Category: Arts & Entertainment

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.…

Netley’s Chapel Sessions set to welcome back Claude Bourbon

Claude Bourbon returns to Chapel Sessions (St Edwards Church, Netley) on Friday 13th September with his own unique blend of Medieval and Spanish Blues Guitar. Singer/songwriter Claude extensively tours in Europe and USA so they are really pleased that he could fit in Chapel Sessions this year. It is very hard to describe the almost…

An Evening with John Challis to set take place in Winchester

Comedy actor, John Challis, reveals secrets from behind the scenes of one of Britain’s most beloved TV series, Only Fools and Horses, in his one-off show, Only Fools and Boycie, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Friday 20 September. Challis, who is best known for playing second-hand car dealer, Aubrey ‘Boycie’ Boyce, in the…

Clare Teal and her trio perform the very best in swing and jazz

Jazz and swing enthusiasts will delight in this brand-new show by Clare Teal and her Trio, who head to Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 19 September, for the opening night of the Winchester Jazz Festival 2019. The award-winning jazz vocalist and her group present a host of classics from the Great American and British Song…

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…