Category: Arts & Entertainment

Easter break kids activities at The Hub

The Hub

The Hub in Bishopstoke Rd, Eastleigh will launch a new Children’s Activity Program over the Easter school holidays. ‘The Hub CAP’ will offer supervised sports and activity programmes to 8 – 13 year olds. Activities will include team games, sports and crafts and for the more adventurous, laser tag, orienteering and the climbing wall to…

Hunter or prey?

Blooded is an independently made fictional documentary, and for those of you confused by the oxymoron; that means it’s a fictional plot but in the style of documentary. It explores the moral issues surrounding the fox hunting ban, and by extension it also throws murder and extremism into the fray. These political controversies run alongside…

Spitfire in Eastleigh skies again

A Spitfire will be taking off from Southampton Airport in Eastleigh this morning to commemorate the anniversary of its maiden flight. The iconic fighter plane, piloted by Carolyn Grace, will take off at about 11.30 am and fly out over the Solent returning over the site of the Supermarine factory in Woolston where many of…

Cabinet Minister and Mayor make cuts

Chris Huhne & John Caldwell

Eastleigh new Youth centre ‘Energy’ finally opened today following delays and controversy the town’s Mayor John Caldwell and Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne the Secretary of State for ENERGY cut the tape to officially open the facility that has cost £680,000 to refurbish after many years of service as the Leigh Ballroom. Eastleigh Borough Council in…

£7,000 to explore sexuality

An Eastleigh based ‘Theatre Company’, who ‘fuse cabaret and animation’ in order to ‘explore themes of gender and sexuality’ has received £7,000 from the arts council to fund its work. The company called ‘Milk Presents’, who are one of the ‘associate artist’ groups based at the loss making Point theatre, have secured the funding to…

I Luv Vue

Hopeful Romeos looking for a romantic way to pop the question on 14th February are in luck. For one night only, the Vue at Eastleigh Swan centre, is offering one person the chance to have their own magical movie moment by proposing to their Valentine, on screen, in front of a packed cinema audience. There…

Local promoter seeks live bands

Local music biz people ‘Red Zone Music’ are searching for new bands for a string of exciting live dates and projects for 2011. The Eastleigh based promoter moved from London into the Campbell road works last year and are already making an impact on the local music scene. So far bands on their roster have…

Be a ‘Shakeaway’ singing star!

Ever listened to your favourite stars on the radio and thought ‘I could do that’? Have you ever sung into a mirror with a hairbrush in your hand, dreaming that one day you’ll be performing to millions of adoring fans? Well now could be your chance… ShakeAway, the takeaway milkshake chain which have an outlet…

Future of Vue Secured

The future of The Swan Centre’s flagship multi screen cinema looks certain today with the announcement that the Vue cinema chain has been sold to private equity firm Doughty Hanson for £450 million. Vue made a gross profit of £60 million last year against a debt pile of £335 million. The deal will see senior…

Thomas the Tank Engine steams into Vue

The Vue cinema, Eastleigh, is bringing Thomas’ greatest adventure to date, Thomas and Friends: Misty Island Rescue,to the big screen on the 2 and 3October at 10.30am to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Thomas the Tank Engine. Children and adults alike can enjoy another amazing adventure from the classic character, in full Computer Generated Imagery (CGI),…