Category: Arts & Entertainment

Boyzone to rock Ageas Bowl

Chart topping boy band Boyzone will be rocking Eastleigh’s Ageas bowl this August as part of the Aegeas Family Festival. Alongside family entertainment, the Festival will feature the Royal London One-Day Cup – Hampshire v Middlesex, with a headline musical performance from the popular group best known for hits including ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘Words’,…

Three Times Over set to headline Eastleigh charity gig

Three Times Over are set to return to Eastleigh for a one off special gig in the name of charity next month. The local quartet who are creating quite a name for themselves are due to perform at this years Takedown Festival at Southampton University and will headline at Eastleigh Football Club’s Silverlake Stadium on Friday…

Zombies invade Swan Centre

An unsuspecting audience of film buffs enjoying a screening of Zombie horror classic ‘Dawn of the Dead’ were surprised by a crowd of flesh eating zombies who suddenly emerged form the darkened shopping mall as the closing titles rolled. There were shrieks and yells at the Swan Centre as people jumped out of the way of…

Eastleigh band Three Times Over look for Butserfest place

Eastleigh band Three Times Over look to perform at this year’s Butserfest music festival based near Petersfield. The event, organised by East Hampshire District Council, is an alcohol/drug free festival and is held at Queen Elizabeth Country Park on Saturday, September 13. Butserfest recently announced the final 30 bands through to the next stage for…

Seventh Seeker to rock the bandstand

Eastleigh’s bandstand will be rocking to the sounds of local band “Seventh Seeker” tomorrow (Saturday July 5). The band, fronted by local singer Daisty Brockman will be kicking off their set at midday as part of series of free weekend concerts organised by Eastleigh Borough Council and the town Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras organiser Cllr…

Students aim to raise money for Cancer through music

  The Academy of Music and Sound students, based in Southampton, are hosting a night of entertainment to raise money for Cancer Research. Solo acts and bands will take to the stage in turn to showcase all they have been learning this term. The Academy, on Chapel Road, are responsible for teaching some of Southampton’s…

X-Factor stars set for maritime festival

  Organisers of the Southampton Maritime Festival have confirmed today that TV boy band, Kingsland Road, will headline its family day. On Friday 22 August Southampton Maritime Festival take over the ABP Ocean Terminal within dock gate 4 for two days to share and celebrate Southampton’s heritage. New to the popular festival this year, however,…

Special meeting tackles problems in Hiltingbury

An urgent meeting of police and community representatives has recently been held, after a run of anti-social behaviour around the Recreation Ground in Hiltingbury. The meeting, which was held on Friday 13th December, heard how local teenagers have been entering the building without permission and causing a nuisance for other users of the community building.…

Many hands make Hedge End’s lights work…

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, switched on Hedge End’s Xmas lights this evening. In a ceremony organised by Hedge End Town Council’s Culture & Community Committee, a modest crowd braved the rain to watch various entertainments before the lights were switched on. With Cllr Jane Welsh introducing the performers, suitably adorned in a…

Free theatre tickets for elderly ‘Ford folk’

  Elderly and disabled folk in Chandler’s Ford are being treated to free seats at a local theatre companies productions. The Chameleon Theatre Company at Chandler’s Ford are now offering free transport to their shows at the Ritchie Hall after Hampshire County Councillor Chris Greenwood agreed to pay for the transport costs out of his Local…

Mark Thomas: 100 acts of minor dissent

Mark Thomas will mean different things to different people. A bureaucrat working for the council might know him as that annoying man that won’t let them get on with things; corporations might know him as the man on a mission to bring them down to size; you might know him as that guy that features…

Nick harnesses crowd power

Local singer songwriter Nick Tann has hit upon a novel way to pay for recording his latest album – crowd funding. The Eastleigh based guitar-picker has announced plans to record a professionally produced album at Zanzibar Studios in Winchester, featuring six new songs. Nick showcases local talent in shows and podcasts (Is This Thing on…

Yobs try to spoil the party

Yobs who tried to prevent an audience from leaving a show at the Hilt are also suspected of causing nearly £1,500 worth of damage to Hiltingbury Pavilion. Around 80 people attended a show by tribute act ‘the Bootleg Blues Brothers’ at Hiltingbury rec on Saturday evening while a group of youths hung around outside making…

Paul Daniels: From Legend to leg end

Veteran magician and TV entertainer Paul Daniels will be appearing in Eastleigh this Friday night (October 25). Daniels and his glamorous assistant wife ‘The lovely Debbie McGee’ will be bringing their stage show to the more intimate, cabaret atmosphere of the Concorde Club. Paul and Debbie were a mainstay of BBC TV entertainment schedules throughout…

Eastleigh’s ‘Directioners’ can Vue the ‘fan cut’

Just days after loyal ‘Directioners’ took to Twitter to vent their anger at the news that One Direction: This Is Us ‘ fan cut’ would only be released in US and Canada, Vue cinemas has announced it will also be showing the extended version in 2D and 3D across its 82 cinemas, throughout the UK,…