Category: Entertainment

Local dance stars in tonight’s BGT final

Visitors to Eastleigh’s Fleming park are being greeted by large posters urging them to support  local dance stars – Britain’s got Talent finalists Kai Widdrington and Natalia Jeved The popular pair will be facing up to the biggest challenge of their careers tonight  when they battle it out on live TV to win a place on…

Kai and Natalia through to BGT final!

Eastleigh fans of ITVs ‘Britain’s got Talent’ will be hoping that local dance duo Kai Widdrington and Natalia Jeved are in win a chance of winning the series after they clinched a place in next Saturday’s live final. The pair, who are still in their teens, live in Southampton but have strong Eastleigh connections. Not…

Kai & Natalia are ready for tonight’s BGT semi

Local Latin dance duo Kai Widdrington and Natalia Javed have been preparing for tonight’s second live semi-final of ‘Britain’s got Talent’. Junior World Latin Dance Champions Kai and Natalia will be vying for one of two spots in the Final to be held on 12 May. The excited dancers earlier tweeted a photoof them taken while on their way…

Hedge End gets it’s own Music Festival

  This July Hedge End will come alive to the sound of music, not quite Julie Andrews, but bands from all around the local area, both young and old with music from all genres. Party In The Park is the biggest music event ever to be held in Hedge End, and is the brain child…

Eat in Eastleigh?

A new council sponsored website designed to promote fast-food outlets and restaurants in Eastleigh uses photos of diners enjoying themselves elsewhere – like Canada! The Eastleigh Town Centre partnership which aims to promote business in the town engaged Reading based company Business Fulcrum to produce a site designed to promote the town and make it…

The Invitation of Choral Music

Today, as Gareth Malone on TV has shown, singing in a choir and listening to a choir has become popular.  In Hampshire, everyone has access to concerts by local choirs, to be appreciated by performers and audience alike.  Botley Choral Society has been involved in this musical feast for nearly 90 years.  On 24 and…

Titanic centenary gets underway…

As the centenary of the the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage approaches, Eastleigh is busy exploring its connections with the ship. A season of events centred on the Berry Theatre in Hedge End, but getting out & about across the Borough, is looking at some of the stories behind the story of the Titanic. Already revealed…

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…

Eastleigh discovers top pub talent

A contestant from an Eastleigh pub has made it through to a talent final to be held tomorrow night. Solo singer Steph Edwards won the heat in his local pub The Chamberlayne, on High Street, earlier this month and will now be competing in the grand final on Saturday March 3 at the Five Ways,…

Led Zep band to rock Concorde

Led Zeppelin fans will be on  ‘a stairway to heaven’ on Thursday night (March 1) as one of the south foremost tribute acts take to the stage of the Concorde Club to recreate the music of  what is widely regarded as Rock’s greatest band. ‘Black Dogz’, a four piece Brighton outfit, will be appearing at…

Great Expectations of a give-away in Hedge End

Hedge End Town Council is currently giving away Theatre tickets. The Berry Theatre will be celebrating its first birthday soon, and Hedge End Town Council is sponsoring that anniversary. The full programme of events can be seen in the online brochure Announced by Cllr Louise Bloom at the Community & Culture meeting of 14th February, as…

Hedge Enders pay twice…

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…

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…

Eastleigh welcomes Christmas shoppers

Eastleigh Councillors

Eastleigh Borough Council tore up their commitment on tackling Climate Change in spectacular fashion on Saturday night when Mayor Wayne Irish threw the switch on a dazzling firework display and thousands of Christmas lights which will continue to burn in the streets for the next six weeks. A large crowd of up to 10,000 converged…