Category: Arts & Entertainment

Legacy Festival returns this weekend (26th-28th July)

A mother mourning the death of her son following a five-year battle with a brain tumour has set up a festival in his honour in 2016 and the festival has continued to go strength to strength. Lyndsey Rowe is making sure her son Lloyd Green, who died age 34, is remembered with the Legacy Festival…

Free Family-Friendly Activities Arrive For The Ageas Bowl Outdoor Cinema

A host of free family-friendly activities have been confirmed for the return of the Ageas Bowl’s Outdoor Cinema, taking place on Saturday 3rdAugust 2019. Following last year’s successful inaugural outdoor cinema, this summer’s event sees Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo return to the big screen, followed by the recent world-wide smash hit Bohemian Rhapsody. A host…

Mela returns to Eastleigh on Sunday

The free family festival that celebrates diversity with tastes and sounds from around the world has David Gower as Guest of Honour   Eastleigh residents will be able to sample tastes and sounds from around the world tomorrow (Sunday 21 July) when the annual Eastleigh Mela returns to the Leigh Road recreation ground. The popular…

Boeing-Boeing announces cast for Winchester show

Two popular TV stars are set to join an already well-known cast in classic comedy, Boeing-Boeing, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester from Monday 14 – Saturday 19 October. Emily Head is best known for playing sixth-former, Carli, in the Channel 4 series and film of the same name, The Inbetweeners, as well as starring…

An evening of song with Lesley Garrett

  Britain’s most popular soprano, Lesley Garrett, will share stories from her life on stage at Theatre Royal Winchester, on Saturday 14 September. An Audience with Lesley Garrett will see the opera star not only stun theatre-goers with her incomparable voice, but recall behind-the-scenes anecdotes from her long-standing career performing in concert halls across the…

Barton Peveril’s Inaugural Art Competition proves to be a success

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have successfully run their inaugural Art Competition, for Hampshire’s school pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11. A large number of pupils entered the competition, with entries by pupils from 17 of the county’s schools.  For the competition, which will now run annually, pupils were required to submit a photo…

Paint shop sponsors outdoor flicks

Eastleigh’s Outdoor Cinema Season has received sponsorship from a local decorating shop. The programme, part of The Point, Eastleigh’s Summer Social, invites audiences to grab a drink and some popcorn from the pop-up bar, pull up a deckchair and enjoy a line-up of blockbuster and classic film screenings on the Outdoor Garden Stage. The Outdoor…

Barton Peveril Perform Legally Blonde at The Berry

  Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Performing Arts students performed Legally Blonde: The Musical, across three nights at The Berry Theatre. The students’ production took place on 4th, 5th and 6th July to large audiences of friends, family, local residents and pupils from across Hampshire’s schools. This production was planned and performed by students across…

Theatre Royal Winchester looking forward to refurbishment

Live Theatre Winchester Trust – the charity behind Theatre Royal Winchester and Hat Fair – is excited to announce that the theatre’s foyer is to undergo a significant refurbishment this summer. The charity has been working with Hampshire County Council’s award winning architect team to create a re-configured foyer with a sleek new look that…

Bugsy Malone bring 1920s to The Point

Bishopstoke based Musical Theatre group brings the gangster comedy musical to town  Bishopstoke based musical theatre group Spot On Productions are bringing the much loved gangster comedy musical Bugsy Malone to The Point this July………. but with a twist! Bucking tradition, Spot on Productions are presenting the musical with a mixed cast of adults and…

Volunteers needed at Hat Fair

‘Gain valuable festival experience and meet countless performers from around the globe.’The hosts of Hat Fair still need more volunteers to help out at this popular event, the UK’s longest running festival of Outdoor Arts. The free, three-day festival, which runs from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July this year and celebrates 45 years this…

GrowFest 2019 takes place this Saturday

GROWfest 2019 is this Saturday 22nd June at Royal Victoria Country Park. It will be opened by the Mayor of Eastleigh at 11am. GROWfest is a free community music festival to support Adults with Learning and Physcial Disabilities and to promote community inclusion for everyone. Last year saw some 600 attendees including the TV Celeb…

Honk! A Family Musical comes to Winchester

Children and adults alike will fall in love with the classic ugly duckling tale when musical adaptation, Honk!, heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Friday 28 – Saturday 29 June. Honk! A Family Musical is the heart-warming retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s well-known fable, The Ugly Duckling, which tells the story of a plucky little…