Category: Arts & Entertainment

Local band make national contest finals

Local rock group Dawg have made it through various knockout stages of UK talent contest Now That’s Entertainment to reach the final stages in Nottingham, where the semi and grand finals will take place. The finals will take place on Sunday the 3rd of November in Nottingham. A top prize of £1500 as well as…

Fireworks Party Set to Return to the Ageas Bowl

The Ageas Bowl’s spectacular annual fireworks party returns on Friday 1st November with a whole host of entertainment for all the family to enjoy again in 2019. The ever-popular event hosted at the home of Hampshire Cricket is now just two weeks away and will once again showcase a captivating 20-minute fireworks display accompanied by a…

Frank Skinner set to perform Winchester this month

Comic legend, Frank Skinner, takes to the stage once more, with a brand-new show called Showbiz, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Wednesday 30 October. The all-round funny man and popular household name last toured the UK in 2014 with his critically-acclaimed show, Frank Skinner: Man in a Suit, which included a sold-out return…

Eastleigh cinema to show 12 popular episodes of Friends

Friends fans can pivot like Ross or run wild like Phoebe to Vue Eastleigh because the classic sitcom is coming to the big screen for the first time ever.  To mark 25 years of the beloved series, Vue is host to three special screenings featuring 12 popular episodes. The episodes have all been remastered in…

Craig David joined Premier League stars for club warm up ahead of hometown gig

Southampton born super-star, Craig David, joined Premier League players Ryan Bertrand, Che Adams and Angus Gunn, for a kick-about ahead of performing an intimate, free gig at St Mary’s Stadium on Thursday 10 October. The performance celebrated the launch of Gig1 – the UK’s fastest home broadband offering. A life-long Saints fan, Craig joined his local team in a series of drills and challenges including a penalty shootout,…

Bobby Davro to host fundraiser with a difference

Legendary entertainer Bobby Davro is cantering into the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire on October 25 to host a charity race night with a difference. The event, in aid of Hampshire Cricket in the Community and Wessex Heartbeat, will see guests place bets on themed, recorded horse races that Bobby will introduce and commentate on in his hilarious…

Live Review: An Evening with John Challis at Winchester Theatre Royal

‘Only Fools and Boycie’ Comedy actor, John Challis, took his one-off show, Only Fools and Boycie, to Theatre Royal Winchester last Friday as fans sat patiently and chuckled to his fascinating yet humorous stories. Challis, who is best known for, Aubrey ‘Boycie’ Boyce, in the long-running comedy about two dodgy dealers, shared stories from on set and…

Local busker through to regional final of Open Mic UK

An Eastleigh busker is through to the regional finals of a national contest to find unsigned talent. Last year singer-songwriter Koerie Willsdon made it to the semi-finals of the Open Mic UK contest – this year he hopes he can strum all the way the grand final with his own self-penned material. If he wins…

Peter Pan set to be Southampton’s Mayflower annual pantomime

Mayflower Theatre earlier in the year announced that Marti Pellow will lead the cast of this year’s spectacular family pantomime Peter Pan from Saturday 14 December (until 5th January 2020) playing the role of the evil Captain Hook opposite television and stage star Darren Day, Union J singer Jaymi Hensley and the hilarious Grumbleweeds.  The hugely…

Showstopper! set to take place in Winchester

Fans of the spontaneous and unpredictable will enjoy the hilarious and clever Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 26 September. Created on the spot from audience suggestions, each show is new and unique. The company, The Showstoppers, asks theatre-goers for the genre and setting of the story and in…

Interview: TV’s Susie Dent talks upcoming show

Countdown’s Queen of Dictionary Corner Susie Dent is set to take her ‘The Secret Lives of Words’ tour to Hampshire next month as the lexicographer and best selling author will be at The Lights, Andover on Tuesday 8th October. Take a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use…

Cinema set to celebrate new Downton Abbey movie in style

Vue Eastleigh is hosting a truly spectacular night to celebrate the eagerly awaited Downton Abbey film, released September 13. The evening will feature a string quartet performing glorious melodies as customers arrive as well as themed costumes. It is sure to get you in the mood to step into the elegant world of Downton Abbey.…