Category: Arts & Entertainment

Curtis Stigers plays Eastleigh’s Concorde

Eastleigh’s Concorde Club will be playing host to a giant of the American jazz and rock scene Curtis Stigers tomorrow night (March 28). Singer-songwriter-saxophonist Stigers had string of hits in the 90s on both sides of the Atlantic-  including a  UK top five place for power ballad  I Wonder Why – and toured stadiums worldwide playing alongside…

Hedge Enders pay twice…

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Hedge End residents are contributing twice towards the Eastleigh Festival of Music & Mela, an annual event that draws large crowds into the Town Centre. At the Community & Culture committee meeting of 14th February, Hedge End Town Council was asked to contribute £500 to the Asian Welfare & Cultural Association, which would be put…

Jamie Oliver bows out in style…

After 11 hugely successful years Jamie Oliver’s final television advert with Sainsbury’s will be broadcast tonight for the first time. The advert, which has a Christmas pantomime theme, will be premiered during the break for X-Factor on ITV. The advert, filmed on location at London’s famous Adelphi theatre, features Jamie cooking a delicious Christmas dinner…

Cross-words at Village Hall…

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Professional musicians and their gathering audience were treated to a lively warm-up act at Hedge End’s Village Hall earlier this week. Preparations for a performance of  “All on a Winters Night”,  a feast of songs, carols,  stories and folklore by Johnny Coppin, Paul Burgess and Mick Dolan, were disrupted by a dispute over the use…

Rugbytots comes to Fleming Park

Ex-Scotland rugby captain, Budge Pountney, is bringing rugby to young children in Eastleigh through his new business venture Rugbytots South Hants. Rugbytots combines the multiple skills used in rugby with a fun, energetic and structured play programme for children between the ages of two and seven. Running Rugbytots classes is a dream come true for…

Eastleigh actress inspired by Old Library

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The Eastleigh born actress and producer Rebecca Vaughan takes to the stage tonight to bring Jane Austen’s most celebrated female characters to life in her own theatrical production, Austen’s Women. The show at Basingstoke’s Central Studio described as “tightly corseted but frilly, flowing and flamboyant in all the right places” features Austen’s leading ladies –…