Category: Arts & Entertainment

Clare Pollard joins Winchester Poetry Festival

Clare Pollard has been appointed as the new Artistic Director of Winchester Poetry Festival, taking over from Sasha Dugdale, who decided to step down and concentrate on other projects at the end of the 2021 festival after being in the role since 2015. The poet, editor and writer is joining the Winchester Poetry Festival team…

Live Review: Aladdin at Theatre Royal Winchester

Theatre Royal Winchester’s annual traditional family pantomime, Aladdin, is well underway and it certainly did not disappoint! We managed to catch a performance of the show last week as each actor gave it 110% to entertain the eager and interactive audience – by Raymond James. Rikki Chamberlain played both Palace Sergeant and The Genie of…

College buzzing as students take to the stage after Pandemic pause

  Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students returned to the stage at the College’s recently £1.35 million remodelled Rose Theatre to perform their rendition of Katzenmusik. The College’s Rose Theatre remodelling has better enabled students to perform in their numerous College productions, with this academic year having the Theatre already play host to Oklahoma!, Alice,…

Live wrestling returns to Chandlers Ford

The superstars of the wrestling world are heading back to The Thornden Hall in Chandlers Ford for the first time since 2018. The UK’s number 1 joint promotion SWF wrestling UK and Kapow Wrestling bring their star studded family show back to the Winchester Road venue on Saturday January 22nd and promises to be a…

Live Review: Grease at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to watch and review Grease the musical – UK tour at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton – by Jodie Pfisterer. I was super excited to see this show, as Grease is one of my all time favourite films and it is such a well known musical across the…

Live Review: Crimes in Egypt at Theatre Royal Winchester

The multi-award winning theatre company, New Old Friends, made a return to the Theatre Royal Winchester last night (Tuesday 19th October) with their amazing thriller ‘Crimes in Egypt’ and what a show it was! By Jodie Pfisterer. This thriller inspired by Agatha Christie was definitely a show not to be missed.   A thriller storyline…

Thriller inspired by Christie, Coward & Ealing comedies heads to Theatre Royal Winchester

The multi-award winning theatre company, New Old Friends, return to Theatre Royal Winchester with their production of Crimes in Egypt – a thriller inspired by Agatha Christie, Noel Coward and the classic Ealing comedies – on Tuesday 19 October. It’s 1935 and celebrated Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is enjoying a cruise along the Nile…

Families flock to Eastleigh and Hedge End for the return of Unwrapped

Thousands of families soaked up the sunshine and the pleasure of shared live arts experience at the weekend as free outdoor festival Eastleigh Unwrapped returned.  This year’s event, organised by The Point Eastleigh and supported by Eastleigh Borough Council and Arts Council England, brought a fun weekend schedule of high quality live performance to Leigh…

Tickets on sale for Eastleigh Film Festival

Eastleigh Film Festival is back for 2021, bringing a full week’s schedule of screenings to unique and unusual locations across the Borough. Tickets are on sale now for the festival line-up from Monday 13th – Saturday 18th September. Following last year’s drive-in cinema at Itchen Valley Country Park, the festival heads into the dark, dark…