieran James

NCTJ trained. Previously Assistant Community Reporter for The News, Portsmouth. Sport and gig reviews are my passion.

Dance Project heads to Theatre Royal

Yolande Yorke-Edgell’s contemporary ballet company, Yorke Dance Project, heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Tuesday 12 February to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Yorke-Edgell first set up her company on Los Angeles in 1999, relaunching it when she returned to London in 2009. Since then, the company has become known for presenting by past masters and…

Barton Peveril holds Jazz Workshop

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College held a Jazz Workshop for 25 of the region’s school musicians, which was run by Barton Peveril Teacher of Popular Music and Jazz Studies and leading UK Jazz Saxophonist Simon Allen. Pupils from The Mountbatten School, Wyvern College, The Henry Beaufort School, Brookfield Community School, The Trafalgar School at Downton…

New road opens in Hedge End

Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Bruce Tennent has officially opened the Sundays Hill bypass along Barnfield Way at Hedge End. The bypass is now open and links Heath House Lane/Kings Copse Avenue to Junction 8 of the M27. The new road is 1.2km in length and includes a major new road bridge at the site. The…

Circomedia returns to The Point

On Wednesday 30 January Circomedia, the country’s leading provider of circus-based training, presents Out of the Loop at The Point, Eastleigh. In an attempt to discover what it means to be ‘out of the loop’, the BA students of Circomedia blend daringly high-skilled contemporary circus with physical theatre in a show that’s guaranteed to knock your…

Barton students in British Physics Olympiad

Three Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students were successful in the British Physics Olympiad, this year. Competing in the national competition the three students earned a Commendation, Bronze Award and Gold Award between them. The British Physics Olympiad requires students to sit a series of papers that test their knowledge beyond the A Level syllabus,…

The Point continues Accessible Cinema Programme

This spring The Point, Eastleigh continues to programme its successful Accessible Cinema; the venue’s affordable, inclusive film series that creates a tailored cinematic experience for all. Following a successful run of screenings after its launch in spring 2017, Accessible Cinema returns this spring with The Point screening four classic films. The series is especially designed…

Chandler’s Ford Primary receives award

Pupils and staff at St Francis CE Primary School are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Award. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s award for schools that champion the arts and strive for excellence. It celebrates schools that embrace the arts across the curriculum, bringing them to life for children and young people. In order to…

Circus of Horrors returns to Southampton

The Circus of Horrors is set to return to O2 Guildhall, Southampton this Saturday (12th January). Imagine a fangtastic Rock Show with amazing light effects & set combined with an  amalgamation of bizarre, dare devil & astounding Circus acts, acompanied by a rock n roll sound scape of mainly original songs & performed with a forked…

Impressionist heads to Eastleigh

After a month long run at 2018’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s Pleasance Courtyard the hugely talented comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner has announced a UK tour for 2019 with his show ‘HouseOf Faces’. One of the shows announced is at The Point, Eastleigh on 26th October. The show, directed by Ben Clark, kicks off on 26th September at Liverpool’s…

Eastleigh lose 4-1 away to Solihull Moors

Two goals from Jermaine Hylton and a further two goals saw in form Solihull Moors grab all three points after beating Eastleigh 4-1 at Damson Park. Danny Wright got Solihull up and running in the 25th minute as the striker showed great composure to round Eastleigh keeper Luke Southwood and roll the ball home. Ten…

Donate unwanted gifts for young cancer patients

CLIC Sargent’s Eastleigh charity shop is calling on locals to donate their unwanted Christmas gifts to help raise money for children and young people with cancer. This January, locals are being encouraged to take unwanted gifts, clothes or homeware along to the CLIC Sargent shop in Eastleigh to help the charity raise much needed funds…

Hospice brings Lego Walk and Fire Walk to Winchester

Naomi House & Jacksplace, the region’s hospices for children and young adults with life limiting and life threatening illnesses, are bringing a Lego Walk and a Fire Walk to the Holiday Inn in Winchester. Walking on Lego, as all parents of young children are painfully aware, is one of life’s most painful experiences, so the…

Donation helps family adapt home for daughter with cerebral palsy

A regional housebuilder has donated £1,000 to a 10-year-old girl from a Hampshire village near Eastleigh to help her family adapt their home to make it more accessible. Annabelle Brabham’s family applied to Persimmon Homes South Coast to become one of its Community Champions. Each month, under the match-funded scheme, the housebuilder donates up to…