Category: Arts & Entertainment

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…

Live Review Bill Bailey at Southampton’s Mayflower

Bill Bailey sold out Southampton’s Mayflower for his new show Larks in Transit last month. The show opened with a roar from the crowd what is expected for the legend bill baily He opened his show by interacting with the audience and getting them warmed up to enjoy the the night what was ahead. Showing…

Theatre stages D-Day tribute of celebration and entertainment.

New Theatre Royal Southsea is offering free admission to ex-servicemen and their families on Sunday (June 9) Singers, actors and performers from both sides of the English Channel will be Celebrating  the D-Day campaign, with  a very special evening of celebration and entertainment at Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal on Sunday 9 June. Packed with stirring stories, powerful…

Live Review: Joli Vyann’s ANIMA at The Point, Eastleigh

There were three dance performances in one last month as Joli Vyann brought his ANIMA show at The Point in Eastleigh. When the first performance started in my head I was thinking what have I just walked in on/witnessed. I have never been to a show where you’re expected to be quiet for the whole…

Southampton Beer Festival returns this weekend

This weekend sees the return of what could be classed as Southampton’s longest bar – CAMRA’s annual Southampton Beer Festival on June the 7th and 8th at St Mary’s Stadium. The festival will showcase up to 75 cask ales, featuring a range of quality traditional ales, new and exciting craft ales, Brewery collaborations, and one…

Theatre Royal invites kids to host of summer events

The Theatre Royal has announced an exciting programme of performances and activities for children and teenagers to get involved with over the summer months. Fans of the gruesome and gory will revel in the nasty bits of British history when a stage adaptation of Terry Deary’s internationally best-selling children’s book series, Horrible Histories takes to…

Local children to join West End stars at Theatre Royal

Pupils of a local city theatre school are getting ready to join the stars of the musical, Les Miserables, when The Barricade Boys take to the stage of Theatre Royal Winchester on Friday 7 June. Stagecoach Winchester has announced that a group of their young students will perform with the West End cast of actor…

Local dancer set to impress with world-renowned ballet company

A local girl who now performs with a world-famous ballet company is excited to be returning home to star in Ballet Central’s performance at Theatre Royal Winchester on Tuesday 4 June. Molly Shaw-Downie, 19, from Shawford, in Winchester, is ready to impress audiences when this exciting spectacle – showcasing the talent of the graduate dancers…