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Kieran James

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

Starburst set to rock Eastleigh

Former Glitter Bugz frontman Rustyn George makes a 70’s Glam Rock return after a two year break with new three piece power glam combo Starburst.  The new band featuring Dave Glover on bass and Adrian Armstrong on drums are mostly covering Bowie and Bolan favourites from the era along with some other familiar 70’s chart…

Sam Matthews returns to Eastleigh on loan

Former Spitfire Sam Matthews has signed on loan to Eastleigh in the hope of extending The Spitfires chances of reaching the National League play-offs this season. The 22-year-old former Bournemouth player returns for his third stint at the club, after agreeing a deal until the end of the season. Manager Ben Strevens told the official…

Barton Peveril plays Jazz and Soul at The Concorde

Barton Peveril Popular Music and Jazz Studies students performed in their Jazz and Soul Evening at The Concorde Club on Thursday 14th March. The students performed a medley of classic jazz and soul songs to a large, paying audience. A large number of the students who performed on the night also have multiple offers to…

Live Review: The Circus of Horrors at Theatre Royal Winchester

As the packed out crowd waited until Dok Haze’s Circus of Horrors began, a Halloween themed song took to the speakers leaving the Theatre Royal Winchester tense. Dok Haze was amazing throughout as him and his circus provided incredible entertainment with some stunts not for the faint-hearted. In fact the first twenty minutes the crowd were invited to…

Production company changes up The Point’s foyer

Spot On Productions is completely changing The Point’s foyer this week to bring Jason Robert Brown’s acclaimed song cycle to this intimate venue. Songs For A New World has been a mainstay for musical theatre aficionados since it was originally staged Off-Broadway in 1995. It is an abstract musical performed by a cast of four,…

Theatre Royal Winchester granted Arts Award Centre status

This month Theatre Royal Winchester was granted Arts Award Centre status. The highly regarded accreditation means that the theatre is now a hub for children and young people seeking support in their journeys to become and grow as artists and art leaders, and it will inspire them to take part in, and connect with, the…

New dance classes for elderly people designed to prevent falls

The old adage says prevention is better than cure … Eastleigh Borough Council has partnered with Hampshire County Council to launch an innovative falls prevention programme led by its leading contemporary arts venue, The Point. Designed to work with residents over the age of 65 who want to be more mobile and/or need to build…

Mum to run London Marathon for children’s eye health scheme

A mother is putting her best foot forward and running the London Marathon for a charity that helps educate teachers, parents and children about sight loss. Sue Walker will be running the gruelling 26-mile race to raise money for the Eye Health Education scheme, run by Open Sight Hampshire, which provides information about visual impairment conditions,…

Town set for the big Eastleigh 10k

A sell out entry of  2900 runners are set to take part in the 35th Hendy Eastleigh 10K road race on Sunday 24 March at 9am. Sponsored by Hendy, runners will pour into the borough from throughout the UK and abroad and compete for over £3000 worth of prizes in the event that will be…

Eastleigh lose 1-0 to Barrow at home

Jack Hindle scored the only goal of the game as Ben Strevens’ Spitfires slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat at home to in-form Barrow at The Silverlake Stadium. In front of 1738 spectators, Barrow had the better of the early exchanges on a windy afternoon with John Rooney and Dan Jones both spurning decent opportunities.…

Free Family-Friendly Activities at England v Pakistan One-Day International

The Ageas Bowl is pleased to confirm a host of free, family-friendly activities will be available on-site for England’s Royal London ODI against Pakistan on Saturday 11th May. These off-field activities, all of which can be enjoyed for free, include a climbing wall, giant inflatables, laser quest, power-hitting net, catching challenge and kids coaching, as well…

Get your boss arrested for charity

Has your boss become too big for their boots? Are they grinding your gears? Do they need a time out? Teach them a lesson by getting them arrested and banished to prison, only to be released after raising bail of £999! Naomi House & Jacksplace is asking members of the public to charge their boss…

Hat Fair is looking for volunteers

The Live Theatre Winchester Trust, the charity that runs Hat Fair – the UK’s longest running Outdoor Arts Festival – is looking for volunteers to help at this year’s festival. Hat Fair 2019 runs from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July. The festival takes place throughout the city centre on Friday and Saturday and at…